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
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
they got their own domain, but that vanished in 2017 and the wayback machine
didn't pick up most
of the pdf scanned manuals
On 10/16/19 9:16 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> anyone know what happe
anyone know what happened to this?
the last sign of the web site was in 2010
someone just asked about some floppies that I had archived in 2008, and noticed
most of the
CA stuff on the web has vanished
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:
On 10/14/19 9:32 AM, Daniel Seagraves via cctalk wrote:
> What’s the best way to restore a dull BOT marker
there were rolls of brady BOT tape on ebay but I don't see them now
cool. there was also a 327x debug box that I won
On 10/10/19 11:54 AM, Lawrence Wilkinson via cctalk wrote:
> On 10/10/19 7:49 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
are these extender cards for IBM MST modules?
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
Have been on the road, and I just noticed this announcement on the TUHS
I'd been trying to find this for a long time
Subject: [TUHS] Recovered!!! The Georgia Tech Software Tools Subystem
for Prime Computers
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 22:45:29 +0300
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.
On 9/26/19 7:24 AM, Patrick Finnegan via cctalk wrote:
3. Just because you have different opinions doesn't mean their ways
If you follow their listings, the seller has been trying to move this
stuff for a while.
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?
On 9/21/19 10:57 AM, Mark J. Blair via cctalk wrote:
>> I know of only one place that has TU58 dumps.
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
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"
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.
> It came together with a tektronix 1241 Logic Analyzer.
> Someone that can tell more about it?
A Tek BI-Bus preprocessor
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
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.
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
> 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
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
On 9/6/19 12:02 PM, Electronics Plus via cctalk wrote:
> Cadmus 00185-00
is it this keyboard?
the first picture on
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
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
On 9/4/19 5:02 PM, P Gebhardt wrote:
> thanks a million for having uploaded the Super Eagle manual. I had been
> looking for a long time for it!
> Best regards,
I may have the original paper, if so i'll scan it at a higher resolution, the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
> 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.
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!
On 8/22/19 4:31 AM, Paul Birkel via cctalk wrote:
> DEC TU58 status/diag. Panel
they are for the TC08
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Blogs are a stupid way to archive information, almost as stupid as putting it
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.
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
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
> as well as a bunch that I've had scanned in the backlog
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
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?
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
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
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.
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
and I see
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
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
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
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
On VCF, a message pointing to an earlier video was pulled
Exploring a MASSIVE Retro Computer Warehouse!
old news, dredged up again because of a youtube jackass
On 7/14/19 10:41 AM, Guy Dunphy via cctalk wrote:
> Then acting like you're doing us a favor by letting us know of your offering.
And YOU didn't live through Crisis Computer's downsizing seeing literally a
warehouse of HP hardware getting scrapped.
The fact that anyone 15+ years after
On 7/13/19 10:24 PM, Brent Hilpert via cctalk wrote:
> She is not unknown, nor unacknowledged.
She became a CHM fellow several years ago
On 7/10/19 11:32 AM, Will Cooke via cctalk wrote:
They have hub rings, so they are probably 360K
On 7/8/19 9:19 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> What matters to me is [b]documentation[/b], however it's preserved. I'm
> often faced with a bit of old data and I need to know the details upon
> which it was fabricated. That has value to me. Al K has been
> invaluable in this respect.
bet this won't go cheap
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.
> 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 finished taking pictures and dumping the firmware from a 730X terminal
but it turns out it has a Starlan and not an Ethernet interface. It would be
nice to get a firmware dump from an Ethernet card. A start of a 630 driver is
It also appears
Did anyone on the list end up getting it?
On 6/25/19 7:48 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> anyone nearby?
> I'd like to get it, but I have no way to pick it up
On 6/27/19 8:21 AM, Warner Losh via cctalk wrote:
> I saw this
> half-dollar sized plastic fob on the desk and asked what it was for.
shows a couple of them
It is true. Inter-block gaps are huge and easy to spot/splice.
That is why writing short tape blocks wastes so much tape.
On 6/27/19 8:21 AM, Warner Losh via cctalk wrote:
> I've also heard people tell stories of using this fob to find the end of
> the marks and records on mag tape to splice
On 6/26/19 1:00 PM, Dave Wade wrote:
> Could we forward to the UK DecTech list?
Let's see if Pete Turnbull is able to make contact
On 6/26/19 12:55 AM, Dave Wade via cctalk wrote:
> Could really do with a UK RSTS person to take and scan.
I seriously considered it, but money for shipping wasn't available.
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.
I count 75 manuals under pdp11/rsts on bitsavers
We received this offer, it probably makes more sense for someone in the UK to
get the lot.
Is there someone at a collecting institution that would like to take this on?
Email me and
I can forward your contact information to them.
"I have a few disk packs available if you need them. (Please note
I'd like to get it, but I have no way to pick it up
Does anyone know where Steve Rothman is?
I assume this is the same person who wrote the VAX spec.
On 6/24/19 3:19 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
> > From: Al Kossow
> > It is in the Dick Best Options and Modules List 197503
> Ah, thanks for the pointer; I see it's listed as a
It is in the Dick Best Options and Modules List 197503
Steve Rothman is shown as responsible engineer
On 6/24/19 1:38 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
> While I asking on the TUHS list about the KS11, someone mentioned the MX11
> Memory Extension Option, described as "enabl[ing] the usage of
On 6/20/19 8:58 AM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote:
> On 06/20/2019 08:50 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
>> V6 will run on an LSI-11/02 with 28KW of memory.
