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RE: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's still alive? - October - 08-06-2015

Looking at these consoles brings back a lot of memories.


RE: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's still alive? - vain - 14-06-2015

(07-06-2015, 11:53 AM)venam Wrote: My grandpa has a Grundig radio from 1958.
[Image: radio_Grundig_2066PX_restored_09oct2007.jpg]

Do you know if this still works? I mean, is it actually usable? Can you still receive some radio stations?

I've found most "older" radios (probably from the 1990'ies) to be virtually useless today. There's so much noise and static from modern devices that you can barely understand a word... Or, maybe it's always been that way and I've just gotten used to today's top-notch quality of TV/MP3/YouTube/everything. I'm not sure.


RE: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's still alive? - venam - 14-06-2015

(14-06-2015, 12:52 PM)vain Wrote:
(07-06-2015, 11:53 AM)venam Wrote: My grandpa has a Grundig radio from 1958.
[Image: radio_Grundig_2066PX_restored_09oct2007.jpg]

Do you know if this still works? I mean, is it actually usable? Can you still receive some radio stations?

I've found most "older" radios (probably from the 1990'ies) to be virtually useless today. There's so much noise and static from modern devices that you can barely understand a word... Or, maybe it's always been that way and I've just gotten used to today's top-notch quality of TV/MP3/YouTube/everything. I'm not sure.
I didn't test it, I just saw it laying around his house. So it might not be as "alive" as it should.


RE: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's still alive? - strang3quark - 05-07-2015

I have a ZX Spectrum +2B, It still works, I had a lot of tapes but they are all damaged now.


RE: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's still alive? - jvarg - 05-07-2015

I have an old IBM Model M from 1987 and an old Nokia Communicator 9000 from 1996
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RE: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's still alive? - Loki123 - 01-03-2016

I have somewhere a Nintendo NES from 1983. Pretty neat and I loved that console.
I also have somewhere a desktop PC that has Win 3,1 and 8MB RAM. (8MB was the max for the computer..)
I'm unsure if I have some older stuff laying around, my grandparents might have something older.


RE: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's still alive? - tudurom - 01-03-2016

My mom's car. A Renault Megane I, post-facelift.


RE: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's still alive? - tudurom - 04-04-2016

I have some neat Nokia weapons:

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RE: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's still alive? - swathe - 24-05-2016

Tandy TRS-80. It's on display at the local university


RE: What's your oldest piece of hardware that's still alive? - josuah - 21-11-2016

At the University of Rennes 1, in philosophy department, there is a computer.

Full of dust, even if is in a very clean classroom. As if there was the superstition of the dust making it working, as in a voodoo curse.

The keyboard is a mechanical one, and the mice has a ball in it, from before the laser-based ones.

There was a Windows sticker at the side. Can't remember, but it was before Windows XP. It was already plugged in, so I turned it on to see what would happen, and then... Our teacher told us we had to go to switch room with another class. I could not see what happen.



I came back one week later, the screen was turned off as I let it, but the computer was still running! I plugged the screen power cable, and turned it on:

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A linux getty prompting for my login!

What is this system? An old Linux on a very old hardware? Ctrl + Alt + Del, and systemd reboots... Systemd? Not that old after all...

Now it boot up!

At least, no tricky UEFI to configure, plain old BIOS please!
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With these green (or red if FAIL) [ OK ] at the right, I assume it is systemd, right?
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So it is a RedHat we got there, (written in red, obviously).
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I hope to cross more of these relics along my way.

[EDIT] typo!