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Old 02-15-2011, 02:56 PM   #6521
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So, yesterday morning, the PC which I use at the office (running XP SP3) bluescreened hard. On rebooot, it shows the splashscreen but then it BSODs before the login screen.

This happens to be a fairly small office (20 people) located quite a long way from the nearest "official" Harris location.

I call the corporate help desk (in Florida) and they say that I have two options: I can FedEx the machine to them and they'll try to have it back to me by Friday, or I can wait until next Tuesday when they have a tech scheduled to be in this area. Clearly, neither of these choices are acceptable.

So I get on another machine, go to the Ubuntu website, and download a LiveCD image. I burn it, stick it in my main PC, and boot into Linux.

After an exceedingly short period of fiddling, I have the machine working beautifully in dual-screen mode, talking to our Windows network, accessing our Windows server, and printing to our Windows-served printers. I can see and access the local Windows filesystem on my hard drive, so I'm able to continue working normally. So far, Visio and AutoCAD are the only two things I haven't been able to use. OpenOffice is working quite nicely for everything else.

Now bear in mind that this machine is booted off a CD, so it has no actual Linux filesystem on any of the local drives. So this is roughly equivalent to personal computing in the early 80s, when you booted the machine off a floppy and had no hard drive. Ok, so occasionally I have to sit and wait for the CD to spin when opening an application, but overall, the machine is working better now than it ever did before as an official "Harris Standard Client" with all of the antivirus, antifilesharing, and antiproductivity **** they had loaded onto it.

I think I may actually make this my normal operating configuration. (Well, I'll install it on the hard drive, but you know what I mean.) VMWare in Unity mode should fulfill my need for Visio and ACAD. It's actualy quite tempting. (Though the IT folks will blow a gasket when they find out, I'm sure.)

(As an aside: if you guys aren't familiar with Unity, or with VMWare in general, it's ******* awesome. Basically, you can seamlessly run individual apps in a virtualized window as part of the main desktop, kind of like what the Mac folks do in order to be compatible with the rest of the world. This would probably be a good solution for all you folks having problems with your ECu tuning software on Win7-64.)

I love it when **** just works.
DO IT!!!

I run Ubuntu on my work laptop because I manage a dozen or so RedHat Servers and it makes life easier then running XP. I use VMware on it simply to boot into an XP client to run some VM software to reboot the servers. The IT guys literally just look at me strange when ever I have a hardware issue. When the harddrive died on the laptop. They were asking me what all software and OS I needed installed. I told them to just install a blank HD and then give the laptop back. I got it back with XP loaded and 2 dozen other random programs I do not need.
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Anyone got a song that honestly gives them a rush when you listen to it?

For me it's Brain Damage/Eclipse (especially) from Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. There are one or two others that I can't think of right now.
Same album, Time, 0:54 through 2:30. A little joint helps.

And a lot of Gathering songs now that I think about it. Oscar may know what I'm talking about.
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:30 PM   #6523
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Joint- or music wise?
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I've never thought about the joint, you being in the Netherlands and all, so both I guess.
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Who has the Joint...
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I just seen liek the hottest girl on a 200cc Ninja motor bike. I thought it was a moped at first slowing down traffic in front of me, so I switched lanes and caught up to her. Liek 8 cars followed me! Then I got honked at because I was keeping pace with the girl staring at her for liek 2 miles.

She had leathers on too but I could tell.. Oooo weeee she had a body. I wud have filmed this one but I had nothing on me! I was actaully going home to get my isht.

If she was riding like a loud sport bike I might have considered side swiping her just to give her mouth to mouth.

And while I passed her she adjusted her backpack then started riding wit one hand. That **** gave me a boner wont even lie.

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Old 02-15-2011, 04:12 PM   #6527
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I've never thought about the joint, you being in the Netherlands and all, so both I guess.
I don't smoke all that often. The legality kinda takes the fun out of it
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:16 PM   #6528
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I just seen liek the hottest girl on a 200cc Ninja motor bike. I thought it was a moped at first slowing down traffic in front of me, so I switched lanes and caught up to her. Liek 8 cars followed me! Then I got honked at because I was keeping pace with the girl staring at her for liek 2 miles.

She had leathers on too but I could tell.. Oooo weeee she had a body. I wud have filmed this one but I had nothing on me! I was actaully going home to get my isht.

If she was riding like a loud sport bike I might have considered side swiping her just to give her mouth to mouth.

And while I passed her she adjusted her backpack then started riding wit one hand. That **** gave me a boner wont even lie.

Creep/
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Girls on bikes are hot.
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:41 PM   #6530
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I don't smoke all that often. The legality kinda takes the fun out of it
Giant fail. Even more fun when legalized, as paranoia drops exponentially, supply is infinite, and quality is unbelievable.

"What, me high? I'm legal, suck it."
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I hate people that slam on the brakes when they see a cop in order to slow down to 10-20 mph slower than the speed limit. ******* infuriating.
It's infuriating. I like to pass them at 5 over just because I know I can and they won't do **** about it.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:53 PM   #6532
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Giant fail. Even more fun when legalized, as paranoia drops exponentially, supply is infinite, and quality is unbelievable.

"What, me high? I'm legal, suck it."
+1

I need an infinite supply of bud. :highsmiley:
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:08 PM   #6533
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Giant fail. Even more fun when legalized, as paranoia drops exponentially, supply is infinite, and quality is unbelievable.

"What, me high? I'm legal, suck it."
If paranoia is a problem, you're smoking too much. High quality and a decent supply system is awesome though. I need to find time to fire up the hookah with some dutch blend this weekend.
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Its funny how she really cant sit on it due to the weight.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:55 PM   #6536
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I hate you ******* talking about burning some green... I'm getting tested, I haven't enjoyed it in 3 months
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OMG, i wanna punch Justin Beiber in the face so ****** bad!
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OMG, i wanna punch Justin Beiber in the face so ****** bad!
Dont blame you.
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Man sometimes I hate Florida. I'm working on my car and in the middle of the garage is a HUGE spider at least 2 inches brah. Took a shoe to that bitch!

Now I'm inside researching and being a ***** not wanting to go back out there.

And by da way. I bet that big gurl sucks a mean dick. lol.
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Random testing where I work so no spleef for me. No worries, I smoked enough for a lifetime in my teens-20s. Ever been overstoned? That is when you have smoked so many Marleys that another one makes no difference.

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Anyone got a song that honestly gives them a rush when you listen to it?

For me it's Brain Damage/Eclipse (especially) from Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. There are one or two others that I can't think of right now.
The album that will live forever. DSOTM on SACD on a good 5.1 system is fantastic. Musical bliss. Really.

Some others:
I against I (Bad Brains) - There is this great lead guitar riff after the drum/bass break about half-way through the song... love that.

The last movement of the Pictures at an Exhibition symphony (Ravel) gets me every time. Great Gates of Kiev. Earth moving stuff. But I have to listen to the whole symphony start to finish because it builds bit by bit until the end and then just lets loose in this HUGE crescendo. Marvelous.

You know... I could be up all night writing about moving song movements so I will just drop it, reluctantly.
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