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real mem = 267988992 (255MB)
avail mem = 250839040 (239MB)
spdmem0 at iic0 addr 0x52: 256MB DDR SDRAM non-parity PC2700CL2.5

It's nice to avoid being in the basement
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real mem  = 268005376 (255MB)
avail mem = 250855424 (239MB)
... even if only by a whopping 16K.
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How about a 128MB memory, with Xfce running and still 4-5MB free?

Those Kingston sticks are a little big for us, but I'm sure some people would easily manage to fill them up.
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http://www.funnyjunk.com/movies/1836/Dogs+Bad+Dream/
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Haha, who ever figured those annoying click sounds in Windows are good for anything.

http://www.funnyjunk.com/movies/1337...s+Sounds+Song/
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And for insane people without proprietary garbage like flash:
http://newmedia.funnyjunk.com/movies...___lunatyk.flv
http://newmedia.funnyjunk.com/movies...ounds-song.flv

Silly C.S.
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Ever wonder why people love going to the gym in America?

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I always had a funny feeling about bananas ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF3L3...eature=related
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No Michael Jackson fans at the Sun it seems ...

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Yay! I was getting tired of the eerily positive Michael Jackson press, the man(?) is even more freakier that I am.

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World War Z finally taken seriously!

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Science ponders 'zombie attack'

If zombies actually existed, an attack by them would lead to the collapse of civilisation unless dealt with quickly and aggressively.


That is the conclusion of a mathematical exercise carried out by researchers in Canada.

They say only frequent counter-attacks with increasing force would eradicate the fictional creatures.

The scientific paper is published in a book - Infectious Diseases Modelling Research Progress.

In books, films, video games and folklore, zombies are undead creatures, able to turn the living into other zombies with a bite.

But there is a serious side to the work.

In some respects, a zombie "plague" resembles a lethal rapidly-spreading infection.
In their study, the researchers from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University (also in Ottawa) posed a question: If there was to be a battle between zombies and the living, who would win?

Professor Robert Smith? (the question mark is part of his surname and not a typographical mistake) and colleagues wrote: "We model a zombie attack using biological assumptions based on popular zombie movies.

"We introduce a basic model for zombie infection and illustrate the outcome with numerical solutions."

On his university web page, the mathematics professor at Ottawa University says the question mark distinguishes him from Robert Smith, lead singer of rock band The Cure.

To give the living a fighting chance, the researchers chose "classic" slow-moving zombies as our opponents rather than the nimble, intelligent creatures portrayed in some recent films.

"While we are trying to be as broad as possible in modelling zombies - especially as there are many variables - we have decided not to consider these individuals," the researchers said.

Back for good?

Even so, their analysis revealed that a strategy of capturing or curing the zombies would only put off the inevitable.

In their scientific paper, the authors conclude that humanity's only hope is to "hit them [the undead] hard and hit them often".

They added: "It's imperative that zombies are dealt with quickly or else... we are all in a great deal of trouble."

According to the researchers, the key difference between the zombies and the spread of real infections is that "zombies can come back to life".

But they say that their work has parallels with, for example, the spread of ideas.

The study has been welcomed by one of the world's leading disease specialists, Professor Neil Ferguson, who is one of the UK government's chief advisors on controlling the spread of swine flu.

"The paper considers something that many of us have worried about - particularly in our younger days - of what would be a feasible way of tackling an outbreak of a rapidly spreading zombie infection," said Professor Ferguson, from Imperial College London.

However he thinks that some of the assumptions made in the paper might be unduly alarmist.

"My understanding of zombie biology is that if you manage to decapitate a zombie then it's dead forever. So perhaps they are being a little over-pessimistic when they conclude that zombies might take over a city in three or four days," he said.[/b]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8206280.stm
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These scientists really have nothing better to do with their lives, like finding the cure for some actual wide-spread disease or something that might benefit humanity... and give them Nobel prizes in the process? As if FICTIONAL creatures had anything to do with REALITY.

Anyway this whole Zombie thing is rubbish. We already have all the cures we need.
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Zombie are real, haven't you even seen The Serpent and the Rainbow or been to Haiti?
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Oh, these, yeah. I've read about them once. Never been to Haiti though.
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Want to deal with a zombie attack? Setup a lot of automated miniguns and grenade launchers around "fresh meat", keep supplied with ammunition until all Zombies are decapitated or reduced to fine paste. Once done or overrun, carpet bomb with napalm; problem sovled!


Of course, those of us not living in the white house or a palace, will just have to scrounge around for shotgun shells in the event of a zombie attack. Got shells?
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You'll find those shotgun shells very disappointing. No. 7.5 birdshot will have extremely poor zombie penetration unless at very close range (< 3 meters). Consider moving to No. 00 or No. 0 buckshot. While there, you'll want a shotgun with a significantly larger magazine capacity, too. And if you move to a tube magazine, you'll find a pair of speedloaders helpful. But even if you don't move to a different weapon, you'll want an ammo bag, if not a bandolier. Do you really want to carry your heavy ammo in a very light cardboard box that won't fit in any pocket? Sheesh!
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