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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:Yeah. I dropped my computer. Pieces came flying off. Now it won't start.

I'm in the Apple Store in SoHo right now getting a new one. That I can't afford.

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-Mike )'(
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Bird
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Posted:Man! That sucks! I guess its not fixable then!?

My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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JauntyJames
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Posted:hug

Computer death is not fun at all.


-James

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:Yeah. I backed up a bit over a week ago.

Remember Jesus might save, but so does backing up your hard drive. biggrin


-Mike )'(
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Fathom
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

Fathom

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Posted:Written by: Doc Lightning


I'm in the Apple Store in SoHo right now getting a new one. That I can't afford.

frown



Apple Store? Theres your problem. uhg, apple...


Kangaroo Island eh? I hear that place is really hopping!

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polarity
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Posted:You could always sell the busted one on eBay to get some money back. They can still go for quite a bit in that state, as a lot of people on there can use the parts from several to make a good one.

Nothing wrong with Apples, bit pricey, but so sexy. Been a PC bigot for years, then I got me a lime green clamshell iBook, and I just love it. I'm just not going to use MacOS on it is all wink


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Nate
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Nate

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Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

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Posted:horray for macs, boo for dropping them frown

i;m sorry to hear of your loss doc a msc is a beautifull thing, i scratched my white ibook g4 and i was horrified when i found out frown

but thats nothing compared to buying a new one.,....obviously

oh and well done for going mac guys, theyre alot...yes thats right ALOT better than shoddy boring looking pcs....poor excuse for a computer


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Posted:hhmmm do you want me to conduct a burial for the computer???
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Fathom
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Posted:Written by: M-O-M


oh and well done for going mac guys, theyre alot...yes thats right ALOT better than shoddy boring looking pcs....poor excuse for a computer



my pc may be LOOK boring but its whats on the inside that counts. unfortunatly my computer had a small accident as well so the inside isnt what it used to be (stupid fan):(. still works alright though. buy a pc or build one of your own. its cheaper and better.


Kangaroo Island eh? I hear that place is really hopping!

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

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Posted:and when the outside looks all spangly and ricey.. smile

I reckon PC is def the way to go *nods*


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Groovy_Dream
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Posted:Written by: MiG

and when the outside looks all spangly and ricey.. smile

I reckon PC is def the way to go *nods*



A riced up computer... lol.


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:Written by: Fathom

Apple Store? Theres your problem. uhg, apple...



Oh go ahead. Jab jab jab.

You show me any PC Laptop that will take a 1.5 meter fall onto a hardwood floor and still run well enough to transfer files via ethernet.

rolleyes wink


-Mike )'(
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DragonFury
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide, Australia

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Posted:my mates laptop. He left it on the top of his car as he drove out the drive way, it feel off, the screen was a little broken, but it still worked.
and macs Vs pcs is a big arguement.

i say PCs, its my personal choice, but they offer me more for what i do on a computer.


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Mags The Jedi
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Posted:Aww dude, that sucks. On the brightside though, at least it didn't happen while you were still studying, and well done for backing up regularly.

I don't even know the last time I backed anything up. smile My idea of a backup is a photocopy. biggrin

*hugs* for Dr Mike and his poorly Apple.

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Psyri
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Psyri

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Posted:Yeah Macs are the wrongest thing.

Tip you want a computer you can afford build it urself, much cheaper to build high spec system than buying at extortionate prices... you could fork out about 500 and build urself a very decent system. Hhehehehe


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flid
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flid

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Posted:As was previously mentioned, sell your old one on ebay, there's plenty of small companies that refurb laptops. Use the money you make to buy some accidental insurance.

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my pc may be LOOK boring but its whats on the inside that counts



Mine looks nice and is a PC inside too smile. Apples straight out of the box do look quite nice, but buying a computer because it looks nice is a bit shallow. Then again if you've got money to throw away then performance and upgradability probably arn't an issue tongue. There's thousands of PC cases available and if you really want, you can use most mac perhipitals on a PC (i used to have an apple pro keyboard, I've now got a widescreen tft monitor using the same lcd panal as the cinema 20).


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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Nate

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Posted:meh, check out the mac vs pcs thread that i started, youll clearly see most people like pcs better but macs are the nicer machine

also ssoooooo soon macs will overtake pc sales over here just like they have done in america, so many macs are appearing on tv aswell now, i havent really seen any pcs, probably cuz most of them look ugly and bulky

could anyone find a pc that performs as well as a mac with the same hardwear

sorry this has sort of turned into one of my regular arguements, any updates on your computer, what are you buying this time doc? are you ok?


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linden rathen
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Posted::hugs: to Dr and his laptop
personally think macs look better and do tend to be more stable but i repfer PC's - if you really want a nice looking PC pain it - its what i did to my old one and it looked fine - you can also get some VERY nice CPU units now smile

(especially the pridy clear ones that you put neon lights in :O:O - so im a sucker for teh shiney sue me tongue)

anyway gd luck Doc finding a new machine biggrin


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DragonFury
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

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Location: Adelaide, Australia

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Posted:You see macs on tv more as they are paid placements, just like certain shows will have coke and not pepsi.

total mac sales is something like 2-3% of entire computer sales. They still have a while to go before they take over personal computers sales.


