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Re: [ossig] Clearout - free stuff to good home.



Dear Will,

All the best for the future.

Safe journey to wherever.

Charles


----- Original Message -----
From: Will Smith <will@willsmith.org>
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 1:00 pm
Subject: [ossig] Clearout - free stuff to good home.

> I leave Malaysia in a couple of weeks, the following is free to
> a good home (or thrown away if no takers).
> 
> Email to me directly via http://www.willsmith.org/contactme.php
> (not to this list) and I'll tell you if you are the first to request
> each item.
> 
> If so, you'll need to come to my house in Sri Petaling (near Komplex
> Sukan Negara) to pick up your item.  You need to come soon, I
> move out early next week.
> 
> 
> Item # 1 - Computer Case + Modern Athlon Motherboard
> ----------------------------------------------------
> 1 computer case - modern, minitower
> With : Asus A7V8X-X motherboard (Via, not nforce).
>        Takes DDR memory.  Worked fine with Athlon 2000+.
>         But : only 2nd PATA channel works - fine for
>               1 or 2 drives max.
>      : hard drive mounting rails etc.
> 
> Without : CPU, memory, Power Supply, HDD, PATA cables etc,
>           extractor fans etc.
> 
> Must be used for running open source operating system!  Fully
> detected by Fedora 2.
> Prefer to give to student etc - if you are rich with lots of PCs
> already, please let somebody else take it.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Item #2 - Nonworking but audiophile CD Player
> ---------------------------------------------
> 
> CD player, Rega Planet (top loading).
> Original cost in 1997 : USD800.
> Very sought after CD player in its day, this is the
> first model, almost the first one purchased (serial number
> 1145).
> http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/staff06.htm
> Complete with original manual and remote control.
> 
> Unfortunately, I was warned that these don't play well
> with Malaysian power system.  They were right - I guess it
> needed a surge suppressor or something.  6 months after bringing
> it here, it stopped working.  Suspect something in the power supply
> end.
> 
> 
> 
> Item #3 - Worlds first home video game, 1972 with all extras.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Magnavox Odyssey 1.  Typically goes on ebay for approx USD200.
> Launched in 1972.  Magnavox went bust a few years later - only a few
> of the first model were sold.
> 
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?
ViewItem&category=4315&item=8130584111&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
> http://www.designboom.com/eng/education/pong.html
> 
> 
> I bought two of these on ebay in about 1997.  Too bulky to keep
> following me around.  They are the 'worlds first videogame',
> coming even before Pong.  One is complete with original box and
> all extras, another is partially incomplete.   Almost definitely
> the only ones in Malaysia!
> 
> Downside : needs a VHF TV to play.  I've never owned one,
> but you could probably find one in an antiques shop.  Also
> possible to build a VHF->UHF converter, I think.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> [Imran] William Smith
> http://www.willsmith.org/contactme.php
> 
> 
> 
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