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Author:  rtmac [ Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:11 pm ]
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Given to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry by Apple
as a gift, the unit has the serial number F4200NUM0001.
There saying it's gonna go for under $2000. i think NOT
http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/ ... auctioned/
Also a bunch of Star Trek stuff is going on the block

Author:  sarahbau [ Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:10 pm ]
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haha. $800-$1200. They have no idea. Kind of like Captain Picard's Ressikan Flute that Christie's estimated at $300, and sold for $48,000. Even I would have paid up to $1000 for that flute.

Author:  Anonymous [ Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:13 pm ]
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Gene Roddenberry's Mac Plus with serial #1 is at the intersection of two avid fan bases. I suspect rtmac and sarahbau will prove correct in their analyses of the discrepancy between the estimated selling price and actual selling price of this item.

I'll add my own: these guys are utterly clueless imbeciles who'd make Finnish timber look clever if they actually think it'll go for just $2K. Wow. No, I mean WOW! I need a cinder block to beat my head against to bleed away any possibility of infection by this level of stupid. Drowned turkeys have greater acumen than this, assuming the auction house was serious and didn't accidentally lop off a few digits. Stabbing myself in the eye with a fork couldn't distract me from the spectacle of this level of dimwittedness. Yea, verily, it shall sell for more than $2000.

- Anonymous

Author:  rtmac [ Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:38 pm ]
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:lol: that was a great diatribe

Author:  BDAqua [ Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:26 am ]
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Is it not "estimated" so low just to hype it , get tons of dreaming bidders in on it, and jack the price up?

Author:  miero [ Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:53 am ]
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Just as the Leopard pig shoveler does. More importantly, did Anonymous just call me dumb behind all that aluminum? :shock:

Author:  BDAqua [ Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:04 am ]
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Naw, Finnish Timber is likely some of the most intelligent Timber on Earth, I think Anon was just comparing them to the brightest Bump on a Log! :)

Author:  miero [ Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:38 am ]
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Thanks for the attention needed it :D :coffee:

Author:  Leopold Porkstacker [ Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:10 pm ]
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I think my dad still has our serial number 60 something (sixty-something) Mac 128K machine in his storage unit. But his only claim to fame was his awesome graphic design firm (one of his employees designed the Capri Sun drink-in-a-bag packaging and artwork back in the late 1970s, and another of his employees’ claim to fame was having designed all the “high art” rock concert posters for the Fillmore back in the late 1960s). Yeah, surely you all know him. :roll: Make an offer for a couple grand on his 128K!!! :lol:

-he who stacks pork

Author:  sarahbau [ Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:42 pm ]
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Leopold Porkstacker wrote:
I think my dad still has our serial number 60 something (sixty-something) Mac 128K machine in his storage unit. But his only claim to fame was his awesome graphic design firm (one of his employees designed the Capri Sun drink-in-a-bag packaging and artwork back in the late 1970s, and another of his employees’ claim to fame was having designed all the “high art” rock concert posters for the Fillmore back in the late 1960s). Yeah, surely you all know him. :roll: Make an offer for a couple grand on his 128K!!! :lol:

-he who stacks pork

Would you take 2000 (pennies)? Actually, I'm not even sure I'd want to spend that much.

Author:  jimcha [ Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:53 pm ]
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If a really silly prop I built for Conan O'Brien can sell for $7 Grand,
my guess is that Gene Roddenberry's Mac will sell in the neighborhood
of $6 grand.
Any other guesses ?

Author:  WZZZ [ Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:35 pm ]
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Leopold Porkstacker wrote:
But his only claim to fame was his awesome graphic design firm (one of his employees designed the Capri Sun drink-in-a-bag packaging and artwork back in the late 1970s, and another of his employees’ claim to fame was having designed all the “high art” rock concert posters for the Fillmore back in the late 1960s).

-he who stacks pork

Quote:
The Fillmore is also well known for its psychedelic concert posters by artists who in the 1960s included Wes Wilson and Rick Griffin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fillmore

Either of those?

Doesn't mean his old Mac is valuable (yet, you never know), but that's pretty interesting. Must have been one awesome graphic design firm. And I'll certainly take a poster.

Author:  Leopold Porkstacker [ Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:19 pm ]
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WZZZ wrote:
Leopold Porkstacker wrote:
But his only claim to fame was his awesome graphic design firm (one of his employees designed the Capri Sun drink-in-a-bag packaging and artwork back in the late 1970s, and another of his employees’ claim to fame was having designed all the “high art” rock concert posters for the Fillmore back in the late 1960s).

-he who stacks pork

Quote:
The Fillmore is also well known for its psychedelic concert posters by artists who in the 1960s included Wes Wilson and Rick Griffin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fillmore

Either of those?

Doesn't mean his old Mac is valuable (yet, you never know), but that's pretty interesting. Must have been one awesome graphic design firm. And I'll certainly take a poster.


Norman Orr

-he who stacks pork

Author:  rtmac [ Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:19 am ]
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Here is a followup on exactly what mac it is
http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/ ... 128k_plus/
the auction is in a week or so

Author:  Leopold Porkstacker [ Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:30 pm ]
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So, whatever was the outcome of this?

-he who stacks pork

Author:  MonkeyBoy [ Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:45 pm ]
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Still hasn't happened yet.
Quote:
You can find the listing - Lot #626 - at the company's Web site for Featured Auction #37, which will be held October 8-9, 2009.

Author:  Leopold Porkstacker [ Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:22 pm ]
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Hmm… I was pretty sure that 2009 was last year, but then again I have been pretty busy with lots of other things.

-he who stacks pork

Author:  Anonymous [ Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:47 pm ]
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Leopold Porkstacker wrote:
Hmm… I was pretty sure that 2009 was last year, but then again I have been pretty busy with lots of other things.

Time flies! And how? With a stopwatch. Some of the big ones are pretty quick, but Drosophila seems kinda poky. The trick is timing flies going the right direction. Right when you least expect it, it'll be like one of 'em is going backwards. Tricky little buggers.

- Anonymous

Author:  MonkeyBoy [ Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:09 pm ]
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Leopold Porkstacker wrote:
Hmm… I was pretty sure that 2009 was last year, but then again I have been pretty busy with lots of other things.
Holy crap, it's 2010? Why didn't anybody tell me?!

Author:  Anonymous [ Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:27 am ]
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MonkeyBoy wrote:
Holy crap, it's 2010? Why didn't anybody tell me?!

We thought that if we waited until 2011, you could plausibly convince yourself that 2010 was really just a bad dream.

- Anonymous

Author:  miero [ Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:21 am ]
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What happens to binaries in 101010?

Author:  MonkeyBoy [ Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:01 am ]
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Found out what happened. It went for $8,260.

Quote:
full-scale, screen-used Bumblebee robot from "Transformers" went for $88,500.
Jeebus, some people are stupid.

Author:  SandyG3 [ Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:56 am ]
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2010 ??? [mind explodes]

Author:  MonkeyBoy [ Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:25 pm ]
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miero wrote:
What happens to binaries in 101010?

They get sucked into the mega-black hole that, by that point, has consumed the Milky Way.

Or is that 1010101010?

Author:  mc68k [ Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:01 pm ]
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miero wrote:
What happens to binaries in 101010?

you could say it's 356 or 0x164. what happens at 10:10:10 on 10/10/10?

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