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Offline GillE

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Poltergeists?
« on: November 12, 2020, 20:40 »
I bought a graphics tablet a couple of years ago and put it aside some time ago in a safe place where it would be easy to find.  I kept the stylus in a drawer where I knew it would also be safe and easy to find.  A few months ago I bought some graphics software which I've been very keen to use with the graphics pad but when I looked in the place where I'd stored it, it wasn't there.  Annoyingly, the stylus was exactly where I'd put it and has served as a reminder to me every day since.

This morning I found the graphics tablet... exactly where I put it so long ago.  I was delighted and couldn't wait to use it with my newish software so I reached into the drawer for the stylus, only to find it wasn't there.  I've emptied the drawer plus the rest of the cabinet, all to no avail - it's gone.

I know some people talk about the 'spirit in the machine' but I'm beginning to wonder if the spirit in my machine is having a laugh.  Come on, you PC experts - what's the solution for poltergeist activity in relation to a computer?

Alternatively, if anyone can tell me where the stylus is, I'd be much obliged.
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Re: Poltergeists?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 21:05 »
This happens to me all the time.  Something could be somewhere, and you see it every day, but when you actually need to use it, it's gone.  I never did find a black wallet with a National Trust membership card in it, that was on the chest of draws for months, until the day I wanted to visit a local NT park, then it was nowhere to be seen from that day to this.
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Re: Poltergeists?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 21:17 »
This is absolutely normal and I put it down to quantum mechanics and parallel universes.   :crazy:  When the item is missing it's because it's slipped over to the other side. 
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Re: Poltergeists?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2020, 21:41 »
When it happens to me I put it down to senility on my part. Now where did I put my Amiga 1200?  :blush:
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Re: Poltergeists?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2020, 21:57 »
If you're feeling nostalgic for your old Amiga, Den, may I suggest the new Raspberry Pi 400?  It's received some very favourable reviews and if I needed a new machine to use Linux or learn coding I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.

By the way, I still miss Raid Over Moscow on my old Amiga.
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Re: Poltergeists?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2020, 22:16 »
You can still buy second hand versions.
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Re: Poltergeists?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2020, 16:19 »
In my garage attic I still have a number of boxed Amiga games.  ::)
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Re: Poltergeists?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2020, 18:00 »
The Amiga was very popular with my work colleagues but Sinclair Spectrums ruled the roost.  The games were relatively easy to crack so we all had copies of everything. 
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Re: Poltergeists?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2020, 21:24 »
I started my computer life with a Com 64, then Amiga 1200 then onto Windows 95 and all the way through until Windows 10. I have Apple iPads and Kindle Fire but my love is Windows.  :D
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Re: Poltergeists?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2020, 21:45 »
I went on to a BBC Master followed by a myriad of desktops beginning with Win 3.1.  Then came the laptops, Kindles and iPad. 
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