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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-16-13 08:38 AM
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My laptop seems to be getting warmer than usual.
Just letting you know. If I suddenly seem to disappear, most likely, it will be because the laptop died. So no one worry if I am okay. Apart from being cranky about my dead laptop, I will be fine.

Today, I will be looking online, while I still can, to see which laptops are being recommended these days. I may need one soon.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-16-13 09:17 AM
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1. Hello my friend
the cheapest solution is a cooler, about $15 at Target. The laptop sits on it and has a fan built in that is powered by a USB port.


I hope you are well.


All my best


DB
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-16-13 09:41 AM
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2. Cool!
:hi:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-16-13 10:42 AM
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4. Awwww, thanks, DB Great to see you.
Edited on Fri Aug-16-13 10:44 AM by No Elephants
I hope you are well, too.

Thanks for the tip. I will definitely pick one up.


I always had 2 laptops, one as a backup, even if it did not have all bells and whistles, but I somehow have ended up with one right now.

I need it only for word processing and the internet, so maybe I will get something short of a full computer.

For now, I just did not want anyone to think the worst if I went AWOL suddenly.

Big hug.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-16-13 09:42 AM
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3. Good luck in the search for a replacement....nt
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-16-13 10:43 AM
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5. Thanks Enthusiast.
Wouldn't it be nice if an ailing laptop were the worst problem in the world?
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-16-13 05:42 PM
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6. hello dear NE! I was just gonna say the coolers are on ebay for about 10 bucks
well that's what I paid back a few months ago. it works pretty well. hopefully that solves your over-heating prob!
:hug:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-17-13 07:22 AM
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7. Thanks, DD! I will give it a shot.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-20-13 12:56 PM
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8. How you doin?
Hope the computer is better.

My visits here slowed way down since admins stripped our mod status away from us.

Long stupid story, how that happened.

Bitter grievances die a slow hard death.

:hi:
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-20-13 03:41 PM
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9. You can hang with us anytime.
:hi:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-20-13 10:14 PM
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10. NYC_SKP!
We love visitors! Gives us someone to pick on. (I kid!)

Aside from becoming a DU civilian (must feel odd after all that time), what have you been up to?

I didn't even know DU3 had mods, as we know them. I thought it was just "hosts" and "juries."

A good while ago, a couple of charmers from DU3 had informed us that we were no longer being moderated here. But, we've been behaving anyway, apart from the occasional F bomb, which is not against TOS here, anyway.

But, you know that, because we did not overwork you while you were modding here.


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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-20-13 10:27 PM
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11. PS, If you're feeling unmodded, I could write a post that violates the TOS and you could delete it!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-21-13 01:09 PM
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12. Wait. Do you mean you got your powers at DU2 stripped away from you?
If so, why? We were all so cosy here!
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-21-13 02:57 PM
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13. as we figured.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-21-13 03:56 PM
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14. What did we (you guys) figure? I have no clue what is going on!
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NinetySix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-16-13 09:24 AM
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15. What is going on around here anyway?
What is DU2 all about? What is the story? There are clearly a number of you who have either never gone over to DU3, or have gone, then come back again discontented. I was vaguely aware of the continued existence of DU2 when the upgrade took place, but have recently discovered this place again -- it's like DU Underground!

Are there tombstoned DU3ers among us here? Are there some whose older computers can't support DU3? Are the members of DU2 soft neoluddites? I'm fascinated and deeply curious as to what the driving motivation of most here might be.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-18-13 04:52 AM
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16. Hi NinetySix. When the new DU3 started I had no access.
I wasn't officially banned. I was being blocked.

I had been particularly outspoken about what I perceived to be the President's betrayals. When I discovered this little island of outcasts I felt like I fit right in as most of the regulars were critical of the status quo. Since then I have been able to read and post on DU3. But any day now I expect to find my access to DU3 blocked again because I don't go along with the program.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-18-13 01:45 PM
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17. You are very nice to respond so politely.
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-20-13 07:18 PM
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20. Hey Ninety Six! Thanks for hanging out with us! It takes all kinds, even on DU
I like it here... It is peaceful, you know?

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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-20-13 07:00 PM
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19. What happen to your mod status?
Y U No Mod? :evilfrown:
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PowerToThePeople Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-20-13 06:47 PM
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18. I clean mine out fairly often
Take it apart, blow it out with compressed air and reapply thermal paste. You could also go with a lower wattage cpu. For older laptops, cpu upgrades can be fairly cheap.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-21-13 06:42 PM
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21. Thank you very much. I will try it. It's only a couple of years old, but
I don't think it has a lot of ram.
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