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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by SeverinR, May 14, 2013.

  1. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    I didn't even get a popup saying I had to install anything. :/ It worked on my little sister's laptop just fine, and her built-in wireless card works just fine. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to post this. :/
     
  2. Steerpike

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    Hmmm. The driver may have already been installed on the other laptop. If the computer didn't at least automatically install something, I'd be suspicious about whether the driver is there or whether it even saw the device. You could always plug it in and go into the Device Manager and see if it is there. If not, try the add hardware or go to the manufacturer site and get the driver. I'd try that before replacing the wifi card.

    The wifi card itself might not be that expensive, but where you're going to suffer is the labor, I suspect. Laptops are more of a pain than desktops.
     
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  3. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    Logical. I'll see if that helps at all. :)
     
  4. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Good luck!
     
  5. Ireth

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    Well, I got past the first popup this time. Apparently I need the disc that came with the adapter in order to install the required software, and I have no idea where that is or if my sister even still has it. :/
     
  6. Steerpike

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    Go to the manufacturer web site. They'll have it for download, if you have a USB drive or something to move it over.
     
  7. Ireth

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    Ooh, good plan. I'll see if I can find my USB. :)
     
  8. SeverinR

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    "I don't know how to spell success, theres some s's and c's, and I don't know..."
    Brandon Sanderson's lectures on writing.

    Success is when you get past the suc, the cess(pool), if you only go to suc-less, then it is not success.
     
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    Why isn't there an antiperspirant (not just a deodorant) that you can spray over your whole body rather than just smearing under your arms? I dunno about the rest of you, but I perspire from more places than just my armpits, and my underarm antiperspirant doesn't help with that.
     
  10. Guru Coyote

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    Ok, sure, the gender of the MC should not matter. But, please, if you are writing in 1st person and are going to have one of the MC's kids address them as 'Mother' about three parters into the story... you may consider hinting the reader at the gender of your MC sometime earlier. In this case, the gender IS important info and should be dealt with early. You don't want to jarr the reader out of the flow by such a simple omission.
    Thank you.
     
  11. SeverinR

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    Note: Antiperspirant works on feet too. Warning the old fashion spray might make you scream...cold, ice cold on toes and feet.
     
  12. SeverinR

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    Before taking up the sword, strike the ballot for change.
     
  13. Addison

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    "The pen is mightier than the sword." Write a letter.
     
  14. SeverinR

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    To all the famous children actors/actresses, singers,etc.
    The roman candle and skyrockets, get alot of attention for a short time, the roman candle burns bright for a few seconds, the sky rocket makes enough noise to attract attention then ends in a massive bang. The true star flares to life and glows through the good times and bad.
    Too many try to be the massive skyrocket not seeing what comes in the end. The true star remains in sight, maybe not as bright as those around, but easily outlasts the fireacrackers.
    Be a star not a roman candle or skyrocket.
     
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  15. GeekDavid

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    Along the same lines...

    Be nice to the people you meet on the way up. You'll see them again on the way down.
     
  16. Guru Coyote

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    Swords, they just don't make em like they used to anymore.
     
  17. GeekDavid

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    I would say "never bring a knife to a gunfight" but the Mythbusters busted that one.

    It was fun watching Jamie with a rubber knife charge at Adam with a toy gun, too. :D
     
  18. Guru Coyote

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    "Never bring a pen to a sword-fight."
     
  19. Addison

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    Bring a gun to a sword fight. Ever seen Indiana Jones?
     
  20. GeekDavid

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    I really hate to be the one to break this to you, but...

    Indiana Jones isn't real. :p

    (just playing with ya.)
     
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