1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News Man launches C64 BBS

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 22 Aug 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    11,343
    Likes Received:
    292
  2. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

    Joined:
    25 Dec 2006
    Posts:
    1,384
    Likes Received:
    19
    I just get "We're under attack! Good luck with that, whoever you are. ;-) "
     
  3. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    26 Apr 2006
    Posts:
    5,250
    Likes Received:
    88
    Good Question!

    What (usefull) can be done with old hardware.

    Upto 8086 (5 Mhz?)
    Upto 486 (100 Mhz)
    Upto P3 (500 Mhz?)
    Upto P4 / Athlon (1 Ghz?)

    I for one have a C16, an 8086 (3 Mhz) a Celeron 266 and an Athlon 600 standing about Idle gathering dust. (yes, complete machines)
     
  4. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

    Joined:
    10 Oct 2006
    Posts:
    2,064
    Likes Received:
    36
    routers / firewalls

    fileservers

    folding?
     
  5. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

    Joined:
    26 May 2005
    Posts:
    5,841
    Likes Received:
    80
    Folding on a c64 that would be funny...
     
  6. Zeus-Nolan

    Zeus-Nolan Member

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    194
    Likes Received:
    8
    Ha 1000 years and it would only do 1 work unit
     
  7. scarrmrcc

    scarrmrcc New Member

    Joined:
    12 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    BUT! if you linked every 64 in the planet together..
     
  8. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

    Joined:
    15 Feb 2004
    Posts:
    12,574
    Likes Received:
    16
    Awesome. Let's slashdot a server running on a C64... I'm sure that'll go well.

    Well, just as well as Hugo said. Sheesh, I wish all of the overloaded Wordpress blogs would time out that quickly.
     
  9. KayDat

    KayDat New Member

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2006
    Posts:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    8080 is "Still Alive".

    The cake may be a lie, but the usefulness of old hardware certainly isn't.
     
  10. -EVRE-

    -EVRE- New Member

    Joined:
    12 May 2004
    Posts:
    372
    Likes Received:
    1
    I have an old NEC laptop, ita a VERSA S/33, with a color screen!! 250mb hdd and 4mb of ram!

    still works, I just fired it up after reading this post :b


    Back in the day of my high school years I built several 486's that were web worthy, its amazing what an sx25 can do! I remember running 3D Studio MAX on that thing.. had to export my 3d's to another computer if I wanted them rendered tho.. currently my moms finance computer is a pII 233 with 256mb of ram and w2k. Its a bit slow loading fancy web pages, but it gets there!
     
  11. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    26 Apr 2006
    Posts:
    5,250
    Likes Received:
    88
    yeah...but why use a 266 for browsing if you hav a new computer doing that also...
    My 600 Athlon was my DivX Box for 2 years, then the Codec appearently became too complex and it started stuttering on newer movies.

    Router...yes! I've used a Fli4l*-Router on an underclocked 33mhz computer for a few years...could cool it passively, no harddisk so absolutely silent. Even the PSU was silenced...by taking off the top and removing the fan (the top stayed off...bigtower)
    Apart from the floppy that only ran when connecting new there was no motor in this baby ;-)

    Xir

    * Fli4L stands for "floppy isdn for linux" works with DSL though
     
  12. ZERO <ibis>

    ZERO <ibis> Member

    Joined:
    22 Feb 2005
    Posts:
    454
    Likes Received:
    8
    Old computers can and almost always should be used to help out around the house:

    I have a 1.5ghz original p4 with 512mb of rumbas and raid 1 with 2x 80gb drives and a geforce 3 and a 5.1 creative labs sound card that I use to play music in my room and browse the internet. It also acts as a secure place to work on papers when not in my office. I have has that computer since 2001 and I will still have it for years to come.

    I am getting ready to build a media center computer out of an old 2.4ghz northwood and 512-1024mb of ram. I have a geforce 6 series with component out so I plan to hook it up that way. I only need it to play videos hosted on my file server that the crappy ps3 refuses to load. I have an old infrared keyboard with joystick that I will sue to control it.

    My current file server is an old rackmount system with an old 2.5ghz p4 and 1gb of ram with only 300gb of storage between 3hard drives all ATA. I had the drives lying around and the computer so I figured I would put it to some good use.

    When I build a new main computer this winter my current system will be converted into the file server. At that point I plan to invest in some big drives and give it a few TB of storage on a RAID 5. You can see the current stats for this system in my sig. :thumb:
     
  13. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

    Joined:
    1 Jun 2007
    Posts:
    2,467
    Likes Received:
    2
    Who's Garreth Halfacree? :confused: :confused:
     
  14. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    26 Apr 2006
    Posts:
    5,250
    Likes Received:
    88
    Wont this Result in a file server that eats massive amounts of electricity?
     
  15. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    11,343
    Likes Received:
    292
    News writer for the last year or so...you do read the about page, right? ;)
     
  16. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

    Joined:
    1 Jun 2007
    Posts:
    2,467
    Likes Received:
    2
    Nope!! :hehe:

    :duh:
     
  17. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,399
    Likes Received:
    1,812
    I'm genuinely hurt. :p
     
  18. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger New Member

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    882
    Likes Received:
    11
    Use it as a guidance module to knock down the police drones
     
  19. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    291
    Likes Received:
    9
    I wonder if he still has this up??

    I think PUTTY is the nicest TELNET client and i wouldnt mind logging on!!



    EDIT:

    According to this page its online now!


    www.jammingsignal.com/leif/bbs

    Well ill be!
     
  20. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

    Joined:
    2 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    3,933
    Likes Received:
    73
    Pfft Commodore 64, use a Spectrum and then we'll talk!
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page