Re: Tools, Craftsman (Was: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 7/2/2017 3:02 PM, Pete Lancashire via cctalk wrote: For me new tools pretty much come for European companies, from estate sales, An old fellow pulled into an astronomy related material swap meet next to me several years ago, opened his trunk while I was standing there and pulled out one

Re: Ciarcia Micromint (was: Steve Garcia / Micromint SB180

2017-07-02 Thread John Wilson via cctalk
On Sun, Jul 02, 2017 at 02:46:53PM -0700, Fred Cisin via cctech wrote: >It was Ciarcia, not Garcia > >It was designed for reasonable MS-DOS compatability, with a terminal. >Then Ciarcia released a keyboard interface ISA card to be closer to PC. >9 slots with the 5 slot spacing of the 5150 case

Re: Ciarcia Micromint

2017-07-02 Thread allison via cctalk
On 07/02/2017 06:54 PM, Fred Cisin via cctech wrote: > On Sun, 2 Jul 2017, John Wilson wrote: >> That sounds like the MPX16? I thought the SB180 was a Z180 thing. > > You're right. > > Sorry > thinking about the wrong one. Yes for sure, as I have both SB180 and BCC180 both are Z180 based. He also

Re: Tools, Craftsman (Was: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Pete Lancashire via cctalk
Sears long ago stopped making tools. They finally got out of the holding business with the products and sold them to Stanley Black & Decker. While under Sears, they would lease the brand-name to pretty much the highest bidder, if that bidder was also a company that made Harbor Freight Sears could

Re: Ciarcia Micromint (was: Steve Garcia / Micromint SB180

2017-07-02 Thread John Wilson via cctalk
On Sun, Jul 02, 2017 at 03:54:44PM -0700, Fred Cisin wrote: >On Sun, 2 Jul 2017, John Wilson wrote: >>That sounds like the MPX16? I thought the SB180 was a Z180 thing. > >You're right. > >Sorry >thinking about the wrong one. Well they were both super cool. And what was that Z8000-based BASIC

Re: Steve Garcia / Micromint SB180

2017-07-02 Thread Straight Up Productions via cctalk
How would you take payment for shipping? I am interested, though I am in the USA. On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 12:33 PM, GerardCJAT via cctech < cct...@classiccmp.org> wrote: > Remember it ? > > I have an almost brand new one, powered only half dozen times. ( was > running CPM ... Good old days ;-)

Ciarcia Micromint (was: Steve Garcia / Micromint SB180

2017-07-02 Thread Fred Cisin via cctalk
It was Ciarcia, not Garcia It was designed for reasonable MS-DOS compatability, with a terminal. Then Ciarcia released a keyboard interface ISA card to be closer to PC. 9 slots with the 5 slot spacing of the 5150 case (not the 8 slot spacing of 5160), with the additional ones in between - no

Re: tape baking

2017-07-02 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 07/02/2017 11:34 AM, Warner Losh via cctalk wrote: > What's the theory behind baking floppies? For tapes it makes sense to > help with self-adhesion, but what's the benefit to single surfaced > media that doesn't overlap? I'll add one more type of failure to the list--where the binder bleeds

Re: tape baking

2017-07-02 Thread Ed via cctalk
Yep we handle a lot of video media. Bake Bake Bake! Really works well. over t time it will revert but... you can back again! Ed# _www.smecc.org_ (http://www.smecc.org) In a message dated 7/2/2017 11:46:06 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time, cctalk@classiccmp.org writes: On

Re: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
> On Sun, 2 Jul 2017, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: >> About the best advice I've heard in this respect was "if you're looking >> to assemble a good assortment of hand tools, make an offer for the >> contents of the toolchest to the widow of a recently deceased mechanic." service cases and

Re: Tools, Craftsman (Was: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/2/17 2:15 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: > Some brands have suffered badly under the shadow of acquisition. Klein > used to be the best source for small pliers and cutters, but my > experience with them lately has not demonstrated that. Xcelite was never the greatest stuff in the

Re: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Fred Cisin via cctalk
On Sun, 2 Jul 2017, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: About the best advice I've heard in this respect was "if you're looking to assemble a good assortment of hand tools, make an offer for the contents of the toolchest to the widow of a recently deceased mechanic." Thanks I'm updating my will

Re: Tools, Craftsman (Was: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 07/02/2017 01:33 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: > But Sears got SO bad for a while that in my Honda book I said, "better > to have a few good tools . . . than a lifetime supply of scrap metal > tools, ready and waiting to hurt you." (p 236) I recently had the retainer ball (that holds

Tools, Craftsman (Was: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Fred Cisin via cctalk
The quality of tools has declined. It used to be that Sears Roebuck "Craftsman" hand tools were among the best and were sold with an unconditional warranty. Not so any more. On Sun, 2 Jul 2017, Guy Sotomayor Jr via cctalk wrote: Snap-on brand tools are the best that I’ve come across though

RE: tape baking

2017-07-02 Thread Rob Jarratt via cctalk
> -Original Message- > From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-boun...@classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Chuck Guzis > via cctalk > Sent: 02 July 2017 19:40 > To: cctalk@classiccmp.org > Subject: Re: tape baking > > On 07/02/2017 10:56 AM, william degnan via cctalk wrote: > > Have you also experimented

RE: tape baking

2017-07-02 Thread Rob Jarratt via cctalk
> -Original Message- > From: william degnan [mailto:billdeg...@gmail.com] > Sent: 02 July 2017 18:57 > To: r...@jarratt.me.uk; Rob Jarratt ; General > Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts > Subject: Re: tape baking > > Have you

