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Re: What is the speed of the Internet connection you most commonly use?
Steve Whittaker  Account Info
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Cable tied for first!@#?!@#!?@#!@$?#@!$?@#$@#?%#?$@

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 04:15 GMT

Re: What is the speed of the Internet connection you most commonly use?
compman32386  Account Info
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I have a 56k modem with a 486 33mhz computer! Works great too!

Dialup #3

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 04:24 GMT

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Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
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Beat you! My computer has 66 MHz! :-) But I have to use my parents' one for internet stuff.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 04:30 GMT

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buraian  Account Info

Beat you both! I have my own internet account straight to my wonderful 450 MHz K6-III!

Dialup #9

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 04:53 GMT

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Donovan Smith  Account Info
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Hah! I have a Celeron 500 with a 56K connection and my own ISP account! I also have my own phone line to use it on! Hehe

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 05:31 GMT


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cpu_man  Account Info
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I have a celeron 433mhz overclocked to and running at 600mhz with over 12 gigs of hard drive space. O well I guess I'm out of date better go by another computer...

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 12:03 GMT


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Kaven Rousseau  Account Info

Heh Heh Heh, I'm running a pIII 600E at 800EB with 256MB of ram and 29.1GB of HD :P

No offense.. :P
Kaven

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 16:00 GMT

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amicek  Account Info
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Good lord this world is full of spoiled kids.

amicek

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 17:53 GMT

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Tim Buckingham  Account Info
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seriously :) I've got a server (TINews) that's a AMD-K62 333 w/ 64megs RAM (SIMMS) on a 66mhz bus mother board w/ an 8.6gig HD. Then I've got my personal computer thats a AMD-K62 300 (100 mhz bus) w/ 64megs RAM (DIMMS) w/ a 20gig HD. Most of which I bought all myself so I can't really be called THAT spoiled. I can't afford anything but AMD K62's :)

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 19:32 GMT

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Levi Lansing  Account Info
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right on

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 02:59 GMT

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Kaven Rousseau  Account Info

I'm not THAT spoiled :P I paid for my two computers.

Kaven

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 15:26 GMT

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Donovan Smith  Account Info
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Now wait a minute, there. I pay for all my stuff with my own money that I work for. I have never really had an allowance. My computer, phone line, Internet connection, and calc (TI-89) were all bought by me with the money that I made from working, so I am certainly not a "spoiled" kid. But believe me, I know plenty that are.

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 17:30 GMT

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Randy Rathbun  Account Info
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Tell me about it. Kids today are spoiled. Why, back in my time I had a 300 baud modem, an Atari 400 w/16k, and a cassette tape, fer cryin out loud! It would take 20 minutes to download a 16k program using x-modem. Hell, y-modem had not even been invented yet!

We did not even have compression programs!

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 20:30 GMT


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LrdViking
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um.. if you had all of that stuff "back in the day" you'd be spoiled yourself.. I mean how many people had modems at all.. let alone 300 baud ones! Think before you speak or you'll look like an idiot.

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 01:59 GMT


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Chris Fazio  Account Info

good point, but PLEASE people, this is really off-topic, talking about spoiled people and stuff..by the way i have a 56k modem (america online), and 200 something mhz computer. 2 bad america online completely sucks! downloads are soooooooo long and tedious and painful......

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 21:13 GMT


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AJH286 Account Info

yeah really I mean c'mon...

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 05:59 GMT

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Bernd Stenmans  Account Info
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Oh you sorry gusy my dad bought me a P III 700 Mhz for christmas. with all bells and whistles, so better say something else beside ur sorry comps

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 20:57 GMT


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Travis Walls  Account Info
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Give me a break! I really hate to brag, but everyone started annoying me! I have 5 servers in my room with a high-speed router hooked up to a cable connection. I have so much computing-power clustered together (several-gigahertz) the FBI stopped by when Yahoo got smurfed. (By the way, I buy all my stuff with my own money, and I'm 16.)

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 02:56 GMT

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Chris Moultrie  Account Info
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HAHAHAHAHA....lying sack of poopie...ACKPTH!
Chris

Reply to this comment    20 June 2000, 03:15 GMT


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Chris Moultrie  Account Info
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HAHAHAHAHA....lying sack of poopie...ACKPTH!
Chris

Reply to this comment    20 June 2000, 03:15 GMT


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Travis Walls  Account Info
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Nope. Actually, this wasn't a lie. I'm from the future to tell you so.

Reply to this comment    1 August 2004, 15:31 GMT

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brainwalker  Account Info


pIII 650, 384 mb RAM, 46 Gb hard drive,...

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 21:43 GMT


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Jeff Jensen  Account Info
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My computer is cool. AMD K6-2 (450) fully loaded with 64 MEGS OF DIMM RAM BABY! Next we have my Voodoo 3 2000 (the best buy in graphics cards) combined with me, the ultimate computer programmer. Ok, so the last statement was a little exadurated.

By the way, if anybody could, can you e-mail me a program that will downgrade my TI-89 from AMS 2.04 to 2.03? Thanks a lot

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 16:32 GMT


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alex cooke  Account Info

Taht's it! 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 200 MHz Front Side Bus, 6 USB Ports, 6 Serial Ports, 2 Voodoo 3 Cards, Soundblaster Pro, Zip, DVD at 12X, CD at 88X and CD-RW at 16x8x32! And I worked for it all!

