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Complex33 2003-07-26 15:01

:D Done that ;)

ThomRuley 2003-07-26 20:58

What does keeping a laptop in the refrigerator accomplish? I keep hearing about this but it doesn't make any sense to me. :?

kwstone 2003-07-27 04:16

[quote="ThomRuley"]What does keeping a laptop in the refrigerator accomplish? I keep hearing about this but it doesn't make any sense to me. :?[/quote]

According to DC lore, it prevents your laptop CPU from throttling down to a lower speed because of overheating. (Fans in laptops are usually pretty wimpy)

lycorn 2003-07-27 17:52

... you get up early (6:00 UTC = Lisbon time zone) in the morning on a Sunday just to grab a first-time test exponent below M39 you know will be expiring that day :shock:

NickGlover 2003-07-27 19:54

... you stay up (2 AM Eastern time; when I lived on the East coast) to grab expiring exponents.

... you automate the process of grabbing expiring exponents so you don't have to stay up late.

E_tron 2003-08-08 16:18

...if you port p95 for your video card hoping that you will clear more exponents without suffering gaming performance :D .

eepiccolo 2003-08-08 18:03

... if you switch to console gaming from PC gaming to free up more CPU cycles.

E_tron 2003-08-08 20:47

...if you buy a second CPU for gaming so you can keep prime95 bussy on :shock: ... WAIT :devil: ! That CPU should be running prime95 too :D !

QuintLeo 2003-08-09 03:46

I feel SO behind - "only" have about 14 Gighz total, and over 1 Ghz of that is in K5 machines (at ACTUAL CLOCK, not PR ratings).....

8-O

wpolly 2003-08-09 07:04

......if you set Marin Mersenne as your computer's wallpaper.

kwstone 2003-08-09 08:27

... someone innocently asks you whether you have a hardware problem and you reply, irritated, "I don't have a hardware problem. I can stop buying hardware any time I like!"


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