Re: Data I/O 29B

2015-08-21 Thread Jim Stephens
At microdata we had a support contract with Data I/O and every set of roms for the base unit and the Unipak came with a new poster up to date with the latest parts from the manufacturers. So you don't need to just get a poster or table or list, but you also need to match it to the firmware

Re: 10 forgotten wonders of 1980s homes

2015-12-29 Thread Jim Stephens
Santa Ana, Ca goodwill store is full of what I think you are after. They also have a pretty well stocked electronics / computer section. Also online sales http://www.shopgoodwill.com/?adcode=ocgoodwill Thanks Jim On 12/29/2015 11:08 AM, Jules Richardson wrote: On 12/29/2015 03:03 AM, Kevin

Re: Front panels Video clip

2016-01-08 Thread Jim Stephens
On 1/8/2016 2:09 AM, Rod Smallwood wrote: Hi Guys I have a short video of part run boards awaiting their turn for the next layer. (probably a bit boring). One of the girls is in the picture (not boring) If you want I can attach it to an email. Its a .mov file. Email me off list for a copy.

Re: Grey Wall (VMS) available (Retrieving things from another zip code, several removed)

2016-06-24 Thread Jim Stephens
It is just that he is independently employeed, and makes these trips maybe every one or two months to recover someone, frequently for another agent in one of the 5 or so counties he covers. It is hard to find people that can just drop things and go, but in his business, others out of his

Re: DEC Dual 1173 cpu with rack available

2016-02-05 Thread Jim Stephens
On 2/4/2016 9:26 PM, Ian S. King wrote: OMG that's sexy... but I'm on the wrong coast.I really like my 11/73. I've already got 2 individual systems which this appears to be. The other thing is that I think that is a 5mb or 10mb removable over a hard drive arrangement for disk drive.

Re: Mystery system

2016-02-04 Thread Jim Stephens
On 2/4/2016 6:56 PM, Jon Elson wrote: On 02/04/2016 07:48 PM, Mike Loewen wrote: I'm trying to identify a system which appeared in "The Killer Elite" (1975), with a room full of tape drives and a couple of terminals: http://q7.neurotica.com/killer-1.png

Re: Mystery system

2016-02-04 Thread Jim Stephens
On 2/4/2016 9:30 PM, Jon Elson wrote: I was there on a tour, a few years earlier. I think they still had the model 195 at the time. A vast facility filled with big blue boxes. They had two 195's at McAuto in STL. We may have gone on the same tour, probably in 72 or so. I am not sure if it

Tymnet Node processor

2016-02-02 Thread Jim Stephens
I was talking to a former co-worker who worked for McDonnell Douglas Network Systems Company who owned Tymshare at one point, and he had a picture of a 1mb memory from one of the nodes. He passed along this link to the manual for the node processor.

Re: Nova 3 front panel

2016-07-22 Thread jim stephens
On 7/22/2016 10:39 AM, Vincent Slyngstad wrote: I'm not a big fan of the surgery involved in LED conversion, though I understand why folks do it. Particularly if they, like Emil, have used the wrong bulbs and found themselves replacing them all the time. I wouldn't do the surgery, but here's

Re: Nova 3 front panel

2016-07-22 Thread jim stephens
On 7/22/2016 12:25 AM, Vincent Slyngstad wrote: From: jim stephens: Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:53 PM I have not had time to figure out the driver circuit for any of the lamps to see what that may turn up, and wanted to know whether it was 28v lamps before I buy 40 of them. (the thing has

Re: OT: Scanner discussion board(s)

2016-07-21 Thread jim stephens
On 7/21/2016 9:44 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote: On 07/21/2016 09:29 PM, hollan...@ccountry.net wrote: Does anyone here know of newsgroups or discussion boards for scanners? One that I have in my bookmarks is the DIY book scanner forum: http://diybookscanner.org/forum/ But if you search using

Nova 3 front panel

2016-07-21 Thread jim stephens
Is there anyone with documents on the Nova 3 front panel, and what drives it? It has some number of custom DG chips, which hopefully are good if I want to try to fire it up to play, but am interested in that on good authority there are 28v incandescent lamps. A friend has an Eclipse front

Re: DECmate, Rainbow, and Pro 350/380 parts

2016-07-29 Thread jim stephens
On 7/29/2016 12:51 PM, Paul Anderson wrote: Hi Andrea, I replied but maybe you didn't get it. I'll check me sent file later. You have a unit with power supply , CPU, and no boards? Which boards do you need? Thanks, Paul Paul, I also sent along a reply, and am interested if Andrea can't

Re: Why classiccmp is awesome [junk spots to visit]

2016-07-31 Thread jim stephens
On 7/31/2016 6:42 PM, Erik Klein wrote: On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 8:24 PM, Fred Cisin wrote: Is it too late to also set up an E-waste recycling even next to VCF? Weird Stuff Warehouse is practically right around the corner... .-) Can someone in the know add to this

Re: Is MS-DOS, PC DOS and DR-DOS vintage enough to count?

