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Re: Another One Bites The Dust, and another ones gone....
« Reply #75 on: October 11, 2018, 12:59:31 AM »


About 200 mph. Or

splat!

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It is estimated that the human body will reach 99% of terminal
velocity after falling 1,880 feet (573 meters) which takes anywhere
from 10-14 seconds.  With normal posture and normal atmospheric
pressure, this is a speed between 117 and 125 miles per hour, or
approximately 54 meters per second.


14 * 33 => 462 feet

It takes talent for a skydiver to break 200 mph.  They have to stand up.
Dude might not have been doing more than 100.
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Another One Bites The Dust, and another ones gone, Merkel Quits !
« Reply #76 on: October 30, 2018, 05:02:28 PM »

Germanyís Angela Merkel says she wonít run again for party leader or chancellor


https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/europe/german-chancellor-angela-merkel-ready-to-step-down-from-party-leadership/2018/10/29/4bbf67da-db60-11e8-b3f0-62607289efee_story.html?noredirect=on
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Re: Another One Bites The Dust, and another ones gone....
« Reply #77 on: November 10, 2018, 12:53:59 PM »

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Retire from the US Supreme Court in January, 2019


https://www.smobserved.com/story/2018/11/09/politics/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-will-retire-from-the-us-supreme-court-in-january-2019/3658.html
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Re: Another One Bites The Dust, and another ones gone....
« Reply #78 on: November 14, 2018, 03:34:37 PM »
My laptop has sailed itís last cosmic voyage.

Iím going to be off the page as far as posting goes until
Iím able to procure a new way back machine from the
Amazon mother ship next Friday or the following Monday

Kathyís has done a drive by for me & showed me a deal
I passed

Looking for input here diners
Hook me up with your advice on a
Replacement laptop

Talk soon
Try to behave
I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why youíre here. Youíre here because you know something. What you know you canít explain, but you feel it. Youíve felt it your entire life, that thereís something wrong with the world.
You donít know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

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Re: Another One Bites The Dust, and another ones gone....
« Reply #79 on: November 14, 2018, 04:18:27 PM »
You probably don't want my advice. I'm hooked on Apple. I use MacBook Pro, the 13 inch. Pricey, but once you get used to Mac it's hard to use anything else. I have a Windows laptop for my little storage biz, but I don't love it. But it's a Samsung. Cheap, and it's been a good computer. Not close to new.
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Re: Another One Bites The Dust, and another ones gone....
« Reply #80 on: November 14, 2018, 05:58:07 PM »
My laptop has sailed itís last cosmic voyage.

Iím going to be off the page as far as posting goes until
Iím able to procure a new way back machine from the
Amazon mother ship next Friday or the following Monday

Kathyís has done a drive by for me & showed me a deal
I passed

Looking for input here diners
Hook me up with your advice on a
Replacement laptop

Talk soon
Try to behave

If you go to Computer Renaissance you can pickup good refurbished units for $100.  I got a little Linux unit from them which works great.

Spending a little more, the mid-range Dells get very high marks, around $500-$800.

If you're not concerned with portability, get a Big Screen All-in-One from Dell or HP.  All that Screen Real Estate is very eye-friendly.



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Re: Another One Bites The Dust, and another ones gone....
« Reply #81 on: November 15, 2018, 04:21:30 AM »
Thank you both.
My parameters are this.
$400 budget maybe 450

Kathy states that now we need more RAM

She says 8G minimum

I want a unit to last me another 4/5 years

I read books & play poker watch utubers
& hang out here

Otherwise Iím outside playing with cars or rocks
Pretty basic
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You donít know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

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Re: Another One Bites The Dust, and another ones gone....
« Reply #82 on: November 15, 2018, 04:41:09 AM »
Thank you both.
My parameters are this.
$400 budget maybe 450

Kathy states that now we need more RAM

She says 8G minimum

I want a unit to last me another 4/5 years

I read books & play poker watch utubers
& hang out here

Otherwise Iím outside playing with cars or rocks
Pretty basic

More RAM is good, with any OP system, although Linux is the least RAM intensive and will get you a pretty good unit used & refurbished for around $200.  I wouldn't buy a Windows or Apple unit with less than 8MB of RAM.

