Image Map Image Map

Search:

Type: Posts; User: vwestlife

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.05 seconds.

  1. Replies
    2
    Views
    89

    Tandy followed the original Shugart floppy...

    Tandy followed the original Shugart floppy controller standard, not IBM's modification of it (which later became the generic PC clone standard). For example, rather than using a twist in the cable...
  2. That one has a built-in floppy drive. You can...

    That one has a built-in floppy drive. You can tell because the case is deeper and the sides of the vent area are squared off, versus the original floppyless ST where the case is shorter and the vents...
  3. Replies
    2
    Views
    55

    Has the logic board been recapped? If not, it...

    Has the logic board been recapped? If not, it probably will need to be soon, especially if you have other common signs of failure such as faint or no sound or the system clock not advancing when the...
  4. I've never heard of Cyrix making any CPUs prior...

    I've never heard of Cyrix making any CPUs prior to the 486SLC and 486DLC. Math co-processors, yes, but not CPUs. Are you sure you aren't confusing it with an 8087 chip?
  5. Replies
    16
    Views
    560

    Call eBay Customer Support on the phone and plead...

    Call eBay Customer Support on the phone and plead your case. They can pull strings for you that normally aren't possible through the web site.
  6. Replies
    103
    Views
    3,732

    No one remembers Please Excuse My Dear Aunt...

    No one remembers Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally?

    In order from first to last to be computed:

    Parentheses
    Exponents
    Multiplication
    Division
    Addition
    Subtraction
  7. kHz, not MHz.

    kHz, not MHz.
  8. Replies
    11
    Views
    586

    I am unaware of any video game console which...

    I am unaware of any video game console which requires 60 Hz AC power to run correctly. In most, the circuitry all runs on DC, therefore the frequency of the incoming AC mains power is irrelevant....
  9. The Tandy 1000SL and 1000SL/2 are also popular 8...

    The Tandy 1000SL and 1000SL/2 are also popular 8 MHz 8086 systems that can easily have the NEC V30 swapped into them.
  10. Actually the EaZy PC uses the NEC V40, which is a...

    Actually the EaZy PC uses the NEC V40, which is a V20 with integrated peripherals. It has an 8-bit external data bus like the 8088.
  11. Replies
    81
    Views
    29,105

    Not from California Digital. They sold out of...

    Not from California Digital. They sold out of them in July 2017:

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?60030-What-happened-to-california-digital-and-the-tano-dragon&p=480292#post480292
  12. Replies
    175
    Views
    17,692

    He may have simply not recognized them. But he...

    He may have simply not recognized them. But he does have an Osborne and Kaypro, so he's not totally unfamiliar with CP/M systems.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLnTAYMMLOc
  13. I think the Atari 1027 printer has it beat in...

    I think the Atari 1027 printer has it beat in terms of slowness, and at least yours is still working, unlike pretty much every 1027 made at this point, due to their disintegrating rubber print...
  14. The 1000AX is just a rebadged 1000SX. No other...

    The 1000AX is just a rebadged 1000SX. No other notable differences.
  15. I made this thread before I knew about TANTRAKR,...

    I made this thread before I knew about TANTRAKR, which can play MOD files through the built-in DAC in the later Tandy 1000 models. For example, on a 1000SL (NEC V30 @ 8 MHz) it can play a 4-channel...
  16. Don't do this on any equipment you really care...

    Don't do this on any equipment you really care about. There is evidence that whitening plastic by sun bleaching causes the yellowing to reappear even worse than before, and also makes the plastic...
  17. Replies
    40
    Views
    2,883

    The Amstrad CPC6128 was at least briefly...

    The Amstrad CPC6128 was at least briefly available in the U.S., imported and distributed by Indescomp, Inc. of Chicago and released in August 1985 at a price of $799 (with color monitor) or $699...
  18. Replies
    257
    Views
    42,523

    Can you elucidate about the "unique stuff" in its...

    Can you elucidate about the "unique stuff" in its ROM? I thought the Headstart Explorer was just a pedestrian XT CGA clone in a funny clamshell case.
  19. Replies
    37
    Views
    1,952

    YouTuber "bandersentv" has several series of...

    YouTuber "bandersentv" has several series of detailed videos about fully restoring Philco Predicta TVs. Here's the beginning of one for the Princess model:

    ...
  20. Replies
    44
    Views
    3,369

    Pentium 4 machines are still a dime a dozen in...

    Pentium 4 machines are still a dime a dozen in thrift stores. But Pentium IIIs and older are getting scarce.

    And c'mon, most PIIs and PIIIs are at least 20 years old by now. The original IBM PC...
  21. To me, putting a VGA card in a Tandy 1000 is like...

    To me, putting a VGA card in a Tandy 1000 is like putting a Chevy V8 in a Mazda RX-7 that originally had a rotary engine. It may be objectively better, but it takes away a lot of what was unique and...
  22. The composite video output on the older 1000s...

    The composite video output on the older 1000s isn't too useful, because with CGA games that use artifacting to generate extra colors, all of those colors will be wrong compared to IBM's CGA, and...
  23. Replies
    72
    Views
    6,765

    In recent weeks I've seen dramatically increased...

    In recent weeks I've seen dramatically increased usage of “smartquotes” (like that) across the Internet, in message board posts, blogs, and social media. Has there been some browser or OS update...
  24. The Avon Beauty Vision laptop is different in...

    The Avon Beauty Vision laptop is different in entirely unique ways:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUSkmQcx-4g
  25. The Color Computer 2, Tandy 1000SX, and Model...

    The Color Computer 2, Tandy 1000SX, and Model 100/102 were probably their best-selling computer models. Wikipedia claims six million of the Model 100/102 were sold, although that may also be...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4