VOGONS

Common searches


Search results

Display options

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Building a 160 Terrabyte computer on the Cheap “Inexpensive NOT Cheap Quality components”. Add this to your HP z440 computer for better Cooling of Hard drives and air flow. Dual USB powered 180mm fans ( Very Quiet ) ( $15 on eBay ) Max Capacity = 160 Terrabytes ( 8 x 20gb drives ) You need 8000 x …

Re: Decent used digital cameras Proconsumer-high end.

When using adaptors, the rule of thumb is you need to ensure that the flange distance of the camera body mount is less than the flange distance of the lens mount, otherwise you need a correction lens in the adaptor (unless it can be recessed) and this would need to be uber quality glass (tolerances …

Re: Local Ad: VFX1 for $20!

The VFX1 is working but there's a major problem. One LCD is littered with stuck pixels starting about halfway going to the bottom, approximately 50-100 random RGB's are stuck on, it looks like a clown puked. tbf the displays are utter crap with a tiny resolution (although to be expected from 1995). …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

I was helping my mate with some new PC components today and noticed right off the bat that Windows -- the Pro edition, no less -- activated itself as soon as we connected to the net! is this a thing now? Are motherboards aimed at DIYers shipping with Windows licenses baked into the UEFI? The …

Re: school text books "Try it in BASIC"

The book/article seems very provoking, indeed, because it seems to ignoring the availability of QBASIC and Turbo Pascal on 90s era PCs. It also seems to ignore Visual Basic, which was the #1 RAD IDE of the 90s (VB3) and early 2000s (VB6). All in all it seems to me as if it was written by some C64 …

Re: school text books "Try it in BASIC"

Yes I remember maths books having code listings (usually in the back/appendicies) for various plots and statistics to suppliment some (not all) of the concepts. This would have been around mid 90's in the UK, however the books were probably older (late 80's/early 90's). They were always BASIC ( …

Re: What old software do you still use daily ?

Even after all these years, VRML is still my prefered choice when outputting 3D (and 2D) geometry during debugs. And my goto viewer, which is by far best (And I have tried a lot of VRML viewers, if not all of them) ... is this one. Screenshot 2023-05-23 230727.png Every development environment I …

Re: Anyone notice the eBay shipping costs have doubled!?

I have a feeling the USA government is going to make the US Postal service a privately owned company soon. That would be a bit of a loose-loose situation. If it's failing to be solvent now... a) No company is going to take it on if it's perpetually loosing money. b) If a company does take it on, it …

Page 1 of 33