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Latest in the Laptop Saga

Took a look at the Vista recommended system specs: 512 MB for Basic, but everything else wants at least a gig. *insert cursing at Gateway here*

Called the company and gave some poor tech guy hell. Was told that 10 MB of RAM go to the video card off the top, leaving only 502 for Vista to play with. Basically, they sold me a computer that couldn't handle its OS.

This was a pre-designed laptop. That they set up.

And it can't run its OS.

*is furious*

Tech Dude told me the best plan would be to remove one of my two 256 MB RAM sticks and replace it with a 512 MB one. This would cost me about $100, plus I'd have to install it myself.

I inform Da of all this (interspersed with a screaming argument, see below) and he calls them to give them hell, too. He's a lot scarier than me, so he gets a manager, tells him they should be ashamed of themselves, and gets the guy to agree to sell us a gig of RAM for half the price, which Da will be paying for. It'll be here in about a week or so, and then Da will install it for me.

I think they should have given it to us for free.

(Why bloody fucking hell does an OS need 1+ GB of RAM, anyway?)

The aforementioned screaming argument was about who was to "blame" for this issue.

Yes, Harlan's fan probably gave out because of accidental improper care on my part. But I told Da all I wanted was to fix Harlan.

Da is the one who told me to just buy a new one.

He's the one who picked out the new machine.

I think I make my point.


And the printer's still flipping a shit.

*fumes some more*

Apparently, I do memes when I get this angry. Who knew?

Your Birthdate: April 19

You are resilient, and no doubt your resilience has already been tested.
You've had some difficult experiences in your life, but you are wise from them.
Having had to grow up quickly, you tend to discount the advice of others.
You tend to be a loner, having learned that the only person you can depend on is yourself.

Your strength: Well developed stability and confidence

Your weakness: Suspicion of others

Your power color: Eggplant

Your power symbol: Spade

Your power month: October

You're Totally Sarcastic

You sarcastic? Never! You're as sweet as a baby bunny.
Seriously, though, you have a sharp tongue - and you aren't afraid to use it.
And if people are too wimpy to deal with your attitutde, then too bad. So sad.

You Are More Yang


You Are 36% Lady

You tend to make up your rules of etiquette, throwing all conventions aside.
And while you try to be a lady (sometimes), your behavior is often quite shocking.

Now, to shut everything off and try to take out my rage on WoW (assuming I can get the bastard thing to work).

(And yes, there is class-related stuff I would be talking about, but I'm too angry.)


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