Did you ask why they had to be HP monitors?, there's probably a maintenance or price agreement in place.
Also, Spock uses rocket boots to save Kirk from a free-climbing fall.
There are many more cheaper cards than expensive cards. It's nice to have the choice, yes?
Have you seen if RS / Farnell ship to you?, Amazon resell directly from RS too (last time I purchased one it was in RS packaging).
There's already previous evidence of methane from spectrography.
This is a great comment, seems ideal for a RasPI and I'm going to try and get something going!
You made a good point, little need for AC.
I have called the XP activation hotline (which is a free number) dozens of times, it is automated and is as fast as you can key the digits you are asked for, and then have the activation code given back to you. It takes 5 minutes max.
Not activating does not prevent access to the operating system in Windows 7, only windows updates and Microsoft WGA applications.
Came here to say this, I had one of these. Although it's clearly nothing special, it proves a GUI configured BIOS isn't anywhere near new and frightening. What control the EFI presents may be, though.