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    Will I hope you DO start a thread on your...

    Will I hope you DO start a thread on your telescope exploits! I love astronomy almost as much as I love poking around computers.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the soldering, it's just I've never been that...
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    Let me see if I understand. Unlike 8 bit machines...

    Let me see if I understand. Unlike 8 bit machines from the 80s, the PDP-8 is more of a programmers computer, not a system suited for a 'computer user', e.g someone who uses a computer for...
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    I thought about getting the 11, but I have the 8...

    I thought about getting the 11, but I have the 8 and I really just want to learn what I can do with it. I've had it for a couple of years now and for the most part used it as a Linux box with blinky...
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    Thanks, guys, I actually printed out the small...

    Thanks, guys, I actually printed out the small computer handbook, what an oxymoron there's nothing small about it! lol Its a tad heavy reading in more ways that one and I wont lie, the sheer bulk of...
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    I have the PiDP-8, I really wanted to learn how...

    I have the PiDP-8, I really wanted to learn how to use the OS but there doesn't appear to be much on general operation, like what commands do what etc. Anyone know of any good websites?
  6. Looking for advice on HP 95LX + Compact Flash

    I've been fighting with my 95LX, hoping I might be able to get my 6MB CF card to work with it. It works fine on the 200LX, but the 95LX doesn't want to play ball. If anyone reading this has past...
  7. It's alright, we all get it ;-) Thanks...

    It's alright, we all get it ;-)

    Thanks everyone who responded. I'm very much the nuubie to this system, so still learning :-)

    Wasnt around when this system was in use, so a bit in the dark.
  8. Out of curiosity what do people use their PDP...

    Out of curiosity what do people use their PDP systems for? Wondering what draws others to these machines. :-)
  9. Thanks, that's really helpful! :-) Will have to...

    Thanks, that's really helpful! :-) Will have to see if can get it working ;-)
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    Sticky: Using my phones wifi 13:08 -!- Irssi: Looking...

    Using my phones wifi

    13:08 -!- Irssi: Looking up irc.slashnet.org
    13:08 -!- Irssi: Unable to connect server irc.slashnet.org port 6667 [Temporary
    failure in name resolution]
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    Sticky: 13:06:15 weechat ...

    13:06:15 weechat | irc: server irc.slashnet.org created (temporary server, NOT
    | SAVED!)
    13:06:15 ...
  12. Cool, how would I go about installing WPS? I...

    Cool, how would I go about installing WPS?

    I confess i'm not actually running a real PDP8, but a replica PiDP8i. I've found it really challenging to get my teeth in to this system. Maybe because...
  13. Taking first strep in to DEC OS8 and PDP8. general question

    Whats the best approach as a complete newcomer for getting in to these machines? I've been farting around with OS8 for a little while and avoiding the front panel switches all together. Doing the...
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    Sticky: Cant seem to get on atm, anyone know if the...

    Cant seem to get on atm, anyone know if the slashnet servers are down?
  15. Hi guys Thanks everyone for the replies! I...

    Hi guys

    Thanks everyone for the replies!

    I will give it ago with the software mentioned, I think the disks DO need removing from their current cases as the last time i tried to read them they...
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    Ok, I've posted in the PC clones section. BTW...

    Ok, I've posted in the PC clones section.

    BTW I can confirm that my issue with WordStar was solved by booting from a DOS 3.3 floppy and running WS from there. No saving issues, so it was...
  17. Seeking Apricot Computer Owners and people good at recovering floppies

    Hi there guys

    Earlier this week a began a thread on the forum looking for help restoring a copy of Wordstar 3.40 I picked up. This copy of Wordstar would appear to have been sold for the Apricot...
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    Hi guys Thanks for the replies, at present...

    Hi guys


    Thanks for the replies, at present I'm tempted to not bother taking the floppies apart until further research is done. I mean if my PC can't read these disks anyway, there seems little...
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    Finally I have images to show everyone! Also I...

    Finally I have images to show everyone!

    Also I want to apologise, I think I had a brain fart or something as I totally remember the computer brand wrong! It was NOT Olivetti but Apricot! As you...
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    KVM? I might give the HDD route and shot, I've...

    KVM?

    I might give the HDD route and shot, I've also thought about using Virtualbox as one way of getting it to work.

    Stone is indeed helping me out with DOS, so will see how that goes. I will...
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    Thanks Malc My documents are being stored in...

    Thanks Malc

    My documents are being stored in the same folder. Even though the page does say that the problem doesn't occur in XP, it has occurring for me.

    I'm wondering if a simpler method...
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    I'd like to have WordStar working on the XP...

    I'd like to have WordStar working on the XP machine I have, as that's the one I type on and run all my old DOS programs on.

    DOSbox setup

    All of my programs and software are kept inside a...
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    That would be really helpful thank you. Sorry, i...

    That would be really helpful thank you. Sorry, i probably should have elected to leave the 0 off the end, but I did mean a DOS 3 partition in general :-)

    Make a virtual partition and then format...
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    Hi there thanks for the suggestion, that does...

    Hi there thanks for the suggestion, that does however raise the question of how i create a dos 3.0 partition, i dont have a copy of dos 3.0.

    Whats FCB? I'm not familair with it.

    By the sounds...
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    Lol yes that's the one! As I mentioned in my...

    Lol yes that's the one!

    As I mentioned in my last post, the disks are sadly not working. So using software will not make any difference.

    I'm using Dosbox to run the software on a Win XP system.
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