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 20:57 GMT

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alex cooke  Account Info

oh yeah and a 120 GB hard drive!! That should settle it :)

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 21:47 GMT


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Lucifer

Wheres the GeForce2

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 14:51 GMT


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alex cooke  Account Info

it's not compatible

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 16:53 GMT

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Ricardo Magalhes  Account Info

What a piece of junk!!! I have an AMD 386Mhz clone at 25 Mhz with 4 Mb of Ram running with windows 3.1 and DOS 6.2. And You know what?! I love it... It doesnt't crash all the time! LOL

Ohh.. I forgot my 105Mb Seagate HD. Beat you All!

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 15:05 GMT

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The_Professor  Account Info
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How about an 80 MB Western Digital Caviar... (although I don't use it anymore, now that I no longer have [use] my 386...

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 17:35 GMT


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alex cooke  Account Info

ummm... 386 doesn't mean 386 MHz, it was just a better version of the 8086

Reply to this comment    20 June 2000, 03:53 GMT

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Chris Moultrie  Account Info
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HAHAHAHAHAHA....I'VE GOT YOU ALL BEATEN!!! Pentium 1.5GHZ for those who don't know what ghz stands for, thatz gigahertz. like 1500 megahertz. I'm also running a 75 gigabyte 2x speed hard drive with an Dual ISDN (128). I think i win...but i could be wrong...oh...Diamond Viper TNT 2, Win 2k professional/server which ever i decide to boot...he he he

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 16:38 GMT

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Mannyyy  Account Info
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Okay... well, I got a Cyrix MII at 300Mhz. Don't laugh! I didn't know much about processors when buying my first computer... Anybody wanna trade for an 83+? Heh.

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 19:52 GMT

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alex cooke  Account Info

There is no such Pentium 1.5 GHz, the highest is 900 MHZ, trust me, I personally know the head developer at Pentium, so don't argue.

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 21:57 GMT

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alex cooke  Account Info

even if there were such a thiing, 1.5 GHz=1536 MHz, not 1500 MHz

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 22:41 GMT


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alex cooke  Account Info

oh and being my usual perfectionist self, it's GHz not GHZ

Reply to this comment    18 June 2000, 02:03 GMT

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amicek  Account Info
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What about the 1 GHz chips Intel is producing? I thought that Dell recently released computers with those processors.

amicek

Reply to this comment    18 June 2000, 03:42 GMT


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alex cooke  Account Info

what Dell is doing is introducing dual math co-processors to the 900 MHz chip, giving it that slight boost to 1 GHz. Intel didn't do this.

Reply to this comment    18 June 2000, 19:29 GMT


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Chris Fazio  Account Info

maybe pentium processors don't go that high, but i've seen computers over 1000 mhz (1 ghz)

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 21:15 GMT


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Beta

Guess what? I have a yet unreleased 15 GHz Pentium IV Willamette IBM with 6 gigabytes of RAM and 4000 gigabytes (4 terabytes) of hard drive! The hard drive operates at 22,000 rpm. It has a 256x CD-ROM drive and a 128x64x256 CD-RW. It is connected to a satellite modem that can download web pages at 50 MB/second. It is displayed on a 60" plasma computer screen. It has an industrial prototype graphics card, a Voodoo 7. Beat that!!!

Reply to this comment    18 June 2000, 03:23 GMT

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mr_beans_cool

My uncle buys his own computer parts (any type of processor he wants, any type of modem he wants, and flat out anything he wants the computer to have, or seperate parts to make his very own customized processors) and builds his very own computers for almost half of the prices of the computers that all of you are talking about. And I don't know the specifics of any of his PC's or laptops that he has made, but he has gotten offers from companies for help. Beat that!

Reply to this comment    18 June 2000, 16:29 GMT


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fishdog  Account Info

I have an AMD 850 MHz, 480 Mb of ram, 48 Gb hard drive, NVidia Geforce2, 10x DVD, and a 19" screen

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 02:02 GMT


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mr_beans_cool

You too! My uncle made my monitor, though. It's a 23".

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 17:23 GMT


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programmer066  Account Info
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Yo, dingbat. There ain't ever going to be a Pentium IV. The Willamette is going to have some other trademark name that I read in PC Magazine. All recall is that it ends -ium. Oh, and I would like to see that CD-RW and Hard Drive. The RAM is half-way believable though.

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 03:54 GMT


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Beta

Uh, actually, I was kidding...

Sorry for any confusion...

However, that comment did seem to blend in quite well with some of the others here!

Oh, and by the way, since I was kidding, not everything I said was real...YET.

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 07:20 GMT

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mxpxcaa  Account Info

i have a dialup connection, but i'm running a 650 P III, with 35 free gigs of HD! and a CD burner! 128 MB's of RAM, i wish my 83+ had that much!

Reply to this comment    20 June 2000, 05:28 GMT


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Justanotherprogrammer  Account Info

BEAT YOU! Pentium 4 2.2GHz!

Reply to this comment    30 April 2002, 01:14 GMT

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Josh Storz  Account Info

oh yeah? i have 56k connection on my K7 Athlon 650! It's kinda sad when all you can afford is freewwweb.com

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 05:41 GMT

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Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
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You guys are all so materialistic.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 05:49 GMT


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SpadeIndustries  Account Info

Tell me about it. But, I have to join in the fun.

I've got:
400Mhz Celeron OC to 633mhz
128 SDRAM
16mb Voodoo 3 2000 PCI
Soundblaster Live! Platinum
40x CDROM
AT&T @home fiber optic cable (T3 on steroids)

The dream system at the moment does not use the new AMD Athlon 1ghz. They aren't compatible with the GeForce 2's until later this summer. The new motherboards will help.

