||[Dec. 19th, 2004|11:32 pm]
The Question Club
One: suggestions of what may be wrong with a semi-old (early 90s), 136k mile car that made the alfred hitchcock (rEEE, rEEE, rEEE) for about ten minutes? (my parents suggest cold weather, and I almost agree, but judging from the car's habits it could also be possession).|
Two: If the mechanic finds nothing wrong with the car, and it makes that noise again when warmed up, how could I perform some sort of excorcism or purification of said demon car?
Three: let us say you are a computer technician, someone brings in their computer for repairs, and they have illegal things in there- what's protocol? and is protocol different for such things that suggest illegal, like floor plans of banks showing the blind spots of the security cameras; versus extremely illegal, like child porn?
Four: Please convince my mother that installing firefox did not cause her old computer problems(slowing down, errors on startup, eventual crash/reformat/recrash[although I think she may blame the last bit on a different program that deserves it], and that she should install it on her new machine. She's fairly computer savvy in terms of the guts of computers and fixing shit my father fucks up, but not, like, geeky. She now has windows xp, the previous computer had either 98 or 2000.