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I just got all of this for free!

Pics coming later (am on my NDS)

 

1x ADB keyboard - needs some cleaning.

2x old mac null modem cables or whatevertheyarecalled.

2x old mac serial cable extension cables.

1x HyperCard manual

2x PS/2 mice

1x SCSI Zip drive - couldnt find any cables for it

3x PC paralel cables

1x mysterious ADB dongle

1x mysterious MiniDIN 8 or 9 (forget which) to DB25 cable

 

:D

 

EDIT: Add:

1x FireWire 400 cable

to that list!

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1x mysterious ADB dongle

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I am going to, but am kinda hours from home so only have my DS for the net, There was a lot more i couldnt get. (i snapped pics of that)

 

The dongle looks like a passthrough cable. Hardware copy protection?

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I miss finding random computer stuff! When I lived in the city, computers used to sprout out of the sidewalk like Ballardian weeds. Since being stuck in the burbs, I rarely even see junk computers, and not yet anything interesting. The wife got really "excited" when I made up a story about finding a Wang mainframe and having it shipped to the house!

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I dont find much random stuff, but the parents dragged me to some event a few hours away. As a pleasent supprise, in another room in the same building, the Cincinati Comodore Computer Club was also having some sort of event. I just hid in that room all day =P

 

Also, I forgot to mention:

1x CD caddy

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OK, here are pics of everything:

 

My conquests...

Weird ADB dongle

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PS/2 Mice:

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It's a Logitech! Much better than my old HP mouse, so I use this one on my desktop PC.

 

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The other PS/2 mouse. The right mouse button doesn't work.

 

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ADB keyboard!! Now I have 2 full sets of ADB mice/keyboards. When I finaly get that PowerMac 9600, I will have a mouse and keyboard for it!

 

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HyperCard user manual. No version number so I am assuming it is 1.0?

 

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The other mysterious cable. Don't know what it is for, and I am not going to try it to find out =P

 

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LocalTalk null modem cable.

 

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SCSI Zip drive.

 

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CD caddy.

 

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LocalTalk extension cable?

 

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Another LocalTalk extension cable (thats what it is right?)

 

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The other null modem cable

 

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FW400 cable.

 

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PC parallel cables.

 

 

And here's some other pics:

 

All of this stuff no-one took so went to the dumpster :'(

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It's clearly copy protection though. Sentinel had a large range of ADB-based hardware copy protection systems.

 

The "unknown" cable looks like a Mac DIN serial to DB-25 (can't tell, the picture is blurry). If so, it's probably either a serial converter or null modem.

 

yes it is a Mac DIN to DB-25 cable.

 

So serial converter or null modem cable?

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yes you can ask a adb what data it contains, but its not going to be through the terminal, and its just going to send back 2-8 bytes, which will just be the key for whatever it went to (ie its not like usb where when you poll it it comes back with a page of vendor data)

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The wife got really "excited" when I made up a story about finding a Wang mainframe and having it shipped to the house!

 

The funny thing is that when I went to pick up a recent conquest from Ebay at a guy's place in Indiana, he HAS a WANG mainframe in the industrial surplus warehouse. Plus many other things... I saw some of the Disney Pixar render farm there as well as most of the original CNN AV broadcast booth and tons of other DAT and AV Decks and Protools and Sonic Solutions, and Avid gear.

 

Great score there on the free stuff!

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The funny thing is that when I went to pick up a recent conquest from Ebay at a guy's place in Indiana, he HAS a WANG mainframe in the industrial surplus warehouse.

 

Closest to that that I have is an IBM AS/400 minicomputer in my apartment bedroom...

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