META: motherboard blues

From: Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Date: Sat Oct 09 2004 - 14:03:06 MDT

Martin Striz wrote:
> Hey folks. I know this is off topic, but I figured if anybody would be
> interested, somebody on this list might be. Recently, I decided to build my
> own computer, and I ordered this motherboard:
> Stupid me. Astute readers will notice something terribly wrong with the
> backpanel I/O connectors. Yep, no hook up for the monitor. It wasn't until I
> had everything installed and was gettting ready to plug in the keyboard, mouse,
> monitor, etc., that I noticed this fatal flaw. Needless to say, I was pissed
> off. So I ordered another motherboard from, but I'm stuck with
> this one, since their return policy states that I can only return it for the
> same item. So basically I'm looking to recoup any amount that I can for this
> item. If somebody wants an $87 motherboard for say $20 or $30 that's fine
> with me. I just want to get rid of it and get something back for it.

Actually, I am going to rule this off-topic. You could probably get away
with it on the Extropians list, but not here.

All replies to Martin go offlist, please.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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