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09-15-2004, 08:57 AM
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Hi Karl,
Wish you all the luck .
Hopefuly it won't be as bad as it seems.
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09-15-2004, 09:40 AM
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Thanks Rui,

We're still hanging
But it looks fugly
Winds are now about 25 to 30 MPH, and the storm is now about to enter the south east of the island.
They say that in San Juan, we'll be getting between 50 to 60 MPH winds, but the bad thing is that the storm is now traveling only at 7 MPH, and that means we will be getting very heavy rains for about 12 hours.

Time to get a canoe

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09-15-2004, 04:34 PM
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i see now the sat image(Storm-Centered Satellite Image)and it stills horrible.
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical...00411_sat.html

the worse is that we can't do anything !

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09-15-2004, 05:27 PM
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Hello Karl:

Thank you for the invitation, I would have gladly taken it, but I was told that due to gusts, and a little bit of rain,h the airport was going to be closed for a little while......Sorry, but can not make it this time....

Seriously speaking hope that everything is AOK with you and family.....

Cuidate

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09-15-2004, 08:09 PM
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Hi Guys,

Everything fine here now, and the worse of the winds is over.
However, we're supposed to get heavy rains from some of the outer bands later tonight, with some 30MPH winds.
We have no power, but I had my iBook fully charged, so I'm connected via 56K modem (sucks!)
Anyway, we had some 60+ MPH wind gusts, but for a short period of time.
Other areas in Puerto Rico, mostly south and west, really got worse conditions.
Where I live, they say power will be restored tomorrow.

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09-16-2004, 12:34 AM
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Hi Karl,

Im glad the worst of the storm is behind you and I hope that's the last you hear of it.

After seeing those terrible hurricane's in the Caribbean isnlands over the weekend it is really scary to have to live with the fear with one of those on your door step.

It must have been touch and go and one point.

Mind you though the heavy rains could still be a problem to over here in the U.K we have suffered heavy rain fall and certain parts of the country had flooding where whole villages were completely flooded with homes collapsing and cars sliding down the road in a massive rush of water.

I hope you don't have to go through all that as it can have devastating after effects.

Good luck buddy, I and im sure every one else on this forum wish you well.
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09-16-2004, 09:18 AM
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Glad to hear you're fine. Its been a touch hurricane season,

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09-16-2004, 02:45 PM
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Phew...
Nice to know everybody is safe.
It's just like Jorel said: I hate it because there's nothing we can do
Hopefully in a couple of days we'll hear on the news that Ivan and Ca. have vanished for good.
I just pray for those that lost their lives or their loved ones'
I've been watching it on the TV news and some places 70+ lives were taken by that monster not to mention buildings, cars and other goods that were distroied...
There's just nothing we can do to contradict mother nature
@Karl
Hope that power comes up soon so you can start visiting the forum again
Give my regards at home.
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09-17-2004, 04:09 PM
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Hi Guys,

Power is back up
But what a mess
When power came back up, I noticed my FreeBSD firewall didn't start.
Well, what do you know, dead power supply
I expected something like this would happen, because our machines are up 24/7, so after 2 to 3 years of "power-on", and two plus days of shut-off, this is a killer for most hardware.
Well, I put in a new power supply, and the server is up.
Then, I turn on my workstation UPS, for my Pentium 4 running XP, and BOOM Big spark from behind the power supply
I said, "This can't be happening "
Well, I decided to check my wife's machine, a Compaq Presario 5000 ( Pentium III @1Ghz) and the machine is also dead
So I said, well, another power supply nightmare.
So I changed the power supply, AND NOTHING
After further tests, her motherboard is dead
So there you have it. Luckily, the PowerPC running OS X is fine, so I'm using this one in the mean time.
Our WIFI network is up throughout the house, so we can also use our notebooks.
Other than that, everything is fine, except we're watching a new storm that just formed
And guess what the name is

http://www.solar.ifa.hawaii.edu/Trop...ve/KARL-04.gif

Hopefully, that one will go up north, and nothing will happen.



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09-17-2004, 04:25 PM
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And guess what the name is
You little "devil"
They even named a storm after you
I'm checking the news reports about Ivan on the TV and they showed PR under water
But I'm glad it's gone for now.
I am sorry that your PCs blew, though.
But it's better a dead PC than a dead house.
Keep us up to date on "Karl" progress
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09-17-2004, 10:24 PM
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Amigo Karl:

I am glad that all of you are safe.....Yesterday I learned about "Karl". and while I have not cheked its possible path, I understando that it is not going to near its "tocayo's" country........(Do you have that word - tocayo-in PR?)

Take care and best regards

Otto
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09-18-2004, 08:37 AM
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@Kwag,

I'm also glad your safe. Ivan is moving through east cost states (i.e.
washington, delaware, pennsylvania,etc) in US and dumping more rain
and causing flooding in western parts of these areas.

Quote:
Well, I decided to check my wife's machine, a Compaq Presario 5000 ( Pentium III @1Ghz) and the machine is also dead
So I said, well, another power supply nightmare.
So I changed the power supply, AND NOTHING
After further tests, her motherboard is dead
Curious, what do you use to test motherboards. I have 2 PC's
that won't respond and ruled out the power supply, but don't
know how to test for bad board

Keep safe

-BP
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09-18-2004, 10:38 AM
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Quote:
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I understando that it is not going to near its "tocayo's" country........(Do you have that word - tocayo-in PR?)
Hi Otto,

Yes, we have tocayo here too

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09-18-2004, 10:41 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by black prince
Curious, what do you use to test motherboards. I have 2 PC's
that won't respond and ruled out the power supply, but don't
know how to test for bad board

Keep safe

-BP
Hi BP,

I use a volt meter to check power supply voltages, and a logic probe to test circuitry. ( CPU reset line, etc. )

-kwag
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09-18-2004, 11:22 AM
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what? no,no no, you don't know what you're doing.
after years learning

now i can teach.

simple way to repair when your pc is broken

....pay EXTREME atention with the color of the smoke creating clouds.

if, the smoke is grey, turn off the power, and

if the smoke is black, run miles far away......will explode !



welcome back(again) my friend Kwag.
i read about in the press and from your posts. everything seems right.
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