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Old 08-02-2008, 04:58 AM   #16
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Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.
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A file that big?
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.
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The Web site you seek
Cannot be located but
Countless more exist
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Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
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ABORTED effort:
Close all that you have worked on.
You ask way too much.
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Yesterday it worked
Today it is not working
Windows is like that.
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First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies
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With searching comes loss
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"My Novel" not found.
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The Tao that is seen
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You bring fresh toner.
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Stay the patient course
Of little worth is your ire
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A crash reduces
your expensive computer
to a simple stone.
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Three things are certain:
Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.
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You step in the stream,
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This page is not here.
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Out of memory.
We wish to hold the whole sky,
But we never will.
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Having been erased,
The document you're seeking
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:24 AM   #18
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:19 AM   #19
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Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:26 AM   #20
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i don't know but maybe you should send over Corporal Punishment to have a word or two.



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Old 08-02-2008, 11:28 AM   #21
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:33 AM   #22
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i don't know but maybe you should send over Corporal Punishment to have a word or two.

(pre-emptive groan : aaarg !!)
I would but the Corporal is on special duty with General Chaos at the moment. <rimshot>
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:34 AM   #23
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:35 AM   #24
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i don't know but maybe you should send over Corporal Punishment to have a word or two.

(pre-emptive groan : aaarg !!)
I had a Major Groan at that one!

Back to computers:
What's an astronaut's favourite part of the keyboard?

The space bar.
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:40 AM   #25
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arg !!

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The space bar.
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argII : the return !!!


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Old 08-02-2008, 12:06 PM   #26
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Funny I thought it was the * key - they all see plenty of stars - no?

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Old 08-02-2008, 12:30 PM   #27
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:52 PM   #28
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