Subject: Re: Crisis in Japan: defective electro caps round the world
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 06:21:27 +0000 (UTC)
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In sci.electronics.design PCS Electronics wrote:
> With the state of the modern software (and x86 hardware)
> its really hard to say whether there's a problem or is it
> possibly just the usual M$ crap :-)
Then again, I'm running linux, and my new motherboard hasn't crashed
yet in the week or so I've had it.
I think the hardware gets blamed a lot for incompatibilities in the
> I found a very old keyboard in the attic the other day.
> I tried to smash it with a heavy hammer (so my grandfather
> wouldn't pick it from the dustbin because it looked usefull, heh).
Old keyboards can be much nicer, having a better feel, and without
those damn windows keys.
> The thing wouldn't give up easily. Its just amazing how well
> these things were built years ago.
> With the new 10$ keyboards....just look at it and it will fall apart.
> And the new Microsoft optical mouse....supposedly works for ever
> since there is no mechanical optical encoder. But they used cheap
> microswitches for the buttons, started making troubles after less
> than 2 years.
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