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Old 07-31-2018, 01:29 PM   #1621
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Articles like those below make me comfortable and happy daily that I choose old computers, they assist with intangible wealth:

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/a...ur-breath-away

http://endoftheamericandream.com/arc...we-all-thought

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/a...n-homelessness

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...ihoods-n892571
 
Old 08-02-2018, 08:20 AM   #1622
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https://opensource.com/article/18/7/...-intro-risc-os
https://www.riscosopen.org/content/

Just came across the above recently, don't think will try it but if anyone else here tries it, pls
share your experience. Thanks.
 
Old 08-02-2018, 09:17 AM   #1623
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I only have a 500 Mb Swap, if I had a 4G swap then videos will be a lot better. Wish I had thought of this before. Still for now with Puppy Xenial videos are ok so will keep swap as such at 500 Mb. Only thing is I need to reboot PC if not using youtube for long as then swap is accessed too much for no reason, swappoff -a works but swapon -a doesn't turn the swap on.

Here are some interesting abyss related videos to watch and their related sites:

MS Estonia Sinking:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFDGL_ehpkI
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...arvo-andresson
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17866236/avo-piht
http://www.varsi.net/english/estonia1.shtml

Mariana Trench
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_Trench
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_038g_1JT0

Seaside Poverty:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H8iuOF1lNg

DIY Camper 2nd to last video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x6a2TYzVCQ
This man is interesting, however some places have lesser issues than others,
He needs to get into old computers and Linux.

Site about Valley of Achor
http://www.evanwiggs.com/articles/Va...of%20Achor.htm
 
Old 08-02-2018, 09:21 AM   #1624
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On the positive side of the abyss:

Folks do art even with ballpens, however there is no erasing so one has to be really good at it with time:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballpoint_pen_artwork
https://www.thepencompany.com/blog/p...t-pen-artists/
http://www.artnews.com/2014/01/08/gr...allpoint-pens/
http://www.theballpointer.com/


Most Expensive Items Thrown Away, since there are dumpster divers here, this is good to be aware off:
https://sabotagetimes.com/life/a-lis...e-in-your-loft
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/9-mos...people-8243526
https://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopo...-a-lot-on-ebay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bql89QMBCr4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAZMI11EHtk
 
Old 08-02-2018, 12:31 PM   #1625
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Quote:
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https://opensource.com/article/18/7/...-intro-risc-os
https://www.riscosopen.org/content/

Just came across the above recently, don't think will try it but if anyone else here tries it, pls
share your experience. Thanks.
I've had a look at RISC before, not my cup of tea, it was OK in it's day, but those days are long gone.
 
Old 08-02-2018, 12:51 PM   #1626
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I think rox-filer came over from risc-os. It's often used by small Linux distros (e.g. AntiX) as a desktop manager.
 
Old 08-02-2018, 01:39 PM   #1627
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Tech shaming by users is considered bad but when companies use it to upsell their
products, services no one seems to notice it.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/giovann...hat-its-wrong/

Mobile Tech Phone Shaming How It Makes You Spend More
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh1dcfcQzQ0
 
Old 08-02-2018, 04:54 PM   #1628
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This is super sad to read for someone who likes old computers:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ew-memoir.html
 
Old 08-03-2018, 01:16 PM   #1629
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https://news.sky.com/story/portugal-...ecord-11459603

This heat wave is going global. In northern Europe, Sweden is still under threat from wildfire which in recent weeks have extended into the ARCTIC CIRCLE. 48C predicted in
Portugal.

High heat expected locally again over the weekend:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...ival-1.4772834

Watch videos like these when it is very hot on your old PC:
Chilling out (2012) - Visiting the coldest town in the world | 60 Minutes Australia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1noUh2NrLI
 
Old 08-03-2018, 02:39 PM   #1630
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Some nice Old PC related videos:

Amazing Old PC Haul by a youtuber:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59--Bs4tLWQ
Wonder what he does with all these systems, hope he sells or gives them to others
in need.

