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  Reply # 339393 8-Jun-2010 15:09
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Fraktul: Heh my first part time job was working in retail at DEKA Glenfield while at college back in 98-99 - good times. I remeber they had some weird hybric cat5 coax cabeling for the computer network there which we swiped on the last day for lan parties.


word, did that actually work? cant remember

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  Reply # 339397 8-Jun-2010 15:17
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I recall that at one stage it was going to be sold to a Maori Iwi investment group and the humorists reckoned the name would be changed to Black and Deka.

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  Reply # 339398 8-Jun-2010 15:17
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Fraktul: Heh my first part time job was working in retail at DEKA Glenfield while at college back in 98-99 - good times. I remeber they had some weird hybric cat5 coax cabeling for the computer network there which we swiped on the last day for lan parties.


It wasn't that weird, it would have been 10Base2 thinnet.

You could bring network traffic to a screeching halt by simply unplugging one of the terminal connectors on the ring topography many used.

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  Reply # 339467 8-Jun-2010 17:57
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I remember Deka before they were Deka and still traded under the Mckenzies name - that was way back in the early eighties



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  Reply # 339477 8-Jun-2010 18:19
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So what happened to DEKA in the end? They went broke or got bought out, like our beloved Georgie Pie?

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  Reply # 339532 8-Jun-2010 20:51
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Fraktul: Heh my first part time job was working in retail at DEKA Glenfield while at college back in 98-99 - good times. I remeber they had some weird hybric cat5 coax cabeling for the computer network there which we swiped on the last day for lan parties.


It wasn't that weird, it would have been 10Base2 thinnet.

You could bring network traffic to a screeching halt by simply unplugging one of the terminal connectors on the ring topography many used.


No, no it wasn't - I had been using thinnet for some time for lans at that point after migrating from serial modem. People leaving and taking their terminators with them was a bit of an issue till I got a box of 50 ohm resistors from DSE which worked in a pinch.

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  Reply # 339536 8-Jun-2010 20:56
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heavenlywild: So what happened to DEKA in the end? They went broke or got bought out, like our beloved Georgie Pie?


they were owned by Farmers, but most deka stores become unprofitable as the warehouse became bigger and bigger so all stores were closed around 2000/2001

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