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  1. Yeah, Klik & Play was the first thing I thought...

    Yeah, Klik & Play was the first thing I thought of reading the thread title :D
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    I actually got a copy of the source, courtesy of...

    I actually got a copy of the source, courtesy of a fine fellow on the cctalk mailing list who got in contact with one of the authors and forwarded it over my way; I'm still waiting to hear back on...
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    The reply/edit page has a checkbox for "Disable...

    The reply/edit page has a checkbox for "Disable smilies in text." Checking that will prevent the substitution.
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    In a pinch, you can use an image editor like...

    In a pinch, you can use an image editor like Photoshop or GIMP; copy the green channel (which should show close to 100% intensity for everything except the printed text) over to the other two...
  5. Hey, I resemble that remark.

    Hey, I resemble that remark.
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    I never tried to build it from scratch, but...

    I never tried to build it from scratch, but ELinks has long been my go-to for browsing on older systems.
  7. Thread: Covoids!

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    The UFO definitely needs to be a passing...

    The UFO definitely needs to be a passing spring-breaker.
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    VAX/Smalltalk-80?

    Just in the middle of getting a fresh OpenVMS install set up on my VAXStation (the original having been done years ago when I barely had any idea what I was doing,) and looking through various...
  9. Yeah, it depends on whether the software has any...

    Yeah, it depends on whether the software has any particularly special requirements (XP is less strict about hardware fiddling than 2k, but much moreso than 9x,) but in general the answer is usually...
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    Coming back to this briefly, I'm curious if...

    Coming back to this briefly, I'm curious if anyone has more documentation on Infotek products, because there doesn't seem to be much out there aside from a few brief mentions of company history. The...
  11. I didn't have any trouble using a non-OEM CD-ROM...

    I didn't have any trouble using a non-OEM CD-ROM with my 4000/60 once I'd gotten the issues with CD-R compatibility and block size sorted out.
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    The way I figure it, it's either total bunk or...

    The way I figure it, it's either total bunk or something I'm better off not toying with.
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    Well, it was mostly banging my head against the...

    Well, it was mostly banging my head against the wall until I managed to bust through the sheetrock :lol: One of the folks over on the IRIX Network forums was able to provide the FX5/FX10 drivers for...
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    Definitely - but by the time the 5150 came out,...

    Definitely - but by the time the 5150 came out, there were other, much more affordable options available (the Apple II+ was still solidly in the upper range, but the TRS-80 and the VIC-20 could both...
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    Yeah, it really depends on what you think the...

    Yeah, it really depends on what you think the threshold for "personal" affordability is/was. If we're talking "seventh-grader with a paper route," well, yeah, they probably wouldn't have been able to...
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    I think that last is the key point. The window in...

    I think that last is the key point. The window in which A. programmable calculators were an affordable means of personal computation, but B. microcomputers weren't was pretty narrow. Going from being...
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    Okay, interesting discovery. On a whim, I tried...

    Okay, interesting discovery. On a whim, I tried re-doing the install from the same CD - but this time, I chose to run swinstall in non-interactive mode, letting it worry about everything past the...
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    Later Alpha SRM versions do offer a vaguely...

    Later Alpha SRM versions do offer a vaguely *nix-ey set of commands; the firmware on my AlphaPC board does. But that is a later addition; I don't know exactly when it was introduced, but even the...
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    Conclusion: a qualified success! The installer...

    Conclusion: a qualified success! The installer kvetched a bit at points, but rendered unto me a bootable, essentially functional installation that gets all the way up to launching the X server before...
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    The Debugging A Gorram Enterprise-Level IT...

    The Debugging A Gorram Enterprise-Level IT Vendor's Flagship Product diary, part the nth: had a bit of a sanity check while banging my head against the wall with du and df - the compressed copies are...
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    Yeah, you could pretty easily create a vector...

    Yeah, you could pretty easily create a vector representation of that in a half-hour or so, other than not knowing what the S looked like.
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    This is maddening. Running the 2000-06 S700...

    This is maddening. Running the 2000-06 S700 Install and Core OS image gives pretty much the same result - the install environment loads fine, and this time it doesn't kvetch about not having the...
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    Gotcha. I'll have a go with the S700 install...

    Gotcha. I'll have a go with the S700 install disc, then.
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    It's not a 700 series, though...I don't think?...

    It's not a 700 series, though...I don't think? The internal model number is 9000/782, yes, but it's a 64-bit PA-RISC 2.0 system, while the "700 series" per se are 32-bit. Just...weird. Though I...
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    HP-UX 10.20 install issue

    I'm having some trouble getting HP-UX up and running on a PA-RISC workstation I picked up at VCFW a couple years back. In brief, I'm using what I've found listed as the "HP-UX 10.20 (2000-03) S800...
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