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C4p4ci70rz 0wn j00 - Alex Belits
C4p4ci70rz 0wn j00
Yesterday the MSI K7T Turbo motherboard on my home box got frozen while running "Skyrocket" from http://www.reallyslick.com. Before that it refused to boot with any AGP VGA other than GeForce 2, and a capacitor near the AGP slot doesn't look good, so now it's pretty clear that I have to replace that capacitor.


Current Mood: annoyed annoyed

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mindslide From: mindslide Date: May 9th, 2004 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Today, I am backing up very old files from a very old computer using JUMP DRIVES, because its the only thing I can do given the circumstances. Jump drives, dude. >_
abelits From: abelits Date: May 9th, 2004 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just imagine storing those files in electrolytic capacitors. One bit per capacitor, charging them manually, reading with voltmeter. Oh, and walking to school in the snow, uphill both ways.
mindslide From: mindslide Date: May 9th, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Shut up. :P I was trying to cheer you up. :P
dk379 From: dk379 Date: May 10th, 2004 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)
i know, the school was near the atomic power plant; whenever the reactor cooling system needed to dump some hot (in both ways) water, it flooded snow-covered potato field near the school and so it melted and then went downhill, freezing on its way and thus creating some uphill scenery near your asbestos-covered house.

walking (barefoot) through all this really hurts.

p.s. i have noticed the following new property of livejournal engine: whenever i unfreeze my laptop and re-minimize browser window with livejournal, then click on `friends' link, i get `invalid cookies, try logging out and logging in' again. Then, once i log out, i get new light-blue theme (i have dark-blue, classic, with russian), in ukrainian (which is most preferred language in my Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; uk-UA; rv:1.3.1) Gecko/20030425); after that, i log in again (using stored password), click on friends, get same error...

the only reliable way out of this is to log out, log in, read comments on at least one entry in avva's journal, then click on friends again.

i know i have wrong platform and browser, but this is corporate laptop with wifi card and long battery life and i don't want to invest my time into this.

I actually see the same problem from Linux version of Mozilla i run on my FreeBSD box.

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