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Re: Technological critique

in Milliways
USB ports/cable. They couldn't come up with a better design or convention? Requiring you to look at the damn cable every time you plug something in... le sigh. I guess we can be thankful that USBC is finally here. From a cable orientation perspective, I agree . For pretty much everything else, USB …

Re: VGA Capture Thread

Jackhead wrote on 2021-01-20, 17:09: My combination is a OSSC + Mira Box USB-C (the stick like one). Anything i tryed so far work, down to 320x240 resolution np. Tryed many capture cards but the mira works really good! What chroma modes does the Mirabox support : RGB24, YUY2, YV12 ?

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

in Milliways
my main PC is in a black bland big tower without a window... does have a blue power LED though (that is covered x3 because it's annoying) OK, I have to confess. My main PC is a blue LED. Somehow, blue LEDs always make me think of Blue Light specials at Kmart . Memories and nostalgia are strange …

Re: All these interposers and hardware hacking of old chips. What about using new chips in old motherboards?

Our entire hobby doesn’t make a whole lot of sense haha. Just roll with it. I’m still wondering about the post I found where a guy said he stuck a k6 into a socket 370 motherboard after clipping off a pin and said it worked but ran hot until he fried the mobo with a screw driver accidentally a few …

Re: All these interposers and hardware hacking of old chips. What about using new chips in old motherboards?

I’m still wondering about the post I found where a guy said he stuck a k6 into a socket 370 motherboard after clipping off a pin and said it worked but ran hot until he fried the mobo with a screw driver accidentally a few weeks later. That post was completely false, to put it mildly . Do not …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
imi wrote on 2021-01-19, 18:51: Cyberdyne wrote on 2021-01-19, 06:25: but the 486 motherboards will live forever, if not in use. Varta disagrees with you. Old Varta battery : "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of motherboards” EDIT: I wish I had come up with that, see Re: What retro activity did …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

in Milliways
I didn't even know steampunk and blue light punk where a big thing with PCs. Everywhere I look it's either "RGB Unicornpuke-punk" or "White, clean, minimal, Apple-style asthetic". Mostly the former. Luckily, good quality cases can last practically forever, unless something drasticly different comes …

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