Erich Orser off line and unavailable. (Gasp!)

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  1. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Seriously, the computer has crashed, and since it is still on warranty, it could be in the shop for a significant amount of time. He will be back! That is both a promise and a threat! :twisted:
    Sharon
     
  2. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    What caused the crash? A bug? Virus? or did it just break down suddenly?
     
  3. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Bummer!!! :sad:

    I gotta invest in a TONMO.com loaner PC.
     
  4. cthulhu77

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    What, did he try to install a Windows patch ?????
     
  5. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    He has an IMac and it apparently has a flaw that causes this to happen. According to a friend of his this happens to all of them at some point, so buyer beware. Probably next year's model will have the problem fixed. It has something to do with overheating I think, but I'm not sure about that.
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    I guess it's bad mac karma week-- my girlfriend Andrea dropped her ibook yesterday, and now its display is messed up and it doesn't seem to boot properly :sad:
     
  7. cthulhu77

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    hehehehheh...macintosh.
     
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    :sad: It's like anti-Christmas all over again.

    Hey, sorseress, shouldn't you change the "Location" in your profile? Or am I way out of touch?
     
  9. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Actually, I tried to change it earlier today and couldn't figure out how. I am seriously computer challenged. I blame it on my little old lady status. That makes a very handy excuse for all sorts of things!:wink:
     
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    eric

    apple the second most evil of all computers. woz is just waiting till the stars are right
     
  11. CapnNemo

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    I can't believe we're buying this! Erich is very obviously beneath the waves for a while conversing with the 'masters' in their undersea city!

    :cthulhu: :cthulhu: :cthulhu: :cthulhu:
     
  12. cthulhu77

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    Who's taking care of Kitty ?????
     
  13. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Well, back from the Apple store and all is well with the world. Buying the extended warranty proved to be a fantastic choice. They had this sucker fixed in one day at no charge, replaced the power supply (the source of the overheating problem - I'm told the new one they replaced it with has the bug worked out), but to just be on the safe side, they replaced the logic board, the optical drive, and did a little hardware repair as well. In one day. Cost of extended three-year warranty? $169.00. Cost of repairs? $1264.69. Cost to me? $0.00 (not counting the initial $169.00).

    Gotta love my Mac. After a week-and-a-half away, it's sooo good to be back. And I was able to take advantage of my time offline to travel beneath the waves for a "diplomatic" meeting! Awesome sushi! :cthulhu: :sushi: :heteromor
     
  14. chrono_war01

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    somehow, I don't believe you on that sushi part.:wink:
     
  15. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Is it just me or is the choice between PC and Mac like the choice between the Borg and fervent religious zeal? :razz:
     
  16. cthulhu77

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    You pegged it...pc's stink, mac's are inefficient, but easy to use. If someone came out with a computer that actually worked all of the time, they'd rule the known universe.

    Have to go, Windows is crashing yet again.

    greg
     
  17. DHyslop

    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    Honestly, I've never found Macs easy to use. I struggle whenever I find myself having to operate one. This is probably just because the first computer I regularly used was a PC, but I've always found the Windows interface to be more intuitive (ie, the max/min/undock button triplet on each window, right clicking an object to do things other than opening it, etc).

    I also love my computer's customizability. If I want to upgrade to 1024mb of RAM I can get two 256 cards off eBay for $70. My computer stopped running about a year ago--I took the cover off and immediately found the fan on my video card had siezed and fried it. New one goes in, plug and play, its like a whole new machine.

    Dan
     
  18. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Once the dual-core Macs come out (soon), it'll just be a matter of time before Apple offers users the options of switching back and forth between Windows and OS.

    Cheers,
    Clem, Mac user since 1984
     
  19. Fujisawas Sake

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    Clem,

    Wasn't 1984 the year that Apple produced that commercial? The one directed by Ridley Scott? :wink:

    John
     
  20. DHyslop

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    Good god! First its Intel chips, and now you won't even need to use OS. Is an Apple still going to be an Apple?

    Dan
     

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