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    I have WINXP installed on a PII 350MHz w/ 256mb pc133 RAM, and it runs just as fast as my AMD 1GHz w/ XP and 512mb. You just have to keep it tuned up eg taskmanager, spyware, etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakes
    carabuse ... ha! normally that search guy ****es me off but well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yourworstmemory
    the search button is worthless...on every forum it is completely worthless...you have to read through craploads of garbage just to find something you really need...what is the point of a forum if everytime you ask a question someone tells you to search...you might as well just have a webpage with a bunch of how tos...

    What is the point of keeping the old threads then if all people are going to do is ask the same questions over and over again.

    The idea of a forum is to share knowledge, and one of the best ways is through the experiences of others already on the forum.

    Yes searching brings up some crap as you put it but inderneath you will unearth some real gems.

    If you can't be bothered to put some effort into looking for the info, what kind of effort are you going to put into the 'build' of your sysyem and what kind of effort are you going to put into the installation.

    if you can't put the effort in just go a buy something off the shelf.


    In a nutshell the best results will be obtained by putting in the effort.

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    If you have built a ton of stuff, where is most of your time spent? in building or in doing the research.

    Confusion says : if it is in the building, then you have not done enough research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourworstmemory
    i never said not to search, i have gained knowledge through it...but, if someone asks a question, what is the point in screaming search damnit search...you put the time and effort into reading and writing something, the least you could do is show some sort of common decency and give the guy a response...

    and some people...don't have 24 hours a day to search threw a ton of crap...

    i have already built a bunch of stuff...and i put a ton of effort into it...doesn't mean i have a ton of time to go searchin around...some people have a thing called a life...
    "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for life."

    I have a life. I prefer not to do people's searching for them. Sitting here ignoring the repeat questions and watching people post the word "bump" every three days is much more satisfying.




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    Edit: Ok the original post by yourworstmemory said he went to school 20 hours a week and worked 30 hours a week.

    But all his posts disappeared off the face of the earth...so the post that follows has no context to relate to.

    What follows is in response to his statement that he had no time to research mp3 stuff...that he wanted us to do it for him.




    That is only 50 hours a week...

    168 hours total in a week...56 of that spent sleeping (8 per day)

    That leaves 112 hours.

    50 of that you allot for your school/work. That leaves 62 hours. Maybe an hour a day for work out, and an hour a day for studing...since you think confucious was a dumbass..then you must be too smart to study.

    That leaves 48 hours a week to do research on in car mp3 systems...That is, on average, about 7 hours a day (more on weekends/less during week)

    Oh thats right, you are 24, just past the drinking age, so you are probably out every night for about 3 hours...so now you only have an average of 4 hours a night to do mp3 research.

    I wonder what kind of school you go to, that you do not have to look up any answers, or solve any problems...I can't even imagine such a school exists...

    I work 60 hours a week, do an hour or so workout, study some. But I don't feel the need to go out every night for 3 hours or more...I just do it friday or saturday night...until dawn.

    Now if someone asks a question that has not been answered before, then you will find plenty of help. But if you are simply too lazy to spend a few hours researching the question, then coming up with your solution, or some new ideas...you have no idea how a forum works.

    If you want all this info for free, then you better put in the legwork...If you want to pay me, I will research all your questions...no matter how stupid...for a flat daily rate of $175...installation and build time extra.

    BTW, no flame intended. I am completely serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeCummins
    That is only 50 hours a week...

    168 hours total in a week...56 of that spent sleeping (8 per day)

    That leaves 112 hours.

    50 of that you allot for your school/work. That leaves 62 hours. Maybe an hour a day for work out, and an hour a day for studing...since you think confucious was a dumbass..then you must be too smart to study.

    That leaves 48 hours a week to do research on in car mp3 systems...That is, on average, about 7 hours a day (more on weekends/less during week)

    Oh thats right, you are 24, just past the drinking age, so you are probably out every night for about 3 hours...so now you only have an average of 4 hours a night to do mp3 research.

    I wonder what kind of school you go to, that you do not have to look up any answers, or solve any problems...I can't even imagine such a school exists...

    I work 60 hours a week, do an hour or so workout, study some. But I don't feel the need to go out every night for 3 hours or more...I just do it friday or saturday night...until dawn.

    Now if someone asks a question that has not been answered before, then you will find plenty of help. But if you are simply too lazy to spend a few hours researching the question, then coming up with your solution, or some new ideas...you have no idea how a forum works.

    If you want all this info for free, then you better put in the legwork...If you want to pay me, I will research all your questions...no matter how stupid...for a flat daily rate of $175...installation and build time extra.

    BTW, no flame intended. I am completely serious.
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    instead of arguing about how much free time you have, why dont you use the free time you are using right now searching instead of arguing (just a thought)
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    93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

    90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourworstmemory
    i have all the answers...
    To quote dogbert in an obscure dilbert comic...I'd mock you but the challenge is gone.
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    Ahhh Dilbert... Some are quite funny, others...err.

    The office world is funny

    "Hey Dilbert, what do you call it when a guy from middle management moves to upper management?"

    "Uhhh A promotion"

    Well, sometimes the office world is funny.

    To quote the family guy.

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