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Old technology thread

>> No.50817559
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Pfffft Spectrum...don't make me laugh.

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We had one of these babies in the after-school lounge. Just got an emulator to play zero-zap and alpiner, shit is so cash.

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And here's the actual computer.
Yes, that's a cartridge slot - who has time for tape or disks to spin around?

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>> No.50818109
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did you ever get in trouble for getting into a mouse ball throwing fight?

>> No.50818340

luddite / hipster


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>> No.50819155

Only when I hit someone in the eye with one, then one day we ended up with tons of those awesome laser mice from microshaft.

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Post more Sony

>> No.50819294

Man I wish sony still made things with this design aesthetic.

>> No.50819364

More ancient HIFI please.

Especially the ones with brushed metal. Fuck yes.

>> No.50819541

Based anon

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>> No.50820843

>tfw umpcs are dead
>tfw sony will never release another p series vaio
why the fuck do they not make shit like this anymore
this shit's beautiful

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Pfffft Commodore 64...don't make me laugh.

>> No.50820863

also the old ones are like 500 fucking dollars on ebay
wtf it's still just an atom no matter how beautiful

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someone said UMPC ?

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>> No.50820937

Bidding on one of these at the moment, hopefully the price doesn't go too high. No idea ho w I'd connect it to a modern monitor though

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umpcs are goat technology, as is evidenced by their incredibly ability to retain value despite being 6 years old at the minimum

pic semi-related, coming this friday. not quite umpc tier but shit for a nine inch convertible laptop $30 aint bad
it's old as shit but it's mostly just a dicking around machine for me to resurrect

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also have one of these things coming on the topic of umpcs, although this usually isn't what people mean

>> No.50821088


I remember playing with these at office max back in the mid 90s. I thought they would be the coolest thing I could possibly have.

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Panasonic 42PWD4 plasma (2001 model)


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front side 2/2

>> No.50821162

It's better to connect it to a TV. There's component converter cables available on eBay.

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Always reminds me of pic related..

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>> No.50821335

pretty excited tbh
saw there's a nethack port so i'm looking forward to that assuming i can get that shit to run

>> No.50821463

that a fujitsu? What model?

>> No.50821477

lifebook p1510d
about ten years old but if i up the ram to a gig i can probably get some use out of it

>> No.50821522

fujitsu makes the best machines. I have a lifebook t2020 and it's bullet proof.

That chipset is going to be painfully slow.

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>that keyboard

>> No.50821931

this looks like 2020 technology

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My fuck
That shit right there
space grey still GOAT computer colour

10/10 ty man

>> No.50822227

This looks like it belongs in the future

>> No.50822249

A friend of mine had that Spectrum. I was a little envious about it. I can still remember the sound and feel of pressing those keys.

>> No.50822266

a modern oqo like design would be cool

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>> No.50822649

I remember having one of those as a child.
We also had something similar to >>50820861 but I don't think it was actually a Commodore

>> No.50822694

I got one of those original package at home...
Gf has a 8-bit nintendo at home, also in great condition package!

>> No.50822696

i have two of them, still the best choice for hacking ATM's

>> No.50822709

Looks like a pain to use.

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serious business.

>> No.50822758

>Square woofers

Just distort my shit, fam.

>> No.50822808

U jelly you sold it for some shit-tier Haswell?

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we retro tech porn now?

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wow that is really cool, all this random technology looks so comfy together

I love this too, gaming on the carpet would probably be awkward at my age but anything is better than the sterile gaming experience afforded by LCD TVs

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>> No.50823347

are those 4 ps2s? also love the old phone, if u cant slam it its not a real phone its a computer

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Birthplace of Unix, controller of nuclear plants till at least 2050.

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>are those 4 ps2s
maybe some cluster...

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Not accessing /g/ on your type writter

>> No.50823767

Looks great but I'd never use it with my vinyl, seems like it would eat dust

Seriously stop posting this please. I want one.

the mice are still good m8

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>> No.50823817

Sum goy made a replica of this

Raspberry pi and even 3d printed the switches and wired them to interface with it

>> No.50823880

still have my DFI Lanparty mobo. I can't bring myself to sell it but who would buy it anyway..

>> No.50823990

Watch from 1:48

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>they buy a movie studio for 25 quid

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I found this old thing while rummaging around my closet. Anything fun I could do with it? Other than throwing it away or smashing it with a hammer I mean

>> No.50825076

Install Linux on it.
>I did the same thing with a Toshiba PocketPC and that same Palm

>> No.50825331


Well I can't find the charger so screw it.