2016-07-31 Thread jim stephens
On 7/31/2016 4:48 PM, Liam Proven wrote: On 31 July 2016 at 20:21, jim stephens <jwsm...@jwsss.com> wrote: I used Windows 95 for dos multitasking. Windows 95 booted the processors into real mode dos, then ran the windows system out of that base dos much like Windows 3

Re: Is MS-DOS, PC DOS and DR-DOS vintage enough to count?

2016-07-31 Thread jim stephens
On 7/31/2016 11:49 AM, Chuck Guzis wrote: On 07/31/2016 11:21 AM, jim stephens wrote: Windows 98 switched to protected mode almost immediately on boot, and all the dos boxes were synthesized in virtual 8086 mapped mode, and had no underlying booted dos environment. I'm not sure that I

Re: VCF West tickets

2016-07-31 Thread jim stephens
On 7/31/2016 12:42 PM, Fred Cisin wrote: THAT should be mentioned on the ticket page of the website. (along with full details of how much, a link to the CHM ticket page, AND howzbout, on the ticket page, have a deal to buy both CHM and VCF admission as a package deal? Since he stated they

Re: Is MS-DOS, PC DOS and DR-DOS vintage enough to count?

2016-07-31 Thread jim stephens
On 7/31/2016 10:18 AM, Liam Proven wrote: DesqView: yes to multitasking, no to graphics. The only snag is that it is itself DOS based, so you don't get a lot of free RAM in your sessions. But it works, and it's much lighter and faster than even v3 of Windows. If you want an actual graphical

Re: Tape imaging

2016-08-10 Thread jim stephens
On 8/10/2016 7:04 AM, Tor Arntsen wrote: On 10 August 2016 at 15:22, wrote: I successfully took a (factory new) DEC TSZ07 SCSI tape drive into operation using a Sun SS20 and a Linux box. Now I do have a big pile of CDC, DEC, HP, Convex and IBM tapes and I'd like to

Photo album and video from VCF West

2016-08-09 Thread jim stephens
https://goo.gl/photos/KdnDMBHeryMZqctV9 Youtube Channel playlist of videos. Some walking around Saturday morning before the show, Charles Anthony's exhibit. Also a fellow who dropped by after my buying a PDP 11/34 and was one of the engineers. I recorded an impromptu interview with him.

Re: Photo album and video from VCF West

2016-08-09 Thread jim stephens
about one for Sherman as well thanks Jim On 8/9/2016 6:30 PM, Rod Smallwood wrote: On 10/08/2016 00:37, jim stephens wrote: https://goo.gl/photos/KdnDMBHeryMZqctV9 Youtube Channel playlist of videos. Some walking around Saturday morning before the show, Charles Anthony's exhibit. Also

Re: SWTPC 6800

2016-08-04 Thread jim stephens
On 8/3/2016 10:58 PM, Brad H wrote: Thought I would post this here in case it reaches eyes my forum posts don't. So I finally got my hands on a SWTPC 6800! This machine is chock full of boards.. 4 ram boards, the cpu card (with SWTBUG ROM), MP-S, MP-C serial cards, a floppy controller,

Re: Tape Imaging

2016-08-11 Thread jim stephens
On 8/11/2016 6:43 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote: On 08/11/2016 02:08 PM, Stan Sieler wrote: I've had a couple of tapes with "fooler" double file marks. The first was a zero-length file--had I thought to look at the block count (00) in the HDR label, it would have been obvious. The second was a

Re: Imaging and Emulating Rainbow

2016-08-14 Thread jim stephens
I downloaded the site and the zip file today (in the last 6 hours or so, Sunday PDT US time, I saw your don't mirror warning after i'd taken a lot, so continued. many thanks for the stuff there. I had some things from the profolder, but not the floppy images. thanks jim On 8/14/2016 3:17

Re: Tape imaging

2016-08-10 Thread jim stephens
On 8/10/2016 9:30 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote: On 08/10/2016 08:03 PM, dwight wrote: I guess I'm not with the rest. I'd prefer ascii HEX format. SIMH may not be around in 50 or 100 years. 50 years ago, ASCII (USASCII) wasn't terribly common, except on 7-level TTY. A lot of machines used 6-bit

