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Old 01-25-2012, 12:04 AM   #10881
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Ii had a skateboard and a drum set and bleached hair and no friends.
did you wear one of those ball bearing chains?
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Pics or it didn't happen.
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Just informed that my mom has a tube of Astroglide. Stepfather says "She's ready for anything."

WTF I DO NOT NEED TO KNOW THIS
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:13 AM   #10884
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Has anyone used generic mud flaps? Got pics?
Just picked up some for the front but need some for the rear.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:15 AM   #10885
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Just informed that my mom has a tube of Astroglide. Stepfather says "She's ready for anything."

WTF I DO NOT NEED TO KNOW THIS
lol, nice.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:50 AM   #10886
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We currently have the att uverse triple package. TV, Phone, and internet. Dad called to cancel the phone, and came out of the phone call paying $27 less a month and with internet speed increased to 18/1.5 from 12/1.5.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:47 AM   #10887
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did you wear one of those ball bearing chains?
of course.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:57 PM   #10888
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Ii had a skateboard and a drum set and bleached hair and no friends.
I has an OG Caballero skateboard from back in the day. The white one with the red dragon and orange Caballero name on it.
Edit: found a pic of one (although this looks sad because no one ever rode it). Looks strange without trucks.

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Old 01-26-2012, 02:41 AM   #10890
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If youre just looking for something solid that works easily, get it. If youre into hardcore programming and that stuff, get a PC
A Mac user's response in a facebook thread asking if Macbooks are worth the money. PCs: For hardcore programming only.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:29 AM   #10891
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Office was just buzzed by 4 Osprey! They were REALLLY close, I thought we were having another earthquake.

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Old 01-26-2012, 11:30 AM   #10892
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They didn't crash into each other, did they?
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:31 AM   #10893
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not today. they were rotating the blades and I thought it was cool.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:39 PM   #10894
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So at work we have the "UPS Computer" which is really just an aging Dell desktop that UPS supplied when we set up our shipper account. It's hooked up to a digital scale and a thermal printer and it's really only used for UPS shipping and the occasional web browsing when other computers are already in use.

Everyone complains about how slow it is. We're talking glacial. If you have to restart it, you may as well walk away and come back in 10 or 15 minutes.

I had always just assumed that it was an old slow, desktop computer. It was probably bottom-basement 6 or 7 years ago when UPS supplied it, so it's way behind the curve now.

Today I decided to take on the project of preparing a few basic upgrades and then wiping the hard drive and reinstalling Windows XP.

Right click on My Computer, click Properties...<wait a few seconds>...window pops up, scan down...Celeron 2.40 GHz processor, yikes, that's pretty moldy, keep scanning down...


...256 MB RAM.

That can't be right.

Nope, 256 MB RAM. That's it.

This led me to wonder what the minimum system requirements were for WinXP.

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The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP Professional include:
Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
I can't imagine what running XP on a 233 MHz Pentium with 64 MB of RAM must be like.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:55 PM   #10895
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I can't imagine what running XP on a 233 MHz Pentium with 64 MB of RAM must be like.
I've never tried it with 64MB, but with 128MB it's actually not horrible so long as you have a relatively "clean" OS install.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #10896
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So at work we have the "UPS Computer" which is really just an aging Dell desktop that UPS supplied when we set up our shipper account. It's hooked up to a digital scale and a thermal printer and it's really only used for UPS shipping and the occasional web browsing when other computers are already in use.

Everyone complains about how slow it is. We're talking glacial. If you have to restart it, you may as well walk away and come back in 10 or 15 minutes.

I had always just assumed that it was an old slow, desktop computer. It was probably bottom-basement 6 or 7 years ago when UPS supplied it, so it's way behind the curve now.

Today I decided to take on the project of preparing a few basic upgrades and then wiping the hard drive and reinstalling Windows XP.

Right click on My Computer, click Properties...<wait a few seconds>...window pops up, scan down...Celeron 2.40 GHz processor, yikes, that's pretty moldy, keep scanning down...


...256 MB RAM.

That can't be right.

Nope, 256 MB RAM. That's it.

This led me to wonder what the minimum system requirements were for WinXP.



I can't imagine what running XP on a 233 MHz Pentium with 64 MB of RAM must be like.
At my old company we had a Dell from UPS used for the same exact purpose of yours. I am pretty sure we added in some more ram our selfs, but god that machine was still slow as crap.
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Is it bad that I am getting an itch to sell my car? I'm running numbers in my head on what I can get instead.

My BIG reservation, my car will be payed off in like 3 weeks. So I can either just dump those payments into my ING account like nothing ever happened and save for the next few years. Wow, it doesn't seem like I've had this car for 4 years.

Or-

Sell car for a fair deal (in my eyes), dump that payment down on a nice car + payments that are a little less than what I pay now for the next 5 years (I would be financing about $16-20k on a 2011 or 2010 car with >20k miles) and have a car that will always be worth more than I owe and worth significantly more than the Miata for years down the road when it's payed off.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:06 PM   #10898
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Or you could keep the miata, have a car that you owe nothing on, and have 16-20k in savings down the road...
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:16 PM   #10899
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I'm going to have to try sooooo hard to not buy **** for the car when it's paid off...and I know I really want to do some minor improvements...all new control arm bushings, AWR engine mounts, diff mounts, retune the Hydra (the idle has been searching a lot lately under higher voltage load), buy new seats and whatever small things that pop up in the future.

I don't want to build the engine or anything crazy...though I'd still like to have an even 300rwhp...which would require a larger turbo and retune and larger injectors (or are the RC 550s safe for 300rwhp?) and a bigger fuel pump.
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(or are the RC 550s safe for 300rwhp?) and a bigger fuel pump.
RC Sez: 550cc @ the NB 60psi rail pressure should be 645cc. Math says that's enough fuel for 385hp @ 80% DC. If you believe RC, you should be fine... for fuel.
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