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Old April 18 2012, 06:53 PM   #2416
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I um'ed and ah'ed abut getting an SSD when I got a new laptop last year. In the end I opted against, partly because I read some reviews suggesting that while failure was rare, if it happened, it goes completely wrong, making it harder to retrieve data from an SSD than a normal HD.

No idea if this is true or not (not a techy person), but anyway, I stuck with the older & cheaper tech. Time will tell if that was the right decision or not, I guess.



Oh yes, purchases: new rear rubber for the car. Man, it makes a difference...
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Old April 18 2012, 06:58 PM   #2417
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i was on the fence with the details about failure as well... since they're still quite new technology wise, there isn't enough data to accurately say if they're more prone to irretrievable data loss or not... it's something that is going to be figured out in time...

If you're like me, and use a LOT of data, you could do what i've done... use the SSD for Windows, Program files and stuff like that... so you get the massive speed benefits from the SSD, and then keep your other hard drives on the same system for the rest of your data... i automatically have a partition set up that exactly mirrors the SSD, so any changes i make to the SSD are automatically mirrored to the mirror partition every night... bit of an arse-about-face way of doing it, but that way i know if the fit hits the shan, then i've got an uptodate backup of my system and can just restore it to within 24 hours of the crash happening

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Old April 18 2012, 09:38 PM   #2418
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^ that's a clever way to keep everything back-upped.

More importantly, your current av...
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Old April 18 2012, 10:03 PM   #2419
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yeah, i've gone through a few HDD's in my time, and raid ghosting is by far the best way i've found of keeping secure backups... another option would be to have a network drive and daily ghost it, but it wouldn't be as fast as a raid ghost system...

and thanks... yup, i'm a Romana lover too lol

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Old April 18 2012, 11:19 PM   #2420
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yup, i'm a Romana lover too lol


You know, she's married to Dawkins. That's almost proof enough to make you think he's right about there being no God...
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Old April 18 2012, 11:41 PM   #2421
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roflol, true

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Old April 20 2012, 02:20 AM   #2422
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And a white picket fence, no less. I'm going to be looking forward to seeing the before and after shots once it's completed.
Here is the oldest "before" of the very same area from 2007 before we owned the property



And here's the newest "after," An Officer





next purchase... fill and loam to grass over the last of the really, really crappy old lawn.

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Old April 20 2012, 04:00 AM   #2423
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^Nice!
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Old April 20 2012, 12:05 PM   #2424
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I ordered the Hunger Games and Twilight series soundtracks and a couple of T-shirts.
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Old April 20 2012, 12:11 PM   #2425
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Thanks, Tora. My back is just a little sore this morning
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Old April 20 2012, 12:20 PM   #2426
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That's a whole lot of back breaking work you've done. You must feel pretty proud of yourself... these don't seem to be selling times, but still, I would assume you've added tremendous value to the place, since you've done all the work yourself. Very inspiring!
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Old April 20 2012, 05:05 PM   #2427
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Just picked up one of these baby's... going to take me a while to get used to the size of the thing as a phone, but it's fast as f**k...

Rocking a 1.4ghz processor and 1gb of RAM just in a phone... jesus, i could install windows XP on that thing lmao

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Old April 20 2012, 09:45 PM   #2428
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next purchase... fill and loam to grass over the last of the really, really crappy old lawn.
All your time & effort is really paying off. Nice work, SPOCKED.

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Just picked up one of these baby's... going to take me a while to get used to the size of the thing as a phone, but it's fast as f**k...
The Note does look pretty damn cool. The monster size means that I don't think I'd want to carry that around in my pocket all the time. If I was the kind of guy who carried a bag around, I think I'd appreciate it more, but I really hate having to carry anything in a bag or briefcase.
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Old April 20 2012, 09:48 PM   #2429
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ahh, fits nicely in jeans pockets or jacket pocked... haven't had a problem with it yet...

lot lighter than i thought it would be as well... been using a Galaxy SII for about a year now, and the Note barely weighs any more than that surprisingly

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Old April 20 2012, 09:50 PM   #2430
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Some gas for the car and groceries for the weekend...things to cook for dinner and snack on.
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