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    If you put your location in you profile then we...

    If you put your location in you profile then we might be able to suggest some one close.

    If some one has one of these:-

    https://www.pdp8.net/mfm/mfm.shtml

    they can have a go at reading it to...
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    If its 12v DC stuff then does it use "wall warts"...

    If its 12v DC stuff then does it use "wall warts" or "power bricks". Personally I would replace the PSU units making sure the voltage is well stabilised and they can supply sufficient current.

    If...
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    The TP-LINK needs a an IP address so you can...

    The TP-LINK needs a an IP address so you can configure it. The NIC needs an IP address so it can receive packets. You could put a hub/switch between the TP-LINK and use it to connect multiple devices...
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    If you to downloads and click on "More Download...

    If you to downloads and click on "More Download Options" then there is a "Default installer(Without installCore)" to avoid...
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    I have a Draytek Vigor 2862 and a 2820. I like...

    I have a Draytek Vigor 2862 and a 2820. I like the 2862 for its LAN/VLAN/VPN capabilities. You can also upgrade to a Wireless Mesh by adding other APs. It wasn't cheap though.
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    Just be carefull with CD Burner XP it has some...

    Just be carefull with CD Burner XP it has some nasty spyware in the default download. ImageBurn also works.
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    I think that would have needed hardware...

    I think that would have needed hardware development and money.....
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    When the Baby Replica was built, in 1998, there...

    When the Baby Replica was built, in 1998, there were no such things as MCUs. The museum still use a 486 PC running Windows/95 to load programs into the baby via its printer port.
    They actually have...
  9. Thread: VAX Haul...

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    I wonder if you need Autogen that for back... If...

    I wonder if you need Autogen that for back... If so you might want to read up on AUTOGEN before you start, you will probably need it..

    ...
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    Yes, I realize, sad, chucking the baby out with...

    Yes, I realize, sad, chucking the baby out with the bathwater and probably not realizing there were desktop computers other than IBM PCs.
    Mind you I just about remember having a tin bath and no...
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    I have XP running under VMWare and can program my...

    I have XP running under VMWare and can program my old Spartan 3 demo boards using the parallel port JTAG adaptor. The virtualization seems to work pretty well in that the port is actually a PCI-E...
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    If nothing is time critical, so the BP has a...

    If nothing is time critical, so the BP has a sector or track buffer, then I suspect you could get the data off via virtualization.
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    As I said the typical MFM controller won't read...

    As I said the typical MFM controller won't read all MFM drives. Often the controller will only read drives written on the same controller. I have a few ST506 drives that have not been near an PC...
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    I know these are expensive, ...

    I know these are expensive,

    https://www.pdp8.net/mfm/mfm.shtml

    but if you are going to play with MFM drives, you really need to have something to read and analyze them. Without one of these...
  15. yes 720k is good, but I still wonder if they ever...

    yes 720k is good, but I still wonder if they ever tried a recovery. I always say start with your Disaster Recovery and work out what you need to save. If the server has applications installed,...
  16. Its also amazing how often such companies go...

    Its also amazing how often such companies go under when such a computer fails! Its fine using such old kit until it falls over. Personally I would look at putting it in a Virtual Machine.....
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    I think VAX and PDP-11s are the stuff legend is...

    I think VAX and PDP-11s are the stuff legend is made of. Kernigan and Richie did most UNIX development on the PDP-11. Much of BSD was developed on VAX.
    When DEC was producing PDP and VAX they were...
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    Basic advice:- Don't fo it. If you have a...

    Basic advice:- Don't fo it.
    If you have a dynamic IP you are pretty much foo barred.
    Most providers block SMTP outbound.

    Can I suggest GMX.COM. Your data is stored in Germany so enhanced...
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    its crusty and has lots of junk/... .. I have...

    its crusty and has lots of junk/...
    .. I have been intending to wipe it any way...
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    I had the reverse. My HP miniserver won't start...

    I had the reverse. My HP miniserver won't start USB and won't even talk to the keyboard and mouse. I feel a re-install coming on....
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    and after a little bit of searching I found...

    and after a little bit of searching I found this:-

    https://hackaday.io/project/19576-dec-mouse-adapter

    which is an Arduino Sketch and hardware description yo build a converter....
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    This looks like the info we need... ...

    This looks like the info we need...

    https://lists.debian.org/debian-mips/2001/07/msg00029.html

    /* Mouse protocol is as follows:
    * 4800 bits per second, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, odd parity...
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    I have one myself, and I believe its a serial...

    I have one myself, and I believe its a serial mouse. I wonder if the SIMH VAX emulators already do some translation
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    If we had the protocol we could use a PIC chip or...

    If we had the protocol we could use a PIC chip or Arduino. Isn't the Keyboard a "standard" DEC keyboard.
  25. The Model 30 does not have an IDE disk. It might...

    The Model 30 does not have an IDE disk. It might look like an IDE disk but it isn't. If you boot DOS3.3 and run FDISK can you read the partition table?
    I suspect the disk does not spin up and this...
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