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#213981 - 28/04/2004 23:23 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: Ezekiel]
ninti
old hand

Registered: 28/12/2001
Posts: 868
Loc: Los Angeles
Mine too arrived tonight. Looks very nice. Thanks man.

Being the geek that I am that these are targeted to, my first instinct is to take one apart.
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#213982 - 28/04/2004 23:36 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: ninti]
Daria
carpal tunnel

Registered: 24/01/2002
Posts: 3927
Loc: Somerville, MA
Wish mine'd come. I'm one freaking state away from Paul, they should have been here by now.

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#213983 - 29/04/2004 04:55 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: Daria]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Yes. They should have gotten there by now. Hmmm... Yours was in the first batch, mailed last Saturday... If you do not see it in today's mail, send me an email and I will see if I can trace from here.

Meanwhile, I am glad everyone likes them!!! Very cool!
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#213984 - 29/04/2004 10:58 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: Ezekiel]
frog51
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Registered: 09/08/2000
Posts: 2089
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
What, 8 times? Oh, sorry, you mean that wasn't binary?
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MkIIa, blue lit buttons, memory upgrade, 1Tb in Subaru Forester STi
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#213985 - 29/04/2004 11:49 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: ninti]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31160
Loc: Seattle, WA
Being the geek that I am that these are targeted to, my first instinct is to take one apart.
Perhaps it would help satisfy that urge to merely look at that web site that's got pictures of the dismantled 8-ball. Anyone got a link?
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#213986 - 29/04/2004 11:50 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: tfabris]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
If you view this thread in flat mode, there is a "how it tastes" link. That is the disassembly web site.

Edit: Or here...


Edited by pgrzelak (29/04/2004 11:51)
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#213987 - 29/04/2004 13:32 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: pgrzelak]
ninti
old hand

Registered: 28/12/2001
Posts: 868
Loc: Los Angeles
Ahh nice. Yeah that is fine, one of my 8-balls possibly owes you its life. I wasn't seriously considering taking one apart quite yet, but couldn't say for sure my curiosity wouldn't have got the better of me in time.

Thank god for the Internet; destroying things so I don't have to.
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#213988 - 29/04/2004 16:25 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: ninti]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Greetings!

If you still feel like destroying one, I have one here that has a rattling sound to it. I am not sure if the answer die is broken or not, but it is a bit unusual. In any case, out of 1000, I would be shocked if I do not have a patient for dissection.

Two notes for readers out there:

1) There is no need to join the board specifically to order. Just send me email. I still am working on a webstore and hope to just publish that URL eventually. Meanwhile just send email.
2) If you have ordered and received your spheres, please send me a PM or email to let me know. I try to keep track of all the shipments to know when something did not arrive. This makes my bookkeeping easier. Thanks!
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#213989 - 30/04/2004 06:18 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: pgrzelak]
Phil.
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Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 2480
Paul, have the UK orders been sorted out yet?

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#213990 - 30/04/2004 06:58 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: Phil.]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Greetings!

I shipped a bunch to Andy (skibum), and he is consolidating orders for the UK and the rest of Europe. You might want to send him a PM / email - I know he has spheres to spare.
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#213991 - 30/04/2004 07:20 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: Phil.]
skibum
enthusiast

Registered: 27/03/2002
Posts: 248
Loc: Swindon, UK
Still waiting for them to arrive at the moment. Customs are probably experimenting with them at the moment. Also assuming customs do want some money with them, parcelforce will 'write to me' to tell me how much to pay. Cute that :-)
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#213992 - 30/04/2004 09:43 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: pgrzelak]
JeffS
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Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 2858
Loc: Atlanta, GA
Received mine last night and looks great! I've already showed it to a couple of people and the LOVE it. I just can't believe no one's done this yet. It makes too much sense! Anyway, good work Paul. I might end up ordering a couple of more as gifts at some point.
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Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings; they did it by killing all those who opposed them.

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#213993 - 30/04/2004 12:35 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: JeffS]
ninti
old hand

Registered: 28/12/2001
Posts: 868
Loc: Los Angeles
> I just can't believe no one's done this yet. It makes too much sense!

Actually, this is not the first time I have seen something like this. In fact, I am looking at one now that our sysadmin got from CDW a while ago. A couple of the answers are similar:

It's not a bug, it's a feature
Reboot
Please submit a formal request
Did you hit the correct key
It'll be fixed in the next release
It works like I programmed it.
It's a beta, what did you expect
Plug it in
It's just an isolated incedent
I can't test everything
it's an unlikely coincidence
it's not supposed to do that
It works on my machine
Program works, must be user error
It worked yesterday
Someone changed my code
CDW has your computing solution
Contact CDW 24x7 tech support
Log on to www.cdw.com
Your CDW account manager can help
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#213994 - 01/05/2004 09:36 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: pgrzelak]
Daria
carpal tunnel

Registered: 24/01/2002
Posts: 3927
Loc: Somerville, MA
They may have arrived; I'm in Cincinnati now, but I will ask my wife when she's next awake.

