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    Esoteric (rare) hardware from the past

    Took it down and grabbed a pic. A small collection of some of the many styles of logos on the 486. Got two 386 upgrade chips, the sx, sx2, dx, dx2, dx4, and x5 chips covered. The one thing I think I'm really missing is that I thought Harris made like a 33mhz 486 chip but haven't found one.
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    Esoteric (rare) hardware from the past

    Not super rare with execption of the UMC 486 in the US but I like my collection of random 486 chips. Can't find a picture of the display case I have them in with others but it always amazed me at how many companies sold 486 cpu's at the time.
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    EU votes to have universal mobile device power adapters

    Apple is right, this will stifle innovation. You can look at their own connectors on mobile devices that were better in many ways than the competition(at least when they came out). At least phones are going to have similar power requirements, wait till those idiots want to do it with laptops...
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    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch Remake)

    Don't forget the two CDI zelda games. Those were some very dark times. Breath of the donkey bawls just wasn't good. The weapon damage without a good way to buy replacements easily or repair was horrible. The work they did to slow down the game(like the fucking blue fire that you had to take to...
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    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch Remake)

    That was my thought about Breath of the Donkey Bawls except I thought that game sucked. It could have been great with a few gameplay tweaks as well. I kept feeling like they had made changes to draw it out and make it slower as I played it. The weapons braking if anyone near you sneezed was bad...
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    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch Remake)

    It was long enough since I played it that I found that I had forgotten a lot of the stuff in the game.
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    Nintendo Switch

    I will say they did a great job on the remake, still don't think it was worth 60 bucks when as others have said you got 3 spyro game remakes for 40 bucks and they were very well done as well. The crash games were the same way. Double fine remade a few classics and they were 15 bucks each on...
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    Nintendo Switch

    That special gamestop had where it was like 50 or 75 bucks plus tax to trade in would be a good reason to upgrade if one wanted too(not sure if its still going on). Hell if I used mine as a portable I might have done that as I'm guessing my joycons would be starting to show wear. 75 bucks(the...
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    AdLib soundcard Original 1990 with Box

    What does some shitty pos american sports car from the 70's accomplish that well any new car can't do better? With a lot of this retro gaming a modern pc is going to not run it the same. Big area is going to be the monitor. A lot of these graphics were designed for crts and don't look as good...
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    AdLib soundcard Original 1990 with Box

    Key word is wasn't. Most of them have been long thrown away. Its to the point you have reproduction cards being made now which are under 100 bucks. People trying to relive their past. They want to play on the old school hardware to get the same experience they had. Same with retro console...
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    What's your first ever newegg purchase? Let's share some memories!

    https://www.newegg.com/lite-on-model-ltc48161h-combo-drive/p/N82E16827106192?Item=N82E16827106192 One of those in 2003.
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    Nintendo Switch

    So? The screen cuts off when its docked. Yea why not have it as an option? To me it just doesn't make sense.
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    Nintendo Switch

    That wouldn't be that big of a deal, hell they could probability make a newer dock that works on both.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Do you know for sure you only want to use it in portable mode though? I think you'd have a good part of the people buying it that would consider buying the dock later once they start to build up their game collection. I could easily see people wanting to do that. Maybe they get a rpg, maybe they...
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    Nintendo Switch

    It wouldn't have taken much to make the game far more playable which is where a lot of my disappointment came from. Make the steel weapons far stronger and have shops to buy them and well repair them. The higher end weapons shouldn't have been breakable. Let them wear down and again be...
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    Nintendo Switch

    You give breath of the donkey bawls too much credit, its a crappy game. The worthless paper mache weapons made me want to avoid combat if I had anything worth using as I didn't feel like breaking a weapon over a random encounter. As someone with a wii u the ports of its games instead of new...
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    Pop!_OS. How do you say it?

