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Junk Drawer Cables - Humor #4971837
01/06/19 11:16 PM
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StevieC Offline OP
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So true, I'm a hoarder when it comes to cables and old DC plug in transformers. I might need this one day. LOL

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Re: Junk Drawer Cables - Humor [Re: StevieC] #4972151
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What's funny is I can relate. I was recently given a working Atari 2600, and I was kicking myself because it had the switch box that took the RCA output to a 300 ohm twin lead. Of course, TVs haven't had the 300 ohm inputs for a long time, but once upon a time I had a couple of 300 ohm twin lead to 75 ohm coaxial adapters, which I thought I would never need again.


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Re: Junk Drawer Cables - Humor [Re: Dave Sherman] #4972235
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Originally Posted by Dave Sherman
What's funny is I can relate. I was recently given a working Atari 2600, and I was kicking myself because it had the switch box that took the RCA output to a 300 ohm twin lead. Of course, TVs haven't had the 300 ohm inputs for a long time, but once upon a time I had a couple of 300 ohm twin lead to 75 ohm coaxial adapters, which I thought I would never need again.

I still have some of those adapters laying around!!


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Re: Junk Drawer Cables - Humor [Re: StevieC] #4972343
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So true. My significant other has a rats nest of cables/adapters accumulated over the last 20 years of android, and apple products. I so want to just throw that (self-censored) out.


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Re: Junk Drawer Cables - Humor [Re: StevieC] #4972756
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Dave, I can have my brother pick them up from Virtus and I can drop them in Ohio when I'm visiting my friends next. LOL


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Re: Junk Drawer Cables - Humor [Re: BMWTurboDzl] #4972759
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Originally Posted by BMWTurboDzl
So true. My significant other has a rats nest of cables/adapters accumulated over the last 20 years of android, and apple products. I so want to just throw that (self-censored) out.

I swear my spouse does that to me when I'm not looking... I'm sort of happy about it I guess because I'd be a bit of a "I might need this" pack-rat otherwise. grin2

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Re: Junk Drawer Cables - Humor [Re: StevieC] #4972825
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I have some S-video cables... just in case


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Re: Junk Drawer Cables - Humor [Re: tom slick] #4976249
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Originally Posted by tom slick
I have some S-video cables... just in case


Several years ago, someone gave me a half dozen longish S-Video cables, and I was thrilled even though they didn't understand why.

I also collect old Apple computers, and the keyboard/mouse interface used until the late 1990s was something called "ADB"-Apple Desktop Bus. It was actually quite ingenious, and among other things used an off-the-shelf S-Video cable.

Even though I like the nice curly white ones, especially with an embossed Apple on the plug, it's also nice if I need something longer than a standard Apple cable to be able to just grab something at hand. BTW, I use an ADB keyboard(Apple Extended) on my main desktop at home via a USB adapter, and the configuration is such that a 10 ft. S-Video cable is quite handy.


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Re: Junk Drawer Cables - Humor [Re: StevieC] #4976272
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I'm bad for collecting relays and fuses from cars going to the scrap yard. Not that relays are common to fail as they used to be but you would think I was hoarding enough of them in case they halted production or something. I'm the same with wires/cables that come with modems / routers both power and ethernet. I have 2 full bankers boxes worth. shrug


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