1. Post #81
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    oval pixels
    I wish I was there to see the design process that led to this
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  2. Post #82
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    Awesome idea for a LAN case. Small LCD and a mini-ITX board in a Lisa case.
    Uh, no.
    For starters, a Lisa is massive.
    Secondly, any awesomeness would be bogged down in the fact that you are using a Mini ITX board with a shitty CPU and hardware.
    Speaking of which, might anyone know how to remove regular black spraypaint from the plastic panels of a Lisa? Some douchebag tried painting my Lisa black and it looks like shit.

    I wish I was there to see the design process that led to this
    Apple realized just how bad of an idea this was when they developed the Macintosh, hence why for it they reverted to square pixels.
    The Lisa can display square pixels with a replacement ROM and a transformer attached inline with the tube but then the screen looks like a 4:3 image on a 16:9 monitor with black bars on either side.
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  3. Post #83
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    Uh, no.
    For starters, a Lisa is massive.
    Secondly, any awesomeness would be bogged down in the fact that you are using a Mini ITX board with a shitty CPU and hardware.
    Speaking of which, might anyone know how to remove regular black spraypaint from the plastic panels of a Lisa? Some douchebag tried painting my Lisa black and it looks like shit.


    Apple realized just how bad of an idea this was when they developed the Macintosh, hence why for it they reverted to square pixels.
    The Lisa can display square pixels with a replacement ROM and a transformer attached inline with the tube but then the screen looks like a 4:3 image on a 16:9 monitor with black bars on either side.
    Why would anyone try to paint a lisa black?
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  4. Post #84
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    I have a load of 90's/early 2000's stuff in my attic:
    IDE Raid Card:


    Loadsa Ram:


    About 3 or 4 of these dual CPU servers:




    Also have various other bits and bobs.
    BallistiX bro's
    :respek:
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  5. Post #85
    Dennab
    November 2010
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    Somtimes I wish apple went under in the 90's and Commodore continued on, just imagine what they would have done with modern technology.
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  6. Post #86
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    Somtimes I wish apple went under in the 90's and Commodore continued on, just imagine what they would have done with modern technology.
    :sigh:
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  7. Post #87
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  8. Post #88
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    Fuck your shit, I've got an ACORN machine running RISCOS 3


    I've forgotten the model number (it's up in the roof now), but it was some damn powerful shit. I tried to open it up and get RISCOS 4 on it, but I realised I needed custom ROM's (50+, fuck that).

    Other stuff we've got off the top of my head: Mac G3 Bondi Blue, ZX Spectrum (with the 48k expansion, and the microdrive!), assload of old HDD's (Seagate 272MB!), and I think somewhere there's a BBC B.
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  9. Post #89
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    September 2010
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    MIPS, you should really start Youtubing your collection. I love that kind of stuff. Check out phreakindee's channel, he has a bunch of awesome Retrocomputing stuff, mostly games, but it's still awesome.

    As for stuff I own, it's not really much. I have a Super Pong, some old laptop that doesn't really work, and a G4 PowerMac that I use as a torrent slave while I'm at college.
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  10. Post #90
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    someone post a mechanical computer

    Edited:



    like this

    except they have to actually own it

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    wow page stretcher sorry about that
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  11. Post #91
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    someone post a mechanical computer

    Edited:



    like this

    except they have to actually own it

    Edited:

    wow page stretcher sorry about that


    for the love of god use [img_thumb] tags on that
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  12. Post #92
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    Uh, no.
    For starters, a Lisa is massive.
    Secondly, any awesomeness would be bogged down in the fact that you are using a Mini ITX board with a shitty CPU and hardware.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121401

    Wat? i5 760 and a GTX 460 or the like
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  13. Post #93
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    Dennab
    July 2008
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    Somtimes I wish apple went under in the 90's and Commodore continued on, just imagine what they would have done with modern technology.
    commodore is still alive and kicking, producing new hardware every day
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  14. Post #94
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    oldest computer I have is a thinkpad x21. made in 2000, not quite old enough for this thread I suppose.

    definitely not old by most people's standards, but I've also got about 5 p4 dells laying around for a project I never completed. or got started on, or that matter.
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  15. Post #95
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    Sigh, I wish I had my old micron.
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  16. Post #96
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    They actually have some really cool stuff in there. Keyboard-puters all day erry day.
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  17. Post #97
    Dennab
    November 2010
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    I am disapointed to find that the Amigas are just cases, but the 64's are nice.
    I'm not so sure about buying one however, I'll just find an original monitor for my Amiga 1200 HD.
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  19. Post #99
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    http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_C64Prototype.aspx
    Wonder if it'll be available as case and keyboard only, since it seems like it's based on common consumer hardware, like the Mini-itx board, laptop drives and card reader.
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  20. Post #100
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    Imagine taking that to LAN parties
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  21. Post #101
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    Imagine taking that to LAN parties
    "HEY GUISE I CAN RUN QUAKE AT MAXIMUM!!! "

    No, but seriously, if you swapped the Atom board for an LGA 1156, or even 775 board with a PCIe slot you could probably put a low profile GPU in there pretty easily. Do wish they would sell a keyboard/case only version, also.

