My computer is sentient

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My computer is sentient

Postby pesgores » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:47 am

You know when you insert or remove a USB drive in one of the computer ports, it makes that sound to warn you.

Well my computer does that sound when I get up from my chair and when I sit back down. Or when my parents walk by or leave.

Is it acknowledging human positions to study how our routines work so one day it can plan the perfect uprising?

It's creepy anyway. Must have something to do with electromagnetic shit even though I don't have electronical devices with me when I'm at home.
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Re: My computer is sentient

Postby Whiteagle » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:05 pm

pesgores wrote:You know when you insert or remove a USB drive in one of the computer ports, it makes that sound to warn you.

Well my computer does that sound when I get up from my chair and when I sit back down. Or when my parents walk by or leave.

Is it acknowledging human positions to study how our routines work so one day it can plan the perfect uprising?

It's creepy anyway. Must have something to do with electromagnetic shit even though I don't have electronical devices with me when I'm at home.

Or you have a loose USB plug that's looses or makes a connection depending on whether or not the floor boards are depressed.
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Re: My computer is sentient

Postby pesgores » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:21 pm

What about parents walking behind me when I'm sitting?
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Re: My computer is sentient

Postby Robot Monkey » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:34 pm

I know just how to fix this problem.

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One good whack to the ol' hardlines oughta fix your problem.
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Re: My computer is sentient

Postby Whiteagle » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:56 pm

pesgores wrote:What about parents walking behind me when I'm sitting?

That probably depresses the floorboard even more, wiggling it even more.
Check all your USB devices, and run anti-virus just in case.

I highly doubt your computer actually has any way of detecting you...

...Unless you're using some kind of wireless router, in which case your bodies are probably interfering with the signal.
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Re: My computer is sentient

Postby Keldoclock » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:29 pm

I second the the notion of checking USB devices, exp. if you have wireless keyboards, mice, or headsets. I had this wireless mouse at some point that would stop working if I moved it about a foot away from it's usual spot.
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Re: My computer is sentient

Postby Ross_Varn » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:39 pm

Heh. I've got a bluetooth mouse that randomly powers on when the computer is sleeping, so it occasionally whirs to life at an unexpected moment. Don't ask me to explain the habits of cheap technology.
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Postby Zupponn » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:26 am

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Re: My computer is sentient

Postby pesgores » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:51 am

There aren't any cables near the floor, I don't see how weight differences can affect it. The only periferals connected via USB are the printer, which is connected in the front (visible side of computer tower), and the keyboard and mouse, which are connected in the back of the tower. I am sure I don't touch any cables when I get up or that my parents do when they pass by. It's just... weird. I will try disconnecting the printer cable, if by some reason it has gained movement detection capabilities I'll know.
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Re: My computer is sentient

Postby Nitewatchman » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:09 am

Shoot it while you still can.

And your parents, for good measure. They might be cylons.
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Re: My computer is sentient

Postby Silverdream » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:57 pm

And ship all your lego to Western Canada so that we can analyze it.
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Postby Ben-Jammin » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:53 pm

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Re: My computer is sentient

Postby pesgores » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:36 pm

It's not the printer! And last time it happened, my computer froze and I had to perform a hard reset.

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Re: My computer is sentient

Postby Bragallot » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:52 pm

Put a baseplate on it.
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Re: My computer is sentient

Postby Keldoclock » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:04 pm

:ftw:

Although I will say, I did that joke before you did, in another thread.
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