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  • Okman HV
    Okman HV

    Before the 5,25" floppy there was 8" floppy . I used them with my first compter. Sadly I broke that PC to pieces.

  • Christine Anderson
    Christine Anderson

    I remember doing part of my engineering degree using one of those "portable" machines at 17:00

  • Konrad Kierzkowski
    Konrad Kierzkowski

    Brian, i would feel like at home :D Linus just doesn't understand ;)

  • Rolls Jr
    Rolls Jr

    And please give me the description of the motherboard on the wall where the battery leak down to the board and destroyed it I have a whole bunch of old motherboards

  • Rolls Jr
    Rolls Jr

    Windows me 100

  • Sandy Suryadinata
    Sandy Suryadinata

    2:30 i have the exact same retro speaker LOL

  • Aquatarkus

    How did Brian get into my house????

  • Troy Hatake
    Troy Hatake

    Ok boomer

  • Sleepy Head
    Sleepy Head

    They should try making a video that they go to and critique linus’ house.

  • Alfred Morency
    Alfred Morency

    Well, that was kind of fun. I repurposed my upgraded 486 about 15 years ago, I couldn't bear to sell or scrap it. So I used it as the controller for an old Omni-Turn CNC lathe, my 486 was a big improvement over the lathe's previous controller, and it's still making good parts today. It's fancy, it has 3.5 and 5.25 floppies, in addition, to a hard drive, it also has the smoking hot 100 MHz processor and as much of the fastest Ram it could take, though I can't remember what that was.

  • ceerw buty
    ceerw buty

    Drinking game: Take a shot every time said "Yeah"

  • StarGateSG7

    I'm STILL running a Soundblaster AWE-32 and the newer AWE64 in my 32-bit Athlon/early 64-bit Opteron systems WITH those old ATI VGA-wonder Cards with input video at 720 by 480 pixels 30 fps !!! They are attached to my bought-at-auction 480p nightvision cameras recording onto old server-class motherboards, WIndows Server NT4 and/or Windows Server 2000, and SCSI drives which gets backed up to my newer SSD drives NAS network at 100 megabits/sec every 24 hours. I've gotten good video footage and GREAT audio quality from that setup! It's STILL running 20+ years later after we first bought them! It was over $25,000 to $50,000 NEW for that multi-server setup in 1995-to-2000! The accountants wrote it all down to ZERO dollars after 4 to 8 years or so, so it was free to me after that write-down period! They were going to send it all to the recyclers BUT NOW I get all that fancy server gear and repurpose it for NEW compute activities. On eBay you can get the same gear for less than $50 if you want! For kicks, I do home-based genome sequencing AND run customized and automated Linux-based CRISPR-like gene editing/modification software to see if I can eventually turn a Chicken into a Tyrannosaurus Rex by injecting peptide-emitters and other bio-material into chicken eggs! Dinosaurs are the ancestors to birds and MUCH dinosaur genetic material is STILL there as junk DNA, so we just need to re-sequence their genetic structure by re-enabling the RNA/DNA bases in specific places on a chicken's genome. We can model and then synthesize NEW DNA/RNA sequences for the ones lost to 65 million years of evolution and EVENTUALLY get ourselves a T-REX or Velociraptor! Any OLDER computer gear (AMD Athlon/Early Opteron/ATI/AMD Graphics cards) can EASILY perform this using customized CRISPR-based gene editing/synthesis software and genome sequencing systems that would have cost HUNDREDS of MILLIONS of dollars 25 years ago! A 10 year old AMD/ATI graphics card STILL HAS enormous compute horsepower and BECAUSE of modern networking and gridding/cloud software, I can now take advantage of 5 to 25 year old SUPER-CHEAP or FREE hardware to do things only Billion Dollar government agencies could do all those decades ago! .

  • robotparadise

    AntiqueTech's Roadshow with Linus and friend's.

  • Jack Kraken
    Jack Kraken

    Linus: "Remember when PCs use to have their speaker inside the computer..." Yeah we still do, though we only use it for diagnostic beeps.

    • ceerw buty
      ceerw buty

      i use two packs of unopened note cards keeping my pedals from hitting the wall.

  • iKingRPG

    5:15 and it's like Minecraft 1.0 or something from 2010

  • TechShow2000

    9:27 I'll take the iMac if you have no use for it.

  • Orontes Rogers
    Orontes Rogers

    raping paper falls hahahahah vary funny i justine

  • SinfulCo

    Linus kinda dummy thicc tho.. ;3

  • Moto_Jojo

    Thumps up for Supreme Commander! I wish knew about the Risk map.

  • David Leach
    David Leach

    This was seriously effen radical to see a bunch of tech I grew up with....and then you pulled out COMMANDER KEEN and took it to a whole other level lolol

  • DarthRevan

    GIVE ME ALL OF THAT lol. I want it all. Lol. Like really

  • Thomas The Paladin
    Thomas The Paladin

    True you never know when you need ethernet cable. I have cutters and I used to have connectors but I don't anymore and would love to have some as I want to move my desk and computer around. I don't want to stream on wireless or game on wireless. lol

  • Ree

    I have a computer problem. I love OLD COMPUTERS with a damn passion. I also love new computers, but, the nostalgia to me isn't there The real stuff starts that now I currently have the idea of putting the newest computer hardware i have right now and put it in a old workstation case, it makes me wonder if it would even work honestly because of all the fans that need to run.

  • Somebody that doesn't matter.
    Somebody that doesn't matter.

    Bruh, Linus looks like the guy which will eat at your place before going to trip to somewhere else and will say that the food wasn't "that good"

  • Sharkyy

    In the words of any Horder ever... "Not Yet"

  • Kirk Eby
    Kirk Eby

    this isnt a hoarder anything. its a dude and his wife and kids house. like any other house in Canada. working dude, working stuff.

