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[Oct. 2nd, 2002|01:01 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
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5km squares on Mars. On a related note, is it redundant to write "(x)square foot square"?

Government helps build $14 million monkey retirement home

Ring lost in the US 14 years ago turns up in a sewer in Australia

From the "discretion is the better part of valor" department

Pre-teen crime spree

What's more concerning is that some little kid has a skull collection

Drunken manage-a-trois including brothers on a train is defended with "hey, at least they weren't driving"

Study finds wearing contacts makes you six times more likely to get fondled

Spent the evening with P last night, miss her already. Still can't get her DVD-ROM to work, though. Here's the story if anyone wants to chime in: the drive stopped working either when I installed a second hard drive, or when I wiped the first one and installed Win2k. The BIOS detects it, so does the OS. It will autoplay audio CDs, and read CD-ROMs, but fails to recognize DVDs. The drive spins them up for a while, but doesn't even report back to the OS that there's media loaded, accessible or not. As long as a DVD is in there, the drive reports that it's busy (after running another quick scan). Installed a utility from Dell that the tech support line guy had me download, same thing. Ditto for downloading multiple DVD player software packages. Any ideas, my g33k bretheren? Oh yeah, and the parents are meeting me in Ypsi for dinner and to check out my new place. This should be interesting.

[User Picture]From: c0nsumer
2002-10-02 10:56 am (UTC)
I think the DVD portion uses a separate laser. Might be an issue with that...
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2002-10-02 11:57 am (UTC)
That's what I was thinking, too, but I don't see how it could have been damaged as the drive doesn't see much DVD use. Dunno, it's a relatively new Samsung, haven't read much about their reliability. I was thinking about just getting her a Pioneer 106s, unless the drive can be serviced somehow.
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[User Picture]From: recovry
2002-10-02 11:40 am (UTC)
maybe a jumper pin?
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