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Projects update.

I would love to post a video of shooting a Hotchkiss machine gun, or the post dealing with the VG1-5. How about a post on the new Hotchkiss tri pod I have been working on. There is also the post on the MP-44 trunion and where we are on finishing them out. There are also 2 book reviews that I wanted to post. I could also write about the Vickers feed block conversion to use MG34/42 belts. I had a really nice video and post on boy’s rifles.

However, instead of writing about these thing I am going to write about the new computer I bought. It is a top of the line HP. It has a very fast processor, a great video car and one terabit of memory. The most interesting thing about it is that it is a piece of SHIT. The damn thing dropped the hard drive connection  and then lost data so all the post and editing has to be done again. It would lock up for no reason and may start up again if I turn it off and then on again or it may not come back for hours for no reason. The last straw was when I just finished a long and grueling day and when I went to make copies of all the videos and pictures I did for the client to just crashed the hard drive. So let this be a warning. DO NOT BUY an HP piece of crap with windows 10 on. You would be better served buying the cheapest piece of Walmart junk then an HP.

The hunt is on for a new computer that is not HP or dell. That was 1700.00 down the toilet.

I will try and get another post back tomorrow.

 

8 comments to Projects update.

  • PeterK

    Ouch. I am very sorry. HP had some of the worst support, too, iirc. :/ We had good luck with lenovos when I was doing IT in college, that was a pretty long while back in computer years, though. Good luck on the hunt!

  • RCK

    The whole PC vs Mac thing has been argued to death, but since I run both for various reasons, I can catagorically state that love ‘em or hate ‘em Macs have been the most stable and long lived computers I have owned to include machines I have built myself and run Linux on. Pay the extra for the applecare if you go down the Mac path. It more than pays for itself.

    BTW, I am writing this on a 4 year old Macbook. Never had a HP laptop last that long.

    • clkramer

      He can’t use a mac or apple product because of the software he uses dont work on them.

      • RCK

        Actually….

        There are two systems that allow you to run all the windows software you want on apples. VMware and Parallels are the ones I have used in depth. Lets you run windows as virtual machines. Both gave me some of the most stable windows machines I have ever used. Mind you I also built them up using clean copies of windows from MS sans all the garbage the makers like HP load on their machines. Really good rigs and very cool to have windows running in a window on a mac. In fact on one mac I had both windows and linux running in separate windows at the same time. The stable unix core underlying OSX allows a lot of neat things to be possible.

  • JB the other one

    We have two Toshiba laptops that we have used for several years with ZERO issues and they have seen heavy travel and use. (read that as beat up). All periferals attach to them.

  • Back in 09 I had a similar event happen to me and I switched to Appel. There was a slight learning curve but there are programs that allow you to use MS products on the Appel system without any problem. I would never go back to MS. Harry

  • Chuck Back in 09 I had a worst event happen to me and I switched to Appel. There was a slight learning curve but there are programs that allow you to use MS products on the Appel system without any problem. I would never go back to MS. Harry

  • Pete F.

    Can’t you take it back for a refund?
    Every shitbird in the world takes stuff back all the time.
    I’d think a regular honest working man could do the same.
    Pete

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