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about you low cable guys/gals
Authored by: Saint on Mar 12, '04 01:46:17PM

can we have some sort of classification of what uses these cables are for? do you have any perhiperals at all? what do you use your mac for?
i have 2 usb hubs, a firewire/usb2 card in the back (with a total of 8 ports, a real bargin) and a router, are there really that few crazy guys like me? i barely even use all the items connected by the wires, but i often find situations where i could not live without any of them.
yet i still can't find a USB adapter for my big toe, nor a firewire card for my hand/fingers. and when the hell will belkin get around to finishing that gEnet port for my neck?

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about you low cable guys/gals
Authored by: enigmamf on Mar 12, '04 02:10:20PM

Someone with a laptop could only use one cord, or zero when they're on battery power. But not me:

Each of the following have both a power cord and a data cord (USB, FireWire, or VGA):
Printer, Floppy, CD burner, external hard drive, scanner, monitor, 1 powered USB hub (7x2=14)

Each of the following only have a single USB cable:
SmartMedia reader, keyboard, mouse, 2 unpowered USB hubs (5)

The computer itself has a power cord and an ethernet cord (2) which links to a powered ethernet hub (2) = 4
The ethernet cord runs to the apartment router (I'm not including my roomate's computers) (2) which runs to the cable modem (2) = 4.

Between them all I use 2 power strips (2). My computer, though, goes to a UPS (1 extra cord) which has USB monitoring (1 more USB cord). = 4

Total: 31 cords. I'm frightened.

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