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My new Toy
« on: October 08, 2008, 08:36:54 PM »

THIS

Plus a very nice wide screen on which I can CALIBRATE the colors - Bose speakers, and AT LAST a UPS to deal with the-all-too common New England Brown-Out cycles.

I'll be setting it up this weekend.

I got a much better deal than this page suggests. 

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 08:40:24 PM »
You didn't get an Apple!!!!?? Whoa.

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 08:42:13 PM »
A whole bag of locals at Trader Joe's - actually.  ;D


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Re: My new Toy
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 09:59:30 AM »
Tee hee hee. Not! I still think you've made a mistake. PC's are a pain in the butt. I love my apple and if I ever have to upgrade, I'll only consider apple from here forward.

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 10:10:22 AM »
Tee hee hee. Not! I still think you've made a mistake. PC's are a pain in the butt. I love my apple and if I ever have to upgrade, I'll only consider apple from here forward.

My next computer will be a Mac. I am so sick of my piece of shit PC and Vista is an abomination. Fuck you Gates.

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 11:00:10 AM »
My next computer will be a Mac. I am so sick of my piece of shit PC and Vista is an abomination. Fuck you Gates.
You won't regret it. I have never had a frozen screen, lost data or ANYTHING.

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008, 01:03:11 PM »
I wish I were so lucky.  My cyberconnection is a HP with Window XP.  After a day of working on it and a nite of posting about George it gets very tired, really.  It has humanistic tenedencies.  It gets very slow and the keystrokes slow down as do my mental capacities at four a.m. in the morning.  I have to then, turn it off, tuck it in.  Kiss my keyboard and screen (of course that is my George Noory screensaver on it) goodnite.  Turn out the lite, and it goes off unto dreamland.  You know it does not have insomina and does not snore.  I guess that is one advantage to it.

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008, 02:08:36 PM »
I'm a PC guy, but I say use a different OS. You don't always have to use Microsoft software with PC, you know. There's Linux, and the incredibly functional Ubuntu. And if you absolutely have to use Windows, just use XP Pro SP2. There's even a free downloadable pack that upgrades XP's visuals to LOOK like Vista, with the functionality of XP and lack of bugs from Vista.

That said, nice new setup Ev!

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008, 03:50:22 PM »
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Vista is an abomination

That's the only part that is giving me the hives-- and I just don't have the time to deal with changing the OS.  We'll see how it goes - I'm still on the old machine now- I am moving my "Office" space out of my moderate size bedroom and into my long living room - so i have a lot of shifting about to do.  then there is the software and files transfer.  Such FUN!

  (NOT!)

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2008, 03:57:14 AM »

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2008, 01:45:17 PM »
For the man who has everything...a combination flashlight/machine gun.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D99NHb6B03s&eurl=http://www.geekologie.com/2008/03/transformer_flashlight_turns_i.php

"Gets nasty? Gets down to business."  8)

That's a man's man right there.

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2008, 05:09:49 PM »
He stole that Idea from DOOM or Resident Evil:P

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2008, 09:24:45 PM »
You people are AMAZING!  (NOT)  I'm still fussing with new configuration and trying to get old settings to new machine - and you are as much help as the Fred the Poodle.  (emotional support - but no !)

I'll lice -- once again Bacchus has me - and I can't be coherent...

Fuck technology!       :-X


Re: My new Toy
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2011, 08:37:55 PM »
I've worked with the Apple computers and the Macintosh in my career since 1986. I was in the "personal computers/desktop publishing" thing since its origins. I got my first home Mac in 1994, then one of those iMac G3 "all-in-one" things in 1998. Although I always used Macs at home, I did use Windows machines in my work, dating back to the dreaded "Windows 95" days.

Yes, Apple computers hold up. My iMac performed flawlessly nearly full-time for 11 years , before blowing its fly-back transformer in 2009 (the models averaged a seven years or so lifespan before a major hardware malfunction). So I can say they do hold up.

It was then I switched to a home Windows machine. I did this for several reasons: More bang for the buck, more compatibility in my work (few of my prospective clients use Macs), more apps and programs I use available for it (more extensive programming and developers) and how the Windows OS these days is nothing more than a reverse-engineered version (or mimicry) of both the Mac OS Classic, and the Mac OS 10 and later.

If you can use the Mac OS, Windows is a cinch. Yes, Windows does have its flaws. You need constant security running. And you'll need to have the utilities to maintain nearly flawless operations. I've done that to this one, because decades of Mac use made me better at addressing Windows -- and its numerous issues. You have to keep everything updated (especially anti-virus), and Windows 7/64-bit operates well when it's tuned.

So far, I've have one -- one -- system freeze up. Those were common on the older Macs: Pointer freezes on screen, forcing a "hard restart."

I'd agree that Macs are more solid in hardware and software. But since I've programmed and troubleshot Macs for years on my own, I don't mind applying the "added measures" required to keep Windows running true. You have to someone of a "computer geek" to stand them, however.

Also, I still have the iMac. It's not really dead. It's hibernating. It's not extinct, but dormant. Kind of like some volcanoes. From what I read online, it's not cost effective to repair the fly-back transformer. I'm not a electronics guy, but eventually I hire someone who is. The "workaround" involves opening the case, disconnecting the internal VGA monitor, and attaching an external VGA monitor. That bypasses the fly-back transformer and allows it to boot and display through the other monitor. I do want to bring back the Mac...since it holds the Madden NFL 2000 game I played. Nothing like building a 14-0 season with the New York Jets, then losing the computer before the last two games. Ha!

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2011, 09:50:17 AM »
I'm a PC guy, but I say use a different OS. You don't always have to use Microsoft software with PC, you know. There's Linux, and the incredibly functional Ubuntu. And if you absolutely have to use Windows, just use XP Pro SP2. There's even a free downloadable pack that upgrades XP's visuals to LOOK like Vista, with the functionality of XP and lack of bugs from Vista.

That said, nice new setup Ev!
Ubuntu is pretty kick ass


Re: My new Toy
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2011, 09:55:28 AM »
So far, I've have one -- one -- system freeze up. Those were common on the older Macs: Pointer freezes on screen, forcing a "hard restart."
when Apple left the old 'Classic' operating system and moved to the BSD kernel based Mac OS X, the gap between Windows and Mac started to expand exponentially.  i've had my computer running without a shut down or a restart for months - MONTHS.  and with no crashes


i have Vista running as a virtual machine (just so i can test web pages in IE 9).  it won't even run Windows Updates.

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2011, 10:02:19 AM »
For the man who has everything...a combination flashlight/machine gun.



in case you're jumped by a team of Russian commandoes while walking your dog.  God ... how small does your dick have to be for you to think this is necessary?

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2011, 10:10:31 AM »
also ... the Mac (Mac OS X) is a great operating system for anyone who wants to learn web development and web design because Apache web server comes installed.  add MySQL and PHP ( http://entropy.ch ) and you've got a perfect box for LAMP stack web development

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2011, 10:38:55 AM »
in case you're jumped by a team of Russian commandoes while walking your dog.  God ... how small does your dick have to be for you to think this is necessary?

According to the manual, the cleaning solution and lubricant for that weapon is a combination of KY jelly and viagra.

Re: My new Toy
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2016, 02:17:06 AM »
For the man who has everything...a combination flashlight/machine gun.

Dun colored.  Ferget ye'naut, the dun.



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