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SkekTek wrote:I love this quote about perl: "Fortran and C were designed to make efficient use of expensive computer hardware. In contrast, Perl is designed to make efficient use of expensive computer programmers."

I'll take Fortran anyday. I can do that.

I'm getting sleepy. Supposedly the rain is coming.



If we could've gotten the Fortran source, I would gladly have let you recompile it! We are sending in another list of 'please fixes' and that doesn't even deal with the main issue of the program only being able to be called from it's home directory.

I'd like to learn C at some point, but not much need right now in my life for it.

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KtCallista wrote:If we could've gotten the Fortran source, I would gladly have let you recompile it! We are sending in another list of 'please fixes' and that doesn't even deal with the main issue of the program only being able to be called from it's home directory.

I'd like to learn C at some point, but not much need right now in my life for it.



Well, there are other more important things...

Night all, I'm going to bed.

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SkekTek wrote:Well, there are other more important things...

Night all, I'm going to bed.



yes yes

goodnight!

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SkekTek wrote:Well, there are other more important things...

Night all, I'm going to bed.

Oh lookie, we went to a new page. And here I thought everyone left.

Night Skek.

In the olden days, I wrote BASIC & Z80 Assembler manuals. Almost wrote a manual on Forth but it got canceled. That one was gonna stretch my limits.



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DA59 wrote:Oh lookie, we went to a new page. And here I thought everyone left.

Night Skek.

In the olden days, I wrote BASIC & Z80 Assembler manuals. Almost wrote a manual on Forth but it got canceled. That one was gonna stretch my limits.



Someday I hope to be as cool a geek as you DA!

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KtCallista wrote: Someday I hope to be as cool a geek as you DA!

Heh, I subscribe to the Charlie Brown theory of "Those that can't do, teach."



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DA59 wrote:Heh, I subscribe to the Charlie Brown theory of "Those that can't do, teach."



Well lets see the word around work is, those that can't do consult... and the next job my name is on (should it get funded) is . . . . . consulting.

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KtCallista wrote:Well lets see the word around work is, those that can't do consult... and the next job my name is on (should it get funded) is . . . . . consulting.



hmmph. I'm a consultant! and I feel like I am constantly teaching those who can't do anything! lol

Edit: Still have a headache - going to bed. night all!

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kdccrosby wrote:hmmph. I'm a consultant! and I feel like I am constantly teaching those who can't do anything! lol

Edit: Still have a headache - going to bed. night all!



Honestly, I don't mind teaching. I used to tutor in college and I was a TA in high school. I just don't want to deal with school drama.

I'm not good with drama.

I hope the headache goes away, get some good rest!

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kdccrosby wrote:hmmph. I'm a consultant! and I feel like I am constantly teaching those who can't do anything! lol

Edit: Still have a headache - going to bed. night all!

Good luck with the headache.

Gnite.



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When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

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DA59 wrote:You're pregnant, you don't have to explain.

When I was pregnant, I cried when the dog ran into the cabinet on the Gravy Train commercials.



And I've been that way since menopause. Really infuriates me. Cry if somebody looks at me cross-eyed when what I'd really like to do is pop them one.



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pooflady wrote:And I've been that way since menopause. Really infuriates me. Cry if somebody looks at me cross-eyed when what I'd really like to do is pop them one.


Hmm, interesting, since I don't think I have cried more than a couple of times since menopause.
Yell and scream?
Oh, yeah.



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pooflady wrote:And I've been that way since menopause. Really infuriates me. Cry if somebody looks at me cross-eyed when what I'd really like to do is pop them one.



Oh, I hope I don't have that reaction!!!! It's bad enough since having the kids.

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Didn't sleep well last night so I'm heading ot bed. Gnite all.



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DA59 wrote:Didn't sleep well last night so I'm heading ot bed. Gnite all.



Night Daj.



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Night all. Tomorrow.



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Mornin', folks

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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Good morning everybody! We are heading back to the beach today for one last week of summer. Then we will be back home in the mountains for the school year. Have a great day guys!

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morning all.

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Morning collection of kind folks. Kids are eating waffles, wife is playing on the computer, and I seem to still be in 2nd place.

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Morning all.

Glad I didn't hang around for conversation last night.

Not feeling too great. Not feeling horribly bad but not at 100%. Probably not even 80%.

//smack Cruzer



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DA59 wrote:Morning all.

Glad I didn't hang around for conversation last night.

Not feeling too great. Not feeling horribly bad but not at 100%. Probably not even 80%.

//smack Cruzer



Hi DA! Hope you feel better!

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Morning. Feel groggy. M-i-l day. Ugh.



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Morning everyone. Still have a headache, but not as bad as yesterday. So I'm at work, for what that's worth.

YAY Skek!

