Re: Sage II

2016-10-13 Thread william degnan
On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 11:02 AM, emanuel stiebler wrote: > Hi all, > finally found myself a SAGE II. > (no software) > > Anybody could help me out with the floppies for it? > > Was there a kermit version for it? > > Cheers & thanks > Did you get this from Ebay?

RE: NWA auctions (GP-4, SEL 32)

2016-10-13 Thread William Maddox
This looks like a GP-4, though I am suspicious that parts of it have been modernized. The GP-4 had a drum memory. https://grafeauction.proxibid.com/aspr/Genal-Precision-Systems-2-door-avionics-cabinets/32464723/LotDetail.asp?lid=32464723 Someone should grab the SEL machines:

Re: DEC items for sale, swap or giveaway

2016-10-13 Thread Joseph Zatarski
It's too bad it's out in Australia, I qualify for the top priority of the list, 'under 21 years of age' Especially this is too bad: "Anything not sold, swapped or given away by early December will likely go to recycling." Joe

RE: Gould 32/77 (was: NWA auctions)

2016-10-13 Thread Rick Bensene
> I'm curious what the Systems 32/77 is.. >Wasn't Gould SEL? maybe an SEL system? The 32/77-series was a 32-bit machine implemented in ECL, based on earlier SEL designs, but is definitely Gould in design/manufacture. Some of the machines in the series had a very powerful (for the time)

Re: Sage II

2016-10-13 Thread emanuel stiebler
On 2016-10-13 17:16, william degnan wrote: Did you get this from Ebay? Nope, just waited few years until it popped up ;-) http://www.thebattles.net/sage/ Yes, I know that one. I also got some documentation with it, checked already if it is all on the web and it is. Weirdly, some

booting 6085 XDE 5.0 settime.boot

2016-10-13 Thread Al Kossow
the perennial '937' problem just installed 6085 XDE 5.0 from floppies but there is no option in the installer to load and setup to boot settimedove.boot from the copilot volume someone must have figured this out on the other hand, since none of the compilers or actual useful stuff is

Re: Any Kryoflux, Discferret, Catweasel, or other floppy flux images wanted

2016-10-13 Thread Santo Nucifora
HI Phil, Sorry, I guess "dead" was a little harsh. Sorry for that. I'm glad to know that it's still alive. I appreciate your reply and I'd love to have a DiscFerret board (actually, if I could request two, that would be great in case I mess one up). I do have a hot air solder station and have

Re: Getting out of the hobby

2016-10-13 Thread Julian Wolfe
Funny, there's this 11/23+ (BA11-S style) I bought from Pavl Zachary many years ago, it's been a near-constant companion through all of my moves and most of the VCF Midwests. Despite the bouncing, banging, and shuffling, it's always worked. It ran 24/7 at my home for much of its life, without

Sage II

2016-10-13 Thread emanuel stiebler
Hi all, finally found myself a SAGE II. (no software) Anybody could help me out with the floppies for it? Was there a kermit version for it? Cheers & thanks

RE: Getting out of the hobby

2016-10-13 Thread tony duell
> Recent activity on the list, especially the "Ka... ching!" thread, has > had me reevaluating a lot of what I get out of this hobby. I think there > are two things going on that make it less fun for me now: The money, > and the age of the stuff. I'll try to explain. Perhaps I am one of the

Re: Gould 32/77 (was: NWA auctions)

2016-10-13 Thread Al Kossow
On 10/13/16 9:01 AM, Rick Bensene wrote: > These are neat machines, and I hope that they end up in the hands of > someone that can care for them rather than ending up scrap. > hope ht was one of us :-)

RE: Gould 32/77 (was: NWA auctions)

2016-10-13 Thread Brad H
$4500! Is it likely a collector or someone that would be using these things somewhere? I don't know my PDP stuff well.. the 11/45 is from around the early 70s right? -Original Message- From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-boun...@classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Kyle Owen Sent: Thursday, October

RE: CBM edge connectors pitch?

