This Laptop Could Literally Save Your Life | Nostalgia Nerd

11 dec. 2020
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Follow the link to learn more about online privacy settings: So here's something interesting, a laptop (or notebook if you prefer), that could actually save your life. Once used in the medical industry, this Epson ActioNote had a very specific purpose, and it still comes tooled up with all its kit. But I guess importantly, as well as all of that, does it run Doom?
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    • can't believe they're still alive. if i'm not mistaking, I've used their antivirus software back in the windows xp era

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  • 5:46 Kaspersky is literally a russian company: every company in russian federation is required by recent laws to report ALL of their data to FSB and GRU, it's illegal for them to not keep logs or refuse to give decryption keys to russian spy service that's made of former KGB. It's actually impossible to compromise your privacy more than using russian software. Period. SO please don't use their programs.

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  • cool geek fiend . pls make more . your good!

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  • how i make usb drives bootable into dos: 1. get pc 2. disconnect hard drive 3. connect floppy drives for the install medium 4. power on and the pc will probally see the dos boot disk, connect flash drive 5. install from the floppy onto the drive 6. ??? 7. profit 8. working bootable usb drive done the ghetto way

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  • For future reference, 16 heads and 63 sectors are the defacto settings that should be used if you were to do something similar again. I didn't catch too much of the values changing but the cylinder size should change automatically when setting the other values.

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  • Kaspersky AV comes with a little bottle of Novitchok nerve agent.

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  • I've never had social media and haven't ever put my real name online (aside from my bank) so thankfully, I'm still about as anonymous as is possible nowadays. And I've been online daily since late '95 -- Also, 70045**2 ;)

    Mash RienMash Rien3 maanden geleden
  • You should by one of the drug administration thingymupbop and test it

    Captain RetroCaptain Retro3 maanden geleden
  • Smooth transition into ad, if there weren't any notification about it, i'd figured it was part of the content. Luv your vid mate.

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  • 🤘😁🤘

    IT Guy in actionIT Guy in action3 maanden geleden
  • I'd forgotten just how incredibly awful PC laptops were back then. This thing was a contemporary to the PowerBook Duo 280c - which feels almost like a modern laptop in comparison, only with a trackball where the trackpad would be on later machines. (No, I couldn't afford one, I had a PowerBook 160 in '94 which I'd bought used.)

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  • You must use trackballs with the thumb

    Micki MausMicki Maus4 maanden geleden
  • Kaspersky are commie spies, nice throw back nerd🧐

    silmearendilsilmearendil4 maanden geleden
  • Great laptop. I have same IBM monitor.

    Modern&Retro GamingModern&Retro Gaming4 maanden geleden
  • Wow... What a combination. A device that was used to program smaller, live saving devices, sponsored by snakeoil :P

    mamalalamamalala4 maanden geleden
  • Now install doom on a defibrillator. I DON'T CARE IF A DOCTOR IS CURRENTLY USING IT TO REVIVE A PATIENT! DO IT! 😋

    PhilippePhilippe4 maanden geleden
  • You forgot to press the key (f3? f5? f9? f10? cant recall) that downscales the pixels on doom for lower spec cpus....

    Phoenix XPhoenix X4 maanden geleden
  • Haven't heard the Doom PC Speaker sounds since we got a soundcard, 24 years ago...

    NegirnoNegirno4 maanden geleden
  • You are 20 times better than RMC

    Oliver LaneOliver Lane4 maanden geleden
  • probably should have formatted the cf card using the laptop then put files onto it afterwards using the desktop

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  • Haha nice Segway in to the sponsors advert 🤣

    chris brownchris brown4 maanden geleden
  • Can it run crysis?

    Zack CloudZack Cloud4 maanden geleden
  • Ah yes, DOS 6.22, the version which still lists Yugoslavia as a pickable option.

    CarthagoMikeCarthagoMike4 maanden geleden
  • Why run DOS if it can do Linux?

    Marius SchäferMarius Schäfer4 maanden geleden
  • It gets a little upset when you whop something so large in; heh, that's what she... So, that compact flashcard I was trying to use before.. lol

    thesaiyanwithin45thesaiyanwithin454 maanden geleden
  • Love how excited you got when it finally booted! Top work! 💪

    David JohnstonDavid Johnston4 maanden geleden
  • What if DOOM controlled the implanted device?

