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Oh, the geekiness, it burns! - Journal of Omnifarious

Aug. 2nd, 2006

10:08 am - Oh, the geekiness, it burns!

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The next three days are the x86 days. 2/8/6, 3/8/6, and 4/8/6 (the names of Intel processors in the late 80s and early 90s). I just thought a lot of you would find this information pertinent and useful. :-) There's a discussion about it over on Slashdot.

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From:akashayi
Date:August 2nd, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)

cute

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Now, how to celebrate such a geeky and auspicious holiday?

I'm going to build a new computer.
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From:omnifarious
Date:August 2nd, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)

Re: cute

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Oooh! What's going to be in it?!

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From:akashayi
Date:August 2nd, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)

Re: cute

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when it's finished
pentium d 805 2.66, overclocked up atleast a ghz
2 gigs ddr2 800 ram
a flashy video card...etc...
ubuntu, wine, some 3d fx software and several video games infested with direct x.

i.e. I'm only building a big toy.
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From:omnifarious
Date:August 3rd, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)

Re: cute

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Sounds like a slightly nicer version of my workstation box. I guess one of the roles for my workstation is 'toy'. :-)

Why did you choose a Pentium D?

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From:akashayi
Date:August 3rd, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)

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Honestly, I was a little wary because it was 90 nanometer technology and I think it might heat up too much. But... it has a pretty low fsb speed, and I wanted to play with overclocking the processor. I haven't played with overclocking until now, for some reason. I heard it was stable overclocked at 4.1 ghz.
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From:klicrai
Date:August 2nd, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)

Re: cute

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A computer born on such an auspicious day must shurely inherit certain fine qualities. Unfortunately, I'm not enough of a geek to know what they are.
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From:omnifarious
Date:August 3rd, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)

Re: cute

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Mostly just geek cred. :-)

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