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Comments on Thursday 10 October 2002:
Speaking of TV, it broke again when I changed the channel. Recognising this sort of random behaviour, I knew the appropriate solution - violence. A good clout, and it lived again. It seems there's about a 50% chance that it dies each time I change channel, and a 50% chance of recovery each time I hit it. This is the art of technology maintenance. [00:12]

neowulf
Ah. I have a similar problem with my Sony Trinitron Monitor (age 2 years). Once every 900 or so times that i press the power key it phases into a special bug frenzied mode. The screen resorts to about half the normal size, warps, and the resolution becomes so blurry it is nearly impossible to read any standard fonts.

Of course the on screen display suddenly changes to japanese and every function locks up.

The solution: Electronic torture.

I flick the power button at unhuman speeds, adding variation by occasionally unplugging the power cord several times. After a minute or so of this, and a few good whacks, everything is up and running again.

I have proven to my fickle little electron machine that i am still the master.
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