Re: Telex 274-61C Establishment Controller

2019-04-21 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/20/19 1:32 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > Picked one up, it is the last generation of 3274-style controllers before > they went to 3174-style ca. 1988. > I'd like to find manuals and the IPL diskette (1.2mb). > The unit actually had an IPL floppy, but it disintegrated tryin

Re: IBM 6360 - interface help?

2019-04-21 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/20/19 3:47 PM, Anders Nelson via cctalk wrote: > I haven't found any more info on the signaling that goes > over the DB37 data cable, and I would like to use my portable logic > analyzer to sniff out some basics: I could help you, I have several DWs and I want to document the hardware,

Re: Telex 274-61C Establishment Controller

2019-04-21 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/21/19 9:11 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > Today's project is to go through the later-gen 1174 controller docs to see if > there is some hint of how to > configure the thing and try that on the earlier model. > Configuration is completely different I noticed it isn't

Re: Telex 274-61C Establishment Controller

2019-04-23 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Could you take some pictures and image the 5" floppies? Is this one of the big floor standing units (1174-10C) ? Did you get any docs with it? On 4/22/19 8:15 PM, Kevin Bowling wrote: > I have a late model 1174 it looks like they kept the same basic architecture, > each board has a full 68k. >

Re: Telex 274-61C Establishment Controller

2019-04-23 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/22/19 8:15 PM, Kevin Bowling wrote: > I have a late model 1174 it looks like they kept the same basic architecture, > each board has a full 68k. The desktop models (-60 and -95) have a large integrated main boards with plug-ins for comms options. I have one of each, I have them pulled

Re: Televideo 925 character rom dump

2019-04-23 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
it is the same one used in the 910 180-016A_A17_85AE.bin On 4/23/19 12:23 AM, Josh Dersch via cctalk wrote: > Hi all -- > > I'm working on a Televideo 925 terminal with a few problems, one of which > is a bad character generator ROM, (a MOS 2332). Does anyone have a dump of > this already,

Re: Televideo 925 character rom dump

2019-04-23 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/23/19 4:43 AM, Patrick Finnegan via cctalk wrote: > I should be able to do that for you if you don't find someone else with a > dumped room sooner. I was wondering what TS-8xx systems you have that supported RS-422, and if you've dumped the firmware from them. I can request the TS-806/20

Re: Televideo 925 character rom dump

2019-04-24 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/24/19 5:39 AM, Guy Dunphy wrote: > The keyboard controller is an 8049. Firmware not readable. 8049s aren't protected. they are 2k versions of the 8048 and can be read as 8749s

Re: Televideo 925 character rom dump

2019-04-24 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
The keyboard controller is an 8049. Firmware not readable. It may actually be compatible with the 955 keyboard, which I was able to read. Key layout is the same, though the manuf is different

Re: Televideo 925 character rom dump

2019-04-24 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/24/19 5:46 PM, allison via cctalk wrote: > The 8049 is readable just like the 8048 save for 2k device.  I worked > for NEC back then and had access to intel parts too. is that true for "HC" parts or just NMOS?

Re: Daisywhell typewriter emulating a TTY

2019-04-10 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/10/19 1:38 AM, GerardCJAT via cctalk wrote: > I would like to emulate a TTY, using a daisywheel typewriter. The CHM "1620Jr" project has been using IBM Wheelwriter 1000s http://ed-thelen.org/comp-hist/IBM-1620-Jr-Status-2018_04_30.pdf

Re: Televideo 925 character rom dump

2019-04-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
> The 924 should be the same as a 955 keyboard.  There seemed to be two > compatible types of the keyboard - an older > thicker keyboard (shipped the TS-803 et al, and looks like an enhanced > 925/950 keyboard), and a newer thinner profile > keyboard used on later terminals. > > From what

Re: "arx-149" computer. .. what Is?

