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- Re: happiness is some new parts.. by Caliber on Monday September 21, 2015 @ 09:12am

Re: happiness is some new parts..
Posted by voltaic on Friday September 25, 2015 @ 08:00am
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Becky recently inherited a medium-range box (Dell Vostro 470 I think) from a previous employer. As an early graduation gift I bumped it up to the max possible RAM 32Gb for about $150 on sale, and she bought a multi-TB hard drive for like $100. She then built it all into a Linux Ubuntu box, and is now running both Maya and Houdini for calculating and rendering her master's thesis project that she's now working on. It's not a super-beefy box but brand new it would probably run $1000 including a delicious monitor, and she seems reasonably happy with the rendering value she's getting for the low cost.

And naturally any PC invented in the last ten years will run Alpha Centauri very well.

"some tattoo artist ruined a perfectly good white girl." - krux


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Posted by Krux on Saturday October 10, 2015 @ 01:48pm
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Becky recently inherited a medium-range box (Dell Vostro 470 I think) from a previous employer. As an early graduation gift I bumped it up to the max possible RAM 32Gb for about $150 on sale, and she bought a multi-TB hard drive for like $100. She then built it all into a Linux Ubuntu box, and is now running both Maya and Houdini for calculating and rendering her master's thesis project that she's now working on. It's not a super-beefy box but brand new it would probably run $1000 including a delicious monitor, and she seems reasonably happy with the rendering value she's getting for the low cost.

And naturally any PC invented in the last ten years will run Alpha Centauri very well.

Yea, ram and disk are crazy cheap these days. I bought a 1TB SSD for my laptops, and have been pretty happy with the drives.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke


<< Re: happiness is some new parts..
Posted by Caliber on Tuesday October 13, 2015 @ 10:21am
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Becky recently inherited a medium-range box (Dell Vostro 470 I think) from a previous employer. As an early graduation gift I bumped it up to the max possible RAM 32Gb for about $150 on sale, and she bought a multi-TB hard drive for like $100. She then built it all into a Linux Ubuntu box, and is now running both Maya and Houdini for calculating and rendering her master's thesis project that she's now working on. It's not a super-beefy box but brand new it would probably run $1000 including a delicious monitor, and she seems reasonably happy with the rendering value she's getting for the low cost.

And naturally any PC invented in the last ten years will run Alpha Centauri very well.

Yea, ram and disk are crazy cheap these days. I bought a 1TB SSD for my laptops, and have been pretty happy with the drives.

Its funny, I keep hearing the tech is really good and reliable, but then some curmudgeon will come along and rant about their failure rate. It makes me hesitant to buy one (not that I have much choice in the short term)

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes you just can't avoid destroying several at once...


<< Re: happiness is some new parts..
Posted by Caliber on Friday September 25, 2015 @ 01:26pm
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Becky recently inherited a medium-range box (Dell Vostro 470 I think) from a previous employer. As an early graduation gift I bumped it up to the max possible RAM 32Gb for about $150 on sale, and she bought a multi-TB hard drive for like $100. She then built it all into a Linux Ubuntu box, and is now running both Maya and Houdini for calculating and rendering her master's thesis project that she's now working on. It's not a super-beefy box but brand new it would probably run $1000 including a delicious monitor, and she seems reasonably happy with the rendering value she's getting for the low cost.

And naturally any PC invented in the last ten years will run Alpha Centauri very well.

I actually worry that it will eventually run out of backward compatibility and then I'll have to run an emulator for one fucking game. Alas, I suppose in the grand scheme of things it isn't that bad.

I could stomach a cool $1k. I actually could stomach reinvigorating my interest in linux. With my phone able to run all the piddly shit, something that isn't bloated and all NSA-y would be nice.

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"

--Dr. Seuss


<< Re: happiness is some new parts..
Posted by voltaic on Tuesday October 13, 2015 @ 07:01am
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I actually worry that it will eventually run out of backward compatibility and then I'll have to run an emulator for one fucking game. Alas, I suppose in the grand scheme of things it isn't that bad.

My friend let me introduce you to one of the greatest projects ever undertaken on the internet. I say this without hyperbole.

http://www.gog.com/

"some tattoo artist ruined a perfectly good white girl." - krux


<< Re: happiness is some new parts..
Posted by Caliber on Tuesday October 13, 2015 @ 10:22am
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I actually worry that it will eventually run out of backward compatibility and then I'll have to run an emulator for one fucking game. Alas, I suppose in the grand scheme of things it isn't that bad.

My friend let me introduce you to one of the greatest projects ever undertaken on the internet. I say this without hyperbole.

http://www.gog.com/

I am well aware, I am all too well aware... it haunts me with temptation every. fucking. day...

I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome I am...


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- Re: happiness is some new parts.. by Caliber on Monday September 21, 2015 @ 09:12am