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Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





the hotsauce plugin for Netscape

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Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





SO DEMANDING posted:

how dare u besmirch the glory that was altavista with boolean operators

altavista would always give me a million links to gross porn with only the most tenuous connection to my search terms.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





carry on then posted:

turning on the software home button on your iphone to reduce wear on the physical home button, which preserves resale value

lmao at giving a gently caress about resale value on anything but especially electronics and cars. use that thing up like you want to and throw it away when it’s a useless pile of shards.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

i was thinking that but i thought the CD-R audio tax thing only existed in Canada and i'm in the US

nope, there was a private copying levy on blank tapes and cds in the us. it wasn’t called out as a separate charge but was baked into the purchase price.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Bored Online posted:

lars being really peeved about napster

https://youtu.be/LeKX2bNP7QM

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Displeased Moo Cow posted:

shoes that vacuum while you walk.

that sounds like it would suck.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





3D Megadoodoo posted:

Is there a user named 3D Megadoodoo yet?

lmao

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007






gently caress don’t remind me, i still have to use that poo poo

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





rotor posted:




oof, that's that mid-nineties UI i was lookin for

that's the good poo poo

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Jim Silly-Balls posted:

Cross posting because this is a funy tech poo poo that I just remembered, and it took a while to type

awesome find

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Notorious b.s.d. posted:

they were, once upon a time, the best compromise among brightness/darkness/sharpness/color, but i don't think there are any remaining manufacturers

panasonic, samsung, and lg all exited the plasma market in 2014. supposedly there were a few chinese factories still putting them out and selling them in china for a couple of years after that but they're probably all done with them by now.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

they called that the "coffee stain effect" and it only affected launch Vitas iirc

it was all the oled vitas, similar to the launch psp they reached just a little too far with the display. all of them were affected to some degree, most of them you could only see the defect when the screen was on and solid black but some of them were bad enough that it was visible all the time.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

i'm one of those people that goes nuts if theres a speck of dust or single dead pixel on my screen and i never noticed it, even in black areas. but even if i did i am pretty sure the benefits of oled outweighed that issue, to me at least

i could only see it on mine when the screen was black, i was in a dark room, and my eyes had about a half-second to adjust so it was fine for me, but i cans understand how people with different eyes or a more affected screen could get upset.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





echinopsis posted:

best alpha bet is this one:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CA%BCPhags-pa_script


came across it when looking up tibetan buddhism

third one would make for some good cyberpunk neon.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Powerful Two-Hander posted:

people with the taskbar in vertical mode should be shunned

more like a tskbar when they do that with it

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





qirex posted:

my rice cooker does, although I looked at their website and I guess the newer models have fallen victim


yeah don’t want to eat any of that beta cuck starch, only alpha starch for an alpha man computer toucher!

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





qirex posted:

all I know is my zojirushi was a quality purchase and it makes consistently better rice than I ever could on the stove

also it plays twinkle twinkle little star when you turn it on :3:

big same to both.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Jim Silly-Balls posted:

there is no way I’m clicking that link but


lmao

it’s pretty terrible, here’s the last paragraph:

quote:

I don’t have any final answers either. But, gentle reader…if you’re a beta male and not a natural, learning some PUA game might sound icky but it would sure beat masturbating to porn for the rest of your life. And if you’re female, think hard about the last guy you slept with and the last guy you friend-zoned. Maybe you owe yourself a rethink and friend-zone guy an apology, of the kind best delivered naked.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





leper khan posted:

This is a PlayStation black disc.

a lot of ps1 games had redbook audio on them.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Samuel L. ACKSYN posted:

back in the day i really wanted a sony picturebook. it was like the coolest thing to me at the time





oh hell, i found a couple of those at work a few months ago!

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Clark Nova posted:

WD has a panoply of stupid color-coded hard drives you don't want. I just heard of WD purple "surveillance" drives the other day

for the dvr suckers who are just now realizing everyone stopped making vcrs a few years ago.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Jonny 290 posted:

the codec came later and is technically named DivX ;)

because nerds are insanely smug

the forum replaced the smiley in “DivX ;-)”

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Samuel L. ACKSYN posted:

for a while (maybe still?) the only/best way of copying an SACD was a hacked ps3, so you had audiophile people buying old ps3s and hacking them just for sacd rips


there was also dvd-audio which i think was much less successful than sacd, and there was also bluray audio which i think was even less successful than that

you can always sell to deranged audiophiles but most people don’t have the equipment or hearing to tell where the extra money goes beyond compact discs. if you do all of your audio consumption on a sidewalk over airpods and your iphone it’s moot anyway.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





umd is straight optical.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





echinopsis posted:

the juicero machine was quite a device huh. like applying hulk levels of pressure to squeeze puny fruit chunks

it wasn’t even doing that much, it was just compressing a bag of rotten juice.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





echinopsis posted:

I think it had to be quite powerful to apply the load required across the entire face of the packet, if I remember correctly.


I remember a tear down coming away quite surprised at the required level of engineering, given what they wanted to achieve

this example of applying a load across the face was a dumb thing executed well.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





there we go

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





what you need, when you need it

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





EIDE Van Hagar posted:

yeah the receptionist at my dentist asked me “what does arm stand for anyway” one day and as i was in the middle of saying “oh, it was originally short for ‘acorn risc machine’ but now it officially stands for ‘advanced risc machine’....” i realized that her eyes had already glossed over and lost focus

don’t ask if you don’t want to know!

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





connectix virtual game station

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





multiple sony europe executives buying stuff from lik-sang before they got sued into oblivion by the sony mothership.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Achmed Jones posted:

this is the first time I've seen it and I refuse to believe it's not real

same

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Agile Vector posted:

apparently dr. giovanni now and happily doing research. very cool

good for her!

quote:

astalavista was a rare breed then. a working search engine with useful results

so also rare now

i remember av always giving a bunch of porn links on innocent stuff even in the mid 90s, though i guess it was still better than anything else at the time.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





echinopsis posted:

fuckin vhs blows my mind, vcrs were so mechanical it’s kinda crazy really that they kept going at all



also having ads for dvds at the start of vhs you’d own, showing off how good dvds are



what do 4k movies come on these days?

uhd discs and fiber optic cables.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





echinopsis posted:

is that next steip up from bluray

yes. they usually come in a bluray sized case except the top bar is black instead of blue and it says 4K on it somewhere.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





echinopsis posted:

hey when someone had a tape drive backup, what was the benefit? density back then?

and hows it work? did it manage its own start/stop?


tape drives like c64 intrigue me I guess because the computer has no control over the data coming in. I suppose it was slow.

tapes were the cheapest money per byte storage unless you did paper tape and baudot code or something silly like that and yes they’re slow as molasses. the late 80s tape drive i messed with had the same buttons your stereo did, to write you’d set the job up and the computer would prompt “start tape” then begin outputting in ten seconds, if you didn’t get there then you had to rewind the tape and start over. reading back you’d set the job up and the computer would prompt “start tape” and wait for the data to come in so timing wasn’t as critical. more sophisticated units would be controlled by the computer directly so you could start the job and it would roll tape automatically.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007






what’s up daoc?

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Jonny 290 posted:

yeah bluelight. it sucked/s

that brand dilution must be what killed k-mart

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





i guess i’m the kaiser.

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Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





being able to handle burst loads is critical for many yosposters.

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