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    Clearing out the Garage that time forgot.

    Whilst stopped at my parents house, I finally got round to convinceing dad that clearing the garage of many many years of accumulated rubbish was a good thing.

    In a sad techy geeky way I'm sad to see a lot of interesting hardware go to the tip. I'm sure there are bits that are worth something to someone, really odd bits and bobs I could never get time to catalouge. No doubt in years to come someone with very thick spectacles will curse me for throwing out some of this stuff!

    I'd love to get the time to rebuild some of these old systems or restore them, but it's got to the point where it's gotta be chucked. It's made the place totaly unusable and it's getting in the way of life in general. So sentimental thoughts for green screens aside, it's going the way of the council dump.

    But if you want an old MFM 10Mb Disc Drive or something crazy like that, now's the time to shout... you're free to pop over for it

    So a bit of a blog thread..... Snapping the odd thing on it's way out.




    Plenty of these double hight HDDs thrown out (and I saw a tripple 5 1/4 go today). Probably all under 50Mb



    Mostly found in systems like this 286 IBM XT (note you can see the same pannels on the front). I kid you not, it weighs a similar amount to my compaq proliant server in it's rack case. A lot of stuff thrown out was 8088 based.... just one FDD, HDD being a dream.



    And if you want to add communications capability, why not use one of the XT card slots to fit this monster in?



    Couple of older keyboard designs you may remember. It's only a guide price on the 2nd one.





    A lot of 5 1/4 FDDs made their exit, this one being one of the more interesting.



    The fastest system to get chucked today. The mighty 386DX, so the full 32-bit data bus But sadly lacking a 387 in the socket next door At least we're on to AT slots now..... VLB coming soon!





    Nice to see the contents of discs I have to hand hasn't changed, even if the media has.



    And finally, I'm glad to own one of Fords finest in it's estate version!




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    We threw out our first PC about six months ago, a 286 with a hercules display from 1990. I could resist firing up an old freeware text game for a final play before it hit the skip.

    Edit: that modem is freakin nuts. What the hell are all those chips for?!?

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    I really should've checked the chip codes. If it's comms equipment i'd assume it's buffer memory, maybe a few K of it. Not much of a leap really, think how many chips where stuck all over the 12Mb Voodoo 2 cards.

    I know we've not ploughed the depths of old. The garage is seriously full and this is the stuff coming off the TOP of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    That monitor is BROWN :|
    That's aged plastic for ya, especailly with the heat a monitor generates. Plus there's tabaco stains from the days before smoke free offices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrivatePyle
    Just looking at that monitor makes me want to spray air freshener, I'm sure I can smell fag smoke now.
    The smell's all gone, just the stains remain.


    And yes, the boot's more than up to that! Plus it's sitting on high load self level shocks.

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    I hope all that stuff has been safely deposited in the skip.... You'll have jon knockinb on your door wanting to buy it if your not careful....

    He likes tat, lot's of tat my living room is starting to look like a junk shop

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    I'd ban him from Hexus shelly, seing all this stuff will just give him ideas, wait till next Sunday morning He'll come back with a skipload of goodies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swafe
    I'd ban him from Hexus shelly, seing all this stuff will just give him ideas, wait till next Sunday morning He'll come back with a skipload of goodies
    Hexus and all the forums he haunts are fine, it's these flippin' 'boot sales he came in with a load of tat yesterday, then moans that it was "quiet" up there, he announced it was all rubbish ( yeah got that right )



    Maybe the something will go wrong with the car next Sunday!!! damn that would be a shame


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    He been reprimanded for cleaning carbs in the dishwasher yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konan555
    He been reprimanded for cleaning carbs in the dishwasher yet?
    Errrr a long time ago, and it was the sink... ( we havent got a dishwasher, kitchen's too small ) now various console parts get cleaned in there, iv'e had Car doors sprayed in my hall, i think there's a fiat turbo lump sat in my porch, various Mk1 Escorts around the place ( shell in the garden, rest in the attic )Mk2 Escorts too

    Still i shouldv'e known what he was like when i met him... he rebuilt his Motorbike in his bedroom when he was living at his Mum's


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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    That monitor is BROWN :|
    LMFAO!

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