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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:57 PM
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No more fighting my kids for computer time :) I have my own!
A new laptop with a PASSWORD so my kids can't snoop. It's so fast because it isn't loaded down with every movie clip, cartoon, song, video, you name it. Just my stuff. Sigh. It's so darned satisfying. And tomorrow I'm going to buy my own psc all in one,
JUST FOR ME!

I am upgraded, hear me roar! :D :D
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:22 PM
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1. I think I will need an upgrade as well, but
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 06:22 PM by Maestro
not for anything important. I just want to play games like this one. This is the Flight Simualtor X demo that I recently downloaded and with which I had some fun.





BTW, congrats on the upgrade!
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:27 PM
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2. I admit it, I'm not much of a game player...
I already feel guilty about the time I spend reading DU. HOWEVER, that looks like a cool game. These days I'm doing self-hypnosis, but maybe not enough of it. I can take this baby up to my room and away from all the noise and annoyance. Those games, they use a lot of memory, don't they?
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:56 PM
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15. Well really what they eat up are
CPU and GPU(video card)cycles and all the mathematical algorithms that go into calcualting all the different moves of the characters and/or object. As far as memory, nowadays for gaming I would not have anything less that 1GB of fast RAM memory. I have 2GB.

Have fun with the new computer.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:02 PM
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3. That is awesome!
Now you can show your kids what a net-adict really looks like. :P

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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:35 PM
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4. I'm only really addicted to DU
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 09:36 PM by crim son
and I'm working on that, sorta. Not by leaving of course but by feeling less guilty!

edited because I'm not yet used to this teeeny leeetle keyboard...
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:38 PM
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5. Oooooh...I'm jealous
I've been wanting to upgrade for the past year...at least. I want a new computer and broadband access. With me, it's not so much fighting the kids for the computer as it is the phone line.

Teenagers. Sheesh.


:eyes:
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:49 PM
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7. It's teenagers over at my place, too!
They're all over the place! but mainly online. Yeah, I'm pleased.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:41 PM
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6. now you can have all the guy porn you want on it
:rofl:
hope all is well with you :)
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:54 PM
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8. I think I'm a regular gal and guy porn just makes me
feel rather sorry for myself :( I try to imagine the situation that would find me in a longterm, loving relationship with a guy who looks like god and it doesn't ring true. Hell, I try to imagine the situation that would find me in a longterm & loving relationship with a guy that looks like Shrek and that doesn't strike me as plausible either. Once had a fellow, my friend called him "Shrek." He was positive proof that an unattractive face does not necessarily hide a heart of gold; ugly is as ugly does.

I'm going through a pissy stage. How 'bout you? (I knew you posted this before I even saw your name....)
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:00 PM
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9. Hey pissy is good sometimes
Feeling sorry for yourself isn't very productive (trust me I've done it)
Loneliness is a bitch.
I have been lonely by myself and with someone.
All i can say is Loving yourself is far more important then the love of others.
And If you don't love yourself how can you expect others to.
I hope your prince charming shows up soon my friend!
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:01 PM
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10. In the meantime, I'll focus all my deepest longing and needs
on you, mmmmmkay? :rofl:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:04 PM
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11. sure why not
Just don't go all Glen Close on me and cook my pets :rofl:
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:11 PM
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12. Heaavens no! You're, like, in Kansas or something
aren't you? Besides, I'm all stalked out. Fear not.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:44 AM
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17. crap no one wants to stalk me
:(
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:09 AM
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20. I'm quite certain that isn't true. And if I could afford
airfare, I'd be lurking in the bushes outside your place so fast it'd make your head spin (as mom used to say)! You are eminently stalkable :hug:
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:38 PM
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13. yay for you!!
i recently also fixed the "fighting my teen for computer time" situation - but in the opposite way from you - i got him his own computer (and got him online via network).

the downside: i never see him anymore! :-(

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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:40 PM
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14. Good!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:34 AM
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16. My dear crim son!
Well, I am late to your party, as usual.........

Congrats on your new laptop! Enjoy your freedom, sweetie!

Roar to your heart's content!


:loveya:

:hug:
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:57 AM
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18. Oh what fun
Something all your own, every mother's dream. :D :hi:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:05 AM
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19. My friend was having the worst problems with her only computer
It was bogged down and running extremely slow. So I helped her reimage it and then gave her kids (ages 4 & 8) my old desktop computer. She says that it's been working so much better now that half the junk isn't all over it and the kids have a computer of their own. In fact I just recently updated their desktop with my more recent tossaway and even left like 3000 songs I had uploaded from my CDs for the kids to use (We went through and cleaned out anything not appropriate)
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