Straight 8 up on Ebay just now

2016-07-18 Thread jim stephens
25,000, Alexandria, Va. Josh Dersch can have one for his home and for work. BTW, about the other nice system noted here, I was hoping the 11/20 would stay off the radar and not go for a zillion bucks, so much for that idea. At least I have the means to go to Tucson and get it if I'm nuts

Re: Straight 8 up on Ebay just now

2016-07-19 Thread jim stephens
On 7/18/2016 10:23 PM, Sam O'nella wrote: There may be some archives here or vcf with enough prices. Iirc i thought i remember one selling for something pretty high (8000/12000?) X years ago although i think like this it's a calculated price of doubling the last sale they saw. Although apple

Re: DEC and Emulex boards

2016-07-18 Thread jim stephens
On 7/18/2016 5:07 PM, Jules Richardson wrote: Rats, I was leaning toward there not being any SCSI ones - the ones with 50 pin connectors didn't seem to match anything I could find online. Here is a Qbus Emulex UC07 image. http://web.frainresearch.org:8080/projects/pdp-11/troy/images/uc07.jpg

Re: LASERS! && Freemont Street LED array (was Re: Cray J932SE (was Re: Straight 8 up on Ebay just now))

2016-07-19 Thread jim stephens
On 7/19/2016 1:22 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote: Those have been around for decades - I recall seeing them used to draw things on the sides of building,_many_ moons ago. I know that the pen motors from Brush recorders were used eons ago. They have frequency response that is very high, and if you

Re: DOS code in CP/M? Revisited...

2016-07-15 Thread jim stephens
On 7/15/2016 12:15 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote: On 07/15/2016 11:52 AM, Guy Sotomayor Jr wrote: P.S. A full build for the board I work on (OS and creating the boot image) for work takes < 1 hour. The firmware I’m working on takes just 2-3 seconds to build! This is on a PC with a 3.2GHz Skylake

Re: Video From VCF West

2016-08-07 Thread jim stephens
6 videos from saturday, youtube playlist On 8/6/2016 5:59 PM, Kirk Davis wrote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjf3WkYDaEk Carl Claunch at Vintage Computer Festival West, Mount View CA 2016

Re: Video From VCF West

2016-08-07 Thread jim stephens
On 8/7/2016 7:36 AM, jim stephens wrote: 6 videos from saturday, youtube playlist once more with the link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5NK70kdq3-JGwb_8GXFN5SqDtbTKtLi7

Re: Video From VCF West

2016-08-07 Thread jim stephens
ose up and ask the owner more about it please? It's part of Jim Stephens' collection, and was lent to me for VCF. It is a maintenance panel off a 6180 series machine, like the panels in your collection. The roller is missing. The text in the upper left reads "ADDRESS/SAMPLE TALLY CONDIT

Re: PDP-11 prices

2016-08-07 Thread jim stephens
On 8/7/2016 11:02 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote: So that most recent PDP-11/20 (well, technically, a /15) on eBay went for $2200: http://www.ebay.com/itm/191933305000 which was a lot less than the other one _but_ this was only one drawer, only one ME11 memory, no H960, no documentation, no

Copyright act Section 108

2016-08-02 Thread jim stephens
IANAL, and this is way off topic, but needs to be put out as there are a lot of ears here that depend on Bitsavers, and probably some of the other Museums. The Copyright office seems to be unhinged with an unrelated matter I won't post here (email me off list if you don't know about it), and

Re: Nova 3 front panel

2016-07-23 Thread jim stephens
On 7/23/2016 10:57 AM, Vincent Slyngstad wrote: From: Henk Gooijen: Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:36 AM Somebody knows of a source for 28V 40 mA “grain” bulbs with wires? I could use some 10 … and 20 as spare  Mouser has 950 CM2185 bulbs in stock, which should work nicely. The Netherlands

Re: RL02 version of UNIX6?

2017-02-02 Thread jim stephens
On 2/2/2017 10:50 AM, Paul Koning wrote: On Feb 2, 2017, at 1:41 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote: From: Phil Blundell I suspect it would probably not be all that hard to write some sort of preprocessor to convert such code Really? Check out:

Re: RL02 version of UNIX6?

