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Roy J. Tellason rtellason at verizon.net
Sun Aug 6 12:11:14 CDT 2006


On Saturday 05 August 2006 09:01 pm, Dave McGuire wrote:
> Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> >> I replaced this with another aging machine - a PIII running at 500Mhz,
> >> which only uses 100Watts more - but I can certainly get a lot more out
> >> of it.  So that old machine certainly cost me more to run than the new
> >> one in terms of performance for electricity used.  I certainly don't
> >> need a 2Ghz AMD64 with 4GB of RAM for use as a router.  Today.  In 5
> >> years from now, my desktop will be very likely be my router.
> >
> > A P-III is "an aging machine"?
>
>    Welcome to the PC world...where something becomes obsolete just
> because something newer starts shipping!
>
>    Remember what P.T. Barnum said about suckers being born every minute?

Yeah,  well...

I still have all of my CP/M boxes.  Although I don't use 'em all that much 
these days.

-- 
Member of the toughest, meanest, deadliest, most unrelenting -- and
ablest -- form of life in this section of space,  a critter that can
be killed but can't be tamed.  --Robert A. Heinlein, "The Puppet Masters"
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