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The Spam Thread!
I think you should be alright with following the said artist, so as long as you're not pestering him or anything. Not to boast, but I'm friends with a few notable people like Coolie Ranx and Jason Zumwalt of GTA IV fame, and members of the Puppini Sisters like lead singer Marcella, and they seem fine and not disturbed, though of course I do respect their privacy and only message them when needed.
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huckleberrypie Wrote:I think you should be alright with following the said artist, so as long as you're not pestering him or anything. Not to boast, but I'm friends with a few notable people like Coolie Ranx and Jason Zumwalt of GTA IV fame, and members of the Puppini Sisters like lead singer Marcella, and they seem fine and not disturbed, though of course I do respect their privacy and only message them when needed.
Smile Interesting.

That reminds me... after I followed said artist, the artist's likes started showing in my own feed! This isn't the fault of the artist, but rather Facebook itself. This also includes my other friends there too. Sometimes, it's interesting to see the likes from friends I know, but for someone I don't actually know and just want to follow, this goes a bit too far.

Thus, I was able to turn the likes off for the artist. None are showing up today which is good.
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The other day, I was at Walmart. I saw an HP Stream micro-laptop PC for sale at $129 USD. That got me thinking.

Greta and Pumpkin have so far been working as good as they should. Greta needs to stick with Win7 to keep working well, but she is still a good laptop. Being from 2012 though, she is a bit hefty compared to compact Pumpkin. I have thought about replacing both of them with an HP Stream, or at the very least, a similar Win10 tablet/laptop hybrid.

I thought about how I use my computer while I'm on the go, and I discovered that I don't really play that many games. If I want to play a PC games, it's usually on one of my desktop systems, and the games I play on the go are on my 3DS or portable retro systems.

When it comes to Android software and games, they are either too limited in function to me, or as with games, they are becoming increasingly "free to play". I was into Angry Birds and Sonic Dash, but the games basically keep pestering you to buy powerups or other items.

In turn, that lead to my consideration for the HP Stream. The model I saw had a rather low-end Intel CPU, either a dual core Atom or Celeron, and it features 2GB RAM and 32gb internal storage. It's not a performer by any means, but for web browsing while on trips or in a waiting room somewhere, it's more than enough. There is an SD card slot for expanding storage too.

I haven't acted on the Stream. Perhaps in the end I will stick with what I got. I need to think some more.
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You may notice my new avatar. It's still a fox, but a different one.

She's from a rather rare kids TV show that I just got interested in... The Chucklewood Critters. The series started out as various holiday specials beginning with The Christmas Tree Train in 1983, and culminating with a two-season TV series from 1998 and 1999. The main characters are Rusty the fox (different from the one in my avatar BTW) and Buttons the bear, and their respective families. I seen the Christmas Tree Train and the Halloween special Which Witch is Which, and that's about it. The specials were quite charming and adventurous, even though the animation is similar to early 80s Hanna-Barbera cartoons. The creators were former Hanna-Barbera animators anyway.

The entire series was released on 4 separate DVD sets in 2004, but it's long out of print. You can still find them on eBay and Amazon, sometimes for cheap and sometimes for $20+. I have volumes one through three ordered. They just need to arrive at the post office. Volume 4, the last set, is elusive so far.
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That $129 could net you the GTX750 I was raving about to you earlier, in case you're still into those high-end pinball games. And the Critters series sure reminds me of that lesser-known Hong Kong Phooey cartoon I watched during the early 2000s when my folks and I still had a cable subscription.
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Happy (Lunar) New Year!
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Happy Lunar New Year Smile
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Blackberry Bun Wrote:Happy Lunar New Year Smile
Hope you have a 'swell one too! Big Grin
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Some tech news for you all...

I got a Corsair CX430 PSU for Patsy today. Installing it was bit of a task since I have to use both SATA power leads to power both of her HDDs as using a single lead is impossible. Due to the case design (drives attached vertically to a metal plate instead of being simply stacked horizontally in a bay), the connectors on one lead don't reach each other. To compromise, I had to order a 4 pin molex-to-SATA adapter so I can get power to the DVD drive. Until then, I shall use Lilly's old USB super drive I forgot to take along with me to sell...

... and yes, I no longer have my Mac Mini. I sold it to a pawn shop and got around $150 for it. I figured someone else could use my Mac Mini more than me since I could never get into it myself, but I forgot to bring along the USB super drive. I then decided it should work no problem with Windows should a situation arise that the internal DVD drive is disabled for any reason.

As a compromise for that, I may name a future PC Lilly since she should have been a PC from the get go. But, I also have other possible names in mind, mostly based on characters from the Chucklewood Critters TV show. Wink
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The PSU seems 'swell from what I've read on Jonnyguru's site. I can attest to wiring woes as well, most especially if the case is poorly-designed or doesn't have any provisions or options for proper cable management.
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