>> No.50826851

No VLB, get out.

>> No.50826865

Ha, I remember this shit.
God I feel old now.

>> No.50828705

i still have one of these

>> No.50828730

How does the KB feel on these things? Seems uncomfortable as hell.

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>> No.50828841

Thought the exact same thing.

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>> No.50828890

Damn that things clean

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God damn it.
Why is nostalgia such a strong feeling?
Why do humans always perceive the past as better?

>> No.50828913

That's classy as heck, pardon my french.

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Thanks, I've tried to take care of it best I can.

>> No.50828991

That keyboard looks like it would be fun to type on. Why don't any new keyboards have that key shape?

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I'm just about to buy one of these, very similar keyboard. Apricot had some absolutely fantastic computers, their designs were extremely futuristic and clean.

>> No.50829044


wew lad

Did anyone ever make that shit work?

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Must have for a Speccy owner.

>> No.50829075

It is.

As an example, do you know why UNIX shell commands are all short as fuck? cp, mv, rm, etc?
Because of the amount of force the keyboards used at the time required to register a keystroke. Typing for long periods of time was literally painful. It's also one of the true founding reasons for "UNIX philosophy" proponents preferring short programs. Shit hardware, lazyness and incompatibility.

>> No.50829082

2011 is pretty ancient

>> No.50829085

Wish I grew up in the early 70's with a computer savvy family.

>> No.50829110


>have phone with IR
>want to send pictures to PC via it
>buy IR USB adapter
>transfer a shitty picture
>estimated time: 6 minutes
>someone touches the table and moves it half a millimeter

>> No.50829185

It wasn't a mechanical keyboard. It had a spongey feel to it as if it had a bubble compression switch underneath the key. Better than the keyboard on the original Spectrum.

>> No.50829225


This, its almost exactly the same membrane underneath those keys, its really not great.
The keys wobble and don't bounce back up anywhere near quick enough, its impossible to type quickly on.

>> No.50829627

get out newfag

>> No.50830054

Yeah, there's shit under the keys, but the rest is a combination of dust and bad lighting. I don't think I ever got a good photo out of this Canon Powershot.

>> No.50830170

>that pic

why play a toaster?

>> No.50831630

mon négro

>> No.50832427

Some yahoo probably ported Tetris, Doom, if not MAME to it.

>> No.50832577

You like 90's phone /g/?

>> No.50832590

I bet the kids these days think that the iphone 9s is old. Heh, I used floppy disks. Heh

>> No.50832744

Made me think of this:

>> No.50833039

i wish i had a serial terminal so bad

any idea on where i could find a cheap one?

>> No.50833105

I still use my Max Payne mousepad

>> No.50833124

That keyboard layout

>> No.50833343

I saw a logitech one that did at Best Buy. To nobody's surprise, it was actually shit.

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Far superior to the NES. Except for sound of course.

>> No.50835109

almost fell for this bait

>> No.50835155

good sound can make all the difference, anon


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The harware was beautifully crafted, the problem was that netbooks were cheaper and more popular back then.

>> No.50835396

Holy fucking shit, John Titor died for nothing,

>> No.50835605

I got my uncle's old 99/4a. Honestly not sure what I'm going to do with it. Not getting rid of it, but beyond that I'm not quite sure.

>> No.50835718

Are we both using a Lenovo z575 right now?

>> No.50835771

I'm not dead though

>> No.50835855

how does it compare to modern screens?
Passed up a large cheap NEC plasma recently and I think I should be regretting it

>> No.50835899

the most hilarious reoccurring trend with apple users is the visible contrast between their shiny overpriced hardware and their piece of shit desks and rooms

>> No.50836039

>17'' studio display
>shitting on PPC hardware with your goyish fanboyism
kill yourself

>> No.50836069

I didn't even mention any alternative brands, icuck
Worshipping dead architectures like a faggot hipster is no better anyway. There is a reason your Apple overlords stopped using ppc

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did you actually find a drive with a matching bezel to satisfy my autism or did you just shop it

>> No.50836097

>being this upset about inanimate objects
>not a fanboy cuck
lmao, go back to your phoneposting

>> No.50836172

No, thanks
Pointing out icucks across generations of hardware is an interesting concept

>> No.50836186


My father had one with the floppy disk and expansion unit. Loved that thing. Chisholm Trail FTW!

