March 29th, 2009, 09:37 PM #1
[F@Hchat 3-29-09] Sigh . . . the ladies are too busy yakking again!
Seems Auntie, KK, e man, nunya, et al. are too busy yakking about how to up their post counts.
So the SLACKER has to start the new weekly thread yet again.
March 29th, 2009, 09:39 PM #2
Score 2 for me.
1. got out of starting a new thread.
2. upped the Slackers post count.
March 30th, 2009, 01:06 AM #3
So I decided to install XP on my Raptor drive, I just got back from WD, over the weekend. Seems it's a bad drive as it randomly fails to be seen by my mobo. It has a manufacture date of 12-15-2008. I had to go back to my "trusty" WD 320gb. I don't even know if it's worth sending that Raptor off again.
March 30th, 2009, 01:32 AM #4
March 30th, 2009, 09:30 AM #5
@ Harder - Thanks for starting a new thread.
@Mike - Send that drive back to WD. If nothing else, when it gets back you can either use it, or sell it on RR and make some money back.
@ Creature - Were you still getting EUE's?
I had SMP go stupid on me this morning. When I got to the PC it was looking for a WU.
oops almost forgot..
March 30th, 2009, 10:09 AM #6
March 30th, 2009, 10:36 AM #7
March 30th, 2009, 10:43 AM #8
My day off and i get to go to work to visit my wife.
March 30th, 2009, 10:45 AM #9
March 30th, 2009, 10:51 AM #10
shes getting there, just takes time to switch meds.
March 30th, 2009, 01:52 PM #11
Upgraded the speakers on my computer thanks to a friend that had some old speakers lying around. Nothing great, but going from a 4" sub to a 6" makes a difference. also swapped out the little 2" front channels for 4".
Sounds pretty good, Still fiddling about with the Bass settings on the sub to keep from over driving it and making it all muddy. I hate when people do that.
8 minutes into Ina gadda Da vidda and the Drum Solo sounds great.
March 30th, 2009, 11:19 PM #12
March 31st, 2009, 12:15 AM #13
Sorry to hear that Sharder.
March 31st, 2009, 12:36 AM #14
Trust me on the list of things that they want you to kick, the Mountain Dew/Monster drinks (sugar & Caffeine intake), your better off with out. or at least without 99.9% of the time.
remember back when I posted a few years ago about my 1st Kidney stone? before that is when I had started kicking out most of the Mt Dew out of my system & stopped drinking so much of it, it led up to my excess drinking of "enhanced" bottled waters, like Propel, and then I started to drink A LOT of Propel with calcium, etc in it since I didn't drink milk or other more "natural" calcium loaded beverages... after I got sick of the constant after taste of the Propel, I switched to more regular Flavored Water & Carbonated "sparkling" waters... it was at the end of the summer when I had the first stone & months after I kicked the "Propel habit" which was part of my Mt dew addiction... and 99% sure part of the problem that led to the first stone since it was a calcium stone...
but for the past few years, I won't go into too much info (TMI ) but bowel movements have been much more "normal" ever since I kicked the dew habit years ago, my suspicions for years had been confirmed when that happened, as I'd been drinking the crap (no pun intended) for years since I was 14, probably a 20 oz or more a day almost since I was 17-18... sometimes more than that, like a whole 2 Liter or half a 12 pack a day sometimes. much of the junk food didn't help either, added fuel to the fire, but after kicking the dew habit, my foods didn't change that drastic to result in this, just the beverages.
every once in awhile I will have a Dew, but its maybe once every 2-5 months now, and I'm talking only a can or 20 oz bottle at most.
so now I mostly drink Sprite, Sierra Mist & 7up occasionally, along with the flavored waters. also have a nice bottle of Clementine Juice & carton of Orange juice in fridge.
actually have been drinking more Fruit juices in the last few years since the dew habit as well, which is always good.
been getting in the habit of trying out some of the more "natural" energy type drinks, like those Ocean Spray Cranergy drinks (Cranberry/Raspberry flavor), with the natural enhancements instead of caffeine, and it seems to work ok most of the time, don't get me wrong, its not a near OD of the stuff like drinking Bawls, Monster, Amp, Cocaine Energy Drink or the old Jolt stuff, but its usually enough to wake me up in the mornings for work. (along with something to eat too, either a Banana, or a small can/cup of Crushed Pineapple or cut fruit in juice, etc)
on the Chew though, thats something you could definitely do with out.
