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2012 brings new things to discover as well as uncertainty about the future. It also brings more of that 2012 doomsday BS that has been running rampant the past few years, despite common sense and scientists actually proving that the predicted Mayan doomsday will not happen! But that still doesn't stop idiots like Discovery Channel, History Channel, Patrick Geryl and other morons from continuing to shove their doomsday shows and books down our throats!

Since the world will end in 356 days from now (we are in a leap year, so we have the 29th of February), I've decided to have my own fun with this "phenomenon". Don't worry, I'm not going to talk about how the earth will suddenly reverse its magnetic fields or anything like that. I lack the intelligence to make sense of that stuff.

The reason for this title if I'm not going to talk about 2012? A certain 80's song that critics think is probably the worst song in history.
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My New Laptop!

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 08:35 PM by Mario The World Champion

Hey, guys.

My birthday was last month and to my surprise, I got a lot of birthday money from my Mom and a couple of friends. Over $600 total. Much more than the usual $300 that I usually get from my Mom.

So I decided to get something that I've been wanting to get, but when I had the chance, I ended up buying my Vista desktop because my XP desktop got infected with 14 viruses and I thought it was a goner. I should have called my friend before I went to get that Vista. ><

Anyway, I used some of the birthday money to get myself a Laptop.

I went on eBay and got myself this little beauty.

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Normally, getting electronics from eBay is a double-edged sword if you're not careful and you get something from a shady dealer. But I checked out this one seller who specializes in manufacturer refurbished laptops from Forture 500 companies and is an official Dell dealer. Plus, the seller has an excellent reputation for service and quality.

So, I bought myself a refurbished Dell Latitude D620 laptop from them. I bought it on a Friday morning and the thing came in the following Monday. Here are the specs

Intel Core 2 2.0 Ghz Processor
2.0 GHZ of RAM
93GB Hard Drive
Internal DVD+CDRW Drive
Built In Integrated WiFi 802.11G Wireless connection
56K Dial up + Ethernet 10/100 LAN (cable, DSL ready)
14.1 inch WXGA Widescreen LCD Display
FOUR Built in USB 2.0 ports
VGA Monitor out, Serial, Docking ports
PC Card slot that supports Type II PCMCIA
Headphone & Microphone jacks
TouchPad & TrackStick mouse
A/C power adapter
Dimensions: 13.27" x 9.37" x 1.26"
Weighs approximately 5.1 pounds
Windows 7 Home Premium plus Restore CD

They had some of the same type of laptops with Windows XP, but I went for the one with Windows 7 since it was newer and Microsoft is killing Windows XP in 2014. Plus having the restore CD is nice if I end up screwing this laptop up.

The only thing I need for this is a brand new battery. The one they have in here is all used up and dead, but I did buy a new one yesterday. So once that comes in, this thing will be perfect.

NOW I CAN BE A TRUE WRITER AND GO TO NANOWRIMO WRITE-INS!
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    Team Fail's Avatar
    So jelly because I need a laptop. Nice pick though. ;)
    Posted July 14th, 2012 at 10:32 PM by Team Fail Team Fail is offline
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    Sammi's Avatar
    It's looking nice. :) How are you liking it so far?
    Posted July 16th, 2012 at 08:18 AM by Sammi Sammi is offline
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    Mario The World Champion's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by sammi-san View Comment
    It's looking nice. How are you liking it so far?
    I love it. I should have gotten it years ago.
    Posted July 16th, 2012 at 06:48 PM by Mario The World Champion Mario The World Champion is offline
 

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