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Title: Spring clean at the Thar household
Post by: thar on 30 May 2015, 12:41:11


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Title: Re: Spring clean at the Thar household
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 30 May 2015, 13:56:26
 :)) :))
Title: Re: Spring clean at the Thar household
Post by: thar on 30 May 2015, 14:47:17
I really need to sort out my router collection, but I'll save that for another day ;D

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Title: Re: Spring clean at the Thar household
Post by: steve195527 on 30 May 2015, 16:57:13
time:-they actually had the business park renamed after them before they went bust(near burnley)

http://timetechnologypark.co.uk/ (http://timetechnologypark.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Spring clean at the Thar household
Post by: thar on 30 May 2015, 17:51:44
The 4th Time tower in the photo was my first PC. I bought it from Time as i didn't know anything about computers then. I bought it in 2000 and with the peripherals, it cost about 1500. It was an AMD Athlon with a 750 processor running Windows ME.

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Title: Re: Spring clean at the Thar household
Post by: steve195527 on 30 May 2015, 18:51:19
The 4th Time tower in the photo was my first PC. I bought it from Time as i didn't know anything about computers then. I bought it in 2000 and with the peripherals, it cost about 1500. It was an AMD Athlon with a 750 processor running Windows ME.

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back in the day  a decent PC cost almost a months wages now its down to around a weeks wages,they are very cheap nowadays in comparison
Title: Re: Spring clean at the Thar household
Post by: KRW on 31 May 2015, 18:20:31
Now theres only one shop in Blackburn under the Emit banner that was created to sell surplus time computers and parts.
Now they sell and repair computers, but no longer owned by Granville Technologies how the great have fallen with 70m debt.

Who remembers

Tiny Computers bought by Time
Mesh,
Elonex
any more names?
Title: Re: Spring clean at the Thar household
Post by: steve195527 on 31 May 2015, 18:53:02
Now theres only one shop in Blackburn under the Emit banner that was created to sell surplus time computers and parts.
Now they sell and repair computers, but no longer owned by Granville Technologies how the great have fallen with 70m debt.

Who remembers

Tiny Computers bought by Time
Mesh,
Elonex
any more names?
microdirect went the same way,they were probably the biggest component etc supplier in north west
Title: Re: Spring clean at the Thar household
Post by: Stevan on 01 June 2015, 03:55:47
Mesh are still going...
http://www.meshcomputers.com/ (http://www.meshcomputers.com/)
Title: Re: Spring clean at the Thar household
Post by: Roco on 02 June 2015, 22:20:04


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Just asking Thar do you do general late spring cleaning , or do I have to employ a Polish car washers wife ? as am about done  a year on with this bungalow restoration ,
just the big clean up left and that was never my strong point  :D
pure nostalgia  that I can never completely let go  indeed still running Xp pro
indeed my first  proper computer was a Staples  Win m.e. box with all the extras ,
including a 17 inch monitor   it weighed more than a sack of spuds , 
before that I had a box (very S/H win running win 3.1 ) which by adding 8Mb of memory it ran win 95 , but I could make a sandwich and coffee while it booted up ,
just hope windows 10  will erase all memories of past o/s's , and see me out ,
if it's that good I will build again  ,  in some ways it could be my "farewell tour "  lol:1
Title: Re: Spring clean at the Thar household
Post by: steve195527 on 03 June 2015, 14:19:12


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Just asking Thar do you do general late spring cleaning , or do I have to employ a Polish car washers wife ? as am about done  a year on with this bungalow restoration ,
just the big clean up left and that was never my strong point  :D
pure nostalgia  that I can never completely let go  indeed still running Xp pro
indeed my first  proper computer was a Staples  Win m.e. box with all the extras ,
including a 17 inch monitor   it weighed more than a sack of spuds , 
before that I had a box (very S/H win running win 3.1 ) which by adding 8Mb of memory it ran win 95 , but I could make a sandwich and coffee while it booted up ,
just hope windows 10  will erase all memories of past o/s's , and see me out ,
if it's that good I will build again  ,  in some ways it could be my "farewell tour "  lol:1
win10 should see us all out,according to MS it will be their last "new" OS,but who knows