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PS/2 50z sighting

Unread postby vishnu » Wed May 21, 2014 3:17 pm

So I was doing a little light happy reading (the article title is "9 to 5 For Radicals: How to Survive Your Soul-Sucking Office Job" <- that's a link to TFA, BTW) and was amazed to see this picture illustrating the article, featuring nothing other than a mint IBM PS/2 System 50z, circa 1989):
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Re: PS/2 50z sighting

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Wed May 21, 2014 5:07 pm

Gawd, those things infected my highschool days.
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Re: PS/2 50z sighting

Unread postby vishnu » Wed May 21, 2014 6:29 pm

I've still got one, and, it still works! :)
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Re: PS/2 50z sighting

Unread postby kjaer » Thu May 22, 2014 1:03 pm

What makes you sure it's a 50z? I see nothing to distinguish it from a plain 50, or even a 70.
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Re: PS/2 50z sighting

Unread postby vishnu » Sun May 25, 2014 5:27 pm

kjaer wrote:What makes you sure it's a 50z? I see nothing to distinguish it from a plain 50, or even a 70.

Yep, it could be either of those, it's just that I actually own a 50z so that's what came to mind. I figured out the picture is a still from the 1997 movie "Clockwatchers," and the lovely young lass is none other than Toni Collette. Gotta admit I never saw it...
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Re: PS/2 50z sighting

Unread postby surrealdeal » Thu May 29, 2014 7:41 am

I used to have one of those from a thrift-store in 2004; had a bunch of boring files on it from the state sherrif's office on it.
The hard-drive ( fixed disk ) died after a day but I was strangely able to run a floppy based distro of linux on it, although it gave me non-maskable-interrupt errors every few minutes.

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Re: PS/2 50z sighting

Unread postby vishnu » Sat May 31, 2014 7:21 pm

surrealdeal wrote:I used to have one of those from a thrift-store in 2004; had a bunch of boring files on it from the state sherrif's office on it.
The hard-drive ( fixed disk ) died after a day but I was strangely able to run a floppy based distro of linux on it, although it gave me non-maskable-interrupt errors every few minutes.

Around 2001 I replaced the original fixed disk in mine with a Maxtor LXT-200S, which still works, there's one on ebay right now for $100, you should grab it! ;)
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