    Zipplet GamingZipplet Gaming4 maanden geleden
  • For next time you need to use a large (e.g.: 8GB) Harddisk drive on an ancient 386/486 machine (that only understand specific Cylinder/Heads/Sectors): there are drivers, that one can install on the boot sector: e.g.: EZ-Drive or OnTrack. Once booted, they replace the BIOS's disk routine (Int 13h) with ones that understand modern drives, and then continue the normal booting. That's how I used to do it with my actual old 386/486 PCs back when I was a kid. A slight upgrade would be to plug-in a parallel port sound card for FM music (e.g.: OPL2LPT or OPL3LPT if you don't want to solder it yourself) or a 16bit PCMCIA soundcard for full sound effects and FM and/or midi music (don't know about driver availability, but I would be surprise if they didn't attempt to support enough Soundblaster compatibility make sure Doom is supported)

    DrYakDrYak4 maanden geleden
  • As some one with a Medtronic implant this was very cool. I also like how this one can run Doom.

    Peter KiemelPeter Kiemel4 maanden geleden
  • My god, that.. was indeed a very nerdy and time consuming approach. Well done.

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  • 5:26 why is Kloppo hacking my internets?

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  • Chernobyl was built in the seventies and was still able to run DOOM in 1986 in full 3D and surroundsound! Comments from bystanders at the time were that if felt so real that you could literally taste metallic air! I wonder at what speed the core was running at? I think that water cooling didn't work. They don't make them like they used to LoL.

    Peter MilanovskiPeter Milanovski4 maanden geleden
  • @5:42 Heh, could be something from /r/youdontsurf

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  • It does run Doom very well and it’s way popular!!

    Andres BravoAndres Bravo4 maanden geleden
  • Can it run modern Linux? :P

    sebastian Johanssonsebastian Johansson4 maanden geleden
  • It's because these were modified to allow at-home euthanasia or "assisted suicide".

  • All that work to play Doom. You are hard core man.

    Jeff HycheJeff Hyche4 maanden geleden
  • Maybe 'From Dusk Till Doom'

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  • "Activate Morphine" -Rick

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  • Lmao 15:39 perfect timing for an ad, and then (that KFC Christmas snowman ad) saying "why does it have to be so piping hot"

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  • These older IDE hard drives don't have the internal identification information necessary for modern systems to recognize them. Thus, USB adapters cannot read them. Source: Have an older IDE hard drive.

    Joshua C.Joshua C.4 maanden geleden
  • this would be a good video for the doscember thing some youtubers are doing, excellent find!

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  • I have a Medtronic Pain Pump Implanted In My Back Right Now!!! I also had the Medtronic Spinal Cord Stimulator Previously!!! I’m using a SynchroMed II 8637-20 & my doctors office used the Medtronic 8840 SynchroMed II B Programmer but now uses an iPad and iPad App v1.1.342 that’s interesting to see how the original SynchroMed Programming Was Done ✅ With A DOS LAPTOP 💻!!!

    Zane Da Magic Puffer DragonZane Da Magic Puffer Dragon4 maanden geleden
  • My wife and I both have one of those those pumps! It’s so cool that you covered what this was actually for

    Stephen MStephen M4 maanden geleden
  • I have a baclofen pump

    scott jeffersscott jeffers4 maanden geleden
  • 14:42 Looks a bit complicated. You should check out Qemu. It's super easy compared and even let's you pick chs without hickups. # qemu -device file=/dev/sd?,cyls=?,heads=?,secs=? -floppy dos6.img -boot a

    Viljamin SomemakuuhuoneViljamin Somemakuuhuone4 maanden geleden
  • Wonder if the compusa in the comparison was meant for dos, considering it was pretty competitive with the thinkpad in that scenario

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  • Reminds me of the time i made a dos ramdisk setup for a Thinkpad 600E I used to have... that booted off floppy disk... Took a while to load, as it had to copy several huge zip files from multiple floppies, then extract them, but on a 400 MHz pentium 2 with over 200 MB ram, it ran stupidly quick once booted... Edit: before anyone asks: yes it could run doom.

    Thomas LeathersThomas Leathers4 maanden geleden
  • Hmm.... Yes it runs Doom, but not very well.... In some levels

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  • This is amazing

    crystal sheepcrystal sheep4 maanden geleden
  • *Yup, you're talking about MY STATE * My spine stimulator (PERMANENTLY EMBEDDED INTO MY SPINE; yup... Guess I'm a Cyborg Since April 2019...) sadly isn't Medtronic Branded, but instead a Nevro HF-10... No thanks to the Veterans Affairs/"VA", due to being injured almost 10yrs ago this next April 2021...

    Sgt_HoagieSgt_Hoagie4 maanden geleden
  • But can it run Crysis?

