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I just managed to fix Megan's graphics card - the fan had somehow gotten unplugged from the board, so the board was overheating.

 

Leaving a note on the monitor, so she knows who to thank. ::P:

 

The heat has probably damaged the card, but we may be able to eke a few more months out of it. ::):

 

The Auld Grump

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55 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

I just managed to fix Megan's graphics card - the fan had somehow gotten unplugged from the board, so the board was overheating.

 

Leaving a note on the monitor, so she knows who to thank. ::P:

 

The heat has probably damaged the card, but we may be able to eke a few more months out of it. ::):

 

The Auld Grump

Most processors are equipped with an internal heat sensor that will shut the chip down if it gets above the normal operating range.  If that sensor functioned properly you may get more life out of the card that you think.  Here's hoping it continues to do the job for a long - long time.

GEM

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8 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

 

 

The Auld Grump - The Shining was not as good as a movie - the book was scarier. But that one scene....

I think books are always scarier; the words convey the general idea, and then leave it your brain/imagination to fill in the blanks.

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Monday morning trivia for things that happened on April 26th:

  • 1803 – Thousands of meteor fragments fell from the skies of L'Aigle, France; the event convinced European scientists that meteors exist.

  • 1956 – SS Ideal X, the world's first successful container ship, left Port Newark, New Jersey, for Houston, Texas.

  • 1986 – The Chernobyl disaster occurred in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

And time really does fly because it's hard to believe this was two years ago:

  • 2019 – Marvel Studios' blockbuster film, Avengers: Endgame, was released.

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1 hour ago, haberfront said:

Geez, that doggy is huggeee!

 

Not really, he's a Boxer, weighs 37 KG.

That couch is a dog couch not a human sized one.

 

This might give a better idea of scale.

 

That's my girl and her father in the picture.

 

 

 

 

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On 4/24/2021 at 12:06 AM, Green Eyed Monster said:

[Talking with the guy, they have frequent problems with the factory locks and keys not matching]

I'd be surprised if it was a factory problem, unless it just started recently due to the pandemic.  I've dealt with a bunch of lock companies in my vending and car wash careers, and every one of them has been very fastidious about keys matching locks.  

Sounds more like an inventory control problem with the builder  I've had to fight that problem consistently with various co-workers over the years.  So glad the head of the purchasing & shipping department at my client is really good at keeping our locks sorted, like I was when I held similar positions.   It makes things so much easier. 

 

Sorry about all of the other problems. Sounds like someone at the builder filled out the paperwork without doing their job. 

 

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6 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

 

  • 2019 – Marvel Studios' blockbuster film, Avengers: Endgame, was released.

 

& my son & I experience with this one will be muffled due to lazy theater workers not turning off the damn lights until the first scene with Cap......:rolleyes:<_<

 

They did restart the movie after a few patrons did go & complain, myself included, but still.

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Judith Love Cohen, who helped create the Abort-Guidance System which rescued the Apollo 13 astronauts, went to work on the day she was in labor. She took a printout of a problem she was working on to the hospital. She called her boss and said she finished the problem and gave birth.............. to Jack Black.

This is confirmed as true.

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The UPS man has made me an extraordinarily happy (hoppy?) person today. 2 pounds of hops for 15 gallons of double dry hopped hazy double India pale ale. It's bitter beer season y'all!

 

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This weekend a local brewery, Columbus Brewing Company, is making several hundred gallons of wort and inviting local homebrewers to set up in their parking lot and finish off the brewing process on their own rigs. Or just fill up a bucket and take it home. It's an event sponsored by the American Homebrewer's Association called Big Brew Day in celebration of National Homebrew Day the following weekend (I've a mousling diorama in process for the seasonal RCL challenge commemorating this happiest of holidays). Our homebrew club is paying for the all the wort, but we don't have any restrictions on who can have it, so closest thing to free beer you can get! I'm very excited about this as last year's event was cancelled. But this year enough club members are fully vaccinated and everyone is used to all the safety protocols (which the brewery owner says adhere to or get out) that we think we should be safe enough to have a big outdoor event before we go into our regular summer hiatus. I'm so excited, I've been making mostly thick, dark winter beers for what seems like forever now. Time to make something a bit more on the quaffable side! Cheers all!

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