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Re: Coronavirus chatter

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Well, this crisis offers a tempting opportunity for autocrats to seize even more power. If Hungary does not agree with the EU constitution anymore then she is always free to leave the union. [...] Orbán also told the EU council to fuck off and to concentrate on controlling the pandemic instead, …

Re: Coronavirus chatter

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Then I was curious as to why I only experienced really mild symptoms that where gone in 6 to 7 days and remembered working for the NHS and getting the HBV inoculations all those years ago and figured that may have something to do with it. What made you come to that conclusion? (I was inoculated …

Re: Suitable streaming platform

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Ok and anything for H264/RGB? Youtube does not support H264/RGB. I use ffmpeg's libx264rgb and yutube supports it nicely enough. libx264rgb with -crf 0 produces lossless RGB video. ffmpeg -i "%1" -sws_flags neighbor+full_chroma_inp -c:v libx264rgb -crf 0 [...other options...] %1.avi If the final …

Re: Coronavirus chatter

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as long as the virus isn't selectively targeting the rich and powerful nothing will fundamentally change imho Wouldn't change even if it did target the rich and powerful. Nature abhors a power vacuum. There's a tendency to believe that those who would take the place of $chosen_scapegoat would be …

Re: What music are you listening to?

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Been on an Iron Maiden live concert kick lately. Preemptively compensating for the fact that they'll probably have to cancel their coming show here, because pandemics. Two of the best: Maiden England '88 Maiden Japan (Live Nagoya '81)

Re: Welcome to the updated VOGONS

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Did we lose the ability to reply to a post in a PM, directly to that user (with quote and all)? I *think* that was available before the update - maybe I'm having a brainfart, but I can't find it for the life of me...

The Great 1988-89 VGA Compatibility/Comparison Run

PC Tech Journal's VGA compatibility test suite is still available online from various BBS dumps, but the magazine itself also had a couple of in-depth articles where they sic it on a bunch of contemporary VGA boards. Thought this was an interesting read: Part 1 - Nov '88: https://archive.org/details …

Re: New forum suggestions/Feedback

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Personally, the old-style figures are the least of what bothers me with the default font. The horrible hinting takes that particular cake. ;) Oh hey, just noticed that the hinting looks *much* better in Windows now. Happy to see it fixed! (What was changed? A different/auto-hinted version of the …

Re: CGA "optimal" palette (fantasy)

By the way: This is my color remapping code for Tandy/PCJr., EGA and VGA that changes CGA mode 5 to shades of gray: Nice - yep, that's probably the most compatible way to go about it. I did something similar in this old video which goes through a bunch of different tweaked 4-color palettes (some of …

Re: CGA "optimal" palette (fantasy)

Something I've been wanting to try is a TSR similar to CHGCOLOR, but with a few enhancements: - Target VGA rather than EGA (so the 4 colors can be selected from the full 6-bit/channel range) - Support a separate mapping for each CGA palette (for cases where colors are switched during a game, using …

Re: How to: Imaging/cloning a harddrive, using Linux only....

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Not strictly "Linux only" -- I've used dd for Windows to clone/image hard drives and CF cards. It's a little tricky to come up with the correct device name to get the most complete image possible (e.g. MBR and partitions). You gotta run "dd.exe --list" as administrator and do a bit of trial-and- …

Re: Some guys opinion about DOSBox

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A console has a very specific set of hardware/firmware which all its games target. If there are optional configurations, they're mostly limited in range. DOSBox aims to emulate arbitrary points over the first 20 years of the PC platform's evolution. Multiple CPU generations, third-party hardware …

Re: New forum suggestions/Feedback

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if anyone know how to disable them via CSS please share, because changing the font doesn't seem to help for those. It's an OpenType feature. This should work (from https://css-tricks.com/almanac/properties/f/font-feature-settings/): :root { font-feature-settings: 'onum' 0; } Personally, the old- …

Re: New forum suggestions/Feedback

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I also can’t figure out why the spec sheet for your monitor says it’s an IPS panel but also that it uses FRC to render 8-bit colour. If true, maybe it explains why there is a bigger problem with this monitor, though I guess I also need to learn if any monitors don’t have this problem and are also …

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