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    September 9th, 2019, 11:17 AM
    Was the PR8-e actually serial? Pretty silly (IMHO) to connect a parallel bus to an essentially parallel device via a serial interface. FWIW the usual...
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    September 9th, 2019, 03:56 AM
    Iím not sure about that - the high-speed RIM loader uses the high-speed reader, not a serial port really. You want the low-speed (console) version.
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    August 27th, 2019, 11:35 AM
    bobaboba replied to a thread Simulating PDP-8 on a PDP-11? in DEC
    Absolutely - I once wrote one to run on a DG Nova (papertape and terminal only though) and I remember people mentioning different incarnations on a...
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    August 22nd, 2019, 12:18 PM
    The classic failure mode is localised dielectric failure due either to overvoltage (eg supply/inductive spikes) or manufacturing deficiencies, but...
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    August 22nd, 2019, 09:17 AM
    Starting capacitors are generally rated for intermittent use. Normally they’d be in circuit for (much) less than a second on a small/medium motor....
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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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