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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Marky Dread » 04 Jul 2010, 5:52am

Heston wrote:
eumaas wrote:
Heston wrote:
eumaas wrote:
Heston wrote: I did consider typing boffin', but my technical issues would never have gotten resolved.
I still don't understand why you think hobbits know anything about computers.
My dear neighbour, Mr. Tumnus often helps me with techy issues.
(11:17:17 PM) creets: I would do Mr. Tumnas.
(11:17:20 PM) creets: just sayin'.
(11:17:29 PM) eumaas: Yeah?
(11:17:42 PM) creets: yeah, he seems like he'd be really nice
(11:18:02 PM) eumaas: A faun's a sort of satyr, right?
(11:18:08 PM) creets: yeah
(11:18:29 PM) creets: but like
(11:18:33 PM) creets: he'd make me tea and shit
(11:18:41 PM) creets: crumpets and suchs
(11:18:43 PM) creets: such*
(11:18:50 PM) eumaas: Yeah, sounds like kind of a pussy to me.
(11:19:04 PM) creets: I'm kind of a dick though
(11:19:07 PM) creets: so it'd work
(11:19:10 PM) eumaas: a proper satyr is all about drinking and fucking, you know?
(11:19:17 PM) eumaas: And playing the pipes.
(11:19:26 PM) creets: yes I know
(11:19:34 PM) eumaas: like Bill Hicks's Goatboy
(11:20:07 PM) eumaas: Tumnus is just kind of a pussy
(11:20:17 PM) creets: so?
(11:20:36 PM) eumaas: I just don't see what you see in him
(11:20:50 PM) eumaas: I think he's bad for you. You should stop drinking his tea.
(11:21:00 PM) creets: I'd need variety in a world of Sean Connery/Burt Reynolds mermen and Bruce Campbell Centaurs
(11:21:01 PM) eumaas: Stay out of that cupboard.
(11:21:10 PM) creets: and Minotaurs who make me feel like shit
(11:21:10 PM) eumaas: Well
(11:21:18 PM) eumaas: I mean, he'll make you feel better than the minotaur
(11:21:21 PM) eumaas: since he's so pathetic
(11:21:24 PM) eumaas: but come on.

...

23:22 creets well
23:22 creets it's like
23:22 creets after
23:22 creets I'd be all "that was ok. now make me some tea"
23:22 creets "and shit."
23:22 creets "crumpets and such"
23:23 eumaas scones and shit
23:23 eumaas "biscuits"
23:23 creets but then after tea-time we'd cuddle.
23:23 creets or
23:23 creets "snuggle"
23:23 eumaas No bagels, though. I bet Tumnus hates jews.
23:23 creets then I'd do the minotaur and make him watch.
23:24 eumaas Whoa
23:24 eumaas Now you're fucking the minotaur?
23:24 eumaas I thought he made you feel bad
23:24 creets just to show tumnus what's what.
23:24 creets and because I am a woman.
23:24 eumaas Man, you are a cruel-hearted bitch.
23:25 eumaas I bet he'd cry.
23:25 creets then I'd be like "I love you tumnus."
23:25 eumaas That is cold.
23:25 creets and all like "make me and minotaur some scones?"
23:26 creets and he'd totally do it
23:26 creets dude
23:26 creets I should go to Narnia and fuck everyone
23:26 creets I'd be queen!

...

(11:37:26 PM) creets: it just depends on how mouthy tumnus gets on certain days
(11:37:33 PM) creets: like he can be a total bitch sometimes
(11:37:40 PM) eumaas: He does seem like he could get all passive aggressive
(11:37:41 PM) creets: all demanding respect
(11:37:57 PM) creets: yeah
(11:38:01 PM) creets: through notes
(11:38:14 PM) creets: he demands respect on post-its all over the house
(11:38:20 PM) creets: and I'm all
(11:38:31 PM) eumaas: "I cleaned the centaur semen off the rug for you."
(11:38:43 PM) creets: "minotaur wants some biscuits for when we're finished"
(11:38:57 PM) eumaas: and you're like, fuck you Tumnus, what I do with Bruce Campbell Centaur is my business
(11:39:07 PM) creets: yeah!
(11:39:18 PM) eumaas: but it's hard to call him out on it
(11:39:24 PM) eumaas: because it's not explicitly aggressive
(11:39:32 PM) creets: hey
(11:39:32 PM) eumaas: What a little bitch.
(11:39:36 PM) creets: he knew what he was getting into
(11:39:44 PM) eumaas: I suppose
(11:39:45 PM) creets: he stays in the house though
(11:39:53 PM) creets: just in case he sees someone attractive
(11:39:59 PM) creets: and stops paying attention to me.
(11:40:13 PM) eumaas: You think he'd walk out on you?
(11:40:22 PM) eumaas: Dude
(11:40:26 PM) creets: wut
(11:40:29 PM) eumaas: What if he's seeing the minotaur on the side?
(11:40:37 PM) creets: impossible
(11:40:48 PM) creets: ...
(11:40:49 PM) creets: right?
(11:40:51 PM) eumaas: I dunno
(11:40:54 PM) creets: RIGHT?
(11:40:54 PM) eumaas: How would you tell?
(11:40:59 PM) creets: I don't know!
(11:41:02 PM) eumaas: See?!
(11:41:11 PM) eumaas: He's totally going out on you with the minotaur
(11:41:26 PM) creets: he's not!
(11:42:13 PM) eumaas: Denial ain't just a river in Egypt
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Heston » 05 Jul 2010, 11:27am

More boffinery required: My mobile phone is buggered, it's in a constant state of turning itself on and off. Has anyone ever encountered such sorcery before? I'm thinking of getting an iPhone anyway, should I just throw this one in the bin?
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Flex » 05 Jul 2010, 11:36am

Heston wrote:More boffinery required: My mobile phone is buggered, it's in a constant state of turning itself on and off. Has anyone ever encountered such sorcery before? I'm thinking of getting an iPhone anyway, should I just throw this one in the bin?
If you haven't already, take the battery out for at least 30 seconds and then put it back in. Sometimes a reset is all you need to do.

