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Old 09-21-2012, 01:03 PM #1009
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Wife fried her motherboard in her laptop last night. Looks like we'll be buying a new laptop. Lucky for her she just got money back from her school so she can use that.
Just tell her you'll get her a computer. Then use the money to buy yourself another marker. When you come back home hand her the marker and say "Here's your new computer. Have fun!". If she questions you, all you have to say is "Yea, I know, they make those things look real different these days. Technology sure is changing." and then just walk away.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:08 PM #1010
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Yeah it's not a big difference between the motherboard and a new laptop. Spyder I wish I could do that and get a Gator, but not gonna happen. Trying to get the money asap though. I need a paintball layaway
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:51 PM #1011
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Expanded the collection a little bit ago, hopefully this time next week I'll have a new picture to post

V - Did you ever get your Thumper to work? Reading all this crap about Metadyne makes me want to find one before they go the way of the doodoo.
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looks like i might have sold 2 of my lcd matrixes. once i do it will be time to find a nyx or pony it up to find that orange toxic i really really want
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Since were talking about laptops, I need some recommendations.

Im looking for a 17.3" screen mainly. Doesnt have to have one, but thats my main criteria. Trying to keep it around $425 or so. Ive looked into some Toshibas, Lenovo, HP, and some Acers. It seems like it will be a personal preference thing since they all have around the same screen size/power/HD, etc. between brands. I of course want the most computing power for my budget, but the screen size is the other thing knocking the price up.

Ive found a couple of refurbs on ebay for about 430 or so with 17.3" screen, i3, 320 GB HDD ~2.3 GHz. That seems to be the most I could get, but ive been out of the computing scene for a few years and never really been in the laptop scene. Anyone have any suggestions? Deals or brands?
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I got 1 off new egg with a dedicated 1g video card for 650 I5 processor .. i don't remember ram bit its more a less a gaming laptop .. asus brand ... Had it about 2 years still runs everythinggreat
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V - Did you ever get your Thumper to work? Reading all this crap about Metadyne makes me want to find one before they go the way of the doodoo.
Haven't tried too hard yet as it's still gen1 parts, they haven't replied to the email I sent them a month ago. For $30 I won't complain too much though.

Scatlm, this seems neat for a project :
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wife has a new laptop, next is time for me to get a Gator, right?
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I bet she'll break something else then, perhaps a new microwave
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Haven't tried too hard yet as it's still gen1 parts, they haven't replied to the email I sent them a month ago. For $30 I won't complain too much though.

Scatlm, this seems neat for a project :
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You want to build a 29er? ..hold on, let me find the direct links for the Chinese suppliers, I recently reformatted my pc and I didn't save my bookmarks .. but yeah, the geometry on that frame looks suspect.

I met a group of Norwegians at Miami Beach last night .. very pleasant people. We showed them a few "hot spots" and made long-life friends along the way. It is truly phenomenal when you can transcend the material, culture barriers, petty differences, and meet at a higher frequency. 'Best way I can describe it; people of higher consciousness.
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Culture differences? What kind of hillbilly Norwegians did you meet exactly?
Petty differences there should be heaps of though.

As for a 29r, not really sure. But if I enjoy the scalpel build I'll probably make myself some sort of singlespeed bike aswell. I have a 2k1 gt avalanche frame sitting around in steel which would be perfect for that tho.
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Culture differences? What kind of hillbilly Norwegians did you meet exactly?
Petty differences there should be heaps of though.

As for a 29r, not really sure. But if I enjoy the scalpel build I'll probably make myself some sort of singlespeed bike aswell. I have a 2k1 gt avalanche frame sitting around in steel which would be perfect for that tho.

lol .. Well, we were inter-connected in some higher plane of existence. We're suppsosed to meet them up tonight for drinks, I'll ask what part of Norway they're from.

With the 29ers, frame-geometry is even more crucial. You don't want something with poor maneuverability, however, I know there are Chinese carbon frames that are geometrically correct, I just gotta have this guy send me the links again.

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anyone here around the miami, FL area. theres something i really want but the guy is refusing to ship anything.
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Alienware M17x is my laptop. Love that thing. Someday I'll start playing diablo III but I'm 200+ hours in Battlefield 3 on Playsataion.
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Freaking monday already . Got to play a lot of Borderlands 2 this weekend, great pickup. New WoW tonight, not very excited, but I bought it anyway.
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