2016-10-13 Thread tony duell
> I thought the question about the prevalence of .156" connectors in early > systems was interesting and I assume someone here has the detail on the > rationale. I have wondered if it's an approximation to 0.15625" -- 5/32" pitch. -tony

Fwd: CBM edge connectors pitch?

2016-10-13 Thread Jim Brain
I thought the question about the prevalence of .156" connectors in early systems was interesting and I assume someone here has the detail on the rationale. Jim Forwarded Message Subject:CBM edge connectors pitch? Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:31:47 +0200 From:

Re: Sage II

2016-10-13 Thread william degnan
On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 11:56 AM, emanuel stiebler wrote: > On 2016-10-13 17:16, william degnan wrote: > > Did you get this from Ebay? >> > > Nope, just waited few years until it popped up ;-) > > http://www.thebattles.net/sage/ >> > > Yes, I know that one. I also got some

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Jon Elson
On 10/13/2016 02:11 AM, Pontus Pihlgren wrote: I'm curious what the Systems 32/77 is.. /P SEL (Systems Engineering Labs) 32 bit minicomputer. I think they were bought out by Gould. Jon

Re: Gould 32/77 (was: NWA auctions)

2016-10-13 Thread Josh Dersch
On 10/13/16 9:14 AM, Al Kossow wrote: On 10/13/16 9:01 AM, Rick Bensene wrote: These are neat machines, and I hope that they end up in the hands of someone that can care for them rather than ending up scrap. hope ht was one of us :-) I ended up with the TI-980. The 11/45's got

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Brent Hilpert
On 2016-Oct-13, at 12:35 AM, jim stephens wrote: > On 10/12/2016 11:04 PM, Josh Dersch wrote: >> Any idea what this might be? Looks interesting, but not a lot of >> information to go by apart from the "Display Systems Incorporated" badges... >> >>

RE: Gould 32/77 (was: NWA auctions)

2016-10-13 Thread tony duell
> I don't know my PDP stuff well.. the 11/45 is from around the early 70s right? 1972 I think. It's a very nice machine, all TTL (over 1000 ICs in CPU, MMU and floating point processor). I suppose the 11/70 is even more fun (with 22 bit addressing, etc) but the 11/45 is one of my all-time

RE: Gould 32/77 (was: NWA auctions)

2016-10-13 Thread Paul Birkel
But then add the "Internet Fee" and Sales Tax (read the Terms and Conditions) for a ~26% mark-up from the closing price. So ~$5670. -Original Message- From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-boun...@classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Brad H Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:07 PM To: 'General

Re: Gould 32/77 (was: NWA auctions)

2016-10-13 Thread Kyle Owen
Looks like one person got both the 11/45s for $4500 total. Too much for me, but that didn't seem like a bad deal. Kyle

Re: Gould 32/77 (was: NWA auctions)

2016-10-13 Thread JP Hindin
On Thu, 13 Oct 2016, Al Kossow wrote: On 10/13/16 9:01 AM, Rick Bensene wrote: These are neat machines, and I hope that they end up in the hands of someone that can care for them rather than ending up scrap. hope ht was one of us :-) That's what I said when I quit bidding at $180.

Re: CBM edge connectors pitch?

2016-10-13 Thread Brent Hilpert
On 2016-Oct-13, at 10:39 AM, Jim Brain wrote: > I thought the question about the prevalence of .156" connectors in early > systems was interesting and I assume someone here has the detail on the > rationale. > > Jim > > Forwarded Message > Subject: CBM edge connectors

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread jim stephens
On 10/13/2016 10:20 AM, Brent Hilpert wrote: On 2016-Oct-13, at 12:35 AM, jim stephens wrote: On 10/12/2016 11:04 PM, Josh Dersch wrote: Any idea what this might be? Looks interesting, but not a lot of information to go by apart from the "Display Systems Incorporated" badges...

