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  1. Hey OCR.

    So I got this ancient laptop to fiddle with at work (I work at a hotel, so I get a fair amount of stationary freetime, and with the wireless network too.)

    Only, the harddrive went bad on it. OKay, thats cool. I'll just get one off ebay, and ooh, Freespire, a linux version of Windows? Sure. Fuck, this one RATTLES. I'll try it anyway. Great, 50% of the time the computer refuses to acknowledge its there, and the other half it claims a disk controller failure. Its bad too. Alright, okay... another hard drive from ebay. I also got an adapter to connect it to my desktop. Looks good... formatted it just to be safe...

    Windows won't load. It starts copying the setup files, and stops every time at 88%, on the file vbscript.dll. Freespire just spams errors on "logic blocks".

    Halp?

    I've tried all I could, even getting a linux OS to put on it, but it just craps out immeadiately claiming the same errors

  2. Hey guys. Am I going for a record on Help topics?

    What kind of things are required for good audio recording, short of a recording studio? Assume I have no fucking clue about anything aside from aforementioned studio, and $10 pc mic. I want to do an audio book CD, basically, but yeah, I'm completely out of my league. So what better place than Overclocked Remix, y'know?

  3. So, I'm sure a few people remember me asking questions that are REALLY "wtf, are you seriously asking us?" Sadly, you guys are the most organized, least trolling, and most informed group of people I know.

    ;_;

    So anyway... Credit cards. I'm looking into building up my credit, trying some investments, and generally, y'know. Having a credit card. Problem is? I have no fucking clue what ANYTHING means. Its all written in Financese. APR? Low rate financing? Wha?

    And all the google results for "First time credit card" or "credit card FAQ" are either by the companies, not explaining anything beyond DON'T BE STUPID, STUPID, or otherwise unhelpful.

    So... halp?

  4. Wow, looking at all the other questions in this forum, I feel kind of emo/drama-ey asking questions this serious vs "hai my monitor's borked".

    Oh well, this is sadly the most intelligent forum I know, and I do not have a worthy person to turn to offline.

    I want to go to college. Very very very very very much. ;_; Creative writing and business managment if its important. The thing is, I... honestly have no idea what to do. I was home schooled for a good majority of my life, and college prep was not involved. I'm working at obtaining a GED, which I know is required for federal financial aid, but... I'm bumfucked on what else is involved, I know its not as simple as applying and getting in the car.

    Man, I feel so amazingly stupid asking this. :(

  5. Ok...if you're looking to "get somewhere" you're not going to do it via pyramid/work-at-home-and-make-a-million-a-month schemes.

    What you're asking is extremely general, but here's the big question: what do you want to do?

    Are you looking for more money, better hours, or a specific job type? Is there a company you'd ideally like to work for? What skills/training/schooling do you have? These are a couple of the things you must consider if you want to make a better effort in finding a new, good job, and answering these would help me narrow down the advice I could give you.

    It might be that you're just looking for a better part-time position (like if you're a student or something), for which I'm gonna give you slightly different advice: don't stress it too much. If you're a student, expect to not make much money right now. If you tried answering the questions I presented above, and feel you're lacking in your skillset, use this time to try to beef it up, either via internship, taking a class, or just finding a job that'll teach you that.

    Anyway, I can really only give general advice without knowing more about your specific situation.

    Looking for more money. Better hours would be nice, but the money is big right now. I can't go to school or really even hope for more when I'm earning a whopping $80 a week. I mean, what'd I'd LIKE to do is a job where I can accomplish something while still having a few seconds to my own thoughts before I have to handle some incredibly inane thing, or not feel aching and in pain by the end of the day where I'm supposed to have my time then.

    And I did do a constructive job once, telecommunications contracting. 10-12 average hour workdays with 100-200 mile commutes and no breaks was not my idea of a dream job.

    ...I'm sorry, I just got off work, and I'm sure you can all tell how enthused I am with it. I'm not saying I want to make it big on the crap, just bigger than $80 a week. Maybe something that I could actually afford a vehicle or school with.

    What I'd *LIKE* to do would likely be creative writing, non-video game design... maybe just try and be a Manager or something for the safety and money. But right now I hold no illusions that I'll be getting a job I'd want, or even really like.

    I am looking into relocating though, see if I can badger any relatives >.>

  6. Okay, I wasn't specific in the topic because I knew everyone would just pass this over if I did. Let me be blunt. My area sucks. Almost no opportunity for anyone for employment without managerial experience or willingness to settle for Taco Bell and other assorted part time fast food jobs. I live in the middle of nowhere, and have neither the cash nor the social contacts to move out.

    So, I'm looking at what I can do to get somewhere.

    Enough exposition now (It was just to answer the questions that would be asked), I come to you with the meat of my consideration. I've heard that those "Win an iPod" promotions online work, so long as you refer friends etc etc. So, I wonder. Those "Work at home" commercials on the TV... They wouldn't have the funding to make commercials on TV if they weren't true... right? I'm more than certain there are catches... but there isn't much that can't beat out 3 hour days at Taco Bell just for the lunch rush.

    tl;dr: Work at home, any worth to it?

  7. Finally, a point of pride for all trombonists. The trombone is one of the oldest of the modern symphonic instruments.

    Although, it's earliest form's name, before it became the "trombone", was "sackbut". So in realty, it did change. Just very, very little.

    Kudos to anyone who happened to know that.

    I'm sorry, but on behalf of everyone, BAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA. TROMBONER! TROMBONIST! SACKBUT! BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA. *cough* Sorry. :lol:

    Its an incredibly unique instrument, and I'd be curious to know the history of how someone would design it. But then, I'm also curious about who the hell thought biting into a pineapple was a good idea.

  8. Okay, my parents got me a new barebones for Christmas, and its allright, cept it doesn't have an AGP slot for my video card. Or any slots at all for expansions aside from PCI... That bothers me, since I vaguely remember talk about newer video cards requiring a new slot. Clarification/suggestion?

  9. No, he lives in a small old house, there's a trailer on the property, there are like 30 ducks, pheasants, peacocks. I'm wondering if he's insane. The food is good, I mean, the only complaints are that we couldn't eat the bananas fast enough. And they're from stores that are maybe 45 minutes and more away.

  10. So this neighbor has been coming to our house, lately. Past two-three months, though far more common lately. Every time is the same, walks up, knocks, hands us a box, walks off with a smile.

    Boxes of food. First it was cookies. Okay. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Then bananas. Alright. Then more bananas. Then 3 bags of apples. Then a box of assorted cakes. Another box of cookies. All of it storebought, most of it about to reach its sell-by date, and most of it not from local stores. Today? 6 half-pies, 3 boxes of sugar cookies, an entire box(like, 3'x2'x2') of assorted lunchmeat, sausages, and a container of Burrito filling.

    8O

    Double You Tee Eff. Granted we're not exactly well off, but we've never hurt for food, and he's not exactly that well off himself. Its mind boggling.

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