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And so we put a wrap on the winter holiday season. We had a fine old time celebrating the new year at the BlueTower, MrsBlue made some Hoppin' John as a traditional new year's touch to go along with the chili. As for the chili, the peppers we found indeed turned out to be Scotch bonnets, rather than habaneros, which supplied all the fire we wanted, but left me a little disappointed. Scotch bonnets supply the flavor in jerk chicken, and they imparted some of that in the chili, rather than the fruitier flavor of its near-identical cousin. What I'm considering now is whether it's practical to try growing my own peppers, as many are said to be well-suited to container gardening. The trouble is I don't have a particularly green thumb, but there is a strong appeal in the idea of using home-grown peppers.

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37. Re: No subject Jan 4, 2008, 02:33 Acleacius
 
kanniballl, not sure, never tested it and don't recall seeing it posted.

So tired.....glad it is.....wait...what day is this?
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36. No subject Jan 3, 2008, 10:43 xXBatmanXx
 
So tired.....glad it is.....wait...what day is this?

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35. Re: No subject Jan 3, 2008, 09:15 kanniballl
 
You can get 3gb working in Windows XP 32 by editing the Boot.ini, right? I don't know if 4gb will work though.

Actually my problem is I get 3GB fine but 4GB doesn't show up.

On my MacBook Pro this is no big deal since I'm rarely in Windows (just for the occasional game) and OS X recognizes all 4 correctly.

On my other machine it's no big deal either, thus it's still a bummer.

So if 4GB is recognized as 3GB, wouldn't 3GB also be recognized as 3GB?
 
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34. Re: No subject Jan 3, 2008, 02:43 Acleacius
 
You can get 3gb working in Windows XP 32 by editing the Boot.ini, right? I don't know if 4gb will work though.


Use Boot.ini C.U. for that.
http://www.dx21.com/SOFTWARE/Dx21/ViewItem.ASP?NTI=2&SI=2&OID=14

WARNING
If you mess up your boot.ini you cannot boot Windows any longer, do the following only if you understand what you are doing!

a) deactive write-protection of your boot.ini and make a backup of your boot.ini
b) load the boot.ini with boot.ini c.u.
c) activate checkbox 3GB
d) activate checkbox USERVA -> 2800 is a good value for 2GB systems
(How to use the /userva switch with the /3GB switch to tune the User-mode space to a value between 2 GB and 3 GB)
e) save boot.ini
f) restart computer

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33. Re: No subject Jan 3, 2008, 01:33 Bucky
 
For anyone that wanted to know, my Vista 64 install has gone off without a hitch. I just finished the whole update/drivers deal, and now I'm going to defrag and get Bioshock installed.

I'm not going to be able to comment on 32bit vs 64bit gaming performance, as this sytem now has the 8800GT and the full 4GB of RAM being utilized. However, I will say that things do load faster and the system just feels quicker overall.


Screw sleep. Bioshock!

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32. No subject Jan 3, 2008, 00:11 Acleacius
 
In regards to the programs to shrink dual layered discs, I didn't know it was possible, can this work for game Dvds?
If so these same freeware programs or others?

Apologizes about the newb question.

Thanks.
 
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31. Re: No subject Jan 2, 2008, 18:37 Enahs
 
But looking at Enahs' plant picture he posted, I don't see how that aerogrow (I just looked at the site briefly) would be big enough!?

The light at the top is expandable, to make it larger for larger produce.

The problem with it is, that it is expensive, and you have to buy their own expensive plants designed to work with it. You are limited to what they have; you can not try any local variety of various things for instance.


I do not think the aerogrow would be good for most peppers, simply because they grow tall and straight. Now, not all peppers plants are like that (i.e. the tabasco plant Bats is referring to when he says my picture could work in a aerogrow).

In-fact, the only pepper plant they have for the aerogrow is a "Chili pepper". just go to aerogrow.com and click "what can I grow" and that is all you can grow. I think if it was not so expensive it would be wonderful for herbs and spices; not so much so for fruits and vegetables.

But for the price of the "chili pepper" kit you can get enough containers and good soil to grow everything the aerogrow can grow.


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30. No subject Jan 2, 2008, 18:03 xXBatmanXx
 
But looking at Enahs' plant picture he posted, I don't see how that aerogrow (I just looked at the site briefly) would be big enough!?

I dunno, I definitely need to figure out an indoor garden though....guess it is off to the hydroponic store that my friend owns.....

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29. Re: Scotch jerk chicken Jan 2, 2008, 16:11 PHJF
 
well i dont give two shits about gardening but that aerogrow is neat. Maybe I'll add a hydroponics deck to my house with a bunch of those.  
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28. Scotch jerk chicken Jan 2, 2008, 15:42 Kxmode
 
I thought jerk chicken was a Jamaican dish?

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27. Re: No subject Jan 2, 2008, 15:31 Enahs
 
ugh, sitting in a chair for 8 hours already today.....back hurts....10 days off allowed my body to relax and heal.

Get up, move around, do a few squats every hour.



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26. Re: peppers... Jan 2, 2008, 15:15 Dr.Del
 
Happy New Year everyone!

(better late than never!
 
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25. Re: peppers... Jan 2, 2008, 15:13 Cutter
 
Check out the Aerogrow (http://www.aerogrow.com/), Blue. It'll grow anything. Check the reviews about it at Amazon. Pretty cool little dealie. I'll be getting one of these myself.



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24. Re: No subject Jan 2, 2008, 15:07 xXBatmanXx
 
There was just a post at Guru3D about movie burning in vista, give that a check?

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=248041

I will try it also - thanks.

ugh, sitting in a chair for 8 hours already today.....back hurts....10 days off allowed my body to relax and heal.

I can't wait to leave the desk, cube, and chair life.

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23. Re: peppers... Jan 2, 2008, 15:06 Acleacius
 
Blue
as many are said to be well-suited to container gardening.
As long as it's a puppy proof container, Ouch!
 
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22. Re: No subject Jan 2, 2008, 14:54 PHJF
 
There was just a post at Guru3D about movie burning in vista, give that a check?

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=248041
 
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21. No subject Jan 2, 2008, 14:45 nin
 

OMFG, Gabe's post over at Penny Arcade today is a fucking riot...and questionably NSFW...



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20. Re: Vista Jan 2, 2008, 14:13 nin
 
What do you use to put it to the DVD (dual layer to Single) nin?

I don't, anymore...I either dump it to the drive to come back to later, or I burn it to a dual layer disc...

I think the last time I did any shrinking, I used Nero? But it's been ages (so my memory is fuzzy). Before dual layers, I used the hell of of Shrink, and stil;l keep it around. But I don't think I've tried it since I went to Pista in July/August (just installed it)...



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19. Re: Vista Jan 2, 2008, 14:08 xXBatmanXx
 
Decrypter I've used on Vista 32. Shrink I don't bother with any more...

You know, I am trying to think how it went....Decrypter works to get it to ISO - but Shirnk was bombing out (Decrypter only errored on exit - no big deal)

What do you use to put it to the DVD (dual layer to Single) nin?

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18. Re: Vista Jan 2, 2008, 14:02 nin
 
Bats, try Ripit4Me then dvdshrink. I've used DVD Shrink in Vista 32 without a problem, not 64 tho.

Decrypter I've used on Vista 32. Shrink I don't bother with any more...


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