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ECHOMAN
12-08-2003, 12:04 PM
Well, because it is near the holidays, I decided to help the wishes of a poor kid. http://forums.massassi.net/html/smile.gif So I picked up a "Dear Santa" letter from an organization that supports poor (I think) kids. Here:

"Dear Santa,

My name is Jamesha (last name). I'm 6 years old and in the first grade. I been a very good little girl this year so for christmas I will like a computer or a computer that hooks up to the television. If not please get me lots of games to educate me with my learning. I am a very good reader at my school. I love to read and do math.

Love Jamesha."

Well, I need suggestions. Where can I find a computer (that is inexpensive but isn't offensive piece of crap)? Should I get one?Games?

I assume this letter was written by a little girl (although the handwriting was rather neat) Happy holidays

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fishstickz
12-08-2003, 12:10 PM
Build her one, Get the cheapest stuff you can buy, and build one. You brush up on your computer building skills, shell get a computer. Everyones happy.

On a side-note. I wish I could have some money to do kind things like this.. but nooooo.. Noone wants to be the one to give the 16 year-old his first job.. Blargh to them! BLARGH TO THEM!

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Is_907
12-08-2003, 12:17 PM
heh, i know how you feel fishstickz

you can pick up a used playstation for like $20 and a few E rated games for under $5 each.
check EB (or their web site) for good deals on that kinda stuff.

or, you can build something like an 800mhz celery system.

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Snake-Eyes
12-08-2003, 12:33 PM
Why not check your local salvage center or Salvation Army, or even second-hand stores like Cash Converters or even pawn-shops. You're bound to find something quick...

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Avenger
12-08-2003, 02:17 PM
Snake_Eyes is right on. You can usually find an old box at the Salvation Army. Also, you could build one for a hundres buck or so if you wnet fairly cheap

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mb
12-08-2003, 02:24 PM
games to educate thie kid: PONG

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KOP_AoEJedi
12-08-2003, 02:26 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by fishstickz:
Build her one, Get the cheapest stuff you can buy, and build one. You brush up on your computer building skills, shell get a computer. Everyones happy.

On a side-note. I wish I could have some money to do kind things like this.. but nooooo.. Noone wants to be the one to give the 16 year-old his first job.. Blargh to them! BLARGH TO THEM!

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Yeah, build one, good times.

And bah, i hate not being able to get a job as well, lousy stinkin child labor laws... if we WANT to work why cant we!?


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sugarless
12-08-2003, 05:39 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by fishstickz:
On a side-note. I wish I could have some money to do kind things like this.. but nooooo.. Noone wants to be the one to give the 16 year-old his first job.. Blargh to them! BLARGH TO THEM!

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I wanted to get a job a Lindt Chocolates or the Great American Cookie Company but for some reason my parents were against it...

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happydud
12-08-2003, 06:00 PM
See if you can build your own for her.

And for parts? Two words: Dumpster. Diving.

[edit- Oh, and for learning games: Try the Thinkin' Things collections (1, 2 and 3), oH OH!! And see if you can find an old copy of Number Crunchers. It was for 95, I think.. I'll see if I can round my copy up, and if you really want to I'll see if I can send it to you.]

Good for you for helping, Echoman. I salute thee.
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Ubuu
12-08-2003, 06:04 PM
I will send you my PSone and Scrabble, if you would like.

Evil_Tofu
12-08-2003, 06:11 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2"> If not please get me lots of games to educate me with my learning.</font>
Think she'd like Doom?

Kieran Horn
12-08-2003, 07:13 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by sugarless5:
I wanted to get a job a Lindt Chocolates or the Great American Cookie Company but for some reason my parents were against it...

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hehehehehehehe.....thats funny.

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The Mad Hatter
12-08-2003, 07:14 PM
**sigh

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happydud
12-09-2003, 02:44 PM
What OS are you thinking of installing? My dad got me tons of learning type games when I was little, I might be able to send you a package with some of those, as well as some more fun ones like scrabble. But it depends on whether you're installing 3.1, 95, or Longhorn. http://forums.massassi.net/html/wink.gif

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Elana14
12-09-2003, 02:50 PM
look for "The NeverhoOd (http://www.neverhood.co.uk/html/site/)" it's an old puzzle game, like Mist, but simpler.

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ECHOMAN
12-09-2003, 02:59 PM
Oh! Thxs people.

Well, I just found out that the organization doesn't help poor people (I believed it did http://forums.massassi.net/html/frown.gif ). It takes letters "to Santa" in the special Santa mailbox at the post office and gives them to people like me.So basically I'm helping a kid's wishes while the kid thinks he has written to Santa. Mwhaha. So...hmm..so I continue my search?

PS. Is this where all of my Santa letters at the Santa mailbox went when I was young? Strangers (which never gave me anything http://forums.massassi.net/html/frown.gif )

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Jedi Legend
12-09-2003, 03:16 PM
I wonder if this kid is even in need of presents for Christmas.

Dj Yoshi
12-09-2003, 03:58 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jedi Legend:
I wonder if this kid is even in need of presents for Christmas.</font>

So...what you're saying is poor people don't need presents? He's doing a good thing, trying to give to this little girl, share with her our world that we've come upon here, the world of computers and games. Argh. Pleases stop me from sicking my german shepherd on him http://forums.massassi.net/html/frown.gif.


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Prince Xizor
12-09-2003, 04:03 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Evil_Tofu:

If not please get me lots of games to educate me with my learning.</font>
Think she'd like Doom?

lol

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Jedigreedo
12-09-2003, 10:08 PM
Well for educational thing theres those Leap Pad learning handheld games or something.

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Schming
12-10-2003, 12:29 AM
Because Lindt Chocolate is from some country like Germany or something. You're supporting terrorism.

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Roach
12-10-2003, 01:01 AM
Terrorists in lederhosen...

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SithNazgul
12-10-2003, 03:34 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Dj Yoshi:

So...what you're saying is poor people don't need presents? He's doing a good thing, trying to give to this little girl, share with her our world that we've come upon here, the world of computers and games. Argh. Pleases stop me from sicking my german shepherd on him http://forums.massassi.net/html/frown.gif.


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Read Echoman last post http://forums.massassi.net/html/smile.gif


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Dj Yoshi
12-10-2003, 04:37 AM
I did, and what it said was that the ORGANIZATION didn't help the kids, the people they FOUND did.

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Krokodile
12-10-2003, 04:54 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Dj Yoshi:
I did, and what it said was that the ORGANIZATION didn't help the kids, the people they FOUND did.

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But she might be well off as it is.

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Arkon11
12-10-2003, 04:58 AM
I have tons of "education games" lying around the house. They all work on a 300mhz pc anyways. I have like Invention Studio, Jumpstart Learning Games Vol. Phonics and Music, and Gizmos and Gadgets, those mathstorm games (all 3). Reader Rabit ages 5-9, and many more. I could send them to you if you would like.

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Arkon11
12-10-2003, 05:00 AM
She'd get a kick out of RollerCoaster Tycoon, I could send that too.

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