Power switch not working
roberthuff at rcn.com
Tue Apr 9 12:49:10 UTC 2013
> > Somebody is always coming up with something new that will
> > inevitably force me to spend money, buing new hardware, despite
> > all my resistance.
> I cannot wait to participate in this wonderful experience
> that keeps the "throw away society" alive (and enable us
> to buy cheaper and more powerful stuff, on the other hand).
> How will I be going to have a video feed from a VCR when
> I cannot plug in my fully working and excellently supported
> PCI TV card (with video input) anywhere?
"... a VCR ..."? How ... Devonian. :-)
> It's hard to keep
> doing "the same" over the period of time the equipment will
> work. Okay, no problem if you need to to "something new"
> (which requires more power, more storage or faster speed),
> but if that's not the case, the wheel keeps being reinvented.
> What has been old will be new, except it comes in shiny new
> marketing mumbo-jumbo to convince us. :-)
There are still graphics cards out there that also function as
TV tuner/input/output. But it is increasingly a niche market, just
like external modems (or modems in general), and probably few are
being made for something as ... experienced ... as plain PCI.
I might even have one stuck in my old parts stash ....
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