59 posts • joined 16 Apr 2012
VGA?, CGA surely
I note that you refer to a VGA quite often in your write up of the PCjr, surely it used CGA at that time?
Re: I am insipred
Please have fun for us both, I long for my old Sanyo MBC-550 and Philips green screen, alas we parted ways many years ago.
I bought a 4.77Mhz crystal oscillator from my local Tandys store and overclocked my machine, and having read this PCjr teardown I can understand why the Sanyo was clocked at 3.5Mhz now.
Amazing, and here I am with an Intel Core i7 930 2.4Ghz @ 4Ghz.
That's a lot of ISK/PLEX right there.
10 seconds on a search engine would reveal that Samsung have R&D labs in the US & EU.
CE or C E?
One is Certified for Europe, the other is a Chinese Export.
It's all just a little bit of history repeating... again.
Audio only DVDV
And now Audio only Bluray.
Tell me a lie that isn't a lie, or into the burning pit fall I.
I prefer the parody of Myst whereby you visit the island after all the day players have passed through and left their mark on the world, it was called Pyst.
Regarding The Neverhood, the creators of that game have just run a kickstarter campaign to bring a new klaymation game to fruition called ARMIKROG, the Brotherhood of Neverhood can rejoice, you will be back in klayspace soon enough. :)
Just as NTSC was backronymed to Never Twice the Same Colour, I'd love to see the moment when DAB means Dead And Buried.
Re: both companies
Which part of the samsung vs apple and apple vs samsung courtroom tennis match did you miss?
Ban both companies products until they've learned to act as civilised adults would, until then it should be the naughty step for the pair of them.
Cheap As Chips
Absolutely, the fiasco surrounding the 1st gen Marvell SATA3 controllers that were tacked on to X58 family motherboards because Intel hadn't gotten SATA3 integrated in time proves that point.
Sure, they had SATA3, but it performed only marginally better than the integrated Intel SATA2 it was meant to usurp.
There is also the mobile computing market where less is more and separate controller chips are very much undesirable, for that market it is SoC or GTFO.
I'm flip flopping between asking WTF is an HDMI port doing on a femtocell and wondering whether it is mistyped.
A brilliant mix of existing tech and ideas for what is essentially a digital radiowave microphone with the diaphragm acting as a platter upon which a laser tone arm reads the peaks and troughs.
Re: Utah DC
Does it have a sign in the front proclaiming it to be the offices of a certain "SETEC Astronomy"?
I'd utterly hate to give the lawyers some ammo but surely MS can now turn their own loss into a gain by using the Sky ruling to pressure LiveDrive into handing over their name?
It didn't do anything notable because it isn't racing until next year.
MIchael Duke beat me to the punch on this one, a Delta wing running on Uniross Hybrio batteries.
Best of luck to them.
Re: Already covered - I would like to think
It doesn't matter one iota what you put in, it is what everyone else around you puts in that matters, that is what Big Data is about.
It would be very easy to extrapolate your tastes and pleasures based upon your social circle and their preferences.
Re: Eadon's GeeK QuiZ
Is it something to do with Microsoft?
Maybe they can offer up some of this superscale search to it's users?
I know an FB friend posted something about a poet named Robert a while back, can I find the post in question?, can I buggery.
Re: My watch is in the bedroom drawer
Person A: What do you think of my new toy?
Person B: Nice watch, you look like Dick Tracey
Person A: I look like Dick Tracey?
Person B: No, I said you look like a dick, Tracey.
It isn't the same on used in the original, the new photo contains a Sanyo MBC-55x, my very first PC!.
That really brought a smile to my face... awesome.
But does it screw up the Standard Model?
AKA The Galaxy Song.
Re: Each eye to focus on a different plane?
Nope, bifocals have the bottom quarter of the normal distance lens cut for reading in both lenses.
You look through the top 3/4s of the lens for normal viewing and then look down a bit for your magnified reading part.
It isn't a case of the lens lens being set for distance and the right for viewing, that would really mess things up, you'd end up looking like Major Asshole from Mel Brooks' SPACEBALLS.
As for whomever decided to downvote my previous post, I was of course referring to the issue of a good idea causing problems, a la Opti-Grab...
