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Old 06-29-07, 09:27 AM   #1
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There is nothing about that computer that is not sufficiently awesome.
  • 466MHz Celeron? Badass. And that's before you notice that it has a full 128kB of cache!
  • 64MB of SDRAM? What more could you want? Certainly not more than 256.
  • 8.4GB of storage? Practically infinite.
  • 5X DVD drive? Wow, DVDs!
  • A floppy disk drive, so you can back up all of your files easily!
  • 56k faxmodem? The fastest ever.
  • 4MB 3D graphics? That can render all of the graphics. You don't want more than all, do you?
  • Last, but not least, Windows 98, the pinnacle of operating system design, stability, and functionality.
Where can I purchase this ultimate computer? I must have it.
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Old 06-29-07, 09:29 AM   #3
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How much is this 'never obsolete' computer?
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Lol - my mom got one of those back in the day. Hunk o' junk. I had to build her a new one within a year I think.
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386, FTW.

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OMFG!@!!11!!!

Floppy Disk Drive!!!11!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!
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That musta been back when they made emachines comps that didn't completely break down 4 months after purchase.
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btw, my last PC was this exact make and model. A 566 Mhz e-machines. I loved that computer, but it got possibly infested with bed bugs - so I gave it to the salvation army, (since most all of their stuff is already infested with bed-bugs).
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That musta been back when they made emachines comps that didn't completely break down 4 months after purchase.
I don't believe there was such an era.
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[*]4MB 3D graphics? That can render all of the graphics. You don't want more than all, do you?
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reminds me of the time I found an Atari 800 in the box at a garage sale. The box had the tagline, "64K of memory -- because more memory means more power!"

yes, 64kilobytes. LOVE IT!
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Old 06-29-07, 11:16 AM   #12
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There is nothing about that computer that is not sufficiently awesome.
  • 466MHz Celeron? Badass. And that's before you notice that it has a full 128kB of cache!
  • 64MB of SDRAM? What more could you want? Certainly not more than 256.
  • 8.4GB of storage? Practically infinite.
  • 5X DVD drive? Wow, DVDs!
  • A floppy disk drive, so you can back up all of your files easily!
  • 56k faxmodem? The fastest ever.
  • 4MB 3D graphics? That can render all of the graphics. You don't want more than all, do you?
  • Last, but not least, Windows 98, the pinnacle of operating system design, stability, and functionality.
Where can I purchase this ultimate computer? I must have it.
Floppy disk drive did you say?

A FREAKING FLOPPY DRIVE!!

Sa-weet!

Do you know how many awesome games I have and can't play them anymore on my new computer. Yeah so the graphics are a little grainy, but ooooh how I miss them

Did you happen to see if it has a 5-1/4"? Now those were some good times playing those games!


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Old 06-29-07, 11:39 AM   #13
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It has 5x!! I'm not easily impressed, but that is one KICK@SS computer!!
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I still have my state of the art Compaq 200 mhz Windows 95 machine, with 3 gig harddrive, 128 mb ram, 5.25 and 3.5 inch floppy drives, and 8X CD-ROM. Good times. Still runs fine.

And Tude, those awesometacular games of ye olden times can often be found and downloaded as abandonware these days. Check out abandonia.com or the-underdogs.

Yes, I sacrificed a healthy childhood on the altar of video game geekdom.
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Probably still works better than this piece of crap Acer I bought a couple of months ago.
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LOL....what does the small print say under "never obsolete"....too blurry a pic to read it?
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OMFG!@!!11!!!

Floppy Disk Drive!!!11!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!

COOL!! I still use paper computer cards for real back up -I don't believe in magnets.



but hey, it'll surf porn just fine -which meets the needs of 99.9% of computer users.
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I still have my state of the art Compaq 200 mhz Windows 95 machine, with 3 gig harddrive, 128 mb ram, 5.25 and 3.5 inch floppy drives, and 8X CD-ROM. Good times. Still runs fine.

And Tude, those awesometacular games of ye olden times can often be found and downloaded as abandonware these days. Check out abandonia.com or the-underdogs.

Yes, I sacrificed a healthy childhood on the altar of video game geekdom.

hehe, I was just kidding.
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COOL!! I still use paper computer cards for real back up -I don't believe in magnets.



but hey, it'll surf porn just fine -which meets the needs of 99.9% of computer users.

Ahem, I shall reveal my age now ... or wait - I'm from the sticks, yes that's it - backwards country bumpkin school ....

My friends were all in the punch card classes, remember one girl dropping her rubber banded stack on the floor and she started to cry as the cards flew all over. Probably the same year I took a typing class - on a manual black typewriter - listening to a 45 "teaching" record .... a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a RETURN.

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Ahem, I shall reveal my age now ... or wait - I'm from the sticks, yes that's it - backwards country bumpkin school ....

My friends were all in the punch card classes, remember one girl dropping her rubber banded stack on the floor and she started to cry as the cards flew all over. Probably the same year I took a typing class - on a manual black typewriter - listening to a 45 "teaching" record .... a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a RETURN.

I remember my first job with computers...worked with mainframe (Sperry). They were off punch cards and using the big 9-track tapes, but once they had some serious, serious problem and had to load something from punchcards. I remember they had to dig this old machine out, test it to make sure it was working, then dug some musty old punch cards that had been stored in a box for about 10 years.

Wild, I tell you....wild!! This was circa 1988 or 89 probably.
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LOL....what does the small print say under "never obsolete"....too blurry a pic to read it?
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386, FTW.....
I had a 386 laptop I finally got rid of a couple of months ago. Battery was toast but it still worked fine! DOS 6.2 and Winderz 3.11.
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Old 06-29-07, 01:45 PM   #23
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Punched cards were a blast- until the roaches get to them, and then pooof. No more Fortran program. Another showing-my-age story. I worked on a PDP-8 switches and lights console back in the 70s. It took up a small room, about 12x15. No compiler or interpreter- everything was programmed in binary (remember registers?). We could save to a little 4-track reel-to-reel tape, though. Or, if we wanted, paper tape (even more fun than cards ). What a machine- whew!
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Its not obsolete....it still makes a fine boat anchor
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Shouldn't this thread be moved to the Geeky-Computer-Boy forum?


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