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Mark1978
28-10-2013, 12:52
Quote Originally Posted by Jasgriff
Anyone have one of these?
Blimey that's a blast from the past! I didn't have one but a friend of mine did when we were about 10 I think. You did different things by connecting up wires to the springs, was quite neat really.

theatheist
28-10-2013, 12:09
Quote Originally Posted by rickyday
Use the UAE Emulator works very well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UAE_(emulator)

I loved Cannon Fodder! Who remembers the music to that and also Xenon! Good times!
Amiga Forever/WinUAE is a good combo

Quote Originally Posted by LawsHosting
Bought an Amiga 1200 & a C64C off of eBay in 2008, although both work, it was for nostalgic purposes..... Sold my originals in 1997, wished I never.
Still have my A1200, will never get rid

Andy
28-10-2013, 11:24
Quote Originally Posted by Jasgriff
Anyone have one of these?
Yes! It used to be my favourite "toy" when I was about 10-11 years old lol.

Though this is what I'm into these days. A tad more advanced


Jasgriff
27-10-2013, 21:13
Its all counts.

That one was my second one not sure which one I had first. It definitely wasn't the phillips 20 like you had ha.

NeddySeagoon
27-10-2013, 20:06
Jasgriff,

I got one of those electronics kits for my son. Does that count ?
As a teenager, I had an earlier version by Phillips. http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/philips_ee_20_ee20.html

NeddySeagoon
27-10-2013, 20:00
Myatu,

As a 10 year old in 1963, I wasn't allowed near the computer. It was an Elliot 503. My mother was the computer operator, which is how I got access.
It was paper tape - I can still read paper tape by eye

I didn't use punched cards until I was in further education.

When the 503 was taken out of service, I came into possesion of the drum plotter, which I used as a printer on the APPLE ][. The plotter is now attached to the Elliot 803 at the National Museam of Computing at Bletchly Park.

Jasgriff
27-10-2013, 18:34
Here is my computer history :







486 PC cant remember how it looked


Anyone have one of these?

rickyday
27-10-2013, 17:16
Quote Originally Posted by NeddySeagoon
rickyday,

started playing witn computers in 1963
Ah!

Thank you very much for making my day and making me feel young Neddy!

You have ten years on me

Love MAME (makes me wonder if Buggy Boy been emulated yet?)

That was always one that was forbidden to be emulated but I used to love playing that game, gives me fond memories of a holiday in Florida 25 years ago!

Myatu
27-10-2013, 16:32
Omg... You didn't program it with punch cards as a hobby, did you?

NeddySeagoon
27-10-2013, 16:29
rickyday,

mame is the way to go, then they all fit into a single console.

My age is public knowledge as is the fact that I started playing witn computers in 1963, when I was the only kid in school to have programming as a hobby

rickyday
27-10-2013, 15:09
My dream is to have a games room kitted out with all the retro games consoles and computers, with massive monitor to play them on

Have a spare room now so hopefully my dream shall come true quite soon

Quote Originally Posted by NeddySeagoon
I still have an APPLE ][ and lots of stuff for it

I need to get an old colour display though.
Crikey you must be nearly as old as me!

NeddySeagoon
27-10-2013, 13:25
I still have an APPLE ][ and lots of stuff for it

I need to get an old colour display though.

LawsHosting
27-10-2013, 13:01
Quote Originally Posted by Andy
I've still got loads of my Amiga disks just no Amiga to use them on! :-(
Bought an Amiga 1200 & a C64C off of eBay in 2008, although both work, it was for nostalgic purposes..... Sold my originals in 1997, wished I never.

rickyday
27-10-2013, 08:05
Quote Originally Posted by Andy
I've still got loads of my Amiga disks just no Amiga to use them on! :-(
Use the UAE Emulator works very well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UAE_(emulator)

I loved Cannon Fodder! Who remembers the music to that and also Xenon! Good times!

