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    Re: The random thought thread

    An old precursor to the modern vending machine:
    The First Vending Machine Hacked Liquor Laws: The Puss and Mew | Hackaday
    Open the link at your own peril, although Hackaday seems OK to me. It...
  2. Thread: Save the date

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    Save the date

    Well, I guess this probably isn't that important, so maybe not.
    But if you are interested in such things, the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony is in four days:
    Improbable Research >> Blog Archive

    If you...
  3. Thread: Job security

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    Re: Job security

    Take Allen's advice first.
    The only thing I'd like to add is that you might consider a grounded wrist strap. And for two reasons:
    If you are using a vacuum to clean up toner that doesn't have a...
  4. Re: What is the best YouTube movie you found lately?

    Wow, I hadn't thought about that for years, thanks.
    It reminded me that I hadn't heard my favorite Aerosmith song for a while -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7X8OQ7BEqM
    I would have preferred...
  5. Thread: Leroy Jenkins

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    Leroy Jenkins

    If you haven't heard of Leroy Jenkins before, here you go:
    (Warning - video contains swears)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLyOj_QD4a4
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    Re: The random thought thread

    Third shift sucks in the beginning, but it gets more awesome every day. If you can hang with it, anyway.
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    Re: Finally found a use for an old fax

    For what it is worth, here's a stop motion
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4njPe2_rho from Youtube of how rotary phones were built. I've posted it elsewhere on CTN already, it's pretty low rez,...
  8. Re: What is the best YouTube movie you found lately?

    Perhaps jetpack vid.
    Who knows, as Youtube won't let me embed it here.
    In other news, 50 years ago, people from the U.S. landed on the Moon, and here's a vid of Apollo 11 taking off (there's some...
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    [Funny] Re: Joke of the Day

    Yes, if I allow pictures to be loaded automatically. Something I don't always do because of the enforced thrift I went through previously.
    For what it is worth, and this is just a guess, while we...
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    Re: Duplicators vs. MFP's?

    Actually, there was a sort option for Risos back in the day.
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    New search feature

    It appears that sometime during the years of stupid and wrong I went through after my being ejected by the mothership (and as such not being very active here), there has been a new and improved...
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    Re: Samsung SL-M5370LX

    Try printing something that has image in the dog eared area of side two. If the mage doesn't show up at all, it is likely the fuser had nothing to do with that.

    To be perfectly honest, this kind...
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    Re: NEVER take a vacation!!

    Kinda. As someone who was stationed on the periphery for several decades I never saw any of that, but the mothership might of. So who knows.
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    Re: The random thought thread

    So that's guest beer. Meh, if it is free, who cares.
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    Re: The random thought thread

    Don't just drive fast, look weird when you're doing it too!
    Exhibit A
    And while it has yet to live up to it's claimed potential, Exhibit B
    Heh. If you haven't seen what the rat finks were doing...
  16. Re: What is the best YouTube movie you found lately?

    The story behind the video:
    (I'm probably going to be paraphrasing, too.)
    I was at a website I occasionally go to, and a discussion about how to make buffalo wing sauce broke out. Several recipes...
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    Re: Ricoh MP C4000 duplex jam

    Did you try using the info that was already on this thread to fix that problem? If not, please do that now.
    Otherwise, please start a new thread in the Ricoh forum, as replies to old threads...
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    Re: The random thought thread

    River floods are the worst, I got to see the Mississippi overflow something like that back in '93.Theoretically I've still got video of a two story house floating downriver from somewhere near St....
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    Re: The random thought thread

    Um, huh.
    Brought to you by the website that covers improbable research, which is the home of the ignobel awards.
  20. Re: Anyone tried plugging a VGA graphics card in PCI slot on HP Designjet to see BOOT

    Well, I haven't tried that, for two reasons:
    Mainly that was never an issue for me while working on HP equipment,
    And to a lesser extent, the video cards used would have to be totally compatible...
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    Re: Have you ever had one of those days? UHHGG!

    Yikes! I'm glad the mothership wasn't anything like that. At least not until the very end anyway. But I got lucky, oh well. Sorry about that.
  22. Re: Riso FR3950 doesn't make masters, covers entire page in ink

    Um, have you tried to system reset the unit in the way that has been posted here for years? That's actually the first step when Risos that are having problems that don't appear to have obvious...
  23. Thread: mp 2000

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    Re: mp 2000

    Depends... If you have the machine's birth certificate it should be the easiest thing ever. Otherwise, you probably should search through the archives here because the solution is already here.
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    [Funny] Re: Joke of the Day

    Lies, damn stinking lies!
    39853
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    Re: The random thought thread

    Cool, but like I said, be careful of the vapors then, I found them to be somewhat uncomfortable.
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