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post #11 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2007, 10:55 AM
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What version are you using? I haven't loaded Autocad yet. My daughter uses its architectural flavor... Architectural Desktop, with Goggle Sketchup-Pro for architectural drawings. Once I decide if the OS is stable, I'll start playing with these programs. Last night I loaded a Windows Kernel that's supposted to let me run many windows programs... flawlessly. I'll believe it after I load some Windows only programs. Right now, I'm wrestling with getting the DVD/R-RW CD to run.

After about 48 hours of using the OS, I'm not disappointed. It's good geeky fun. But then I was a Unix guy back in the 80's and this brings back some long forgotten and rusty skills.
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I put a high-flow intake and exhaust on my Pinto.

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I had a 1972, 2000cc engine... it was the WORST car I've ever owned, I only got 175,000 miles out of it... and that was on two engines. The wife was driving it through Chicmicam WA and it threw a rod through the block.

That was back in the days when Uptown and Downtown Chimacum was the same place. The owner of the Standard gas station/Garage heard her coming about 1/2 mile away. He could hear that main bearing and rod hammering away. So, he went out onto the highway and tired to flag her down to stop the car and prevent further damage.

She thought he was nuts, just a stupid guy standing in the road (and we knew him) and swerved around him at 55mph. She got about another 1/2 mile and the engine self destructed scattering parts all the way from the school to the Tri-Cities dairy.

That cost me a few dollars (guess who I bought the new engine from?)... those were the days...
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JYG, you never cease to amaze me! All the high tech engine equipment you work on, the bleeding edge engineering, and you complain about finally upgrading to a six year old OS? Oh My!

Xp has to be the easiest to repair, integrate into a network, and see what is going under the covers.

If it runs too slow or unstable, it is due to cheap, old equipment; Too many and/or incompatible programs; or lack of adequate virus/spy/trojan protection.

You get what you pay for period guys, you know that.

Since this is my chosen profession, and I found my soapbox:

Computers are not like Jeeps. period. To interact with the rest of the world/add new harware/try new software, you need a current PC. getting it to work on the cheap, doesn't cut it for reliabilty. You can DIY, though won't save much and will more than likely spend more, and find out later what you did wrong.

I can never understand nostalgia with computers, that is just not the point.

ok. Done.

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What version are you using? I haven't loaded Autocad yet.
If that was aimed at me, I'm using Autodesk Inventor 11. It's their parametric design software - you build a solid model and apply dimensions to its features. Later you can go back and change those dimensions and it adjusts the model accordingly, and the drawings and assemblies derived from the model.

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I can never understand nostalgia with computers, that is just not the point.
Yeah...I'm starting to think I need to upgrade from the Commadore64 sometime soon.

A bad weekend of wheelin', is still a good weekend.
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JYG, you never cease to amaze me! All the high tech engine equipment you work on, the bleeding edge engineering, and you complain about finally upgrading to a six year old OS? Oh My!
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This thing is here to serve me, not the other way around.
I shouldn't have to learn a new OS every year or two.
NOTHING, I mean NOTHING on this XP is the same way it was on the others...

Plus, I'm not crazy about a OS than has the potential for 1,400 different tattle tails back to Microsoft...
Where I go and what I do on my computer is between me and the internet porn industry!
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'Pinto' and it's 2000 CC engine is what got my first business going...
You couldn't get a used head for them that wasn't warped, so we used a steel form, wedges, bolts and an old pizza oven to straighten them out enough to seal.
I hated the Pinto and Mustang II and I'm glad they are dead!

BUT...
With the gas in the US going on $4 a gallon yet this year, I'm sure some of us will be driving 2.0L engines again...

Pinto/Mustang II/Escort/Vega/Chevette/LeCarcass/Omni/Citation/Datsun anyone?

Reads like a 'Who's Who' of vehicles found dead along side the roads of America for the last 40 years, doesn't it!?
With fuel being $8 a gallon in Europe, a 2.0L engine is considered pretty sporty...
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Anyway, I'm still looking for drivers to get all my media drives up and working, and forget about my icons for the different drives, plus I lost a ton of crap I had on the old box...
Good thing my last backup was only a week or so ago.
Now, if I can just find my Surfcam disk...
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Yeah...I'm starting to think I need to upgrade from the Commadore64 sometime soon.
Are you going to move up to the 64-D? You can't beat that 3 mhz.

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Are you going to move up to the 64-D? You can't beat that 3 mhz.

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Probably not...Will likely go MAC...maybe get me a Mac+

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