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That sounds really painful!

There are two things in life that are a guarantied certainty :(

 

#Death

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#Taxes

 

In our country the tax system is punitive. You are punished for trying to improve your lot in life. Don't think about working overtime so you can bring a little more home to feed your family. If you do you will be pounded on taxes to the point it is not worth working. Than of course the taxes the government steals from you is squandered on absolute garbage by incompetent and corrupt politicians. What blows my mind is how all the sheeple just mindlessly accept this. The people of this country should have a tax revolt and shut down the government instantly. Enough is enough.

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In our country the tax system is punitive. You are punished for trying to improve your lot in life. Don't think about working overtime so you can bring a little more home to feed your family. If you do you will be pounded on taxes to the point it is not worth working.

This has always been my reason for loving capitalism. :)

 

Than of course the taxes the government steals from you is squandered on absolute garbage by incompetent and corrupt politicians. What blows my mind is how all the sheeple just mindlessly accept this. The people of this country should have a tax revolt and shut down the government instantly. Enough is enough.

 

Do you think most people feel this way? There sure are a lot of lefties in the US right now spouting how happy all Canadians are with their government.

 

Taxes are a crock in the US too but their better than in most places. However the government doesn't give us all the services for "free" that you get either. Win/lose I guess.

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Do you think most people feel this way? There sure are a lot of lefties in the US right now spouting how happy all Canadians are with their government.

 

Taxes are a crock in the US too but their better than in most places. However the government doesn't give us all the services for "free" that you get either. Win/lose I guess.

 

Don't believe what you hear about our freebies. Our health care is sub standard at best. 6 or 7 hour waits in the emergency room are the norm. If you need to see a specialist be prepared to wait months and in some cases years. We use the American health system often because ours is backed right up. I live 35 min from the Niagara Falls NY border and many people are going over there to get the services they can't get here or have to wait months for if they can get them. The funny thing is more and more services are no longer covered and we pay out of our pocket plus the insane tax rates on top of that to fund the public health care and the services that are covered.

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Wipe 98 and put Ubuntu on!!! Linux FTW!!!

 

AJ

I have been having fun resurrecting an old Pentium system I got free with 32MB RAM
System Requirements

 

Ubuntu is available for PC, 64-Bit and Mac architectures. At least 256 MB of RAM is required to run the desktop install CD. Install requires at least 4 GB of disk space.

It fails on these two counts:

http://www.ubuntu.com/products/WhatIsUbuntu/desktopedition

 

By the way, I read that Unix Makes Poor Fathers which was on a lapel button I saw once at a conference that made me laugh.

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Don't believe what you hear about our freebies. Our health care is sub standard at best. 6 or 7 hour waits in the emergency room are the norm. If you need to see a specialist be prepared to wait months and in some cases years. We use the American health system often because ours is backed right up. I live 35 min from the Niagara Falls NY border and many people are going over there to get the services they can't get here or have to wait months for if they can get them. The funny thing is more and more services are no longer covered and we pay out of our pocket plus the insane tax rates on top of that to fund the public health care and the services that are covered.

 

 

I dont agree with that. Last year i suffered from a medical emergency which almost killed me. From the moment it happened till I was under the knife was 5 hours total. I also suffer from a chronic illness, and when i first got the illness symptoms a few years ago, I was refered by my GP to a specialist and was in and seen him within two weeks. And then had exploratory surgery within 2 weeks after that.

 

I also have a terminally ill parent that receives regular medical attention and the case was exactly the same. The problem is the total abuse of the system by people that want to go to the hospital for every little thing under the sun. I never went to the hospital in my life until this all happened to me.

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Ok, I think I finally fried my desktop. 6.5 years old, and i went downstairs and the darn thing wasnt working. I tried everything, and then even tried a full windows reinstall and it wont install. keeps getting hung, and wont work. something big going on, cause every other time i had to do a full reinstall it was (well a pain in the butt) no problem. so here is one i found, that im looking at. Any thoughts or suggestions?

