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Topic # 95916 16-Jan-2012 22:14
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Hey guys,

I've just been told by my partner that her place was broken into today, and her late father's stuff got pinched. He was around during the real formation years of the NZ computer market (think Data General & Digital), and a number of mounted processors (given to him as gifts and left to my partner) from the 1980s/1990s were stolen. They're pretty interesting pieces and will be worth something to the right people.

That's one she still has, but the others were Intel, Digital and Data General sets.

If you guys see anyone offering a bunch of 1980s/early 90s computer processors on TradeMe/at a computer fair, can you please let me know? It's tough enough to lose someone at a young age, but having someone pinch the only real memories you have of them is pretty heartbreaking. Obviously it's not likely there'll be any success with the police, but for what it's worth this happened in Takapuna/Belmont. 

I know it's probably not thread-worthy, but this stuff was irreplaceable and meant a lot to someone. If you could just keep an eye out on your travels, you'd be doing me a real solid.


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  Reply # 569713 17-Jan-2012 00:05
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Good luck, hope they turn up and not get turfed.

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  Reply # 569750 17-Jan-2012 08:44
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Sorry about the loss, and it certainly is threadworthy.

Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. (T.S. Eliot)

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  Reply # 569771 17-Jan-2012 09:12
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Definately worth posting - if they sell them off, the buyer would likely be in the computing community, and may well read this site.

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  Reply # 569798 17-Jan-2012 10:16
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Still worth reporting to police. There are squads that do quite a few search warrants and the darndest things sometimes turn up in the most unexpected places. These are unusual/unique items, so even though no serial numbers just getting the descriptions of them into the police database is proabbly a good idea.

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  Reply # 569813 17-Jan-2012 10:55
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Just a thought - it might be worth ringing any local second hand shops like cash converters, cash box etc to see if they have them...

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