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SpartanVXL
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  #3113140 8-Aug-2023 11:06
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I have that creative soundcard somewhere, the black pcb and brass plate, though I don’t use it anymore.

Probably my oldest parts still in use is my 3770k and z77-ud3h motherboard from 2012. I thought it died a couple of times but it’s still running somehow.

 
 
 
 

Lenovo computer and accessories deals (affiliate link).
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  #3113216 8-Aug-2023 12:15
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I have a whole box full of modem cards, obviously no longer in use.

 

 





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  #3113335 8-Aug-2023 13:57
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Rikkitic:

I have a whole box full of modem cards, obviously no longer in use.


 



Haha what baud rate?



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  #3113337 8-Aug-2023 14:03
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Wombat1:
Rikkitic:

 

I have a whole box full of modem cards, obviously no longer in use.

 

 

 

 

 



Haha what baud rate?

 

2400. All of them. State of the art.

 

 





Plesse igmore amd axxept applogies in adbance fir anu typos

 


 


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  #3113339 8-Aug-2023 14:15
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SpartanVXL: I have that creative soundcard somewhere, the black pcb and brass plate, though I don’t use it anymore.

Probably my oldest parts still in use is my 3770k and z77-ud3h motherboard from 2012. I thought it died a couple of times but it’s still running somehow.

 

@SpartanVXL

 

Audigy 2 X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty (PCI).   

 

It's installed in a 2007 ASUS P5E64 WS Pro, being the one machine I still have with PCI slots.  :)


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  #3113494 8-Aug-2023 18:18
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Until last month - a 2008 unibody MacBook and 2008 white plastic MacBook. Just replaced them with an M1 MacBook Air.

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  #3113495 8-Aug-2023 18:23
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jonherries: Until last month - a 2008 unibody MacBook and 2008 white plastic MacBook. Just replaced them with an M1 MacBook Air.

Jon


Damn - literally just realised we now no longer have CD/DVD writer/reader in the house… and I have a bunch of music CDs…oh well trademe here I come.

Jon



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  #3113499 8-Aug-2023 18:47
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Damn - literally just realised we now no longer have CD/DVD writer/reader in the house… and I have a bunch of music CDs…oh well trademe here I come.

 

I have several DVD drives if you are in need of one.


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  #3113502 8-Aug-2023 19:07
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I may have an extra external Mac drive.

 

 





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  #3113520 8-Aug-2023 20:22
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Thanks for the offers - it will be mostly be for playing music/accessing back ups so not urgent but is a permanent need and I wouldn’t want to put anyone out.

So will have a look at trademe and might come back to you if I can’t find something.


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  #3113531 8-Aug-2023 21:06
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I have an HP-12C financial calculator that I have had since the early 1980’s and still use occasionally. It’s an interesting machine because it uses Reverse Polish notation. Pretty sophisticated in its day - in the pre-spreadsheet era.

 

It was originally supplied by my then-employer and was expensive at the time. When I changed jobs I took it with me - and still had it when I retired.

 

Forty+ years on they are still sold, have not been materially changed and are still a weapon of choice for many finance professionals.





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  #3113540 8-Aug-2023 21:50
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My wife still uses a Lingo mousepad...is this counted? Probably from close to when they started. Gee, they (the company) were good while they lasted.





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  #3113541 8-Aug-2023 21:57
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mattwnz:

Mine is a Microsoft Office Keyboard like this https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-E17-00002-Office-Keyboard/dp/B00005NVBO  . I think it is now 22 years old, luckily it was USB. Most of the of shortcut buttons including cut copy and paste still work, except for the scroll wheel.  It is just a really nice keyboard to type on , even though it uses rubber domes. The letters haven't worn of either, even though some keys are quite worn. Better than any new membrane keyboard I have used.   Just shows the quality of some MS products back then. 

 

 

IBM Model M2 keyboard, circa 1995. The doc it comes with explains what the Windows key is, and how it works. I got several of them, to replace over time as they wore out.

 

 

Still on the first one after nearly 30 years use.

 

 

Edited to add: Just checked, it's not an M2, it's an 8923, very similar but better build quality.

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  #3113542 8-Aug-2023 22:05
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old3eyes: The oldest piece of tech I still use on a regular basis us a WDTV media player. Still works most of the time I also use a 11 year old PB Tech branded desktop computer from about 2011 as my daily driver running Windows 11.

 

 

If it's not strictly computer stuff then...

 

 

Denon DVD player, 2007.

 

Yamaha AV receiver, 2012.

 

Kyocera laser printer, circa 2010.

 

Desktop PC, 2007.

 

 

And a whole pile of embedded stuff going back to the 1990s.

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  #3113543 8-Aug-2023 22:08
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SepticSceptic: Canon flatbed scanner. I paid good money, annoyed that there are no win7 or better drivers

 

 

Canon are terrible for this, you get the drivers for the version of Windows that existed when it was released and that's it. Want new drivers, buy a new scanner.

 

 

Epson are the exact opposite, my early-2000s scanner still has active driver support.

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