Thrift store / garage sale / side-of-road find thread

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Re: Thrift store / garage sale / side-of-road find thread

Postby Gibsaw on Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:48 am

I have one of these also... great little machine running Lubuntu.. It doesn't have enough RAM to run modern browsers, so I don't run the shell. (384MB - even linux is getting disgraceful in that regard) It's just sits on the network being a kind of a generic C++ plaything for me via PuTTY.

When I'm playing araound with generic C/C++ stuff, it's kinda nice to not do it on x86. I like the idea of trying to be architecture agnostic.
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Re: Thrift store / garage sale / side-of-road find thread

Postby LilJoe on Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:21 pm

On Sunday I popped in to my Churches op shop, I managed to grab the following:

An early pc joystick - 50c
Half a dozen 5.25 inch floppies with this cool case thing - 50c
Boxed talking calculator thing - $1.50

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I have no clue how old or rare it is but it looks cool, original box and bubble wrap included

IBM 3270 Graphics Control Program User Guide - $1?

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Mine looks similar to the one in the picture. (I couldn't find a picture online of it) I think its from the seventies. Its a thick manual talking about some sort of graphics thing, with 5 floppies labeled with 'Graphics control Program'. I googled it a bit, but I couldn't much information about it, I couldn't even find disk images of the floppies. Definitely an interesting find.
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Re: Thrift store / garage sale / side-of-road find thread

Postby nama on Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:35 am

Working Casio MG-885 game calculator with flip cover.
Small dent left side, otherwise very good condition.
50cents!

http://www.liquidcrystal.co.nz/calculators/casio-mg-885/

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