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    Today, 03:49 AM
    Gary C started a thread Pcw9512 in Other
    Just sat ready to pickup a PCW9512, a daisywheel printer and a dot matrix printer off ebay. Couldn't refuse for 3.80 Intersting little...
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    August 8th, 2019, 09:54 AM
    Its arrived and its perfect ! thanks Jay
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    August 8th, 2019, 09:38 AM
    Gary C started a thread Tapuino in Commodore
    I'm sure it's been done before but just finished my tapuino in a c2n case. Buttons are momentary switches connected to the original controls which...
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    August 7th, 2019, 11:36 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 in DEC
    Damn it. The A version of the PSU is not selectable and B versions are 200+ Not only that, it has a blown cap, so it looks as if it was powered...
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    August 6th, 2019, 03:35 PM
    Dos on Multibus ? Do you have any info ?. I have a 286/10A multibus I processor card with intel monitor EPROMS and a 512bk memory card, plus a...
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    August 6th, 2019, 03:17 PM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    Yes, i wont trust a TK50 tape, but I do want to get my TZ30 to work, fixing things part of the joy :) and I wont rest until its right. Also need to...
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    August 6th, 2019, 12:02 PM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    This is what I found in the manual 3.7 Automatically Starting and Stopping UCX To start the UCX software automatically when the system starts up,...
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    August 6th, 2019, 10:42 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    The wife has even given me permission ! Anyway Got a few things to work out As I am on OpenVMS 6 im using UCX and can startup comms...
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    August 5th, 2019, 02:43 AM
    Fun is there an archive of all these sorts of things, like the flight sim or the 3d maze hidden in certain versions of Excel, the Microsoft banner...
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    August 5th, 2019, 02:25 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread Slow News Day in General Off Topic
    Division and multiplication are not equal, your right. I meant in the BODMAS thing, you treat them as equal importance and default to left to...
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    August 5th, 2019, 02:18 AM
    Would be interesting to try the same experiments with Omega 636
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    August 4th, 2019, 09:11 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread Slow News Day in General Off Topic
    Forgot to say division and multiplication are equal, so then it becomes left to right precedence
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    August 4th, 2019, 09:00 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread Slow News Day in General Off Topic
    I was (as others) taught in the UK to use BODMAS (brackets, orders, division, multiplication, addition, subtraction) so do brackets first 82(4)...
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    August 4th, 2019, 01:05 AM
    Intel did a lot of Multibus 8086 systems We have about 30 of them running still at work.
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    August 4th, 2019, 12:28 AM
    I think S2 is for lower case ? From page 93 "Lowercase-There are two bow ties on the board with the ICs. They may be cut as a user option....
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    August 3rd, 2019, 08:47 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread Omg in Tandy/Radio Shack
    Like this one ...
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    August 2nd, 2019, 11:01 AM
    Gone yet ?
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    August 2nd, 2019, 07:40 AM
    Ahh, interesting, thanks.
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    August 1st, 2019, 10:38 AM
    and very reasonable too. Looking forward to getting my 128k badge :)
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    August 1st, 2019, 10:34 AM
    Followed some of the connections through and they turned up on an edge connector identical to the one out the back of the PET, was a quick look and...
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    August 1st, 2019, 09:05 AM
    And so, the project begins and a broken C2N is almost converted to a Tapuino case, just need to mount some momentary push buttons onto the frame so...
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    August 1st, 2019, 09:01 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 in DEC
    Thanks, will try. Looking at it, Im pretty sure the plug in link is a 240/110 selection, but will have to draw out the cct before I plug it it. ...
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    July 31st, 2019, 08:39 AM
    Gary C started a thread MicroVAX 3300 in DEC
    Ok Now its time to have a go at the 3300 The PSU appears to be set to 110V (sticker on front of PSU) despite the socket saying 240V. Looking...
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    July 30th, 2019, 12:57 PM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    Windermere ?, thats just up the road ! Will see if Im working. Never been to any sort of event like that. Will need to see if I can get the 3300...
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    July 30th, 2019, 06:40 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    Yey, it worked.
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    July 29th, 2019, 10:59 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    Ah, need to get back to SYSBOOT> then SET/STARTUP SYS$SYSTEM:STARTUP.COM i think No idea how I managed to change it. Now I know what our system...
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    July 29th, 2019, 10:54 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    Next problem Now when booting, it doesnt execute the startup.com file. I imagine ive altered something when resetting the system password. I...
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    July 29th, 2019, 03:51 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    Thanks again But I do have it up and running :), just needed the security service running properly and a SET NOON to stop it kicking me out even...
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    July 29th, 2019, 01:21 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    Cheers, signed up. The 3100 does have a CD drive so if I can get an ISO to write that would help, but I want to try and keep the original OpenVMS...
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    July 28th, 2019, 01:03 PM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    Ok Booted via SYSBOOT to the $ prompt and set def to SYS$SYSTEM Set NOON to stop logging out on error, then try to run AUTHORIZE It bombs...
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Started with the UK national electricity company, the CEGB in 1983. Moved in to engineering and worked on DPS6, Intel Multibus, DEC VAX/PDP and programmed in CEGB CUTLASS.
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Lancashire
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Vintage computers and old cars
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Assistant shift manager - Nuclear operations

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