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stavvy
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

stavvy

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Posted:i vote for the introduction of pidgeon forums that do not rely on any form of man made wizard boxes that will inevitably go wrong. I mean how many sci-fi films are gonna tell us computers and AI are bad i mean come on world take a hint lets all go back to living in the time before microsoft and the bright rainbow apple mac sign (or i may infact just be theorising on conspiracies again damn paranoia)

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Nate
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Nate

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Posted:lol, i know a few americans and they all have atleast 2 macs in the house

soon the rest of the world will realise that they are the better computer

i think the whole computer sales thing is atleast partly because people think oh i need a computer and go to pc world or some other pc dealer, because its easier to know where to go with a pc when buying one, as with macs and buying one, i had to buy mine off the net because there simply just isnt any mac stores anywhere

plus there are soo many manufacturers of pcs nowerdays its insane

not all pcs are ugly, just most of them are, i was looking at some nice looking alienwear pcs earlier, strange but nice


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DragonFury
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Posted:alienware is the dodgest company, beware of them.
And with computer hardware, there are many vendors, but they are just offering the same parts with slightly different names. there is usually only 2-3 actuall makers of the parts and lots of people sell them with thier name


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:Owning a Mac, I've never had a virus, never had a hard drive crash, never had to wade through DOS commands...

I can't imagine many PC users can say they've NEVER dealt with a virus or a hard drive crash.


-Mike )'(
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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)


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Posted:E-Mate

$25. It's run on flash memory. 8 megs total! I have 24 hours of battery life, and I can play mod files on it! WOOT!

But drum roll pleasee.....
I dropped it off of my house (second story) and onto the floor. It was turned on. I got down from the roof and continued doing my history homework.

I love that laptop.

Kinudin
(Oh. It was connected to my wireless internet too)


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DragonFury
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 784
Posted:my only hard drive crash was after sending my computer on a plane, i do believe that Qantas baggage handelers cant read as it had many many many fragile stickers!

and macs will get viruses once more people use them, its just people dont want to write a virus thats not going to affect anyone or anything important.


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flid
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Posted:Written by: Nate
also ssoooooo soon macs will overtake pc sales over here just like they have done in america





since when? I'd be very interested in seeing proof that that's happened for total intel/amd sales verus apple



Written by: Nate
could anyone find a pc that performs as well as a mac with the same hardwear





No, and I'd be very suprised if anyone can (so would Intel). Macs don't run on the same hardware as pcs (plus by saying PC I assume you're over generalising them as Microsoft Windows). There is plans for apple to move to x86 intel architecture, but if they do then I'd say that's a demonstration of how huge and cost effective PC archiecture is.



Written by: Mr Lightning
I can't imagine many PC users can say they've NEVER dealt with a virus or a hard drive crash.





Macs use exactly the same type of harddisk as PCs. They are no more or no less suseptible to hardware failure. In my line of work I've seen plenty of harddisks fail. As for viruses, do a search on "there's no such thing as security through obscurity". It's the number one rule in computer/network security. Macs are no harder to write viruses for, and viruses will appear for them in time.



Written by: DragonFury
And with computer hardware, there are many vendors, but they are just offering the same parts with slightly different names. there is usually only 2-3 actuall makers of the parts and lots of people sell them with thier name





Indeed, this is particularly true for memory. You'll also find if you ever deal with any taiwanese manufacturers (where most our computer parts come from) that the companies are incredibly insestuous, there's a lot of deals between them and a lot of things you buyy from one company will have components from multiple companies. One of the things I get through a lot at work is Seagate harddisks. In a crate of 50 you'll see maybe 3 or 4 different chipsets made by different people, to the same spec on exactly the same model of drive. To anyone not checking you'll never know.


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mech
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Posted:mac kills my inner child

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Psyri
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Psyri

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Location: Berkshire, UK

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Posted:same ere.... when I was at college the course leader (whos' a c***) was so obsessed with macs he orders us poor students to hug and stroke the damned things.. he actually waited for us to do it....

meanwhile I was sat in the corner muttering... unfortunately he heard me

what did I say?

If you make me do that I'm throwing you out the window, and the mac comes after


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stavvy
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

stavvy

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Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Posted:i like macs just for the fact no money goes to bill gates and his fat mounds of money and the fact they are far more stable then IBM compatible pc's. No matter what you say they will always have reduced rendering times for 3d graphics programs over the pc aswell so there you go don't sell your soul when buying a computer simply buy a mac!

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flid
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flid

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Posted:Written by: stavvy
i like macs just for the fact no money goes to bill gates





That's not a reason to like something! There's plenty of alternatives to MS Windows (plus you could always just use an illegal copy of Windows if you really hate it, and give copies to your friends). I'm still not totally sure why people don't like bill gates thou, other than it's 'cool'



Written by: stavvy
No matter what you say they will always have reduced rendering times for 3d graphics programs over the pc aswell





where do you mac users get your info from? Do you just make it up or is there special brainwashing lectures run by the same people that train religious fanatic door knockers?



As Steve Jobs (your god) is CEO of pixar we'll use them as an example. Pixar use PC compatible Intel Xeon machines running Linux for their render farm. They use OSX on macs for desktop machines, most likely as a cost saving exercise (they probably get them free from Steve's other workplace) over running proper gfx workstations like sgi. If alias|wavefront is your cup of tea and you've got a large IT budget, there's no better way to run it than on a machine made by the same people, designed from the ground up for graphics programming. SGIs are lush, but you need serious money to afford them and they go out of date too quick, hence companies switching to linux. I've an SGI octane (the model used in the mass fight scene of the first LOTR) which having been used as a radiator in the winter is now sitting at the bottom of my wardrobe.



Pixar Animation Studios, which brought the world "Monsters Inc." and "Toy Story," is switching from Sun Microsystems to Intel, as the melodrama in the server market heats up.



The Emeryville, Calif.-based film studio is replacing servers from Sun in its "render farm"--a bank of servers that fuses artists' images into finished film frames--with eight new blade servers from RackSaver. In all, the blade system contains 1,024 Intel 2.8GHz Xeon processors, and it runs the open-source Linux operating system.




Full Article: http://news.com.com/2100-1001-983898.html?tag=fd_top
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There's the same story pretty much across the industry. A few links 1 2


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