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Re: Clumsy computer related mistakes

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I had this Toshiba T3100 with a plasma screen which had a few stripes across the screen. I thought of fixing it by checking the screen cable and applying some pressure on the screen bezel and that's when I cracked the screen. One time I hooked up a PC I got from recycling and made a visual …

Re: What do you drive?

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It's interesting to see what comes standard compared to my wife's 2013 BMW 520D M sport. I've got folding mirrors and drivers seat with memory. 2 things I'd thought be standard on a luxury brand like BMW? She's got heated seats. Something I thought would be standard on a brand that prides itself …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

vad4r wrote on 2021-05-12, 05:24: Very nice! Are there more NOS parts in Finland? 😁 And please do show us more pictures from inside. Probably not, got these from recycling and from an estate. Nothing much to see inside, just your basic bunch of cards and wires. Filename mb.jpg File size 133.59 KiB …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Made this i486 DX4/100. It was an interesting experience because I don't think I've ever build anything from this era by using mostly NOS parts. Biggest problem was the two VLB cards which obviously had a resource conflict when most of the time the machine refused to POST. I seem to have fixed it by …

Re: ever buy job lots of CPUs etc?

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I don't buy from eBay, but I do buy estates from time to time that usually have a few computers, chips and other accessories. A lot cheaper and easier as you can usually just pay for what you need and if it's "all or nothing" deal you can still get it rather cheap as the seller just wants to get rid …

Re: Strangest thing found on harddrives

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A company's bankruptcy statement, assorted business mails, accounting info, full OneDrive with active phone sync (family/business photos) etc. Very strange that someone would just give away a laptop with all this and not even wipe or remove the HDD.

Re: What do you drive?

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Those are good points, however you keep bringing up high end cars such as BMW and Mercedes. Those cars do not interest me, I have no need of such opulence :P You'll find that many people do not care about stuff like that. Even if I won the lottery, I likely wouldn't splurge on something like that. …

Re: What do you drive?

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Having all the torques in the world immediately is not something I would consider safe - there's going to have to be sensors and logic to control wheelspin, especially where I live in the winter. I had an E-class diesel wagon which had enough torque to move it quite briskly and lots of different …

Re: What do you drive?

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Why the hell would I seriously consider an electric car under these conditions? Many in my industry are in the same position. I don't think the environment is the main thing with electrics. It's the immediate throttle response and very low maintenance costs compared to combustion engine. The …

Re: What do you drive?

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That sounds like a European problem. Around here, we don't have any specific taxes. We don't even have emissions tests anymore. The only advantage to having a small car is literally the savings on gasoline. And probably insurance. Other than that, we're free to drive what we want, and the gov't …

Re: Your saddest retro computer pictures, a feel bad topic

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aleksej wrote on 2021-04-12, 12:14: About decade ago saw video (can't find it now) where drunk russian ZX fanatics smashes Amiga (A1200 IIRC) on their openair beer party. Has it been in working condition before punishment or not i don't know. Anyway it was fuc...gly stupid. That's like Lada …

Re: What do you drive?

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That sounds like an infrastructure problem. My father in law drives a CNG Sonata in Korea - There's two CNG gas stations in his corner of the city alone. The highway system has refilling stations along the way - I recall taking that car from Daegu to Busan round trip and burning maybe a third of a …

Re: What do you drive?

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Audi VW make sense in Poland, parts are much cheaper than here. I have had two VAG products here, and I will safely say I will never purchase one again. They've proven to be just as "good" as 80s American cars, but twice has hard and three times as expensive to maintain. It's more of an image thing …

Re: What do you drive?

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Fortunately parts are cheap in Poland so my dad brought that stuff with him on a visit ($4 for the set, $20 for all the gaskets I had to touch along the way into the engine) and I did the job in my driveway in half a day. While I was at it, I changed the clutch and CV shafts, some mounts, all that …

Re: What do you drive?

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This is one of mine: https://i.imgur.com/w8wZZ4e.jpg Now that is some twisted sh*t right there! Canadian with a Matiz! My ex had one and it was an abysmal little thing. I mostly drive automatics and once forgot it was a manual and almost broke the transmission by hitting reverse without clutch. XD …

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