the ultimate in vintage crap
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Oct 29 18:47:17 CDT 2007
> > Please rememebr that not all of us read our main
> > on-line. I for one
> > download all my main, then read anf reply to it (I
> > pay for phone calls by
> > the second (or whatever), I don't have broadband).
> > So for me to look up
> > an e-bay item certainly involves me dialing back in
> > to my ISP and running
> > a web browser.
> My apologies. But out of curiosity what computer do
> you run the browser off of and do you get realistic
I run lynx on this machine (the much-hacked PC/AT with a text-only
display), of course that's text-only. When I need graphics (which is not
often, normally to look at a data sheet or scanend service manual), I've
been known to wander into an internet cafe. It actually works out a lot
cheaper than a modern PC + broadband + new monitor + new 'scope + new
logic analyser + ...
> graphics? Pardon the asking. You really need to take
> some pictures of your setup, and even do a write up. I
> have a domain now (actually have for over a year!) and
> when I set it up, I'd be more then happy to host some
> of your stuff.
There's nothing much to see. It looks like a normal PC/AT (IBM 5170). OK,
there are other odd machines around here that are a lot more intereting
oth to look at and to understnad.
> Do the local newspapers, or even Wired and other
> periodicals know about you Tony??? I'm thinking they
I beelieve I got a mention (for this reason) in Popular Mechanics or
soemthing like that.
Apart from that, I am heppy living surrounded by (old) computers,
cameras, tools and the like. And my cat, of course. I may be a freak, and
I am certain;y accentric, but I really don't want to become known to all
and sundry as such.
> > Just out of curiosity, why do you think an XGA card
> > is the ultimate
> > vintage find? I can think of many things that are
> > rarer and/or more
> > interesting.
> There's a duality to my feelings on PC/2 stuph. Hence
> the rather torturous tenuous title to my post. I'll
> just leave it at this and say an XGA is what's bound
> to make a PC/2 interesting (in my book).
That's not really my question. My point is that the PS/2, no matter
_what_ expansion cards it has is not the ultimate vinatage computer, at
least not to me.
The 'Ulitimat vintage...' would be something like a PERQ 2T4, or an
HP95C, or a prototype <foo> or...
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