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Dennis Boone
> No, it doesn't make an incredible amount of sense for some of this... Considering how many cabinets full of computer equipment were labelled "avionics rack", it's clear the auctioneers had no clue what most of this stuff was. De

Re: CBM edge connectors pitch?

2016-10-13 Thread jim stephens
On 10/13/2016 3:07 PM, Eric Smith wrote: It doesn't make much difference in practice. The highest pin-count .156" connector I've ever dealt with was 86 pin (43x2), and the difference in the nominal first-to-last position is only 10.5 mils, which is on the order of the non-cumulative position

Re: booting 6085 XDE 5.0 settime.boot

2016-10-13 Thread Al Kossow
On 10/13/16 3:17 PM, Mike Ross wrote: > Assuming you've installed this to an emulated disk... if you can chuck > the disk image over to me there's a few things I could try... I have a > 6085 running VP & Lisp images from Dave's MFM emulator. > I only have one emulator right now, and I've been

Re: booting 6085 XDE 5.0 settime.boot

2016-10-13 Thread Al Kossow
Oh, and a HUGE thank you to Dave for getting 6085 sector extraction working this past week! On 10/13/16 3:38 PM, Al Kossow wrote: > > > On 10/13/16 3:17 PM, Mike Ross wrote: > >> Assuming you've installed this to an emulated disk... if you can chuck >> the disk image over to me there's a few

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Josh Dersch
On 10/13/16 1:37 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote: > From: Jim Stephens > The two bay 11/45 went for twice the bid, since it was listed as 2 pcs > @ 1500 each Yeah, I couldn't quite work that out - did it mean there were two mostly identical ones, and they only had pictures of one, or

Re: booting 6085 XDE 5.0 settime.boot

2016-10-13 Thread Mike Ross
On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 4:51 AM, Al Kossow wrote: > > the perennial '937' problem > > just installed 6085 XDE 5.0 from floppies but there is no option in the > installer to load and setup to boot settimedove.boot from the copilot volume > > someone must have figured this out >

Re: booting 6085 XDE 5.0 settime.boot

2016-10-13 Thread Al Kossow
On 10/13/16 3:38 PM, Al Kossow wrote: > Today's project is trying to get Smalltalk installed. requirements 8k control store, 3.7mb memory and it turns out you can't have anything higher than a rev C IOP board, I assume it doesn't know how to deal with the changes made for the bigger disks

Re: Getting out of the hobby

2016-10-13 Thread j...@cimmeri.com
On 10/13/2016 12:46 PM, tony duell wrote: Perhaps I am one of the lucky ones (for once). I started being interested in classic computers long before most people... ... I do feel the hobby has changed. I haven't, which is why I don't post much here any more. When I started it was all people

ASR 33 buzzing

2016-10-13 Thread Brad H
Posting around hoping somebody might be able to point me in the right direction. I tried greenkeys but no response. I have an ASR 33 I got. When I plug it in on Line mode there is a clicking in the power supply area and nothing else. If I put it to Off or Local, there is a loud buzzing

Re: ASR 33 buzzing

2016-10-13 Thread Paul Koning
> On Oct 13, 2016, at 7:14 PM, Brad H > wrote: > > Posting around hoping somebody might be able to point me in the right > direction. I tried greenkeys but no response. > > > > I have an ASR 33 I got. When I plug it in on Line mode there is a clicking

Re: ADM 3A in Sunnyvale, CA

2016-10-13 Thread Al Kossow
On 10/11/16 10:14 AM, Al Kossow wrote: > Depending on the length of the HV lead, you may need side or > bottom anode button. VT100 is bottom, newer terminals tend to > have it on the side. > Took a look this morning and the anode is on the top, but swapping tubes will be a bit of a hassle

