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The stuff you own that is now redundant thread.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by retrofit, May 15, 2018.

  1. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    I recently got myself some Bose wireless over ear headphones, and I didn’t realise just how awesome they were until I briefly returned to the ear bud (in ear type) which had no bass what. so. ever. And even on full whack, I could hear traffic with a load of sound leakage...

    So, what do you own that is now redundant or just rubbish?
  2. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Most of my photography is rubbish, and I was made redundant a year ago.....
    Not much hope is there?
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  3. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Found these a few days ago tucked away in a box under my desk, judging by the dates they've been there for more than ten years, clean forgot about them!

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  4. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    Are they too far gone for use?
  5. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Should be ok, black and white film is more stable than colour, probably just need to increase the development time. Used to use Paterson Aculux, no idea what's available now, and on top of that my film scanner packed in back then which prompted me to buy my first digital camera.
  6. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I'll take them off your hands if you don't want to shoot them, Alan!

    Almost everything I have is redundant - even my digital cameras are the best part of a decade old now.

    Luckily I survived redundancy and have been able to put most of my payout into the house (sixteen years wirth, "enhanced" to persuade me to piss off... willingly, in the end!). I am, however, saving a few squids for a necessary item of sanitary ceramicware so that I can think of my former employer every time I have a download.

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  7. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    We used to buy these in bulk but the demand suddenly stopped
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  8. Rolex1601

    Rolex1601 Active Member

    I wonder if anyone has saved a digital image onto a 3.5" diskette?
  9. Bipolar

    Bipolar Well-Known Member

    Sony made a camera I think it was called a Mavica and it used 3.5" floppies for memory.
    We had one at work and it was a big bulky camera.

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  10. Rolex1601

    Rolex1601 Active Member

    My age has caught to me...Sony Mavica FD71 was a massive point-n-shoot.

    Thank you Bipolar.
  11. RobertCoombes

    RobertCoombes Well-Known Member

    Watson film loader, Nikon Coolwalker.
  12. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I still keep a slide rule on my desk
  13. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Very <ahem> delicately put, Adrian. ;)
  14. RobertCoombes

    RobertCoombes Well-Known Member

    I keep two, one long one short.
  15. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    To my great shame (and great age) I can no longer lay claim to being a sex god. . .:eek:
  16. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Got rid of it all when I moved, but sneakily kept a favourite Deco cake stand.
  17. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Ditto and use them occasionally
  18. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    I'm going to nominate my ex-army Subtense Bar. It's a piece of heavy land surveying equipment made by Hilger & Watts, and combined with an accurate theodolite, allows the accurate measuring of distance from the surveyor to a moderately remote target, say, on the other side of a river or rough terrain, where a tape measure would not be accurate. It's redundant because laser distance meters can do a similar job, and they are now small enough to fit in a pocket. I bought my subtense bar in good condition in 1997, and after assembling it and trying it out in my garden, it's been in its coffin like case ever since.

    In use it has two arms which fold out and support targets at precisely 2m apart, set by an internal Invar rod. The bar is set at right-angles to the theodolite's line of sight, and the angle between the targets is measured accurately by the theodolite, and simple trigonometry determines the distance from the theodolite to the subtense bar. I've had photographs of mine on my website for several years, and some of these are now featured in university texts about (historical) surveying. It is of little use in distance surveying (as needed by the OS) because the ranging accuracy falls quickly as the distance increases .

    More info and some photos in the link below.
  19. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    I've still quite a few VHS videos stashed away in the attic, next to my darkroom (also unused these days), and I expect CD's and DVD's to go the same way eventually thanks to streaming services, although I still like to have a physical copy!
  20. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Still have their uses I keep some old tapes and a VHS machine stacked away in the cottage, and recently there were some children staying who discovered one Harry Potter tape and worked out how to set it all up, totally without adult help, It kept them quiet all evening whilst the adults got on with serious business of the evening.

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