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    I tried the xorg.conf modification and it did...

    I tried the xorg.conf modification and it did nothing. Online documentation seems to imply that this method is deprecated. Okay...

    I'm running Debian Squeeze on this system. "inputattach" is...
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    For what little it's worth, I have a Compaq PSU...

    For what little it's worth, I have a Compaq PSU that looks just like a standard ATX model, but with very different pinout--and the "power on" has to be pulled up to activate.
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    Apparently you can also edit the xorg.conf file,...

    Apparently you can also edit the xorg.conf file, but in Debian Squeeze, I can't find it--it's definitely not in /etc/X11.

    I guess I'll have to run Xorg --configure to get it. Strange that it...
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    1. Power on the range extender. 2. Use a...

    1. Power on the range extender.
    2. Use a separate computer to configure it.
    3. Connect the target computer to the RE using a short ethernet cable.
    4. Configure the target to use static IP...
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    I don't use DHCP, so my configuration file just...

    I don't use DHCP, so my configuration file just calls out the static IP, netmask, gateway and nameserver. So long as they're within the range of my router's assignable addresses, it doesn't make...
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    I'm cheap; I use a couple of TP-LINK TL-WA855RE...

    I'm cheap; I use a couple of TP-LINK TL-WA855RE range extenders. I find it's simplest to just use static IP on my systems.
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    Linux support for C-H trackballs.

    Here's a strange one.

    I have two C-H Trackball Pro devices; one PS/2 interface and the other serial.

    If I use either and boot Windows 95-Win7, the trackballs are recognized and function as...
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    64285 It did happen.

    64285

    It did happen.
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    I'll grab a shot of the completed job. I've...

    I'll grab a shot of the completed job.

    I've been proselytizing about the wonders of cyclomethicone for years here. I first started using on very badly degraded 1/2" tapes--those with binder...
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    Just an interference fit--the stuff is pretty...

    Just an interference fit--the stuff is pretty much inert--you could drink it.;
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    Replacing cord in vinyl strain-relief

    I recently decided to repair the cord/plug on my CH Products Trackball Pro. This is a nice heavy unit, and not flimsy like the Kensington devices. I'd broken a pin in the PS2 DIN connector and,...
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    Well, I've been guilty of running CP/M MAC, RMAC...

    Well, I've been guilty of running CP/M MAC, RMAC and ASM under a DOS emulator under DOSEMU under Xubuntu x64.

    Could probably do the same with DOSBOX under Armbian, but have no reason to try.
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    Are you saying that if the ASCII bit is set in...

    Are you saying that if the ASCII bit is set in the PSW, EDIT doesn't unpack packed BCD to its ASCII (not EBCDIC) version?

    I've never gotten to run on a S/360 box with the ASCII bit set, so I can't...
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    The thing (way back when) that tripped me up...

    The thing (way back when) that tripped me up again and again, was the non-consecutive sequences in EBCDIC (and BCDIC) alphabetics. You have to remember that "J" is not "I"+1, nor is "S" "R"+1 --...
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    Nope. The 1950s Friden Flexowriter was used on...

    Nope. The 1950s Friden Flexowriter was used on quite a number of machines (e.g. LGP-30) and had upper- and lower-case models. Techref.

    What systems took advantage of that, I'm not clear about.
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    You want to check the "User program" and...

    You want to check the "User program" and "Configuration" boxes. Leave the rest alone, particularly OSCCAL, which is set at the factory.
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    Few IBM mainframes prior to the 1965 IBM...

    Few IBM mainframes prior to the 1965 IBM System/360 had lowercase in its character set. That includes the decimal machines (1620, 7070, 1401, etc.). The 1130 and the 7030 "Stretch" did have the LC...
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    Although non-original, how about some good heavy...

    Although non-original, how about some good heavy metal "ears" attached to the casework to protect the switches?
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    cf. Algol-60...

    cf. Algol-60. It's noteworthy, that in the report, "Boolean", but "integer" and "real". Ostensibly because back then, the fact that "Boolean" was formed from George Boole's surname.

    Almost all...
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    LC assumes that you're using the proper print...

    LC assumes that you're using the proper print train on your line printer--or you're using a terminal with LC. The LC print trains were, for a time, a special operator request, as the added...
  21. Worse comes to worst, you could always just do a...

    Worse comes to worst, you could always just do a lead swap on a BCE-type TO220 PNP or just use a TO5 version (e.g. 2N6191) assuming that the MPS-U51 weren't heatsinked. That way, the same lead...
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    Almost all 6-bit machines used caps-only, as did...

    Almost all 6-bit machines used caps-only, as did all unit-record equipment. If you wanted LC EBCDIC on an IBM 029, you had to be handy with the "multipunch" key. So what, about 60 years' worth of...
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    A well-tinned iron and some desoldering braid...

    A well-tinned iron and some desoldering braid would be my choice. I'd leave the solder on until you've soldered the chips in their new home.
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    FWIW, most hobby shops have access to K&S...

    FWIW, most hobby shops have access to K&S metal kits. Lots of good stuff there.
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    That's not exactly true--there are some IBM cards...

    That's not exactly true--there are some IBM cards (I think that the cluster adapter was one, but I'd have to check O&A to make sure) where the upper bits of the 16 bit I/O address are used as a card...
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