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    That machine is like an old AMD 64 x2 5000+ which...

    That machine is like an old AMD 64 x2 5000+ which is better off with XP.
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    Never seen any worth picking up (just gutted...

    Never seen any worth picking up (just gutted cases and broken monitors). I have ended up with somebody else curb finds before.
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    My last new CRT was a Sony 420GS and that did...

    My last new CRT was a Sony 420GS and that did 1600x1200 @75hz (native resolution meaning max it was made to do). There were others after that like the Sony GDM FW900 CRT with a native 2304 x 1440 @...
  4. Intel PR440fx Dual PPro: ...

    Intel PR440fx Dual PPro:

    http://home.icequake.net/~nemesis/pc/support/pr440fx/pr_con.htm has built in sound and midi/game port. The USB doesn't really work since it is a very early...
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    You never know if the hands of the ebay seller...

    You never know if the hands of the ebay seller who is packing your obsolete RAM is the same guy who cooks rare bat soup for lunch. ;)

    Thank goodness for slow overseas shipping so we are all good.
  6. Seller clearly states anything he sells over 20...

    Seller clearly states anything he sells over 20 years old is sold as defective while showing pictures of it actually running.
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    I think my first few model Ms came from a fellow...

    I think my first few model Ms came from a fellow who collected IBM PS/2's and the rest came from a recycler. The keyboard I am typing on currently is a 139401 connected to a KVM in my room. My main...
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    CGI is just an excuse to do very unbelievable...

    CGI is just an excuse to do very unbelievable things with people which ruins perception. Visuals take preference over a real story line. The problem with most sequels is having to outdo the previous...
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    The Terminator series after T2 was a mess because...

    The Terminator series after T2 was a mess because of the story being changed too much and focusing on stupid action instead of terror.
    T2 when it came out with the liquid terminator (that to be...
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    You can still buy blank ones easily enough so...

    You can still buy blank ones easily enough so setting up a jig to punch out one hole shouldn't be that hard.
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    I used to see people selling ATX I/O plates with...

    I used to see people selling ATX I/O plates with an AT keyboard hole years ago but not lately, if there was a market for ATX conversions those bezels would still be popular (and many early ATX cased...
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    Everything is a spectrum these days. ...

    Everything is a spectrum these days.

    Sometimes I wish I was a hoarder back in the very early 2000's when I started collecting, Ebay was fairly new and cheap (and so was shipping), and it was pre...
  13. Is anyone out there on the Internet hoarding OEM restore CD/DVDs?

    Quite a few people collect specific machines because they had them growing up. When they finally buy a replacement they probably want its software configured like it came from the factory.

    Since...
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    We snagged cable television in my area around...

    We snagged cable television in my area around 1977 or so. Back then a cable company would have to invest quite a bit of money to run all the cables down each street and hope people would subscribe to...
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    I still have all of my college text books. Since...

    I still have all of my college text books. Since the stores would give you pennies on the dollar (back in the late 80's early 90's) for books you sold back I just kept mine (even the non technical...
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    So anybody who wants the misc stuff that makes...

    So anybody who wants the misc stuff that makes the machine actually useful would be a hoarder (keyboards, mice, printer, scanner, monitor, cables for all that, and original software)?

    I have over...
  17. The only time a seller wanted stuff returned from...

    The only time a seller wanted stuff returned from me is when I emailed them that they sent me the wrong item. Happened a couple times and the seller wanted me to ship it to the other guy and work out...
  18. Well I asked a few questions and you answered...

    Well I asked a few questions and you answered none of them sooo good luck.
  19. What is the function of those machines and how...

    What is the function of those machines and how old are they? How fast is your internet pipe?

    Are you talking PCI or PCIE for the network cards?
  20. Monitors need a double walled box that will not...

    Monitors need a double walled box that will not flex. Even if packed tight initially the flexing of the box walls will let things move too much. Hard to beat original OEM packaging with press formed...
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    From my understanding the IIgs as built can do...

    From my understanding the IIgs as built can do 8MB of ROM and 8MB of RAM. The first 4MB of RAM uses build in DMA and refresh from the RAM controller, any RAM over that does not use DMA and you need...
  22. Collections tend to get very little money if you...

    Collections tend to get very little money if you dump it all at once, which is what happens when people have to move or die.
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    I think IBM should be on the list considering...

    I think IBM should be on the list considering areas it got into and dumped and moved to something else. Servers, PCs, Hard drives. semiconductor manufacturing, to a service consulting company.
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    Would be interesting to have a CPU that never...

    Would be interesting to have a CPU that never made it to retail but otherwise who cares a pre production chip (unless they are very overclockable)?
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    A large sowing needle will lift up a very bent...

    A large sowing needle will lift up a very bent pin and then I use a thin but non bending metal chip prybar to straighten out all the pins. Pretty easy really.
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