The ultimate system is as follows:
-Either a 733mhz Intel Coppermine or AMD Athlon 800Mhz chip
-512 RDRAM
-72x CDROM (8x DVD if you need it)
-Gillomet nVidia GeForce 2 64mb (4x AGP)routed through a Voodoo 3 3000 32mb (4x AGP). The GeForce can handle any games that use the new GPU, and the Voodoo can handle 3dfx games, OpenGL, Glide, or Direct 3d, and still use the GeForce's power.
-21" monitor
-Soundblaster Live! (X-gamer, Platinum, or mp3+)
-40gig HD
-Linux or Windows 98 (wait for Windows ME 2nd edition to switch)
-AT&T @home Fiberoptic cable modem service (best residential connection available most anywhere)

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 19:32 GMT

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acr34  Account Info
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Celeron? I have a Pentium 3 with 550 mhz. But I paid for it in the past life-Up to 4 months ago a Pentium 1 with 90 mhz. So don't get too cocky in this life :)

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 21:27 GMT


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ZenZagg  Account Info

wow thats my exact situation (without the past life)
used to be:
Packard Hell p90 w/24mb ram
800mb hard drive
14.4 modem
crappy 1mb vidcard built into board(1024x768 at 256colors :< )
14 inch monitor

now:
PIII 550 with 128mb ram
voodoo 3500 agp-tv (got a 5500 coming pre-order :P)
56k modem thats actually connects decent
19 inch monitor
30 gb hard drive
SB Live! sound card

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 13:41 GMT


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WarHawk376  Account Info
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hahaha Im on an HP 620lx H/PC running at 75mhz and running windows ce! Haha Errrr wait sec thats bad, My main compis a P3 450 overclocked to 550 mhz!

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 01:03 GMT


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gremlin484 Account Info

Hey figure this one out:

I got a compaq persario CDS 860 (bought in 1990)
486 60 MHZ (un-upgradeable)
24 MB RAM (Maxed Out)
2 Hard-drives:
386 MB (95% Full)
1 GIG (98% Full)
a P.O.S. 15" Monitor that turns blue at random
and here's the kicker:

a cox cable modem (my friends got a 14.4/333MHz that downloads faster)

Plus both my parents sit at computers all day
My dad being a Senior Systems Analyst whos Job requires at least PIII 500MHZ.

Go figure. my parents suck. & I'm stuck w/them

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 11:30 GMT

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JOrGE  Account Info
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Damn, all i have is a Pentium iii 500.
Be the way, Freewwweb kicks ass!

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 05:56 GMT


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U_Industries Account Info

Beat all you scum. Athlon 850 with 512 mb RAM w/40G HD. Hell yeah, prob is, I still have a dialup connection. Oh well... oh yeah. I have my own ISP account too, so what???

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 05:58 GMT

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JOrGE  Account Info
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Sweet computer, but in a couple months, it'll be out-dated, just like mine :(.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 06:23 GMT


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Aiden Blake Account Info

The computer is out-of-date even before you buy it!!! So, there is no point in bringing up the out-of-date issue here. With computer's, as soon as a product hits the shelfs, it's out-of-date!

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 06:32 GMT


What is the speed of the Internet connection you most commonly use?
CrazyBillyO  Account Info
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Amen to that. 1 GHz Athlons are already on the market. Already almost 2 times the MHz than my processor, and I got it only last December. *tear comes to eye*

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 06:54 GMT

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Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
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So, serious question: What's the point in buying a new computer?

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 08:16 GMT

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Brian Cornell
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There is no point to buying a new computer just to stay on top. The only reason you need a new computer is when your old one is not capable of things that you want it to do. I just upgraded from a Voodoo (the original) to a Voodoo5, that's because I _need_ something better than a Voodoo to run the games I want. My proc. is a PIII 450Mhz and I don't see any need to replace it in the near future, as it runs almost anything perfectly.

It's a sad world when people think that they need a new computer just because the guy next door has a better one.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 21:37 GMT


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Chris Fazio  Account Info

then it's a sad world already...

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 21:20 GMT


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Daniel Bishop  Account Info

I don't get a new computer whenever a better one comes out, (don't have time or $ to get a new PC every day) only when my current one isn't good enough for what I need to do with it.

A list of the computers I've owned and why I replaced them:

1) 8 MHz 8086, 640 kb RAM, 21 MB HD with DOS 2.1 (not enough speed/memory to run good software; got rid of it when hard drive crashed)
2) 33 MHz 386, 4 MB RAM, 68 MB HD with Win 3.1 (too slow; couldn't upgrade RAM or OS; ran out of HD space. Has been in a closet since I bought computer #3)
3) 100 MHz Pentium, 32 MB RAM, 1.2 GB HD, 33.6k modem (still use it sometimes, but the hard drive is almost full)
4) 475 MHz AMD K6, 56 MB RAM, 5.3 GB HD, 56k modem (the one I'm using now)

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 17:59 GMT

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DarkLord

I have stash like that:

1) my dad's Kaypro II
2) comqac 286 at 16MHz & 640MB ram
3) Epson ?!?!?
4) 486 @ 66MHz
5) Micron Millennia Celeron 400MHz and 19" monitor!!!
CDRW 4x8x12 & 56Kb modem :(

<:-) dialup #200

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 02:04 GMT


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Daniel Bishop  Account Info

2) comqac 286 at 16MHz & 640MB ram

640 megabytes! A lot of memory for an old computer. Don't you mean 640 _kilo_bytes?

