Re: Writing emulators [Was: Re: VCF PNW 2018: Pictures!]

2018-02-22 Thread Chris Hanson via cctalk
On Feb 21, 2018, at 11:09 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > > That is tricky to cleanly and efficiently implement where each component is > modeled independently and > glued together with a higher-level framework. This is why I wonder if multithreaded emulation might be

Re: Writing emulators (was Re: VCF PNW 2018: Pictures!)

2018-02-22 Thread Peter Coghlan via cctalk
Guy Sotomayor Jr wrote: > >> On Feb 21, 2018, at 12:19 PM, Rich Alderson via cctalk >> wrote: >> >> From: Guy Sotomayor Jr >> Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:24 AM >> On Feb 21, 2018, at 10:59 AM, Paul Koning via cctalk

Honeywell DDP-516 console on Ebay - PLEASE don't bid!

2018-02-22 Thread Philipp Hachtmann via cctalk
Hi folks, I recently discovered a complete Honeywell DDP-516 console on Ebay. It is a charity auction, ending tomorrow. I am the high bidder (hachti, 600-some points) and BEG YOU ALL NOT TO BID on it! I already entered a crazy high bid anyway bid so please don't bid on it. I am one of the

What are these memory modules?

2018-02-22 Thread Mattis Lind via cctalk
Can anyone tell me which system these belongs to? https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28058349_10155950589854985_8635795214284744688_n.jpg?oh=c0be0a30ee09cd98cb69ed728375520b=5B02220D /Mattis

Re: Maxtor full-height 5.25" drives of death

2018-02-22 Thread Ulrich Tagge via cctalk
/Here is my list. 6x RD54 (Maxtor XT2190) >2x OK, 2x Media Error, 1x Actuator Issue, 1x Head issue 3x RD53 (Micropolis 1325) >2x Actuator issue, 1x actuator issue followed by spinning issue (speed sensor?) 4x Seagate ST251 >4x OK 3x Seagete ST225 >3x OK 3x IBM Type 068 >3x Dead On the 3.5"

Re: Writing emulators [Was: Re: VCF PNW 2018: Pictures!]

2018-02-22 Thread Paul Koning via cctalk
> On Feb 22, 2018, at 3:09 AM, Chris Hanson via cctalk > wrote: > > On Feb 21, 2018, at 11:09 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk > wrote: >> >> That is tricky to cleanly and efficiently implement where each component is >> modeled independently and >>

Will be up for sale in this calendar year 360 Front Panel

2018-02-22 Thread Pete Lancashire via cctalk
I thought I would post a heads for https://photos.app.goo.gl/36CxlZQJDssj5uLh1 I have the IBM 360 aluminum plate that goes on top, it is scratched. More detailed and better pictures as I dig deeper. For shipping a I will have professional box built by a friend who's hobby is building and

Re: Honeywell DDP-516 console on Ebay - PLEASE don't bid!

2018-02-22 Thread Philipp Hachtmann via cctalk
On 22.02.2018 16:18, Bill Degnan wrote: All I have so far is the console and a core module.   I am looking for the rest of the computer if anyone has one... Ah, good to know that there is a spare core stack around :-P http://vintagecomputer.net/browse_thread.cfm?id=655 I remember - having

Re: Honeywell DDP-516 console on Ebay - PLEASE don't bid!

2018-02-22 Thread dwight via cctalk
A library near me has art work facade about 20 feet tall with the castings of old radios, tv's and computers. Some of these I'd have liked to have had. I doubt any were saved after making the original casting. Dwight From: cctalk

Re: Honeywell DDP-516 console on Ebay - PLEASE don't bid!

