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Re: Do you keep your retro rigs offline?

My machines have LAN access to move files and thus internet as I made no effort to block it. The XP machine occasionally opens up Crome to get drivers but rarely uses the net seriously. The machines accessing the outside internet is really a utilitarian thing, I have better PCs for just browsing and …

Re: Intel smashes Ryzen

Dude. Really. You have to know this is false. If you insist on the "AMD is 50% more expensive" argument then at least have the decency to compare apples to apples. If you are starting with a Intel quad core part, then compare it to a AMD quad core part. Intel 6 core parts are NOT 50% cheaper than …

Re: Intel smashes Ryzen

mockingbird wrote on 2021-01-12, 22:59: One day Intel will open up it's enormous maw and swallow them up, and they'll disappear without a trace, and we'll be better off for it. I don't think that an x86 CPU monopoly will be better for any of us...

Looking For Vintage Tech/Gaming TV show suggestions

Early on into the whole 'Pandemic Lockdown' thing I realized that the first six seasons of Electric Playground had been officially uploaded to YouTube by what is now branded as 'Electric Playground Network'. It was good watching, particularly to see classic games looked at from a 'then' perspective …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

bestemor wrote on 2020-11-30, 21:13: How much did you pay ? Seems like these things are ridiculously expensive... 🤔 ....but quite nifty, yes indeed.... From what I understand the MSRP for the Roccat Sova MK was USD$199. I got mine, new in box on eBay for USD$90 + USD$30 to ship it to Canada. Mouse …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

a hunk of plastic with a shitty emulator in them along with a very selective library of games and no support for original copies of the games. This is the thing you're missing, what people want most of all is 'The Hunk Of Plastic'. It's a tiny small model of a game system they loved as a child, …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

While the Gravis Gamepad is unquestionably iconic from an era otherwise dominated by 'Joysticks', it's not a particularly great gamepad. If you're using Windows 9X or higher, those Retrobit controllers like their Sega Saturn pad is far superior in every way.

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

A new server deployment, a second UnRAID server to supplement my first. EVGA SuperNova P2 650w platinum PSU, Asus P9X79 LE, Xeon E5 2603 v2, Radeon HD 5450, 24GB of RAM, and an LSI 9201 16i. All built into a Rosewill RSV-L4412 12 bay hot swap 4U rack mount case. :) https://i.imgur.com/U1L5hAo.jpeg

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