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Re: Happy 40th IBM PC

in Milliways
IBM's loss was everyone else's gain. I can confidently say you'll never see as open a platform ever again. None of our current corporate behemoths are likely to repeat the mistake we're celebrating.

Re: Tips to be a pro fleebay seller.

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On of the most irritating things about some sellers is that after I purchase an item or win an auction and then pay, they either cancel because "item damaged" or they come back and say it is no longer in stock... Yeah, I'm getting tired of that. Seller lists it with a starting price of £0.99 and I …

Re: Retro paradox?

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That was a shame really. A few times when I was in the UK, yet during internet era, when there was no connection available, I managed to find something useful on a teletext capable TV. Indeed, I recall checking Ceefax on September 11th 2001 because all the news sites were timing out. I have huge …

Re: Retro paradox?

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I don't think that's accurate. Outside of vogons and a rather small circle of enthusiasts, knowledge of the past is not increasing. I worry all the time about what we may have already forgotten. I think a lot about how this stuff will be remembered when the people who lived through it are all gone. …

Re: Is Vista now Retro

When I first heard the term "retro" it refereed to newly made things such as the Kawasaki W650, Hinkly Triumph twins, the new mini and such with older styling. I know. I know. But semantic shift is an extant linguistic phenomenon to the point where a word can flip meaning in just a few centuries. …

Re: Is Vista now Retro

I think Vista hovers on that line along with SATA and PCI Express. However, while everyone knows about the issues with SSDs under Windows 98, etc; Vista was built for the era of spinning platters too. Windows 7 may only be NT 6.1 to Vista's 6.0, but it supports SSDs out of the box. Vista is vintage …

Re: Strangest thing found on harddrives

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When I started work as a postman in 2007 I came across enough PCs tossed on the street that I started carrying a screwdriver with me so I could 'techraid'. In one rough area I stripped a low-end turn-of-the-century Dell system of what I could carry (CPU, RAM, HDD). Seems the local youth gang had …

Re: ever buy job lots of CPUs etc?

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What's behind that phenomenon? I'd really like to know how much profit someone makes after extracting gold from 15 AMD CPUs. There is no way that amateurs out there are making a profit on gold extraction unless they've been gifted: the tools and abundant chemicals required to process the material …

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