"If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" Will Rogers
Question #92336 posted on 06/10/2019 1:12 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I pulled my old Texas Instruments TI-89 graphing calculator out of storage where it had been out of use for almost a decade and replaced the four AAA batteries and the coin backup battery with new ones. There was no corrosion around the battery spring terminals. I didn't even have old AAAs in there (though there was an old backup battery in there) and it's been in a climate-controlled area all this time. Everything looked good.

Immediately after I put in the new batteries and hit the power button nothing happened, but a couple of hours later, it came back to life and is currently working normally.

What are your theories for this need of a few hours to warm back up after a long hibernation?

-Sir Cut

A:

Dear Sir,

Sometimes it just takes a while for your brain to really get going after you’ve been asleep for a while, y’know?

-Frère Night Owl