2017-02-02 Thread jim stephens
On 2/2/2017 11:40 AM, Tony Duell wrote: On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 7:38 PM, william degnan wrote: On 2/2/17 11:32 AM, william degnan wrote: All this talk about compatibility...was there ever UNIX made for the PDP 11/40 and RL02, or was it only run on RK05? Wouldn't all

Re: Logic Analysers

2017-02-03 Thread jim stephens
On 2/3/2017 11:58 AM, Eric Smith wrote: On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 12:47 PM, Tony Duell wrote: There is no magic box that you plug into a computer and it tells you 'U5 is faulty'. At least not in general. Hmmm... I think I'll make a box that you plug into a computer

Re: Logic Analysers

2017-02-03 Thread jim stephens
On 2/3/2017 9:09 AM, Paul Berger wrote: I also have a 16700A, 16600A, and a 16500C but they are rarely if ever used these days. Paul. the 16600A has one slot. We had one with a scope card installed, very nice compact setup if the builtin channels were sufficient. thanks jim

Re: quick omnibus question

2017-01-22 Thread jim stephens
On 1/22/2017 12:17 PM, Tony Duell wrote: On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 4:27 PM, W2HX wrote: Hi friends. I am 100% new to my pdp8e and I am troubleshooting a problem. The problem is that whenever address bit 7 I asserted, I also see MD bit 4 asserted. I am hoping there is a simple

Re: 11/34 with drives on ebay

2017-01-26 Thread jim stephens
On 1/26/2017 3:13 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote: > From: Jay West > A fully working 11/34, in a complete period rack (with all side panels > and filler panels), and 4 working RL02's, VT220, a Decwriter ... > $1000 isn't realistic at all. It should definitely be higher than that.

Re: IBM 7074 and then some: "Systems we love" conference

2017-01-25 Thread jim stephens
On 1/25/2017 9:54 AM, Ray Arachelian wrote: On 01/23/2017 02:00 PM, Steven Maresca wrote: Just wanted to share an excerpted story just sent to me by a colleague, regarding an IBM 7074 supplying data to Java middleware, ultimately feeding a modern webapp stack:

PS2 Model 30 memory

2017-01-26 Thread jim stephens
I have a friend who wants to add more memory to a PS2 model 30. They are off in the wilds of Oz and acquired this for a good price and would like to just upgrade it to run some programs they have which do not run on modern faster systems. I know this is a snake pit to deal with, and can get

Re: TS05AA drives?

2017-01-20 Thread jim stephens
They both included ISA cards according to the auction, but I didn't see a photo or more details on which one. The top loading one would be nice. I remember when MPI was manufacturing a similar arrangement for DEC in Valley Forge. The ones that mount in a rack are a bit less involved, but

Bus and Tag Telex drive listed (Ebay alert)

2017-01-20 Thread jim stephens
The same vendor which listed the CDC Keystone drives also has listed a pair of Telex drives with Bus & Tag. I don't recall who has the incoming 4341, but this would be a great and for the mainframe, compact half inch tape subsystem. I would check, but I believe this would have all you need

Re: 11/34 with drives on ebay

2017-01-26 Thread jim stephens
On 1/26/2017 12:26 PM, Jay West wrote: A fully working 11/34, in a complete period rack (with all side panels and filler panels), and 4 working RL02's, VT220, a Decwriter, a good set of disk packs, RSTS 7 media and manuals All shown working (except the LA).. $1000 isn't realistic at all.

Re: ps2 memory - with weird square silver IBM Circuit packaged memory on the ...

2017-01-29 Thread jim stephens
On 1/28/2017 5:32 PM, couryho...@aol.com wrote: Thanks Guy! Mystery solved! I will put this note in with the memory stick.. Ed# _www.smecc.org_ (http://www.smecc.org) Guy, you may correct, but I think also a lot of IBM tools for putting things in cans, creating circuit boards, etc.

Re: Q Bus Music Board

2017-02-21 Thread jim stephens
On 2/21/2017 11:17 AM, Pontus Pihlgren wrote: It certainly looks like a DEC document numbering scheme. In the ebay auction it was decsribed a an "A6006 Analog output board". I think that is something entirely different, or is it related? Thank you for shedding some light on it. /P That

Re: IBM Series/1 listed on UK Ebay

2017-02-22 Thread jim stephens
On 2/22/2017 3:47 AM, dave.g4...@gmail.com wrote: Price is a bit silly ... the last one sold in the USA went for $200... Dave Also, the motorcycle term used to describe this system's condition, is "ridden hard and put up wet". Compare to $5000 asking for the full running PDP 11/34

PDP 11/70 by PiDP8/i maker

2017-02-17 Thread jim stephens
Sorry I don't recall his name, but wondering what the progress is on the 11/70 version of this. Raspberry pi, functional front panel with blink'n lights which functions like the 11/70. My back archives are in a bit of a scramble, so can't search it either, again apologies. thanks Jim

