Introduce your team

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Parsifal

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Introduce your team
« on: July 17, 2011, 06:48:02 AM »
Most of the geeks among us will have more than one computer in our arsenal. Here's your chance to introduce them all by name, and provide a brief description of their features.

Mine are all named for Star Wars characters, as I was going through a Star Wars phase when I started naming them. So, here they are:

--- obi-wan ---
My first ever computer. Bought it second-hand in 2005 with my hard-earned money from flipping burgers while at high school.
Model: Compaq of some sort
CPU: Pentium III, 1 GHz
RAM: 256 MiB
Hard drive: 20 GB, a Seagate of some sort
Operating system: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 "squeeze"

--- luke ---
My first laptop. Also the first computer on which I installed an OS other than Microsoft Windows.
Model: Dell Inspiron 9400
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.16 GHz
RAM: 2 GiB
Hard drive: 160 GB IDE
Operating system: Triple boot (Debian GNU/Linux "sid" / OpenBSD/amd64 4.9-current / Debian GNU/kFreeBSD "sid")

--- palpatine ---
Location: Fremont, California, USA
Model: Linode 512 (Xen VPS)
CPU: Quad Intel Xeon, 2.27 GHz
RAM: 512 MiB
Hard drive: 20 GB Xen virtual disk
Operating system: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 "squeeze"

--- artoo ---
Model: Lemote Yeeloong 8089B
CPU: Loongson 2F, 796 MHz
RAM: 1 GiB
Hard drive: 120 GB Corsair Force SSD
Operating system: OpenBSD/loongson 4.9

--- tentacool ---
Model: KVM virtual machine (i686)
CPU: Unsure, don't know how to get that info from Hurd
RAM: 1 GiB
Hard drive: 15 GB emulated IDE
Operating system: Debian GNU/Hurd "sid"

--- leia ---
Model: Samsung Galaxy S II
CPU: Dual-Core Samsung Exynos 4210, 1.2 GHz
RAM: 1 GiB
Storage: 2 GB Flash memory, 16 GB NAND memory
Operating system: Cyanogen Mod 7.1

--- sabe ---
A second VPS to serve as a backup server for palpatine, but has not yet been commissioned as such.
Location: Fremont, California, USA
Model: Linode 512 (Xen VPS)
CPU: Quad Intel Xeon, 2.27 GHz
RAM: 512 MiB
Hard drive: 20 GB Xen virtual disk
Operating system: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 "squeeze"
« Last Edit: November 19, 2011, 07:03:13 PM by Parsifal »
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Mr Pseudonym

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 06:55:17 AM »
Mine is called Parsifal.  It is the one and only.  If there were others I would call them Parsifal 1, 2, 3 and so on.  They all run Windows 3.1 because it likes it.
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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 07:32:27 AM »
First there's Fox, the one I'm using right now. Then there's Falco, Peppy, and Slippy, they don't work right now.
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Lorddave

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 08:00:53 AM »
I have one computer.  I need no others.
I also have not named it.
I am a terrible person and I am a typical Blowhard Liberal for being wrong about Bom.

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Theodolite

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 08:48:57 AM »
My most impressive computer sits in my closet.  It is a Sanyo 8088.   10 MHz, 640KB RAM, 40 MB HDD.    It also has (very rare for its era), an UVGA graphics card!!!  I believe it still has a 4800 baud modem, and first generation soundblaster card. 
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Crustinator

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 10:15:42 AM »
My computer is called Jew-Bear. It has 16Gb RAM and 3 graphics cards. It hates nazis.

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 11:02:21 AM »
I read that as "gnat-sees"

Mine is called "Apocalypse" and is several years old now but still decent specs (and upgradable; so still has some life left in it.)
Model: Nomud Industries Apocalypse 9000+
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR2-SDRAM PC2-6400
HDD: (1) 500GB Western Digital WD50 (C:/ nicknamed "Conquest"), (2) 160GB Seagate ST316002 (D:/ nicknamed "Death")
GPU: nVidia GeForce 9800 GT 1GB
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate x64

When I have my ipod or psp connected, they're mapped to drive P:/ and both nicknamed Pestilence.  I have two DVD drives, which are drives E:/ and F:/ so unfortunately I can't really use F:/ for Famine, otherwise I'd have the whole four horsemen allusion to complete the "Apocalypse" theme.  I could remap the drives but I don't really care that much.

I can upgrade the CPU to a Core 2 Quad still, and RAM is upgradable to 8GB.  Obviously can upgrade the video card too but it's pretty decent as-is.

