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Since: Oct 12

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#90960 Sep 8, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>my saturday:
ESPN's College Gameday
UF @ UM
SoCar @ UGa
ND @ Mich
Football all day.
#Heaven
It can get even worse today, i have that NFL Redzone...no commercials, they go from one game to the other...all highlights and all touchdowns....changed the viewing landscape for me....it can make you crazy....lol...

Since: Oct 12

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#90961 Sep 8, 2013
BTW, Congrat's to my beloved Michigan Wolverines on a great victory over them Irish....lol...And the U, which rolled the Gators.....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#90962 Sep 8, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Those damn Libs, they spoil all our fun....
Tell me about it...

Banned smoking

Banned large soft-drinks

Banned sacked school lunches

Banned firearms

Have to buckle up in the back seat

Raised taxes!

Liberals: squashing the American dream and trampling our rights one law at a time!

Since: Oct 12

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#90963 Sep 8, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell me about it...
Banned smoking
Banned large soft-drinks
Banned sacked school lunches
Banned firearms
Have to buckle up in the back seat
Raised taxes!
Liberals: squashing the American dream and trampling our rights one law at a time!
You like politics?....Here is a deal....In their zeal for both fiscal responsibility and preference for the good of the party over the good of the country....if House republican's find a way to sabotage this mission to stop genocide....then let's get serious and reign in our global military presence, and cut our defense spending 50-70%....in for that deal?......BTW, Do you really ride in the backseat?...lol...

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90964 Sep 8, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Thought I'd have to buy a new computer b/c it was trashed with a virus and was old. I had bought a really good one 5 years ago. Quad core, AMD. Anyways, the computer guy fixed it for $150. Yay! That was last year. It's still going strong and of all the computers I have bought it's really been a work horse, a good one.
When getting a computer, buy the best one at the time that you can afford and it'll last. Amirite?
BTW, I am with you. I love technology. I'm just too cheap to get the latest and greatest. I wait until I need it.
I replaced my computer in February. I had a poor experience with Dell and cancelled the order

The IT company from work suggested HP. One of the people here suggested that HP has a student teacher program. If you can say that you are presently a student or teacher or have been enrolled in college you can buy a much less expensive unit.That cover a lot of people these days.

There was a good choice of machines and I was able to configure it the way I wanted.I was able to get it loaded with a limited -not trial-edition of MS Office (no powerpoint). The HP program probably does not have good choices for someone who games or does a lot of graphics, but I don't use it for that.I got 500GB RAM and 4GB storage for $340. I could have gone up as high as 16GB storage to my recollection.I didn't need a monitor.

It is a solid animal. I like it.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#90965 Sep 8, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>I replaced my computer in February. I had a poor experience with Dell and cancelled the order
The IT company from work suggested HP. One of the people here suggested that HP has a student teacher program. If you can say that you are presently a student or teacher or have been enrolled in college you can buy a much less expensive unit.That cover a lot of people these days.
There was a good choice of machines and I was able to configure it the way I wanted.I was able to get it loaded with a limited -not trial-edition of MS Office (no powerpoint). The HP program probably does not have good choices for someone who games or does a lot of graphics, but I don't use it for that.I got 500GB RAM and 4GB storage for $340. I could have gone up as high as 16GB storage to my recollection.I didn't need a monitor.
It is a solid animal. I like it.
you got 4gb of ram and 500gb of storage.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#90966 Sep 8, 2013
Yes it is, it's called "Planned obsolescence "
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>

So now I have an unopened cartridge of ink for a printer I'm no longer using! The latest technological gizmo is only designed to last a few year years. Then you need to upgrade and replace. Nice scam!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#90967 Sep 8, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
if House republican's find a way to sabotage this mission to stop genocide....then let's get serious and reign in our global military presence, and cut our defense spending 50-70%....in for that deal?......BTW, Do you really ride in the backseat?...lol...
I don't believe we should get involved in Syria.

Don't think that means we should have to cut 70% of our military, though.

Since: Oct 12

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#90968 Sep 8, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I don't believe we should get involved in Syria.
Don't think that means we should have to cut 70% of our military, though.
Why do we have it then, just to look scary and pretend? If they are impotent, then let's reign them all in...no need to keep this global military presence, and why? If there is nothing to gain, we can look the other way.....We could save TRILLIONS....

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#90969 Sep 8, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> It can get even worse today, i have that NFL Redzone...no commercials, they go from one game to the other...all highlights and all touchdowns....changed the viewing landscape for me....it can make you crazy....lol...
Today? Today's Sunday. NFL. Pssshht.
Perfect time to mow the lawn

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#90970 Sep 8, 2013
Oh, and go ble, Go Blue. The teams I was pulling for all won. Was a good day.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#90971 Sep 8, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Why do we have it then, just to look scary and pretend? If they are impotent, then let's reign them all in...no need to keep this global military presence, and why? If there is nothing to gain, we can look the other way.....We could save TRILLIONS....
We don't spend trillions of dollars on the military. If you want to cut something, let's stop sending billions of dollars to countries that hate us.

Since: Mar 11

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#90972 Sep 8, 2013
RACE wrote:
Yes it is, it's called "Planned obsolescence "
<quoted text>
Exactly RACE. We live in a disposable society, and I think the banks are in on it. It keeps us in debt ;)

Since: Mar 11

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#90973 Sep 8, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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We don't spend trillions of dollars on the military. If you want to cut something, let's stop sending billions of dollars to countries that hate us.
I agree with you as well, edog. I think it's time to fix ourselves first.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90974 Sep 8, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>you got 4gb of ram and 500gb of storage.
Thanks for the correction. Whichever way, it works nicely for me.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90975 Sep 8, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I don't believe we should get involved in Syria.
Don't think that means we should have to cut 70% of our military, though.
Have you written/emailed your Senators and Congressman? You can do it by email

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#90976 Sep 8, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Have you written/emailed your Senators and Congressman? You can do it by email
I'm seriously thinking about it. But I'm afraid that once I get started, my quick email is gonna turn into a ten page government gripe report. Then I'll be on the NSA watch list. Again. There'll be a drone hovering over my house.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90977 Sep 8, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I'm seriously thinking about it. But I'm afraid that once I get started, my quick email is gonna turn into a ten page government gripe report. Then I'll be on the NSA watch list. Again. There'll be a drone hovering over my house.
You forfeit all future griping rights unless you make your opinion known now when it can have some chance of affecting the outcome.

I am dead serious about this.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#90978 Sep 8, 2013
just an fyi....groupon has a really good deal today for printer ink, different brands.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#90979 Sep 8, 2013
dahgts wrote:
just an fyi....groupon has a really good deal today for printer ink, different brands.
Do they accept Best Buy gift cards as a form of payment?

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