  • Amin Yaghtin Mirshekar
    Amin Yaghtin Mirshekar


  • Zach Wales
    Zach Wales

    At 2:50 the third computer is used at my school

  • Jacob Horn
    Jacob Horn

    i use two packs of unopened note cards keeping my pedals from hitting the wall.

  • Joshua Boon
    Joshua Boon

    Linus just throwing those IO shields back into the draw.

  • Michael Aramis
    Michael Aramis

    oh god now im scared that linus could come to my place to see my junk... tech junk... im gonna start cleaning now

  • David O
    David O

    Compaq Potable was my fist PC at home when I was a kid. My dad programmed worm and bought tic tac toe and those were my first games, I then helped him upgrade the pci memory and hdd sizes.

  • Phillip Dorris
    Phillip Dorris

    Linus, you're too young. In the 8088 days that turbo button was a life saver when the newer/faster games Like Falcon F-18 came out and you needed to double your clock rate. :-) Also, before there were 5.25 inch discs, there were cassette tapes to store your programs. Bring on the WAY-BACK machine! lol

  • GuerrillaRadio

    Saw the Gravis gamepad, thought, "duuuuude, I wanna grind out on Commander Keen so bad!", and then you bust it out. Nerd homies.

  • Parker Hastings
    Parker Hastings

    he really pulled out some public school level tech right around 2:00

  • 3D

    I would be mining so many altcoins with that top layer rack of machines.

  • Cliff Tavares
    Cliff Tavares

    Good to know that I'm not alone. 😂😂🤣

  • Valek Demon
    Valek Demon


  • TC08071

    lHey I think i had that same samsung monitor i bought in 2004 with the HP system I bought when Circuit City was around in Deptford NJ. Thing cost me like $389 and was only a 15" LCD but it worked great for its time.

  • Mohamed Ali
    Mohamed Ali

    you say play commander keen, I say which version :P

  • Dj Obito
    Dj Obito

    Me: watching this video Tech Hoarders around the world: Finally a worthy opponent.

  • Kevin Hughes
    Kevin Hughes

    crap.. I'm old. The 486 DX4 with 8mb ram was a beast

  • Mohamed Ali
    Mohamed Ali

    looks like my home but the poor guy has less stuff :D :D :D

  • Ben Ruether
    Ben Ruether

    I miss the boot up sounds of these. Brings me back to the good days. I miss windows 98 and Test Drive 5. I was used to msdos, and 95 to 98 blew my mind.

  • YungEide

    Please use these Ram in a build:

  • Josh M
    Josh M

    So... we gonna get a new scrapyard wars soon?....

  • John Parker
    John Parker

    and before there was a 5.25" floppy there were 8" floppies - LOL

  • Ivan Orozco
    Ivan Orozco

    Who the fuck keeps a copy of Windows Major Error

  • Ben Ruether
    Ben Ruether

    I thought the tough books were pretty badass back in the day. They had a stigma. A contractor who arrived to do a bid on a bathroom remodel with a tough book took it serious. Lol

  • beedsj roiue
    beedsj roiue

    " I rescue machines" - lol. 5 1/4 back when floppy disks were floppy.

  • Anonymous Trutherz
    Anonymous Trutherz

    The compaq portable PC would be so cool to upgrade the parts and make it run black arch linux somehow. Imagine a core i9 running in that thing. No one would ever know it is worth hundreds of dollars if you just upgraded all the parts.

    • Anonymous Trutherz
      Anonymous Trutherz

      It would probably need a new mother board and everything. Even a new screen would probably help it.

  • Anonymous Trutherz
    Anonymous Trutherz

    Imagine the servers this guy could run if he repaired all that technology to work again then sold it on ebay and bought something that could actually run a server on.

    • Anonymous Trutherz
      Anonymous Trutherz

      The man who could hack the world using a couple hundred 8bit computers all running off the same power cord.

  • SimonTek

    Thank God Ring hasn't been hacker recently

    • SimonTek

      @beedsj roiue you work Gov't then?

    • beedsj roiue
      beedsj roiue

      You know the sad thing about that machine at 2:40? I was using a very similar machine at my job until only about a year ago. And many of my coworkers are still using one lik

  • SimonTek

    No 8" floppies?

  • Herr Friberger
    Herr Friberger

    3:16 - _"Gaaw! What the hell is this?!!"_ Were you born in 2014 or something? It's a fully normal 15" TFT-LCD monitor, using the exact same basic "technology" as today's 50" screens. I bet showing you a CRT-tv or monitor would make you faint... :)

  • doodoostickstain

    is it snowing? lucky looks nice

  • Raymond289

    no need to play with a deck of Card. Video card stick a number. i know all ATI video card from 1998 - 2005. NO need to see the front side I know the model from the back. CD rom drive from 1X all the way to 56X. LG's and Samsung Rom maybe a Sony. No Pioneer DVD or BD. Hard drive No Maxtor 120 or 160 GB or WDC 100BB (2MB ram) or 100JB (8MB ram) old hard drive with 128kb - 512kb ram. Sound Blaster every model of Sound card from ISA to early PCI Live with the colour plug. Front and Rear + Centre surround sound. DDR 1 Ram nearly all Gigabyte boards May be Asus. no cheap Tyan, ECS.

  • Alexander Knoxville
    Alexander Knoxville

    The wrapping paper killed me 😂😂😂😂

  • GOD

    That wasn't thermal paste on that rag....

  • Joe Danko
    Joe Danko

    Brian The Electrician is my IDOL and now I don't feel so guilty holding on to my old hardware, obsolete Windows OS CDs and ancient games. I still have an operating DELL MINI-9 that runs Windows 10, an original Android Kindle and an enormous collection of wallwarts and power bricks.