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Topic # 113913 1-Feb-2013 07:54
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This is a great collection of 80s computers, televisions etc. I wonder if Dotcom would finance it or the guy is just being really hopeful. 

If not, the newly refurbished Toitu Otago Settlers Museum has a temporary display gallery. It would be great to have some of it displayed there. 

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/244311/museum-sought-house-collection

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  Reply # 754207 1-Feb-2013 07:59
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Ok, so there is one piece of news here: the man spent $100,000 to buy old computers in the hopes of creating a museum.

Some are even duplicates from the looks of it, so he could have gotten more for the money, or spent less. He doesn't need three or four of each desktop. Tha'ts more like hoarding compulsion than collection really.

This is not news: "He emailed Mr Dotcom about financing the museum earlier this week and was waiting on a reply from the ''social crusader'', he said.

Social crusader?




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  Reply # 754208 1-Feb-2013 07:59
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I will email Kim this evening and see if he wants to finance my new house in Northcote Point and a super yacht for the weekend, WTF is this really news?

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  Reply # 754214 1-Feb-2013 08:31
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johnr: I will email Kim this evening and see if he wants to finance my new house in Northcote Point and a super yacht for the weekend, WTF is this really news?


As long as your house was built in the 1980's you should be fine! :-)




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  Reply # 754216 1-Feb-2013 08:36
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johnr: I will email Kim this evening and see if he wants to finance my new house in Northcote Point and a super yacht for the weekend, WTF is this really news?


As long as your house was built in the 1980's you should be fine! :-)


Dam I wanted the one built in the 70s

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  Reply # 754226 1-Feb-2013 08:55
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His website is here , 
https://sites.google.com/site/retrowemuseum/home

I think the similarities with this programme that screened on TV1 last night are a bit worrying
http://tvnz.co.nz/obsessive-compulsive-hoarder/s2013-epspecial-video-5329472

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  Reply # 754231 1-Feb-2013 08:58
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Sounds like a guy with a lot more going on beneath the surface ... He probably has ocd and a lot of other baggage

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  Reply # 754278 1-Feb-2013 10:15
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Negative city around here.... don't you think a computer museum would be an awesome thing? Whatever methods this guy needs to make it happen (and don't forget, he would be donating all that money to the cause - $100,000 ish if his figures are correct) are fair game in my opinion.

Maybe he is OCD or has problems or whatever else has been said in this thread, but that doesn't detract from the fact that he has a nice little collection that he wants to share with NZ..... and really.... who are we to judge this guy based on one article...

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  Reply # 754280 1-Feb-2013 10:17
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I didn't say it wouldn't be agreat thing. I said it has a lot of repeated items, which could have been normalised so the money could go longer.

And laughed at calling Mr Dotcom a "social crusader". Note I'm not laughing at him.




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  Reply # 754314 1-Feb-2013 11:05
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That really is a unique collection. The slide show on his website is worth watching. There are one or two things which seem not to belong there but maybe he has unique reasons for including those.

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  Reply # 754474 1-Feb-2013 16:22
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Did alarm bells for anyone else ring that this guy works at a girls high school? Weird creepy guy is weird!





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  Reply # 754478 1-Feb-2013 16:32
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Lias: Did alarm bells for anyone else ring that this guy works at a girls high school? Weird creepy guy is weird!



My step daughter goes to that school and it is a pretty good school.  Just because he has a tendency to collect retro computers etc, I don't think that makes him a creep. 



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  Reply # 754482 1-Feb-2013 16:47
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Lias: Did alarm bells for anyone else ring that this guy works at a girls high school? Weird creepy guy is weird!


Um, are men now only allowed to work at boys schools and women only allowed to work at girls schools?

(EDIT: Sorry just reread and I guess you mean he's weird so it's worrying he works at a girls high school rather than when I first read it I thought you mean he was weird because he works at a girls high school... but yeah as above I don't think collecting this sort of thing makes him a creep...)

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  Reply # 754507 1-Feb-2013 17:43
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A load of 80's computer technology....?

It isn't by any chance the Talent2 / Novopay development equipment is it.......?




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  Reply # 754511 1-Feb-2013 17:58
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The Otago settlers museum has retro computers ... Not anywhere near as much as this guy's got though ...

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