well, i guess it's time to ask.....

Gonzalo Nemmi gnemmi at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 01:38:23 UTC 2010

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 ;)

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