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Apr. 24th, 2008

11:25 pm - Laptop!

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Today I ordered a laptop!

KT will soon have a laptop for keeping in touch with friends who couldn't come along on trips.

Yaay laptop!

L'edit français: C'est un Dell Inspiron avec les Fenêtres XP.

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From:tilt_longtail
Date:April 25th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
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I'll be your laptop....RAWR!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 25th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
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But if I take you on a plane, they'll make me take you out of your case and boot you up to prove you're not an empty shell packed with explosives.

So I need to know: Are you in fact an empty shell packed with explosives?
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From:kamesama
Date:April 25th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
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"Fenêtres XP" XD
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 25th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
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Oui. J'ai voulu éviter Trèspetitdoux Fenêtres Perspective.
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From:zrath
Date:April 25th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
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You kids knock it off or the Real French Guy will kick your ass. :D


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From:firehopper
Date:April 25th, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
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dude! your getting a dell!


*hides from thrown objects*
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 25th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
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A Dell Inspiron 1520. I'm getting mostly what it comes with, though I went up to 2GB RAM and bought McAfee antivirus software for it.
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From:nefaria
Date:April 25th, 2008 11:08 am (UTC)
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Dell Laptops are nice, I use one at work and it's fast and stable.
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From:orv
Date:April 25th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
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They're OK as long as you're very gentle with them. They don't take flexing or being toted around a lot very gracefully.
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From:ex_sonjaaa
Date:April 25th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
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Les Fenêtres? :P
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:April 25th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
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I'll betcha anything Quebec's language police (not to mention L'Academie Francais (too lazy for accents and cedilles)) probably insist it should be called "Trèspetitdoux Fenêtres" (ok that one was cut and paste from doujoux, still lazy). I would not be the least bit surprised from such institutions who say "e-mail" is not French enough of a word to use. (I have seen, the odd time, "le courriel electronique" (spelling from memory), I'm sure _real_ Frenchmen look at it as odd as we do)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 26th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
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BTW, a funny thing about language purity. I recently discovered Iceland does it too, insisting on inventing natively Icelandic terms for modern devices. But when I read about this, somehow it didn't bother me as much as when the French do it. But why?

Then I realized: because Icelandic words are much cooler than French words. :} For instance, the word for e-mail. Would you rather receive un courriel, or TÖLVUPÓSTUR? [plays a few heavy metal licks, DUNUNUN DUNUNUN, tries to make devil horns but can't do it without fingers on his turklefoots and just looks sillie]
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