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Do computers pick up on our thoughts and feelings?

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by starchild, Jan 23, 2003.

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  1. starchild

    starchild Thread Starter

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    I asked this somewhere else (few years back) and someone answered there have been studies done that show this.

    Don't know where they are.

    Not just computers but everything! Material things, other people, the weather (though in that case I think WE pick up and are affected by this, it's been very cold here, below zero most of the time...)

    I was just noticing today, especially, it seemed like one thing after another.

    One of "those days". One thing after another. Nothing that terrible, just minor annoyances to deal with.

    I spend most of the trying to get my cd burner working again. I accidentally took out something it needed. I'm still new enough at it to not really know what I'm doing, and if I get it to work it's sort of by accident. I keep trying things (uninstalling/installing) till it works.

    It finally started saying it couldn't detect the CD writer and I checked and the plug was loose in the adaptor.

    It seemed like the more frustrated and annoyed I got the more messed up the computer (and programs) seemed to be. The more it froze and crashed, and dragged.

    Just something I was thinking about tonight. Like if I change my mind and attitude, get into feeling more positive, maybe everything will go GOOD tomorrow instead.

    ~ Carrie
     
  2. Jonesiegirl

    Jonesiegirl Guest

    haha, I think our PC's do mumble a lot of "operator errors" that we don't hear... :D
     
  3. pyritechips

    pyritechips Gone but Never Forgotten

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    Hello Carrie. The following is a quote from "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". You can substitute motorcycle for computer or any other object. As the author says, Buddha resides as much in the gears of a motorcycle as in the petals of a flower [paraphrase].
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    "...I think most cyclists will agree with this, you pick up
    certain feelings about an individual machine that are
    unique for that one individual machine and no other.
    A friend who owns a cycle of the same make, model
    and even same year brought it over for repair, and
    when I test rode it afterward it was hard to believe it
    had come from the same factory years ago. You could
    see that long ago it had settled into its own kind of
    feel and ride and sound, completely different from
    mine. No worse, but different.
    I suppose you could call that a personality. Each
    machine has its own, unique personality which prob-
    ably could be defined as the intuitive sum total of
    everything you know and feel about it. The personality
    constantly changes, usually for the worse, but some-
    times surprisingly for the better, and it is this per-
    sonality that is the real object of motorcycle main-
    tenance. The new ones start out as good-looking
    strangers and, depending on how they are treated, de-
    generate rapidly into bad-acting grouches or even crip-
    ples, or else turn into healthy, good-natured, long-last-
    ing friends..."
     
  4. Rhettman5.1

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    When my Sister and I got our computers (her a little later than I) we used to converse often about the miracles of screen-savers, downloads , chat, and ,of course, errors.

    As time went on we both got "Dragon Naturally Speaking" a voice to text program. We both named our "Dragons"...hers was Puff, mine was Elliot :)

    From that moment on, whenever there were errors, we blamed the dragons for wandering around in our computers messing things up !

    Then it happened...we started getting Ill Eagle operation errors, neither of us even remembered installing a well eagle, let alone a ill one, our confidence in mastering PC's was shaken !

    Just when we got all that figured out..you guessed it, sin tax errors. Neither of us smoke , or go to porn sites, so why a sin tax anyway ??

    So as time has gone by, we have learned our PC's ways, and they ours, haven't had a sin tax error or a ill eagle message for over a year !!

    Now however, I am afraid my PC is trying to tell me something :(
    I have gained a few pounds since I have been off work, and now I get run-time errors :mad: ... someday, this thing will push me TO far !! ;) ...Rhett
     
  5. Moby

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    I can relate to the bikes one PC that's so true.
    Televisions too I have learnt have a tendency to pick up on "bad vibes".
    Years ago me and my brother "accidently" pushed our portable telly out the bedroom window, it was really an accident but we shouldn't have been playing with the telly on the window sill in the first place, it smashed up to pieces. I think it "sensed" our boyish naughty intentions as after that every single peice of it refused to work!
    It also had a knock on effect on the love a mother felt for her 2 sons. (ouch!)
    ;)
     
  6. hewee

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    You guys are cracking me up. :p :p
     
  7. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts

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    Rhett: Classically funny as always! You're a hoot! :D Take care. angel :)
     
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