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  1. Sorry to revive an old thread, but I've decided on custom building a computer. So far I've bought the Gigabyte motherboard 990FXA-UD3, an AMD 6100, and a Corsair Carbide 300R case. I'm thinking about getting a GeForce GTX-550 Ti from Gigabyte. I know this isn't a complete list, but I don't want to overspend when I go buy the hardware at Microcenter and so I'm taking it in strides. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
  2. I prefer HP, yes their laptops aren't their main product, but for their prices, they make a decent computer. I suggest this laptop, from the research I've done, this is a good laptop for the price. http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A3G47AV?HP-Pavilion-dv7t-7000-Quad-Edition-Entertainment-Notebook-PC I also think they are having a labor day sale, and you could qualify for an XBox. They also allow semi-customization, so you could change out the ram/graphics card/HHD/etc.
  3. I've been wanting to upgrade my old, crappy, desktop for a while now. I have a question though, is this a good computer for the cost. I wanted to custom build a computer, but upon further research, the price is slightly problematic. Hardware alone adds up to $1000, without an OS, monitor, or any other necessary parts. And the chance I screw up the assembly just adds to the possible price of a few hundred dollars. The computer I currently have my eyes on looks good, and its cheap for what you get (I think, I'm not that tech savvy). I want to buy it before the dreaded Oct. 26th release of Windows 8 (or the end of the Windows OS for the pc). I plan on upgrading the graphics card to a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT630 for 50 dollars. I would use it for mild gaming and all purpose use. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Desktops/HP-Pavilion/B4J27AV;pgid=G4tAZAw0JNJSRpMhk6ZxGxz80000m7unJp1C;sid=nplYogBjVMrioVBYxonyKthslELVCTR_W8wJTJx_lELVCcYSE6yc1Nms?HP-Pavilion-HPE-h8-1360t-Desktop-PC
  4. I have a spare 75% coupon too. I probably won't use it either. It's not worth anything to me, and it's not worth a hat. Anyone with interest in it, send me a private message.
  5. I will vouch for the statement about GMod and Elder Scrolls. The two games, both GMod and the Elder Scrolls, both use the steam workshop which creates a less competitive environment. Basically, the steam workshop is just an application to upload community saves/weapons/maps etc. In addition the Steam Workshop forces an up-loader to use the Workshop instead of a more ego producing source such as ad-fly. The authors are an afterthought, the content is what matters. For example, in TF2, there are community weapons (made by an individual coder/texture artist), whose authors receive practically no credit or monetary gains made by sales of the weapons. Do they care? No they don't. We should all learn from the TF2/Gmod/Skyrim community.
  6. I personally think the government should get its act together, stop piling up so much debt, and get back to work on space. In theory, who ever "owns" Mars might as well rule the world. Mars is full of helium-3 which is extremely rare on Earth and is valuable. It's also a virgin planet, full of iron, and other untouched precious metals. For all we know, we might find quantities of elements unheard of on Earth. Colonizing Mars might take many generations, but right now, very few nations are in a position to start the race to Mars, we should take advantage of that and take the lead. In theory, a botanical spacecraft isn't exactly needed. You could set up a base colony by robotic drones. Then send a small spacecraft with the necessary supplies and several astronauts, and have everything waiting on mars. It would be expensive to send several spacecraft with the various parts, modules, and provisions, but the pros outweigh the cons. I don't see why you would need to start up an immediate colony. Start small and work your way up. http://www.nss.org/settlement/mars/zubrin-colonize.html
  7. Ya, um it died out after a week or so. In my opinion, it was mostly a publicity stunt and a massive fraud. Now the guy who made the documentary is in the jail house now for public masturbation along with several counts of vandalism. Most of the donation money didn't even go towards Africa. And then almost every Facebooker wanted America to just jump into Africa to stop this horrible menace(end sarcasm). In the long run, it could have been disastrous. Little operations like this can escalate into wars. Good thing everyone recovered their senses eventually. End the end, its a happy ending, the deceitful liar who made the video is arrested, no war, and the annoying "KONY 2012" posters and posts are gone.
  8. Whats that distant screaming? I forgot what I was saying again. Oh well, I guess its nothing. For some reason I'm craving fish, I wonder if there's a seafood restaurant. Or maybe I'll catch one fresh. *A short time later* Where was that fishy smell earlier, its gone now, but maybe there's more fish there. I sure am craving fried fish fillet. Maybe catfish or something.
  9. Ok, thanks. I can breathe a lot easier now. What was I saying? Ah yes, something about fabric. Was it clotheslines, no. Maybe cotton, couldn't have been. Ah yes, something about metaphors, passwords, and the time and space continuum.
  10. This all seams very fishy. Peoples passwords becoming interwoven as though the fabric of time and space has torn the unfortunate few and their password and sowed them back together in a different interlinked order. This is very fishy and I smell something rotten going on....
