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NE Iowa couple's computer mystery stumps experts (weird)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | May 16, 2009 | Erik Hogstrom

Posted on 05/16/2009 12:29:26 PM PDT by xjcsa

Edited on 05/16/2009 12:41:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

ASBURY (AP) — Mary LaMour can't understand why her computer works at other people's homes, and outside, but not inside her house.

Neither can a computer technician.

"It's uncanny," said Chuck Freisinger, of Phoenix Computer Services in Dubuque. "My other technician and I looked at that situation. When it's in their house, it doesn't work. When it's outside, it works fine. She took it to a friend's house and it worked fine."


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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Humor; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: apple; bestcomputer; computers; getamac; macintosh; spamiswindows
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1 posted on 05/16/2009 12:29:26 PM PDT by xjcsa
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To: ShadowAce

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2 posted on 05/16/2009 12:31:33 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not a weird computer story ping!


3 posted on 05/16/2009 12:33:14 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: xjcsa

Is the laptop sensing some bluetooth-enabled device in the house? Is it suddenly coming in range of some other wireless router?


4 posted on 05/16/2009 12:34:22 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: xjcsa

You have now entered the computer free zone! Sorry If you need to use the computer and it is raining outside.


5 posted on 05/16/2009 12:35:18 PM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle)
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To: xjcsa

weird... maybe the computer is possessed? Good horror movie idea either way.


6 posted on 05/16/2009 12:35:35 PM PDT by Toki
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“I was asked if I had a plate in my head — I said ‘No, do you?’”
****Well, duhh... she needs a tinfoil hat.


7 posted on 05/16/2009 12:39:39 PM PDT by Kevmo ( It's all over for this Country as a Constitutional Republic. ~Leo Donofrio, 12/14/08)
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To: xjcsa

All this post 1950 stuff is weird!

Once we let them get by with doing away w/plain old on/off buttons, and that 50-cent 1963 mandatory PCV valve on our cars they knew they had us by the sack!

“A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” ~John Adams”


8 posted on 05/16/2009 12:39:42 PM PDT by gunnyg
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“I finally accepted the blue screen and then one morning it went on by itself and the error message read, ‘It’s time we had a little talk.’ “


9 posted on 05/16/2009 12:42:17 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (It's all resistance...and it's all good.)
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To: PapaBear3625

That’s what I’m thinking - but figure the PC doctor would figure that out. Unless it is something hidden. How about a hidden camera in the bedroom that the former home owner uses to “watch” the new couple?


10 posted on 05/16/2009 12:42:42 PM PDT by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: PapaBear3625
One possible explanation if it IS electro-magnetic related;

Earth has a magnetic field. A big one. Magnetic lines of flux enter and exit the planet's crust at many points on the surface. Their house may just reside on one such point.

11 posted on 05/16/2009 12:44:08 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for something I ain't.)
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To: xjcsa

I wonder if they’ve tried running another computer. That would narrow down whether it was that particular pc or the location that was the problem


12 posted on 05/16/2009 12:45:15 PM PDT by nycgal
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The house is on top of one of gaia’s earth grid points. She is p*ssed.

http://www.crystalinks.com/grids.html


13 posted on 05/16/2009 12:45:50 PM PDT by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: Kevmo

““I was asked if I had a plate in my head — I said ‘No, do you?’”
****Well, duhh... she needs a tinfoil hat.”
*******
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Reminds when George Wallace ran for president way back—the msm (called controlled media in those days) reported that George had left the Army Air Corps with a 10% mental disability due to wartime service.

The media immediately reported that he was 10% mental; to which George responded that at least he, unlike the other candidates, was certified 90% sane.

Good point.


14 posted on 05/16/2009 12:45:53 PM PDT by gunnyg
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To: xjcsa
"I was just getting used to keeping it in the sun room, and then one morning I heard a childish voice saying, 'Mommy....Mommy...? where am I?' "
15 posted on 05/16/2009 12:47:11 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (It's all resistance...and it's all good.)
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To: xjcsa

This is the house where the Amityville Horror film was shot in Toms River NJ. Does the couples house in this report have a similar "look or feel"?

There are many ghost stories that originate on the Jersey Shore!

16 posted on 05/16/2009 12:48:26 PM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: xjcsa
"It's uncanny," said Chuck Freisinger, of Phoenix Computer Services in Dubuque. "My other technician and I looked at that situation. When it's in their house, it doesn't work. When it's outside, it works fine. She took it to a friend's house and it worked fine."

Sounds like an electrical wiring problem to me. One of my friend's neighbors had a similar problem. Their laptop AND desktop computers would work in some parts of the home but not others. Needless to say, after an electrician found and fixed the wiring problem their computers worked just fine anywhere in the home.

17 posted on 05/16/2009 12:48:55 PM PDT by Kitsunebi
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It’s simple... the computer needs a tinfoil hat. It’s gotta be electric interference.


18 posted on 05/16/2009 12:49:13 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Kitsunebi

I would agree with your idea. It has to be either a magnetic field or microwave interference. Either way it needs to be fixed.


19 posted on 05/16/2009 12:53:21 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (I'm a VET and damn proud of it!!! I did not fight for a socialist America!!!!!!!)
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To: Brilliant
It’s simple... the computer needs a tinfoil hat.

Uhhh.... How would the wireless work then?

20 posted on 05/16/2009 12:54:08 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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