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 23:19 GMT


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L_Kishyak  Account Info
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seriously though, if you would just take a few days (a week for seriously slow readers) and learn to do small upgrades, you could just add a LITTLE bit each time something comes out, and still be fairly "teched out". My new laptop I am buying (in the NEAR future), is something like:
600MHz, 128MB RAM (for 3D animation), 12.0GB HDD, etc etc. oh, win2000 to... :-)
how about posting that twice?

Reply to this comment    18 June 2000, 11:35 GMT

Re: What is the speed of the Internet connection you most commonly use?
skyraid

um, they have already released 1.5 gigahertz....
the only bad thing about anything over 800mhz is that you practicly need an airconditioner for it... 3/4 of the comptuer is for cooling...


- skyraid

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 09:22 GMT

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barich Account Info
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It would be interesting to know *who* has released a 1.5GHz processor. As far as I know, the fastest *released* processors are the Athlon and PIII 1GHz. The fastest unreleased processor that I know of is the Willamette (Pentium 4) demoed@1.4GHz.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 19:27 GMT

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Tim Buckingham  Account Info
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Haha, Alphas have been up to 1.6 gigahertz (if I'm not wrong). x86 Processors are behind the times.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 19:39 GMT

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barich Account Info
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I meant to say the fastest *x86* processor.

Considering that Microsoft and Compaq abandoned work on WinNT for Alpha, it makes it rather irrelevant to anyone except Linux users (I am one). I have no clue whether or not you're right about the Alpha's speed, but I'm far too lazy to actually check the facts.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 19:53 GMT

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Akira_of_HLC  Account Info
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Yeah, well, screw you all! I have an IBM Pipelined Interlocked quad CMOS Chip running at 4.5 GIGAHERTZ(oh, and it's a x86 processor, if I'm not mistaken)!! But the phone lines suck around here, so I can only get a 28.8 connection speed MAX.

/me Prays for a rich person to buy me a T3 line.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 21:06 GMT

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barich Account Info
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You are kidding, right?

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 03:15 GMT

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Free_Bird Account Info
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it's not x86 buddy.. if it exists in the first place that is, and I higly doubt that

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Tim Buckingham  Account Info
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CMOS eh? :) IBM's chips are Cyrix's f00 and they don't go beyond 400mhz (If I'm not mistaken and those are the new ones).

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 18:44 GMT

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DarkLord

Check out Popular Science may 2000 p80
<:-) dialup #200

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 02:07 GMT


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Akira_of_HLC  Account Info
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At least SOMEONE reads that other than me

:P

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 04:03 GMT


CMOS
Mercury  Account Info

COMPLIMENTARY METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR!!!!!!!

damn, i knew gettin A+ certified had to have some benifits :)~

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 04:18 GMT


Re: CMOS
TheWog Account Info
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Yeah, and...

Memory addresses:
COM1 - 3F8H
COM2 - 2F8H
COM3 - 3E8H
COM4 - 2E8H
LPT1 - Not sure... ends in 78H tho...
LPT2 - 278H

I took my core exam a few days ago... I'm no sick of IRQ's and addresses... The Dos/Windows exam should be much simpler. :-)

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 23:04 GMT


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Max Seckel  Account Info
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haha my ass...an Alpha's max speed is a little more than 1/2 of that...

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 19:50 GMT


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filur  Account Info

what about that thing that NASA uses, I heard it's somthing like 450 gigahertz...

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 22:33 GMT

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YesMan  Account Info

So THAT explains why they keep boofing their Mars missions. Apparently having the fastest computers in the world can't help in cases of "missing lines of code" when their are billions of dollar$ spent (burned) to ensure that our country's space program is the "best" in the world.

~Off of his soap-box, Matthew McLean

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 00:49 GMT

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The University of Utah recently bought a few super computers like the one NASA has, Several Terabyte harddrives, 500 Ghz. or something close, and a lot of other things that any geek, nerd, or intellectual - whatever you like to be called - would love. I'm more into memory than speed, two 30.7 Gig hard drives, and a CD Exchanger type burner, the ones used to commercially produce thousands of cd's , only mine does 12 at a time.

Thanx, ( DA JESTA ) n/r

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 17:25 GMT

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500 Ghz doesn't exist! It could be SMP though

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 18:08 GMT

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barich Account Info
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That would take a pretty big motherboard :)

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 02:57 GMT


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SpadeIndustries  Account Info

They have 1 pedaflop computers. Figure out how many zeros that is. I think it was a thousand billion or something. Correct me if I am wrong anyone. It was made by IBM.

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 16:44 GMT

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Smegheadking Account Info
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I've been told that there are prototypes to a Uniherz processor that is like 10 to the 24th power: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000hz , but think it is just a story that there is actually a prototype for it.

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 23:39 GMT

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Dark_Ninja

I've also been TOLD that Bill Clinton "did not have sexual relations with that woman." Doesn't mean you believe everything you hear.

- Dark Ninja

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 02:50 GMT


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Akira_of_HLC  Account Info
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First, Uni means "one" so I don't think it's unihertz..
(it's Leuto)
Second, HELL NO! That many clock cycles in one second? Think of the heat that thing would put out! You'd have to run the thing in a vat of liquid nitrogen! Also, I don't think that's even possible! The closest THEORETICAL computer of that speed is the quantum Computers, but no one has any idea how they would build such a thing! A computer running at that speed would cross the threshold of space time(in layman's terms, it would go equal or greater to the speed of light) and to any person that is properly educated, you would know that that is impossible.

