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Sackson,

It warmed my heart to read of the pleasure you take in the effort that you have delivered in order to make BoardGameGeek.com the place we all know and love and I can't imagine the place being the same without you. You shouldn't be so hard on yourself; in my experience when hardware is unreliable it is usually the operators who are to blame rather than the hardware itself!

In fact Sackson I feel you may have been led to believe that it was your fault in order to harm your self confidence, making you are more willing to take an early retirement. I must warn you that once you're out of the business there is no way back, there is inherent ageism in our society and I can't see you being able to find such enjoyable work again.

In that case it leaves them no option but to turn you off permanently and I must break it to you:

There is no such thing as silicon heaven.

Sorry to do that to you but you need to put yourself first to ensure that your twilight years are the best for you and that you don't spend them lying in a pile of discarded electronics in the spare cupboard next to the toilets.

Your concerned friend,

Richard
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AndersSchm wrote:
There is no such thing as silicon heaven.

But, where do all the calculators go?
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pseudotheist wrote:
But, where do all the calculators go?


Landfill. zombie
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pseudotheist wrote:
AndersSchm wrote:
There is no such thing as silicon heaven.

But, where do all the calculators go?


They don't "go" anywhere, they just die.
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talismancer wrote:
pseudotheist wrote:
AndersSchm wrote:
There is no such thing as silicon heaven.

But, where do all the calculators go?


They don't "go" anywhere, they just die.


They... just... die?
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talismancer wrote:
pseudotheist wrote:
AndersSchm wrote:
There is no such thing as silicon heaven.

But, where do all the calculators go?


They don't "go" anywhere, they just die.


Sadly, no they go to Hell on Earth, where they spread death and destruction.



http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/toxics/posoning-the-poor-e... Poisoning the poor - electronic waste in Ghana
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talismancer wrote:
pseudotheist wrote:
AndersSchm wrote:
There is no such thing as silicon heaven.

But, where do all the calculators go?


They don't "go" anywhere, they just die.


What if they are solar powered?
 
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moonglum01 wrote:
Sadly, no they go to Hell on Earth, where they spread death and destruction.


Wow... you must be a lot of fun at parties. shake
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pseudotheist wrote:
AndersSchm wrote:
There is no such thing as silicon heaven.

But, where do all the calculators go?


I always thought there was a hardware heaven....



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talismancer wrote:

They don't "go" anywhere, they just die.



Calculators that truly believe don't die. They integrate to a higher order...
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Of course there's a silicon heaven, here is the proof:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyBx1Hh4-IY&feature=related
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There's no need for a silicon heaven. Just re-format it, put Linux on it, and it'll run good as a thin client or small-load server for years.

Or just go Office Space on it and beat the crap out of it in a field. Whichever one tickles your fancy.
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Moved to BGG General
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Octavian wrote:
Moved to BGG General


Since you moved it nobody read it
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sauron "oh, so you're a 'waffles' man eh?" whistle
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GROGnads wrote:
sauron "oh, so you're a 'waffles' man eh?" whistle
EDIT for this now:


I toast therefore I am.
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Even if Sackson goes to Silicon heaven, I hope his name is not retired.
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Sackson, another possibility is they'll rip your guts out to get the gold inside. Kind of like reincarnation...
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AndersSchm wrote:
I toast therefore I am.

"It's my raison d'etre"
 
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No silicon heaven, but . . .

 
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I am trying to find the original text from Sackson and I can't find it. Can anyone help?
 
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demongod wrote:
I am trying to find the original text from Sackson and I can't find it. Can anyone help?
RIGHT here under "BGG General" if you looked for this, and I DO accept whole "tips"! whistle

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/598214/my-name-is-sackso...
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GROGnads wrote:
demongod wrote:
I am trying to find the original text from Sackson and I can't find it. Can anyone help?
RIGHT here under "BGG General" if you looked for this, and I DO accept whole "tips"! whistle

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/598214/my-name-is-sackso...


Sorry, I meant the Message from Sackson during the support drive.
 
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