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MOTU Performer / Re: freemidi 1.3 (january 1997)
«  by chrisNova777 on Today at 03:19:11 PM »
if anyone has any version of the MOTU FreeMIDI Development Kit please upload it here as an attachment!
alot of people say the 1st gen B+W G3 always causes hard drive corruption
but this may or may not be true; it could be that its the cause of people trying to put 2 drives on a controller that only supported 1! see comments below:

EDIT: Btw, I just realized that my previous post about the Rev1 IDE controller saying it
"doesn't allow Master/slave or slave period" is very confusing. I should have type it as:
The Rev1 IDE controller is a one-drive controller, period.
1) It doesn't allow a Master with a slave, meaning two drives on a two-drive PATA/IDE ribbon
(to do so then data corruption is predicted).
2) It doesn't allow a one-drive ribbon (or a two-drive ribbon for that matter) with the one
connected drive set as slave.

taken from here:
other versions are also here for download

Insignia Solution SoftPC, or "SoftWindows" when bundled with Windows, is an x86 emulator UNIX and MacOS that enables them to run DOS and Windows. SoftWindows is unique in that it uses native CPU recompiled Windows binaries providing near native speed for some application. It was also ported to platforms such as SGI Irix, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, NeXT, Motorola 88000, DEC VAX/VMS, DEC ULTRIX, and was the emulator used by Microsoft to run DOS and Windows 3.1 application on the DEC Alpha CPU Windows NT.

Wanted: Versions for other architectures.

95 (current)
This version emulates a Pentium and is bundled with Windows 95.
AGP Cards (1996-2005) / Re: Geforce 3 Ti200 (March 2001)
«  by chrisNova777 on February 13, 2018, 09:46:54 PM »
this card can be flashed to mac
see this page:

United States
One of the current reasons for the US government's push for digital transmission is the desire to auction off part of the UHF spectrum, channels #52 through #69, for other two way and one way fixed and mobile services. This could include digital mobile TV broadcasting. However, this is not the only reason historically. HDTV had been in development for some years in the US. In the 1980s there was a fear among many in the US that Japanese advances in HDTV would contribute to the further erosion of US leadership in electronics and other high-tech industries, not to mention the defense industry implications of having a high resolution television system. (Japan has since all but abandoned its old MUSE system and has introduced a digital system.) The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began soliciting proposals for a new television standard for the US in the late 1980s and later decided to pick a digital standard in 1993. HDTV sets became available in the US in 1998 and broadcasts began around November 1998.
Because HDTV requires more broadcast spectrum for the transition period, it has been the topic of great political controversy in the United States. Stations currently receive a free channel, generally in the UHF range, over which they are to broadcast their digital signal, while still providing analog service. According to FCC rules, all television broadcasting in the United States by current full power broadcasters on channels 2-51 will by the beginning of 2007 be digital, with an escape clause that 85% of the serviced area must be "capable" of receiving digital signals. At the time of analog shutoff, one channel would then be returned to the government for transfer to the new private owner, while the other would have only the digital signal. Current analog TV sets would still work with cable or satellite service or with a converter box that would convert digital OTA signals to analog. As of January 2004, indications from industry and FCC officials including its chairman are that the cutoff date for digital-only broadcasts will not meet the intended 2007 and the actual timeline for analog shutoff in the US will realistically be in the 2010-2015 timeframe.

Of importance is that the FCC has not mandated HDTV signals; it has only mandated that digital TV signals be broadcast. The prevailing expectation, however, is that HDTV during primetime will be the rule. It is not clear whether broadcasting HDTV or multiple standard definition channels during non primetime hours will become common.

As of February 2004, most HDTV sets in the US had the capability to display HDTV signals but not to decode the broadcast. Generally only the more expensive TVs will have an 8-VSB (and often QAM) tuner built-in. Because a large percentage of people in the US receive their television through cable or satellite (particularly those who have the money to spend on an HDTV), and because different cable and satellite systems use different encoding standards, most HDTVs only include standard-definition tuners. This allows the user to purchase or rent a separate tuner to receive HDTV signals. An ATSC receiver can currently be purchased for around $350 in the US, although this is expected to drop sharply as demand increases. Alternately, in the US one can purchase a satellite tuner to receive satellite HD signals, or rent a cable HD tuner to receive cable signals. The situation is similar to UHF tuners, which initially were an aftermarket accessory in the early days when NTSC was initially broadcast only in the VHF range.

