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 PostPost subject: The device you're most grateful to        Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:50 pm 
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I tried posting this on another forum and got flamed to kingdom come.
Due my life experiences, I think that everything -be it natural or human made- has some kind of... anima. Obviously I think computers also have this and sometimes find myself talking to them (not fulfledged conversations -I'm not THAT crazy- but remarks on current situations or the work being done by it).

So, if you could thank a computer for whatever reason, which would it be and why?

For example, I would thank my Game Boy Pocket for introducing me to portable devices, and my Casio Cassiopeias (E-100 and E-125) for showing me that portable devices, even those created for work, can be fun, also because of their versatility which pulled me through in many college related situations (from having to read books, to making a forgotten homework in the class I had to turn it in).

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 PostPost subject: Re: The device you're most grateful to        Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:03 pm 
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So you think your Gameboy has a soul/spirit/life force? I think you've been watching too much anime.


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Partly true, but it started before I became so fond of Japan.
I don't know, I've always thought that inanimate objects have some kind of "thing", and that's why they start working when you really, really need them to, or when they "repair themselves" just as the emergency (read, expensive) service repairman arrives because you told him and swore the damn appliance wasn't working.

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 PostPost subject: Re: The device you're most grateful to        Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:16 am 
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I'm thankful for my TI99\4A for introducing me to BASIC (knew alot more than the rest of my class did in grade school), computers (I can't live without one now, and usually am elbow deep in one device or another), games (It was my first gaming system, and I still can't get enough of Parsec (Haven't even gotten to level 16 yet...)), and the nasty stench that leaking capacitors smell like (Lets me know when there is a lost cause).
I am thankful for my broken PS2, it gave it's life so that I could build a mini-PC.
I am also thankful for my fancy-schmancy $2.49 keyboard that I purchased at a garage sale. Saved my wrists, and will keep them in "good" health for a few more years.
I'm also thankful for my now _almost_ dead Compaq Armada m700. It served me well, it lasted quite a long time, and it never complained when I shoved it in my locker during school. (I'm buying a 3-pack off eBay in the near future, keep my beast running for a few more years... might hold me off till college)

I prolly can't end here without thanking my GameBoy Classic. That device showed me that no matter how long you hope that it will somehow get fixed, once you drop it, it is definitely broken.
I am also thankful for spellcheck... otherwise I would appear as an idiotic almost-17 year old.

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I am thankful for my broken PS2, it gave it's life so that I could build a mini-PC.


A Mini-PC out of a PS2?


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pizzaboy192 wrote:
I am thankful for my broken PS2, it gave it's life so that I could build a mini-PC.


A Mini-PC out of a PS2?

ITX board, PicoPC PSU, 2.5" Sata drive, Laptop Sata optical drive
(I sold it, forgot to take pictures though)

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I am thankful for my Gameboy Advanced for giving me my first taste of portable gaming, Windows 98 for letting me install it on so many old computers, the numerous old computers I have been privileged to have taken apart over the years, my current main 320 GB hard drive for letting me reformat, re-partition and abuse it so, and a huge thanks to my current computer (the rest of it), giving me the ability to experience all the new Operating Systems developed by MS, without it, I'd still be running 2k or XP on a 550Mhz P3. And one special mention to my recently obtained Armada M700 1Ghz laptop, it's not the biggest beast of a laptop, and it has no built in wireless, but I will continue to use it until it conks out.

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My cell phone? lol. My Motorola RAZR2 V9 goes everywhere I go.

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Original or Slim?

You gotta use the fat ones, The Slim that I have is still waiting for nVidia to release a Tegra for personal use so that it can be a nice system too (I have everything setup right now, to use it as an external storage\cd drive, just need to get the adapter)

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A couple of years ago I used to whisper to my computer "Please..." whenever I restored backups because they usually didn't work :D

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I'm most grateful for my computer as it allows me to do loads of things and enjoy the internet.

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Im most greatful to my mouse and keyboard. Without these items my pc wouldnt do very much at all.


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Devices I am grateful for:

Hot water heater.
Heater.
Refridgerator.
Stove.
Washing Machine.
Alarm clock.
Telephone.
Radio.
Pen/Writing Utensils.
Desktop Computer.
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All of the above. And the water supply. Today, the water supply went off for a few hours, so I had to wash my hands with a ice cube...

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Deus ex machina!

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well i guess i would thank my pc for making music production that much easier, without using analog outboard equipment, being able to sit at one device and being able to do everything i would using do on 8 devices is pretty handy if you ask me...

but when i pc goes nutso like it did about 4 weeks ago....it makes me nervous, i finally got it up and running, but its seems to be still doing odd things...

*oh and thank god for backup devices! :P

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Deus ex machina!

Hah, Deus Ex Machina. How many lame script writers and novelists that has saved. Interesting anwer.
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Definitely my computer. It's my realm to the digital world. Without it, I wouldn't have found this place in the first place to be posting this here now. :-)

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Definitely my computer. It's my realm to the digital world. Without it, I wouldn't have found this place in the first place to be posting this here now. :-)

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Lots of things im grateful for:

1. Computer/Laptop

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Also headphones.

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I guess my phone. Should really be phones since I'm looking at buying my 4th phone for the year.

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So you think your Gameboy has a soul/spirit/life force? I think you've been watching too much anime.

Tsk tsk.

I generally swear at everything I own - especially my computers.

Even though I enjoy solving probems with computers, I actually hate how technology is going these days; everyone reies on it far too much.

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