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  1. The Olivetti / AT&T PC 6300's 8086-based mobo had...

    The Olivetti / AT&T PC 6300's 8086-based mobo had provision for an 8087 coprocessor. The 8087 added math capabilities similar to those that were on the die of the 80286 and higher version CPUs. ...
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    Watch this space...

    I've run out of room for storage: It's time for some things to go.

    First up: Offered for sale is an Okidata OKIMATE 10 printer, complete with the Printer Handbook, one black and one color ribbon...
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    Thanks to all who responded. I apologize if this...

    Thanks to all who responded. I apologize if this is inappropriate, due to the age of the equipment, but I appreciate your responses.

    After my first post I read more in the Intel specs for this...
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    PSU starts but no POST for Intel rig

    Working with a mid-range board acquired from eBay, supposedly "professionally removed / tested": an Intel board (DG31PR) with a Celeron Core 2 Duo E8500 processor. I installed the board in a case...
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    This has been a very interesting discussion. ...

    This has been a very interesting discussion. Thanks to all who replied.

    Like many other posters on this thread I have a number of machines from various manufacturers that run different OS, but...
  6. The problem with storing equipment is similar to...

    The problem with storing equipment is similar to storage of an antique car: This is a product that was designed to be used and that tends to deteriorate with disuse. Some of the components in your...
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    Here's a possibility: Has 14 megapixel sensor,...

    Here's a possibility: Has 14 megapixel sensor, glass 5x zoom lens, Nikon image quality, comes with a wireless remote control and you can also get an interval timer for it. $55 used on flea-bay.
    ...
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    After more research it appears that many of the...

    After more research it appears that many of the web cams claiming higher resolution are achieving it through interpolation: As you suspected, 640x480 is the "native" resolution and anything higher is...
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    The two specifications appear to be at odds with...

    The two specifications appear to be at odds with one another. Perhaps 640x480 refers to the window in which the image is represented on the PC when using the OEM utility. But I wouldn't assume...
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    I'd recommend an inexpensive USB webcam. ...

    I'd recommend an inexpensive USB webcam. Cheapies are < $5: [http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=322937286659&category=4616&pm=1&ds=0&t=1551371000000&ver=0].
    If...
  11. Thread: Wire wrap

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    Trained and certified in Oracle SQL, spent years...

    Trained and certified in Oracle SQL, spent years as a database application developer for the Engineering Dept. of a municipal utility.



    Still does, with the Office Professional edition.


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    Writing is one of the machine's strengths,...

    Writing is one of the machine's strengths, although the graphical standards of Word were only a rumor when this machine was current. Still, paired with a laser or ink-jet printer and the right...
  13. Thread: Wire wrap

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    Happens to us all from time to time. Being...

    Happens to us all from time to time. Being somewhat long-winded myself, I have made a habit of highlighting all text and keying CTL-C before posting my reply. When I find myself locked out I can go...
  14. Long story short: I called the number posted on...

    Long story short: I called the number posted on the web site, spoke to someone and ordered a board. It arrived yesterday; I haven't tested it yet.

    Picture attached.

    -CH-

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    I think the line is pretty clear: "I prefer...

    I think the line is pretty clear:

    "I prefer this to that." is OK
    "I prefer this to that and here's why I prefer it." is OK
    "I prefer this to that and here is what I don't like about that." is OK...
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    Just as an FYI to anyone who reads this thread: ...

    Just as an FYI to anyone who reads this thread: If you DO use the off-on method of reset make SURE you leave the machine off for at least five seconds before powering on again. A quick off-on will...
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    Can WinXP be considered "vintage"?

    Please? I have a question that arises from its use: I have a couple of XP machines that were configured before the April cutoff that still are useful occasionally - for example to connect with a...
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    To my knowledge there are ZIP external drives...

    To my knowledge there are ZIP external drives that were made to attach to an USB port, ones that were made to attach to a parallel port, ones that were made to attach to a SCSI adapter and ones that...
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    I have used the GQ-4X to program ROMs for the IBM...

    I have used the GQ-4X to program ROMs for the IBM PC-XT (5160) and AT (5170), for the Kaypro IV and 4-84, as well as several Microchip MPUs. It's a DIP layout but you can buy adapters for other...
  20. Thread: Any JAZ info?

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    Thanks for your reply. The SCSI BIOS recognizes...

    Thanks for your reply. The SCSI BIOS recognizes the drive - by mfr., by type and by position on the SCSI bus - and reports its presence to the OS, which shows an icon and assigns it a drive letter. ...
  21. Thread: Any JAZ info?

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    Any JAZ info?

    Working on an XP machine today that has a a Soyo PCI mobo and an AMD Athlon XP processor. (Just for fun) I have been trying to cram as many different drives in the case as possible. There is one...
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    $2.50, at 2-cents-a-word, but wisdom is priceless...

    $2.50, at 2-cents-a-word, but wisdom is priceless :p. Thanks; I'll keep my eye open. A particular make or model most favored?

    -CH-
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    Well, thanks as always to those who responded. ...

    Well, thanks as always to those who responded.

    When I bought my first scope it was used, analog and slow; it had one channel and the first time I tried calibrating the probes I thought there was...
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    USB FPGA Logic Analyzers: Worth Investigating?

    Let me start by saying I have never seen a logic analyzer, stand-alone or PC-based, in operation. It would be a stretch to say I need one. But lately I have seen, on eBay for example, a new class...
  25. The screen in the movie shows "Telerate", which...

    The screen in the movie shows "Telerate", which was a market-oriented news service that was available since the 1970s, according to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telerate. The terminal in...
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