 

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetai...=&langid=EN

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did you look in the bose, can it see the harddrive, can try some seting like falesafe :huh:

# 1 Boot PC,# 2 tap the delete at boot, if you get it right you see BIOS CMOS Setup > look for IDE Primary Master may have a # like ST340810A > This is my harddrive > click Enter > on IDE HDD > click Auto-Detection > then you see if it ok it say Capacity in MB ,if come up ok good if say omb retry.if it was ok try load optimized defaults, or it may have load fale safe. by the way not all the BOSE are the same, save & exit setup > y/n & enter. that means y = yes save,ps wright down on paper to be safe & read the help in the BOSE [PS my harddrive say Capacity 33821 MB Cylinder # & HEAD # SECTOR # so on. :mellow: :mellow:http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/faq1.htm

How do I enter the Computer's BIOS? * may help.

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I dont agree with that. Last year i suffered from a medical emergency which almost killed me. From the moment it happened till I was under the knife was 5 hours total. I also suffer from a chronic illness, and when i first got the illness symptoms a few years ago, I was refered by my GP to a specialist and was in and seen him within two weeks. And then had exploratory surgery within 2 weeks after that.

 

I also have a terminally ill parent that receives regular medical attention and the case was exactly the same. The problem is the total abuse of the system by people that want to go to the hospital for every little thing under the sun. I never went to the hospital in my life until this all happened to me.

 

 

Move to Ontario than tell me about about it. You probably don't pay almost $2000.00 a year in car insurance to drive with a perfect driving record like I do either do you? Also I don' think you live as close to the border as I do so going over the border for medical services is not an option for you like it is here and it's on option that is used often.

 

Our health system is not what the world thinks it is. I have had several friends and relatives get sick or injured in the US on holidays or business trips and they were blown away with the level of care they received compared to here. Sure Americans pay for it but they are not taxed to death like we are. I would gladly pay my own health insurance for superior health care if my taxes were cut accordingly. Whats happening now is you are losing more and more health services and having to pay for them your self but there is no corresponding tax cut so we are getting double hit. If and when public health care is dropped here you will be paying the same level of taxes you do know plus your cost of private health care.

 

This is not the thread for this dicussion though ;)

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did you look in the bose, can it see the harddrive, can try some seting like falesafe :huh:

 

 

I'm not sure I even understand what you are suggesting. If it is at all possible to fix the computer I will though. I can always use an extra. :) Can you explain to me in simple terms what i should do or look for? Thanks! :)

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Move to Ontario than tell me about about it. You probably don't pay almost $2000.00 a year in car insurance to drive with a perfect driving record like I do either do you? Also I don' think you live as close to the border as I do so going over the border for medical services is not an option for you like it is here and it's on option that is used often.

 

Our health system is not what the world thinks it is. I have had several friends and relatives get sick or injured in the US on holidays or business trips and they were blown away with the level of care they received compared to here. Sure Americans pay for it but they are not taxed to death like we are. I would gladly pay my own health insurance for superior health care if my taxes were cut accordingly. Whats happening now is you are losing more and more health services and having to pay for them your self but there is no corresponding tax cut so we are getting double hit. If and when public health care is dropped here you will be paying the same level of taxes you do know plus your cost of private health care.

 

This is not the thread for this dicussion though ;)

 

 

Well I have lived in 4 provinces and pretty much seen the same thing. As for Ontario auto insurance, thats the price you pay for private insurance. B.C. Saskatchewan and Manitoba have public insurance and its much cheaper. ;)

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Well I have lived in 4 provinces and pretty much seen the same thing. As for Ontario auto insurance, thats the price you pay for private insurance. B.C. Saskatchewan and Manitoba have public insurance and its much cheaper. ;)

 

You and me must be living in two different countries than. Our local paper is always running stories of people waiting so long on the waiting list that they go over r the border and pay out of their own pockets. I have personally waited 5 hours in ER rooms more than once to get stitched up.

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You and me must be living in two different countries than. Our local paper is always running stories of people waiting so long on the waiting list that they go over r the border and pay out of their own pockets. I have personally waited 5 hours in ER rooms more than once to get stitched up.

 

It depends on the location of the hospital and such i think too. At work we have to bring people to be medically cleared before we can bring them to jail and if we attend an inner city hospital it can take hours, where if we go to a suburban one, its usually much quicker. A lot of people seem to think that the hospital is the place to get medication refills and such so they attend there when they really should be contacting their GP.

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Ok, I think I finally fried my desktop. 6.5 years old, and i went downstairs and the darn thing wasnt working. I tried everything, and then even tried a full windows reinstall and it wont install. keeps getting hung, and wont work. something big going on, cause every other time i had to do a full reinstall it was (well a pain in the butt) no problem. so here is one i found, that im looking at. Any thoughts or suggestions?

