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Old 08-12-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Spitting coffee on your laptop keyboard after reading something hilarious at City-data.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Misusing the cup holder
Inserting multiple CDs or disks in the same drive at the same time
Leaving a pong type screensaver on and attracting the cat to the keyboard - extra points if the litter box is in the same room.
Disconnecting that pesky noisy CPU fan
Microsoft updates
connecting to the internet
dust bunnies. really big hairy dust bunnies.
anyone under the age of 16 who likes games (21 in some states)
Quicktime, real player, any free toolbar, and any word processor that completes your words and/or sentences for you.
Any file sharing program.

All of the above prevent computers from performing the extremely important task that brought them into every home. Solitare.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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Spitting coffee on your laptop keyboard after reading something hilarious at City-data.
I had a Macbook come into my shop today, owners friend spilled coffee on it, she was outside, so left it opened up in hopes of airing it out and it got rained on
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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Mine doesn't crash anymore. I learned how to crash Linux and Apple OS, so now my PC is afraid.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Works great for me and I've been running it since it went gold.
Just kidding around...I've had Vista since Jul 2007. Works pretty good, but sometimes features are turned off when upgrades come through.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Not using a surge protector (a really good one). I've lost count of the number of power supplies I've changed just before a surge suppressor was installed. (Using a UPS is even better.)
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Detroit Downriver
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I was hoping to contribute something, but I leave my Dell with XP on at work 24/7 and it never crashes. It does occasionally (not very often) seem to freeze for a couple of minutes, then goes on about its business as if nothing had happened.

Why is that?
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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If you wanna know why PC's crash read this post - [mod cut - not potentially relevant, up to date, or helpful]
I thought the first reason would have been a defect between the chair and the keyboard.
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