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Topic # 64404 14-Jul-2010 23:12

Okay we are all geeks here what is the 'geekiest' thing you have? 

I saw the numberplate PCMCA today and thought that was rather geeky but then noticed it was next to Mauricio's car, which explains it. 

Whats the 'geekiest' thing I have...
As an old geek item; I would say my old (really old) glasses - considering they look straight out of revenge of the nerds and with a correction of -15'ish it makes them look just that much geekier.

Not sure about a modern geek item; most of what I have is pretty common these days... Maybe my facebook fan pages which total about 150,000 fans could be up there.

So what about you guys/gals?

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  Reply # 351658 14-Jul-2010 23:31
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I'm not sure about the geekiest thing I actually own, but I have always really wanted to get my hands on one of those caps with the propeller on top.

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  Reply # 351660 14-Jul-2010 23:44
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there are so many levels of geek these days. the geekiest modern thing i can think of right now would have to be that virtual world - second life?

as for retro geek, i still have an 8" floppy disk with RPG code i wrote stored on it... (I have no way to actually ready it though)




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  Reply # 351809 15-Jul-2010 11:57
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Just my old C64 with the manuals and Doctor Who magazines.




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  Reply # 351829 15-Jul-2010 12:43
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The geekiest thing I wish I still had was my first mobile phone - the Motorola brick, (before I upgraded it to a slimline brick).

The stupidest geeky thing I ever bought was an old Sequent 6 CPU server. It was huge! I bought it because it was cheap and exactly the same as a fiendishly expensive  NCR server I selected & bought on behalf of one of my clients many years ago. I had this vague idea that I could sell hosted services off it or something. (This was about 10 years ago now.)

 
I guess the "commonly recognised as geeky"est t thing I have right now is my HTC Magic android phone (bought 2nd hand off trademe). 

Other  than the more obtuse geeky things I have which include:

a multimeter (just used to check the charge on batteries)
a cable tester
an earth strap
lots of old IP phones, and a few current ones
an old PC server
old Palm Treo mobile phones
etc etc


 




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  Reply # 351993 15-Jul-2010 17:02
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freitasm: I have a Geekman, still in the original packaging.


i'm not sure if thats 'geeky' or obscure... i've never even heard of them.




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  Reply # 352012 15-Jul-2010 17:39

freitasm: I have a Geekman, still in the original packaging.



Had to LOL @ this one! haha 

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  Reply # 352053 15-Jul-2010 19:01
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Doesn't that mean it 's all that what you wanted from this thread. Obscure and Geeky certainly fit the bill in my books.

I can't think of any truly geeky things i own
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  Reply # 352060 15-Jul-2010 19:22
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The HDHomeRun we have here is a geeky thing - try explaining even to a Home Theatre expert that you can have your "DVB-T in the LAN for any PC in your network" and they go "what?"






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My original Star Wars action figures Embarassed

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  Reply # 352129 15-Jul-2010 21:50
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I have original thunderbirds toys that I am told are worth a decent amount of money...and a talking watch (I think it still works).

Do I win?!



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  Reply # 352755 17-Jul-2010 17:45

nickd: I have original thunderbirds toys that I am told are worth a decent amount of money...and a talking watch (I think it still works).

Do I win?!


Sorry, did I imply this was a competition? Humm could be a good idea... 

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I have a copy of OS/2 Warp on floppy in the original packaging.
I always intended to mount it in a wall cabinet with a notice "In case of emergency, break glass".
But I never got round to it.
However this is more sad than geeky :-(

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  Reply # 352939 18-Jul-2010 12:20
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LittleGreyCat: I have a copy of OS/2 Warp on floppy in the original packaging.

I have the Warp Server beta CDs somewhere...

SteveON: I saw the numberplate PCMCA today

A friend in the States has L33THAX :)

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  Reply # 354148 20-Jul-2010 19:52
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I've had a graphics calculator since my mid teens, I own a 286 laptop.




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