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  1. Tooljunkie

    Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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    Powered by 3 ducks in a pail of water…
     
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    WV64Signet FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Lol

    Yup... but wasn't it so amazing?
     
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    Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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    I remember the trs-80
    Radio shack salesman let us fiddle with it, would leave the programs running,til the next day after school. 1978? I dunno.
     
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    Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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    001 x=rnd
    002 y=rnd
    003 p.x,y
    004 go to 001
    Run
     
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    • Tooljunkie

      Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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      44 years ago..wow! I just realized why i lost interest in computers back then.

      GIRLS!!
       
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      • dukeboy_318

        dukeboy_318 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        I like Newegg’s compatibility tool.
         
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        dukeboy_318 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Now a days, girls are all over the geeks. The figured out geeks make more money generally speaking
         
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        WV64Signet FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Haha

        In high school they offered a computer science course of curriculum.... I learned Basic and Cobalt.....
         
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        • Mopar Tim

          Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          Came out in 77 I think.
           
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          • Mopar Tim

            Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            That little bit of code is the basis of LOTS of random number games. Any kind of program that use random anything, uses something like that...I would start using line 10, then 20, and so on, so I could add code in between the existing. Like line 11, 23, and so on...
             
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            • MOPARMITCH

              MOPARMITCH Mekong Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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              Turkey day at Mitch's. Just me and Gunner...:thumbsup:
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              • toolmanmike

                toolmanmike Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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                My wife started out with a Compac Portable. It looked like a portable sewing machine. It had 1 big disc drive and a tiny processor before the 8086 I think.. The screen was a small green screen probably 6" square. It was dos based operating system. I will post a pic if I can find one.

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                • Mopar Tim

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                  Computing has come a long long way!!! In a short time!!
                   
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                  • MOPARMITCH

                    MOPARMITCH Mekong Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                    Time for a Nap........
                     
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                    • toolmanmike

                      toolmanmike Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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                      The tryptophan just kicked in. Lol
                       
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                      • zkx14

                        zkx14 Duster De-ruster

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                        • krazykuda

                          krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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                          Yep, just updated a few components as needed... Power supply, Video card, Hard drive...

                          It still keeps kickin...
                           
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                            Black turkey lives matter...
                             
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                            krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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                            When I first moved back here, I wanted to get a computer for each of us, but they were ending Windows Vista(?) I think it was at the time... I had to wait a month until the new Windows 7 computers came out to buy this one and another identical one to it for my younger son...
                             
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                              krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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                              My new custom built that my younger son and I pieced together...

                              Large custom tower with lots of slots and fans... Intel 10th gen i7 10700 K processor 8 core with 16 threads, rated at 3.7 GHz regular and can be overclocked to 5.1, currently running around 4.6 - 4.7 without overclocking.... MSI Z590-A PRO motherboard (gaming grade)... 4 x 32 GB DDR4 3600 RAM sticks.... 850 watt gold certified modular power supply... CPU cooler with input and output fans on each side... 1 TB SSD hard drive with a 2 TB regular hard drive for extra storage along with an external 6 TB hard drive for back up.... Two CD/DVD drives I have room for 4 more if needed... And a USB card for more USB inputs standard, 2.0, and 3.0....

                              This should keep me going for another dozen years (If I live that long...)


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                              230 mm fan in the front and a 140 mm (61.4 cfm) fan in the bottom for intake air...

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                              4 x 120 mm fans in the side panel for more intake air (about another 230 CFM)...

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                              Two 140 mm fans on the top and one 140 mm fan on the top of the back panel (61.4 cfm each) blowing out exhaust air.... and two fans on the CPU cooler to keep it nice and cool, one pusher and one puller...

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                              Here is the CPU cooler fans lit up in blue.... You can only see the one from this angle... Plus you can see the two top fans and top rear panel fans spinning with exhaust air out....

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                              Here's a shot of the front 230 mm fan in red and you can see the bottom fan spinning....

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                              Hardware data:

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                              The fans are nice and quiet and running at around 30%....

                              This is powerful enough to be a server....
                               
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                              • krazykuda

                                krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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                                Oh yeah, I forgot...

                                This is krazykuda signing on for the first time with my new SUPER-COMPUTER....
                                 
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                                • krazykuda

                                  krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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                                  That's where I got most of my components, except not Best Buy....
                                   
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                                  Or a pedal bike with a generator attached....
                                   
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                                    WV64Signet FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                                    Nice build. I haven't had a tower in a number of years as I went to 17" gaming laptops. Much harder to upgrade the laptops if at all but I have to swap my work laptop in and out of the dock to access the monitors and other peripherals....

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                                    • Mopar Tim

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                                      I have a gaming laptop. Only complaint when gaming it gets warm on my lap msi stealth.
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