Computer races

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Thork

Computer races
« on: February 03, 2011, 09:42:37 AM »
Watch this and discuss ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12335957

Is 4 mins that fast when everything is laid out already? $10,000 seems like a good prize for 4 mins work. How do I enter? Doesn't anyone mind that this guy who won the money is now hopping back on a plane to Lord knows where? Who would have put money on that guy winning?
« Last Edit: February 03, 2011, 09:57:18 AM by Thork »

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Lorddave

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Re: Computer races
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 11:03:26 AM »
It's fast but it also depends on how it goes in, the tools you use, ect...

With a large enough case and an electric screwdriver I could probably do it in 5 minutes. Especially if the OS was already on the HD.
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Trekky0623

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Re: Computer races
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 11:50:10 AM »
I don't know, four minutes is pretty fast. It doesn't seem like it, but it sort of is when you're trying to put something together.

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EnigmaZV

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Re: Computer races
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011, 12:10:29 PM »
This competition takes no skills at all.  Everything inside a PC is colour coded now.  They should have used 386s, when if you didn't set the jumpers properly, you'd fry something.
I don't know what you're implying, but you're probably wrong.