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reader50
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Jun 13, 2022, 07:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
... He threatened to leak the mod lounge or whatever it’s called.

What is it called by the way?
Mod Lounge is too upper-class for us. It's just "Moderators". Don't tell anyone.
( Last edited by reader50; Jun 14, 2022 at 01:52 PM. Reason: added quote)
     
andi*pandi
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Jun 14, 2022, 12:41 PM
 
Or else everyone will try to get in and bogart the good snacks.
     
Thorzdad
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Jun 14, 2022, 03:30 PM
 
The new bartender starts next week, by the way.
     
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Jun 15, 2022, 11:42 AM
 
I hear the pork rinds are fantastic.
     
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Jun 15, 2022, 12:39 PM
 
We get them from a little place near Chicago.
     
Spheric Harlot
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Jun 16, 2022, 11:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by dav View Post
i mostly lurk, but my claim to fame here (if there's such a thing) is, i think Zimphire was replying to me when he referred to the "16th chapel".
Seriously, one of the major highlights in my 25+ years on the internet.

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My claim to fame is I think I was the one non-mod/staff who was awake and reading when Zimph had his final nuclear meltdown.
Is that still online, or was it baleeeted?
     
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Jun 16, 2022, 01:18 PM
 
My highlight was the time Wlonh reported me to the secret service. So fun.
     
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Jun 16, 2022, 01:56 PM
 
I chatted regularly with wlonh around that time. And I have no idea who made the Secret Service report. I found out by reading the thread.
     
subego
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Jun 16, 2022, 02:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
baleeeted?
Within minutes.
     
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Jun 19, 2022, 10:53 PM
 
Here's a snap of my daughter climbing onto a shelf with my G3 tower back in 2003.



She turned 20 yesterday.

The G3 tower is now in the garage (seven garages later) with the rest of the defunct tech.
     
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Jun 20, 2022, 12:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
Here's a snap of my daughter climbing onto a shelf with my G3 tower back in 2003.
This is easily one of my Top 3 and most beautiful Macs ever built. The G4 towers that followed it were much more conservative and less playful. Ease of use for maintenance was second-to-none, you pull the latch and it opens.
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She turned 20 yesterday.
Time flies. I can't believe our daughter is 4 now, it seems as if she was born yesterday.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
     
subego
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Jun 20, 2022, 01:47 AM
 
My favorite of that design was the Quicksilver, but I’m sure I’m biased because that’s what I had.
     
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Jun 20, 2022, 04:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post

She turned 20 yesterday.
Pics? jk.

I had a quicksilver for a while... it was okay but man the 2010 mac pro takes the cake for me. So minimal and well built. Wish I could just upgrade the MOBO and CPU to something modern and keep the form factor.
     
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Jun 20, 2022, 04:45 PM
 
I went from a Power Computing PTP to the Quicksilver, so that was a dream upgrade.

Then I got out of video for a bit and didn’t need the big iron. When I got back in the only Mac Pro was the trashcan. Almost bought one. Glad I didn’t.
     
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Jun 20, 2022, 04:50 PM
 
My first Mac was a 2006 vintage 15” MBP. I still have it, though I’m not sure what to do with it. Maybe load Raspberry Pi Desktop on it or something…. The VA bought it for me for my grad school program. The counselor said “what computer do you want?” I said “an Apple MacBook Pro” and that was it. Wow. I thought the 15” MBP was big until I saw a classmate’s 17” MBP. Not quite big enough to surf with, but put legs on it and it’s a good table for two in most bars…

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
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Jun 20, 2022, 04:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I went from a Power Computing PTP to the Quicksilver, so that was a dream upgrade.
Heh. I went from a PowerComputing PowerCenter straight to a 2x2 PowerMac G5. Lordy, it was like jumping to light speed
     
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Jun 20, 2022, 05:15 PM
 
I’m not sure if the PowerCenter was the same, but right out of the box I was smitten by how easy it was to put in RAM on the Quicksilver: release the latch and put in the RAM.

The PTP had more than 20 steps. I counted.

I did like Power Computing’s Lichtenstein influenced ads tho.
     
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Jun 20, 2022, 05:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
She turned 20 yesterday.
Congrats!
     
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Jun 20, 2022, 09:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Congrats!
Yes, no more teenagers!

When my wife was pregnant with our daughter, and we had a few name ideas, I ran a poll on this forum.

So in a way, the members here kinda named our daughter.

(Tara BTW).
     
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Jun 21, 2022, 07:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I’m not sure if the PowerCenter was the same, but right out of the box I was smitten by how easy it was to put in RAM on the Quicksilver: release the latch and put in the RAM.

The PTP had more than 20 steps. I counted.

I did like Power Computing’s Lichtenstein influenced ads tho.
The PowerCenter was relatively easy to do anything to. Undo a few screws on the back and slide the shell off the chassis. Everything was right there. Adding RAM was a simple matter, as was changing video cards. Changing the hard drive was a bit more difficult, but not bad.

The G5, though, was simple as pie. It had the same design ideas as your Quicksilver. Lower the outer door. Lift out the plastic airflow thingie. And there everything was. The best part about the modularity, imho, was you could simply slide-out the fans and give them a good cleaning. In addition to my home G5, I had one at work, and whenever the IT Manager From Hell started giving me grief about my “toy” computer, I would just start taking it apart and putting it back together without any tools. He never had a good comeback to that.

I often wish Apple had taken that design ethos and used them in the iMac. The only bit they carried-over was the easy-to-change RAM, and they eventually killed that off, too.
     
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Jun 21, 2022, 09:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
Yes, no more teenagers!

When my wife was pregnant with our daughter, and we had a few name ideas, I ran a poll on this forum.

So in a way, the members here kinda named our daughter.

(Tara BTW).
Tara Ache, nice!
My kids are 24 and 20, one in grad school, one undergrad. Empty nest, but expensive.
one post closer to five stars
     
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Jun 21, 2022, 11:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
The PowerCenter was relatively easy to do anything to. Undo a few screws on the back and slide the shell off the chassis. Everything was right there.
Yeah… that sounds reasonable. The PTP was ridiculous by comparison. It was this cascading install where there was some structural cross-member in the way of the RAM slots which needed removal, and to get at the screws for that you had to yank something else in the way, which had stuff in the way of that.
     
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Jun 27, 2022, 03:41 PM
 
I only visit infrequently nowadays. But I am still awaiting moki's response.
Chris. T.

"... in 6 months if WMD are found, I hope all clear-thinking people who opposed the war will say "You're right, we were wrong -- good job". Similarly, if after 6 months no WMD are found, people who supported the war should say the same thing -- and move to impeach Mr. Bush." - moki, 04/16/03
     
 
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