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Mac D
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Icon 1 posted April 17, 2006 08:01      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ok I thought this was intresting. Link to paper clip story But they never say how he got the paper clip.

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Snaggy

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Icon 1 posted April 17, 2006 10:40      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is such a great idea. You can read more on the guy's blog...

http://www.oneredpaperclip.com/

hmmmm... what can I trade for a propeller beanie? [Big Grin]

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted April 18, 2006 01:31      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So this guy barters his way from a paperclip to a house. HE gets a movie made about it. Then The original paperclip that started the whole story off is all of a sudden worth thousands of dollars from the fame. A casino buys the orginal paperclip for 50,000 and the lady that traded a fish shaped pen for the paperclip gets a vacation home.


Just a thought

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canadiangeek
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Icon 1 posted April 18, 2006 05:18      Profile for canadiangeek     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If I remember correctly (don't quote me on this)... the paperclip was holding his resume together

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Mac D
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation
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Icon 1 posted April 18, 2006 08:10      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have some 70-pin RAM. Maybe if I start there I can work my way up to a Mac Book.

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Serenak

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Icon 1 posted April 18, 2006 08:16      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
72 pin surely???

[Smile]

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Mac D
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Icon 1 posted April 18, 2006 10:23      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:
72 pin surely???

[Smile]

Sorry it's been a long time since I used my 486.

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted April 18, 2006 11:57      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I use a 486 as my router. It's still fast enough for a DSL modem.
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Casspiaffe
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Can you imagine if had been a GREEN paperclip???

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