2018-02-22 Thread Ed Sharpe via cctalk
some panel hoader could drive this thru the roof I ran into someine this year with no interest really in the computers but like the panels for art with deep pockets. which makes them even scarier.ed# www.smecc.org Sent from AOL Mobile Mail On Thursday, February 22, 2018 Philipp

Re: WTB Intel 7110 Bubble Memory Subsystem or Chipset

2018-02-22 Thread dwight via cctalk
Do not remove the chip from the bias magnets. All will be lost if you do. The Nicolet 3091 used a bubble memory but I don't know it it was the Intel or other manufacture. Dwight From: cctalk on behalf of Pete Lancashire via

Re: Honeywell DDP-516 console on Ebay - PLEASE don't bid!

2018-02-22 Thread Bill Degnan via cctalk
> On Thursday, February 22, 2018 Philipp Hachtmann via cctalk < > cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > > On 22.02.2018 16:18, Bill Degnan wrote: > > All I have so far is the > > console and a core module. I am looking for the rest of the computer > > if anyone has one... > Ah, good to know that there

Re: WTB Intel 7110 Bubble Memory Subsystem or Chipset

2018-02-22 Thread Pete Lancashire via cctalk
Doing a paper napkin design, should be pretty easy to build a bubble emulator in the same size On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 12:08 PM, Mark J. Blair via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > I'm about to acquire a couple of 1980s-vintage military surplus > AN/UGC-137A terminals (i.e., glass TTYs

Re: Why don't you respect the mail threads?!

2018-02-22 Thread Tomasz Rola via cctalk
On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 03:35:14PM +0100, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote: [...] > > I don't care _how_ powerful anyone's editor is. Scripting, macros, > add-ons, modules, whatever. Not interested. Strictly CUA or GTFO. Liam, I wanted to say this few months ago already (back in Nov, the "Editor"

Re: Alpine vs mutt?

2018-02-22 Thread Tomasz Rola via cctalk
On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 12:38:56PM -0800, geneb via cctalk wrote: > >Before that, I have been using pine (nowadays named alpine), which had > >configuration edited via builtin options editor and before that, elm, > >never configured by me (AFAIR - about 20yago). So, with this > >perspective, I can

Re: WTB Intel 7110 Bubble Memory Subsystem or Chipset

2018-02-22 Thread dwight via cctalk
The bias field keeps the domains from becoming random. It is interesting that I was reading about making newer versions of bubble like memory with thin films. They are expecting something like 10 times the data density that current spinning media can have and faster access with no moving parts.

Re: Alpine vs mutt?

2018-02-22 Thread Ethan Dicks via cctalk
On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 4:40 PM, Tomasz Rola via cctalk wrote: > On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 12:38:56PM -0800, geneb via cctalk wrote: >> >Before that, I have been using pine (nowadays named alpine), which had >> >configuration edited via builtin options editor and before that,

Re: WTB Intel 7110 Bubble Memory Subsystem or Chipset

2018-02-22 Thread Mark J. Blair via cctalk
> On Feb 22, 2018, at 2:33 PM, Eric Smith via cctalk > wrote: > > If you do lose the formatting of an Intel 7110 bubble memory device, to > reformat it you need something Intel called a "seed module". The > instructions to build a seed module are in the BPK72 manual.

Re: WTB Intel 7110 Bubble Memory Subsystem or Chipset

2018-02-22 Thread Eric Smith via cctalk
On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 3:39 PM, Mark J. Blair via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > > I've seen those instructions. As I understand it, I may need to do that to > restore a module to operation if it's lost its seed. But if that has > happened to either of the two modules in my firmware

Re: WTB Intel 7110 Bubble Memory Subsystem or Chipset

2018-02-22 Thread Eric Smith via cctalk
On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 2:23 PM, dwight via cctalk wrote: > Do not remove the chip from the bias magnets. All will be lost if you do. > That's true, but AFAIK all commercially produced bubble memory devices, including Intel (7110 1Mbit, 7114 4Mbit) and TI, the bias

Re: WTB Intel 7110 Bubble Memory Subsystem or Chipset

2018-02-22 Thread Pete Lancashire via cctalk
This is all bringing back when Intel tried to see BM's to me at Tektronix. Got to go see them being made. Something just told me "dead end". -pete On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 5:09 PM, dwight via cctalk wrote: > Looking things up, I don't think the Nicolet one with the scope

