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Killingyouguy!
Sep 8, 2014



Were the Nokias actually powered by Linux though??

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evobatman
Jul 30, 2006

it means nothing, but says everything!

Pillbug

Moo the cow posted:

I deleted a whole folder of them off an old HDD literally 2 months ago on the grounds of what the hell was I keeping them for?

What are you going to do with your freed up 27k?

Horace
Apr 17, 2007

Gone Skiin'



I found these in an old magazine. These things were everywhere (until downloadable ringtones arrived), advertised on TV even. You had to sign up to an expensive subscription service and then get one per week or whatever.



I spoilered them for mild NSFW, since apparently Snoopy surprise sex was one of the hottest trends of the time.

Killingyouguy!
Sep 8, 2014



'these colors don't run' on a black and white screen is very good

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



Plus they take up a ton of file space

The Ape of Naples
Jul 24, 2007
Probation
Can't post for 37 hours!


Grimey Drawer

Horace posted:

I found these in an old magazine. These things were everywhere (until downloadable ringtones arrived), advertised on TV even. You had to sign up to an expensive subscription service and then get one per week or whatever.



I spoilered them for mild NSFW, since apparently Snoopy surprise sex was one of the hottest trends of the time.

Snoopy seems ok with it.

Aix
Jul 6, 2006
$10

Code Jockey posted:

Oh poo poo I remember those!

I miss my 5190. I got a 6190 after it:




the european version of this had an infrared port for two player snake. i only ever got to try it a couple of time as p much noone else had a nokia with an ir port

definitely preferred the keys on the 51xx though, the ones on the 61xx series had this weird rubbery coating that just didnt sit right with me. gotta say though they had a satisfying clicky press to them

Killingyouguy!
Sep 8, 2014



Phones started being poo poo when they stopped shipping with snake

My Lovely Horse
Aug 21, 2010




Horace posted:

I found these in an old magazine. These things were everywhere (until downloadable ringtones arrived), advertised on TV even. You had to sign up to an expensive subscription service and then get one per week or whatever.



I spoilered them for mild NSFW, since apparently Snoopy surprise sex was one of the hottest trends of the time.
Really gotta wonder how Jay Kay would feel about this kind of company.

Hirayuki
Mar 28, 2010


College Slice

Code Jockey posted:

I remember spending days trying to figure out how to upload custom carrier logos to it. Anyone remember custom carrier logos / boot up logos?


Oh, man. I remember those logos, but using them seemed opaque to me. Plus so few of them were available for free (at least without sniffing around for cracked versions). It was all I could do to translate MIDIs into Nokia's weird encoding scheme for ringtones. I remember having FFVII's Gold Saucer theme and the Bubble Bobble theme.

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


Killingyouguy! posted:

Phones started being poo poo when they stopped shipping with snake

The Ericsson had sideways Tetris.

Unperson_47
Oct 14, 2007





Horace posted:

32x128px monochromatic depictions of snoopy sex acts

What in the world

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Horace posted:

I found these in an old magazine. These things were everywhere (until downloadable ringtones arrived), advertised on TV even. You had to sign up to an expensive subscription service and then get one per week or whatever.



I spoilered them for mild NSFW, since apparently Snoopy surprise sex was one of the hottest trends of the time.

The best part is how they're mixed in with utterly ordinary stuff. Jamiroquai, Manchester United, Snookakke. Like you do.

e:
https://twitter.com/even_kei/status/1263474205502423043

SneezeOfTheDecade has a new favorite as of 23:34 on May 22, 2020

Buttcoin purse
Apr 24, 2014

THIS DUDE HERE IS A REAL CLOWN


Sweevo posted:

PS/2 still works better than USB with a lot of KVM switches too.

In my experience, because PS/2 devices aren't hot pluggable, they suck if your KVM is unreliable (if the KVM is restarted, every machine needs to be) or your cables are prone to falling out. Are they just better because KVMs that support USB tend to be more complex and therefore buggy?

Plinkey
Aug 4, 2004


Buttcoin purse posted:

In my experience, because PS/2 devices aren't hot pluggable, they suck if your KVM is unreliable (if the KVM is restarted, every machine needs to be) or your cables are prone to falling out. Are they just better because KVMs that support USB tend to be more complex and therefore buggy?

cheap KVM mostly suck from my experience but enterprise stuff is really good these days, and have a lot of weird use cases like 4 usb ports to power 4 computers with like 16 monitors and scroll from one computer to the other with one mouse and keyboard

90s Solo Cup
Feb 22, 2011

To understand the cup
He must become the cup





Rexxed posted:

I probably don't need these in my drawer of useful computer cables. Balls balls balls.


