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Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD posted:

streets of sim city :c00lbert:

game was terrible in an amazing way

simcopter was the best streets of sim city

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Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


FMguru posted:

The game gained controversy when it was discovered that designer Jacques Servin inserted an Easter egg that generated shirtless men in Speedo trunks who hugged and kissed each other and appear in great numbers on certain dates, such as Friday the 13th. The egg was caught shortly after release and removed from future copies of the game. He cited his actions as a response to the intolerable working conditions he allegedly suffered at Maxis, particularly working 60-hour weeks and being denied time off.[1][2] He also reported that he added the "studs", as he called them, after a heterosexual programmer programmed "bimbo" female characters into the game, and that he wanted to highlight the "implicit heterosexuality" of many games.[3][4] Although he had initially planned for the characters to appear only occasionally, the random number generator he had created malfunctioned, leading them to appear frequently

yeah simcopter owns hard. there's a cheat code iirc that spawns a ton of speedomen

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


devmd01 posted:

ok people fess up, who ďsolvedĒ riots with the Apache?

are you serious

i'd be more interested to know who didn't

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Gentle Autist posted:

i mean yeah that is trash but i guess thatís just what we were used to back then

computers before ssds were slow as poo poo. iím sure your 486s running off a flash card were still significantly faster than machines with similar specs running off old ide drives in the 90s

i ran win2k off of a pcmcia/cf adapter and it was loving awesome

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


nudgenudgetilt posted:

i've put a bunch of cf cards in arcade machines that had failed ide hard drives. it's nice that cf is mostly electrically just ide.

yeah since i was just doing it on a pc it was seriously super easy and probably the best upgrade you could do

although i guess if its really old

Progressive JPEG posted:

in order to get the cf cards to work i needed an isa card with custom ide drivers (xtide) that avoided/overrode the ones included in the bios, otherwise i regularly got weird errors on writes. but yeah once i figured that out its definitely way faster than the original hdd ever was, probably bottlenecked on bus speeds now

luckily the guy making the cards (monotech) is based in palmerston north so it was real easy getting one

that might be a problem, but i mean you're already talking isa cards so... lol

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Progressive JPEG posted:

just remembered the little clip mechanisms that laptops had on the front to keep them shut

like on a powerbook or an ibm or early lenovo thinkpad

lol, i complained about them once and an industrial designer i knew was like "what do you think they should use instead, magnets? :smuggo:"

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Boody posted:

I've had a few of these over the years and they all seem to die after a year or so.

seconding, i've found out the hard way that neat poo poo like this tend to use really lovely cheap controllers that literally burn out after roughly a year

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Poopernickel posted:

The rad background music for keygen programs.

also having to turn off the speakers at 3 AM because of using a keygen to install Nero Burning ROM or whatever

its a school night!!!

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Corla Plankun posted:

playing q basic games on windows 95 as a kid and hearing the ear piercingly loud pc speaker and not having any idea how to turn it off, causing panic

using the PCM driver for the pc speaker because the laptop doesn't have any real speakers

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


rotor posted:

honestly REALLY surprised there's not an owners group or web forum or something called that

lol i wonder why someone might want to avoid getting sued by lexis

e: well apparently it's actually "RELX" so

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


echinopsis posted:

heís actually an epubifile itís a subtle difference

hey we dont need to pry into every nook and kindle of their personal life

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?



lmao if you get light blue and teal blue confused :stare:

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?



oh my god i still have some of these

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Kitfox88 posted:

:same: i have the pancake container one kicking around my room somewhere

yeah i have the fries, shake, cheeseburger and i think an egg mcmuffin

...somewhere. lol maybe i'll go digging this weekend

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


i had a pioneer elite amp and infinity speakers set up for my parents home theater

fuckers gave it to my brother and now its sitting in his living room in a sad rear end weird arrangement :smith:

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Corla Plankun posted:

my uncle worked for dolby and had a kit amp home theater thing that he built himself that is probably really good, and I got it when he died but it is loving daunting to think about using/fixing up something that would make me feel really ashamed and terrible if i ruined it

drat thats pretty cool. does it work at all still?

