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Re: poor advice on fixing things!

in Milliways
To be honest people want a solution immediately and they don't want to bother with an extensive search about the problem. When they have to work for it they get frustrated. Most people can't even use Google Search properly. Just 30 years ago people actually had to visit libraries, purchase user …

Re: poor advice on fixing things!

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I'd like to add the support/documentation sections of the hardware manufactures themselves. More and more site are adding generic filler guides like "solving network issues" which links to an article with basic Windows 10 troubleshooting steps even though the hardware itself doesn't support Windows …

Re: Frys electronics is Closing.

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Yes, i think it is LAZYNESS with allot of Americans. Americans work long hours and dont have time to go to the store after work. So they shop and order online during there free time. Also the Availability, variety and price comparison of shopping online almost guarantees you will get the product …

Re: Frys electronics is Closing.

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This was a BIG computer and electronics store in Silicon Valley and American west. A guess they could not compete with Amazon, Newegg, and eBay. Americans are lazy and just prefer to shop online today. is it laziness? If so, what is the virtue associated with going to a store? I will miss big box …

Re: poor advice on fixing things!

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I get more frustrated with "troubleshooting" threads on automotive forums than anything else, because cars can get complicated and they need to be approached thoughtfully. all true, impatience on either side leads to second guessing and imprecise ambiguous descriptions. cars in particular are multi …

Re: Video Card prices

pentiumspeed wrote on 2021-02-24, 00:29: One thing I had to make clear. All the reporting websites who mentions crypto currency mining to generate tokens is ill informed what it is involved, The miner is not making *new* tokens, well the TNT 2's are going back to rendering scenes from unreal then! …

Re: Any others given up on the hobby?

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Collect less, play more, do you must. this is wise stuff, whenever the act of collecting and fixing up old PCs weakens i say let it and either use the stuff you have or rest it for a while think about things you quite like doing, where there is a crossover with PCs do them - make a tune on old …

Re: How are things these days?

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Thanks guys! I'm just hoping my enthusiasm doesn't wane again now that I kinda realized that I've owned mostly everything I wanted or sought after at one point or another so I'm not quite sure where to go from here but yeah I'll at least be making a few videos in the very near future and also I …

Re: poor advice on fixing things!

in Milliways
One thing I find annoying on the net is when someone asks a question about a problem they are having and they get some advice to which OP answeres something like "Nope, that wasn't it" and the last reply is the OP saying something like "Nevermind, I solved the problem" without actually telling …

poor advice on fixing things!

in Milliways
not meant as an entirely serious topic - but I am sure you've all experienced technical problems with both vintage and newer PCs (and stuff generally) and gone online to find answers eventually there is often something useful, some rare times there is even a video guide! much of the time though is …

Re: Video Card prices

I need to set my TNT2 to work creating crypto currencies! I have two of them, all this time wasted playing late 90's 3 games!! here's a recent article about the shortage of cards https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/nvidia-l … ard/ar-BB1dNJev

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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I use old PSUs. ha! so do I, in fact I've not know one to fail - in fairness the older ones are in PC's rarely powered on though I don't recap things either - most of the time it isn't necessary as the item works fine, but i do recognise the importance of it for long term consistent use of aging …

Re: What made you join VOGONS?

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found vogons while deliberately searching for forums about old pcs and lurked for several years on and off depending on my levels of interest in old PCs, I joined when I had a couple of questions and observations I just wanted to communicate and having long known vogons to be friendly and active it …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

And here is my recently assembled AMD K6-2/400 Build. I was saving this NOS AT case for something special to me. I like how it turned out. The new Kingspao PSU that came with the case is working great too! Specs: CPU: AMD K6-2 @ 400MHz GPU: Alliance Semiconductor AT-25 Voodoo RUSH NIC: Compaq PCI …

Re: How are things these days?

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it's a nice channel, enjoyed the PC reviews and the typewriter content was good too! if you do update maybe keep things different from the typical 'thumbnail of guy with 'wow' expression pointing at component with big letters "Crysis at 60fps, WTF?" in big yellow writing' type of channel! I'm sure …

Re: Who can help me out with a GWBasic project?

rather than your code being the issue, specifically, it probably is the difference in the way gwbasic and quickbasic interpret the code at runtime as konc was saying I suspect, without knowing of course, that gw is more 'literal' in its interpretation and quick basic does a few optimisations or has …

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