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...that she might be a sufficient reason for young Candide

and he for her


July 3rd, 2001

Vindication @ 08:45 pm

Current Mood: triumphant, yet disturbed

Turns out it wasn't just me being overly demanding of my technology...my laptop battery actually is a piece of human shit left lying on a public sidewalk. They're recalling them. Apparently not only do these batteries suck for some reason, they also have an unhealthy tendency to spontaneously burst into flames!!! Yeah, that's a comforting thought....I've been leaving an incendiary device next to my bed while I sleep, and in my room all day while I work. Lovely. I'm still confused about what I get out of this, but I sure as hell hope the answer is "a new battery." Be nice if this damn thing were actually portable, seeing as it's a frickin' laptop. Wankers.
 
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From:aaron
Date:July 3rd, 2001 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Heh heh.. what kind of Laptop?
Dell had a problem with that kind of thing recently. As well, The Apple Powerbook 5300 series had the same trouble with batteries 3 or 4 years back..
What's sad is this thing keeps on showing up.
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From:hawk
Date:July 3rd, 2001 08:44 pm (UTC)
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Inspiron 5000. They don't sell this particular model any longer, though, so you can't have a computer grenade of your own. Unless you'd like mine, I guess...if they let me keep it, I'll happily ship it to you...
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From:ldygabilan
Date:July 3rd, 2001 09:50 pm (UTC)
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My IBook is doing just fine. =)
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From:hawk
Date:July 3rd, 2001 11:35 pm (UTC)
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Yes, but dear lord girl! It's a Mac. The price of security, eh?
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From:aaron
Date:July 3rd, 2001 11:59 pm (UTC)
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No friend.. Price of Quality. I imagine you would be more than happy with one running a copy of OS X. It's a Hacker's dream. If not.. always Linux PPC.

Worst Case Scenario... Good Portable DVD player. ;-)

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From:hawk
Date:July 4th, 2001 08:36 am (UTC)
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I have Debian. I'm familiar with OSX. It's nice. I like Linux. It's free. The hardware's not under corporate lockdown by Microsoft. And there are more than 4 software developers working on the two platforms currently running on my machine... Yes, I'm familiar with all the merits of Macs. I don't like them. It's really quite simple.
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From:aaron
Date:July 4th, 2001 09:58 am (UTC)
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As long as it's not empty hatred based on nothing.
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From:skamp
Date:July 4th, 2001 12:01 am (UTC)
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Defending boobytrapped PCs across americas and riding his trusty two wheeled steed , its stanfords very own REAL GENIUS!
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From:hawk
Date:July 4th, 2001 08:37 am (UTC)
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"Hey! Who was that smart guy?!"

...that she might be a sufficient reason for young Candide

and he for her