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#213995 - 01/05/2004 10:28 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: Daria]
Laura
pooh-bah

Registered: 16/06/2000
Posts: 1682
Loc: Metamora, IN
Hey where in Cincinnati?
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MKI #017/90

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#213996 - 01/05/2004 11:28 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: Laura]
Daria
carpal tunnel

Registered: 24/01/2002
Posts: 3927
Loc: Somerville, MA
Best Western Springdale. PRRT&HS annual meeting. In 2 hours we go to Cincinnati Union Terminal for the "banquet"; Normally I skip it but I want to see the building and the presentations. I got here at 7:55pm Thursday, 5 minutes before the first presentation started.

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#213997 - 01/05/2004 13:26 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: Daria]
Laura
pooh-bah

Registered: 16/06/2000
Posts: 1682
Loc: Metamora, IN
The Union Terminal is worth seeing. I actually took a train out of there once many years ago.

Since you are so close to where I live, we'll have to meet up later tonight
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MKI #017/90

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#213998 - 01/05/2004 15:09 eBay? What are people thinking?!?!?! [Re: Laura]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Okay...

This auction has gone from "amusing" through "obscene" and is now bordering on "just plain creepy"...
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#213999 - 01/05/2004 15:40 Re: eBay? What are people thinking?!?!?! [Re: pgrzelak]
Laura
pooh-bah

Registered: 16/06/2000
Posts: 1682
Loc: Metamora, IN
Ah, look at the money you are going to make
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MKI #017/90

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#214000 - 01/05/2004 17:29 Re: eBay? What are people thinking?!?!?! [Re: pgrzelak]
mcomb
pooh-bah

Registered: 31/08/1999
Posts: 1649
Loc: San Carlos, CA
now bordering on "just plain creepy"

Wow, at $100 a piece. You would never have to worry about how to afford you next hard drive upgrade
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#214001 - 02/05/2004 02:33 Re: eBay? What are people thinking?!?!?! [Re: mcomb]
tman
carpal tunnel

Registered: 24/12/2001
Posts: 5528
? Isn't it $105 for the three?

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#214002 - 02/05/2004 03:00 Re: eBay? What are people thinking?!?!?! [Re: tman]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31160
Loc: Seattle, WA
Good point. I don't know how Paul could better clarify that in the auction, but at first I thought for a while that it was 105.00 each, total quantity available for auction: 3 being sold individually. Re-reading it, it seems like it's 105.00 for a box of three. But I don't know how to tell the difference...
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#214003 - 02/05/2004 03:18 Re: eBay? What are people thinking?!?!?! [Re: tfabris]
tman
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Registered: 24/12/2001
Posts: 5528
Normally if you were selling multiple items seperately then you'd get a Quantity: Blah line like this (Hopefully the URL will stay active!)

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#214004 - 02/05/2004 09:17 Re: eBay? What are people thinking?!?!?! [Re: tman]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Greetings!

It is for a set of three. Still scary, though.
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#214005 - 02/05/2004 09:55 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: ninti]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
CDW sphere

You are right! I may have seen one of those when I first started working. That is kind of familiar, especially some of those ad phrases. Cool!
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#214006 - 03/05/2004 13:41 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: Daria]
Daria
carpal tunnel

Registered: 24/01/2002
Posts: 3927
Loc: Somerville, MA
The notice for them appeared Saturday. I picked them up today and have given out about 27 so far.

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#214007 - 03/05/2004 16:27 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: Daria]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Cool!!! I was getting a little worried there. You are only a state away - I probably could have driven them there faster.
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#214008 - 03/05/2004 18:06 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: pgrzelak]
Phoenix42
veteran

Registered: 21/03/2002
Posts: 1383
Loc: MA but Irish born
Paul, how much is S&H for 4 to MA 01460.

If anyone want to save on the S&H and is in the greater Boston area, PM me and I'll ask Paul add it to the box.

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#214009 - 03/05/2004 19:37 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: pgrzelak]
utna
new poster

Registered: 21/08/2002
Posts: 28
Loc: LA, CA
that'd be cool!

i'm game for two!

~tim

ancsumins (at) yahoo.com

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#214010 - 04/05/2004 04:47 Re: Tech Support Spheres [Re: Phoenix42]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Greetings!

They weigh about 0.7 pounds each, so that should be around $5 according to the USPS site (estimating 3 pounds). Distance and weight are the main factors here.

If interested, please send me an email with your shipping address. Thanks!!!

Paul.
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