Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
User Journal

Journal Dave2 Wickham's Journal: DAMNIT 3

I swear that it must be "Blow Up All Of Dave's Computers Week" or something.

Firstly my main machine (Athlon XP 2600+) started randomly freezing. I eventually tracked it down to graphics card and stuck an old GeForce 2MX in there. Amazingly Doom 3 ran at a high-ish FPS...

My laptop's charger is also b0rked. So I can't use my laptop, but at least I rescued my main machine.

At least, that's what I thought. My main machine won't even POST now. Which means I'm having to use this P Pro 200 server sans X to do computing stuff. WHAT FUN!

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.


Comments Filter:
  • THis is the thread in which we all add Monty Pythonesq references along the lines of:

    In my day we did our posing with a Commodore 64 with a broken return key and a .5 baud modem. And we liked it.
    • I suppose that compared to the old 386 (?) w/ Win 3.11 for Workgroups using the 9600 baud modem and Turnpike + Netscape 3, the P Pro 200 is a right powerful machine.

      Woudln't want to run GNOME on it though.

      (This episode has had a kinda-but-not-really resolution; I'm now using a PIII 450 w/ 128MB RAM and SuSE 9.1 Pro from the free Novell Linux kit. So powerful, but it kinda works OK. Ish.)
      • Luxury

        For a course I am planning on taking, I just read the Ritchine and Thompson article on the Unix TIme Sharing system from 1974. Some stats:
        PDP 11/45

        16 Bit words (8 Bit computer)
        144K bytes core memory
        Unix occupies 42K Bytes + Devices for a minimum core image of as little as 50 Bytes
        1M Fixed Drive space

        Actually, still more powerful than the C64.
        And blows the Vic20 I learned on out of the water.

        10 Print "Adam Rules"
        20 GOTO 10

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell