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(Wired)   Artist has photographic evidence of tiny people living in our computers. Subby wishes his would clean the fans from time to time   (wired.com) divider line 43
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2013-05-12 05:37:24 PM
This is stupid.

/there, I said it
 
2013-05-12 06:51:32 PM
Sure i saw that ages ago...
 
2013-05-12 06:52:29 PM

nvmac: This is stupid.

/there, I said it


I have a clear/tinted cover on my computer and I see none of these things inside.
 
2013-05-12 06:55:46 PM
 
2013-05-12 06:56:20 PM
www.wired.com = 6inchmove.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-12 07:00:10 PM
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-05-12 07:02:47 PM
i235.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-12 07:07:03 PM
I guess that was supposed to be whimsical, but it rated a solid "Meh".
 
2013-05-12 07:07:40 PM
But where does the Magic Smoke in my computer live?
 
2013-05-12 07:08:41 PM
Hey look, I found some more pix of people living in my computer:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-12 07:12:18 PM
How farking old is this, that there is an Aldus PageMaker retail box being used to setup the shot.
 
2013-05-12 07:12:31 PM
Downside: They appear to ...uhm...have a thing for integrated circuits..
 
2013-05-12 07:20:45 PM

theorellior: Hey look, I found some more pix of people living in my computer:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 623x300]


images1.wikia.nocookie.net

She was a hottie.

flaunt.com

If your computer has dudes in it, you're gay.
 
2013-05-12 07:20:57 PM
CLU or STFU
 
2013-05-12 07:33:46 PM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-12 07:37:12 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: theorellior: Hey look, I found some more pix of people living in my computer:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 623x300]

[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 282x179]

She was a hottie.

[flaunt.com image 430x543]

If your computer has dudes in it, you're gay.


She came to our town for our little comic convention. Cool lady. But our town is in the middle of nowhere and the con pretty small -- so I felt bad for her.

/csb
 
2013-05-12 07:50:37 PM
I have seen both Tron and Tron Legacy, and indeed, yes, these scenes are likely happening RIGHT NOW behind the metal walls of your devices and coursing through the wires and cables. I know that it's all real and true because I was trapped for years and years at those movies, I'm pretty sure. I mean, they just wouldn't end, no matter how bad I wanted them to.
 
2013-05-12 07:51:01 PM

Dinobot: She came to our town for our little comic convention. Cool lady. But our town is in the middle of nowhere and the con pretty small -- so I felt bad for her.


Did you ... comfort her? Her and Jan Smithers are early childhood crushes.
 
2013-05-12 08:02:56 PM

skinink: But where does the Magic Smoke in my computer live?


Wherever voltage treads.
 
2013-05-12 08:10:49 PM
That was awful.  Even the title of the piece was completely unimaginative.
 
2013-05-12 08:33:34 PM
Nobody else thought of Rendezvous with Rama?
 
2013-05-12 08:36:37 PM
I should build large, portable electronic component props and rent them out to geek conventions....
 
2013-05-12 08:59:39 PM

timharrod: [i235.photobucket.com image 298x385]


I think I recall a article in Byte magazine, where the author set out how long it would take to kill his little computer people from neglect.
 
2013-05-12 09:03:12 PM

Hector Remarkable: I have seen both Tron and Tron Legacy, and indeed, yes, these scenes are likely happening RIGHT NOW behind the metal walls of your devices and coursing through the wires and cables. I know that it's all real and true because I was trapped for years and years at those movies, I'm pretty sure. I mean, they just wouldn't end, no matter how bad I wanted them to.


I hope the itty bitty people in Kevin Flynn's computer research a new tech tree soon. The guys in Tron: Legacy are still playing the 32-year-old 8bit platformers of my misspent yoot.

You'd figure they would have advanced to Wing Commander or at least Castle Wolfenstein by now.
 
2013-05-12 09:14:18 PM
A far better 'up close' collection of photos also recently posted on Wired:
http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/05/suren-manvelyan-animal-eyes/?vi ew all=true
 
2013-05-12 09:28:52 PM
Subby's computer has fans? *snort*
 
2013-05-12 09:43:23 PM
Reminds me of this series

img593.imageshack.us
 
2013-05-12 10:10:08 PM
I don't think those were real people. They looked like little figurines. Maybe from a train set.
 
