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Everything and Nothing / Re: yay mike, lena and hypnos!
« on: April 04, 2009, 09:13:11 AM »
hehehe..yeah but who's going to take care of shop when they want to go on a vacation somewhere??? ;D

Thanks Jim -- all praise should go to Lena, who does all the work!

Everything and Nothing / Re: Childless couples
« on: March 13, 2009, 02:06:37 PM »
ahhh....I just hope she will soon to 'stop and smell the roses' of life soon and not get too burned out..:)
Einstein- Yes, she's a bit obsessive-compulsive. One of her medications is supposed to combat that particular malady.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Childless couples
« on: March 13, 2009, 12:11:47 PM »
Okay..I know I am a single bachelor living the life:) but having been an observer of life most of my life:)...2 things come to mind is society peer pressure being that we as a society must look physically fit and be a supermodel esp with the latest fads to become a vegitarian and eat no meat so I can look like a supermodel along with the many other peer pressures out there, or 2, she's developed a case of obessive compulsion disorder..just small observance based on her habits there.. ;)

I have a 20 year old daughter who has NEVER had a sip of alcohol, NEVER smoked a cigarette or a joint, never took a drug of any kind, and won't drink anything with caffeine. She'll eat no fat; the only meat she eats is boiled chicken breast without the skin. She'll eat no salt, and no packaged food, just fresh fruits and vegetables (boiled sometimes). She works out everyday at the gym and does pilates everyday at home. She has a job, and is getting A's and B's in college. She's considered to be VERY good looking by all the boys. She's never been in trouble of any kind, never had a traffic ticket, never needed any sort of discipline ever. When she leaves the house she says "'Bye mom, 'bye dad, love you."

And yet I'm STILL stressed about her. She's too perfect. She'a a rigid perfectionist who drives herself too hard to be "the best". As a result, she's often stressed out about some imagined catastrophic failure that she'll never recover from. She can be very moody and snarly. She's on anxiety medication and anti-depressants. She's prone to getting hysterical. I wish she'd just relax a bit and learn to enjoy the simple things.

I don't know where she gets it from, neither me or her mother are that way. It's very ironic that too much of a good thing can actually be a bad thing.   

Everything and Nothing / Re: Fringe - anyone watching this show?
« on: February 14, 2009, 07:59:04 AM »
oh doesn't find very many good sci-fi shows anymore on tv, but this one had me hooked since episode 1.......

Everything and Nothing / Re: Favorite Forum Pix
« on: January 31, 2009, 05:59:29 PM »
hehehe....I was just commenting on the young handsome dude that was standing there:).....

Everything and Nothing / Re: Favorite Forum Pix
« on: January 31, 2009, 10:09:17 AM »
Who's that young man standing 2nd from the right there:) hehehehe

Everything and Nothing / Re: It's a new year... let's introduce ourselves
« on: January 13, 2009, 10:20:51 AM »

I am Darren Rogers a new age/ambient music composer. Having released, The Alternate Realms on Hypnos Secret Sounds records, wooo hooo!!.....
I am single, looking for Mrs. Right:).....working on other projects right now including doing online video game music.
I am a Computer IT tech support person during the day, but at night depending on how I feel or how work went, I play video games, compose music. Love to read a lot when I can.
Got some new ideas going for this year, some video projects and maybe even a new album...

Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 winter weather
« on: December 31, 2008, 05:42:57 PM »
hehehe..I don't know about the rest of ya, but gets tired of flipping weather...for example...last couple of days been great...high 70's..then the next couple of days..back down to 30 or so degrees..and then again goes back up to mid 60's, etc....this is what it's like here in TX:)> someone flipping a stupid switch up and down and up and down hahahah
I just want that Hawaii weather....nothing below 70 degrees... least someone shut the door up there since here in West texas we are finally getting to a high of 60 or so today...YAY!!!....the last few days, barely saw above 32 or so......freezing down here..

oh, darren, we so pity those of you in tex-ASS. you have 3 or 4 days every millennium below freezing, you poor boy.

 ;) ;D >:( :o ::) :-X

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: December 31, 2008, 05:38:45 PM » that is you wouldn't mind if me and your wife had a 'girls' nite out  ;D   

I don't think you'll be laughed out of here, einstein36... in fact I'd guess that most of us will wish you well following your recent male-to-female gender reassignment.


Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: December 30, 2008, 10:34:24 PM »
Okay...I will bite but I will probably be laughed out of here(I can hear the laughter starting now), but I just got finished reading Nora Roberts 3rd book in the trilogy, The Sign of Seven, Pagan's about love, sex(yes I said it hehehe) and evil brewing in a small town every 7 years....3 men with imbued powers given to them as children along with the 3 women in their lives have to defeat this evil before well, you know, all goes to hell:)

I don't know if Lena likes these kinds of books, but I love her writing, strong characters and funny moments within her books between her characters that just make me laugh out loud....

I esp loved her The Three Sisters trilogy books....

P.S. for those that like Sci-Fi and Sex...check out her psudeo name, J. D. Robb, her Lt. Eve Dallas sci-fi detective novels..

Everything and Nothing / Re: CD-R Deterioration
« on: December 23, 2008, 04:16:21 PM »
hahahaha...not to berate you or anything, but getting old doesn't it??:) hahahaha
and yes, I am turning the big 40 next year......oh man....

There are several things that seem to have a correlation to problems with the lifespan of burned CDRs.