2019-04-14 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/14/19 12:16 AM, ED SHARPE via cctalk wrote: > "arx-149"   computer. .. what Is?thanks ed# > targeting computer for the illudium q-36 explosive space modulator

Re: Televideo 925 character rom dump

2019-04-23 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/23/19 3:35 PM, Guy Dunphy via cctalk wrote: > When I saw this thread I thought 'Oh, I have a 925!' Which was working last > time (years ago.) > But wouldn't you know. When I checked, it's a Televideo 924. Off by one. > > But perhaps the character ROM content is the same? > Anyway I will

Re: Telex 20 Meg 10 platter very heavy monster drive needed drop line off list..r

2019-04-22 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/22/19 11:05 AM, ED SHARPE wrote: > Al,  the  drive   you mention at  its  largest   was  7.5 meg  and  6  > platters... not    the   one Telex bought their drives from ISS. You're looking for a ISS 714 (ca. 1970) 2314 compat.

Re: CDC BK6XX BK7XX maintenance manual Vol2

2019-04-22 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/22/19 10:09 AM, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote: > What are a BK6xx or BK7xx? 150 and 300mb SMD top-loading disks I probably have the manual, just have to search by manual part number in the backlog

Re: CDC BK6XX BK7XX maintenance manual Vol2

2019-04-22 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/22/19 10:19 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > I probably have the manual, just have to search by manual part number in the > backlog > > weird, looks like I don't have lots of versions of the smaller one (9762)

Re: Telex 20 Meg 10 platter very heavy monster drive needed drop line off list..r

2019-04-22 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 4/22/19 9:49 AM, ED (knuttjobb) SHARPE via cctalk wrote: > Telex 20 Meg 10 platter  very heavy monster drive needed drop line off list > thanks Presumably he is looking for a Telex 2311-compatible drive, but who knows wtf Ed says.

NOS HP 7906 disk heads

2019-04-26 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
If someone needs top heads, this seems to be a decent price https://www.ebay.com/itm/303136246855

Re: Need Fileware twiggy diskette picture for Wikipedia

2019-07-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
> I hereby grant permission for my images of 3M FileWare ("Twiggy")disk image > to be used under the terms of the > Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. > images:http://bitsavers.org/pdf/apple/disk/twiggy/photos/3M_Fileware.jpg > license: >

Re: Need Fileware twiggy diskette picture for Wikipedia

2019-07-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/1/19 4:36 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > > > >> I hereby grant permission for my images of 3M FileWare ("Twiggy")disk image >> to be used under the terms of the >> Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. I just noticed the 3M disk has no index hole.

Re: RSTS collection in the UK

2019-06-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 6/25/19 5:35 PM, John H. Reinhardt via cctalk wrote: > I hope someone scans that RSTS/E documentation.  There isn't a lot of it > available online. Seriously? I count 75 manuals under pdp11/rsts on bitsavers

Anyone have a mid-80s Robinson-Nugent connector catalog?

2019-08-13 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Or some RN 68 pin CLCC sockets, or even a part number for them? I tried buying a 1981 RFN catalog, but they weren't in there. I have a bunch of IMS 80186 slave cards with the CPUs pulled Of course, they didn't keep the caps. RN was bought by 3M and I've been unable to even find a part number for

Re: Control Data 9766 drive on epay

2019-08-12 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/12/19 10:41 AM, P Gebhardt via cctalk wrote: > I am not aware of museums or hobbyists who have such drives currently in a > functional state to read and write from and to 80MB (CDC 9762) or 300MB (CDC > 9766) disk packs. Maybe the CHM? We don't have one in working condition, and we're

Re: Scanner: was : Re: VAX DATATRIEVE orange binders (4)

2019-08-16 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/15/19 11:21 PM, emanuel stiebler via cctalk wrote: > Is this the same, Al is using? > (can't find the reference anymore) > > The scanning info is on the main bitsavers.org page I'm still using a Panasonic KV-S3065CW I checked the backlog of scanned VAX manuals, and it doesn't look

