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  1. Cassette recorders with a DIN socket were often...

    Cassette recorders with a DIN socket were often used with the BBC micro; one cable with DIN sockets at both ends made connecting fast and certain.

    Do you have a reference stating what the pins...
  2. The colors look a bit off but check out the PDP-8...

    The colors look a bit off but check out the PDP-8 image at wikipedia. There are similar switches, a label on the right side above the switches, and that split panel with silver trim running above all...
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    What model of motherboard? Most of the 386 boards...

    What model of motherboard? Most of the 386 boards I know of had 8 30-pin SIMM sockets and needed a complete bank of 4 SIMMs to be filled in order to work. 5 slots seems unusual so I hope you can...
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    I thought the main difference was Enable/OA was...

    I thought the main difference was Enable/OA was aimed at a multi-user market and incorporated email while EnableWorks Plus was for the single user. EnableWorks Plus also lost a few high end features...
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    PC-DOS 1.0 should boot with a mere 32 kB...

    PC-DOS 1.0 should boot with a mere 32 kB installed.
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    QBASIC supports floating point. It does not...

    QBASIC supports floating point. It does not support math coprocessors though which was reserved for the compilers.
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    If someone mistakenly believes it is an...

    If someone mistakenly believes it is an engineering sample, that person might be inclined to spend more than for a boring normal 486.
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    I recall seeing...

    I recall seeing http://www.8bs.com/submit/subtaperel.htm which describes a similar problem. Might give you a place to start checking.
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    It looks like you have a clone BIOS installed so...

    It looks like you have a clone BIOS installed so it might not have Cassette BASIC at all and probably won't start Cassette BASIC even if the ROMs are still installed.
  10. Thread: TI 99/4a

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    Part of the design for the TI-99/4A was to use...

    Part of the design for the TI-99/4A was to use the 9900 with some emulation layers to simulate a planned but never built low cost variant of the 9900. Made sense for testing prototypes but the cost...
  11. The program does sound like it is formatting the...

    The program does sound like it is formatting the extra tracks while leaving the existing 80 tracks formatting alone which is something unusual. Not unprecendented, the Soviet One Track System made...
  12. Thread: TI 99/4a

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    The British counterpart to the TI-99/4A would be...

    The British counterpart to the TI-99/4A would be the Sinclair QL though many of the QL's problems were caused by compromises designed to make the QL into a portable system with built-in display and...
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    Issue 1 of Micro-80 has the CTR-41 suggestions. ...

    Issue 1 of Micro-80 has the CTR-41 suggestions.

    I am having trouble locating the CCR-81 piece. Cassette Gazette mentions the idea at http://www.trs-80.org/cassette-gazette-page-4/ but that is an...
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    I had good success with Micronics boards. Maybe...

    I had good success with Micronics boards. Maybe check over at Vogons, I know there were a lot of threads comparing various 486 motherboards in the past.
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    The holes in the socket only match with a chip...

    The holes in the socket only match with a chip being oriented correctly. If the chip resists insertion, it is probably oriented wrong. Intel has a mark or indent on the corner of the chip with pin 1...
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    The important issue is finding a working cassette...

    The important issue is finding a working cassette recorder. Having to clean the heads and replace the belt takes up time that could be spent experimenting with cassettes.

    There were some vocal...
  17. Let the program run on a disk and see what it...

    Let the program run on a disk and see what it actually does. I think Anadisk should be able to check if extra tracks were used.

    My favorite of the extra storage on a floppy techniques used the...
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    Not sure it is that rare. Cloud9 had been selling...

    Not sure it is that rare. Cloud9 had been selling unused CCR 83s for about a decade after Tandy stopped selling computers. I think it had the bad luck to be manufactured just about the time the...
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    The magazines had some notes on the early...

    The magazines had some notes on the early releases. The CTR 80 manufactured before Feb 1979 needed a repair. The CCR 81 wouldn't play sound while saving a file without a modification. The CCR 82 had...
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    It used to be that the most common variety of...

    It used to be that the most common variety of fake flash drives were imprinted with Sandisk labels so the size of the purported source isn't a sign of safety. It does seem strange to me to have one...
  21. The Big List of TRS-80 Software shows two BASIC...

    The Big List of TRS-80 Software shows two BASIC programs from 80 Micro in 1980 and 4 LOAD 80 issues. The BASIC programs are Utility Tape Copy Program and Free Format Search. Yay, for a website that...
  22. Thread: Ibm 5100

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    DC300. Seems easy to find still. All the usual...

    DC300. Seems easy to find still. All the usual problems of QIC tapes apply.

    http://computermuseum.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/dev_en/ibm_5110/technik/en/5110.html seems a fairly complete...
  23. As long as the CPU runs the code I want to run...

    As long as the CPU runs the code I want to run fast enough, I don't care about the brand of CPU. I await actual benchmarks of the CPU before making any decision; all the estimates are based on a very...
  24. The local school district was given a bunch of...

    The local school district was given a bunch of TS-1000s in 1983 and proudly showed them off. Those were bad, crashing frequently even during the short demonstration. They were intended for use for...
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    Typically, the fake cache motherboards lack...

    Typically, the fake cache motherboards lack sockets for cache and instead the fake plastic objects are soldered in place. The other method of noticing is that the performance is anemic and the same...
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