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Message 1111410 - Posted: 30 May 2011, 16:10:42 UTC

its 90F here already.
shut down all my crunchers in mid april..
just the daily driver and some loaners running.
oh and one thats getting a run through...
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Message 1111426 - Posted: 30 May 2011, 16:49:31 UTC
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Oh my lord

"60Mhz bargains - make 486's obsolete"

edit - Ooops eyesight gone it was a 1994 issue not 1984...
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Message 1111430 - Posted: 30 May 2011, 16:54:01 UTC - in response to Message 1111426.

Actually, that's the September 1994 issue. :-D

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Message 1111432 - Posted: 30 May 2011, 16:57:23 UTC

well adjusted for inflation...
we paid fortunes in today's $$
for stuff back then.


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Message 1111437 - Posted: 30 May 2011, 17:00:44 UTC - in response to Message 1111432.

We sure did. I missed the Pentium craze, but I remember wanting one really bad. I stuck with my 486 with band aids and patches until I could buy my new computer which was a Pentium II 300MHz system. :-D

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Message 1111441 - Posted: 30 May 2011, 17:05:27 UTC

well adjusted for inflation... we paid fortunes in today's $$ for stuff back then.


In 2000, I paid £2000 for my Dell top of the range P133. I just simply can't believe I did that .......
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Message 1111558 - Posted: 30 May 2011, 23:40:03 UTC - in response to Message 1111441.

well adjusted for inflation... we paid fortunes in today's $$ for stuff back then.


In 2000, I paid £2000 for my Dell top of the range P133. I just simply can't believe I did that .......


I scrimped and saved for my first. I've posted about it before, but that 486SX 25MHz refurb cost me $600 in 1992 or '93. In hindsight it was a bad investment considering it had no L2 cache on the motherboard and no VESA Local Bus or PCI slots, it still used 30pin SIMMs and it didn't even have a Pentium Overdrive socket. It didn't even have a dang sound card or CD-ROM! LOL

Meh. You live and you learn.

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Message 1111800 - Posted: 31 May 2011, 21:50:01 UTC - in response to Message 1111558.

I joined in 2002, but fell out of the program when I replaced that computer. Just came back in and everything has changed. Not that I am surprised.

No green icon

Now I have classic units and new BIONIC units

But it is all good. Crunching away again is a good thing.

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Message 1111802 - Posted: 31 May 2011, 21:52:52 UTC

So i say welcome back Ed.

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Message 1111824 - Posted: 31 May 2011, 22:38:05 UTC - in response to Message 1111800.

Welcome back Ed!


Though I feel it must be pointed out that the name of the software you are using to attach to SETI@Home is BOINC, not BIONIC.

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Message 1111850 - Posted: 31 May 2011, 23:57:57 UTC - in response to Message 1111800.

I joined in 2002, but fell out of the program when I replaced that computer. Just came back in and everything has changed. Not that I am surprised.

No green icon

Now I have classic units and new BIONIC units

But it is all good. Crunching away again is a good thing.

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Welcome back Ed.
What was your first cruncher?
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Message 1111852 - Posted: 1 Jun 2011, 0:09:49 UTC

Jim, you just made me think back. My first cruncher was a Pentium Pro 200. It cost over $3000, and had an 8 Meg video card. It was made by Blitz Computers. I was delighted to be able to contribute to the scientific community. I've come a long way as far as crunching power goes, and this was mostly in the last year. Now I will always build my own system, based on what I have learned. It took me a lot of mistakes to come up with the beast I have now.

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Message 1111896 - Posted: 1 Jun 2011, 3:13:44 UTC - in response to Message 1111852.
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Jim, you just made me think back. My first cruncher was a Pentium Pro 200. It cost over $3000, and had an 8 Meg video card. It was made by Blitz Computers. I was delighted to be able to contribute to the scientific community. I've come a long way as far as crunching power goes, and this was mostly in the last year. Now I will always build my own system, based on what I have learned. It took me a lot of mistakes to come up with the beast I have now.

Steve


You guys are rite! I am not a very long time user. It is going to be the eighth year now. We just do (or crunch) our machine quietly. Nowadays, they can get a machine too easily and dun respect them much. I remember my Pentium 100 MHz machine back to 1996. It was so much fun to maintan that!!!! Good old days!
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Message 1111939 - Posted: 1 Jun 2011, 6:26:48 UTC



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Message 1112054 - Posted: 1 Jun 2011, 15:20:14 UTC

Some us still run the 486 we started with, ok, maybe not, but things in life do sometimes prevent continuous participation.

I'm sure I'll slowly catch up with you guys one day.

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Message 1112077 - Posted: 1 Jun 2011, 16:39:48 UTC

My first modem was one that you dialed in and set the receiver in the cradle.
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Message 1112081 - Posted: 1 Jun 2011, 16:43:19 UTC

Still got one Jim, I'll post a pic
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Message 1112085 - Posted: 1 Jun 2011, 16:50:39 UTC

I had of of those



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Message 1112098 - Posted: 1 Jun 2011, 17:57:20 UTC

i've forgotten what i had in the old days...
i'm sure they are still in the shop or garage somewhere..
pretty sure there was a 286 in there somewhere.



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