To expedite the availability of HD reception, the FCC has ruled that 50% of TV sets with screens of at least 36 inches must have 8-VSB tuners by July 2004, with complete tuner coverage in that size class by July 2005, while the requirement for smaller sets and digital VCRs would be phased in from 2005 to 2007. It is anticipated that the price of tuner hardware will fall as the market enlarges. It should be noted that the FCC also mandated the inclusion of UHF tuners in all NTSC TVs which eventually lead to their being integrated at no marginal cost.

The transition to HDTV in the US has not yet reached critical mass but there is increasing availability of premium as well as freely available terrestrial broadcast HD content. As equipment for HDTV production becomes cheaper and more widespread, this will only accelerate. For example, the US President's State-of-the-Union speech in January 2004 was broadcast using a mixture of HD and a few SD camera signals, which was the first major US news event to see any significant use of HD. On the equipment side, TVs capable of displaying HDTV signals are available as of July 2004 for approximately $400 USD in the direct view CRT market. Standard resolution CRT TV sets are completely extinct in the larger rear-projection CRT units.

Many of the new HDTV's with integrated tuners will include CableCard support. CableCard which has also been named "Digital Cable Ready" will enable cable TV customers to access protected content by receiving a Card from their cable company much like a PCCard for a pc, once this card is installed in the TV the customer will have some of the features of the Cable companies supplied Set Top Box. Unfortunately CableCard only support One Way communications which means that Video On Demand and Pay Per View will not be available. This also means that the Interactive Program Guide that most Digital Cable Customers are used to will have to be supplied by the TV manufacture. Cable Companies started supporting CableCard on July 1st 2004 per the FCC "Plug and Play" agreement. At this time the only CableCard devices are Panasonic TV's. Most major manufactures have announced CableCard products to be released late 2004.

Satellite television companies in the USA, such as Dish Network, started to carry HD programming in 2002. Some cable television companies, such as Comcast, started to do the same in 2003. As of July 2003, HD programming is carried by all major television networks (except Fox which plans to go HD in mid 2004) including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and The WB as well as other cable/satellite channels including Discovery HD Theater, HBO, HDNet, Showtime HDTV and INHD. Cable and satellite providers typically also offer HDTV pay-per-view movies. The production of HDTV programming is very time consuming. According to PBS, it took 1000 hours to produce a three hour program. As of July 2003, PBS only produces about 10 hours of HD programming per month, while ABC provides the most hours of HD programming per day among other non-cable networks.

In Canada, on November 22, 2003, CBC had their first broadcast in HD. Bell ExpressVu, a Canadian satellite company has TSN HD and Discovery HD (Canadian Edition). The Canadian Discovery HD Channel has commercials and is sponsored By Franklin Templeton Investments. Other networks are continuing to announce availability of HD signals.
didnt become mainstream/commonplace untill summer of 2004

The first public HDTV broadcast in the United States occurred on July 23, 1996 when the Raleigh, North Carolina television station WRAL-HD began broadcasting from the existing tower of WRAL-TV southeast of Raleigh, winning a race to be first with the HD Model Station in Washington, D.C., which began broadcasting July 31, 1996 with the callsign WHD-TV, based out of the facilities of NBC owned and operated station WRC-TV
HDTV sets became available in the U.S. in 1998 and broadcasts began around November 1998. The first public HDTV broadcast was of the launch of the space shuttle Discovery and John Glenn's return to space; that broadcast was made possible in part by the Harris Corporation.[3] The first commercial broadcast of a local sporting event in HD was during Major League Baseball's Opening Day on March 31, 1998, the Texas Rangers against the Chicago White Sox from The Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, TX. The telecast was produced by LIN Productions, and overseen by LIN Productions president and Texas Rangers television executive producer Lee Spieckerman. The game was also the inaugural telecast on the digital channel of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas NBC affiliate KXAS channel 5. The historic event was simultaneously shown via satellite at a reception attended by members of congress, the FCC and other luminaries in Washington, DC. This telecast was also the first commercial HD broadcast in the state of Texas.[4] The first major sporting event broadcast nationwide in HD was Super Bowl XXXIV on January 30, 2000.

