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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

in Milliways
I think MS Office is FREE on MacOSX. Nope . https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/buy/compare-microsoft-365-products-for-mac One-off £130 for student/home use of the traditional, installed 'Office' applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint only ). £60/year for personal use of Office 365. £80/ …

Re: BRAND NEW KDS 19 inch monitor MAJOR problems

Scythifuge wrote on 2021-06-04, 11:05: I watched a bunch of videos where people make a discharge tool with an insulated screwdriver, a wire, and an alligator clip and they insert it under the suction cup. I'll be sure to watch a few more videos about CRT monitor repair. Darwin Award incoming, I …

Re: BRAND NEW KDS 19 inch monitor MAJOR problems

I'm going to use a piece of electrical cable wrapped around a flat head screw driver on one end, with an alligator clip on the other, and discharge the power. I also heard that CRTs at the end had a part that caused most of the power to discharge upon power down. Unless you got this method from a …

Re: World wide chip shortages....

in Milliways
A major factor is that there was a big fire in a chip factory some time ago, and getting that repaired is taking longer than expected: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56486242 Short version: turns out that short supply chains with single points of failure are not a good idea when you want …

Re: Looking for a japanese vintage computers forum

in Milliways
Tried both emails. One is not working anymore, and no respond from the other one. I'm really surprised that nobody knows japanese vintage forums. If you asked about russian ones, I'd remember at least three forums off the top of my head. Well, AFAIK real forums like this one are pretty rare there. …

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