Re: multi-section cap for Tek 4006

2019-08-18 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/18/19 1:17 PM, Fritz Mueller via cctalk wrote: > Any part-sourcing gurus out there able to steer me in a good direction here? Rebuilding cans is a common practice now, since they are LONG out of production. It is just tedious to do. There are a few people who make them, for example

Re: multi-section cap for Tek 4006

2019-08-18 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/18/19 1:51 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > Rebuilding cans is a common practice now, since they are LONG out of > production. https://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/~reese/electrolytics/

Re: Scanner: was : Re: VAX DATATRIEVE orange binders (4)

2019-08-17 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/17/19 3:05 AM, Christian Corti via cctalk wrote: > BTW do you still accept scanned documents currently not found on bitsavers? > If yes, how to submit? I do, just email me with a url to download from.

Re: GW-DEC-1: A New DEC Prototyping Board

2019-08-15 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/14/19 5:13 PM, systems_glitch via cctalk wrote: > These should be available within a month or so. I'll be putting up a > preorder soon to gauge interest in the production run Do all three busses share the same ground pins? Many proto boards I've seen have ground planes on the board

Re: ADM-3A question

2019-08-10 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/10/19 8:33 AM, Charles via cctalk wrote: > I also scrubbed off the black anti-reflective coating since it was > significantly scratched and peeled anyway. um.. you didn't remove the aquadag from the outside of the crt, did you?

Re: Anyone have any Datapoint software on floppy?

2019-08-12 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/7/19 11:00 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > I took pics and dumped the firmware from it along with a DP 1551 pcb I've had > for a while, and have been uploading the manuals to bitsavers that came with > it, > as well as a bunch that I've had scanned in the backlog > &

Re: ADM-3A question

2019-08-14 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/14/19 8:53 AM, Anders Nelson via cctalk wrote: > I hope this thread will be written to a blog post Buried in a filing cabinet in the basement with a sign that says "Beware of Leopard". Blogs are a stupid way to archive information, almost as stupid as putting it on Facebook.

Re: Convergent Technologies NGEN and Datapoint monitor

2019-08-14 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/13/19 9:15 PM, Carlos E Murillo-Sanchez via cctalk wrote: > So, do you guys know if Datapoint made monitors for others? Datapoint was a Convergent OEM.

When it rains it pours

2019-08-20 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Last year, we finally found a complete set of Sun-1 boot proms. I was going through some old floppies tonight, and I think I've found a slightly later version that I'd dumped in 1987 http://bitsavers.org/pdf/sun/sun1/firmware/cpu/sun1_roms_rD_rE.zip

Re: DEC Scalps

2019-08-22 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/22/19 4:31 AM, Paul Birkel via cctalk wrote: > DEC TU58 status/diag. Panel wrong they are for the TC08

Re: Too many DEC binders

2019-08-24 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/24/19 10:45 AM, Toby Thain wrote: > By the way, what's your position on scanning two-colour printed manuals > like the DTR ones? Not worth keeping the colour for Bitsavers? I'd like to do it for all the multi-color text manuals, but I never came up with a way to map to single shades per

Re: Too many DEC binders

2019-08-24 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/24/19 1:38 PM, John H. Reinhardt via cctalk wrote: > On 8/24/2019 3:30 PM, John H. Reinhardt via cctalk wrote: >> I'll have to double check, but from the looks of this list I don't need the >> VAX/VMS Grey Wall that I acquired a couple >> months ago.  It's a nearly pristine set of the

Re: Too many DEC binders

2019-08-24 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/24/19 12:18 AM, Aaron Jackson via cctalk wrote: > I have a full book case of DEC binders, each containing one or more > manuals. I went through the lot of it this evening and checked to see > what was on bitsavers. It seems an awful lot of it is not available. here is a list of the

Re: Too many DEC binders

2019-08-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/25/19 12:43 AM, shad via cctalk wrote: why collected manuals from other sites couldn't be added to bitsavers too? With a few exceptions, I don't troll other sites for content. I don't even have time to deal with all of my paper.

