Went downstairs for a glass of milk...

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    ...and bought this when I came back upstairs.

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    Best. PDA. Ever.

    Instant-on, 8-hour battery life, touchscreen, touch-type keyboard, and Windows CE.NET 4.2. Beat that, bitches.

    I work with and around computers every single day, and a fair amount of my personal time is spent doing stuff with computers too. I see so many fast machines that I'm simply not excited by them anymore -- all I see is the cost and effort of maintaining them. I need something different, something that's always ready when I am, something that requires a different approach instead of the same old tricks I know by rote.

    This little toy marks my first foray into the dark, twisted underworld of niche-computing fetishism. :naughty: Next thing you know, I'll be getting one of those RFID implants that causes cancer, just so I can open doors without touching them. :noes:
     
  2. Doomsday

    Doomsday XXX

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    nice
    too small for porn though?
     
  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I spanked it to many a small pic in my day, I'll tell you.
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Ok, so for the benefit of those of us who are NOT into the niche market fetishisms of the young and restless, would you be so kind as to explain exactly what it is, what model number, and how it does the instant on?

    TIA
     
  5. P07r0457

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    that is WAAAAY too big for a PDA.
     
  6. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    I agree... Besides the fact that I know nothing about it, I wouldn't even call it a PDA.
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    Correction: most PDAs are WAAAAY too small to be useful. I will not use a computer with no keyboard.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    It's a PSION Teklogix "Netbook Pro". I bought it off eBay; someone in Mississauga, ON is selling ten of them because PSION Teklogix either isn't making them anymore, or is still making them but continues to refuse to sell them to normal people. They're in wide use on Swiss railroads, interestingly enough.

    It's a little computer that runs Windows Compact Edition 4.2 (with .NET Compact Framework integrated) from a ROM chip, and it stores all data in a combination of EEPROM, RAM, and add-in FLASH memory. No hard drive in it, unless you buy a Hitachi Microdrive to plug into the CompactFlash slot. It's always on, though the screen shuts off and the motherboard goes into Standby (and vice-cersa) with the click of a button, which is nice when you all of a sudden absolutely have to type something up at 3am or something like that.

    Basically, I arrived at buying one of these because I concluded that I would be throwing my money away to buy a laptop that I had any expectation it would be able to be my "desktop away from my desktop, with benefits" (i.e. fast, powerful, small, touchscreen, light, etc...), and so I got something that I wouldn't be able to use in place of my desktop, but would still provide useful functions of its own.
     
  9. cmsurfer

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    So how often do you have to type someting up at 3am? :)
     
  10. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    kinda cool, this dude at school has one. i always wondered what it was, now i know.
     
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    how much did you pay?
     
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    MosesX8 American Badass

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    ummm, htc hermes >
     
  13. deusexaethera

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    Fairly often, actually. More often nowadays, I'll suddenly need to get an answer to something work-related that I'm thinking about as I'm going to sleep, but either way, instant-on makes it a LOT more practical.

    The unit was $400. Not cheap, and I could get a similar-sized laptop, but it would cost a lot more and it wouldn't be as portable. Besides, this thing is a fetish. I've wanted one since high school.
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    Too small. If I want to make a phone call, I'll use a phone. I use a computer for other things.

    That's just one of those combos that never made any sense to me. Okay, I can download my email via cellular, but I can barely read it, and I'll get blisters trying to use those tiny-ass keys.
     
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    Meh...I'm like the rest. Too big to be useful...then again, I'm never far from a computer anyway so it would be a waste of money for me anyway.
     
  16. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    That's pretty cool.
    If only the thing could hold a bunch of memory, I might have considered
    getting one.
    But I'd want to at least be able to run a live cd off of one.
     
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    shit, i have had one of those for YEARS. Nothing new:

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  18. deusexaethera

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    Never said it was. In fact, I said I've wanted one since high school. Over ten years now.

    Does that actually have a Pentium 3 in it, or is that just decorative? Got any recommendations for a wifi card?
     
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    decorative. Has a MIPS something or other.

    Wifi card? It didn't come with it built-in? Lame.

    Go big. cisco CB21AG
     
  20. pyehac

    pyehac if she's old enough to cross the street, she's old

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    where's the mouse?
     
  21. cmsurfer

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    My Dad gave me an old one of those a few years back... Too bad I can't upgrade it or something.
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    I have one. PDAs can't handle 32-bit cardbus apparently.
     
  23. deusexaethera

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    touchscreen.
     
  24. piratepenguin

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    $400, hmm ok.

    What I personally would really love is a similarly sized machine but with a really cheap CPU and really cheap hardware, and with wifi. So that I can carry it around the house and just use it as a terminal to my main machine.

    Hell, laptop sized would probably be better. Anything, as long as it's cheap. $150 I'd maybe pay.
     
  25. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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