I want a couple of these to play with

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by -=rjh=-, Jun 29, 2006.

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    -=rjh=- Guest

    Neat - XScale, 500MB flash, 128MB RAM, sound, 4 USB host, Wifi,
    ethernet, PCI, and in a 44x66mm package - and all for $47US ea/10,000

    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=32703

    Anybody want the other 9998 units? :-(

    There must be 1001 uses for some of these around the home.
     
    -=rjh=-, Jun 29, 2006
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    Mercury Guest

    Put me down for a dozen.
     
    Mercury, Jun 29, 2006
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    EMB Guest

    And I'll take another dozen, and can probably convince one of my
    colleagues to take 50 (he's greedy).
     
    EMB, Jun 29, 2006
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    Shank Guest

    Hmmm. I'll take 2. That's 78 (possibly) so far. 9822 to go.

    Come on people. Sign up for a pure geek toy. Even if you don't know what
    to do with it, just having it sitting on your desk would establish
    yourself in the hallowed halls of geekdom. Just think of the perks. You
    need never worry about life again. 'Cause you won't have one. Or
    girl/boyfriends. Or party invitations. You'll lose your ability to eat
    anything other than takeaways or chocolate coated coffee beans, or drink
    anything other than strong coffee or Jolt Cola. You'll never be able to
    have a normal conversation without again the other person gazing blankly
    into space, desperately trying to think up an excuse to leave while you
    pepper your conversation with coding terms, flaming vi in favor of
    emacs, and generally turning yourself into the second most boring person
    on earth after Paris Hilton.

    But on the plus side, you will be eco-friendly by saving heaps of water
    as you will forget to bathe for weeks at a time. You'll save oodles of
    money by never having to date again or entertain anyone and you'll save
    on power because you'll completely forget how to cook and will survive
    on takeaways. You'll probably also save on insurance premiums as you'll
    likely die younger through unhealthy eating habits. No need to spend
    money on sunscreen, as you'll never see the sun again. Likewise
    cosmetics will get the heave-ho, as well as expensive designer clothes.

    Wow, with all this saving, you should be able to afford all 9822 excess
    units.

    So, come on now. Just write a cash cheque for $481278, send it to me and
    I'll put the order in as soon as the cheque has cleared.

    Be quick. Uber-geekdom is within your grasp.

    Rob (who's tongue is not in his cheek as it is hanging out and drooling
    at the possibility someone might actually take him seriously.)
     
    Shank, Jun 29, 2006
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    Shane Guest

    I was going to take 1 (hey Im a student!) but the aerials are far too small.
    I need at least a wok sized aerial supplied if Im going to buy one of these
     
    Shane, Jun 29, 2006
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    -=rjh=- Guest

    Actually, I assumed the aerials shown weren't included.

    And anyway, a wok sized aerial is going to look a little out of place
    when you use one of these as an in-car mp3 player.

    OTOH would be damn useful if you were using these to set up
    neighbourhood wifi.
     
    -=rjh=-, Jun 29, 2006
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  7. Hi there,

    Are you offering to pay for the whole 10000? I'll gladly
    relieve you of the other 9998 if thats the case! :)

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    Kind regards,

    Chris Wilkinson, Brisbane, Australia.
    Anyone wishing to email me directly can remove the obvious
    spamblocker, and replace it with t p g <dot> c o m <dot> a u
     
    Chris Wilkinson, Jun 30, 2006
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    Redbaiter Guest

    Shane Howearth is nothing but a 38 year old bludger and born loser
    posing as a student..
     
    Redbaiter, Jun 30, 2006
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    Shane Guest


    Heh I was being funny :)
    A wok sized aerial would defeat the purpose of a credit card sized pda:)
     
    Shane, Jun 30, 2006
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  10. T'was the 29 Jun 2006 17:55:36 -0700 when I remembered "Redbaiter"
    <> saying something like this:

    <snip comment>

    How come nz.general is flooding into nz.comp?
     
    Waylon Kenning, Jun 30, 2006
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    Don Hills Guest

    EITHER
    You know how diarrhea splatters...

    OR
    It's just Red stalking Shane again...
     
    Don Hills, Jun 30, 2006
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    -=rjh=- Guest

    Sort of like some horror slipping through from some other dimension.
     
    -=rjh=-, Jun 30, 2006
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  13. Dam a slash dot by NZ.COMP, the sites down at the moment

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    Collector»NZ, Jun 30, 2006
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    -=rjh=- Guest

    Not just The Enquirer, for me, about half the internet is down at the
    moment.
     
    -=rjh=-, Jul 1, 2006
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    Redbaiter Guest

    Gee, there's Don Hills, the hypocrite who claims about abuse, referring
    to other users as diarrhea...
    Yes, well its no surprise to see your hatred of those who advocate for
    freedom is so intense your prepared to seek an alliance with Shane
    Howearth, the gutless coward who makes threats to destroy the online
    businesses of posters whose views he disgree with. You make a good
    pair, completely devoid of morals and decency and principles the both
    of you.
     
    Redbaiter, Jul 1, 2006
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    Shane Guest

    Last year I was Chris Davis, Last Week I was Shane Hobson, gawd knows who I
    am this week
     
    Shane, Jul 1, 2006
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    Redbaiter Guest

    In reply to Shane
    You're Shane Howearth of 9 Lanarch Street Hamilton, and you're a
    gutless coward who spends his time on usenet issuing malicious
    threats to destroy the online businesses of users you don't like.
     
    Redbaiter, Jul 1, 2006
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    BTMO Guest

    Not possible.

    "Unlike you, I'm not so overwhelmed by my own sense of self importance that
    I think what is written to usenet is anything more
    than trivia that floats off in the wind."

    Now ... who was it that said that??
     
    BTMO, Jul 1, 2006
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    ~tricky~ Guest

    Sigh.

    <engages killfile>
     
    ~tricky~, Jul 1, 2006
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    ~tricky~ Guest

    Didn't I just killfile you?

    Ahh, I see, like most trolls, you use multiple 'return to' addies.

    <plonk again>
     
    ~tricky~, Jul 1, 2006
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