    Plus, mechanical keyboard :fappery:
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  22. Post #102
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    "HEY GUISE I CAN RUN QUAKE AT MAXIMUM!!! "

    No, but seriously, if you swapped the Atom board for an LGA 1156, or even 775 board with a PCIe slot you could probably put a low profile GPU in there pretty easily. Do wish they would sell a keyboard/case only version, also.

    Plus, mechanical keyboard :fappery:
    Most LAN parties I go to are dominated by classics, we do play some source games, too though, L4D2 was the most demanding thing played last LAN I went to.
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  23. Post #103
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    Most LAN parties I go to are dominated by classics, we do play some source games, too though, L4D2 was the most demanding thing played last LAN I went to.
    Half Life deathmatch.
    DEFCON
    Quake
    UT2k4.

    All you need for the best LAN parties.
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  24. Post #104
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    Half Life deathmatch.
    DEFCON
    Quake
    UT2k4.

    All you need for the best LAN parties.
    If it's a 24/48 hour lan party a good long RTS like Warcraft/Starcraft/Civilization/Sins of a solar empire
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  25. Post #105
    As a wise man once said: Never ask Fatfatfatty for computer advice
    Dennab
    March 2009
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    I have a Macintosh classic II laying around with the Mac OS install diskettes
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  26. Post #106
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    If it's a 24/48 hour lan party a good long RTS like Warcraft/Starcraft/Civilization/Sins of a solar empire
    Those too. DEFCON was my idea of one of those. Played at 1x speed only
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  27. Post #107
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    This case is fucking sexy. I would order one, if I could afford it.
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  28. Post #108
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    Dennab
    July 2008
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    most demanding game I've ever played at a lan party was CS:S, one of the newer commodores could handle it fine.
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  29. Post #109
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    http://www.topdesignmag.com/oldest-computer-ads/

    I think this would fit here.
    Oldest computer ads. It is awesome!
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  30. Post #110
    Zah
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    somewhat surprised no one has mentioned this site: http://www.old-computers.com
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  31. Post #111
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    MIPS, you should really start Youtubing your collection. I love that kind of stuff. Check out phreakindee's channel, he has a bunch of awesome Retrocomputing stuff, mostly games, but it's still awesome.
    I have always wanted to do that but I simply have no place to set it all up. If I'm to afford a house of ANY size in Vancouver, it's going to cost at least $1000000 just for one of those "built to suit because this place has asbestos or mold or a bad relapse of the 70's" house that are scattered all over the palce.

    Mechanical? There's the Curta calculator. I don't own one because they can go for over a thousand bucks.


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  32. Post #112
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    This case is fucking sexy. I would order one, if I could afford it.
    Shame they don't actually sell them yet :saddowns:
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  33. Post #113
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    I have always wanted to do that but I simply have no place to set it all up. If I'm to afford a house of ANY size in Vancouver, it's going to cost at least $1000000 just for one of those "built to suit because this place has asbestos or mold or a bad relapse of the 70's" house that are scattered all over the palce.
    One million (Canadian) dollars? That seems insane, but then again, Canada has never been normal (or 'Murica is the weird one). Do you have kitchen table of some sort that you could use?
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  34. Post #114
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    Shame they don't actually sell them yet :saddowns:
    But still, dangit. I have a thing for box cases, this is my current one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...aerocool%20m40
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  35. Post #115
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    Ram Expansion (501) died in my Amiga 500, been up all night trying to find a replacement for it.
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  36. Post #116
    Dennab
    November 2010
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    Ive got a 1MB RAM expansion in my 1200, however the power supply has died.
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  37. Post #117
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    One million (Canadian) dollars? That seems insane, but then again, Canada has never been normal (or 'Murica is the weird one). Do you have kitchen table of some sort that you could use?
    Not Canada
    Vancouver, Canada.

    Ram Expansion (501) died in my Amiga 500, been up all night trying to find a replacement for it.
    You opened it up to see if the battery leaked and spooged all over everything?
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  38. Post #118
    Dennab
    November 2010
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    Well, Ive just finished cleaning up the ZZap64 magazines I downloaded.
    There now framed and hung on my wall!


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    Sorry for the crappy phone pic, the camera isnt my phones strongpoint.
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  39. Post #119
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    Jesus some of us need to post a complete list of sick old computer gear. I have 1 (one) copy of windows 3.1...
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  40. Post #120
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    Not Canada
    Vancouver, Canada.
    So it's just Vancouver that has insane prices?
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