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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Arroryn, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    ... you start to have strange computing related dreams.

    I thought I'd share this one, as I just can't get (what I remember) out of my head.

    I dreamt last night that I'd bought a new laptop. It was a laptop specifically for editing websites, and cost me £500. It was made by HP (I think... it may have been an Asus) and had a 900Mhz Celeron processor. Thing was, it looked exactly like the old style manual typewriters. It even went 'clack clack clack' as I typed, and it had a roll of vellum in it instead of normal paper.
    One of my friends pointed out to me that it was, in fact, just a manual typewriter. I said it wasn't, and pointed to the marketing hype for the machine. It apparently worked by just looking at the Metadata from teh websites; because it didn't need to load a GUI or deal with any of the other gumph you get trawling around the net, it was a more efficient way of editing your websites :blink

    Odd...
     
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  2. nXPLOSi

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    Ok, Its safe to say you need a holiday!

    I've dreamt about some pretty wierd stuff but, (so far), nothing about IT! 8)
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    I had dreams like that when I was on phones, I use to go to sleep and dream of "ringings".

    -ken
     
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  4. OceanPacific

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    I pretty much live and breathe IT myself. I work on IT all day, and then at night at home I have projects of my own I work on. Then I just got done watching both seasons of "The IT Crowd". So yeah, ive had IT dreams before.

    When ive had enough of computers I go in the yard and shoot my gun around, shoot some targets. Its a nice stress reliever. But yeah, I need a holiday. Im trying to plan one soon. Sounds like you should probobly do the same. Especially since you poor britans cant own firearms:(
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    I call these "fever dreams", although usually having a fever has nothing to do with them. They are the somewhat disturbing dreams you have when you are trying to solve a "real-life" problem and the problem enters your "dream world". As if you don't have to work hard enough when you are at work (and awake)... :rolleyes:
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    That's what you get for getting a laptop with a Celeron. :D

    Did your screen look like this?

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  7. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    I agree, hey Arroryn - when was the last time you had a real break from IT???:biggrin

    BTW hows the training going - cycle ride?
     
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  8. MrNerdy

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    You need either a good holiday, a few beers or a visit to the shrink or a mixture of all 3!!
    If it was me it would be all 3.
     
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  9. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    awww you didn't even read my post - it was a manual typewriter, Butthead :twisted:
     
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  10. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I'd take all three, if I could!

    It's going really well, thanks. Up to 36km/hour average on the bikes in the gym with a good resistance. So I just need to get out on the road and build up my endurance. Looking to manage a minimum level of 7.5mph going uphill. Which will be fun in the Highlands past Loch Lomond...
     
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  11. noelg24

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    Well at least it aint as bad as talking in your sleep...I did that once...it was when I started working for BT Broadband over 4years ago. I was in bed with my girlfriend at the time and suddenly started talking like I was having a phone conversation with a customer. :blink needless to say that was the first and last time I ever did that. :biggrin
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    I did read it... I'm trying to figure out how the heck a manual typewriter displays Web metadata content without displaying it on an... err... "external display device". :p
     
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  13. tripwire45
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    Hey! That was my first "computer". I have very fond memories of my old Etch-A-Sketch. :wink:
     
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  14. Mitzs
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    Ok now that I have put on my gypsy turbon Madam Mitzs sees all and your dreams are telling you....

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    You need a laptop that isn't a piece of shite. ( Hint no celerons)

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    This would indicate that you never want to be without technology because you are to lazy to do manual labor.

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    Get new friends. Ones that will lie to you in your time of need!

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    Dreamweaver....


    Your session with Madam Mitzs is now over. Your payment is 5 full pints and a pictue of gav in his skirt. Due immediately8)
     
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  15. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    LMAO!

    You got no chance, madam Mitzs. Mainly because I don't even know what Gav looks like, never mind having a piccy of him in a kilt... sorry, I mean skirt :P

    It may be more to do with the fact that the first ever bit of 'technology' I had was a manual typewriter. I'd begged for one for Christmas all year, to do my typing with. Had the dear thing up until a couple of years ago. Plus I've already done the manual labour stint haulking concrete slabs. Never again thanks :dry

    As for the Celeron... yeah I concede they're shite. lol.
     
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  16. ThomasMc

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    was it anything like this :D
     
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  17. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    ROFL! Actually the keys are... identical. The rest is different, but you got the keys spot on! :ohmy :p
     
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