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Sniep posted:

i had this one



lol that looks pretty gamery

i'm glad all the buttons and displays and poo poo on the elites were amber-ish, that looked pro as gently caress. my parents had the 6-cd changer, tape deck and radio too, so it kinda sucked having to use 5 extremely similar remotes

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Jonny 290 posted:

"love the carlo"

hehe

lol

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Jonny 290 posted:

no, the real pros used a cassette adapter, because fm stereo rolls off at 15khz and the modulators rarely did proper preemphasis

this always pissed me off and my friends would give me poo poo for it since they couldn't hear it or didn't notice

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


also i had a 32mb diamond rio lol

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Jonny 290 posted:

tbh having no treble was probably a blessing in disguise in the days of 64kbps joint stereo mp3s lol

yeah seriously i don't know how we put up with that poo poo lmao

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?



hell yeah same color :hf:

no idea where it ended up but i remember transferring poo poo to it over the parallel port was loving torturous

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


its gotta be an international treaty or some poo poo that all aftermarket head units have to have an absolutely dogshit interface and design

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


crazysim posted:

https://www.porsche.com/international/accessoriesandservice/classic/genuineparts/producthighlights/pccm/

more subdued to blend into porsches and i guess to also grift classic porsche owners.

the postage stamp CarPlay, lmao.

lol, this is nicer than usual simply because it's so goddamn blandly generic

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


SBR can absolutely increase the perceived quality of a low bitrate file, thats what HE-AAC and opus do. at 64 kbps with either one you've basically got cd quality (or better with opus)

i don't remember using mp3pro much but i think that was because it didn't sound very good. maybe the implementation just sucks

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Agile Vector posted:

not that it's my area, but i sorta figured, since it's similar to other successful implementations. maybe the backward compatibility was a complicating factor in quality?

not that it mattered much. without SBR support, files predictably sounded terrible. it was a neat idea to cover older devices, admittedly

yeah, with backwards compatibility mp3pro or he-aac (or whatever, there's a couple proprietary implementations too) sound objectively awful lol

if the player specifically had support though i doubt that was the problem. i'm guessing it was just an early, crappy codec

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Progressive JPEG posted:

did the stupid little tabs on the battery door break on yours too

yup. thing broke off after maybe a couple of months and eventually got corroded as poo poo once too, but i guess that one's on me

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Jonny 290 posted:

There's no inrush protection on these, so when i flipped the power switch on, even with nothing hooked up, my lights dimmed for a sec and it sounded like a .22 went off as the transformer did its THONK BRUMMMMM thing.

lol that owns

nudgenudgetilt posted:

MOSFET. how did that ever become a marketing term.

i mean, is it? it's an acronym

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Wild EEPROM posted:

i like how on new fancy cars they have shoehorned it into even dumber things than usual, like adjusting the position of vents

what lmao

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


nudgenudgetilt posted:

for a period in the late 90s, early 00s, car stereo mfgs used it as a marketing term. I mean, yeah, it's an acronym for a real thing, and as j290 says has benefits as a technology, but it was just weird to see it plastered all over the head unit.

oh, yeah. i guess you could lump it in with DSP/DAB/AAC/etc too

but also as jonny says, you could say the same with pretty much any technobabble. it's like swiss watches lol

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?



:negative:

i don't care if they were going to do this anyway i blame musk for this trend

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Agile Vector posted:

i do, too. despite liking star trek, i do not, in fact, want to okudagram my car's thermostat at 75 mph

i figure my car is probably the last i can get with physical inputs for everything with carplay as well and i'm going to drive it until it rusts to pieces

even the media controls are buttons on the wheel, the center console, and the screen which is perfect

my last car had a lcd display for the temperature but it was still a physical jog wheel. it was mostly fine, although having it just spin instead of having a discrete start and end point was a little annoying. i think thats as far as i'd take it

of course the a/c vents you could just nudge into place though. i cant imagine having to use a goddamn tablet to do that

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


nudgenudgetilt posted:

not really tech, but ben affleck is with jlo, the mariners are in the playoffs, and quantum leap is on tv.

what loving year is it?

i'd say 2003 but that would mean bakula would be in star trek lol

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


i'm guessing mine was infinity spin because it ranged from like 65-80, but since it just spun around it was still kinda lovely to use because you'd have to take your eyes off of the road anyway. imo they should have put a piezo or something in there to increase/decrease the resistance so you could do it by knobfeel

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


lol those always reminded me of the little noodle lights you could plug into the game boy link port

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Kitfox88 posted:

Playing my CLEAR PURPLE game boy color under the bedsheets after bedtime so I could catch night time Pokemon and evolve an Umbreon in Pokemon silver :cool:

*atomic purple

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


personally, going knob wild

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?




actual internal document

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


Progressive JPEG posted:

the footer links to an "Investors" section and weirdly enough it isn't just a video of someone laughing at you

it's understandable. nobody would be able to play it

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Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


lol i used a bunch of netzero accounts and poo poo

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