View Poll Results: If you had to live with one computer, what would it be?

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  • the latest one

    11 30.56%
  • a commadore 64

    1 2.78%
  • a playstation 2

    1 2.78%
  • an atari

    1 2.78%
  • a game boy

    0 0%
  • a palm pilot / psion

    1 2.78%
  • an IBM compatible PC w/ Windows

    11 30.56%
  • an IBM compatible PC w/ Linux

    4 11.11%
  • a mac

    2 5.56%
  • other (post below)

    4 11.11%

One Computer For The Rest Of Your Life

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    One Computer For The Rest Of Your Life

    If you had to live, locked in a room, with nothing but an infinate supply of food, water and a single computer, what would the computer be?
    Last edited by Brian; 10-09-2002 at 06:17 AM.

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    Well, as long as I'm able to run all the programs I need to without ANY problems

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    HAL9000

    no, on second thoughts better make it the female version - SAL9000

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    something that will never need updates (hence, not windows). I chose mac.
    Please direct all complaints regarding this post to the nearest brick wall Have a nice day.

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    the main problem with choosing windows is that we need to be able to reinstall periodically. If that's an option I have no problem with that. Otherwise I would need to go with linux.

    atari 2600 sounds appealing
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    i choose the cheapest pocket calculator.while u guys play on yer keyboards ill do sums and differences. ha! now see who got the better end of the deal.
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    I have to say I could not imagine living the rest of my life locked in a room, with an unlimited supply of food (must be a pretty big room), and a computer. Such a life, still very unfulfilling, would improve with human companionship, preferably of the opposite sex. (Sorry, I had to analyze it. ) Other than that, I'd go with some high, high end supercomputer so that it does not become obsolete in the next eighty or so years (not that that would be matter if I had no communication with the outside world).

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    OK you get one female, but she's mute (the best kind).

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    Originally posted by Brian
    she's mute (the best kind).
    damn skrate !!
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    it depends... internet access?

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    if i had a computer with no interent access i would jump out the window!
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    Look whos coming to dinner!


    You need to go back to when everyone used to like comps.

    You would need a speccy 48k, WITH rubber keyboard-none of the amstrad later ones.

    All the games were original and playable to death.

    Speccy, a mute girl, unlimited stella and food. Hmmmmm
    Such is life.

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    a sparc

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    To be honest i'd take my old computer, my 500mhz P3 dell with winxp and 512mb ram....

    You can't kill that thing lol.

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    I'd go for a 486-33 with Ultima Underworld.

    I think the idea on taking a woman is dangerous - what if she feels neglected and destroys the computer?

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