Re: 8mm cinemax type film players

2017-07-28 Thread Fred Cisin via cctalk
On Sat, 29 Jul 2017, Henry Bond via cctalk wrote: My tape obsession was already slightly out of control, but when I found a create of 8mm reel of family footage and other movies in my 90 something year old grandfather's storage, I need a recommendation on how to play these, we're they

Re: The first CD

2017-07-28 Thread drlegendre . via cctalk
> I dont think I've heard if the history of the technology behind cds. Was it SRI? I only thought the first cdrom software at least was that encyclopedia on CD? > This being 14" just sounds like a disk platter. It's obviously not a CD. It might be just a brown disk with scratches, being sold as

8mm cinemax type film players

2017-07-28 Thread Henry Bond via cctalk
Good Evening all, My tape obsession was already slightly out of control, but when I found a create of 8mm reel of family footage and other movies in my 90 something year old grandfather's storage, I need a recommendation on how to play these, we're they standardised? What is the difference

Re: DECstation 220 Impasse Reached

2017-07-28 Thread Jon Elson via cctalk
On 07/28/2017 12:21 PM, Rob Jarratt via cctalk wrote: So the vertical range of the signal is about 0-5V (about 2V per division) , I can't remember the timebase though, but I think it was about 0.1us per division. I will do it again (later) with more info. The signal was found on a data pin of

Re: Seeking correct EuroCard dimensions

2017-07-28 Thread Eric Smith via cctalk
On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 5:16 PM, David Griffith via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > > I'm trying to verify the correct dimensions for a 160mm x 100mm EuroCard. > I figured this would be simple: 160 millimeters by 100 millimeters. But > when I submitted a template to the Kicad project at

Seeking correct EuroCard dimensions

2017-07-28 Thread David Griffith via cctalk
I'm trying to verify the correct dimensions for a 160mm x 100mm EuroCard. I figured this would be simple: 160 millimeters by 100 millimeters. But when I submitted a template to the Kicad project at https://github.com/KiCad/kicad-library/pull/1441. I was told that I need to trim the board

RE: DECstation 220 Impasse Reached

2017-07-28 Thread Rob Jarratt via cctalk
> -Original Message- > From: Phil Blundell [mailto:p...@pbcl.net] > Sent: 28 July 2017 18:27 > To: r...@jarratt.me.uk; Rob Jarratt ; General > Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts > Subject: Re: DECstation 220 Impasse Reached > >

Re: Sperry UTS 40 on Ebay - Statesboro, Georgia

2017-07-28 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/28/17 10:49 AM, Dominique Carlier via cctalk wrote: >> That also shows there is a firmware cartridge :-( >> > > Is it specifically a bad thing from your point of view ? Why ? Do you think > eproms could be damaged over the years? it will just make the firmware more difficult to dump

Re: Sperry UTS 40 on Ebay - Statesboro, Georgia

2017-07-28 Thread Dominique Carlier via cctalk
On 28/07/2017 19:34, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: On 7/28/17 10:02 AM, Dominique Carlier via cctalk wrote: Maybe I'm wrong, I always believed that the J3 connector was an RS-232 port. Here it is: http://www.zeltrax.com/classiccmp_forum/04.jpg That also shows there is a firmware cartridge

Re: Sperry UTS 40 on Ebay - Statesboro, Georgia

2017-07-28 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/28/17 10:02 AM, Dominique Carlier via cctalk wrote: > Maybe I'm wrong, I always believed that the J3 connector was an RS-232 port. > Here it is: > > http://www.zeltrax.com/classiccmp_forum/04.jpg That also shows there is a firmware cartridge :-(

Re: DECstation 220 Impasse Reached

2017-07-28 Thread Phil Blundell via cctalk
On Fri, 2017-07-28 at 18:04 +0100, Rob Jarratt via cctalk wrote: > Anyone have any thoughts on whether those data signals look right? It doesn't look obviously wrong. If the vertical scale is 2V per box then the amplitude is probably about right for 74LS logic. I think you said this was on a

RE: DECstation 220 Impasse Reached

2017-07-28 Thread Rob Jarratt via cctalk
So the vertical range of the signal is about 0-5V (about 2V per division) , I can't remember the timebase though, but I think it was about 0.1us per division. I will do it again (later) with more info. The signal was found on a data pin of the 80286. Regards Rob > -Original Message- >

Re: DECstation 220 Impasse Reached

2017-07-28 Thread Paul Koning via cctalk
> On Jul 28, 2017, at 1:04 PM, Rob Jarratt via cctalk > wrote: > > Anyone have any thoughts on whether those data signals look right? It's hard to guess at signals when the horizontal and vertical scales are not stated, nor where in the circuit the signal was found.