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  • 2:06 ah yes the arc reactor Mark negative three billion

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  • We not done until we can Play Doom on a Nanoleaf. Which we can if you hundreds of them.

    Neoand12Neoand124 maanden geleden
  • Can it run Crysis?

    FearlessGamer29FearlessGamer294 maanden geleden
  • Modern pacemakers use roughly the same method to check programming and battery level, etc!

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  • Me: Sees title Also me: It better or we're all... DOOMED!

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  • Dear Mr. Nerd: It’s quite common for old drives that those USB IDE adaptors don’t work. I bought up a bunch of old 386/486/Pentium era drives and had to test them all. I had a Linux box with all the tools I needed, but the USB adaptor wasn’t having any of it. Had to get a PCI card with an IDE interface and add a hot-swap drive caddy instead. That did the trick. I still have it set up, with an added SATA bay just to cover all the bases. Highly recommended if you do this sort of thing - which, of course, you do.

    Nick WalletteNick Wallette4 maanden geleden
  • 7:21 - toasted tantalum detected

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  • Fuck sponsors.

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    • @Crøst Dærgön Still, having one in literally every video is getting annoying at this point.

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    • A man's gotta get the money he deserves for his hard work.

      Crøst DærgönCrøst Dærgön4 maanden geleden
  • Really enjoyed this video! I really have to commiserate with you I spent a TON of time putting DOS 6.22 on just modern a thin client. VM Virtual Box is by far the best way to get this done, I didn't know about that guide (Its great). The thing that I found was there was so much extra crap out there that is basically just bad advice for doing excactly what you are trying to do. Just love what you've done here; this is great!

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  • Dislike for promoting Russian spyware tool

    Сергей БыковСергей Быков4 maanden geleden
  • Patient:”So, my meds are good and I’ll live another day, ha ha?” Doctor: “Neither of us will be alive if I don’t complete this level!”

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  • needed a zip drive ;-)

    Galen ThurberGalen Thurber4 maanden geleden
  • I love watching these videos with the captions on. I assume they're copied from the written script so there's always little deviations where you improvised a line

    SedricdragonSedricdragon4 maanden geleden
  • patient: what u got there doc? doc: this? unzips his bag ...DOOM...

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    • *tumbleweed*

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  • Got to admit, that transition into your sponsor ad was pretty slick!

    The WatchWorksThe WatchWorks4 maanden geleden
  • The way I deal with situations like that is to just format the drive to have somewhere to boot and I use file maven 3 to hook up the computer to another computer trough the LPT port for file transferring, then I just install the preferred version of dos.

    Captain Dagon's World Of Fun StuffCaptain Dagon's World Of Fun Stuff4 maanden geleden
  • Nice job! It's always satisfying to force a computer to do something it refuses to 🤪

    MadMatt ManMadMatt Man4 maanden geleden
  • 2008: But can it run Crysis? 2020: But can it run Doom?

    Not.LRGNot.LRG4 maanden geleden
  • Shame it's very likely too slow and RAM-limited to run Windows 2000 and iTunes. It would be trippy to see the iTunes visualizer on that ghosty old LCD!

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  • "Kaspersky" as in "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security banned Kaspersky products from all government departments on 13 September 2017, alleging that Kaspersky Lab had worked on secret projects with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB)." yeah i'll stay away from THAT and stick to my BitDefender (also far better than John David [ McAfee ]). even my place of employment very quickly dropped Kaspersky when it got into that hot water. "Doesn't appreciate hard drives over 8GB" NO. REALLY?! "Where are your brains, in your a**?!" Hackers 1995

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  • I just want something that gives me insulin and tracks my levels to correct said insulin dosage. I'm in Australia so our government will throw you as much money as you want, so get it done already!

    Uncle NedUncle Ned4 maanden geleden
  • The sound that the thermal printer makes when printing sounds like the printer in Dr. Kliener's lab in Half Life 2 the one printing straight into the recycling bin. You should try to hook it to a modern PC and print stuff with it. And yes it runs Doom. Speaking of Doom, I'm actually playing Brutal Doom hell on earth at the moment.

    coondogtheman1234coondogtheman12344 maanden geleden
  • lol love this little machine. very retro

    Jobe ArestoJobe Aresto4 maanden geleden
  • "... the little BIOS on this EPSON doesn't appreciate hard drives over 8 gigabyte." I genuinely doubt that this BIOS actually supports any gigabyte hard drives at all. In the early nineties, the size of common hard drives was measured in megabytes. I think it's around 1995/1996 when gigabyte hard drives slowly started to become available for desktop computers. After that it took quite some time for gigabyte laptop hard drives to start become available. 8 gigabyte desktop hard drives were hitting the market around 2000. Around 1995/1996 I worked at a computer shop and I remember building the first desktop computers with gigabyte hard drives but not all BIOS'es supported those "huge" hard drives by default. The BIOS had to be updated by that time (if there actually was an update available that added the support for gigabyte hard drives). But obviously, this is just a minute detail in a great story 🤣 You took me right back into the nineties. This video actually made me remember that I still may have a Toshiba Libretto laying around somewhere. ❤️

    Sierra WhiskySierra Whisky4 maanden geleden
  • Amazing.

