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  2. A game system that makes the original Xbox look compact.

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  4. A running example of IBM's first desktop computer.

    A setup restoring old lunar orbiter images reading them using the analog Ampex FR-900 analog tape drives from 1966.

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  5. been listening to their discography for the last few days.

    the only downside is that makes me want to have a road-trip...
    and I don't have a driver's license.

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    I love old school radio's, combination of wood + technology is sexy. Did try modding a PC into one once, but failed.

    This one is a real beauty,

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  7. dang! that is one beautiful machine!

    I want a PSP with that aesthetic feel to it. or a Wii... or a flatscreen TV... no, the REMOTE to the TV should be robot dial-based. I want an audible clUNK when switching TV-channels to other inputs.

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  8. CC said:
    I love old school radio's, combination of wood + technology is sexy. Did try modding a PC into one once, but failed.

    This one is a real beauty,

    Old electronics stuff is neat.
    Why the remote is sometimes called the clicker.

    This video explains how those old mechanical ultrasonic remotes worked.

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  9. Eleriel said:
    dang! that is one beautiful machine!

    I want a PSP with that aesthetic feel to it. or a Wii... or a flatscreen TV... no, the REMOTE to the TV should be robot dial-based. I want an audible clUNK when switching TV-channels to other inputs.

    It's a 1940s television in a similar art deco style to the radio. Although I think it is possible to put an LCD in it.

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  10. I would not install modern guts it if it's working or even restorable as televisions from that era are fairly rare.

    Here's a video of a work RCA from 1946.

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    As we speak about ancient TV´s...

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  12. It's a little long, but still cool.

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  13. Jarls in the 90s

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  14. Some really retro computer stuff.

    The inside of a PDP 8 note the hand wired back plane.

    PDP-11/40 Computer and ASR-33 Teletype

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  15. I wonder if this is old enough...

    Sorry it's in portuguese, couldn't find it in English. Also, the Brazilian dub was rather funny.

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    These still sell for $50-100 believe it or not, not for retro value but simply because they're that good.

    Mechanical keyboards are quite pricey.

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  17. CC said:
    These still sell for $50-100 believe it or not, not for retro value but simply because they're that good.

    Mechanical keyboards are quite pricey.

    The Model M is one of the best keyboards ever made and you can still purchase new ones from a company called Unicomp who bought the rights and tooling from Lexmark IBM's subcontractor back in the 90s.
    http://pckeyboard.com/

    Early Apple products up until the mid 90s also tended to have very good keyboards.

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  19. A year ago from today, there was an epic that occured in a place we're all so familiar with. An act of nature

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/japan-killer-quake.html

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  20. 42 liters displacement.

    Starwars ASCII on an old ADM terminal.

    Gemini 4 EVA.

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