sorry to say, I'm still working on #5 on your list too LOL, maybe not so much deprivation as it is schedule, somedays I have off I'm sleeping almost 18 hours a day. others I'm sleeping for a few hours, then off to work, then come home & get my remaining 5 hours, then up again, till when ever. then back to sleep for a couple/few hours, then off to work again, really sucks for my 8 hour days sometimes. but I manage to hold out during work (surprisingly too considering the level of "exercise" moving around & lifting things at work), until I get home then online for a bit, then crash for several hours of sleep, like I did today
also have to work on the weight thing myself. as it is I have 3 days off again this week, like last 2 weeks prior, and of course AGAIN, its supposed to Snow or Rain quite a bit those 3 days. so have yet not been able to dig out my bike I bought last year, out of the garage, need to have a nice day to move stuff out of garage to get at it, and bring into the house/basement, to work on, check/maintain, and all that when I get a chance to.
best thing I can suggest is find & maintain activities to keep your mind active & off the depression. I know I have it myself to small extent with my bills and lack of hours at work, transportation issues right now, & some of my health "issues" I need to have done or looked at, seeing many of my classmates/friends happily married and/or with kids, etc, or great jobs, etc.
(herniated navel, dental stuff, and this year starting with knee cap "pains" and stuff, very similar to my mom's arthritis related discomfort, have to get that checked out eventually here too, and a few weeks back, now have some sort of spasm like discomfort every so often in my left shoulder blade area that persists for some time, disappears, and then comes back again, at random intervals & lengths. sometimes the spasm/inflamed feeling is so strong even a couple advil can't get rid of it, and sleeping is hard, since I'm one of those people who can't sleep well on my back or stomach & have to sleep on my sides to some degree to get sound sleep, sleeping on one of my sides sometimes helps relieve the discomfort, but after a while it'll come back. already talked to the doc once a few weeks ago about it, from what he said, sounds like its something "normal" for a lot of people, and not really anything serious, but did give me some meds to take for a week to help "heal" the area.)
and here it is, I'm only 32... but my mom & dad both started with some mild arthritis like discomfort/symptoms in their late 20's early 30's also, so I'm not one bit surprised.
its one of the reasons I'm often on the computer playing computer games or on forums online, or watching TV/movies, & DVD's, keeps my mind off the "negative" things to prevent me from really going into a slump in my off-time from work/life in general. otherwise I'd be sleeping 99.9% of the time when off instead of my more normal 60-70% of the time (been like this for a while now, since I don't want to spend more than $30 at a time for a new PC game, or have been getting bored of many games, and can only really afford maybe a new DVD movie or TV series once a month at best, same price, usually have the whole series watched in a few days, and then left with nothing else to do LOL. its the main reason I want to get some new 3D graphics software or a nice USB Midi Keyboard/controller to play with some music software to keep me busy and "productive", either one of those is going to cost me anywhere from $130 to $180, don't have that much right now to spend )
anyways, can see I'm rambling again, to sum it up.
we're here for you harder, so don't worry to much about this stuff, much of what the doc "prescribed" for the habits to kick is good for you anyways, might even speed up recovery if and when they have to do some surgery procedures etc, so in all it may be good... but won't be easy, don't think that it will, and don't think too much about it either, otherwise it'll just get you more depressed.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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March 31st, 2009, 01:13 AM #15
Thanks Shy . . .
The downside to the diet issue is that I'll be going back on Adderall again. I know it helps me greatly in everyday life, but I hate taking drugs. (Look up Adderall and you'll be shocked) My normal dosage is 15mg twice a day and that's to get me normal and keep me functional. Then again, my kids are now teens and while I don't have to worry much about them getting into my supply . . . I've got the just about 2 year old to deal with as well. The little bugger likes eating anything Opa eats and while I'd keep the bottle in the master bath . . . I have to worry about someone forgetting to lock the door to the master bedroom and him getting in there.
