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Ginta is "dead"

Now I'm back to doing everything on the Dell and having to put up more with sharing the Dell with mom. I got so used to the networking and being able to check mail and stuff and messaging people on Ginta (the old Compaq computer) when mom is on Tsutomu (the Dell).

Here's the story. We have Norton on Ginta ever since we networked both computers. For some unknown reason the Master Boot Record keeps changing and causing the virus checker, whenever it pops up for scheduled sweeps, to prompt an urgent warning about the MBR being changed. I forgot the choices except for one that I always chose...to restore it to how it was before the change.

Apparently I guess what it does is that it scans for virii first and THEN corrects the MBR...

Anyway I had Yahoo Messenger logged in there, and had it maximized and showing the list, I added someone that I met in TSO and started talking, when I was going to close the window, I got a Blue Screen of Death saying that the system memory was low and Norton might not be working properly.

I pressed a key and then Norton errored out and then YIM errored out. While I was closing out the error messages, Ginta FROZE!

I couldn't warm boot so I flicked the power strip switch off and on. Compaq logo showed and then...with NO FLOPPY in the floppy drive, I got.....

Non System Disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready.

So now there's no network and no IM'ing while I'm in TSO unless I really want to bother with pressing ALT-Tab. I wouldn't want to try system restore unless I contact my uncle and see if it's possible with him to transplant the hard drive and copy off the Juno backup and the Yahoo archives off of it first. I'm sure that it could be done if he has a slot to do that in and the right cables.

Here's my take on the Interest meme

LJ Interests meme results

  1. adolf hitler:
    History interests me especially warfare and in a way bad guys interest me too... Besides, there's lots of information on where Hitler came from, what set him off, many different theories and facts about how and why he thought the way he did. Also I know that a lot of people are astounded or should be astounded as to the amount of evil this guy had done in his life.

    Hitler is also one of the ultimate cults of personality in the entire history of mankind. No wonder why hundreds of people want to be neo-nazis, no wonder why Saddam idolized this guy...not only is Hitler and his thoughts intoxicating in an evil sort of way, but the power that he held was intoxicating. Some things of the Nazi German culture when separated from all the horrible evil were actually beneficial such as the youth leagues that taught fitness, teamwork and comeraderie.
  2. brazil:
    Years ago when I was new to this MUD called Realms of Despair, I was also logging in more frequently to this telnet chatroom called Twilight Zone. There was someone I knew in TZ that went by "dierna" so when I saw an elven paladin of the same name in RoD, I thought that was the same person.

    It wasn't and that's how I met Ariadne Marques de Medoca. We started teaming up and playing with each other (sorry I don't know any other way to say it, it sounds kinda...questionable...does it?) and we became great friends.

    Regrettably we lost touch in about 2001-2 and the last I heard from her, she was about to graduate college with her new bf and was engaged (she used to have a LD rel with someone here in the States but apparently she broke up with him and started dating locally).

    Also, she did very briefly one time try her hand at teaching me Brazillian Portugues before she told me after asking how to pronounce stuff to go and find a nice tape thing on how to speak it.
  3. comics:
    I love collecting comics, it started back in the early 80s but I didn't reallllly collect them until the early 90's and even then I'm not totally hardcore because what I did is that I'd go and catch up on the stories and series that I've heard about or missed as a kid and also I was such a penny pincher that even with the stories coming out, that sometimes I'd wait too long and then would have to get that issue in the back issues...

    So what I mean is that for instance, when I got from my grandparents the entire run of "Crisis on Infininte Earths" I opened the shrink wrap and started carefully reading the entire thing. Same with every single bagged back issue I bought.

    EXCEPT FOR THE SPECIAL EDITION ISSUE 500 OF SUPERMAN!!!! I ALMOST did open it but I changed my mind so I went out and bought the one that WASN'T in the white back with the S-symbol on it.
  4. eastern philosophy:
    I love Eastern cultures and the way they think and believe. Yeah they all aren't Christian and they need saving, but there's a lot of their philosophy that makes sense, like for instance there's lots of sayings that insist that a person or thing should "stay low" or essentially in the way we put it..."Keep it Simple, Silly"

    For instance the small story that has many variations that go like "If you go back and forth between mountain of mud A to valley B and carry two buckets of mud, then eventually you'd move the mountain"
  5. go:
    Go is a 4000 year old game of strategy from Asia that has many names. Wei Qi in China, Baduk in Korea and Igo in Japan. It's not that widely known outside of Asia but there are professional players in Asia that make a life of it. It's more complex than chess because there's more combinations of moves than any game in existance and therefore there's no way for a computer to beat a person at Go and is easier to program a computer to be a Chess master.