//crossing fingers for the rest of the voting week

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kdccrosby wrote:Morning everyone. Still have a headache, but not as bad as yesterday. So I'm at work, for what that's worth.

YAY Skek!

//crossing fingers for the rest of the voting week



Looks like I'll be holding off the lolcat one with the bag. Although for a long time I thought it was a bear.



Of course, if I had only replaced the smiley and the thought balloons with a plain blue stripe and the ! bubble, I might have been in first all along. Hindsight...

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KtCallista wrote:Well lets see the word around work is, those that can't do consult... and the next job my name is on (should it get funded) is . . . . . consulting.



My dad consults. Not because he can't do, but because he did do.


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So long, y'all! back in a few days! Off to Mt. Rushmore!

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Josephus wrote:So long, y'all! back in a few days! Off to Mt. Rushmore!



HAve a nice vacation. Take lots of pics!

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Josephus wrote:So long, y'all! back in a few days! Off to Mt. Rushmore!



Without a computer????

Just people???

For days???

Have fun!

WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
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Morning all!

Had a super realistic dream about getting stung in the back by a swarm of bees, my back still hurts. . . Stupid pregnancy dreams!

Getting a bit overwhelmed with everything we have to do before my sister's wedding.

Can't do much of it today. . .

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Josephus wrote:So long, y'all! back in a few days! Off to Mt. Rushmore!

Fun trip! Have a great time!



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KtCallista wrote:Morning all!

Had a super realistic dream about getting stung in the back by a swarm of bees, my back still hurts. . . Stupid pregnancy dreams!

Getting a bit overwhelmed with everything we have to do before my sister's wedding.

Can't do much of it today. . .



Whoa.... deja now!

This morning I de-bee'd a nest next to our garage. It was small, but growing. One stick, and then RUN!!!

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SkekTek wrote:Whoa.... deja now!

This morning I de-bee'd a nest next to our garage. It was small, but growing. One stick, and then RUN!!!



It's your fault!!!! Stop channeling into my mind!

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So I was talking with my boss about the lab computer hard drive that died the other day, and he had a suggestion that I've never heard of in all my years fixing computers for friends and family -- freeze the drive to resurrect it for a few minutes in which you pull all your important files off.

Anyone ever tried this? Doing a quick search on Google implies that it's done pretty often and works most of the time, but I'm still a bit skeptical.


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Turken wrote:So I was talking with my boss about the lab computer hard drive that died the other day, and he had a suggestion that I've never heard of in all my years fixing computers for friends and family -- freeze the drive to resurrect it for a few minutes in which you pull all your important files off.

Anyone ever tried this? Doing a quick search on Google implies that it's done pretty often and works most of the time, but I'm still a bit skeptical.



I've done it once or twice, years and years ago. It did work, but it's definitely a last resort. Condensation is a worry.

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Turken wrote:So I was talking with my boss about the lab computer hard drive that died the other day, and he had a suggestion that I've never heard of in all my years fixing computers for friends and family -- freeze the drive to resurrect it for a few minutes in which you pull all your important files off.

Anyone ever tried this? Doing a quick search on Google implies that it's done pretty often and works most of the time, but I'm still a bit skeptical.



One of the repair shops in town will do this. I've never done it, never had data that important that wasn't backed up.

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Turken wrote:So I was talking with my boss about the lab computer hard drive that died the other day, and he had a suggestion that I've never heard of in all my years fixing computers for friends and family -- freeze the drive to resurrect it for a few minutes in which you pull all your important files off.

Anyone ever tried this? Doing a quick search on Google implies that it's done pretty often and works most of the time, but I'm still a bit skeptical.



I've done it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, it really depends on the nature of the failure. It works because of the simple fact that metals conduct better at low temperatures, and as a result electronics work better and more efficiently - even though it kinda sounds crazy, the principle of freezing your electronics to help temporarily resurrect them is sound. Putting it in a zipper bag will help avoid condensation.

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LittleMissRachel wrote:I've done it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, it really depends on the nature of the failure. It works because of the simple fact that metals conduct better at low temperatures, and as a result electronics work better and more efficiently - even though it kinda sounds crazy, the principle of freezing your electronics to help temporarily resurrect them is sound. Putting it in a zipper bag will help avoid condensation.


Thanks for the info. It's nice to have the explanation of why things work and not just how.

Plastic bags to stop condensation are pretty much a given. Fortunately I have some freezer bags in my desk already (don't remember why I bought them, but they're there). next question then is how cold and how long... icewater bath for a few hours, lunchroom freezer overnight, liquid nitrogen dip for a few minutes?


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Sooooo, one computer is recovered. Internal "situation."

Uhhhh, when you borrow something for a year and nobody knows about it, it's a theft. Duh.



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