PLATFORMS: Thinking “temporary” while MCBA is in for repair

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With its Intel Atom processor and dedicated graphics, the eMachines eM350-2074 Netbook PC powers through everyday apps and brings a great visual experience while remaining small and easily portable. This ultra-mobile black 10.1″ eMachines netbook PC is super light and less than 1″ thin, making it easy to tote anywhere. Plus, its larger keyboard and touchpad features are perfect for fast-paced, accurate data input while you’re on the move. With the eMachines eM350-2074 Netbook PC, you can stay connected to your mobile world.

eMachines Black 10.1″ eM350-2074 Netbook PC with Intel Atom N450 Processor, Windows XP Home

   * Intel Atom N450 processor

   1.66GHz, 667MHz Front Side Bus, 512KB L2 Cache

   * 1GB DDR2 system memory

   Allows you to do the computer basics of web surfing, emails and documents

   * 160GB SATA hard drive

   Store 106,000 photos, 45,000 songs or 84 hours of HD video and more on the black 10.1″ eMachines netbook PC

   * 10/100 Fast Ethernet; 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi

   Connect to a broadband modem or a wired broadband router with wired Ethernet, or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n WLAN built right into your PC

   * 10.1″ LED widescreen display

   Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 with 64MB of dedicated video memory, supporting Microsoft DirectX 9

Additional Features:

   * Built-in 1.3 megapixel Webcam

   * 2-in-1 digital media card reader

   * 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x VGA port, 1 x headphone/speaker/line-out jack, 1 x microphone jack, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port

   * 3-cell lithium-ion battery (up to 4 hours battery life)

Software:

   * Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3

   * Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (60-day trial)

   * Microsoft Works 9

   * Norton Internet Security (60-day trial)

   * Windows Live Essentials Wave 3 (with Photo Gallery and Writer)

   * eMachines ePower Management, eMachines eRecovery Management

Support and Warranty:

   * 1-year parts and labor limited warranty with toll-free tech support

   * Restore discs are no longer included with PCs. We recommend you use the installed software to create your own restore and backup DVD the first week you use the black 10.1″ eMachines netbook PC.

What’s In The Box:

   * Power supply and power cord

   * 3-cell Li-Ion battery

   * Quick Start Guide and documentation

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It should be good enough for a week. But, can I then put ubuntu on it?

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POLITICAL: Who fed the tiger?

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Who fed the tiger?
Posted: November 18, 2010
Pat Buchanan

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Review commission chair Dan Slane says his members have concluded that “China is adopting a highly discriminatory policy of favoring domestic producers over foreign manufacturers. Under the guise of fostering ‘indigenous innovation’ … the government of China appears determined to exclude foreigners from bidding on government contracts at the central, provincial and local levels.”

Imagine that! The Chinese are ignoring WTO rules and putting China first. Don’t they understand how the Global Economy works? You’re not supposed to tilt the field in favor of the home team.

One knows not whether to laugh or cry.

The policy the Chinese are pursuing, economic nationalism, was virtually invented by the Republican Party. Protectionism was the declared policy of the GOP from the day its first president took office in 1861 to the day Calvin Coolidge left in 1929.

Free trade was the policy of a Great Britain whose clocks those generations of Americans cleaned, even as the Chinese are cleaning ours.

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It’s interesting to note that the Federal Gooferment was SUPPOSED to be funded by tariffs and excise taxes. If “We, The Sheeple” had stuck to that and followed old George’s RX about “entangling alliances”, then it’s hard to imagine we would not be much better off.

Sometime some one will have to explain to me how “global free trade” helps Americans?

We’ve demonstrated that the “Rich Globalists” seem to have done better than the average Detroit worker.

The Rust Belt comes to mind.

So how do we reverse course while it’s still not too late?

<1> We have to kill the FED. Andrew Jackson was right to kill the corrupt central bank.

<2> We have to create a link between gold and the dollar. Clearly, we need an AUTOMATIC AUTO-PILOT to control spending in the District of Corruption.

<3> We have to learn from the Bank of South Dakota. That’s a model of how to control local funds for the benefit of the “We, The Sheeple”. Note: That “bank” only services municipal Gooferments. No cash cow for banks to leech off of.

<4> We have to kill Fannie and Freddie. And, all Gooferment Sponsored Entities.

<5> Zero the corporate taxes! Only real people pay taxes; so let’s “de-cloak” how much we are really paying in taxes.

<6> Campaign Finance Reform: Only real people can give a candidate money and only from the region they will represent.

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