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* W.A.S.T.E. is a perfect example of what happens when you amass enough hardware in one place for too long. So far, it has undergone four changes in hardware configuration, each of which could be considered better than the previous one. In its current state, W.A.S.T.E. is comprised of an Intel i486 DX/2 chip with 256k cache, running at 66MHz, with Twenty megabytes of RAM. Other hardware includes a 2MB Cirrus Logic video card for running X Windows, a state-of-the-art NE2100 clone to connect to our vast local network, a 28.8k modem for a dial-in/fax line, and a cutting edge SoundBlaster 1.0 which currently serves no purpose except to annoy us whenever anyone goes to the Footguy Home Page. The net link is accomplished with a dedicated 28.8k link to Winternet, the cheapest place we could find. Oh, and it has a tiny little keyboard that fits right on your knees (about laptop-sized). Our 810 MB of disk space is currently squandered on the Slackware 2.2.0 Linux distribution. Our web server is NCSA HTTPD 1.3R. We also run CERN HTTPD 3.0 as a caching web proxy. Our main web space is being built and maintained with the experimental WebWeave and various custom Perl scripts.

* The previous incarnation of W.A.S.T.E. was comprised of an Intel i486 DX chip on an Orchid VLB motherboard with 256k cache, running at a blazing 33MHz, with a whopping Eight megabytes of RAM. The NE2000 card (Yes, it runs with Netware) was swapped out during this time with Lord Toad's NE2100 to allow for compatibility with a Gravis Ultrasound, which it turned out didn't work anyway.

* Before that, W.A.S.T.E. consisted of a 20Mhz i386 in a 33MHz motherboard (can we say "burn out?") with broken SIMM slots and a non-functioning 128K cache. Four meg of RAM was held in place with small plastic wedges. Amazingly, they never fell out while the system was running, despite our best efforts...

* And before that, W.A.S.T.E. was run on a 386/SX-16 with Four meg of RAM. This was what could be considered its original state, and before hooking up to the Internet, it spent the previous month compiling a kernel for itself.

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