  11. It appears the admins have locked your thread, but I would just like to say that I too would like to see our country as it were 100 years ago. Let's hear it for Polio! HOORAH! Fun times man, fun times...

  12. At this point, all I can say is, if we are becoming a species of immoral, lazy people who don't believe in hard work, we are going to go nowhere. Sometimes you have to take a few hits, but you have to get up and keep moving. America was built on freedom, aspiration, and hope. That money isn't going anywhere too useful. The US government is horrible at allocating resources succsefully, and waste them on needed projects. We simply can not have the government control our every move. I might just be a nostalgic freak, but what happened 100 years ago is what was the foundation for America. Before the regulations, we had Alexander Bell, a Scottish immigrant, Thomas Edison, the son of an immigrant, they had the hope to move humanity on no matter the costs. They dedicated their lives to furthering America. They did not have much money, yet they did it. That just shows that there is such a thing as the American Dream. The American Dream exists as stated in the Declaration of Independence. I will let the founding fathers prove my point. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Here is a Jewish-German outlook on the American Dream. ”The German emigrant comes into a country free from the despotism, privileged orders and monopolies, intolerable taxes, and constraints in matters of belief and conscience. Everyone can travel and settle wherever he pleases. No passport is demanded, no police mingles in his affairs or hinders his movements....Fidelity and merit are the only sources of honor here. The rich stand on the same footing as the poor; the scholar is not a mug above the most humble mechanics; no German ought to be ashamed to pursue any occupation....[in America] wealth and possession of real estate confer not the least political right on its owner above what the poorest citizen has. Nor are there nobility, privileged orders, or standing armies to weaken the physical and moral power of the people, nor are there swarms of public functionaries to devour in idleness credit for. Above all, there are no princes and corrupt courts representing the so-called divine 'right of birth.' In such a country the talents, energy and perseverance of a person...have far greater opportunity to display than in monarchies." But there has been also the American dream, that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position. By the way, you should read more. http://www.amazon.com/Who-Killed-Constitution-American-Liberty/dp/0307405753 The Constitution and Declaration of Independence are also a good place to start. I dont think those are opinion blogs. The Epic of America is also good.
  13. You don't seem to grasp my point, he made that order without going thorugh congress, which no matter how constitutional the whole bill is, it still is unconstitutional because he didn't go through congress and have a vote on it. But a second reason to outsource businesses would be because the USA has some of the highest corperate tax rates in the world. Businesses don't like paying 10% of their profits to big brother. In addition, China has practically no labor laws (citation needed), and is sort of a grey country. They sometimes seem communist, but in actuality, they almost seem to be more laissez-faire then anything else. Again, they left because of heavy regulations, unions, and high tax rates. But that's a part of the American Dream, they became successful because they were hard working, ingenious, and innovative, traits lacking in today's youth. They invented something. Do you think Thomas Edison was rich? He sold newspapers on a train as a job, and did poorly in school. Yet, he pulled out, and invented machines. He got were he was because he took initiative. All those Europeans immigrants didn't give up everything and moved across a whole ocean because of pretty beaches and sunshine. They came because they saw a hope, a dream, a new beginning. Yes, forgive my poor copy and paste skills, but I needed to pull out some definitions, and well they glitched out. Actually, we are close. Tell me about the railroads, airlines, insurance, bank, and pharmaceutical companies that are put under constant stress by the government. Now they are trying to control Apple by trying to limit the iPads sold. That's irreverent to the topic at hand. This is not an argument of how is music made, its an argument between liberal and conservative. And yes, there is such a thing as natural talent. If that weren't the case, everyone would go about their lives as singers or something along those lines. Some people have a better aptitude towards certain skill and mindsets. P.S. Read Fahrenheit 451, 1984, and Animal Farm. Those are good books on governmental control, and how they can lead to sub par conditions.
  14. My point is is that OBAMA GAVE IMMUNITY TO ILLEGALS WITHOUT CONGRESS VOTING ON IT (keyword without congress). Again, my point is that American culture is almost non-existent. Again there is a keyword in my statement, NATURAL talent. Singing is natural, typing code into a computer is not. At this point, its not paranoia, the government has abused technology by tracking people, wiretapping them, and such. Only recently did it become illegal to track someone without a warrant. Regulation is not the answer. Another point of my argument is that America's industries are almost nil because of government regulations. Had the government not impose taxes and regulations on the government had caused most industries to leave to China. The self made man is not a sham. Steve Jobs, up until a few years ago, had been CEO of a small company known as apple. Then they had the guts and the brains and went up against Microsoft. Your point is invalid. Socialism-A theory or system of social organization that advocatesthe vesting of the ownership and control of the means ofproduction and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in thecommunity as a whole. Communism- (often initial capital letter ) a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by atotalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.
  15. That's not my point of the argument, America is beginning to crumble, and culture is one of the first things beginning to fall. The last 50 years has turned America on its head.
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