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    Boris
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    Details here –

    Location - Twixt Severn and Wye
    Status - "Retired" - but not as far as my wife is concerned !!

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  • #27910

    dwynnehugh
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    Live in hope, I suppose.

    The more you meet people the more you understand why Noah took animals instead of humans

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    #27924

    Bob Williams
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    I stripped a similar system that my No.1 gson’s (barsteward) dad gave him to play with some years ago. I used the CD player in a rebuild for a mate, the rest went to WEE Heaven as I recall. It was Dinosaur doo-doo even then. This bloke is living an another planet.

    “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”
    ― Philip K. Dick, legendary SF writer.

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    #27942

    Tippon
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    I’ve still got the remains of my 486 SX25 floating around somewhere. I’ve been tempted for a while to rebuild it and play some DOS games 🙂

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    #27946

    dwynnehugh
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    I’m just wondering whether he is selling as a piece of antique stuff – see below another guy selling a very old machine for £92.  Sorry but I do not know how to put the below as Boris did with ‘here’ on his opening post.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/386-computer-Mi-BM-Windows-95-365mb-HDD/264010797562?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140328180637%26meid%3D63c6429e2d83467b8ecc20fb60c5d094%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D202490760621%26itm%3D264010797562&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982

    That said, probably in a 100 years they will be classed as valuable items of the early computer days and be displayed in science museums all over the world! Just the same as in 1000 years MFI / IKEA stuff will be seen as valuable antiques.😆

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    The more you meet people the more you understand why Noah took animals instead of humans

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    JayCeeDee
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    Sorry but I do not know how to put the below as Boris did with ‘here’ on his opening post.

     

    On the ‘ribbon’ below the words Insert, Format,Tools you’ll see a paperclip icon. Highlight the word you want to use for the link, Copy the url ( the bit you’ve used in your post ) from the address bar of the webpage you’re linking to, click the paperclip icon and Paste into the box, then click the arrow to ‘apply’ the link to your post. 👍👍

     

    Ikea may be iconic/antique in years to come, but you’ll miss the best opportunity to utilise any MFI furniture if you don’t hurry up and build that bonfire soon……………!!😄😂😋

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    #27950

    Boris
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    Dave,

    The “winner” on that item has only a 1 for feedback -I surmise that he is a malicious bidder – who won’t pay up ?

    Location - Twixt Severn and Wye
    Status - "Retired" - but not as far as my wife is concerned !!

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    Ed P
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    No need for the extra power usage. Either install Dosbox or set up a VM Dos box using FreeDos. I bought a USB floppy drive from Amazon and then used Winimage to make mountable dos images of the old disks.

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    Ed P
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    I’ve still got the remains of my 486 SX25 floating around somewhere. I’ve been tempted for a while to rebuild it and play some DOS games 🙂

    No need for the extra power usage. Either install Dosbox or set up a VM Dos box using FreeDos. I bought a cheap  USB floppy drive from Amazon and then used Winimage to make mountable dos images of the old disks.

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    #27959

    Tippon
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    Where’s the fun in that though Ed? 😉

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    #27961

    D-Dan
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    I did also notice a sale of an Amiga 500 for £1,000. In reality, they’d have to consider themselves lucky to get £10.

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    Ed P
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    Where’s the fun in that though Ed? 😉

    The challenge of getting old floppies to read, and run in a vm. Also by making iso copies of the floppies you are preserving them for the future.

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