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Stuff you can't part with.

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 6th September 2020, 10:35

I've been going through some old equipment and just about to brave the loft as I've found a dealer that will take my old B&W darkroom stuff, Durst 600 etc.
I have some pieces that even though they may not work I can't bear to part with.
An old Weston Master V meter that would cost way more than it's worth to fix but it's been with me practically since I picked up a camera.
A Lunasix 3 meter that was so startled at seeing light after bloody ages it's resurrected itself and works!

A Nikon F2 that does work but have you seen the price of 35mm film now.

I've even still got my original Box Brownie.

I think I may have to negotiate with the management to get a display case for them all.


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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Sunday, 6th September 2020, 19:07

I have more ZX Spectrums, Commodore 64s and Amigas than I need, and a lot of board games I should really sell because I will probably never play them.

You are not alone. :)

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bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 6th September 2020, 23:39

I still have my first electronic calculator (solar powered) that I bought in a Singapore market a long time ago, and have used it most of my working life.

It survived because it came with a hardy plastic casing, even dropped it 20 feet off scaffolding, and it still works.

It replaced my slide rule (remember them) 

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alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Monday, 7th September 2020, 13:24

I remember an old interview with Alison Moyet where she said that she destroyed all her gold discs because she didn't want to live in the past or carry around all this clutter that we all build up. I'm with her on that in spirit. In reality I've got a hoarder's temperament - don't like throwing anything away 'just in case'. I think living a simple, uncluttered life without too many pointless possessions is the ideal.

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Monday, 7th September 2020, 18:17

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"I have more ZX Spectrums, Commodore 64s and Amigas than I need, and a lot of board games I should really sell because I will probably never play them.
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I've unearthed my old ST1040.
How do you get a really yellowed keyboard/case back to normal?


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RE: Stuff you can't part with.

Jitendar Canth (Reviewer) posted this on Monday, 7th September 2020, 18:43

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"How do you get a really yellowed keyboard/case back to normal?"

Retrobrighting. Chemicals plus UV deyellows plastics.

https://www.thegeekpub.com/13216/how-retrobright-works/

There's a whole lot of videos on Youtube on it. Try The 8-Bit Guy.


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bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Monday, 7th September 2020, 23:03

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alfie noakes says... I remember an old interview with Alison Moyet where she said that she destroyed all her gold discs because she didn't want to live in the past or carry around all this clutter that we all build up. I'm with her on that in spirit.

This statement instantly for some reason reminded me of the old baggage lady scene in one of my favorite films 'Labyrinth' (starring David Bowie), who tried to make the girl put all her possessions on her back and carry it around LOL.

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 08:00

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bandicoot says...
"in one of my favorite films 'Labyrinth'"

I found out recently one of my neighbours was a voice over artist in Labyrinth!


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