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    IntelGuy has passed away

    So sorry to hear this...IG was a fine gentleman. He will be missed
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    Oscars

    lol, great wall looks fun! want to catch that one myself and yes, i've been fortunate enough to see quite a few this year. figures that it was a year without any "great" flicks
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    Oscars

    unfortunately, i didn't think there were any "great" movies this year. here is my rundown (i've seen most of them): manchester by the sea was very good movie, but not great. best actor award for casey affleck was well deserved...he was terrific! hacksaw ridge was a good movie about an incredible story. again, not best picture quality (come on, vince vaughn as the sargeant...really?) arrival was very good, but not best picture worthy. hell or high water was a pretty cool flick, but no way in hell it should have been nominated for best picture. moonlight was ok....but did not belong in best picture category at all. hidden figures was very good, but once again...not great. started to watch fences, but just didn't feel it. i'll give it a shot again one of these days. not into musicals, but i must say....lala land was very good and probably should have won. out of all the nominees, it was the most entertaining IMO didn't see lion yet. it is next on my list! i liked a lot of the animated films this year....trolls, moana, life of pets and zootopia were all excellent! and since you brought up true grit for some reason....the newer version by the coen brothers is BY FAR the better version. jeff bridges was great! the coen bros. make nothing but top quality flicks and certainly did not disappoint with that one.
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    Raspberry PI

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    Raspberry PI

    OSMC is nice....very nice!
  6. hey thanks Tx! running very nicely here...my first taste of lollipop! i will give it a good run tomorrow as its getting late here. thanks for the suggestion, seems to be a pretty nice rom
  7. yes, enjoying it very much! finally arrived yesterday afternoon, had it rooted by evening really fast, really smooth, big bright screen (seemed huge at first, but actually pretty easy to handle), great touch response, camera seems so-so but nothing to complain about. not crazy about placement of volume buttons, but i'll adjust..so far, i am very impressed. just made a backup and am searching xda forums now for the right custom rom to install at 350 for this 64gb version...its a lot of phone for the $$$
  8. Ordered a OnePlus One yesterday! Sounds like a fun device, I'll report back after I play around with it a bit. Hope to have it in a few days!
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    Never had a smart phone before

    Hey nigsy! how are you liking that Z2? i've had the Xperia ZL for about 9 months now and i love this phone! rooted/unlocked the bootloader on mine within days of owning it. been running the carbon rom on here mostly (great rom btw), but i do like the default Xperia look and find myself going back to it occasionally. i have one of those 128gb micro sd cards in it. plenty of room for my 80+gigs of music and a lot of rom backups! bought mine unlocked from newegg for around $450 back in december, and use it on our family plan from at&t. it is an unlimited text/calls plan with 10gbs data shared between 5 of us. we have had no issues with going over the 10gbs as my wife and kids have been warned to do no streaming/downloading while on data. so far its worked out very well for us.
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    caintry boy

    any food that comes in a box will be high in sodium. any food that comes in a can will be high in sodium. even breads and cereals are high in sodium. fresh fruits and veggies are not.
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    caintry boy

    Watch the diet...avoid sodium at all cost. Nearly impossible to do, but imperative with chf
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    Lets post our internet speed!

    the above is my phone, at home using my at&t 4g connection. here is my phone at home using wifi:
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    Lets post our internet speed!

    From my phone: http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/793212848
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    caintry boy

    praying for a speedy recovery cb. hope to see you back to full strength soon.
  15. no....it will not work fine on a 10 year old system. if it works at all, it will not be a pleasurable experience. forget about the full-blown Ubuntu, Kubuntu, OpenSuse distros...as i said previously: find a suitable "lighter" distro such as Lubuntu for that old rig. advising someone who is in their "first time utilizing Linux" to go in and hack the driver/kernel....is just not good advice at all. besides, the nvidia drivers have since been patched to work with the 3.13 kernels so that "hack" is not even necessary anymore. edit: didn't mean for that to sound insulting terry...hope you don't take it that way.
  16. sorry, that is a pretty old system with an outdated video card which is no longer supported. you would be better off using a "lighter" version of linux....perhaps Lubuntu? i have used that on a few older systems and it works very well. Linux Mint may also work well on there. i agree with Kurt....don't throw in the towel quite yet. there are alternative distros that will work well for you!
  17. i use ubuntu (not Kubuntu) and i am using the development release (14.04) as well. i know that the 3.13-x kernels were just added earlier this week...perhaps that is what is causing you're issues? i had been trying the 3.13-x kernels long before they were added to the repositories and was having problems with the new kernels and nvidia drivers until the drivers were finally patched. the kernels are first released as "rc" candidates (release candidates) and are numbered as such...3.13-rc1, 3.13-rc2, 3.13-rc3, etc.. i could not find one that worked with my video card until rc7 came out. that was when the nvidia drivers were finally patched to work with the 3.13 kernels. the drivers plus the 3.13-x kernels are working perfectly for me now. i do not know what video card you are using (did not see it mentioned unless i missed it), and i am not familiar with the "muon" package manager (i use synaptic)...but it sounds to me like you are having issues with the 3.13-x kernel versions since they released in the repos right around the time you started to have problems. i would suggest booting up to the latest 3.12-x kernel that works, and once you are booted up....uninstall the 3.13 kernel(s) which have been installed. stick with 3.12 until whatever video drivers you use are patched properly. in synaptic, there is an option to "lock" a particular package so that it does not update. not sure about the "muon" package manager, but there is probably a similar option there. as bruce stated earlier...you can choose what updates are installed and which are not, so just uncheck the latest kernels (3.13-X) when running updates and they will not get added. you are using (testing really) a development release of kubuntu and therefore should expect problems like this to arise. if you want a more stable running version....stick to 13.10. But if you are going to stick with using a development release, then you should consider reporting such bugs to the developers so they can be fixed before final release. hope that makes some sense
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    Hookup Pc to TV

