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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by MonkeyFinger » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:01 pm

stessier wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:21 pm
MonkeyFinger wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:58 pm
stessier wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:18 am
MonkeyFinger wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:05 am
Had to look up what the heck a "finger mouse" was... you're right, just a wee bit weird. :?
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To be clear, I was just laughing at the oddity of the juxtaposition of the words, not your opinion. I've never even heard of a finger mouse. :D
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by Anonymous Bosch » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:19 pm

stessier wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:18 am
MonkeyFinger wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:05 am
Had to look up what the heck a "finger mouse" was... you're right, just a wee bit weird. :?
MonkeyFinger thinks a finger mouse is weird. I love the internet! :D
Here's some more weirdness for ya:

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Across the pond, 'Fingermouse' is best known from a '70s era British television series for pre-schoolers. Indeed, once upon a time, finger puppets were genuinely seen as viable television entertainment for kids.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:35 pm

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Post by Kasey Chang » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:33 am

This may be the best option so far if I can find a two-piece palm rest to go around it... or do without palm rest at all.

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Post by hitbyambulance » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:32 pm

We no longer support Chromecast setup on a computer. To set up your Chromecast, please use a mobile device.
grumblegrumbleLAMEgrumble

(and i don't want to install all this crap on my phone.)

edit: installed the stupid Google Home app to initialize the device and set the speaker volume to 100%, then deleted it. downloaded a plugin for VLC that controls the Chromecast Audio now - all is well.

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Post by jztemple2 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:18 pm

Aw, the joys of being the tech coordinator for our district's Taxaide program. One site leader insisted on setting up his computers and printers and on opening day he emails that he has a bad printer, couldn't get a downloaded driver to load. Well, dumbshit, the Win10 image we use already had all the drivers installed. It was, literally, plug and print. So my wife (who is the district boss), brings him a new printer and brings home the old one. I plug the old one into a laptop at home and voilà, it works. I told her to be extra sarcastic when she let him know.
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Post by Kasey Chang » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:21 am

With a new PC in, I thought I'd try the smaller "Ergo Touchpad" again... Turns out, it STILL has the same problem. it jiggles when my finger did not move, just touched, and when driver was installed, it stopped responding altogether.

Went back to the cheaper Perixxpad. *sigh*
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by dbt1949 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:14 pm

When I have a malfunctioning program I want to close it immediately. Not wait three minutes so you can report it!
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Post by hitbyambulance » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:36 am

working on upgrading the 10-year-old guts of this PC - just had another BSOD today for no good reason. i can probably fix it with a reinstall of Win10, but it's time.

the new parts i already have:

MSi Z2070 Gaming M7 motherboard
8GB of DDR4 RAM (going to upgrade that - looking at sales now)
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD

keeping the case, power supply, GTX 970 video card, Blu-Ray burner, monitor and all peripherals.

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Post by Daehawk » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:30 pm

Oh great. I decided to walk in history and looked up my postings on Anandtech from 2000. I see I was talking about owning a Celeron 633mhz and overclocking it to 950 mhz. I dont even remember owning this! And now I have yet ANOTHER computer to wonder where the heck it is.

And its surprising just how much I knew about hardware back then. I dont even know what some of that I posted is even today. Man.

EDIT: It appears I posted on Oct 17 2000 that in 2 weeks I was ordering a Celeron 633, GORB(golden orb cooler) and a slocket . Neat old stuff.

OMG wait! I think I saw that GORB cooler sticking on a SLOCKET card and cpu the other year in my old pc stuff. I bet I still have that BH6 and Cel 633@950 in there some place.
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Post by jztemple2 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:26 pm

I had to look up slockets :roll:

I looked in my old gaming file as well, which I started back in 1995. It includes games and hardware. I also bought a Tandy PC back in the late seventies but I don't remember the model or processor.

1995, 486DX 66Mhz
1996, Pentium P1-133, also a Screamin3D Video Card
1998, another Pentium, P2-400, and a Monster 3D II video accelerator card
2000, a Hewlett-Packard 9780C AMD Athlon 900MHz,
2001, RAM memory upgrade from 128 to 384MB, also a GeForce 2 MX 400 64MB RAM video card (wow, 64 MB!)
2002, another video card upgrade, to a VisionTek Ti4400

And in 2003 I got my first Falcon Northwest and that was my last PC for quite a while.
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Post by Daehawk » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:59 pm

I 'think' my ti4200 was a VisionTek card from Walmart my wife got me.

And just 7 years before in 1994 the standard video memory was a big old 4 megs not even dreaming of that 64 in 2001 :P
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Post by Kasey Chang » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:15 am

My first X86 PC? Tandy 1000 SL.

Took it back and got a 1000 TL (with a 286) 2 weeks later when they told me they don't have the RAM kit in stock and I need 640K to run a Modula-2 compiler. :)

Technically I had a TransWarp kit for my Apple IIe before that, had to return the whole kit and buy a real PC.

Was amazed that I can actually run Wing Commander on that machine. :o
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Post by hitbyambulance » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:08 pm

i ran Wing Commander on a 286 (8/10MHz processor, 640k RAM, 20MB HDD, EGA video, add-on AdLib sound card). it took several hours to install because the graphics had to be 'redithered'(?) for 16-color EGA instead of the default 256-color VGA. it also took up half the HDD (and no flight stick piloting animation - that required 1MB of RAM.) that PC was pretty top of the line just three years earlier...

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