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08-03-2010 08:16 AM

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I was in the house eating dinner tonight, I eat alone because my wife works swing shift, and sat down at a computer and looked at the mail, and it was the wifes. I had sat down in front of the wrong computer. I started counting the machines around the house and shop and was floored as to how they have taken over our lives. When we had kids at home we had a couple more.

The first inventory was

The wifes computer,
My home office computer
One that monitors a couple of networks for a customer over the internet
My notebook
The entertainment computer for the big TV in the living room
the older one sitting next to it.
The shop office computer that is less than 60 feet from the house.

Just thought that this is just getting nuts.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#1 posted 08-03-2010 09:12 AM

welcome to the NUTHOUSE….......LOL see I can fly with the electrons Mum…....LOL

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#2 posted 08-03-2010 09:27 AM

we’re down to 3:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 08-03-2010 11:00 AM

Currently 4 that are functioning, should be functioning, or are close to functioning. Only 3 of which have the capabilities most of us are looking for.

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#4 posted 08-03-2010 11:22 AM

Thankfully only one that gets all the use now- down from 3.

-- Theresa,

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#5 posted 08-03-2010 12:30 PM

We are now down to 4 that operate properly. When I get the time I will be fixing the other 3 depending on cost because I have found its cheaper to buy a new or referbished one for around $100 at CompUSA. You have to have one for every person in the house so they can watch what ever tv show they want when they want. That way you can save some money and get rid of the cable bill.

-- Just a small fish in a big pond trying to make a difference one job at a time.

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#6 posted 08-03-2010 01:37 PM

We have one computer and both of our children were planned.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#7 posted 08-03-2010 01:59 PM

I have both a desktop and a laptop. My wife has a desktop and we have a spare that works fine but is currently not used.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#8 posted 08-03-2010 02:00 PM

the functional computers
-My work/gaming PC
-Her PC
-My laptop
-Her Mac laptop
-A PC/Media Server in the basement, hooked up to my TV, that rarely gets turned on

then there are the computer-like things (each has the potential to be a fully functional linux box)
-XBox 360

and the out-of-service computers
-My PC from college
-Her PC from college
-My first gaming PC

I really like computers, but it’s a good thing since I’m an Application Developer by trade.

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#9 posted 08-03-2010 02:13 PM

Down to 4 working now that I am retired, when I was working WOW! sometimes over 10. I don’t miss them at all. 2 in my room 1 in hers and one in the shop.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#10 posted 08-03-2010 02:18 PM

Five … A Win7 notebook that is my ‘work’ machine, an XP desktop that is my wife’s ‘work’ machine, an XP desktop in my office, another XP desktop in my wife’s office, and an XP notebook that lives in the kitchen. My wife is a medical transcriptionist who works from home, and HIPPA regulations require that she have a dedicated machine that is secured, so she has two desks and two computers in her office.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#11 posted 08-03-2010 05:01 PM

I think I have around 10, not sure, they are all over the place, I thikn I have personally built all but 3, one being my laptop, which is really the only one I use anymore. I should qualify that I am a system administrator for Microsoft, so I need at least 4 for geek cred. Actually I normally come home from work and dont want to touch or see another computer that day\weekend. Other than to check lumber jocks of course.

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#12 posted 08-03-2010 05:38 PM

Right now we have His & Hers, but plan for a third once the shop is done.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#13 posted 08-03-2010 06:49 PM

Desktop for wife. Desktop for me. Laptop for me. Netbook we share when traveling. Does her work laptop that she brings home count? Got rid of enough computers/circuit boards last month to have duplicated that awsome table on here a couple of weeks ago.

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#14 posted 08-03-2010 07:09 PM

We have three as well.

My HP Tablet for work
My home computer
Wife’s Mac

Internet is a long term affair as we are still on dial-up access…

Aircard for my laptop is slightly faster, but cuts in and out, playing havoc with downloads.
No reception in my office, where my computer is.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#15 posted 08-03-2010 07:54 PM

I have 8.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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