The computer in your life.....

ravenlore 04-30-2005 11:01 AM
i currently have a Gateway Solo 1450. 1.2 Ghz processor, 20GB hdd. 256 mb ram. i have an 802.11g wireless card in her.
she's not much, but she's all mine. Her name is Alia.
paul1290 04-30-2005 02:15 PM
I have a Dell Dimension 4600 with the following stuff:
-Windows XP Home (Service Pack 2)
-NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 video card
-Pentium 4 processor 2.80GHz
-512MB of RAM
-80GB Hard Drive


About the only thing that seperates it from a regular Dell Dimension 4600 is the video card, I haven't really changed anything else.
I'm probably going to give it a DVD drive sometime in the near future. I also have an 80GB hard drive just sitting on a shelf somewhere that I might install later.
Patsai 04-30-2005 02:20 PM
My computer sucks. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this pop-up program called Aurora? It's getting annoying and it won't go away with Spybot.
paul1290 04-30-2005 02:26 PM
quote:
posted by Patsai:
My computer sucks. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this pop-up program called Aurora? It's getting annoying and it won't go away with Spybot.

Have you updated Spybot? It should have gotten rid of the pop-up program. If you updated Spybot and it still doesn't work, then go to www.lavasoft.com and download Ad-Aware SE Personal and let it scan your computer.
IanC 04-30-2005 03:01 PM
My eMac

1.25 GHz PowerPC G4
768MB RAM (and i upgarded it MYSELF)
80gb hard drive
combo drive
ATi Radian 9200 32MB Graphics Card
Lyinginbedmon 04-30-2005 04:28 PM
Though she often acts as though she has a mind of her own (And in deed she does), I honestly could not live without my computer. She comprises my life, my entertainment, my communication to whatever world is online, and she is probably my best friend.

I really don't know what is inside of her, but I believe that it doesn't matter what she can do, we all run off of the same OS Tongue

On a side note, I'm a firm advocate of equal rights for machines Wink
paul1290 04-30-2005 04:41 PM
quote:
posted by Lyinginbedmon:
On a side note, I'm a firm advocate of equal rights for machines

I've actually done some research and I found that the "machines can't feel emotions" thing is rather untrue. It really wouldn't be that hard to program a machine to feel emotions. Emotions aren't really as difficult to replicate as most people like to think. It's really more of an ethical/moral question of wether we would want to do that or not.
(Oh man, I just know I'm gonna get bashed and insulted for posting this.) Sweatdrop
Mugiwara Luffy 04-30-2005 04:45 PM
quote:
Originally posted by paul1290
quote:
posted by Lyinginbedmon:
On a side note, I'm a firm advocate of equal rights for machines

I've actually done some research and I found that the "machines can't feel emotions" thing is rather untrue. It really wouldn't be that hard to program a machine to feel emotions. Emotions aren't really as difficult to replicate as most people like to think. It's really more of an ethical/moral question of wether we would want to do that or not.
(Oh man, I just know I'm gonna get bashed and insulted for posting this.) Sweatdrop


Actually, I am intrigued and would like to hear more.
paul1290 04-30-2005 04:58 PM
quote:
Lt.Sanji:
Actually, I am intrigued and would like to hear more.

Well I guess if you want to hear more then I'll post an explanation for this emotion we call "love" (I'm talking about actual emotional love, not the fake kind.) I'm going to spoiler it so anyone who doesn't want to read it can avert their eyes.

spoiler (highlight to read):
Love is actually just bunch of complex brain functions involving the brain's natural opaits. Many people have claimed it is caused by the chemical "oxytocin", but this is not true. The chemical called oxytocin is not really a "love" chemical, but it is a chemical that causes a person to seek love because it often appears when a person is feeling miserable and crummy. The reason drugs like crack and cocain are so addictive is because they hijack this system cause a false alarm.(this is also another reason why such drugs are bad for you)


Also, the reason we think emotions are so mystifying is because our own minds are wired to make it seem that way. Since our thinking is within our own minds, we often get fooled by this natural illusion and fail to realize how simple and insignificant our emotions they really are. Although they are still highly important to us, their significance is often blown way out of proportion.


