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Re: Interesting
« Reply #270 on: April 19, 2007, 10:13:09 PM »
Hello drhayden1,

Well it is the time that the cows are turned out of the cowhouse.


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Re: Interesting
« Reply #271 on: April 19, 2007, 10:37:25 PM »
wonder what type of music cows listen too ??? ::)
http://www.mothercow.org/oxen/more-music-for-cows.html
the cows below should be dancing :o
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #272 on: April 20, 2007, 09:15:10 PM »
Microsoft Only sold 244 copies of Genuine Windows Vista in China
Microsoft spent millions of dollars advertising its next generation OS 'Windows Vista' in China, in fact the IT juggernaut threw up the biggest Vista Ad on the 421 meter high Jin Mao tower in Shanghai China. However after 2 weeks (Jan 19 to Feb 2) from launch Microsoft managed to sell a mere 244 copies of Windows Vista. Software piracy is rampant in the middle kingdom and a pirated version of Vista sells for a mere $1 on the streets. The following numbers are quoted by Windows Vista chief distributor in Bejing.
http://www.newlaunches.com/archives/only_244_copies_of_genuine_windows_vista_sold_in_china.php
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #273 on: April 21, 2007, 01:28:48 PM »
77 Ways To Learn Faster, Deeper, And Better
Knowledge is the backbone of society's progress. Knowledge can lead to a new job, better pay, a new hobby, or simply knowledge for knowledge's sake - whatever is important to you as an end goal.
Life-changing knowledge does typically require advanced learning techniques. In fact, it's been said that the average adult only uses 10% of his/her brain. Imagine what we may be capable of with more advanced learning techniques.
Here are 77 tips related to knowledge and learning to help you on your quest ::)
http://oedb.org/library/college-basics/hacking-knowledge

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #274 on: April 21, 2007, 08:20:45 PM »
With all the talk about Vista being bloatware, using up system resources, bad driver support and the like, I find it interesting that people were having the same problems with win2k! Check out this old thread I found on the subject.

http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/48409524/m/523098501
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #275 on: April 21, 2007, 09:19:14 PM »
Lets face it then (1999) a 10 GB HDD was classed as very large, I think I had a 1GB Seagate in 1999 (still have it somewhere in spares) and win2k was supposed to be a business OS, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_2000

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Windows 2000 (also referred to as Win2K) is a preemptible, interruptible, graphical and business-oriented operating system that was designed to work with either uniprocessor or symmetric multi-processor 32-bit Intel x86 computers.
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Windows 2000 was made available in four editions: Professional, Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter Server.

Just look at some of the processors in that link you gave ;D

Edited out double quote and wrong tag.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #276 on: April 21, 2007, 09:38:10 PM »
^,

To continue to this walk down memory lane, and to add to David's comments, the home, consumer version available at the time, was the infamous Millennium Edition, which was DOS based, and did not share the NT architecture of Win2000.

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A successor to Windows 95 and Windows 98, Windows Me was marketed as a "Home Edition" when compared to Windows 2000 which had been released seven months earlier.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Millenium

Not too many consumers used Win2000, though it is still used by many small to medium size companies as an Enterprise system.

However, after almost an uncountable numbers of patches, it is pretty much held together with duct tape, chewing gum and bailing wire.

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #277 on: April 22, 2007, 01:40:21 PM »
60 Things Worth Shortening Your Life For 8) ::)
http://www.esquire.com/print-this/60things0507
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #278 on: April 23, 2007, 01:17:34 AM »
Once Upon A Time
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN...?
It took five minutes for the TV warm up?
All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?
Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school?
Nobody owned a purebred dog?
When a quarter was a decent allowance?
You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?
Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?
When blue jeans were only for work or play?
All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels?
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time?
And you didn't pay for air?
And, you got trading stamps to boot?
Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?
It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?
They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed. . ...and they did?
When a 55 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?
No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?
Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, "That cloud looks like a ..."
And playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?
Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?
And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace,and share it with the children of today?
When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?
Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc.
Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!
But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.

Are you someone who can still remember:

Nancy Drew
the Hardy Boys
Laurel and Hardy
Howdy Doody and the Peanut Gallery
the Lone Ranger
The Shadow Knows
Nellie Bell
Roy and Dale
Trigger and Buttermilk.
As well as summers filled with bike rides, baseball games, Hula Hoops, bowling and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, "Yeah, I remember that"?
I am sharing this with you today because the e-mail sent to me ended with a double dog dare to pass it on.
To remember what a double dog dare is, read on.
And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.
How many of these do you remember?
Candy cigarettes
Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
Coffee shops with table side jukeboxes
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
Newsreels before the movie
P.F. Fliers
Telephone numbers with a word prefix....(KLondike 4-601).
Party lines
Peashooters
Howdy Doody
45 RPM records
Green Stamps
Hi-Fi's
Metal ice cubes trays with levers
Mimeograph paper
Beanie and Cecil
Roller-skate keys
Cork pop guns
Drive ins
Studebakers
Washtub wringers
The Fuller Brush Man
Reel-To-Reel tape recorders
Tinkertoys Erector Sets
The Fort Apache Play Set
Lincoln Logs
15 cent McDonald hamburgers
5 cent packs of baseball cards - with that awful pink slab of bubble gum
Penny candy
35 cent a gallon gasoline
Jiffy Pop popcorn

Do you remember a time when...

Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"?
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do Over!"?
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?
It wasn't odd to have two or three "Best Friends"?
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties"?
Being gay meant being happy?
Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?
A foot of snow was a dream come true?
Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?
"Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense?
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
War was a card game?
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin?
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!!!!!!!
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #279 on: April 23, 2007, 09:39:45 PM »
Are You Wi-Fi or Wired?
i'm wireless on my laptop with cable modem and linksys router(WEP) and wired with my quad-and have great download and upload speeds on both :o
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Are-You-Wi-Fi-or-Wired-52692.shtml
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #280 on: April 24, 2007, 10:06:00 AM »
Important message...tech,davidr,polonus and a few others including me this applies-no harm intended...all in fun :o ;D
You need help ;)
http://www.ziff.net/404/404.htm
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #281 on: April 25, 2007, 06:06:28 AM »
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LOL ... you got me with that one!    ;D    :D


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Re: Interesting
« Reply #282 on: April 25, 2007, 09:47:50 AM »
Hi Dan,

Time to go fishing,

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #283 on: April 25, 2007, 09:56:43 AM »
you pack the lunch and i'll meet you at the river bend at swan mountain :)
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #284 on: April 25, 2007, 11:06:49 AM »
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