Re: PDP 11/70 by PiDP8/i maker

2017-02-17 Thread jim stephens
://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!topic/pidp-8/uFkciMFuHHg Thanks Jim On 2/17/2017 10:29 PM, asw...@t-online.de wrote: http://obsolescence.wixsite.com/obsolescence/pidp-8 Am 18.02.2017 um 07:03 schrieb jim stephens <jwsm...@jwsss.com>: Sorry I don't recall his name, but wonderin

Re: IBM Series/1 listed on UK Ebay

2017-02-22 Thread jim stephens
On 2/22/2017 10:02 AM, Chuck Guzis wrote: On 02/22/2017 09:17 AM, Bill Gunshannon wrote: I ride both horses and motorcycles and I have never heard that particual phrasing used for a motorcycle. I'd always heard it (for horses) as "rode hard and put up wet".

Re: Reading PALs

2017-02-21 Thread jim stephens
On 2/21/2017 2:06 PM, Mattis Lind wrote: But now it solved because Kelly Leavitt somehow did find the correct link, which is not the one linked to from the page. Thanks a lot for this! Unfortunately there were no source code in there unless they are self extracting binaries. No PC nor

Re: Reading PALs

2017-02-21 Thread jim stephens
On 2/21/2017 12:41 PM, Mattis Lind wrote: I have seen someone making a small device to do this. http://dreamjam.co.uk/emuviews/elec/pal.php Unfortunately the software doesn't seem to be available any longer. Anyone that has it? It would definetely save me some time. Did you try contacting

Re: Changing wire-wrap configurations on DEC circuit boards

2017-02-13 Thread jim stephens
On 2/13/2017 4:09 PM, Bill Gunshannon wrote: From: cctech [cctech-boun...@classiccmp.org] on behalf of Earl Evans [e...@retrobits.com] Sent: Monday, February 13, 2017 6:45 PM To: General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only Subject: Changing wire-wrap

Re: need (physical) key for Sun SPARCserver 1000e

2017-02-09 Thread jim stephens
This page was a hit from the PN below, and looks like an interesting reference to save away. http://www.shrubbery.net/~heas/sun-feh-2_1/Devices/AC_Power/ACPOWER_Keys.html thanks Jim On 2/8/2017 9:44 PM, Jerry Kemp wrote: Just a little more info. I was informed that the key I need is part

Re: Ted Kaczynski was RIGHT!

2017-02-15 Thread jim stephens
On 2/15/2017 10:14 AM, Mike Stein wrote: I also attended one of her lectures in my distant youth and was similarly impressed; an exceptional person indeed, especially considering the culture and politics of the day. m I saw her speak twice, and at UMR we had a small enough group and she

Sparc software on Optical media. (ebay alert)

2017-01-21 Thread jim stephens
I post this not so much as an ebay to buy, though if anyplace could be found with the means to use this it is on this list. someone had an optical MO drive at some point and wrote their backup and a Solaris (probably 2.5 or later) software onto two disks. now it's a big oops if you don't

Re: ISO: Honeywell DPS-6 things

2017-01-19 Thread jim stephens
On 1/18/2017 11:45 PM, Pontus Pihlgren wrote: I know it's not the same. But I have a Bull DPX that might be available once I've removed sensitive stuff from it's disks. /P Ultimate runs on DPS 6 hardware with a co-processor and standard controllers, 8way async. i'd be interested in the

Re: Caldisk 8" drive (also ebay warning)

2017-01-15 Thread jim stephens
On 1/15/2017 11:16 PM, jim stephens wrote: I'm not sure I've heard of Caldisk, though it was in Anaheim apparently. Maybe a Calcomp brand or spinoff? Here is an ad also for the Matchdisk operation who pasted their info all over the drive. https://books.google.com/books?id=iD4EMBAJ

Caldisk 8" drive (also ebay warning)

2017-01-15 Thread jim stephens
I'm not sure I've heard of Caldisk, though it was in Anaheim apparently. Maybe a Calcomp brand or spinoff? Here is an ad also for the Matchdisk operation who pasted their info all over the drive.

Re: SunoS 4.1.4 and Open Windows 3 on an IPX?

