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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2700 on: June 02, 2010, 10:05:18 AM »
startle

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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2701 on: June 02, 2010, 04:57:01 PM »
fear
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« Reply #2702 on: June 02, 2010, 07:51:54 PM »
hate!  >:(
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2703 on: June 03, 2010, 03:59:42 AM »
phobia
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2704 on: June 03, 2010, 11:22:21 AM »
dread
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2705 on: June 03, 2010, 03:25:23 PM »
pounding


   :unsure:
(pounding sound in the ears when you are scared/dreading something)
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2706 on: June 03, 2010, 04:47:28 PM »
hooves
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« Reply #2707 on: June 04, 2010, 03:14:03 AM »
stampede
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« Reply #2708 on: June 04, 2010, 08:54:59 AM »
run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #2709 on: June 04, 2010, 09:21:25 AM »
panic   :ss-shocked:
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2710 on: June 04, 2010, 04:52:42 PM »
merchant

Tony, in case you are unfamiliar, a "panic merchant" is someone who unreasonably spreads fear and panic.
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« Reply #2711 on: June 04, 2010, 07:28:39 PM »
FIRE!!

Yelling FIRE in a crowded auditorium would definitely do that!
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« Reply #2712 on: June 05, 2010, 07:32:09 AM »
merchant

Tony, in case you are unfamiliar, a "panic merchant" is someone who unreasonably spreads fear and panic.

Thank you Rick, now I know how to call my wife... ;)


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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2713 on: June 05, 2010, 08:12:59 AM »
China  (Great Wall)

Haha, Tony, I understand you perfectly!
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« Reply #2714 on: June 05, 2010, 02:33:32 PM »
wonderful!!  (The whole China...)


I have a new and nice friend from China. Her name is 林形 (Xing Lin). She lives in Cangnan County, in Zhejiang
It is very funny to read her English  :D  I guess she will think the same about mine  rofl
I definitely want to learn (at least) how to read Chinese...
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2715 on: June 05, 2010, 06:01:23 PM »
friendly

Since samisite is banned in china, I don't have contact with anyone there.  :-\ never understood the ban... :-\
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2716 on: June 05, 2010, 06:07:10 PM »
beautiful!!

I have been to Zhejiang several times. It is a beautiful part of China. There are so many wonderful places in China. I am going back again in October.

I can speak Mandarin, but cannot read. It takes a lot of commitment and time to learn to read and write - not to mention needing a good memory! You need to know around 3000 characters to read a very basic newspaper, and around 7000 to be reasonably proficient. I did try to learn, but would forget the previous weeks characters, when I tried to learn the new ones! I think suffering from DOB was the main cause of my memory problems! :banghead:

Sami, I doubt that Samisite is specifically "banned", it is most likely affected by a blocked route somewhere in the "great firewall of China"
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2717 on: June 06, 2010, 12:38:54 AM »
exotic


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You need to know around 3000 characters to read a very basic newspaper, and around 7000 to be reasonably proficient.
HOLY COW!  :ss-shocked:
Can't imagine it!
Can almost remember my phone numbers (2 x 10 characters!)

DOB? ???
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2718 on: June 06, 2010, 06:45:17 AM »
erotic

DOB = Date of Birth!   rofl
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2719 on: June 06, 2010, 11:42:00 AM »
sexy



I doubt your age is a factor. Anyone that takes the journeys you do with the physical effort they require must also have mental strength. 


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Do you still use your iphone to control your trains?  You have had it quite a while now...do you still like it?
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« Reply #2720 on: June 06, 2010, 05:15:29 PM »
Eva Longoria  :hug:

Yes, I still use the iPhone to control the trains. However it is only for manual control, like a remote for TV. I use software on the PC for full automatic control.

I am now also using the iPhone as a modem when travelling, to connect my laptop to the internet, using the internet tethering feature. It is really great, as I don't need another modem or even a USB dongle. I can connect the iPhone either through USB or Bluetooth for the tethering.

