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How many computers do you have - and are they as odd as these

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How many computers do you have - and are they as odd as these

http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/tallbloke-towers-raided-many-computers-taken/
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How many computers do you have in the house?
Oh, I’m not sure… around twenty I breezily replied. Smiley Smiley
Some glances were exchanged.
“So where are they” he asked.
“Most of them are up in the attic bedroom. We’re in the middle of decorating it. You’ll have to mind the wet paint…”
After surveying my ancient stack of Sun Sparcstations and PII 400 pc’s, they ended up settling for two laptops and an adsl broadband router. I’m blogging this post via my mobile.
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Re: How many computers do you have - and are they as odd as these

A desktop and laptop both used regularly and then 2 old desktops which are no longer used.
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Re: How many computers do you have - and are they as odd as these

still got a working UK 101
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2 desktops, one used as the main one, the other is the old one but its sat below the desk used for those times when i need extra processing power via remote desktop.
1 netbook
5 or 6 stashed under the cupboard - used to be used for virtual machines / part swapping and testing network programs i was writing all accessed via RD. They're now all completely dead, dismembered, in bits etc due to a bad day last year when 5 machines dropped dead in one day
Partner has a laptop and another dead desktop in another cupboard that their brother destroyed..
There was one behind the TV at one point.. no idea what I did with that but i remember tinkering with it in the summer with two PCI wifi cards trying to get it to act as a wifi repeater from a cold boot.. it would only do it if i logged on manually and set it up each time - PITA so that was abandoned..
In short.. too many. I keep getting nagged at to get shot of some but i know i'll need the parts etc with my luck
EDIT: No, none are odd but the oldest is a 733MHz P3.
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I've got 8 PCs and 2 laptops, some act as servers and a couple are not used (holding old business records).  I'd dearly love to throw most of them out and use thin client technology like the Wyse Z90S7 with a data centre hosting the PC image and data (Plusnet?) It would be goodbye noisy fans and a reduced power bill and backups done automatically.
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Re: How many computers do you have - and are they as odd as these

A quick "mental scan" says 7 desktops and 3 laptops.
I'm sure there's more somewhere....  Crazy
That's ignoring all the mobos and bits that could easily build the same again.  Roll eyes
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Too many = Over 20
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2 desktops
1 Laptop
2 BBC B (not used for years)
1 Amiga (not used for years)
Boxes of cables that if attached end to end would stretch from here to London.
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Too many = Over 20

Once upon a time I could of given you a run for your money.. I had 16 ex office dell systems upstairs.. I'd got them from freegle and was going to turn them into a cluster but never got around to it and then realised I was stuffed for electric etc. I ended up freegling them onwards.
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1 Amstrad CPC 6128 ( not used for years)
1 Thinkpad 600 P3 Laptop ( not used for years)
1 Thinkpad 1.6 Pentium M
1 17" Toshiba Laptop.
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1 PC (four years old) running XP Pro SP3 on Athlon 4.2 dual core with  4Gb of RAM
1 PC (ten years old) running 98SE on 800 Duron with 384Mb of RAM (networked to the first one and used only in dire emergencies)
1 Spectrum +2A (twenty three years old) with 128Kb of RAM (used once in the last ten years to see if it still worked - it did)
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Not one of mine, but I just found this on eBay -

I've heard of computers built specifically for "Gaming", or "Office", etc...
I can only assume that a "Cumputer" is optimized for browsing web porn ? and is wipe clean  Crazy
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The hard drive morphs into a floppy drive and the machine automatically goes into sleep mode after use  Grin Grin

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I can only assume that a "Cumputer" is optimized for browsing web porn ? and is wipe clean  Crazy

When I saw the words wipe clean I nearly choked at the vision that came to me  Grin
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What counts as a computer?  Grin Grin Grin
My router has a CPU, memory and does I/O etc...
How about Sat Nav's, mobile phones, cars, televisions, etc, etc...