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    Single-board Z80 CP/M computer in an IBM XT clone...

    Single-board Z80 CP/M computer in an IBM XT clone case:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/273915316030

    https://i.postimg.cc/wv0441pG/z80pc.jpg
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    Or you just need to drive a light car with the...

    Or you just need to drive a light car with the engine at the back, such as a VW Beetle -- these young people have no problem driving it:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmJAPPN6hfw


    UK TV...
  3. M-Audio sound cards are pricey but highly...

    M-Audio sound cards are pricey but highly regarded.
  4. Older CDs from the '80s and early '90s often use...

    Older CDs from the '80s and early '90s often use a very steep "brickwall" filter at 20 kHz to compensate for the poor quality of the analog anti-aliasing filters in early CD players. But newer CDs...
  5. That thread reminds me of why I don't spend much...

    That thread reminds me of why I don't spend much time on Vogons. :) So, yes, the card might technically have a 16-bit DAC, but on my own CT1740 I can hear the ugly quantization noise at low audio...
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    Keep in mind that in their typical weirdness,...

    Keep in mind that in their typical weirdness, Tandy used the stripe on the edge of the floppy cable to indicate pin 34, rather than pin 1. And their floppy drive controller and cabling follows the...
  7. And the first generation of "16-bit" Sound...

    And the first generation of "16-bit" Sound Blaster 16 cards actually had a 14-bit DAC.
  8. These days a lot of consumer electronics don't...

    These days a lot of consumer electronics don't even come with an AC power supply anymore. They just have a USB port for charging or power and expect that everyone probably has a few extra USB power...
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    Remember that this is a non-air-conditioned...

    Remember that this is a non-air-conditioned warehouse in Texas. Nobody would want to go in there during the summer even if they could.
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    LGR announced on Twitter that the owner of the...

    LGR announced on Twitter that the owner of the Computer Reset warehouse, Richard Byron, passed away this past week at age 75.
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    There were also half-height 5.25" floppy drives...

    There were also half-height 5.25" floppy drives mounted into an integrated full-height bezel, making them look full-height externally even though they were half-height internally. Compaq used them in...
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    I have not taken apart the monitor. Sometimes...

    I have not taken apart the monitor. Sometimes there are screws hidden under the label or rubber feet.
  13. Thread: Ibm ps/1

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    It's mono, but if you plug in stereo headphones...

    It's mono, but if you plug in stereo headphones it plays through both channels.
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    There are also round IDE cables, which may be...

    There are also round IDE cables, which may be more practical than trying to squeeze a flat one through limited space.
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61s1dHDfxLL._SX425_.jpg
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    Or just use a bulk tape eraser to remove all...

    Or just use a bulk tape eraser to remove all traces of formatting from the disk, then try formatting it again.
  16. 2019 update: Drew Kaplan retired a few years...

    2019 update:


    Drew Kaplan retired a few years ago, and the site isn't quite the same without his long writeups weaving his personal adventures into the ad pitch for each item.


    Now Global...
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    And now everybody loses. Photobucket's 2017...

    And now everybody loses. Photobucket's 2017 scheme to hold everyone's photos ransom for a $400 per year subscription fee backfired so badly and they've lost so much revenue that the hotlinked photos...
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    It has to be a prototype. The plastic case 128D...

    It has to be a prototype. The plastic case 128D was never sold in the USA because they could not get FCC approval for it. That's why they had to redesign it in a metal case.
  19. Looks like a Sager laptop that was sold under...

    Looks like a Sager laptop that was sold under dozens of brand names -- there's probably nothing Leading Edge about it except the logo that was put on the case.
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    Before declaring an old hard drive dead, try...

    Before declaring an old hard drive dead, try oiling the stepper motor. This method recently worked for me to bring back one old Western Digital IDE-XT drive that wouldn't initialize at POST to...
  21. Apple's composite monitors don't usually work...

    Apple's composite monitors don't usually work well with other systems because they have a lot of overscan (to compensate for the large border area in the Apple II's video output), so on other systems...
  22. The later PAL-territory Apple IIe's didn't...

    The later PAL-territory Apple IIe's didn't actually put out a proper 4.43 MHz PAL color subcarrier -- they just changed the vertical refresh rate from 60 to 50 Hz. So try feeing the monitor with a...
  23. Thread: Radio Shack

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    A look through a 1980 UK Tandy catalog(ue) if you...

    A look through a 1980 UK Tandy catalog(ue) if you want to see how it differs from what Radio Shack was offering in the U.S. at the time:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWxTCQf5gOU
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    I believe they came with the ATI Small Wonder,...

    I believe they came with the ATI Small Wonder, which provides CGA, MDA, Hercules, Plantronics (like CGA but with full 16-color graphics), and unusually, support for 16 shades of gray/green/amber on a...
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    Outside the UK it was sold as the Amstrad PC20: ...

    Outside the UK it was sold as the Amstrad PC20:

    http://www.zonadepruebas.com/viewtopic.php?t=6018

    http://imagizer.imageshack.com/a/img661/4803/M6WiFs.jpg
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