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Message 1101488 - Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 22:41:03 UTC - in response to Message 1099731.  

Hey Sarge,

I ride a 52" wheel while chewing gum with no hands!

(Yeah -- it hurts when you fall off...)

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Message 1101498 - Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 23:05:08 UTC

I dabble in several Visual Art mediums and write some Poetry.
Also I am a disabled and unemployed Ceramic Tile Craftsman...Oh Yeah,I like to build Computers and Recycle older Puters for local kids and Love my Pets.

I Desire Peace and Justice, Jim Scott (Mod-Ret.)
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Message 1101580 - Posted: 29 Apr 2011, 3:00:05 UTC

I'm in the process of writing my book. I've got 25 pages single-spaced :) My interviews with contributors start this weekend. My co-writer starts their interviews in a week. Really looking forward to how it comes together.


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Message 1102057 - Posted: 30 Apr 2011, 8:48:36 UTC

i had to wait a bit before posting here but finally


I HAVE A TALENT (i repeat) I HAVE A TALENT
i just knew i couldn't get all the way through life without getting one !

do you all enjoy distributed computing?
do you all enjoy playing the odd computer game on your souped up machines?

yes i thought so ,and so do i,but since i started this i have had to do a bit of a rethink on the gaming side
due to the unique way SETI/BOINC works tirelessly and invisibly in the background of my computer (100% on all cores and my lowly video card) i have had to start playing less video intensive games (lower frame rates, no anti ailiasing ect. you get the picture) you may also know these games as cards, or more specifically in my case FREECELL .anyway beck to the talent------

85 wins in a row.

ps please don't tell me this isn't a talent as it's the only one i've got,i have only recently aquired this TALENT and i don't know how i'd cope.

yours JOHN3760
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Message 1102063 - Posted: 30 Apr 2011, 9:56:36 UTC
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PS the only other computer game i can play now is seeing how long i can keep my hand on the top of the case before running to the bathroom screaming and running it under the cold water tap ;D

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EDIT -- 4mintes 23.6 seconds in case you're interested
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Message 1102065 - Posted: 30 Apr 2011, 10:09:48 UTC - in response to Message 1102063.  

You could have used the edit function (works for one hour) for your PS ;-)

Regarding Freecell: I once wondered if every game could be won and started choosing games starting at number one. Among the first 4400 or so games was only one that I couldn't solve. Sadly, I lost the exact number during a computer upgrade.

I won't ever say that winning 85 games isn't a talent ;-), but since those numbers are kept unencrypted in the registry, you'll never be able to prove any record.

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Message 1102068 - Posted: 30 Apr 2011, 10:33:39 UTC - in response to Message 1102065.  

proof!! i'm so sad i took a picture of the screen with my phone :/
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Message 1102369 - Posted: 1 May 2011, 6:48:44 UTC - in response to Message 1101580.  

I'm in the process of writing my book. I've got 25 pages single-spaced :) My interviews with contributors start this weekend. My co-writer starts their interviews in a week. Really looking forward to how it comes together.

Roughly, what are you writing about, Blurf?

Anyway, starting a new thread.
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Message 1103113 - Posted: 4 May 2011, 2:30:52 UTC - in response to Message 1102369.  

I'm in the process of writing my book. I've got 25 pages single-spaced :) My interviews with contributors start this weekend. My co-writer starts their interviews in a week. Really looking forward to how it comes together.

Roughly, what are you writing about, Blurf?

Anyway, starting a new thread.


Wrote 15 more pages today and yesterday...it's based on living life w/ a disability and how I was raised and such. Basically intended to be inspirational to other families dealing with children w/ disabilities.


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Message 1103280 - Posted: 4 May 2011, 13:56:32 UTC - in response to Message 1102065.  

Regarding Freecell: I once wondered if every game could be won and started choosing games starting at number one. Among the first 4400 or so games was only one that I couldn't solve. Sadly, I lost the exact number during a computer upgrade.
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I tried exactly the same thing some time ago, still have the spreadsheet. Can't get #617, #865, then stopped at #1145. I also have lots of random selections won, 11,769 wins in all. I gave up when the most recent version of the game showed there are now 1,000,000+ playable games.

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Message 1103390 - Posted: 4 May 2011, 23:53:53 UTC - in response to Message 1103280.  

apparently they are all solveable.i as you probably realised only posted as a bit of a joke as this seemed to be the only thread with some humour in it . i have only ever played randomly and not chosen games but now i want to have a go at those numbers. thanks.i love a challenge but i'm not building my hopes up so i'll wait till this run ends before i give it a go.

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Message 1103744 - Posted: 6 May 2011, 0:08:16 UTC - in response to Message 1103113.  

I'm in the process of writing my book. I've got 25 pages single-spaced :) My interviews with contributors start this weekend. My co-writer starts their interviews in a week. Really looking forward to how it comes together.

Roughly, what are you writing about, Blurf?

Anyway, starting a new thread.


Wrote 15 more pages today and yesterday...it's based on living life w/ a disability and how I was raised and such. Basically intended to be inspirational to other families dealing with children w/ disabilities.


Very cool!
I imagine many people on my campus could use something uplifting like that to read.
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Message 1103767 - Posted: 6 May 2011, 1:33:12 UTC - in response to Message 1103744.  

I'm in the process of writing my book. I've got 25 pages single-spaced :) My interviews with contributors start this weekend. My co-writer starts their interviews in a week. Really looking forward to how it comes together.

Roughly, what are you writing about, Blurf?

Anyway, starting a new thread.


Wrote 15 more pages today and yesterday...it's based on living life w/ a disability and how I was raised and such. Basically intended to be inspirational to other families dealing with children w/ disabilities.


Very cool!
I imagine many people on my campus could use something uplifting like that to read.


Thx Sarge...I'll put you on my list of ppl to contact when it's done...although I've been told it's a multi-year project to finish publishing.


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Message 1104652 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 15:07:03 UTC - in response to Message 1103767.  

Thx Sarge...I'll put you on my list of ppl to contact when it's done...although I've been told it's a multi-year project to finish publishing.

Well, I intend to live at least a few years more, so sounds good!
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