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  1. What OS? If you were running 8.1 you have a recovery partition. Here's a link directly to microsofts kbase on doing so with 8.0+ http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc


    If you are running any other version of Windows you most likely will not have a recovery partition. Another thing you can do which has helped me in the past is booting into safemode which your computer can be forced into. Safemode itself is worthless other than shutting off all processes.


    The technique I'm going to tell you can cause serious issues so make sure you follow it exactly. Please ask any questions if you don't understand.


    This process works on windows xp, vista, and 7.


    Once you have booted into safemode (press f8 before the windows loading screen) if F8 doesn't work (some computers are configured differently) try F10. Then


    Once the computer has fully booted press the Start Button and use the microsoft search function.




    You will then want to type in msconfig.


    Once the program has loaded you will see a console just like this:


    Simply move to the startup tab and hit disable all. Then hit OK. Once it disappears you will be asked to restart the computer. Viola. If this doesn't work then you are better off reformatting. As for a way to do so, unless you have the dell reformat/recovery disk you wont be able to really do much. If you are open to a new operating system, I would suggest Ubuntu, its pretty fun to use and its free. There's even a way to install it onto a USB to install on the laptop.


    The problem with dells is that its set up to break down, they load so much junk on the computers that it causes issues like these.


    Please let me know if you have any questions.

  2. I've gone through a few dogs over the years and I'll say the one I connected with most was my dog Buddy. He was pit and rot with a little mix of something else but he was such a sweet heart and gentle. He used to care a lot, if you looked sad or were crying he would come over and put his head on you. I know your pain, I occasionally still feel sad when ever I think about him. He unfortunately had some complications and was only with us for 8 years. I know your pain, you don't have to move on, you don't need to replace, nothing will ever fill that spot, but you can get a new companion to help you through it.

  3. Ems,


    I do all the shipping for the company I manage, I always prepay for shipping which saves me a lot of time. I just have to go in and drop stuff off. Tonight I had 5 items sell. only 1 item sold for an actual profit. The other 4 sold for $0.01, I actually make more off of the shipping than the item, but considering the item was free I don't really care. The one that sold sold for $27.00 flat. I have a bunch of toys and other stuff listed. everything's $1.00 or less so I can build up feedback.




    I have a child, and I wash all of his toys before he plays with them anyways, so it wouldn't matter to me if someone else washed them before me, I'll still be doing all the work anyways. Thank you for the input though, I'd hope that no one would use any liquid on an electric toy! Either way I'm pretty happy with the initial sales, I have a tea set I bought for $50 that is worth $400, its in perfect condition too. I'm hoping to build up to sell that.


    Thanks for the information though guys!

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  4. Look for a couch at big lots. Better quality than ikea and pretty cheap to.


    I'm working about 16 hours a day everyday. Looking for a new job (because the one I'm managing is really slow right now. And some fraud happened a little while ago that took us for $50K). My boss isn't planning to fire anyone just reduce hours, and I can't really afford to work less hours even with my own business going.


    Been focusing on my own business a lot to try and make up for the business I manage. Trying to sell on ebay, unfortunately people don't like to take risks with 0 feedback.


    Thats about it though!

  5. One thing you should take into account with this stuff ems is how fast can you turn a profit? You're talking about repairing and reselling, but in actuality how long will the repair take, how much money for the parts, and is the profit you make on it going to be enough? The ideal situation is buying a perfect product at a low enough price that you can turn around a minute later and sell it to the next person for double. Thats incredibly rare, so in this instance if you spend the money on the repairs, plus the time (which takes from you buying more and flipping them) then you're losing money. Now I'm not saying its not worth it, but make sure what you get isn't going to take you a week to fix, because at that point you've lost a week of potential profit. Starting out is always slow, but when you get to the point where you make 150-300 a day and can hire someone and pay them 80 to monitor and buy for you so all you have to do is fix them then you really don't want to put too much time into the fixing part, unless you can turn a really good profit from it. That bike is only £0.99 so if you can get it at that price great, but you will probably have to pay quite a bit more, and then once you repair it you're looking at £650.00 since you can't control the others looking to buy it, theres a real chance it could shoot up to £350-£500 and become too expensive to fix. I would stay away from repairs in the beginning at least until you have more capital.