Brings back memories of classmates chucking those balls at each other as hard as they can. At least from the mice that weren't superglued shut for that very reason.

LifeSunDeath
Jan 4, 2007

Wish I had money to replace my AV, that was ripped from me during a mayo challenge, with this. Lol fuck spending more money on this site tho.



Sad I never got an MD player back in the day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suss1o5Oac0

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


LifeSunDeath posted:

Sad I never got an MD player back in the day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suss1o5Oac0

I have one and it was pretty neat except of course the diskettes cost money. But it was so much smaller than a portable CD player, and also ran on one battery instead of two.

LifeSunDeath
Jan 4, 2007

Wish I had money to replace my AV, that was ripped from me during a mayo challenge, with this. Lol fuck spending more money on this site tho.



3D Megadoodoo posted:

I have one and it was pretty neat except of course the diskettes cost money. But it was so much smaller than a portable CD player, and also ran on one battery instead of two.

How was the ESP on them? The last portable CD player I owned was an iRiver that played Mp3's off the cd, it had pretty good buffering but still couldn't keep up if I tried to jog with it.

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


LifeSunDeath posted:

How was the ESP on them? The last portable CD player I owned was an iRiver that played Mp3's off the cd, it had pretty good buffering but still couldn't keep up if I tried to jog with it.



Never had any problems. The fact that there's just much less spinning mass may have something to do with it IDK?

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008


"I have to confess... I never killed anybody."
"Not even a teensy bit of killing?"
"MAYBE I JUST WASN'T TRYING HARD ENOUGH."







Has DankPods come up here yet? Because if not, yall are in for a treat. He's just so, so fascinating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NykWxk2UgAA
(older video so you just get the start of it.)

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


I hate his phony voice.

Manuel Calavera
Nov 1, 2008


"I have to confess... I never killed anybody."
"Not even a teensy bit of killing?"
"MAYBE I JUST WASN'T TRYING HARD ENOUGH."







He's just exceedingly Australian.

Horace
Apr 17, 2007

Gone Skiin'



Dankpods is awesome. Even his phony voice.

I watched the full 73 minute version of the Techmoan MiniDisc unboxing extravaganza. My favourite part of YouTube is being able to live vicariously through people like him, because spending over 300 importing a box of MiniDisc players from Japan is exactly the sort of thing I have an impulse to do, and it's so much easier just to watch someone else slowly realise they just wasted a lot of money on a lot of useless crap. For the same reason I love those videos where people buy pallets of Amazon returns. Watching them dejectedly removing an unbranded, damaged box universal remote and tossing it into the pile with the others is [that chefs kiss emoticon]

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


I get mad at those videos because they really don't know much about... well, things. They know Funko Pop, Xbox, Supreme, iTunes, and adult diapers, and that's about it.

Sweevo
Nov 8, 2007




Horace posted:

For the same reason I love those videos where people buy pallets of Amazon returns. Watching them dejectedly removing an unbranded, damaged box universal remote and tossing it into the pile with the others is [that chefs kiss emoticon]

One of my friends is involved in the returns/clearance business from the seller side, and I don't understand how buyers are dumb enough to keep falling for it. They think if they buy just one more pallet of literal garbage then they'll break their losing stream and get that mythical pallet full of mint condition ipads.

T-man
Aug 22, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


3D Megadoodoo posted:

I get mad at those videos because they really don't know much about... well, things. They know Funko Pop, Xbox, Supreme, iTunes, and adult diapers, and that's about it.

I'm sure your channel will get better, don't be so hard on yourself.

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

All youtube channels know is buy funko pop and lie.

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule


There's a few reasons why PS/2 over USB for keyboards and mouse are a thing. I'd explain, but Linus did a good video covering it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWkvzycD5PE

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

I'M JUST HERE TO KISS TITTIESS AND WIN FOOTBALL GAMES!
(AND GET EVERYBODY FIRED)


Pillbug

SA-Mart - 1968 Sony AM radio

Buttcoin purse
Apr 24, 2014

THIS DUDE HERE IS A REAL CLOWN


Humphreys posted:

There's a few reasons why PS/2 over USB for keyboards and mouse are a thing. I'd explain, but Linus did a good video covering it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWkvzycD5PE

PS/2 is interrupt-based whereas USB is based on polling, so PS/2 could potentially have better latency.
PS/2 supports full N-key rollover, but with USB this can only be emulated, sometimes by having the keyboard appear as multiple devices, which can cause issues.
USB on the other hand supports hot-plugging, which PS/2 can't, and USB connectors are more robust than PS/2.
Professional gamers think that the PS/2 advantages aren't worth the hassle.