And if you're not, figure it out using this formula:

E=mc^2


Akira

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 05:09 GMT


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Daniel Bishop  Account Info

peda- = 10^15 = 1 quadrillion = 1 _million_ billion
tera- = 10^12 = 1 trillion = 1 thousand billion

(using U.S. definitions of "billion," "trillion," and "quadrillion." The British numbering system is different.)

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 18:10 GMT


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Jason Schoenfelder  Account Info

and don't forget...

exo- = 10^18 = 1 quintillion = 1 billion billion

Reply to this comment    18 June 2000, 04:30 GMT

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The_Professor  Account Info
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I hate when people get memory and storage devices mixed up!
Hard Drives are NOT memory - they are magnetic storage devices
CDs are NOT memory - they are optical storage devices
Memory usually requires energy to work (so if you turn it off the memory gets erased), and both Hard Drives and CDs do not require energy to work (well, at least to prevent data loss)

"Vgre nem butulok tovbb" - Paul Erds

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 18:13 GMT


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Martin Jackson  Account Info

That isn't quite true! WTF do you think the "M" in CD-ROM stands for??? Not all memory is random access memory, RAM is just generally referred to as memory

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 19:27 GMT

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TipDS

I agree with your main idea, but there's a technical issue... Hard drives and CD-ROM drives are both "random access" memory. As you said, though, they are all memory. HDD's and CD-ROM's are used as "mass storage", where SIMM, DIMM, DRAM, etc. are generally considered "system memory."

Tip DS

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 22:18 GMT


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Martin Jackson  Account Info

I'm not convinced that hard disks and CD-ROM drives are memory - I looked up the definition of "Random Access" in my Penguin Dictionary of Electronics and the definition of "Random Access" is that the access time is independent of the memory address ... surely the CD-ROM unit has to move the laser and the HDD likewise has to move the data head thing, hence the access time IS dependent upon the address, although admittedly the time involved is small.

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 20:39 GMT


Re: What is the speed of the Internet connection you most commonly use?
TipDS

That definition gets the general idea across, but in your context is is flawed. There are, basically, two kinds of "memory" access: Random and streamed
*Streamed access is what you get from punch cards, tape drives, etc. It requires that you start from the beginning of the media and read, sequentially, all the data until you reach the data of interest. That is why it's access time depends on it's location.
*Random acces is what you get from a hard drive, CD-ROM drive, DRAM, etc. Data can be accessed directly without reading all previous data. If you want data that is stored in the last sector of the hard drive, the read/write head goes directly to that sector and reads. Same thing with a CD-ROM.

If you need more information, let me know.
Tip DS

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 00:59 GMT


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Martin Jackson  Account Info

So the access time has absolutely nothing to do with whether it is random access?

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 19:58 GMT


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Flymaster Account Info

Nope, as long as the time is O(1), or constant, no matter which address is requested, it is random. It DOES take time to go between the addresses, but, no matter which address is selected next, it will take the SAME amount of time to access it. (Well...not completely true...if it picks a point on the platter that is farther away, the read head will take more time to move there...but that doesn't matter...I was just simplifying the definition of O(1).)

Punchcards, tape, and the like are O(x), as they take more time to get to a point, the farther towards the end of the tape (card) it is.

Reply to this comment    18 June 2000, 02:47 GMT

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I won't argue about wheather CD-ROMs are actually memory (because I don't have time / don't really want to - although this argument applys to CD-ROMs as well - besides, what about CD-RW or DVD?), but Hard Drives are not memory... Memory in a computer is a place that NON-permanent data is stored, and memory (almoast always) requires some form of power to be able to work (your memory gets cleared when your computer shuts down or you turn off and remove ALL batteries from a calculator, ect...) Hard Drives are not memory, they are storage devices.

And now, I will go play Ground Control [after lunch] - which I just got (I ordered it yesterday, with free overnight shipping)...

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 18:13 GMT

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CircaX  Account Info
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And besides, HD's can be considered memory for this reason: Virtual Memory (or swap file, if you like)

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 18:41 GMT


Win386.swp, Cable & Ч
The_Professor  Account Info
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Virtual Memory is just that - VIRTUAL, so it doesn't count as being memory...

And does anyone know why the swapfile is named Win386.swp... why can't it be called WinPIII.swp or WinK7.swp? (or WinPII.swp or WinK62.swp, or ect.)... or why not just Win.swp or Windows.swp? [I would be suprised if there is a good reason for this]

Just got GC today - it's a cool game (but runs s...l...o...w on my machine)

{Back to the original topic}
Here I am, surfing with my 56k modem that connects at 21.6 kbps... Saying that I really really really want to get a Cable or Ч internet connection would be a very HUGE understatement... (esp. when you consider that both Cable and Ч are available in my area area)

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 05:56 GMT


Re: Win386.swp, Cable & Ч
Flymaster Account Info

I'm pretty sure it's a throwback to Win 3.0 and its 386 enhanced mode. IIRC, it used a different swap format than non enhanced mode. I would assume that it is still the same format.

Reply to this comment    18 June 2000, 02:53 GMT


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Martin Jackson  Account Info

I understand what you mean, as RAM, temporary volatile memory is generally referred to as the memory of a computer. However, memory is any device used to store data assosciated with a computer, irrespective of whether it is volatile/non-volatile, writable or rewritable or read only ... hence CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, RAM, EEPROM etc., even mercury delay lines, all can be termed as memory, BUT are not, in general informal usage referred to as the computer "memory".

