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Old 07-27-2010, 11:05 AM   #1621
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WTF.....it makes me sad sometimes to live down here
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:52 AM   #1622
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I planned this build back during Thanksgiving, finally bought it 2 months ago. It's something that will last me for several years if I upgrade the video card when needed. I upgraded from a single core athlon XP. But I also have a core i7 laptop with a Gtx280m since thanksgiving.

You should get ARMA 2 and watch your computer DIE in front of you. I load the entire game into ram to have a virtual super duper SSD drive in order to play it smoothly, at medium graphics.

Check out my raided HDD's vs. my ramdrive. Lol!
Whenever I load up ARMA 2 I swear I can hear a noise coming from my computer that sounds like a labored "help me".
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:12 PM   #1623
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Whenever I load up ARMA 2 I swear I can hear a noise coming from my computer that sounds like a labored "help me".
Word. ARMA 2 rapes my computer like a bitch. Max graphics just ain't happening unless you enjoy a slideshow of what you are doing. I was quite surprised it was so demanding when I first got it. Makes Crysis seem old school.
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It is the most demanding computer game to date.

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A touching musical tribute to Robert C. Baker, inventor of the chicken nugget and known as the "Thomas Edison of poultry," with over 40 credited innovations in the field of poultry and cold-cuts.

http://www.paulandstorm.com/lyrics/nugget-man/

Click the "Play the song" button under the title near the upper-left of the screen.
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:46 PM   #1626
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i just downloaded the call of duty beta.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:31 PM   #1627
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Ever wonder what the difference is between a bolt and a screw? There is no clear definition.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screw#D...bolt_and_screw

Clearly this is a setup for a possibly more colorful discussion. Continue...
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:53 PM   #1628
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When I refer to bolt, it's something that is threaded into a nut or threaded hole.

Screw is like something that just threads into anything.. so like into sheetmetal or wood for example.
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A bolt has a head which is designed to be turned with a wrench, pliers, or other apparatus which grips the head from the outside edge.

A screw has a head which incorporates one or more recessed ares (a slot, a hexagonal hole, etc) into which a tool is meant to be inserted.

Call Webster. Let 'em know.

There, was that so damn hard?


edit: ****, I guess by my definition, carriage bolts aren't bolts.

Ok, addendum to above: Carriage bolts shall no longer be referred to as bolts. They are now carriage axles.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:57 PM   #1630
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When I refer to bolt, it's something that is threaded into a nut or threaded hole.

Screw is like something that just threads into anything.. so like into sheetmetal or wood for example.
So then what's the difference between a self-tapping screw and a non-self-tapping screw?
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:59 PM   #1631
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A bolt has a head which is designed to be turned with a wrench, pliers, or other apparatus which grips the head from the outside edge.

A screw has a head which incorporates one or more recessed ares (a slot, a hexagonal hole, etc) into which a tool is meant to be inserted.

Call Webster. Let 'em know.

There, was that so damn hard?
And when it has both an outside gripping surface as well as a recessed area? For example, a hex head with a slot for a flat screwdriver?
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And when it has both an outside gripping surface as well as a recessed area? For example, a hex head with a slot for a flat screwdriver?
Fasteners of this nature shall be called scolts.
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WAT EVER
FLOAT YA BOAT
26'S BITCH GET IN


That vehicle used to belong to my friend Big T.
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So then what's the difference between a self-tapping screw and a non-self-tapping screw?

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Fasteners of this nature shall be called scolts.
Don't know if I like that name. Can we discuss it over brunch?*





*Eaten with sporks, of course.
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That vehicle used to belong to my friend Big T.
Did he or the current owner ruin it?
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When I refer to bolt, it's something that is threaded into a nut or threaded hole.

Screw is like something that just threads into anything.. so like into sheetmetal or wood for example.
That's what I always thought. Bolts have pre existing threaded holes, screws just go directly into the material for a friction hold against the threads/screw itself. Bolts get friction from the head (I like friction on the head) and stretch.
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Don't know if I like that name. Can we discuss it over brunch?
I wanted like hell to call them stoats (just because I think stoats are not only funny by themselves, but also have a funny name) but I couldn't make it work.
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Turns out that the Dept. of Homeland Security has a 21 page booklet on how to tell the difference between a bolt and a screw:

http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/...ctt/icp013.pdf

Seriously, you just can't make this **** up.

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I am both curious and terrified to know what the creation of that document cost in tax dollars.
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