>> No.50836195


always wanted one of these, almost imported an FM Towns Marty back inna day.

>> No.50836234

I've got one, no peripherals though other than the rf connecter.

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>being an 8-bit pleb

>> No.50836262

used it pretty recently with my sister's old ass laptop to sync some files to a Palm m100 (needed to play dopewars once again, and I installed a little drawing program that was nicer than the built-in one)
actually worked great, took me a day to get everything working though (mostly because no one seems to care if palm sync works on recent machines, really lucked out since her machine has Ubuntu on it)

and then she took her laptop and now I have nothing I can sync the damn thing with
had a nice workflow with it too (could doodle on the palm, would beam the data over IR, it was just a raw bitmap, slap a header on that shit and then resave it as PNG)

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>tfw Sun was the only chance we had at a UNIX with a userland application diversity of Windows is gone
Sun was thinking way too far ahead for its own good and now it's gone

>> No.50836293

>>a UNIX with a userland application diversity of Windows

I haven't had luck finding much software for Solaris other than free software that's already on every other *nix

also thanks for reminding me I want to buy one of those $20 Sun Ray lots on eBay soon.

>> No.50836300

Would love to have that cassette deck
Gonna try to buy one soonish
Building a new pc first for muh gayming

>> No.50836313

imagine the beautiful alternate reality where we all have SED displays hooked up to our Sun desktops ;_;

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>I haven't had luck finding much software for Solaris other than free software that's already on every other *nix
I was talking about what could have been if Sun stopped fucking around financially and focused on single projects that the industry was ready for

>> No.50836328

How is having those ps2's in 4-way SLI fairing you?
Can it play ps3 games?

>> No.50836337
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I've been meaning to get another Sun box myself. I miss my old Ultra 10. Maybe I'll see if I can catch a Blade 1000 on Ebay or something.

>> No.50836346

Isn't that Lindows?

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When I have enough disposable income I'm probably going to shell out for a dual 1.6 GHz Blade 2500, or at least another 150, mine is totally fucked up.


It's just GNOME 2 with a custom theme, though I do enjoy using it sometimes, it's so shitty it's kind of cozy.

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>tfw sparc is dead besides small niche market areas
>tfw OpenSPARC didn't become a standard and industry example
It hurts deep inside. Where did things go so wrong? We were on the right path....

>> No.50836395

Intel was an absolute juggernaut that controlled 90% of the personal computer market, smaller RISC vendors were always on borrowed time.

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my contribution to the discussion outside of my Sun Ultra 10

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yup, it was hopeless from the corporat perspective but to see it almost completely gone is sad

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X68000-chan is cute, CUTE!

>> No.50836447

same, the lack of hardware diversity in modern tech is just... boring, as much as it is saddening

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motherboard needed two levels to fit all the chips

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>> No.50836541

I want to put a modern pc inside one of those cases.

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Lower left hand corner.

My old Indy. This was before the Ultra10, when I had an SS20 that I didn't have a monitor or keyboard for, but I DID have everything for my Indy.

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I still sort of want one of these, a green one.

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not worth the effort in my opinion
Different mobo standards and other issues with mounting modern hardware makes it seem like a pain in the ass. If you're motivated though...

>> No.50836573

>tfw you'll never be able to truly realize the power of these systems as a home user pleb

It almost encourages me to actually learn a real programming language just so I can see what these shitboxes were really made of.

These posts always trigger me because most people probably do this with working ones.

I see the hi-fi black ones fucking everywhere at recyclers.

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that's my favorite type of basement
I would just add plastic plants as deco

>> No.50836597

Every time I see this I want to rebuild my 200 MHz Indy and actually put it to use for once. Maybe if I can find some more memory for it...

>> No.50836605

I'd use a broken one, obviously. I get fucked the same way when I see people do those gay custom console mods.

>> No.50836609


One of these days I want to walk up on Andy Tannenbaum and ask him "So, how's that free GNU on your 200 MIPS, 64M SPARCstation-5 working out?"

I think he jinxed us all.

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>It almost encourages me to actually learn a real programming language just so I can see what these shitboxes were really made of.
It's too late. Programming is way too abstract so learning low level languages without a specific purpose seems more like a huge waste of time these days

>> No.50836662


>That elephant


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Is this considered "old"?

>> No.50836711

Then I'd probably go for something a little newer than SBus-based boxes.

Ultra 5s are relatively plentiful and much more standard, while still having that distinct "sun" look, there's also tons of broken/gutted ones floating around.