 

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetai...=&langid=EN

What did you get for $2000 :blink::o ? The link doesn't show it anymore. Unless it's an Alienware what could cost that much $????? Did they at least pay you for your broken computer as a trade-in?

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Thanks Andavari. i tried all that (except for memtest86+) but it wont let me do anything anymore. I think maybe its just getting old and needs replacing. Ive had problems with it for a couple of years now, and have kind of been using bandaid solutions on and off, and am now thinking time to put it out to pasture. If i get another one, i can use this one to tinker with and such. The only thing im not too keen on is all the new computers that interested me all came with vista not xp.

 

Plus futureshop (where im looking at) has a no interest plan, equal payments for 24 months, so its not a huge hardship to get one, just means no motorcycle for me this year as i can only get my wife to let me get one toy at a time. :(

 

what do you think of that pc? anything its missing, or anything you would add to it? thanks!

btw a motorcycle would be a way cooler purchase since you have other computers? ;):P We got this last July, and I love it :Dhttp://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/yamaha_v_...verado_2007.php

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It depends on the location of the hospital and such i think too. At work we have to bring people to be medically cleared before we can bring them to jail and if we attend an inner city hospital it can take hours, where if we go to a suburban one, its usually much quicker. A lot of people seem to think that the hospital is the place to get medication refills and such so they attend there when they really should be contacting their GP.

 

Well I would imagine if a cop brings a person in they will clear you out of there faster than me. You can't compare what you experience on the job as a police officer to the normal patient going into the hospital. Yes the location of the hospital is a big thing. All the hospitals here are inner city since I live in the city ;)

 

Our health system isn't terrible. There are worse obviously. I just think it's poor value. It also isn't what it's hyped up to be. I talk to Americans all the time because I am over the border at least once a month and they have this impression that we have this awesome health care system but it has some serious problems. Sure I walk into any hospital and just flash my health card and I am covered for most things but we pay believe me. Just look at your paycheck when they are finished with it. Also how would Americans like to pay 15% on every purchase they make? I do. Federal and provincial tax. How would Americans like to buy a house and not be able to wright off there mortgage interest? I could go on.

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What did you get for $2000 :blink::o ? The link doesn't show it anymore. Unless it's an Alienware what could cost that much $????? Did they at least pay you for your broken computer as a trade-in?

 

 

If you look at 1984's signature he lists the specs of his machines. I think the desktop is what he purchased.

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Well I would imagine if a cop brings a person in they will clear you out of there faster than me. You can't compare what you experience on the job as a police officer to the normal patient going into the hospital. Yes the location of the hospital is a big thing. All the hospitals here are inner city since I live in the city ;)

 

Our health system isn't terrible. There are worse obviously. I just think it's poor value. It also isn't what it's hyped up to be. I talk to Americans all the time because I am over the border at least once a month and they have this impression that we have this awesome health care system but it has some serious problems. Sure I walk into any hospital and just flash my health card and I am covered for most things but we pay believe me. Just look at your paycheck when they are finished with it. Also how would Americans like to pay 15% on every purchase they make? I do. Federal and provincial tax. How would Americans like to buy a house and not be able to wright off there mortgage interest? I could go on.

 

Actually we wait just as long as everyone else to have our prisoners get care. There are times we get "bumped" back because people with higher priority injuries get treatment first.

 

I think its all a toss up. You end up paying one way or the other. :)

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If you look at 1984's signature he lists the specs of his machines. I think the desktop is what he purchased.

 

 

Yeah it was the desktop that I got. :)

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btw a motorcycle would be a way cooler purchase since you have other computers? ;):P We got this last July, and I love it :Dhttp://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/yamaha_v_...verado_2007.php

 

 

Hey krit. Thats an awesome bike you guys got. I would love one like that but it's not in the budget right now. And yeah it would have been way cooler, but im married with kids so being cool isnt a luxury anymore. :P I never see you on msn anymore. Hit me up sometime. :)

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Actually we wait just as long as everyone else to have our prisoners get care. There are times we get "bumped" back because people with higher priority injuries get treatment first.

 

I think its all a toss up. You end up paying one way or the other. :)

 

Another thing is our health care system is not national. Many Americans think it is. Each province has it's own health care plan. In Ontario we have OHIP I don't know what yours is called where you are from. So there is a differences there. When you live in a fairly large city you are going to really see the shortages and long wait times.