Re: tape baking

2017-07-02 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 07/02/2017 11:34 AM, Warner Losh via cctalk wrote: > What's the theory behind baking floppies? For tapes it makes sense to help > with self-adhesion, but what's the benefit to single surfaced media that > doesn't overlap? The audio tape guys pretty much took the lead on this one, probably

Re: tape baking

2017-07-02 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 07/02/2017 10:56 AM, william degnan via cctalk wrote: > Have you also experimented with diskettes using this technique. May apply > in some cases. Haven't we been here before, oh, about 2-3 years ago? I bake just about every bit old old media I get in, nowadays with very good success. I

Re: tape baking

2017-07-02 Thread Warner Losh via cctalk
I recently read 300-odd RX-50 diskettes. All but 10-15 read, many w/o error, some with lots of errors. I'm guessing that baking won't help the few that didn't read since they weren't stuck to the lining of the diskette... What's the theory behind baking floppies? For tapes it makes sense to help

Re: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Chris Pye via cctalk
> > It was on a test-bench setup. Part of my job back then was calibrating > the stroke of cylinders to the 3-15 psi control signal. Plant air > (power supply for the cylinder) was around 50 psi, IIRC. Lucky it was just the pliers. Pneumatics can be rather dangerous at that pressure. > >

Re: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread systems_glitch via cctalk
Good advice on buying the whole toolchest. Wiha does make excellent drivers and insert bits. Their security bits are top-notch as well -- I ended up buying their general security "bits-selector" set after wasting $5 on one of those Harbor Freight assortments. Thanks, Jonathan On Sun, Jul 2,

Re: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 07/02/2017 07:36 AM, Chris Elmquist via cctalk wrote: > I'm a little late to this thread but I didn't see anyone mention the Wiha > brand which also have a slim Nut Driver set with a 7/32" bit in the kit. > When I was refurbing a couple model M here, I invested in this Wiha set, I've got a

Re: tape baking

2017-07-02 Thread william degnan via cctalk
Have you also experimented with diskettes using this technique. May apply in some cases. Bill On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 1:27 PM, Rob Jarratt via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > Yes, that was me. > > Regards > > Rob > > > -Original Message- > > From: cctalk

Re: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 07/02/2017 09:45 AM, Chris Pye wrote: > Chuck, dare may I ask what you were doing with electricians pliers that close > to a pneumatic cylinder? It was on a test-bench setup. Part of my job back then was calibrating the stroke of cylinders to the 3-15 psi control signal. Plant air (power

RE: tape baking

2017-07-02 Thread Rob Jarratt via cctalk
Yes, that was me. Regards Rob > -Original Message- > From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-boun...@classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Al Kossow > via cctalk > Sent: 02 July 2017 18:04 > To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts > Subject: tape baking > > >

Steve Garcia / Micromint SB180

2017-07-02 Thread GerardCJAT via cctalk
Remember it ? I have an almost brand new one, powered only half dozen times. ( was running CPM ... Good old days ;-) ) It is free to a good home, but I expect you to pay packaging and shipping from FRANCE I do not know if you can contact me off line. :-( Please, try and let me know

tape baking

2017-07-02 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
https://strandgames.com/blog/magnetic-scrolls-games-source-code-recovered and now we know why all the questions were asked recently

Re: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Chris Pye via cctalk
> On 2 Jul 2017, at 4:03 pm, Chuck Guzis via cctalk > wrote: > > I once got a pair of electrician's pliers caught between the yoke and > body of a 6" pneumatic cylinder. Snapped the handles right off, it did. > The local Sears store replaced the pliers without >

Re: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Guy Sotomayor Jr via cctalk
> On Jul 1, 2017, at 11:12 PM, Tony Duell via cctalk > wrote: > > >> >> The quality of tools has declined. It used to be that Sears Roebuck >> "Craftsman" hand tools were among the best and were sold with an >> unconditional warranty. Not so any more. > > The best

Re: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Chris Elmquist via cctalk
On Sunday (07/02/2017 at 10:22AM -0400), Paul Koning via cctalk wrote: > > > On Jul 2, 2017, at 2:03 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk > > wrote: > > > > On 07/01/2017 10:27 PM, Tony Duell via cctalk wrote: > > > >> I was told years ago that in general the thinner-wall sockets

Re: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Paul Koning via cctalk
> On Jul 2, 2017, at 2:03 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk > wrote: > > On 07/01/2017 10:27 PM, Tony Duell via cctalk wrote: > >> I was told years ago that in general the thinner-wall sockets are better >> quality -- they have to be made from stronger steel alloy to work at

Re: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Jules Richardson via cctalk
On 07/02/2017 01:03 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: On 07/01/2017 10:27 PM, Tony Duell via cctalk wrote: I was told years ago that in general the thinner-wall sockets are better quality -- they have to be made from stronger steel alloy to work at all. Obviously there are exceptions It

Re: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Tony Duell via cctalk
On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 7:03 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: > On 07/01/2017 10:27 PM, Tony Duell via cctalk wrote: > >> I was told years ago that in general the thinner-wall sockets are better >> quality -- they have to be made from stronger steel alloy to work at >> all.

Re: Model M case screws

2017-07-02 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 07/01/2017 10:27 PM, Tony Duell via cctalk wrote: > I was told years ago that in general the thinner-wall sockets are better > quality -- they have to be made from stronger steel alloy to work at > all. Obviously there are exceptions It wouldn't surprise me if some of the cheaper stuff