RE: ASR 33 buzzing

2016-10-13 Thread Brad H
The buzzing definitely seems to be coming from the motor. I put a plastic tool to the casing and could feel it vibrating. However, I can turn it by hand (clockwise) and see all the gears and striker mechanisms working. It did manage to work briefly yesterday.. it did kind of a 'reset'. But

RE: Getting out of the hobby

2016-10-13 Thread tony duell
> There are still plenty of enthusiastic, younger folks who are most > definitely into running the "genuine old hardware" - it's just that this > list hasn't traditionally offered much of a draw for these users. As noted, > the list was formed by and for users of the classic-era 'big iron' gear,

Re: Gould 32/77 (was: NWA auctions)

2016-10-13 Thread Josh Dersch
On 10/13/16 8:34 PM, Bob Rosenbloom wrote: On 10/13/2016 9:01 AM, Rick Bensene wrote: I'm curious what the Systems 32/77 is.. Wasn't Gould SEL? maybe an SEL system? The 32/77-series was a 32-bit machine implemented in ECL, based on earlier SEL designs, but is definitely Gould in

Re: Getting out of the hobby

2016-10-13 Thread drlegendre .
"There are plenty of people who play the 8-bit home micro games they grew up playing, but many of them (at least the ones I know of) run them on a PC-based emulator not the real hardware." You don't really think that retro video gaming is the singular, or even the primary focus of 8-bit micro

Re: ASR 33 buzzing

2016-10-13 Thread drlegendre .
Tony's suggestion is the best at this point - look for issues with the motor start and/or run caps. A shorted (or open..) cap can certainly cause this issue. Shorted and it draws excess current in the cap, open and it may prevent motor starting / running which likewise draws excess (stall)

Re: ASR 33 buzzing

2016-10-13 Thread COURYHOUSE
did you get the links we sent you over on the greenkeys list for sources on 33 manuals and paperwork we sent you? We did not get an acknowledgment. thanks Ed# _www.smecc.org_ (http://www.smecc.org) In a message dated 10/13/2016 4:37:20 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Chris Elmquist
I mentioned to someone else that that 747-400 simulator is, umm, "famous", https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zacarias_Moussaoui "Moussaoui allegedly received US$14,000 in wire transfers from bin al-Shibh, originating fromDüsseldorf and Hamburg, Germany, in early August. This money could have

Re: Gould 32/77 (was: NWA auctions)

2016-10-13 Thread Bob Rosenbloom
On 10/13/2016 9:01 AM, Rick Bensene wrote: I'm curious what the Systems 32/77 is.. Wasn't Gould SEL? maybe an SEL system? The 32/77-series was a 32-bit machine implemented in ECL, based on earlier SEL designs, but is definitely Gould in design/manufacture. Some of the machines in the series

Speaking of Flight Sim. love Mysteries at the Museum but misuse of HP PROP

2016-10-13 Thread COURYHOUSE
I love this Mysteries at the Museum show but sometimes some of the pros they use are a bit off! FACT checking props on Mysteries at the Museum! Why is link using a 200 A or B HP audio Oscillator! there he is at a work bench with this HP thing and a set of bellows allegedly 1929

Re: Where are the cctech archives before November 2014 ?

2016-10-13 Thread Sam O'nella
Good find on archive.org even in .gz format still. I'm fairly positive the incident was discussed on the mailing list and vcfed. Issues happen and it was a perfect storm. I like to chock it up to new technology failing us. ;-) Kudos to Jay for keeping this alive as well as he does. Lots of great

Re: Getting out of the hobby

2016-10-13 Thread drlegendre .
Couple more words on this.. "I do feel the hobby has changed. I haven't, which is why I don't post much here any more. When I started it was all people trying to restore and run the genuine old hardware. Now it seems there are a lot of emulators running on hardware I don't understand" There are

Re: Gould 32/77 (was: NWA auctions)

