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Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:39 am
by vishnu
jan-jaap wrote:
computron wrote:it's this car, i'll upload some pictures soon.

Importing an 80's Italian car from Poland, you are either incredibly brave, or foolish :lol:


Given it's rust-free condition (and low miles-- sorry, kilometers), it must have never been driven during winter. I drove my '97 Maxima in winter for 20 years and it's now pretty much completely rusted out... :cry:

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:40 pm
by computron
this picture is an illustration, i have buyed it in france

it's exactly the same car

Cheers

Eve

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:10 pm
by guardian452
Got a new tank for my betta... and new gravel and plants (anubias, cryptocorne, amazon sword) the light died in the old one and since the light/filter was all one unit and hermetically sealed, and it was pretty old, and it was acrylic so getting kind of cloudy...

Yes, he is happy :) Had a half moon (named Crimson) for several years, Lestat is betta #2

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:00 pm
by Raion-Fox
I may soon be the owner of a PC-9821ap2 with a 486 CPU. Though, I have to find a keyboard for it.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:42 pm
by itsvince725
Nice! PC-98 keyboards are all interchangeable, my Cx2 has a later keyboard that works just fine.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:32 pm
by Raion-Fox
Besides that I am currently seeking out old tube TVs in good shape. Its harder than it sounds as the Trinitron tubes are hoarded.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:30 am
by ScutBoy
The PiDP-8 kit was so much fun, I had to order this guy.

Soldering iron is ready as soon as the box comes in...

https://www.altairduino.com/product/alt ... lator-kit/

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:54 am
by commodorejohn
Raion-Fox wrote:Besides that I am currently seeking out old tube TVs in good shape. Its harder than it sounds as the Trinitron tubes are hoarded.

It seems to be a regional thing; when I lived in Duluth I was practically tripping over free CRT TVs, but out in California people actually still expect money for the things.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:04 pm
by itsvince725
The last Trinitron I found was free but turned out to not work, what a shame...usually when free TVs pop up they're cheapo garbage.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:21 pm
by Raion-Fox
Got in 5x 15k RPM 300GB SCSI drives for my computers. If anyone wants some more, I have a source that gets them super cheap.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:19 am
by SiliconClassics
Picked this up from a Craigslist seller in CT a short while ago - it's a Mac Plus with 4MB RAM and a Kensington System Saver. Works great.

Macintosh Plus 1 MB.jpg

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:00 am
by Shiunbird
SiliconClassics wrote:Picked this up from a Craigslist seller in CT a short while ago - it's a Mac Plus with 4MB RAM and a Kensington System Saver. Works great.


This is adorable.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:33 am
by ClassicHasClass
I have a soft spot for the Plus. It was the first Mac I ever touched (ca. 1987). I also have a 4MB one (called "Mr T") but my compact Mac of choice is a Mystic Colour Classic these days.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:35 pm
by itsvince725
Very nice! I don't have a Plus (wish I did) but I do have a 512k with a nifty 68020 accelerator board and 4MB of RAM onboard as well as Plus ROMs and an 800k floppy drive. It's a really cool machine but no hard disk and only being able to use up to System 6.0.8 is a bit of a bummer. At least it works though, unlike my SE/30 that's currently acting up again.

Re: your latest purchase

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:37 am
by Trippynet
I'm busy trying to decide what my next purchase (or two) will be as I'd like to make a bit of a significant investment in computing hardware this year. Mainly as the last time I spent any significant sum on things was several years ago when I got my Fuel. Hence, trying to decide between the following:

Major PC upgrade/replacement: Guts of my PC are from 2009, and although it still runs fairly well and has had the odd upgrade along the way, it is starting to show its age, and modern games only now run with fairly modest quality settings.

Replace my Mac Mini: My Mac Mini is an old Core 2 Duo system from about 2008. It runs 24/7 as a BitTorrent machine plus dues a bit of file serving as well, but it won't run any more modern Windows than XP, and it's as maxed out with RAM/HDD as I can realistically get it. Considering a NUC style machine as a modern replacement, plus I would use it for running a Windows Server VM to allow seamless RDP stuff from IRIX (similar to what necron has done).

Buy a new ThinkPad Classic when it comes out soon: My current laptop is from 2010, and although it still handles most of what I want, the chance of getting my hands on a properly modern laptop without an awful 16:9 screen, and with the classic ThinkPad keyboard as well would be pretty sweet!

Decisions, decisions...