How many computers do you use?

Dane D.

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How many computers do you use? I use 6 computers from a G3/300 B/W to an 1.25Ghz eMac. I average about 13 hrs per SETI unit, because of the G3. If it wasn't in the mix I could drop it to 11 hrs. Oh, for you PowerBook user running SETI (my's a 667 G4), run a small fan across the PB to keep the internal fan from kicking in. They run hot, I set my PB on rubber erasers (the pink old fashion ones) to gain airflow underneath the PB. Plus the PB doesn't slide around anymore.
 

GodBless

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Jan 22, 2005
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Dane D. said:
How many computers do you use? I use 6 computers from a G3/300 B/W to an 1.25Ghz eMac. I average about 13 hrs per SETI unit, because of the G3. If it wasn't in the mix I could drop it to 11 hrs. Oh, for you PowerBook user running SETI (my's a 667 G4), run a small fan across the PB to keep the internal fan from kicking in. They run hot, I set my PB on rubber erasers (the pink old fashion ones) to gain airflow underneath the PB. Plus the PB doesn't slide around anymore.
I don't and won't do anything for SETI. If extraterrestrial life existed God would have told us from the beginning. ;) All in all it is a waste of time and a waste of your life for an empty cause.
 

HiRez

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Jan 6, 2004
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GodBless said:
I don't and won't do anything for SETI. If extraterrestrial life existed God would have told us from the beginning. ;) All in all it is a waste of time and a waste of your life for an empty cause.
Are you serious or joking? In any case, the computers are doing all the work, it's not a waste of my time! I'm not running SETI now, but I've had this dual G5 sitting around, seems like I should put it to work. I do agree though, the time is probably better spent with something closer to home and more immediately useful, like protein folding.
 

ham_man

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My PowerBook; the kitchen PC, to test the internet, and the school computer (I consider it one because there are hundreds, and that would skew the results... :rolleyes: )...
 

dmw007

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May 26, 2005
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I use 6 (4 are mine) computers at home and many, many different ones at work. Altogether we have 7 computers (at last count) sitting around in my families house! Primarily (95% of the time) I use my Power Mac G5. At work I use about ~16 computers (All Dells :eek: ).
 

zelmo

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Jul 3, 2004
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Mac since 7.5
1.33GHz PowerBook G4 - all but maybe 10 hrs/wk, when it is asleep during commute time.
800MHz iMac G4 - 24/7.
700MHz iMac G4 - 24/7, just added a few days ago.

all of 'em working on those darn Tinkers!
 

joepunk

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Aug 5, 2004
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My PB, the iMac at my parents home, and at my University I shall count as 2, 1 for the Mac Graphic Labs and the other for the regular computer labs and rental laptops from the library.
 

Jahmontee

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Jul 15, 2005
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Los Angeles
7 Total...G5 Dual 2.7ghz, G4 Dual 1.0ghz, G4 Single 1.0ghz, G4 1.33ghz Powerbook, Pentium 4 1.7Ghz, Pentium 4 2.0Ghz, & a
Pentium 3 933Mhz

I make music and all these Computers serve a specific purpose
as either Nodes, Synthizers, Samplers, VST Hosts, and of course Recording
and Sequencing.

Jahmontee
 

Dane D.

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Great to see all them...

Great to see all them computers put to use. Heres my list:
G3/300B/W (mine)
2-G4/450 (work)
G4/466 (work)
G4/667 (work)
1.25 ghz eMac (son's)

Maybe I'm a dreamer but just maybe there is life out. Yes I know I should help mankind with protein folding; but I find the search for other life more interesting. Besides those computers at work are not used any more.
 

EJBasile

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Apr 20, 2004
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At home:
-My PowerBook- See sig.
-Dell 4550 P4 2.53ghz (rarely)

At Work:
-Dell Latitude D600 w/ 21" IBM CRT
-Various Dell Desktop Computers- The hospital bought 19" LCD monitors for them so I can't complain too much about them.

Can't forget my original Apple PowerBook 140. Too bad the HD died, it worked until a couple years ago :(
 

Chip NoVaMac

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Dec 25, 2003
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Northern Virginia
HiRez said:
Are you serious or joking? In any case, the computers are doing all the work, it's not a waste of my time! I'm not running SETI now, but I've had this dual G5 sitting around, seems like I should put it to work. I do agree though, the time is probably better spent with something closer to home and more immediately useful, like protein folding.
I have chosen to be a part of the folding effort as opposed to the SETI effort. One has to chose which effort they feel has the most benefit.
 

tangerineyum

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Feb 16, 2005
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Ontario, CA
GodBless said:
I don't and won't do anything for SETI. If extraterrestrial life existed God would have told us from the beginning. ;) All in all it is a waste of time and a waste of your life for an empty cause.
The same way we were told about native americans ? :rolleyes: Definitely not the right forum for that response, nor is it very polite to criticize a fellow mac user. What he/she does with their own machine is none of our business.
 

barneygumble

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Apr 18, 2005
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GodBless said:
I don't and won't do anything for SETI. If extraterrestrial life existed God would have told us from the beginning. ;) All in all it is a waste of time and a waste of your life for an empty cause.
That's funny i would have said god was an empty cause, oh well each to his own.

Anyway back on topic 3pc's - 1 at home (see sig) 2 at work, and 2 macs my parents ibook and powermac G4
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Pretty much just the two; an iMac and an iBook. Although, I do dabble a little on the PC in the house. I feel so dirty.

I'm pretty possessive when it comes to my Macs. Neither aliens nor God is allowed near them.
 

~Shard~

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Jun 4, 2003
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Myself and my fiance have 3 computers in our apartment - her PC, my old PC, now running as a Win2k3 Enterprise Server box, and my 17" 1.25 GHz G4 iMac. My fiance will be selling her PC soon and picking up a new iBook, whenever they're released. Otherwise, I guess I just use my PC at work 5 days out of the week. It runs XP and it's extremely stable - haven't had any issues with it at all.
 

MattG

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May 27, 2003
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I use a total of four computers just about every day.

Powerbook G4 12" -- The laptop they purchased for me at work. I use this everyday at home plus when I travel.

Powermac G5 DP 1.8ghz -- The desktop purchased for me at work...this is my main computer :)

Dell Latitude D800 laptop -- The (other) laptop purchased for me at work. I only use this when I absolutely need to ;)

Self-built AMD PC -- A PC I built for myself; the only computer I actually own. Its main use is for holding my iTunes library.

...and soon, I'll be adding a brand new iMac to my arsenal of computers at work!
 

risc

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Jul 23, 2004
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Melbourne, Australia
I have 2 machines I use here a Power Mac G5 and a PowerBook G4 1.67, at work I use heaps of machines, everything from cruddy P4s running Windows XP to Quad Opteron / 8 way Xeon boxes running Windows, SCO, Linux, whatever.
 

chv400

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Dec 16, 2003
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3 comnmputers
B&W 400mhz G3 as a second computer for age of empires/warcraft when i have friends over.

B&W w/600mhz G4 as my main computer

PC Tower 500mhz AMD K-6 for linux and the winowds only apps i have.
 

~Shard~

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chv400 said:
3 comnmputers
B&W 400mhz G3 as a second computer for age of empires/warcraft when i have friends over.

B&W w/600mhz G4 as my main computer

PC Tower 500mhz AMD K-6 for linux and the winowds only apps i have.
Sounds like it's time for you to buy a nice new Mac! ;) :)