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  1. Chuck, Don't be shy ... after all you've...

    Chuck,

    Don't be shy ... after all you've contributed here you can ask for the mTCP Platinum-level support program. :-)

    When can we get you to Seattle for VCF PNW?


    Mike
  2. Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest 2020: Come join us!

    http://vcfed.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/VCFPNW_2019_Day1-7-768x512.jpg

    Come join us March 21st and March 22nd in Seattle at VCF PNW 2020! Look forward to:


    24 Exhibits featuring...
  3. If your printer understands Epson escape codes,...

    If your printer understands Epson escape codes, PCL or Postscript there is a good chance your vintage computer can print to it.

    In my case I have a Brother laser print that understands all three...
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    Can you tell us what you did? A one word update...

    Can you tell us what you did? A one word update to this thread is not helpful to people who might be looking for a solution to a similar problem in the future.
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    xda-developers is using vBulletin but it's highly...

    xda-developers is using vBulletin but it's highly customized. And it's also littered with advertising, which implies they are bringing in revenue and can afford to pay people to keep it running...
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    From B-16 of the technical reference, the system...

    From B-16 of the technical reference, the system I/O channel connector is a Burndy FT72A-3.
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    I have totally forgotten about this thread. The...

    I have totally forgotten about this thread. The idea of an IDE hard drive on a Convertible is exciting!

    The technical reference has a good description of the I/O channel:


    Multiplexed low...
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    The thread was locked because people started...

    The thread was locked because people started hurling insults and it was quite a bit far off-topic from the original post.

    Please read the forum policy, especially the part of being civil:...
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    There is a flaw in your reasoning here; it seems...

    There is a flaw in your reasoning here; it seems to assume that threads are "owned" and exist for the benefit of the original poster. If that were the case, we'd stop moderating using a central pool...
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    This thread has drifted quite a bit from it's...

    This thread has drifted quite a bit from it's original topic ...

    Time for a new thread maybe? Or just perhaps, agree to disagree?
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    For the record, this is the text of the post that...

    For the record, this is the text of the post that got deleted:


    Hi,

    a greeting from Amsterdam. Just letting you know I joined the forum.

    Marcel
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    So let me see if I understand this correctly ......

    So let me see if I understand this correctly ...

    Seven years ago a new person posted here, and the moderation system could not tell if the post was spam or not so it went to a moderator. (Back...
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    We allow people to edit posts for a reasonable...

    We allow people to edit posts for a reasonable but short amount of time to take care of obvious typographic errors. But unrestricted editing has been abused a few times in the past and it's just not...
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    Posts on a web forum really seem like the wrong...

    Posts on a web forum really seem like the wrong tool for this job. Have you considered a shared document or a a shared spreadsheet?
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    I'm confused. I'm on a fairly modern Linux...

    I'm confused. I'm on a fairly modern Linux system here that "infocmp vt52" shows me that vt52 is a supported terminal type.

    What exactly needs hacking?
  16. My bad - I thought there were email addresses on...

    My bad - I thought there were email addresses on that page.

    Please start with our treasurer (Corey Cohen) - he can be reached at corey at vcfed dot org . (Replace "at" and "dot" to form a proper...
  17. The best answer is to talk to us at the Vintage...

    The best answer is to talk to us at the Vintage Computer Federation.

    Contacts can be found at http://vcfed.org/wp/about/governance/ . We're not into estate planning yet but starting the...
  18. 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...
  22. 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...
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    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...
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    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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