I apologize if this is too off topic.

If anyone else wants to discuss how emotions can be programmed into a machine then please make another thread because I don't want to pollute this thread with this discussion and make it go way off topic.
Mike 05-01-2005 12:51 PM
Here's my brother's ass-kicking computer. Unfortunately, the fan is gunked up with cigarette crap from the place he bought it from and won't turn so it overheats really bad.


I don't know the specs, but it runs Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 flawlessly.
Tony Waynewrong 05-01-2005 01:15 PM
My new workstation is:

HP xw8200
dual 3.2 Xeon 1MB Cache HT (800 MHz Front Bus)
2 GB Ram
330 GB HD
ATI FireGL V3100 128MB PCI-E
16X DVD+/-RW DL LightScribe
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS PCI
Pygmalion 05-01-2005 03:20 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Tony
My new workstation is:

HP xw8200
dual 3.2 Xeon 1MB Cache HT (800 MHz Front Bus)
2 GB Ram
330 GB HD
ATI FireGL V3100 128MB PCI-E
16X DVD+/-RW DL LightScribe
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS PCI

Yeah, but I'll bet you lift it with one hand, though!

Pygmalion
A Clockwork Tomato 05-01-2005 04:43 PM
quote:
Originally posted by GAT-X105
Here's my brother's ass-kicking computer. Unfortunately, the fan is gunked up with cigarette crap from the place he bought it from and won't turn so it overheats really bad.


Case fans are easy to replace. If the power supply fan is stalled, well, I've replaced those, too, but there IS a shock hazard, so replacing the power supply may be a better idea.

I get my replacement parts at http://www.computergate.com. Their cheapest stuff is junk, but they carry good stuff, too.
Avenir 06-02-2005 06:18 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Avenir
My main computer.

Apple iMac G3 Indigo
PowerPC 750 processor
550 MHz machine speed
384 MB RAM
20.0 GB hard drive
100 MHz bus speed
CD-ROM drive
Apple AirPort 802.11B wireless card
15' built-in display
Two internal speakers
Internal microphone
Two USB ports
Two FireWire ports
External speaker port
External microphone port
Ethernet port
56k modem input
External monitor input/output port
Mac OS X Panther version 10.3.7
Mac OS 9 version 9.2
Apple Pro Keyboard
Apple Pro Optical Mouse
Sony SRS-A57 Speakers
Sony MemoryStick external drive


Sadly, my Apple iMac G3 Indigo passed away in early March due to an irremediable power supply failure. However, since that time, I was able to acquire a new (used) model. Unique features from the old machine are bolded.

Apple iMac G3 DV Graphite

  • PowerPC 750 G3 400 MHz processor
  • 384 MB RAM
  • 20.0 GB hard drive (moved from my old computer)
  • 100 MHz bus speed
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Apple AirPort 802.11B wireless card
  • 15" built-in display
  • Two internal speakers
  • Internal microphone
  • Two USB ports
  • Two FireWire ports
  • External speaker port
  • External microphone port
  • Ethernet port
  • 56k modem
  • External monitor input/output port
  • Mac OS X Panther version 10.3.9 (I would upgrade it to OS X 10.4 Tiger, but my licences have been dissipated)
  • Apple Pro Keyboard
  • Microsoft Intellimouse wireless optical mouse
  • Sony SRS-A57 Speakers
  • Sony MemoryStick external drive


Here is my computer at work.

Apple eMac G4 700

  • PowerPC 7441 G4 700 MHz processor
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 40.0 GB hard drive
  • CD-RW DVD-ROM combination drive
  • Apple AirPort 802.11b wireless card
  • 17" built-in flat-panel monitor
  • Two internal speakers
  • Internal microphone
  • Two USB ports
  • Two FireWire ports
  • External speaker/headset port
  • External microphone port
  • 56k modem port
  • External monitor port
  • Macintosh OS X Panther version 10.3.9
  • Apple Pro Keyboard
  • A wired Logitech dual button optical mouse whose exact model escapes me at the moment


My laptop has also experienced a few new modifications, specifically a new case and various structure part replacements, but no new mechanical upgrades.


