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Re: OT: mass installation on XBox

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On Wednesday 02 October 2002 10:57 pm, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Preben Randhol <randhol@pvv.org> [2002.10.03.0717 +0200]:
> > > Because it's a cheap P3-700 that we can put into a cluster for
> > > evolutionary computation.
> >
> > Are you sure it isn't for devolutionary gaming ;-)
> Well, with the 100 DVD players and camserv, we are then planning to
> have 100 different movies streamed to the entire lab when the cluster
> isn't doing something useful. haha, just joking.
> > I find this hard to believe.
> Sorry. We'll invite anyone to come and visit the first
> Microsoft-sponsored cluster of Linux nodes.

    Greetings Martin:

Personally, I also find your quest a bit alarming.  Having said that, I also 
think it is quite amusing.  One must understand that if you succeed in 
building this xbox cluster, it will be a hallmark!  This will either make you 
famous, or infamous, or both!

I just sold an old laptop for US$25.  It was a 486/20MHz with broken pcmcia 
and M$win3.11.  The person wanted it to copy files from another old computer. 
 Why do I mention this?  This person could have bought my other laptop that 
had cdrom, floppy, much bigger hd, pcmcia and was 6x faster, but he wanted to 
play with old software for the pure sake of playing with old software.  That 
was the point really, it was there and he was willing.

I also agree with your conceptual argument: cheap cheap cheap.  I have never 
played with an xbox because of its origin, but I think it's great that you 
are in a land where you *can* do this.  That is a basic freedom we somehow 
started to loose not so long ago here. .

That's about it Martin.  If you get your grant, your xboxes, and Linux 
installed and working, you will be well known :) heehee.



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