D'oh! icon 'cos he looks like he's suffering from eye strain.
Google Glass (Sergey Brin) - 2012
EyeTap (Steve Mann) - 1999
The Jerk (Steve Martin) - 1979
My bet is on a forum member who has been permabanned.
Any armchair slueth will tell you
That all a bounty achieves is bringing all the kooks, cranks and phoneys out for a quick buck, thus hampering the real investigation.
One of the weirdest keyboards I've ever used came with the Sanyo MBC-550, like the IBM of its time it had a solid metal backplate, a distinct amount of travel and a clack that could madden even the most even tempered.
That was where the similarity ended though, the bloody thing was non standard, so when the cable broke I travelled to my local computer junk shop (remember them?, now the are called WEEE disposal centres) and picked up a replacement DIN cable, hacked the keyboard side connector onto the new cable and it was good to go for many more years.
That was the only keyboard I've ever used that had a PC reset button on the side.
I use a Krups Dominator myself... Company policy.
There is a youtube video of a chap modifying his keyboard to provide analogue W A S and D keys for gaming, I won't link to it as there is slight vulgarity in it, but a search for "XBOX Controller Mods: Analog WASD Gaming Keyboard " will bring up the goods.
See, there is a use
for Big Data after all...
I wonder how much time it took between the auction going up and the Google BD system flagging it up as a keyword hit?
The only problem with microwaves
Is having to wait a minute for the container to regain rigidity.
Re: Reporting from inside the prc
Removing the phallic fixation (what is the PRCs stance on homoerotic text being published from inside their territory?) All i got from that post is that you don't pay for a TV license, I don't have a pilots license yet you don't see me demanding fellatio from Stelios.
Back on topic, I do believe I've solved it, it isn't the Peoples Liberation Army, its is all those Power Line Adapters every one is using to repurpose their mains supplies as networking lines, the RFI those things put out would shame any decent jammer.
Well done Simon
Print this article out on cut price toilet paper and you'll have your very own sun article.
You did forget to make bold and capitalise the emotive words though, the HORROR!
That does it, He's a freakin nerd!
Gotta catch the wave.
Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.
First he fell to earth, now he's falling from grace, poor chap.
I wonder how all the agencies both governmental and corporate along with the people actually up in space who watched his cunning stunt feel about such a turncoat speech?
I don't understand.
Why are they making their small things bigger and their big things smaller?
reeks of running out of other peoples ideas to me.
1 part resin to 2 parts plasticiser if I remember correctly.
after beer o'clock.
Also known as "Ok, who farted?"
Isn't this the second time a virulent death has rained upon the realms?, I remember the first time there we two mains camps, the carebears and the griefers, the carebears tried their hardest to save their friends from certain death whilst the griefers ran around infecting anyone the could just for the sheer hell of it.
First one to post the Bobby Tables XKCD gets to clean the sharpie marks off the digital whiteboard.
I seem to recall in 2000 or so a solar panel stuck during unfurling and a makeshift non conductive poker was used to help unjam the concertinas, the kinetic energy from the unfurling was not dispersing but rather traveling up and down the panel like a wave.
A couple of ablative heatshield panels were repaired on the Discovery orbiter using caulk and a couple of scrapers in 2006.
During 2007 a medical stapler was used to fix a wayward heat shield blanket on the Atlantis orbiter that had torn during flight.
Set up all the broadcasters!!!
But where on earth is all the content going to magically appear from?
Re: until the calendar flips over to a day starting with a "1".
Likewise, no day starts with a 1, dates may, but not days.
The entire sum of new material thought up in Hollywood in the last five years?
Re: Don't be evil...
>Do you talk to your arse often?
>Does it answer?
Both the main news article and this post reminded me of the Talking Arse sketch in William S Burrough's Naked Lunch, Peter Weller deadpan delivery of Bill Lee's story to Kiki and Yves Cloquet in the car was sublime.
Does this chump think the megacorps are just going to absorb the costs of his electronic scammery and move on as if nothing happened?, of course not, they'll recoup their losses by bumping up the prices of their goods/services yet again.
Vox Populii, my arse...one man, one goal...
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