Its Official#You thought your computer had problems! - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > It's Official... > It's Official Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-03-2003, 12:00 AM   #1
ONE
love, blood, life
 
adamswildhoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Somewhere in NorCal
Posts: 10,333
Local Time: 10:31 PM
Its Official#You thoought your computer had problems!

Man walks into a bar, kills computer
LAFAYETTE, Colo. George Doughty won't have any more problems with his computer. But the computer will never work again either.


Doughty was accused Sunday of shooting his Dell laptop four times with a Smith & Wesson revolver in the middle of his Sportsman's Inn Bar and Restaurant.


He then allegedly hung the destroyed laptop on the wall "like a hunting trophy," said Lt. Rick Bashor of the Lafayette Police Department.


Doughty, 48, who owns the establishment, entered the bar from his office on Sunday morning. He told the two patrons and bartender that he was going to shoot his computer before returning to his office. Some 30 minutes later, police said, Doughty set his laptop on the floor, warned the customers to cover their ears and fired away. No one was injured.


Police learned of the shooting when an employee of the bar called the bartender to ask if there was anything going on. The bartender then told her about the incident and she notified authorities, Bashor said.


Doughty never explained what prompted his actions, but told police that it seemed like the right thing to do at the time.


Because Doughty is accused of putting the customers and bartender in danger, he was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing, reckless endangerment and the prohibited use of weapons.


http://www.courttv.com/people/scm/030603_ctv.html


__________________

adamswildhoney is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 12:07 AM   #2
War Child
 
samralf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 999
Local Time: 02:31 AM
__________________

samralf is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 12:10 AM   #3
ONE
love, blood, life
 
yertle-the-turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: York, UK and Singapore
Posts: 11,750
Local Time: 02:31 PM


the oppurtunity of a good ironic moment cannot be missed.
yertle-the-turtle is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 12:32 AM   #4
ONE
love, blood, life
 
adamswildhoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Somewhere in NorCal
Posts: 10,333
Local Time: 10:31 PM
adamswildhoney is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 12:40 AM   #5
Halloweenhead
Forum Moderator
 
Bonochick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cherry Lane
Posts: 40,819
Local Time: 02:31 AM

cheers othim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
"Knight in shining Zubaz."

Bonochick [at] interference.com
Bonochick is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 03:10 AM   #6
Acrobat
 
therulz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Fountain Hills, Arizona , USA
Posts: 412
Local Time: 11:31 PM
It's a Dell.


We have those sophisticated PII's at work.

PULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

just kidding
therulz is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 04:20 AM   #7
War Child
 
irelandwhispers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 636
Local Time: 12:31 AM
Why in the world did a window pop up asking me if I wanted to add a .NET passport account to Windows XP just as I was reading this thread?

*considers shooting computer*

*hugs monitor instead*
irelandwhispers is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 04:22 AM   #8
War Child
 
irelandwhispers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 636
Local Time: 12:31 AM
The .NET thingy popped up again after I posted that.
irelandwhispers is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 04:23 AM   #9
War Child
 
irelandwhispers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 636
Local Time: 12:31 AM
And now it keeps popping up every time I post ANYTHING!
irelandwhispers is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 07:02 AM   #10
ONE
love, blood, life
 
yertle-the-turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: York, UK and Singapore
Posts: 11,750
Local Time: 02:31 PM
solution: get a net passport.
yertle-the-turtle is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 07:12 AM   #11
ONE
love, blood, life
 
melon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 11,781
Local Time: 01:31 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by irelandwhispers
Why in the world did a window pop up asking me if I wanted to add a .NET passport account to Windows XP just as I was reading this thread?
Give me a screenshot of the window, and I can tell you how to get rid of it maybe.

Melon
melon is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 11:35 AM   #12
New Yorker
 
jkayet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 2,551
Local Time: 01:31 AM
That rules.
I usually close my eyes and picture it smashing into bits against the wall when I get annoyed. That will only work for so long though, I bet...
jkayet is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 12:37 PM   #13
ONE
love, blood, life
 
adamswildhoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Somewhere in NorCal
Posts: 10,333
Local Time: 10:31 PM
yea I just imagine taking a baseball bat to the computer everytime I get irratated with it.
adamswildhoney is offline  
Old 05-04-2003, 01:32 AM   #14
War Child
 
irelandwhispers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 636
Local Time: 12:31 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by melon


Give me a screenshot of the window, and I can tell you how to get rid of it maybe.

Melon
Hmmm...I can try that if it comes up again...it did a few minutes ago...

I already have a .NET passport.



Better not be a virus.

I just watched The Matrix again. Technology is evil.
irelandwhispers is offline  
Old 05-04-2003, 01:38 AM   #15
War Child
 
irelandwhispers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 636
Local Time: 12:31 AM
Here ya go, Melon...don't know if you can help me any. I'm sure I could take care of it if I played around with my computer long enough.

irelandwhispers is offline  
Old 05-04-2003, 10:21 AM   #16
ONE
love, blood, life
 
melon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 11,781
Local Time: 01:31 AM
Do you have MSN Messenger? If so, what version? My guess is that it is MSN Messenger that is causing problems. If you don't use it, perhaps try uninstalling it.

Also, what Windows version are you running?

Melon
melon is offline  
Old 05-04-2003, 12:36 PM   #17
ONE
love, blood, life
 
zonelistener's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: six convenient metro locations
Posts: 14,747
Local Time: 01:31 AM
Welcome to the Interference helpdesk!





Melon, what is your hourly rate?
zonelistener is offline  
Old 05-04-2003, 01:54 PM   #18
War Child
 
irelandwhispers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 636
Local Time: 12:31 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by melon
Do you have MSN Messenger? If so, what version? My guess is that it is MSN Messenger that is causing problems. If you don't use it, perhaps try uninstalling it.

Also, what Windows version are you running?

Melon
I don't have MSN Messenger. That window only seems to pop up when I'm using these forums.

The version is XP.

I'm going to try rebooting...haven't done that for a while...

Webshots is my most recent install, but I don't see any connection between Webshots and MSN, so that probably isn't it.
irelandwhispers is offline  
Old 05-04-2003, 02:17 PM   #19
War Child
 
irelandwhispers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 636
Local Time: 12:31 AM
Hmmm...while I'm at it, any clue what nwiz.exe is and why it always tries to start itself but fails each time I turn on my computer?
irelandwhispers is offline  
Old 05-04-2003, 02:20 PM   #20
War Child
 
irelandwhispers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 636
Local Time: 12:31 AM
The .NET wizard isn't popping up anymore since I rebooted. Computers are weird. But I love them.

I went to the .NET homepage and apparently only XP has this wizard. It didn't give me any info about how to keep the wizard from popping up though.
__________________

irelandwhispers is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×