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2017-10-06 01:56:58 AM  
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2017-10-06 02:20:27 AM  
3 votes:
You can have my TI 99/4A when you bring in two guys and a handtruck and careful pry it and all it's peripherals off my desk very careful.
2017-10-05 11:52:22 PM  
3 votes:

Englebert Slaptyback: Zip drive


/ Only computer media I have ever used that could not be trusted
2017-10-06 05:01:25 AM  
2 votes:

Mad_Radhu: bdub77: I love my thinkpad. Thinkpad nipple 4 life.

I've always thought of it as a clit mouse.

What, guys can never find it?
2017-10-06 12:57:53 AM  
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Used to work on these all the time in the 80s when I was a systems engineer.
2017-10-06 12:54:18 AM  
2 votes:
As a repair Tech it was the ThinkPad's that I could never get out of people's hands.  Most of the sales folks had them and they'd bring them in just festooned with viruses and malware and hard drives making grinding noises.

"Can it be saved?" I got asked alot.

"If it can't be saved then don't tell anyone and I'll just keep using it."

I have never in my life seen people that will hang onto a machine that had more problems.  A dude with a Dell dropped the smoldering ruins on my bench and tell me that if I couldn't get it up and running perfectly in 20 minutes he'd make the boss buy him a new one.  Had another guy with a Toshiba ask me what would need to be spilled on it and where to destroy it but keep the data intact.

"Bring your ThinkPad into the office and I'll check it out."

"Oh no....if they see it they'll take it away and make me get a new one."
2017-10-06 11:52:27 AM  
1 vote:
2017-10-06 04:07:10 AM  
1 vote:
call me a Luddite, but when disaster strikes, and electrical service is a thing of the past, you'll all come running to Pointy to work out your math problems! To two decimals. Maybe.

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2017-10-06 01:12:47 AM  
1 vote:
OH such lies! All IT old school techs know it was the awesome Mac Portable that opened the market for portable computing! And it's 16 pound weight provided the user with an awesome weapon in the event they were attacked by ninjas. And mature tech lead-acid batteries meant that they rarely caught fire or exploded. Relatively.
2017-10-05 10:19:10 PM  
1 vote:

bdub77: I love my thinkpad. Thinkpad nipple 4 life.

I've always thought of it as a clit mouse.
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