    cables? To get a decent vga to hdmi w/sound adaptor .... It will cost you more than a video card. The inexpensive adaptors will not give you HD resolutions and will look like crap if they work at all.
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    Hookup Pc to TV

    i believe that card should work fine. as i stated, i would try the compaq computer first. it should be an easier install and will help you to "get your feet wet". but whatever you decide, i hope it all goes smoothly. when it does and you are watching netflix via the hdmi from your new video card...you will have that profound feeling of satisfaction because you "did it yourself"!
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    Hookup Pc to TV

    good! may i ask...which card did you settle on?
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    Hookup Pc to TV

    leave the modem card out as joe said...you will not miss it unless you plan on going back to dial-up. you can hold on to it just in case. click the link below and scroll down to the picture of the motherboard. that should be the same model you are dealing with in the compaq computer (the board itself may be a different color, but the layout should be the same). look at the slots in the lower left corner...the very top slot is the slot for the video card. its the long black one in the pic, it is the only slot the video card will fit into. it is called a pci-e slot. that slot should be vacant. as for the dell...i am not sure if that top, long, pci-e slot is vacant or not, please verify. it should look just like the top slot in the compaq as far as length. and there should be a clip of some sort on the right end of it in both computers. http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/kb/docDisplay/?javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.prp_ba847bafb2a2d782fcbb0710b053ce01=wsrp-navigationalState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c02131097-20%257CdocLocale%253D%257CcalledBy%253D&javax.portlet.tpst=ba847bafb2a2d782fcbb0710b053ce01&sp4ts.oid=4162245&ac.admitted=1388617156863.876444892.492883150
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    Hookup Pc to TV

    lol, don't have to "tear them apart" too much....just remove the side panel and have a good look inside!
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    Hookup Pc to TV

    don't want to sway you one way or the other. no experience with the wireless devices so can't say....you will have to read some reviews and make your own decision based on your needs and abilities. but if you decide to go with a video card + hdmi cable(s), here are some cables that should be fine and free shipping: 25 foot length: http://www.amazon.com/25FT-HDMI-TO-Cable/dp/B002HKHLDK/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1388584544&sr=8-10&keywords=25+ft.+hdmi 6 foot length, 2-pack (better to get a little longer just in case): http://www.amazon.com/Pack-HDMI-6FT-Cables-Category-Compatible/dp/B002L2X8X6/ref=sr_1_2?s=audio-video-accessories&ie=UTF8&qid=1388587145&sr=1-2&keywords=6ft+hdmi+cable+2-pack in my opinion, you do not need expensive hdmi cables....the cheap ones should work fine. once again: read the reviews. the only time i would be concerned about the quality, is if i was going to be plugging and unplugging the cords, relentlessly over and over again....the cheap build may then come into play. but if are just going to plug it in and let it stay put....these should work perfectly! the asus card should work in either computer. but as i stated: it has a large heatsink so you should open up the case prior to ordering and verify that the slot under the pci-e slot is vacant. or else that video cards heatsink will interfere with whats below it. opening the case beforehand will also give you a feel for the inside and you can grasp where things are situated. i highly recommend you do so before ordering. remember to unplug the power cord from the back of the computer before opening. and once its open...ground yourself by simply touching some part of the metal frame inside the case before touching any of the hardware inside. the 2 cards i linked to were only examples...there are less expensive ones. i again would ask you to only order one and install into the newer computer to make sure you are comfortable with the process. i would hate to have you to order something, then be stuck with the merchandise.
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    Hookup Pc to TV

    this would work fine: http://www.amazon.com/Link-Depot-HDMI-Cable-feet/dp/B000IJY8DS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388320319&sr=8-1&keywords=25+ft.+hdmi duanster's suggestion is certainly worth considering. i cannot vouch for one as i have never tried one....read reviews
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