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  1.     I realize this isn't the best forums to ask in, but I've found many people here know their stuff and are helpful. I just bought a new Motherbard, Processor and Ram.

    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX - Retail

    RAM: A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K - Retail

        I see that the RAM is running on a multiplier, and I was hoping to get it to run 1:1 with the processor (which would mean the processor would have to run at 400MHz fsb with a multiplier of 8.)

    But I can't get the FSB to get anywhere near that high, the computer fails to post at anything over 300MHz FSB. Is it possible for me to get the RAM to run 1:1 with the processor on this hardware setup?

  2. I was never a fan of the Looney Toons gang, but that's not to say that they far outrank all of the newer cartoon shows I've had the pleasure to encounter (excluding their Adult Swim block <or atleast most of it>).

    P.S: Put on shows like X-Men, now there's good watchin'

  3. Black Sabbath - A National Acrobat

    I am the world that hides

    The universal secret of all time

    Destruction of the empty spaces

    Is my one and only crime

    I've lived a thousand times

    I found out what it means to be believed

    The thoughts and images

    The unborn child that never was conceived

    When little worlds collide

    I'm trapped inside my embryonic cell

    And flashing memories

    Are cast into the never ending well

    The name that scorns the face

    The child that never sees the cause of man

    The deathly darkness that

    Belies the fate of those who never ran

    Well I know its hard for you

    To know the reason why

    And I know you'll understand

    More when it's time to die

    Don't believe the life you have

    Will be the only one

    You have to let your body sleep

    To let your soul live on

    Love has given life to you

    And now it's your concern

    Unseen eyes of inner life

    Will make your soul return

    Still I look but not to touch

    The seeds of life are sown

    Curtain of the future falls

    The secret stays unknown

    Just remember love is life

    And hate is living death

    Treat your life for what it's worth

    And live for every breath

    Looking back I've lived and learned

    But now I'm wondering

    Here I wait and only guess

    What this next life will bring

  4. Another little story.

    When I was about 21, my fiance and I were leaving town to visit her parents. When we got about 100 miles down the road, we realized that we could not find our baggy. Wonder to wonder we just went on down the road.

    When I got home, my mother took me aside and asked me how I could stand to smoke that stuff. I asked her what she meant. She said that she had smoked 3 of those left handed cigarettes and pretty soon she had to lay down. The next thing she knew she could not get off of the bed and was getting companionship urges. I asked her how many. And she repeated 3. I went on to let her know that it had been laced. And never to touch anything with out consulting me first, please. So yeah, we were cool with each other after I got a little bit older. And she informed me that she never wanted anything to do with that type of stuff again.

    By the way my mother was single at the time. Just me and her living there at the time.

    By the way, I am a very bad liar, People usually see right through me.

    Um, k

  5. If you pay him to build you that computer, don't trade in your old one, there's no point.  I can't imagine any good coming from it, the parts in it are damn near worthless now,  it's not going to benefit him (and it shouldn't affect the price). Keep it as a backup, or atleast use the harddrive.

    As for the deal itself, 700$ is a little high, but the computer you are getting isn't too bad. He is ofcourse making a profit, but as you mentioned the convenience is what's important to you. No Windows license is a no no, but it's not like Microsoft is going to come get you, it does show poor (and illegal) business practice however (assuming this guy is doing this on a professional level).

  6. Positive reinforcement can be much more effective than negative, though it really depends on the child, parent, and the relationship between the two that has been developing since birth.  I personally don't see marijuana as evil, or particularly bad.  That's not to say that the story isn't an example of bad parenting. The child is far too young for his mother to condone, or especially influence, and/or introduce the smoking of marijuana (or any other substance). The truth is, his age is the only truly "disturbing" part of the story.  You have to realize that there are many normal, and/or successfull people that have made a habbit of smoking marijuana.  Ofcourse there is the cliche group of "losers" and criminals that do as well.  Marijuana is a mild drug, much like alcohol it can be used responsibly, or irresponsibly.  It is illegal, which serves as a deterrance, but it seems all too many people get the idea locked into their head that marijuana is damn near pure evil because of this.

  7. "This letter is to inform you that your telephone number, XXX-XXX-XXXX, now qualifies for CenturelTel High Speed Internet.  Please call our customer service department at 1-800-201-4099 to get the latest information available on the current promotions offered."

    Looks like I'll be using D-way as a back-up connection for the next 10 months.  Thinking I'll just get the 256/128k connection for $24.95 per month ($19.95 for the first six months), or would it be worth it to get the 768/128 even though I have Direcway (~800k down) incase I need the download speed?

  8. Cancelling the Direcway service is going to be a pain in the ass, even if it hasn't been 30 days yet.  You have to pay them an additional $100 termination fee, and a deposit of $400, then uninstall the system yourself and send it to them, upon recieval they'll refund your $400. If you want them to uninstall it "professionally", that's another $100.

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