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Hey krit. Thats an awesome bike you guys got. I would love one like that but it's not in the budget right now. And yeah it would have been way cooler, but im married with kids so being cool isnt a luxury anymore. :P I never see you on msn anymore. Hit me up sometime. :)
The bikes now are totally awesome.

 

Back in '71 I traded in my '55 R50 for a big black R75 with a large touring tank and I loved it but as thing go I got married and riding time became real short soon as my then wife hated getting her hair mussed and having to wear what at that time looked like a lunar lander space suit. :lol:

 

I had many trips though as I bought a Dodge van that I transported the bike in and we went from the east coast of Canada along the Cabot Trail and savoured PEI lobster to the west and ate tasty Alberta beef and Pacific salmon.

 

I sold them in '76 and now its too cold for too long here to make a bike worthwhile but I did buy an electric bike that scoots along about 10KM/hour and can go for about 20KM on one charge that I use for short trips and bringing back groceries in my backpack and milk crate on the back.

 

When you live in a fairly large city you are going to really see the shortages and long wait times.
I live in Oshawa the home of Generous Motors Canada and the wait times are not too bad in the medical clinic near me and usually I only have to wait a week to see my regular doctor for non-emergency visits.
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The bikes now are totally awesome.

 

Back in '71 I traded in my '55 R50 for a big black R75 with a large touring tank and I loved it but as thing go I got married and riding time became real short soon as my then wife hated getting her hair mussed and having to wear what at that time looked like a lunar lander space suit. :lol:

 

I had many trips though as I bought a Dodge van that I transported the bike in and we went from the east coast of Canada along the Cabot Trail and savoured PEI lobster to the west and ate tasty Alberta beef and Pacific salmon.

 

I sold them in '76 and now its too cold for too long here to make a bike worthwhile but I did buy an electric bike that scoots along about 10KM/hour and can go for about 20KM on one charge that I use for short trips and bringing back groceries in my backpack and milk crate on the back.

 

I live in Oshawa the home of Generous Motors Canada and the wait times are not too bad in the medical clinic near me and usually I only have to wait a week to see my regular doctor for non-emergency visits.

 

 

Yeah the bikes these days are really nice compared to the old ones. Mechanically at least. Something is still nice about an old Norton or Indian or Harley that are just nostalgic. I can still remember growing up and my dad parking his old Norton in the living room............lol. As kids we thought it was funny. Hes sixty now and just bought a Harley 1200 last summer and my mom put her foot down and said the bike stays in the garage. :lol:

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Hey krit. Thats an awesome bike you guys got. I would love one like that but it's not in the budget right now. And yeah it would have been way cooler, but im married with kids so being cool isnt a luxury anymore. :P I never see you on msn anymore. Hit me up sometime. :)

Ahhh...the family. ;) Hope all is good on the home front. We kind of lucked out because we couldn't afford a new bike at the time being a month after the wedding. But! Someone hit my husband on his old bike, and after insurance paid for repairs the bike shop let us trade it in for the full amount that he paid for it 2 years prior! Couldn't pass that up. LOL I was tired of being a passenger on a croch rocket. :P Now that I've contributed to taking this thread even further off topic I'll hit you up on IM. :lol:

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btw a motorcycle would be a way cooler purchase since you have other computers? ;):P We got this last July, and I love it :Dhttp://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/yamaha_v_...verado_2007.php

That's a really cool bike!

 

For some reason I'm fixated on old school classical styled motorcycles like this one, sure it has no real power but I just like it:

http://www.bikez.com/bike/index.php?bike=25002

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That's a really cool bike!

 

For some reason I'm fixated on old school classical styled motorcycles like this one, sure it has no real power but I just like it:

http://www.bikez.com/bike/index.php?bike=25002

I've never seen anything like it. It's really neat! I wonder if it's comfy.... Definitely an original style.

 

I would love the new Harley Night Rider, but it's really pricey. http://www.mcnews.com.au/Wallpaper/HarleyD...rod_special.jpg But soooo Sexy! :D

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I've never seen anything like it. It's really neat! I wonder if it's comfy.... Definitely an original style.

 

I would love the new Harley Night Rider, but it's really pricey. http://www.mcnews.com.au/Wallpaper/HarleyD...rod_special.jpg But soooo Sexy! :D

 

Whoa...I'm 17 and I want that bike....that is the sex right there!!!

 

AJ

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