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Old 04-25-2012, 01:24 PM   #12361
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You two should drag race in your parking lot, right as the ------- who bitches about your driving comes out.
I plan to ---- with him at work when I get my turbo back.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:13 PM   #12362
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #12363
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Yay, drove my car again for the first time in months. Took off the gearbox brace and now have sufficient clearance for the speedmountains in my street. Almost forgot how much fun it is to drive
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So I am about to buy my first pick up truck. It is a 97 F150 Lariat 4.6L V8. The plan is to use it for just towing the miata to and from the track. Right now it needs a new radiator and possibly an AC compressor. After that the plan is to install a transmission cooler and flush the transmission. It should be good for towing around the east coast then.

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Looks decent enough. Around here, a '97 would be mostly rotted out.

How many miles? Stick or slushbox?
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:16 PM   #12366
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Looks decent enough. Around here, a '97 would be mostly rotted out.

How many miles? Stick or slushbox?
Auto which I am fine with, and nothing more then basic surface rust. It has lived down here in SC all its life. It also has cruise control which is a big plus.
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Towing is easier with an auto. That truck should have mo problem hauling the Miata. You'll probably forget it's even back there.
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So I was in the bathroom reading Reddit on my Inspiron 1525 laptop that had a new 5400 320gb hard drive. I flushed the toilet, and continued to read about different website easter eggs. Apparently the toilet didn't accept my excrement and clogged. Annoyed, I continued reading, but failed to notice that the toilet was still adding water for a longer-than-normal period, up until the point where part of me felt something cold. In a panicked craze I jumped up, turned around, and noticed that the bowl was a centimeter away from dumping waste all over the floor. I stood there in disbelief trying to figure out what was going on for longer than I should have, and then immediately went for the water shut-off valve in the back. It was stuck. Not only that, but I managed to knock over my laptop that I had perched on the bathtub edge in the chaos. With the bowl nearing maximum capacity, I opened the tank only to find that the flapper valve was stuck open. I quickly reached in to close it, and the impending disaster was averted.

After everything had been sorted, I pulled the laptop out of the tub, and to my dismay the screen was frozen. I tried rebooting and restoring Windows 7, but all to no avail.

My first question, is there anything I can do to get my hard drive to boot and run properly again?

If no to the first, I was looking at SSDs and was wondering if there are any reputable brands out there because many reviews seem to be a hit or miss with the product.
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Shitty laptop story
pull the drive and attatch it to another machine and pull all the files, in win7 everything you need should be under C:\users\*user acct name*

after that, doa full format, if its just a few bad sectors they should get flagged and the rest of the drive should function as normal assuming thats the only damage
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So I was in the bathroom reading Reddit on my Inspiron 1525 laptop that had a new 5400 320gb hard drive. I flushed the toilet, and continued to read about different website easter eggs. Apparently the toilet didn't accept my excrement and clogged. Annoyed, I continued reading, but failed to notice that the toilet was still adding water for a longer-than-normal period, up until the point where part of me felt something cold. In a panicked craze I jumped up, turned around, and noticed that the bowl was a centimeter away from dumping waste all over the floor. I stood there in disbelief trying to figure out what was going on for longer than I should have, and then immediately went for the water shut-off valve in the back. It was stuck. Not only that, but I managed to knock over my laptop that I had perched on the bathtub edge in the chaos. With the bowl nearing maximum capacity, I opened the tank only to find that the flapper valve was stuck open. I quickly reached in to close it, and the impending disaster was averted.

After everything had been sorted, I pulled the laptop out of the tub, and to my dismay the screen was frozen. I tried rebooting and restoring Windows 7, but all to no avail.

My first question, is there anything I can do to get my hard drive to boot and run properly again?

If no to the first, I was looking at SSDs and was wondering if there are any reputable brands out there because many reviews seem to be a hit or miss with the product.
Your harddrive is fux0red. I have one SSD and bought it used. It has been great to me. It is the 320 series, 160GB.

Oh wait, It boots? Yeah then do what he said^.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:31 AM   #12371
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I had like 2 hours worth of lucid dreams yesterday late mornign after having 2 glasees of this tequila. It was aweeom.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #12372
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For example, students were asked this question: "A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?" The intuitive answer — 10 cents — would be wrong. A little math on the fly reveals that the correct answer would be 5 cents.

After answering three of these questions, the students were asked to rate a series of statements on belief, including, "In my life I feel the presence of the Divine," and "I just don't understand religion." Students who answered the three questions correctly — and presumably did a better job of engaging their analytical skills — were more likely to score lower on the belief scales.

can someone please tell me how the answer is .05c?
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can someone please tell me how the answer is .05c?
maybe they are counting tax?

EDIT, its a $1 MORE than the ball, so the ball would be .05 and the bat would be 1.05
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can someone please tell me how the answer is .05c?
What? Do you mean $0.05?

1.00 - 0.10 = 0.90

1.05 - 0.05 = 1.00
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n/m i got it.


I honestly couldn't wrap my head around it for a second. this is why i sucked in school, trick questions trick me.


but what's funny is I just disproved the study...
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #12376
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I still don't get it. Explain
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That had me perplexed too.

If the bat is a dollar more than the ball, then .05 + 1 = 1.05
Add the price of the ball to that, 1.05 + .05 = 1.10
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(X+Y)=1.10, X>Y by 1.00

x = (X-1), or x=Y

x+Y = .10 (We subtract 1.00 from the 1.10, due to using x), since x=Y, it's just 2x.

.10 / 2 = .05, or Y and x are 5 cents.

Since we have x, then we get X by adding $1.00 (x is X-1, to reverse this we add 1)

Or, X is $1.05 (The bat), and Y is $0.05 (The ball).

$1.05 + $0.05 is $1.10, so our math checks out.
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I did this:

x+y=1.10
x + 1.00 = 1.10
x = .10

when i should have done this:

X+(X+1) =1.1
2X +1 =1.1
2x=.1
x=.05
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That had me perplexed too.
i hated ---- like that in school.
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