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  1. Knowing which version of Phoenix BIOS you have...

    Knowing which version of Phoenix BIOS you have won't tell you much. Phoenix only supplies the BIOS, the implementation of it is up to the vendor that uses it. This means that there can be drastic...
  2. Both TIFF and PNG support multiple color...

    Both TIFF and PNG support multiple color standards, but PNG is more appropriate for web use. TIFF is a very old format created in the 1980s by Aldus (now known as Adobe) for desktop publishing and...
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    The image in a CRT is farther back than an LCD...

    The image in a CRT is farther back than an LCD panel. LCD panels are as thin as a piece of plate glass and the pixels are generally on the back of the plate.

    In a CRT, the image is on the phosphor...
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    LCDs have two ratings, the response time (which...

    LCDs have two ratings, the response time (which is how long it takes for an LCD pixel to change color) and refresh rate (in hertz) of how many times the entire screen can refresh per second....
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    Refresh rates are not at all important to LCDs,...

    Refresh rates are not at all important to LCDs, which is why the introduction of desktop LCD panels in the early to mid 2000s set back video technology for over a decade. CRTs had always been able to...
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    Scanlines, so much scanlines. LCD monitors can't...

    Scanlines, so much scanlines. LCD monitors can't replicate it without software and I've never seen it look right.
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    I'd suggest trying to print a replacement roller...

    I'd suggest trying to print a replacement roller on a 3D printer with rubber filament so it's grippy.

    I use a TPU filament for rubber parts and it works well, it just takes a long time to print...
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    If you're ever up to parting with one, I'd be...

    If you're ever up to parting with one, I'd be interested.
  9. I had a 600 MHz iMac G3 Snow sitting for years on...

    I had a 600 MHz iMac G3 Snow sitting for years on offer and nobody wanted it, went off to the recycling center a couple of years ago.

    Found an eMac G4 1.42 GHz a bit after I got rid of the iMac,...
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    I don't recommend the Latitude D620/630 series,...

    I don't recommend the Latitude D620/630 series, they were awful laptops.

    They were some of the first to be subject to ROHS solder and had extremely high failure rates, especially the ones with...
  11. You can only edit your posts for a few minutes...

    You can only edit your posts for a few minutes after you make them, else they're carved in stone.
  12. Spectrum "stopped" charging modem rental fees...

    Spectrum "stopped" charging modem rental fees awhile back (at least in this area), they just increased the service charge to offset the change. I don't think they offer the discount for having your...
  13. A Mac card will not work in a PC and vice versa...

    A Mac card will not work in a PC and vice versa if it has an option ROM, the firmware has to either be compiled for PowerPC or x86. Sometimes both firmwares existed and it is possible to flash a card...
  14. Years ago I had a problem where the transceiver...

    Years ago I had a problem where the transceiver in my cable modem would keep blowing out, it took 4-5 replacement modems and 6 house calls for them to determine that one of the multiplexed signals on...
  15. Because they want their customers to remain in...

    Because they want their customers to remain in the dark and be bent over a barrel.

    One example is that they used to let customers configure their cable modems and set whatever options they wanted...
  16. Thread: Destiny 2

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    According to PC World, Destiny 2 wants a minimum...

    According to PC World, Destiny 2 wants a minimum of a Core i3-3250, Pentium G4560 or AMD FX-4350. Your CPU one generation newer so you're fine.

    But it wants at minimum an Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD...
  17. Spectrum uses a different model cable modem for...

    Spectrum uses a different model cable modem for customers with voice service. The modems with VOIP support look almost identical to non-VOIP modems with the exception of two additional diagnostic...
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    The memory board from your last thread was...

    The memory board from your last thread was covered in battery goo, so was the connector on the motherboard. Without knowing the state they are in now, it's not really possible to troubleshoot further...
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    Not all Steam games have Linux/Mac ports, and the...

    Not all Steam games have Linux/Mac ports, and the ones that do usually have renderer abstraction layers to translate DirectX to OpenGL API calls. Valve made an abstraction layer called toGL and made...
  20. Windows 7 supporting a later version of DirectX...

    Windows 7 supporting a later version of DirectX isn't going to increase the visuals of games unless they explicitly support those versions of DirectX and take advantage of those features. Running a...
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    The desktop environment division is purely the...

    The desktop environment division is purely the fault of the Gnome developers when they decided that all users needed to be using a Apple IOS tablet interface instead of the traditional desktop...
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    I've never seen an allen-bradley style resistor...

    I've never seen an allen-bradley style resistor with a 5% tolerance. They're usually 20% or less commonly 10% (silver band).

    I have a box of thousands of them I got from an old Motorola engineer,...
  23. You're trying to compare apples to oranges. The...

    You're trying to compare apples to oranges. The number of Shader Cores/TMUs/ROPs between two completely different architectures isn't a valid comparison. Both are going to have an imperceptible...
  24. You'll need to check all capacitors, just because...

    You'll need to check all capacitors, just because they look nice doesn't mean anything. Capacitors can look physically OK but have any number of fault conditions, such as high ESR, being open or...
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    The 512k is going to be limited to early...

    The 512k is going to be limited to early Imagewriter or Laserwriter printers. You can build an adapter cable to go from a DE-9 to a Mini-DIN 8 (used in later machines for serial/parallel...
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