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    December 9th, 2018, 07:42 AM
    I'm not a programmer by trade, just an old hack. My method is to achieve functionality first. Then once that is in front of me I can more clearly see...
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    December 6th, 2018, 09:14 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Oh, by the way, I believe I found the reason why this Instruction MainDec was once in a while reporting a NOP failure. Seems that one of my front...
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    December 6th, 2018, 08:00 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Well… this project is just about finished. I completed making the new DEC cables for both serial ports and the REMEX. Had to wait for the...
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    December 5th, 2018, 07:43 AM
    Looks interesting. I was not aware of the Google Group. Thanks a bunch Jack. Mike
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    November 26th, 2018, 08:23 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Thanks Dave, Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Remember you don't need a holiday to partake in a good Turkey Dinner, my favorite. The 40 pin BERG...
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    November 23rd, 2018, 04:21 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Geeeezzzz... Had a bad day with either fat fingers or bad eye sight. Had trouble seeing the difference between and octal 3 and 6 on the front panel....
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    November 23rd, 2018, 08:42 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Yesterday, while eating turkey and watching football, it came to me that the READ routine in my new XLBAA program would read a character from the...
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    November 21st, 2018, 02:40 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Yup, yup, yup, you are correct! But this proved to me that everything is working, except my new BIN LOADER, but I can fix that. I was pleasantly...
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    November 21st, 2018, 01:03 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Today, I worked on the REMEX BINARY LOADER. Finished the first draft and tried it out. It did not work, but then I was drawn away, so I could not...
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    November 21st, 2018, 07:13 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Yes, I was reading that article. Didn't recognize the MI8-E. They were talking about adding toggle in diag programs in it. That maybe a good addition...
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    November 20th, 2018, 04:17 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    I'm not aware of what MI8-E is? Mike
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    November 20th, 2018, 06:44 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    AK, thanks for the link. It will be handy. Mike, I think combining the BIN & RIM would not be to hard. It's an interesting idea and would simplify...
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    November 19th, 2018, 04:47 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    I suppose I could. The Read Character subroutine is the same for both. In the BIN I could call the READ from the RIM. Never thought about it. Give it...
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    November 19th, 2018, 11:06 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Today I wrote a new RIM LOADER to work with the REMEX. It works. I wanted to test it by loading LBAA, the binary loader, but my new RIM loader is...
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    November 18th, 2018, 03:11 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Thanks, that's a neat document. Mike
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    November 18th, 2018, 10:44 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    I need to logic OR two values. A+B, This is what I tried, A, 0243 B, 1322 CLA TAD A CMA DCA A /compliment A CLA
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    November 17th, 2018, 02:25 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread I got my PiDP-11 kit in in DEC
    Please forgive me for side tracking this. Mike
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    November 17th, 2018, 12:04 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread I got my PiDP-11 kit in in DEC
    Now we are getting somewhere. I think that all telephone text messages should be done in Morse Code. That way only one key needs to be used on the...
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    November 17th, 2018, 10:11 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread I got my PiDP-11 kit in in DEC
    No, but wouldn't be neat to have a little hand crank on the side of the cell phone to charge the phone up when you are away from any power? Mike
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    November 17th, 2018, 06:54 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread I got my PiDP-11 kit in in DEC
    All the Model T's have 'buzz-box' ignitions. And the early ones had dry cells, but most of them were always dead. The ignition system for all the...
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    November 16th, 2018, 07:08 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    It's too bad that the UK is sooooo far away, we could plug those cards into my machine to see if they work. I have a couple of 4K core boards that do...
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    November 16th, 2018, 07:01 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread I got my PiDP-11 kit in in DEC
    First, most Model T's did not have electric equipment. No battery, generator/starter. That equipment didn't become popular until the middle twenties....
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    November 15th, 2018, 04:27 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    After more than 50 years, we have figured a few things out. Mike
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    November 15th, 2018, 02:39 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    I finally finished re arranging the 19" rack. The next project to make the new REMEX cables. I have to wait for the new BERG connectors to show up in...
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    November 15th, 2018, 08:34 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread I got my PiDP-11 kit in in DEC
    I enjoy using my PDP8E (and my CPM2.2) machine to develop controllers. That is to control stepper motors and other control functions. I have a...
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    November 14th, 2018, 01:18 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    To boot to OS/8, I hand key in the Serial Disk RIM and run. I suppose that I could make a REMEX RIM Loader. I'm in the middle of tearing apart the...
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    November 14th, 2018, 07:34 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Dave, each morning I spend a hour or so doing the daily puzzles of the morning newspaper. I have always enjoyed a good puzzle, maybe that is why we...
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    November 12th, 2018, 12:32 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Well, I'll damned (again). You nailed it. Adding the CLA at PGCHLP corrected the problem, at least with my current test tape. Give that man a GOLD...
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    November 12th, 2018, 12:22 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    I mis read PGCHLP as PTRGCH. I see what you mean. Mike
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    November 12th, 2018, 12:09 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    You may have a point. PTRGCH is called three times from PTRLP, which is not called at all. PTRLP is just part of the in line code. ALthough I should...
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Retired Old Steam Power Plant Engineer
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