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    I like this place, are you my friends???

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    hmmm, I plead the 5th
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    Yeah, well, I just found someone more stupid than everyone who has been menchoned so far..
    He has just fried his celery 400 by connecting his homemade DC-DC power supply to it and plugging it into the mains..
    He goes by the nickname SKINNYBOY!!!!!!!
    what a loser, some people are in too much of a hurry, and don't think before they do something..
    GREAT!!!!!!!!

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    I'm glad you can laugh at yourself! It helps the troubles fade away faster.
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    Aaron Cake
    Yes, I hate people who don't know what they're talking about. I had a similar experience with someone in my high school. Claimed to be a master C programmer and all that. One day he was bragging about creating creating a virus that physically destroyed the HD. Obviously, there is no damage that a virus could do to a HD that couldn't be cured with a low level format (except for wearing out the physical mechanism, but that would take a long time). So I argued with him a little, and finally just gave up.
    This kid was very good at appearing to know what he was doing, so he ended up going to University and getting a computer co-op. Funny thing is, last I heard he was on his 5th job. Keeps getting fired. I guess in the real world, "fake" knowledge doesn't work.
    Aaron this is amazingly similar to someone I know. Like, rediculous. My roommate junior year was a schlep. He told me an identical story of how one of his teachers said that if anyone in the class could crash the school server then they'd get an A in the class, but of course have to deal with the consequences that would follow. So this kid proceeded to tell me a CE, and my roommate a CS how he and his friend wrote this rediculous C program. Which he then made clear that it was rediculous because it contained a loop.....inside of a loop. (yea, thats right. an embedded loop OMG?!?)
    but the fun doesn't stop there. He tells us that they ran this program on the server (where he completely left out how they were able to upload the program and run it, yet if he did come up with some BS story it would of been the most believable), and that it spun the HDD so fast it melted. Actually I quote "It went into meltdown, the thing melted". So somehow a piece of code that he ran on a server which doesn't have anyway to access firmware on the HDD, did so, and changed the speed of the drive, and not only did it spin so damn fast the drive couldn't be read, but it spun so damn fast the thing somehow melted. (musta been one of those plastic platters inside). And to top off this whole story, he also was a computer engineer.

    He co-op'ed at IBM and was the only person I've ever heard of that didn't get an offer after cooping. He went back to Lockhead which the only reason he got the job was because his father worked there.

    But yea, these type of kis are all over. One guy I knew was aware that I overclocked my PC, but never really asked how its done, which back then was from jumpers on the mb as opposed to doing it through the BIOS. But there was one time someone who didn't know about OC'ing asked about it. And this kid who thinks he knows what he's talking about mumbles some **** about wires and soldering.

    Well **** if you wanna make it complicated and permanent I guess you could do that, but I prefer the plastic jumpers

    k, I'm now staying here later than I should, time to go home.

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    Cool

    I'm not sure if I mentioned it or not, but "my kid" had also claimed in grade 9 that he had a silicon fab in his basement...That's right...He was playing with a little binary calculator that he made out of some 40xx series gates in math class. After I pointed out that his calculator was not working properly (it was basically displaying random binary digits...bad calculator, good random number generator) he stated a huge argument about how he makes computers from scratch, even the microprocessors! He told me that he got the schematics from Microsoft (why would a software company have CPU schematics?) and simply copied what they did. Sigh.

    Anyway, this whole thing reminds me of the Chronicles Of George.
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