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Unusual uses for retro computers

Post by martinw » Thu May 07, 2015 11:13 am

I'm using my master cartridge flaps to hold my 24V PSU wires apart, just in case I accidentally turn it on at the wall plug :lol:
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Any more unusual 21st century uses for retro computers ... ?

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Post by Zarchos » Thu May 07, 2015 11:43 am

I've crammed my house with retro computers to be sure I stay single and avoid the lame relationship I could have with a French woman :shock:

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Post by martinw » Thu May 07, 2015 11:49 am

Fair comment Xavier :lol:

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Post by flaxcottage » Thu May 07, 2015 1:49 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Elminster » Thu May 07, 2015 2:03 pm

I have found that some of the people who sell their old BBC B's on ebay seemed to have been using them as birds nests if the inside of them is anything to go by.

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Post by lurkio » Thu May 07, 2015 2:40 pm

Elminster wrote:I have found that some of the people who sell their old BBC B's on ebay seemed to have been using them as birds nests if the inside of them is anything to go by.
The outsides don't seem to fare much better, sometimes.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bbc-computer- ... 1685067428

Somewhere under there there's a Beeb.

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Post by martinw » Thu May 07, 2015 2:50 pm

dust is free ... yeukk :cry:

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Post by Elminster » Thu May 07, 2015 2:52 pm

lurkio wrote:
Elminster wrote:I have found that some of the people who sell their old BBC B's on ebay seemed to have been using them as birds nests if the inside of them is anything to go by.
The outsides don't seem to fare much better, sometimes.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bbc-computer- ... 1685067428

Somewhere under there there's a Beeb.
I had just seen that when I wrote above. Off topic but you would think if they spent 1-2 hours cleaning the cases they would probably make a pretty good price on ebay. Not sure I would be tempted at 99p at present.

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Post by stevendt » Thu May 07, 2015 11:50 pm

Elminster wrote:I have found that some of the people who sell their old BBC B's on ebay seemed to have been using them as birds nests if the inside of them is anything to go by.
But, do they make good soup ? :lol:

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Post by Elminster » Thu May 07, 2015 11:52 pm

stevendt wrote:
Elminster wrote:I have found that some of the people who sell their old BBC B's on ebay seemed to have been using them as birds nests if the inside of them is anything to go by.
But, do they make good soup ? :lol:
BBC B soup bowls? No it would leak out the bit where all the ports are

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Post by AndyMc1280 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:11 pm

Zarchos wrote:I've crammed my house with retro computers to be sure I stay single and avoid the lame relationship I could have with a French woman :shock:
I crammed my flat with retro computers to keep my Girlfriend occupied when she comes to visit on holiday and I have to go to work (boo)
.... you just have to find the right one. My GF loves computers and all things tech and is an electronics wizz thanks to several years in the US navy. She is also a dab hand with a soldering iron and wants to learn about/help fix my retro machines. What more could a man want? (oh yeah the other stuff too :roll: :lol:)

A pity she is so far away :( need to get the next trip planned :twisted:

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Post by jgharston » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:20 pm

AndyMc1280 wrote:My GF loves computers and all things tech and is an electronics wizz thanks to several years in the US navy. She is also a dab hand with a soldering iron and wants to learn about/help fix my retro machines. What more could a man want? (oh yeah the other stuff too :roll: :lol:)
Ooo, where can I get one? :)

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