Satellite television companies in the United States, such as Dish Network and DirecTV, started to carry HD programming in 2002.

im sure there COULD be an easy way for multiple users to use the same ipad..

sign in, use the ipad + all related services ie: youtube, gmail, chrome etc
and then sign out when your done,
pass the ipad to a friend and have your friend sign in
and keep all passwords + login info secure + private..
but alas this isnt built into ios as of yet!

is there a way around this? i dont know.. if anyone has additional information on this topic please post
General / Miscellaneous / sci-fi thriller movies (1997-present)
«  by chrisNova777 on February 11, 2018, 11:11:59 AM »,1997-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,1998-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,1999-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2000-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2001-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2002-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2003-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2004-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2005-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2006-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2007-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2008-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2009-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2010-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2011-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2012-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2013-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2014-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2015-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2016-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple,2017-12-31&genres=sci-fi,thriller&view=simple
im surprised at the amount of views this thread has got in a short time period..

im also surprised that bt has NO CONSCIENCE at all
General / Miscellaneous /
«  by chrisNova777 on February 11, 2018, 03:51:08 AM »

bunch of usefull apps here
Mac OS 9 (Oct 1999) / alladin stuffit deluxe v4.5 ISO
«  by chrisNova777 on February 10, 2018, 06:51:51 PM »
not sure why this is compressed as a 7zip file..
not really the best format to have a file for macintosh in!

sourced from:

1. The Fifth Element (1997)
2. Starship Troopers (1997)
3. 10,000 BC (2008)
4. Dante's Peak (1997)   
5. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997),1998-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Armageddon (1998)
2. Lost in Space (1998)
3. Ronin (1998)   
4. The Mask of Zorro (1998)
5. The Man in the Iron Mask (I) (1998),1999-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)   
2. The Mummy (1999)   
3. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
4. The World Is Not Enough (1999)
5. The Iron Giant (1999),2000-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Gladiator (2000)   
2. X-Men (2000)   
3. Charlie's Angels (2000)
4. Mission: Impossible II (2000)   
5. Battlefield Earth (2000),2001-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
2. A Knight's Tale (2001)
3. Planet of the Apes (2001)
4. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
5. The Mummy Returns (2001),2002-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Spider-Man (2002)   
2. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
3. Minority Report (2002)
4. Die Another Day (2002)
5. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002),2003-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2. X-Men 2 (2003)   
3. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
4. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
5. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003),2004-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. The Incredibles (2004)   
2. National Treasure (2004)   
3. Van Helsing (2004)
4. King Arthur (2004)   
5. The Day After Tomorrow (2004),2005-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Batman Begins (2005)
2. King Kong (2005)
3. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)   
4. The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
5. Serenity (2005),2006-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Casino Royale (2006)   
2. Apocalypto (2006)   7.8   
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
4. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
5. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006),2007-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
2. Wild Hogs (2007)
3. Transformers (2007)
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
5. Beowulf (2007),2008-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Iron Man (2008)
2. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
3. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)   
4. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
5. Quantum of Solace (2008),2009-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Avatar (2009)   
2. Star Trek (2009)
3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
4. Sherlock Holmes (2009)   
5. Terminator Salvation (2009),2010-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Inception (2010)   
2. Clash of the Titans (2010)
3. TRON: Legacy (2010)   
4. Iron Man 2 (2010)   
5. The Expendables (2010),2011-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Thor (2011)      
2. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
3. Conan the Barbarian (2011)   
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
5. X-Men: First Class (2011),2012-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. The Avengers (2012)
2. Total Recall (I) (2012)
3. Skyfall (2012)
4. Battleship (2012)   
5. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012),2013-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Pacific Rim (2013)      
2. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
3. Man of Steel (2013)   
4. World War Z (2013)   
5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013),2014-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
3. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
4. The Expendables 3 (2014)
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014),2015-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015)   
2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
3. Ant-Man (2015)      
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
5. Terminator Genisys (2015),2016-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Suicide Squad (2016)   
2. Deadpool (2016)      
3. Captain America: Civil War (2016)   
4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
5. Doctor Strange (2016),2017-12-31&genres=action,adventure&view=simple

1. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)      
2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)   
3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
4. Justice League (2017)   
5. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)