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  1. After getting home tonight, I ran across a Slashdot article which pointed me into the direction of Maze War, apparently the first FPS DM game ever (ran on, I believe, ARPANET, using an ImLacs PDS-1 computer). Well, reading up on the old ImLacs, I got interested in reading up on more old computers, and eventually ran across this site: http://oldcomputers.net/

    It's a rather interesting site if you want to see some older vintage computers.

    After going through this site, I've decided to take up a new hobby: collecting old, vintage computers. Not many, and I don't want this to turn into an extremely expensive hobby, but I think it'd be rather fun to do. Pick up an old one here, write a BASIC program or two for it there...

    The first one I'm thinking about is a Kaypro II since I found one rather cheap. But given that I'm in Japan, it puts a slight kink into purchasing it. Sure, I can ship it to my house where my mom is, but...the issue of funding comes into play.

    If I can find a Kaypro 2000, though...yeah, that'd be something ^_^

    Oh well, we'll see where this goes. Now, off to use an emulated TI99/4A since mine's at home and not here...maybe write some meaningless program in TI-Basic, the first language I learned.

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    2. Sephiroth

      Sephiroth

      japan seems like a kick ass place. Would you consider living there for the rest of you life?
      typhoons and earthquakes, yea those can suck. however they are not as bad as an allied bombing raid.

      about old computers?
      well there is a store here called medelson's. it has just about everything you can think of. I bought some cool stuff there. They had a few of those compaq systems, portable 1. I did buy the 8 inch floppy drive, that thing was fucking huge, as big as a computer. i sold it to the guy down the street, but i kept the disks. i bought 2 unopened boxes of 8 inch floppy disks.

    3. YukiRaven

      YukiRaven

      Sephiroth said:

      japan seems like a kick ass place. Would you consider living there for the rest of you life?
      typhoons and earthquakes, yea those can suck. however they are not as bad as an allied bombing raid.

      Yeah, I would definitely consider it. The only thing would be finding some sort of mate to stay here with. The one thing I've missed so far from back home is my friends and family. But outside of that, yeah, I'd consider it.

      Sephiroth also said:

      about old computers?
      well there is a store here called medelson's. it has just about everything you can think of. I bought some cool stuff there. They had a few of those compaq systems, portable 1. I did buy the 8 inch floppy drive, that thing was fucking huge, as big as a computer. i sold it to the guy down the street, but i kept the disks. i bought 2 unopened boxes of 8 inch floppy disks.

      Heh, those 8" floppy drives are a trip. My friend back home has a 25mb or so hard drive that's about the size of one of those drives. If I got one, though, I'd have to wonder what I would use it for. Storing half a porn jpg on one disc? hehe

    4. Sephiroth

      Sephiroth

      yea i got a big ass 30MB hard drive too. its about the size of my laptop. the cool thing about it is the plastic surroding it is sort of clear. so you can see it work, that is if i decide to hook it up the something.
      got that at medelson's as well.

      also i have a much smaller but nearly just as old 25MB hard drive. it works. it uses the same type of plug as the old floppies.

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