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Old December 12th, 2013, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So as some of you may or not know, I'm getting a Nexus 5 tomorrow

Well, getting this device reminded me of all the older devices I had (Which I still have)

After looking at it all, I figured why not share my collection with all of AndroidForums fam

So here is all of the devices I have had over the years

I'll add a couple more in another post

The tablet is a Nexus 10

The phones are: LG Motion, iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS
Not pictured: iPhone 4 (Bricked and thrown away) and a Huawei Premia (used for taking the pictures)

The computers:
Gateway (Running Linux Mint 15)
Acer Aspire One(Running Windows 7 Home)
Dell Inspiron (Running Windows 7 Professional)
And that archaic computer is a Dell lol Which is running XP Home edition

The reason why I did a close up on the computer with the screensaver is I figured someone would be interested in the screensaver.
It is XMatrix from xScreensaver in the Genetic Encoding format
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I'd also be interested in seeing everyone else's new and old devices as well
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I also figured I'd show off my nifty stickers

The one with the horses on it is from www.saveamericashorses.com
Which is an organization that fights Horse slaughter for consumption and other cruel acts against horses

Every sticker bought goes towards the cause

And the Android sticker was from a random website lol
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Excited for you to get your new Nexus 5

By the time I get around to replacing my phone, I might get the Nexus 5 2015 ;p
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By the time I get around to replacing my phone, I might get the Nexus 5 2015 ;p
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What computers and or other devices do you use now? Would love some pics
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What computers and or other devices do you use now? Would love some pics
Sure, after I finish charging my phone ;p
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I've still got a couple of working Palm devices, including a Handspring Visor Deluxe.
Never bought a new computer. I had a couple made, and just keep upgrading the buggers. Over time they have changed in appearance, but they are the same line.
The Vulcan is still using his 6085, and will have to use the BB Pearl flip when the 6085 finally craps out. Both phones use TMO's wifi calling.

All of my special software runs on XP, most was designed for it. The XP boxes are secure - they are OFFLINE. I transfer files either from Linux or a 7 laptop.
Software does what I want. I can digitize embroidery, create stamps and other crafts from my own artwork, etc. No advantage to the newer software in some cases.

I use the Acer A500 for astronomy and for streaming. It's big enough that the Vulcan can't accidentally turn it off. If it's just me, I use the phone. I have all my nature guides and camera manuals on the Nexus4 and the Acer. I can take a picture of a bird and open the guide to identify it, or listen to its call.

The phone gets used for calls and text. I don't do social sites, business or entertainment on it. I preferred the Palm system using IR to print or transfer between devices. Used to transfer updates to a broadcast calendar and ACT between my boss's TOL Palm and my Sony. You could use a Palm device for a TV remote, too.
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I've still got a couple of working Palm devices, including a Handspring Visor Deluxe.
Never bought a new computer. I had a couple made, and just keep upgrading the buggers. Over time they have changed in appearance, but they are the same line.
The Vulcan is still using his 6085, and will have to use the BB Pearl flip when the 6085 finally craps out. Both phones use TMO's wifi calling.

All of my special software runs on XP, most was designed for it. The XP boxes are secure - they are OFFLINE. I transfer files either from Linux or a 7 laptop.
Software does what I want. I can digitize embroidery, create stamps and other crafts from my own artwork, etc. No advantage to the newer software in some cases.

I use the Acer A500 for astronomy and for streaming. It's big enough that the Vulcan can't accidentally turn it off. If it's just me, I use the phone. I have all my nature guides and camera manuals on the Nexus4 and the Acer. I can take a picture of a bird and open the guide to identify it, or listen to its call.

The phone gets used for calls and text. I don't do social sites, business or entertainment on it. I preferred the Palm system using IR to print or transfer between devices. Used to transfer updates to a broadcast calendar and ACT between my boss's TOL Palm and my Sony. You could use a Palm device for a TV remote, too.
I remember the Palm devices
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My first "smartphone" was a Moto Startac with one of Moto's Clipon Organizers specifically designed to attach to it. They originally cost about $350 just for that device!

Amazon.com: Motorola Clip-On Organizer for Motorola StarTAC Phones: Cell Phones & Accessories

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They would sync with Outlook. Although very basic, the combination was probably the most stable and reliable of all my devices, until the current one (below). Also though, the most limited.

Then I moved to just a Palm Treo (sp?) and another dumb phone(s).

