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    You have obviously never met my mother. And if...

    You have obviously never met my mother. And if you ever do, never eat anything she gives you. She will swear it is still good because it's been in the freezer for the last three years and things in...
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    The walmart near me is nasty, very ghetto. Bare...

    The walmart near me is nasty, very ghetto. Bare concrete floors, the same 20 or so songs on the overhead speakers, never have prices labeled properly, the price checking kiosks have long since...
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    You mean this isn't normal? That is about the...

    You mean this isn't normal? That is about the maximum of how long modern electronics producers think a product should last before the cowsumer must throw it away and buy a new one.
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    Mine does not have an RCA composite out, only the...

    Mine does not have an RCA composite out, only the header. But the manual does say it can output composite on Pin 7 of the RGB port when composite mode is selected.
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    Chuck, out of curiosity, what brands of disks...

    Chuck, out of curiosity, what brands of disks were these that experienced the failures? Were there any known issues with how they were stored?

    I've still got a bunch of bulk-no-name 720k that I...
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    You don't control cell phones. Cell phones...

    You don't control cell phones. Cell phones control you.
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    Paradise MGC II Video Card

    I acquired a rather interesting video card the other day - a ~1985 Paradise "Modular Graphics Card" II CGA/Mono card. It is primarily a CGA card, and can output either RGB or composite, but in "Mono"...
  8. I think I have run in to that problem before. If...

    I think I have run in to that problem before. If I recall correctly, that happens if one links directly to the image and omits the automatically created attachment thumbnail, the forum software will...
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    Walmart.com has not been a web site for their...

    Walmart.com has not been a web site for their store in ages. It turned in to a multi-vendor portal like Amazon or eBay. So there is all kinds of stuff on there. A real pain when you just want to see...
  10. Bump. Don't all answer at once now. :p So...

    Bump.

    Don't all answer at once now. :p

    So I retired the monitor mentioned above a few years back due to too much CRT burn-in, and hunted down a replacement and an additional spare. Yesterday...
  11. Just another possibility - might consider having...

    Just another possibility - might consider having a vcfed.org specific image/file hosting server. Would be a little more of a hassle, but that seems to work ok on the Betaarchive forums.
  12. Is this even configurable in the forum software? ...

    Is this even configurable in the forum software?

    BTW, the limitations the last time I tested are a maximum file size, for any file type, of 99K.

    When I upload JPGs, I always open them in an...
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    I don't know about Sierra's copy protection, but...

    I don't know about Sierra's copy protection, but some could take different code paths if they detect different kinds of machines.

    What year were these disks produced? 3.5" 720k was considered...
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    Then it is an "XT" style power supply, not an...

    Then it is an "XT" style power supply, not an "AT" style power supply. Although most sellers don't know the difference. And some "AT" motherboards were indeed crammed in to XT style cases with XT...
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    The heat sink is usually built on to the metal RF...

    The heat sink is usually built on to the metal RF shield that surrounds the motherboard. The white goop is thermal paste, and is normally supposed to be there. It looks like yours is missing the RF...
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    Desktop AT power supplies - the ones with the big...

    Desktop AT power supplies - the ones with the big red paddle switch - usually won't fit in a 5150 PC or 5160 XT case. The later ones from compact AT clones usually have a large external toggle...
  17. That is the disk shown in the first post. The...

    That is the disk shown in the first post.

    The "Software Master" is disk 2 of 2 of what came with the Eagle 1600, and only contains the pre-loaded applications (word processor, spreadsheet and...
  18. Made a little bit of progress on restoring my...

    Made a little bit of progress on restoring my Eagle 1600, got crazy lucky and found a replacement video card. The Eagle mono video card is NOT Hercules compatible, and software I throw at it thinks...
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    So what do you suggest then? Buy an iPhone and...

    So what do you suggest then? Buy an iPhone and only send "text" messages like every other teenage girl on the planet? :p
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    Very nice. I didn't know the Mac and Compaq CRTs...

    Very nice. I didn't know the Mac and Compaq CRTs were interchangeable.

    I also like that trick with the memory card, I've been thinking about doing something similar with my Eagle PC that has only...
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    A lot of things are different in DOS 5. Are...

    A lot of things are different in DOS 5.

    Are you absolutely sure DOS 5 is actually still running, and not hung? Perhaps put the command "CTTY COM1" at the end of you autoexec.bat and see if you...
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    Supposedly one of the UMB management tools can...

    Supposedly one of the UMB management tools can load DOS in to a UMB block instead of 286 "high" memory, and do so on an 8088 as long as a UMB RAM block exists. Never tried it myself, but it was...
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    Right, Compaqs of this era did not have a BIOS...

    Right, Compaqs of this era did not have a BIOS setup program in ROM like normal clones. Instead they ran a software based BIOS setup program from a hidden partition on the hard drive. This partition...
  24. How about those USPS padded bags that use finely...

    How about those USPS padded bags that use finely shredded paper as a layer of padding? If you cut or tear anywhere except a specific spot designated for opening, crap will get everywhere and make a...
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    If I am seeing the motherboard dip switches...

    If I am seeing the motherboard dip switches correctly, it is set to start up with CGA. That means you will need to connect some other monitor to the composite/RGB output, or change the DIP switch...
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