What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:27 am

Since this seems to be RAM, you might make it a battering RAM, but it might prove a little fragile for that purpose.

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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby Mikey » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:52 am

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:A mini-trebuchet, then send it to the Mythbusters or those crazy guys from England I saw on Mythbusters.


Or that nutty American-English pair on that Military Channel show about recreating ancient weapons.
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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby Mark » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:16 am

Has anyone suggested a doorstop yet?
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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:20 am

Mark wrote:Has anyone suggested a doorstop yet?


Yes. You have. :poke:
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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby Mark » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:36 am

:wave: Yay me! :lol:
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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:29 am

Captain Picard's Hair wrote:Speaking of old stuff, I've had this box sitting in my closet for ages, and I just looked inside it and found what is clearly a computer board of some kind, but one so old as to be unrecognizable. I can't imagine how powerful it isn't. :lol:

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OK, someone who has looked at it in person tells me it holds 32 MB. Now, in the pic below I'm holding that ancient behemoth in the left hand and a 2 GB SD card in the right. This tiny thing holds 64x as much data as that huge thing which I couldn't even get completely in the picture!

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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby Lazar » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:30 am

Wow. That's some impressive technological evolution. :shock:
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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby Tsukiyumi » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:41 am

Dear and fluffy lord, how old is that thing? :lol:
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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby Mark » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:47 am

It the result of Ed Beagly Jr. violating the temporal prime directive!
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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby Enkidu » Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:46 pm

I am still using my first 1997 PC. However, with regular upgrades/replacement parts it's the old story of the hammer with two new heads and six new handles - the only original parts been the keyboard and mouse mat.
I've got a Commodore Amiga and a 1984 Sharp MZ 700 in the attic I can't bring myself to throw away.
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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby Mikey » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:11 am

A Commodore Amiga?! Man, when I was in college that was the absolute shiz-nit! We used to make some killer aggro tunes on that thing.
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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby LaughingCheese » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:27 am

Wish I could say I had an Amiga. :(

Was born too late tho.
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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby Mark » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:24 am

Mikey wrote:A Commodore Amiga?! Man, when I was in college that was the absolute shiz-nit! We used to make some killer aggro tunes on that thing.



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Re: What to do with my ancient Compaq Presario 5000?

Postby Mikey » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:38 pm

The Amiga's synthesizer hardware was WAY ahead of its time. We actually featured one in a battle-of-the-bands.
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