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  1. This is from a conversation between Hermann Goering and Gustave Gilbert, a German-speaking intelligence officer and psychologist who was granted free access by the Allies to all the prisoners held in the Nuremberg jail: "Why, of course, the people don't want war," Goering shrugged. "Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship." "There is one difference," I pointed out. "In a democracy the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars." "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
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    Excelstor Hdd's From China?

    I have a couple of friends working in a computer store, and they have mainly used Excelstor in their computers for the last 10 months or so. And they are happy with them (so far at least). They even tried to sell me one a few weeks ago, and I'm fairly certain they wouldn't do that if they thought the disks were crap.
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    15K Futures

    Isn't Seagate working on a 2.5 inch enterprise drive too?
  4. Found another page that might help with the HDD dimensions and mounting holes: http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/d180gxp/d180gxpmec.htm I don't know if I'm qualified to have an opinion about the layout, but to me it looks good. Perhaps watjac92 has a point about the optical drives though. But it's definitely an interesting project!
  5. Try: http://www.formfactors.org/developer%5Cspecs%5Catx2_1.pdf
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    Replacement browser frontends

    I think Mozilla and Opera does a good job of rendering non-compliant code. But it would definitely have been easier to convert people if they rendered "bad pages" exactly like IE5.5. Then people wouldn’t think that their Mozilla or Opera was broken. Anyway, personally I don't really care if a page looks a little bit different in different browsers. Some are using Opera on their Sony Ericsson P900 and others are using IE6 on Windows, and the pages won't be rendered in the same way (they aren't meant to be anyway). For me the main thing is that the content is available on as many browsers and OS's as possible. (Which just happens to be very easy to accomplish with web standards. ) Btw, I'm sorry for my English
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    Evil Empire: USA

    Ooooops, maybe it was Iran that had all the weapons of mass destruction? We all do mistakes you know. Bush should just say he's sorry for the inconvinience, build a McDonalds in the place of the Baghdad's antiquities museum and then go on and liberate Iran.
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    Evil Empire: USA

    I've never met the man nor been to Iraq so I don't have any preconceptions about Saddam. As to whether he should lead Iraq or not must, surely, be up to the Iraqi people? How would you feel if Iraqis demanded that King Carl-Gustav should be overthrown? What happens in Sweden is of Swedish concern and what happens in Iraq is of Iraqi concern. I think Saddam is a bad leader because he is killing people that doesn't think like him. Killing people is considered a crime in most countries in this world. That is why I think he isn't fit to be the leader of Iraq. But criminals should be dealt with by the police (or UN in this case) and not a single maniac that happens to own a gun...
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    Evil Empire: USA

    You mean the Anfal Campaign that was led by general Nizar al-Khazraji? The same person that USA think might be a nice successor to Saddam Hussein? You think it would make Iraq an "arab sweden"? Well, then you don't know very much about Sweden. :roll:Anyway, I am sure that most of us agree that Saddam should not lead Iraq. We only disagree on how it should be done, and what should happen after he is gone.
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    Evil Empire: USA

    Maybe you should take the time to learn Washington Post's version? http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/artic...-2003Mar31.html
  11. It looks like the page is looking for a DSN-connection to the database that isn't there. You only need to open the Administrative Tools->Data Sources (ODBC) and create the DSN-connection (preferably as a System DSN), and the page(s) should work. /Fredrik
  12. Do you want to disable the autocomplete-stuff completely in the address bar? I don't know if it's the same in IE6, but this should work in IE5.5: Right click the IE icon Goto properties Goto "Content" tab Click on autocomplete button Clear the checkbox "Web addresses"