  6. yeah thats not work, thats competing for doing the work for free. Its not worth the work if your going to discount your services just to get the work. You're better off continuing with this idea. Just be careful, one wrong investment and it can hurt in the beginning. I would do a bit more research on that pricing £150 seems a bit high. The going rate for an iPhone 4 here is $150 which is £88 there. And that's on eBay. Flipping bikes is a solid idea too. You could also do like yard sales and swap meets for the weekends to get those. Not sure if you have those there but we do, people will sell their bikes for $5-$30 bucks here.

  7. That's basically how it starts, we have a bunch of regular customers, its funny but one of them sends us hundreds of phones, they get them for free and they really make a killing. But most do the same thing your looking to do. Be very careful with samsung phone's, after all if the digitizer is damaged at all the phone is worthless. Even if you swap the glass the whole point of the phone is gone, and because samsung has their phones patented no other company can make the LCD's in them. Even buying them at any monetary amount would be a loss at that point unless you develop the contacts at one of the korean/chinese factories and pay them under the table to fix the screen. Pretty much impossible. Just be very thorough on the devices, I don't know how meticulous you are at inspecting devices, but even the smallest scuff can drop the price when reselling it. Most people try to price their sales on eBay. I really suggest watching some youtube tutorials on different inspections, both apple devices and samsung devices have different types of inspections. And lastly if you buy a stolen one you can't recoup your costs, so be careful on that aspect. I would even suggest calling the carrier before buying it. And I know I said lastly with that one but just as a rule of thumb, if you've never heard of it, its not worth it. For example, my friend keeps trying to sell me his HTC DNA, he's told me the specs and mentioned how its the best phone hes ever had. But the resell value is between 80-180, and thats if it sells. A lot of times you could end up sitting on a device for a long time. Just keep positive about it and don't break the bank!


    Let me know how its going, I look forward to hearing of your successes!

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  8. Emsley,


    One of the companies I manage does device reselling. This is essentially exactly what we do buy them at or slightly above the value of our competitors and then turn around and resell them for a small profit. We have a mid size operation although we have a very small amount of employee's and volume.


    I'll start with the important things to make sure of:

    1. Make sure the devices you buy are worth buying. ie no apple ID locks, or severe mechanical issues. Also if they are black listed most people wont buy them. It decreases their value significantly.

    2. Ad's are never free, and if you get free ones there will be a severe downside to them, for example usell.com charges from $20-$50 per device depending on the type of device.

    3. Look into CheckMEND. Its a small charge, but it will allow you to double check a devices status.


    Now I would say its not so much luck as it is knowledge. I'm in America, but if you get a lot of devices I could move them for you easily with those marginal profits you're looking at. As for your original question, hustling free ad sites, I don't really suggest it, most aren't reputable, and most wont get you traffic because they're advertising on wheelchair sites or something.


    I'll send you a direct link to my companies website that does mobile device purchasing.

  9. Bambi - SAO ep 14-25 is quite good as well. Most people rag on it because they think 13 should have been the logical end, so I can see why you would stop there. My personal opinion is that it goes into a new direction after that.


    If you liked SAO, you should see Log Horizon. Its almost the same thing. And of course Accel world, which is the very weird. The manga's intertwine a lot with SAO. It's weird.


    Ems - Akira is a cult classic. Although not everyone likes it, it is something that usually everyone has seen.


    If you like these older style anime's you would like Berserk. Its really graphic, I would say the most bloody anime to ever be put on the shelves. Most say Elfen Lied is the bloodiest, berserk makes elfen lied look like a childrens show. I prefer their native language as well, its usually Japanese, I know that ninja scroll and akira are japanese. I do not recall Project A-ko.


    Afro samurai is funny, voiced by Samuel L Jackson. I have not seen spriggan and did not watch all of Vampire Hunter D.


    Veristic - I do not read anime's as much anymore since I'm usually quite busy. I used to read the short hard to find series like Junk Wars and so on. I don't enjoy the very long drawn out manga's like Naruto or bleach.


    I still have a box of manga's around somewhere. I have Berserk, Ragnarok Online, Junk Wars, and King of Bandit Jing. I think I have a full metal panic from a long time ago too.

