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    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    Just clean installed Win 10 1909 and, yup, they yanked the Local Account option. Knew this was coming, of course. Microsoft seems to have a...
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    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    That's kind of funny, in a way, that the owners (taxpayers) of a public broadcaster (BBC) have to fear copyright lawsuits for using material they...
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    Yesterday, 02:24 PM
    falter replied to a thread Microkit 8/16 in Other
    Nevermind.. just got a note back from the seller. I had asked them about that plug attached to the keyboard and apparently that *is* for composite...
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    Yesterday, 01:30 PM
    falter replied to a thread Microkit 8/16 in Other
    In one of my photos on google drive there is what looks like an earphone plug. It is attached to the keyboard cable. I thought it was for video.....
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    Yesterday, 10:23 AM
    falter replied to a thread Microkit 8/16 in Other
    Question - this Microkit has DIN ports on the back for connecting the tape drives... were these connections for tape recorders standardized way back...
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    December 8th, 2019, 11:07 PM
    Audio is not a problem.. nothing I do would require anything but the royalty free kind, and I've found YouTube's own selection to be adequate,...
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    December 8th, 2019, 08:09 PM
    Thanks NEXT! The fair use (or fair dealing up here in Canada) is a bit intimidating. I've watched a lot of videos with newspaper or magazine...
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    December 8th, 2019, 03:56 PM
    falter replied to a thread Microkit 8/16 in Other
    I tried another experiment - removing the bootstrap ROM entirely. The first time I powered up, I got ? marks, and on reset got random stuff being...
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    December 8th, 2019, 03:40 PM
    falter replied to a thread Microkit 8/16 in Other
    With all cards out, I get a screen full of question marks. The enabled button still turns off on reset, but there's no action on the screen. I...
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    December 8th, 2019, 03:27 PM
    falter replied to a thread Microkit 8/16 in Other
    Hi Dave, I actually posted a youtube video showing everything but what happens if the memory boards are removed in a previous post.. hopefully it...
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    December 8th, 2019, 01:26 PM
    falter replied to a thread Microkit 8/16 in Other
    Thanks Dave. I'll check those pins out.. when you say 'boot' are you referring to the load switch? I wonder if this bootstrap leader is just...
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    December 8th, 2019, 11:40 AM
    falter replied to a thread Microkit 8/16 in Other
    There's a schematic of the CPU board here... unfortunately this is after the Genrad/futuredata takeover and the board is being used in some other...
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    December 8th, 2019, 11:14 AM
    falter replied to a thread Microkit 8/16 in Other
    I'm also curious why all the memory boards except one have one jumper strap? The last one has two. I'm assuming that's nothing nefarious - just...
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    December 8th, 2019, 11:08 AM
    falter replied to a thread Microkit 8/16 in Other
    I've posted the CRT board now. Under the original google drive link I posted. As far as I can tell, the voltages are all there and well within...
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    December 7th, 2019, 05:23 PM
    falter replied to a thread Microkit 8/16 in Other
    Here is a video of what it does (or doesn't): https://youtu.be/ISTLA7eNhKw It seems to power up with random characters, and then if you hit...
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    December 7th, 2019, 04:09 PM
    Thank you! I don't see any evidence of a power supply ever having been there - what I see is a standard 4 pin power supply cable that is branched...
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    December 7th, 2019, 11:20 AM
    Picked this up recently: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KUJ-C-CKiIoVkB_sOPNOhzp_6cfDtTZ9/view?usp=sharing...
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    December 7th, 2019, 11:15 AM
    I once had a KIM-1 in a nice custom made case. It had been set up for some sort of industrial use and had all kinds of notations on it for different...
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    December 6th, 2019, 08:34 PM
    falter replied to a thread Microkit 8/16 in Other
    It is here! I'm posting some pics in my Google Drive because now the forum doesn't accept anything larger than 256kb? ...
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    December 6th, 2019, 12:49 PM
    Yeah I suppose it depends what you're looking for as a viewer. For me, because I collect machines, I was always looking for videos that showed off...
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    December 6th, 2019, 11:17 AM
    Well I definitely don't think I'll be in Oscar contention Dave, regrettably! But I agree.. the whole cutting and editing process gets old fast. ...
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    December 6th, 2019, 08:18 AM
    Hasn't been posted yet. :) Still finding little mistakes and things to edit. It'll be up on my channel BradH probably before the weekend is up. I...
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    December 5th, 2019, 11:09 PM
    So I just finished my first YouTube video. Well, not literally the first video ever.. I use YouTube all the time to post short clips to show off...
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    December 5th, 2019, 09:57 AM
    The Google gods finally gave a few up after much searching: I *think* this is essentially the same kiosk design as the one I played with at...
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    December 4th, 2019, 04:39 PM
    falter started a thread UPS Brokerage in General Off Topic
    So I bought that Microkit thing, and the seller preferred using UPS. I'm not a fan of UPS for international shipments because they like charging a...
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    December 1st, 2019, 02:18 PM
    That's neat.. I wonder if that's one of those 'RAM disk' things they sold that is kept charged by a rechargeable battery.
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    December 1st, 2019, 02:17 PM
    I would definitely be interested in schematics, if they exist. I did end up finding a keyboard (along with another Mindset base unit) but neither of...
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    December 1st, 2019, 12:28 PM
    Question. I am playing around with my OSI 300 and am trying out the 'experiment' they have that can produce audio on a stereo by connecting the...
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    November 25th, 2019, 09:55 PM
    falter replied to a thread Microkit 8/16 in Other
    Found one of the prototyping boards Marty sent for the digital group machines: Front:...
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    November 25th, 2019, 08:37 PM
    For mine we actually triple wrapped it in plastic, and then shot foam into the box all around it. It was entombed in there and arrived absolutely...
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MPI 360k won't read/write

by falter on August 17th, 2019 at 11:18 AM
Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
I can't say that for certain. The head assembly is a complex system. The only way to have an inkling is to use something like IMD and check each head individually.
IMD says RPM are 272... should be 300 right?
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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+!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/142424958928
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