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    https://github.com/TigerVNC/tigervnc which is...

    https://github.com/TigerVNC/tigervnc

    which is driving me nuts right now because I can't get it to work between a Fedora 30 box running MATE and OS X
  2. http://annex.retroarchive.org/cdrom/chst-strio-93/...

    http://annex.retroarchive.org/cdrom/chst-strio-93/DIR9/index.html
    has SCSI16X.ZIP which appears to be a tape exerciser

    I bet it is like the Everex SCSI backup system, which doesn't have a driver.
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    IBM tapes, and a disk pack, with one Univac tape....

    IBM tapes, and a disk pack, with one Univac tape.
    Apparently they were associated with the school of Library Science
    The only thing that jumps out at me is the COMIT/360 tape
  4. The Bendix G-15 CPU is 115v 38a The LGP-30 is...

    The Bendix G-15 CPU is 115v 38a
    The LGP-30 is shown as 1500W in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGP-30

    These are the smallest of the 50's general-purpose drum memory tube computers.
    ...
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    You started with red and blue pencils on paper....

    You started with red and blue pencils on paper.
    The tape was the last step so you could make clean photo separations to send to the board house.
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    a friend just made this up for me 55920

    a friend just made this up for me
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    here is the keyboard layout with all the jumpers...

    here is the keyboard layout with all the jumpers in red
    the teardrop shaped pads make them easy to spot
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    looking at the pictures, the keyboard matrix is a...

    looking at the pictures, the keyboard matrix is a single sided board with jumpers between the rows

    the key matrix is described in the mame driver as:

    static INPUT_PORTS_START(mindset)...
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    MANY people are going to think you are stupid for...

    MANY people are going to think you are stupid for arguing with mbbrutman
    on a site that he runs and frequently demonstrates he has little tolerance
    for people who do.
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    there are high res pictures, I need to find out...

    there are high res pictures, I need to find out why they were taken last year and
    why its only some of the boards

    it is a 6600

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    availability. there are also lots of good keycap...

    availability.
    there are also lots of good keycap sets available for Cherry
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    wow, I didn't know someone shot all those board...

    wow, I didn't know someone shot all those board pictures
    clearly, it isn't a 2200

    I'll see if there are higher resolution pictures archived

    Another mystery is what CPU is shown in the San...
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    ..moved from the TU60 thread My 1500...

    ..moved from the TU60 thread



    My 1500 system drive is single density, so I was able to (mostly) recover the floppies that came with it.
    Of course, the boot disk had a crease in the media, I'm...
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    no, just the on the lookout for any surviving NCR...

    no, just the on the lookout for any surviving NCR 399 software.
    the idea of picking up the board set was to dump all the microcode so that maybe someday someone would try emulating it.
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    The thing that is rare is software. Getting all...

    The thing that is rare is software. Getting all the owners to make image copies of what they have would be helpful.

    You can see what LCM+L has with
    https://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/standard.php...
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    there is a netlist on bitsavers ...

    there is a netlist on bitsavers

    keyboard/KB_NL.txt
    which tells you what connects to what

    there are a couple of things i'd do differently, like using cherry keyswitches and putting the key...
  17. Did anyone save the programs on the AST BBS?

    ancient history

    Did anyone save the programs from AST's BBS?

    I'm trying to find the programs for a few of their communications cards, in particular the AST-coax 3270 adapter
    which apparently...
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    wow Have you seen the 1800 microcode source...

    wow

    Have you seen the 1800 microcode source that I have on bitsavers?

    I've also scanned dozens more manuals, catalogs, etc.

    What floppies do you have? have you made images of them?

    I have...
  19. They started PARC because they needed a...

    They started PARC because they needed a replacement for their cash cow when their xerography patent expired and the threat of the 'paperless office'

    There were several product divisions, the one...
  20. that is performed by the tape formatter the first...

    that is performed by the tape formatter the first time that a new tape is written

    does this drive have a Pertec or SCSI interface?

    you can isolate if there is a problem with the drive if you...
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    http://www.thecorememory.com/html/ncr_8250.html

    http://www.thecorememory.com/html/ncr_8250.html
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    The brochure on IA is from me I've been...

    The brochure on IA is from me

    I've been promised an MFE manual and docs for the Phi-Deck I've been trying to get going

    I have an MFE drive, slightly newer model than Herb is talking about...
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    Not yet. I think I have two Burroughs drives, one...

    Not yet. I think I have two Burroughs drives, one is on my desk, and I dug out the original paper copy of the schematic for it. The Burroughs tapes do have a clock track.
    I have an NCR transport...
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    Do you still have many NCR tapes? I have a...

    Do you still have many NCR tapes?

    I have a board set and schematics for the 399
    http://www.thecorememory.com/html/ncr_399.html
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    I checked the manual, and there is no clock...

    I checked the manual, and there is no clock track.
    They also warn that the tape is thicker and the felt pad is different.
    The tape also needs clear leaders on each end.

    The DC-30 you got was...
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