[rescue] Re: Macs & IDE vs. SCSI

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Mon Apr 14 10:43:45 CDT 2003

On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 11:18:45AM -0400, Andrew Weiss wrote:
> On Sunday, April 13, 2003, at 04:46 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
> >  - The notion of being "unique" by doing what everyone else in their 
> >crowd does is
> >    pretty silly.
> >
> Agree

Which is widely applicable to many, many things.

> >  - Computers are tools, not toys.
> >
> Hmm I think computers are both.  We wouldn't really have a  rescue list 
> without the notion that computers are toys as well as tools.  I can 
> think of only a few things more fun than rescuing an old machine and 
> learning about it inside and out (it may not be that useful to me for 
> what I do in life, but I don't care)  I have no use for my Crimson 
> right now but I pay for the juice to keep it on because I love it plain 
> and simple.  It's there for me to putter around with.  Some day I may 
> actually need it who knows?

heh.  I wish I could spare the money to pay for the juice to run my
E3000.  I have *lots* of uses for it.  Like, it has the CPU horsepower
to run my disk arrays in RAID5 mode instead of striped and still push
data at wire speed.

I'm with you on the whole case-modding crowd, though.  A nice paint job
on the case? Sure.  It doesn't have to be a beige eyesore.  Case
windows?  Custom paint jobs on heatsinks?  Fans with LEDs embedded in the
blades?  Fluorescent lights inside the case?  Come *on*.  A machine with
all that crap looks as silly as these slammed rice-rockets that
high-center on speedbumps and can't get in and out of parking lots
without scraping hard bits.

(I've got a design in my head for a PC case that wouldn't even *look*
 like a case ... but that's another story.  It's designed to look cool
 and be functional, not just to look cool.)

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