  10. Two things, bar's do make a lot of money however unless your the main bartender you get the crappy shifts. Most people don't go to bar's because 1. they cant smoke in them anymore, and 2. theres usually old people there. And its nearly impossible to get in at a popular place. Youth are the ones that tip better (surprisingly) they are very loose with their money in bars.


    Another thing to add, barbering is a great profession but keep in mind if you get hired in a shop you have to pay rent to the shop. Unless its a brand like "SuperCuts" though I'm certain those are only in the US. The way most barber shops work is:


    Your employee's are contracted and pay you per customer. Lets say a barber charges $30 per cut, but you have to pay the shop 30% of your make, so that's instantly reduced to $20.00 as per your agreement for using the space in the shop. Additionally they charge a storage fee for you to continue to use the shop which is usually a set monetary amount. Lets say $500 a month. So to really be great at it the shops got to be really popular, and secondly you have to be very good to get repeat business. Repeat business is how most barbers make their money. I used to see the same barber for 12 years, then I moved away, I still occasionally drive the distance because he cuts my hair perfectly every time.


    Being self employed is a very big benefit. Specially for programmers, you literally only have to stamp your name on your project to retain all rights to it. And truthfully you can make anything, with the world living in their phones now a days all you need is a popular game and you could be very rich over night. It does need appeal and not everyone is artistic enough to do the design and coding.


    I'm self employed, and my company is rather simple. No one operates their business like mine so I have originality, even in the heavily diluted market that I'm in. I make vapors for e-cigarettes. I've gotten my cost per bottle down to $0.60 each, and I can reduce it further if I chose to use lesser quality stuff or simply spent more money. My products retail for $12.99. my markup gain is over 2100%. And it sells quite easily, although I usually sell directly to shops which buy it from me for $6.00 a bottle. Still 1000% markup. I do sell them online for the full retail value. I have competitors that say they have the best pricing on the market and are spending over $1.50 to make each bottle. Its funny because their products are very generic and everyone has them. So at the end of the day if you have a product thats great, and you properly market it, you can make what you want to be making. I don't do it full time because I run another persons company, but I know people that make $5,000 a month, even $20,000 a month selling this stuff. My top competitor makes $2,000,000 a year. I could shatter their numbers quite easily. It takes smarts to do this, and some of my competitors have neglected to do things properly and it has costed all of my competitors dearly as things are currently getting tougher. There's been some deaths due to mixing nicotine incorrectly or cutting certain flavors with harsh chemicals like arsenic and lead.


    Still my industry is flooded, theres thousands of little companies like mine starting up doing this stuff, and no real big competitors are this time. This has worked for me, it may not work for you. There is a moral side to this that prevents people from making it too.

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  11. I have seen attack on titan, it's pretty awesome. I watched the entire series already. Also deadman wonderland is fantastic.


    This might sound weird but deadman wonderland made me want to watch Eureka 7 because of the similar drawing styles. So I'm around episode 40 on Eureka 7. I wish they had more episodes of deadman wonderland.


    I will check out Psycho-Pass.


    I want to give Magi another chance, I always feel like that anime gets very generic. And now there's a second season.


    I suppose I should have stated the anime's I'm currently watching.


    Naruto Shippuiden


    Eureka 7


    Basquash! (Rewatching this series because its so amazing)


    Madoka Magical Girl (very on the fence about this anime, only seen 1 episode and it seems way too girly for me, its sitting in the netflix queue)


    Sword Art Online (dubbed version sitting in netflix queue) figured I watched in in japanese 2 times now I should see the English version.



    If you havent seen Basquash! or Gakuen Mokushiroku: High School of the Dead I really suggest either of them.

  12. So I've been keeping up on most of the newest anime's that come out and I feel like there's nothing interesting anymore. Mostly that they are repeating previous anime's but doing them in a slightly different way.


    For example: Sword Art Online, this anime is mostly original although seemingly copied from the dot hack series. The interesting thing about this anime is that nearly the same time it came out a futuristic anime called accel world came out. these two anime's created in two different studio's overlapped and became based from the same roots.


