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Ghost in the Machine - 1370°C

Apr. 20th, 2006

09:33 pm - Ghost in the Machine

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My desktop computer, elaine, just turned itself on. Really, there were no people or cats anywhere near the machine, which was powered off, and no other electronics in the place (including the others plugged into the same power supply) seemed to register any power fluctuations.

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From:7ghent
Date:April 20th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
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Wake on LAN?
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 21st, 2006 10:34 am (UTC)
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Nope. I don't have that enabled, but it wasn't in standby, or any of that. It was *off*
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From:rainswolf
Date:April 20th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
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How cool you named your computer!
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From:killbox
Date:April 20th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
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do most people not?
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From:kritikal
Date:April 21st, 2006 08:54 am (UTC)
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Mine are called: Mothership, Kritserv, and Minion.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 21st, 2006 10:34 am (UTC)
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Mine all have names, Agrippa, Isolde, and Elaine. My car is Orpheus. ;)
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From:catblade
Date:April 20th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Maybe a ghost wanted to check its email... or maybe they stuck a map on their webpage to some mysterious treasure...

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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 21st, 2006 10:35 am (UTC)
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I prefer to think that Elaine has become sentient ;)
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From:killbox
Date:April 20th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
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ahh the wonders of atx power supplies.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 21st, 2006 10:35 am (UTC)
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Indeeed.
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From:aequitus
Date:April 21st, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
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My computer hates being turned off. If you turn it off, it'll just randomly turn back on.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 21st, 2006 10:45 am (UTC)
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That's likely the problem. I'm sure elaine is saying "damnit, get it together and get working OSes on me already and stop being a lazy bastard."
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From:nodis
Date:April 21st, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)
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Maybe it`s an offspring of alan_ie s TV . It does that all the time. (I guess it`s just not used to be turned off ;P)
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