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RFC 66606: TCP/IP via friendships, & hardware failsafing

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RFC 66606: TCP/IP via friendships, & hardware failsafing

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Presented here: one geek-heavy metaphor for failure at interpersonal relations. Coined during conversation with a friend about someone else's fucking up in said arena.

This isn't addressed to anyone specific in my friendslist, though enough of you lot are big ol' geeks that it's likely to be handy in talking to someone else about issues in how he relates to others.

So let's say you got a fuckton of hardware off a friend, who was cleaning out the hardware closet. 'Here', he says to you, 'take these five hundred motherboards and five thousand CPUs'.
So you spot a bleeding-edge CPU in this mess, and you try attaching it to a motherboard but it doesn't work. So you might try another motherboard. And then another motherboard. And then another. The important part here is that eventually, you have to stop blaming the motherboards for the chip not working, and say 'hrmn. What if I use a different chip?'
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