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17 February 2006 @ 10:24 am
 
None of my computers at home (except my laptop) can stay on for more than half an hour at a stretch. I guess it's time to consider getting one computer to rule them all.
 
 
 
XCorvisxcorvis on February 17th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
Er. Wow.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 17th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
This is the culmination of a number of hardware failures issues, but my massive assemblage of spare parts is finally failing me.
atelierlune on February 17th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
Heh heh heh heh heh.

But... what happens when you leave the slaves on for more than 30 mins? Do they die?
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Dark Gardendiscoflamingo on February 17th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid that the existing PC's will have to be . . . recycled.
atelierlune on February 18th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
To God's server farm,
we bid you slaves safe travels,
from thy master's house.
atelierlune on February 18th, 2006 03:55 am (UTC)
And now, the tanka
Yea, even the Wired is
in His hands - the net is vast.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 18th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
Re: And now, the tanka
:-)
atelierlune on February 18th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
:oD
My new New Year's resolution is to comment in haiku more.
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on February 17th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
Yikes, any particular reason?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 17th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
I am going to guess (for now) that the motherboard capacitors are finally going out. Some of the ones I use more heavily are taking less and less time before they shut themselves off, and that is the generally the main symptom of leaky caps.

My poor old 1.3GHz Athlon system from back in 2001 is finally giving up the ghost, and it makes me sad :-(

There is one computer that I know I can use, but it might be more trouble than it's worth - it's one of those old HP Wal-Mart PC's (700Mhz Celeron, 128MB RAM) that should be extinct right now, but is somehow well made enough to survive this long. Unfortunately the hardware is proprietary up the wazoo, which means it definitely will not boot a non-authorized of Windows, and may not boot an even more alternate OS.
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on February 17th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
That's crazy. I've got a dual 400mhz machine that I built in the summer of '99 that I ran a couple months ago to check a hard drive. It was working essentially 24/7 from July 1999 to January 2005.
Nightwalkerhalfawake on February 17th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's really horrible. I guess my six year old computer isn't so bad compared to that.
masui on February 18th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
and in the darkness bind them?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 18th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
Ho Yeah, Baby!