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Old December 7, 2009, 12:37 PM
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Old December 7, 2009, 12:41 PM
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Glad to hear that you are all right. Its easier to replace machines then it to replace human body parts.
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Old December 7, 2009, 07:05 PM
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Good to see you safe and sound.


Heavy Fog are the worst and scariest thing during highway driving, no matter how many years you experience with it.

Next time when your in a heavy fog situation remember to have your hazards lights flashing. That Amber/Yellow goodness will make it more visible for followers.

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Old December 7, 2009, 07:20 PM
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Man that is scary. Good thing you had so much metal around you on a Solid Frame or the outcome would have been much different.

Happy to hear you're okay.
I know how close and scary that can be.

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Old December 7, 2009, 07:22 PM
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Wow you are really lucky to be alive. That is very insane.

The folding rig is no big deal, but I'll gladly help out with any part you need to get it running again (you will put it to good use).

What kind of PSU was that? I'll send you a new one no problems.
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Old December 7, 2009, 07:33 PM
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What kind of PSU was that? I'll send you a new one no problems.
That would be a Corsair HX850.
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Old December 7, 2009, 07:46 PM
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Holy crap! Glad you walked out of that one.
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Old December 8, 2009, 04:37 AM
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You're very lucky to walk away from this. Too bad for the rig but it can always be rebuilt... you can't.
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Old December 8, 2009, 06:28 AM
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Thanks for your kind words all, miraculously I have only a sore bicep and it feels like someone kicked me in the butt...hard!

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It wasn't your main pc though?
Nope, was the start of my dedicated folding rig, got two desktops at home.

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I think that truck is a write off, however. Hope its not coming off your paycheque!
Never thought of that........

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2. what the hell happened to the PSU? Burnt?
No, that pic is the next day. The truck got towed into town, I grabbed a ride with the emergency personnel and snagged a hotel room for the night. It went to -30C that night. I took a cab to the towing yard in the morning and started unloading my personal effects to take to my room. What you see is frost!

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Glad to hear your ok. The truck is F**Ked. Have you tried to fire up your rig, It looks alright to me, nothing some zip ties and duct tape wont fix. The dents give it character
As a matter of fact after I cleaned and warmed up everything and made sure there was no condensation present, I hooked up the psu and mobo with ram in but no video card and gave 'er some juice. The mobo will not start at all. I am hoping that it is only one component that is shot. I will determine what is still good as I sort this out. If that PSU still works I will send my testimony and pics to Corsair!

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I blame the leasehand!
Don't we always?

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Heavy Fog are the worst and scariest thing during highway driving, no matter how many years you experience with it.

Next time when your in a heavy fog situation remember to have your hazards lights flashing. That Amber/Yellow goodness will make it more visible for followers.
This was actually smoke from the farmer burning piles of timber that he had cleared of his land. You (in Alberta) must get a permit and post warning signs on the highway. He had neither. I drive lots and have seen lots of bad fog, this was worse. There was a temperature inversion that was holding the smoke over the road, it was impossible to see, I could not even see the lines on the road. I will however slow even more than usual from now on when I see fog. I keep thinking of what to do differently if it happened again, but short of stopping completely before going into the smoke, there isn't much.

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The folding rig is no big deal, but I'll gladly help out with any part you need to get it running again (you will put it to good use).

What kind of PSU was that? I'll send you a new one no problems.
A huge thanks for the offer, I have to figure out which parts are toast


Thanks again all!!

Oh, here is what the truck looks like in the daylight...
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I only saw this today, I hope everything is alright! I'm not sure if you have or not, but I'd go to a doctor regardless to see if you have any soft tissue injuries, as you might not feel it now but it could seriously fsck you up down the road(personal experience, father was T-Boned by a school bus about 10 years ago, he walked away from the crash, but about 2 years later he started developing all sorts of issues(back, neck, muscle, etc) due to the crash). If you get it all documented now, if and when you start developing issues, it could be covered all from insurance.

Hope everything works out well!
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