Despite Imminent Retirement, More Users Move to Windows XP

Pc's are great as long as they are working? I did a little stint in a central repair facility. They had a setup they called the bed of nails. It was for testing custom made multi layer printed circuit boards. You told it what board you were testing and specific (sharp pointed) nails would be positioned so they contacted the back side of the circuit board. A vacuum held the board down and test signals were sent though the nails. The diagnostic routine would tell you what section of the board was defective, sometimes even what chip or component on the board wasn't working. pretty cool stuff, but I only got to watch.
 

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And now everybody tells us that XP and machines for it are obsolete ? My not so smart cell phone is 100s of times more powerful than computer that sent people to the moon. Whole NASA was working of a 9 module Cray computer which couldn't play "simplest game.
Did anybody see a mechanical TDC (Torpedo Data Center) on a WWII "Gato" submarine or mechanical plot computer on battleship Missouri ?, 12 tonnes of cogs, gears and levers just ti hurl a 2 tonne projectile in general direction of target,
 

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Coke, you are right. It is amazing what they could do in 69 with the limited means they had. They were real heros putting their lives on the line with such a flimsy infrastructure.
 

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Pc's are great as long as they are working? I did a little stint in a central repair facility. They had a setup they called the bed of nails. It was for testing custom made multi layer printed circuit boards. You told it what board you were testing and specific (sharp pointed) nails would be positioned so they contacted the back side of the circuit board. A vacuum held the board down and test signals were sent though the nails. The diagnostic routine would tell you what section of the board was defective, sometimes even what chip or component on the board wasn't working. pretty cool stuff, but I only got to watch.

I had to build some of them. The nail bed is easy it was the tester that was the bear.
 

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    lenovo W530
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    512 gb ssd
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This topic is getting boring, can one of you good folks (you know those without a brain problem (like me)) come up with something else we can all make fun of, or at least see if we can. . .:party:
 

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    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
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Lee, may I suggest the jokes thread. ;)
 

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    5 SSDs and 12 HDs
It did go a little off topic, sorry about that.

in other news rumor has it that Microsoft has decided to speed up their OS development cycle by rebranding Windows XP as Windows 9. :p
 

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
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    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
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    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
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    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
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    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
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    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
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It did go a little off topic, sorry about that.

in other news rumor has it that Microsoft has decided to speed up their OS development cycle by rebranding Windows XP as Windows 9. :p
That would sure make a couple of people (at least a couple) extremely happy. . .:dinesh:
 

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It did go a little off topic, sorry about that.

in other news rumor has it that Microsoft has decided to speed up their OS development cycle by rebranding Windows XP as Windows 9. :p

They are finally getting smart. :roflmao:
 

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in other news rumor has it that Microsoft has decided to speed up their OS development cycle by rebranding Windows XP as Windows 9.

Sounds good to me!!! :D
 

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Cool to see other ppl that had the headache of all those wires :D I did business phone systems for many years, what's important is the color code which is 10 colors that are "wrapped"in a binder group using the color code. Blue, orange ,green ,brown, slate.... then white, red, black, yellow, violet. OK sorry way off topic but is nice to find other ppl here that know and have used this before. I wonder who came up with this fairly easy way to ID thousands of wires.
MIKLO
 

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Cool to see other ppl that had the headache of all those wires :D I did business phone systems for many years, what's important is the color code which is 10 colors that are "wrapped"in a binder group using the color code. Blue, orange ,green ,brown, slate.... then white, red, black, yellow, violet. OK sorry way off topic but is nice to find other ppl here that know and have used this before. I wonder who came up with this fairly easy way to ID thousands of wires.
MIKLO

lol, I had that memorized, white blue, white orang, white green, white brown, white slate, red blue, red orange, .... Those colors were picked so even people like me, that are partially color blind, can still tell them apart. The only ones that really gave me problems were the pair that had a blue wire with a violet stripe and a violet wire with a blue stripe.
 

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All look the same 2ME!


alphanumeric;) I'm really surprised you were able to do being colored blind,you are in fact the first person I have heard say they could do. I sure agreesome color binders were harder to see than others. Very cool:cool: I don't talk to a lot of ppl that understand the color code and the rest don't give a S%#T lol.MIKLO
 

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    Dell
I'm only partially color blind. They call it red green color deficiency, but I can see red and green just fine. Turquoise I can't see, its either looks blue or green to me. Shades or grey can be a problem and similar colors under dim light. Most of the time its a none issue for me. Other than colored wires, resistor color codes could be tricky to read. If in doubt I'd just dig out my OHM meter to make sure I read it correctly. As far as the wire color code goes, once you know what colors are used, and what colors aren't used, its pretty easy to sort out what color is what. I didn't make any more mistakes than anyone else with good color vision.
 

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alphanumeric;) I'm really surprised you were able to do being colored blind,you are in fact the first person I have heard say they could do. I sure agreesome color binders were harder to see than others. Very cool:cool: I don't talk to a lot of ppl that understand the color code and the rest don't give a S%#T lol.MIKLO

Please use normal fonts. This hurts my bad eyes.
 

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@MIKLO Do you need glasses?
 

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alphanumeric;) I'm really surprised you were able to do being colored blind,you are in fact the first person I have heard say they could do. I sure agreesome color binders were harder to see than others. Very cool:cool: I don't talk to a lot of ppl that understand the color code and the rest don't give a S%#T lol.MIKLO

Please use normal fonts. This hurts my bad eyes.
Darn. . .something we agree on. Have to high light it so I can read it. . .:thumbsup:
 

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    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
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    ATI Radeon HD 5450
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:eek:This is my Win XP 32 bit on 3.25 GB of RAM. SAM_4021, 1080.jpg
 

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