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About blosssom2581

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  1. After much hiatus, I have finally decided to come back to Runescape and pay for membership Even I am a relatively high levelled player (by f2p standards), as I have never been a member before, I am overwhelmed by the details that is presented to me and amount of choices that I can make Here is my current status Levels Equipment (Bought abyssal whip, somehow it is very cheap) Bank As you have probably noticed, I have finished Duric Ritual, Priest in Peril and Fishing Contest Quests What quests should I do for my level? Surely I want to be comparable to most other members of my level, and also make best use of my skilling Also, what should be the sequence, i.e. order of doing quests? I feel particularly puzzled by quests, as the "interlocking" pre-requisites make me difficult to start from scratch Also, what equipments should I use? I feel that abyssal whip is going to be helpful (especially it is dirt cheap now), and dragonhide is okay for ranged. How about mage? And how about my rune (sara). Should I get a better armor than full rune? Thanks everyone
  2. By the way, your requirement is very low. Every notebook available today can satisfy them.
  3. Decent? The config may be decent, but its vulnerability to problems, uh, makes it BAD. I don't recommend you buy a cheap laptop, since they are very vulnerable to problems --- a hardware problem happening outside warranty period(e.g. motherboard failure due to bad capacitors) kills your system instantly, forcing you to buy a new one. It is almost impossible to replace the motherboard of a notebook. Even great brands, like Acer or HP, are prone to failures as well! That's why they only give you 1 year warranty period! :shame: They are more willing to give you longer warranty period for desktops. My Fujitsu notebook has 3 year warranty =D> and is made in Japan not China ;) Unfortunately that Fujitsu notebooks available in Europe & USA are made in China, and they only got a year warranty. The product is different in Hong Kong at my side I believe IBM (now owned by Leveno) also offer 3 year warranty. Their notebook is also very robust. But the price is a bit higher. Consider lengthening the warranty period. Also pay attention to the terms of service. If I were you, I would either pay more to buy a notebook with longer warranty period, even if it mean a higher price, or a desktop with similar price.
  4. My brother got exactly the same problem today, he is probably downloading mods for some games, and not realising one of the mods he installed has got such a spyware installed I formatted the harddisk and everything is gone. This is the only sure fire way. This virus is very dirty --- it prevents you from using control panel and task manager. It even changes your background to a freaky html file which will instantly open a screen to buy its rogue antivirus when clicked. Just backup your data, (like by copying them to another drive), do the recovery if you have the disc, ask a friend for a copy of Windows 2000 if you don't, reinstall antivirus (I don't recommend you use bitdefender FREE --- it don't have on access scan function making it almost useless), update it, scan your backup files in case the adware chooses to hide in anyone of them, then everything is than solved. You may manually do the solving job yourself. Using spyware terminator, check out the name of the responsible spyware, then use internet to search for tools to stop them (ONLY IN GOOD SITES) Finally, for Runescape, after installation and confirmation of virus free environment of your new Windows, log on it, change passwords, bank PIN, recovery data.
  5. It can also come from a failing harddisk. The head of harddisk stratches with the harddisk surface, making freaky noise at the same time I would backup your data ASAP in case of a harddisk failure.
  6. Okay okay someone told me that I am absolutely wrong... I do not want to start a flame war here, but he really stated that it is a notebook You may find some updates, but take this as a warning: Different components of notebook, unlike desktops, may be tailor made and not interchangeable due to its special format. You may end up in buying a display card that won't fit with your socket, or buying one that will fit in your socket but your notebook don't have enough space for it due to its larger profile!
  7. In modern day wars, like that in Iraq, is an asymmetrical warfare, a stronger enemy can be defeated by a weaker force, through attrition. This has already been shown in the past, especially in Korean War and Vietnam War, and the ongoing Wars in Iraq. In case of a war, of course, the price will be high for both sides. Although USA got nice tanks, ships, equipment and aircraft, remember, they can still be defeated. tanks can get blown up by nothing more than a simple anti tank mine. Ships can get sunk by WWII vintage torpedoes, as shown in the Falkland's war in 1980s, and aircraft can be shot down by simple AA guns, and more importantly, they can be destroyed on ground, by sabotage. I don't think USA will win China in any front assault, nor vice versa.