Partially why I haven't tried it yet, other than laziness. I've just always wanted to see what those Creator3D and other old high-end workstation cards are capable of.

Sure. Is it at least a good one and not a 1.8 GHz single-socket shitbox?

>> No.50836775

The feels.

>> No.50836778

Because our present always sucks.

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>tfw no T221 for reading
Missed an auction a few months ago that was going for cheap

Any other good older monitors worth considering?

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It's the late 2005 low-end, so dual 2.0GHz.

>> No.50836837

fw900 is pretty good. Probably not the single best CRT. But best for modern general purpose use easily.

>> No.50836846
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I hated giving up my TP570 and TP570e.

The 570 had a P2-333MHz and the 570E was the P3-500MHz variant. Both were maxed out on RAM (320MB on the 570e... can't remember how much on the 570). Had one ultrabase that I would swap the two in and out of which had a CDROM drive in it.

Even as slow as they are by today's standards, I still miss 'em.

>> No.50836859

Most of us were children when this tech was still in everyday use, so we not only resound strongly to the positives of it but also have probably forgotten the negatives.

Still, old shit is pretty cool. Hardware was a lot more diverse, interesting and actually engineered back then. In many ways, the tech was practically fucking art, especially the alien shit in the high-end like >>50836816, almost everything had personality and at least an interesting tagline of a story associated with it.

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I picked up one of these off ebay for like 5 bucks.

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I would get one but I have no fucking place for it
I'm at a point where things need to start getting dedicated mounts/stands
Pic unrelated

>> No.50836906

I have the same model gathering dust in my garage. I'd love to get my hands on a DP 2.7/2.5 or a DP 2.0 from the very first generation.

I usually only snag old shit anymore if it was the best of the best of its era, since my garage is pretty full now.

I had a BIOS passworded 570E for a while, I traded it with some other stuff for a couple of SPARCStations.

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that VT220 is such a qt

>> No.50836939

I set mine on a dedicated lifetime desk. I'm afraid it'll sag most wooden desks.

>> No.50836976

Somebody just gave me this. They figured I liked old computers because of my thinkpad. Still not sure how to feel about that...

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fancy pic

>> No.50837026

I wonder what you can even do with 5100s anymore, finding tapes is probably a bitch and you'd have to know APL to really accomplish something.

>> No.50837181


nah, I remember a lot of the negatives of my old Atari 800XL

monochrome Player Missle graphics instead of C64's colorful sprites
POKEY sounded like ass compared to the C64's SID
Shit tier graphics modes for programming, highest res only supports 2 colors, crap res supports 16, no native support for all 256 colors. Must use display list interrupt tricks to display all colors
Also have to use DLI trickery to get more than 4 PM "sprites", and can overlay them for three colors but can't pick the third overlay color. Can chop up PM "sprites" (they're full screen height) into smaller sprites, but only 5 can be on a single line at once, and if you've layered them that means two with a 5th monochrome PM that is made up of 4 2-bit wide "missiles".

... and there's more... that's just what I can remember off the top of my head.

>> No.50837182

I think some configurations had BASIC as well as APL

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So sick of the thin meme where laptops sacrifice build quality, features, and expansion options to look more like fashion accessories.

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Get on my level plebs

>> No.50837325

Yeah, all of them shipped with BASIC, they very highest-end shipped with APL selectable using a switch above the tape drive, which both of those have.

It's even more silly because you don't have to sacrifice those for a product to look great.

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>It's even more silly because you don't have to sacrifice
This is true but we seem to be past the age of quality electronic manufacturing. The manufacturing model went from make one good thing to last to make something with obsolescence as part of its core design to create artificial demand. I guess it's a cultural thing as well. The Japs still value the traditional manufacturing model a lot and don't adopt change for change's sake

>> No.50837395

>Yeah, all of them shipped with BASIC, they very highest-end shipped with APL selectable using a switch above the tape drive, which both of those have.
Interesting. APL was apparently also emulated on the 5100 (to run the mainframe version because of interpreter issues).

>> No.50837425

this thread is fucking beautiful.

i'd love to share all my old tech but it's all back home
mac se, trs-80 coco, sinclair zx81 (z80 machine made of 4 chips, shit's art) a couple commodore monitors, and a retro games collection.
i want to get a zx spectrum of some kind (preferably a 128k+, those are rare though, or a 2 or even a 3). there was a bunch on ebay like a year ago but it looks like they're almost all gone.
but i do need to move on from 8 bit shit though lol.

