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[#] Sun Oct 17 2004 20:39:03 EDT from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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(I'm talking about stuff that fits into the modular bay, not sure about the
HD caddies.)

[#] Tue Oct 19 2004 18:46:24 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I know little, but from when I replaced my 770, the caddy is for the machine and the drive just has to fit in the caddy.
they're 2" or 2.5" drives, I forget which, that seem to be the standard and then there are height requirements to chec
you can get a skiiner drive than you need, but it will bounce around unless you pad it.
but for specifics on your machine, look on ebay and see what's for sale and see if they match.

[#] Tue Oct 19 2004 18:48:10 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I just came back from day 1 of 3 of a class at IBM where they're technical-selling their latest toy to me.
they've truly reached a milestore.
they've created a lanaguge that you can author entirely with a mouse, and the source code are pictures with lines between then.
and you can even debug the pictures. it's really rather cute if worthless.
it reminds me of the promise of cobol, that it's so easy/visual that even a manager can do it.
the guys in my class aren't programmers, there's only one other, everybody's a manager or director.
its'really fun to watch them scramble to play with eclipse.

[#] Tue Oct 19 2004 19:34:09 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That sounds almost like Prograph, from years on by.

Although, with Prograph, you do have a little typing to do... but not much.

[#] Wed Oct 20 2004 05:42:52 EDT from girthta @ Uncensored

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That sounds Interesting... I don't code (leave that to my brother) but I'd be interested in something like that.

[#] Wed Oct 20 2004 16:34:38 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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you even generate expressions like switch (cust number > 1000) then do this
you CAN type it, but it's so much slower if you click on cust number, then expression: > then the thing you want it to do.

[#] Mon Oct 25 2004 12:43:27 EDT from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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I used something similar to that, but not as sophisticated.

It was the front-end build tool for the Omnis DBMS, available for both Windows 3.11 and Macintosh. Building windows and dialog boxes was just like everything else: drag-n-drop buttons, text boxes, etc, where you like and then double-click a button to insert a programmed action. Programming the Omnis language required very little typing. You'd select your code statement from a drop-down list and then fill in the blanks with variable names or database fields (again, available from a drop-down list).

It was an interesting concept, and it certainly eliminated almost all kinds of syntax errors, but the language lacked some flexibility, and, as Ford mentioned, there were times when I probably could've typed something faster than I could've clicked it.
Omnis Binder

[#] Tue Nov 23 2004 13:24:55 EST from isoroku @ Uncensored

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[#] Tue Nov 23 2004 13:38:33 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Nov 23 2004 1:24pm from isoroku @uncnsrd
IBM eServer sets a new TPC-C mark:

All I get from that link is:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e14'

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Procedure 'a_TPCC_GetResultInfo' expects parameter '@ResultID', which was not supplied.

/tpcc/results/tpcc_result_detail.asp, line 54

[#] Fri Dec 03 2004 18:35:26 EST from IO ERROR @ Iowa City

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IBM is getting out of the PC business:

[#] Fri Dec 03 2004 19:38:19 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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That sucks.

[#] Sat Dec 04 2004 00:29:44 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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They're the only maker of x86 laptops that don't suck. The end of that era is really disappointing.

[#] Sat Dec 04 2004 04:36:03 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Yup, that is exactly what I was thinking. Where will I get another laptop now? No more clit mouse. If I could justify getting a laptop now, I'd pick up another thinkpad before it's too late.

[#] Sat Dec 04 2004 07:37:09 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Oh, no...nearly every manufacturer uses the clit mice, now.

[#] Sat Dec 04 2004 08:04:30 EST from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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But their keyboards are unmatched. This does totally blow. Even though my TP
is old and fucked up, I loved it, and would buy another one in a heartbeat.

[#] Sat Dec 04 2004 10:21:25 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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I haven't seen the clit mice lately on any laptop other than IBM and some Toshiba models. Toshiba is pretty nice though.

[#] Sat Dec 04 2004 11:52:32 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Dell has the clit on the Inspiron 8600.... Unfortunately it's got a touchpad too.

[#] Mon Dec 06 2004 16:34:21 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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The Register has an interesting article about the implications of IBM's sale of its PC business.

Their take on this is that IBM knows that the "Post-PC era" is upon us, and the desktop computer is rapidly becoming irrelevant -- or at least irrelevant enough that an ordinary PC is an "unsellable product" for all but the cheapjunk vendors.

The article suggests that we'll continue seeing applications move behind the glass, and this process is only going to accelerate (and even move into the consumer space) as ubiquitous Internet connectivity starts to permeate homes, businesses, and even the wireless devices everyone carries around.

I, for one, am thrilled about this prospect and I hope it becomes more and more of a reality. I've long maintained that The Desktop PC is a stupid idea.

[#] Mon Dec 06 2004 18:16:34 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Wait until you can't get to your apps because they're on a server that's not in your home.

Or paying a monthly fee to use your apps.

I, for one, am not too thrilled about this prospect, as it becomes more and more of a reality.

[#] Mon Dec 06 2004 18:57:22 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Uhm.. Ragnar. I'm sensing some contradictions here. All you need to do is make certain that your apps are hosted at a really secure data center and that they have great reliability and a good SLA.. Of course you can then pay less for those apps since it's a monthly fee instead of a big upfront price and then...

Oh wait a second. Who am I trying to sell here?? <GRIN>

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