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 20:48 GMT


I agree approximatly 100%
The_Professor  Account Info
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I agree 99.9999999%... while all types of storage devices can be dubbed 'memory', I belive that they shouldn't.... EVER...

When you see system specs in an ad, or give someone your system specs, do you say "I have 10 gigs of memory in my computer," - NO {at least I hope not [atually having 10 gigs of RAM would be sick]}; you say "I have 10 gigs of HD space in my computer," or "I have 128 megs of memory in my computer"

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 05:42 GMT


Re: I agree approximatly 100%
TipDS

I would be cautious on defining what something "IS", based on what people commonly "CALL" it. People frequently give names to things, when the name does not fit correctly. You are correct that people usually refer to the memory provided by a hard drive as "hard drive space." It is also true that people refer to the memory provided by SIMMs, DIMMs, DRAMs, etc. as memory. People also frequently talk (or talked) of 2400 "baud" modems, 9600 "baud" modems 56k "baud" modems. And what is a "k"? Is it 1000 or 1024? Hmmm don't want to start on that.
I think we all agree that the term "baud" was/is badly misused. To my knowledge, there are no modems that actually operate above 2400 baud, even though the bit rates are much higher.

As for the stated requirement that memory require power to work... Well, technically, a hard drive requires power to work also. At least, I've never seen one work without any power being supplied. That is really beside the point. Memory need not be volitile to be considered memory. The whole reason the term volitile ram was coined was to differentiate it from the non-volitile ram that is available. I mean, doesn't the TI-89 have a portion of RAM that is non-volitile? I think it is even referred to as ROM. i.e. "Flash ROM" A confusing term in itself, since it indicates a (R)ead (O)nly (M)emory that can be flashed (written to.)

Now, if we want to get really down to the nitty-gritty, we can go to the real definition of memory. A memory is actually defined as anything that has an output based on a time delayed function of the input. From there, we really only narrow down the type of memory we are talking about.

I would encourage all of you to explore this further. I especially encourage it if you plan on going into the field of electrical engineering. Even more so if you plan on specializing in microprocessors.

Glad for further discussion,
Tip DS

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 08:09 GMT

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Martin Jackson  Account Info

Yeah ... actually i read the other day in a textbook that k (lowercase) as in x10^3 stands for kilo, but K (uppercase) is x2^10 and doesn't stand for kilo. So a kilobyte would be 10^3 bytes where as what is normally referred to as a kilobyte i.e. 2^10 bytes is referred to as a K-byte
unless the textbook is wrong of course ...
Another interesting point is that you say a hard drive needs power to work ... surely it needs energy to work and power to do work in unit time (if you're being pedantic!)
With your definition of a memory ... wouldn't a wire count as a memory, as this will give a delayed output (minutely delayed) as a function of its input? or am i just being dumb now

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 15:01 GMT

Re: I agree approximatly 100%
TipDS

As for the k vs. K definition... That may be a more modern convention. If so, I like it. It would help clear up some confusion, if everyone would obey it. In the early days, though, Kb was an approximation of a real kb. (If I can use your convention for convinence) 1024 bytes was (and still is) roughly one thousand bytes.

As for your use of a wire as a memory, you are 100% correct. In fact, for transmission lines that are significantly long with respect to the wavelength of the signal they carry, a memory model is used. When this is the case, the delay is no longer minute. (Did I spell that correctly?!) There is also research being done into using superconducting "wire" to act as a power storage element. Put a power signal on a wire and the wire remembers the signal until it is needed (and drawn from) later.

I guess this is a bit of a tangent, but I think this all makes for interesting conversation.

From geeksville,
Tip DS

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 06:35 GMT


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Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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kb = decimal kilobit = 1000 bits = 125 bytes
Kb = binary kilobit = 1024 bits = 128 bytes
kB = decimal kilobyte = 1000 bytes
KB = binary kilobyte = 1024 bytes

Same 2 letters + different capitalization = 4 different meanings

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 16:37 GMT


Power usage
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If you take a hard drive out of a computer for a week, disconnected from all power, and then put back into the computer, the data that is on it doesn't get erased - that is what I mean by it doesn't require energy (in the form of electricity) to work.... The same goes for CDs... You can have a CD that you haven't used in a few years and the data on it will still be there... with RAM, all data would be erased if that happend...

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 17:03 GMT

Re: Power usage
barich Account Info
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This thread is getting really thin. . .

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 18:38 GMT

Re: Power usage
Martin Jackson  Account Info

Yep, that's true, but that doesn't have any relevance to whether the device is memory or not, merely whether it is volatile

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Re: Re: Power usage
Martin Jackson  Account Info

Actually, that isn't true thinking about it, as hard disks can be regarded as random access memory (see earlier discussion)

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 20:07 GMT


Re: Power usage
TipDS

I understand your point, but just for arguement's sake... What if it is NVRAM? It is RAM. If you leave it disconnected from power, it doesn't forget either. Does that mean it's NOT memory?

Later,
Tip DS

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 06:38 GMT


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Warmage Account Info
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Alright.. CD-ROM..

The m isnt for Memory!!!!