I think they're the facts he covered. If you want the facts plus sound effects and an absurd amount of enthusiasm, watch the video.

Shibawanko
Feb 13, 2013

someday he would have an anchor tattooed on his chest

Buttcoin purse posted:

PS/2 is interrupt-based whereas USB is based on polling, so PS/2 could potentially have better latency.
PS/2 supports full N-key rollover, but with USB this can only be emulated, sometimes by having the keyboard appear as multiple devices, which can cause issues.
USB on the other hand supports hot-plugging, which PS/2 can't, and USB connectors are more robust than PS/2.
Professional gamers think that the PS/2 advantages aren't worth the hassle.

I think they're the facts he covered. If you want the facts plus sound effects and an absurd amount of enthusiasm, watch the video.

ive been trying to get simcity 4 to work but i cant type ingame, although parts of the keyboard do work, like the arrow keys. i think it might actually be because my keyboard is emulated as a series of devices instead of just one and some old games apparently have trouble with that, so i guess thats a reason you might want to use ps/2 still

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


Buttcoin purse posted:

PS/2 is interrupt-based whereas USB is based on polling, so PS/2 could potentially have better latency.
PS/2 supports full N-key rollover, but with USB this can only be emulated, sometimes by having the keyboard appear as multiple devices, which can cause issues.

I used a Model M via PS/2-to-USB adapter on a Windows 7 and later this Windows 10 box, but whenever I used more than one key at a time the sound would "snap" which made playing computer video games kind of poo poo. I switched to a real USB keyboard and haven't had any problems since. Frankly that makes no sense to me but

Peanut Butler
Jul 25, 2003





LifeSunDeath posted:

How was the ESP on them? The last portable CD player I owned was an iRiver that played Mp3's off the cd, it had pretty good buffering but still couldn't keep up if I tried to jog with it.



had a cheap RCA version of the same thing as my last disc thing I carried around, after the 32mb Rio, before the 1GB Creative stick, long before "ill just use my phone for everything"

Pretty good
Apr 16, 2007





Asked for a 10GB third gen ipod for my birthday in 2003, received this



It was... okay? I got a hand me down discman for a birthday in 2000 and this thing was technically a step up from that in that it supported mp3 CDs, but around the same time my home life fell apart and the family computer with the CD burner + my mp3 collection got sold off so by the time I finally got to gently caress around with burned discs a year and a half later it was embarrassingly obsolete.

At least it had good skip protection so I could walk around town clutching it in one hand listening to Dream Theater without it cutting out every ten seconds, unlike the piece of poo poo it replaced.

Buttcoin purse
Apr 24, 2014

THIS DUDE HERE IS A REAL CLOWN


Shibawanko posted:

ive been trying to get simcity 4 to work but i cant type ingame, although parts of the keyboard do work, like the arrow keys. i think it might actually be because my keyboard is emulated as a series of devices instead of just one and some old games apparently have trouble with that, so i guess thats a reason you might want to use ps/2 still

Oh that sucks! Maybe you could just use a more boring keyboard that only looks like one device?

bring back old gbs
Feb 28, 2007

I'm a very strong saiyan. Very strong. Probably the strongest ever.


Nice, youtube just recommended the "man buys $300 of old minidiscs" video

EDIT: minidisc players actually

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


Why do on-topic Youtubers always gently caress around with SCSI? They never get it to work, and they never have any actual reason to use it. There's a reason why it never broke into personal computers.

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



Squeezing better performance out of an old device?

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Teriyaki Hairpiece
Dec 29, 2006

Ask me about my dream Frasier episode where Frasier and Bulldog oil their heads and then rub them together. It's definitely not a fetish of mine, I swear!

Horace posted:

Dankpods is awesome. Even his phony voice.

I watched the full 73 minute version of the Techmoan MiniDisc unboxing extravaganza. My favourite part of YouTube is being able to live vicariously through people like him, because spending over 300 importing a box of MiniDisc players from Japan is exactly the sort of thing I have an impulse to do, and it's so much easier just to watch someone else slowly realise they just wasted a lot of money on a lot of useless crap. For the same reason I love those videos where people buy pallets of Amazon returns. Watching them dejectedly removing an unbranded, damaged box universal remote and tossing it into the pile with the others is [that chefs kiss emoticon]

A few of those players worked, right? I watched the abridged version and it seemed like he got something out of the pile? I found the abridged version kind of confusing.

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