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    Re: Computer Technology

    Yeah, good point :-)

    As for the DRAM, you are missing a couple in DIP, ZIP (aargh!) and SIPP packages!

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    Re: Computer Technology

    Got some magnetic core memory somewhere around the place...

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    Re: Computer Technology

    You're right, they aren't all that old. I'll have to Google what DIP, ZIP, or SIPP is .

    If you've got any interesting old pieces I would gladly take them to photograph!
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    Re: Computer Technology

    I love this subject... If any of you visit England, there is a very nice computer museum next to Bletchley Park (of WWII fame), which is about 1hr north of London.

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    jp - it's amazing how much of this stuff I had sitting around (and almost threw away) before coming upon the idea to photograph it. Duh! I really think the anachronism between the subject and medium is interesting.

    I would like to come up with 20-30 images/prints and maybe pitch it to a gallery this year. I think I'll start with making 8x10 "proof" prints of everything and then standardize on 20x24 "gallery" prints if I get the opportunity.
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    Re: Computer Technology

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Check for the required voltage. Safety glasses. Tubes are glass. When in doubt don't stand in water and use one hand, the other behind your back. That last one has saved my heart.
    Years ago I wanted to repair an old Zenith floor-standing radio. I bought a book on how to restore old radios-- it said to pull the chassis out of the cabinet, plug it in, then turn it on. Watch the tubes. The tubes that didn't glow were bad and needed to be replaced. I did this, and in a few seconds a capacitor the size of a shotgun shell exploded "BLAM!". I looked in a mirror: my hair was blown back and my face was blackened. I looked like Wile E. Coyote after the Acme bomb blows up in his hands. It's a wonder I didn't blind myself. I replaced the capacitor and got the thing going, though.
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    Playing around with a new idea on the RAM sticks.

    Linhof MT, 240mm G-Claron, Efke 100, Pyrocat:



    Need to add light on the front, increase development to add contrast (edited here to show what I wanted), and probably refine the placement of the vase.
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    Re: Computer Technology

    Candy bars, dripping honey with a child reaching...

    2001: A Space Odyssey

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    Slightly different composition / table arrangement. Critique welcome. Trying to make one more image for a still-life call for entry coming up.

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    Re: Computer Technology

    I can remember...walking into my son's bedroom (after many unsuccessful knocks on the door) to wake him up for school - the minefield of circuit boards that would stick to the bottoms of my stockinged feet. So...my idea...an image of a parent at a sleeping child's bedside...looking, somewhat perplexed, at the bottom of a lifted, stockinged foot - on which resides a well-embedded circuit board! (My son is now a successful computer/robotics engineer...and thank goodness he's also married, because if he were single I'm sure his bedroom floor would still be a minefield!)

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