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  1. Another update. Everything is still going quite well with this rig however the memory stick hasn't kept its part of the bargain. About two months ago I started getting random BSODs in XP. Thought nothhing of it at first then started thinking something got messed up with XP install. It seemed to only do it when I went to certain sites that had some flash content. Not all sites either which was kind of odd. So, last night I broke down and reinstalled the XP after low level formating the hard drive. After all that it still was doing it with nothing else installed. So I redid the whole process all over again this time taking out all the cards except for the video. Nope, was still doing it. Found out about this free memory test program memtest86+ (latest version 1.70) and ran that. Didn't give the full time for the test this morning but after 30 minutes I already had 965 errors. Now I have to contact PQI since it did come with a lifetime warranty. Just thought I'd let you all know.

    Also, I've had no problems playing the games either in the past two months. Very strange that.

  2. quote:

    Originally posted by Chavik:

    If this is still a minor child you could take the time to contact the Dept. of Human Resources, Child Protective Services, or wahtever it is called yourself. Otherwise you could put him in touch with a church. You could also do a Dear Abby and try to convince him to see a school counselor.

    I would only use the government agencies as a last resort. Take it from first hand experience, stay far away from them as possible.

    Otherwise, Kalshion, maybe you can find him some free tutoring and help him out with his school work and all that. What about his dad?

  3. The way I see it, the first thing to do is kick the media out of Iraq which should have been done from the very beginning. They should not have been allowed in there in the first place until everything was done. It's not too late, get the media out of there now and put a total media blackout on Iraq. Hence, eliminating any sounding board for the nutters and terrorists that are using the media for their own agenda.

    Why do I say this? I was watching NBC news here in NYC last Thursday or Friday and Brian Williams was interviewing and woman who has been over in Iraq reporting the news. I was quite surprised however when Williams ask the reporter "what about all the good things over there that we know is going on?" She used this response as an example, "I see children walking to school everyday in bagdad, just like over here in the states, but that they will not report such stories for fear of putting those kids in danger." Do you see where I'm going with this?

    The next step would be for the politicians to step back and let the military commanders do what they need to do and stop the the backseat driving. Politicians are not military commanders.

  4. The one thing that puzzles me and the one thing thing that's kind of contrary to media reports is the condition of the currency exchange rate.

    Since the end of the war and the introduction of the bremer iraqi dinar, it has actually increased in value. It started out at 1695 dinar for every dollar. It's fluctuated all over the place. Dipped a bit to 1491 in september but now has maintained a value of 1424. The lowest I've ever seen it. Seems the banks aren't all that worried about what's going on over there.

    CBI: Current rate

    PDF file: Currency exchange history.

  5. quote:

    Originally posted by Jaguar:

    If you would keep Mitch in your thoughts and prayers, I would appreciate it, even if you disagree with him.

    I shall do that. All the best to him and the rest. Especially during the big holiday coming up.

    As for the rest, I was thinking the same thing. You only hear about bagdad having the major issues not much from anywhere else. Well, just as stated, you go to where the center of power is to cause trouble. I really really really really really hate our media.

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    Originally posted by Soback:

    Clinton lied, and not went to jail. Senators steal, take bribes, and don't lose their jobs, at most they "appologise" and maybe step down (which is laughable). We the people get abused, and are ALWAYS just one beurocrat (judge, policeman, IRS agent, ect..) away from having ALL our posessions confiscated, land siezed, life ruined, and time in prison. And that's an everyday occurence. Starting from the immenent domain law, going through the fees/taxes bleed, and ending like those ranchers (in Arizona was it, or New Mexico), having their property confiscated because they kicked ILLEGALS off of it. Now THAT's a police state. A state where the government (the state) is POLICING it's citizens.

    Case in point. Alan Hevesi New York Comptroller. Twice stole tax payers money to pay for private affairs. This time it came out right before this past elections. He claims he had forgotten to pay it back. Twice in a row he forgot? Meanwhile, employees that work in his office have been fired for less by him. What makes matters worse, the people of NY still voted him back into office. OMFG! People wonder why the way I am towards politicians and the voting public here in NY. Then again, it is a democratic strong hold. That should tell you something.

    The NY Times: Alan G. Hevesi

    There's a lot to read but it's worth it. He did come out with a campaign ad in the middle of the brouhaha and appologized still claiming it was oversight on his part. He better remember that when one of the employees at his office makes a mistake.

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