The They Stuck Gears on my Convoy Whinging Complaint Thread

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  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 32,987
    edited January 2017
    MistyMist said:

    nyquil!

    hoping it doesnt spoil my dragon dreams

     

    if i amtrak it up to masschuset, do they sell the marijuana cigarettes next to the regular cigarettes?  how does it work?

    ...I think you will need to go to a dispensary once they get things set up.  That is the way it is here in Oregon.

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  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 32,987
    edited January 2017
    MistyMist said:
    MistyMist said:

    Oh I forgot to say it is a Dimension 4600 according to the box.  I took a photo of it but it is not on this device to my knowledge.

    Checking at www.Dell.com I found that they apparently still provide drivers and apps for that machine at http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Products/desktop/dimension_desktops

    Two versions of that model are listed (Dimension 4600 and 4600C) which probably differ in memory capacity or an onboard device chip type.  However, you still need to get a Dell WindowsXP-Pro installation CD.  I did a quick look on the Dell website and didn't find an official way to get the reinstallation CD sets anymore (they switched to a newer method a few years ago).  If you are the original owner and registered your machine with them, then you could probably call them to ask if a CD set is still available. Cost was minimal and used to be around $10 or $15.

    I'm sure you could find a Dell WinXP-Pro CD from various third parties on-line with unknown reliability or intentions!  Also, you might ask around at local PC repair shops for help.

    If you get any Dell XP-Pro installation CD it might work and your Microsoft key tag on the case should enable it.  However, you still have to worry about the drivers and maybe some of the apps.  Downloading the drivers from Dell website works IF you get the right driver to match the particular device chip in your machine (they often have several alternatives) .  It can be an interesting and lengthy process to determine which drivers are necessary or work.  For example, if your OS installation doesn't have the driver for the network chip then you have to find another way to download the driver and get it transferred to your machine.  Oy!!

    The other alternative for restoring your machine is to find and activate its recovery partition.  Unfortunately, even if it ever had one, you said you'd been trying to install Linux so there's a possibility that you've clobbered the recovery partition somewhere along the line.

    Even if you're successful in getting WinXP-Pro installed on your machine it may be needed to be upgraded to XP-ServicePack3 so that's another piece of major software to be found and downloaded.  A few years ago all this fiddly stuff would have been relatively simple but XP has been unsupported for a long time and restoring an old XP is getting harder and harder.

    None of this is impossible, just annoying and time consuming. 

     

    which dimension?

    5th dimension is time squared

    The Fifth Dimension:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06X5HYynP5E

     

    let the sunshine in-iiinnn,  + 1 octave

     

    / who invented musical notation, and are they related to people who invented the soap

    ...the oldest known example of musical notation comes from Sumeria and is dated about 2,000 BC. 

    ...the Babylonians are credited with inventing soap around 2,800 BC

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  • MystiarraMystiarra Posts: 34,910
    kyoto kid said:
    MistyMist said:
    MistyMist said:

    Oh I forgot to say it is a Dimension 4600 according to the box.  I took a photo of it but it is not on this device to my knowledge.

    Checking at www.Dell.com I found that they apparently still provide drivers and apps for that machine at http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Products/desktop/dimension_desktops

    Two versions of that model are listed (Dimension 4600 and 4600C) which probably differ in memory capacity or an onboard device chip type.  However, you still need to get a Dell WindowsXP-Pro installation CD.  I did a quick look on the Dell website and didn't find an official way to get the reinstallation CD sets anymore (they switched to a newer method a few years ago).  If you are the original owner and registered your machine with them, then you could probably call them to ask if a CD set is still available. Cost was minimal and used to be around $10 or $15.

    I'm sure you could find a Dell WinXP-Pro CD from various third parties on-line with unknown reliability or intentions!  Also, you might ask around at local PC repair shops for help.

    If you get any Dell XP-Pro installation CD it might work and your Microsoft key tag on the case should enable it.  However, you still have to worry about the drivers and maybe some of the apps.  Downloading the drivers from Dell website works IF you get the right driver to match the particular device chip in your machine (they often have several alternatives) .  It can be an interesting and lengthy process to determine which drivers are necessary or work.  For example, if your OS installation doesn't have the driver for the network chip then you have to find another way to download the driver and get it transferred to your machine.  Oy!!

