Re: OT - Veterans' Day tribute
- From: Chief <Chief@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 01:15:16 GMT
Chris J. <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
> On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 12:23:38 GMT, Chief <Chief@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>Chris J. <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
>>> Let us know how that turns out.
>>At 10 pm my Bg was 92 - so I chickened out of taking any insulin.
> With a BG of 92 at bedtime, I'd have been chicken too!
Same deal tonite - 114. I 'll try one more time and then see the doctor
to get his views on this new development.
Spent all day without insulin ate and it went up to 134 and dropped on
its own to 114. Weird.
>>>>I just brought a power supply for a dual xeon I'm building to
>>>>replace the old dual Amd mp2800.
>>> So, you like Dual CPU's? I've been considering that. What is your
>>Win2000 - but need to go to XP professional
> And all it's higher system overhead and klunky design.. UGh.
>>I see your win2000 also - Did you notice the auto upgrade is now gone
>>and we just get security fixes.
> I've heard that, but I never use auto-anything when it comes to
> changes at the system level. I always do it manually.
>>Gates is a piece of work isn't he. He sells you a OS for 300-400
>>dollars and he decides when it's obsolete. The goose that laid the
>>golden egg for him and a big goose for the consumer.
> Well said!
> Very soon, they won't even make security patches for win2k. How would
> most vehicle owners feel if their vehicle no longer had parts
> available after six years? IMHO, it's sort of like the Yugo in that
> sense.. and come to think of it, the Yugo is a good analogy for
> Windows in a heck of a lot of ways.....
Windows and Gates took a simple task and complicated it a thousand fold
and then had the nerve to make the consumer pay for it. MS needs real
>>> I'm still plugging along on last year's tech: a single CPU AMD 3800
>>> 64 bit, 4 gigs of RAM, and a half-terabyte of total HD capacity.
>>> Built it last year, and it's been good so far.
>>That's a good system.
> I'm thinking of adding RAID, as I have on-board support for it, but
> I'd need a new case. There just isn't room in mine for three to five
> more HD's.
Raids are a money trap. If you need fast HD access go to serial drives.
> BTW, meters aren't the only thing I have altitude issues with.
> Computer cooling is another. Lower density air makes a much less
> efficient heat-transfer medium.
I can let you have a pickup truck of dense humid air.
>>>>Hard to find one with the right connections for a
>>>>Asus PC-DL motherboard.
>>> What are the connections on that? I'm on an Asus A8V which uses the
>>> standard connectors.
>>3V, 5V, 12V 24-pin SSI power connector & a 12V 8-pin connector
> Wow, that is different.
>>> I've got 64 bit hardware, but I'm still on a 32 bit OS (win2k). I'll
>>> upgrade if needed, but I've never much liked XP, so never felt the
>>Same exact feelings hear - I hate the idea of MS snooping and from
>>what I hear that's XP Pro. I guess for a retired military guy with my
>>photo, fingerprints, DNA and retina scan on file it's kinda silly -
>>but Gates and MS just rubs me the wrong way.
> Same here... Though, there are ways around that little problem if one
> is so inclined.
What? I use ZA Pro and a router with a hardware firewall. I still get
probes from folks. Most of the problems come from my sons downloads. So I
have to keep his computer away from mine.
>>> BTW, are you talking about Photoshop?
>>Newtek's Lightwave and rendering animations are the real
>>processor/memory hogs but the video editing stuff likes two processors
>>and memory also.
> I'm considering getting into video, so that might be something I'd
> need to look into. I just wish I could find dual CPU's that used
> high-end CPU's.
AMD's Opterons are the fastest and are also 64bit able.
The new intel dual cores are 64bit ready
>>> I started out by building a then-state-of-the-art 286 system, but I
>>> did a lot of work on the old TI 99/a before that.
>>I remember that one and the Commodore 64. Vic 20, Atari 800, TRS80,
>>and other antiques. The TI had a seperate case for upgrading didn't
>>it. I never heard if it ever actually came out.
> It not only came out, but I had one. That's where the floppy drive
> went, plus the huge memory expansion card (16 k of additional RAM,
> thus doubling system capacity). You could also get other cards for it,
> as there were room for several. I remember I had a math card, but I
> can't recall what else was available.
> Wait, I think I do: I think there was one for Assembly language
Assembly language is a brain numbing experience. I've used it just for
small calls from a C program or a Pascal program but the guys that can
actually write with it are weird dudes.
>>>>The first HD I had was 5MB - I doubt it would hold the operating sys
>>>>these days. Big, noisy, hot, expensive and quit after a year.
>>> Ahh, MFM? I think I had an old 1 meg, but then upgraded to a whole
>>> 10 meg drive. I remember thinking that I'd NEVER use that much
>>It was funny how much change has gone on. My first real job was as a
>>computer operator at Southern Railway for IBM 360 computers. That's
>>like telling someone you made buggy whips now days.
> I get the same look when I tell people I had a TI 99/a as a kid. If
> they know what it is, they look at you as if you had just said "When I
> was young, I had to clean out the cave every day"
>>> BTW, on a subject utterly unrelated to my recent hardware failure,
>>> would anyone like to buy my old power supply? It's almost totally
>>> functional (for everything except powering anything).
>>I have an 300 watt boat anchor that could use it.
> See? There things do have their uses... They also make good
>>What's not a laugh is that I had an extra power supply from the case
>>I'm using for the dual xeons - I tossed it because neither of the
>>computers could use it. It was an Antec 400 watt PS. Isn't that how
>>life always works out?
> You tossed a WORKING PS, and an ANTEC at that?!?!?!!?!??
> Chief, I'm sorry, but your "packrat club" membership is hereby
> permanently revoked!
> I tend to save EVERYTHING, just in case I might need it. Of course,
> this also kinda sorta explains how I have a totally full 1500 sqft
> basement, and live alone in a 4200 sq ft house that I am continually
> adding storage space to.
> I live with packrats and if I didn't throw that PS out it would have
been an ornament on the Christmas tree or some other dust catching POS.
I like 'uncluttered' and simple. Alone in a 4200 sq ft house is like
living with a wife, her mother, six kids and a horse when it comes to
demands placed on you.
If it was me and I was by myself, I'd find a 'cave' to park my stuff, buy
a small motor home and roam. I can do freelance work with a wireless
connection and a post office. I'm not much for staying put.
I have this house to remodel and then it and a cabin in the North Georgia
mountains are going to be sold. Me and the wife will move to an apartment
with no maintenance, and no lawn. Then I want to try out space A
traveling and pay for one good trip a year with the wife. She started
working after the kids were done and I can't get her to quit - she loves
it so I'll be doing some traveling by myself.
I really would like to get to the parts of Europe that are open now.
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