If a school near you is ever moving...

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If a school near you is ever moving...

Post by Mario » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:18 am

...go dumpster diving!

A school right next to my house is moving to a different location. To reduce what they have to pack up/move, and to generally just clean up, they threw out TONS of interesting things.

First, I got 15 unopened copies of Windows 2000 Pro (which are up for sale)

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Some random electronics junk (fuse holders, bulb holder, wire nuts, some kind of brackets)

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Just regular junk, which was a bunch of "attendance correction slips" which I duct taped together to make a giant notepad, some wire, and something called a Key-Bak (a retractable keyring)

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22 clean baby food jars and 11 lids

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Now, here comes the good stuff. I got an old Smith Corona electronic typewriter (can't find a date for it, guessing it's an early 90's model) with a FULL SPOOL of ink tape. The typewriter itself is also in excellent condition.

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I found a giant USA atlas. Although the information is over 40 years old, it's a neat thing to have, and it's fun to look at the info in it. There was a page of TV broadcasting stations around the country; there were about 100 total. :P

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It's enormous!
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And now, my personal favorite. A medium-sized golden-rectangular electronics poster! ^_^

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The funny thing is, the theme of the year was Conservation. Discuss how schools can be so wasteful, even though they claim of budget cuts and such.
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Re: If a school near you is ever moving...

Post by bicostp » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:38 am

Nice finds! Do the Win2000 discs have any service packs preinstalled?

I bummed a bunch of crap from my high school before I graduated. An entire Pentium II computer, a PC from DEC (which got traded up to a P3 933 Compaq DeskPro SFF desktop), miscellaneous odds and ends...

This could have gone in the Garage Sales thread. ;) (It's basically become the "hey guys look what I got cheap/free!" thread, anyway.)
Mario wrote:The funny thing is, the theme of the year was Conservation. Discuss how schools can be so wasteful, even though they claim of budget cuts and such.
Subtle. :roll: :P

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Re: If a school near you is ever moving...

Post by Metallica Man X » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:39 am

I recall a little while, my old school decided to renovate and upgrade everything. SO, I did some DD action

I scored a great mass of old computers, PA Amps/speakers and most importantly of all, I managed to get all of their old audio video editing equipment, which when new cost a few grand--most of it is still worth just as much :shock: ...if I can ever work up the energy, I'll be broadcasting random things an VHF channel 7 someday 8)
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Re: If a school near you is ever moving...

Post by Mario » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:07 pm

bicostp wrote:Nice finds! Do the Win2000 discs have any service packs preinstalled?

This could have gone in the Garage Sales thread. ;) (It's basically become the "hey guys look what I got cheap/free!" thread, anyway.)
A few have service pack 1 with them.
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Mario wrote:The funny thing is, the theme of the year was Conservation. Discuss how schools can be so wasteful, even though they claim of budget cuts and such.
Subtle. :roll: :P
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Re: If a school near you is ever moving...

Post by Taiben » Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:07 pm

Meh. Harder and harder to get support for any kind of 2k.

Nice find on them fuse holders an conduit clams though. And that keybaks an easy $15 at the local hardware store. Electric typewriters an awesome find though.
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