2016-10-13 Thread Mark Linimon
congrats! mcl

Re: Gould 32/77

2016-10-13 Thread Jon Elson
On 10/13/2016 12:27 PM, tony duell wrote: I don't know my PDP stuff well.. the 11/45 is from around the early 70s right? 1972 I think. It's a very nice machine, all TTL (over 1000 ICs in CPU, MMU and floating point processor). I suppose the 11/70 is even more fun (with 22 bit addressing, etc)

Re: booting 6085 XDE 5.0 settime.boot

2016-10-13 Thread Al Kossow
On 10/13/16 3:17 PM, Mike Ross wrote: > Assuming you've installed this to an emulated disk... if you can chuck > the disk image over to me there's a few things I could try... I have a > 6085 running VP & Lisp images from Dave's MFM emulator. > the way that the script works for viewpoint is it

Re: booting 6085 XDE 5.0 settime.boot

2016-10-13 Thread Al Kossow
On 10/13/16 7:42 PM, Al Kossow wrote: > from the VP install script: > > Request 6085 VP Standalone: Common Software > Comment Installing Standalone Common Software... > Online RD0 > Data User Standalone and Remote > Data User Terminal Emulation Common Software > Erase Scavenger > Fetch

Re: Gould 32/77

2016-10-13 Thread Jon Elson
On 10/13/2016 08:38 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote: > From: Jon Elson > of course, when we moved up to a VAX, that was even better! Heh. Give me an 11/45 with an Able ENABLE any day! :-) Noel No, the 11/45 was pretty good, but not great for image processing and other programs

Re: ASR 33 buzzing

2016-10-13 Thread Brad H
I missed those somehow.. thank you.  Got a lot to learn with this beast! Sent from my Samsung device Original message From: couryho...@aol.com Date: 2016-10-13 10:30 PM (GMT-08:00) To: cctalk@classiccmp.org, vintagecompu...@bettercomputing.net Subject: Re: ASR 33

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Mark Linimon
On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 12:49:50AM -0500, Mark Linimon wrote: > Printronix Printronixes, plural. fwiw I also went through the "day 2" auction and although there are some open-frame aluminum racks, most of the items of interest to this list are in the "day 1" auction. No, I'm not just saying

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread COURYHOUSE
they were pretty famous for running simulators for pilot training Ed# _www.smacc.org_ (http://www.smacc.org) In a message dated 10/13/2016 12:19:45 A.M. US Mountain Standard Tim, dersc...@gmail.com writes: The Systems 32/77 is a Gould/SEL machine. 32-bit, ECL. I don't know too

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread jim stephens
On 10/12/2016 11:04 PM, Josh Dersch wrote: Any idea what this might be? Looks interesting, but not a lot of information to go by apart from the "Display Systems Incorporated" badges...

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread E. Groenenberg
On Thu, October 13, 2016 06:13, Al Kossow wrote: > https://grafeauction.proxibid.com/asp/catalog.asp?aid=117590=288#288 > > someone needs to grab those 11/45's! > > There are a few DEC terminals & printers too, as well as a Documentum M200 punchcard reader. Ed -- Ik email, dus ik besta. BTC :

Re: Where are the cctech archives before November 2014 ?

2016-10-13 Thread j...@cimmeri.com
Just curious, what was the incident that happened? - J. On 10/12/2016 9:29 PM, Jay West wrote: Walter I think you need to ask a few questions before you toss that kind of nonsense out. For your info - this is a hobby. It is done in spare time. The time period you speak of - the

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread P Gebhardt
>https://grafeauction.proxibid.com/asp/catalog.asp?aid=117590=288#288 > >someone needs to grab those 11/45's! Again on the wrong side of the pond :((( --- Pierre's collection of classic computers moved to:

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread jim stephens
On 10/12/2016 11:46 PM, Mark Linimon wrote: On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 12:49:50AM -0500, Mark Linimon wrote: Printronix Printronixes, plural. fwiw I also went through the "day 2" auction and although there are some open-frame aluminum racks, most of the items of interest to this list are in