2017-01-16 Thread jim stephens
On 1/16/2017 3:58 AM, Mattis Lind wrote: I have installed SunoS 4.1.4 on a an IPX and then tried to start Open Windows 3 from the command line. I get a garbled screen that looks like this: http://i.imgur.com/jWcbqYO.jpg?1 It looks like there is a mismatch between what resolution Open

Re: ISO: Honeywell DPS-6 things (Josh Dersch)

2017-01-19 Thread jim stephens
On 1/19/2017 5:26 PM, Michael Thompson wrote: The RICM has a DPS-6, and another with an Ultimate label on it that may have a Pick processor. I can help with this. Where is there information about this system? thanks Jim

Re: Are old SCSI tape drives not all created equal?

2016-08-19 Thread jim stephens
On 8/19/2016 9:24 AM, j...@cimmeri.com wrote: On 8/17/2016 6:17 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote: On 08/17/2016 02:59 PM, j...@cimmeri.com wrote: Hi, Chuck. Excellent question -- and they do respond per your minimum, but beyond that, I'm not sure. When a drive wouldn't work, I only thought to

Re: More mystery recycler boards - DEC, Fujitsu(??), Cipher, Emulex

2016-09-02 Thread jim stephens
On 9/2/2016 11:52 AM, Jules Richardson wrote: __Cipher boards:__ There are two of these: http://www.classiccmp.org/acornia/ub/c1.jpg I suspect they're from some form of terminal (or maybe printer?), and now that they're separated from the rest of the system they're just junk. Note that

Re: More mystery recycler boards - DEC, Fujitsu(??), Cipher, Emulex

2016-09-02 Thread jim stephens
On 9/2/2016 11:52 AM, Jules Richardson wrote: __Cipher boards:__ There are two of these: http://www.classiccmp.org/acornia/ub/c1.jpg I suspect they're from some form of terminal (or maybe printer?), and now that they're separated from the rest of the system they're just junk. Note that

Re: The huge lot that had the NIB 8" floppies is now on ebay

2016-09-05 Thread jim stephens
Yes, we do. I had not found this ad and it is in Kansas City, where I have a warehouse. Cindy, I didn't see the 8" floppies though. I also thought this was in Colorado, but see it listed as KC now, though that may only be another auction. This unfortunately isn't up my alley for

Re: The huge lot that had the NIB 8" floppies is now on ebay

2016-09-06 Thread jim stephens
On 9/6/2016 8:06 AM, j...@cimmeri.com wrote: That would be my preference as well. A "cce...@classiccmp.org" list. Or at least in an indication in the subject line "ebay: [topic]" so they can get filtered out. - J. I will attempt to do that. Also you can trim off everything in any

Re: The huge lot that had the NIB 8" floppies is now on ebay

2016-09-06 Thread jim stephens
On 9/6/2016 9:04 AM, j...@cimmeri.com wrote: So that's all I'm saying: re-advertising here what is already advertised and readily found on ebay itself Frequently it is not easily found on ebay. Mislisted descriptions and titles are common. i have a lot of watch list items now, but I find I

Re: Odd memory error in PDP-11/04

2016-09-07 Thread jim stephens
Is there a hint as far as the affected hardware in that the ODT is working, but the ram is not? The rom that is running ODT is also being accessed for read correctly. Perhaps the problem is migrating since the system halts however. A wild jump and a fault if the rom path is affected might

Re: BA123 Side panels and Stuck TK50

2016-08-30 Thread jim stephens
On 8/30/2016 1:54 PM, shad wrote: A tape in this condition of striction is probably unusable anyway, unless you back it up a little in an oven, but even so it could be readable just for a couple of hours I wonder if the header could be cut off and used for the other guy's thread, who

Motorola 88000 system on Epay

2016-08-29 Thread jim stephens
a bit pricy, but it seems to be able to be powered up. Looks to be 25mhz according to the boot screen. The seller has done the smoke test for the buyer, and was even going to replace a dead NVram to verify that one message about the config being bad was recoverable. 16mb ram. Seller has

RX02 and RXV11 emulators

2016-08-29 Thread jim stephens
I got interested in a thread which mentioned RX02 emulators by C H Dickman, and found a nice page on that, which is still live. However, one of the pages was on geocities, and though there are about 10 or 15 hits for the path below, noone had any links which i could find which hit the original

Re: CHM

2016-08-29 Thread jim stephens
On 8/29/2016 8:24 PM, Fred Cisin wrote: Folks, I am going to be in San Francisco in a few weeks' time, but only for about a day and half. I could spare 2 hours at CHM but is it worth dragging myself up there on a Sunday when there are no working exhibits, and I will only have two hours.