    Also Go is the only game in existance (at least that I know of) where players put pieces ON the board instead of moving them around and removing them. Therefore it is also the only game that starts out with a blank playing field. The only time to remove a stone (piece) or group of stones are when the stones are completely surrounded by an opponent's stones.
  6. mailing lists:
    mailing lists...I don't remember why I put this one on here the way it is but I am in several Yahoo Groups and also run a few that I have sadly neglected for a long while and need to get back...they have also died on me while I was active anyway and I need to jump start them. One of them was kinda like a penpal list that I took over when this community website called Sixdegrees.com was up called World Wide Friends. I met this nice Swedish gal on there that I was friends with for a while and she thought that the group was dying so she ended it, handed it over to this Brit guy that had a crush on her....and then eventually even he said "It's over and dead" and gave it up and so I took it and put it on eGroups which turned into Y-Groups...I had it active and even fought for its survival...

    sometimes like now, I look back and am sad at how it was active and even when I was fighting to keep it active, it died on me but I still have the group and want it active again.
  7. reading classics:
    I love reading a lot and especially classic literature...what makes them classic??? They are great literary pieces of art that should never be destroyed, tossed out or even forgotten. They portray an awsome and historical snapshot of what the author thought about society through the author's eyes...of their own culture, or different aspects of mankind and their philosophies....

    For instance what made Moby Dick a classic? Not because of the whale hunting or the lame filler chapters about whale information...but it gave insight on life on a whaling ship and more importantly had a moral. Captain Ahab was a tool for this moral. "Let sleeping dogs lie and don't get revenge on anything or anyone, especially nature, because if you fight nature and try to get revenge on it for the loss of even PART of your life, then you'd lose ALL of your life."
  8. street shaman:
    Street shaman is a character class in the fantasy-cyberpunk RPG Shadowrun....

    Shadowrun is set in an alternat future of the 2050s and 60's decades after a natural event caused the world to be "Awakened" and magical powers started to manifest in the world. Also many (but not all) regular human beings and animals started going through what was eventually called "Unexplained Genetic Expression" or UGE for short and the first ones that had the UGE suddenly with some event kinda like how the mutants in X-Men get their powers, they changed from humans into trolls, dwarves, or Orcs....

    Also to keep things simple, the UGE also has a paradox...it doesn't matter what race(s) the parents of a person are, that person could be of a third different race, like for instance a dwarven dad and orkish mother could have an elf for offspring...

    Anway a street shaman is an "Awakened" person that follows the Shamanic tradition but is more comfortable using magical abilities in an urban setting.
  9. tribal shaman:
    See #8, take that, and think "a shaman that is more comfortable using magic in wide open spaces."
  10. Ë£ƒ:
    I saw this wierd interest in a random journal that posted this interest as a link that when clicked, put the interest on the clickee's interest list.

Enter your LJ user name, and 10 interests will be selected from your interest list.


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Oct. 8th, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)
I like how your computers are named after 2 of the funniest and best charries in Marmalade Boy ^_^ Marmalade Boy rocks my socks so much!! it is totally the best anime ever made! Good Luck with the sharing of your computer with your mom!
Oct. 8th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
"Yeah they all aren't Christian and they need saving..."

I am taking you off of my friends list.
Oct. 8th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
how come?
I can't have an opinion as a Chrstian? I didn't mean to offend anyone okay?
Oct. 8th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
Re: how come?
Of course you are allowed to have any opinion you wish to have.

But to me, what you said was one of the most stereotypical, demeaning, narrow-minded, elitist, condiscending, and completely embarrassing things I have heard anyone say in a long time.

When I read that, all my respect was instantly drained.

So that was just me reacting to your opinion, not me saying you shouldn't have one.

Oct. 8th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
Re: how come?
How come it is that everyone else but Christians can be "open minded"? Why is it that Christians are always "narrow minded"?

