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Hakemon

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    Hakemon got a reaction from whm1974 in What was your first PC?   
    It was a cost saving computer, built to be cheap.
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    Hakemon reacted to FakeKGB in Sugestions for Ram ? Budget (120 dollars ) and to be 16 gb   
    Do you need 30-pin SIMMs, 72-pin SIMMs, SDR, DDR, DDR2, DDR3, or DDR4?
    DIMMs or SODIMMs (if non-SIMM)?
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    Hakemon got a reaction from FakeKGB in Sugestions for Ram ? Budget (120 dollars ) and to be 16 gb   
    Should I assume you're using an Apple II or just throw anything at you and hope it sticks?
  4. Funny
    Hakemon got a reaction from wONKEyeYEs in on the scale of 1 to 10 how crazy/foolish this idea is? will it even work?   
    Bruh, I have heart failure and have been in and out of a hospital many times.  (And have technically died, but was on the table and was revived after a little bit of time, this repeated 2 more times)
    I can answer this:  I'd rather die happy doing something I love than live in fear.
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    Hakemon got a reaction from Lurick in Need a modem that has a COAX-input   
    Try searching for DOCSIS modem, but they will need to put the HFC MAC address in their system or it'll never tftp a valid .bin file from the cmts.
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    Hakemon reacted to curiousmind34 in Need a modem that has a COAX-input   
    I would check if you ISP has “approved” modems or something like that. You can confirm they are compatible with your ISP easily that way.
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    Hakemon got a reaction from Mitko_DSV in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Ok, since I had no reason to use the internal drive bay on my desktop case, I decided it would be funny to just put my floppy drive internally (with the FDC to USB adapter wired internally).
     
    It's comical, but usable.  And it kinda looks good too.



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    Hakemon got a reaction from BrianTheElectrician in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Ok, since I had no reason to use the internal drive bay on my desktop case, I decided it would be funny to just put my floppy drive internally (with the FDC to USB adapter wired internally).
     
    It's comical, but usable.  And it kinda looks good too.



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    Hakemon got a reaction from Bitter in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Ok, since I had no reason to use the internal drive bay on my desktop case, I decided it would be funny to just put my floppy drive internally (with the FDC to USB adapter wired internally).
     
    It's comical, but usable.  And it kinda looks good too.



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    Hakemon got a reaction from sub68 in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Ok, since I had no reason to use the internal drive bay on my desktop case, I decided it would be funny to just put my floppy drive internally (with the FDC to USB adapter wired internally).
     
    It's comical, but usable.  And it kinda looks good too.



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    Hakemon got a reaction from Schnoz in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Ok, since I had no reason to use the internal drive bay on my desktop case, I decided it would be funny to just put my floppy drive internally (with the FDC to USB adapter wired internally).
     
    It's comical, but usable.  And it kinda looks good too.



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    Hakemon got a reaction from FakeKGB in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Ok, since I had no reason to use the internal drive bay on my desktop case, I decided it would be funny to just put my floppy drive internally (with the FDC to USB adapter wired internally).
     
    It's comical, but usable.  And it kinda looks good too.



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    Hakemon got a reaction from itsdeonLOL in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Ok, update time!  With my love of retro tech expanding, I now also have a typewriter on my desk, too now.



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    Hakemon got a reaction from sub68 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Ok, update time!  With my love of retro tech expanding, I now also have a typewriter on my desk, too now.



  15. Agree
    Hakemon reacted to Master Disaster in So there was this question in the registration form for a college I am applying for........   
    The question seems to be more of an ability test than a genuine question, at least to me. They want to see how the applicant is able to express themselves, get an estimation of education level and see how well they can put thoughts down on paper. Basic stuff any academic should be more than capable of doing.
     
    If no one inspired you then you should be able to write that in more than 100 words.
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    Hakemon got a reaction from Schnoz in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Ok, update time!  With my love of retro tech expanding, I now also have a typewriter on my desk, too now.



  17. Like
    Hakemon got a reaction from DailyProcrastinator in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Ok, update time!  With my love of retro tech expanding, I now also have a typewriter on my desk, too now.



  18. Agree
    Hakemon reacted to emosun in I dislike when an LTT video about bottlenecks goes up.   
    Because the forum gets flooded with people asking if they have a bottleneck...... and the video either skips/or barely mentions briefly the NUMBER ONE thing about bottlenecks that needs to be said.....

    All computers have bottlenecks , every computer , in every task ever , you never have to ask , then answer is always yes.

    Doesn't matter if you're doing 2+2 on the fastest cpu in the world , somewhere is a bottleneck that is the slowest point of that calculation.

    Next time you make a bottleneck video , just make it about the fundamental term , because that's what people seem to struggle the most with.
     
    Edit: I thought I'd add this followup into the op post
     
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    Hakemon got a reaction from flibberdipper in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Make sure you do it from the command line, not from the gui.  The gui won't present you with the option, but the command line options will.
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    Hakemon reacted to Corrupt_Liberty in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    My floppy solution is a little different...
     
    I am using a Panasonic LS-120 SuperDisk drive I salvaged out of an External Parallel enclosure.  It was IDE internally so with a PCIe IDE controller card it works great in Windows 10.  I have full support for HD Floppy disks and SuperDisks (Windows just calls it Large Format Floppy), and I can read DD floppies.  Still can't Format DD floppy disks, Windows dropped support for that long ago.
     
    Still can't get USB support to work in Windows 10 for my Panasonic PV-SD4090 Camera.  I was able to create an XP VM and pass the USB through to the virtual machine and read disks from the camera that way.  Kind of a clunky work around but it works.  I also use these disks with a PCMCIA drive on a Compaq LTE 5400 running Windows 95.  Makes it easy to transfer files.  Still on the lookout for an IBM Thinkpad with a Native SuperDIsk drive.



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    Hakemon got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in Did I break my motherboard?   
    🤣  The resistor cost the manufacturer pennies, and will cost them nothing to repair.  You're asking OP to spend another huge wad of cash they may or may not even have.  It's really not that big of a deal you think, so yes you're living in a fantasy world where you think the cost of one little wee bit SMD resistor should be the cost of a full motherboard when the manufacturer will spend nothing on fixing it.  They have the bed of nails that'll diagnose it fairly fast, and get it back in circulation in no time.
  22. Agree
    Hakemon got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in Did I break my motherboard?   
    Literally no one is going to care or see it, if they had to ask if their motherboard was dead and didn't know it was a resistor, I REALLY and HIGHLY doubt OP can solder an SMD component.  So let's be realistic here and not live in a fantasy world.
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    Hakemon got a reaction from DarrenKC53 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Aaaaaand my updated yet again layout, because I can never make up my mind and think I might have ADHD.  😅

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    Hakemon got a reaction from DeadnightWarrior in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I was getting tired of USB floppy drives all performing poorly.  Now while this solution still doesn't give me double density support, I did build my own USB floppy drive out of a OWC enclosure, and one of those Amazon USB FDC controllers (they use a Teac FDC controller and work well if you feed the drive external power, and not USB power).  I also cleaned, and refurbished this lovely black with amber LED Teac drive I purchased on eBay and put new white lithium grease on it.
     
    Now I have a USB floppy that performs quite well and reads all my high density disks with ease and good reliability.  Why am I using this?  No real reason, just nostalgia and I like putting some stuff on floppy disk.  lol  And play my original copies of my old games.


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    Hakemon got a reaction from JR1911 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Aaaaaand my updated yet again layout, because I can never make up my mind and think I might have ADHD.  😅

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