    Yea this.
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    Engineering Sample Rare Intel 486SXSF33 CPU

    That's cool but not that cool. This is coming from someone with a nice display case of a bunch of different vendors versions of 486 chips.
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    Help finding new Hardware News Site

    I was expecting to see people talk about hypothermia since Steve used to be a big presence here. Maybe screw with him some and ask for updated bra pictures.
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    FTC Crackdown Stops Operations Responsible for Billions of Illegal Robocalls

    I'm horrible to these people. I'll ask them what its like to have never been loved, how they feel about dying alone with no one to care, etc. To the ones with a middle eastern accident I'll ask what its like to follow a pedophile who is currently sucking c*cks in hell. If I have the time to...
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    The Division 2

    I would recommend doing them before you do the last stronghold. One you hit endgame the world gets far more violent. Getting to a side mission can be a bit of a fight in itself with the new bad guys(and flying drones) I'm in world tier 2 and its getting real rough. I wish you could spawn right...
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    The Division 2

    Yea best to look at the weirder ones during the day in the game while its clear out. If its night or raining you might not see what you need to do. A few of them I had to go back to a time or two in better light to find how to get in.
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    The Division 2

    Yep the 5.56 mgs can be burst for longer ranges. I generally keep back as this game will spawn people from more angles. Most of my friends that I game with didn't pick this up and the one that I played with the most in the first game passed away. If I was playing in a normal group more I'd be...
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    The Division 2

    I use a 5.56 gun like the m4, g36, etc as the primary with the double sized mag. Usually have a lmg that holds around 100 rounds as my secondary for taking out elites.
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    The Division 2

    I've been knocking out the side missions as I did the zones. It starts to get easier and you end up being closer to the top end of a zone when you go into it. For doing solo work I found it to be easier. One thing I found helpful as well is that the stash rooms in the control points refill a...
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    The Division 2

    You can but I'd recommend doing all of the side missions so that you are going into new areas on the higher end of the leveling for them. Some of the main missions are kinda a pain in the ass. Having some help, even if its just random people online, really can make them less crazy. On a side...
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    The Division 2

    So is the match making just broke as hell for anyone else? I'll select it on a story mission, it will ask if I want to join another group, and if I say yes it has like a 66% chance of throwing me in a group that isn't on that mission.
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    The Division 2

    After playing a while I think it comes down to a few things. I think the enemies are spawning from more locations and from more directions. I've noticed a few times where they end up spawning right next to me(as in I can see them spawn). More locations in this seem to have set areas that you...
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    The Division 2

    Yea no overall I think the game is good. I do wish the side missions didn't scale with your level though, let me go grind up my stats and just tear through them. The only major complaint I have is with the side missions, I wish it let me go to them and match make like the main ones.
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    The Division 2

    I don't like how you have to go to the safe house in an area to unlock the shade tech in that zone. I keep finding it on the way to the safe house.
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    The Division 2

    Very possible. Just seems harder running single player.
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    The Division 2

    So other than the lack of the health boxes you could drop, does this game seem harder than the first to you all? One thing I seem to remember is that doing the side missions usually had you leveled up to the point you were a little overpowered by the time you were ready to go to the next zone...
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    The Division 2

    I would have done HRD or OCP for the clan part. Played the game a little today. So far its going good although I do wish the loot option worked a little better. I'll hold the button to open a box and it wants to jump to taking the items before I can look at them(for like guns found).
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    do new games suck or am I cynical?

    The failures of the AAA games can't be understated. They are recycled crap that was made to the lowest standard to try to hit the biggest market. The indie market has come up with some amazing stuff over the last few years though which has helped. The sad thing is series that I enjoyed on the...
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    Researchers Find a 19 Year Old Bug In WinRAR

    I've bought a few licenses for clients over the years. I had a license myself at some point as well. I switched to 7 zip a while ago though and have been happy.
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    Samsung Quits Blu-ray Player Market

    I tend to agree. Blu-ray had a bad start where they didn't have the extra tech/online crap the hddvd did and they had to add it back in. For a while you didn't have blu-ray players that you knew would play the disks in the future other than the ps3 which was one of the first that was up...
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    "Resident Evil" TV Series in the Works at Netflix

    Maybe but they also murdered Carmen Sandiego. That dumpster fire casts doubt on them being able to do anything good ever again.
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    Laptop or Surface Pro?

    I have the 2017 xps 13 with the 4k screen(developer edition) and a surface pro 6 which replaced my surface pro 4. The trackpad on the surface pro is better. A downside is the cloth on the palmrest wears down and starts too look bad after a while. Both are good options though. I personally...
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    Tesla Reportedly Has Over 3,000 Unsold Model 3s

    The only weird thing I'd see here is that Telsa doesn't really have dealers with stock right? With normal car lots you can shift the cars to dealers so when someone goes to buy a car they can find something close enough to what they want in stock. If they can't(happened to me when I bought my...
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    PS5, Next Xbox Will Likely Have 8 to 12GB of RAM, Says Hellpoint Dev

    That was my thought as well. I don't see the next xbox having less than 12 gigs, I'd think it will have 16.
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