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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10665 on: March 18, 2018, 01:49:22 am »
My CPU's been running really hot recently, so I finally opened up my computer to take a look inside and clean out a lot of dust.

And then, when I plug it back in and flick the power switch on, the power supply starts making a high-pitched whine.

Fuck.

And the thing's old (2007), so I'm honestly not sure if it's worth it to replace the power supply or just bite the bullet and get a new machine.
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« Reply #10666 on: March 19, 2018, 03:41:46 am »
If your computer is 11 years old, it's long past time. Computers have an effective lifespan of 5-6 years normally.
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« Reply #10667 on: March 19, 2018, 03:52:00 am »
Mine are lucky to survive 2 years because I can only afford used computers.
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« Reply #10668 on: March 19, 2018, 01:20:32 pm »
If your computer is 11 years old, it's long past time. Computers have an effective lifespan of 5-6 years normally.

It sat dormant for four years, so while I got it 11 years ago, it's really only seven years old as far as use time is concerned.

But since it works fine otherwise (cleaning out all the dust cut the CPU temperature by about twenty to twenty-five degrees), I'd rather just replace the power supply. If need be, once I've done that, I could then replace the motherboard at a future date. (And then you get the old puzzle about the ship where every plank has been replaced--is it still the same ship?)

EDIT: Replaced the power supply. Its fan was kinda shot due to dust accumulation. Might replace the motherboard next, but we'll see. Seems to work fine.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10669 on: March 25, 2018, 02:07:44 am »
A very good friend of mine was fired today. Years of medical training, experience and hard work and he's been barred from the entire medical profession simply for having a relationship with a patient. Such a huge waste. He's one of the nicest guys I've ever met and a genuinely brilliant vet.

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« Reply #10670 on: March 25, 2018, 03:00:03 am »
'relationship with a patient' ...'vet' ...but not the really bad jokes thread?

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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10671 on: March 25, 2018, 03:01:16 am »
That would've given things away prematurely.

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« Reply #10672 on: March 25, 2018, 03:22:32 pm »
Of course it would've.

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« Reply #10673 on: May 08, 2018, 09:00:52 pm »
Had another belt die on me.  The little cross-bar that holds the metal tongue-thing to the rest of the clasp was apparently made of fucking pewter and just came off.  I have officially said "fuck it" to buying belts in stores, and have now gotten one off Amazon.  One more thing for which I ain't goin retail again.  Fuck that noise.  Just glad I have a backup that seems to be all but totally indestructible, in that regard.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10674 on: May 08, 2018, 09:15:19 pm »
If that doesn't work out, you could always use a rope or an extension cord. You can't beat them in terms of reliability.
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« Reply #10675 on: June 12, 2018, 12:09:35 am »
Well. It's started. Hair went from this on Friday (first image) to this today (second image). Oh look, there's even a couple bald spots (third image)
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10676 on: June 30, 2018, 12:26:46 pm »
I saw a video of a guy ripping his own toenail off, and I swear I'm going to have nightmares about it for the next month. Jesus Christ, that was fucked.

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« Reply #10677 on: July 16, 2018, 09:22:52 am »
I swear, I have to be one of the only fuckin' people that gives zero fucks about "console exclusive games," and honestly finds the practice more than a little bit suspect.  Ideally, you shouldn't have to buy a console just because a couple of the titles you like are basically held captive by the console manufacturers.  Let me play Persona on XBone, or [insert most recent mainline Mario title here] on anything other than a glorified gaming tablet.  I should buy a console because I want to support the people making the console.

[Besides, at least Microsoft won't give away your credit card info because someone came down to the office with Little Caesar's and a couple 2-litres of Mountain Dew.]
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« Reply #10678 on: July 16, 2018, 09:58:05 am »
You're definitely not the only one. As someone who doesn't own any current gen consoles, the concept of console exclusives can go suck a crispy dick. I already spent $2k on a high end laptop, I refuse to spend any more on a redundant and inferiour piece of hardware that serves no real purpose other than an arbitrary gateway.

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« Reply #10679 on: July 16, 2018, 10:14:19 am »
I like consoles when I want to sit on the couch and still have fun without my lap getting lit on fire by my laptop.  'Sides, with how they are now, they're basically the only reason I have a TV, since they can access all my Netflix and Hulu whatsis.  I just wish the good shit weren't hidden behind access to a specific piece of hardware.  Like Persona Q being on the 3DS instead of something people might actually have, like a PlayStation or XBone.
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