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Forum: General Photography 3 Hours Ago  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By Racer X 69
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How much?
Forum: Pentax K-3 5 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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You miscreant you.


:devilish:
Forum: Pentax K-3 7 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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At one time I swore there would never be a computer in my house, and if there ever was, it would not be connected to the internet.

Then Mrs. Racer 2.0's son offered me a cast off box he got from his older sister, and she had bought it used at the Boeing Surplus store that used to be in Kent. Washington. The boy had tried to use it for recording and processing music from his garage band, but decided to build a "better" one.

It was a Pentium II.

At first I left it in the corner of my den. Mrs. Racer 2.0 bugged me every few weeks to do something with it, or she would toss it out. So one day I set it up and turned it on.

Then I was on the phone with first the boy, then the daughter, asking lots of questions. I finally got it up and running. Before I knew it I was connected to the World Wide Web. Next thing I was at the local computer shop buying an upgrade processor and extra memory.

It wasn't long and I switched from a 28.8k dialup to cable.

I was the envy of everyone with the super fast cable.

And Mrs. Racer's son and daughter started calling me for tech help.

Next up, back to the computer store, buying my first full build. The latest and most up to date system with a dual display video card and two 20" CRT monitors to run AutoCAD.

The specs I posted here for my latest build is the 5th machine I have built. The last two are both set up to run CAD and process photographs. The third one I built was solely to record music from my extensive vinyl LP collection and digitize it. The first two were learning platforms really, and still run, but Windows NT is very long in the tooth, and feels clunky compared to Windows 7 Pro. I plan to upgrade on of them to run racing video games.

I have owned 6 laptops, and still have 4. The last 2 I bought when I drove trucks, one for navigation and to keep my driver's daily log, the other for surfing the web and managing images while parked after each day's drive.

Never say never, eh?
Forum: Pentax K-3 7 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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Dude, you're gettin' a Dell!

Forum: Pentax K-3 7 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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After installing the OS and other software, I update the OS until the machine is stable and running well.

I do the same with the applications I install.

Then I turn off the update notifications and keep the OS and applications at that fixed and stable point. The system drive then doesn't get clogged up with the endless stream of updates.
Forum: Pentax K-3 18 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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So much for some skiing.
Forum: Pentax K-3 18 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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I just went back and looked at my last build, from January 2017.


CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver Ceramique 2 Tri-Linear 2.7g Thermal Paste ($3.44 @ OutletPC) Comes with CPU fan

Motherboard: Asus X99-A/USB 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LED 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Storage: Sandisk X400 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card

Case: Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 OEM 64-bit

Case Fan: Enermax UCTVS12P-R 76.0 CFM 120mm Fan
Case Fan: Enermax UCTVS12P-R 76.0 CFM 120mm Fan

CPU B&H $393.89
CPU Cooler New Egg $34.99 + $10 Mail In Rebate
Motherboard Amazon $229.98
Memory Jet $454.97 + $29.57 “Estimated” Sales Tax
SSD B&H $265.79
Hard Drive Outlet PC $49.78
Hard Drive Outlet PC $49.78
Video Card Outlet PC $419.88
Case New Egg $69.99/$59.99 + $10 Mail In Rebate
Power Supply Amazon $69.99
Optical Drive Outlet PC $18.88 + $7.95 Shipping
Operating System New Egg $139.99
Case Fan New Egg $14.99
Case Fan New Egg $14.99

Totals $2217.89

Less Rebates $20 $2197.89

Add Shipping $7.95 $2205.84

Add “Sales Tax” $29.57 $2235.41

I used PC Part Picker to put it together. When I actually ordered everything some of the prices had changed, and one item (CPU cooler) wound up being not available so I had to find an alternate.

Quite a bit more than I remember spending, but there it is.

And I already had two monitors, a mouse and keyboard.

Last spring I replaced the two disc drives with a set of three 2TB drives in RAID.
Forum: Pentax K-3 18 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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Diesel is difficult to wash off. The paraffin in it is left behind after the volatile organic compounds evaporate. Kinda like waxing your Unimog, mild soaps tend to not remove it much.

Gotta scrub and scrub with more astringent soaps to cut the wax off.

And the fuel leaves a distinctive odor that also is difficult to wash away.
Forum: Pentax K-3 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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This is how you fix a laptop.
















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Forum: Pentax K-3 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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Roy Clark

April 15, 1933 – November 15, 2018

Forum: Pentax K-3 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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Are there any mainframes still running?

I was able to go near one once, many years ago. Not long after I started at the PUD (electric utility) I was able to enter the outer room that surrounded their IBM mainframe. The mainframe occupied the entire second floor of the main four story office building. From the outer room I could see into the mainframe room, the huge tape reels spinning, the punch card machine spitting out stacks of punchcards, cat track dot matrix printers reeling out reams of paper that had edges lined with holes that had to be pulled off after the printing job was finished.
Forum: Pentax K-3 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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So this screwdriver must have been visible from the pilot's view during a preflight. Why doesn't he own part of this?
Forum: Pentax K-3 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 59,821
Views: 2,035,994
Thank you!

Some people would ask me if I did it that way to save money, and I always have to say no. The first few I built cost $800 to $1,000 to build, not including software. The last few have been $1,000 to $1,200.

Those people recoil at the prices I quote them to build one, and of course I have to add on something for the software and my time to build it to the numbers above.

They say they can get a computer at Best Buy or WalMart for $200 to $300.

So I tell them I have machines that will do what I want them to do, only the software on them I want, configured to operate well. And WalMart or Best Buy don't sell that.

But hey, Best Buy has the Geek Squad.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 59,821
Views: 2,035,994
Awesome Bob! Wax up the skis, its time to play in the snow!
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 59,821
Views: 2,035,994
It is all about the kitting. Accountability for every last bolt, nut, rivet, part and tool.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 59,821
Views: 2,035,994
I have built every desktop computer I have from scratch, then installed the operating system and software.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 59,821
Views: 2,035,994
Bert has one screw too many, and Dave is missing an R so he won’t be getting one.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 59,821
Views: 2,035,994
Factory spare.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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You Tube



Forum: Pentax K-3 3 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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It was late, and I was tired.

Sorry, eh?
Forum: Pentax K-3 3 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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Yes, my images have been cropping up here and there.

A couple more.

Quantas 787 by Racer, on Flickr

Quantas 787 by Racer, on Flickr

A Qantas 787 getting ready to test the brakes.

Soon to be delivered to some NASA actors or something.
Forum: Pentax K-3 3 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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Views: 2,035,994
The Dude abides.
Forum: Pentax K-3 3 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 59,821
Views: 2,035,994
It is awesome.

Lightweight.

Intuitive interface.

Six megapickle goodness.

I made quite a few great exposures with that camera.

But when I moved up to ten with the K10 I forsake that great little jewel. It has been languishing in my camera cupboard ever since.

And I have only had the K10 out a few times since I got the K5IIs.

And now I fear the K5IIs will suffer a similar fate and fade to black . . . . . .
Forum: Pentax K-3 3 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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Views: 2,035,994
That's thick cut beef bacon.
Forum: General Talk 4 Days Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 14,546
Views: 972,893
SMU.

Standard measuring unit.
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