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Reply 21101 of 23620, by Shreddoc

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tunertom wrote on 2022-03-03, 01:41:

Well today I realised that the older semprons arent totally useless, they make great cat combs

Best use of broken, pinny CPUs I have heard. Much better than key ring or wall display.

Reply 21102 of 23620, by BitWrangler

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Heh, I got a dead thoroughbred I could epoxy to a dead stick of RAM as a handle to do that with.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 21104 of 23620, by darry

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Shreddoc wrote on 2022-03-03, 02:11:

A technical drawing of BitWrangler's good idea.

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Essentially "RAMming" a dead horse instead of flogging it, AFAIU. 😉

Reply 21105 of 23620, by TrashPanda

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darry wrote on 2022-03-03, 02:18:
Shreddoc wrote on 2022-03-03, 02:11:

A technical drawing of BitWrangler's good idea.

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Essentially "RAMming" a dead horse instead of flogging it, AFAIU. 😉

Judging from that picture that horse is into far more than just ramming ..never thought horses would have that kind of kink 🤣

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 21106 of 23620, by BitWrangler

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Oh sure, jockey my words around and saddle them with meanings unintended, I no mare meant to imply a racehorse than any other animal with more than three legs sired by a palomino. 😁

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 21108 of 23620, by BitWrangler

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Could also use them for carding out glass fibres after you've retted depopulated PCBs in solvent or acid.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 21109 of 23620, by Kahenraz

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I stabbed my foot on an exposed pin header on a motherboard today. My tetanus shot is up to date but if it gets infected and I die, I want my tombstone to say: death my motherboard.

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Reply 21110 of 23620, by luckybob

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-03-03, 03:17:

Oh sure, jockey my words around and saddle them with meanings unintended, I no mare meant to imply a racehorse than any other animal with more than three legs sired by a palomino. 😁

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This text is to satisfy the "no image reactions" rule. A justified rule, but there should be leeway for posts like bitwrangler's.

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Reply 21111 of 23620, by BitWrangler

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Did you expect to get away with "Lee"way there?? 😜

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 21112 of 23620, by aspiringnobody

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I replaced the broken ram socket on my SB32 CT3600 today. No more zip ties! Sadly I couldn't find a metal clip one so I had to put a new-old-stock plastic clip one on. But at least all the clips are intact!

Reply 21113 of 23620, by Meatball

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HP OfficeJet 8630 Pro AIO printhead gone bad after 10 years of trouble-free service. All troubleshooting, cleaning, factory resetting and so on failed over the past 24 hours. I could buy a refurbished printhead, but I might as well get a newer printer instead for the cost. Plus, I hate those darn ink cartridges. I going to try out a Canon G7020 AIO, which has a Megatank. I ordered it earlier today. I'm hoping I can ditch ink cartridges once and for all. I'll put the 8630 away in a closet and one day I might get it working, at least for the scanner/copier functions.

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Reply 21114 of 23620, by BitWrangler

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I just found a '97 edition of Broderbund Print Shop, so ima need a BJC-230 or a Deskjet 540C or something that works on Win 9x so I can cheap out on birthday cards and crap this year.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 21115 of 23620, by Kahenraz

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Meatball wrote on 2022-03-04, 03:16:

HP OfficeJet 8630 Pro AIO printhead gone bad after 10 years of trouble-free service. All troubleshooting, cleaning, factory resetting and so on failed over the past 24 hours. I could buy a refurbished printhead, but I might as well get a newer printer instead for the cost. Plus, I hate those darn ink cartridges. I going to try out a Canon G7020 AIO, which has a Megatank. I ordered it earlier today. I'm hoping I can ditch ink cartridges once and for all. I'll put the 8630 away in a closet and one day I might get it working, at least for the scanner/copier functions.

I bought a laser printer and have never had a problem with ink ever again. Each toner cartridge can print thousands of pages and, since it's a powder, never dries out.

Inkjet is superior when it comes to photo printing. But if you're not printing photos, then a laser printer is always be a better choice.

BitWrangler wrote on 2022-03-04, 04:10:

I just found a '97 edition of Broderbund Print Shop, so ima need a BJC-230 or a Deskjet 540C or something that works on Win 9x so I can cheap out on birthday cards and crap this year.

I would really like to collect a couple of era-correct printers, but I know that I would have absolutely nowhere to put them. I also worry about maintenance and the difficulty of acquiring ink/toner. I think vintage print software like Print Shop et all would be a very fun activity.

I do keep one vintage printer but it's for an 8-bit Timex Sinclair. It's also a thermal printer so sourcing paper is easy and there is no tink or toner to replace.

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Reply 21116 of 23620, by BitWrangler

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Is it thermal? If it's like the Sinclair ones it's metallic coated and the single "dot" pin sparks to it and burns off the coating making a black spot.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 21119 of 23620, by bjwil1991

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Installed DOS 6.22 on a 64MB CF card using my main laptop running Windows 11, VirtualBox, and it had a few hiccups (kept crashing when I would mount disk 2, disk 3, and the supplement disk and after I got all of those set in there to easily swap the disk images, I redid the file, cleared the CF card's partition in Windows, and got the OS to install).

It'll go into my Portable 286 to see if it'll boot up this time after I get off the clock.

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