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Re: Which browser do you use?

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Been using Firefox since 1.0 was released. Unfortunately, Mozilla continues down a path that will eventually force me to abandon Firefox for one of its forks. What's the version number up to this week - v573.0? URL bar autocomplete. When I type 'g' in Chrome it immediately completes it to gmail.com. …

Re: Collecting rants

People are too uptight when it comes to their responsibility and it won't ever change. A responsibility to keep prices low? I thought this was a hobby, not a cartel. I don't wish to be rude, but there's a streak of entitlement running through this thread hiding behind the language of egalitarianism …

Re: Today is Windows 95 25th Birrthday. Share your memories

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To my memory I only ever used 95 once, in 1996 or 97 when my primary school took delivery of a handful of new IBM PCs. For whatever reason a few of us got a shot at them, but rather than follow the lesson plan I decided to dig around the Start menu until I was told off. There was this desktop …

Re: Technological critique

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I think it was healthier when anybody could post a website describing their own view, and people would see it and read it. Of course the quality varied, but readers had the opportunity to judge that for themselves instead of letting somebody else judge it for them. No particular website or …

Re: Collecting rants

On this subject, I really believe a time will come were 60 years old folks won't hunt for XT-286-386-486s any more, our modern equivalent won't give a damn about them and collections will be liquefied for peanuts. I mean I don't see ISA sound of VGA cards going for that much in 10-20 years, once …

Re: Collecting rants

Sometimes a seller would put in "rare" even if it's blatantly untrue lol. It's such a commonly abused word I makes me laugh rather than have a look at the item. Like a PlayStation listing with 'rare' in the description. Over 100 million were manufactured, and it's not even one of those audiophile- …

Re: Collecting rants

Speaking about the search engine pollution, GPU hunting is the worst. Try searching GeForce 256 in eBay. All you get are cruddy 8800GTs and low end nvidia trash with 256MB VRAM. Coupled with the distinct lack of PCI video cards, it makes looking for new parts very annoying. My search string on eBay …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

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Yea, the prices of those Iram drives are almost more than what they cost new... I wasn't aware there was such interest in it (I was just looking for something to do with all the RAM I have lying around). Especially since I was the sole bid for days. That is, until multiple bidders piled in at the …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

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At the risk of some punk telling me to get to back to the 1950s with my DDR3 slots, this isn't old enough for the vintage hardware thread. x2 Viking Technology 100GB SATADIMMs, first released in 2010. Picked them up for the novelty more than anything else... also as consolation for not winning the …

Re: Story behind your avatar?

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For some unfathomable reason IBM paid a fortune to use the Pink Panther character to promote their PC line in the early 90s. The sight of IBM lorries branded with the character driving past my house on the way to the local factory is etched into my childhood memory. Very odd. Apparently that …

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