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# 162220 2-Feb-2015 13:16
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I love Geekzone!
It has happened more than once that I have had a mighty problem and have come here and started composing a forum post. The need to express the problem succinctly but with all relevant data somehow clarifies the thought processes and brings order to the chaotic mind.

So today, with a vista system which would only run in safe mode, I started to write a post seeking a repair .iso, and ended up removing the graphics card - voila - problem fixed.

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  # 1227695 2-Feb-2015 13:18
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That happens at work too - you call someone over for help, while explaining it you work it out yourself. You could explain yourself to a pot plant and get similar benefits ;)

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  # 1227697 2-Feb-2015 13:23
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It has been documented, it is called Rubber Ducking! (source)


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  # 1227716 2-Feb-2015 13:33
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Was well known in the programming world - I recall it in the nineties as 'cardboard programmer'

Seems to have been been called cardboard programmer in other places as well

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

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