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  1. You mean functionality like when you type Control-S and it saves a document in Word? If not then sorry, I don't know what you're asking. You can do that like this: System.Windows.Forms.MenuItem saveMenuItem = new System.Windows.Forms.MenuItem(); saveMenuItem.Shortcut = System.Windows.Forms.Shortcut.CtrlS;
  2. I think Visual Studio does this for you. What IDE / platform are you using?
  3. Yeah, I use fedora core 5. These links might help for setting things up. http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_in...tion_notes.html http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_fedora_core_5
  4. Yeah I know... it was mostly a joke. I was playing on what you described. When I think about extremists and terrorists I think that there has to be some reason they act the way they do. It doesn't just come out of nowhere. To me, killing people for what their ancestors did isn't rational, but then again I've never experienced some of the things they have. Personally, I think Bush is an idiot. However I also realize that Iraq / terrorism are complex issues and ones with no real solution. I'm glad I don't have to have the burden he has but then again I didn't run for President.
  5. Why can't everyone on earth just be rational?
  6. I had a 500 dollar bill once. That is probably the most I've carried in cash.
  7. Oh yeah... and you might die too. The only catch.
  8. I have several friends from Qatar and I don't think many people realize how technologically advanced and rich that country is.
  9. I completely agree. There are a lot of things to learn from public education that you wont get if you are home schooled. The people I went to high school with who took all online classes or got their GED on their own time always seems miserable and like the regretted doing so. Also, people who "take a year off" after high school usually don't go to college. When you start working it becomes much harder to go back. I know everyone thinks that it won't happen to them but once you get offered a little more money at work it is hard to leave. When all your friends graduate from college and end up making more you'll probably realize you made a mistake.o I understand not everyone is the same and sme people need to save money. I'm just pointing it out.
  10. Thanks for taking the time to write that up. A 4-5 C drop is definitely worth looking into and the Crutchfield vent was a really good idea.
  11. University of Miami (2008) Coral Gables, FL Computer Engineering
  12. Pay close attention to how much the fees are though. With $4000 you will probably be ok but once you know the interest rate calculate how much you are going to make the first year. If you end up paying close to that in fees then your money isn't going to grow much at all. There are a lot of people that just put money in an IRA because people told them it was a good idea (i was one of them for a while) and then don't realize that fees are eating all their earnings. You may want to shop around a little bit and find out where the fees are going to be low. With a savings or MM account it wont matter as much but with an IRA account it could because the money is going to be growing for such a long period of time. Also, there are limitations to how much money you can contribute to an IRA account. I don't think you can put more than $4000 a year (for 05 and 06) in or more than you made the previous year. Look here for some clarification. Your bank / financial institution should definitely know this stuff too. Just remember that banks may show you examples of how much your money will grow in 40 years to get you excited but keep in mind that their fees will be taking money from you the whole time. If they show you a projection (you should ask for one if they don't) make sure it includes the fees they charge. Good luck. EDIT: You should definitely try to go meet someone at the bank in person. Putting $4000 dollars away for 40 years is a big deal and you should make sure you feel completely comfortable doing it.
  13. I think I remember seeing that it is around 10% penalty that they would take. Normally a Roth IRA grows tax free but when you take it out early you have to pay so it would depend on your tax bracket. Probably would end up being like 15 - 20% just for taxes. So you could lose anywhere from 20 - 40% of it depending on how rich you are. That is pretty much just a rough guess though, I don't work in the field or anything.
  14. I would just like to say that Vipers are awesome. Well, I suppose desperate chicks are too actually.
  15. Just as a note... if you have $2 million dollars when you retire (or even before) then even if you are only getting 7% interest rate that would be $140,000 a year to live off of. Doesn't sound too bad considering you don't have to do anything That might be overly simplistic as there are taxes and other things to consider. I really don't understand how rich people who have over 2 million ever lose it. Oh wait... greed.
  16. Yeah, when you are young and have time to let the money grow, stock is the way to go. I would suggest mutual funds as they give you more diversity in your stock portfolio. Investing in one company or trying to buy and sell all the time usually isn't a great idea (unless maybe you do it for a living). The idea is to let money grow for long periods of time. However, if you don't have a sizable amount of money to invest then brokerage fees will eat all of your profit. I'm in college right now and I think the most important thing is just to stay out of dept. Usually having college loans isn't so horrible because they are low interest. Credit Card debt is horrible (think 15-20% interest rate). I have seen people who have credit card debt try and go invest in the stock market and I just want to punch them in the face. There really isn't any excuse for doing something like that. The first step to saving money is making sure you have no debt to pay. Why are you suggesting the 10 year CD? I'm not saying that you're wrong for doing so I was just wondering.
  17. Well, I'm 19 and I have a Roth IRA I've started adding to. The earlier the better, or so I've been told B:) It's a pretty good way to save money and it forces you to save because you can't really take the money out once it is in there. A 46 year return would be pretty huge once you take it out but if you think you can't spare the money than it isn't really a good option. If you put the money in a MM account it's not going to lose value in the same way stocks do. There really isn't a whole lot of risk associated with those type of accounts. CDs are fairly stable and you would probably be safe putting your money in a 6 to 12 month one. However, I wouldn't recommend doing that now (at least not a long term CD) because I think the rates have gone down quite a bit lately. Unconventional but who knows lol.
  18. If you have time a Roth IRA is a very good way to save for retirement. The fact that it is tax free is a major bonus, especially if you have a large amount of money in the account. EDIT: If you do consider an IRA you want to be fairly certain you wont need the money anytime soon because there are penalties for taking money out before retirement age (59 1/2). There are some penalty-free withdrawal situations but generally you shouldn't count on getting the money till you retire. Yeah I completely agree with that. I would go that route. I know at my bank if you have 10,000 or more you can get a MM account that yields about 5.6%. If you work for a fairly large company you should check to see if they offer any sort of ESPP or 401k matching.
  19. Yeah if paypal is giving 4% you can definitely do better than that.
  20. I emailed CoolIT with a couple questions. Mostly things we already know but I thought I would post it anyway... Currently the Eliminator CPU Cooler will be available for Pre order on our website in the next couple of weeks. We should be able to start shipping these units in the first week of January 07. We currently are offering the Freezone CPU Cooler on our website for $399.99 USD plus the cost of shipping. We also recommend purchasing it off one of our re sellers from our
  21. I should be able to add 2 P4's and 4 older Athlons sometime next week. Not that it's really going to make a huge difference lol. I should have just installed them on our school district's computers when I worked for IT. EDIT: Or maybe I could just get a friend to install it on a couple Blue Gene racks where I'm currently working. Yeah, nobody would notice that...
  22. Yeah I have 2x1GB Patriot memory and it has overclocked extremely well. I was pretty impressed, it was pretty good for the money back when I bought it.
  23. So I've been looking at the CoolIT stuff too. What is the difference between the Eliminator and the Freezone? Other than the 100 dollar price difference. Can anyone on here comment about if it's worth it to get a system like this?
  24. Yeah carpet would be a pretty bad idea... oops.
  25. Where is the spare ethernet port? Just in the wall? If you've got another device with open ports you don't need another router.
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