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i can't wait till pentium chips are $2 each

Windogg

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Why wait? You'll be surprised how many people have systems just lying around waiting to be stripped down. I've snagged 1 x PPro 200, 2 x P-233, 1 x P-166 MMX, 1 x P-133, 5 x P-75, 2 x Cyrix 6x86 PR200, and a whole buttload of 486es just by asking people around the office. Plus there are other goodies like video cards, sound cards, modems, and network cards (3 x 3Com 905Bs!!!!). Some Pentiums are being retired soon and I've got my greedy mitts ready.

Go out there and start some "Social Engineering"

Windogg
 

beat mania

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what are you going to do with those? They're a waste of space, and if you actually run it, a waste of time and electricity.
 

noxipoo

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i work in a state university, which means its government. To throw away a non-working 6 year old dot matrix printer thats worth $.10 in scrap metal, i have fill out 2 pages of paper work with all the confusing codes you can find. else its considered stealing if i throw it away and they will arrest me.
 

Windogg

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beat mania: You'll be surprised what you can do with a old Pentium. Toss together $20 worth of parts, toss on FREESCO, and sell it as a router for $100 - $150. Not bad for 30 minues of work.

Windogg
 

beat mania

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I seriously have trouble believing somebody would buy that. But I guess you have your own business secrets ;)
 

noxipoo

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people would buy it. i just want them for fun. i only have 2 p2 300's now that i play as toys. i took them apart and stuff. want more hardware just to add to the nerd factor when people come over.
 

beat mania

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Only if you can hang a working computer on your cube or something like that I guess...
 

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