I also have an app for marine navigation, as well as one for driving navigation, tide charts, Chinese-English dictionary, and many more.....and of course, it is a video iPod as well!

So the answer is, yes, I love the iPhone.  :TUP:
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2721 on: June 07, 2010, 05:11:24 PM »
desperate
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2722 on: June 09, 2010, 02:15:51 PM »
housewives



(that was predictable!  :P)

I still love my itouch.  But the cell phone is HTC w/windows 6 on it.  Gonna try out tethering it to laptop tonight.  :luck:
I no longer have my dial-up service for backup and when my cable dies (as it does once a month) I need backup connection.
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« Reply #2723 on: June 09, 2010, 02:50:19 PM »
hardworking
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« Reply #2724 on: June 09, 2010, 04:41:22 PM »
retired!  :hapscream:
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« Reply #2725 on: June 09, 2010, 06:39:57 PM »
:verysad:  not retired   :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

and with the changes in the stock market, much of my nestegg I was building for retirement is gone. At this point I doubt I wll get to retire.
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2726 on: June 10, 2010, 05:27:33 AM »
struggle on

How is it that most of your nest egg is gone? If you sit on that egg for a while, surely its value will recover in time.
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« Reply #2727 on: June 10, 2010, 05:50:48 AM »
effortfully 
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« Reply #2728 on: June 10, 2010, 11:33:06 AM »
work!



I don't have huge savings, rich husband, rich relatives or other sources of income. My retirement will only come from my own investments. If I can't set aside enough money to support myself, I can not retire. So I am working towards a goal.
My retirement funds (like many people) are tied up in the stock market.  I have shares of stocks that are worth far less than they were. Same number of shares, but the value is way down for each share. That hurts me BADLY in the long term.  I will NEVER be able to reach the financial goal I was working towards. Money makes money. If you have 100 shares worth 100,000 and the market drops...you still have 100 shares but now they are worth only 50,000.  Even if the earning rates are the same, you can never make as much from the lower value.   :(  


Basic example: Compound interest 1 time each year
Assume
    earning rate is 4% every year,
    have 15 years till retirement,
    make $3600 additions at start end each year
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Current Principal:  $ 100,000
Results =  Future Value: $ 255,062.66
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Current Principal:  $ 50,000
Results =  Future Value: $ 165,015.49

In this scenario retirement funds are reduced by $90,000

The bigger the number the bigger the difference.

    
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« Reply #2729 on: June 10, 2010, 01:24:48 PM »
surviving!

Retirement savings is an argument that I'd rather not talk about. It touches me deeply.
My transfer to Italy made me loose everything I had built since I was eighteen...   :(  :verysad:
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« Reply #2730 on: June 10, 2010, 05:39:05 PM »
thriving!


Sami, investment in the stock market is a long-term thing. Just sit tight and don't worry, your stocks will recover their previous value, maybe even exceed it. You have 15 years, lots can happen!  :)
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« Reply #2731 on: June 10, 2010, 07:02:52 PM »
existing


I am sitting.  I am a long-term girl (as if you haven't noticed!   ;)).
Stock market has the most growth potential, and some risks can be avoided, but not all.
Even if they gain back to original value, that is not enough, by a long shot.  I NEED the growth
I have lost two things: the value of the stocks themselves AND the income/growth the original value would have given.  Even over the long haul, I will not recover that and can never reach the goal I had set for my own retirement funding.   :(
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« Reply #2732 on: June 11, 2010, 03:22:48 AM »
barely
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« Reply #2733 on: June 11, 2010, 04:07:27 PM »
there    >:D :-[ >:D


Makes me think of lacy underthings  :-[
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« Reply #2734 on: June 12, 2010, 07:30:27 AM »
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« Reply #2735 on: June 12, 2010, 08:17:11 AM »
barely there...  Ok... how about I change it to
barely....COVERED
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« Reply #2736 on: June 12, 2010, 02:26:06 PM »
 :D :TUP:

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« Reply #2737 on: June 12, 2010, 05:50:46 PM »
tails

