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Reply 4360 of 4577, by paradigital

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Quick pic of the Shuttle sat on my test bench in the garage. Still need to find a GPU for it, get it stress tested and most likely give it away locally to someone looking for a small retro PC as it’s both a touch new for me, and already catered for by similar hardware.

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Reply 4361 of 4577, by copper

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paradigital wrote on 2023-09-02, 15:06:

Quick pic of the Shuttle sat on my test bench in the garage.

I had this case or one just like it around 2004-2006 for a gaming build. Athlon XP 2600+ Barton and some Geforce FX I think. I guess it was fine. I didn't build another gaming PC or use Windows at all after that for a decade.

Reply 4362 of 4577, by CrFr

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Found a cool calculator. Canon F-300P programmable statistical calculator from around 1983-1985. Didn't work, but after cleaning the battery terminals, it came to life. If anyone knows how much thing like this would have cost as new, please tell.

Slow as a snail compared to any modern even cheapest scientific calculators 😀

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Reply 4363 of 4577, by DerBaum

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CrFr wrote on 2023-09-03, 12:27:

Found a cool calculator. Canon F-300P programmable statistical calculator from around 1983-1985. Didn't work, but after cleaning the battery terminals, it came to life. If anyone knows how much thing like this would have cost as new, please tell.

Slow as a snail compared to any modern even cheapest scientific calculators 😀

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That thing looks super close to ´80s SHARP calculators.
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Reply 4364 of 4577, by dormcat

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DerBaum wrote on 2023-09-03, 12:42:
CrFr wrote on 2023-09-03, 12:27:

Found a cool calculator. Canon F-300P programmable statistical calculator from around 1983-1985.

That thing looks super close to ´80s SHARP calculators.

Those were popular in early 1980s; some high-end models even had printers, expansion ports, or even BASIC programmability.

There's a website dedicated to those "nerdy" calculators; haven't updated for a decade but still online.

Reply 4365 of 4577, by pentiumspeed

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Still have my Sharp EL-540D scientific calculator I purchased new at CTC around 1990's. Tried a Ti and was off about it, mainly about button press feel and layout, missing important keys.

Cheers,

Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 4366 of 4577, by bestemor

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pentiumspeed wrote on 2023-09-03, 22:37:

Still have my Sharp EL-540D scientific calculator I purchased new at CTC around 1990's. Tried a Ti and was off about it, mainly about button press feel and layout, missing important keys.

Cheers,

EL-506P owner here !
(1985 model, semi-basic one)

Using it daily, last time just a few hours ago 😁😎

Reply 4367 of 4577, by Kahenraz

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I feel left out! I still have my Ti-83 Plus Silver Edition from high school. I used it through college where I discovered that it had some graphing bugs while doing my trigonometry homework. I called Ti and got someone on the phone with every calculator they made and he confirmed that, yep, it was a bug. Also that it was unlikely that it would be fixed. Maybe in a newer version.

Reply 4368 of 4577, by Ensign Nemo

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Kahenraz wrote on 2023-09-04, 04:11:

I feel left out! I still have my Ti-83 Plus Silver Edition from high school. I used it through college where I discovered that it had some graphing bugs while doing my trigonometry homework. I called Ti and got someone on the phone with every calculator they made and he confirmed that, yep, it was a bug. Also that it was unlikely that it would be fixed. Maybe in a newer version.

They should have fixed it and cut you a little check for the help (-:

I've done a lot of work on sources of error in biology and these types of errors can propagate throughout the literature. One simple error can lead to an incorrect conclusion, which can then be repeated by other people when they cite it. I've found similar problems in biology software, such as double counting during set intersection comparisons. It's especially troubling when a problem is found in a popular tool used many times. Unfortunately, there are far more incentives for pushing out papers as quickly as possible compared to quality assurance.

Reply 4370 of 4577, by CrFr

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dormcat wrote on 2023-09-03, 21:13:
DerBaum wrote on 2023-09-03, 12:42:
CrFr wrote on 2023-09-03, 12:27:

Found a cool calculator. Canon F-300P programmable statistical calculator from around 1983-1985.

That thing looks super close to ´80s SHARP calculators.

Those were popular in early 1980s; some high-end models even had printers, expansion ports, or even BASIC programmability.

There's a website dedicated to those "nerdy" calculators; haven't updated for a decade but still online.

This Canon I found actually has a printer port. It can also be used to power the calculator with an AC adapter.

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Reply 4373 of 4577, by Kahenraz

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I always found those little pocket calculator computers to be cool little gadgets, especially then they contained BASIC. It's too bad they were so limited by their screen size and keyboard. I can imagine that it would only be useful if you already had a program written out and ready to go, but I can't imagine enjoying it as a way to really tinker with and enjoy.

I know that this wasn't their intended purpose, being a calculator first. The 8-Bit Guy did a video on the Laser Portable Computers which would have been much more functional for programming. Some of them still only had a single line display, but at least they had a proper keyboard.

Reply 4374 of 4577, by Big Pink

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Was waiting for my colleague to bring the van round when I spotted this Optiplex 380 amongst the detritus of a flat being cleared out.

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I thought IBM was born with the world

Reply 4375 of 4577, by Nexxen

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Big Pink wrote on 2023-09-05, 15:13:

Was waiting for my colleague to bring the van round when I spotted this Optiplex 380 amongst the detritus of a flat being cleared out.

It had puppy eyes "take me home"... didn't it? 🤣
Is it in working condition?

PC#1 Pentium 233 MMX - 98SE
PC#2 PIII-1Ghz - 98SE/W2K

This happens too much here, people building old rigs to re-complain about how they sucked 😀

Reply 4376 of 4577, by Kahenraz

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I have one of these little Optiplexes I got for free some time ago. They have a Core 2 Duo and, with a half-height dedicated graphics card like a GeForce or Quadro NVS, they work great as little Windows XP boxes.

Reply 4377 of 4577, by Big Pink

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Nexxen wrote on 2023-09-07, 17:53:

It had puppy eyes "take me home"... didn't it? 🤣
Is it in working condition?

No idea, I haven't tested it yet - looks clean inside, though. I was expecting something more recent than Core2, but I'm not one to turn down a freebie.

I thought IBM was born with the world

Reply 4378 of 4577, by Turbo ->

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Found this somewhat motherboard. It has a 128mb memory module and 512 mb ddr1 RAM. I could use the memory module in some build and a ram, otherwise, I don't know if the board itself could make any retro build at all.

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Reply 4379 of 4577, by RandomStranger

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Turbo -> wrote on 2023-09-10, 19:33:

Found this somewhat motherboard. It has a 128mb memory module and 512 mb ddr1 RAM. I could use the memory module in some build and a ram, otherwise, I don't know if the board itself could make any retro build at all.

Looks like it used to belong to a NAS:
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I don't know how retro friendly it could be or even if it works with any kind of desktop OS

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