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TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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DrBouvenstein posted:

No one ever remembers Scour.

I remember when Scour was good, when it had the cube logo. I remember using it at college and downloading a large file off via P2P, from somebody to whom I had a ping time of 11ms. It blew my mind to watch the progress bar fill up so quickly. I remember the disappointment of launching it one morning and seeing the message that it had been shut down.

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TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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How have neither of you posted in this thread yet?

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Gives a whole new meaning to "Cal Sag" (locals will get that).

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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My previous car was a 1996 Accord, and the stock stereo eventually died. I picked up a nice aftermarket stereo on Craigslist for $40, and got my mechanic to install it while some other work was getting done, and I was happy.

Eventually my car got stolen. It was found a couple of weeks later, and the stereo was gone. I got my car cleaned out and fixed up, picked up another stereo off Craigslist for $40, got it installed and went about my life.

A little over a year later, the car got stolen again. It was also found several days later, and of course the stereo was gone. Only this time they had the courtesy to cut off the catalytic converter, so I got a fat check and put it towards a new car, one with the stock radio built into the dash.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Jerry Cotton posted:

Do your arms have RFID chips?

That's a bad joke. For everyone else, this is what he means (the inside is foil):

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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atomicthumbs posted:

Jesus christ don't recommend people try to type on these things, that's horribly cruel

My mother used to be an extremely loud, hammers of hell typer. I got her one of those and she used it for a few years, now she has a typical consumer grade keyboard and types at a normal noise level. So it's good for something.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Sappo569 posted:

Linksys E1000

I've had mine for a few years, got it for $20 as 'recertified'

Other than having to reboot it once every few weeks when the WiFi decides to stop working, it's been great

Might be even better with dd-wrt running on it.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Code Jockey posted:


I know I mentioned this in some other thread before, but I once got chewed supremely for "hacking the network" - because, on one of the Macs in the tiny computer lab by one of my classes, someone had created a bunch of "Copy of ___", "Copy of Copy of ____", "Copy of Copy of Copy of _____" files.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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FFS just donate it to a church or library. They'd be thrilled to have it.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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I took an easy summer job waiting tables in 2001, from a community newspaper classified ad.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Fo3 posted:

No, mine is a dell vostro...Main problem with the laptop was it shipped with vista, and has no drivers for winxp or win7, that's the main reason why I am using a linux distro on it.

There's gotta be Windows 7 drivers for whatever model of Vostro you have. Where are you looking for drivers?

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Phanatic posted:

Lots of places aren't entirely metric. Get into a car in the UK, and you'll see miles on the speedometer, miles on the speed limit signs and distance markers in miles. Beer's still sold in pints. A Canadian football field is still 110 yards long.

110 yards is 100.6 metres

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Grumbletron 4000 posted:

Any of those could be replaced by a JVC Kaboom! Box. I had one and it was an amazing piece.

Dual subs, loud as hell and powered by only 10 D-cells and 3 AA's for memory. They seriously rocked so drat hard.

Oh wow. I have one of these, but I only use it a few times a year.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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twistedmentat posted:

A friend told me his brother is in a tizzy because his CRT monitor died, and he can't find a new one locally and to get one shipped it would cost nearly as much as a new computer. His brother refuses to get a flat panel one because he believes the response time is too low, and because he is a "Pro gamer" aka Guy who doesn't have a job and plays LoL all the time he needs a CRT monitor.

I know early flatpanels did have slower fresh rates and response times, but modern ones I think are at least as good as old CRTs. I've been using the HDTV from a PS3 demo cabinet for the last few years and it works amazing. Not quite as nice as my main tv but still pretty nice.

I've got a flat screen Viewsonic CRT 22" that I haven't used in years, but if this guy is in Chicagoland I'd be happy to have him re-home it!

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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KozmoNaut posted:

hotdog stand Windows 3.11


Hey now, silver-faced wood-cabinetted hifi gear still looks awesome today



I saw a guy on the train this morning with headphones that had faux wood panels on them.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Humphreys posted:

What was the largest CRT TV? Whatever it is - using it and doing what you did should be in the world strongman competition

Here's a candidate: Hitachi 65f710a, at abotu 309 pounds.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Any love for the Datadesk SmartBoard?

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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That's what I use to clean the glass when I replace window stickers.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Obsolete technology and video card chat: Here's the video card in my old desktop, which I haven't touched in years:



And for the record, here's the board I'm using it in:

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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That's a Tyan Thunder K8W with a pair of dual-core Opterons and 16GB of Registered+ECC RAM.

The video card is an ATi FireGL X1 256, an AGP Pro 50 card. Going to replace it with a simpler nVidia AGP card (6000 or 7000 series), I don't game so don't need the GPU performance, just need driver support for hardware acceleration for streaming video in Windows 7 and up.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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I used Scour while it was awesome, it was mindblowing watching the progress bar slide to the right so fast on my college's T1. After it got shut down I switched to WinMX, but when the RIAA lawsuits began I got scared straight shortly after that and gave up P2P.

TITTIEKISSER69
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I still have my 19" 1280x1024 LCD from 2005 and I can't wait to use it (set to a 4:3 ratio of course) with one of those new Nintendo Minis coming out next month.

TITTIEKISSER69
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Elliotw2 posted:

What are you waiting for? The iPad (and preusmably iPhone) works with a Lighting to USB converter connected to a USB to PS2 converter connected to an IBM Model M.

I have to try this! I have a Model M, while my dad has an iPad and my mom has an iPhone.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Dioneer? Probably from this shop:

Only registered members can see post attachments!