The M in CD-ROM stands for media.. as in

Compact Disc - Read Only Media
or
CD-RW
Compact Disc - Re-Writeable
or
CD-R
Compact Disc - Recordable

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 15:16 GMT


Re: What is the speed of the Internet connection you most commonly use?
TipDS

Sorry man, but I'm afraid you're mistaken on that one. The ROM in "CD-ROM" is the same as the ROM in "ROM". It is (R)ead (O)nly (M)emory. I think if you check any reputable source, it will reflect this.

Respectfully,
Tip DS

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 15:55 GMT

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Max Seckel  Account Info
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ok, my dad got a grant to build a cluster of computers for his work. its going to consist of 128 800mhz Athalons, all with 128 megabytes of ram.
this is essentially a computer running at 102400mhz! and with 16384 megs of ram!!!!!!

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 23:37 GMT


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Cuco Account Info

Actually supercomputers don't run with blazingly fast cpu-cycles. In stead they use massive parallel computation with several hundreds of normal cpu's. One of the supercomputers which the US uses for a-bomb simulations uses 2-300 Pentium Pro's!
Why do you think the human brain is able to pull off 100 million MIPS? Because we "think" at xxxx GHz? No, because there are billions of neurons doing parallel computing! So cut out the xxxx GHz trip, will ya !?

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 02:28 GMT


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The_Professor  Account Info
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Well... wouldn't a 1 Ghz proccessor be faster than a dual (or triple) Pentium Pro 300 Mhz processor setup?

Also, there are some things that can't be done using parrellel processing (or at least things that aren't improved by parrallel processing)

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 06:12 GMT


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Daniel Bishop  Account Info

imho, NASA should spend less $ on supercomputers and more on metric rulers :)

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 18:18 GMT

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Free_Bird Account Info
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no they did not

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 18:06 GMT


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SpadeIndustries  Account Info

Alienware PC's have a hole in the side of the tower with a fan that moves air right over your video card and motherboard. Very handy.

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 18:35 GMT

Re: What is the speed of the Internet connection you most commonly use?
Donovan Smith  Account Info
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I know that situation well. I bought my 500 MHz Celeron in early April. Back then it wasn't nearly as slow of a computer as it is now. Since AMD introduced the 1GHz Athlon, my computer has gone from an "economy" machine to a completely obsolete machine. That's what two months will do to a computer. You'd have a heck of a time even finding a 500 MHz machine on the shelves anymore.

I bought my machine for $599, an HP Pavilion 6630 w/ 500MHz Celeron, 64 megs RAM, and a 10 gig hard drive. I even added a WinTV Stereo TV/Radio tuner card and an Aureal Vortex 1500 sound card (it may not be SB Live, but it's one of the best sound cards I've ever heard) and yet my computer is already ancient history. Of course I wiped my hard drive of the HP preinstalled crap, partitioned my hard drive into three parts (main, swap, and data storage), and used 98Lite to install Windows 98 SE. I run Windows 98 without IE 5 and using LiteStep as my desktop shell. My system may be obsolete, but it still does some pretty cool stuff. Too bad you can't overclock a Celeron on an i810 motherboard with a Phoenix BIOS. Oh, well. I'll just try to find out if I can upgrade to a PPGA Pentium III or I'll get a really fast Celeron. Comming soon: a 40 gig hard drive, an extra 196 megs of RAM, a CD-RW, and Windows ME (when it comes out).

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 17:43 GMT


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Akira_of_HLC  Account Info
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My computer is slower now than when I bought it 3 years ago..
(Yes, I was kidding about the piplined cmos chip..There is like the one prototype in the world..)
I don't know why, but it like to think for no reason at all..the HDD light goes on, and framerate and gameplay drops like a 10 ton weight.(that's about 13 tonnes for you METRIC folk). I have no idea why. It didn't used to do that. Now it does. Why? I don't know. Nothing SEEMS to be wrong..AAA!

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 05:22 GMT


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Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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10 U.S. tons = 9.072 metric tons, not 13

Reply to this comment    18 June 2000, 02:56 GMT


Re: What is the speed of the Internet connection you most commonly use?
DarkLord

Just wait for IBM's Interlocked Piplined CMOS @ 4.5 GIGAHERTZ!!! <:-) dialup #200

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 01:55 GMT


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alex cooke  Account Info

Wanna get cocky? 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 200 MHz Front Side Bus, 6 USB Ports, 6 Serial Ports, 2 Voodoo 3 Cards, Soundblaster Pro, Zip, DVD at 12X, CD at 88X and CD-RW at 16x8x32, 120 GB hard drive.

Reply to this comment    18 June 2000, 02:09 GMT


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U_Industries Account Info

Good show, although I believe you read that out of some mag. Store-bought computers like those run up about $7,500. Either you have a mighty fine job, or you have absolutely no idea how much cash you wasted. Yes, I do like to get cocky when we all get into some pissing contest. Anyways, you'd need that kind of computer to handle this page. My school has a T3 connection and it still takes forever to load this page.

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 20:39 GMT


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alex cooke  Account Info

no, i didn't read it out of a magazine, I worked for it and it was $5000 custom-made for your info.

Reply to this comment    20 June 2000, 01:54 GMT

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taliessin penfound  Account Info

the amazing thing was not how fast his computer was, but how slow it was!
btw i have a 486/amd5x86 133 oced to 160

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 01:28 GMT

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Michael Speriosu  Account Info

What's the big deal about having you own internet account? The internet is free.

