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Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

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the issue is that they're getting too wide now x3 and often are not tall enough anymore for how wide they are. https://apple.slashdot.org/story/21/01/21/1532232/goodbye-and-good-riddance-to-the-169-aspect-ratio I'm clinging to my 16:10 Asus VK266H monitor I bought in 2009 despite the fact it's not …

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

A socket 370 to 478 interposer would be pretty cool. Somehow make it all work?! That would be nice. I know this isn't what you meant - but if you consider the Celeron 400 series super-Tualatins, the ASRock 775i65G motherboard gives you DDR SDRAM and AGP 8x without having to suffer the guilt of …

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. Were it possible, you'd expect someone to have made a slocket- …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

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I've come home to Windows 10 bricking my at-home PC's no less than six times in 7 years through an automatic update. Security through bricking. It's our best weapon against the botnets :P Meanwhile they remove things, change settings specific to your home LAN (like one-way TCP 1.0 for my old boxes) …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

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I like to think that by the end of this century steampunk will have given way to 'bluepunk'. Just blue LEDs everywhere and on everything. So retro. Hopefully we'll get a remake of The Running Man soon in which Dynamo is festooned with incredibly bright blue LEDs. How the hell else are we supposed to …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

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And talking about consoles... am I the only one that thinks that consoles has lost any appeal they had (compared to PC)? Many a January I've heard from colleagues about the hassle of setting-up a modern console for their children on Christmas Eve, since kids (rightfully) expect it to just work out …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

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OT, but I notice that the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) no longer allows download of its images. This is a return to its original policy, many years ago, but worse, because you can no longer bypass it by disabling JavaScript, and the source code doesn't contain any obvious image URLs. I'm …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

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My main worry on software as a service or DLC is how will the kids of today (whatever their actual age) relive their nostalgia in 20 years time? I'd like to think that maybe this would be the first generation to find themselves standing at the end of history and liberated from nostalgia... but the …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

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For a while blue LEDs were everywhere, because they were a new breakthrough technology and so everyone had to use them for everything. Blue LEDs aren't intrinsically blinding, it's just that they were made obnoxiously bright in order to draw attention to their breakthrough presence. I remember the …

Re: Socket 370 VIA C3 Retro DOS PC

chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-12-01, 00:25: If you load up a glide game just move the monitors VGA cable to the output of the voodoo card. I was under the impression VGA is not hot-swappable. It might not damage it, but I personally wouldn't risk it having put money down on something with a 3Dfx logo.

Re: EU votes for Right to Repair

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chinny22 wrote on 2020-12-01, 14:39: You mean like Tesla vs everyone else plug used for recharging, Scary how your example is coming reality! You took the words out of my mouth. There's a nascent cult of Tesla/Musk eerily reminiscent of Apple/Jobs. If you tolerate this then your industry standards …

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

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That being said, I would love to drop my day job and go full-time youtube. IMO it would make my life way more chill. I've never understood why anyone would want to put all their eggs in one basket, especially after 2008. It reminds me of the Blip.tv days when there was an explosion of channels with …

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