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Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – December 23, 2007 08:49AM Reply Quote
I know I'm not the only one here to dabble in old toys and technology. What retro entertainment do other people enjoy?

Commodore
Atari
Coleco
Intellivison
Pong
Merlin
Simon
Betamax
LaserDisc
CD-i
8 Track
Windows XP
Etc.

bahamut – November 30, 2016 07:03PM Reply Quote
Damn, that's sweet. Did you get drugs? The doctors always have good drugs.

dharlow – November 30, 2016 07:07PM Reply Quote
Any Macs? I am looking to build my collection a bit. Also how do you display yours?

johnny k – November 30, 2016 08:10PM Reply Quote
I still have one of the NeXTstations that JW gave me, in my mom's garage. Going to have to sneak it past my wife once we have a new place with room for it. So what are we all doing with our old boxes other than display? I figure print server for the old serial LaserWriter at minimum

Cloudscout – December 01, 2016 06:00AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
There were a few Macs but nothing special. A beige G3 tower, a Mac SE and a blue iMac. They all had their original box and packaging, though.

I don't generally display my stuff. Not enough room. I usually hook them up to tinker and then pack them away again. There are a few that I keep connected, though. Commodore 64, Apple IIgs and a Mac Color Classic.

ddt – December 01, 2016 08:28AM Reply Quote
Aw, that was nice of you. But haha, yeah, I bet she was hoping your "payment" would be taking all of it. She seems to know you as we do.

ddt

ddt – December 01, 2016 12:08PM Reply Quote

Cloudscout – December 01, 2016 12:48PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
That *is* pretty awesome.

John Willoughby – December 01, 2016 12:51PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Makes me glad that TOS came out in the 60's, not the 50's.

Cloudscout – December 02, 2016 01:14PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Discussion of HealthKit in another forum reminded me of the old Heathkit ET-3400 I used in high school. I'm tempted to buy one but not at the prices people are asking for on eBay right now.

ARL (Moderator) – February 26, 2017 03:36PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Nokia 3310 re-released

22 hrs call time. 1 month(!) standby time. The latter is mindblowing.

Sadly, because it's 2G, it's not very usable in Australia (where 2G is being phased out).

bahamut – March 10, 2017 08:22PM Reply Quote
AT&T shut down 2G last year and Verizon is shutting it down next year.

So um, just who are they selling these phones to?

Cloudscout – March 11, 2017 02:35PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Did Verizon ever have a GSM 2G network? I thought their 2G network was CDMA.

Regardless, these phones are aimed at the rest of the world where even 3G service can be limited in some areas.

ARL (Moderator) – March 11, 2017 09:16PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Europe, I assume.

I wish they'd keep a 2G network just for kids who don't need to waste every waking hour on social media

(says me on a social media-ish forum, maybe unsocial or anti-social media?)

El Jeffe – March 23, 2017 03:07PM Reply Quote
What a journey.

Cloudscout – March 31, 2017 09:47AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
When I made the original post in this thread, I jokingly included "Windows XP" in the list of "old toys and technology". Funny how it actually fits now.

El Jeffe – March 31, 2017 12:47PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I do not recall it EOL'd on my birthday.
April 8, 2014

Cloudscout – April 02, 2017 05:07PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
My new Living Room Television. A 1949 Emerson 644. It needs some new capacitors. Once I get around to replacing those, I'll hook up an RF modulator and start watching old Twilight Zone, Doctor Who and Perry Mason... maybe play a bit of Pong.

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bahamut – April 02, 2017 05:13PM Reply Quote
Wow, that is hardcore. Ernie Kovacs would be awesome on that.

John Willoughby – April 03, 2017 05:46AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
It won't be the same without pre-digital TV static. Maybe you can add some.

There's no way to replace the CRT on that, when it goes, is there?



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Cloudscout – April 03, 2017 08:31AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Black & White picture tubes were very reliable unless they received very heavy usage. I won't be using this one very often so the likelihood of the tube getting worn out is pretty low.

As for static, I will be using an RF modulator to feed a signal into the TV. If I use low grade cables and a crappy 75-Ohm to 300-Ohm converter, I could probably induce an appropriate level of static if I wanted to.

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