1. Post #1
    frontman001's Avatar
    January 2008
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    I think that my little computer setup here cannot get any worse. Ok here it is:

    Computer manufacturer: It's a "white box"
    OS: Windows 98 first edition
    Hardware: CPU= AMD Duron ~600mhz; GPU= NVIDIA Riva TNT2 32 mb; RAM= 64mb; Hard drive= 30gb; motherboard= ???
    Internet: Dial-up. connection speed= 19.2kbps - 26.0kbps; Download and upload speeds= <0.1 kbps - 4.0 kbps

    I use this thing everyday. It's not just some computer that my Dad use to have and I have a dell that I use, this thing is my life. I am posting on it right now. My dad refuses to get us faster internet or get me a new computer. He has everything he needs at his office, and when he's home, he uses his laptops. Yes it is plural. He has more than one and will not give any to me. For internet he uses his Sony Treo and connects to his computer and he has a little Verizon wireless internet card that he sticks in there. We aren't poor or anything, it's just that my parents insist on spending all their money on themselves. My mom just bought two $6000 granite counter tops for our kitchen. My dad has numerous computers and phones. I have a pre-paid phone and he has at least 3 Treos. I hate them.

    EDIT:Oh yeah I forgot. I asked for a new computer last christmas, guess what they got me. An iPod. :mad: I sold it to a kid at school for $100
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    Durabeam's Avatar
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    That sucks :(
    I would send you PC parts, but I don't want to pay for shipping. I have a spare 6200 lying around.
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  3. Post #3
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    Go buy your own.
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    You could always get a job and buy your own computer.

    frontman001 posted:
    My mom just bought two $6000 granite counter tops for our kitchen.
    Why two? So you can change them out when you're bored? :confused:
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    frontman001 posted:
    I think that my little computer setup here cannot get any worse. Ok here it is:

    Computer manufacturer: It's a "white box"
    OS: Windows 98 first edition
    Hardware: CPU= AMD Duron ~600mhz; GPU= NVIDIA Riva TNT2 32 mb; RAM= 64mb; Hard drive= 30gb; motherboard= ???
    Internet: Dial-up. connection speed= 19.2kbps - 26.0kbps; Download and upload speeds= <0.1 kbps - 4.0 kbps

    I use this thing everyday. It's not just some computer that my Dad use to have and I have a dell that I use, this thing is my life. I am posting on it right now. My dad refuses to get us faster internet or get me a new computer. He has everything he needs at his office, and when he's home, he uses his laptops. Yes it is plural. He has more than one and will not give any to me. For internet he uses his Sony Treo and connects to his computer and he has a little Verizon wireless internet card that he sticks in there. We aren't poor or anything, it's just that my parents insist on spending all their money on themselves. My mom just bought two $6000 granite counter tops for our kitchen. My dad has numerous computers and phones. I have a pre-paid phone and he has at least 3 Treos. I hate them.
    Go buy a 56K modem. They are incredibly cheap right now.
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    January 2008
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    pentium posted:
    Go buy a 56K modem. They are incredibly cheap right now.
    All modems are 56k modems basically. That's just the connection speed we get where I live.
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    How old are you? If it's really as bad as you described you could just get a job, buy everything for yourself and not give any to them. When they finally run out of money and can't buy what they want, you can rub it in their face.
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    jnivek3 posted:
    How old are you? If it's really as bad as you described you could just get a job, buy everything for yourself and not give any to them. When they finally run out of money and can't buy what they want, you can rub it in their face.
    That's what I (Not she) said.
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    Wow, your parents sound like bastards.
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    jnivek3 posted:
    How old are you? If it's really as bad as you described you could just get a job, buy everything for yourself and not give any to them. When they finally run out of money and can't buy what they want, you can rub it in their face.
    Well I'm 15 and turning 16 in the summer, and all the money I get I have to spend on my band. We probably have around $8000 in equipment and we need it all.

    EDIT: And my band and I had to pay for most of it. My parents only paid for like $200 of the $8000
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    Well you already have it (The equipment), you just said it.
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  12. Post #12
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    January 2008
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    Lord Ned posted:
    Well you already have it (The equipment), you just said it.
    You never have all the equipment you need. Never. Right now we are saving up to buy recording studio hours. It's $40 per hour and we need about 10 hours to make an album.

    Edit:

    Athena posted:
    You could always get a job and buy your own computer.



    Why two? So you can change them out when you're bored? :confused:
    When they're bored.
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    Athena posted:
    You could always get a job and buy your own computer.



    Why two? So you can change them out when you're bored? :confused:
    I change my countertops on Thursdays.
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  14. Post #14
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    January 2008
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    whoa guys. something weird just is happening with my computer. I refreshed the page and now everything looks as if I was browsing the internet on a Sega Dreamcast. I would take screen shots but due to the awfulness of my computer I don't even have that function.

