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Topic # 162220 2-Feb-2015 13:16
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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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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 1227697 2-Feb-2015 13:23
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It has been documented, it is called Rubber Ducking! (source)

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  Reply # 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 http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?CardboardProgrammer





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