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Everytime I buy a new desktop, the old one goes to the attic. That way when something blows up, I have a spare PC, or I can raid it for spare parts. Have been doing so for quite some time.
Good amount of IDE-cables in reserve. And network cables, phone cables, hubs, dead routers, a TV adapter for the 16-bits Nintendo. Books on Windows NT4. Can't remember the last time I actually needed an IDE-cable
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"If you just follow the bacon Eddy, wherever it leads you, then you won't have to think about politics." -- Some Bell.
One Android tablet
Two smart phones
I absolutely know where it went wrong, and I don't want to talk about it.
BTW, all of the desktops and laptops are running Linux.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
I've streamlined a bit over the last couple years...
1 MacBook Pro
1 Asus Chromebook
...the "kids" are now adults - on their own - with their own devices.
The Beer Prayer - Our lager, which art in barrels, hallowed be thy drink. Thy will be drunk, I will be drunk, at home as it is in the tavern. Give us this day our foamy head, and forgive us our spillage as we forgive those who spill against us. And lead us not to incarceration, but deliver us from hangovers. For thine is the beer, the bitter and the lager, for ever and ever. Barmen.
started the PC today, noticed a quiet rattle (normally in church mouse territory), figured it was a fan.
anyhoo shone me torch into it, see if something obvious like a cable that's shifted, ran a stress test to try and pick which fan, they sped up / slowed down as expected, nothing obvious except: on cool down the CPU fan slowed to a stop then even ran backwards before slowly starting again!!
but hang-on, CPU temps aren't going up, still going down???
stress test again, (if it didn't break the first time try harder) ...same thing.
during cool down CPU fan stopping, backwards and forwards.
then... looking at it closer, TA DA! huge relief!!
das blinken lichten!! ... torch (LED) frequency and fan rotation hitting dem happy harmonics.
LED torches look like steady light but are actually flashing on and off, however doing that faster than eyes can perceive. (and usually the cheap china torches blink way slower but still too fast for they eye to see - which is also why these lights often look weird on videos & photos.
as to the rattle - case fan, bearing/spindle wear (it's only 1 year old), but still working well albeit with that wee rattle (barely heard even without music on).
... plenty enough time to [order online and] replace at my 'leisure' (i.e. annoyance factor).
Yeah, you see that with modern cars "LED running lights" or "LED tail lights" when they appear on TV - sometimes they appear to blink instead of being continuous because of harmonies between the frame rate and the LED blink frequency.
Sent from my Amstrad PC 1640 Never throw anything away, Griff
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Case fans are low quality, always have to replace them. In fact I've got one 140mm fan I need to replace. I have the replacement fan but since replacement fan arrived the one failing quit making noise.
Give me coffee to change the things I can and wine to accept the things I cannot! JaxCoder.com