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    And, HSC's retail store just closed. :( They...

    And, HSC's retail store just closed. :( They still have a website you can order from, and they sell on FleaBay, BUT half of the items on their site are mis-categorized or have no pictures...
  2. I had problems with the floppy drive on a...

    I had problems with the floppy drive on a slightly later Toshiba. I ended up finding a replacement. I'd suggest cleaning it, checking the cabling, and make sure the floppy media is the right density...
  3. I have some 3270 disks, but they're for the AT...

    I have some 3270 disks, but they're for the AT version. I have the machine to go with them too. I have a 3270 AT/GX with the hernia-inducing 75lb monitor!

    I don't think it's possible to convert a...
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    After trying even *more* boot options, I've...

    After trying even *more* boot options, I've pretty much given up on recent distros. CentOS 6.10 works quite well, so I'll stick with that. Installed some educational software on it for funsies. :D
    ...
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    I dislike wireless kbd/mice because the batteries...

    I dislike wireless kbd/mice because the batteries always die when you really need to do something important. Murphy's Law.
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    And the update to Skype just got pushed out...

    And the update to Skype just got pushed out forcing everybody on the beloved older version to update to the latest version. I got by before by clicking "Not now" in response to the update prompt, but...
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    On a recent trip to Seattle, when the trip was...

    On a recent trip to Seattle, when the trip was over, I plugged in the Hertz NeverLost(tm) system and selected "Return rental car". The GPS lady proceeded to direct me off into the boonies, in the...
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    It depends on which projection you use! :D A...

    It depends on which projection you use! :D

    A GPS is a marvelous instrument that tells you EXACTLY where you are lost...
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    More IT follies: While working for a startup...

    More IT follies:

    While working for a startup company, I had to go to a very large customer to install some of our software for them to try. They had trouble getting it to display anything. It...
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    I don't think it was just the grub menu, I could...

    I don't think it was just the grub menu, I could get to that point, change the grub options, then watch as it went forward, eventually to the black screen. Waiting did not make it go away. The grub...
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    Lol, I also found in the list of ports that...

    Lol, I also found in the list of ports that NetBSD does not and never will support the old Apollo DNxxxx machines. I was never foolish enough to let one of those follow me home. ;) Apparently, NetBSD...
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    I tried several current, popular Linux distros,...

    I tried several current, popular Linux distros, and they all went to a black screen with my monitor telling me it didn't support that display mode. I searched many forums, tried multiple boot...
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    The football lives!

    In a previous post, I described the briefcase computer at work that we called "the football". Like a fool, excuse me, true collector, I arranged with the company to acquire it. I convinced them to...
  14. Polarized sunglasses help a lot. You can get...

    Polarized sunglasses help a lot. You can get clip-ons, and complete sunglasses that fit over regular glasses. If you don't wear glasses, there are even more to choose from. Sometimes I do have to put...
  15. I have an Opus (http://cpu-ns32k.net/Opus.html)...

    I have an Opus coprocessor card with the National NS32016 cpu that boots SYS5 Unix on an IBM 3270 AT/GX. The AT/GX has an All Points Addressable display card that will do 1024x1024x4 for CAD...
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    It turns out I did have my old joystick from back...

    It turns out I did have my old joystick from back in the day. It's a Gravis Advanced joystick like this one. It has adjustable spring pressure, but no throttle control. I'm not sure about trimmers....
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    Analog joystick recommendations?

    I have a 486 DX2-66 system (no USB). I have a couple of sound cards with game ports. The one in it now is a PAS-16. I also have a few flight sim games, some DOS, some up to Win95. What would be a...
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    There's also a gadget called a "power squid"...

    There's also a gadget called a "power squid" which is quite handy.
  19. Thread: Arcing

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    I'd open it up, dust it off, then start sniffing...

    I'd open it up, dust it off, then start sniffing around (literally!). Look for burned components and bad smells. Oscilloscopes don't usually have flyback transformers, but there could be several HV...
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    106 = 10 x 10^6 Pf = 10uF, 16 is the voltage. 10...

    106 = 10 x 10^6 Pf = 10uF, 16 is the voltage.
    10 16 is the same, 10uF @ 16V.
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    Interesting. Never had to do that before. I...

    Interesting. Never had to do that before. I generally don't get things that I had to rescue from a barn. They're all either castoffs from places I worked, or given to me by friends and family, so not...
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    It's not tarnished. I put it in a different slot...

    It's not tarnished. I put it in a different slot and it started working! There might be a jumper I'm missing, but this MB does not have a jumper diagram on the usual sites (stason, elhvb). There are...
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    This is probably what you want. A Micron Computer...

    This is probably what you want. A Micron Computer Millennia Pro2 Plus. Dual 180MHz PPro cpus. I booted it up, it still runs! I was hoping somebody with a soft spot for PPro would want it. I put 2...
  24. Sent you a PM. I don't have pictures yet, but the...

    Sent you a PM. I don't have pictures yet, but the one I have looks kind of like this:
    https://picclick.com/MICRON-M45HI-VINTAGE-TOWER-PC-INTEL-PENTIUM-166MHz-282429818908.html
  25. I've torn up a few myself. Cheap, tho. ...

    I've torn up a few myself. Cheap, tho.

    https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Tools/iFixit-Opening-Tool/IF145-335-2
    https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Tools/iFixit-Opening-Picks-Set-of-6/IF145-123-2
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