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    Are there no ends to my talents?!

    Ok, so I'm not that big headed, but we just got a laptop in that won't charge. Rather than just doing the usual 'ship to LEA for repair under SLA' I decide to take this one on myself.

    Stripped laptop right down, give it a good good clean, and resoldered the power jack onto the board. Put it all back together and plug it back in - hey presto! we have power!

    Chuffed to bits with my 1 hour turn around (would have been days or weeks if I'd shipped it off to LEA) I decide to power up the laptop and just make sure it's running as should be. Hmmmm, bit slow........ what's this........ LIMEWIRE?!

    Gonna be having words, whilst thrusting the AUP in the teachers face! (This is a laptop for use at home, not in school, so once it leaves here we can't really control what happens to them)

    My high was met straight away by a low - typical!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Ok, so I'm not that big headed, but we just got a laptop in that won't charge. Rather than just doing the usual 'ship to LEA for repair under SLA' I decide to take this one on myself.

    Stripped laptop right down, give it a good good clean, and resoldered the power jack onto the board. Put it all back together and plug it back in - hey presto! we have power!

    Chuffed to bits with my 1 hour turn around (would have been days or weeks if I'd shipped it off to LEA) I decide to power up the laptop and just make sure it's running as should be. Hmmmm, bit slow........ what's this........ LIMEWIRE?!

    Gonna be having words, whilst thrusting the AUP in the teachers face! (This is a laptop for use at home, not in school, so once it leaves here we can't really control what happens to them)

    My high was met straight away by a low - typical!
    Yeah, but can you juggle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Yeah, but can you juggle?
    Depends. If you mean the traditional definition of juggling, then no. But if you mean the more modern definition of being able to carry the missus' shopping bags around the metro centre, whilst answering her phone for her and telling her she looks gorgeous in whatever she wears, whilst munching on a maccy d's, then yes, I can juggle (and lie it seems too )

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    good luck with that one....I get faced with "oh but I need it for music etc"...When I say itunes, I get met with "but I cant afford to pay"....thats when I come out with the gem that they'll pay with a prison sentence and loss of career etc after I phone the police. Its usually gone within 20 minutes of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Depends. If you mean the traditional definition of juggling, then no. But if you mean the more modern definition of being able to carry the missus' shopping bags around the metro centre, whilst answering her phone for her and telling her she looks gorgeous in whatever she wears, whilst munching on a maccy d's, then yes, I can juggle (and lie it seems too )
    what's a "missus"? Are they compatible with Linux?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    what's a "missus"? Are they compatible with Linux?
    I think it's some kind of apple app...

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    Quote Originally Posted by korifugi View Post
    I think it's some kind of apple app...
    Stuff that then, they cost too much and give you no privacy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Stuff that then, they cost too much and give you no privacy!
    Yep, that's the one....but they are well designed and lovely to look at

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Yep, that's the one....but they are well designed and lovely to look at
    You must have one of those younger models then. Mines gorgeous, but not in the 2k10 definition:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    You must have one of those younger models then. Mines gorgeous, but not in the 2k10 definition:

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    Wow! Look at the size of her floppys!

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    I gave mine a bit more RAM, even cooked a lovely breakfast afterwards too

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    I have a problem with mine - it keeps attempting to grant itself administrative access to my wallet service.

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    Mine kept performing illegal operations and has now been put on authority lock down. I'm dreading the virus report when she comes out...

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    Now the ultimate question is can you pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time?

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