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Re: what will you do when your last hardware fails?

in Milliways
I can say with my hand on my heart I never ever yearned for a model M keyboard, or original IBM systems and I'm replacing as many crts as I can with LCD monitors. They can have them .... Welcome to how I feel about cars, nightclubs, and football. :) We each receive a special medal, I guess. Doesn't …

Re: what will you do when your last hardware fails?

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Already, shortages of the most revered retro hardware mean that many retro enthusiasts will definitely live out their lives without personally owning, say, a Model M keyboard, or a Gravis Ultrasound, or a real MT-32, original IBM machines, CRT screens, or many old consoles. *SNIP* I can say with my …

Re: what will you do when your last hardware fails?

in Milliways
Already, shortages of the most revered retro hardware mean that many retro enthusiasts will definitely live out their lives without personally owning, say, a Model M keyboard, or a Gravis Ultrasound, or a real MT-32, original IBM machines, CRT screens, or many old consoles. So this 'theoretical …

Re: what will you do when your last hardware fails?

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[puts on philosophical hat] these things sort of work in generations, don't they? That is, for as long as 'our generations' (coinciding with certain retro decades) are still around, then a certain % of us collectively take our old gear with us through our lives, as a generally declining but self- …

Re: Tyrian like DOS game around 1995-1997?

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The MobyGames lists in general may help in narrowing down the search. DOS games in the category Shooter : https://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/shooter/dos/ The above, for 1999 : https://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/shooter/dos/1999/ Or, for Windows : https://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/ …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Finished Wind Waker HD. I don't want to go all poetic or hyperbolic with praise, though I'm tempted. I've been a mostly-PC gamer for several decades, and in all that time I have very rarely had such an engaging, complete gaming experience. The story is a light, familiar touch (with layered depths, …

Re: Most beautiful Dos-Games for a 486...what are your favorites?

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Stormlord had a pretty awesome "dark romantic fantasy" aesthetic, especially for a 1989 game . An Amiga-esque gamut and presentation - you can tell where it was probably developed - but also released for DOS and other systems. While elements of the style associated with the Bitmap Brothers can be …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Anyone remember those semi-organised pirating operations that used to exist? A printed spreadsheet of games would be passed around for you to fill out and you'd send it off to the entrepreneurial pirate, and some time later a semi-official looking stack of floppies would appear with the relevant …

Re: Chia cryptocurrency - Mining on HDD and SSD

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It's all old-hat anyway. China, 2013: "We are banning crypto!" - didn't ban crypto China, 2017: "We are banning crypto!" - didn't ban crypto China, 2021: "We are banning crypto!" - ........................ Exactly the same as: India, 2016: "We are banning crypto!" - didn't ban crypto India, 2018: " …

Re: Chia cryptocurrency - Mining on HDD and SSD

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Meanwhile all main cryptos took serious nosedive after Elon Musk's comments and Bank of China statements. This includes Chia. You know what is good about Chinese communists ? They embraced capitalism, but the difference is, since they are communists, they study capitalism from the basis that it …

Re: Chia cryptocurrency - Mining on HDD and SSD

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You can buy 50 Tesla cars with 150 bitcoins. Not anymore, it seems like: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-12/musk-says-tesla-suspending-bitcoin-purchases-citing-energy-use Sometimes I think the success of certain cryptocurrencies solely depends on the endorsement of one crazy …

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