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Osgeld

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In Topic: New Atari Console that Ataribox?

Today, 7:20 AM

 

I wouldn't say that they're common, but there are enough multi-million dollar machines with them around that are going to have to be well and truly run into the ground before anyone thinks of buying the newer model that comes with a USB port or Ethernet.

 

And yes, you can add one to a regular desktop PC for the price of a $5 plate and cable but they're a relatively rare sight on a NUC.

 

every nuc I have ever seen has them, they are usually just not populated / broken out, but its still a place on the board for them and they do work 


In Topic: New Atari Console that Ataribox?

Yesterday, 7:18 PM

 

The presence of the COM port suggests that this thing is designed for sticking in factories where you might potentially need one to talk to an antiquated piece of machinery.

 

Swap it out for a couple of old school joystick ports and you've got a better retro gaming box than anything Atari is ever likely to make though. Nice work ASRock.

 

almost all motherboards still have a com port, but usually its just a header, even my brand new MSI gamer blah blah blah AM4 board has a com port  

 

and since I work in a factory full of antiquated machinery, com port's are not really that common


In Topic: Is doing retro stuff expensive and hard?

Yesterday, 4:13 PM

It can be expensive and hard, it can be done on the cheap and easy depends on what one is trying to get out of it ... I am not a pokemon collector, I don't have to catch them all, and in perfect condition or else that hole on my shelf demoralizes me as a person, so I just kind of kick back and enjoy what I happen to find along the way

 

back to your sound blaster example, sometimes I don't get people I had 2 sound cards for sale recently

 

a sound blaster 2.0 and a crystal audio 

 

sound blaster sold instantly for a silly amount of money, couldn't give away the crystal audio card (I tried and eventually found a home for it) even though its superior in every way to the SB 2.0 ... people what are you going to do 


In Topic: Are older Dell Laptops worth anything?

Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:25 PM

yea I mean its not worthless, but its a core2 in the age of practically free 3rd gen core iX's 


In Topic: Coming Soon! Drop in tactile switch controller boards

Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:46 AM

more in stock

 

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