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    Quantum3D Obsidian2 - S12MB - 3DFX Voodoo2 (RARE) Retail BOX (PCI Version)

    Wow, I had no idea that regular Voodoo 2 were selling for so much! (not the one in the listing above....some are even more $ than it). I have a mint pair of Voodoo 2 in a box 10 feet from me.
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    Milwaukee M18 Fuel Impact Driver Starter Kit $159!! (DEAD, now $299)

    Did you work with Milwaukee prior to the TTI acquisition? The quality of Milwaukee tools went to shit after TTI purchased them. I was a very larger Milwaukee, Makita, Bosch, and DeWalt distributor for many years. It is really amazing to see the build quality difference in a Sawzall, for example...
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    Same. The evening I was eligible (Feb.10th or close to that) I put the deposit down. Not a huge deal. but I am eager to try it out.
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    3D digital Billboard of Giant Cat in Tokyo

    Works fine for me in Firefox.
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    DRM has ruined Resident Evil Village on PC

    I have nothing to add to the thread really, other than say long live GOG and DRM free releases.
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    Lou Ottens, Father of Countless Mixtapes, Is Dead at 94

    Damn, that sounds like it is named appropriately! It appears that we've paid Uncle Sam too much $, so hopefully the UII+ will be back in stock soon :) I've played about with a Sophia 2 equipped machine and the output is unbelievable. It isn't much different from Altirra on this laptop.
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    Lou Ottens, Father of Countless Mixtapes, Is Dead at 94

    I'm aware of the whys and hows of the 1541 mess. I own ~ dozen C64/128 machines, but haven't messed about with any really high speed IEC stuff (just Epyx Fast Load). I have, however, played with divisor 0 over SIO a shit ton and love it. I always wanted a Black Box or the like to try out a high...
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    Lou Ottens, Father of Countless Mixtapes, Is Dead at 94

    You really don't need anything other than a RAM upgrade to run CP/M on them. I have three Indus GT, but one is in storage somewhere and I can't account for it :( I will always standby my notion that the Indus GT is the coolest looking (even sexy in an early 80s type of way) external floppy disk...
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    Lou Ottens, Father of Countless Mixtapes, Is Dead at 94

    True that! I never owned a C64 or C128 back in the day, but did have occasion to use one with a 1541. Good God, is it ever bad. Damned shame Commodore didn't spend the literal pennies per machine to rectify the shift register issue. It wouldn't have been a speed demon, but would have been much...
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    Lou Ottens, Father of Countless Mixtapes, Is Dead at 94

    My experience was the opposite. In Eastern Europe the guys were still using tape drives into the 90s with various 8 bit systems. I used an Atari 410 tape recorder with an Atari 8 bit computer until 1987 (it sucked really bad!). Thankfully, at school we only used tape drives from 1979 until...
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    The Rise of Retrocomputing

    I'm sorry, but no. As a matter of fact I am going to have to start going to AA (Atari Anonymous). I got a couple of PokeyMax (FPGA Atari Pokey sound chip replacement, setup as two Pokeys and one Covox), an Antonia 4MB (65c816 CPU upgrade and 4MB RAM upgrade), a Sophia 2 (Atari GTIA replacement...
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    Fry's Electronics permanently closing Feb 24, 2021

    Hmm, I don't think that is it. I will have to think on it. There was also a place in the Atlanta area that sold a good deal of stuff in their retail store and online. I bought several AMD64 CPUs from them when those first came out and they sent out t-shirts with each one - albeit all large or...
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    Fry's Electronics permanently closing Feb 24, 2021

    Does anyone remember the name of the PC parts supplier from the Tampa area? I bought several things from their online store in the early to mid 00s. It seems like the main support guy and last one there was a member here at [H] back then, too.
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    World Wide Web creator, Tim Berners-Lee, sad to see his invention being used for evil, hatches plan to take it back

    In regards to VPNs, could you guys advise the "best" one? I've been using Mullvad for a longgg time (I don't recall why, exactly).
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    Yes...copy and paste from the Starlink email to me after placing the order/deposit: "Starlink will begin offering service in your area beginning mid to late 2021. Orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified via email prior to shipment, and you will be...