Rich Mingin (PLUG) on 28 Oct 2016 07:18:37 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] immutable laws of physics

I've found a perverse joy over the years in doing successful "idiot builds" of various computers, desktops and servers both. Your component selection game and system assembly game must both be on pro level, but I built my entire media center setup with performing a single test of any component or connection, and I haven't had any panel or access port open since. I've heard auto mechanics call it a "hood weld" and they're even less common in that field.

But my point, the TLDR? It's fun to be the exception proving the rule.

On Oct 28, 2016 10:06, "JP Vossen" <> wrote:
On 10/28/2016 10:01 AM, Rich Freeman wrote:
On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 9:54 AM, jeff <> wrote:
1. if you put more than one key ring in your pocket, you will ALWAYS pull
out the wrong one

2. if you use a touchpad, some things are more difficult to do, but you'll
be able to do them every time by mistake. Wanna resize a window? You better
get the cursor lined up perfectly. But when you swipe past it on the way to
something else, it will resize itself to nothing.

Why can't posts like these be the ones that get 100 replies. :)


The likelihood of a repair or modification working is directly dependent on whether you've reassembled everything without testing it first and inversely proportional to the difficulty of disassembling everything in the first place.

Corollary #1: If it is REALLY difficult to remove and replace, you will break something else just as you get it back together after fixing the first thing.

This really became clear to me working on servers (especially rack-mounted), cars (especially Hondas) and small electronics.  But it seems like it should apply to just about anything that is a pain to get at or disassemble.

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