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Old 12-30-03, 07:38 AM
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Odd request: How to crash my computer?

I want a new computer but my wife, a computer engineer, says no. We can only get a computer if she can't fix this one. I've tried everything I can to screw it up and she always fixes it. (I know very little about computers) How can I "accidentally" sabotage this one. I am dying to get a new one. Help!
Old 12-30-03, 08:59 AM
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Drop it off the freeway?
Hammer?
J/K

You could physically sabotage something, remove some components off the motherboard or get a screwdriver and scratch some of the leads of a circuit.

With software, go into the Windows system folder and delete some random files, then go into the registry and start removing some folders. This should do it, but software can always be restored.
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Don't take this the wrong way, I'm just curious, but...

You don't know much about computers, but you want a new one. What would a new one do that your current one can't?

You do know that a Pentium 4 won't make the Internet faster, right?
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Take a dump inside the case. Even if your wife could fix it, she wouldn't want to.
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Re: Odd request: How to crash my computer?

Originally posted by TonyLomak
I want a new computer but my wife, a computer engineer, says no.

Does the term "P-whipped" come to mind???
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Use winbolw$, duuuude! (Just wanted to beat the Mac/Penguin crowd to the punch).
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Yes, I'm whipped. She makes twice the money I do and is awesome in bed. I do whatever master says. I want a new computer because I want to switch to Mac because I want to start doing some video editing and everyone says Mac is better
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rather than sabotaging the computer, why not just TRY to do some video editing on the current computer--then if it isn't working or you can't do something you need to do, that will demonstrate the need for a new computer. (i wouldn't advocate running out and getting $1000 software packages, but there are probably free packages or demos that will give you a good idea of what you can do).
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Lookup Prime 95 on google. It's a program that will give your system a good workover. It might make it crash.
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OK, this is what you can do.
1. Buy a can of air
2. Open the case (computer not case of caned air)
3. Turn the can of air upside down
4. Push the button on the can on air (while up side down) this will allow snow to come out of the can.
5. This will fry your computer.

You can tell her you were just trying to clean it!
hehehehe

Tony one other thing. My wife make 2 X what I make and when I want something I go buy it. Tell her its a little give and take. The day my wife starts telling me I can't buy something I will going out that front door. With my dog blackie also.

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Originally posted by Eeyore
rather than sabotaging the computer, why not just TRY to do some video editing on the current computer--then if it isn't working or you can't do something you need to do, that will demonstrate the need for a new computer. (i wouldn't advocate running out and getting $1000 software packages, but there are probably free packages or demos that will give you a good idea of what you can do).
that sounds like good advice


OR you could withold sex until she lets you have another computer
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She didn't forbid me to get it. She just wants me to justify purchasing a new computer. I don't have any arguments so I decided to break the one we have.
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It would be very easy to use a pair of tweezers or a piece of wire and go around the motherboard touching random components' leads to other ones while the computer is running.

Just sticking some metal into a PCI slot while it's on should do the trick as well.

But maybe it would be better just to sell the computer.
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Originally posted by X
But maybe it would be better just to sell the computer.
yeah. purposely destroying a computer is pretty lame. sell or donate it to someone who could really use it, or keep it so you can each have a computer. if your wife is reasonably computer savvy she'll be able to figure out that you killed the computer, especially since you've been trying to justify getting a new one
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Originally posted by X
But maybe it would be better just to sell the computer.
Better yet, sell the wife.
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I'll take her - great in bed and makes a good sum of money?
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Originally posted by X
It would be very easy to use a pair of tweezers or a piece of wire and go around the motherboard touching random components' leads to other ones while the computer is running.

Just sticking some metal into a PCI slot while it's on should do the trick as well.
Um... while recommending shorting out electrical components with a piece of metal, might it cross your mind to also recommend that he not electrify himself in the process? Especially if you recommend that he use a pair of metal tweezers?

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Originally posted by TonyLomak
She's awesome in bed. ... I want to start doing some video editing...
Wondering if these thoughts are related...

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the old ren and stimpy song "don't whiz on the electric fence" is stuck in my head now.

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Originally posted by sfsdfd
Um... while recommending shorting out electrical components with a piece of metal, might it cross your mind to also recommend that he not electrify himself in the process? Especially if you recommend that he use a pair of metal tweezers?
Yeah, my mistake. That massive 12 and 5 volts that comes out of the power supply has killed thousands of people. I should have pointed that out.
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do you have a dog? pee on it and blame it on the dog.
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You could flip the red power thing on the back of the computer to 220. This one guy I knew did that and flames shot out the back of his case
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Throw it away and tell her a dingo ate it.
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Originally posted by TheKobra
OK, this is what you can do.
1. Buy a can of air
2. Open the case (computer not case of caned air)
3. Turn the can of air upside down
4. Push the button on the can on air (while up side down) this will allow snow to come out of the can.
5. This will fry your computer.

actually, you're freezing the computer by doing that...

but i find it absurd to try to "break" the computer to get another one. i'd think that the easiest and least suspicious would be to short circuit some of the components like X said.

p.s. i have a fast computer that i'll trade you for that wife of yours
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Originally posted by X
Yeah, my mistake. That massive 12 and 5 volts that comes out of the power supply has killed thousands of people. I should have pointed that out.
actually, 0.05A can kill you.

http://www.cdc.gov/elcosh/docs/d0400...7/d000467.html

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