I didn't get it either, Tony!
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« Reply #2738 on: June 12, 2010, 09:23:42 PM »
top hat



(guess it is an american slang then.  sorry.  You guys often surprise me by knowing expressions/words/shows/movies I do not expect. So once in while I forget and use an expression thinking you will know what I mean only to get surprised again.  :D
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« Reply #2739 on: June 13, 2010, 07:35:32 AM »
bon ton



I KNEW that was something... let's say hot!  by the smilies, but, you know, I wouldn't like to be seen as a man with a fixed nail in mind   :-[    LOL

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« Reply #2740 on: June 13, 2010, 04:56:24 PM »
fashion





Ok guys...big news.
I ordered a new laptop today. It's purple. And a purple mouse too! :TUP:
Will get it towards the end of the month.

Should not spend the money and know I will regret it later even though I am getting 9 months 0% interest.  :verysad: 
But my desktop is nearing end of life for day to day use for me (getting cranky) and have been considering what I should do about it. I had planned to start looking at new systems back in January but it has not been good timing.
Well, I finally dove in for good or bad. Chose Win 7 premium with xp mode, cost more but hopefully it means I won't have to upgrade all my software at the same time!
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2741 on: June 14, 2010, 08:44:58 AM »
glamour

I also got a new laptop. I really wanted another Sony but they are way too expensive. So I ended up with a Dell Vostro 13" which seems OK. It has 6Gb RAM, 500Gb hard drive, and runs very nicely. I am quite happy with Win 7 and all my regular programs run well.
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« Reply #2742 on: June 14, 2010, 06:09:48 PM »
glitz



I opted for a 15.6" dell, 500gb, 6gb ram, basic integrated sound, upgraded the video card a notch. Definitely NOT fancy or designed with "online gaming" in mind! The new unit will become my desktop replacement and don't expect that it will travel much since I will have my 2 old 17" monitors set up on it.

Will give away my tiny laptop with 40gb drive (only had 31 gb usable space). It runs like a charm thanks to expanded ram but it does not have enough space or speed to do anything I want to do at this point. A friend of my mother's needs something basic to get on web for email. PERFECT unit for that use. And she will like the silly games I have installed.  
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Will get a "Thermaltake - SATA Hard Drive Docking Station with eSATA and USB Connection" station so I can take an old hard drive and use it for temporary file storage/work.  $55, I can use the new ESATA port on the laptop to expand, at HIGH SPEED 3Gbps file transfers!  Even comes with the cable! :boogie:  
Take a look here : h**p://www.bestbuy.com/site/Thermaltake+-+SATA+Hard+Drive+Docking+Station+with+eSATA+and+USB+Connection/8990443.p?id=1218007083869&skuId=8990443&st=docking%20station&cp=1&lp=2
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2743 on: June 15, 2010, 04:54:33 PM »
extravagance


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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2744 on: June 15, 2010, 06:33:19 PM »
excess

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extravagance = excessive or unnecessary expenditure or outlay of money
:-[  Ya. That's exactly how I feel!  My desktop still works. Cranky but still works. I really should not take on debt to get it (even with 0% interest). Bad timing!!!  Besides, I feel a bit guilty making the decision to get another machine!  :-[  But then I think about:  it is 5.5 years old now, tired, have been babying it for a year now, how much I depend on it and worried what would happen if my system failed. Decided it is time.  

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Not a geek? Just a Nerd...?  I doubt it!
No.  If I were a geek, I would have at MINIMUM gotten something from the XPS line from Dell, or perhaps the gaming/top line from Dell:  "AlienWare" or something better from another company for more speed, more sound, better graphics. I spent NERD money not GEEK money! The difference is often thousands $$$ more. The upgrades I chose were for work functionality. Since I buy a new computer every 5-6 years or so, I buy as much tech as I can afford so it can take me forward as far as possible.  Has been a good strategy for me. HATE upgrading computers. All the file moves, setting tweaks, program installs, you name it. It will take me a month or more to get comfortable with it.  And learning win 7 will be new too.   :yuck:

