FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend for August 10, 2010


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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  about 9 years ago

    I hope Jason talks her into a $16,000 dream machine like the one I want…

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    tmt  about 9 years ago

    Geek alert!

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    possiblekim  about 9 years ago

    This will not end well Jason

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    Mitstan  about 9 years ago

    VistaBill: May I ask what that computer will do for you for $16,000????????

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    Yukoneric  about 9 years ago

    Alienware, or build one……………..

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    monkeyhead  about 9 years ago

    Tanya: it will be like any other computer, used to surf the internet, play games and very rarely any kind of work. And then in 6 months need to be upgraded!

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    twj0729  about 9 years ago

    It looks as though Jason has found a buddy and a mentor. It will be interesting to see where this goes.

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    boy123  about 9 years ago

    jasons in LOVE!!! with the computers

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    Xane_T  about 9 years ago

    I’ve always wondered why Jason didn’t build his own computer, but I figure he’s more of a software than a hardware expert.

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    BananaSlug  about 9 years ago

    Jason would hate me. Recently I worked for and eagerly pursued a very specific computer, and practically became its owner’s lackey until I’d earned from him enough to buy it.

    I know full well it could only support Winows 98.

    I had an excuse, though; all of the games from my childhood run very, very poorly on current systems. I wanted a spare computer for nostalgic gaming.

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    amingv  about 9 years ago

    Nice floppy drives… :)

    RE: $16k box A mac pro with everything can go well over US$16,000.00. It still carries the apple tax, and probably sucks more than equivalent non-mac PCs, but it’s still a pretty good machine to lust over.

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    ses1066  about 9 years ago

    While I have and love my iMac, my daily companion and indispensable tool is a 15 year old HP200LX, a DOS_5, PC-XT clone that uses a flash memory card as a HD. It has the best PIM (Personal Info Manager) I have ever seen. Sometimes a piece of technology reaches a pinnacle and nothing can replace it for the fans.

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    kab2rb  about 9 years ago

    We had to update since our old one decided it was enough. Sold old one on ebay. I’m thinking I might have to have a laptop since hubby and I share. And I’m heading towards online Jr. college. that is expensive.

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    zerotsm  about 9 years ago

    I have both a G5 Imac and a 3Ghz Duo Core running XP Pro that I built from parts. But I think the most trouble free machine I ever had was an old 386 running DOS 3.0

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    Frankr  about 9 years ago

    Kab Buch:

    Netbooks can do almost as much as laptops and cost less and are more portable.

    They’re more useful if one has a regular PC at home to sync with.

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    pgn674  about 9 years ago

    Why doesn’t Jason want to build his own? Or, well, build a family computer from parts he has his parents buy? Perhaps in 1999 building computers wasn’t as big…

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Gawd I’m feeling old

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    Furienna  about 9 years ago

    Jason sounds just like my brother. As soon as a new model of something comes along, the old one is “obsolete”. VHS is so obsolete too, according to him, just because there’s DVD and even Blue-Ray these days. Not to mention audio cassettes, since there’s now MP3. When I try to explain to him, that the old techniques have their advantages too, he doesn’t understand what I’m saying, or maybe he just doesn’t want to admit, that I might have a point.

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    Rakkav  about 9 years ago

    Maybe they should wait until the gurus come up with a $1,000 computer that can out-calculate the whole human race. Supposedly we should have that by mid-century, when Jason the mad genius will be truly old enough to make full use of it.

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