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Re: 8-Bit Guy video's are becoming a chore!

Less enthusiasm is easy to explain. 20 or 30 years ago, a lot of things were poorly documented, especially online....so it was exciting to uncover things and do stuff that had never been tried before. Just about every possible angle has now been exploited, and now every joe schmoe can easily find …

Re: 8-Bit Guy video's are becoming a chore!

I have seen some of the 8-bit guy videos, but generally only watch them if the topic looks interesting. He's a pretty awkward guy. The best way I can describe it is like watching a balder, nerdier version of myself. You've got to give him credit for having the balls to put his face on youtube. I'd …

Re: When did you purchase your first 386 / 486 Computer? Availability vs the early 90's affordability norm.

Unfortunately, around the time I had saved up enough money to purchase all the components, a factory exploded somewhere in Asia, causing the prices of SIMMs to skyrocket overnight, throwing a bit of a wrench in my budget. Yeah, tell me about it! The memory prices were sky high until sometime in …

Re: When did you purchase your first 386 / 486 Computer? Availability vs the early 90's affordability norm.

386DX was largely skipped over by non-professionals until after 486 prices dropped in 1992. That's why most of the 386DX motherboards you see in the scrap bin are the tiny ones with 486 class chipsets. My family purchased their first x86 PC in late 1992, a 486DX-33...it was a pretty powerful …

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