1. My netbook is dying. USB ports fuzzing out, keys on the keyboard not working... Can't decide if I want to fix it or get a new lappy. Of course fixing it is cheaper, and damn it all it's been a faithful machine for this long, but . . . new. Improved. Upgrade. #

    Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:16:03 UTC from web
    1. @scribus Keep it, turn it into a headless server. USB hubs. Bitcoin miners. Media streaming. That stuff

      Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:17:37 UTC from web
      1. @ceruleanspark wonder if my laptop would be worth using as either of these anymore.

        Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:19:37 UTC from web
      2. @ceruleanspark Yeah, that's part of the argument for a new lappy, too...

        Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:21:28 UTC from web
    2. @vt3c He runs Linux on it so you can more or less 100% remove drivers from the equation. Linux drivers do not fail quietly.

      Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:19:17 UTC from web
      1. @ceruleanspark Any idea on the model? I've got an old netbook I don't need anymore that sorta sucks but if it's the same they can be frankensteined together. Granted, it's an EeePC 900 so it's old as all hell, but the offer stands.

        Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:21:31 UTC from web
        1. @xeleanorxrigbyx My EEE is a 701. I'm kicking it oldest possible school

          Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:22:29 UTC from web
          1. @ceruleanspark If it's anything like the one I have, I apologize. Although I would imagine mine would increase exponentially if I threw more RAM in it.

            Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:24:25 UTC from web
            1. @xeleanorxrigbyx I'm reconfiguring it into a semi-autonomous internet anonymiser. Different MAC address every boot, auto-starting privoxy and opening an SSH Tunnel over port 80 into a secure server of mine

              Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:25:54 UTC from web
              1. @ceruleanspark Dude, sweet.

                Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:26:31 UTC from web
                1. My bitcoin mining Pi is still happily ticking over too. Though not mining bitcoin anymore

                  Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:33:38 UTC from web
              2. @ceruleanspark I need to find a use for mine other than an awkward paperweight.

                Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:30:59 UTC from web
                1. @xeleanorxrigbyx Install XMBC on it and hook it up to your TV. Portable hard disk full of shows, or a netflix account and you're set.

                  Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:34:09 UTC from web
                  1. @ceruleanspark That is a good idea, but at this point in my home sorta redundant. Between the Wii, PS3, PS4 and a desktop we've got the movies/netflix covered. Good idea though. :)

                    Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:35:26 UTC from web
                    1. @xeleanorxrigbyx Bitcoin miners!

                      Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:46:21 UTC from web
                      1. @ceruleanspark Hmmmm, I suppose that could be an option...

                        Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:47:50 UTC from web
                        1. @xeleanorxrigbyx I've got a rspberry pi doing that for me

                          Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:48:38 UTC from web
    3. @vt3c It isn't drivers, it's just old. Dell Inpsiron 910.

      Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:21:10 UTC from web
    4. @vt3c It's actually got 2 GB in it now.

      Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:34:34 UTC from web
    5. @vt3c But, the V key doesn't work anymore. Pretty hard to write with when letters don't type.

      Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:36:08 UTC from web
      1. @scribus I guess there's always the over the top version of \/ with the slashes. No lowercase here!

        Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:37:45 UTC from web
        1. @xeleanorxrigbyx Hmm... Terrible, but it just might work.

          Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:38:06 UTC from web
          1. @scribus Or misspell and hope whatever you're on has spell check or something.

            Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:38:46 UTC from web
        2. @xeleanorxrigbyx \/

          Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:38:12 UTC from web
          1. @mastertdi witchcraft.

            Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:38:53 UTC from web
            1. @xeleanorxrigbyx ooooohh witchcraft *wiggles fingertips*

              Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 20:39:25 UTC from web