Just a couple of things but I need to answer this first....
I also have Win 7 Pro but the key was lost somehow.
Uvah, there are programs that when installed will find that for you... here, there's a handful of 'em over a majorgeeks.
Quoting kona0197, reply 5Yeah this is about my machine. Yes my daughter has a tablet and the girlfriend has a year old notebook. Those belong to them and we do not share except in rare circumstances. ...
thanks for the answer. seems the concept for "being in need" in your country differs a lot from mine.
real advice: throw that computer of yours in the trash. do a little research on how to mod your XBOX. after all it's another full pc when you unlock it. Chinese Androird tablets or used computers can be purchased for as little as $50. now i know that wages in the US are poor, but it can't be more than one or two days of work.
Moshi, I am not at liberty to discuss them, but the circumstances in kona's home are not always conducive to sharing computers... independent needs, homework, etc, etc. There's more to it than that, but like I said, I can't discuss it. As for a $50 Chinese Android or 2nd-hand PC, well that'd be alright if kona had one or two days work and/or 50 bucks that didn't have to go on food, rent, utilities, living expenses. It's okay to offer solutions, but he has to have the means to carry them out. Now your thought as to modding his X-Box, that might just be of help, and if you were to offer support/assistance in that endeavour it would be much appreciated, by kona and myself.
I agree with Starkers.. unless you have walked in the persons shoes.. you know NOTHING of their situation.
Thanks Kitty, I value your support here, it's much appreciated.
Now the thing is, people, I haven't walked in kona's shoes for even half a mile, but I've walked in similar shoes and for different reasons, so I do sympathise because I know what it is to be sleep deprived for prolonged periods; what it's like to suffer with depression and anxiety issues; what it's like to feel hopelessness and like there's no light at the end of the tunnel.
Since my last post here, kona has given me permission to provide a little more detail regarding his health problems, and the comment immediately above sort of indicates what they are. First off he suffers with sleep apnea and can go for weeks on end with such little sleep it affects his mental state and he becomes constantly depressed, withdrawn, anxious and totally frustrated. Now this has a negative effect on his family, as you could well imagine, it's not easy to live with, so often he feels alone, unloved, unneeded. Try living with that people.
Yes, there are treatments for his condition, but kona has 2 problems with that. One, he doesn't have any money or medical insurance; and two, he has a phobia/fear of doctors and medical procedures. I know this because he showed me a strong reluctance when I suggested there were ways he could obtain the treatment for free. So it's not just an issue of money or insurance, it's dragging himself there and actually going through with it... and then there's the ongoing cost of medication, which we all know isn't cheap.
To put it in a nutshell, kona is in a Catch 22... damned if he doesn't go to the doctor, and damned by fear if he does. So before anyone condemns, criticises or call him a fuckwit again, walk a mile in those shoes and see if you feel the same way.
Oh, and if anybody thinks it was easy for kona to ask for help here, let me assure you it wasn't. Despite everything, kona is proud and doesn't like asking for charity. In fact, he might even have a fear, shame, phobia about it, and the fear of refusal/rejection must be horrendous, so instead of thinking ill of the man let's show some compassion here and try to help him, please.