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/me waches the tumbleweeds as the slowly roll through the err.. forum. [message #3058] Mon, 24 January 2005 15:59 Go to next message
B00Zy  is currently offline B00Zy
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Somehow I expected more geeks here.
Re: /me waches the tumbleweeds as the slowly roll through the err.. forum. [message #3063] Fri, 28 January 2005 17:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There's plenty enough geeks; it's just hard to get them to say anything.


Ellen
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Re: /me waches the tumbleweeds as the slowly roll through the err.. forum. [message #3066] Sat, 29 January 2005 08:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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sluggo wrote on Fri, 28 January 2005 21:06

I'm a geek. I'm a geek. It just took me a while to remember my login.


Ok, now what do we talk about?


I dunno.

Seen all the stuff about the Mac Mini? I expect it may catch some of the low end market. And if it does, I'll have to pick one up so I can do support.

Just like I wound up with a system running WinXP.

<sigh>
icon6.gif  Re: /me waches the tumbleweeds as the slowly roll through the err.. forum. [message #3068] Sat, 29 January 2005 15:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey, shush that. You can never have too many boxen. If you have enough in a small area without cases, you can even save on your heating bill, I am told. -g-

-r
Re: /me waches the tumbleweeds as the slowly roll through the err.. forum. [message #3069] Sat, 29 January 2005 17:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The thing I like about macs is the OS X interface... but I'm wary of the mac mini because it doesn't seem like enough of a machine to justify it being my primary computer. I like it but I don't really see that I have a use for it, so I dunno.

I do, however, have an older mac... just need a keyboard and mouse for it, so I can use the damn thing Razz
Re: /me waches the tumbleweeds as the slowly roll through the err.. forum. [message #3070] Sun, 30 January 2005 02:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hart wrote on Sat, 29 January 2005 12:44

Hey, shush that. You can never have too many boxen. If you have enough in a small area without cases, you can even save on your heating bill, I am told. -g-


Hey! I resemble that remark...

Let's see, within 5 feet, I've got the laptop I'm typing this on, A 500 MHZ PC running OS/2, an identical box running Win98SE, A 300 mHZ PC running Win98SE, a 486DX66 running DR-DOS 7.03, a Performa 6205CD, A Netware 3.11 server, and an unfinished 2.9 GHz box.

The Performa and the unifinished box aren't on.

Cases don't affect the amount of heat pumped out btw. Just *where* it winds up.

Re: /me waches the tumbleweeds as the slowly roll through the err.. forum. [message #3071] Sun, 30 January 2005 02:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If it takes ADB keyboards ansd mice, I can probably spare a mouse...

If it's new enough to use USBv, most PC USB keyboards and mice will work just fine on a Mac (and vice versa).

icon6.gif  Re: /me waches the tumbleweeds as the slowly roll through the err.. forum. [message #3073] Sun, 30 January 2005 06:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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-laughs- I can feel you. The removal of cases, though, adds to the inherent geek quotient as they are then primed for instant changes and occasional refits. Also, the heat generated is less directed out the back and (presumably) away from the user although two of the inoperative computers on my Table do have their back (and fans) focused my way.

For the record. I have a 2.2 Ghz WinXP in use, a 2.4 Ghz hybrid with a burnt out board facing away, a 500 Mhz Win95 with a burnt out power supply facing away, an old Dual Fortress board looking woeful on the corner with nothing on or attached to it and space for a G4 that is on indefinite loan. I miss being able to play with multiple computers. -pout-

-r

Now... pans must be made to convert boxen into miniature space heatures by arranging them around the Chair... -g-
Re: /me waches the tumbleweeds as the slowly roll through the err.. forum. [message #3081] Sun, 30 January 2005 20:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Brooke wrote on Sun, 30 January 2005 02:31

If it takes ADB keyboards ansd mice, I can probably spare a mouse...

If it's new enough to use USBv, most PC USB keyboards and mice will work just fine on a Mac (and vice versa).




No USB on this one, sadly. When I get some time again I'm gonna be looking into it, though.

My computing center of sorts has been decaying. Main box being a Athlon 1.4 running at 2 (yay for unlocked CPU multipliers, hehe), just picked up a Pentium M 1.6 laptop (oh, the payments) for which I had to sell my P4 2.4 box (I picked that one up cheap, but all that power really wasn't justified for the file serving that it was doing.)

On the older side - two HP-9000 RISC boxes, which are geeky and neat, the old apple powermac mentioned before (somewhere around a ~300Mhz G3). And, a friend just gave me a behemoth dual P-II 300 Xeon rackmount (it's like 7U tall, weighs about a million pounds, and is amazingly loud.)

Maybe I'll be able to get them all working in harmony - would be easier if the roomates didn't complain about the noise, though. Oh well.
Re: /me waches the tumbleweeds as the slowly roll through the err.. forum. [message #3084] Mon, 31 January 2005 02:48 Go to previous message
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Wewll, I've got spare ADB mice, as I prefer trackballs (I got a box of ADB mice and trackballs from someone a couple years back).

I'm currently dealing with the fact that one of my 500 MHZ desktop system has an HD going bad. Shut it down early this morning (well late night for me).

Gotta get the new systenm running so I can back up the drive and get the data that isn't already bacxked up transferred.

And I'll have to consider RAID. I beat the HDs on a couple of the systems pretty bad. Something about grabbing several *hundred* gigabytes of data a week and all the read/write operations on the drive that involves.
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