Re: BA123 Side panels and Stuck TK50

2016-08-30 Thread jim stephens
I've bought a pile of drives recently, and may have one that you can scavenge. However I think mine may be TK-70's though. I got some make good items from one guy for a botched sale, will see if it was a 50 since you probably have to stick with those. thanks jim On 8/30/2016 3:32 PM, Rob

Re: G4 cube (was Re: 68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production use...)

2016-09-13 Thread jim stephens
On 9/13/2016 10:00 AM, Al Kossow wrote: On 9/13/16 9:53 AM, Ryan K. Brooks wrote: See Also RedHat and CentOS.No telnet, netstat, etc. csh though in the modern world I can see why clear text protocols aren't shipped out of the box They can be added, and it was only after quite a long

Re: Linux at 25

2016-09-14 Thread jim stephens
On 9/14/2016 4:14 PM, Cameron Kaiser wrote: I was a bit surprised to find that my home thermostat was running BusyBox. s/surprised/alarmed/ Remember, it's going to be the Internet of Pwned Things before too long. Busybox is the first big lawsuit over GPL as well, wonder if these folks

Re: 50 yrs. of Star Trek!

2016-09-08 Thread jim stephens
On 9/8/2016 10:41 AM, Al Kossow wrote: On 9/8/16 10:03 AM, Murray McCullough wrote: What role did Star Trek play in the rise of small computers that are so ubiquitous today? The main thing that comes to mind is how often images or references to TOS appear in mid-70's computing magazines.

Re: G4 cube (was Re: 68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production use...)

2016-09-13 Thread jim stephens
On 9/13/2016 2:55 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote: On 09/13/2016 01:05 PM, Chris Hanson wrote: Apple had a package available with SNA support in the late 1980s, along with the NuBus token ring card. I think there was also a DECnet package. And MacTCP was available early on, too. Does bisync and

Re: Subjects, Topics and Threading

2016-09-14 Thread jim stephens
On 9/14/2016 3:30 PM, j...@cimmeri.com wrote: On 9/14/2016 4:58 PM, Dale H. Cook wrote: At 05:42 PM 9/14/2016, Steven M Jones wrote: How do you justify making everybody conform to your preferred behavior? I don't, but the behavior and archiving of this list is bound by the software that

Re: Micro Fiche Library.

2016-10-05 Thread jim stephens
This is the one I have. It may be overkill because I think it goes to 8 x 10 transparency. A 5x7 format scanner will work just as well for fiche. If you plan to do aperture cards, you will need a longer dimension that 7" to cover that. The Epson 4990 apparently has that. i looked

Re: Twiggys [was: Re: ka... ching!]

2016-10-08 Thread jim stephens
On 10/8/2016 8:26 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote: So computers were not part of my formative years and that's perhaps why I don't see the attraction of computer games--or Twitter, for that matter. I had the luck to have an Olivetti Programma 101 when I was in 5th grade in the early 60's. I had

Re: uVAX system (mostly) that Ian King was interested in

2016-10-05 Thread jim stephens
On 10/4/2016 7:47 AM, Ian S. King wrote: Jon > >Sorry for the delay in responding, Jon - I'm launching a spaceship this week.:-) (Seewww.blueorigin.com.) I'll reply privately. -- Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate The Information School Dissertation: "Why

Re: uVAX system (mostly) that Ian King was interested in (Off Topic)

2016-10-05 Thread jim stephens
On 10/5/2016 12:34 PM, jim stephens wrote: On 10/4/2016 7:47 AM, Ian S. King wrote: Jon > >Sorry for the delay in responding, Jon - I'm launching a spaceship this week.:-) (Seewww.blueorigin.com.) I'll reply privately. -- Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate The Information

Re: Blue Origin launch (Was: uVAX system (mostly) that Ian King was interested in)

2016-10-05 Thread jim stephens
On 10/5/2016 1:38 PM, John H. Reinhardt wrote: I imagine the G-forces were pretty high for a few seconds. But I'm no rocket scientist so I could be wrong. Overall a pretty specatcular thing. John H. Reinhardt It's Shake' N Bake, and I like it! -- Note change in email address. Please

Re: Linux at 25 [lawyers involvement]

2016-09-14 Thread jim stephens
On 9/14/2016 6:40 PM, Ian S. King wrote: >And technology is always better when the lawyers get involved, right? Linux went a long time with no lawsuits that were legally precedent setting. I thought it interesting that the busybox folks were the first ones to raise a fuss. There has always

Re: Ill-considered complaints [was: RE: early networking (was Re: G4 cube (was Re: 68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production] [Posting with brackets]

2016-09-14 Thread jim stephens
On 9/14/2016 7:21 PM, Fred Cisin wrote: I have been using parentheses. I was unaware that square brackets was the preferred form. I also used brackets, and Balanced Fred's. I didn't see any change in how the threading worked with one bracket, maybe two sets will confuse it too. I've

Re: Subjects, Topics and Threading

2016-09-14 Thread jim stephens
yes it is. The cursor is at the top of the box with the emails in most readers I've seen, and unless I want to leave a posting long and enter comments thru the body, sometimes top posting works. On 9/14/2016 3:40 PM, KnoppixLiveKiller wrote: Is it really that hard to bottom post?

