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Lightning

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  • #448
    digitaltopia
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    My computer is now dead, thanks to lightning. I’m on my old, slow laptop at the moment, and I have to spend money I don’t have to at least get some cheapo computer until I can save up for a decent replacement. Please, mourn with me my brothers..

    #6472
    Octavious
    Participant

    Lighting? Like you pluged into the socket during a thunderstorm?

    Anyway, I feel for you.

    #6474
    Bing
    Participant

    We gather here in memory of a great piece of SOS history. Yes, my brothers (and wokendream) we say goodbye to the computer that held some great masterpieces from SOS. Though silent in it’s later years who could forget such classics as “Retard in the closet”?

    Let us not forget the games, midget porn, and unused office tax software that this machine held for so many years…

    RIP, CPU…RIP

    NBLIANGW

    #6471
    Octavious
    Participant

    Can you imagine if that was Frank’s computer. The amount of porn lost!

    #6468
    Bucho
    Participant

    I never had a computer killed by lightning but hail once knocked my radio alarm clock unconscious for a good 20 minutes or so.

    - Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.

    #6470
    digitaltopia
    Participant

    I guess that knocked the beep out of it, so to speak.

    #6473
    Bing
    Participant
    Bucho wrote:
    I never had a computer killed by lightning but hail once knocked my radio alarm clock unconscious for a good 20 minutes or so.

    If anyone else had posted that I would be rolling my eyes, but coming from you Bucho that was some funny shit.

    #6469
    digitaltopia
    Participant

    So here’s how things have ended up. I wanted to make sure it wasn’t just the power supply that was fried, so I replaced that, but the computer was still dead. I had been looking at a nice gaming machine online, but I didn’t have the money for that and I wanted to get up and running again as quickly as possible, so I headed over to Best Buy.

    I found an Acer there that was a pretty good compromise of price and performance. It’s not as fast as the gaming machine I was looking at, but it’s still pretty good. It’s an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ with 2 gigs of RAM.

    It also came with Vista, which really sucks. It’s a lot like XP, except slower, more resource intensive, it doesn’t work with a lot of hardware, and games run like crap on it. The new layout of the Start menu is an absolute mess, not to mention the whole DRM thing.

    I was thinking that, considering I’m the one people always come to when they have computer problems, I should probably use Vista for a while just so I can learn my way around it, so I can answer people’s questions sometime if I need to.

    I thought I would just keep Vista on the drive that came with the computer and wait until I could afford another SATA drive, and install Linux on that, and just dual-boot for educational purposes.

    Well Vista is so awful and unwieldy that the plan has changed. I’ll probably use it for another day or two, if I can stand it for that long, just to get a bit more familiar with it, then the entire drive is being wiped and I’m installing Linux.

    #6467
    Bucho
    Participant
    Bing wrote:
    Bucho wrote:
    I never had a computer killed by lightning but hail once knocked my radio alarm clock unconscious for a good 20 minutes or so.

    If anyone else had posted that I would be rolling my eyes, but coming from you Bucho that was some funny shit.

    Thanks dude. You have to assume that there’s some underlying complex layers of foreign humour there and not just a lame substitution joke. I rely on that.

    - Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.

    #6466
    Version3
    Keymaster
    digitaltopia wrote:
    Well Vista is so awful and unwieldy that the plan has changed. I’ll probably use it for another day or two, if I can stand it for that long, just to get a bit more familiar with it, then the entire drive is being wiped and I’m installing Linux.

    Install Linux, then install VMWare. NOW throw Vista in your VM session and you can dink around with the slow thing to learn about it for others. VMWare has decent support for Vista.

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