• New Toy

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to All on Tue Feb 16 21:30:00 2021
    I went to my local thrift shop and found a Dell Inspiron for $150 - it's got
    a DVD-RW, 16 GB of RAM, a 3TB drive and an I7-4790 CPU. It'll make a nice upgrade from my old Core 2 Quad box.

    I'm surprised at how sparse it is on the inside - my Precision Workstation circa 2011 has fans everywhere and a ton of drive bays, the Inspiron has a case with covered ports and those 2000-era smooth covers over the DVD
    drives. Not as garish as my old Compaq Presario, by any means.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Feb 19 20:37:39 2021
    Re: New Toy
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Tue Feb 16 2021 09:30 pm

    I went to my local thrift shop and found a Dell Inspiron for $150 - it's got a DVD-RW, 16 GB of RAM, a 3TB drive and an I7-4790 CPU. It'll make a nice upgrade from my old Core 2 Quad box.

    I'm surprised at how sparse it is on the inside - my Precision Workstation circa 2011 has fans everywhere and a ton of drive bays, the Inspiron has a case with covered ports and those 2000-era smooth covers over the DVD drives. Not as garish as my old Compaq Presario, by any means.


    people dont need a lot of drive bays anymore, or even a dvd drive.
    also, fans don't really do a good job of cooling, nor are many fans needed anymore.

    i had a core 2 duo that was always hot as hell and had lots of fans i added. eventually i had to put a box fan on it.

    this i7 computer just needs little fans and stays cool, even when gaming at max settings.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to MRO on Sat Feb 20 07:35:00 2021
    MRO wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    this i7 computer just needs little fans and stays cool, even when
    gaming at max settings. ---

    This new little i7 is plugged into the same UPS that the Core 2 Quad was plugged into. With the old system I had 11 minutes of run time. With the new system, 24 minutes.


    ... Frightfully nice.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Feb 20 16:16:26 2021
    Re: Re: New Toy
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to MRO on Sat Feb 20 2021 07:35 am

    MRO wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    this i7 computer just needs little fans and stays cool, even when gaming at max settings. ---

    This new little i7 is plugged into the same UPS that the Core 2 Quad was plugged into. With the old system I had 11 minutes of run time. With the new system, 24 minutes.


    ... Frightfully nice.

    yep new computers are optomized and energy efficient. more reason to get rid of the old stuff.
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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Apr 27 08:13:56 2021
    Re: New Toy
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Mon Apr 26 2021 06:52 am

    I picked up a Lenovo Thinkpad X131e for $30 this weekend, in mint condition. The keyboard and screen are immaculate.

    Nice find! I've won 2 netbooks on ebay for $25 and $30. If one is patient there are a lot laptops out there to be had. I remember when a laptop was so far out of reach at $2000. I could only afford building my own desktop. Using my kithen table as my work station. Tower under the table. Wires, modems, monitors. Now I can hold all of that in my hand. ;-)

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  • From Phigan@VERT/FLUXCAP to MRO on Wed Apr 28 12:00:37 2021
    Re: New Toy
    By: MRO to Tortillaretreat on Wed Apr 28 2021 12:05 am

    i just want a phone that runs linux and can make calls. i wish we could have that.

    Wait, why does it have to make calls?

    :D

    Have you played with Termux at all?

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