2013-05-12 10:18:32 PM

skinink: But where does the Magic Smoke in my computer live?


It only happens when a new Digital Pope is elected.
 
2013-05-12 10:22:04 PM
I remember reading a Stephen King story about a man going slowly mad believing there were little people living in his typewriter.  Can't remember very much more about it, tho.
 
2013-05-12 10:22:35 PM

lordargent: [www.wired.com image 660x708] = [6inchmove.files.wordpress.com image 390x365]


I was thinking

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-12 10:37:38 PM
It was cute.

Next.
 
2013-05-12 10:51:30 PM
I thought daemons lived in computers, not people.
 
2013-05-12 11:06:12 PM
Over the course of many years I took escalated 'Hell' calls for a couple major computer/electronics companies - people who were really really angry about the current state of their computer and/or lack of service, as well as the quite frequent calls from individuals who weren't... stable. (My wife tells me I should write a book).

One night an individual was passed onto me after one of my better techs was unable to make headway with him, he was quite upset. He called because the little man that lived in his monitor stared at him all the time - even if he turned the monitor off. When my tech asked if he meant his reflection... the guy lost it.

I apologized about eight times, got him calmed down and had him walk me through the whole thing - when did it start, how often did it happen, and for how long. The gentleman claimed that he hadn't slept for days (I believed him), because every time he just walked by the room, he could see the little man in the monitor just staring at him...

He intimated that he wanted to take the monitor apart - (Bad idea - watched an 'instructor' not discharge one properly and got blown over a workstation table - Really, lucky it didn't kill him). I explained how the monitor - for lack of a better word - 'stored' electricity and if he was seeing the little man, it must have to do with that. But if his monitor was connected to a power strip, well he could turn the monitor off there and starve the little guy out.

Man reached down, switched his power strip off, and broke down crying. When he was finally able to speak, he thanked me over and over for making the little man go away; first peace he'd had in weeks.

/not even in the top 10 of weird calls... really.
 
2013-05-12 11:10:36 PM
Something like that could be cool and silly if well done. Then there's this.
 
2013-05-13 01:08:53 AM

Tired_of_the_BS: Over the course of many years I took escalated 'Hell' calls for a couple major computer/electronics companies - people who were really really angry about the current state of their computer and/or lack of service, as well as the quite frequent calls from individuals who weren't... stable. (My wife tells me I should write a book).

One night an individual was passed onto me after one of my better techs was unable to make headway with him, he was quite upset. He called because the little man that lived in his monitor stared at him all the time - even if he turned the monitor off. When my tech asked if he meant his reflection... the guy lost it.

I apologized about eight times, got him calmed down and had him walk me through the whole thing - when did it start, how often did it happen, and for how long. The gentleman claimed that he hadn't slept for days (I believed him), because every time he just walked by the room, he could see the little man in the monitor just staring at him...

He intimated that he wanted to take the monitor apart - (Bad idea - watched an 'instructor' not discharge one properly and got blown over a workstation table - Really, lucky it didn't kill him). I explained how the monitor - for lack of a better word - 'stored' electricity and if he was seeing the little man, it must have to do with that. But if his monitor was connected to a power strip, well he could turn the monitor off there and starve the little guy out.

Man reached down, switched his power strip off, and broke down crying. When he was finally able to speak, he thanked me over and over for making the little man go away; first peace he'd had in weeks.

/not even in the top 10 of weird calls... really.


that is so sad. and very nice of you to not mock him and see him through his torment. lack of sleep and mental health difficulties are a horrible thing. you're a good human. +1
 
2013-05-13 01:13:52 AM
www.sfsite.com
/hot ghost in the machine read
 
2013-05-13 01:55:32 AM
 
2013-05-13 08:37:02 AM
Aldus Pagemaker. The mommy of Adobe InDesign.
 
2013-05-13 08:46:35 AM
Having a weird hobby that your spouse is embarrassed to tell other people about does not make you an artist.
 
2013-05-13 11:32:02 AM

timharrod:


+1 glad this was referenced
 
2013-05-13 12:04:23 PM
robotandghost.com
 
2013-05-13 12:53:04 PM

Fano: timharrod:

+1 glad this was referenced


I came here for that as well.
 
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