In the new computer market, again you have the question of how much Portability you want.  If you go with a desktop unit, you can get cheaper and it's more easily upgradeable over the time span you are looking at of 4-5 years.  I generally expect only 2-3 years out of my computers, though some have lasted a good deal longer than that, up to around 5 for a laptop.

It's tough to find a $400 new laptop with more than 4MB of RAM.  But you can generally upgrade the one you buy for about another $100 with another 4MB.  If you go with Linux and a refurbished model, you can get cheaper.  It will do what you want, you're not producing vids yourself, just watching them.  You're not a Gamer, so massive amounts of RAM aren't necessary.  4 is skimpy, but 8 is enough for most applications now.

I took my 4 year old laptop and had it refurbished and upgraded to 8MB of RAM and a Solid State Hard drive and a new install of Windows for around $250.  It is now blazingly fast and clean.  It probably will give me at least another 2 years of service.  The motherboard processor is a bit long in the tooth though and you can't upgrade those in a laptop.

In your position, I would either shop the used market or look for a good ON SALE new unit at Walmart.

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Re: Another One Bites The Dust, and another ones gone....
« Reply #83 on: November 15, 2018, 07:02:09 AM »
Thatís good advice.
Iím using my car stash funds to replace the damaged unit.
Iím on my employers device to access the web.
I may take the old unit into the ďguyĒ later for a $35 once over.
Charges incurred are used towards repairs & parts. Seems fair.
Kathyís used him before & says heís a straight shooter.

I may do a drive by to WallyWorld on the way back.

I like those new all in 1 touch screens.

Kathy also mentioned the fact about getting a 1T processor
Because of future needs.
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Re: Another One Bites The Dust, and another ones gone....
« Reply #84 on: November 15, 2018, 08:01:28 AM »
I bought a used laptop a few weeks ago for $400.  I needed a Windows machine as all my regular computers run Linux.  I bought it at REPC in Seattle, a local computer recycling place.  It is a Lenovo Thinkpad P7 machine which came with a 1 Terabyte SSD instead of a Hard Disk.  The SSD almost doubled the price and is brand new. 

It is a high quality computer at a cheap price and not too old.  The recycling place gets hundreds of good laptops from people losing their minds in one way or another all the time.  They only offer good computers for sale at prices well below new and the computers are all checked out.  It does not matter to me that the computer is a few years old.  It is in great shape and more like new computers than different from them.  If the battery turns out to be weak I'll buy a new one.

I'd go to a recycling place for the best bang for the buck.

* The downside is a small screen but Thinkpads are all made to be used in meetings and for that they have a VGA connector on the side.  If I need a bigger screen plugging in a monitor is easy.
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Re: Another One Bites The Dust, and another ones gone....
« Reply #85 on: November 15, 2018, 04:27:48 PM »
Thank you all for your valued & frugal I might add viewpoints ....

I have pulled the trigger & Kathy has ordered My Happy Self
A new laptop


HP 17 incher with 8 GB RAM 1TB HDD

Due to be at my front stoop by Nov. 30th

I was set back a grand total of $415 & change
Should hold me for 4 more years


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You donít know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

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Re: Another One Bites The Dust, and another ones gone....
« Reply #86 on: November 15, 2018, 04:34:40 PM »
Thank you all for your valued & frugal I might add viewpoints ....

I have pulled the trigger & Kathy has ordered My Happy Self
A new laptop


HP 17 incher with 8 GB RAM 1TB HDD

Due to be at my front stoop by Nov. 30th

I was set back a grand total of $415 & change
Should hold me for 4 more years

That's a very good price. What's the processor?

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Re: Another One Bites The Dust, and another ones gone....
« Reply #87 on: Today at 03:20:15 AM »
Thank you all for your valued & frugal I might add viewpoints ....

I have pulled the trigger & Kathy has ordered My Happy Self
A new laptop


HP 17 incher with 8 GB RAM 1TB HDD

Due to be at my front stoop by Nov. 30th

I was set back a grand total of $415 & change
Should hold me for 4 more years

Fantastic, and well done!
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