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread jim stephens
On 10/13/2016 12:11 AM, Pontus Pihlgren wrote: Also don't miss out on the VT330 (color graphics terminal!) and Documation card reader. I'm curious what the Systems 32/77 is.. Wasn't Gould SEL? maybe an SEL system? /P

power supply DEC Expansion Interface RZ5X

2016-10-13 Thread william degnan
WTB $$ power supply DEC Expansion Interface RZ5X. I guess I'd take a busted RZ5X that has a good supply too. Located Landenberg, PA contact me via vintagecomputer.net/contact.cfm if you have one for sale Here is a pic of the back, it's part of my MicroVAX 3100 system.

Where are the cctech archives before November 2014 ?

2016-10-13 Thread Walter F.J. Mueller
Hi, I detected that links I had to previous postings where invalid. Looking at http://www.classiccmp.org/pipermail/cctech/ I see that the archives before November 2014 are lost. When I look into the WayBackMachine I see

Re: PDP-11/23 system for sale in Portland Oregon

2016-10-13 Thread jim stephens
On 10/12/2016 5:45 PM, Scott Baker wrote: Update: After removing all the boards, checking jumper settings, etc. and reinstalling everything again. I am please to announce some progress. The PDP-11/23 now boots up to the diagnostic monitor. Very nice. I think you might be in ODT. Not sure that

RE: Where are the cctech archives before November 2014 ?

2016-10-13 Thread Jay West
Walter I think you need to ask a few questions before you toss that kind of nonsense out. For your info - this is a hobby. It is done in spare time. The time period you speak of - the archives have NOT been lost. Because unlike what you intone - we do care. Those archives are safe and

Re: Where are the cctech archives before November 2014 ?

2016-10-13 Thread Paul Koning
> On Oct 12, 2016, at 5:22 PM, Walter F.J. Mueller > wrote: > > Hi, > > I detected that links I had to previous postings where invalid. Looking at > > http://www.classiccmp.org/pipermail/cctech/ > > I see that the archives before November 2014 are lost. When I

Re: Where are the cctech archives before November 2014 ?

2016-10-13 Thread jim stephens
On 10/12/2016 2:22 PM, Walter F.J. Mueller wrote: Hi, I detected that links I had to previous postings where invalid. Looking at http://www.classiccmp.org/pipermail/cctech/ I see that the archives before November 2014 are lost. When I look into the WayBackMachine I see

Re: Manuaal for the original Sun Workstation

2016-10-13 Thread Pete Lancashire
Pick someone who will scan it and put it on a public site, bitsavers etc -pete On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 6:28 PM, Richard Loken wrote: > I received seven requests for the Sun Workstation manual. I guess I will > draw a name from a hat or something... > > > -- > Richard

PDP-11/23 system for sale in Portland Oregon

2016-10-13 Thread Scott Baker
Update: After removing all the boards, checking jumper settings, etc. and reinstalling everything again. I am please to announce some progress. The PDP-11/23 now boots up to the diagnostic monitor. Thanks very much to people who replied with technical help and particularly to Glen Slick who

Re: Where are the cctech archives before November 2014 ?

2016-10-13 Thread Paul Koning
> On Oct 12, 2016, at 5:22 PM, Walter F.J. Mueller > wrote: > > ... > > P.S.: It's a bit astonishing to me that a list like cctech, which is > in some ways about history, has lost it's own history, and even > doesn't seem to care about it. Perhaps no one

Re: Highway interface [warning contains an ebay ref], but is an old VMS network interface

2016-10-13 Thread Peter Coghlan
> > I'm sure there are fellow roadgeeks on this list, so I find VMS(*) in this > context to be thoroughly ambiguous. :) > Well, at least you can be fairly sure it's not this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_milking I wonder if this has any hardware in common with VAX vacuum

