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  1. Obtaining a Forgotten Login on an IBM System/36




    This blog post comes from the issue where you may end up with a System/36 where just the administrator or all of the user accounts and passwords have been forgotten. This article has been created to help de-obfuscate an existing procedure posted about 15 years ago here on Usenet. The purpose of redoing this procedure is to be a bit friendlier on those folks ...

    Updated May 12th, 2018 at 08:17 PM by NeXT

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  2. The sleeper three-button Logitech mouse

    Now normally I spend a lot of time slagging ANYONE who dares use a keyboard with anything but their original machine and frankly the same should apply to mice as well, right?
    Well yes there are a large number of notable examples of mice that really only worked with specific machines both electronically and asthetically. One example I can come up with is the Hawley mouse. It is absolutely revolting on terms of ergonomics but it just seems like the kind of thing the "hip" tech crowd ...
  3. WiFi232's Evil Clone

    I'll admit it. The idea of the Wifi232 is brilliant and everyone ate it up while someone made a small fortune.

    The problem however is that it contains one of the worst things you can find in a hobbyist community: Greed.
    As awesome as it is, Paul Rickards seems to of gone out of his way to make sure that while you can buy units from him pre-assembled ($50USD + $15 international shipping) or in simple kit form ($33USD + $15 international shipping), you cannot go out and just ...

    Updated March 21st, 2018 at 09:06 PM by NeXT

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  4. Mastervoice ECU (The Butler in a Box Tries again)


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    Two years ago I made another blog entry discussing the Mastervoice Butler in a Box.
    As a refresher this was a late 80's product that gave you X10 home automation in a small box with speech recognition and speech synthesis. Overall it looked great on the outside but on the inside it had a number of questionable ...
  5. AT&T Personal Terminal 510A

    Here we go. Another case of Mysterious Hardware from the 80's.
    So in the early 80's while AT&T was cranking out Unix PC's and PC6300 clones one of the neglected corners of their R&D lab decided to build a terminal for the home or the office desk. Obviously they ended up never being a commercially viable product and after a few years of poor sales they were withdrawn and have pretty much vanished from existance. It seems all that remains now are a few scant magazine articles that google ...
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