May 1st, 2009

wombat

Friday surprise

This is very weird. The Failbox was on when I got home ~1600, and so far has continued to run without any problems. It makes me wonder if brian_edminster was right and the problem isn't with the BIOS or drivers, but rather with the system running too hot. On the other hand, a CPU fail due to heat wouldn't allow a prompt reboot and return to service, so I dunno...heat affecting something else in the system that cools off more rapidly than the CPU? Anyway, so far so good.

I'm rolling this essay by Cobb around in my head, because it inspires me on a number of different tracks. Longer post to follow after I've thought about it some more.

Spook86 has a couple of posts about the Scare Force One fiasco earlier in the week. They're both worth reading all the way through, and the comments ain't half bad either.
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  • 09:21 @mitchpberg Pretty soon people will be making Biden jokes like they used to make Quayle jokes. #
  • 13:07 @dejanatalis Yes, but the Mark comes in handy for buying and selling. :V #
  • 23:29 @Lileks Oh, come on. "Panama" has one of the best breaks EVAR. #
  • 23:31 @rsmccain How to celebrate May Day? By wearing a blue shirt in protest, of course. What self-respecting Falangist would do otherwise? #
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