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Re: CED disks

in Milliways
Yeah I know what they are - we had one. I was toying with the idea of an analogy between collecting old computers versus old CED disks (when so many better alternatives are available to the latter The difference is - the people collecting CED disks are basically nuts at this point, whereas people …

CED disks

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Totally not related to computers, but just curious if anyone remembers the old RCA selectavision CED disks. Every once in a while find myself reading up on them. Interesting idea, but It was a terrible format that really killed RCA. There are still people collecting them to this day (three decades …

Re: YOUR favorate game era.

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Would definitely say 93-99 - that is really a huge range, covering everything from doom and duke3d all the way to half life and unreal. Maybe I got old, maybe it just wasn't new (to me) anymore, but it seems like nothing truly original came after that. Sure we got games with fancier graphics and …

Re: Why people still love XP

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Along these same lines (okay maybe same lines from previous page).... Has anyone every looked at screenshots from some of the earlier tests of win95? It is really interesting to see how it "evolved" from 3.1 A while back I reinstalled win95 just for kicks after a decade of 98se. It seemed - somehow …

Re: Why people still love XP

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XP hit a sweet spot - it was the last fully backwards compatible OS. It was modern enough to have NTFS and support for external drives, and yet it would still run 3.1 apps. At the time it came out it seemed horribly bloated, but compared to more recent versions of windows it seems positively …

Re: format question

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I wound up reformatting the drive NTFS and I am a lot happier with it. The problem I was having with ex-fat is that the minimum file size is too large - files were taking up MUCH more space than they should - couldn't fit the same files as I could as a magnetic drive of the same size. I was kinda …

Re: CD-Burners

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I have not bought any since Yuden sold out to CMC - they have such a bad reputation I can't see those being good. verbatim disks *COULD* be good - but too much outsourcing and you never really knew what you were getting. The last digital movie ones I got were absolute GARBAGE

Re: CD-Burners

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Scratching durabililty aside... the 'best' blank DVDs must IMHO be the (non-CMC!) Taiyo Yuden/JVC 8x DVD+R . At least vs error levels (PIE/PIF). (with longevity/storability not tested sufficently to say either or...) When I one day just for 'fun' tested this error scanning program I randomly had …

Re: CD-Burners

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I am really finding myself wishing I had stocked up on DVD before the good brands disappeared. My favorites were the Maxell high grade with hard coat - you could store them in wallets without worrying about them getting scratched up

Re: CD-Burners

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bestemor wrote on 2021-08-04, 16:49: As for discs and quality, I found this site to be a treasure trove of information: https://club.myce.com/c/blank-media/32 (and other sub-forums there as well, for various burners) OH YES!!!!!! I spent many hours on that site!!!!!!!

Re: os/2

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Sort of along the same lines, something I always enjoyed reading about was the whole IBM microchannel thing. Another IBM backfire.

Re: CD-Burners

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Going through my box I had a lite-on CD burner...was going to trash it but decided to keep it - for now. I still have two 100-piece cakeboxes of JVC disks I will probably never use now. You know - the good Japanese-made ones with the blue-green dye.... 😉

Re: What do you regret throwing out?

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Going through my parts box I found a couple of Venus T80 video cards (PCI, 2Mb RAM, trident chipset). I got rid of those old computers - guess I kept the video cards. They weren't bad for the era.

Re: suggestions for windows XP

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I have actually been thinking about taking a step back to windows 2000 - looks like you can still get them on ebay. XP filled kind of a "sweet spot" - old enough to run older software with no problem, but new enough to recognize external drives. Not sure about 2000 - how much difference really?

Re: CD-Burners

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Well - I trashed a bunch of old CD-R once - the files had long since been moved onto DVD. Then I had a fit of nostalgia and spent who knows how much time reburning them - enough to fill 200-disk wallet. Now - the CD-R are gone again and even the DVDs are being replaced by external drives. Go figure …

Re: suggestions for windows XP

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I wound up parting out the system (asus a7v600). I was already wanting to move that copy of XP to a (more) modern motherboard - due to (1) lack of available CPU coolers, (2) lab of SATA ports. Kinda wanted something like a core 2 duo. Oh well - not happening now

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