    Kevin NunesKevin Nunes4 maanden geleden
  • It's funny. I'm left-handed, but I've always used pointing devices with my right hand.

    David FrischknechtDavid Frischknecht4 maanden geleden
  • Hah work with these guys on stepper motor systems. Lots of med tech in MN, very interesting market!

    DUYT09DUYT094 maanden geleden
  • Judging by the thumbnail, I thought that it being able to run Doom was the life-saving part. Turns out, the part where it monitors pacemakers is.

    Roland KatsuragiRoland Katsuragi4 maanden geleden
    • medication injectors*

      Timothy WarnerTimothy Warner4 maanden geleden
  • One of your best in awhile man, thanks

    Will BaileyWill Bailey4 maanden geleden
  • *Reads video title* bulletproof laptop? Yeet! *Actual purpose of this machine* oooooh

    Carl JenkinsCarl Jenkins4 maanden geleden
  • I made a 386 run Doom I'f I remember right it had 4MB of ram I had to turn most of the hard drive into a page file to get it to run.

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  • WOW!

    DjGalaxy88DjGalaxy884 maanden geleden
  • I wonder what modern medical equipment programmers use to program them? Do they use off the shelf laptop PCs or do they use a more purpose built system? I presume these days they probably use purpose built computers.

    Lachlant1984Lachlant19844 maanden geleden
  • Were you able to get a backup of the Synchromed software from the hard drive before it passed away? If you did, you could probably set up a partition just with the Synchromed software on it, then the other one as a DOS partition? What will you do with the medical programmer equipment that came with that notebook PC since obviously you can't use it?

    Lachlant1984Lachlant19844 maanden geleden
  • This was one of the most natural ways a commercial was implemented on a video I didn't realize the commercial till I watch the ad and he says marvel's about it xd

    Gasheta UwUGasheta UwU4 maanden geleden
  • As some one who has done computer and internet related tech support for nearly 20 years Kaspersky is as bad as a virus. Taking money from them, while it may be necessary to pay your bills, is a BAD look.

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  • Does anyone know what's the metal song at the end?....

    Celarkus SpiritlordCelarkus Spiritlord4 maanden geleden
  • Holy crap even the music is metal when playing Doom on that machine

    BASIL!!!!! The musical and pumpin' SeagullBASIL!!!!! The musical and pumpin' Seagull4 maanden geleden
  • Nice:)

    Jeuris VinasJeuris Vinas4 maanden geleden
  • Nice decision to select Kaspersky - russian pro Putin regime "security" software developer as your supporter. Just read wiki about oligarch Kaspersky and his deeds. Fun fact, that many EU countries banned Kaspersky products out of their markets as they are causing national security risks. And yet you are advertising it. Money does not smell ey? Next time blood diamond money perhaps?

    Tadas UstinavičiusTadas Ustinavičius4 maanden geleden
  • Epson ActionNote: I will not let you play doom on me NNerd: I will run it on my calculator.

    The 64BIT CHANNELThe 64BIT CHANNEL4 maanden geleden
  • I think about the hot dog theme sometimes. It was proof that even my desire to do unusual things intentionally had its limits. I think I only lasted about 10 minutes with it before switching back to something else.

    CallOfDrewthulhuCallOfDrewthulhu4 maanden geleden
  • I always love getting my wads out and seeing how they play on random devices

    BlackSunshineBlackSunshine4 maanden geleden
  • god forbid someone knows what medication i take, with all the political secrets and stuff i have, they could give me the ANTIMEDICATION!!!

    Patrick DorionPatrick Dorion4 maanden geleden
  • I think you should use that trackball with your thumb...

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  • Druaga1 would be proud.

    George SearsGeorge Sears4 maanden geleden
  • Color screen so it's from around 94-95. That means it's probably 486 and will play the original Doom.

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  • Cirrus Logic ...... Cyrix Cx486SLC ...... 7.5 inch grey scale VGA ...... to run Doom. Truly the act of a madman.

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