    The other alternative for restoring your machine is to find and activate its recovery partition.  Unfortunately, even if it ever had one, you said you'd been trying to install Linux so there's a possibility that you've clobbered the recovery partition somewhere along the line.

    Even if you're successful in getting WinXP-Pro installed on your machine it may be needed to be upgraded to XP-ServicePack3 so that's another piece of major software to be found and downloaded.  A few years ago all this fiddly stuff would have been relatively simple but XP has been unsupported for a long time and restoring an old XP is getting harder and harder.

    None of this is impossible, just annoying and time consuming. 

     

    which dimension?

    5th dimension is time squared

    The Fifth Dimension:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06X5HYynP5E

     

    let the sunshine in-iiinnn,  + 1 octave

     

    / who invented musical notation, and are they related to people who invented the soap

    ...the oldest known example of musical notation comes from Sumeria and is dated about 2,000 BC. 

    ...the Babylonians are credited with inventing soap around 2,800 BC

     

    Sumeria?  is that the same place the good samaritan came from?

  • MystiarraMystiarra Posts: 34,910

    complainnt - lack of sleep.  i'm having trouble sleeping at night lately.  went to bed about 11pm last night, did fall asleep until after 4am was last i looked at the time, alarm went off at 6am.

    so hurty, my bones oscar mike gulf

  • Stryder87Stryder87 Posts: 899
    MistyMist said:

    Sumeria?  is that the same place the good samaritan came from?

    I think that's where they make good coffee, not good people.  :)

     

  • MystiarraMystiarra Posts: 34,910
    Stryder87 said:
    MistyMist said:

    Sumeria?  is that the same place the good samaritan came from?

    I think that's where they make good coffee, not good people.  :)

     

    Sumatra?

  • Stryder87Stryder87 Posts: 899
    MistyMist said:
    Stryder87 said:
    MistyMist said:

    Sumeria?  is that the same place the good samaritan came from?

    I think that's where they make good coffee, not good people.  :)

     

    Sumatra?

    Yeah.  Samaria is the Samaritan thing.

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,587

    We lost another one this month, didn't see about it on the news, though.  Dick Gautier...played Hymie the robot on Get Smart.

    Maxwell Smart and Hymie the robot

    Dana

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776

    Morning. Real quiet today under an endlessly bright blue sky I guess many or most are taking a long long weekend this Friday after Holiday Thursday :)

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    MistyMist said:
    Stryder87 said:
    MistyMist said:

    Sumeria?  is that the same place the good samaritan came from?

    I think that's where they make good coffee, not good people.  :)

     

    Sumatra?

    Forget how I know but Samaritans used to live around Mount Gerizim back in the day

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Gerizim

     

  • Miss Bad WolfMiss Bad Wolf Posts: 22,041

    When I was a kid I used to think that Data was a real android instead of an actor who played an Android.

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    DanaTA said:

    We lost another one this month, didn't see about it on the news, though.  Dick Gautier...played Hymie the robot on Get Smart.

    Maxwell Smart and Hymie the robot

    Dana

    aw nutz :(

  • Miss Bad WolfMiss Bad Wolf Posts: 22,041
    edited January 2017

    Here is a novel idea. How about use windows like doors and use doors like windows?   Well some use doors like windows, but does any sane person use a window for a door?

    Post edited by Miss Bad Wolf on
  • ...   Well some use doors like windows, but does any sane person use a window for a door?

    Depends on how fast you want to get out.

     

  • Miss Bad WolfMiss Bad Wolf Posts: 22,041

    ...   Well some use doors like windows, but does any sane person use a window for a door?

    Depends on how fast you want to get out.

     

    True but I mean on a regular daily basis, why would someone use a window instead of a door? 

  • TjohnTjohn Posts: 10,137

    ...   Well some use doors like windows, but does any sane person use a window for a door?

    Depends on how fast you want to get out.

     

    True but I mean on a regular daily basis, why would someone use a window instead of a door? 

    "I was Caesarean born. Can’t really tell, although whenever I leave a house I go through the window." -Steven Wright

  • MystiarraMystiarra Posts: 34,910

    i confuse funny lady and my fair lady.

