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  1. BeDLaM#29

    I need a Sandy Bridge CPU

    Looks like I might have someone nearby who's willing to donate me a Sandy Bridge Pentium, I'll hit you up if it falls through
  2. BeDLaM#29

    I need a Sandy Bridge CPU

    I'd be very grateful if you were willing to post, happily pay for post both ways. Where abouts are you located? I have to go out bush quite often for work
  3. Been a long time since I was around here, but I'm reaching out everywhere for help with this one. My old Z77 board gave up the ghost a bit ago, so I did the full upgrade and donated the i7 3770k CPU and RAM to my youngest son. Z77 mobos seem to sell at large premiums nowadays, so I purchased a second hand ASUS P8Z68-V board off eBay instead, checking the supported CPU list and finding it at the top. So it arrives today and I put it together and I'm not getting any display. A bit of research tells me the board needs a BIOS update to support the cPU, and I can't update the BIOS unless I have a supported CPU, which I don't. So anyone got an old 2nd generation Sandy Lake Socket 1155 Intel CPU I could borrow to upgrade the motherboard? I'm in Melboure and will be happy to bring the hardware somewhere local to do it
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    Why Don't They Write Good Songs Anymore?

    Music is such a personal thing. I used to get all defensive when people would attack music I liked, and would scoff when people liked music I thought was bland, but nowadays I just say to each his own and leave it be. Personally, I like and have always liked more recent music. I will always prefer to listen to a song I've never heard before over something I've heard a bunch of times. All my current favourite songs were released in the last year or two. Major EDIT: There are heaps of good songs written now days. Alt-J, Glass Animals, Disclosure, James Blake, Bon Iver, Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala... personally I'll take em over any 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s mix
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    to update or not.

    Mortgages have made tech drop in the priority list. I don't update anything until it's necessary now. I'm even still using the same HTC Desire I've had for over three years. I hadn't owned a desktop for about five years until recently when I inherited a real beast of a machine (i7, 8GB, SSD, 4TB of HDD, Radeon 7900). Ofcourse it is essentially just being used as a Minecraft machine for my son, and for video and music stuff when I get the time. Current laptop is only a year old, so it's a way off upgrading, though I'm inching to upgrade my phone. Soon.
  6. BeDLaM#29

    Roll Call!

    My first activity was well over 10 years ago, but I haven't even signed in for at least 3 years. Couldn't even get access to my account, luckily a mod helped. Don't know why I've stayed away for so long, life moved on I guess. Didn't even realise I missed this place til I started lurking about...
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    Grudges. Do you keep them?

    Don't do grudges. Just generally reduce the amount of time I have for those that really don't deserve it. As far as family goes though, I'll always give them another chance. I'd hate to lose someone I cared about whilst I was at odds with them. My younger sister is a right pain, she has done many things that would justify me severing ties with her, but I don't have the patience for all the crap that a feud with her would entail, and I love her kids and severing ties would greatly reduce the amount I got to see them. I don't put myself out for her anymore, but she still gets an invite to any get together I organise. Life's just too short for grudges and hatred tends to hurt the hater more than the hated.
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    Come back you bastards.

  9. BeDLaM#29

    Carbon Tax!

    Leonid, they are now talking two degrees by 2050 minimum. And that's if we can reduce emissions by 25-40% on 2000 levels by 2020. Not going to happen. The critical thinking sees at least 3 degrees, and that could mean the beginning of the end. The problem is that as soil heats it releases CO2, making a vicious circle of warming. We get to 6 degrees, we get a super greenhouse effect, see Venus. http://www.climatecodered.org/2010/09/what...grees-mean.html The tax is too little too late. If it's all we're going to do we may as well do nothing. We need a whole scale change to our way of life, our lifestyle is not sustainable, we've known that for years, well use by is fast approaching. I just hope real crises smacks us in the mouth before it's too late.
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    Why wireless won't cut it for broadband