First, poor quality media.  I think some artists and labels, faced with buying CDR media in large quantities for a new release, make the decision to save $30 or $50 on media costs, with the result that a much higher number of copies have gone bad after 5 or 10 years.

Second, stick-on disc labels.  There's no dispute that the labels cause problems for slot-load CD players, like in many car players and some laptops (like my Apple Powerbook) due to increasing the effective thickness of the disc.  Also, slightly off-center labels create rotational instability (think of your washing machine going out of balance in the spin cycle) and so the discs are more likely to have other problems in playback.  I've also heard reports of a sort of "rot" happening on sticker-label discs, though I've heard of this so rarely that I don't know if it's a real thing.

I had three things in mind when I started typing this and have already forgotten what the third thing was...

Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 winter weather
« on: December 23, 2008, 10:57:32 AM » least someone shut the door up there since here in West texas we are finally getting to a high of 60 or so today...YAY!!!....the last few days, barely saw above 32 or so......freezing down here..

Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 winter weather
« on: December 18, 2008, 03:25:45 PM »
hahaha..I don't know about you guys...but this stupid west texas weather here....high in the 60's one day and this weekend, they are saying maybe the highest 32 or so maybe:)....brrrr...I think I am going to move to Hawaii:)

I'd normally be totally OK with a science debate on this forum, but for some reason this scientific debate seems to divide sharply on political lines (liberals/democrats tend to believe in human-caused global climate change, conservatives/republicans tend to the reverse), so we'd better not!

Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 winter weather
« on: December 17, 2008, 05:07:51 PM »
:)...hehehe..I know that....
but I just get kind of annoyed with the people that say it's 'all human caused' global warming.. ;D

Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 winter weather
« on: December 17, 2008, 04:36:03 PM »
okay..I am going to throw my .02cents in here on another theory that I think most people have never thought of...
I will say yes, part of the climate change is probably due to the 'global warming' but another part I think most people over look is that the earth does change the axis around the sun every few thousands of years and due to this the earth shifting parts of it's surface away from the sun, etc. that maybe this is the other part cause for our climate change..

think back to the past ice ages, etc extreme climage changes we had thousands of years you think back then there were cars, etc???

Well clearly this disproves the "theory" of "global warming" so...  ;)

Though I know you're kidding... I just had a friend in town for past 5 days who is a "global climate change denier" and he said this same thing, when the ice storm started:  "Hmm, obviously you're right about global warming!"

I'll bet climatologists wish they'd never come up with the term "global warming" in the first place.  Even though they tried backtrack and say "The phenomenon we're talking about really should be called global climate change," it seems like the horse already left the barn as far as that meme sticking.  Now every time there's an ice storm, or a cold winter, or even a rainy summer, people are making the same "so much for global warming" jokes.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Looking for new web host
« on: November 26, 2008, 03:32:27 PM »

Congrats there Jim, these are very awesome and you have done a great job....
keep it up and looking forward to your future endevors...

Everything and Nothing / Re: Looking for new web host
« on: November 23, 2008, 09:33:13 AM »
have you looked at

great great web hosting site...

Jim uses it....

is anyone in our goverment thinking about the long road it's our 'tax payer' money that is being used to help bail out the economy.....
maybe it's time to start thinking 'outside' of the for example, oh, I don't know..maybe become a true 24/7 society and let the people that our loosing their jobs maybe actually work a different shift and hey who knows..maybe greedy corp america will wake up and realize the more people are working and making money around the clock, etc and buy around the clock..maybe our profits will go up....
just little things like that..

and for peep sake....come on already..get rid of this BULLSHIT!!!! daylight savings time's not helping us at all...
little things like this I think will in the long run may help our economy...

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Intel vs AMD DAW
« on: November 04, 2008, 12:19:44 PM »
since I am a tech support person who has extensively worked with both pc and mac platforms, it's just the little things about the way apple does things that I prefer pcs...:)

Personally I think Windows/Intel is better.

Fair enough... but do you say this based on familiarity with both platforms, or are you just saying Windows/Intel is better because you've never used a modern OSX/Intel Mac for any length of time?

Not being a smart-ass here, but in my experience those who express a strong preference for Windows are almost without exception people who haven't spent more than 2 minutes using a Mac in the last decade.  The people I know who have been exposed to both platforms and understand them both, without exception prefer Apple and MacOS.  I don't say this as a way of saying "see, you're wrong," but as a way of saying to those who really haven't investigated the platform that they should consider there might be something they're missing.

Can you do that in the Mac? I don't think you have that much flexibility.

Building machines from scratch?  No, Apple's whole plan is that you buy a machine entirely designed by Apple, and since the motherboard and the CPU and the video card and the RAM and the OS are all standard Apple stuff, the system just works without any BIOS tweaks or firmware flashes or other hacks.

If you're a hobbyist who just likes that kind of "under the hood" stuff, there's nothing wrong with that.  Some people like American muscle cars because it's so easy to get under the hood and play around... but recommending a '67 Camaro to someone who just wants a reliable commuter car is a bad recommendation, and likewise recommending a hot-rodded, self-built, tweaked and overclocked PC to a person who wants a reliable tool for getting their work done, is a poor recommendation.

But again, for those individuals who love tweaking and manipulating, and seeing how far you can overclock your liquid-cooled CPU without frying it, then for sure the Windows/Intel platform is the best way to go.

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