Re: SMD disks

2019-08-30 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/30/19 12:50 AM, P Gebhardt via cctalk wrote: > Talking about such drives, did anybody ever come across some manuals for the > Super Eagles M2361A? Just uploaded it to bitsavers

Re: So what the heck did I just pick up?

2019-08-31 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/31/19 10:16 AM, 'someone' via cctalk wrote: > It would make a nice front panel for a DIY Computer. Yes, chop of its head. That's always the first thing to do with a piece of 'unknown' test equipment

Re: cctalk Digest, Vol 60, Issue 1

2019-09-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/1/19 10:29 AM, blahblahblah via cctalk wrote: > Perhaps they built a diag box that sat before the IBM channel to let them > debug tape data transfers. Perhaps you should read the replies before posting nonsense

Phi-Deck schematics

2019-08-28 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Does anyone have the schematic or manual for the version of the Phi-Deck that had the servoed Universal Motion Control capstan or the remote control box? A picture is up under http://bitsavers.org/pdf/phitech/pictures/phi-deck_motion_ctl.JPG

Re: Too many DEC binders

2019-08-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/25/19 10:51 AM, John H. Reinhardt via cctalk wrote: > That might be getting hard to read > these days unless you happen to have an OpenVMS machine with DECWindows. There was a way to translate it to Postscript Copies of the CDs in that form were on the web for a while, haven't looked

Re: RL02s not available

2019-08-22 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
I assume these are the ones you were going to bring out here a few years ago? On 8/22/19 10:05 AM, William Donzelli via cctalk wrote: > RLs are spoken for! > > -- > Will >

Re: bit-slice and microcode discussion list

2019-08-23 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
> On a possible related note, I am looking for information on converting > CISC instructions to VLIW RISC. I'm impressed, cctlk went completely off the rails on the first reply to the list announcement, and has stayed there. At least the list itself is staying on topic.

A fun patent to wrap your head around

2019-09-05 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
5287534 "Correcting Crossover Distortion Produced When Analog Signal Thresholds Are Used To Remove Noise From Signal" It describes the DEC CXM04 board for the DS550 communications server, which inserts itself between an IBM establishment controller and a control unit (coax) terminal so the CUT

Re: So what the heck did I just pick up?

2019-09-04 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/31/19 12:16 AM, Aaron Taylor via cctalk wrote: > I have something from the same company that sounds like it might be the same > type of device. It is an > > RS-670 40 MHz Digital Word Generator. > > Mine is obviously a decade or two newer. It includes a small CRT plus >

Re: SMD disks

2019-09-04 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/4/19 5:02 PM, P Gebhardt wrote: > Al, > thanks a million for having uploaded the Super Eagle manual. I had been > looking for a long time for it! > > Best regards, > Pierre you're welcome. I may have the original paper, if so i'll scan it at a higher resolution, the schematics are

Re: Heath/Zenith Z100 technical...

2019-09-11 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/11/19 1:31 PM, Jules Richardson via cctalk wrote: > > I'm not seeing any equivalent online for the Z100 series (there seems to be > very > little out there about them at all - came too late in the S100 era, perhaps?) It exists, I was surprised nothing was coming up for you. I know there

Re: keyboard list

2019-09-06 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/6/19 12:02 PM, Electronics Plus via cctalk wrote: > Cadmus 00185-00 is it this keyboard? the first picture on https://www.pcs.com/en/company/history/the-history-of-pcs/

ISO old AST mainframe comms driver software

2019-09-08 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
AST-coax, AST-432, AST-SNA, etc. IBM comms products circa late 80s I'm in the process of pdf-ing the manuals this afternoon. The only product disk I have is AST-3780

Re: UNIBUS FTGH: EMM / CMU MICRORAM memories

2019-09-16 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
I would be interested in putting up the later docs I wonder if Guy remembers what these were used for at CMU On 9/16/19 10:19 AM, Shoppa, Tim via cctalk wrote: > The Microram was a multipurpose solid state memory chassis sold by EMM > (Electronic Memories and Magnetics) with what we called later

Re: Test message

2019-09-13 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/13/19 1:44 PM, Senile Old Man via cctalk wrote: > Uninstall and reinstall the OS. Nice to see this list continues to circle the bowl.