RE: DECstation 220 Impasse Reached

2017-07-28 Thread Rob Jarratt via cctalk
Anyone have any thoughts on whether those data signals look right? Thanks Rob From: Rob Jarratt [mailto:robert.jarr...@ntlworld.com] Sent: 27 July 2017 21:18 To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts (cctalk@classiccmp.org) Subject: DECstation 220

Re: Sperry UTS 40 on Ebay - Statesboro, Georgia

2017-07-28 Thread Dominique Carlier via cctalk
> On 28/07/2017 13:56, Henk Gooijen via cctalk wrote: > AFAIK, the UTS40 does not have a “standard” connection on it, like RS-232. But I could be wrong. At the office they were connected to a comms concentrator, a DCP/40. Maybe I'm wrong, I always believed that the J3 connector was an

Re: Sperry UTS 40 on Ebay - Statesboro, Georgia

2017-07-28 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/28/17 4:56 AM, Henk Gooijen via cctalk wrote: > I knew most of the commands (starting with @) plus the options by heart, @ == "Master Space" UW-Milwaukee's first big system was a Univac 1106, which was traded in for an 1100/80 after I left. Just picked up some operator manuals that came

Re: The first CD

2017-07-28 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/28/17 8:30 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > > > On 7/28/17 8:20 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > >>> I dont think I've heard if the history of the technology behind cds. Was it >>> SRI? > > Sony. > They wrote a book about it. > > actually this was the book I was thinking of

Re: The first CD

2017-07-28 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 2017-07-28 4:31 GMT-03:00 jim stephens via cctalk : > >> >> Be the first on your block to own this one. I'm sure you can read >> it. >> >> The-First-CD-Vintage-One-Only/ >> http://www.ebay.com/itm/322349181899 Well, to start with, let's take the obvious: 14" is

Re: The first CD

2017-07-28 Thread Mark Linimon via cctalk
On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:01:08AM -0400, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote: > I don't know if DEC was the first to publish software on CDROM; it > certainly was fairly early. Somewhere in my collection I have the first three BSDI releases (I was a very early customer). The first two, 0.3.3 and 0.9.1

Re: The first CD

2017-07-28 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/28/17 8:20 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: >> I dont think I've heard if the history of the technology behind cds. Was it >> SRI? Sony. They wrote a book about it.

Re: The first CD

2017-07-28 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
This isn't "the first CD". The only thing this has in common with them is digital recording on a spiral track. Apparently the seller has never heard of WORMs or knows the history of optical data recording. On 7/28/17 6:19 AM, Sam O'nella via cctalk wrote: > I dont think I've heard if the

Re: CPU meter Was: Honeywall mainframe CPU front panel ID?

2017-07-28 Thread Noel Chiappa via cctalk
> From: Pontus Pihlgren > I gather it's for a KA10. Yes, the MIT-DM machine.(MIT-AI had an MIT-built - I think - paging box that was mostly program-compatible with the one on MIT-DM, but had an extra bit of physical page number, so supported 4 'mobies' of physical memory instead of 2; I

Re: Sperry UTS 40 on Ebay - Statesboro, Georgia

2017-07-28 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/28/17 4:35 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote: > > I think I probably still have a manual for that > box around here somewhere. There are brochures and UTS 30 manuals on bitsavers under univac/terminals I should have UTS 40 and 60 manuals scanned somewhere. I don't think I have any

Re: Sperry UTS 40 on Ebay - Statesboro, Georgia

2017-07-28 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/27/17 10:31 PM, Dominique Carlier via cctalk wrote: > Oh, I have a Sperry Univac UTS 40 and its 8-inch floppy disk subsystem. Do you have any way to image the floppies for it?

Re: CPU meter Was: Honeywall mainframe CPU front panel ID?

