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Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – December 23, 2007 01:49PM 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.

Madaracs – February 16, 2008 04:19PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
So I didn't know that the SE30 came with a 1.44 High Density floppy drive. I bought an external 800K floppy disk drive for my Mac SE (well actually I bought the drive thinking it was for a II and ended up with a Macintosh external drive). The formats are incompatible but I suppose it may come in useful someday when someone tries to give me a set of antiquated Macintosh disks that they want to see if we can get the data off of. I can't think of a single reason why I'd want an 800k drive. But now I have one. And it works.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – February 16, 2008 05:00PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
There where more than one version of the SE. The 2nd version was called the Macintosh SE FDHD. THat's the one that had the 1.44 disks.

Madaracs – February 17, 2008 08:53AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Huh. That's the one I have then.

tliet – February 17, 2008 09:29AM Reply Quote
Is it an SE/30 or an SE? The SE FDHD featured a FD HD logo on the front, just beneath the 'Macintosh SE' logo. It can be seen here (albeit tiny). This was an upgrade to the standard SE.

The SE/30 featured the 1.44 Mb floppy from the beginning.

knowledge>

Madaracs – February 17, 2008 09:20PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
It's an SE30.

El Jeffe – February 21, 2008 07:12PM Reply Quote
What a journey.

Madaracs – February 22, 2008 09:13AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Fun!

Jeff Cooper – February 22, 2008 01:20PM Reply Quote
I still have an SE FDHD; I even boot it up occasionally (System 6.0.5!). I don't want to think about what I paid for it back in 1989.

Cloudscout – February 22, 2008 01:51PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
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I don't want to think about what I paid for it back in 1989.
I'm sure if you divide that by 228 months, it's not so bad.

Madaracs – February 22, 2008 02:03PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Heh. This article on the IIgs cracked me up. Just click on the pages to read.


"First of all, these new features combined with a UniDisk 3.5 and RGB monintor will probably set you back somewhere around $2000. If you're like me, you certainly don't need that expense. (You'll probably have to eventually buy that UniDisk, though. Apple is even packaging the new GS tutorials on 3 1/2-inch disks, a not-very-subtle push toward the future. It would have been nice to include those same tutorials on 5 1/4-inch disks, too.)"



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El Jeffe – February 22, 2008 02:41PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Well, now, with all due respect the NeXT Cube DID push toward optical storage a bit sooner than ready for prime time.

What a journey.

tliet – March 13, 2008 11:22AM Reply Quote


Guitar Hero for the Commodore 64.

Madaracs – March 13, 2008 10:49PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
This just simply frakking blows my 80s mind.

tliet – March 14, 2008 06:40AM Reply Quote
There's this thing called the mouse...




Jeff Cooper – March 14, 2008 08:58AM Reply Quote
Worst actor ever.

Madaracs – March 14, 2008 09:42AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
"You see, it works the way I do..."

Like an automaton?

Obviously a voice actor.

YouTube is the best thing ever.

Cloudscout – March 14, 2008 10:24PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
For some reason, I started thinking about 3D stuff today and remembered the 1989 Superbowl. Some searches led me to an interesting Usenet discussion from 1989 about the technology used. It actually wasn't real 3D, it was an exploitation of the Purkinje effect combined with horizontal motion on the screen giving the illusion of three dimensions. If you want to experience it for yourself, grab a pair of sunglasses and wear them so they're only over your RIGHT eye... Or grab a nice, dark neutral density filter and put it over your right eye. Now, go watch this YouTube video... make sure you watch it full screen for the best effect.

Welcome to 1989.

Madaracs – March 16, 2008 07:46AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
:-) So I remembered I had some 3-D glasses tucked away...



They're Coke glasses! "Use for veiwing Nuoptics 3-D Presentations only."

They worked with the commercial too!

El Jeffe – March 16, 2008 09:03AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
need more CDs?

What a journey.

Cloudscout – March 16, 2008 10:57AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Heh. That commercial is what those glasses were made for. The commercial was the first big use of Nuoptics technology. They were originally made for the season finale of Moonlighting but that was the year of the writers strike so the episode was never produced but Coke already had all of these glasses made so they ended up doing the Superbowl thing instead.

Oh, Bill, that wall of CDs there is only the tip of the iceburg.

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