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Re: Is it worth throwing away nostalgic stuff?

in Milliways
Its like anything else. If you get rid of some things you just go back and buy even more than before. All you really need is this for running old software and playing old DOS games: 1) 486dx2-66 or better with 16mb ram. ( DOS/Win3x ) 2) Pentium 75 computer with 64mb ram ( DOS/WIn95 ) 3) Pentium 2 …

Re: Are these worth anything?

TrashPanda wrote on 2022-08-13, 13:18: Trashpanda is a slang term for Raccoons who love Trash and well got the nickname because they veg out in trash like Pandas do with bamboo ! I love the little rascals even though we dont have them in Australia. I love those 'bin chickens' you guys have. They're …

Re: Cost of living strikes!!!!

I once experienced a nasty data corruption problem due to bad memory. During file copy operations involving large files (c. 1 GB), there would always be a few single-bit errors in the copy. I always create SFV checksums for important data files, else I would never have caught the problem. I traced …

Re: How China's invasion on Taiwan affects PC market

in Milliways
Yes, that's true. There's a big difference between capturing working oil fields (like the Japanese did in Indonesia) and capturing virgin fields where you still need to build an infrastructure from scratch. If would have taken several years to get the oil flowing. (Also the problem that German-ruled …

Re: How China's invasion on Taiwan affects PC market

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5 million what? Are you joking or just played too much computer games? Did you hear anything about lines of communication and how much ammunition and simply water need 5 million of troops every 24 hours? The point is that if Hitler had known about the riches of Arabia he would have handled the war …

Re: How China's invasion on Taiwan affects PC market

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robertmo wrote on 2022-08-03, 07:39: Actually china has 20 mln extra men in their country This is due to sex-selective abortion. There's a similar gender imbalance in India for the same reason. Girl children just aren't as valued as boys. It's sad. Hopefully this will change as these countries get …

Re: How China's invasion on Taiwan affects PC market

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The postwar prosperity of the world is based on cheap oil. The big Arab oilfields were mostly discovered during WW2 and came online in the 1950s. It was a huge economic boost for the whole world, victors and vanquished alike. That's not true. Arab oilfields were discovered many years before WW2. …

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