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    The Retro Thread

    I'd like to propose this thread for discussing very old computer discussions. We're talking about old software, old hardware, old sites, old magazines, old games. As long as it is reto, it belongs here.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain.
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    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain.
    ... and since I can remember, I've always been different that others, and I've never been on the majority side.
    I am the one and only Master Razor... lost in a world of billions of people.
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    Maybe this qualifies...

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    My first two games on my first PC



    Duke scared the shit out of me back then
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    More scary games...



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    I played Resident Evil 1 on PC with a Voodoo 1 accelerator card when everyone else were playing RE 2 on the Playstation 1. I remember this game was so hard to play with Chris that I used a guide to hex edit the save file to add guns and ammo. I know, cheater hahahaha.
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    Here's the full video:


    I got the game from a colleague at school in 2002, way after it was released. Couldn't play it at all because my hardware was very low. I had a 233Mhz machine with 96MB of ram and 1MB Video. It was working but the display was behind with about 5 seconds of the actual sound. The biggest lag I ever discovered.

    I missed a lot of games in my childhood. Actually, I haven't played any computer games older than 2001.
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    DirectX was so revolutionary, it had to be shipped in a CD.







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    The Digi-Comp I was a functioning, mechanical digital computer sold in kit form. It was originally manufactured from polystyrene parts by E.S.R., Inc. starting in 1963 and sold as an educational toy for US$4.99.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digi-Comp_I


    Now that's a toy, not the crap that is being sold today.
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    Doesn't look like you can do too much with it... on the other side, this and its BASIC interpreter plus 4 kilobytes of storage took me to places that alone I'd never have found

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    Last edited by Master Razor; 16.06.17 at 03:05.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain.
    ... and since I can remember, I've always been different that others, and I've never been on the majority side.
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    Also unsure if it qualifies, but here we go.



    I got this router as a throwaway present yesterday (i.e. it was going to be thrown away and I asked if I could keep it, with positive results). It was supposedly a brick, yet seems to work fine after a factory reset.

    Apparently, back in 2002 a good VPN router cost $500 or more, and Linksys thought they could be successful by offering this for "just" $150. The encryption schemes supported are hardware-accelerated DES and Triple DES, with MD5 or SHA-1 authentication, all of which are either obsolete or deprecated nowadays. Furthermore, no custom firmware is available. It still works fine as a "normal" router or a switch, however.

    I'll probably put it on sale; demand for non-wireless routers among home customers is basically zero, but you never know, and it's not only what you've got but how you show it.
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    Oh man, I would kill for that! That router was the beginning of all 3rd party router firmwares. DD-WRT source code was actually stolen from linksys, and this router was the first to come with what we now call DD-WRT.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain.
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    Any chances you're confusing it with the BEFSR41? This one can't be flashed with anything other than official firmware (which isn't even available anymore!).
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    I grew up with the 1987 logo. But I so love the 1980's logo.
    The company is so fucked up now... Even by their logo you actually can tell they had smart key people in the company back then and not morons like now.
    Last edited by Master Razor; 19.06.17 at 17:02.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain.
    ... and since I can remember, I've always been different that others, and I've never been on the majority side.
    I am the one and only Master Razor... lost in a world of billions of people.
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