    EDIT:ok now it's back. That has never happened. It looked like it was viewing Facepunch in like basic HTML or something.
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    frontman001 posted:
    whoa guys. something weird just is happening with my computer. I refreshed the page and now everything looks as if I was browsing the internet on a Sega Dreamcast. I would take screen shots but due to the awfulness of my computer I don't even have that function.
    Sounds like you're viewing the site without loading the CSS.
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  16. Post #16
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    Facepunch wasn't meant for 98's :(
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    Steal shit from your parents
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    Then what on earth are you doing on Facepunch? Did you register just to whine at us about a game you can't play? I don't get it.
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    I have a great computer, but my internet sucks balls. 54.0 Mbps sucks.
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    FPSDars posted:
    I have a great computer, but my internet sucks balls. 54.0 Mbps sucks.
    Re-read the original post before you say it sucks.
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  21. Post #21
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    NeoDement posted:
    Then what on earth are you doing on Facepunch? Did you register just to whine at us about a game you can't play? I don't get it.
    Well I have to whine. No one on the face of this earth can live with these specs and not complain, and Facepunch is the only place where people will know what I'm talking about. What kind of replies do you think I would get if I said that in a MyspaceIM Chat room?

    EDIT:Oh I don't plan on playing any games. It would just be nice if I could have more than one window or program running without my computer stalling for more than 10 seconds every time I press a button.
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  22. Post #22
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    "whats an internet" and "chk my sxc picz"?
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    NeoDement posted:
    Re-read the original post before you say it sucks.
    Holy shit, now I really feel sorry for the man. I say we raise money to buy him a new PC and better internets.
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  24. Post #24
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    January 2008
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    I wonder how long it would take me to download Crysis? Not run it, just download it from the internets.

    Edit:

    Ok it is 12 gigabytes I believe and my download speed is about 0.4kbps when downloading it indirectly from things i.e. from File Share and things like that. Hold on I'm doing some heavy math here...


    :O Good god...

    It would take me 347 days. Well I better get started!
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  25. Post #25
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    Just under a year? Nice.
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  26. Post #26
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    NeoDement posted:
    Just over a year? Nice.
    A year is 365. It would be just under not over.
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    I have fiber optics internet connection. It cost us 9k for one drop in our house. Something about kat5 wiring.
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    frontman001 posted:
    A year is 365. It would be just under not over.
    Oh yes. I can't read. I'm a bit tired, I thought your post said 367.
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  29. Post #29
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    January 2008
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    Arsonist! posted:
    I have fiber optics internet connection. It cost us 9k for one drop in our house. Something about kat5 wiring.
    One drop? what is a drop? and holy cow that has to be so epically fast I just don't know what to say. Does everything like TV and phone run through it also?
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    frontman001 posted:
    One drop? what is a drop? and holy cow that has to be so epically fast I just don't know what to say. Does everything like TV and phone run through it also?
    That would be a great idea to get a T1 phone, conversations are 100X faster so your daughter can talk on the phone and not cost a lot and you can have super quick phone sex.
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  31. Post #31
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    In my opinion, my computer's fucking incredible. But everyone who comes over to my house complains about how much it sucks.


    :(
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    King_of_Town posted:
    In my opinion, my computer's fucking incredible. But everyone who comes over to my house complains about how much it sucks.


    :(
    They know nothing about PC's.
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    I do just fine with an Athlon 64 3400+, 1GB of RAM, and a 7600GT, and I'm on Vista. But I still couldn't imagine consistently using anything worse than this; that would drive me insane.
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  34. Post #34
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    I don't have a videocard. :(
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    Combin0wnage posted:
    They know nothing about PC's.
    but ps3xbox260halo hurr hello
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    King_of_Town posted:
    In my opinion, my computer's fucking incredible. But everyone who comes over to my house complains about how much it sucks.


    :(
    You probably just have a slow internet connection, or the site to which they're trying to connect is slow and taking a long time to respond (like FP), so it's automatically: "OH MY GOD WHY IS YOUR CUMPOOTER SO SLOOW?" "...well actually that probably has more to do with the server providing this content-" "WHATEVER YOUR COMPUTER'S JUST STUPID"
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    Damn. That sucks. I don't know what I would do without my Verizon FiOS.
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  38. Post #38
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    January 2008
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    frontman001 posted:
    Facepunch wasn't meant for 98's :(
    Install linux it will seem to be faster, I use damn small linux sometimes on my old computer which is worse that yours. Luck you get a high download and bandwidth than I do 4.2 is the highest I get, 2.4 kb/s is my current.
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    I don't have a computer. :C
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    Yeah, that's a good idea. Look for the least intensive distro of Linux you can find and throw it on there. It'll be a bitch to download it, but at least you'll have a fully functioning piece of shit instead of a piece of shit that only functions as 98 sees fit.

    Edit:

    thereisno131 posted:
    I don't have a computer. :C
    Lies.
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