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Old 10-29-2013, 10:55 AM   #18441
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Why are you forced to stay with Winxp 32bit? That is the real question.
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Why are you forced to stay with Winxp 32bit? That is the real question.
No, I can update that machine to Win7-32. I just didn't want to have to screw with it, since it's been entirely trouble-free and reliable for years.
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i bought full sized candy bars to give out on Thursday.
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Every year for the past decade or so, I've helped out in a small haunted garage project. Mark's Haunted Garage I help make props, and (except for last year) stand in as a live actor. Mark gives out full size bars to encourage visitors as well as keep a count of the number of visitors.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:59 PM   #18447
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Ok, someone with an 01-05: Does the driver side power window switch have a "notch" or "detent" in it when you depress it past a certain point to get to the automatic part? Pass switch would lack this.

I've been cleaning crusted coffee and **** (god I hope this is chai or mocha) out of this switch all morning and I'm trying to figure out if I'm done or not
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:09 PM   #18449
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Why are you forced to stay with Winxp 32bit? That is the real question.
Following up:

So I'm all ready to re-bang this machine with Win7. I've got the install disc prepped, I've backed up the paltry amount of data on the C: drive that I care about, the media drive has been disconnected (just in case), and I'm just about ready to pull the trigger.

The final step, just prior to the re-load, is to go to intel.com and download the latest drivers for the motherboard. Puzzlingly, when I select "Win7" from the OS dropdown, I see only one option.

Then, when I see what that option is, I understand:




Grrrrrr.
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Bummer for Joe. He is reinstalling software on Pandora's box.

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Ok, someone with an 01-05: Does the driver side power window switch have a "notch" or "detent" in it when you depress it past a certain point to get to the automatic part? Pass switch would lack this.

I've been cleaning crusted coffee and **** (god I hope this is chai or mocha) out of this switch all morning and I'm trying to figure out if I'm done or not
If I remember, yes it does have a resistance point for auto.
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Funny story. When I was in college (mid 90s), some friends and I had the idea that we were going to start a computer company ala Michael Dell, and name it Pandora.

That way, any time someone needed to service or upgrade one of our machines, they would have to open Pandora's box.
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Dude, you coulda hada dell.
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If I remember, yes it does have a resistance point for auto.
Most excellent, thank you!

Now I just need to figure out how to pull the pins out of the connector in the harness and I'll be set.
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Grrrrrr.
I'm sure the old 486DX (or whatever it is) still has plenty of clock cycles left but maybe it's time for a new box?

Downgrade the Big Machine to media server and get yourself something to carry you well into the '30s or '40s.

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I'm about to say "**** Lenovo" as I'm not seeing anything that makes them different than anything else on the market. Back when they were still being built by IBM, ThinkPad T series were paragons of durability. I ordered 10 new Lenovo T430s' last month and I had 1 DOA and 2 warranty return/repairs in less than 3 weeks. I'm going to start exploring my options with Dell and HP.

I'm hoarding parts to keep my T60 & X60 running FOREVER.
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I'm about to say "**** Lenovo" as I'm not seeing anything that makes them different than anything else on the market. Back when they were still being built by IBM, ThinkPad T series were paragons of durability. I ordered 10 new Lenovo T430s' last month and I had 1 DOA and 2 warranty return/repairs in less than 3 weeks. I'm going to start exploring my options with Dell and HP.

I'm hoarding parts to keep my T60 & X60 running FOREVER.
well this should solidify that decision:

Ashton Kutcher joins Lenovo as product engineer
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well this should solidify that decision:

Ashton Kutcher joins Lenovo as product engineer
What the actual ****? ಠ_ಠ
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this is why I build my own machines with thought selected parts, so I know my machine was built with competence and confidence, and not influenced by obese idiocy.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:36 PM   #18459
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well this should solidify that decision:

Ashton Kutcher joins Lenovo as product engineer
Why is Ashton Kutcher becoming a product engineer a bad thing? If he has an educational background in engineering, and has worked successfully with several other tech companies, how do you know he is not qualified for the job?
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this is why I build my own machines with thought selected parts, so I know my machine was built with competence and confidence, and not influenced by obese idiocy.
This. I did give in and buy a budget machine by Compaq maybe 6 or 8 years ago, and it was complete ****. It now fills the role of parts holder. The case is opened up and is filled with a bunch of old boards. Been building my own machines for the last 8-10 years, and never had a major issue with any of them. Somehow managed to have no RMA's or parts failures either, except one hard drive recently.
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