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 PostPost subject: Domino PCs        Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 9:36 pm 
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Hey found this little gem on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_tXcRYOYZ0
Obviously somebody has too much time on their hands
pity really, those pcs could be going to the poor people of mynamar right now.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 9:41 pm 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 11:58 pm 
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LOL! It is kind of sad to see all of those pc's falling, though. Probably a good 10ghz of power between all of them.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 2:16 am 
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Did you notice how nearly all of them had licenses on either the top or
the side.
A lot of keys there!

I hope the hard drives were removed first, wouldn't trust them after that
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 9:09 am 
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Yep, i saw the keys. However, they are most likely Win 98 keys, which are worth next to nothing.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 9:34 am 
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i could do with one of them!


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 11:15 am 
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Some look like Dell Optiplex towers, most likely P2s or p3s. Awwww :(

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 3:51 pm 
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Yep, i saw the keys. However, they are most likely Win 98 keys, which are worth next to nothing.

Surprisingly enough, I still see them get up to $15.00 on ebay.
Times that by a few hundred and you have some play money for little effort.
Even if only $2.00 each.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 10:22 pm 
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The ones attached to machines don't get anything though, do they? As you can't easily get the sticker off intact, and you're not meant to remove them anyway. Copies of Windows 98 with the key on a book or somewhere instead do seem to still go for a lot though, boxed copies especially - looking on eBay it seems they sell for up to £30. I've got two disc-less manuals for Windows 98 (with COA/key) in my trading topic but no-one wants those, and there's no point putting them on eBay as I no-one seems to bid for incomplete copies. I really need to find some key-less discs somewhere (maybe discs from machines that have the key attached to them), in order to make complete sets!

An interesting eBay trick shows up when you do this search, by the way - this guy has been selling copies of Office 95 by listing them as "Microsoft Office Pro for Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/2003", omitting the version number so people don't realise it's an ancient versions of Office, and putting "2000/XP/2003" in the listing title to get people searching for the newer versions of Office to look at the listing. Inside the listing it also doesn't say "Office 95" anywhere, only "Office Professional", and then just right at the bottom he's put "This is not Office 2000/XP etc...", presumably as a sort-of disclaimer. Normally Office 95 hardly goes for anything, so his trick seems to work, several people having paid his $99 for it.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 10:33 pm 
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The ones attached to machines don't get anything though, do they? As you can't easily get the sticker off intact, and you're not meant to remove them anyway.

A hot air gun or hair dryer removes them perfectly in tact, then just
place them on an old backing paper from stickers.
On ebay here in AU i've seen quite a few second hand one's sell, even
Windows 2000 stickers get 40+ $ if used.

Did you notice that seller just got a neg feedback for that office 4.3 pro
for $99, customer complained it didn't work on XP.
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 10:40 pm 
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Did you notice that seller just got a neg feedback for that office 4.3 pro
for $99, customer complained it didn't work on XP.
What a scam.


I hadn't noticed that before - it looks as they tried opening Office 97-2003 files with it, which of course Office 95 can't open. Seller's response "No patience"!

Another eBay trick is all the people selling Open Office (which is legal under the GPL) - they list it as things like "Open Office 2007" so that people searching for MS Office see it, and then presumably the buyers don't realise that they can download it for free anyway!

So do you reckon I'd get anything for my 98 manuals with keys but no discs then? There don't seem to be any disc-less copies on eBay UK at the moment, and I don't imagine they would go for much if anything.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 3:24 am 
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It is illegal to sell the already-bundled OEM sticker without the complete hardware, so...

And I've seen OpenOffice selling at Meijer, marked as some COSMI Office Pro. $20, and the screenshots on the box clearly say 'OpenOffice 1.xx'

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 12:24 pm 
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It is illegal to sell the already-bundled OEM sticker without the complete hardware, so...

You don't think that'll stop them from selling it now do you?
A large amount of beta software says not for OEM or retail distribution
yet still gets sold on ebay.
I bought a bundle of Select CDs from ebay, most of which was labeled as such.


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I remember seeing this video. I think it's really funny, but all those computers :(


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:00 am 
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Drives are removed - you can see it easily, that 5.25" bays are empty.
Right before 00:15 there is a frame which shows, that there are no expansion cards in computers (visible on that frame).
The only think clearly visible is a power supply, which is not sensitive to vibrations :).
And the sound - it's like there are nothing in these cases. Ribbon cables muffles the sound a little (I know since my old 286 computer nas fallen from desk accidentially - no damages, even on ST225 hard drive!))

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