>> No.50837480


I'm now mad as shit that I ever tossed my 800XL and all of it's shit out along with my 520ST (fucked up the motherboard trying to install new sockets for the OS chips).

If I can land a couple more contracts I'm buying another one, a 1050 floppy drive, 1010 tape drive, 1020 plotter, a pair of Suncom Slik Stiks and a trackball.

Then I'm gettin as many of my old games back as I can find.

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The 5100 is a pretty interesting machine, I'd love to have one myself if only they weren't so rare.

There's always the 5110.

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>tfw no space for a retro collection

>> No.50837731

this guy has the right idea.

>> No.50837747

You can always collect old portables, I have an autism for subnotebooks and they just need a shelf or two.

>> No.50837755


nah bro. As I said here: >>50837480 I'm gettin an 8bit atari when my money is right. I'm also getting another Turbografx 16 and all my old HuCard games back.

8bit is the shit. Shit was so raw back then. Programming down to the metal was cash and there was all sorts of shit you could pull off in less than 64K it's still amazing to this day.

>> No.50837785

8-bits are shitboxes but there's nothing wrong with it if that's your thing

it's hard to find software for the real stuff unless you're a developer

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That's a good idea

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so i installed the marshmallow update for my nexus 5 and i noticed my phone icon was gone. i can make calls but have no option to hang up, use the keypad etc..

when someone calls me my phone vibrates and nothing comes up on the screen. i cant answer it.

i reset my phone to factory default and its still gone!

anyone else have this happen??

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I remember Star Raiders came with a keypad on the 2600.

>> No.50837961

underrated post.

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There was a ton of pretty cool shit in early portables too, even the big OEMs weren't afraid to experiment a little.

I've been sperging out on these lately.

>> No.50837998


>mfw had Star Raiders on my Atari VCS
>mfw my aunt bought herself an Atari 5200
>first cart she got was Star Raiders
>much better game on the 5200
>much jealousy ensues

I eventually got Star Raiders on my 800XL. One of the dopest games ever made IMO.

>> No.50838000

I like this idea.

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Those are so damn hard to find. Been looking for ages.
The fucker runs on 4 AA batteries for up to 9 hours.

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I scored these floppies at GoodWill today, I feel good about that.
I haven't searched them for data yet, I'll do it tomorrow if the thread is still alive.

>> No.50838027

It was a gargantuan festival of shit on the 2600.

Loved the way they ripped off most of the ships and images from Battlestar Galactica. I wonder if it was originally a licensed BG game that Atari developed and then went in-house with?

>> No.50838052

If I bought an IBM model M, would it still be compatible with a PC today?

>> No.50838057

I just picked that one up yesterday, I almost decided against it because it was a little beat up but it was so fucking cheap and yeah, you can't really find portables, especially HP stuff that old anymore.

Some of the reviews I read said it will pull 15 hours on AAs with a PCMCIA flash card, think I'm gonna snag a $10 chink one off of eBay for it and use it as a glorified calculator/word processor.

The network products disk looks intersting. Too bad you couldn't get the II/LC that they probably came with.

>> No.50838070

If it has PS/2 ports, of course.

If it doesn't, just grab an active PS/2 to USB adapter.

>> No.50838077


they came with PS/2 connectors as well as AT so it should. Cop a PS/2 joint and if your machine doesn't have PS2 ports just get a USB adapter for it.

>> No.50838119

Dunno if you can guarantee that.
Some older model M rubber dome variant only worked on older PCs for me. I'm not sure about the technical reason behind this.

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Cool thanks.

>tfw already got an Intellimouse too

It's time to get cozy

>> No.50838133

Are you Bud Fox?

>> No.50838142

Maybe, I've never really tried using my PS/2 keyboards with systems that don't have native PS/2 support, but I see a ton of people who have done it, seems to work more often than not.

>> No.50838194

It's odd. My rather modern has a combo PS/2 port (kb/mouse) and it did not work on it.

Worked perfectly on some old ~2003 era servers though

Perhaps it's that specific model M variant that has issues

>> No.50838200

Except your aunt's 5200 was in for repairs every other week, so she probably didn't get much play out of it.

>> No.50838201

>my rather modern
my rather modern mobo

>> No.50838218

Might be because it's a combo port, those didn't exist when the Model M was in full swing, could be electrically incompatible for various reasons.

>> No.50838226

Yeah. That makes sense now that you mention it

>> No.50838278


Nah, her's wasn't nearly as bad as some of the others. She still has it too and every now and then she pulls it out to play Star Raiders.

