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  1. Windows 7 recognizes more - XP would cap out at low RAM. I recently got a Samsing Galaxy Vibrant. Adroid Phones FTW. My froends mostly have iPhones and brag about them... then this morning 3 of them were late for work because iPhone alarm settings failed yesterday and today, a problem that happened back in November but Apple didn't patch. Also, they show off apps they bought, but get upset when I go into the Android market and find similar apps - often the same one but for a different platform - offered free of charge for Android phones. iPhones look nice, but I gave up on Apple a long time ago. Not only are thier products as flawed as anyone elses, but they hide behind "It just works. Except when it doesn't, which means you did something wrong. Don't like it? Um... you're... just too poor to buy our elite trend setting stuff. Yeah, that's it."
  2. Thanks Lotus4s and Molemot! Molemot - glad to hear you're doing better! If you want to give to Strong And Free to help ensure it goes off without a hitch, please do. There's a 'donate' button in the upper right corner of the website, but that's specifically for the campaign expenses so when I perform my ride, 100% of the dollars raised go directly to Prostate Cancer Canada. If you're more comfortable giving directly to Prostate Cancer Canada, they're setting up an event page on their site to collect donations during the event, but that's not 'till summer. It seems a long way off but I've just 5 months before I'm in the saddle for 100 kms a day! Incidentally, while doing my starvation project The Hungry I, I met a chap from Norwich who plans to fly over and ride with me as far as he's able. I hope others can join me for a leg here and there - even if it's just a parade of Lotus cars lined up as I pass through Toronto or Vancouver or something
  3. some of you may remember when I starved myself this summer to call attention to the dangers of poor eating habits and fad diets. As part of my recovery from the dangerous stunt (don't try this at home), I was given a bike to ride around on by a locak bike shop, building muscle back up with a low impact workout. I hadn't been on a bike since I was about 9, but I was quickly hooked. Within 5 weeks I was up to 50 km/day. So... I've partnered with Prostate Cancer Canada (since they only get a fraction of the funding that the pink ribbon bunch get), and will be riding my bike from coast to coast across Canada from St. John's NL to Victoria, BC to raise prostate cancer awareness and hopefully some funding for them. I need a bit of help though - if you could take a minute to click 'like' for the Facebook page, that'd be awesome. Sponsors respond to potential eyeballs better than anything else: If you're interested in following the journey, you can check out to follow along. If you're really interested, I'm looking for people to join me for a leg or two on my travels! Get out your bike, generate some pledges, and ride alongside me! Details will be posted on the main site soon.
  4. Citroen has been making those commercials for years, long before this current movie came out
  5. yup. Nice to be able to add GPS, 120 GB of MP3 sound, etc. whilst replacing the ugly factory stereo...
  6. added a carputer system to my RX-7. Carmen, my current 1985 GSL-SE, had originally received Pamela's Sony CD/ MP3 player. A gorgeous unit that, when set in orange illumination mode, looked high-tech and yet factory at the same time. But after 6 years and a lot of use, it's speaker output began to fail. At the same time, my interest in carputers was growing. And so I contacted Chris Wood at Mobile Computer Solutions in Pennsylvania, and had him create a system within my specs. Jetway Mini ITX Motherboard w/ 2.0Ghz C7 CPU 1GB DDR2 Kingston RAM 120GB 2.5" Seagate SATA HD External USB DVD R/RW drive Built in Bluetooth & Wireless LAN CF/PCMCIA Daughterboard M2 ATX 160W Smart Automatic Power Supply GPS Receiver $739 Centrafuse XLE Deluxe with GPS including Canada $249 XP Pro $149 XP Lite to reduce boot up time $60 Lilliput HR703 $235 Total would be $1,422. *** Package arrives from Mobile Computing Solutions in Pennsylvania. Chris kept in constant communication with me - letting me know when the software was installed, the system was tested, packed, shipped, etc. Monitor, CPU, cabling, remote, remote receiver, GPS antenna, and external DVD drive same kit, unpacked. Not shown: user manuals MCS makes their own cases and brands their peripherals The 7" touch-screen Lilliput monitor came with a bevelled surround, as it's meant to be installed in headrests. Monitor, surround, and SE dash waterfall. The monitor is almost precisely 2.5 DIN high and 7" wide, filling the stereo opening nicely Alas, the flanges top and bottom prevent it from fitting as it should. You can see, however, that the monitor looks practically stock in that position ... and fits brilliantly. Too bad about the 7" wide by 6" deep stereo spot behind the monitor that'll now just be dead space! rough cut installation of surround: Holding the glue... the finished body-colour / clearcoat dash piece with integrated monitor surround Monitor fits in through the front... the completed monitor install. Optical drive installed - note the CD cases below to get an idea of how small it is.
  7. Received my copy today, the third printing with additional pages added at the end - this book is brilliant!
  8. I loved it both as a good story and as a technical accomplishment. You may have noticed these scenes too, but as a film maker I was particularely drawn to the 'extended' scenes shot in one continuous take - like when they're playing that game in the car, the mob attacks, they escape, police follow, etc... all one shot, non-stop camera without cutting away to another angle. Similar one-take scenes near the end but I won't describe them for fear of posting spoilers for those who haven't seen the film.
  9. My auto-login seems to be working once again - thanks B
  10. In another forum people were posting links to music videos. I posted this one as "Ferrari - musica di motore"
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