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Josh Dersch
On 10/12/16 10:49 PM, Mark Linimon wrote: please someone tell me they are going to bid on the 11/45, and the Printronix as well, to stop me from driving all the way up there from Austin. Thanks. mcl I bid on one of the 11/45s (the ugly one in the single rack), but feel free to drive up for

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Josh Dersch
On 10/13/16 12:11 AM, Pontus Pihlgren wrote: On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 09:13:19PM -0700, Al Kossow wrote: https://grafeauction.proxibid.com/asp/catalog.asp?aid=117590=288#288 someone needs to grab those 11/45's! What are those modern looking peripherals? Looks like storage, it might be the

DEC items for sale, swap or giveaway

2016-10-13 Thread malcolm
I have a collection of DEC items available for sale, swap or giveaway. They are mostly VAX or MicroVAX items, as well as a few PDP-11 items. These are in Melbourne, Australia. I appreciate this may not be of much interest to the rest of the world. If interested, please take a look here ->

VCFed, the BBS!

2016-10-13 Thread Evan Koblentz
Everyone should experience the joy of connecting to an authentic dial-up bulletin board service. That’s our story here at Vintage Computer Federation and we’re sticking to it. :) It’s why we ordered an 8-port analog PBX with a GSM module today:

Re: Y Combinator is restoring one of Alan Kay's Xerox Alto machines

2016-10-13 Thread Curious Marc
Session 9 here gets us into microcode RAM trouble: https://youtu.be/VWQ7hbV7bN0 Ken’s corresponding blog article http://www.righto.com/2016/10/restoring-ycs-xerox-alto-day-9-tracing.html Marc And it finally boots on session 8! https://youtu.be/9OQMhvArI9g > On Sep 10, 2016, at 7:46

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Pontus Pihlgren
On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 09:13:19PM -0700, Al Kossow wrote: > https://grafeauction.proxibid.com/asp/catalog.asp?aid=117590=288#288 > > someone needs to grab those 11/45's! > What are those modern looking peripherals? Looks like storage, it might be the real find here. Also don't miss out on

Re: DEC items for sale, swap or giveaway

2016-10-13 Thread jim stephens
On 10/13/2016 12:25 AM, malc...@avitech.com.au wrote: I have a collection of DEC items available for sale, swap or giveaway. They are mostly VAX or MicroVAX items, as well as a few PDP-11 items. These are in Melbourne, Australia. I appreciate this may not be of much interest to the rest of

Re: VCFed, the BBS!

2016-10-13 Thread COURYHOUSE
I mean please add 110 Baud Evan! Ed# In a message dated 10/13/2016 12:35:48 A.M. US Mountain Standard Tim, cct...@snarc.net writes: 300-2400 bps

Re: Highway interface [warning contains an ebay ref], but is an old VMS network interface

2016-10-13 Thread Tom Moss
For a moment there I thought I was getting work emails sent to my personal account! I happen to work for a company that is contracted to build and maintain Highway Control systems for Highways England (Formerly Highways Agency) I can't say I've seen anything that old in production now, but we

Re: Highway interface [warning contains an ebay ref], but is an old VMS network interface

2016-10-13 Thread Adrian Graham
On 13 October 2016 at 11:07, Tom Moss wrote: > Until fairly recently we were using Alphastation DS10s and DS15s to control > Variable Message Signs (a staple of British motorways, basically a large > orange dot-matrix display on an overhead gantry for anyone who hasn't

Re: VCFed, the BBS!

