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02-16-2014, 07:04 AM   #5506
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Wow. ... A French poet transplanted from Oklahoma. ... And all agree that hociR is bad Ju Ju.
Please stop ... you're making me blush J (a "cheap" reply to boost up my post numbers for the Feb. contest ... ha !!!)

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Well, I'm no poet. So I've nothing to say. Other than that I'm not going to get a K-3. That nothing can sway

Certainly no raffle tickets for me these days, even if they're slow.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote

A nurse with a chance at a promising career as a statistician. Or perhaps a network administrator.

And all agree that hociR is bad Ju Ju.
We do build our own PCs. Have for years. I can remember ordering "bare bones" kits from the ads in the back of one of the computer magazines. Before e-commerce took over the world. And they sent a printed catalogue with your order...
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Well, I'm no poet. So I've nothing to say. Other than that I'm not going to get a K-3. That nothing can sway

Certainly no raffle tickets for me these days, even if they're slow.
Posting a gratuitous reply for raffle ticket count: No K-3 for me until 4-year warranty on K-5 expires ... Countdown = "T minus 20 months !!!" ... damn, that's aways off ... J (Plus by that time the FF will be in its 4th generation )

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We do build our own PCs. Have for years. I can remember ordering "bare bones" kits from the ads in the back of one of the computer magazines. Before e-commerce took over the world. And they sent a printed catalogue with your order...
My first PC was a hand me down that was originally from Boeing Surplus. Mrs. Racer's son gave it to me, and after it sat around for a few months she threatened to toss it if I didn't do something with it.

So I did.

The OS was WinBlows 95.

And it wasn't long before I had the case open, and was upgrading things. Soon it just wasn't cutting it, so I went to the local computer store (find one of those today!) and got a motherboard, processor, memory, etc. and built my first machine.

The rest is history.

I have built every computer I own since then. Currently I have 4 desktop machines, two that are CAD workstations with dual display systems, and 5 laptops, which I dislike because you can't really build one and the screens are too small. I also have a LAN set up in my house. When we were building I ran all the CAT 5 network stuff, and have a place in the basement for a server, which I plan to build soon (why spend several thousand bucks when you can build for a few hundred?).

Each of the desktop machines I have built cost about $1,000 to buy the components. When people learn of my technical skills they ask if I can build one for them, and when I tell them what the parts will cost and that I want something for my labor the balk and whine that "So and so had a computer for $200!"

I try to explain the difference between a $200 computer and what I would put together and their eyes glaze over. I even try to make clear that one could spend 3 times what I do to put together a CAD workstation or a killer gaming machine, but they still just don't get it.

So I tell them to go buy the $200 machine and have fun.
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Posting a gratuitous reply for raffle ticket count: No K-3 for me until 4-year warranty on K-5 expires ... Countdown = "T minus 20 months !!!" ... damn, that's aways off ... J (Plus by that time the FF will be in its 4th generation )
Ah, but what if the fabled (and utterly pointless, of course) FF carries the mark of hociR? In 4 generations?

I'm looking forward to the coming WIWBAFF thread
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We drink good beer, eat bacon, cheese and pickled herring.
.... and igunaq and lutefisk. You forgot the igunaq and lutefisk.
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.... and igunaq and lutefisk. You forgot the igunaq and lutefisk.
You mean he "forgot", right?

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My first PC was a hand me down that was originally from Boeing Surplus. Mrs. Racer's son gave it to me, and after it sat around for a few months she threatened to toss it if I didn't do something with it.

So I did.

The OS was WinBlows 95.

And it wasn't long before I had the case open, and was upgrading things. Soon it just wasn't cutting it, so I went to the local computer store (find one of those today!) and got a motherboard, processor, memory, etc. and built my first machine.

The rest is history.

I have built every computer I own since then. Currently I have 4 desktop machines, two that are CAD workstations with dual display systems, and 5 laptops, which I dislike because you can't really build one and the screens are too small. I also have a LAN set up in my house. When we were building I ran all the CAT 5 network stuff, and have a place in the basement for a server, which I plan to build soon (why spend several thousand bucks when you can build for a few hundred?).

Each of the desktop machines I have built cost about $1,000 to buy the components. When people learn of my technical skills they ask if I can build one for them, and when I tell them what the parts will cost and that I want something for my labor the balk and whine that "So and so had a computer for $200!"

I try to explain the difference between a $200 computer and what I would put together and their eyes glaze over. I even try to make clear that one could spend 3 times what I do to put together a CAD workstation or a killer gaming machine, but they still just don't get it.

So I tell them to go buy the $200 machine and have fun.
I think you & my husband would get along really well!
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Building my own PCs? Not any more. Used to do that in the past, but I'm getting lazy. Work with servers all day, want to spend my free time on other things!
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.... and igunaq and lutefisk. You forgot the igunaq and lutefisk.
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You mean he "forgot", right?
Forgot, or "forgot", the thing is, I didn't remember.

Y'all can have me horsewhipped later.

And hociR can watch.
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You mean he "forgot", right?
I suspect that was the case. Not everyone has an appreciation for fine cuisine.
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I think you & my husband would get along really well!
During intimate and passionate moments I always tell Mrs. Racer to "Talk Nerdy to me".

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Wow.

As another pointed out, this has to be the most bizarre thread ever. Not just here at Pentax Forums, but on the entire internet.

Think about it.
I actually considered moving this thread to GT a while back, but a big part of this thread's apeal is its title and its less than appropriate location. A movie of artists and art critics in the Louvre discussing art is a documentary. A movie of the Three Stooges in the Louvre discussing their view of life and the world; well THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!

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I actually considered moving this thread to GT a while back, but a big part of this thread's apeal is its title and its less than appropriate location. A movie of artists and art critics in the Louvre discussing art is a documentary. A movie of the Three Stooges in the Louvre discussing their view of life and the world; well THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!
Very good points.

Two similar yet never converging points of view.

Parallel.

Not Parallax.

I think . . . . .

What would hociR say?
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