Read just our best, feature-length articles without all the extra stuff.
Burger King Created A Towering Burger To Draw Awareness To What?
Read our first book, the HTG Guide to Windows 8, or check our upcoming books.
Enter your email below to get exclusive access to our best articles and tips before everybody else.
A little ingenuity goes a long way…
Never Say Never! [9GAG]
Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and Google+.
so, I take it the usb ports were dead?
and, did it even work?
Same question here, would it even work?
of course not!
What is the middle one called?
The middle one was for a mouse being connected to an older computer that only had a serial port. It also came with an orange one.
Serial mouse to PS2 port
Wouldn’t work sadly. That’s a server and that model only has 1 USB and its a 1.0 on top of that
HaHa…that’s something I would try.
Question, What it the big purple port at the end for, I had one on my old computer and never used it.
Parallel port I believe.
@Jon Then so what are the 2 USB ports between the mouse and keyboard PS/2 ports, and the RJ-45 NIC (blue network cable)?
@Jon – that server is much newer than you are implying…
The big Purple Port is how us Ancients used to attach a printer before they invented USB. I think there are still some esoteric uses for it, that’s why they’re still included on modern boards.
The big purple one (parallel) is also sometimes used for software that comes with a hardware key (a dongle). And no, that image above would never work.
for shure i have doubt about the working capacity, but it is an hilarious pictures, so unplug you rationalism and logic … and smile at it :-)
What’s the name of the first 2 at the computer? I’ve seen those before but I forgot what’s it’s called. I think the third one in the middle is COM (serial) and the green one is PS/2 and then USB.
Looks like a Mac
that looks funny to me. only doubt if that can work
For those of you just guessing whether this config works or not, it does if you install the drivers first. The null modem adapter makes it possible even though the speed would be slightly slower than USB 1.0. Things like this are not done out of necessity; they are done just to see if it can be done. Us true geeks do things like this all the time for fun.
@RA The purple round port is a PS2 port for a keyboard. The rectangular port that the others are calling purple when in fact it is a shade of fuscia is a parallel port. It is hard to tell that the parallel port is fuscia in this picture.
Interesting from sixteen or fifteen down to three or so so keep the first plug and wire the rest to reduce resistance and speed this bad boy up if you have Linux U can write one driver fr it?
Starting from the I/O to Flash drive we have the following adapters:
Parallel to 25-pin serial to 9-pin RS-232 serial to PS/2 to USB port
In theory it should work but you would have no driver for this setup.
At one time I have used all those adapters. They do make USB to printer port on the printer which does work just fine.
Had to laugh – I had to connect my parallel port IBM Network 17 printer to my new HP Pavilion, which of course only has USBs.Thank god it was simpler than THIS setup.
USB Ports provide 5 volts, up to 1 amp
Parallel ports do not.
That would never work, on any machine.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station witness 15 – 16 sunrises and sunsets each day as they orbit the Earth.
Enter your email address to get our daily newsletter.
Enter Your Email Here to Get Access for Free: