Voices from Russia

Friday, 9 August 2013

9 August 2013. Computer Still in the Lair of the Local Geeks… May be Crank Motherboard

sick computer

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As of today, my faithful machine is still upso (Korean for tits up, knackered, and bollixed up) and offline. My geek says that it may be a crank motherboard. I’ve learnt somthing that I’d like to pass on to you. If you’re a serious internet poster, have a backup machine handy, preferably a laptop. Nicky and I priced out laptops, and a Dell unit with four gigs of RAM and 320 gigs on the hard-drive (the same as my present desktop) costs 280 bucks, which translates out to 375 bucks after tax, extended warranty, and antivirus subscription. I’d advise everyone to do this (it allows you to send the main unit in for semi-annual maintenance, debugging, and cleaning… necessary, but takes a workweek to do right, per my geek). As for my desktop, my geek says that I should have a 64-bit, 16 gig RAM, 1 tera hard-drive machine. Navada knows what he’s talking about… but that won’t be until the Fourth Quarter of this year (such a setup costs 1,200 cool ones, after all). By then, the new version of Windows 8 should be out, with some of the kinks worked out of it.

I’ll be back! God willing, soon…

BMD

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