On the bright side, I should get more speed! My old reliable pc has days that it is just too full and I spend a lot of time pruning/clearing out files so it can speed up again.  (Why does windows need so much room to move around??)
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2745 on: June 16, 2010, 03:28:03 AM »
approved !!   :TUP:


Sorry Sami, I didn't explain myself - as usual - my word was pointed to your informatics way of SPEAKING  :D :D :D  NOT how you spend your money  ;)  The word selected was not the good one to express my thoughts. :-[
I wish I could have a toy as you guys have...  :verysad:

I'm trying, since months ago, to put some extra coins apart to buy another PC (portable and powerful, if possible) to use it as a complete backup of the running one...which soon or later will give me a headache... :luck:
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2746 on: June 16, 2010, 07:40:31 AM »
go for it!

Sami and Tony, no need to explain or justify why you want a new PC. You are at the stage of life where if you want something, just do it, because you want to! Well, assuming you have the money!  :unsure:
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2747 on: June 16, 2010, 03:23:18 PM »
Excited!



Rick....I SO agree with this statement.  :TUP:
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You are at the stage of life where if you want something, just do it, because you want to!

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Well, assuming you have the money!
That's just it. Financially, I doubt this is a good time for me to be buying anything more than lunch.  ;)  LOL
Can & will make the payments on this system.
Hate that I had to finance it. I do not have the ability to buy this unit with cash.
Our economy is not good. Not good at all. Lots of changes to credit rules! To jobs. A lot of people out of work.
Other factors not public...

So though I WANT this and would have gladly jumped at it a year ago, there are other issues that make me hesitate and get concerned.  
I do need a new unit. I know that.  :yes: And do not regret taking the plunge.

But the main thing I worried about:
I could not get a weaker unit and expect it to 1) run current programs, 2) grow/last 4-5 years 3) support my current hobbies/work.
But will I need to have all that going forward?
I don't know!  :unsure: :-\  
I expect there are changes coming to my future. How drastic I do not know yet. Think I am nearing a crossroads...decisions are hard to make because I can not accurately make projections for a year from now! A year ago I would not have hesitated. Would know EXACTLY what I needed. And bought with no concern.

But today I must ask: Will I still be doing the same things I am now?
Maybe I should have spent money on something else, better for my future?!?
.  :-\
Not knowing if I did right makes me feel a little guilty, a little worried.
Have not felt this way in 10 years!
 :-[ :unsure:

For better or worse, the decision was made and the unit purchased.  :yes:
And I will enjoy it I know!  :TUP:
Some features I am really looking forward to using.  :D

I will admit that computers/tech is my main vice.  :-[
I LOVE working and playing on a computer. Learning something new in photo program, etc is PLAY TIME even if done for work!

And I do get attached to my equipment, and miss it when I am away from it.  Addicted to it.
My computers become companions. I depend on them, I baby and fix them. They know all my faults and still let me play with them!  They teach me things. They help me meet people and stay in touch.
The computers become an extension of me not just generic out of the box piece of equipment when I am done tweaking programs and settings.
Feel terrible when I finally replace a computer. They are not tools for me. Feel like I am abandoning a pet. Someone that stood by me in the wee hours of the morning, on good days and bad days.  
I am being very silly right??  :P  
Making you laugh right?  That's ok
(I do not feel that way about cars, or other objects. I would trade my car every 6 months if I were rich!)

Tony, no offense taken. And did not think you were talking about me or the new pc. I knew you were playing on the game.  :TUP: I just thought I would comment on the word choice since it fit.
you are like me...hold off until you really NEED to replace your computer. When the time comes, you will find a way to buy something that fits. Some people buy a basic machine every 2 years, use & toss. I can't do that. Prefer to build up, hold on to it for years.
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2748 on: June 16, 2010, 09:30:39 PM »
fun
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Re: Word Association Game
« Reply #2749 on: June 17, 2010, 10:37:26 AM »
funny    LOL rofl LOL rofl
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