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zarathustra
Jun 5, 2003, 09:34 AM
CNN has just posted a tech article that even by WinPC standards is just moronic. "Keyboard and mouse not working? Check connection!" :rolleyes: It must be a slow newsday in the tech circles...

Link. (http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/ptech/06/05/comp.tips.ap/index.html)

pseudobrit
Jun 5, 2003, 09:39 AM
LOL apparently everything that goes wrong with your cheapo Wintel box is either related to

1) bad or no electricity

2) loose wires (sometimes the cause of no. 1)

3) heat

or

4) MS updates causing system errors, to which the solution is to uninstall the update, likely a security patch, and introduce 12,006 worms to your system.

maradong
Jun 5, 2003, 10:08 AM
nono. i won t accept that...
the problem with x86 is winbloze you have to admit.
the other problems can occure just as well on any other platform. my linux machines are by far the best i have ever met my hands onto. ( apart some female humanoiids :eek: )...

jethroted
Jun 5, 2003, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by maradong
nono. i won t accept that...
the problem with x86 is winbloze you have to admit.
the other problems can occure just as well on any other platform. my linux machines are by far the best i have ever met my hands onto. ( apart some female humanoiids :eek: )...

I agree. I just wish I could get my hands on a copy of marklar, so i could banish Winblows to the land of ghosts and demons.

zarathustra
Jun 5, 2003, 01:50 PM
Originally posted by jethroted
I agree. I just wish I could get my hands on a copy of marklar, so i could banish Winblows to the land of ghosts and demons.

Let it go, man... :rolleyes: There is no "marklar"! I even hate the sound of the word!

trebblekicked
Jun 5, 2003, 03:11 PM
this is hilarious.

originally posted by dumbass at CNN
If you are a messy-desk person, clear the junk away from the CPU

whoever wrote this must have used a typewriter.

wait- is this a comedic article? or isn't it?

Schiffi
Jun 5, 2003, 05:19 PM
I'm voting comic article

kettle
Jun 5, 2003, 06:46 PM
Originally posted by maradong
nono. i won t accept that...
the problem with x86 is winbloze you have to admit.
the other problems can occure just as well on any other platform. my linux machines are by far the best i have ever met my hands onto. ( apart some female humanoiids :eek: )...

Sexy Hardware... I think I should get out more.

solvs
Jun 5, 2003, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by zarathustra
Let it go, man... :rolleyes: There is no "marklar"! I even hate the sound of the word!

Not to get off-topic or anything (like that ever happens), but does anyone believe that Apple would actually name something like that after a cartoon (not that I have anything against South Park)? I have no doubt that someone was working on a OS X for x86 port just in case (whether a final, fully working version exists or not). But does anyone else think that someone just called it that, and said it was real, or that there are actually CD's laying around Cupertino that say "Marklar" on them? Even as a code name?

Cheetah, Jaguar, and Panther I can see... but MARKLAR!

(at least it wasn't named after a cow. Longhorn?)

MrMacMan
Jun 5, 2003, 07:52 PM
Wow:

Problem: Worst Article ever.

Solution: Find the AP author and destroy them.

Captnroger
Jun 5, 2003, 08:41 PM
Now that report was the biggest waste of space ever. Might as well have added, "Check your breaker box and turn the contrast on your monitor (TV) up all the way."

Here's the thing I find most amusing. Us Mac users spend our time on the forums mainly talking about what interests us. PC users mostly talk about fixing or improving their hardware, or what's wrong witht heir software, etc...

MrMacMan
Jun 5, 2003, 08:42 PM
We have a help forum, along with hardware and software, you are reading current events... :rolleyes:

springscansing
Jun 5, 2003, 09:15 PM
I love how they assume people who have to read this know where their heat sync is.

laukev7
Jun 5, 2003, 11:06 PM
This is fun!

Problem : My PC is too hard to use!
Solution : Get a Macintosh.

Problem : My PC doesn't work!
Solution : See above.

Problem : My PC is too slow!
Solution : Get a ... wait a minute. *

* Joke void after the release of the 970.

Steradian
Jun 6, 2003, 02:14 AM
I love reading Articles like these they make my day better. Too funny

pseudobrit
Jun 6, 2003, 02:42 AM
Originally posted by springscansing
I love how they assume people who have to read this know where their heat sync is.

Just to clear this one up -- it's heat sink; sync would imply something altogether different and unprecedented, though I won't be surprised if they do start having to make something called a heatsync for the new 1.21 gigawatt P5s.