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DAMNIT

Dave2 Wickham (600202) writes | more than 9 years ago

User Journal 3

I swear that it must be "Blow Up All Of Dave's Computers Week" or something.

Firstly my main machine (Athlon XP 2600+) started randomly freezing. I eventually tracked it down to graphics card and stuck an old GeForce 2MX in there. Amazingly Doom 3 ran at a high-ish FPS...

My laptop's charger is also b0rked. So I can't use my laptop, but at least I rescued my main machine.

I swear that it must be "Blow Up All Of Dave's Computers Week" or something.

Firstly my main machine (Athlon XP 2600+) started randomly freezing. I eventually tracked it down to graphics card and stuck an old GeForce 2MX in there. Amazingly Doom 3 ran at a high-ish FPS...

My laptop's charger is also b0rked. So I can't use my laptop, but at least I rescued my main machine.

At least, that's what I thought. My main machine won't even POST now. Which means I'm having to use this P Pro 200 server sans X to do computing stuff. WHAT FUN!

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Whippersnapper (1)

adamy (78406) | more than 9 years ago | (#10112293)

THis is the thread in which we all add Monty Pythonesq references along the lines of:

In my day we did our posing with a Commodore 64 with a broken return key and a .5 baud modem. And we liked it.

Re:Whippersnapper (1)

Dave2 Wickham (600202) | more than 9 years ago | (#10114066)

I suppose that compared to the old 386 (?) w/ Win 3.11 for Workgroups using the 9600 baud modem and Turnpike + Netscape 3, the P Pro 200 is a right powerful machine.

Woudln't want to run GNOME on it though.

(This episode has had a kinda-but-not-really resolution; I'm now using a PIII 450 w/ 128MB RAM and SuSE 9.1 Pro from the free Novell Linux kit. So powerful, but it kinda works OK. Ish.)

Re:Whippersnapper (1)

adamy (78406) | more than 9 years ago | (#10115323)

Luxury

For a course I am planning on taking, I just read the Ritchine and Thompson article on the Unix TIme Sharing system from 1974. Some stats:
PDP 11/45

16 Bit words (8 Bit computer)
144K bytes core memory
Unix occupies 42K Bytes + Devices for a minimum core image of as little as 50 Bytes
1M Fixed Drive space

Actually, still more powerful than the C64.
And blows the Vic20 I learned on out of the water.

10 Print "Adam Rules"
20 GOTO 10

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