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My Hard Drive Needs A New Stylus!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CarlT2001, 1 Dec 2005.

  1. CarlT2001

    CarlT2001 What's a Dremel?

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    Being a bit of a geek, I get numerous techy questions on email from the gf that her work collegues have.....

    the latest one was a peach and I wanted to share with you -

    Is it true if you turn a portable hard drive upside down it damages the info as the needles run across the info inside?


    :duh: :wallbash: :sigh: :hehe:
     
  2. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom Minimodder

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    :hehe: did you tell her that not only is it upside down, but its if you move the drive when the computer is on? :p
     
  3. DreamTheEndless

    DreamTheEndless Gravity hates Bacon

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    Nice......

    Reminds me of the BOFH (Bas. Operator From Hell)

    He loved questions like that..

    His answer would have probably been along the lines of:
    The BOFH completes the job connecting the USB wires to the power cord and hands the newly made "magneto recharging cord" to the hapless moron.
    The BOFH then walks away thinking to himself that maybe he really should 'recharge' the drives of the servers - It might give him some nice relaxing down time.

    The lights dim and flicker for a moment as a scream of pain comes through the now closed door behind him......
     
  4. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

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  5. adam197

    adam197 What's a Dremel?

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    The bofh is my hero. Glad it back after the break there for a few months :(
     
  6. DreamTheEndless

    DreamTheEndless Gravity hates Bacon

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    So - I have to ask....

    How did I do in matching the style and spirit of the BOFH?

    Did I do him justice?
     
  7. CarlT2001

    CarlT2001 What's a Dremel?

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    Excellent....
    Maybe I should also adopt this style of response in future....hmmmmm
    "My monitor has stopped working carl, what shall I do?"
    "Oh, its probably just cold. Run a nice hot matey bubble bath and add extra salt to stop the ionisation. Soak for a couple of days. Et voila! Works for me every time!"

    I can't do it...I am far to sympathetic to the noobies.....
     
  8. AWACS

    AWACS What's a Dremel?

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    :eeek: water+monitor+salt+soap= dead monitor... :hip:
    yes I know it's a joke... (/me sees a huge mass law suit coming"they said it would become usable again after that treatment")
     
  9. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    Tell her no, the info actually gets damaged because the oil used to lubricate the spindle dribbles out and makes a mucky mess all over the "info inside".

    :D

    That BOFH guy is hilarious (I just found the one about hitting the brand new hard drives with a mallet!) But whats a PFY?

    ch424
     
  10. quack

    quack Minimodder

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    Pimply Faced Youth - his protege.
     

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