Anyway, that's enough nerdity.
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Thork

Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2011, 01:09:52 PM »
I am the only non-virgin to have posted in this thread. Prove me wrong.

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Theodolite

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2011, 01:36:46 PM »
I am the only non-virgin to have posted in this thread. Prove me wrong.

No seriously, stop bending over, pull your pants up!

We believe you
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Lorddave

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2011, 03:13:14 PM »
I am the only non-virgin to have posted in this thread. Prove me wrong.
I am currently having sex on a regular basis.
I am a terrible person and I am a typical Blowhard Liberal for being wrong about Bom.

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Nomad

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2011, 03:27:47 PM »
Lies, you're married aren't you?
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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2011, 03:43:39 PM »
Model: Dell Dimension E510
CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.00GHz
RAM: 4GB
Hard Drive: 75GB, 1TB Western Digital External Hard drive
Graphics: ATI Radeon X850XT (still a fucking beast after all these years)
Operating System: Windows XP Media Center Edition

It can't run Bad Company 2 though, which makes me a sad panda.

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2011, 03:54:08 PM »
Lies, you're married aren't you?

Sex ends soon after marriage.

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Thork

Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2011, 04:08:21 PM »
I am the only non-virgin to have posted in this thread. Prove me wrong.
I am currently having sex on a regular basis.
Ah that will be why your post was just a simple "I have one computer" post. Not a "I have several computers which I name after star wars characters and here are the manufacturers names for the pieces inside and  ... where are you going darling?"

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Nomad

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2011, 04:12:18 PM »
Lies, you're married aren't you?

Sex ends soon after marriage.


Precisely my point!

Model: Dell Dimension E510
CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.00GHz
RAM: 4GB
Hard Drive: 75GB, 1TB Western Digital External Hard drive
Graphics: ATI Radeon X850XT (still a fucking beast after all these years)
Operating System: Windows XP Media Center Edition

It can't run Bad Company 2 though, which makes me a sad panda.


Might help if you upgrade your CPU if the motherboard will allow it, and upgrading to Vista or 7 would probably help too especially since you can't use more than 2GB RAM in XP.  Did you add more RAM to that, or did it come with 4GB?  Dell is silly if the latter.  Dell is silly anyway.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2011, 04:13:59 PM by Nomad »
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Ocius

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2011, 04:26:07 PM »
I added the RAM. The system recognizes 3.25 of it. I probably won't be doing any upgrades though. I don't do much PC gaming anyway.

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Lorddave

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2011, 04:47:45 PM »
Lies, you're married aren't you?
No, engaged.

I am a terrible person and I am a typical Blowhard Liberal for being wrong about Bom.

Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2011, 05:55:46 PM »
I am the only non-virgin to have posted in this thread. Prove me wrong.




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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2011, 06:20:30 PM »
Needs moar graphics info

Model: Self built, modded Lian Li case
CPU: Intel i5 750, 2.66ghz or something like that
RAM: 4 GiB
Graphics: HIS 5770
Hard drive: 640 GiB WD Caviar Black
Operating system: Windows 7

Model: Toshiba Satellite M300(I think)
CPU: Dual Core Celeron 2.0ghz
RAM: 2 GiB
Graphics: ATI 3470 (I think)
Hard drive: 500GiB
Operating system: Windows 7
^ Piece of crap I hate it, constant source of irritation though it runs a few old games pretty well.

Model: Apple iBook Clamshell
CPU: PowerPC G3 466mhz
RAM: 576 MiB
Graphics: ATI Rage Mobility 128 (8 MiB SDRAM)
Hard drive: Team 16 GiB SSD
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger"
« Last Edit: July 17, 2011, 06:22:46 PM by frostee »
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General Disarray

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2011, 07:08:57 PM »
To answer the actual question, The only computer I have in operation right now consists of the following:

Athena
CPU: i7 2600k @ 4.5GHz
Mobo: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3
RAM: G-Skill RipjawsX 1600MHz CL8
Graphics: XFX 5850 Black Edition @ 925MHz
HDD: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue
Cooling: Corsair H60
OS: Win7 Ultimate
PSU: Corsair GS600W

Thales
My backup/justforfun computer is the old one:
CPU: C2Q 8200
Mobo: Asus P5E-VM-HDMI
RAM: 4GB Kingston
PSU: Antec 650W Earthwatts
HDD: Idon'tevenknow 40GB

The names are from some Sci-fi book I read a while ago, I think it was by Clarke.
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Parsifal

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2011, 07:14:05 AM »
I made a new friend today. It doesn't follow my Star Wars naming convention because I set it up at work, and followed our nautical/marine naming convention there.

