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CPUs for Scrap Gold Recovery

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"There's even a bunch of white ceramic DIPPs and some RISC processors."…

Pointless earbud keychain

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Barbie's gadgets

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This collection of Barbie's gadgets, of late 1980s vintage, could be yours for as little as eight quid. Among the cargo cult delights are a computer, a stereo, a popcorn maker, a TV with cassette player (always tuned the…

Review: O'Neill SL Gloves [Verdict: Wipeout]

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I bought O'Neill's SL gloves for three reasons: 1) The water is frigid in San Francisco, so 3mm neoprene seemed like the way to go. 2) $40 seemed reasonable at the time. 3) The model name boasts my initials (SL…

Contest: Last Chance To Win The Fighting Space Chicken

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The fighting space cock-bot contest ends today, August 7 at 11:59pm PST. So far, my fave was submitted by Alli. For more info, check here. Good luck!

Contest: Win My Fighting Cock-Bot

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I stumbled on this Fighting Cock-bot at a junk shop in San Francisco that was having an everything-must-go sale. The box is dated 1986 and indicates the robo-chicken was manufactured by the Chi Land Plastic Manufacturing, Co in Taiwan. Aside…

Digital Abacacus Worthy of Count Chocula

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Brando's $10 Soft Solar Chocolate Calculator comes in three flavors, er, colors: dark, coffee, and strawberry. If you buy one for a Valentine, I suggest also throwing in the white chocolate keyboard.

USB hub in the shape of an octopus

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At last! [Gadget4all via technabob]…

Fire bell alarm clock

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There's a plastic look to it, which suggests a jaunty headline like "Try sleeping through this!" would bear its fixed grin weakly. Vat19's "Fire Bell" alarm clock clearly offers only the lesser bedlam of a looping, 4-bit sample of a…

Vintage Tech archives in Bay Area seek moving volunteers today.

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Phil Lapsley, vintage computing history buff, writes:

VintageTech, the organizers of the Vintage Computer Festival, are moving their warehouse of historical computers, equipment, software, and documentation from Livermore, CA to Stockton, CA. Volunteers are needed today (Sunday) and