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Offline 8ullfrog

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3285 on: November 06, 2018, 08:04:26 PM »
But unlike Woody Allen, Sealab is funny.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3286 on: November 07, 2018, 12:12:29 AM »
Yeah.  Spies vying for the recipe of the world's best egg salad vs Mad Dog DJ.  Hard to pick.   The idea of the FCC blowing up radio pirates is sort of entertaining.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3287 on: November 10, 2018, 12:24:46 AM »
Girding ones loins for a weekend of fun

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3288 on: November 10, 2018, 06:20:10 PM »
Wouldn't that result in an unpleasant weekend?
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3289 on: November 11, 2018, 12:10:31 AM »
depend how you look at it

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3290 on: November 11, 2018, 10:36:28 AM »
Chilling at a coffee shop working on a linux server. I still can't get onto Diasfora from my home network (or the coffee shop; I'm VPN'd into my work network) and haven't really had the time to do a deep dive as to why.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3291 on: November 12, 2018, 01:50:58 PM »
Prolly 'cos smokes tried to promote you, but failed and managed to ban you from 3/4 of the intarwebs.

Hey! it's you with the mad voodoos.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3292 on: November 12, 2018, 06:27:16 PM »
My TV died again. I don't know what I'm doing to the damn things.

anyway, it was doing six blinks, so I thought it was a BIOS code.

Nope, every site agrees, it's the same damn thing as everywhere else when a TV won't work. Inverter Board or Power board. Either way, $225 to fix, regardless of model, and the people who do the repair work say "just buy a new one".

So I took a shop vac to it. No dice.

So I just held the power button in, kind of a little tantrum. You know the one "I DON'T CARE WHAT IS WRONG JUST WORK!" that sort of thing.

And it powered on. I'm using it right now. For once being stubbornly angry about something resulted in a positive result!
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3293 on: November 12, 2018, 08:33:09 PM »
Maybe the next time it dies, you should bury it in the Pet Sematary, but then, once revived, it would only show horror movies.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3294 on: November 13, 2018, 12:42:07 AM »
They're remaking the movie. Gave away one of the bigger "twists" in the trailer. I hate that practice.  I tried doing a factory reset on my tv and learned two things. One, it was a budget set, the factory reset is for the higher end sets and Two, I shouldn't have done that, because it'it's dead again.

I read up on it a bit and it turns out this is a protection mode because it didn't like some voltage that went through it. But much like Mafia protection it doesn't come with instructions so I have no idea when I will be able to use it again.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3295 on: November 13, 2018, 02:42:35 AM »
There's all kinds of fora online for people who like to DIY fix it stuff.  I assume you've already checked these?  Perhaps the manufacturer might help?  It's criminal that there's no easy alternative to replacing electronic components.  It's so wasteful.

I'm getting ready for bed after futzing with a problem for two hours and only getting it partially right.  I'll have to get on it in the morning when I'm not so stupid with fatigue.

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3296 on: November 13, 2018, 04:43:51 PM »
Discontinued. Read up, most manufacturer practices use capacitors rated for the life of the warranty. The upgraded caps are 99 cents a pop, so $15 for all of em. Unfortunately, the caps are fine. Swapped power cords, no dice.

I might try plugging it in in the kitchen, but I'm not exactly holding my breath.

New annoyance is browsing shopping websites, they really need to stop making 720p sets.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3297 on: November 14, 2018, 08:25:54 AM »
 ::) ;D ;D

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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3298 on: November 14, 2018, 06:05:39 PM »
I thank you for the offer. Found a 32 inch for $160 on Amazon, and it turns out my insurance will cover amazon purchases for four years after mfr warranty.

Got out the dell warhorse.
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Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3299 on: November 15, 2018, 12:00:14 AM »
That's a relief.