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I didn't even realize that gaming(salt???)w still was a thing, and now here it is?? Hi, guys!
 
Who all is still here that I would remember/would remember me? I will perform a quick reconnaissance and find out.
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http://openpandora.org/index.php

basically it's a handheld computer, around the size of a ds, and it's made for gaming. Sounds pretty dumb at first, because there is no way it can be as powerful as a real computer, etc BUT it has a built in gamepad and a real operating system, making it ideal for mobile emulating (in fact, they advertise it as emulating snes games and the like, and I've seen videos of it doing super mario 64!) + touch screen, meaning if you could deal with how INCREDIBLY SMALL everything is, you could emulate ds games.

What really interests me about it is that it's running a full operating system + has a keyboard, so I could program on-the-go. I don't know about you guys (although I'm fairly positive I'm the only one who thinks like this), but I am finding myself wanting to program on long car rides or when I'm otherwise isolated from my computer and think netbooks are TOO BIG. This pocket-sized wonder appears to be exactly what I'm looking for in that regard.

So, anyone a little more tech savvy than me notice anything OBVIOUSLY WRONG about this? I think throwing down 350$ for the ability to program ANYWHERE is a pretty good deal, but the processor speed + screen size may hamper that. If I do get this, I'm probably gonna wait until 2nd or 3rd gen (hoping the price comes down and/or the specs are boosted a little by then)
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Okay, this is not a thread about me having trouble sleeping. It's problems with sleeping too long.

The problem: Ever since I got back from college I've been sleeping until 11:00am or later. This generally leaves me feeling tired and groggy from sleeping too much, and it makes me feel bad about wasting a lot of the day. I generally like to wake up at 8:30-9:00am. I set my alarm for 9:00am, and wake up for it, but I always end up falling back asleep before I can even get out of bed, even if I try to get myself up and active. There's nobody home to wake me up and make sure I get awake, because my dad has work and my brother has school.

background: I generally go to bed around 2:00am. This leaves me a solid 6 hours of sleep (this is what I am most comfortable with getting, and what my body has apparently been 'trained' to work on. I've never suffered negative effects for sleeping so little).It's not because I'm staying up too late, because for the past 3 nights I went to bed at midnight, and I actually slept LATER on those nights (until 2:00pm on one occasion!). Also, in college I used to stay up until 2:30-3:00am and wake up around 7:00am, no problems, several times a week. The room I sleep in used to be an attic, before the house expanded, and as such has one tiny window in the corner. I believe the issue MIGHT be because I'm not getting enough light for my body to know it's time to wake up. I'm not sure if this has any basis in reality, though.

point of thread: Does anyone know why I can't wake up, or have any tips on how I can wake up? Has anyone ever had similar problems? I just really want to start waking up at a decent hour.
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Alright, I have a problem here. I have been trying for months to get my PSP running homebrew and NOTHING HAS WORKED. First I tried multiple youtube instructional videos, all which were supposed to work. None of them did. Then I tried to buy a pandora battery online, premade, and use one of those. It didn't work. Not only that, but I somehow reverted it to a normal battery again, so now I have 3 normal batteries, no pandoras. Now that I've tried and failed numerous times, breaking my spirit, I've decided to turn to the internet.

Here is what I need from you: A pandora battery + a magic memory stick, so I can at least downgrade to 1.50.

What you get: Money! That's right, I will BUY YOUR STUFF. I can pay via paypal or i also have a visa check card/debit card dealy. I'm not sure how much this would cost but I'd guess around 20 bucks for a 1 gig memory stick + battery.

Here is some deets. I live in Nashua, New Hampshire. It's like an hour away from Boston at most, like 5 minutes away from Amherst, and those are the only nearby towns.

So, anyone want to make this psp worth owning?
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So I recently got a refurbished Dell Inspiron E1705 and it was working perfect until I installed and attempted to play Hellgate: London. When attempting to run the game, the graphics froze and a whole bunch of red lines appeared on the screen. After a while of just staring at it, hoping for it to resolve itself, a message popped up. I can't remember exactly what the message said (I'm an idiot for not writing it down) but it was something along the lines of "a video driver stopped responding. Please reboot your computer" or it at least said something about rebooting the computer. So I do so, and I notice some of the letters have little 'ticks' in the upper left corner. Just little vertical dashes. And there are still red streaks through the black screen and off colored pixels everywhere. When it's all done loading and it SHOULD log on to show me the desktop, the screen just turns off completely, and it happens 9 times out 10. Even if it does start normally (without the ticks or the lines/any problems) the screen will shut down at random. Sometimes I can resolve it by pressing hard on my touchpad(i think it might be that although I do know correlation=/=causation and it could be having no effect at all. especially considering how unlikely it is that my touchpad has ANYTHING to do with monitor) and it just flashes on and off about 5 times before continuing as normal. Or it might just completely shut off and I need to reboot again.
I have gone to Dell.com and searched for problems similar to mine and how to fix it, and installed all the driver and BIOS updates but it is still happening.

Here are my system specs: (i'm not sure what is relevant so I'll just post anything that looks important)
Dell Inspiron E1705 with Windows XP Professional
System Type: X86 PC-Based
Processor: x86 family 6 model 14 stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1729 Mhz (x2)
BIOS Version/Date: Dell Inc. A09, 6/27/2007
SMBIOS Version: 2.4
Total Physical Memory: 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory: 534.04 MB
Total Virtual Memory: 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory: 1.96 GB
Page File Space: 2.40 GB

thank you for reading this!
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