[cts-newsletters-html] Dumb Terminals/War of the Worlds

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  • Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 21:13:28 MST

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RECYCLE YOUR OLD PCS
You can use your old PCs as dumb terminals in
your home. Roger Change shows us how it's done.
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WAR OF THE WORLDS
Martin Sargent reviews this
sci-fi classic by H.G. Wells.
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MEET PATRICK IN NASHVILLE
Patrick Norton will be in Tennessee at the 
InterMedia@Home's Everything Internet seminars on Feb. 24.
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SHOW NOTES for Wednesday, February 21, 2001...

* Analog vs Digital Speakers

Derreck from Round Hill, VA wants to know what the difference
between analog and digital speakers is.

The difference lies within the inputs of the speakers.  The
majority of speakers have an analog input, but digital speakers
have digital inputs.  The sound that comes into our ears is still
analog; everything we hear is an analog sound wave.  That means the
conversion from digital to analog happens inside the speaker rather
than inside the computer when you have digital speakers.

There is a lot of noise inside a computer.  Everything from radio
signals to the humm of the fans and hard drive 
has the possibility of contaminating your audio signal when it is
in analog format.  By having the digital analog conversion take
place outside of the computer, you can reduce the amount of
potential interference.

Don't run off getting digital speakers yet, however.  Chances are,
you won't notice the difference and many high end sound cards to a
pretty good job of filtering out interference.


T-Bird vs Duron

Billy from Union, NJ has a 660mhz Athlon on a slot 1 FIC
motherboard and wants to know if he can upgrade to a 950mhz Duron,
or if he has to stick with the Athlon.

Speed and voltage are the issues that you should be concerned
about.  Visit the FIC website for the specs on your motherboard...
you should get the information you're looking for.

http://www.fica.com


* Adding more IDE hard drives to your computer

Corey from Charleston, WV has a small eMachine box with a 13 gig
hard drive, CD Recorder, and DVD player.  He is running out of hard
drive space and doesn't have much room for adding another hard
drive.

Traditionally, PCs come with four available IDE controllers, which
means that Corey could add an extra hard drive... although the
space makes it very cramped.  In fact, even if all four of the IDE
channels are taken up, you can add an IDE controller for additional
devices (such as the one from Promise)

http://www.promise.com/products/default.htm

Our recommendation is that you replace your existing drive with
something such as IBM's 45 gig drive for $159 and give that 13
gigger to charity.

Other options you can pursue include external USB drives from
companies like LaCie (http://www.lacie.com/) and VST 
(http://www.vsttech.com/).

 

* Visor email syncing problems

Ryan from Murfreesboro, TN deleted about 200 emails off his
Handspring Visor and when he synced it with his computer, all the
emails were deleted from Outlook as well.  Ahhh!!

We don't think there is any way to recover it, but there should be
an optional setting that gives the instruction to not delete email
from the hard drive when it is deleted from the Visor.

Anyone out there have a solution for Ryan on how to recover his
lost data?


* Windows 1.0!

Paul from Fond de Lac, WI is trying to install Windows 1.01 and is
having some problems.

What?!  Don't you mean Windows 3.1?  No, Paul has Windows 1, isn't
quite sure where he got it, but wants to install it just for kicks.
 

This OS definitely came out in the 80s, back when the largest hard
drive was well over 100 megs.  We recommend installing Windows 1.01
on a partition under 40 megs, so that Windows can recognize what
its working with.  Also, find the earliest possible version of DOS
you through which to run your installation from.

If anyone else is interested, we looked on EBay and found Windows
1.01 for sale:
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPICommand=ViewItem&item=1215734227



That's it for this edition of The Screen Savers

Sitting in for Patrick and Leo,
David Prager
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