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#1 Andrew

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 06:11 PM

I recently came into possession of three computers from the early neopentiumnoram era.These computers represent early humanity's attempts to play computer games and are actually still running! I need ideas for what to do with them.




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Here's a picture of one of the hard drives. It's a Quantum BigFoot 5¼ inch 4GB hard drive...
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 06:14 PM

Cherry Bombs...

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 06:40 PM

Wow a Quantum bigfoot(My most hated drive)

Why not load a linux distro on them and play and learn?
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:03 PM

But a cherry bomb or five would be much more amusing
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:03 PM

I was thinking about trying to load Vista on them.

Same effect as a cherry bomb, I'd imagine.

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:20 PM

Use them for wheelchocks when you park on a hill in your fair city. Safety first! :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:33 PM

I had a couple of old pc's from like pre 1995(windows 3.11) and so I took out the hard drives(along with everything else) and got a big hammer(after I could not unscrew a star bit with a fillips screwdriver) and beat it to a pulp. Turned out the disk was gold plated platter on one of them. Not to mention they have these "super"(rare earth magnets) in them that are "SUPER" strong! Now I wish I had taken out more than one of those magnets. Once you stick it on a flat surface its very very hard to pull it off by hand.

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:40 PM

Send them to me? haha

Run old DOS game on them that is always fun.

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 09:24 PM

Use them for wheelchocks when you park on a hill in your fair city. Safety first! :thumbsup:


Thanks for your concern for my safety but I'm not silly enough to own a car in this city!

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 02:12 AM

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 02:20 AM

Heck yes. I say... Put vista on them THEN cherry bomb them... mmmm.....
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 08:19 AM

Aren't their laws against manufacturing high explosives without some sort of permit?

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 10:04 PM

Aren't their laws against manufacturing high explosives without some sort of permit?

Probably. Never let minor little details like that stop me, though. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 10:48 PM

Well asides from stripping them for spare parts. the question is do they run and do they already have an OS on them? If so i cant say i would throw them out. However a giant slingshot pointed at the bay would make for a rather amusing video. (no silly laws against that right)

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 03:59 AM

(no silly laws against that right)

Unfortunately, there are... :thumbsup:




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