well, i guess it's time to ask.....
kline at thought.org
Thu Aug 19 19:28:14 UTC 2010
On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 10:38:20PM -0300, Gonzalo Nemmi wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 10:10 PM, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> > ok guys,
> > i have been waiting for [a] a better/faster/more generally useful
> > computer as well as =mostly= cheaper unit. i figured i would wait
> > until fall to ask, but it's close enough.
> > can i watch a streamed movie on am atom [[[1.6ghz intel]]] chip.
> > i have trouble on my 2003 dell that has a 2.4ghz cpu. it has plenty of
> > ram, disk, etc. so i've hesitated. on my 3.0gh thinkpad, streams fly
> > flawlessly. So if i buy one of the notebooks with a 7" - 10" screen,
> > can i use it for things other than a text-to-speech computer?
> > how thrifty | cheap should i be? i'd like to buy the optical device
> > rather than install via one of those stick memory devices. i have
> > never used anything but the disc. i think it is at least two hundred
> > bux more, but if it is a must, then so be it. i've looked for am atom
> > notebook fo r < 200 bux. pretty hard to find, so are there any places i
> > can trust?
> > i saw an A9 tablet with some kind of keyboard that might work as a
> > speech computer. this is my real goal, leaving shit and shinola
> > behind. but i'm not sure that a tablet would be as useful as a
> > notebook.
> > RESt of the story: i'm using the kde ktt* along with the festival
> > speech toolkit. i also have vi/nvi or vim set up with around 125 abbrv
> > so that people who type slowly can be more efficient.
> Way OT .. but it just hit me that some folks could benefit from that
> "vim set up with around 125 abbrv" if you posted somewhere ;)
sure thing! i can put it up onmy bsd.thought.org page---if i
still have that site. the backstory is pretty short. years before
i tore up my shoulder, typing wasn't exactly =easy= so i used the
'abbrev' functionality of the original vi and added ~130 or so
of the most freq english words [ plus computer-geek jargon ].
the stats showed that the average person could save about 31% of
his time if he memorized this list. 130-150 words was the drop-off
point. i.e., memorizing 160 abbreviations might save 31.9% or
whatever it was. i gave up on this project after an almost-new
SCSI drive crashed (nov, '99). my tape backup overwrote itself.
And so it goes...........
> > gary
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Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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