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    Who has the worst computer?

    ill start

    700mhz imac g3
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    this computer was built in 2001 and im STILL using it as my main computer because id rather spend m money on bike stuff..and its really not that bad except for the fact that youtube videos play at about 5 fps. can anyone outdo me?

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    Acer
    AMD Athlon LE-1640 2.70 Ghz
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    3 HDs, 60 gig, 80 gig, 500 gig (have slots for more, should buy a 1000 gig drive one of these days.)
    O/S = Vista (blech)

    Double monitors, LCD, both Acer Monitor A = 20" Monitor B = 19"

    Computer just had it's first birthday.

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    He only uses it to play solitaire and minesweeper, but my dad is still using an old Packard Bell 386 with Windows for Workgroups. A whole 6mb ram and 30mb hard drive
    We have met the enemy and they is us.

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    I forgot about my laptop.

    Gateway laptop 3 or 4 years old (I fergit)
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    1.7? mhz (I think)
    O/S Ubuntu (used to have winXP)

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    Sony Vaio laptop... something or other... that I modified well beyond specs.

    P3 500mhz or there abouts
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    originally it was

    P3 500Mhz
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    hehe

    Compaq Presario
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    9.3 Gb hard drive (LOL)

    not even bothering to look up any more info.

    hehe - needless to say I cannot really even run any games purchased from the "bottom of the bucket, basement bin" $2.99 from Wal-Mart on this as the graphic card is Direct X <5.0 (circa 1999) hehe.

    But I'm not messing with it or updating it. It runs. Period. My next one will be better, but I have other things to deal with first.

    So until then, I swear at it and shut it down when it becomes a snail ...

    Oooo but I have one schmoking A: drive on here!
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    9 gig harddrive!? I think my crackberry maybe has more capacity than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    9 gig harddrive!? I think my crackberry maybe has more capacity than that.

    HEY!


    Pipe down thar Junior!

    Google Queen makes the most out of her, < cough > less than adequate Gigs ....

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    Hehe, ok Mommy.

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    My computer is dead. so I win.
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    Um, are you posting telepathically then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    Um, are you posting telepathically then?
    k, that one was good for a good schmerky snarky laugh heheheh



    OH, and that MOMMY comment can just go away. grrrrrrr

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    I thought you adopted me, mommy?

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    Atari 1040, 2 megs of RAM, 8 megahertz processor, 720 kb floppy, no hard drive, 12" color monitor. Bought new in 1986. Actually only used as a novelty now, but it is sure different to see a 'pooter boot up in less than 10 seconds!
    I use an AMD dual core 3600+ as my regular machine.

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    My old p2/266 lappy got retired in favor of a P4HT/3.4GHz, so I can't play any more.

    It's still in the closet and works 100%, though. Was my primary machine until a couple of weeks ago,

    Toshiba Tecra 8000
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    Quote Originally Posted by waldowales View Post
    Atari 1040, 2 megs of RAM, 8 megahertz processor, 720 kb floppy, no hard drive, 12" color monitor. Bought new in 1986. Actually only used as a novelty now, but it is sure different to see a 'pooter boot up in less than 10 seconds!
    I use an AMD dual core 3600+ as my regular machine.
    :O

    No hard drive!!! Shades of the 70's!!!! I grew up on Dos - with 10'1/2" floppies using a WANG (color monitor??? HA - Monochrome!!!), then going into the 5-1/4" flops loading software, oops, let out how old I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    :O

    No hard drive!!! Shades of the 70's!!!! I grew up on Dos - with 10'1/2" floppies using a WANG (color monitor??? HA - Monochrome!!!), then going into the 5-1/4" flops loading software, oops, let out how old I am
    Yeah, but that set-up sure beat the hell out of an IBM Selectric II...
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    Those were the days, Yes, those were the days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    Yeah, but that set-up sure beat the hell out of an IBM Selectric II...
    I'm going to kick myself - but will add that in High School - I had a typing course - on cast iron typewriters where you had the returns - (now keep in mind - I went to a school out in the sticks) but I do remember some standard classroom tests ---- a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a;a; ... <return> hehe it was a drill on those things. And yes I do remember the IBM Selectric that had a small memory. It was the lucky secretary at that time to have one of them, ooooh and then it went to the IBM Standalone! You were truely the beneficiary of higher level power if you received one of them, versus where I had to schedule a 1/2 hour time on that dam WANG - with another 50 plus administrative people then.

    hehe -

    and the other people I worked with were on RadioShak powered stuff. Ahhh yes - good times
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    Quote Originally Posted by waldowales View Post
    Atari 1040, 2 megs of RAM, 8 megahertz processor, 720 kb floppy, no hard drive, 12" color monitor. Bought new in 1986. Actually only used as a novelty now, but it is sure different to see a 'pooter boot up in less than 10 seconds!
    I use an AMD dual core 3600+ as my regular machine.
    Very cool! I had an Atari 520st expanded to 1mb with 2 external 360kb floppy drives and a monochrome monitor (I would hook it up to a TV when I wanted or needed color to run a game). Ahh the days of the OS being stored on a ROM chip. I really wish I had kept that machine!

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    I still have my Atari 130XE - 128k ram and 1.79mhz! I think the 5 1/4" floppy drive stored 127k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmt074 View Post
    Very cool! I had an Atari 520st expanded to 1mb with 2 external 360kb floppy drives and a monochrome monitor (I would hook it up to a TV when I wanted or needed color to run a game). Ahh the days of the OS being stored on a ROM chip. I really wish I had kept that machine!
    hehe - the days when you kept 3 copies of every single one of your floppies that housed the software and data!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    hehe - the days when you kept 3 copies of every single one of your floppies that housed the software and data!!
    Seriously! Those 3 1/2" disks were durable though! I still have all of my ST disks. About two years ago I actually downloaded an emulator that let me read ST disks through my PC's 3 1/2" drive and all of my disks were still in tact (at about 20 years old!). Unfortunately my current PC doesn't have a floppy drive so I can no longer read disks that way . I've thought about getting a 3 1/2" drive for my current PC.

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    I still have the hard plastic disks that existed in 2000/2001 somewhere.

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