Re: Seeking enlightenment regarding Bus Adapter Purges on Unibus VAXen (and their ilk)

2019-09-06 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/5/19 9:22 PM, Josh Dersch via cctalk wrote: > I have a pretty good grasp of > Unibus mechanics these days but I'm not quite understanding the reasoning > behind this. Here's what the Storage System Unibus Port Description > (AA-L621A-TK) document says: you might also want to ask on the

Anyone have any Datapoint software on floppy?

2019-08-07 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
I picked up Eric's DP 1500 Z80 system at VCF West this weekend, unfortunately the boot disk has bad sectors. Anyone have any diskettes/images around for the 1500 or any other version of their systems? I took pics and dumped the firmware from it along with a DP 1551 pcb I've had for a while, and

Re: Anyone have any Datapoint software on floppy?

2019-08-07 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/7/19 12:12 PM, jos via cctalk wrote: > No idea what these actually contain. ET_1 is a DOS.H 2.4.2 boot disk

Re: VCF West?

2019-07-31 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/30/19 11:43 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: > Is there a reason why there has been no mention of VCF West? > Isn't it scheduled for this coming weekend? I has been embarassingly underpromoted. They couldn't even get the promo right on the http://www.vcfed.org banner for months and I see

Re: VCF West?

2019-08-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 8/1/19 11:04 AM, Steven M Jones via cctalk wrote: > Exhibit list looks nicely varied, though it would have been nice to see an > exhibit and/or talk about Bill Godbout They've been too busy worrying about guards with firearms.

Re: Scanning Results

2019-07-20 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
I wish I knew why ISO and Adobe never updated PDF to include PNG images. The pdf format supports png just fine. A modified version of Eric Smith's tumble accepts png as input. The Tektronix color catalog scans on bitsavers were scanned as pngs

Re: Computer Reset shop, liquidation. (USA)

2019-07-17 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/17/19 7:16 AM, Ethan O'Toole via cctalk wrote: > So people are upset that the magic well was exposed. No, people are upset because of the ill will created by the family members having to deal with cleaning up their father's mess. On VCF, a message pointing to an earlier video was pulled

Re: Computer Reset shop, liquidation. (USA)

2019-07-17 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/17/19 11:44 AM, Adrian Stoness via cctalk wrote: > I haven’t a clue w CR liquidation is. ^^ hint: look at the SUBJECT of the message you are pointlessly replying to

Re: Simulators for NCR Century series computers

2019-07-17 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/16/19 5:27 PM, Robert Armstrong via cctalk wrote: > Is anyone aware of a simulator for the NCR Century series computers? I'm not even aware of any surviving Century software, much less an emulator for the machine.

Re: Computer Reset shop, liquidation. (USA)

2019-07-16 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Exploring a MASSIVE Retro Computer Warehouse! old news, dredged up again because of a youtube jackass

Re: Tektrionix VAXBI board and DC100 training tapes?

2019-09-21 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/21/19 10:57 AM, Mark J. Blair via cctalk wrote: >> I know of only one place that has TU58 dumps. >> http://iamvirtual.ca/VAX11/VAX-11-software.html I should mirror those. I've got over a hundred TU58s I need to look at some day as well. Fixed the pinch rollers on some TU58s a year or two

Re: PBXes at home

2019-09-19 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/19/19 7:27 PM, Ethan O'Toole via cctalk wrote: > The 386 PC ran a unix Sys V 3.2 > It had the full, > awesome Audix Which always tells you "your call is being answered by otters"

Re: Tektrionix VAXBI board and DC100 training tapes?

