Weekly roundup

money2.jpgCan you afford to stay at home? – Mom Loves Being at Home offers some excellent cost saving tips

This is a good series: 50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (you might need to read that title slowly).

UCC Truths – a good site for the orthodox believers in the UCC

 Sin on a bun – the forgotten vice of gluttony

There is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind –  a review of Antony Flew’s book

Why didn’t I do this a long time ago?  I increased my computer’s memory from 1 GB to 2 GB (only $70 from Amazon) and it has made a big difference.  My desktop PC is 2.5 years old and from time to time I start to rationalize getting a faster one with more memory.  It was just slow with pictures and video editing.  I download, sort and edit about 1,000 pictures or more a few times a year (ballet concerts and mission trips) and it takes forever!  But the memory helped a lot.  I really want to put off an upgrade because I’m not excited about Microsoft Vista.  I’m afraid some old programs like Quicken won’t work.

7 thoughts on “Weekly roundup”

  1. I do agree gluttony is an ignored sin, but as I commented on the Evangelical Outpust, sexual sin consists of cut and dry do’s and don’ts, gluttony, not so much. The idea of a cheeseburger doing a striptease is funny though.

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  2. Thanks for the link, Neil!

    And I’m not a big fan of Vista but Quicken does work with it. I have both and haven’t had a problem with it at all. I think upgrading to Vista is where the most problems lie. If you get something that already has Vista I don’t think you’ll have a problem. That’s what we’ve heard anyway.

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  3. Thanks for the props, Neil!

    If anyone is confused by the title, “50 Answers” demonstrates how to be ready to answer Mormons when they answer the questions we ask them.

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  4. I agree with mom’s comment. I bought a new pc with Vista already installed and I absolutely love it. I haven’t had any problems with Quicken or anything else, but I wouldn’t download it onto a pc.

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  5. Memory is consistently the cheapest and most effective system speed up that can be done in most cases.

    Much beyond 1GB though you really have to be running heavily multimedia apps, such as your picture and video work, to make use of an upgrade.

    And beyond 3GB standard windows run by 99% of people out there cannot even make use of the memory. The 32-bit versions of windows cannot address more than 3.2GB of memory.

    An analogy I find helpful for seeing how memory affects your system is that of an office:
    The hard drive is like a filing cabinet: slow, reliable. You can’t really work out of it, but you put everything back in it at the end of the day to keep it safe and so you can find it the next morning.
    The memory is like your desk: it’s right there, fast, and it gets cluttered the more you put on it. By putting in more memory you get a larger desk, you can have more things out on our desk before it gets cluttered and starts slowing you down again.

    And thanks for the other links too 🙂

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  6. “The 32-bit versions of windows cannot address more than 3.2GB of memory.”

    I admit, my background is on another non-Wintel platform. But where did this come in?

    In theory, 32bits should be able to address 4GB.

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