Favorite Obsolete Tech

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Morgan_, Aug 28, 2021.

Do you collect old tech or use them in any personal projects?

  1. Yes

    11 vote(s)
  2. No

    5 vote(s)
  3. No, but I want to.

    3 vote(s)
  4. Old tech doesn't interest me.

    2 vote(s)
  5. Prefer not to say >_>

    1 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. TJQKA

    TJQKA Boomer Anarchist

    Sep 21, 2021
    The rental market was the best thing in the world. I honestly think that Demo CD's and Rental Shops were the thing that kept the gaming and film industry in check.
  2. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    local neighborhood rental places. didn't have to worry about going back block buster in 3 days since I could just walk half a block down and return it.
  3. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    They call that Redbox now. Yes it sucks.
  4. Mutant Screg

    Mutant Screg Totally not a mutant

    Jun 27, 2015
    Do you remember the movie?
  5. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    No...but there is a decent chance it was Predator, or some other movie suitable for Halloween, as that was the time of year, and I had made a Predator costume that year. At the time I was painting a three wall graveyard mural for a commercial haunted house put on by the Jaycees in Ft. Walton Beach Florida.

    *Later I attended the haunted house in costume, and scared the hell out of some of the staff working the inside of the house; one guy comes up to me in the dark and flips on his flashlight to scream in my face... sees the Predator mask —then falls over backwards on to the ground trying to backpedal away, his light went out... it was almost comical.
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  6. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020
    You do so much stuff it’s nuts. lol

    From top to bottom:
    IBM 3101 Beamspring (1983)
    IBM F XT 1985
    IBM F 3178 BlueSwitch 1984
    IBM Model M 1990
    IBM Model M122 1990

    Would be cool to have some old Beamspring keycaps on a modern mech keyboard.
    Also, imagine having a multi-monitor setup with naked crts:


    When she asks if your keeb can thock:

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    Last edited: Dec 23, 2021
  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    MP3 Players are apparently considered boomer tech now. But I prefer having my music on something that doesn't drain my phone and is less enticing to steal.
  8. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    Due to a history with Palladium RPGs, this is what 'Boomer' means to me:

  9. Sublime

    Sublime Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 5, 2018
  10. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Does this forum count at all? It should.

    *throw computer out window*
  11. TJQKA

    TJQKA Boomer Anarchist

    Sep 21, 2021
    We're all brought together by our love of
  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005

    Morse Code.
  13. TJQKA

    TJQKA Boomer Anarchist

    Sep 21, 2021
    It is a fitting topic for obsolete tech here since Fallout utilizes the entire aesthetic of obsolescence in its art design.

  14. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020

    Restored Model M w/ Intellimouse paired to a modern ultra wide. Pretty neat setup.

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  15. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    The original Xbox was such a beast.
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  16. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    Unicomp makes Model Ms with USB connectivity with the original buckling spring keys. They also make 122 key terminal keyboards for usb and ps2, but the additional f-keys are just shifted f-keys and not actually additionals.
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  17. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020
    Original dev prototype of the iPod:


    Absolute chonker.
  18. TJQKA

    TJQKA Boomer Anarchist

    Sep 21, 2021
  19. Grognak Gary

    Grognak Gary I contracted The New Plague.

    Jan 28, 2022
    I do collect some obsolete tech. I started collecting a few years ago, starting with a Mac mini.

    Here's what I've got so far.


    In the order that I acquired them:

    - Mac mini G4 (A1103, Early 2005)

    - Macintosh Classic (M1420, June 1991)

    - MacBook Pro (A1286, Late 2011)

    - iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011 | A1311)

    - MacBook Air (M1 2020 | A2337)

    Some of the computer specs include

    In the order that I acquired them:

    Computer Model - Mac mini (A1103)

    OS – Mac OS X 10.3.9
    Processor (CPU) – 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4
    Memory (RAM)– 256 MB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM
    Graphics (GPU) - ATI Radeon 9200 with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM
    Storage (SSD/HDD) – 2.5" 40 GB (1.25 GHz) HDD PATA/100 at 4200 rpm
    Release Date - January 11th, 2005

    Computer Model - Macintosh Classic (M1420) | INFORMATION DOWN BELOW IS DEBATABLE

    OS – Mac OS System 6 (v6.0.3 | Built in ROM) | (v6.0.7–v7.5.5( [TBD)
    Processor (CPU) – 8 MHz Motorola 68000
    Memory (RAM) – 1MB, expandable to 4MB (requires a RAM card); 120 ns, 30-pin DRAM chips required [TBD]
    Graphics (GPU) - N/A
    Serial Number (S/N) - N/A
    Storage (SSD/HDD)–40 MB SCSI hard disk drive optional, Built-in SuperDrive 3.5 in floppy disk drive
    Manufactured Date - June 1991

    Release Date - [TBD)

    Computer Model - MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011 | A1286)

    OS – macOS High Sierra (v10.13.6)
    Processor (CPU) – 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory (RAM) – 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics (GPU) - Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB/AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 256 MB GDDR5 (maybe?)
    Serial Number (S/N) - C02GK4LMDW47
    Storage (SSD/HDD) – 750 GB SATA Disk (Macintosh HD)
    Release Date - October 24th, 2011

    Computer Model - iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011 | A1311)

    OS – macOS High Sierra (v10.13.6)
    Processor (CPU) – 2.5 GHz Core i5 Quad-Core
    Memory (RAM) – 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics (GPU) - AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512MB
    Serial Number - C02H2GKWDHJF
    Storage (SSD/HDD)– 500 GB SATA Disk Drive (Macintosh HD)
    Release Date - May 3rd, 2011

    Computer Model - MacBook Air (M1, 2020 | A2337)

    OS – macOS Montery (v12.1)
    Chip (CPU) – 3.2 GHz 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores via Apple M1
    Neural Engine - 16-core Neural Engine
    Graphics - 8-core Apple-designed integrated GPU
    Memory – 16 GB LPDDR4X-4266 Unified RAM
    Storage – 2 TB PCIe-based SSD
    Release Date – November 17th, 2020

    Vidya Game Consoles:

    From oldest to newest:

    - Sega Genesis/Mega Drive

    - PlayStation 2 (original fat version)

    - Original Xbox

    - Nintendo GameCube

    - Original Xbox Juan (Original Xbox One)

    - NES Classic Edition

    - Super NES Classic Edition

    - Original Nintendo Switch

    - Xbox Juan X (Xbox One X)

    - Steam Deck 521GB (late 02/2022)
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2022
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  20. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020

    WARNING: Flashing lights