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Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

in Milliways
mh nah widescreen displays are a trend that I don't hate, would old games support widescreen (with actually wider viewing angles, not just cropped) I'd prefer that. the issue is that they're getting too wide now x3 and often are not tall enough anymore for how wide they are.

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

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it took me almost a month once to figure out why a program we used at work wouldn't work anymore on some PCs until I realized a windows update broke it, I didn't even know an update was installed because while transitioning offices the new IT did a "test install" of the update on one PC... and then …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

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well hdd access indicators are pretty useless in modern windows systems anyways, back then they used to indicate that your drives are busy loading something or still writing data... nowadays your drive is always busy because windows thinks it needs to index this and that and shuffle around it's page …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

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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) I have to admit though that I did mod my old In-Win back in the day with a blue and red LED :3

Re: Intel smashes Ryzen

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@imi: Apple might not be dominating the home consumer market in computers, but I noticed two things from the two links you posted. 1. The first (lowendmac) is from 2003. 17 years ago. A lot as changed since then, so we can agree that this one doesn't count, right? 2. This one is good since it spans …

Re: Intel smashes Ryzen

in Milliways
I am not bias towards any Computer company I just comment on my own experiences and observations. you're also posting a lot of falsehoods though, and it often feels deliberately so. Apple eco-system is dominating the computer and consumer market. this simply is not true, no matter how often you …

Re: Do you keep your retro rigs offline?

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dont mean to sound rude but what is the point of this thread. it's like who pets their dogs I do, let me make a thread about how i pet my dog and why i should or shouldn't then ask other if they pet or dont pet their pets. a more sensiblke question would have maybe been "do you go online with your …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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I'm about to throw away the original box of a small IBM CRT monitor... it's only a monochrome POS monitor so not that special, but it was nicely boxed, while cleaning up today I noticed mold on the box though, it arrived in pretty rough shape already so I guess this was always there and I haven't …

Re: Intel CPU naming

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no it doesn't. i3 5xx was launched in 2010 i3 2xxx was launched in 2011 i3 3xxx was launched in 2013 (first time the number somewhat matches) i3 4xxx was launched in 2013 still i3 6xxx was launched in 2015 i3 7xxx was launched in 2017 (only the second time now) i3 8xxx was launched in 2017 as well …

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