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    Sco Website Is Unreachable.

    Nope, but I offered to get us dance lessons before our wedding. So is that "evil"? The ultimate moral compass has to be to do whatever I have to to get my genetic material into the next generation.
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    Oh My God :(

    Your political compass Economic Left/Right: 6.38 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.46 Basically right on the "Right" axis, approaching the "blank" quadrant. Oh, and when you are on your side from behind you wrap your arm up under her neck and give her a honk....
  4. Now this is just hilarious: Is the basic scenario that if someone is so stupid to believe this junk anyway, it'll make sense to him to steal $242 million for a promised gain of $13.7 million? It never occurred to this moron that..aaaah, never mind, it just makes my head hurt way too much!
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    Slow Hard Drive Performance Please Help!

    And...does that make you happier...?
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    Sco Website Is Unreachable.

    Did you pretend to like dancing when you met your wife?
  7. Have you actually used their products?
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    Hard Disk Data Loss

    Yeah, GetDataBack may well work. I see no mention of a backup for over a year's worth of "important" files. That's at least 365 too few, though I prefer hourly....
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    Ah, OK, I thought there was a native 2-drive solution? Is that a different chassis, or just a problem with my memory?
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    Oh My God :(

    I find that to be true of priests, rabbis, nuns, etc. - all people of the cloth...LOL!
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    That would be the one, thanks. I think for 300G the choice would be Maxtor or Maxtor, right?
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    Oh My God :(

    But we do come to nearly diametrically opposite conclusions about what to do about it.... Heh, except for when we seem to agree (in other threads).
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    Oh My God :(

    Why do you think they are our instincts to begin with? What makes me sad is folks who deny their basic natures and try to create an imaginary notion of what should be instead of what is. Self-hating suburbanites who drive Big SUVs but vote for nonsensical recycling laws. Self-hating Americans, successors to the greatest history of conquest ever, putting Indians on currency. Self-hating Christians who own property. Etc. We are humans. We are the epitome of *ss-kicking coolness. Ya gotta love it.
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    Sco Website Is Unreachable.

    Dang, how do I get that job? Could jealousy be the motivator behind the virus? If this scenario is true, these guys are geniuses!
  15. Actually most of the APCs I've seen have had Panasonic cells made in "China". Many of them come original with various numbers of Pana P#LC-R127R2P1's strung together. That's a 12V 7.2Ah/20HR battery. You can get the equivalent for about $12 each in cases of 6 from here (as a random example): When we have replaced batteries, instead of chucking the whole units, we have never bought APC.
  16. Hi, well I am not familair with that game, so here are the questions/concerns: What size are the maps? I am not sure if this is a render issue or a load issue. A faster CPU or faster video card might be more helpful if rendering is the key. Are the maps coming from the HD, a CD, or the Internet? If either of the latter, can you pre-load onto a HDD? Can you track your memory usage? Are you using a page file, or is everything fitting in the 1G? If the gane is using a page file, more memory or a second HDD dedicated for the page file would improve things. I am assuming that you have XP Pro, so you should be able to monitor your resources if you don't have reasonable guesses to the answers to these questions.
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    Oh My God :(

    Heh, and that would be why I married - other thing may fade, but....
  18. Refurbishment U. Horsemen Tough call....
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    Oh My God :(

    ...that when I was that age everyone was a prude.... Whom among us, honestly, would not have literally sacrificed a major limb or organ to get that at that age? Life is so unfair!
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    Striping Dynamic Volumes In Xp Prof

    Actually, you will not get better "performance" using RAID 0 because the "performance" bottleneck will be the video stream you are acquiring. You can not get better "performance" than the rate of the video stream so long as the drive in question is at least as fast as the rate of the video stream.
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    Tits said urinating...hehehehe
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    Made In America!

    Actually, I think it is land, not just territory - "wet foot/dry foot".
  23. Hey, they list "Contact Pressure" - a spec I don't recall seeing before on headsets. I wonder how they measure it - esp. as I'd think it would be different depending on the wearer & the adjustment to the sets, etc. Still, if there were an objective way to measure and compare headsets this way it could be a reasonable start at pre-judging comfort. Still, there are so many variables, and often what feels good for the first 5 or even 30 minutes is not what is the best long-term wearing set. I think about half the time I'm leaning toward the "they may be on to something here" and the other half "bogus marketing gimmick"....
  24. Ok, I measured over the top of my head this morning and get ~16" to ~17", earhole to earhole. The measurement from earhole to earhole, *through* my head was about 10" to 12". How are we looking? -- Rick The Sonys are probably OK, but you are at the extreme range. I would suggest either going to a pro audio store (either a local store or something like a Sam Ash or Guitar Center) and trying on some pairs. This would not be a posh, hi-end rich guy AV toy store, but something where audio techs go to get gear. Failing that, you could try and order something and try it - returns should not be a problem, esp. if you call and place your order w/a rep and explain your dilemma.