- Jan 29, 2006
- 9,066 (2.07/day)
- My house.
|Processor||AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane @ 2.8GHz (224x12.5, 1.425V)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte sumthin-or-another, it's got an nForce 430|
|Cooling||Dual 120mm case fans front/rear, Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, Zalman VF-900 on GPU|
|Memory||2GB G.Skill DDR2 800|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire X850XT @ 580/600|
|Storage||WD 160 GB SATA hard drive.|
|Display(s)||Hanns G 19" widescreen, 5ms response time, 1440x900|
|Case||Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).|
|Audio Device(s)||Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).|
|Power Supply||ThermalTake 430W TR2|
|Software||XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.|
New medical research confirms what hardware enthusiasts, gamers, workaholics and teenagers have known for a while: people are literally becoming addicted to technology. Professor Nada Kakabadse of Northampton University got concerned when she noticed people that had a serious problem putting away their phones, PDAs and other links to the digital world. Remarkably, Professor Kakabadse was able to link addiction to technology and addiction to sex. The professer found that nearly a third of everyone carrying a technological device is addicted. This is most likely because we are creatures of habit, and "can get addicted to anything that is remotely interesting." Professor Kakabadse also was quick to point out that technology got a lot more addicting since the introduction of the internet. Witty Inquirer writer Nick Farrell wonders how the professor could possibly avoid citing porn as a reason for this sudden burst inaddiction.