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    April 5th, 2021, 06:11 PM
    I'm in agreement with the idea of the light color providing status information to an operator, especially nowadays when one can have tricolor LEDs...
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    April 1st, 2021, 01:47 AM
    Hopefully this will remove some of the need for "speculation." https://www.imsai.net/the-wargames-imsai/
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    March 22nd, 2021, 04:08 PM
    DDS replied to a thread "DECtube" (DECtape storage) in DEC
    I remember well the last box of 50 "no name" 1.44m floppies I bought from a big box office supply store. They were supposedly pre-formatted and...
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    March 22nd, 2021, 03:57 PM
    DDS replied to a thread "DECtube" (DECtape storage) in DEC
    Pretty sure Wright Line made the seals and furniture designed to store tapes in seals like the one I mentioned above. IIRC our computer center has...
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    March 22nd, 2021, 04:18 AM
    DDS replied to a thread "DECtube" (DECtape storage) in DEC
    All of our Central Offices were equipped with a 3 ft by 4 ft tape cabinet designed to hold tapes hung by their seal "hooks". Towards the end it was...
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    March 22nd, 2021, 04:01 AM
    DDS replied to a thread "DECtube" (DECtape storage) in DEC
    Caveat emptor!
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    March 16th, 2021, 02:35 PM
    DDS replied to a thread What did I do to my PDP-8 today. in DEC
    A friend had one of these: https://www.ccsutlery.com/store/revolver-1858-remington-ss.html Cleaning one is even dirtier than firing one. The...
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    March 16th, 2021, 02:26 PM
    DDS replied to a thread Is This The End For VMS Hobbyists? in DEC
    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." --JFK Substitute the following: peaceful revolution ->...
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    March 16th, 2021, 04:53 AM
    A while back I noted one seller saying he/she was no longer selling complete systems because shipping was a hassle. Different strokes......
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    March 14th, 2021, 09:07 AM
    DDS replied to a thread MicroVAX II Power Supply Problem in DEC
    Replacing the BPOK and BDCOK signals have been done. No need to re-invent that wheel, unless of course it would make you happy to do it your own...
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    March 13th, 2021, 06:15 AM
    DDS replied to a thread Tandon TM101-4 drive? in PCs and Clones
    A bit of a side note about use of the Tandon TM101-4. In the late 70's - early 80's, my desktop machine was an early model Heathkit H89. I...
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