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Vintage! A must have!
Old 25th June 2005
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Vintage! A must have!

Power Computing Power Center 150 (the real deal) up for sale:
* 604 Processor (this is IT, if you know what I'm talking about)
* 16Mb RAM (Vintage RAM, no cloning!)
* beautiful desktop model, colour: Auckland Grey, original PC logo
* ALL of the vintage connectors: ADB, serial, SCSI 25 pin++++
* matching 6ft powercable, colour, Auckland White
* original vintage battery for that famous sag in the calculations
* MacOS 7.6, nothing compares!!

Complete with original (NOT PRINTED!!) manual, ORIGINAL BOX!
Don't let this pass you by, this is the one that woke Mr. Jobs
from his sleepy state of Apple-absence.
Does math like no machine, so fluid that it melts like Meller's...

$2900 shipped anywhere, Western Union or Money Order.



ruudman
Old 25th June 2005
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good grief.

i guess my "vintage" powerbook 145b is worth keeping after all.

FM

FM has been vilified by the press.
Old 25th June 2005
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heh

ruudman
Old 26th June 2005
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Here ya go:
Old 26th June 2005
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Fantastic!

The Holy Grail.



ruudman
Old 26th June 2005
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I'm sure 20 MHz WAS lightning fast!
Old 26th June 2005
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All that for under $9,000 ! heh
Old 26th June 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinc
All that for under $9,000 ! heh
That didn't include a monitor or a mouse! Doh!
Old 26th June 2005
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A couple years back I went through the "archives" and pitched a bunch of old crap. I figured it added up to about $10,000 worth of stuff (when new), some of it dating back to the mid '80s - DIP RAM chips from the days when RAM was over $100/MB - a 30MB disk I paid $300, motherboards, tape drives, CPUs, graphics cards, etc.

Just trash-canned the whole lot. Most of the things wouldn't have brought $1 on ebay.
Old 26th June 2005
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Think that's bad, I remember back in the mid or maybe late '70's, my dad had his own business, and he had to have a calculator (instead of an adding machine, I guess.)

The calculator was made by Craig, and had to be plugged into the wall. It had an LED display, and (get this) he had to LEASE it because it was way too expensive to buy. It could add, subtract, multiply and divide (and I think it could remember one number...as long as you didn't turn it off.)
Old 27th June 2005
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The University of Illinois has an Engineering Openhouse each year. They have a calculator the pull out of the closet for that - it has a nixie tube display and the basic 4 functions. If my memory serves me right, they bought a $700 option to add a square root function to it.
Old 27th June 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zemlin
The University of Illinois has an Engineering Openhouse each year. They have a calculator the pull out of the closet for that - it has a nixie tube display and the basic 4 functions. If my memory serves me right, they bought a $700 option to add a square root function to it.

Wow..I guess buying a Curta Calculator wasn't an option.
Old 27th June 2005
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It is something along the lines of this unit
http://www.oldcalculatormuseum.com/commal-1000.html
Old 27th June 2005
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LMAO...............ya'll not right! heh heh
Old 27th June 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by djui5
ahh..that brings back memories.
I built a Tandy 1000 a while back. 10Mhz processor and 512Kb ram if I remember right. I wasen't "cool" enough to have windows yet. Those were the days.
I did the exact same thing. Mine had a Turbo button on it to increase the speed to 12Mhz. That was important because some programs ran too fast with the turbo button so you had to slow them down to 10Mhz for them to work properly.
Old 27th June 2005
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Ahh yes - the days when a "Benchmark" amounted to a DIR command to see how much you could read as it scrolled by.
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