September 24th, 2003

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11:19 pm - on magic technology...

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[User Picture]From: rmitz Date: September 24th, 2003 - 09:18 pm (Link)
Easy. Power starts going to the firmware. The checkbox you set set a bit in the firmware. When the firmware turned on, it saw that bit was set, and proceeded to wake up the rest of the computer. The details here are of course not entirely in line with reality.

I'm not sure what you think was surprising about it...
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: September 24th, 2003 - 10:35 pm (Link)
actually, my initial surprise was mostly because i didn't remember setting said bit. Clearly I must have at some point though.

As for the how it works, yeah, if I wanted to think along technical lines, I'd pretty much agree with your assessment. But right now, I feel like being an english major, so instead I prefer to think its possessed with the dark magic... so I turned it upside down and set it in the middle of a pentagram of fire... hopefully that will burn the voodoo out.

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