Otherwise, I'd try googling your phone make and model and the problem you're encountering and seeing if anyone else on the intertubes has had the same issue. Sounds like it may be time for a new phone, tho.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Heston » 05 Jul 2010, 11:51am

Flex wrote:
Heston wrote:More boffinery required: My mobile phone is buggered, it's in a constant state of turning itself on and off. Has anyone ever encountered such sorcery before? I'm thinking of getting an iPhone anyway, should I just throw this one in the bin?
If you haven't already, take the battery out for at least 30 seconds and then put it back in. Sometimes a reset is all you need to do.

Otherwise, I'd try googling your phone make and model and the problem you're encountering and seeing if anyone else on the intertubes has had the same issue. Sounds like it may be time for a new phone, tho.
I tried the 30 second thing, no dice. I'll try your other suggestion, but you're right, probably time for a new phone.

Cheers Flex.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Purple Hayes » 05 Jul 2010, 12:00pm

Problems with your telling-bone? ;)

How old is it? If it's over a year old I'd just bin it, if new-ish take it to a mender. Got an iphone recently (through an upgrade) and Im suprised how much I like it, operating system makes way more sense than Nokia/Sony etc...I've even been looking at buying an ipad, it's very sexy looking.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Heston » 05 Jul 2010, 12:06pm

Purple Hayes wrote:Problems with your telling-bone? ;)

How old is it? If it's over a year old I'd just bin it, if new-ish take it to a mender. Got an iphone recently (through an upgrade) and Im suprised how much I like it, operating system makes way more sense than Nokia/Sony etc...I've even been looking at buying an ipad, it's very sexy looking.
Yeah, it's a couple of years old. I've just done some research and was asked if it had gotten wet lately. It was at this point I remembered placing it in a glass of water the other night. It was next to my bed and I didn't notice it was there. It worked fine after that, but this may be a delayed reaction.

I may investigate this iPad, let me know how you find it if you get one.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Jul 2010, 12:11pm

Heston wrote:I may investigate this iPad, let me know how you find it if you get one.
I'll be getting one, but waiting 'til at least the next model to come out. Initial versions are notoriously buggy. The lack of a camera on the iPad is also certain to be remedied in a future iteration.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Flex » 05 Jul 2010, 12:12pm

Heston wrote:Yeah, it's a couple of years old. I've just done some research and was asked if it had gotten wet lately. It was at this point I remembered placing it in a glass of water the other night. It was next to my bed and I didn't notice it was there. It worked fine after that, but this may be a delayed reaction.
If water is the problem, turn off your phone and submerge it in a bowl of rice. The rice will help absorb condensation in your phone. You might at least be able to get your phone working well enough until you can get a replacement.

Time to leave your phone in can vary from a few hours to 24+
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Heston » 05 Jul 2010, 12:14pm

Flex wrote:
Heston wrote:Yeah, it's a couple of years old. I've just done some research and was asked if it had gotten wet lately. It was at this point I remembered placing it in a glass of water the other night. It was next to my bed and I didn't notice it was there. It worked fine after that, but this may be a delayed reaction.
If water is the problem, turn off your phone and submerge it in a bowl of rice. The rice will help absorb condensation in your phone. You might at least be able to get your phone working well enough until you can get a replacement.

Time to leave your phone in can vary from a few hours to 24+
Why do I get the feeling this is a practical joke? Does it have to be brown rice? :mrgreen:
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by JennyB » 05 Jul 2010, 12:23pm

RCS is confused by this whole thread. His phone doesn't need batteries...it has a crank!
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Flex » 05 Jul 2010, 12:26pm

Heston wrote:Why do I get the feeling this is a practical joke? Does it have to be brown rice? :mrgreen:
Nah, no joke. Just don't let Hoy get wind you have a bowl of rice laying around or he may eat your phone.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Heston » 05 Jul 2010, 12:26pm

Just checked, no rice in the house. Do Super Noodles work just as well?
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Flex » 05 Jul 2010, 12:28pm

Heston wrote:Just checked, no rice in the house. Do Super Noodles work just as well?
I... doubt it. On the other hand, they have "super" right in the name.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Marky Dread » 05 Jul 2010, 1:12pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:I may investigate this iPad, let me know how you find it if you get one.
I'll be getting one, but waiting 'til at least the next model to come out. Initial versions are notoriously buggy. The lack of a camera on the iPad is also certain to be remedied in a future iteration.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

Post by Kory » 06 Jul 2010, 4:50pm

Flex wrote:
Heston wrote:Yeah, it's a couple of years old. I've just done some research and was asked if it had gotten wet lately. It was at this point I remembered placing it in a glass of water the other night. It was next to my bed and I didn't notice it was there. It worked fine after that, but this may be a delayed reaction.
If water is the problem, turn off your phone and submerge it in a bowl of rice. The rice will help absorb condensation in your phone. You might at least be able to get your phone working well enough until you can get a replacement.

Time to leave your phone in can vary from a few hours to 24+
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