Andy
27-10-2013, 00:53
I've still got loads of my Amiga disks just no Amiga to use them on! :-(

LawsHosting
27-10-2013, 00:51
Quote Originally Posted by Jasgriff

I still use floppys.
Reminds me of my Amiga days where we all bought them in bulk (100 per go), then copied games weekly by post! Those werre the days!

Jasgriff
26-10-2013, 19:11


I still use floppys.

Never had a failure!

Above is a picture of the first 3 minutes of Les Misérables

rickyday
26-10-2013, 12:45
Quote Originally Posted by NeddySeagoon
It would have been a pain ripping 1500 DVDs again.
Even bigger pain if they were Bluray Discs

rickyday
26-10-2013, 12:43
Quote Originally Posted by DanM248
i've yet to have 1 that has failed. i have had quite a few seagate barracuda fail though. typically starts with reallocated sectors.
That's why discussing hard drive reliability is a complete waste of time

I have been using Seagate drives all my life and had *ONE* fail.

So swings and roundabouts unless we talk about the "Deathstar Episode"

Younger forum members may not remember this lol.

NeddySeagoon
26-10-2013, 12:41
Andy,

Two failed at 9 montho old. As they are in raid5 that was very bad news.
I was lucky. They deveoped bad blocks in different locations, so i mamaged to salvage most of my DVD collection.

It would have been a pain ripping 1500 DVDs again.

DaveP
26-10-2013, 00:07
+1 for the microserver

Had mine running 24/7 for 2+ years using unRaid booting from the internal USB slot.

Serves files, subsonic, mysql and used to run teamspeak for friends, never missed a beat, excellent hardware quality.

ctype_alnum
22-10-2013, 23:54
I bought x 2 500GB greens about 5 years ago. One has failed but the other is fine no performance issues, smart warning and no funny noises. Both drives have run 24/7 with moderate usage. So yeah they are reliable :P

DanM248
22-10-2013, 20:11
Quote Originally Posted by rickyday
Had a couple of those fail.......
i've yet to have 1 that has failed. i have had quite a few seagate barracuda fail though. typically starts with reallocated sectors.

rickyday
22-10-2013, 19:54
Quote Originally Posted by DanM248
Those WD green drives are awesome, yes they are slower but they make up for it with reliability.
Had a couple of those fail.......

DanM248
22-10-2013, 19:37
Those WD green drives are awesome, yes they are slower but they make up for it with reliability.

Andy
22-10-2013, 19:14
Why is that? They're still fairly fast drives.

NeddySeagoon
22-10-2013, 19:13
+1

My Microserver is all hardened Gentoo with 4 or 5 KVMs.
It was a bad decision to put 5x2TB WD Greens in it though

macole111
22-10-2013, 17:36
These people are good for cheap servers: http://www.serversdirect.co.uk/

-macole111

Neil
22-10-2013, 16:52
Quote Originally Posted by UK1
I am building a server for work and want to make it as cheap as possible. Ebuyer do some cheap machines 8GB ram for about £250 incl. VAT but wouldn't want to keep it on all night as it's not a server but a desktop.

Does anyone know any cheap retailers for servers?
A while ago we did use to sell our older hardware, but we no longer as we now deal with specialist companies that recycle the hardware we no longer require.

Jasgriff
21-10-2013, 20:29
Quote Originally Posted by UK1
Thanks everyone for providing suggestions. The HP microserver looks a good option, it's fairly small so can probably just go under the desk and can be kept on 24/7.

Looked around at buying and building myself - you can get server components to build a 512 GB RAM server for around £4,000 plus VAT so quite cheap! (although I've probably missed out a component that would bumped the price up).

I'm glad I don't have to rent one of these at 22k per month: http://web.archive.org/web/200701280...4xeonscsi.html
The guy who ordered that still hasn't got it yet its still on its way from Intel

I have one of the HP micro servers and its been really good. Running Freenas on it.

UK1
21-10-2013, 18:36
Thanks everyone for providing suggestions. The HP microserver looks a good option, it's fairly small so can probably just go under the desk and can be kept on 24/7.