Doc offered me muscle relaxants and pain meds as well . . . I turned them down, as I know that's not what I need and I don't need them. It's bad enough being on the NSAID's and having to worry about kidney failure . . . been there, done that! It took a bit of discussion with Doc to get her to understand I don't want a maintenace drug and increased renal failure, rather a good NSAID that I'll only take when I can't take the pain anymore.
I'm going to have to go to Portland VA for the Ortho consult and that'll mean a day lost. My other Doc wanted to schedule surgery a cople months ago. I didn't want to talk about it then. New Doc is going to look at the film and will probably schedule it . . . it's that obvious.
So, here I sit, knee hurting like hell and hip throbbing . . . wondering what went wrong and what I should have done differently.
March 31st, 2009, 01:42 AM #16
ah, I see. on the meds thing.
not to change the topic, but forgot to post this afternoon the Radeon 4830 arrived today...
and was damned surprised too, picked up the box, and it was pretty light.
its a 512MB model too, & uses a standard fan/heatsink combo type cooler... fan built into the heatsink fin assembly.
but knowing these cards are down clocked if not gimped 4850's and knowing the 4850's competitor range (9800GTX+, GTX 260 192SP) was damn surprised at the size of the box it came in, small, for a card of this category, and light.
opened it up, sure enough THIS card was a "True" Newegg Open Box item, missing all the accessories except the minimal manual & Driver CD, but even then, was surprised at the size of the card, it wasn't much bigger than my HD 2600 Pro... hell if I wanted to, this thing as far as dimensions go would fit in the Qpack with tons of room to spare...
was just surprised thinking it would be the size of a normal Radeon 48xx series card... guess not.
but our one clan member, I got an email from him, he sent off to everyone, see how we're doing and whats up, etc, since he's been taking a "sabbatical" from gaming for a bit. anyways, told him how we were doing, also tipped him off about "Santa" delivering a box a little late to the house by mistake & should of been sent to him instead, but its well worth the wait. not to give away too much to him, about what's happening. hopefully will hear from him soon again, let him know about the card, and get him thinking thats all that will be showing up on his doorstep soon.
one of our other members is mailing off a $60 check to me this week, to cover his part of the donation towards the rig... so that will buy our case for the rig (refurb from Coolermaster Store), hopefully with enough left over to put towards a PSU, once thats done, aside from an OS, all the parts should be here, save for the CPU/Mobo, which I'm thinking I will probably donate my Q6600 & Mobo to, which means prepping my system again to install the i7 parts and reinstall WinXP again... (going to check with another member see if he has a spare copy of XP or even Vista to install for an OS, since he owns his own PC repair/build business as well as contracts out to various Internet/networking/cable companies around him doing various work/projects)
needless to say the one member will be sh*tting bricks of Joy when the package finally arrives on his doorstep in the coming month or so. thats part 1 of 2, the other member that was going to be donating a couple LCD displays (the one that originally was going to donate a couple/several hundred bucks to the project and I was going to hit up for some extra cash to cover for the missing parts since he was going to get a couple LCD's for dirt cheap instead), apparently won't be able to pick them up from work for dirt cheap, so he's going to be going out & spending one a couple himself (so I'm not going to ask any more from him on that, don't want to be pushy or anything, will just have to figure something else out), that'll be arriving in a 2nd separate package as well. the one member we're sending to, not only does he game, but he does a lot of Photoshop related work, the need for multiple displays and even the Quad core, either for himself or for others he knows, and has plenty of time now that he's retired and all.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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March 31st, 2009, 03:33 AM #17
March 31st, 2009, 09:14 AM #18
Sorry harder to hear about the hip/back. I know that stuff isn't fun to deal with. I've had knee surgery before and I know that ain't no fun at all.
But if it's for the sake of getting better, then it's best to look at it in that light.
And I totally understand you about the meds. I'm the same way. Unless I'm dying and that little pill is the only thing that is gonna save me, I don't take them. I won't do pain killers at all, muscle relaxers too. I've only taken pain killers by choice once in my life, and the other 2 times I was knocked out so I had no say.
Anywho, keep your chin up. If this is what makes you better...... (you know the rest)
March 31st, 2009, 10:20 AM #19
March 31st, 2009, 10:22 AM #20
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