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ooh, my wife hates that. I typically fix our cars myself when they break. When something starts making noise that I can't diagnose, I do everything I can to make it worse hoping it'll help me figure out the problem. Apparently, that's counter-intuitive.



My wife is far more analytical about most tasks than I am - I drive her crazy by not really being able to explain how I can fix most things, using a process she describes as "fiddling randomly until it works".

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Your mechanic might hate that too. One difference between software and hardware is that you can't just revert the checkin that cracked your cylinder head when you were over-revving the engine to see if you could make the ping louder.

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