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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

A brand new iPhone SE because there will be no SE 2 and I can't stand big phones. Filename ipse.jpg File size 95.76 KiB Views 700 views I've been told that iOS is the best computer OS ever. Maybe I should add a bluetooth keyboard and make it my daily driver.

Re: What game are you playing now?

For some reason I really enjoy insanely difficult platformers So I'll fire up Super Mario Maker and play the hardest levels people create. But today was different. I plopped down in front of my old TV and TG16 today and played JJ & Jeff ( Kato & Ken Chan.) This game is/was insanely difficult. And I …

Re: CRT TV / Monitor repair

Just a thought: Why not put a female VGA port on your monitor? I never liked that CRTs had a tail you couldn't detach anyway. I thought about doing this, but decided against it because I don't want to mod this monitor. I would have to hack some steal, and I would probably do it sloppily. Also, it …

Re: CRT TV / Monitor repair

Duga3, thanks for the tips. I'll pick up a calibration tool to see what the brightness is on this monitor. Oh and this monitor is so old it doesn't have an OSD. Only a brightness and contrast knobs and a few buttons for height/width/position. I had a little more spare time today and got the old VGA …

Re: CRT TV / Monitor repair

You could try adjusting the G2 voltage to increase the brightness, but keep in mind that it is a last ditch effort, the tube might be already on its last legs :dead: I was planning on increasing the screen voltage after I sorted out the cable. The odd thing is that the monitor started getting dim …

Re: CRT TV / Monitor repair

Update: Last week I took apart the Mag 15" to see what caps I need to buy. And last night and today I recapped the PSU board and the neckboard. The high voltage caps on the neckboard were shot because they were sandwiched between transistors and hot resistors. One had 1400ohms ESR another had …

Re: DooM

I am in awe. https://www.vogons.org/download/file.php?avatar=39360_1541242356.gif . That is the fastest I've seen Doom on a 386. Great job! Also, that clock generator is nifty! I'd love to see you or someone create a small drop-in replacement with a few programmable settings and a header to connect …

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

So today I pumped up my epeen some more by replacing some CAT 6 wiring with multimode fiber duplex. Slapped a quad port 10GB nic on my Linux router and put that bad boy in switch mode. Inserted a copper module and a fiber module to connect my NAS/VM server and workstation. And another copper module …

Old TVs left on people's doorsteps

I was reading the Washington Post just now and saw the story about a bunch of CRT TVs being left on the doorsteps in a Richmond neighborhood. There are a few videos about it on YouTube. I thought the security cam footage was funny. A few people seemed to freak out. The sad part is that the police …

Re: Modern laptops vs. more traditional designs

Keenmaster, I agree with everything you wrote, but I'll add one more thing to that list: laptop ergonomics suck You have to bend your neck or arch your back to look at the screen and type. They are terrible for your posture. I only use my MBP for browsing while sitting on the sofa. Even then it …

Re: The great Pentium Pro haul of 2018

liqmat wrote: Shot this back in December 2018, but just getting around to posting it now. Unboxing a case of factory sealed Intel Pentium Pro 200MHz 1MB cache CPUs from the haul. https://youtu.be/6QE4vv8RcaY It looks like they were vacuum packed for freshness. Amazing. Thanks for the video.

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

On paper it sounds like an improvement. But with the processor your selected, other than more cores, it actually doesn't perform much better than what you have right now. More cores doesn't automatically equal significantly better performance. it also sounds a bit like epeen to me. And Skylake as …

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