    1 had barabara streisand, other 1 she walked and talked like a regular lady, until the horse race

  • MystiarraMystiarra Posts: 34,910

    slow cooker weekend  beef stew n potatoes

  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 7,416
    edited January 2017

    Ponderable of the day:  Assuming that Nothing is the opposite of Something.  Do you believe in Nothing or is there nothing that you believe in?  If you believe in Something then do you believe in Nothing?  Or is Nothing not something to believe in?  Good thing the day is almost over.  Sleep well, this is nothing to worry about, unless there's something about Nothing that gives you reason believe it's nothing trivial. devil  (ps:  Feb. 2017 Scientific American has a little article [pg 73 "Sceptic"]  about Nothing) 

    Has somebody created an object for Nothing so we can render it?  Like The Invisible Man but without glasses. laugh  And if they have, does it cost nothing?

    Post edited by LeatherGryphon on
  • Miss Bad WolfMiss Bad Wolf Posts: 22,041

    Now I am worried about Nothing

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,587
    edited January 2017

    Here is a novel idea. How about use windows like doors and use doors like windows?   Well some use doors like windows, but does any sane person use a window for a door?

    Criminals...and people trying to get out of a house on fire!  And sometimes boyfriends on TV family comedies.

    Dana

    Post edited by DanaTA on
  • TangoAlphaTangoAlpha Posts: 4,522

    Here is a novel idea. How about use windows like doors and use doors like windows?   Well some use doors like windows, but does any sane person use a window for a door?

    There's french windows, which are used as doors, and dutch doors that are used like windows . . .

  • TangoAlphaTangoAlpha Posts: 4,522

    Ponderable of the day:  Assuming that Nothing is the opposite of Something.  Do you believe in Nothing or is there nothing that you believe in?  If you believe in Something then do you believe in Nothing?  Or is Nothing not something to believe in?  Good thing the day is almost over.  Sleep well, this is nothing to worry about, unless there's something about Nothing that gives you reason believe it's nothing trivial. devil  (ps:  Feb. 2017 Scientific American has a little article [pg 73 "Sceptic"]  about Nothing) 

    Has somebody created an object for Nothing so we can render it?  Like The Invisible Man but without glasses. laugh  And if they have, does it cost nothing?

     

    In a sense, Daz has, if you consider that nothing was also 16th century slang for female "anatomical elements" (to use Daz's term). Puts the play "Much ado about nothing" in a whole new light, although given Shakespeare's love of bawdry and innuendo, it's probably not surprising. Hey nonny nonny! as they might have said.

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 32,243

    Here is a novel idea. How about use windows like doors and use doors like windows?   Well some use doors like windows, but does any sane person use a window for a door?

    There's french windows, which are used as doors, and dutch doors that are used like windows . . .

    I do wonder if this would count as a door used as a window, or a window used as a door.   A flat I lived in for a while in Twickenham The one with the window boxes

  • TjohnTjohn Posts: 10,137

  • MystiarraMystiarra Posts: 34,910

    exes and oh oh ohs  cheerioh oh oh ohs

  • hphoenixhphoenix Posts: 1,325

    Ponderable of the day:  Assuming that Nothing is the opposite of Something.  Do you believe in Nothing or is there nothing that you believe in?  If you believe in Something then do you believe in Nothing?  Or is Nothing not something to believe in?  Good thing the day is almost over.  Sleep well, this is nothing to worry about, unless there's something about Nothing that gives you reason believe it's nothing trivial. devil  (ps:  Feb. 2017 Scientific American has a little article [pg 73 "Sceptic"]  about Nothing) 

    Has somebody created an object for Nothing so we can render it?  Like The Invisible Man but without glasses. laugh  And if they have, does it cost nothing?

    Actually, something is NOT the opposite of nothing.  Nothing is the ABSENCE of something.  Much like there isn't such a thing as darkness, it is simply a term for the absence of light.

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,587
    Chohole said:

    Here is a novel idea. How about use windows like doors and use doors like windows?   Well some use doors like windows, but does any sane person use a window for a door?

    There's french windows, which are used as doors, and dutch doors that are used like windows . . .

    I do wonder if this would count as a door used as a window, or a window used as a door.   A flat I lived in for a while in Twickenham The one with the window boxes

    Well, the windows are obvious windows...and the doors lead out to a sort of balcony...though I don't know how safe those balconies look.  indecision

    Dana

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,587
    Tjohn said:

    laugh  laugh  laugh  laugh  laugh  

    Dana

  • Miss Bad WolfMiss Bad Wolf Posts: 22,041

    My KUbuntu USB stick came in and I am trying to load it.  It is taking its dear time.  Or maybe it is crashed.  Either way I got a new USB stick.

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