  8. You've mentioned that your PC is actually a notebook. But SORRY, no updates can be made for notebooks. The formats simply don't fit each other You wanna add RAM, but the RAM that you can find is DDR2 while your notebook is using DDR1 and the motherboard only supports DDR1 RAM since this used to be the only type when it was born. The same story goes for display card - it used to be PCI but now PCI-express. Some of the component cannot be updated even! For example the CPU is usually fixed to the motherboard by soldering and it is next to impossible to remove it. A notebook is designed for stability, not for updates. I would recommend you to buy a new desktop if you want to update it occasionally. A brand new $250 desktop (excl. monitor & softwares) will do AOE2 and AOE3 flawlessly. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laptop#Upgradeability for more details
  9. Well, it highly depends on the weather and the environment. For example, when you go to an electronics chain store, the temperature you get is probably low, since the PCs there are idle and there is air con. However, when you get the PC back to home, the temperature will be significantly higher due to absence of air con. In winders, it gets lower, in summer, it gets higher. Simple, isn't it? Finally, your temperature is a healthy one. Don't worry. If it is too hot, the PC will shut down itself
  10. Ya, it was released in 2004, 4 years ago! and now, SP3 is already out! Great updates like installing service pack always causes problems. If I were you, I would reinstall Windows (with SP3 slipstreamed). A complete reinstall may take 2 or 3 hours (incl time needed to reinstall softwares back), but a updating from SP1 to SP2 then to SP3 may take much longer and prone to frustrating failures.
  11. It is actually very easy There is usually a cover (marked) on the bottom of your notebook. Unscrew the screws that secures it and you can access the slots which you inserts your RAM in. However, some notebook, for example, those made by Asus, need a more complicated approach. Just make sure you buy the correct RAM (DDR2 for Notebook is shorter than the desktop counterparts) If you are visual and audio oriented, you may watch an unofficial video guide in Youtube. There are pretty many of them telling you how you can upgrade your RAM at ease Giving it to the shop is also a nice idea, but you will probably get charged by like USD$10 for this, and if the whole process is simply unscrewing stuff, insert RAM in predefined slots, and place the cover back in, it may not worth the money
  12. As explained, try to encrypt the traffic (some client offer this but some don't, check it out, change to port (for example, to port 21 which is the default FTP port), and finally, use http if all these fails. Usually, there are multiple ways to get a popular file, by HTTP (e.g. sendspace / rapidshare), FTP (through this has declined), eMule network or BiTorrent network http://They are throttling your bandwidth the way it works is you pay for the bandwidth and they don't deliver. Perhaps he is using an unlimited scheme, but the total bandwidth for a building / region is limited due to technical / economical concerns, so they have to prevent those using bit torrent from draining a large amount of bandwidth and depleting bandwidth for others, which usually results in complaints. You can compare it to a shared wireless network --- if one user does a lot of downloading, other's downloading speed is usually very low, which generally creates rants
  13. The old traditional way to do it is to copy the BIOS image and your BIOS flashing software (both supplied by motherboard manufacturer) to a boot floppy, then use the boot floppy to enter DOS, where you flash it yourself using that software. This requires some knowledge on DOS commands, like dir, cd,... The newer way to do it is to use a BIOS updating software found in your BIOS (itself, actually), and you just save your image to the floppy, enter BIOS, select that flashing software, and the software will guide you through the process The newest way is to do it in Windows Environment, using special softwares, again All methods yield the same result. You should do what you are instructed - don't make your own assumption - follow instructions strictly! BTW, you should pay attention to the floppy you use - some old floppys (I guest you havn't been using them for ages!) contains BAD sectors, that is, the data written on it cannot be read properly. If you use these floppies to do your BIOS flashing, it will result in BIOS failure (and your system won't boot) Also, you should not flash BIOS unless it is absolutely necessary, for example, the BIOS don't support your new graphic card.
  14. AAH I forgot that there is an easlier method If your old harddisk is still in working condition, upgrade it to Vista, make an harddisk image and transfer it to the new harddisk. Then use that imaging software again to recover that. That is the easiest, sure fire way to do it. Your harddisk image can also be copied into a new partition to facilitate later recoveries First, divide your new harddisk into 2 or more partitions, one for your Vista, one for backup & the image Use boot discs to enter system, then transfer image to the second partition Use the boot disc of imaging software to boot, use your image to recovery your Vista to C:/
  15. If you bought an upgrade copy, here is how you should do it Use Norton Ghost / Acronis True Image (any disc imaging software you have) to make an image of your old Windows XP system Then, use the image to transfer your Windows XP system to the new harddisk Finally, you can download that silly update pack from Microsoft, and do the upgrade yourself (Why can't they send you a DVD? That's stupid) Someone told me you can circumvent that silly update by the followings --- install Windows Vista, don't use your key yet, then reinstall again, this time use your key, then you will successfully upgrade Vista to Vista! Not sure whether this works anymore, through
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