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I recently(like in the last hour)n was taking apart some old PC equipment, i got a Creative 52x Cd drive and some thin copper wire about 6ft long what have you got out of old things lately?(electronics i mean not old people, etc.?

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Goodhart (author)2009-01-15

what have you got out of old things lately?(electronics i mean not old people, etc.?

Well, this old person, has quite a variety of pieces from his original old 8088 IBM clone (memory chips mostly, and a printer card, and a video card), stuff from my 286-486's include HD's, floppy drives 3--5-7 inchers (one 7 1/4 drive :-), an old CD player (x1), and various cards and memory chips. Oh, I nearly forgot my old PS/2 (IBM personal system 2) accelerator card.

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11010010110 (author)Goodhart2009-01-15

7 inch drive ? wow i grew up on the 3.5 floppies and then cd-rw s

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Goodhart (author)110100101102009-01-15

Oops, sorry, that was actually an 8-inch (200 mm) floppy drive (mainly used in bigger than pc computers), and then the next size down was the 5 1/4 inch drive. Those two were truly floppy LOL

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11010010110 (author)Goodhart2009-01-15

the 3.5s had that metal slider that wa the coolest thing to hack with ever then came those with a plastic thing instead :'( and then came usb flash :)

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Goodhart (author)110100101102009-01-15

then came those with a plastic thing instead :'(

Plastic thing?

BTW: the old paper floppies could be gutted and used as CD dust protectors ;-)

Yes, I had hundreds of the 3.5 floppies, since I did so many backups of from my 8088. But, now it would take many more then all I have (and if I did put a floppy drive in my current machine, it would probably have some difficulty with the 720 KB ones ;-)

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11010010110 (author)2009-01-14

i use computers i built from parts from trash. i sometimes build extra computers and give away to who needs them i use as is many other tech stuff from trash as well among stuff i took apart lately some computer mice - wanna do hacking with the xy sensors inside (connected to computer) remains of smashed street lamp (ballast and starter for 150 W sodium lamp without the lamp itself)

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Goodhart (author)110100101102009-01-15

Yeah, I forgot about my "box of mice" LOL when they throw one away at work, the mouse catcher (ME) snaps it up before the trash guy comes around.

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cd41 (author)110100101102009-01-14

that is awesome what kind of computer PC im guessing maybe linux let me know and also how strong are they?

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11010010110 (author)cd412009-01-14

i have all the intels from 486 to pentium 4 and 2 amd's that dont work (broken mainboards) all from trashed components / entire computers (except 1 hard drive which i bought new) i use mostly pentium 3 1 GHZ dell optiplex GX150 and sometimes pentium 4 1.7 GHZ with msi board they run arch linux with kde 3.5 / 4.2 beta i also have pentium mmx notebook (thinkpad 765D) but it has dead hard drive and i did not find replacement

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