Edit: Here is a small collection of photos.



Apple PowerBook G3 Pismo FW500 laptop.



Apple iMac G3 DV Graphite


I'll try to get a picture of my computer at work tomorrow.
BethMcBeth 06-02-2005 05:40 PM
Tony gave me his old laptop and now its mine! Its so cool!!! And I am so happy now!



HP Pavilion ZD 7000
It has: Pentium 4 (3.2 Gihz, HT Processor)
1 GB of Ram
80 GB of HD
Windows XP Professionial
17 inch LCD Monitior
WFI
Wireless Mouse
Wireless Keyboard


I love it so much! Thank you Tony!!! ^_^"

-Beth
Lupin IV 06-02-2005 06:01 PM
quote:
Originally posted by TDF Studios
You think your huge desktops are powerful?

My handheld blows yours all away.

Specs. HP IPAQ 1946
-Pentium Xscale 300 Mhz Processor
-Bluetooth Card built-in
-Microsoft Windows Mobile Professional 2003 (Best there is)
-64 Mb SDRAM, 32 Mb Flash ROM
-3.5 Inch 240x320 16-bit Transflective TFT LCD Screen
-Removable, Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (Yeah, beat that)
-SD Slot
-USB Sychronizable
-Video Card...... it plays 3D graphics quite well actally....
-One Speaker... probably 20 Watt.... This thing is loud



This thing would probably rival our families second computer we had.


Hee heh, I love my ipaq 1945. I used to have an entire SD card with all my favorite Big O episodes. Now, it holds movies. And so much more simple dragging and dropping, than converting movie files to .mp4 files like my Psp-owning friends have to go through. Laughing
Avenir 06-03-2005 02:44 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Avenir
Here is my computer at work.

Apple eMac G4 700

  • PowerPC 7441 G4 700 MHz processor
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 40.0 GB hard drive
  • CD-RW DVD-ROM combination drive
  • Apple AirPort 802.11b wireless card
  • 17" built-in flat-panel monitor
  • Two internal speakers
  • Internal microphone
  • Two USB ports
  • Two FireWire ports
  • External speaker/headset port
  • External microphone port
  • 56k modem port
  • External monitor port
  • Macintosh OS X Panther version 10.3.9
  • Apple Pro Keyboard
  • A wired Logitech dual button optical mouse whose exact model escapes me at the moment


As pleged, here is a photo of my Apple eMac at my place of work.

IanC 06-03-2005 02:46 PM
I have to admit i prefer the speaker griles on the older eMacs.
Avenir 06-03-2005 02:51 PM
quote:
Originally posted by IanC
I have to admit i prefer the speaker griles on the older eMacs.


As do I. We have a newer 1.2 GHz eMac in the warehouse area of the building with the thicker grilles and, I must admit, it's hideous. I feel that they degrade the retro fashion of the computer, wheras the older grilles are an attribute to it. Roll Eyes
Asirt 03-25-2006 10:28 PM
[Main Computer - eMachine C2825]

Operating System: Ubuntu Linux 5.10 (Breezy Badger)

17 Inch Flat CRT Monitor
AMD Athlon XP 2800+
512MB DDR RAM
120GB HDD
LITE-ON 52x CDRW Drive
JLMS DVD-ROM Drive
10/100Mbps LAN support
Six USB Ports (Two in front, four in back)
S3 Unichrome
Internal 56K Modem
External Speakers
2-Button Scroll Mouse and Keyboard

[Main Laptop - IBM Thinkpad R50e]

Main Operating System: Ubuntu Linux 6.06 (Dapper Drake Flight 5)
Secondary Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition [Strictly for gameplay]

Intel Pentium M Processor 340
768MB DDR RAM
40GB HDD
UJDA760 DVD/CDRW Combo Drive
64MB Intel 855GM Integrated Graphics
Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Two USB Ports
14.1 Inch Monitor
Internal 56K Modem
TrackPoint Mouse
Internal Speakers