new computer on the way

I don't buy computers often. I'm good at teasing *years* out of them. πŸ˜€

My old desktop of many years fatally dropped dead Sunday night with an electrical "pop". It will be scavenged for parts and retired. I bought it years ago at Intrex.

I like generic store-built computers. They are strong and easily upgradeable. Many computer stores, like Intrex, will build you a machine without Windows. Why pay for it when the interest isn't there? I always like to joke around by saying "why buy a computer with a virus already installed on it?" :p

I got such long and good service from my last Intrex store-built machine, that it was natural to return there for another. It will be ready in a few days, then I can come back to MyOpera and brag about it. I so seldom buy a whole new machine that this is a real event for me. I thought about mail ordering a computer, but both the Linux retailers I visited did not offer a parts breakdown on the website. I want to know the brand name and model number of every single major part in it. It's not good enough to just say "1 TB hard drive". I want to see something like "Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1TB SATA III Hard Drive, 64MB Buffer". :up:

Both times I have ordered a computer from Intrex, I've been asked "you know you have not selected an operating system for it, right?" They just want to be sure you're not fucking up making a mistake.

More news when the bitch comes in. πŸ™‚

11 responses to “new computer on the way

  1. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    "why buy a computer with a virus already installed on it?"

    The drawl. I wanna hear it with the thick Southern drawl.:jester: Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    They just want to be sure you're not fucking up making a mistake.

    LOL! That's awesome. I love a potty mouth. I can't wait to see a spec sheet on the new kit! Pictures of the interior would be most excellent, as well.By the way, I've noticed there's no Starbucks in that picture of storefronts. How can this be? I thought they were everywhere…

  2. I wish there was an Intrex near me.

  3. My office computer died a few weeks ago…and I pushed my IT guys into getting me the Lenovo X201 – completely souped up πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :DThey'd never go for building your own system…plus my main criteria was LESS THAN 3LBS! NO NEGOTIATION!And then I burst into tears. Totally got my own way πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  4. Long time back i went to uni and because i have dyslexia (like the spell check on my mobile) the uni had a grant to buy me any thing i may need to make life easier. Well my dyslexia is very mild and a dictionary sorts it. But after a meeting with the IT chap. he being a very nice bloke found out I was doing art degree so he ordered me loads of really powerful computer stuff top of the range mac3 (they had just come out ). He told the fund people it needed to be so powerful as it had some program that i spoke and it typed in it. In fact i never even loaded that program and it was stuffed with photo shop 4. So thats how long ago. Any way Β£4grands worth all told. On the day it was delivered to halls and set up i noticed a big red switch on the back that said danger warning skulls crosses the lot, do not touch! Well You guessed it I did and there was a loud pop and smell of burning the switch I found out changed it from UK power ac/dc to USA power which is different Im told. Luckly after much bull shit to suppliers they told me that it must be the cooling fan had dust in it and it was a common problem and so they sent a new one. I must have a charmed life. ")

  5. I think you have earned a new computer my friend :yes:

  6. Additionally, you know what I hate about branded windows installed computers? The amount of crap the OEM installs by default.Demo software, backup software and goodness knows what. Too bad you can assemble laptops yourself.

  7. "why buy a computer with a virus already installed on it?"

    :up:Originally posted by decodedthought:

    Additionally, you know what I hate about branded windows installed computers? The amount of crap the OEM installs by default.

    yeah… I got that crap on my HP laptop

  8. Originally posted by 0x29a:

    The drawl. I wanna hear it with the thick Southern drawl.

    Well, you're talking to the right person for that. We'll have to talk on the phone one day. You'll get a kick out of itHere's how my accent got so thick. When I was a teenager/20-something, I got embarrassed about the accent (now I don't give a shit). I wanted to talk what's called "general American", which is what a lot of national newscasters use. I got a phonetics book and purged the mother out. I, indeed, could talk "neutral". The thing is, after you do something like that, then you forget about it for awhile, the former accent comes back 10 times stronger, and that's where I am today. Mouths drop open when I work in the northeast.The only time this thing bothers me is when somebody thinks I'm a dumbass because of the way I talk. They can't imagine the Southerner might have read a few of the Great Books, and can maybe even speak another language, and have read some of the Great Books in it, too. HOWEVER, the dumbass Southerner routine has served me well several times, usually in the big northeast cities, when somebody wants to take advantage of me. I put on my best Gomer Pyle/Forrest Gump routine, and they usually end up giving up and walking away shaking their head and waving their hands in the air. Another plus, the accent HAS gotten me laid a few times, well, that's been a *few* years ago, lol.Originally posted by 0x29a:

    I love a potty mouth.

    I do, too! That's why I put some extra shit in the lines above. πŸ˜† BTW, I have a very good Iranian net friend who is a profanity master. We help each other out in learning news ways to swear. Profanity with an ESL twist is adorable!

  9. Originally posted by hungryghost:

    my main criteria was LESS THAN 3LBS! NO NEGOTIATION!

    They should have gotten you a 6lb machine with a couple of helium "heart" balloons tied to and floating above it. "Love you HG. We got it down to 3. From: your friends in IT." :heart: Originally posted by Stevepr203:

    there was a loud pop and smell of burning the switch I found out changed it from UK power ac/dc to USA power which is different Im told.

    I did that once. I had been in Madrid most of the summer where it is 220v. Then I went to Barcelona where it was 110v (who knows!) I was in an ancient hotel where I plugged in some do-hickey and blew out the power on the entire 2nd floor. I hid in my room till the yelling out in the hall ran it's course. Good story about your grant Mac. :up: Originally posted by Shaunak:

    you know what I hate about branded windows installed computers? The amount of crap the OEM installs by default.

    It actually shocks me when I boot a new Windows computer. It's like an advertising pop-up fiesta.I kind of miss the old days when the commercial icons were for easy stuff like AT&T Worldnet, AOL, and Juno. I still have a Juno e-mail address out of nostalgia for their weird-as-hell 1990's services.

  10. guharoysoumik1986

    Many computer stores, like Intrex, will build you a machine without Windows. Why pay for it when the interest isn't there? I always like to joke around by saying "why buy a computer with a virus already installed on it?<—- I agree with u mate

  11. I would have popped the balloons, and made them breathe it in so they could squeak back at me…"The 3lb machine is on the way!"

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