On Speaking

Wow. That was a ‘profound’ title. However, I just got out of speech class so my blood pressure is spiked..or it was about ten minutes ago and it’s been slowly decompressing. Today we got in what they call ‘impromptu speeches.’ Here was the format: Think of a one-sentence topic that matches the following sentence of “If you could ________.” Then hand your idea in and then grab a different one from the bag.

That’s about as impromptu as I could think of. When I walked in, I thought, “Huh, I’m going to do something like ‘If you could do any extreme sport, what would it be,’ and my answer would be ‘I would go in a hot-air balloon’ and then tell them of how I turned my dad down when he offered to get me on the Remax balloon when I was four.” But then she said we were going to trade topics so I really stressed out. Turns out my question was “If you could buy anything what would it be?”

Now I don’t want to get religious on materialism, but I chose an Alienware computer. Did I mention those here a few years ago? I don’t know. Of course, a house would be my FIRST choice, but what’s there to talk on on buying a house that will take up three minutes worth of talking? So I talked about the Alienware computer and why I wanted to buy it.

Okay. Rant. I am not one to get up in front of people and talk or to jump up and say, “Now everybody pay attention to me because it’s my turn to talk.” I hate the spotlight and I’d rather disappear into a corner and enjoy listening to everybody else. So speech class is a big bleh thing. But I have to do it in order to get my piece of paper.

Anyhow…that reminds me. I wanted to research the Alienware and see what was the norm for super-fast computers. I know the standard is probably superfast compared to what I’m working on right now, but I’m sure Alienware is developing way beyond that like they do, so I want to see what that is.

  • M11x Desktop starting at $1200….ouch. That’s a big fat no right off the bat.
  • But I’ll go for the top-end M11x at $4000:
  • Intel Core I7 960 – 3.2GHz, 8MB Cache – This is the microprocessor….and that is pretty fast.
  • Dual 1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon HD 5870 CrossfireX – Video Card…None of this makes any sense except for the 1GB VRAM. And I’m not sure how much better that is than everything else.
  • 6GB DDR3 1600MHz (3x 2GB) – This is -regular- RAM. 6GB is pretty big. About….12 times bigger than what I’m running.
  • 1.2TB Raid – Hard Drive. Raid is SUPER cool but if you use the Raid technology (with backup), you only actually USE part of what’s there, so this would be more like 1TB worth of usable space, which is still really good, especially for a primary hard drive
  • 24X CD/+-DVDRW Burner – Fairly standard..okay.

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