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Message 1130824 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 1:55:54 UTC - in response to Message 1130823.

The whatchamacallit got over heated when the whatsit broke off when a whosit bumped into it, thereby sending the thingamajig into shut down mode.

The Whojadie?
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Message 1130834 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 2:20:46 UTC

I like this one:

"bad ether in the cables"

HAHA, thanks Scarecrow!
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Message 1130836 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 2:23:21 UTC - in response to Message 1130822.

It was Gophers I tell Ya!




Sandy: I want you to kill every gophers on the golf course!
Carl Spackler: Correct me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers, they're gonna lock me up and throw away the key...
Sandy: Not golfers, you great fool! Gophers! The *little* *brown*, *furry* *rodents* -!
Carl Spackler: We can do that; we don't even have to have a reason. All right, let's do the same thing, but with gophers -!
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Message 1130838 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 2:26:20 UTC

Before speculation gets too far out of hand, I just wanted to say

Ididntdoitnobodysawmeyoucantproveanything
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Message 1130848 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 3:13:24 UTC - in response to Message 1130792.

SETI@Home Outage Excuse Generator

Bwahahahaha, "the AA battery in the wallclock sends magnetic interference" :)

I'm afraid our friend Scarecrow has one-upped us again....

"Paradigm shift....without a clutch."

Yeah, that's rough on the phase-synch gears. Grind those too many times, they lose teeth, slip, and then the fergustats overspeed and burn up all the lubricant.

Then the smog detectors go off, triggering the halon phase differentials, and the whole system gets ferschimmeled.

Last time it happened, it took three weeks just to get rid of the burnt lubricant smell.
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Message 1130857 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 3:42:22 UTC - in response to Message 1130758.

SETI@Home Outage Excuse Generator

Excuse for outage:

descramble code needed from software company

Luv It.
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Message 1130874 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 5:22:27 UTC

Well, from what I was told, MOTHMAN was in the lab and messed up the defamator. You got a BAD problem when the defamator gets messed up. Mothman don't want anyone to find his home planet, and so WHAM... destroyed the defamator. Take it from me... I'm from West Virginia... I know ALL about Mothman ! (Not real good with defamators though.) :p

Happens at the GBT all the time !!!

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Message 1130935 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 12:07:35 UTC

Following the weekly outage, the new work-experience kid was asked to go and switch everything back on, but was faced with the following POST message:

No keyboard present...
Press F1 to resume
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Message 1130938 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 12:21:12 UTC

I finks it was Tribbles .....


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Message 1131010 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 16:56:22 UTC

There was a campus-wide power cut, but someone had forgot to refill Mr Fusion, the labs backup power supply.

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Message 1131011 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 16:58:12 UTC

Matt & band were in the studio recording a cover of the famous 1976 supergroup The Blue Oyster Cult, when a tragic catastrophic failure of the cowbell array occurred...
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Message 1131025 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 17:41:16 UTC

Who decided to use MS EXCEL for statistics? This would of course sometimes explain the unexplainable behaviour of this project and nobody knows why. As MS assumes the year of 1900 is a leap year, this would produce leaps in the project!

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BTW: in my former life I used to be a comedian, but now i'm writing error messages for MS.

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Message 1131066 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 18:55:04 UTC

BTW: in my former life I used to be a comedian, but now i'm writing error messages for MS.


That reminds me of the Bob Monkhouse joke

"When I said I wanted to be a comedian, they laughed at me. They're not laughing now!"
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Message 1131080 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 19:51:42 UTC

It was Gremlins that caused the outage.
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Message 1131093 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 20:29:03 UTC
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Nah - it was most certainly those toe chewing raccoons.


However theories that raccoons are the only thing that scares Eric are unfounded now (although they were true until recently)
But after his trip to Finland he is now absolutely terrified of mosquitoes and gnats. The very sound of their incessant buzzing sends him into a mad fit of panic. During one of these fits he inadvertently uttered that most fateful of phrases, that phrase which must never be uttered, or written down. A phrase so fearful and BAD that it upset the highly nervous Seti at Home servers, they started to gibber with fear in their closet, and once that gibbering had started the only thing that can possibly stop it is to recant that phrase in reverse, not only in word, but also in pitch and tempo. The trouble is Eric, due to his great fear of the sound of the gnats and mosquitoes (which sounds remarkably like that of an errant air chiller unit) he can't recall the exact phrasing of the phrase. It is hoped by a bit of delicate reverse engineering to be able to reassemble the phrase, in reverse order from the sound absorbed into the lab walls during Eric's outburst.....
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Message 1131209 - Posted: 24 Jul 2011, 2:46:04 UTC

OH poo
Everything is well and the Saga ends?
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Message 1131213 - Posted: 24 Jul 2011, 3:07:32 UTC - in response to Message 1131209.

OH poo
Everything is well and the Saga ends?


No no no, dont say fings like that the servers will hear you and we will have a week of tuesday`s all month.

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Message 1131229 - Posted: 24 Jul 2011, 4:48:41 UTC

I have it on good authority that Megatron is still looking for Sam Witwicky and Optimus Prime sent him back to the dark side of the moon again!
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Message 1131233 - Posted: 24 Jul 2011, 5:04:19 UTC - in response to Message 1131213.

OH poo
Everything is well and the Saga ends?


No no no, dont say fings like that the servers will hear you and we will have a week of tuesday`s all month.

I hear you
But, I hear the supreme master is in Finland.

Now as a punishment for your OOPS, please go to the Cafe and help Gary fix his dilema in the meantime.
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Message 1131619 - Posted: 25 Jul 2011, 7:04:45 UTC

Ok, ok... here is what REALLY happened. Our cat sitter switched cat food brands and in protest all the raccoons went out on strike.

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