Looked around at buying and building myself - you can get server components to build a 512 GB RAM server for around £4,000 plus VAT so quite cheap! (although I've probably missed out a component that would bumped the price up).

I'm glad I don't have to rent one of these at 22k per month: http://web.archive.org/web/200701280...4xeonscsi.html

mike_
21-10-2013, 11:55
+1 for Microserver.

Set one of these up at home and at work, both running Debian. They're cheap, quiet, and very reliable. Also a total bargain when the cashback offer is on.

Andy
21-10-2013, 11:27
Yeah I agree, I got mine for £210 delivered and then got £100 back. There may not be any on the older model but the newer one on Ebuyer does have it, but it's still over £200 after the cashback. You can buy them a little cheaper on eBay at around £150 though.

Kacotet
21-10-2013, 11:25
If you're going to buy the Microserver, wait for cashback. It can be had for under £100 delivered.

Andy
20-10-2013, 22:03
I've used Ebuyer for years without a problem, but if you're going cheap then you deserve what you pay for. That said I bought a cheap £130 celeron box off them years ago and it lasted as a 24/7 server for about 2 years before I replaced it because it was just too slow for growing needs.

If you're going with a server though I recommend buying server hardware. It's less likely to go wrong and withstands errors and faults better. For example I have a cheap-ish HP Microserver N54L here but it's proper server grade hardware and it uses ECC RAM too. It's not crashed once yet running Windows 2k8 R2 and it's been no 24/7 since I got it months ago. It only cost £200 odd at the time but it's gone up since. This is it: http://www.ebuyer.com/430446-prolian...-in-704941-421

Not fast either but for my needs it works great; CCTV server, backup server and file server. 4 hotswap (after BIOS update) slots on the front and an internal slot for 2 HDD's or a DVD drive, plus an internal USB slot for booting your OS if it's a basic Linux NAS OS or the likes. Windows doesn't play well with USB booting though.

ctype_alnum
20-10-2013, 19:40
Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDaz
Having been in the IT game now a good 15 years I wouls say that if anything, don't turn your cheap ebuyer box off!

Regardless of the quality in most cases, the expansion and contraction of the metal components caused by heating up and cooling down when switching on and off will likely resuly in failure at some point.

Someone once said to me many years ago that computers will last longer if you either never switched them on or never switched off. Its certainly stood the test of time for me.
Most stuff you can leave running for months without issues. I have had a couple of motherboards just not work on machines that I turned off/on everyday so perhaps there is some truth in what you're saying, I think there is.

Jasgriff
20-10-2013, 16:37
+1

The same used to apply to light bulbs.

They break when you turn them on more than when they are running.

However leaving them on is not cost effective

DigitalDaz
20-10-2013, 16:25
Quote Originally Posted by UK1
I am building a server for work and want to make it as cheap as possible. Ebuyer do some cheap machines 8GB ram for about £250 incl. VAT but wouldn't want to keep it on all night as it's not a server but a desktop.
Having been in the IT game now a good 15 years I wouls say that if anything, don't turn your cheap ebuyer box off!

Regardless of the quality in most cases, the expansion and contraction of the metal components caused by heating up and cooling down when switching on and off will likely resuly in failure at some point.

Someone once said to me many years ago that computers will last longer if you either never switched them on or never switched off. Its certainly stood the test of time for me.

macole111
20-10-2013, 13:47
If you want a cheap server build it yourself, have a look at some of the supermicro motherboards and get a rack case. There are loads and loads of mothballed servers on eBay but don't buy them, in the long run it is cheaper to buy a new server as they are much more power efficient.

What are you going to be using it for?

-macole111

Thelen
20-10-2013, 13:30
no they don't, not worth their time. they just onsell them as cheaper servers.

UK1
20-10-2013, 12:58
I am building a server for work and want to make it as cheap as possible. Ebuyer do some cheap machines 8GB ram for about £250 incl. VAT but wouldn't want to keep it on all night as it's not a server but a desktop.

Does anyone know any cheap retailers for servers?