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    tl;dr: please share your solutions which seemed unlikely to work.

    I have two.

    First, and this is not that weird, my phone charger sometimes doesn't work. When I straighten the charger, it works. However, there's no kink (at least, not that I feel).

    Second, and here's a weird one, I had a student using a graphing calculator yesterday whose display was really weird. I mean... just weird all over. In places pure black, in places the wrong symbols displaying, and symbols displaying in the wrong places.
    So the student hands it to me, I push a few buttons and it looks fine. I hand it back, a minute later it's even worse.
    He hands it back, I push a bunch of buttons, it just gets worse and worse. Take out the batteries, put 'em back in, still messed up. I decide to type a whole bunch of 9's, just to see what would happen, and it's still wonky. Then I hit enter, it gives me an overflow error, then works just fine.
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    As a DM, I deal with character death by cheering and giving a fist pump, or maybe a V-for-victory sign. I would also pat myself on the back, but I can't really reach around like that.
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    Default Re: "How'd that fix it?"

    I once fixed a monitor by opening and closing a menu. The monitor didn't show anything except tiles of the desktop background, but the machine worked fine with a different monitor. So I opened the monitor's own settings to see if there was something wrong there. There wasn't, I closed the menu, and suddenly that monitor worked fine. I still have no idea how that did anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemirthel View Post
    I once fixed a monitor by opening and closing a menu. The monitor didn't show anything except tiles of the desktop background, but the machine worked fine with a different monitor. So I opened the monitor's own settings to see if there was something wrong there. There wasn't, I closed the menu, and suddenly that monitor worked fine. I still have no idea how that did anything.
    I assume opening the menu made it try to display the setting, which it then realized was messed up and reset?



    I once fixed a saxophone by threatening it (not touching it) with a pair of pliers. I leaned in to tweak a thing, got interrupted, and all of a sudden it worked fine again.

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    Default Re: "How'd that fix it?"

    this is the story of my life as a game developer
    check out my D&D-inspired video game, not done yet but you can listen to the soundtrack if you're bored: https://www.facebook.com/TheCityofScales/

    my game's soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-77807407...les-soundtrack

    i qualify for improved disarm! lol. though i have taken martial arts i don't think i actually have the feat though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodkill View Post
    this is the story of my life as a game developer
    Aye, the two stages of software development: "It's not working and I don't know why" and "It's working and I don't know why"
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    The only person in the past two pages who has known what (s)he has been talking about is Heliomance.
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    I just don't want to have long romantic conversations or any sort of drama with my computer, okay? It knows what kind of porn I watch. I don't want to mess that up by allowing it to judge any of my choices in romance.

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