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  1. I don't hate any of mine. The only system that...

    I don't hate any of mine. The only system that gives me grief are the computers at work that run Windows 10.....that's why I'm moving to Linux and FreeDOS at home.
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    Until.last year I had some variable voltage...

    Until.last year I had some variable voltage Weller clone from Amazon....blue base 48watt variable wattage thing. Lasted me five years.

    I replaced it with a similar Weller WLC100 40 watter that I...
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    I think real anti-tracking is using something so...

    I think real anti-tracking is using something so old and slow that the tracking scripts won't even work on it.
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    Thanks, those worked. I'm currently running the...

    Thanks, those worked. I'm currently running the Cisco against the WaveLAN Silver - trying to see which is a less fiddly solution.
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    Cisco Aironet LMC-352 drivers for DOS

    Hi. Just wondering if anyone knows where I can find the DOS drivers for the Cisco Aironet 350 series WiFi cards. I have one and found the Win95 drivers but it appears Cisco no longer has the DOS...
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    I base this off owning 2 laptops running Linux...

    I base this off owning 2 laptops running Linux and two computers running 10 + a Linux box at work vs everything on 10 there.

    1) Linux does not interrupt my work or usage with updates, I'm sure it...
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    This thread is very inspiring to me to say the...

    This thread is very inspiring to me to say the least.....

    I guess first, I'll expand on my original post. I only upgrade if it suits me. I don't know how actually weird or unique my stance may...
  8. I never managed to get any working on mine aside...

    I never managed to get any working on mine aside from the original 238MB HDD. That portable was real persnickety about storage, that's why I sold it to someone else for parts....that and finding a...
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    Im not as far into that as some might think but...

    Im not as far into that as some might think but typically I like that I look like an 80s rocker using 80s/90s tech and prefers vehicles from 1965-1995.

    That said, I still live in the present...
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    The issue I have with the Kingwin is you can only...

    The issue I have with the Kingwin is you can only use one device with the IDE channel as there is no Master/Slave jumper like some of the other units have. That means on anything ISA based for the...
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    486 & SATA Bridge Board Experiments

    So while in San Jose a couple weekends ago, I bought a SATA to IDE Host Bridge on my first trip to Fry's Electronics to try out some of the excess SATA drives I have laying around on my vintage PCs. ...
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    I got into this hobby long before the PCs became...

    I got into this hobby long before the PCs became "retro" because I wanted a cheap computer I could do the most basic of computing tasks with at the time, and play my "old" now "classic" DOS games on....
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    I joined the FB group and am having a change of...

    I joined the FB group and am having a change of heart. Now I'm thinking a one day excavation at a future event might be in order...at least 2 CRT, a 386 (DeskPro) and a box of random stuff. ...
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    Heck, I live in Reno and that's too much of a...

    Heck, I live in Reno and that's too much of a trip for me.

    I watched LGRs video and that place is dangerous for me too....all those XT and AT clones and 1st Gen Deskpros would be costing me $$$$...
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    You can always put a bigger speaker on it. ...

    You can always put a bigger speaker on it. Those little piezo buzzer speakers are the ones that I find the most quiet. My NEC Ready 9522 has one of those......vs the Tandy 1000A which is booming...
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    Thx, that's some stuff I can look at. From my...

    Thx, that's some stuff I can look at.

    From my googley-fu I think all light pens for computers worked much the same. Raster is detected by the light sensor, sent to a DAC then converted to on...
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    The IR thing might explain why it's not...

    The IR thing might explain why it's not addressing where the sensor is on the screen. I kind of thought that might be the case, just not sure. Maybe I should put the NEC into Amber Mono emulation...
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    Tandy 1000 DIY Lightpen Shenannigans

    I'm kind of starting this thread in part to document my shennanigans in DIYing a working light pen using cast-off parts and some drivers from TVdog's archive. The light pen port has been a curiosity...
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    I don't really have a preference so as long as I...

    I don't really have a preference so as long as I get a confirming click out of it. I do tend to prefer trackballs though because I do use my computers - modern and vintage - for audio production and...
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    Recently I put my 286 out and up running Arachne...

    Recently I put my 286 out and up running Arachne 1.97 for DOS - it's on http://www.glennmcc.org/arachne/

    FreeDOS comes with Arachne and Dillo. My experience is both run faster on FreeDOS. Dillo...
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    There was a guy on E-bay selling a similar design...

    There was a guy on E-bay selling a similar design by a company called "SteelCase" awhile ago.
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    LCD's to me right now are what 486s were like to...

    LCD's to me right now are what 486s were like to me in 2000-2001 - I would not kick a good one away, but there are so many and for so cheap the last thing I want to do is over-saturate my home with...
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    The only reason I consider it is now I'm looking...

    The only reason I consider it is now I'm looking at 4 machines that I have (Tandy 1000A, GEM 286, Frankenstein XT 486, and an NEC Ready P-100 from 1995), all getting near 25-30 years old now, and...
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    Well, worst vintage computer for me is...

    Well, worst vintage computer for me is subjective. Depends on the category of what broke or what went wrong and why.

    Worst PC of all time to me is the Dell 5150 laptop from the mid 2000's - I...
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    I'm at the opposite end, I wish I could find a...

    I'm at the opposite end, I wish I could find a actual decent wireless keyboard/mouse for my Pre-USB machines so I could plug em' into one of my LCD TV's via VGA and have communal game time.

    I...
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