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  1. How is that a primitive way of thinking? The K6...

    How is that a primitive way of thinking? The K6 was launched in 1997; it's positively ancient by current standards.
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    There was no harm in asking and no offense has...

    There was no harm in asking and no offense has been taken, so there really is no need to delete the thread. And I don't want to cut off meaningful discussion, despite the rocky start to the thread.
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    Welcome to the Internet ... learn to ignore...

    Welcome to the Internet ... learn to ignore trolls. We try to moderate posts to avoid this kind of conflict but it is turning into a full time job and most of us have full time jobs already.

    The...
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    I've deleted two responses to this thread that...

    I've deleted two responses to this thread that should have been sent as private messages.

    If you are responding to a specific request, use the private message system. We're trying to keep the...
  5. You are only at risk if you run a workload on the...

    You are only at risk if you run a workload on the machine that is owned by a hostile user, who is trying to extra secrets using the timing attack demonstrated by Meltdown and Spectre.

    So in short,...
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    I would post under vintage software, not general...

    I would post under vintage software, not general off topic.

    Honestly, in close to 20 years we've not had a need for a PC or MS DOS forum. DOS is just so prevalent. Maybe in 20 years when the...
  7. You are telling me that the two hidden files and...

    You are telling me that the two hidden files and COMMAND.COM require more than 180KB of space? If so I'm a bit surprised by that. FORMAT /S /F:180 should work to create a bootable DOS diskette and...
  8. Any version of DOS should work. You just have to...

    Any version of DOS should work. You just have to use the command line options on Format to indicate that you are creating a single sided diskette.

    You can specify the geometry or using a few...
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    I'm skeptical that is what you want ... What...

    I'm skeptical that is what you want ...

    What MikeS posted there has a 320mAh capacity. The original battery is more like 40 to 50mAh. While the form factor is bigger, I suspect that the battery...
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    I've replaced the CMOS battery on mine, but not...

    I've replaced the CMOS battery on mine, but not bothered with the large battery pack or the the smaller standby battery pack. I just simply use the machine plugged into the wall and don't bother...
  11. I think it's in the doc, but here is a quick...

    I think it's in the doc, but here is a quick synopsis:

    Send test:

    Run "spdtest -send -listen 2000 -mb 8" (change the amount of data to be transferred as appropriate)
    Linux side: time netcat...
  12. No - I live up in Seattle. I'm just one of the...

    No - I live up in Seattle. I'm just one of the poor slobs that runs VCFed.org. My resume includes 18 years at IBM; we had some overlap there, but I was working on the AS/400 at the time.

    (I'll...
  13. Kind of off topic, but you should tell us about...

    Kind of off topic, but you should tell us about your PC DOS 7 and BIOS experience sometime. (A lot of us would find it interesting.)

    Were you at VCF West in 2016 or 2017? I met a gentlemen there...
  14. And just for giggles, the PCjr is serving the...

    And just for giggles, the PCjr is serving the same web pages as the main site:


    http://50.125.82.27:8088/mtcp/ for the mTCP pages being served by a PCjr
    http://50.125.82.27:8088/proc/Status...
  15. A new mTCP is available! (version 2020-01-01)

    The short story: a new version of mTCP is available at http://www.brutman.com/mTCP/

    The longer story ...

    While the pace of releases has slowed in the past few years, rest assured that I am...
  16. Official answer - Posting a link to a shared...

    Official answer - Posting a link to a shared document elsewhere is fine.

    For anybody who is interested in purchasing anything, please use the private message system to make offers, ask for...
  17. Please use the private message system to make...

    Please use the private message system to make direct offers.

    Thanks,
    Mike
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    Behold, IRCjr on the humble PS/2 Model 25 ... ...

    Behold, IRCjr on the humble PS/2 Model 25 ...

    http://www.brutman.com/mTCP/PS2_Model_25_IRCjr.jpg

    This PS/2 Model 25 features an 8086 running at 8Mhz, 640KB of RAM, a 720KB diskette drive, a...
  19. Yep. Bitsavers is empty too, which was a...

    Yep. Bitsavers is empty too, which was a surprise.
  20. Docs wanted: Motorola Universal Data Systems 212A/D

    I came across this today and rescued it:

    58039

    However, documentation seems to be very hard to find. I have found some manuals for earlier modems from the same company, but not anything for...
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    I updated the files again today; the files should...

    I updated the files again today; the files should be more complete and readable.

    Still to come - attachments.
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    Some progress: http://www.brutman.com/RuGRiD/...

    Some progress:

    http://www.brutman.com/RuGRiD/

    That directory has 8 HTML files which have 500 messages each. The messages have some light formatting on them.

    Known problems/limitations:

    ...
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    Go for a new machine. With Windows 10. Yes,...

    Go for a new machine. With Windows 10. Yes, hear me out ...

    Windows 7 is dead. Besides missing security updates in about 2 or 4 years you are going to start running into driver problems with...
  24. Reasonably priced Intel 8/16 Ethernet cards are on eBay at the moment

    These cards should work either in an 8 or 16 bit ISA bus and can add the wonderful world of networking to your machine.


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/192852420642

    You will need either ThinNet...
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    Alan, Well stated. Mike

    Alan,

    Well stated.


    Mike
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