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    I'm gonna go a little off topic for a sec. I just found out Artesia's main ISP runs the whole city off one leased FiOS line from Lubbock. At least no I know why we never get the speed we pay for... They're supposed to change it soon, or so I hear. Rumors are a pain, aren't they?

    Back on topic, my car's exhaust apparently isn't done yet, so when it is, I'll post the pix, because by then, I should have everything in and reassembled. I also got my new WiFi card in yesterday(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833166022
    It works with the external antenna I have on the roof of my car, so that works for me. I have a busy week ahead and an even busier weekend(Senior Banquet-I'm a sophomore, but they need my assistance for tech support -and a big meeting with the college people in Roswell-I take college prep classes there during the summer-and I'm going to LANL [Los Alamos National Labs] for a Super Computer Challenge presentation)

    Believe me now? I'm killing myself here(and I love it! Is something wrong with me? ), but I can only drop out of one(the Super Computer Challenge) but not until next year... so, yeah...
    I'm going to sleep now, I feel like holy
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    I'm gonna go a little off topic for a sec. I just found out Artesia's main ISP runs the whole city off one leased FiOS line from Lubbock. At least no I know why we never get the speed we pay for... They're supposed to change it soon, or so I hear. Rumors are a pain, aren't they?

    Back on topic, my car's exhaust apparently isn't done yet, so when it is, I'll post the pix, because by then, I should have everything in and reassembled. I also got my new WiFi card in yesterday(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833166022
    It works with the external antenna I have on the roof of my car, so that works for me. I have a busy week ahead and an even busier weekend(Senior Banquet-I'm a sophomore, but they need my assistance for tech support -and a big meeting with the college people in Roswell-I take college prep classes there during the summer-and I'm going to LANL[Los Alamos National Labs] for a Super Computer Challenge presentation)

    Believe me now? I'm killing myself here(and I love it! Is something wrong with me? ), but I can only drop out of one(the Super Computer Challenge) but not until next year... so, yeah...
    I'm going to sleep now, I feel like holy ****
    Maybe new BS tomorrow...
    Yea, its funny..... Right now I'm at 16mbps with comcast, but in other countries like Japan, they offer 61mbps and up. When it comes to high speed access we are kinda behind....

    We'll dont kill yourself, lol, i'm only 29 and I feel like im 90. All because I like to take on more then I can chew. Now I have learned my lesson and try to pace myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    and I'm going to LANL[Los Alamos National Labs] for a Super Computer Challenge presentation)
    haha YAY! I remember going to that. I still have the shirt around here somewhere. You should look up my project. "A River Runs Through It". I was stuck with 3 girls that were idiots so our project sucked fat nuts.

    Jeeze, that must have been back in 99 or so. You make me feel old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    haha YAY! I remember going to that. I still have the shirt around here somewhere. You should look up my project. "A River Runs Through It". I was stuck with 3 girls that were idiots so our project sucked fat nuts.

    Jeeze, that must have been back in 99 or so. You make me feel old.
    With age comes wisdom, well sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    haha YAY! I remember going to that. I still have the shirt around here somewhere. You should look up my project. "A River Runs Through It". I was stuck with 3 girls that were idiots so our project sucked fat nuts.

    Jeez, that must have been back in 99 or so. You make me feel old.
    You were at Kirtland Central? WOW... (I looked at the powerpoint... Now I know your name! *evil laugh* ) Ok, that's pretty cool. Tech has come a long way... Were y'all finalists; did you win anything? I'll send you a link with my team's stuff, if I don't get the boot first. I was threatened with being kicked today, right at the end, too. I'm so at my team I wanna hurt them all. But I won't because I can't afford bail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    We'll dont kill yourself, lol, i'm only 29 and I feel like im 90. All because I like to take on more then I can chew. Now I have learned my lesson and try to pace myself.
    I have taken on more than I can chew, it seems. But I like it, because it presents me with a challenge. It's also difficult, since my CarPC eats up any free time that I should/could spend on:
    Homework
    Cleaning the house(my mother's always on my case about this one...)

    You get the picture.

    But I also attribute my lack of focus to my self-diagnosed ADD But my parents agree with me, even though I can be completely focused when I want... [/ramble]

    I'm also working on making some sort of button panel for my CarPC and someway to have quick-connect so it takes 2 seconds to remove and replace it.

    Lot of stuff in two posts, huh?
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    Sorry to post again, but I need to say...

    I have posted some items up for sell in the classifieds section. At the moment, I have:

    1x-256 MB DDR 266 RAM stick

    1x-Intel Pentium IV 1.8Ghz/256kb cache/400Mhz FSB processor
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    I'm also working on making some sort of button panel for my CarPC and someway to have quick-connect so it takes 2 seconds to remove and replace it.
    The Molex connector was intended to do that. The matching plug is available at Radio Shack. I'd send you the one I bought, but it's packed up somewhere, and effectively lost for a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    Lot of BS in two posts, huh?
    That's not BS, that's real life. It's your worklog, and you get to say whatever you want. That "BS" helps us know you better . . .
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    I think I lost the Molex connector you had on the case, rdholtz. It's cool, though, because I'm gonna use the 9-pin connectors, rather than the 12-pin. I wrote the item numbers down from RadioShack.com. I'm planning on picking them up along with some push-buttons for a reset switch, and a power switch, along with power and HDD LEDs.I'm gonna wire them up on CAT5e cable, since I have some extra laying around and it has been proven to work in this type of application.
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    The hole in the case was cut for the 12-pin Molex, and I believe the 9-pin is smaller, so it would leave a gap. I didn't need 12 pins, but I figured I might come up with a need later, and the difference in price was insignificant.

    One of the uses I had for the lines going through the Molex connector was all the switches and indicator lights: I planned to put those in the dash or in a dash-mounted plate so there would be only power, USB cables and the Molex cable going to the case. I didn't want to reach for the case to turn the system on.

    When you use Cat5e cable, it's better to use Cat5e extension cable. The regular cable is solid wire, where the extension version is stranded, so it's more flexible and less likely to stress fracture in a mobile application. Cat5e extension cables go for $.50 a foot at our store; we keep them right up by the register as cheap impulse purchase items, along with power cables and used (but still good) mice, keyboards, etc.

    Another good source of wire is older parallel printer cables. The newer ones use smaller wire, but some early ones used fat cables with pretty good gauge stranded wire. A lot of them get thrown out in the transition to USB, so computer stores often have old ones laying around, orphaned. They're generally 6-foot cables, but you'll find 10-foot ones, too.

    You can buy those buttons and lights, or you can pull them from an old dead case, and they'll even have usable marked motherboard connectors. If you buy your miscellaneous parts from the local computer store (and probably pay a little more for them), it's amazing what they may just give you that comes in handy -- like old cases and dead power supplies that have good switches and connectors and very nice raw materials. The ATX cable and the power plug both came from dead power supplies, as did the pattern for ventilation holes in your case. The material for the top and the hard drive brackets came from dead case parts, and many of the fasteners came from old cases. I think the only things I bought were the Molex connector and some wire routing clips.

    I like to dig through old cases because I get ideas on how others build things; there are some really ingenious fastening systems used. I may put some hard drive "doors" in the bottom of my new chassis, using power supply parts that have a lip preformed just the way I need it.

    I learn a lot from those who engineered before me, and from the people who built carPCs before me, and sometimes I can pass on what I learn.
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