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    Ooooh....now I'm getting really excited about what I might find when we clear out the ICT cupboard......I know there's a zx80 in there somewhere!!!..........


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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    @mattx - how big is your cupboard that you can go to the back of it and find lost things? Are you sure this isn't a "The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe" type cupboard??
    VERY large - everyone could not work out why I was laughing so much when I found it - I came out of the cupboard with a shocked grin on my face.

    I bet you gave it to a teacher....Teachers Pet!
    Nope, it's now in silican heaven.

    LOL I was just wondering that too! Is Lord Lucan in there and Buddy Holly?
    Didn't bump into those, did find an old supply teacher though.......didn't look too well I have to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    I bet you gave it to a teacher....Teachers Pet!

    Let alone a Commodore PET..!


    Showing my age there!

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    Just before the summervacation I found an IBM 5150 ([ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Personal_Computer"]IBM 5150[/ame]), ready to be scrapped. I was allowed to take it home

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    Awww I ain't seen one of them in yeeeeeears how cute You loved it really Matt

    PS That fire warden training guide is not bad if its the same one I did

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    The most unusual thing I pulled out the back of the cupboard was an old laptop complete with giant Energizer battery. It looked like a 9V battery on steroids! Never seen anything like it.

    Shame I never found anything genuinely interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzz View Post
    Just before the summervacation I found an IBM 5150 (IBM 5150), ready to be scrapped. I was allowed to take it home
    First PC i ever owned a IBM 5150 , ahh brings back memories. double height 5 1/2 floppy drives.

    anyone ever see the IBM Transportable (first pc I ever blow up!!!)

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    I've always been tempted to get an Apple Newton eMate - I love old computers and user-interfaces.

    I think it's the bulk that puts me off - they look tiny until you place them next to something that gives you a sense of scale.

    (I have an Apple Newton MP130, and a couple of DataRover 840s knocking around at home - the DataRovers, with their MagicCap OS, are useful reminders about what happens when you take metaphors to the extreme!)

    Ah... sigh... I've just had a look around my room and decided I should really play more with my MicroVAXs and my PDP-11. (Old computers just have more character than the modern stuff.) I wish I was rich - then I'd have more space for more lovely junk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Awww I ain't seen one of them in yeeeeeears how cute You loved it really Matt

    PS That fire warden training guide is not bad if its the same one I did
    I took a shower afterwards - I felt quite violated....

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    Ah... sigh... I've just had a look around my room and decided I should really play more with my MicroVAXs and my PDP-11. (Old computers just have more character than the modern stuff.) I wish I was rich - then I'd have more space for more lovely junk!
    I take it you don't have a sol then ?


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    Was it just me that saw that and thought it said SQL Terminal Computer at a very quick glance?

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    *Homes in on thread with bad puns*

    Oh an old Apple, bet its a single core....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    *Homes in on thread with bad puns*

    Oh an old Apple, bet its a single core....
    You deserve some negative rep for that one !!

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    I was just thinking, I'd offer you a tenner for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I take it you don't have a sol then ?

    I said they had more character - I didn't say they were necessarily pretty

    The Sol looks to be the "Susan Boyle" of computers.

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