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    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread Paper Tape in DEC
    My PDP8E and REMEX were a part of a machine tool and it did use Mylar tape. I kept a few feet, just because it's neat. I do not have any blank tape...
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    Yesterday, 11:20 AM
    Mike_Z started a thread Paper Tape in DEC
    Over the past few days I have been making paper tapes of some of the MAINDEC programs to use with my REMEX paper tape reader. I have made each...
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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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