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Mike Watters
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Re:You might be a collector if..
« on: May 11, 2005, 01:01AM »
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....you do not mind me keep mentioning my genius.

....you spend days repairing a chess computer until it works perfectly and can play you at chess, but then you put it in the loft and only get it out when somebody asks a question about it.

....you know the place to look for a Sphinx is Ebay not Egypt !

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2005, 01:38PM »
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Poetic! 
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2005, 12:31AM »
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.....you are in the mountains gazing up at a high peak, remembering that wonderful day you climbed it. Your friend suddenly asks you "why did you buy another Phantom on Ebay last night, even though you have two already".

You ponder for a while. Evaluate what drives you on. Finally you give the answer......"because it was there".
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« Reply #3 on: May 9, 2005, 10:32PM »
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if...(all your friends are also collectors) you are sitting lonely in a bar and telling the barkeeper:
My wife ran off with my best friend - goddam I miss him!

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« Reply #4 on: May 9, 2005, 05:32PM »
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I'm really impressed with you guys!!!
I'm happy to see I'm not the only one to be that crazy!
Just thought of another one:

.. you still think that a 10Mhz processor is amazing!

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« Reply #5 on: May 9, 2005, 01:50PM »
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Hi,

A collector (and, of course, a programmer) knew that hashtable is not the place where you can eat hash brown.

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« Reply #6 on: May 9, 2005, 01:17PM »
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Hi everybody,

... if you don't think that a Playmatic is a centerfold...

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« Reply #7 on: May 9, 2005, 12:10PM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on May  9, 2005, 04:27AM   

Great entries guys! Since I'm not the only one to find it amusing it seems I could put them on a page!
I got a kick out of all of them!

Ismenio


I know a true collector when he talks as much about the boxes as he does about the computers in them.

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« Reply #8 on: May 9, 2005, 12:05PM »
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Hi at all

and...

.. constellation ,don't talk about stars...

bye!
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Great entries guys! Since I'm not the only one to find it amusing it seems I could put them on a page!
I got a kick out of all of them!

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« Reply #10 on: May 8, 2005, 11:39PM »
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well, I cannot resist either:

No RISC no fun!

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« Reply #11 on: May 8, 2005, 01:22PM »
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another attempt to add a few more ...

.. you know Excalibur as a sloppy product instead of a sturdy sword
.. for you Chess Champion is among the weakest machines ever made
.. you don't think of Brikett as a fuel
.. you don't consider Morsch the German word for "rotten"
.. the name Mattel doesn't remind you of cute dolls in the first place
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« Reply #12 on: May 8, 2005, 12:22PM »
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Excellent 

let's try to add another one :

... for you Polgar is 6502 rather than 2732
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« Reply #13 on: May 8, 2005, 11:47AM »
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I was just thinking about this crazy hobby and those "you might be <something> if <somethings>..." lists and came up with this silly list. Feel free to add to it or tell me I'm crazy (what's new?)

You might be a chess computer collector if..

.. you ask about whether ranks and files have letters or numbers across, in certain auctions
.. you may not know German but you know how to spell chess computer in German
.. you know that the word "Tasc" is not "Task" misspelled
.. you see words like cc1, sb30, cb9, vcc in a subject line and you know what they mean
.. you can relate the word resurrection to chess computer
.. you know that Saitek doesn't manufacture joysticks only (or you read this and go "I didn't know they also made joysticks!")
.. You know that CompuChess was a dedicated chess computer before if became a software
.. Someone talks about Sargon and you say "Are you talking about the ancient Mesopotamian ruler or chess computers?"

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