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Posted by Spiritfire [send private reply] at May 14, 2002, 09:20:06 PM these are some insanely stupid things I have done over the many years:
FORGOT HOW TO MAKE BUTTERED TOAST (couldn't remember whether to butter first or toast)
GOT A BRUISE LIT. .5 LENGTH OF THIGH FROM A TRACK WARM-UP! A STINKIN' WARM-UP!!!
MISTAKEN A DOG BISCUIT FOR A COOKIE
CUT MY THUMB WONDERING HOW SHARP MY KATANA WAS
HURT MY HEAD LAUNCHING A SOCCER BALL INTO SPACE IN P.E.
BRUISED THE BONES IN MY FOOT CHASING THE DOG AROUND THE HOUSE
PISSED IN THE BACKYARD NOT KNOWING THE HOUSE WAS UNLOCKED
RACKED MYSELF IN TAE KWON DO
these are but a few. now let's hear from yous guys!
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at May 14, 2002, 10:31:37 PM Electrocuted a $130 Motherboard, $100 Processor, $150 sound card, and $300 video card while custom rigging my audio system (Confused the ground wire with the hot wire while both computer and reciever were on)
Ran a jetski into a pier because I didn't realize that you can't steer it when it is off (when you are not pushing the gas).
Shook up a warm can of coke for about 15 minutes then hammered a nail into the side, got a piece of tin imbeded in my cheek, luckily not the nail.
Fell while rollerblading along the erie canal (in new york state, look it up) and fell INTO the canal.
I'll think of more later
Posted by gian [send private reply] at May 15, 2002, 01:43:51 AM Wow... you guys must have pretty rotten luck :-)
I think the worst thing that's happened to me was being ridiculed by Psion on IRC, and that happens no matter what I do...
Posted by sjh [send private reply] at May 15, 2002, 05:01:29 AM Hmm.. my life is tame by comparison.
Once, when using my (*cough* lease *cough*) laptop on the College's network, I couldn't figure out why the heck I wasn't getting any Net connection and started tweaking proxy settings -- I even went so far as to reboot. Fortunately I was reminded by a kind (*cough*) soul that my Eternet cable wasn't plugged in. (YAY!)
Various things with passwords and capslocks -- or even forgetting completly root's password. (DUH!)
Oh! I once rode a flying saucer down a snowslope, and ended up spinning around so that when I ran into a tree, I did so with my head. (Always good for the old neurons..)
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at May 15, 2002, 06:42:03 AM Build a DC powersupply without calculating the voltage across the capacitor (ELKO) correctly. I learned 2 important lessons then: always remember 12VAC rectified becomes several volts higher than 12VDC. and Elko's tend to explode when you put an high enough voltage on them.
Also leds without a resistor before them to limite the current behave the same way fireworks does.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at May 15, 2002, 03:30:57 PM Oh, another one that has to do with jetski's (that was a fun summer) I ran out of gas in the middle of a lake, sat there for about an hour before some people on a boat saw me waving at them. Turns out the thing had a full reserve tank, I didn't even know what a reserve tank was, I felt stupid.
Posted by infryq [send private reply] at May 16, 2002, 12:39:38 AM various science projects failing the smoke test due to reversed +/- leads
many, *many* settings of the alarm clock to 5:30 PM rather than AM.... i should get a 24-hour alarm clock
falling asleep in the middle of an AP test (french, during the listening)
wasn't paying attention during baseball in PE, and got hit squarely on the head. that was fun. as is thinking about the odds of that happening... sheesh
Posted by gian [send private reply] at May 16, 2002, 02:23:19 AM Wow... I suddenly feel so much better about my life now.
Posted by ComoVaca [send private reply] at May 17, 2002, 10:16:03 PM I hate razor scooters... they are about crotch high... enough sid...
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