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    I never realized there was anything special about...

    I never realized there was anything special about the TIPC keyboard's keyswitches. If these keyboarders have so much money to throw around then some manufacturer should just make new switches and...
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    Removable drives would have likely been used to...

    Removable drives would have likely been used to quickly transfer large amounts of data between different locations. Somewhere there may have been one or more similarly modified machines that could...
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    Right, because EVERYONE has a facefook account. ...

    Right, because EVERYONE has a facefook account.

    Anyway, I was just googling around and found this thread from a week or so ago with a bunch of pictures:...
  4. Short of adding a network card, a Laplink serial...

    Short of adding a network card, a Laplink serial or parallel connection to another machine might do what you need.
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    If you do that, just be ready to accept that it...

    If you do that, just be ready to accept that it very well might sell with only one bid at $1.00.
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    Yes, those TAVAs will fit a 5150 board although...

    Yes, those TAVAs will fit a 5150 board although their power supply and power connector is different.

    IBM 5170, 5151 Monitor, with "Removable Hard Disk"...
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    To write 320k (8-sector) ".img" or ".ima" files...

    To write 320k (8-sector) ".img" or ".ima" files from DOS, use
    Brutman's DskImage:
    https://www.brutman.com/PCjr/pcjr_downloads.html

    To write ".imd" files from DOS, use:
    Dave Dunfield's...
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    My thing-a-majig blocks facebook. What all do...

    My thing-a-majig blocks facebook. What all do they have and where about are they?
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    But what? You might want to search these forums...

    But what? You might want to search these forums about eBay seller "vintagecomputermuseum".

    Long story short he is known for asking preposterous prices, often for things that have been fiddled...
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    On the flip side, some stuff does sell for insane...

    On the flip side, some stuff does sell for insane amounts. I just happened to do a search for Leading Edge stuff, and the keyboards seem to sell for more than the CPU units. (Pff, missed what might...
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    When someone is selling something face to face,...

    When someone is selling something face to face, they need to remember
    - They don't have to pay shipping
    - They don't have to spend time/money packing
    - They don't have expensive eBay fees
    - They...
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    Awesome stuff. The last week or so I have seen a...

    Awesome stuff. The last week or so I have seen a number of eBay auctions come up that I suspect were from things obtained there. Even if the place is getting picked dry, if someone wanted to give...
  13. Will you people stop saying "by your logic"? I'm...

    Will you people stop saying "by your logic"? I'm not allowed to use logic! That is illegal in this state!

    The 8088 has an 8-bit data bus. the 8086 has a 16-bit data bus. That is a fact. Spin it...
  14. Specs on no-name knock-off clones? Even the...

    Specs on no-name knock-off clones? Even the people who put them together would have a hard time telling you that.

    In the late 80s, the typical low end no-name PC consisted of:

    Turbo 4.77/8MHZ...
  15. From a hardware I/O perspective, 8088 based...

    From a hardware I/O perspective, 8088 based machines are 8-bit, although they run "16-bit" software identically to the 16-bit 8086. However, marketing always called them "16-bit" because 16 is...
  16. Uh... the last one, because the vast majority of...

    Uh... the last one, because the vast majority of earlier DOS software is still compatible?

    I've run programs written for DOS 1.x and even SCP 86-DOS natively under Windows 9x's "DOS 7.1".
  17. Is it still possible to order real POTS from the...

    Is it still possible to order real POTS from the phone company, if one does not already have it?

    I've been afraid to change anything to my POTS service because everyone else I know that has a...
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    A very nice looking CompuAdd 286 desktop AT: (got...

    A very nice looking CompuAdd 286 desktop AT: (got me thinking about this thread again)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/293113695698?nordt=true

    Generic DTK XT clone 8088 full height drives:...
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    Another TAVA PC just popped up on eBay:...

    Another TAVA PC just popped up on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tava-PC-IBM-PC-Clone-Computer-Case-with-Motherboard-and-Power-Supply/183839232195?nordt=true

    Looks in fairly good condition, but it...
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    Obviously you don't want leaded stuff in a...

    Obviously you don't want leaded stuff in a landfill, but people are so brainwashed by the big corps they literally think that even being in the same room with a molecule of lead will cause their...
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    If the board has a real onboard floppy...

    If the board has a real onboard floppy controller, and no blue LEDs, it's ok in my book. :)
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    Awesome. I'd love to hear more details of what...

    Awesome. I'd love to hear more details of what treasures may have been uncovered. I'm guessing the workload is currently going something like "Hoard now, document later" :)

    I saw the original...
  23. 16-bit cards may not always physically fit in an...

    16-bit cards may not always physically fit in an 8-bit slot. Motherboard components may block them. But often they will fit. You may have to try different slots. Ocasionally you have to cover the...
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    53751 Just used a set of these pads to restore...

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    Just used a set of these pads to restore my Eagle 105 Enhanced Keyboard, used on Eagle 1600 and Eagle PC machines. So far all the keys that DOS recognizes work fine. Now If I had that elusive...
  25. We are talking about copy protected disks,...

    We are talking about copy protected disks, oddball disks, and non-dos disks. Unix/Linux "dd" can not handle those. (Nor does any modern-ish Unix/Linux run on a 386)
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