--- tentacool ---
Model: KVM virtual machine (i686)
CPU: Unsure, don't know how to get that info from Hurd
RAM: 1 GiB
Hard drive: 15 GB emulated IDE
Operating system: Debian GNU/Hurd "sid"

Will be adding this to the OP shortly.
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Lorddave

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2011, 07:49:47 AM »
I am a terrible person and I am a typical Blowhard Liberal for being wrong about Bom.

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Theodolite

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2011, 08:05:49 AM »
I am the only non-virgin to have posted in this thread. Prove me wrong.
I am currently having sex on a regular basis.
Ah that will be why your post was just a simple "I have one computer" post. Not a "I have several computers which I name after star wars characters and here are the manufacturers names for the pieces inside and  ... where are you going darling?"

I agree, knowing how something works specifically is stupid.  All you need is to have a vague understanding that it does work, and then argue about how it works based on your imagination.

I think computer manufacturers program the computers so that they display incorrect information, in a conspiracy to trick you...
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Parsifal

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2011, 05:02:52 PM »
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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Lorddave

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2011, 05:51:51 PM »
You mean pokemon:

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Tentacool_(Pokémon)

Thanks, Captain Obvious.
Well I thought some may be confused in thinking you named it after something cool.
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Hessy

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2011, 08:53:14 PM »
Upcoming computer (parts shipping as I type)

CPU: i5 2500k
Mobo: Biostar TP67XE
RAM: 2x4gb Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz 9-9-9-24
Graphics: EVGA GTX 570 SuperClocked
HDD: Western Digital Blue 500gb 7200RPM SATA III
Cooling: Corsair H60
OS: Win7 Home Premium
PSU: Antec High Current Gamer HCG-900 900 Watt Bronze+
Case: Azza Solano Full Tower'


How's the H60 by the way, GD?

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 @ 3.9GHz
Mobo: ASUS M2N68-AM SE2
RAM: 2x2GB DDR2
Graphics: EVGA GTX 460 768mb
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 500gb 7200RPM
OS: Win7 Home Premium
PSU: Coolermaster 550 watt
Case: CoolerMaster Centurion 5
Sound: ASUS Xonar DS 7.1

Old, Inherited Build

CPU: Pentium IV
Mobo: ASUS thing
RAM: 2x512mb DDR
Graphics: ATI Radeon 9600
HDD: 3 Random crappy IDE drives
OS: Windows XP 32-bit
PSU: Generic 450 watt
Sound: Creative Soundblaster 5.1 or something

I also have an old Dell Dimension 3000 with a Pentium IV, ATI Radeon 9300, 2gb DDR RAM, and other crap.

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2011, 08:24:32 PM »
--- Deus Ex Machina ---
My first self-purchased desktop. Bought the components all new ~2005 with my hard-earned money from making Subway sandwiches while at high school.
Model: Custom built
CPU: Something cool that got upgraded to something cooler.
RAM: 2 GB
Hard drive: 125 GB for operating system and programs + 500 GB for my documents/files et cetera. Since then, I've added over 4 TB of additional space.
Operating system: Windows XP
Additional: Tower has shiny black car paint finish for a window on the left side + a cylindrical electric plasma light that smelled like ozone when you turned it on.[/b]
In 2005, it was "teh shit". Also was my single largest purchase until buying a car this year.


--- Ankh ---
My first and only laptop. Also the first computer on which I got to try out Vista.
Model: No Clue
CPU: Forget
RAM: 2 GB I think
Hard drive: 250 GB
Operating system: Vista:Aids

I use it primarily for word processing at school.

--- the dinosaur --- [nickname, not the actual name of the computer]
Not mine, it's my parents' old computer that I played crappy games on when I was 6.
  • If I open mspaint twice, it would crash. It could barely handle Rodent's Revenge, Ski Free, and Chip's Challenge.
  • It got it's nickname from the garbled sound it makes whenever it is working hard (when ever it is on). When the noises of the hard drive began, it sounded like gears twisting into a destructive mess. Now it sounds like a velociraptor chewing on a mangled rusty car.
  • It takes 7-10 minutes to reach the boot up screen.
  • The mouse lags horribly (without clicking anything).
  • The screen is smaller than my cat.
...Nothing important is on there that hasn't been backed up. From over here I can see it says "Gateway" on it.

I dare not touch it.
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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2011, 10:53:02 AM »
You mean pokemon:

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Tentacool_(Pokémon)

Thanks, Captain Obvious.
Well I thought some may be confused in thinking you named it after something cool.
It is cool.
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Hessy

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2011, 01:17:50 PM »

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Re: Introduce your team
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2011, 07:01:33 PM »
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