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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My favorite DRM flop was when Sony introduced "copy-proof" CDs with a ring on the bottom. You could copy them after drawing over the ring with a Sharpie.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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3 years sounds like a pretty drat old Chromebook.

TITTIEKISSER69
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Mistayke posted:

My job gave me a ThinkPad T520 eight years ago.

Six years ago. Release date was 2/2011 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThinkPad_T_Series)

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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All you need to fix the clock error is a simple CR2032 battery, you can get them off the shelf at a drug store.

You could probably set that thing up as a simple emulation PC or DOS gaming PC.

TITTIEKISSER69
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True, although Micro Center doesn't have stores in every state. My local Walgreens has a 2-pack for 5 or 6 bucks.

TITTIEKISSER69
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repeating posted:

To add another to the pile. Esp. being a phone company end-user support person: Voicemail.

I swear to god voicemail runs on caveman technology. Like the only thing that has changed in 20 years is being able to download a .wav or have a transcription texted to you. The IVR is still horrible. The transcription feature told one of my coworkers "I'm leaving you" instead of "Just got in a fender-bender." It still doesn't even know how to ID you when you're roaming.

Failed. Proven failure. Still in use with only cosmetic modifications.

A home user at my company was asked by her supervisor to get a phone with a blinking light to indicate new voicemail. Plenty of those on the market, only catch is that they only blink for a new message in the phone's built-in voicemail box. Couldn't get one that would indicate a new message in her Xfinity voicemails.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Are they any good?

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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The original Smart phone

TITTIEKISSER69
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Mr.Radar posted:

Earlier today I discovered that someone had uploaded the whole series of the 90s Are You Afraid of the Dark? horror anthology show to the Internet Archive so I've been rewatching some of the episodes I vaguely remembered. One of them is "The Tale of the Phone Police". While watching the episode I couldn't help but think how many of the plot points in it wouldn't make sense to younger people today.

Firstly, the story starts with the our main character and his friend making prank calls. Even at the time the episode was made in 1994 prank calling as a pastime was already on its way out due to the adoption of Caller ID, *69, and screening your calls on your answering machine. Today it wouldn't make sense since almost nobody answers their phone if they don't recognize the number.

Then, the big sister of the main character tells him and his friend they'll be arrested by the titular "phone police" if they keep making prank calls and mentions that it happened to a kid named Billy Baxter. The friend leaves and the main character takes the phone book back to his room to look up Billy Baxter and he finds a listing with only 6 digits (instead of the usual 7). A kid today might know what a phone book was but even if they did they would probably be equally confused by a 7-digit number as they would by a 6-digit one since in the cell phone age you'll pretty much always need to specify the area code when you give out a phone number.

Of course, the main character can't resist calling this strange number and he gets a staticy connection to an old man begging him for help. He freaks and hangs up, only to get called right back . Again, *69 or caller ID makes this horror implications of this plot point less understandable.

The main character disconnects his phone and the next day explains what happened to his friend while they're out walking. His friend doesn't believe him but then they walk by a pay phone which rings and it's the same raspy old voice calling . Of course, a young person today probably wouldn't fully get the horror implications of someone or something being able to call you wherever you were even when you weren't at home.

This prompts them to visit the phone company (which is creatively called "The Phone Company") to find out what this number connects to and the secretary directs them to the "records department" in the basement. The friend decides to wait in the hallway while the main character enters, and of course it's actually the Phone Police and he's under arrest . The friend leaves and goes back to the main character's house to get help from the main character's parents. When he gets there the main character's sister doesn't recognize him or remember having a brother, and when the friend tries to prove the brother existed by showing the sister the main character's bedroom he finds it's now a sewing room with no trace of the main character.

As a kid, that last bit was the part of the episode I found the scariest. The concept that a mysterious secret force could just completely erase you from existence so that even your own family never knew you existed was terrifying and the phone company was the perfect entity to have wield this power. Back in the day, particularly in the pre-breakup "Ma Bell" era, they had the kind of power that was normally reserved for governments. If you wanted to talk to someone in real-time and you weren't together in person you had no choice but to use the phone company. If they disconnected you then you were screwed. Today you can get phone service not just with the "phone company" but also your cable company or 4 different cellular providers (or dozens of MVNOs), not to mention all the Internet-based phone and chat/messaging services. The story loses a bit of its punch in today's era of easy and cheap communication.

Finally, the friend comes up with a plan to rescue the main character. He looks up the main character in the phonebook and finds that he has his own mysterious 6-digit number now (while making a comment that "they work fast" to have gotten the new phone book out so quickly). He goes to the phone company and calls the main character on a payphone in the lobby. The main character lets it ring (as he and the friend had previously discussed as part of the escape plan) and the friend uses the loud ringer to locate where the phone police were holding the main character in the building. Of course, the concept of a phone just ringing without going to voicemail is pretty strange today.

In the end they escape and reality reverts back to normal. Oh yeah, and the framing story has the tale being told via cell phone, and at the end they reveal that the character telling the story is calling them from her own cell phone. I can only imagine how expensive that would have been back in the day.

PHONE COPS

TITTIEKISSER69
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My favorite audiophile story is a group of them listening to a new, high-tech speaker wire and commenting how good it sounds, then finding out it was just a straightened wire hanger.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Monday will be 1 week since their last post.

TITTIEKISSER69
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JazzmasterCurious posted:

Nah, it went away with 3G - it was regular old GSM that had this problem. Takkata takkata takkata takkata WRAAAAA

GSM in 2G mode.

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Traumatically short

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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Floppy or hard?

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TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yamOer6lsjo

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