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to those who wonder if i have something against capital letters

yes

yes i do

ok now i wanna fix this 32 year old 40mb hard drive, but i need some o-rings to do that

so im now considering repairing a hard drive that is over 30 years old

today in news that surprises nobody:

putting a vega 56 on a 1x pcie riser makes games stutter

me: "a 300mhz powerpc g3 should be enough to handle literally all tasks the average person would ever want to accomplish with a computer"

also me: "hey when can i buy a cpu with 1000 cores"

but regardless,

it runs netbsd fantastically, and has been a very nice reliable little server box and can talk to or read/write disks for just about anything else we might feel like setting up around here

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i cant even put any more than 96mb of ram in here, and thats a totally artificial limit for this model (the faster model is exactly the same in every way aside from clock speed and that the memory controller is programmed to recognize up to 160mb)

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it amuses me that i get so much usefulness out of the starmax when i have so many other computers that are objectively better

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out of those the starmax has gotten the most use by far, i think it might actually be my most used computer in the past four weeks that isnt my gaming desktop

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i would not have my starmax, my indy, or my 486 without the girlfriends in question and now im getting another thing too i guess and its a toshiba libretto

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my girlfriends keep enabling my retrocomputing addiction and i appreciate them for it very much

why call it ultraviolet light when you could call it superpurple light

i also could extract an eprom from a broken 40mb quantum prodrive hard disk that i have

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would need to wire up one of my arduinos to act as an eeprom flasher tho

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i have a motorola 68008, some ram chips, an eeprom chip, a serial chip, some various logic components, several spools of colored wires, plus assorted capacitors

i could probably make a working computer if i sit down and actually do the thing

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