The laptop computer running the radiojove project failed on Friday the 16th of December.
Specifically the old 30gb IDE hard drive now makes either no noise or a whole lotta noise, either way it no longer works.
The smallest new drive for this is around $100. Even with this, the existing laptop is over 8 years old, runs slow and doesn’t have room to expand its 512mb memory. A brand new netbook with more and faster memory, more and larger and faster hard drives, etc is only about $230.
Guess which one we are going to choose? 🙂
We’ll be keeping an eye out for a boxing day sale on Monday and see what we can find.
Oh yeah.. this is also the computer that controlled the 20cm telescope as well.. so no imaging for a while!