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Everything posted by Mcinwwl

  1. Hi, I added AstroSkippers guide to 1st post, If there's anything worth mentioning there, please inform me
  2. bump! for a reason, as, for my surprise, Unicomp employee answered me: Not what I'm looking for, though...
  3. Some retro crap: https://shiru8bit.bandcamp.com/album/system-beeps Give it a try on different PCs
  4. As cool lists as they are, they are fairly incomplete, but the hint that many G80 variants support NKRO, while others do not, is important. Model F AT is no go due to kay layout and high price for a remastered model. cmon, over 300 bucks? I sent requests to Unicomp and cherry to check out if they do know what their keyboards actually can do also, some other cool data source I found: https://telcontar.net/KBK/ https://deskthority.net/wiki/Main_Page https://www.devever.net/~hl/usbnkro
  5. So, I'm reviving my oldie 2001 PC. It works, but usb keyboard do not give it a justice. And thus I decided to buy PS/2 cream keyboard. And, as I usually played with cheapest keyboards with 2 KRO (meaning that with specific key binding combinations , diagonal movement and one action button were enough to lock the keyboard and produce PS Speaker "beep") I know what are the disadvantages of such setup and I simply decided to get something better this time. Unfortunately, finding info on which keyboard offers which KRO is near impossible, as producers did not provide this info with mild exception of modern gaming keyboards which are out of scope. The scraps of information I managed to find suggest to look for the following, but each comes with its own shortcomings... - Fujitsu keyboards from 90s - can't find exact model to look for, many were japanese only with strange layouts, and, uh, vertical enter. - Siemens keyboards - found only slight mention, can't find used or new on auction, needles to say, I don't know which model. - Cherry G80 or G83 - closest match so far, however, can't find info on KRO on these ones. and they're mechanical, and as I've used membranes for my whole life, I'm not really sure if I'd like it. - IBM Model M or Unicomp model M, which has a awesome reputation and is available new and shiny, but, uh, the price, and again, no real way to check if I like buckle-spring feel without paying a priori. - Zalman zm-k600s also looks promising, but lack of retro-look is a blocker here If anyone have any recommendations, suggestions, or maybe even ol' trusty typer hidden in the drawer, it'll be much appreciated
  6. I'd say My Famicom was newer disassembled and cleared, but after someone pushes me back with his oldie spectrum, Probably some dude is about to say "Mainfraime i made my bachelors on was never cleaned"
  7. Dunno how old is this one. Found on the internet:
  8. Not really what I needed, but at least I have a hook point to look further. tahnks!
  9. Whatever works - so each of the lists you provided are useful in its own way PS @dencorso or any other mod on the board - can we pin it to 1st post?
  10. Do we have a list of SSE2-only XP updates? or does this comment solve it all? I Ran XP updates bundles on my 2001 machine with Athnlon 4, non SSE2 and I think I might have broken the system this way, as some features work... and others do not. Worry not, a true man does backup befoer performing dangerous operations!
  11. Hey folks, I've been out of discussion recently, but I'm back and I've updated myself with recent news in this topic. I have two questions where the answer is most likely "no", but why shouldn't I ask to make sure? 1. Has anyone laid his hands on post-POSREady out-of-support XP updates? 2. Is there any reliable and working way to connect winXP to windows update again?
  12. Ok thanks, still, there might be some interesting festures in these software pieces. To folluw up, I realized there is something off with my CRT... as If I needed to accomodate my eyes differently each time I switch monitors... it is clear type, which ... eh... clearly does not stack up well with CRT. I guess it's impossible to turn it off just for one screen is me asking too much? Oh and I wonder if there's any software to help me calibrate monitor. I thought about some PC or smartphone app where I post the pictore of monitor as a reference, and try to match the others... I do not look for professional-grade color representation, since my preference to tune down brightness makes it impossible, I aim to make them look close to each other.
  13. having those names as keywords let me to some free alternatives. I'll geek around, check them out and let you know.
  14. hi, just of today I expanded my reliable dual Full HD LCD setup with Sync Master 755DF CRT. How cool is that? Trouble is, Windows 7 cannot have separate DPI for each screen, which leaves me with 1024x768 resolution, else the scale... does not stack up. Is there any external software or hack to enable this feature on Windows 7? setting 1600x1024 would let me align screens much better.
  15. NOT technically a blue screen and sorry for image quality, but combination of billboard refresh rate, little time while on red light and calculator-style phone, but I hope you enjoy this teamviewer window... Zielonka near Warsaw.