Then I had a Palm Centro. Playing around with that I know why they make Androids somewhat limited until you root them!

Then a Moto Droid 2 Global.

Finally a Samsung S4. By far the best device.
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Samsung Galaxy Win Duos. Most recent purchase, about 6 months ago in HK
Lenovo P700i. Seldom used now.
KIRF Galaxy Note. Used as a small tablet for watching videos in bed.
Samsung Galaxy S. Busted screen and not worth repairing.

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Lenovo S110 running Linux Mint.
Fujitsu UH900 UMPC also running Linux Mint. Came with Win 7 but I don't use it.
....sorry Microsoft you blew it with Windows 8.

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i just looked up the stats on my first computer.

Microprocessor
65C02 running at 1.023 MHz
8-bit data bus

Memory
128 KB RAM built-in
32 KB ROM built-in (16 KB ROM in original)

a gold star to the first person who can tell me the year and make of this kickass machine. it cost me $1000 (huge sacrifice there....this was like a 10 year supply of beer), i bought it at a store in manhasset, long island. remember it like it was yesterday.
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Has to be a Crapple or Crapple II. The C64 and Atari were 6502 but didn't have as much ram.
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128KB RAM with a 1MHz 65C02. I'd guess a Commodore 128 from 1985, which was really a Commodore 64 with double the RAM. I believe it was quite short lived as well, because the Commodore Amiga came out the same year, which had a 68000 16 bit CPU and bus. There weren't that many computers that came in that configuration AFAIK. Could be a later Apple II variant as well.

OK here's my first computer.

6502 1MHz.
8 bit bus.
8KB ROM (expandable to 16KB)
2KB RAM (expandable to 12KB)

Plus you had to build it yourself using a soldering iron, was British designed and manufactured and the year was 1980. Anyone care to guess.


BTW how many people seen one of these before? ...

The Laser 110.

Comes from Hong Kong and is very much a clone of the Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer(CoCo). The company that made it is still around, they make electronic educational toys now. We got three of them in the school museum...LOL. ...and despite its name, there is no actual laser in it. In fact there was a whole load of clone computers that came from Hong Kong, mostly Apple or Radio Shack clones, e.g. the EACA Video Genie....a TRS-80 model 1 clone.
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The C64 and 128 had a 6510 CPU which was a modified 6502.
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Ok, I'm thinking @boathead's machine is probably an Apple II, or something closely related.

AFAIK the Commodore computers weren't cloned at all by Hong Kong makers, because they used some components that weren't generally available like the SID sound chip. Unlike Radio Shack or Apple 8 bit computers, which were made entirely using standard off-the-shelf chips AFAIK. As for ROMs I think the HK clone-makers just copied them. There were some clones made in the Soviet Union as well, I believe Sinclair ZX Spectrum copies were especially popular behind the iron curtain, complete with a clone Z80 CPU....LOL.
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yep, C= was smart in that respect, the 6581 SID and the video were their own design.
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My first computer was a Zenith laptop. The pre-286 processor--an 8086 or something.

That was a pretty advanced machine design for the time. Basically the same as the current laptop design.
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There were lots of old 8088's
Anyone remember the 8085 or the z80? how about the 4 bit (nybble) saturn?
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This is one of my favourite websites for some weird and wonderful examples of old and odd tech.
Museum of Soviet Calculators
Museum Of Soviet Calculators On the Web...MOSCOW ..

Sharp original on left, Russian copy on right.
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I know I'm going to sound rather clueless, but I was only 7 at the time..

But I had a computer that ran either Windows 98 or Windows ME and all I can really remember was on the tower it had these little parrots. Anybody know what brand this was ?
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Sharp original on left, Russian copy on right.
Dang , that's almost an exact copy lol

Stupid auto correct lol
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Ok, I'm thinking @boathead's machine is probably an Apple II, or something closely related.
sniff...i'm waxing nostalgic here, where are my tissues. think i have the 5.25 floppies around somewhere, hoping that they stage a comeback.

but you guys are spot on. apple 2C.
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Stupid auto correct lol
A lot of western technology was copied and cloned behind the Iron Curtain, like pocket calculators, microprocessors and microcomputers. At the time export restrictions prohibited the export of hi-tech items to Soviet and Eastern Bloc countries, CoCom. So probably a lot of industrial espianage and reverse engineering going on there.


Insides of the above calculators...
The Japanese original from 1973.