>> No.50838285

Use to play with my dads pda. He was using one until three years ago.

>> No.50838305

I have one of those but I lost my charger, they have a pretty huge freeware library, and are of course always good at being organizers.

Would probably make an alright emulator too.

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>> No.50838502

ebin (^:

>> No.50838550


HAHAH. I got an old wheelwriter in the corner!

>> No.50839262

Maybe it's a Video Toaster.

>> No.50839317


I bought another bezel, it was bothering me.

>> No.50839445


Scored one of these at a recycle center just last week along with a 6100/66 DOS compatible and LC II.

* G5 dual 2.5 GHz - runs great. Only issue is that someone dropped it fucking up the button aluminum "handles". But then again, it was dirt cheap as a result. I did a clean install of Tiger with Mac OS 9.2 and HOLY FUCK does it haul ass on classic Mac apps. I'm actually thinking about a SSD and upgraded graphics card for this one after maxing the RAM.

* 6100 - everything seems to work. Waiting on the special cable that lets you share Mac/DOS screens on one monitor, but the control panel says the DOS card starts up fine.

* LC II - iffy motherboard. Booted a couple times, but ADB won't work, and usually it just gives a sad chime. I was able to salvage the HD which had some old software.

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We have a bunch sitting in our workshop, I fucking hate these things, such a pain to work on, always problematic.. I just want to get rid of them but my boss insists on fixing them and selling them.

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Another row

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We do have a pretty bitching collection of old stuff though, I think we have the only collection in South Africa like this.

>> No.50840339

I love how every time I post on 4chan, it randomly rotates images

>> No.50840349

Yeah, pics from Windows phones are a bitch.

>> No.50840363


Dat poorfag life

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>> No.50840444

Yeah, but it's not all doom and gloom, you gotta spend $300+ on an Android phone to match the build quality of the cheapest Nokia/Microsoft Windows Phone.

>> No.50840452

Wasn't it for the same reason C is so terse: The UNIX systems would only be at like 80 baud or something so typing out entire words would be a very laggy experience?

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I agree completely. I would hate to have to work on the hardware of this thing. If mine dies I will find another and make a coffee table.

>> No.50840531

Anyone still uses nokia phones

>> No.50840727

>SED displays hooked up to our Sun desktops
brb, need to fap

>and cry

>> No.50840827
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>that feel when no Profeel
This is one beautiful ThinkPad.
I have a Nokia 6700 Slide but it's relatively modern as far as dumbphones go.

>> No.50841745


Could I use it as a Gameboy?

>> No.50841755

It's like poetry

>> No.50841817

been wondering this for years: anyone know what model trinitron that is? it's stunning.

>> No.50841859
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Found this bad boy in the trash. I cleaned it, put some batteries in and it surprisingly works! It's good as new, except for some scratches. It's a Panasonic JE-1603U.
Does anyone know how much it could be worth?

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It's a KV-9200 from about 1974. It's the second generation of 9" Trinitron televisions, successor to the KV-9000U. I believe the KV-9000U was the third Trinitron TV to enter production in the late 1960s, so the 9" Trinitron CRT has a place very close to the beginning of the history of the Trinitron. The KV-9200 was followed by the very similar KV-9300 and then the KV-9400 which was more of a boxy 1980s style with a built-in anti-glare cover.

Fun fact: there are actually two versions of the KV-9200 television. The first version has a "Quick Start" CRT standby heater feature which can be turned on or off by pushing/pulling the Picture knob. The Quick Start can be used to keep the CRT heated when the TV is plugged in for a quicker start up. Without it, the CRT takes about 45 second to warm up to operation. Due to the energy crisis in the 1970s, the cathode heater feature was removed with a revision of the KV-9200. Those later models, branded with "Econoquick" are supposed to warm up quicker without the need for a standby heater, thus saving energy.

Mine is the earlier version with the quick start feature, which I always kept off, but I've always been curious to know of the Econoquick version actually starts up quicker or by how much.

>> No.50841938

hipsters would pay, like, a fortune

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>> No.50841962

>that completely destroyed hole

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>> No.50841991

>Found this bad boy in the trash.
Which trash where?

>> No.50841996

Shit as a storage medium but cool as fuck.

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Not so sure about that. I saw one going for 25 bucks on ebay and noone picked it up.

Another specimen from my tech "collection".
A dumpster next to my apartment in Lithuania.

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