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Re: Soldering iron and retro hardware

Postby vlad01 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:01 pm

Ken wrote:Sounds like you'd be a gamer, my rig doesn't get much more load than IDA or PE Explorer disassembling whatever I'm into for the moment.


Sort of, mostly really old games but one simulator I muck around with brings modern top of the line hardware to it's kees. My current hardware struggles big time on 900p res lol. Forget even 1080p :lol: high powered potato is what my rig is. Good at sucking power and making heat for nothing.
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Re: Soldering iron and retro hardware

Postby antus » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:44 pm

Xtree Gold, hell yeah. File manager of choice. It had a hex viewer or editor too I think. So before windows, was very convenient to use. And supported 60 line text modes. Eventually XTree for windows came out, but by then there wasnt really much point anymore. I tried that but never got in to it.
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Re: Soldering iron and retro hardware

Postby Gampy » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:07 pm

XTreeWin SUCKS at best!

Yup, xtg has a hex viewer/editor.
Also has viewers/editors for other file formats as well.

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Re: Soldering iron and retro hardware

Postby antus » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:07 pm

Yeah and undelete. So useful.
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Re: Soldering iron and retro hardware

Postby Gampy » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:03 am

You mean 'Oops!' ...

Branch compare.

I definitely credit xtg for my understanding of file management.

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Re: Soldering iron and retro hardware

Postby ejukated » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:37 pm

Ken wrote:Regular 320g ide on the left, and a huge 190mb on the right, which are still fetching north of $200 today, and this is a huge one for it's vintage, I have a 43mb one buried in a box of drives somewhere in the workshop, and dam are they noisy.

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Wow, would have thrown away a few hundred $ over the years!

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Re: Soldering iron and retro hardware

Postby ejukated » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:40 pm

ahh XTG, I was a Norton Commander guy myself tho :P

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Re: Soldering iron and retro hardware

Postby ejukated » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:51 pm

who knows what this is for

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Re: Soldering iron and retro hardware

Postby Gampy » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:55 pm

ejukated wrote:who knows what this is for
Can't see all the ends but they look like standard db9/25 serial cables typical for external modems and such ...

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Re: Soldering iron.

Postby philippap14 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:24 am

vlad01 wrote:I got a few bits like that but no where near that much. I got a nice lot of trays of old stock components from my uncle's LED sign business from 15-20 years ago.

What I have the most of is actually old PC parts, various ram, mother boards, CPUs, heaps of HDDs, DVD burners, floppy drives, GPUs, sound cards etc.. and tons of cables and network bits and bobs.

Another bit lot I got is heaps of engine harness supplies, GM colour coded wires, Delphi terminals and connectors référenceur site web Paris, harness protection and mounting stuff etc.. I got enough to supply myself for a couple of full harnesses from scratch.

It's a big project you have. Maybe you could post pictures so we can take lessons

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