  16. Sticking to Password and security topic - back when I finished university and went to my first full-time job, in an outsourcing company doing stinky stuff for the very big IT company we love to hate here for dropping support for older applications, messy documentation, dying domains etc... with a lot of other newcommers like me... needless to say, the sense of humour in the office was between high-school hoolies and conscript barracks, so we were so below the floor we could scare people knocking at it from below. And rotation was so high, that having a year-long experience in this company was considered long experience. But that's the reality of neo-colonial slave meant to make money for his overseas masters. Anyway, you get that the atmosphere was highly 'professional'. But, still, the thing we were working on was highly confidential - which makes me laugh right now, but back then, we could not bring mobile phones to the room, the windows were without knobs, so we could not throw out a device with unpublished code and transfer it via the window, and all of that in the office with full access to unrestricted internet, unblocked USB ports and so on. The internet was THAT secure, we were being trafficked via clients proxy and going via his AD domain, so our IT supervisors could not even track us, as we were seen in reports as only going through client domain, so when the request came to reduce usage of Facebook and Youtube in local network, we were secure. Did I say every newcommer had admin rights from the start (remember, mainly people with zero-to-none professional experience XD), because we had to run 60-lines-long Powershell script and signing it or walking any other way around was too much for our supervisors XD Then, as said, we had domains in client account.... ehem... and some further repositories and systems were locked with extra smartcard verification, so at peak point we had 80 people on project with only three people having access to crucial tracker due to authorization bug, who could not upgrade their PCs as any change would have broke it. Did i mention, that Smartcard were flying from client's HQ, so when we finally received them... they were malfunctional and we had to wait one month more. With all this security, we had a problem on a client's side-project, that, surprisingly, required to take as much people as possible for a weekend overtime job, mainly because our main progress-tracker was an excel file overloaded with VBA macros, which was located on a shared drive with +-5 second ping and took 5 minutes to save. If you still didn't grasp what the company I was working for, a hint - major competitor in cloud applications and office suites, both now and then. And, a surprise, around 90% of people hired, or rather, caught for this side-project either had no account in clients Account Directory or were waiting for having access granted, but oops, client's office is closed during weekend. And we ended up with our team lead posting his login and password on whiteboard. And y'all had it right, I had the moral high ground, having proper, accessfull AD account from the start and sharing it with noone at all.
  17. What happened - too much data got deleted during system cleanup Target Model - Xiaomi Redmi 6a, official ROM, no root data stored on internal memory We are aiming at recovering WhatsApp message history, but other data would be cool too. Since the phone is not mine, I cannot promise data will not get overwriten, but I told multiple times to resist from browsing web, facebook etc. I tried Googling out, but none of the websites I checked seemed not worth too much trust... There are some pieces of software told to be capable of solving my prob, but what I need is probably a recommendation from trusted source, best backed with personal experience...
  18. Not truly my kind of music, but many people recommended me the drummers work, and... uh, it's amazing.
  19. Well, changing website response to shout back 418 instead of 404 should not be a big deal for a coder. Shame we see it so rarely IRL.
  20. Ten years ago I would had said Deep Purple, but taste changes over time, and their studio albums are far below concert ones. However, "Made in Japan" is still the best concert album ever, and "Concerto for group and orchestra" outperforms every other Symphonic rock concert I've heard - a charm that only pioneers have, You listen and you KNOW it's not a calculated attempt to imitate others' works. I do not take the album with Joe Lynn Turner on vocals, as it's terrible Five years ago I would have said Enter Shikari, but their last two albums are ugh and I don't see area for improvement. First time I've heard them They said "We don't play easy music" and soon they turned into pop-ish sound. However, if you enjoy overdriven guitars, screams and a bit of eclectic, pretentious music (bit like early Pink Floyd or Emerson, Lake and Palmer, but heavier) and leftie lyrical approach, first four albums are still awesome. and their Warsaw concert from "Mindsweep" tour was the best club concert I've ever been to, period. Now I'd probably say Pink Floyd or Tides From Nebula. First, because I still consider Dark Side of The Moon best Studio Album Ever, and I think I didn't change my mind for 15 years or more. It. Just. Fits. Also rest of their work is, however imperfect, very varied, and still consists tons of gems and good tunes. tides Are probably best Polish band - not the one that becomes copy of some western classic, but with own distinct style, worldwide renown and performing well over the years. did I say their Warsaw concerto was the Second Best I've ever been to, and that they made best gig on 2018 Woodstock festival in Poland*, despite performing on smallest scene? Hear this beauty recorded on a brick and admire! or jump to govs-sponsored pro recording (might get geofenced). I might soon change my mind to Animals as Leaders, but First I need to consume more that 2 of their albums and hear them alive. Out of 'I'm ashamed to admit' kind of bands, probably Rymdreglage *Yep, it was renamed to Pol'adn'Rock due to some BS copyright reason, but everyone screws on that.
  21. Using win7 pro key works, tested on december. You just need to install without providing key and activate later via Control panel. Also, update from 7 or 8/8.1 via their service also works: https://thewincentral.com/free-upgrade-to-windows-10-from-windows-7-8-1-still-working-confirms-microsoft-employee-10037/
  22. Rescue form space invaders! Freeware game from beginning of the millenium, whith graphics done in paint. It's so crappy I love it
  23. Question - is it mandatory to get it done in CMD? looks like something I can get done in Powershell, but old batch scares me off.

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