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    To be fair, kijiji is Canada's equivalent to...

    To be fair, kijiji is Canada's equivalent to Craigslist and not odd-ball up there as far as I know.

    This is the equivalent of "I found a car in my Grandfather's barn after he passed, in great...
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    Is it in a white case with proper keys or a...

    Is it in a white case with proper keys or a gray-silver case with a chiclet keyboard? If it's the former, the 64k ram is standard. If it's the latter then it's been upgraded but it's not a rare...
  3. GPS data needs to be updated regularly, or did...

    GPS data needs to be updated regularly, or did prior to reliable OTA data connections that worked across providers, like 3G, so it probably just contained a set of GPS maps and the program used to...
  4. Poll: I recalled that there was an existing HP 98x6...

    I recalled that there was an existing HP 98x6 series emulator floating around out there, which emulates the first generation 68000-based HP 9000 series computers with the HP-IB and which are quite...
  5. Poll: As I recall from my Sun tinkering days a long...

    As I recall from my Sun tinkering days a long time ago, the CDE desktop was horribly slow compared to OpenWindows (CDE being created by HP where OpenWindows was an in-house Sun project) on an IPX,...
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    I pulled the 190CS out to work on again today as...

    I pulled the 190CS out to work on again today as well as the parts spare I bought and hadn't yet disassembled. The parts spare had had a massive NiMH battery leak all down the motherboard. ...
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    not necessarily, most of those expensive laptop...

    not necessarily, most of those expensive laptop sales for education are financed by student loans. never think that apple is a benevolent company



    These are people who weren't raised right, and...
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    They were very much aimed at college students...

    They were very much aimed at college students back then, but the small-barrel, big plug design of the 190/5300 vs the later 1400/g3/ibook design, where the barrel plug was more robust and much less...
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    The AC adapter is an original 45w powerbook...

    The AC adapter is an original 45w powerbook adapter, the 190 and 5300 seemed to have different power adapter plugs on the computer from what I remember using on the earlier 68k powerbooks and the...
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    Restoring a 190CS

    I picked up a 190CS from ebay a little while ago to work on as a new project, it's been a long time since I last worked on a classic 68k mac and I thought I'd like to try it out again. I had several...
  11. Every time I browse ebay and realize 'I used to...

    Every time I browse ebay and realize 'I used to own one of those' but I paid one tenth of the price and sold it well over a decade ago.
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    Not quite craigslist but someone is selling...

    Not quite craigslist but someone is selling batches of double-density 3.5" disks on ebay, I just received mine today. They appear to have been used for amiga programs...
  13. Thread: IBM Thinkpads

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    I have a 365XD which works quite well, runs...

    I have a 365XD which works quite well, runs WFW3.11 and can get online via an etherlink III and use SSH and IRC. The keyboard is very nice, easy to work on, the battery is long gone though and the...
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    I picked up a Powerbook 190CS recently and am...

    I picked up a Powerbook 190CS recently and am working on getting it up and running for 68k mac programs and delving back into that era in Apple has reminded me a lot of how many companies drove...
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    Sequencer Plus Gold was one of the relatively...

    Sequencer Plus Gold was one of the relatively powerful and popular sequencers which is compatible with a Sound Blaster. http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php?title=Sequencer_Plus_Gold

    I'm not sure...
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    I'm not familiar with this series of unix...

    I'm not familiar with this series of unix machines but the linked page mentions that they were closely related to the Explorer LISP systems and I remembered that there is a working emulator for...
  17. The original articles are on the internet...

    The original articles are on the internet archive, it's in Electronics Australia from may '78 though so these boards appear to predate that article. Amazing find, hope you can get it working. 32k...
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    https://www.retrobrewcomputers.org/doku.php?id=boa...

    https://www.retrobrewcomputers.org/doku.php?id=boards:sbc:ns32000
    does this fit?
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    The UTSOURCE website might actually be better,...

    The UTSOURCE website might actually be better, I've purchased from them and they are very pro-active with their customer service. The generic LS and HC chips I've purchased from the sellers there...
  20. Thread: TI 99/4a

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    70s industrial design: never attribute to...

    70s industrial design: never attribute to incompetence what can be explained by bureaucracy. Source all of your parts internally from different departments with different priorities. The PC and the...
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    This is very interesting and thanks for...

    This is very interesting and thanks for explaining all of it, but are there specific advantages to using this over using the Turbo Pascal 3 version for CPM? Given that there aren't specifically...
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    Purely a guess but perhaps a proprietary RAM...

    Purely a guess but perhaps a proprietary RAM expansion? I seem to remember Librex being one of the generic laptop companies of the time that would get mentioned in PC World from time to time, there...
  23. Looks like the most difficult part would be the...

    Looks like the most difficult part would be the acid etching, has anyone done a run of boards for these? I know that there are OPL via parallel port devices available out there but those output...
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    Retrozilla might be a more modern and usable...

    Retrozilla might be a more modern and usable browser, although requirements are possibly steeper. How was it 'updated' to usb 2? I have a USB 1.1 port on an old dell laptop which can read...
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    Thanks, I assumed from the CP/M 80 manual they...

    Thanks, I assumed from the CP/M 80 manual they were some business Z80s that I wasn't familiar with
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