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My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Wed May 06, 2009 10:58 am

Ok, so actually it's just the transmission shop I have my car at, but I was still somewhat taken aback when the guy at the front desk said "Oh, and we have a computer for our customers to browse the web, if you want to use it. I'll go ahead and start it up because it can take a minute to start up. We run Linux."

I couldn't resist snapping this picture.
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Re: My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Wed May 06, 2009 11:34 am

They offer a complimentary cup holder!
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Re: My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Wed May 06, 2009 2:05 pm

Nice. :D Thanks for the :lol:
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Re: My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Wed May 06, 2009 2:09 pm

Haven't seen one of those Dell cases for a while. Must be a PII or PIII.
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Re: My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Wed May 06, 2009 2:24 pm

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Re: My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Wed May 06, 2009 2:50 pm

These guys are actually really tech savvy. They are doing a tear down and rebuild of my transmission. They document the whole thing for their customers and put it up on the web if requested: http://picasaweb.google.com/fixeuro/Wil ... 02BMW330i#

The office server, which set right next to this machine was a PIII if I remember correctly.

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Re: My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Wed May 06, 2009 3:36 pm

Now everyone knows your license-plate number.
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Re: My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Wed May 06, 2009 4:22 pm

bthylafh wrote:Now everyone knows your license-plate number.


Because we're all going to hunt you down and kill you because we're crazy like that and other means of identifying you were oooooooooh so difficult.

On a real note; the picture thing is rather cool. Also nice proof that they actually did work.
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Re: My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Fri May 08, 2009 5:18 pm

bthylafh wrote:Haven't seen one of those Dell cases for a while. Must be a PII or PIII.


It looks exactly like a Dell OptiPlex GX1, I got two of those at work (sans the cupholder, unfortunately :D )...If that's the case it'd be a Pentium III
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Re: My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:30 am

haha

its good to see a mechanic with a sense of humour

i think i will install one of these cup holders in my pc :p
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Re: My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:15 pm

Skrying wrote:Because we're all going to hunt you down and kill you because we're crazy like that and other means of identifying you were oooooooooh so difficult..


not that TR folk are crazy or anything.
but *if* they were, why bother trawling through public records and this forum to discover someone's identity. If you want to take a TR person out why not just turn up to one of the BBQ's they run, they even bring there own guns sometimes :)

the point is - hiding your license plate numbers on here is just as overly paranoid as putting tape over your name on your work shirt when you walk down the street for lunch. :roll:

edit: oh, and the OP's mechanic is awesome. I would use them to service my car if it wasn't slightly inconvenient.
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Re: My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:30 am

Who's the mechanic already..hopefully ill never need a tran rebuild..but ill keep them in mind if I do :D
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Re: My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:20 am

jhm wrote:Who's the mechanic already..hopefully ill never need a tran rebuild..but ill keep them in mind if I do :D


Freddie's Transmissions, Dallas TX.
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Re: My mechanic runs Linux..

Postposted on Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:53 pm

Holy cow those guys are amazing with their documentation and I am impressed they have a Linux box for customers to use. I have come to expect very little from mechanics so these guys are right off the scope.
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