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    Announcing RetroChallengeRetry 2020/04

    The last retrochallenge (2019/10) fizzled out with no results. I've decided to start my own to fill the void of 2020/04. In the age of social distancing, we all need something to do.

    Rules are...
  2. WTB Daisy wheel printer or electronic typewriter SF eastbay

    one project idea I've had for a while is making a printing serial terminal similar to an old teletype. I need either a working daisy wheel printer, or an electronic typewriter. I know a lot of...
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    I think that's because a lot of people had 8 and...

    I think that's because a lot of people had 8 and 10 mhz 286's. When I had a kid we had a 16 Mhz one, and we did lot on that. Windows 3.1, pcgeos, etc. I remember watching my dad download...
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    Poll: I ran a 286 for a long time with 2MB of RAM. ...

    I ran a 286 for a long time with 2MB of RAM. Windows 3.1 makes good use of it in Standard Mode. When I was a kid I often had a word processor and maybe a paint program running at once, with...
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    I took a few on my phone, but I don't think they...

    I took a few on my phone, but I don't think they aren't very good. If no one else posts, I'll put em up.
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    Thanks for VCF West 2018

    I had a great time. Thanks to everyone for putting on a good event!
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    I mostly just goof around with old hardware for...

    I mostly just goof around with old hardware for fun. I do find some 'practical' use for old machines:

    486 : Gaming. DOSBox runs everything this thing does 100% well, I sometimes question why I...
  8. My 5184 claims that AGP and PCI will be 66 and 33...

    My 5184 claims that AGP and PCI will be 66 and 33 respectively. ( http://64.183.18.101/support/jumper/jumper_5184.htm )

    Checking the manual posted at tinyupload, and the 5182 doesn't say...
  9. I was thinking 83Mhz with 6x multiplier, since...

    I was thinking 83Mhz with 6x multiplier, since that's a possible setting on my 5184, and I checked the manual, 5182 has it too. But if it's already having trouble at 75mhz, forget it. My...
  10. I have the MSI-5184, and its about 20 years old...

    I have the MSI-5184, and its about 20 years old now. Works fine. I did have VXD driver issues back-in-the-day when I was using an Aureal sound card. It didn't play nice with the VIA chipset. ...
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    Sanyo MSX schematics?

    Anyone know where I can find a schematic for a MSX HPC-27 or HPC SPC? It was made by Sanyo and was called the Sanno Primary Computer. It is a MSX 1.0 machine. Or anything similar by Sanyo. Thanks!
  12. Thanks! I knew other systems used artifact...

    Thanks! I knew other systems used artifact colors, but I didn't realize the CoCo did, since it had 'real' color modes. Very interesting.
  13. How does Downland get a black background in graphics mode?

    I must be missing something, because on the CoCo, in 4 color graphics mode, the manual says I get the color palettes green/yellow/blue/red OR buff/cyan/magenta/orange.

    How does download get a...
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    Oh, I didn't notice that. Hope it all gets fixed...

    Oh, I didn't notice that. Hope it all gets fixed up soon.
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    Https recently broken on site?

    I know for a long time, this site had no https support. Somewhat recently, you could put https:// in the browser, and this site would work, just some some browser warnings about some of the content...
  16. enable 486 write-back cache via dos command line?

    I've had a motherboard for some time that is quite stubborn. Even tough the BIOS is set to 'write back', when I'm in DOS I find that CHKCPU reports the cache is disabled. There is a cache utility...
  17. CC-Kermit connectivity troubles to linux kermit, hyperterminal/windows OK

    Hi! I use CC-Kermit 1.1 on my CoCo2 thru a 3-wire serial cable to my PC to transfer files. I don't do this very often, but when I try to use Kermit from linux it always fails. I fuss around with...
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    Ok I promised this a month ago, then got...

    Ok I promised this a month ago, then got distracted by real life and forgot all about it. Sorry for that. But here they are...

    http://mwsherman.com/vcf2017/

    I have larger versions of these...
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    My favorite computer is a k6-2+ 600Mhz which I...

    My favorite computer is a k6-2+ 600Mhz which I have in regular use. It has PCI, ISA, AGP, IDE, and of course floppy. It has a PCI SATA card installed. It has a parallel port, 2 serial ports, USB...
  20. I have a TRS 80 Color Computer 2, in the white...

    I have a TRS 80 Color Computer 2, in the white case, but it has the chiclet Coco 1 keyboard. Never seen another like it. I don't know if the first runs used leftover old keyboards or the previous...
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    I took some pictures but got busy and never put...

    I took some pictures but got busy and never put them up. I will do that tonight. I hope everyone else does too.
  22. For me, it is this old 286 clone case, which was...

    For me, it is this old 286 clone case, which was our first PC at home when I was a kid. The original guts are long gone, but in the late 90's I replaced the insides with a k6-2 and voodoo 3 video...
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    I had a plus/4 as a kid. I liked it because I...

    I had a plus/4 as a kid. I liked it because I could type and print out stuff. I didn't have a word processor for the vic-20. We also didn't have a ram expansion, so anything but the smallest basic...
  24. You can multiply the base by itself counting how...

    You can multiply the base by itself counting how many times it gets to become greater than the input number.

    ignoring negatives for now, here is C pseudocode to build the number right to left,...
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    I know they had their place, but the...

    I know they had their place, but the ZX80/81/Timex Sinclair 1000. Even as a kid, I knew it was crap. As an adult, I appreciate all the hard work that went into making a computer that cheap, and...
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