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  • in reply to: Awesome lifesize lego car #65921

    Chopper
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    Thanks for the advice, I’m going to hijack a long cable from wife’s office (forgot I had that one) so I’m solving that. DL’ing SMOS now, they have really slow dl (like 150~160 kb). Going to run it off a stick.

    Better look out Bunny, I dug up a Logitech wireless keyboard /mouse set my son-in-law gave me (I like him giving me stuff he doesn’t want anymore).
    Take this thing home, hook it up to my 55″ with the hdmi cable and I can hammer me some bastages on a screen even I can see. :mrgreen:

    in reply to: Awesome lifesize lego car #65918

    Chopper
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    Wow, power must be steep money over there.
    Yep I setup the worldcoin too.
    The vid card is a MSI Radeon 7850 Twin Frozr.
    Seemed like a good midrange card, like you mentioned , some of the better cards have shot up in price and are tough too find.

    got frustrated with Ubuntu and Mint, I have to run it wireless at the store and couldn’t get a driver to work with the Netgear N300 USB adapter. Been been playing with various windows flavors I have.
    might just bring it to the house and wire in the router here.
    Or find an adapter for the video card to hook to the KVM switch in my office.

    I tell you what though this thing is FASTER than this old guy is used too. Nice benefit is I can upgrade processor on the board (it takes all up to latest I think) when I want. Mining as I understand is not processor intensive) so I put my money in PS and vid card. The I got going and couldn’t stop

    MSI 970-G46 MB after 10.00 factory rebate 59.99
    AMD Athlon II x3 Triple core 69.99
    Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2133 59.99
    Seasonic Platinum 660 PS,80plus 20.00 fact rebat 79.99
    Thermaltake Armor Reve case after 20 fact rebat 59.99
    Seagate 1 tB sata 3 drive 74.99

    Total on this is around 405.00 No shipping (all but the drive is from Newegg holiday deals) and I had a HP dvd writer SATA I have had around from eBay for like 20 or so (bought it thinking it was iDE)
    The MSI Radeon 7850 Twin Frozr I got off craigslist for 150.

    put it all together and its quiet and fast to me! So I got less than 600 in it.

    So, I know people put together faster rigs, but I had fun and enjoyed doing it. Ms Chop thought I was crazy but she’s used to it.

    in reply to: Awesome lifesize lego car #65916

    Chopper
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    HIya Peanut.
    Happy New Year back at ‘ya.

    funny, I’ve been investigating the coin things. Building a basic rig as we speak. on a budget of course and intending to mine one of the other “coins”. Found me a good vid card on Craigslist. made some good deals on Newegg for a motherboard,power supply,ram and cpu. putting together my first comp that can double as a gamer.
    You’d be proud of me. Hope to finish tomorrow and load up Ubuntu.

    Which gives me a thought…what about a Peanutcoin?
    Has a nice ring to it.

    in reply to: Permission? #65705

    Chopper
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    Neighbors wife just left, his family is here from texas……doctors prepped him tonite for move back there, hospice is being setup there, where he wants to die and be buried.

    Won’t be playing tonite, going to hospital to say last goodbye before he leaves.

    in reply to: Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year #61009

    Chopper
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    And Merry Christmas and happy and prosperous New Year to you Zombie.

    2014 will be a good year I believe. =D>

    in reply to: Permission? #65704

    Chopper
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    Thanks, between the neighbor hanging in there still in hospital, helping his wife with some house stuff (she got a slab leak in here home during all this $%#@), my brother coming through and one of the granddaughters coming from Texas (Mrs Chop and she share the same birthday)…I haven’t been able to play squat.

    Brothers and granddaughter gone know, neighbor is declining.
    Been in hospital 2 full weeks as of today.

    Lord help me, when I go I want to go down to the beach with a drink and just go…….lingering just ain’t my thing.

    in reply to: Permission? #65703

    Chopper
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    Damn, time goes by fast when you get wrapped up in the everyday BS that goes on in your life.

    Promise I’ll try to stick around more, right now have a neighbor fighting for his life against liver cancer and he’s slipping. Good friend and I have to be close. Pray everyone for David. [-o<

    in reply to: Game Alert #53632

    Chopper
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    blows a kiss back…..Hey Hot stuff! :mrgreen:

    in reply to: Sondra – MIA? (S3D Theme Lyrics and Spam) #21735

    Chopper
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    Whew, you been busy.
    How about getting back on main so we a roll some more.

    in reply to: Hello… I’m back! #65909

    Chopper
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    Wow…..a blast from the past!
    Good to see ya. =D>

    in reply to: Sondra – MIA? (S3D Theme Lyrics and Spam) #21709

    Chopper
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    More like wtf have you two been? [-X ❓
    Huh???

    in reply to: Permission? #65698

    Chopper
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    WOOHOO! BASTAGES!
    HAMMERTIME! :D/

    in reply to: Current budget dispute in America (2013) #65824

    Chopper
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    You know what?….ah…. never mind. won’t waste my breath.

    in reply to: Current budget dispute in America (2013) #65822

    Chopper
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    We play this game to escape the political bs that goes on around this country….just as it does in most countries around the world.

    Don’t really have to come here to be reminded about it all. [-X
    It used to be really nice and quiet around here.

    in reply to: Current budget dispute in America (2013) #65814

    Chopper
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    @deathbal wrote:

    …. The obvious drawback to this is as a tax payer I end up subsidizing employees wages through government aid. As a conservative Republican I understand a job is worth what people are willing to take for that job. But as a realist I do not want to be a part of subsidizing cheap labor. I feel the employer has more of a responsibility to pay their employees than the tax payer.

    The increase won’t all be absorbed by the employer …they will raise their prices.
    @deathbal wrote:

    …. All in all I think unions have their role. I do not believe they should dominate the workforce, but a small union presence (where needed) would compliment the workforce. To eliminate unions altogether will make us a much poorer country overall. Big business will be the only entity to reap the benefits, not only from much cheaper labor, but aided by the tax payer toward that goal.

    the role of unions a long time ago were a lot different than today.
    Today, they mutated into a facade for organized crime to line their own pockets and launder money from Las Vegas.

    Its a complex subject that bottom line, unions have cost the older manufacturers a lot in legacy costs.

    ie: US car makers move to Canada and mexico while Toyota, Nissan, Kia and others move here….without a union.

    We live in a global world for sure.

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