2019-09-19 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/19/19 12:45 PM, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote: > An ex DEC engineer offloaded some stuff that he had found in his attic. > > https://i.imgur.com/413NSSL.jpg?1 > > It came together with a tektronix 1241 Logic Analyzer. > > Someone that can tell more about it? > A Tek BI-Bus preprocessor

Re: Tek 500 pulser modules

2019-10-01 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
http://www.pulseinstruments.com/plugins/PI-451A_Users_Manual.pdf 100ns to 100us with MOS outputs On 9/30/19 6:48 PM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote: I have 3 units of the Pulse Instruments PI-451A programmable pulse driver.  One has a note that it is bad.  These seem to be general purpose pulse

Re: HP vintage boards being sold as scrap

2019-09-26 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/26/19 7:24 AM, Patrick Finnegan via cctalk wrote: 3. Just because you have different opinions doesn't mean their ways are wrong. If you follow their listings, the seller has been trying to move this stuff for a while.

Re: fix? Repair? or leave alone? http://rcade.camden.rutgers.edu/2020symposium.html

2019-09-27 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Welcome to the world of "Digital Humanities" scholarship. On 9/27/19 11:23 AM, allison via cctalk wrote: The scam is eating your time which is worth something with nothing in reward. Lets call it 5 minutes you will never get back. Allison

Fwd: [TUHS] Recovered!!! The Georgia Tech Software Tools Subystem for Prime Computers

2019-09-27 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Have been on the road, and I just noticed this announcement on the TUHS list. I'd been trying to find this for a long time Forwarded Message Subject: [TUHS] Recovered!!! The Georgia Tech Software Tools Subystem for Prime Computers Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 22:45:29 +0300

Re: Datapoint 8600 system in Little Rock

2019-06-28 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
Did anyone on the list end up getting it? On 6/25/19 7:48 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > https://www.ebay.com/itm/Datapoint-8600-and-Peripherals/192961883648 > > anyone nearby? > > I'd like to get it, but I have no way to pick it up >

Re: Cleaning an old keyboard

2019-09-25 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 9/25/19 3:00 AM, Pete Turnbull via cctalk wrote: This is documented in NASA's official history of Project Mercury, for which it was invented. could you post a pointer to the document where this appears?

IBM MST extender cards

2019-10-10 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
https://www.ebay.com/itm/352810055470 are these extender cards for IBM MST modules?

Re: IBM MST extender cards

2019-10-10 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
cool. there was also a 327x debug box that I won https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Tester-in-Case-with-Templates-IBM-Collector/352805885595 On 10/10/19 11:54 AM, Lawrence Wilkinson via cctalk wrote: > On 10/10/19 7:49 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: >> https://www.ebay.com/itm/352

Re: Restoring dull BOT markers?

2019-10-14 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/14/19 9:32 AM, Daniel Seagraves via cctalk wrote: > What’s the best way to restore a dull BOT marker replace it there were rolls of brady BOT tape on ebay but I don't see them now

Re: Restoring dull BOT markers?

2019-10-14 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
cool, that was the stuff I remembered seeing On 10/14/19 2:57 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: > Oh, there are still a couple of the real (reel?) things available on eBay: > > https://www.ebay.ie/itm/650-SENSING-MARKERS-3M-FOR-OLD-COMPUTERS-IBM-APPLE-AND-OTHER-VERY-RARE-/151593837933 >

Re: Lars Hamrén / Computer Automation Museum Project

2019-10-16 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
there was an email adr on the site, and I've asked if I can mirror the contents on bitsavers On 10/16/19 10:01 AM, Pontus Pihlgren via cctalk wrote: > On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 07:00:55PM +0200, Pontus Pihlgren via cctalk wrote: >> On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 06:42:15PM +0200, Stefan Skoglund via

