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General Septem

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  1. You haven't heard? It's for one of those new 128-core processors Intel is planning. It was supposed to be a secret, but a disgruntled employee leaked it out and Zalman made this to prepare for it. Apparently the whole case will be the size of a washing machine, which will be reminiscent of the "good ol' days". :tooth:


  2. The keyboard is PS/2, but the mouse (trackball) is USB. There's no real reason to use USB for these, it doesn't offer any additional functionality (unless you have a Logitech G15 or something). I only use USB on my trackball so I can plug it into the side of my monitor where it's accessible (I use it for my laptop too, when I'm at home).


  3. I have to say though, I enjoy taking my glasses off and walking around campus with sunglasses. Nobody can see me, I can't see them. It works out. But being able to see clearly is definitely worth it. I can barely see with my glasses at times.


  4. They are both way too crap on with DRM, but Blu-Ray is an infinitely worse offender. Lose the restrictions that make it difficult to use HD DVDs on a PC and it's got my vote.

     

    I'm still waiting for the capability to project movies in space, though. Perhaps two projections, intersecting 200 miles above the surface of the Earth, creating an image thousands of miles wide. I'm sure the astronomers wouldn't mind all their stars being covered by hardcore pr0n. :tooth:


  5. The History of the Middle Finger

     

    Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future. This famous English longbow was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as "plucking the yew" (or "pluck yew").

     

    Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, See, we can still pluck yew! Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodentals fricative F', and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute! It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as "giving the bird."

     

     

    And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing.

     

    That's interesting, but I believe the real history behind the middle finger was its resemblance to the male genitalia.


  6. As a legal consultant:

     

    I don’t know why you’re even wasting 5 min. of your time on this. You have no binding contract.

     

    First off you have to file it in Calif. Yes you would win because they are not going to waste there time on it and won’t even come to court.

     

    So you won now what? There no way to collect it without spending more money. If you turn it over to or sale it to a collection agency. There going to charge you 65% or more of what you got. So why bother.

     

    You might won’t to look at it this way

     

    If I was you I would be more worried that they seen this post and sued you for Definition of carator Act. For spreading this attack on him in public.

     

    Can I have your number? I've got legal troubles of my own, and I want to recommend you to the defendant.

     

    ...:tooth:

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