I took an old box out of the closet this AM looking for an extension cord and thought I'd take a minute and clean it out while I was in there. Seems I had some items in there that are ancient, antiquated and absolute junk. Some of that I do not even know what it's original purpose was. The odd shaped silver thing was, I think, an antenna I used on a laptop from 2006 that had a TV in it or some such thing. I'll probably bring that stuff down the Hospice Thrift store and see if he wants it; if not I guess it is trash. The laptops I'll destroy as I am sure there is proprietary information on them.