    My place in on a Telstra Velocity fibre connection. Speeds are fantastic, makes the Optus Cable at my old place appear slow, and completely dwarfs any ADSL I've ever used. Wireless can never cut it as the mane connection to homes, for the simple reason that bandwidth must be shared and redundancy for network growth is impossible.
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    Conservative Christians at it again

    Not when a small non-representative portion of the community has the ear of the Government it's not.Bloody lobbyists seem to have too much sway over our politicians these days. So minorities shouldn't lobby? It's only a problem if the majority remain silent. I don't blame the minorities, I blame those who do nothing but complain. Politicians are influenced by numbers of votes. I don't know the actual numbers (does anybody?), but I would suggest there is a very large number of people who support the +18 classification. Many will even be Christian! They need to lobby in the same way the minority Christian conservatives are. See the problem with this thinking is that some lobby groups are extremely vocal whilst not representing the majority. The vast majority may support a certain stance, but may be too tied up with her own shit to actually lobby for it. This leaves the door open for those who don't have a life to control policy. Or conversely those who have a vested interest in a particular policy are able to yell loudest. The loudest voice neither represents the best or most popular policy. IMHO, lobby groups should be ignored and popular opinion should be canvassed.
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    Batman 3

    Hmm, the Dark Knight series could be a way for the Illuminati to program the masses... Or it could be a few kick arse movies
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    Is the hole always too small or is it just me?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V...=true&rt=nc http://www.tefal.com/All+Products/Cookware...ce/elegance.htm http://shop.bigpond.com/Product.asp?Action...pan%20K%20KEF16 http://www.amazon.com/RSVP-Stainless-Steel...d/dp/B000GHKIDG http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=482603145089439
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    I Think I just Need To Talk About It (My Depression)

    http://www.open.edu.au/public/home Do whatever you want from home. No entrance requirements, defer the costs through FEEHELP. Though, you'll be in charge of getting it done. Fuck the traditional education system, never worked for me. I have a Mensa level IQ and meandering through the public school system just taught me to rest on my laurels (as I never had to challenge myself to keep up), and I ended up leaving school in year 12 with a marijuana addiction and depression. Taken me 15 years to get over both, but I'm now a father of two in the best relationship I could imagine. I own two homes and am studying towards a BS in Applied Sciences (Biotechnologies). I guess I just wanted to express that school is not the be all and end all. Our education system fails many, particularly those with high intelligence who aren't emotionally equipped to deal with it. If you can get out on the other side without a drug addiction you've done well. You're still way too young to be so worried about the future, take some time to get to know yourself. Read some alternative literature; from Neale Donald Walsch to Richard Dawkins to Eckhardt Tolle to Carl Segan. There's alot of stuff out there and what matters is what resonates with you. I've gone from devout catholic who considered the priesthood, to cult member, to secular humanist, to devout atheist; what matters is whatever helps you get up in the morning and face the world with vigor. Amazingly for me it's realising that this life may very well be all there is. Anybody who expects you to have your life planned out at 17 is not being realistic. You have a long life ahead of you, and it's an exciting to time to have an open future before you.
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    Game of Thrones Season 2 discussion (spoilers)

    Jon Snow is dead Which made me a sad panda, he was one of my favorite characters towards the end. Jon Snow will warg into Ghost and then Melisandre will re-animate his body. The whole Thoros / Dondarrion / Catlyn told us that a Red Priest can raise a dead man (not to mention R'hllor / Victarion). The Six Skins intro showed us a warg could live on through death by warging into the skin of an animal. According to the prophecy recounted by Melisandre, after a long summer, Azor Ahai will be reborn amidst smoke and salt wielding the flaming sword Lightbringer to defend the world from R'hllor's nemesis, the Other. Bowen Marsh's tears provide the salt and Jon Snow's wounds smoke. Milessandre will rebirth him, no longer tied to the Night's Watch as his watch ends with his death, and he'll march to Winterfell with his Wildling host, claim Lightbringer from Ramsay and crown himself king in the north. Ofcourse it all fits so well that it is almost definitely wrong