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Re: Story behind your avatar?

in Milliways
For some unfathomable reason IBM paid a fortune to use the Pink Panther character to promote their PC line in the early 90s. The sight of IBM lorries branded with the character driving past my house on the way to the local factory is etched into my childhood memory. Very odd. Apparently that …

Re: International mail shipments and COVID-19

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Definitely same thing here in Ireland. Ordered a custom-made Sulzer PSU from Bulgaria 4 weeks ago and still don't know when it's going to show up, in normal times it would have been here 3 weeks ago. I was ready to dismiss this thread as peculiarly North American. I'm in Scotland and stuff I've …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Been absent for a while, but picked this up earlier this week... IBM Aptiva 2153-E44, AMD K6-2 300Mhz Aptiva.JPG Bit poorly at the moment, but will keep me busy over the Xmas break I was stuck with an Aptiva 2153 as the family computer right up until 2005. Took a photo of the internals in December …

Re: Last night I dreamt

in Milliways
"Hey executives, you know that old TV show that you made 30 years ago and which you haven't done any merchandising with? I'd like to make some model kits based on it." "OK, sure. Licensing fees start at $50,000 per item..." Come back in 2084 when the copyright (maybe) expires and no-one alive …

Re: User input in .BAT file?

But, man.. Next problem.. Checking if the entered number is within 1-100.. Am I missing something, or can MS-DOS 6.22 not do "greater than" or "less than" either?? According to this book https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=u7oN-5y7nGsC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA761#v=onepage&q&f=false , 6.22 can only do …

Re: Last night I dreamt

in Milliways
cyclone3d wrote: That and doors that have too big of a gap between the door and the frame so the door won't latch and is also unable to be locked. Are we all having the same dreams? 🤣 I had that one a few days ago!

Re: Last night I dreamt

in Milliways
Duuuude! I know right? In my dreams, this always happens with AT computers which are hard switches. Then I would try and unplug them and they would still be on..... I know one of the signs to look out for if you want to lucid dream is light switches not working. I think the primitive layers of the …

Re: Last night I dreamt

in Milliways
I had a repeat dream over the years where I was sitting at my computer, then I would shut it down, but it just wouldn't turn off!! It scared the shit out of dream-me. I used to have a similar dream about my old CRT TV long ago that scared me too. What really scared me was when it happened in real …

Re: User input in .BAT file?

Keep in mind a lot of the functionality of batch scripts came about after DOS and 9x died. Wikipedia reports 'SET /P' was introduced in Windows 2000. I think 'CHOICE /C' with multiple options is available in 6.22 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choice_(command)) CHOICE /C:123 if %errorlevel% EQU 1 ( …

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