• Tsaukpaetra (disco)
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  • JBert (disco)

    Nice article, in a dreadful sort of way.

    It could have been better on Friday the 13th of November though.

  • Maciejasjmj (disco) in reply to JBert
    JBert:
    in a dreadful sort of way

    You mean the dreadful atmosphere, or the dreadful writing?

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  • LB_ (disco)

    Great atmosphere in this one!

  • Zacrath (disco)

    Oh god, this articles reminds me of those stories I read about gross things found in people's computers.

    Roaches, the dust to end all dust, cigarette smoke residue, a frog. Also a laptop ruined by cat piss.

  • Dlareg (disco) in reply to JBert

    Even better Friday the 31st of November ;)

  • Dlareg (disco) in reply to Zacrath
    Zacrath:
    Also a laptop ruined by cat piss.

    Well I have a certain family member who hides her valuable belongings in the litterbox. But first she wraps them very very well.

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  • RFoxmich (disco)

    A:\> TYPE usher.txt

    During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the 
    clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, 
    through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades
    of  the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher. I know not how it 
    was--but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded 
    my spirit.
    
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  • Onyx (disco)

    Well done, sir. I tip my hat to you.

    Hang on... how the hell did the rat get in?

    THIS STORY IS THE WORST OF THE WORST!


    Filed under: Seriously though, highly enjoyable, top marks :+1:

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  • Maciejasjmj (disco) in reply to Onyx
    Onyx:
    Hang on... how the hell did the rat get in?

    Who said it did? By itself, at least...

  • hungrier (disco)

    [quote="the story] Derry [/quote]

    :fa_thumbs_up:

  • powerlord (disco) in reply to JBert
    JBert:
    Nice article, in a dreadful sort of way.

    It could have been better on Friday the 13th of November though.

    Remember, remember, the 5th13th of November!

  • cheong (disco) in reply to Zacrath
    Zacrath:
    Also a laptop ruined by cat piss.

    Yup. For some reason cats like to sit on laptop computers and also piss there.

  • PWolff (disco) in reply to aliceif

    Yes, thanks.

  • HardwareGeek (disco) in reply to Quite
    Quite:
    Maciejasjmj:
    Paula seems to be MIA...

    Did someone bury her very very well in the litterbox?

    The cat.

  • Zylon (disco)

    I don't get the business at the end with the red floppy disk. Something that actually happened, or nonsensical embellishment?

  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to Zylon
    Zylon:
    nonsensical embellishment

    shirley not on a frontpage article by the bearded-one ...

  • Maciejasjmj (disco) in reply to Luhmann
    Luhmann:
    shirley not on a frontpage article by the bearded-one ...

    Oi, I resemble that remark!

    And the disk? I don't know the details, but apparently it had a really peculiar Sonic game on it...

  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to Maciejasjmj
    Maciejasjmj:
    I resemble that remark!

    about the beard?

  • Maciejasjmj (disco) in reply to Luhmann
    Luhmann:
    about the beard?

    What else?

    Though, come to think of it, that statement applies to about half the writers...

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to Zylon
    Zylon:
    I don't get the business at the end with the red floppy disk. Something that actually happened, or nonsensical embellishment?

    The Machine has marked him.

  • Tsaukpaetra (disco) in reply to FrostCat
    FrostCat:
    The Machine has marked him.
    HardwareGeek:
    The cat.
    Zacrath:
    Also a laptop ruined by cat piss.
    Dlareg:
    But first she wraps them very very well.
    ALL YOUR BASE!
  • Onyx (disco) in reply to Maciejasjmj
    Maciejasjmj:
    Though, come to think of it, that statement applies to about half the writers...

    And about half of the active forum members, given the limited data set I currently have access to, at least.

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  • CrushU (disco)

    Ladies and Gentleman, the Embellish tag:

    <embellish>I found a rat in a computer once</embellish>
    

    I put that into a browser and got this article.

    I FOUND HIS SECRET TECHNIQUE.

  • Maciejasjmj (disco) in reply to CrushU
    CrushU:
    I FOUND HIS SECRET TECHNIQUE.

    Great, now I have to feed you to the Machine. And it was going so well...

  • hungrier (disco) in reply to CrushU
    CrushU:
    Ladies and Gentleman, the Embellish tag:

    My browser must be broken, I keep getting stories about German ninjas and The Art of War.

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  • Maciejasjmj (disco) in reply to fbmac
    fbmac:
    It’s a fun and challenging excise for us as writers

    ...wait, we're geting taxed for our writing now? I didn't sign up for this!

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  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to Maciejasjmj

    Are you implying the women have half a beard?

  • cellocgw (disco)

    This guy's a wimp. I restore old (pre-digital electronics) pinball machines. Us pinfans find all sorts of stuff in the back box and under the main relay board. Simple things like extra score cards, small tools, spare change, or more unusual items like price list for porn films on VHS tape, small dope stash, and yes dead mice and/or their rampant droppings.

  • PWolff (disco) in reply to Gurth
    Gurth:
    how did the magnetic disc disappear while leaving the outer shell in the drawer?

    The circular plastic sheet remained where it was, the magnetic layer had been ground to dust by the read/write head.

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  • slavdude (disco)

    Mr. King, Mr. Stephen King, to the white courtesy telephone.

    Nice work, Maciej.

  • SufficientlyFinite (disco)

    Great writing.

  • Zacrath (disco) in reply to cheong
    cheong:
    Zacrath:
    Also a laptop ruined by cat piss.

    Yup. For some reason cats like to sit on laptop computers and also piss there.

    It's because it's a flat, warm surface.

  • Scarlet_Manuka (disco) in reply to PWolff
    PWolff:
    At least the disk wasn't so worn down that it was unreadable
    I was expecting that to be the source of the problem. But it seems they were prepared for that and had a backup boot disk available (unless the disk in the envelope was pure invention, I'm not very good at picking those bits) ...*continues reading*... Oh, the disk had a game on it? Huh, well, there goes that theory then. Well, I suppose it might have been a bootable one too... maybe that's all they actually used The Machine for in the first place?
  • Gurth (disco) in reply to PWolff
    PWolff:
    The circular plastic sheet remained where it was, the magnetic layer had been ground to dust by the read/write head.
    Ah, yes, re-reading it I see I somehow skipped over most of the sentence before “Die Magnetschicht war weg!” and assumed the guy was talking about the physical disc :confused:
  • David_C (disco) in reply to cheong
    cheong:
    For some reason cats like to sit on laptop computers and also piss there.

    Male cats that haven't been fixed like to "mark" everything this way. It's their way of claiming it as personal territory.

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