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i thought those didn't even exist anymore... thought the ghost of the new technology took them away...

how did they manage to survive with 64 ram?? i've got 1 gig and i'm dying in here...

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i thought those didn't even exist anymore... thought the ghost of the new technology took them away...

how did they manage tosurvive with 64 ram?? i've got 1 gig and i'm dying in here...

windows is just inefficient nowaday.NT4 runs on 24mb ram the same as XP does on 128 .

My win2k system only has 64mb and it runs ok (about the same as vista on 512)

I mean, why the hell does vista + aero take like ~700mb of ram when linux + xgl + superkaramba and other eye candy runs excellent on a pc with 512 of ram?

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I used 512 Meg since i bought this machine some 4/5 years ago ! :P
Now i have 2Gb and i can see the difference!

My dad's laptop though is soo slow with 0.9Gb of RAM that 'My computer' says.
He has loads of stuff for work on it.

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I had a 95 machine till i took it apart and part hunted. It was working right up until the begining of the year, then it got a bit too big and got in the way.

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windows is just inefficient nowaday.NT4 runs on 24mb ram the same as XP does on 128 .

My win2k system only has 64mb and it runs ok (about the same as vista on 512)

I mean, why the hell does vista + aero take like ~700mb of ram when linux + xgl + superkaramba and other eye candy runs excellent on a pc with 512 of ram?

OSX is almost the oposite to this. The specs your need are going down with the new versions rather then up. The only thing stopping you installing it on a really old Mac is that they dont have DVD drives to read the discs.

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a lillte bit more on-topic... have you had problems with the relationship "parent - girl/boyfriend"?

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Ok basically i said something to my mum that her boyfriend took exception too so he cut off my internet. This ended up in me breaking his nose.

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lol... pretty cool...

but actually i was talking about your parents with your girlfriend/boyfriend...

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lol... pretty cool...

but actually i was talking about your parents with your girlfriend/boyfriend...

oohhh right. I would not let my girlfriend within 100 feet of my mum. Dad is ok though my girlfriend comes over there with me all the time.

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Now for something which is thought provoking and on topic....

A real life story from Seoul

My mom only had one eye. I hated her... she was such an embarrassment. My mom ran a small shop at a flea market. She collected little weeds and such to sell... anything for the money we needed she was such an embarrassment. There was this one day during elementary school.
I remember that it was field day, and my mom came. I was so embarrassed.
How could she do this to me? I threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day at school..."Your mom only has one eye?!" and they taunted me.

I wished that my mom would just disappear from this world so I said to my mom, "Mom, why don't you have the other eye?! You're only going to make me a laughingstock. Why don't you just die?" My mom did not respond. I guess I felt a little bad, but at the same time, it felt good to think that I had said what I'd wanted to say all this time.

Maybe it was because my mom hadn't punished me, but I didn't think that I had hurt her feelings very badly.

That night...I woke up, and went to the kitchen to get a glass of water. My mom was crying there, so quietly, as if she was afraid that she might wake me. I took a look at her, and then turned away. Because of the thing I had said to her earlier, there was something pinching at me in the corner of my heart. Even so, I hated my mother who was crying out of her one eye. So I told myself that I would grow up and become successful, because I hated my one-eyed mom and our desperate poverty.

Then I studied really hard. I left my mother and came to Seoul and studied, and got accepted in the Seoul University with all the confidence I had. Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own. Then I had kids, too. Now I'm living happily as a successful man. I like it here because it's a place that doesn't remind me of my mom.

This happiness was getting bigger and bigger, when someone unexpected came to see me "What?! Who's this?!" ...It was my mother...Still with her one eye. It felt as if the whole sky was falling apart on me. My little girl ran away, scared of my mom's eye.

And I asked her, "Who are you? I don't know you!!!" as if I tried to make that real. I screamed at her "How dare you come to my house and scare my daughter! GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!" And to this, my mother quietly answered, "oh, I'm so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address," and she disappeared. Thank good ness... she doesn't recognize me. I was quite relieved. I told myself that I wasn't going to care, or think about this for the rest of my life.

Then a wave of relief came upon me...one day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. I lied to my wife saying that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went down to the old shack, that I used to call a house...just out of curiosity there, I found my mother fallen on the cold ground. But I did not shed a single tear. She had a piece of paper in her hand.... it was a letter to me.

She wrote:
My son...
I think my life has been long enough now. And... I won't visit Seoul anymore... but would it be too much to ask if I wanted you to come visit me once in a while? I miss you so much. And I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I decided not to go to the school.... For you... I'm sorry that I only have one eye, and I was an embarrassment for you.

You see, when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn't stand watching you having to grow up with only one eye... so I gave you mine...I was so proud of my son that was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye. I was never upset at you for anything you did. The couple times that you were angry with me. I thought to myself, 'it's because he loves me.' I miss the times when you were still young around me.

I miss you so much. I love you. You mean the world to me.
My world shattered!!!

Then I cried for the person who lived for me... My Mother

:(

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Its true some people are that cruel and self centred. Take for instance my grandads "wife". One night he was having alot of trouble breathing and all she did was roll over and go back to sleep and just figured he would die.

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I wouldn't. I hate all those damn movies and books where the protagonists save the bad guy's lives.. I would just let them die..

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i'm too much of a good soul... though i have my seat reserved in hell... the devil is just warming it up for when i arrive...

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lol... at least it is better for you... since you don't believe in hell... but i certainly know i'm going straight down...

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hah.. I do not enjoy thinking of my body decaying, as fungi and other decomposers destroy my body.. and of my bones turning to dust as I become nothing.

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