A nice birthday present

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A nice birthday present

Postby lizardb0y on Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:12 am

I got home last night to find a package waiting for me, sent from the USA from someone I'd never heard of. It turned out to be a birthday present from my sister and brother-in-law in Australia. One of the most thoughtful birthday presents I've ever received!

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Re: A nice birthday present

Postby tezza on Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:14 am

Nice. It looks in great condition. Do you need to get a 240V power pack for it?
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Re: A nice birthday present

Postby lizardb0y on Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:19 am

There's some cracking on the hinges visible from the rear, but otherwise very good condition. Power is 3 x AA batteries, or 6v DC at modest current so power is not a problem.
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Re: A nice birthday present

Postby gavo on Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:02 am

lizardb0y wrote:I got home last night to find a package waiting for me, sent from the USA from someone I'd never heard of. It turned out to be a birthday present from my sister and brother-in-law in Australia. One of the most thoughtful birthday presents I've ever received!


Nice - when will you be hitting the ATMs? Wasnt this what John Conner used in Terminator, or am I mistaken?
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Re: A nice birthday present

Postby lizardb0y on Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:05 am

gavo wrote:
lizardb0y wrote:I got home last night to find a package waiting for me, sent from the USA from someone I'd never heard of. It turned out to be a birthday present from my sister and brother-in-law in Australia. One of the most thoughtful birthday presents I've ever received!


Nice - when will you be hitting the ATMs? Wasnt this what John Conner used in Terminator, or am I mistaken?


You're not mistaken. I've got the card emulator on order ;)
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Re: A nice birthday present

Postby YetiSeti on Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:30 am

I can't have told enough extended family about my collection. No one's given me anything bar a green screen monitor. I'm more likely to hear from siblings 'you don't need any more stuff', which clearly is something these ears do not need to hear.

I have a physically broken Portfolio (screen/ribbon or something). It's good enough for display and the Terminator reference in my Y2K/Apocalyptic/It's All Going to End side of my collection. I do have the Serial and Parallel interface cards for it and you won't be hacking any ATMs without one of these.

Only a couple of these have flashed by my eyes on trademe and they didn't sell for that much either given their rarity and being 'Atari'.
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