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Re: capacitor plague finally struck home

in Milliways
Well - I decided to keep it - for now. But have no immediate plans to do anything with it. Right now it has now CPU fan, since I cannibalized that building the replacement system. And no spare case or power supply - so it is sitting in a box

Re: Do you even need a vintage machine?

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In my case, I would have to say YES Aside from games, I have way too much older software that is now only available in subscription format - which I REFUSE to touch. Which means I now need two computers - one fairly modern for getting on the internet and another for everything else With that said, …

Re: capacitor plague finally struck home

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I am already leaning towards it not being worth it ;) I have already rebuilt the system with the A7V600 board If I used it for anything it would probably be linux, and honestly better boards for linux. Athlon is a dead-end now. I am not complaining - you realize that board is 20 years old now? I got …

capacitor plague finally struck home

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Well the capacitor plague has finally struck home!! Asus A7V333 (which I use to run win98) starting having random lockups and errors. Tried to reinstall CorelDraw, and installed failed. Tried to burn a CD to get files off, burn failed. Wiped drive and reinstalled windows. As soon as a started …

Re: touring old commodore plant

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I remember seeing one of those videos but I had forgotten about it! The mention of 9-track tape in my original post made me look that up. I had seen those several times (thought not in person) without really knowing what they were (other than data storage.) It makes me realize how far everything has …

Re: Online copies of games are not owned

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Continuing with the house example.... When you rent, you NEVER STOP PAYING. You could live there for 30 years, and then you retire, can't make the payments anymore, well, you are out on the street. Those 30 years count for nothing You could pay Netflix for 30 years...and the price is up to $400 a …

Re: nostalgia midlife crisis

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I am not saying the OP is old ( I am much older, trust me) but I DO think that as you get older your perspective definitely changes. When you have MANY more years behind you than ahead. When you start to realize that it is much too late for any kind of real course correction. And that everything is …

Re: Online copies of games are not owned

in Milliways
I hate to say it but I gave up on games a LONG time ago - when it got to where you could no longer just but a disk in a store and install it (without an internet connection or some kind of account) I HATE this whole subscription movement

Re: What would you do different?

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Something else I might do different - not mess with those internal/external hard drive enclosures (drive enclosure mounted in PC case and taking up an IDE slot) but with a removable drive. I had a couple. Problem is - they take up an IDE slot. Better solution network the computers

Re: What would you do different?

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Surely you joke about the floppy disk thing? Even by the 90s they were becoming woefully inadequate. I was an early adopter of CD-R, and I have always felt like that was very much worth the money

Re: Which computer to keep?

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Resurrecting and older thread here but.... Just looking at ebay prices, Asus CUBX vs. Tyan1854.... the prices tell you which one is considered to be more valuable (the Asus)

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