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Can someone tell me what a "socket" is? "24" NO Spoliers!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by aadam101, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I just assumed the socket is where Jack shoots you when he wants information from you.
     
  2. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Great line....we roared when she said that.
     
  3. Boot

    Boot to the head TCF Club

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    I have 861 sockets currently open on my work machine.
     
  4. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    oh i loved when she said 'i need you to open another socket' and now understand the reason for the thread.
     
  5. dtivouser

    dtivouser Tivoless TCF Club

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    "Open a socket to the DOD mainframe" is a bit like saying "Go mix petrol and air to create a combustion to drive you to Montgomery Wards."
     
  6. gchance

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    Time travel. Cool. :)

    Greg
     
  7. hbtaylor

    hbtaylor Member

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    But the important thing from this week's episode is that she requested a "fresh" socket. Obviously, for some things, a day-old, worn-out socket is okay, but when the task is really critical, nothing but a fresh-from-the-bakery, shrink-wrap-still-on socket will do the trick. I'm just surprised they didn't need to initiate a protocol to go with the socket.
     
  8. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Which is especially funny because everyone knows that a socket needs to be broken in a bit before you can get top performance out of it.
     
  9. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    If you listen closely, this is a pretty popular line since Day 1 I think. I know Chloe, Milo, Edgar, I think even Nina were all obsessed with sockets.
     
  10. Spire

    Spire WAS PHONE

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    Yes, I know. (I'm a software developer, and I deal with this stuff every day.) I was just trying to simplify the explanation a bit.
     

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