The Russian clone from 1975.


Looks like they've even cloned the same bodges, where the resistors have been tacked on during production. Presumably because of a design bug that had to be corrected on the production line.
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A lot of western technology was copied and cloned behind the Iron Curtain, like pocket calculators, microprocessors and microcomputers. At the time export restrictions prohibited the export of hi-tech items to Soviet and Eastern Bloc countries, CoCom. So probably a lot of industrial espianage and reverse engineering going on there.


Insides of the above calculators...
The Japanese original from 1973.


The Russian clone from 1975.


Looks like they've even cloned the same bodges, where the resistors have been tacked on during production. Presumably because of a design bug that had to be corrected on the production line.
Wow, That's really cool actually. Was all this during the Cold War ?
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Wow, That's really cool actually. Was all this during the Cold War ?
Yeh, right in the middle of the Cold War. There was a thing called CoCom, Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls.
CoCom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There's similar laws today that prohibit and embargo the export of high-technology to countries like North Korea.

I've got an old Chinese book here called "Study Electronics", was published in Shanghai, 1980. Although the book is from 1980, what's in it looks like mid-60s, it's all vacuum tubes and germanium transistors, no chips at all. But this was from when China first opened up to the west.

There's another clone, the Hobbit. A Sinclair ZX Spectrum from the USSR.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobbit_%28computer%29
Think it was called Hobbit, because there was a very successful Hobbit adventure game made for the ZX Spectrum, C64, etc.

Of course if one is making clone microcomputers, you need a clone CPU as well
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U880
The U880, an East German Z80 clone.
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I bet nobody has got one of these though...

The Poly Play!

The only coin-op game to be made behind the Iron Curtain(East Germany).
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@Mikedt -
Check this one out. I read somewhere that the Chinese have an actual possibly working duplicate of the Blaise Pascal accounting machine from the time it was made. I forget if it was the 16th or 17th century. The Chinese seemed to be interested in automata, imported a Pascal calculator, and copied it. In a museum somewhere in Beijing.

Copying has been going on longer than the electronic age.
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Thing is these Iron Curtain copies and clones are totally different to the KIRFs of today. Where they've just taken whatever cheapo tat and made it look like an iPhone or a Samsung, because they were actually copying the chips, circuit board layouts, etc. even the production errors.

BTW here's a nice techy anecdote from MOSCOW website, which says something about the semiconductor industry in Poland at that time.

"Incidentally, there is a bizarre piece of trivia about CEMI... It was meant to be, like many other things of the communist era, a showcase of Polish industrial might (semiconductor, in this case). It was, of course only fitting, that such a showcase would be built near the capital, so the dignitaries would not have to trouble themselves with long trips to some far away places when showing off to other visiting dignitaries. So, the edict was to build it almost in the center of Warsaw.

Indeed, the visits were quite frequent and there was a lot of hoopla for a while. Then, it turned out that there were certain, shall we say, "physical limitations" of the location. Never mind clean air and other "small" things required for a successful semiconductor fab... The rumble from the nearby tram (street-car) line was so enormous, that it was impossible to keep the IC masks still for exposure. So, prior to exposure, employees would be looking thru the window, watching for gaps in street traffic and yell "Do it!" when the coast was clear"

http://www.taswegian.com/MOSCOWx/k764.html

I used to do some electronic repair as a hobby in the 1980s, and early 90s. Friend came up with a hi-fi type cassette deck, made in USSR, for me to look at. He'd bought cheap at an auction somewhere. Interesting thing was the cassette deck mechanism itself was Japanese, but the rest of the electronics was Russian. But it had a fault in that it wouldn't record properly, it played tapes no problem. The fault was that the bias oscillator wasn't working. There was a load of cut-tracks and wired bodges around the bias oscillator that had some Russian IC, and from what I could tell the hackery was done during production. After some hours of poking around with it, with a multimeter and scope. I came to the conclusion quite possibly it could never have worked. ...The printing on the front of the machine was all Cyrillic, so presumably it wasn't intended for export.


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Check this one out. I read somewhere that the Chinese have an actual possibly working duplicate of the Blaise Pascal accounting machine from the time it was made. I forget if it was the 16th or 17th century. The Chinese seemed to be interested in automata, imported a Pascal calculator, and copied it. In a museum somewhere in Beijing.

Copying has been going on longer than the electronic age.
I'll have to check that out, next time I'm in Beijing.
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