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    Today, 05:27 PM
    IBM had the x3850 series, up to 4 x 6 core 604 xeons. You could gang 4 of those servers together through a proprietary interface and have a 96 core...
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    November 16th, 2019, 05:51 PM
    You've always wanted one. You feel you know enough to maybe hopefully get it working again. The seller, of course is asking too much, evidenced by...
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    November 16th, 2019, 05:20 PM
    First off, and a thousand pardons if it has already been mentioned, the 8087 only comes into play when a program specifically makes use of it....
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    November 15th, 2019, 10:01 PM
    tipc replied to a thread ergonomic keyboards in General Off Topic
    Dr. Phibes was ergonomic before anyone else. Didn't help his complexion though ... That is one frikkin weird movie to watch when your're 4 or 5....
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    November 15th, 2019, 09:38 PM
    tipc replied to a thread ergonomic keyboards in General Off Topic
    Yes, the Abominable Doctor Phibes!
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    November 15th, 2019, 08:08 AM
    I had a sniffer once that was dolch like. Not sure it was atx though. In fact the processor and other accoutrements were on plug in cards.
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    November 15th, 2019, 05:08 AM
    tipc started a thread Atomic pi in General Off Topic
    Am I mistaken or do laptop going back to the p4 days use some sort of heatpipe heatsink? Yes I know many also have a fan. But I was hoping to replace...
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    November 15th, 2019, 12:35 AM
    Both 21", both allegedly Trinitrons. Not sure if the p202 is as flat as a p275. I'd rather have a p275 for obvious reasons, newer. Just wondering if...
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    November 14th, 2019, 11:30 PM
    tipc replied to a thread MAME Cabinet Build in General Off Topic
    Ok well staring at the KDS real close, 800 x 600, can't go any higher, video drivers aren't functional, I guess I see what you're talking about....
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    November 14th, 2019, 11:07 PM
    I once sent a brass handmade model steam engine to Japan wrapped in only bubble wrap. What was I thinking?!! Granted it was inside a box with it's...
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    November 14th, 2019, 09:28 PM
    tipc replied to a thread MAME Cabinet Build in General Off Topic
    All I know is lcd's are rated for their response time, in the milisseconds. Modern lcd's must hav different levels of persistence, and perhaps call...
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    November 14th, 2019, 04:56 PM
    tipc replied to a thread ergonomic keyboards in General Off Topic
    I would still imagine your hand moves a lot. But I will ask ... do pianists, harpsichordists, accordion players have as an occupational hazard cts?
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    November 14th, 2019, 04:24 PM
    tipc replied to a thread ergonomic keyboards in General Off Topic
    But the overall point is you don't type like you play an instrument of any kind. On a computer keyboard your hand barely moves. There's a he'll of a...
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    November 14th, 2019, 03:41 PM
    tipc replied to a thread ergonomic keyboards in General Off Topic
    And no one likes these: https://www.newegg.com/p/0GA-0001-00BK9?item=9SIA10V9BS3812
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    November 14th, 2019, 03:25 PM
    tipc replied to a thread ergonomic keyboards in General Off Topic
    That's what I have, I'm not familiar with any earlier models. I have 2 actually, one has a few funky keys but maybe that's just graham crackers. ...
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    November 14th, 2019, 02:55 PM
    tipc replied to a thread MAME Cabinet Build in General Off Topic
    As soon as power is supplied to the unit, the guns are continually scanning. This much I know. To say there's that there's absolutely positively no...
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    November 14th, 2019, 02:00 PM
    tipc replied to a thread MAME Cabinet Build in General Off Topic
    This was always my understanding. And some crt's in the early days, notably IBM's up to the 5175, were noticeably blacker then others. I always seem...
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    November 14th, 2019, 01:33 AM
    tipc replied to a thread MAME Cabinet Build in General Off Topic
    What I dislike most about crt's are the gaps. Hate am. That's why I never was nor ever will be a cga or Amiga fan. And crt's vary in their blackness,...
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    November 14th, 2019, 12:16 AM
    What are your thoughts? Is one vendor's any better then another's? Enlighten me. I've used this original off white Microsoft wir3d unit for a long...
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    November 13th, 2019, 11:56 PM
    tipc replied to a thread MAME Cabinet Build in General Off Topic
    It's kind of apples and oranges, but lcd's do scan similar to crt's. Hence the refresh rate which presumably is as critical or more so with lcd's....
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    November 13th, 2019, 10:16 PM
    tipc replied to a thread MAME Cabinet Build in General Off Topic
    And just something to consider. Certain games imho ran better on a computer then in the arcade. Notably was Alien Syndrome for the C64. In general...
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    November 13th, 2019, 09:31 PM
    tipc replied to a thread MAME Cabinet Build in General Off Topic
    I'm not sure what seems unique about a crt. Lcd's have plenty of saturation and contrast as I see it. If I had to describe what is unique about a...
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    November 13th, 2019, 09:25 PM
    tipc replied to a thread MAME Cabinet Build in General Off Topic
    I'm afraid I'm not clear on what that device accomplishes. I don't think your're talking about a scan doubler or flicker fixer in the Amiga world. ...
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    November 13th, 2019, 07:22 PM
    Ooooo-k. Another parcel of goods I have to dig out. Most of what I have was made from original disks. I should still have them in fact. If you...
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    November 13th, 2019, 06:15 PM
    I have images for the D68000 somewhere. Those should be straitforward. Can't speak to the others as they don't interest me. In fact problematic...
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    November 13th, 2019, 02:51 PM
    Just curious why you need a vga in a box with the PGC. The pgc and it's clones are basically vga freqs with sync on green iirc.
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    November 13th, 2019, 02:44 PM
    tipc replied to a thread RCA Voyager III in General Off Topic
    Ah thanks Garc C. You're quite the mensch. I rather think I'll wait until the unit poops the bed. Oh probably in another week :)
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    November 13th, 2019, 11:08 AM
    tipc replied to a thread RCA Voyager III in General Off Topic
    It actually seems to have a split in the case. Was wondering if anyone attempted to crack one open. The battery is a joke.
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    November 13th, 2019, 03:00 AM
    tipc started a thread RCA Voyager III in General Off Topic
    What a horrid little atrocity. I found one at WM for 15$. Can it be opened without destroying it?
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    November 12th, 2019, 11:12 PM
    Is the intent to embed this in roms eventually? Somewhere in my stash I have the firmware to an old robot brain project. There was supposed to be...
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    Oh, I am a greedy collector of old computers. I have enough space to store it and I guess I would like to be notified if you *weren't* going to pick it up. Also just interested. The recent 35th anniversary of the Intel 4004 has heightened my interest in Frederico Fagin and Olivetti, the location of his first job.

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    Dear tipc,

    I wonder, are you going to collect the Olivetti mini? I don't know where you are located, but I am from Toronto, Canada. Anyway, just curious.

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