2016-10-13 Thread Rod Smallwood
On 13/10/2016 11:27, couryho...@aol.com wrote: I mean please add 110 Baud Evan! Ed# In a message dated 10/13/2016 12:35:48 A.M. US Mountain Standard Tim, cct...@snarc.net writes: 300-2400 bps Fido on a Rainbow of course Rod Smallwood - Sysop FidoUK1 1984 -- PDP-8/e PDP-8/f

Re: Manuaal for the original Sun Workstation

2016-10-13 Thread Santo Nucifora
On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 10:24 PM, Pete Lancashire wrote: > Pick someone who will scan it and put it on a public site, bitsavers etc > > -pete > I believe what Richard has is a later published revision of this document on Bitsavers already. This one is a draft copy :

Re: Any Kryoflux, Discferret, Catweasel, or other floppy flux images wanted

2016-10-13 Thread Santo Nucifora
Hi Eric, First off, thanks for attempting this. I spent last night trying to recreate a disk using the CP/M-86 streams I had posted with the Kryoflux and failed. I'm going to play with it a little until I can get a working reproduction so I would not rely on those Kryoflux streams just yet. I

Re: VCFed, the BBS!

2016-10-13 Thread COURYHOUSE
Please add 100 Baud Evan! Ed# In a message dated 10/13/2016 12:35:48 A.M. US Mountain Standard Tim, cct...@snarc.net writes: 300-2400 bps

Re: VCFed, the BBS!

2016-10-13 Thread COURYHOUSE
Great! 110 dial up for those of us with our teletype? Heck with free nationwide long distance cross country connects will not be financially painful! sounds fun In a message dated 10/13/2016 12:35:48 A.M. US Mountain Standard Tim, cct...@snarc.net writes: Everyone should

Re: Getting out of the hobby

2016-10-13 Thread Philipp Hachtmann
On 10/11/2016 10:07 PM, Seth Morabito wrote: I've ever collected classic computers is because I've loved playing with them. That's really all there is to it. I enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of firing up vintage computers and seeing them work. Oh, I agree so strongly! On the money

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Ben Sinclair
Check out this video of a flight simulator running on some PDP-11s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-DpcvY4aBk Those rack mounted zip drives look like the same devices in the "Decpack avionics cabinet" auction. They're calling them "avionics," so I wonder if these are from a flight simulator?

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Ben Sinclair
I just now realized that these auctions are out of a Delta Airlines facility! Plus they are in MN, so within range of myself. On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 7:32 AM, Ben Sinclair wrote: > Check out this video of a flight simulator running on some PDP-11s: >

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Al Kossow
On 10/13/16 12:11 AM, Pontus Pihlgren wrote: > What are those modern looking peripherals? Looks like storage, it might > be the real find here. > They are Wilson Labs disk emulators. Like I said, someone needs to get these.

Re: Any Kryoflux, Discferret, Catweasel, or other floppy flux images wanted

2016-10-13 Thread Philip Pemberton
On 13/10/16 11:39, Santo Nucifora wrote: > Hi Eric, > > First off, thanks for attempting this. I spent last night trying to > recreate a disk using the CP/M-86 streams I had posted with the Kryoflux > and failed. I'm going to play with it a little until I can get a working > reproduction so I

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Josh Dersch
On 10/12/16 10:08 PM, jim stephens wrote: On 10/12/2016 9:37 PM, Josh Dersch wrote: On 10/12/16 9:13 PM, Al Kossow wrote: https://grafeauction.proxibid.com/asp/catalog.asp?aid=117590=288#288 someone needs to grab those 11/45's! Thanks for the tip! Against my better judgement I put in

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread Adrian Stoness
someone should enquire about the raised floor On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 11:04 PM, Josh Dersch wrote: > On 10/12/16 10:08 PM, jim stephens wrote: > > >> >> On 10/12/2016 9:37 PM, Josh Dersch wrote: >> >>> >>> On 10/12/16 9:13 PM, Al Kossow wrote: >>>

Re: NWA auctions

2016-10-13 Thread COURYHOUSE
I suspect the bidding will be brisk with the peripherals... also be shure to see theframe with the documstion card reader In a message dated 10/12/2016 9:38:03 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time, dersc...@gmail.com writes: On 10/12/16 9:13 PM, Al Kossow wrote: >