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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    (taps on monitor near cj's BALANCE field)

    It must be stuck - hasn't moved in 3 days!

    -)tink(--)tink(-

    Next I'll try shaking my PC....gonna jar that number loose any sec now!!!

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    Elbowcreek, although it's not really funny! ROTFLMAO!!! I treat my computer like I do the slot machines when I'm running reports. A little shake and a couple bangs on the side. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work for either. :rolleyes:

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    Elbowcreek,

    That is funny, but SO true. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] I totally understand how you feel.

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    It's really helpfull if you use a big powerfull magnet. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

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    Heyder....I know somebody that tried that....trying to degauss.....LOL

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    Before the web, I once worked in the R&D department of a pharmaceutical company. I was not a chemist, but 98% of the people there were chemists (very bright people).

    One day I walked into one of the labs and found several of them (the very bright chemists) gathered around a computer monitor waving what appeared to be a plastic wand in front of the monitor and laughing. I walked around to where I could see the monitor and saw that wherever they put the plastic wand, there was a really pretty rainbow effect.

    I grabbed the wand hand guy and pulled the thing away from the screen.

    "What the h3!! is that thing?"

    "Big magnet" he replied.

    "Hope you like the rainbow," I murmured.

    I walked away as they all stared, mouths agape, at the monitor which was now permanently burned.

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    LOL

    You know, I believe this story!

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    Oh, it's true. My other favorite story of these normally bright people was the time they called me back into the lab because one of the PCs had "just stopped working"... I don't remember the exact symptoms, but whatever it was doing on bootup made me think "bad simm".

    I popped the box into my car and ran it over to the computer shop under contract for all our computer service.

    "I think it's just a bad simm."

    Tech pops the box open right in front of me. He looks about a bit and says, "What the heck happened to this machine -- was it hit by lightning?"

    "No," I replied. "It just stopped working 30 minutes ago, why?"

    He pulled the bad simm and held it up. How could he tell the which was the bad simm just by looking? It was SCORCHED. And I mean big black scorch marks across the entire simm. On further investigation, we found a line of scorch marks across the inside of the box. Fortunately, the simm was the only thing damaged.

    When I returned to our building, I stomped back into the lab, hands on hips and said "WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING???" They all swore innocence... each with the look of a five year old just caught with his hand in the cookie jar.

    I never found out what happened. But it never happened again.

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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    Hey, it worked! I earned 10 cents yesterday...lololol. Now I can buy that yacht for my bathtub that I've always wanted.....

    -elbowcreek

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    It's amazing that serious online niche' e-tailers don't invest in something like Smoothsale.com or Groopz.com. These allow the site administrators to monitor all site traffic in realtime and actually engage them during the buying process via a AIM type instant messenger pop-up with no plug-in needed. Helps eliminate abandoned carts to the tune of 60+%. The Groopz product is a add-on to any e-catalog/cart program and I think they do have an affiliate program..I'll have to join that one.. More info at http://www.ecomcity.com/news.htm

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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    (grabs monitor, shakes furiously)

    C'mon outta there, you commission, you! I know yer in there!!!!!!!!!


    (slams monitor back onto PC, points finger at screen)

    And don't make me spank you!


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    -elbowcreek

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