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[*] posted on 28-12-2015 at 23:36


Did the internal drive itself break down? If not, the data can be pretty easy to get off of that.



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[*] posted on 29-12-2015 at 11:50


It is recoverable but if the experience with my sister's crashed external drive is any indication, recovering data from the PC is going to be expensive.



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[*] posted on 29-12-2015 at 12:21


I've kept the internal drive to ask a friend what he can do with it, I'll see if he can get something back.



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[*] posted on 29-12-2015 at 18:11


MRI is scheduled on 29 January.



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[*] posted on 29-12-2015 at 22:54


So, what actually broke down in your computer aqua? Was it a hard drive crash or a motherboard failure or what? There was a motherboard failure in one of my children's computers once, but it was a manufacturing fault and they replaced it for free. I'd bought that one second hand, so it turned out to be a real bargain.



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[*] posted on 30-12-2015 at 08:55


well, you know it was quite old, and when I'm home it's on all day long, it had been working badly for a year now, took ages to start, was pretty slow, couldn't do two things at a time, etc, etc, plus the multiple shocks it had received didn't help.



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[*] posted on 30-12-2015 at 10:03


It'll be nice to get a new one then.



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[*] posted on 30-12-2015 at 11:29


Apparently MRIs give a lot more detail than cat scans. I had a fit about ten years ago after a very gruelling five set squash match. I had to go and see a neurologist to see if I'd somehow developed epilepsy in middle age. The hospital had given me a cat scan and I took the films along with me to the neurologist's appointment. You expect medical specialists to be pretty formal and serious about their profession and this guy just said that a cat scan was as useless as tits on a bull. After some pretty intense testing he concluded I didn't have epilepsy and had had what is known as a syncope. My potassium level was too low and I was very dehydrated.



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[*] posted on 30-12-2015 at 13:02


I once had a second-hand computer with three drives, one was real big... I used the big one for games. This was at my Gabriel Knight addiction, when I was playing GK3 it suddenly stopped working. The drive gave in because one of the dealies of it had broken down. Smoke was coming out of it 'n all.



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Quote: Originally posted by polydigm  
Apparently MRIs give a lot more detail than cat scans. I had a fit about ten years ago after a very gruelling five set squash match. I had to go and see a neurologist to see if I'd somehow developed epilepsy in middle age. The hospital had given me a cat scan and I took the films along with me to the neurologist's appointment. You expect medical specialists to be pretty formal and serious about their profession and this guy just said that a cat scan was as useless as tits on a bull. After some pretty intense testing he concluded I didn't have epilepsy and had had what is known as a syncope. My potassium level was too low and I was very dehydrated.


Have you ever been through an MRI-scan? I'm worried, to say the least - half an hour of laying still in a narrow tunnel... I do have a slight touch of claustrophobia that I hope to overcome within a month.

Today I called the radiology department to ask if my ankle's pins were going to be any problem. No, fortunately - but there's another catch.

There's a huge list of things I have to check upon - if you bring your hearing aid in, it'll break with the magnetism. People with pacemakers can't have an MRI. I'm not allowed to wear make-up, mascara can still contain traces of metal, but that won't be a problem. Neither will tattoos or permanent make-up be a problem for me, but it's interesting: the tattoos won't explode, but they may run out. That must be terrible, permanent run-out mascara.
People who have had a metal splinter in their eye can't take an MRI without getting a photo first to check for scraps left in. This means that I can't bring dad with me: he had a splinter in his eye back in 1977. It's been drilled out of course (eek eek eek eek eek eek) but there might still be remnants, and for people accompanying they won't take any photos.




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[*] posted on 30-12-2015 at 22:43


I had a nuclear bone scan once and that involved being strapped up and closed in and lasted ages. I hate stuff like that with a passion but somehow managed to get through it.



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[*] posted on 31-12-2015 at 10:35


Quote: Originally posted by polydigm  
It'll be nice to get a new one then.
I already have a new one, lol, mine died on monday, I got a new one on tuesday.:D



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[*] posted on 31-12-2015 at 12:17


Nice! How's it working out for you?



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[*] posted on 2-1-2016 at 09:21


Just fine. :D



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[*] posted on 2-1-2016 at 22:40


Beat my sister at Scrabble. First time I won that!



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[*] posted on 3-1-2016 at 00:40


So now you can put your feet up and retire. :D



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[*] posted on 3-1-2016 at 09:06


Congratulations, Bonny!:D



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[*] posted on 3-1-2016 at 20:58


I'll get my cosy little footies now... :)



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[*] posted on 4-1-2016 at 14:41


Seriously I'm ready for the nursing room. Went to the second-hand shop today when the shop assistant pointed out to me (while I was going in) that I was wearing odd shoes.
Spent my etire visit manoeuvring trolley and bag in such a way that they wouldn't be easily noticed, and I haven't heard anybody else burst into laughter (besides Dad when I told him) but man, is that embarrassing!




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[*] posted on 5-1-2016 at 04:06


I did that once, but then again, I'm an old man ... :D

It's easy enough to do if your shoes are in a pile and have a similar style.




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