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12:35 AM
Anyone have any idea as to why 4 GB DDR2-800 SODIMM memory modules are so expensive?
A 2 GB module costs less than $20, while 4 GB modules seem to cost $60+ without deep digging
 
@gparyani stocks, and they were less common when they were actually made
 
@JourneymanGeek I don't imagine that those are all old stock. I recently purchased 128 MB SDR-100 DIMM modules for $8 each, and they were made very recently.
 
@gparyani - unless you go through the date code....
but I wouldn't be surprised if they were new old stock, or manufactured from existing component stocks
 
Hmm...makes sense.
 
I don't have any idea why someone would make ram for systems that are at least a decade old, when there's a ton of machines that are likely going through recycling with usable components
 
12:48 AM
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Q: Modern Linux-based operating system that can run on an old Pentium III system

gparyaniI'm looking for a Linux-based operating system that can run on an early 1999 computer that has the following specifications: Intel Pentium III processor, 450 MHz Up to 384 MB RAM maximum 8 MB dedicated video memory 10 GB PATA HDD (though can be changed out) I'd like an operating system that is ...

 
uhh debian? :D
 
Later versions require 512 MB RAM
 
> Up to 384 MB RAM maximum
uhhhh, wait
I assume the 128mb is for that machine and not DDR2?
 
Yes
 
12:50 AM
Have three modules
 
typically
as memory serves, the 'standard' DDR2 modules I remember were up to 2GB even on desktops
most contemporary laptops came with 1 stick installed and 2 slots
4gb (2x2) was pretty much considered high spec... 4x2 for 8gb was... unheard of
 
Yeah, many higher-end machines from the same era used DDR3-1066 memory
 
DDR3 is cheap :D
lots of pulls and NOS and small companies clearing stocks of components
 
 
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3:42 AM
Basically, I've been going through every computer in the house, and seeing if I can upgrade them and continue to run them as modern systems.
 
 
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5:30 AM
If the goal is to save a local copy of a web page, with the focus being on keeping the text and not caring about interactive bits, is it better to use "save as" or "print as PDF" or something else?
 
6:10 AM
@northerner Save as MHTML
 
 
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9:17 AM
wget -m
 
 
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12:56 PM
@gparyani sometimes it just isn't worth it
 
 
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7:08 PM
@Burgi "seeing if"
I got inspired by a YouTuber who in a past life used to buy 10-year-old iBooks, refurbish them to modern specifications, and sell them.
 
7:36 PM
What are iBooks?
 
@djsmiley2kStaysInside What we used to call MacBooks
(non-Pro ones)
 
 
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9:27 PM
pre-intel
 

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