Re: Will be up for sale in this calendar year 360 Front Panel

2018-02-22 Thread Pete Lancashire via cctalk
Jon, Thank your for the type Upside down since I'm no longer suppose to be lifting stuff and it is more stable that way :-) On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 6:24 PM, Jon Elson wrote: > On 02/22/2018 11:56 AM, Pete Lancashire via cctalk wrote: > >> I thought I would post a

Re: WTB Intel 7110 Bubble Memory Subsystem or Chipset

2018-02-22 Thread dwight via cctalk
Looking things up, I don't think the Nicolet one with the scope was the Intel one. Dwight From: cctalk on behalf of allison via cctalk Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:14:45 PM To:

Re: WTB Intel 7110 Bubble Memory Subsystem or Chipset

2018-02-22 Thread Eric Smith via cctalk
On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 2:28 PM, Mark J. Blair via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > Is my understanding correct that removing the entire 7110 module as a unit > (whether socketed or soldered in) should be somewhat safe, but any attempt > to disassemble the module would likely disturb the

Re: damn ....

2018-02-22 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 02/22/2018 10:39 PM, Pete Lancashire via cctalk wrote: > https://photos.app.goo.gl/EfDc3rRMfyfTNdgw2 > >>From my days at Burroughs writing hardware test programs The IBM 96 column card always seemed to me like a throwback to the Univac 90-column card--multiple rows and round holes--and 6

Univac 9400 panel ( Was:Re: Will be up for sale in this calendar year 360 Front Panel)

2018-02-22 Thread Jos Dreesen via cctalk
On 22.02.2018 18:56, Pete Lancashire via cctalk wrote: I thought I would post a heads for https://photos.app.goo.gl/36CxlZQJDssj5uLh1 I have the IBM 360 aluminum plate that goes on top, it is scratched. More detailed and better pictures as I dig deeper. ...and if someone needs a nice Univac

Re: damn ....

2018-02-22 Thread Mike Stein via cctalk
Sounds like my days as a contract programmer for Burroughs; had the keys to the building and the combination to the (large) machine room and did all my compiling etc. in the night when I was the only one in the building. Some pictures somewhere of a much younger me at the console of a B2700...

damn ....

2018-02-22 Thread Pete Lancashire via cctalk
https://photos.app.goo.gl/EfDc3rRMfyfTNdgw2 >From my days at Burroughs writing hardware test programs 96 col cards were the standard on the later 1700's I had full access from midnight to 7AM but the shop was window only until the next night. Turn around time during the day could be as much as

Re: damn ....

2018-02-22 Thread Adrian Stoness via cctalk
someone needs to make a meme outa that

Re: damn ....

2018-02-22 Thread Pete Lancashire via cctalk
I can be more blunt, it was a total business failure mostly too late by then key to tape or direct entry had started to come into the market and could you imagine going to a place like an insurance company that had whole floors full of card cabinets that only fit only 80 col cords and sell them a

Re: Univac 9400 panel ( Was:Re: Will be up for sale in this calendar year 360 Front Panel)

2018-02-22 Thread Ed Sharpe via cctalk
have the 360-30  aluminum bar on top but not eh panel... wish I had   kept it!   ca. 1980 when I  got the bar... Ed#   In a message dated 2/23/2018 12:33:34 AM US Mountain Standard Time, cctalk@classiccmp.org writes:   On 22.02.2018 18:56, Pete Lancashire via cctalk wrote: > I thought I would

Re: Why don't you respect the mail threads?!

2018-02-22 Thread Liam Proven via cctalk
On 21 February 2018 at 23:50, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: > > After going through I've-forgotten-how-many editors (starting with TECO, then > 'ed'), text formatting systems, operating systems, email readers, etc, etc I > have a _very_ simple rule about switching