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    Did you use your Grandpa Box today?

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    I guess many of us Grandpas still use our grandpa boxes, at least most of us here.
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    It's the grandpa box or nothing for me.
    I just can't get interested in a cellularized computer.

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    My Android phone is great for light consumer work: texting, light web browsing, email, games, music, even video. But for anything other than light content creation (that is, anything over 140 characters ) it fails miserably. That's why I have a dual-screened grandpa box both at home and at work.

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    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
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    They can tear my Grandpa box out of my cold dead hands!!!
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    Let me see them do any serious (I mean serious) image editing on their cellular whatzits, phones and tablets! ...then maybe we can talk... The only tablet I would ever think of using are the kind you swallow with water when you get a headache from trying to figure out how to use your cellular gizmos!!!

    To be serious, everything has a place and a time, for me the time is not now and the place is not in my digital darkroom!! Grandpa boxes rock...


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    I will switch when this peripheral can be installed on one...
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    Speaking of peripherals.....


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    Experience is truly the best teacher.

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    I read in Popular Mechanics that a couple of younguns have done just that...invented a protective cover for the iPhone that has a bottle opened on the back!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLYwPX1o1fE

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    Can't wait until the ice maker is standard!
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    Speaking of the Grandpa box, right now I am working on some recovery stuff for my 13 year old Micron Millennia. Of course, it has changed over time, with upgrades to the CPU (replaced), memory, USB card, network card (it came WITHOUT one but had a FAX/modem card with it), and high speed (?) SCSI controller card. At one point it had over 80 gigs of storage (5 drives, 3 EIDE, 2 SCSI, now thinned back to 89 gigs on 2 EIDE drives (76 gig + 13 gig) with external 160 gig USB connected drive. All of this started out with NT4, and covered Win95, Win98SE, Win2000 (all multi-boot), and is now happily running just WinXP (fully up to date), a minimal version on one drive and the fully loaded copy on the other drive. It also enjoys the company of an external USB connected CD writer and flatbed scanner. Best of all, it still runs Partition Magic (now defunct in the marketplace).

    Since the box is low use, it only runs Windows firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials (though that does have some issues).

    In my recent adventures with this computer, I was using the external SCSI interface to examine a bunch of old SCSI drives to determine which of them could be recycled (you know, destroyed then trashed; these came from an Apple IIgs and Mac computers). While going through the devices, some of which no longer work correctly (old drives in external enclosures, 50 pin cables), One of the 3 EIDE internal drives failed (hard, even SpinRite 6 could not get past the failure point). For two days, I have been shuffling and juggling drives to get back a working configuration, which was just culminated. It was the NT4 boot drive that was eventually removed, being displaced by the mininal install WinXP system from the failed drive.

    Back on the air now, I have to clean up the mess, button up the computer case, put away the tools, and relax. Film at 11 (actually a feature length movie could be made of this but it wouldn't be very exciting).

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    I thought I was doing good to get a hand-me-down XP hooked up to the TV in the living room so that I could sit comfy on the couch and read my emails, etc.

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