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by theinonen
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 712
Views: 23140

Re: your latest purchase

The prior owner did indeed remove the batteries before storage. I haven't gone through all the software but there is quite a lot of it, including a copy of Virtual Acorn. Unfortunately neither system is booting right now (the PSU in the Iyonix seems okay, but nothing starts up). PSUs often a culpri...
by theinonen
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 1653

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

Comparison is fair. Whole point is that current Mac Pro is limited system without much upgrade potential. There would be very little point to use use similar configuration and same software for both systems as the test results would then be identical. If you put exactly the same components on differ...
by theinonen
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 1653

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

In my opinion current Apple computer products are not interesting at all, as those are just standard PC-systems and there is nothing that warrants buying those instead of any other PC. If I wanted a computer with standard parts picked straight from the store self, I could build it myself and have it...
by theinonen
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 712
Views: 23140

Re: your latest purchase

More stuff for my Speccy collection, ZX Evolution board build into case with couple soundcards and ZXM-Phoenix board.
by theinonen
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 712
Views: 23140

Re: your latest purchase

My previous 3 cars were Peugeot and there never was any problems with rust on any of them, and my current car is tiny Citroen Saxo also practically no rust for a older car like that. I bought the Citroen while ago to serve as a cheap transport to workplace as I have daily 1 hour drive to work and an...
by theinonen
Wed May 03, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 712
Views: 23140

Re: your latest purchase

This one: msx.jpg Philips NMS 8250 modded to MSX2+ and second drive added. (Switch on the back to select msx2 or msx2+ mode.) This was unused close to 10 years in the closet and the old battery was not keeping time anymore, so I decided to remove it to be on safe side. battery.jpg Did not actually l...
by theinonen
Wed May 03, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 712
Views: 23140

Re: your latest purchase

Scart to HDMI converter.

After that thing arrives, the good old msx2+ will come out from the closet and will again get some use it deserves.
by theinonen
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 123
Views: 4453

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Text can be written in any text editor, but for formatting the document and applying styles I would always use actual word processing or DTP application. Generally is better to use software designed for normal people and forget everything else, as life is too short for masochist editors needing 11 f...
by theinonen
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 289
Views: 17721

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Not feel like sleeping yet, so watching Jurassic Park from television and playing with Polybrush sculpting tools. Is pretty good for shaping the general form after some practice.
by theinonen
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My latest acquisition
Replies: 16
Views: 788

Re: My latest acquisition

kshuff wrote:What??? No Fords in this house, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro.

uunix wrote:Is it a Ford Cortina?


Looks more like Ford Maverick than the Cortina. I had -75 Ford Capri once, so have soft spot for old Fords.

American muscle cars look great but are really only fast on straight road.
by theinonen
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What is your favorite thing about messing with old computers?
Replies: 24
Views: 1847

Re: What is your favorite thing about messing with old computers?

What? RISCiX on the Archimedes was a terrible idea, irrespective of the cost. It's an 8 MHz machine with a 3.5" ST-412 drive (so 60 MB is about as big as you can go), a 4MB maximum RAM capacity, a framebuffer that steals memory bandwidth, and a 32k page size. The situation is barely improved w...
by theinonen
Wed May 25, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What is your favorite thing about messing with old computers?
Replies: 24
Views: 1847

Re: What is your favorite thing about messing with old computers?

My favourite thing has to be, that after 20-30 years I can finally afford those. Truth is that everything was much more fun when I was a child and microcomputers ruled the world. Now children play with mobile phones and tablets, but they will never experience that magical time when computers were fu...
by theinonen
Wed May 25, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: New toy
Replies: 21
Views: 1652

Re: New toy

Windows 10 is really braindead when it comes to updating. Love it when I leave something rendering for the night and in the morning computer has restarted, resulting in no rendering and destroying all the work as had not remembered to save the damn thing before hitting render button. When there are ...
by theinonen
Sat May 14, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 289
Views: 17721

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Sitting in Helsinki and preparing for half marathon. Will be hard as have not trained almost at all this year.

I ran one time 5 kilometers last week and it felt pretty bad.
by theinonen
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Good Heavens the LaserWriter IIg is complex!
Replies: 16
Views: 1911

Re: Good Heavens the LaserWriter IIg is complex!

I had fully loaded NeXTstation Turbo Color but was not overly impressed about it. It felt slow and in my opinion should not feel like that when you are running the software originally intended at the time. Too much disk accessing for my liking and the operating system was also in German language, th...

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