Lars Hamrén / Computer Automation Museum Project

2019-10-16 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
anyone know what happened to this? the last sign of the web site was in 2010 https://web.archive.org/web/20100314165117/http://www.sdu.se:80/computer-automation-museum/ someone just asked about some floppies that I had archived in 2008, and noticed most of the CA stuff on the web has vanished

Re: Lars Hamrén / Computer Automation Museum Project

2019-10-16 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
they got their own domain, but that vanished in 2017 and the wayback machine didn't pick up most of the pdf scanned manuals https://web.archive.org/web/20171028041403/http://computer-automation-museum.org/ca/ On 10/16/19 9:16 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > anyone know what happe

Re: Unix v2 in PDP-7 assembly language

2019-10-19 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/19/19 9:32 AM, Warner Losh via cctalk wrote: > CHM has Dennis Richie's stuff. There was a CB UNIX tape that was sent to > him years ago... I wonder if that made it into the CHM collection... > > Warner I don't think any media came back when Dave Brock visited the family and went

Re: Lars Hamrén / Computer Automation Museum Project

2019-10-16 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/16/19 12:00 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote: > My contacts went dead with him, and all the emails no longer work for me.  I > reached out to him a couple years ago. > > He managed to get Martin Richards machine from Cambridge University on which > a lot of BCPL and other development

Re: Free to a good home: Honeywell/Bull DPS-6 workstation / server (Seattle, WA)

2019-10-18 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
for anyone who got this from Josh Jim Stephens loaned me a huge stash of documentation that I've been uploading to http://bitsavers.org/pdf/honeywell/series60level6/ On 1/22/16 10:35 PM, Josh Dersch wrote: > Hi all -- > > I picked this DPS-6 up over the summer and it's just taking up space

Re: Unix v2 in PDP-7 assembly language

2019-10-18 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/18/19 2:41 PM, ben via cctalk wrote: > any kind of archving seems go into the *cloud* and vanish from > the face of the earth fsck off

Re: Unix v2 in PDP-7 assembly language

2019-10-19 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/19/19 4:14 AM, Toby Thain via cctalk wrote: > This is why I love hearing, so often, on these lists, "I have that > stored in the basement somewhere". The rest of the story: - basement floods - paper turns into a mushroom farm -- THE END

Re: plated wire memory

2019-10-20 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
https://vipclubmn.org/Articles/PlatedWire.pdf https://vipclubmn.org/Articles/PlatedWireAddendum.pdf and https://vipclubmn.org/Articles/Wired_Up.pdf The 9300 used it, Donzelli says it wasn't very reliable http://s3data.computerhistory.org/brochures/sperryrand.univac9000.1967.102646204.pdf

Re: plated wire memory

2019-10-20 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
search for NDRO and thin film memory Univac used it in their commercial and military computers On 10/20/19 7:35 AM, dwight via cctalk wrote: > I was just listening to a video on the Voyager space craft. It used an > interesting type of memory, called magnetic wire memory. There is only a >

Re: plated wire memory

2019-10-20 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
https://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/102620884 On 10/20/19 9:04 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > and NCR rod memory > https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/60db/392e7b39d0b1697ead9deb033a4ae488dbe7.pdf > >

Re: plated wire memory

2019-10-20 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
and NCR rod memory https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/60db/392e7b39d0b1697ead9deb033a4ae488dbe7.pdf

Re: plated wire memory

2019-10-20 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19740018598 from their web page, "SCI" built the Voyager memory, I've not found details in the on-line docs https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19810001583 On 10/20/19 7:43 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > search for NDRO and thin film memory

Re: Vintage Computer Warehouse Liquidation

2019-10-20 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 10/19/19 1:28 PM, Sellam Abraham via cctalk wrote: > I suspect that something may have happened to John, and this may have been > his collection. It is. http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?71708-Vintage-Computer-Warehouse-Liquidation=590154

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