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» Your Weirdest Teacher

surely that means he had a really good attention span...?
(Wed 9th Nov 2005, 18:09, More)

» Clients Are Stupid

These aren't the same,
...but they're based around stupid people so what the hell.

When we first got this computer (1997/8?) the bloke at TIME Computers was ranting and raving about how great the PcTV card was and after a while mentioned that it could record. We asked him how much it could record and what the quality would be like. He told us that we could easily fit a couple episodes of Eastenders onto a floppy disk and that the quality could greatly exceed that of your average TV screen...

We took the computer back many times during the ... however many years we owned it without upgrading it and had to run multiple "option 7"s (wipe all folders referenced to in the registry and start again - still not convinced it did anything since it seemed to be able to reinstall Windows95 from one floppy disk). One time we took it in after the hard drive had totally buggered itself and was refusing to do anything. We got it back after about 7 weeks, drove the bastard back home from Slough, set it all up and turned it on. All looked promising until suddenly, in large ASCII-art styled letters we saw "BURN". We didn't know what the hell it was, but it didn't seem to let us exit it so we went on with the program. It basically was a big, scary, beefed up version of ScanDisk which went on for about a day or so then came to the conclusion that the hard disk had a major central fault and the computer would have to be reburnt. Imagining our computer, followed by our house, going up in a towering inferno we unplugged the thing and carted it back off to Slough. Turned out the fuckwits had loaded one of their diagnostic prgrams, run it and done bugger all about it. Someone had obviously just gone "Oi oi, what's this computer doing sitting about here, eh? It's got a name on it... better get it back to the owners, eh?" and told us it was all fixed. So we got it back again after a while and all was fine. Until it bust itself again a month or so later.
(Mon 29th Dec 2003, 20:06, More)

» The last thing that made me cry



i'm horribly emotional. i welled up at the end of rocky horror!
(Sun 17th Apr 2005, 13:36, More)

» I just don't get it

a crap example:

person one: i dressed up as a nazi for a party last week
person two: you are prince harry aicmfp.

person one is NOT prince harry.
(Fri 1st Apr 2005, 21:54, More)

» Irrational Fears

i have a serious thing about daddy-long-legses (craneflies?) and those horrible autumnal spiders with the tiny bodies and fucking huge legs. most annoying because me house is filled with them. bloody terrify me. i refuse to sleep in any room in which i see one for two weeks. god just thinking of them makes me want to run to a different room...

oh and moths. aaaagh moths. horrible things... the flappery noise when they fly up walls... their huge furry bodies... their general.... hugeness... the way you find dead ones in the most unexpected places.... oh god....

oh and dragonflies... they're bloody huge!!! i nearly drowned meself by ducking under water in an outdoor swimming pool after being chased by one... refused to come up unless it was still there....

i suppose it must have been quite comical to look at...

oh yes and edit number two... i can't stand the horrible feeling you (I?) get when your hands or fingers touch each other in certain types of water... possibly water which is high in chlorine? it just makes me shudder all over.

Oh, and edit number 3 (sorry!): I feel really sensitive... I mean REALLY REALLY sensitive about me wrists. If anything touches them i have to fold my arms tightly until the feeling goes away. Also, I used to have this terrible fear after watching 999 once as a kid about a huge hammer hitting me on the knee and my kneecap falling off..

edit4: ooh. more common than i thought apparently.
(Tue 27th Jan 2004, 20:40, More)
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