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    Today, 04:19 PM
    I saw this one up for auction but forgot to load it into my sniper program. My worst fears about where it might end up have been realized. ...
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    Yesterday, 12:06 PM
    It's the beamspring. I've seen them go for even more than that. $2000 is the highest I've seen so far. Not really sure what the attraction is. I...
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    Yesterday, 09:03 AM
    It's interesting... since I got my Galaxy Note.. I hardly ever find a need for a notebook/laptop. I drag out my Thinkpad once in a while for work. ...
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    January 16th, 2019, 11:16 PM
    I can testify that they were used. My Dad was issued an early T1000 as well as a Convertible. I forget which came first. I remember that one of...
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    January 16th, 2019, 10:09 PM
    I've been planning for a while to do a youtube video about my TVT, a sort of documentary that covers the background, history and operation of the...
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    January 16th, 2019, 05:26 PM
    You really should write a memoir Chuck, if you haven't. I apologize that I never realized how involved you were. You've got some really interesting...
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    January 16th, 2019, 02:03 PM
    Wow! $810! Somebody really wanted that. I did, kinda... but I couldn't justify another MSDOS laptop for $800. Would have loved to have seen...
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    January 16th, 2019, 01:58 PM
    falter replied to a thread D.R.E.A.M. 6800 Build in Other
    I wonder if he's the same guy in the Australian Vintage Computer Facebook group. There was a guy there with a produced board that was basically...
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    January 15th, 2019, 11:13 PM
    Yeah it's not a pungent or OMG something's on fire kinda smell. I ran the TV while I was diagnosing a broken wire on my TVT for a good 15 minutes. ...
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    January 15th, 2019, 12:39 PM
    falter replied to a thread D.R.E.A.M. 6800 Build in Other
    No that I don't. I don't think that was in the articles.
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    January 15th, 2019, 11:54 AM
    falter replied to a thread D.R.E.A.M. 6800 Build in Other
    Are you referring to the one they use on the DREAM Dave? We converted that to srec a while back. Should be posted in one of the other threads......
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    January 15th, 2019, 08:25 AM
    falter replied to a thread D.R.E.A.M. 6800 Build in Other
    What I like is that it is more than just a basic trainer.. the whole idea of it doing graphics and being designed around making games just takes it a...
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    January 14th, 2019, 09:54 PM
    Odd one. I have a 9" Motorola like this: ...
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    January 14th, 2019, 09:13 AM
    falter replied to a thread D.R.E.A.M. 6800 Build in Other
    Very slick! You were close to the Altoids ELF idea with that case! I've always wondered what font those dry transfer letters were. I have a...
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    January 14th, 2019, 08:23 AM
    Will do. To me it feels a lot like what was going on with the Hazeltine.. like a stuck address line or something. I probed the address lines with...
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    January 13th, 2019, 09:01 PM
    I got the EPROM burned.. thanks Dave. My burning program wouldn't let me select which segment to burn, what it'd do is try to import the whole of...
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    January 13th, 2019, 06:33 PM
    falter replied to a thread Microsoft messes up again in Rants
    Not that I know of. I turned updates off.. not the best option but, not much else you can do. Hopefully the next release will actually be bug...
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    January 13th, 2019, 11:26 AM
    Thanks Dave.. I *think* my burn program let's you specify ranges to burn... I'll give it a go. Appreciate this.. did you use some kind of software...
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    January 13th, 2019, 09:56 AM
    falter replied to a thread D.R.E.A.M. 6800 Build in Other
    Uhh... 08 13 19 22 28 29? :)
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    January 13th, 2019, 09:51 AM
    Question - how would I go about taking the raw dump I did of the second firmware eprom I managed to destroy? Because I didn't have a proper reader...
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    January 13th, 2019, 09:42 AM
    This sold really, really fast: ...
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    January 13th, 2019, 09:17 AM
    falter replied to a thread D.R.E.A.M. 6800 Build in Other
    My luck just extended further. A post on an Australian vintage computer forum about my find had a gentleman message me about an original DREAM 6800....
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    January 13th, 2019, 08:22 AM
    I was in this one until I realized that bidder really wanted it. ...
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    January 13th, 2019, 08:17 AM
    falter replied to a thread D.R.E.A.M. 6800 Build in Other
    I have three original ELFs.. one is the standard wirewrap. The second is a Quest one.. not the super elf with the keypad... just the one they made a...
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    January 12th, 2019, 08:51 PM
    falter replied to a thread D.R.E.A.M. 6800 Build in Other
    Scored another piece.. an actual vintage memory expansion kit board for $46! Also found a hex keypad made by Grayhill. It looks very...
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    January 11th, 2019, 07:49 PM
    I think they could do it if it were a real auction starting at a low opening bid. I've seen people spend hundreds on those aftermarket PET...
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    January 10th, 2019, 09:35 PM
    Thanks! I was really reluctant to buy one of these until recently because I felt it was like Grade 12 Calculus again (that didn't end well). I've...
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    January 10th, 2019, 08:26 AM
    falter replied to a thread Atlantis MCG-85 in Other
    It works! So basically I had to use a null modem cable, but on the breakout box I had to shut off everything except RX/TX. For pins from the...
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    January 9th, 2019, 10:34 PM
    falter replied to a thread Atlantis MCG-85 in Other
    I connected the PSU and fired it up again... nothing. I was something was going on with the PSU.. no voltage. I checked the wires.. one fell out. ...
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    January 9th, 2019, 08:26 PM
    I have a Rigol 1052e. I don't really understand these things work yet or why however many mhz they have matters, or how much you really need for the...
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74LS244 Question

by falter on December 5th, 2018 at 01:21 PM
Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
Assuming that pin 1 stays high, it should be possible to "feed through" pin 8 to pin 12. But the solution ultimately will be figuring out why pin 1 stays high.
Yeah that is is the goal for sure. I just want to prove out my theory a bit. After the experience with the TVT I don't trust schematics or circuit descriptions 100%. I did try feeding through but didn't see any text appear... although I didnt type anything so maybe it would only change new text being added. I'm

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The Ebay Follies

by falter on June 25th, 2017 at 11:09 AM
All hail the $3000 Apple II+!

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