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    Long Time No InterWebz

    Whats up all my Vintage Computer Forum homies? Haven't logged on here in a very long time (been working on the road) but I figured I would stop by and say hello. Glad to see the forums are just as active as I remember and featuring some entirely new boards. I've got months worth of threads to...
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    Waterlogged Scrap Recovery

    So here's a pretty boneheaded maneuver I pulled a few months back... I found a Dell Dimension 8200 that looked to be in decent shape sitting on a curb one day, brought it home, plugged it in and nearly electrocuted myself when enormous sparks started flying out of the power supply. I...
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    New Toys

    Sorry for the crummy webcam pic, some jerkoff stole my digital camera (and my ipod :() out of my car last Tuesday... Found this sucker sitting on a book shelf, still shrinkwrapped, in a friend's house. This is the 286->486 model, fits a PLCC socket. The CPU is a TI486SLC/E running at (I think)...
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    Donating Computers

    I know I've seen this mentioned elsewhere on these boards before so I figured I'd give it a shot. In the last few months of digging through trash I've amassed quite a collection of perfectly usable and complete PIII/P4 systems...so many in fact that I'm forgetting what my closet used to look...
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    Windows 3.1 usage of EMS

    Possibly a dumb question, but I personally skipped right from the 286 Standard Mode era into Windows NT-based P3/P4 computing, so forgive my ignorance. Never got to play much with Win3x or Win9x and am now making up for time I missed... Anyway, I'm about to pick up a Tandy 1000TL/2 and a 486...
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    Screen resolution you first viewed digital porn on...

    I realize this is a pretty silly thread and apologize to those who may be offended, but who doesn't love reminiscing? Would the internet ever have become as universal and popular as it is today without the ability to instantly view naked women (or men) committing various sinful acts free of...
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    DCS Industries Motherboard Upgrades

    I'm sure any of you guys who had Tandy stuff back in the day remember this company. For those who didn't, they sold replacement parts and the normal upgrade parts for (at least) the entire 1000 series, not sure if they date back to TRS-80 days. Some of the more interesting things they offered...
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    IBM PS/2 Model 50/50z/60 Processor Upgrade

    While digging through old floppies, I found a disk that reminded me of a long forgotten hardware part I had saved up my pennies to purchase when I was a wee lad. I forget which company made it, but it was one of those piggyback 286-to-486 boards that plugged into an AT CPU socket, this one being...
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    Vintage Virus

    I dug out a pile of 3.5" floppies that haven't seen the light of day in about a decade and started popping them into my fancy "new" fresh from the trash Pentium. I haven't owned a computer with a FDD in many, many years so I was curious to see what was on them. Sure enough on a disk labeled...
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    XT "Accelerator" Boards

    I was reading earlier about the several different models of XT accelerator boards (ie: Orchid Tiny Turbo, 286 Express, etc.) and it got me wondering why it appears these were exclusively for 8088 based systems and not 8086? I could have it wrong, you'll have to pardon my ignorance as I never had...
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    Breadbox Ensemble

    Anybody have experience with this product? I was shocked to find out the PC-GEOS "operating system" is still kicking out there. The screen shot from Wikipedia looks fantastic...check it out: GEOS (16-bit operating system) - Wikipedia When I had my Tandy 286 I always wanted to try this out, as...
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    Power Mac 8500

    I know this isn't really that "vintage", but it's the oldest thing I own right now...picked it up last night off Craigslist for free. Works perfect, has a Sonnet G4/450 daughterboard, ~180MB of DIMM RAM installed and a PCI USB card. Currently has OS 9.1 installed but should be able to take OS X...
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    Old laptops and WiFi

    Can anybody make some suggestions as to what to look for, and where? I've wanted a laptop for a long time now, but I've been after affordably priced PII type machines until I started reading this site (and others). I don't think it'll be any cheaper, but it certainly would be a lot cooler to...
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    Microchannel Architecture

    I'm about to pick up a free IBM PS/2 55SX that I'm sure needs some work. So far I know it's missing a hard drive, and I don't believe they came like that, so it must be broken. The thing I'm kinda hung up on is the MCA slots. If possible I'd like to get an SCSI controller as well as an ethernet...
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    Great Site

    I stumbled across this site after being intrigued by this video I found on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Nn0eDF9X0 I've been spending any spare time I've had in the last day or so reading the posts on here and it really brings me back. I don't have any "vintage" computer equipment...
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