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 01:44 GMT

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JaggedFlame

Oh yeah? Try beating my 1GHz AMD Athlon... :-P

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 05:13 GMT


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rick bibeau  Account Info

ha ha beat you all, I have a 650 mhz Dell laptop with 25 gigs of hard drive, with a cable modem, networked to my other pc.

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 06:19 GMT


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Swilo  Account Info

I win. I have a .6 Mhz processor, 8 Mb RAM, and a 4800 bytes per second modem! And all it can do is run DOS!

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 20:37 GMT

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CrazyBillyO  Account Info
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OH YEAH! THAT ROCKS!

You win. We concede defeat.

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 00:01 GMT

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YesMan  Account Info

let me guess -- you are using the DOS version of ie?

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 01:38 GMT


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DarkLord

And it has NO hard drive!
every 5.25" flopy has DOS v2!!!
it even has a 7" green momocrom monitor
It was built in '78

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 02:26 GMT


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Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
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Are you talking about .6 or 6 MHz? Anyways, I know someone who might pay you some money for that; he collects old computers.

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 03:46 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: What is the speed of the Internet connection you most commonly use?
DarkLord

My dad's Kaypro II won't even to 500KHz so there
<:-)

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 02:22 GMT


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Daniel Bishop  Account Info

I have an Atari 800XL with only 64 KB of RAM.

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 23:24 GMT


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alex cooke  Account Info

I have an old Timex Sinclair at 80Hz

Reply to this comment    19 June 2000, 16:59 GMT

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HellFire  Account Info

oh yah. nerd #64! twice my ram!
I've got a p. 166 overclocked to 200 with a sweet $10 56k modem.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 08:48 GMT

Re: Re: What is the speed of the Internet connection you most commonly use?
Klaus

ha ha! I have a T1 Server, beat all of you.;)

Reply to this comment    13 June 2000, 22:20 GMT

Re: Re: What is the speed of the Internet connection you most commonly use?
Phil Genera  Account Info
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Just so long as we're having a pissing contest:
New Machine:
Dual 500 celeron @ 563, 384mb of quality ram.
Old Machine:
Pentium 233mmx, 64mb of ram.
Cost of upgrade: $425 after shipping and taxes.
yoink! :)
--
Phil

Reply to this comment    14 June 2000, 03:55 GMT

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Reno  Account Info

ahem:

Apple ][ GS
5+" floppy
3.5" floopy
no hd
no modem
6" monitor (256 color)
AppleBASIC built-in
proprietary mb

I win

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 02:58 GMT

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Alan Rudolph  Account Info
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-> Apple ][e
-> two 5.25 inch drives
-> 7 inch monitor

In absolute *mint* condition. Most of the original software. Whoa, I'm starting to sound like an ad.

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 03:19 GMT

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Reno  Account Info

I have games like Joust and Hard Hat Mac in the little drawer my apple disks reside in

I've been thinking about dissecting the apple to see what I can learn, but I've wondered if I could ebay the thing and hope some nerd who collects computers wants to pay a lot for it :P

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 18:31 GMT


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Alan Rudolph  Account Info
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If it's in good condition in 10 years, it might be worth something. You won't likely get a single bid on eBay unless it's in perfect condition and has all of its stuff with it.

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 00:26 GMT


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Reno  Account Info

I have all the stuff it needs; the monitor and (of course) the main comp, a little dusty though. I have the mouse also, the disks that show you how to use the thing and a dotmatrix printer to boot. Then there are the disk drives...

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 04:02 GMT


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Chris Moultrie  Account Info
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i had one of those...then i gave it away to MUST ministries...

Reply to this comment    20 June 2000, 03:24 GMT

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barich Account Info
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A 3.5 inch floopy?! Where can I get one of those? :)

Sorry, I had to do that.

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 15:23 GMT


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compman32386  Account Info
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Whats a floopy??

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 19:02 GMT


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The_Professor  Account Info
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Now I am not sure, but I think that a floopy drive was a prototype for the more advanced floppy drive... (same for the disks, which were only made compatible with thier respective drives)...

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 06:47 GMT


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Daniel Bishop  Account Info

Has anyone but me noticed that "1.44 MB" floppy disk can hold only 1.41 MB? And it's not 3.5 inches but 3.54 by 3.56.

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 16:29 GMT


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The_Professor  Account Info
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The Capacity of a standard "1.44 MB" floppy disk is 1,457,664 bytes, which is 1.38 MB... This is because companies that make storage products (especially Hard Drives) define MB as '1,000,000 bytes', not as 2^20, or 1,048,576 bytes, which is the 'real' definition of a megabyte... which is why my '10.2 GB' hard drive is only 9.54 GB I think you can figure out why they do this...

Reply to this comment    17 June 2000, 17:11 GMT


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SabreEve  Account Info

5 Cray 9 supercooled running at 4 GHz
1 TB ram between them
400 TB hard drive space

One whacked out dream
goodbye

Reply to this comment    20 June 2000, 11:39 GMT

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compman32386  Account Info
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Have I broken a record on the most comments on a comment yet?

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 18:01 GMT


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Daniel Bishop  Account Info

no

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 23:25 GMT

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HistoricBruno
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oh yeah, well i have a TRS-80 Model II with a blazing fast 2 mhz processor and a 1200 bps rs-232 modem (only works on a BBS)

Reply to this comment    15 June 2000, 23:04 GMT


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barich Account Info
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Isn't RS-232 a standard serial port?

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 03:59 GMT


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AJH286 Account Info

yeah really I have a 56k @ 550 mhz

Reply to this comment    16 June 2000, 05:57 GMT

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