Re: Tektronix 4051 repair.

2016-09-22 Thread jim stephens
On 9/22/2016 12:08 PM, Charles Anthony wrote: Before the smoke escaped I recorded this short videoclip to show the behavior when typing on the machine and running simple PRINT/GOTO program. http://sendvid.com/k4s7k806 This link took me a fake virus warning honey trap. -- Charles Sendvid

Re: Repairing Tape Leader Damage in TK70 Drive

2016-08-26 Thread jim stephens
On 8/26/2016 1:35 PM, Dave Wade wrote: There is a TK50 piccy well down this page here:- http://williambader.com/museum/vax/vax.html I think that is the same as the TK70 Looks like he tore out the end hook on that tape as well, there is a gap in the photo of the disassembled cartridge, but

Re: complete displaywriter set in Canada

2016-08-28 Thread jim stephens
There is a reserve set. Any idea how much higher than $99 Canadian it is? I suspect that noone was interested enough in this auction to find out. I'd look for it to be listed with a high minimum bid, or maybe to someone who negotiated offline, or off Ebay directly with the seller. but it

Re: complete displaywriter set in Canada

2016-08-29 Thread jim stephens
Dave -Original Message- From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-boun...@classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of jim stephens Sent: 29 August 2016 05:23 To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk@classiccmp.org> Subject: Re: complete displaywriter set in Canada There is a reserve set. An

Re: "Unix Implementation" paper in HTML

2016-08-23 Thread jim stephens
On 8/23/2016 5:53 AM, Liam Proven wrote: On 23 August 2016 at 13:44, Noel Chiappa wrote: "UNIX Implementation" by Ken Thompson. This one? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/2866044_UNIX_implementation The other, you'll need to give the exact title/author...

Re: "Unix Implementation" paper in HTML

2016-08-23 Thread jim stephens
On 8/23/2016 5:53 AM, Liam Proven wrote: On 23 August 2016 at 13:44, Noel Chiappa wrote: "UNIX Implementation" by Ken Thompson. This one? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/2866044_UNIX_implementation The other, you'll need to give the exact title/author...

Re: "Unix Implementation" paper in HTML

2016-08-23 Thread jim stephens
On 8/23/2016 6:35 AM, Electronics Plus wrote: I emailed you the PDF. Hope that helps. Cindy Thanks, i got it from multiple sources as well. When I have more time am going to hunt for the HTML for Noel, he has my curiosity up. Mainly wanted the text for search engine grist. I wish there

Re: "Unix Implementation" paper in HTML

2016-08-23 Thread jim stephens
On 8/23/2016 6:29 AM, Tor Arntsen wrote: On 23 August 2016 at 15:24, jim stephens <jwsm...@jwsss.com> wrote: On 8/23/2016 5:53 AM, Liam Proven wrote: This one? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/2866044_UNIX_implementation Also google barfed up this @ Archive.org

Re: Million-dollar vintage computer

2016-08-25 Thread jim stephens
On 8/25/2016 2:05 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote: On 08/25/2016 01:24 PM, couryho...@aol.com wrote: so, what was the vcf's take? On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 12:18 PM, Evan Koblentz wrote: The pre-production Apple 1 auctioned via CharityBuzz and displayed at VCF West closed just

Re: Million-dollar vintage computer

2016-08-25 Thread jim stephens
On 8/25/2016 3:48 PM, Fred Cisin wrote: On Thu, 25 Aug 2016, couryho...@aol.com wrote: so, what was the vcf's take? In the consignment section at VCF, they took 15% I think he is referring to as a donation. Not sellers premium. thanks Jim

Re: ka... ching!

2016-10-02 Thread jim stephens
On 10/2/2016 12:32 PM, Jon Elson wrote: On 10/02/2016 12:50 PM, Al Kossow wrote: On 10/2/16 10:15 AM, Jay West wrote: I have a new theory. No new machines are ever found, we all just keep trading ownership of them amongst ourselves, sometimes with the same machine coming back years later!

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