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    February 12th, 2018, 02:13 AM
    Only 3 bids so a bit more than most enthusiasts were happy with given it's untested. Though I notice that the early bidder did a bit of fishing with...
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    February 9th, 2018, 11:23 AM
    bobaboba replied to a thread Building a PDP11/83 in DEC
    Thanks - that looks like something that even I could manage! Alas no, but I had reaslised that something was required and I've been looking at...
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    February 9th, 2018, 09:43 AM
    bobaboba replied to a thread Building a PDP11/83 in DEC
    Some reading to do before I try to fire up any cards I guess. At least the power supply seems to supply power. Do you have a link for that...
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    February 8th, 2018, 02:56 PM
    bobaboba replied to a thread Building a PDP11/83 in DEC
    Thanks Gslick & Peter Yes, I guess, but not always called what you'd expect or in the folder you'd look in ;) 18MHz and yes it has the...
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    February 8th, 2018, 12:31 PM
    bobaboba started a thread Building a PDP11/83 in DEC
    I've been looking for a small pdp11 for a while with no luck - what's been available either looked in too poor condition for a pdp11 novice or was...
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    February 3rd, 2018, 06:27 AM
    bobaboba replied to a thread PDP-8L on eBay in DEC
    I'm sure there's a lot of us like that. I have a couple of non-working pdp8/e machines which I've had for at least 12 years always meaning to fix. I...
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    February 2nd, 2018, 08:51 AM
    bobaboba replied to a thread Pdp-10 in DEC
    Edinburgh university had a DEC 10 around 1970. I remember running a Blackjack program on it to demonstrate an algorithm which over time could win...
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    February 2nd, 2018, 08:31 AM
    That's a new picture, wasn't there yesterday. Maybe the seller reads this forum? :p
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    February 1st, 2018, 02:04 PM
    The point I was trying to make (not very well though) when I called it just a collection of boards. No obvious processor (and can't tell if there's a...
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    February 1st, 2018, 10:28 AM
    Doesn't seem much of a bargain at a starting price of almost 500. Untested collection of boards in a chassis with '93' scribbled on it which might...
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    January 30th, 2018, 02:32 PM
    Minimum of 8k to run OS/8 with Kyle's diskserver. Philipp Hachtmann has suggested that he will do a rerun of the omni-usb and went as far as...
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    January 29th, 2018, 11:58 PM
    bobaboba replied to a thread Pdp-10 in DEC
    Absolutely. I used to follow it closely but now it gets hung up squabbling about tiny, fairly oddball or irrelevant details and goes on for dozens...
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    January 28th, 2018, 04:30 AM
    I've used them recently (both for extender cards for the pdp8e and for their 0.125" edge connectors) so they certainly ship to the UK. The edge...
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    January 23rd, 2018, 12:34 PM
    bobaboba replied to a thread DEC PDP-8/F available on eBay in DEC
    I suppose more accurately the 8/e chassis can accommodate up to 2 omnibus sections of 20 slots but the machine could be bought with either 1 section...
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Chip designer since the very early days of MOS, and IC design manager with several large companies. Ex gliding enthusiast. Retired now but still with too little time for hobbies!
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Retired. Ex IC Design Manager

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