• Polygeekery (disco)

    Frist?

  • tarunik (disco) in reply to Polygeekery

    Paula Bean is brilliantly slow on the uptake?

  • Polygeekery (disco) in reply to tarunik

    My thoughts also. Maybe the editorial crew went out and got shit faced last night? Normally these are posted in the wee hours of the morning.

  • chubertdev (disco)
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  • accalia (disco) in reply to chubertdev

    on XP‽

    these days‽

    B■■■■■M THAT!

  • TheCPUWizard (disco)

    I don't see a problem with the MicroCenter survey. A parts vendor wanting to know how many expansion options are available (in the current "case") is valid market information. 5 1/4 form factor items are still quite common.

  • Protoman (disco)

    The NVIDIA driver is clearly looking for an OS version named "Windows ", aka Windows Empty String (note the extra space). It's for a future version of Windows that's so advanced, it doesn't need a version number, so it clearly can't run on XP.

  • ExceptionHandler (disco) in reply to TheCPUWizard

    I was thinking the same thing. I was signing up just to ask someone to explain to me what was the WTF was with that one, cause it flew right over my head.

  • irontoby (disco) in reply to TheCPUWizard

    Yeah, I looked at the MicroCenter one for about 5 minutes trying to figure out WTF the WTF was, and whether the grammar mistake was an intentional part of some joke I just wasn't getting. I'm guessing it was submitted and vetted by people who never built a computer...

  • DaveK (disco) in reply to irontoby

    I think maybe it's the "Other" option. If you do know and remember how many drive bays your case has/had, and it isn't 0, 1, 2, or more than 2, what else could it be? Less than zero? Imaginary?

    As for the "Permanently moved" one, I wonder if the submitter's browser was set to not automatically follow redirects.

  • Masaaki_Hosoi (disco)

    I love how NVidia's drivers will check to ensure they are running on the only operating system which is probably even capable of fully running the executable code in their installer.

    (although I get the sneaking suspicion that the error message should have said "unsupported version" instead...)

  • chubertdev (disco) in reply to accalia

    Most of the content posted is usually at least 5 years old.

  • DaveK (disco) in reply to DaveK
    DaveK:
    I think maybe it's the "Other" option. If you do know and remember how many drive bays your case has/had, and it isn't 0, 1, 2, or more than 2, what else could it be? Less than zero? Imaginary?
    "I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you"?
  • accalia (disco) in reply to chubertdev

    ... daaang. that's tall stack of waiting submissions then...

  • ExceptionHandler (disco) in reply to DaveK

    But the "other" option also says "don't know", which for some people (looking at you mom) would be a valid answer.

  • aliceif (disco) in reply to ExceptionHandler

    No, they were clearly missing the COMPUTER_NOT_FOUND option!

  • Tsaukpaetra (disco)

    My PC has a Half-5.25" drive for the slim DVD burner. Is there an option for that?

  • KCDeVoe (disco) in reply to TheCPUWizard

    The submitter thought they were clever in pointing out people don't have floppy drives anymore thinking 5 1/4 meant the floppy drive, not the expansion slot for things like Optical Drives.

  • Polygeekery (disco)
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  • aliceif (disco) in reply to Polygeekery
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  • Polygeekery (disco) in reply to aliceif

    Now you're talking! Brilliant!

  • aliceif (disco) in reply to Polygeekery

    Well, the only issue is that she'll probably destroy Earth in the process.

  • Polygeekery (disco) in reply to aliceif

    She's hot, I can overlook such trivialities.

  • FuckOffBob (disco) in reply to Polygeekery
    Intercourse:
    Now you're talking! **Brilliant**!
    You're dispelling is wrong!
  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to Polygeekery

    Misogybot!

  • Zainab58 (disco)

    I cannot be the only person who desperately wishes that Michigan's lottery had, instead, reported that their current prize is NaN

  • chubertdev (disco) in reply to Zainab58
    Zainab58:
    I cannot be the only person who desperately wishes that Michigan's lottery had, instead, reported that their current prize is **NaN**

    NaM

    (not a mitten)

    (Wisconsin FTW)

    (not really)

  • Luhmann (disco)
    PaulaBean:
    Brillant.

    That kinda sums it up

  • Gurth (disco) in reply to Tsaukpaetra
    Tsaukpaetra:
    My PC has a Half-5.25" drive for the slim DVD burner. Is there an option for that?
    Standard 5.25-inch drive bays are half-height — even if nobody thinks of them like that anymore.
  • Zemm (disco) in reply to Gurth
    Gurth:
    Standard 5.25-inch drive bays are half-height — even if nobody thinks of them like that anymore.

    True. I had a full height 1GB SCSI drive in a 486 back in the day. It would make the table wobble as it spun up.

  • tin (disco) in reply to Gurth
    Gurth:
    Standard 5.25-inch drive bays are half-height — even if nobody thinks of them like that anymore.

    I've got a Quantum Bigfoot drive that's quarter 5.25" height. It's fun to get that out and ask younger people what size they think it is (both capacity and form factor).

  • Gurth (disco) in reply to tin

    So do I:

    [image]

    1280 MB, but unfortunately somebody opened it up to take a look at what’s inside so I have this feeling it might not work that well anymore.

    Wait a sec … hooking it up to my trusty Rosewill RCW-608, it does still work, turning out to have Windows 98SE with a bunch of software installed on it. And makes a fair amount of noise even when it’s not actually doing anything.

  • chubertdev (disco)

    I have one of those at my parents' house. :laughing:

  • Scarlet_Manuka (disco)

    But what happens if you click on the "here" link? Inquiring minds probably want to know!

  • FrostCat (disco)

    What fresh hell is this? The last few topics I read, the last post was blank, but if you view the raw, there's markup.

    [image]
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  • Severity_One (disco) in reply to Gurth
    Gurth:
    Standard 5.25-inch drive bays <em>are</em> half-height — even if nobody thinks of them like that anymore.

    Which I was going to mention as well, but you beat me to it.Used them on the TRS-80 with the Expansion Interface they had at school. They had this cool mechanism where you lifted a door and the disc came out.

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