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Re: MATROX mga-myst/2bn (PCI)

It is a very fast 2D video card, in DOS it's roughly on par/sometimes faster than GeForce 2MX400. It's 2D image quality is also great, at least in resolutions up to 1280x1024. It doesn't have great DOS compatibility though with artifacts in games such as Commander Keen series and Prehistorik/ …

Re: Apple is getting off Intel CPU’s ?

Bruninho wrote on 2020-08-05, 02:25: Yikes. I am still using a rMBP with a fourth gen i7... actually it isn't that bad. But it just gets hotter and the fans go crazy when I use VMware or some similarly heavy stuff. Apple uses notoriously bad thermal paste, you probably need to repaste it at this …

Re: Apple is getting off Intel CPU’s ?

You can do all this in Windows afaik, there certinaly may be some reserved keys for various things in various OS's , but nothing a script can't do in most cases invoked by a non-reserved key. Can you give an example of what you mean? In macOS, you can remap any menu command in any application to …

Re: Apple is getting off Intel CPU’s ?

I think that perhaps the specific term "walled garden" is something that was borrowed (somewhat incorrectly) from the iOS world; however, macOS customizability was never held in very high regard compared to Windows/Linux (e.g., diagrams such as this one have existed before iOS). Whether this …

Re: Apple is getting off Intel CPU’s ?

I really can't understand why people keep referring to macOS as a "walled garden" — you are not required to get your software from the Mac App Store, you can download/install anything you want, you can write and run your own applications/console programs/scripts using free tools available from Apple …

Re: Technological critique

All I can say about vinyl vs CD is that when I'm playing FLACs on my PC, I find I often prefer the way music sounds when I push the high end of the equalizer way down. Those frequencies tend to be grating, but I guess it may depend on the recording. Vinyl "conveniently" makes the same adjustment …

Re: Technological critique

A used Technics SL-1200 is about half that in US dollars and I have seen them locally for much less . Even if you need to pay someone to lube/clean it, it's still a better deal, IMHO . I'm currently running a used setup that cost me over €2.5k, and I would have to spend close to €10k to get …

Re: Technological critique

From what I have seen of some mass market, modern and inexpensive turntables, they tend to have an integrated pre-amp, uneven platters and are bundled with extremely crappy cartridges that require something like 9g of VTF . I'm heavily into vinyl and there are literally no decent new turntables …

Re: Technological critique

Nikon and Pentax both kept their old lens mounts which seemed a good decision at the time but even now the majority of Nikon SLR lenses still use the same old mechanical aperture control. That's actually a plus. I have various old lenses from the 70's and 80's and I can still use them on my current …

Re: Technological critique

Canon was the only legacy camera company that handled the great AF transition of the 1980s well. Minolta abandoned their old lens mount they used since 1960s but they still used mechanical focus coupling and mechanical aperture control. Nikon and Pentax both kept their old lens mounts which seemed a …

Image shift between DOS text mode and 320x200

Until recently I’ve been using my retro PC with a widescreen (16:10) monitor. This monitor displayed games running at 320x200 as 16:10, but it had one very nice advantage: it always displayed the full image between different video modes. Recently I replaced it with a 1280x1024 (5:4) monitor which I …

Re: Need help with chinese IP camera security

Fortunately the SSID broadcast is disabled when the ethernet cable is connected but the whole point of this camera is simple remote surveillance and wireless connectivity. Why the chinese thought it's a good idea to leave out wireless security is beyond me. It ruined this product completely. There …

Re: Apple is getting off Intel CPU’s ?

Bruninho wrote on 2020-07-12, 01:03: Now, this is GOOD news for those with old PPC macs!! https://www.macrumors.com/2020/07/11/arm-inte … erpc-universal/ How is it good news, exactly? I doubt any applications that will be ported to ARM are going to run on PPC Macs anyway, since they're stuck with a …

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