I may not be good word wise in describing what I'm thinking now but why is that? Why is it that if you're not Christian or even an extremely weak one, you're cool and okay and open minded and accepting....

...but when one at least tries to be even a little devout and says "Jesus said that He is the only way" and that "Homosexuality is wrong..." and starts quoting scripture about it and saying that "God hates the sin and not the sinner" then that person is called "narrow minded" especially when I said that Buddhists and Taoists need Jesus??

Another thing is that why is it that when someone is respected and yet when that someone voices a Christian comment/opinion, then the person is narrow minded and intolerant? Christianity is actually quite tolerant especially compared to other belief systems such as North Korea's Juche, Islam, Communism.... Yes, Ismlam is intolerant...pure Islam is. They prclaim that "If you believe in any other god than Allah, then you must die."

Yet Christianity is being attacked and ridiculed because it's not "open" and is accused of forcing that belief down other people's throats...I didn't try to force intentionally anything....but I think it's more like the "There is only one God and there's none other, and there's only One Way" thing that is being attacked. All others with few exceptions are like "You can worship our way but it's okay to worship other ways" like Buddhists and Taoists and Shintoist who all intermingle their beliefs with each other b/c they believe you can practice more than one religion.

Anyway if I had hurt you, then I appologize and am sorry that you feel you have to remove me. :(

I wasn't even trying to be stereotypical or demeaning...what about needing Jesus is demeaning? He is such a cool guy.
Oct. 9th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
Re: how come?
First of all, before you read this, remember that I'm talking about specific Christians, not every single one. This whole conversation was started by a specific thing you said.

"How come it is that everyone else but Christians can be "open minded"? Why is it that Christians are always "narrow minded"?"

Because other religions focus on themselves and how they can better themselves, they don't try to overrun other religions and try to force fear and negativity into other people and their beliefs. Christian who quest to "save others" need to stop trying to conquer everyone else and focus on what they believe. I reacted when you said "they need saving".

"I may not be good word wise in describing what I'm thinking now but why is that? Why is it that if you're not Christian or even an extremely weak one, you're cool and okay and open minded and accepting...."

Because they don't say what you just said. What you said was narrow minded, not your religion. I know many Christians who can have their own beliefs,but are secure enough not to try and force fear into others by saying THEIR beliefs are so wrong that they need to "be saved"

Faith and your beliefs are something personal. The christians that are considered narrow-minded really are. That means that they aren't satisfied with their own beliefs, but feel the need to express their faith in the forms of fact and if soemone doesn't agree with you, they would go to hell or they are wrong and ignorant.

"...but when one at least tries to be even a little devout and says "Jesus said that He is the only way" and that "Homosexuality is wrong..." and starts quoting scripture about it and saying that "God hates the sin and not the sinner" then that person is called "narrow minded" especially when I said that Buddhists and Taoists need Jesus??"

Have you ever studied the Tao or Buddhist or Hindu religions? If you had, you would not need to be asking me this question. For example, take Buddhists. Their whole religion is based around how they can live and they way they live in order to reach a personal enlightenment called nirvana. They live in peace and they don't discriminate against any other religions and don't force their own upon others. They are content with believing in their religion and are secure enough not to try and force others to. Next time, do a little research.

And people don't just called christians narrow minded because they are christians, they call them that because of their actions and the things they say. That is true in any context.


ok i just finished reading what you said in the entire comment. I'm not even going to try to explain anything further to you. You just don't get it and it isn't my problem to try and understand.

I never attacked your religion, I simply disagreed with what you said and it wasn't the fact thatyou are a christian that made me lose respect for you, it was just what you said and how sad that made me hearing such a smart person have such a sad and negative outlook.

We will always disagree on this and I don't want to be around someone who can't even understand why people are getting angry when you tell them they need to be saved and all that jazz.

This is done and we need to agree to disagree. I won't be responding back to this if you comment again.

Oct. 9th, 2005 12:28 am (UTC)
Re: how come?
But to me, what you said was one of the most stereotypical, demeaning, narrow-minded, elitist, condiscending, and completely embarrassing things I have heard anyone say in a long time.

If that's the most narrow-minded thing you have heard anyone say in a long time, I guess you don't watch the news, or leave the house; or, you know, talk to other people. But hey.
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