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  1. what are you willing to pay for a non working computer?

    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 the item just sitting fallow. So you intend to make...
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    First off, and a thousand pardons if it has...

    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. Otherwise it makes no difference whether the mobo has...
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    Dr. Phibes was ergonomic before anyone else....

    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. I'm sure it left indelible scars on my soul.

    Ok...
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    Yes, the Abominable Doctor Phibes!

    Yes, the Abominable Doctor Phibes!
  5. I had a sniffer once that was dolch like. Not...

    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.
  6. Thread: Atomic pi

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    Atomic pi

    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 the rather large heatsink with something much...
  7. Thread: IBM P202 vs. P275

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    IBM P202 vs. P275

    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 anyone out there has 1 or both and their innermost...
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    Ok well staring at the KDS real close, 800 x 600,...

    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. Which may be why I guess there's a distinct difference...
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    I once sent a brass handmade model steam engine...

    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 own molded soft styrofoam. It looked kind of like a...
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    All I know is lcd's are rated for their response...

    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 for a higher refresh rate. These high end monitors...
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    I would still imagine your hand moves a lot. ...

    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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    But the overall point is you don't type like you...

    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 lot of hand movement when playing any instrument...
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    And no one likes these: ...

    And no one likes these:

    https://www.newegg.com/p/0GA-0001-00BK9?item=9SIA10V9BS3812
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    That's what I have, I'm not familiar with any...

    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.

    What relation a computer keyboard and an accordion...
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    As soon as power is supplied to the unit, the...

    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 leakage or whatever seems unlikely. Some faulty...
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    This was always my understanding. And some crt's...

    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 to detect a slight glow when a crt is on but not...
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    What I dislike most about crt's are the gaps....

    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, somehow.
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    ergonomic keyboards

    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 time. And bought a black M$ wired unit recently. But...
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    It's kind of apples and oranges, but lcd's do...

    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. But that's not it for me. Again crt images have...
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    And just something to consider. Certain games...

    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 ports to other machines weren't stellar. But there...
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    I'm not sure what seems unique about a crt. Lcd's...

    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 crt, it's depth ... that's the only word I can use to...
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    I'm afraid I'm not clear on what that device...

    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.

    But otherwise there still are many 19"+ computer...
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    Ooooo-k. Another parcel of goods I have to dig...

    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 need them for whatever reason I'll send them to you.
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    I have images for the D68000 somewhere. Those...

    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 hardware in general doesn't interest me for that very...
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    Just curious why you need a vga in a box with the...

    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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