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Sep 07

A noob in need

Posted by Megg_Ellis in pc , noob , megg_ellis , Megan Ellis , desktop , computers


Hello fellow myDLers 

May 27

Does Disability Mean Inability?

Posted by DigitalAmazon in Zambia , technology , screen reader software , organisation , Mary , initiative , HIV positive , Ford Escape , drive , Disability , computers , Communication , children , Chapo , Car , businesses , Braille displays , braille , blind , ARV's , Anthony Riccobono


Imagine that you are a middle aged woman living in a township called Kamwala in Zambia. You are HIV positive, widowed and yet you have managed to rise above the odds and raise two healthy children aged ten and sixteen. You are the breadwinner and everyday you ensure that your children are well fed and taken care of. You grew up having big dreams just like anyone else. Now those dreams are not as vivid as they used to be because everyday your daughter has to give you your ARV’s and you need to use a walking stick, not because you are weak but because you have gone blind.

Jun 03

Computer viruses - in humans.

Posted by sgb in Viruses , people , microchips , Medical implants , deaf , computers , blind


As an increasing number of people use medical inserts, both to cure a problem as well as to enhance performane, the chances of wierd and unwanted reaction to computer viruses increase.

Mar 03

Why you SHOULD get a 1GHz processor....

Posted by thenack in those were the days , RAM , pentium , pc , gadgets , Digital , CRT , computers


Yip, I still remember those days, the first PC I bought myself. My previous two were a really cheap piece of crap running DOS that my dad got secondhand for me. The second I got from my bursary company, also second hand, and the previous owner basically used it as a place to whipe his snot on. It also did not work very well.
Come the day that PC mag had a front page articel. Why you SHOULD get a 1 GHz processor. Yip. The first Pentium 1GHz processors. I had to have one. For once in my life I would get the best available. I was still a student but was earning a bit through lab assistant and a whole bunch of other weird things. So I got it. Pentium 1GHz with 1GHz ram and a pretty neat video card. 15 inch CRT, bitchin.
PCMAG was right, that was the best PC I ever got, I can stil play quake III Arena on it like a madman (the CRT will kill your eyes though), it has all my photos from varsity. Running smooth, never been formatted or anything.
Now I have a laptop with 4 X better specs that is slow and full of crap. I have a quadcore 3GHz PC with 8GHz ram and a friggen video card with more power than my original PC, and it dies about once a year.
That PC is like the nissan 1400 bakkie of computers, I'll always keep it around, they don't make them like they used to.....

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