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11-19-18 12:32:38 PM

Jul - Computers and Technology - the gang discusses technology they want New poll - New thread - New reply
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Posted on 05-22-18 11:18:40 AM Link | Quote
Thinking I need a new non-Corsair PSU. This PSU and the last PSU I bought both developed a really annoying fan rattle. I replaced the last one when it evolved from just rattling to outright grinding, so to get two in a row that develop a rattle is quite annoying. Thing is, I don't know which companies produce reputable PSUs.

For all I know, fan rattles develop on everything.
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Posted on 06-24-18 06:33:42 PM Link | Quote
I've been looking at weird 90s portable computers recently, mostly the ones from Psion. I'd like a Series 7 one day, or one of the earlier Netbooks (not the later Pro which ran Windows CE).
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Posted on 07-08-18 03:41:21 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Darkhero
I've been looking at weird 90s portable computers recently, mostly the ones from Psion. I'd like a Series 7 one day, or one of the earlier Netbooks (not the later Pro which ran Windows CE).


Like this one? I used to work with such equipment, sadly we had to return them


(click for full size)


And this was a loong time ago via a cisco wireless PCMCIA card.


(click for full size)
Darkhero

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Posted on 07-11-18 08:46:14 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Kawaii-e
Like this one?

Yep. Shame you don't have them anymore.
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Posted on 08-07-18 03:53:11 PM Link | Quote
A personal image/file host. It's not physical technology, but I don't know how these work either.

For some reason I don't like being dependent on external sites for that stuff for the most part. Games aren't that much of an issue but then I wouldn't use, say, Itch.io to store various prototypes as I go along.

(And I don't mean to use it for storage so much as being able to link stuff, and also hopefully I'd be able to get URLs for a possible mood avatar.
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Posted on 08-10-18 02:52:13 PM (last edited by Nin★Collin at 08-10-18 04:48:14 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by BatElite
A personal image/file host. It's not physical technology, but I don't know how these work either.

For some reason I don't like being dependent on external sites for that stuff for the most part. Games aren't that much of an issue but then I wouldn't use, say, Itch.io to store various prototypes as I go along.

(And I don't mean to use it for storage so much as being able to link stuff, and also hopefully I'd be able to get URLs for a possible mood avatar.

I dump stuff on my own self-hosted server so that I don't have to worry about crap disappearing, but that's out of the scope for a lot of people.

In other news, my main videocard died so I guess that's on my "want list"
xdaniel
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Posted on 08-27-18 10:04:30 PM Link | Quote
Rechargeable battery packs that don't end up bulging after X years.

Got a loose 3DS XL in need of some repairs for free - Circle Pad broken off, chunk of case plastic missing above the R trigger, seemingly wonky hinges, but functioning perfectly fine; still has a 4 GB SDHC card even. While cleaning it, I noticed that the battery had bulged pretty badly, so I took it out to bring it someplace for recycling. Later on, I remembered that I wanted to try a cartridge on the XL, just to make sure that part works, too. So, I take apart one of my other two, regular 3DS, to check if I can maybe (temporarily) use the battery in the XL... and as it turns out, both of them *also* have bulging batteries, one moreso than the other.

Cue me gathering my other Nintendo handhelds with battery packs like this, to make sure they aren't bulging as well... and as it turns out here, most of them are: the GBA SP's, original DS', DSi XL's, said 3DS' and, of course, the 3DS XL's batteries have all gone bad. All are working, all are original Nintendo ones, but all show the same physical symptoms to some degree. Only the DS Lite and GB micro seem to still have perfectly healthy batteries, despite being much older than, say, the 3DS XL.

So, well, since 1) all these batteries will eventually go bad, bulge or do worse, and 2) Nintendo of Europe doesn't sell original replacement parts anymore *anyway*, I'll be slowly replacing the batteries with 3rd party ones off of Amazon...
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Posted on 09-12-18 07:24:48 PM Link | Quote
personally, would really love a hifive unleased

very interested in risc-v right now tbh but I definitely don't have the spare $ to spend on a $1000 development board
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Posted on 11-08-18 10:10:47 AM Link | Quote
either a nokia 8110 4g or an alcatel go flip to replace my current phone. if i could, i would really like to get a jio phone 2 and use that as my main phone since it has a similar form factor to an old blackberry, but unfortunately those are only sold in india. my dream phone, though, would be something that runs on kaios and looks similar to those old slide phones with the wide screens

i also kind of want a ps3 that's otheros-enabled or can be downgraded to 3.55 for otheros++, would be fun to try and run linux or something on one and try and use it as an actual computer
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Posted on 11-09-18 08:32:21 AM (last edited by Flygon at 11-09-18 08:32:37 AM) Link | Quote
Blackberry seem to make nice Android phones with big fat physical keyboards on them.

As a man of gigantic thumbs and big hands, they'd be perfect for me.

A shame they're so expensive!
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Posted on 11-09-18 11:48:04 AM Link | Quote
right now i'm hoping to magic up enough money for a ps4 and kingdom hearts 3
id also love, long-term, a less...budget-y, cheap-y, useless-y computer

(absolute pipe dream would be for apple to see the error of their ways,
and release an iphone se 2, but that's never happening)
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Posted on 11-11-18 03:06:10 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Flygon
Blackberry seem to make nice Android phones with big fat physical keyboards on them.

As a man of gigantic thumbs and big hands, they'd be perfect for me.

A shame they're so expensive!


I used some BlackBerry phones for a few years and I totally miss the keyboards. No matter what keyboard app I use, no matter how big the keys are or the screen is, I will never go as fast as when I had a BB with a physical keyboard. Those things are awesome and I still don't get why there are so little phones with such keyboards...
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Posted on 11-12-18 04:57:48 AM Link | Quote
I don't get why phones are so huge nowadays tbh
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Posted on 11-12-18 06:06:01 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Jamie
I don't get why phones are so huge nowadays tbh
oh, emphatically agreed
it's really ridiculous
i have pretty big hands, unfortunately,
but even for me bigger phones are just untenable
ive been forced to use an iphone 6s,
and even that's too big for me
i keep dropping it, the case is all slippery,
it's just nightmarish
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Posted on 11-12-18 11:47:16 AM (last edited by Lucidiot at 11-12-18 11:48:46 AM) Link | Quote
I am replying from a BlackBerry Curve 9320. It's my trusty rescue phone; I know it will always be working anytime my toobigphone™ stops working.
Jul works okay on it, although the display of some layouts is very strange.
I lost my speed at typing on this keyboard but I still love it so damn much. Ahh, the nice clicking of those keys
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