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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-19-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,335
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

A little today...I'm limited as to what I can do....I don't have a good GPU for this system, my selection of PCI video cards is limited pretty much to junk....so I'll have to look around...and I...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-18-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,335
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

This stuff is all circa mid-1990's; 1996 give or take a year...

Ok, first attempt at the IO shield, free-handing with a dremel....

Marked, using some random IO shield for port patterns, that...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-18-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4,085
Views: 640,568
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I bought some of those (panasonic eneloops) for my sencore hand held signal generator. Even when plugged in, it constantly had a nagger saying 'low battery'.... I opened it and found four goofy...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-17-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,335
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

Laying the groundwork for Build # 2. This one will be a little ongoing, as I'm in search of some Overdrive CPU's that fit the Socket-8....but they're harder to find and pricey. This board already...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 11-16-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By Topcat
Re: Lightning causing led bulb power effect

Did she have a little too much wine when observing this? I've never heard of such a scenario (the popping)..... Mainly, I don't see the driver being able to take such surges and survive....but...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-15-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,335
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

You're correct.....just force of habit I suppose....I rarely deal with CRT's anymore....and pretty much all LCD's that aren't widescreen are 5:4. I do have a 15" 4:3 LCD here, but its ancient and...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-15-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4,085
Views: 640,568
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Who cares...it stores pics as well as any other.... ;) ...and 32gb, I've never filled it. I dump it when done, I don't leave stuff on it....but on the longest vacation I've ever taken, I never even...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-15-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,335
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

Something that's been sitting in the attic for a while....After letting it warm up, it was a little out of focus and dark....I let it run a good hour to make sure everything was reformed & up to...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-15-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,085
Views: 640,568
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

My dSLR is ~2009 Olympus E-420 with a 32gb CF card. Its 4-digit "odometer" has been rolled over twice. :)

My 'point & shoot' is my phone, for those random things in life....but anything planned...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-14-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,335
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

...and this build got a little more 'retrofied' today.....in ways you'll appreciate! Pics coming soon!

Yea, I'll take those.... Nothing SCSI should ever be destroyed!
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-13-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,335
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

Ok, a few pics to wrap up one of these builds....

Innards!
https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=202605&stc=1&d=1573683470
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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-13-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,085
Views: 640,568
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

My mother is one of those.... She's a RN that thinks she's a doctor.....so when 50 rolled around, she claims 50 to be the new 40....and when 60 got here, that was the new 50.....and the devastating...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-12-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4,085
Views: 640,568
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

@79, that's getting up there....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-12-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,806
Posted By Topcat
Re: done with m$ windho's

M$ learned from XP though, sadly.... They had such a hard time killing off XP, they revamped their model about how they'll force 10 upon us 'for our own good'....you know, waking up some morning and...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-11-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,335
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

One of these finally got built..... ;)

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=202522&stc=1&d=1573519025
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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-07-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Topcat
What TRULY Renders an Operating System Obsolete?

I was having this debate with a fellow tech who's in panic mode "upgrading" systems to W10 with EoS/EoL approaching for Win7. I asked why the hurry? Are these systems part of a corporate network,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-07-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,806
Posted By Topcat
Re: done with m$ windho's

Before replying again, look down at your keyboard, paying special attention to the space bar....then tell me what keys are on either side of it..... ;) ALT+Left and ALT+Right....how this spawned...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-07-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,806
Posted By Topcat
Re: done with m$ windho's

When it comes to tech conspiracies, they tend to be from more left "alt" versus the right "alt"....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-06-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,636
Posted By Topcat
Re: I'm getting windows 10

i test bedded W10 v1903....with everything I could possibly find disabled, svchost.exe is periodically downloading from 'map2.hwcdn'...no clue what this is.... :eek: ...otherwise, its been pretty...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-06-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,636
Posted By Topcat
Re: I'm getting windows 10

LOL, nah that's alright...it was sure fun while it lasted though!! :D :rock: :whistle:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-05-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,636
Posted By Topcat
Re: I'm getting windows 10

Finally someone here realized I was yanking their chain....I've fed quite a few into buying that when they're posting the usual "install linux" in a thread where someone is asking about a windows...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-05-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,636
Posted By Topcat
Re: I'm getting windows 10

https://fossbytes.com/microsoft-buys-canonical-kills-ubuntu-linux-forever/

While all the 'doomsday' killing it didn't happen, AFAIK M$ did infact buy the parent company. Lots of information out...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-05-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,636
Posted By Topcat
Re: I'm getting windows 10

I too am a fan of Mint to throw on systems that don't have valid Windows licenses.....but just so everyone knows, Mint is built upon the latest stable release of Ubuntu. Ubuntu is owned by...
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 11-05-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Topcat
Re: Dell U3011 - Troubleshooting the Power Supply board PS-2201-3-HF

You're in luck, I found 2 of them. Shoot me a PM if you want one.
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 11-04-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Topcat
Re: Dell U3011 - Troubleshooting the Power Supply board PS-2201-3-HF

I'll poke around tomorrow and see if I can locate it.
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