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Crunch [message #95961] Mon, 05 September 2022 13:49 Go to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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I always wanted to do this. Just a small way to fight back against ever changing technology and the constant need to update stuff. This was an "industrial" tablet used by field service folks. Made back in 2011. Probably a decent device for the time and certainly durable even if a bit heavy. Unfortunately time has passed it by. Any cell phone worth owning has more ram, memory and faster processor now. An anemic Atom with 2 gig and 32 gig. With Windows Pro 7 ....yikes. It would not take the updates nor when Win 10 was on load them either. It is a poster child for complete obsolesce. So after taking it apart to see what it was made of I bashed it with a 4 pound hammer. The construction was actually rather high quality. It would have to be for the intended use. However, one good wack and it was crunched. Sweet revenge. Please don't get me wrong. I use technology all the time...it is just the constant flux that bugs me. /forum/index.php?t=getfile&id=3251&private=0
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Re: Crunch [message #95966 is a reply to message #95961] Mon, 05 September 2022 19:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Oh my Gosh!

That's hysterical!
Re: Crunch [message #95967 is a reply to message #95966] Tue, 06 September 2022 09:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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My laptop, using right now. A cheap Walmart Acer. The plastic shell is and has been falling apart for some time. I've super glued and use small paper spring clips to hold together the frame around the screen. I'm going to use the damn thing till it no longer boots up. I don't even have a cell phone plan now. The one that was given to me by a relative after an upgrade is now incompatible they say with existing plans. I don't seem to care about what's current, faster, more gigs, more apps or any of it all. Hopelessly archaic now I guess.
I'm very certain you would never do that to one of your turntables.
Re: Crunch [message #95968 is a reply to message #95967] Tue, 06 September 2022 11:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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This is my main system:

http://parhamdata.com/Altair8800/build/Altair8800c_blue_and_red.jpg
Re: Crunch [message #95969 is a reply to message #95968] Tue, 06 September 2022 11:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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Rescued from Dr. Morbius residence on Altair 4 prior to the Krell complex going critical mass destroying the planet.

https://thenuminouscosmos.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/krellab.jpg

My digital relic. Almost.

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Re: Crunch [message #95970 is a reply to message #95969] Tue, 06 September 2022 15:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Re: Crunch [message #95971 is a reply to message #95970] Tue, 06 September 2022 17:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Steampunk typewriter. Most excellent.
Re: Crunch [message #95972 is a reply to message #95971] Tue, 06 September 2022 21:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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I am sure glad to see others hang on to strange stuff. I have a Timex-Sinclar 1000 in my shed. I have the expanded 16K memory and some programs to boot. Actually functional. More than I could say for the crunchie. A few other things include an original CMI 10meg IBM hard drive (about the size of a large brick) it works as well, an original IBM color monitor (works) ...I think you understand why all my closets are full and I have two sheds, one a 12X10 with 2 lofts and one 8X10. Like I said though, I use computers in lots of the things I do and demand performance from them. Because of how my eyes misbehave I need a high refresh rate so currently it is 240 at 2K rez on an Alienware monitor. To get that requires some fairly serious hardware. Right now a HP OMEN i7 8 core (gamer machine) with 2 SSD, 32 gigs and a Nvivia RTX video card. I have found that gamer machines can be better long term value than standard ones as they start out at a higher level of performance. Then when the updates I so dislike come along the degradation is at a slower pace. For a long time I was using an i3 with much lower capability and it was taking the best part of a day to do the mandatory upgrades and even then it ran so slow. Sad Turn it on, go for coffee, watch some of the weather channel and maybe by the time I got back it was ready to do something.

I love the Altair. I nearly got one until I discovered what it would cost at the time. I got a Commodore 64 instead.....that was a detour I should have avoided as while it was functional it didn't run any programs I needed.

Now I think I'll investigate steam powered automobiles that run on dung. There seems to be plenty of that flying around now. Laughing


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Re: Crunch [message #95974 is a reply to message #95972] Wed, 07 September 2022 08:08 Go to previous message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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