> 28 KW is 56 KBytes, which is the max on most non-MMU CPUs.
Mini-Unix, the non-mmu version.
On 6/20/19 7:56 AM, Eric Christopherson via cctalk wrote:
> Venix can run on the /23+ as well.
> Whether it's a good choice of OS (compared to, say, 2.9BSD) or not I don't
I used Venix on 23s back in the day. It's V7, the file system is a little
and has all of the
came across these this eve, probably only of interest to Seth, since he has one
On 6/18/19 8:15 PM, Randy Dawson via cctalk wrote:
> That is so cool!
> How much space would it take?
10.5" of rack space
it is a PDP-11 model 15 (first generation)
this is a bit more heavyweight
On 6/17/19 5:01 PM, Jim Brain via cctalk wrote:
> Probably too light for folks in here, but maybe some will find some interest
> (apologies if
On 6/16/19 4:42 PM, Chris Hanson via cctalk wrote:
> There’s a zip file that claims to be the DSI-020 software, but it’s actually
> the DSI-32 software
where would that be?
On 6/14/19 10:17 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> On 6/14/19 10:14 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
>> On 6/14/19 9:57 AM, Alan Perry wrote:
>>> I have been talking to other folks at CHM about seeing the one there, but
On 6/14/19 10:14 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> On 6/14/19 9:57 AM, Alan Perry wrote:
>> I have been talking to other folks at CHM about seeing the one there, but
>> need to work on my rationale.
> There really isn't much to se
On 6/14/19 9:57 AM, Alan Perry wrote:
> I have been talking to other folks at CHM about seeing the one there, but
> need to work on my rationale.
There really isn't much to see that is in the picture. It's not like the system
in in one physical location
in storage. Everything is
On 6/14/19 8:50 AM, Alan Perry via cctalk wrote:
> The large A Series work was done in Paoli, King of Prussia, Trediffryn and
> probably other cities around Valley Forge that I don’t recall.
> The B1000 work was done in Goleta (Santa Barbara), CA plus mfg in Liege,
> Belgium. I was
On 6/11/19 5:50 PM, Seth Morabito via cctalk wrote:
> One of the projects I've been working on recently is adding floating point
> accelerator emulation to the SIMH 3B2/400 emulator. I _think_ I've done
> reasonably well, in that the simulator passes all of the accelerator
> diagnostics that
just dead on the site associated with the video
On 6/6/19 11:46 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> On 6/6/19 11:24 AM, Christian Liendo via cctalk wrote:
On 6/6/19 11:24 AM, Christian Liendo via cctalk wrote:
is dead, dead, dead.
gltron apparently doesn't even survive at IA unless it moved
On 6/2/19 10:58 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> I had a look at a couple of additional reels of Audio Devices tape from
> 1965 and 1966. Both were darker and labeled with an "Certified for 800
> bpi" sticker and well as a "Heavy Duty Made with 1.5 mil DuPont Mylar".
> I'm concluding
On 6/2/19 12:04 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> Does anyone remember these folks?
I only have one reel of audiotape, and that has a tag of
being cleaned in 1968. I couldn't find any other chocolate brown
oxide tapes with dates later than that. Maybe they died off
with the switch to 800bpi
On 6/1/19 11:23 AM, Mark J. Blair via cctalk wrote:
> Would the brown panel between the tape drive and computer be a filler panel,
> or part of the 11/34A?
it is the top half of the 10.5" CPU chassis
the tape controller is probably internal to the cpu and with have three ribbon
45ips tension arm 800/1600 looking at the 'density' slide switch
make shure you get the cables and controller board if you don't take the whole
On 6/1/19 10:56 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> kennedy 9000
> On 6/1/19 10:53 AM, Mark J. Blair via cctalk wrote:
On 6/1/19 10:53 AM, Mark J. Blair via cctalk wrote:
> Does anybody here recognize the make and model of this tape drive?
On 5/28/19 7:39 PM, Evan Linwood via cctalk wrote:
> hopefully someone takes an interest!
considering 3178 keyboards are over $1000 on eBay, I expect the keyboard
collectors to take every keyboard that
On 5/20/19 1:30 PM, Lawrence Wilkinson via cctalk wrote:
> As Adam isn't on the list, and I am one of those in that photograph...
>From the pictures, it looks like the packs were left in the drives. You should
and lock down the actuator arm before moving them any further.
On 5/18/19 7:33 AM, Shoppa, Tim via cctalk wrote:
> Is there any outfit that sells "new tape seals"? Or a preferred better way to
> hang tapes in 2019?
FWIW, IBM auto-load hard plastic seems to be holding up better, you might be
able to find a small
quantity of those around.
On 5/18/19 7:33 AM, Shoppa, Tim via cctalk wrote:
> Is there any outfit that sells "new tape seals"?
Chuck just went through this and decided to use film canisters
I've been working on archiving two Sniffers (ethernet and wan) and
was wondering if anyone had a spare manual set. I have access to a
set, but it is bound and would have to be scanned a page at a time
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