Off topic , not humor , laptop died .
Just to whine a bit , I lost my laptop yesterday ( it is what i used ) . Why i donno , but i left it for a period and when i came back it was gone to blue screen . I restarted and got a hdd error . Plan b is that i restarted with knoppix ( Knoppix is a linux os that will run off a cd , no hard disk needed ) only about 12 tries lol ) and it cant even mount the drive . The screen is doing some strange stuff as well ( and i know knoppix should run fine on that lappy ) . so without further diagnostics i will speculate that 1. the hdd is toast , and 2. the mobo is not in much better shape . I sorted thro my parts and chasis that i have and came up with another toshiba that i could force to run . However all files, bookmarks, passwords , ect.. that i used day to day are now unavailable . I preach back up , but ya know i am caught short on about 30 gig of backups i did not do . The comming weeks will tell the story as to what i lost ( if i can get the drive to read by any means , including installing a motor ect.. ) . And now i am faced with picking up a new lappy ( this one wont likely run long lol ) just when due to the coming elections my disposable cash is short , and likely to remain same . Instead of being able to plan , i may well have to sacrifice a gun purchase ( no not sell one )to the gods of information . I dont want sympathy i just point out that " when it rains it pours " and when you have a stratagy about whatever may happen in the coming times well life will slap you in the face . < sigh > I just as well call a couple of fellas and tell them that i wont likely be buying the guns in the foreseeable future . Dammed shame because the guns would have held value a lot better than the computer , no matter what happens .