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Re: EEVblog #1112 - Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving
« Reply #75 on: August 15, 2018, 01:36:14 pm »
Thanks for posting, some of those CRTs in your second pic look old enough to keep? Did you get a look at them?

Actually I was looking for any monitor with RGB BNC inputs. For a VAX machine I have. Did find one (outside) but it was badly damaged.  Otherwise my own CRT monitor graveyard up in my storage loft is already too full.
Then there's the monitor graveyard in the rear coldroom at 888 (pic). They are still there, and the building is an abandonment, soon to be demolished.
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Re: EEVblog #1112 - Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving
« Reply #76 on: August 15, 2018, 06:30:44 pm »
Thanks for posting, some of those CRTs in your second pic look old enough to keep? Did you get a look at them?

Actually I was looking for any monitor with RGB BNC inputs. For a VAX machine I have. Did find one (outside) but it was badly damaged.  Otherwise my own CRT monitor graveyard up in my storage loft is already too full.
Your post made me recall a sad time: a few years ago I was unable to save a wonderful 21'' Sun Monitor with RGB inputs due to the absolute lack of space...

Then there's the monitor graveyard in the rear coldroom at 888 (pic). They are still there, and the building is an abandonment, soon to be demolished.
I imagine the mayhem of a building being destroyed with these dangerous amalgams of glass and phosphorous flying in the air.
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Re: EEVblog #1112 - Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving
« Reply #77 on: August 16, 2018, 05:00:58 am »
Somebody should probably organise for an e-Waste collection.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1112 - Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving
« Reply #78 on: August 17, 2018, 05:10:06 am »
Actually I was looking for any monitor with RGB BNC inputs. For a VAX machine I have. Did find one (outside) but it was badly damaged.  Otherwise my own CRT monitor graveyard up in my storage loft is already too full.
Then there's the monitor graveyard in the rear coldroom at 888 (pic). They are still there, and the building is an abandonment, soon to be demolished.

I took 3 Tektronix monitors into my care from 888.  They appear to be the same model (haven't pulled all three out for a proper check) but are 19" vertically flat screens .... and the back panel of one looks like this:


I also have a 17" Philips Brilliance 107P10 of my own with dual input: VGA and BNC (x5).  I've had this since new and it is the last CRT monitor in the house.
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Re: EEVblog #1112 - Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving
« Reply #79 on: August 17, 2018, 08:43:55 am »
The VAX I got is a VAXstation 3520. It took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out how to open the case. Then I found the graphics output is BNC RGB. Presumably sync-on-green. 

Online info says the 19" RGB monitor had a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. Ha ha, the exact same resolution as this old street-tossed LG Flatron L1953H LCD I'm using right now. I bet it weighed 10x as much, and cost 20x as much.

Not much point even powering it on until I find some documentation. At the moment I have zero.
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Re: EEVblog #1112 - Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving
« Reply #80 on: September 07, 2018, 02:03:04 pm »
Minor update. At 888 the power is disconnected and the site fencing enclosed, with added gate - not yet locked. Mosque has moved out. Next stage, demolition. Sometime.  I always find it fascinating to watch the final stages of old buildings declining.

Man, that homeless guy is a force of entropy. Really puts things in perspective. Some people here may joke about TEA & GAS, but that's nothing compared to genuine mental illness. Be thankful for what you have, including your mind.

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Re: EEVblog #1112 - Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving
« Reply #81 on: September 07, 2018, 02:16:14 pm »
From channel History (only Italian Language):

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...and tatata! "P101 Simulator"  ;D

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Re: EEVblog #1112 - Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving
« Reply #82 on: September 09, 2018, 10:41:15 am »
Man, that homeless guy is a force of entropy. Really puts things in perspective. Some people here may joke about TEA & GAS, but that's nothing compared to genuine mental illness. Be thankful for what you have, including your mind.

The problem (certainly here) is that the mental institutions (for non dangerous/criminal people) have been shut down.  They has been replaced by 'care in the community' schemes.  This is all fine in theory, but there are still people who can't survive if left up largely upto their self and would be better off in a modern institutionalised environment.  They often end up in one of these schemes when their parents become too old or die.  But, As many have time on their hands and are easly lead astray, it does not take long for them to become addicted to drink/drugs and go further downhill.
 
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Re: EEVblog #1112 - Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving
« Reply #83 on: September 16, 2018, 11:28:34 am »
Demolition has begun at the 888 site. It's locked up now and demolition machinery onsite, so no more inside photos. They are currently stripping all the removable stuff - plaster, woodwork, etc.
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Re: EEVblog #1112 - Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving
« Reply #84 on: September 16, 2018, 02:39:17 pm »
I must confess ... I haven't done my cataloguing yet.  In the rush to get the gear safely secured, it wasn't placed in a conveniently accessible arrangement.

I will get around to it - it's bugging me that I haven't done it yet.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1112 - Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving
« Reply #85 on: September 18, 2018, 02:36:40 am »
Annnnnd... I got the roller door. The demolition crew are nice guys. I'm making a small storage space extension at home, and it needs a roller door. By chance the side roller at 888 is about the right size, and hopefully if can be made to fit. I asked the crew if I could salvage it, and they said yes. Started 7am this morning, out of there by 9:30am. They expect to start dropping that building this afternoon.

One lesson: DO NOT release the winding spring tension in a big roller door, before tying the roll securely so it can't unwind.
That was a very spectacular and loud mistake. Oh well no serious harm done to the door, only to my pride. It definitely wasn't part of the plan, but it did make it easy to take apart section by section. Instead of lowering it all rolled up - and very very heavy.

The 'monitor room' is finally empty.
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Re: EEVblog #1112 - Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving
« Reply #86 on: September 19, 2018, 02:07:36 am »
Thanks for the update and photos TerraHertz.

Yes that small room which had a bunch of PC's and monitors looks rather spooky, like a dungeon or former torture chamber.
 


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