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Name: Former 'A_Pickle' Cucumber
Location: Tajikistan Tajikistan
Member Since: Mar 22, 2005, 04:39pm EST (17.7 years ago)
Last Login: Sep 24, 2019, 09:00pm EDT

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I'm a computer enthusiast. I'm really interested in the interplay of hardware and software across a great many computing platforms. I would really like to see a lot more thought put into the design of computer systems and software interoperability between the server, desktop and laptop, and mobile. I really feel that the PC, and PC-like devices are capable of doing the majority of tasks best.

I'm hoping that I can make my dream of interoperable hardware and software a reality someday. Imagine, computing that actually worked? :D

It's popular to list system specs here, and mine don't suck. I grew ever tired of lugging desktops to LAN parties, so I began to consider laptops. That said, I didn't want to spend money on a new computer that was even with my two year old desktop, so I decided I'd be willing to pay as**tload of cash. So I did, and bought a Dell Inspiron E1705... which turned out to be a pretty gruesome mistake. It wasn't bad, but Nvidia's Vista drivers blew chunks, and the single, 80 GB hard drive made video editing an arduous task.

So I bought an Alienware m5790, one of the best expenditures that an Airman fresh out of Air Force Basic Military Training could make. $4,000 well spent, they don't install bloatware, and their systems are intelligently designed. Not only do I have a fast-ass graphics card with working drivers, I have two hard drives and a numeric keypad. That's right, a numeric keypad.

Palm Treo Pro - Pad
- Qualcomm MSM7501A 528 MHz
- 80 MB RAM
- 256 MB Storage
- 32 GB Patriot MicroSDHC card
- 320x320 Glossy Resistive Touchscreen Display
- Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard

Primary Computing - Sagan
- Intel Core i7 3770, 3.4 GHz
- AMD Radeon HD 6850 1 GB
- OCZ Agility 3 60 GB SATA III SSD
- Hitachi 7K1000 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA II HDD
- Hitachi 7K1000 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA II HDD
- 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 RAM
- ASUS 1920x1080 LCD Monitor
- Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
- Silverstone Kublai KL04B

HP Pavilion dv6-1359wm - Feynman
- Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, 2.2 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2
- 4 GB DDR2-667 SDRAM
- 250 GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD
- Intel HD Graphics
- 1280x800 Glossy LCD Display
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Litecoin Miner #1 - Gold
- AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, 2.8 GHz
- 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600
- OCZ Agility 3 60 GB SATA III SSD
- AMD Radeon HD 7850
- AMD Radeon HD 7850
- Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Dell Dimension 8300: Pickle Edition - Skeletor (It has no side panels)
- RIP, Skeletor, 2003-2011. Taken too soon.
- Intel Pentium 4C, 3.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2
- 4 GB DDR-400 SDRAM
- 80 GB 7200 RPM EIDE HDD
- 250 GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD
- ATI Radeon HD 4650, 1 GB, AGP
- Windows XP Professional

I'm also something of a gun hobbyist, currently in possession of a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, a Sako bolt-action .30-06 rifle, and a Ruger 10/22 -- my first ever firearm, which I received from my father when I was 13. :)

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