What's in your computer junk?

Discussion in 'The Pub (Off topic discussion)' started by acd, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. acd

    acd New Member

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    Looking for an SFF-8087 cable, found this instead.

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    Antediluvian IDE disk? I wonder what's on it. Fortunately, I found a Promise IDE host adapter with it, but alas, no cable.

    What random computer bits do you have lying around you should have tossed long ago?
     
  2. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    This is just within arms reach. I'm packing to move, so I've a lot of stuff in bags and other boxes. Crappy photos because I misinterpreted the 'scan' feature of the Google Drive app on my S3. It uploaded the image as a PDF, so I took a screenshot of that... Crap quality:

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    Pretty sure the drives are all failed. Been years since I've hooked them up. Should probably hook them up to something and see. Probably would cringe at music I listened to 10 years ago in High School.
     
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  3. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Oh I have a large rubbermaid tub of wifi stuff... Mostly B...

    A $15k when knew load balancer. 

    A touchscreen "tablet" circa 2003 I guess.   

    Lots of stuff. That is just in this office.  My others have way more.
     
  4. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

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    I've got some DIMM sticks, a 133mhz Pentium, and a bigfoot within reach.  Gods only know what I still have in storage.
     
  5. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    Ah, so it's not just me that finds it nigh on impossible to throw away old computer 'kit'
     
  6. Maximum_VPS

    Maximum_VPS New Member Verified Provider

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    Just a few things i threw in a pile sitting around.. have allot more in boxes :/

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  7. bizzard

    bizzard Active Member

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    I have few CRT monitors lying around, all working, somewhat 10-15 years old. All the damaged computer parts, I have dumped in my cousin's computer shop. They break things and use as spare parts. Also, have a P4 system, running transmission all the time, scheduled to download all stuffs that my team is interested after the office hours and also keeping a local backup of our git repo.
     
  8. Coastercraze

    Coastercraze Top Thrill Verified Provider

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    drives, cables, boards, yolks, ram, etc.
     
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  9. mitgib

    mitgib New Member Verified Provider

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    You guys are all amateurs, where are the RLL drives and XT's
     
  10. rds100

    rds100 New Member Verified Provider

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    Hey, while i worked at a local university i had some microVAX systems to play with. WORKING microVAX systems. I even installed NetBSD on one of them. Recompiling the kernel took 2 days :)
     
  11. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

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    You forget the rest of us weren't alive in the 40s, suh >_>
     
  12. HostVenom - Brandon

    HostVenom - Brandon Member Verified Provider

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    I got rid of about 30 hard drives that were all smaller than 75GB a few months ago. 
     
  13. pcan

    pcan New Member

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    In the basement, togheter with some 8'' floppy drives and a few odd things such as the Ericsson Portable computer with 7'' plasma screen and built-in thermal printer.

    In a previous house, I filled the garage with (working) datacenter junk at the point that the car could not enter anymore (2 DEC microvax systems with VT320 terminals and a full set of VMS documentation in orange binders, 1 Honeywell microcomputer, assorted workstations (HP/Apollo/Sony NeWS), disk packs, 8'' CDC hard drives with SMD interface, lots of 5.25'' MFM and SCSI Maxtor and CDC drives.

    Cleared most of this mess now, but I can't drop the habit to keep totally useless computing devices that most people will immediately put into the trash.
     
  14. RaidLogic.NET

    RaidLogic.NET Member Verified Provider

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    Great topic, subscribed.
     
  15. Tactical

    Tactical Where is the beer!

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    Let see i got 2x evga nvidia 560ti's, 1x evga nvidia 650, amd cpu fan for fx-series, 2x 2 gig ddr2-667 sticks, Intel Q9400 CPU and Asus MB, Some kind of PSU 650w brand new.  
     
  16. Magiobiwan

    Magiobiwan Insert Witty Statement Here Verified Provider

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    Would you be willing to sell one of the 560ti's or the 650?
     
  17. Tactical

    Tactical Where is the beer!

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    Always looking to get rid to buy more! Well i won't tell the wife this time!
     
  18. fisle

    fisle Active Member

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    hmm I got two Geforce 6600GT with Zalman coolers, ddr1 ram sticks, i3-540 cpu, low profile cpu cooler, few 20-40GB IDE harddrives, old ADSL modem/routers, two 17" CRTs I'm not using anymore and that's pretty much it.

    The other CRT reaches better resolution than my 22" LCD  ^_^ 1600x1200 vs 1680x1050
     
  19. jarland

    jarland The ocean is digital

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    At the city dump where they belong :p


    I saw how my grandparents never threw anything away and when I was a kid I promised myself to always be the opposite. If it has sentimental value, back up a photo of if before you throw it away ;)
     
  20. mitgib

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    I stayed at my grandparents one winter while they were in Florida, some of the canned goods I found in the cupboard were ready for the museum.