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Other Oldest Daily-Use Hardware?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gareth Halfacree, 27 Nov 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Talking to someone on t'Twittorz about keyboards, I was suddenly struck by the fact that the keyboard I use to write all these words wot you are reading is 28 years old and still going strong.

    That made me curious: what is the oldest piece of hardware you still use on a daily basis? I mean, actually use: I've got a ZX81 (the one you saw me building if you bought Custom PC a while back, in fact) that's older than my keyboard, but I don't use it on a daily basis and it's certainly not a part of my desktop rig (although that'd be an interesting modding project...)

    In my case, it's my keyboard (1984) and my PCMCIA-PCI adapter (1990-something, I forget.) There's also my Psion Series 3A (1993) which replaced a Series 3 (1991) and which I still use for notetaking when I'm out and about, but that's not a daily-use thing.
     
  2. MSHunter

    MSHunter Minimodder

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    EVGA GTS 8800, in my wifes PC. Drives her U2711 just fine for photo editing.
    must be about 5 years old now, has an other 5 years warranty left.
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    What keyboard is it Gareth? Surely an original Model M?
     
  4. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    My 2007 IBM X61 Tablet is a my daily driver for net browsing.

    Tbh I've still got most my stuff since I first started back in 2003 with my own stuff.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Close - it's the IBM Personal Computer AT keyboard, the last revision of the Model F before IBM switched to the cheaper Model M design.
     
  6. MSHunter

    MSHunter Minimodder

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    Now that brings back memories! Thats what my father used to use in the hallway programming late into the night. (yes the floor layout was quite odd in that apartment)
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    It's the only thing that has travelled with me since the early days. Mice, monitors and the like get replaced, but the IBM keyboard remains. Despite its lack of several rather important keys - like the six-key home pad, the cursor keys, F11, F12, Alt.Gr, Super...
     
  8. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Well I don't use them every day, but I have Cherry keyboards from around 1985. Oldest stuff I use everyday is my sig rig most of which from 2009. Other I use regularly is first gen mitx Via Epia that is my retro gaming machine from 2005ish with IBM flat CRT from late 90's. I'm working on getting the entire system inside the CRT. Just need to address some cooling concerns.
     
  9. rollo

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    Mx 518 mouse probably oldest in day to day usage

    AMD 250 CPU next in parents pc.
     
  10. jbloggs

    jbloggs What's a Dremel?

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    Intel Celeron 2.2 GHz from 2003, used on a music file server...
     
  11. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Probably my Benq T905 19 inch monitor gets used as my second screen. It's about 7 years old and i think it set me back £180
     
  12. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    It might be my keyboard (OEM NMT RT235BT), but there's no date that I can see on it. I believe it's more than 10 years old, though. Completely void of any Windows key and the like.

    Tied for an honorable 2nd place are my case, Lian-Li PC61, and my soundcard, Creative Audigy, both of which I got in July 2002.
     
  13. Strudul

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    Hmm...

    Probably my TDK Bluetooth Adapter from 2002(?)
    [​IMG]

    Still use it to connect wiimotes to my computer.
     
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  14. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    For me it's my Cambridge Soundworks FPS2000 4.1 from 1999. It still have guts.
     
  15. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Was just wondering what the definition of "in daily use" boils down to, because I've an old PC sitting on my desk. Its main, well only, task is providing surface space for other stuff standing on top of it. Said stuff is standing on it on a daily basis, though. :p

    Oh, and said old PC comes with such legendary hardware as a Pentium II 350 MHz (SLOT 1 no less), an ASUS P3B-F, some unknown quantity of memory (ECC of course), an Adaptec 2940UW SCSI controller, a TEAC CD-R56 DVD writer (SCSI) and a Matrox G400. Amazing stuff. :thumb: :rock:
     
  16. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    I have a similar P2 system in daily use as a space waster in my storage... :lol:
     
  17. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    They really do a most excellent job doing that. ;)
     
  18. MSHunter

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    no daily use means you actually tun it on and use it say at least 3 times a week.
     
  19. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    My LCD TV from 2007 :lol:. EDID for HDMI is broke, it consumes 240W, it is only 1366x768.

    Waiting for my new appartment (finished late 2013) to get a new TV - don't want to move the 50" plasma in a very small elevator :D.
     
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    An old surround sound system from circa 2003 for use with my PC, still sounds amazing :D
     

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