mbumby (mbumby) wrote,
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Understanding and mis-hearing

I've had my computer plugged into a "magic" power strip for a few years. The computer gets plugged into a particular outlet, and there are 4 other outlets that will not get power if the computer is off. This means that my computer monitor & speakers won't suck juice all night long. I turn off my computer at night, and at 5am a signal comes to it to turn it on and apply fixes. Recently I noticed that it's more complicated than I had realized. The other items plugged in also lose power when the computer goes to sleep after inactivity. The light above my desk goes out -- and if I go away to a 2-hour meeting, when I get back my coffee will be cold.

Earlier this week I misheard the radio: The announcer said something about our new governor: Electric Snyder.
Tags: computer, language
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