Originally Posted by mrvideo
The guy trying to assemble the computer was a hoot. A registry chip?
No such thing. It looked more like a RAM DIMM for a laptop. As for the CPU, it didn't look like one. I'll have to go back and review.
They should hire me as a computer consultant. I never buy preassembled workstations. I build mine from the ground up.
Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged
chip" .... such things do exist ... although it probably would have been safer to say something like "buffer chip." .... You darned kids with your iPhones and 'Droids .....
That's what happens when people stop buying stuff you can actually open.
The whole computer thing is silly, anyway. If she is, indeed, running the computer off car batteries, it's silly she's using a desktop system when a laptop could run directly off the 12 volt source and use no more than 80-90 watts (including the screen). Plus, when she's not using it, she could...you know...hide it in a drawer or something. Plus, it could have used a solid state instant boot setup that could given her a real gui that would have the ability to video chat with some shadowy figure at the other end....
Having said that, I wish they had gone more along the lines of a ham radio setup using morse code to communicate. That would have been way more post apocalyptic feeling.
Plus, do the whole "instant message" thing seemed a little cumbersome. She went up to the room after being bothered by the militia to let whoever was on the other end know about it. That would mean the person on the other end (assuming they are in the same situation power wise) would have to be continuously running the little pendant to keep his or her computer running to receive the message. Does the person on the other end just sit and wait for someone to chat? Are they some sort of revolutionary warrior tech support?