    Since they came to an end another anime took the same concept but changed it quite a bit. This anime is called Log Horizon. In this anime everyone is stuck in a game as well, but the difference here is that it seems their world got copied into the server so they live where they always have but inside a game. Oh and the NPC's are like real people.


    I feel like everything is getting recycled in one way or another.


    Any suggestions for new anime's to watch?

  13. My bad. Wasn't sure it was necessary since the rule states anything more than nipples or outside poonani shots weren't allowed. Theres also previous nipple shots a few posts back that weren't linked. But I will do that from now on. Thank you.


    Hopefully this makes up for it.





  14. I like dink's option best, however personally I would still go wired. Ever console I had up till the ps3 was wired and its what I'm comfortable with. Beyond that I also quite like that It doesn't need charging. The latency is a big deal in some of the games you may play. I've been trying to get the ps2 emulator working (I keep forgetting to use the utility on my ps2 to get the root info to run it) so I can play at work.


    I know they developed the 360 controllers to work with windows computers pretty effortlessly. Plug n play style.

  15. I'm very new to the forums, so I cant speak for everyone or offer you any type of acceptance for your post. However I do feel like I've experienced a bit of it and while it did slightly annoy me I shrugged it off. Knowing your struggle makes it that much easier to let it go.


    Similar to you I got my ex pregnant. After my son was born I ended up giving it another try with her. We got married back in September. We've made things work, and she realizes I'm the best guy she could ever get. Trust me.


    But I will say that I feel like I made a mistake. I'm not one that regrets things, but my wife is lazy. Shes a dead fish in bed. And I know I could do a lot better. That aside, if I didn't marry her and left her she would have taken me for a lot more than that in child support. It doesn't help that shes unfit to be a mother, but that shes also very selfish. Unfortunately the court would see things more in her favor even if I feel shes unfit, by the US government standards she's fine.


    So I'm not in the same exact situation, but I'm very unhappily married, and see no end in sight unless I want to assume all her debt and pay child support for the next 17 years.


    In other words, your alright in my book.

  16. Thats all one girl. I could say that I've been there done that, but she wasn't the greatest lay, still not the worst.


    Women don't really have that effect on me emsley, sure some are gorgeous, but I don't let them control me like that.


    Only two women have ever had that effect on me. And I don't have either of their pictures unfortunately.

  17. I definitely suggest chatting at the very least. The fact that she stated not to say anything means she knows that he's into her and that she is in fact consoling him. He would definitely be peeved if you went in there now. However if he were to find another girl to hook up with she is fair game. Keep the interest there, but tell her you're being respectful of him. She knows what's going on with him probably better than you. You can probably even hint at it a bit with her and she would let you know where it all stands.


    Sounds like a catch, but chances are she is a short ride if she can upgrade any minute to the next guy.


    Might even be worth just keeping a low down on it, she won't say anything if you dont.

  18. Dink,


    Welcome to 1Emu. This place is pretty fun and we look forward to having you here. There are plenty of emulators to play around with and knowledgeable admins to ask questions to.


    We have the most up to date record for most of the emulators out there. Some of the emulators are a bit outdated as its hard for one person to do all of the work (thank you Robert), but for the most part everyone here is really nice.


    Have fun and welcome aboard. (also you should check out the forum's attack system).

  19. Thats a tough situation, you need to gauge how into this girl your friend is.


    Though it is also a situation of if she is not into him this way it will just never happen. That doesn't make it okay of course, as the saying goes, if he can't have her no one can. Bringing to light that idea in your head you should of course make sure that it is "alright" with him. Do not divulge any information about the attraction to him as it can trigger jealousy, but more to say "Hey that chick you brought last time, she wanted to hang out with me. If that cool with you?" is somewhere along the lines of what you would want to say.


    Being a true bro he will say "oh just to hang out? yeah thats cool." Of course if hes a douchey bro he will automatically say, id prefer if you didnt.


    Also if your friend just broke up with his girl a question you need to ask is "did she know about him and his girlfriend and that they just broke up?"


    If she knew about her then in her head she thinks of him taken, even if hes not. Depending on how recent it is she would only be there to console him and show him that not all women are that way although she would have no intentions with him.


    There's many variables, though depending on how long you've been friends with your bro it may be worth it to pursue or not no matter what the answer to those questions are.

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