2017-07-28 Thread Pontus Pihlgren via cctalk
On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 03:48:52PM -0400, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: > > From: Charles Anthony > > > Gah. I saw a picture of one somewhere recently, but I can't remember > > where. > > Are you thinking of this one: > > http://ana-3.lcs.mit.edu/~jnc/tech/jpg/SysConKAPanel.jpg >

Re: The first CD

2017-07-28 Thread Paul Koning via cctalk
> On Jul 28, 2017, at 9:19 AM, Sam O'nella via cctalk > wrote: > > I dont think I've heard if the history of the technology behind cds. Was it > SRI? I only thought the first cdrom software at least was that encyclopedia > on CD? > This being 14" just sounds like a

Re: Honeywall mainframe CPU front panel ID?

2017-07-28 Thread Noel Chiappa via cctalk
>> From: Charles Anthony >> Configuration+Panel+WHITE: >> Hard to read the writing, but I think it is a SCU configuration panel. > I'm still trying to get confirmation (THVV couldn't help), but I think > you may well be right. It _is_ an SCU; see:

Re: The first CD

2017-07-28 Thread Sam O'nella via cctalk
I dont think I've heard if the history of the technology behind cds. Was it SRI? I only thought the first cdrom software at least was that encyclopedia on CD? This being 14" just sounds like a disk platter.  null

Re: Honeywall mainframe CPU front panel ID?

2017-07-28 Thread Noel Chiappa via cctalk
> From: Charles Anthony > Configuration+Panel+WHITE: > Hard to read the writing, but I think it is a SCU configuration panel. Good catch! I'm still trying to get confirmation (THVV couldn't help), but I think you may well be right. The picture of the MIT 6180:

Re: CPU meter Was: Honeywall mainframe CPU front panel ID?

2017-07-28 Thread Noel Chiappa via cctalk
> From: Chuck Guzis > Nope, this wasn't a minicomputer. You're the first person I've heard call a KA10 a 'minicomputer'! :-) Noel

RE: Sperry UTS 40 on Ebay - Statesboro, Georgia

2017-07-28 Thread Henk Gooijen via cctalk
This sure brings back good memories! I worked on a Sperry 1100/60 with 3 CPUs, thus an “1163”, for several years. I was a maintainer of EXEC, MAPPER, etc, and we tested the new software versions (fixes!) on Saturday (during the week we needed 100% up time). I always got a thrill out of typing $!

RE: Sperry UTS 40 on Ebay - Statesboro, Georgia

2017-07-28 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
From: cctalk [cctalk-boun...@classiccmp.org] on behalf of Pete Lancashire via cctalk [cctalk@classiccmp.org] Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2017 5:58 PM To: General Subject: Sperry UTS 40 on Ebay - Statesboro, Georgia No association with the seller, just

Re: Sperry UTS 40 on Ebay - Statesboro, Georgia

2017-07-28 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 7/28/2017 1:37 AM, Dominique Carlier via cctalk wrote: In fact, I used this machine from 1988 to 1999 I do hope you get it going. If you feel qualified, one thing I'd also look for are packs with batteries to hold information that may have decayed. That sometimes can cause what you

Re: Ibm rs6000 7025-f50

2017-07-28 Thread r.stricklin via cctalk
On Jul 27, 2017, at 9:34 AM, Cameron Kaiser via cctech wrote: >> AIX 5.3 should run on this machine, so why run 4.x? > > Depends on what you want to run on it. AIX 5 definitely had poorer multimedia > support and I think was an overall worse workstation operating system than 4 > or even 3.2.5.

Re: The first CD

2017-07-28 Thread Alexandre Souza via cctalk
He is a collins guy. Everything he has is made of gold, hence the prices. :) 2017-07-28 4:31 GMT-03:00 jim stephens via cctalk : > > Be the first on your block to own this one. I'm sure you can read it. > > The-First-CD-Vintage-One-Only/ >

The first CD

2017-07-28 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
Be the first on your block to own this one. I'm sure you can read it. The-First-CD-Vintage-One-Only/ http://www.ebay.com/itm/322349181899

Re: Sperry UTS 40 on Ebay - Statesboro, Georgia

2017-07-28 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 7/27/2017 10:31 PM, Dominique Carlier via cctalk wrote: Oh, I have a Sperry Univac UTS 40 and its 8-inch floppy disk subsystem. I love this machine but it's been down for 15 years now. I suspect a simple PSU problem but it would be the opportunity to have possible rare parts. However I