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    the only weirdness is on the diagnostic disks....

    the only weirdness is on the diagnostic disks. they have a deliberately bad track on them.
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    Would you please send the IBM original disks to...

    Would you please send the IBM original disks to Chuck Guzis for imaging?
    Original software is difficult to find, and it would be best not to risk these on unknown hardware.
    Either that, or at least...
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    Nice to see you were able to save them. Did you...

    Nice to see you were able to save them.
    Did you get any of the tapes?
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    Varix Omni-Programmer Info?

    Anyone have anything on another obscure programmer with no info or software?
    There isn't a microprocessor inside, so i'm guessing either a custom pc card or parallel port interface

    59874
  5. there is a collection of astec schematics here to...

    there is a collection of astec schematics here to get you started, but as Hugo and Dwight have said, you should try to draw out your boards
    http://bitsavers.org/pdf/astec/

    many of their designs...
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    from an interview:...

    from an interview:
    https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/pandemic-scientist-is-creating-a-drug-to-treat-covid-19-patients/509-da323da0-ff8b-48e3-b8c3-aa8874909711

    "I estimate...
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    no rumor, we have two in the CHM collection, and...

    no rumor, we have two in the CHM collection, and there is a running unit in canada
    https://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/102673923...
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    It's all fun and games until they lock 6.7...

    It's all fun and games until they lock 6.7 million people down until Apr 7
    https://www.sfchronicle.com/local-politics/article/Bay-Area-must-shelter-in-place-Only-15135014.php

    with less than 24...
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    No restored systems run continuously.

    No restored systems run continuously.
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    this msg just went out to CHM staff " CHM has...

    this msg just went out to CHM staff

    " CHM has made the decision to temporarily close to the public, from March 14 through March 31, 2020. "
  11. that has been standard practice to establish...

    that has been standard practice to establish provenance of floppy dumps for a while now
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    https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/coronavirus/santa-...

    https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/coronavirus/santa-clara-county-bans-mass-gatherings-after-coronavirus-death/2251123/
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    From the days before the hobbyist license? ...

    From the days before the hobbyist license?

    It's not like this was a new problem.
    You can thank the DECUS Dallas folks that this existed at all.
    ...
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    hopefully keeping your thefts below felony level

    hopefully keeping your thefts below felony level
  15. ie. trespassing do you really want to post...

    ie. trespassing

    do you really want to post that fact on a public forum?
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    I hadn't looked at it closely. The cannister...

    I hadn't looked at it closely. The cannister label may be a red herring since it looks like an RSX-11 directory listing
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    hopefully, whoever gets them has the capability...

    hopefully, whoever gets them has the capability of reading DECtape and wasn't just going after l33t old paper tapez
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    Well silly me for not looking for non PDP-11...

    Well silly me for not looking for non PDP-11 things in a listing that only mentions PDP-11 items.
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    in situations where you aren't going to go after...

    in situations where you aren't going to go after something, at least announce them somewhere like cctalk
    I never even saw them
  20. do you have a way to make a copy of the manuals,...

    do you have a way to make a copy of the manuals, or scan them?
    I know someone who has a partial LCDS and would like to put together the missing pieces
  21. http://bitsavers.org/components/signetics/Signetic...

    http://bitsavers.org/components/signetics/Signetics_8080_Emulator_Manual_Mar77.pdf
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    http://bitsavers.org/pdf/ibm/pc/rt/options/extd_es...

    http://bitsavers.org/pdf/ibm/pc/rt/options/extd_esdi

    I don't have any of the WD cards
  23. have you tried contacting trudy on ebay to see if...

    have you tried contacting trudy on ebay to see if they have any
    they're still listing a power brick
  24. this would be worth going after if someone could...

    this would be worth going after if someone could retrieve it
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/254533246795
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    I have a complete machine somewhere. I see a...

    I have a complete machine somewhere.
    I see a board and manual are listed by 'k-systems' who has the nasty habit of doubling their price if an item is watched
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/182634179830...
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