Channel page of Matmroy:
https://www.youtube.com/user/matmroy...able_polymer=1

Abandoned Thrift Store:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEfbKxIwltE
Owner passed away as per video, will be nice if all things are donated away
or sold and proceeds given to the needy. The old PC in the store still works.

Off Topic Bonuses:
Best Mini PC:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDMUAbRGGng

Abandoned Boat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_42Xn3yKdE
 
Old 08-04-2018, 02:41 PM   #1631
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Some more bit on the side positives to be aware off, when looking
for old IT stuffs at thrift shops etc., helps to be aware a bit more
about the other valuables that can be found in such places:

Best things found in thrift shops:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wItohUpe_CI

10 Most Surprising Antique Road Show Discoveries:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9hFLYWb4E0

COLOR
Color Science is an important field, try closing your eyes and living for 15 minutes
even and one quickly understands how important vision is, colors when used well are
vision candy:
https://www.rit.edu/cos/colorscience/

Coolest looking rocks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYnaNvXZhoY
The poor man can access intangible wealth more easily. Try painting all the coolest
looking rocks and do related abstracts also if interested.
This will be good inspiration. This will also help to
reduce matrix time and give quality time away from the monitor.
 
Old 08-04-2018, 10:59 PM   #1632
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Jesus told us to help all:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parabl...Good_Samaritan

This gentleman dropped out of 9th standard, came from very poor family, but still
he is very noble and assists traffic accident victims etc.,
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-39664906

This woman does the same but with an auto-rickshaw:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3541394.stm

From these examples, we can use old computer to assist others on the net and in real life
as best as possible. Each of us have our skills and equipment that can be used to assist others.
 
Old 08-04-2018, 11:54 PM   #1633
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Many different sources below that show the poor effects of ewaste globally and
the benefits of using old computers.

Old electronics waste affects poor Pakistanis, another reason to reduce ewaste:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axYKPbr9_MA

Collapse:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collap...ail_or_Succeed
Jared Diamond has studied collapse of societies very well. Few anthropologists are
saying that at the rate at which we are wasting and throwing away stuffs, eventually
we can't survive and our modern society will collapse. This includes old IT stuffs also.

From our challenges, we can learn and try to develop good things, even with old computers, linux:
http://listverse.com/2018/08/02/10-t...at-depression/

As per this link below, we are all glued to the matrix too much, so better not to use old computer all the time.
This sounds very odd, but it applies more to to me, need to try going for walks more once the weather improves.
http://endoftheamericandream.com/arc...omputer-screen

If one is forced to live in a Car or Van etc., then an old laptop is good, mp3 player and eReader are priceless in
this case. I knew of a very poor man who survived with just his harmonica even.
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/a...s-to-disappear

Due to capitalism and IT, there is more Suicide in Bangalore, India:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdkGZHxxT4g
https://www.rnw.org/archive/what-mak...uicide-capital
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities...le17060345.ece
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities...cle3599128.ece

Domestic Violence, Anger Management:
Domestic Violence, Anger Management are big topics today that make news often.
A great escape from all these would be to have a relationship with old computer like
a special friend. This seems very odd but can be turned into a very nice escape.
It is better than being a victim of Domestic Violence, Anger Management or much worse
affecting someone else. If real life gets very challenging, better to seclude oneself totally and escape with all the nice treats that an old computer offers.
 
Old 08-05-2018, 06:55 PM   #1634
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https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ed-4175635668/

The above is a good thread, at one point, bodhi linux was good for older PCs.

No info. online is forever, best to assume this. Be prepared for servers, sites, forums, videos etc., to be pulled offline. Had to deal with this several times. Better to save any valuable info. offline such as a tip, link etc., if a contact is really good and willing, then save their email etc., also. Last year 2 folks I knew online indirectly even passed away. Most of the times, the online sites etc., that I knew were gone as it costs time, resources to host such things, folks got tired, general interest dropped a lot in this fast changing world, aging etc., Hence, better to save any useful info. offline the moment it is seen. Also check and ensure that it works again on old computer.
 
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That's why I always suggest keeping a notebook with tid bids of information in so as to go back to it later when needed, & it's easier than trying to find it online again.
 
  


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