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Old 11-01-2009, 12:18 PM   #5446
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i can, but i have other issues.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:16 AM   #5447
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No but he is.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:46 PM   #5448
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^Who's that?


Hahahahaha.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:44 PM   #5449
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is that the new question?
or was that?
or is this?

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Old 11-10-2009, 09:15 PM   #5450
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What is the life span of a laptop?
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:17 PM   #5451
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5 years, or til the cat knocks it off the kitchen table, whichever comes first.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:32 PM   #5452
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my last laptop got taken out by a glass of red, oh the humanity!
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:47 PM   #5453
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My mom got a 486 laptop from her former employer during the Pentium III era. Probably around 97/98, or so; I was in university at the time. So it was old even then. Ran Windows 3.11. Gave it away 2 years ago, and it still worked.

You can't kill a 486. Those fvckers were resilient.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:32 AM   #5454
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Laptops never really die, they just become obsolete.



EDIT: ...or coasters, whichever comes first.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:59 AM   #5455
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2 years.
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:40 AM   #5456
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A day longer than its warranty.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:41 AM   #5457
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2 years.
2 years is when you buy the replacement out of frustration. 5 years is when the HDD dies

I have a 7 year old Dell shelved between old vinyl records and about 4 years' worth of handwritten dream diaries in the spare bedroom. It still boots if you hold your breath and squint at it just right. I'm almost sure I can't remember the password any more, though.

...and no, we don't own a cat
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:58 AM   #5458
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Permanent Fatal Errors, A Semi-Ballade
for Lew Grossberger

The laptop on my table here today,
As elegant and vanishingly small
As any warranty that salesmen say
Is unimplied if unexpressed, seems all
And more than anyone could ask if they
Could get all that they wanted to install --
But software jargon holds no greater terrors
Than this brief message: "Permanent Fatal Errors".

No keyboard stroke produces any play;
No mouse-click gives some give -- the letters loll
Unmoving and unmoved as teens who lay
Around with chores to do; the words enthrall
With primitive attractiveness, the way
An accident slows traffic to a crawl,
For software jargon holds no greater terrors
Than this brief message: "Permanent Fatal Errors".

And as I sit here, staring at the wall
While trying to remember how to pray
Or who among my friends if I should call
Might offer something more than “****in’ A!
You’re screwed like Adam was after the Fall”
I feel my final nerve begin to fray:
The software jargon holds no greater terrors
Than this brief message: "Permanent Fatal Errors".

Envoi

Lew! The portents pile up to appall
And hope for help has faded into gray --
This software jargon holds no greater terrors
Than this brief message: "Permanent Fatal Errors".
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:47 PM   #5459
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^^^that is one long ass answer
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:58 PM   #5460
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I don't have a fukken laptop! Ha! (now you really know all my blackest secrets )

I wait for a smaller thing, like a cube with round edges maybe, that is unkaputtbar, at least within my lifespan
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