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  1. Thread: Microkit 8/16

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    Thanks Al. I found an email for Qualstar. His...

    Thanks Al. I found an email for Qualstar. His name disappears from later SEC filings, but I figure if anyone knows how to reach him it might be them. There's a lot of Bruce Gladstones out there so...
  2. Thread: Microkit 8/16

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    Yeah I'll have to try that... I'm not sure who...

    Yeah I'll have to try that... I'm not sure who the founders are but I'll try doing a search.

    I've always accepted that anything earlier than mid 76 is tricky like this. I've become a lot more...
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    I rigged up a tape deck with the dg 8080 OS tape....

    I rigged up a tape deck with the dg 8080 OS tape. No hope of that working but I wanted to see if any reaction occurred when attempting to load. The screen cleared when I hit play.

    Still...
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    Thanks Al! I didn't know Keytronic produced...

    Thanks Al! I didn't know Keytronic produced anything other than the foam capacitive versions.

    Wish I could findn the software.
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    Xerox 820 load from serial?

    Was googling around for the answer on this. Is it possible to bypass disk drive use with the built in monitor and load in something software related via serial, like the Sol?
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    Well, half a year later, after trying to figure...

    Well, half a year later, after trying to figure out an EPROM reader for the 1702, I finally figured out a way to jury-rig the socket on the EPROM as you suggested Dave. And it is a thing of beauty:...
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    Thank you! I'm glad it conveyed what it was...

    Thank you! I'm glad it conveyed what it was supposed to.

    I've always done my art stuff with Photoshop. Vector drawing in Illustrator and AE is totally new an alien to me. I had to spend about...
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    First After Effects animation

    I'm working on my video about the TV Typewriter - the whole reason I got into Youtubing in the first place. I wanted a fictitious sequence depicting a mailbox exploding on Radio Electronics staff...
  9. I'm not surprised it physically closed due to...

    I'm not surprised it physically closed due to covid. That makes eminent sense. What isn't making sense to me is why a venture that was originally underwritten by Paul Allen would be into such...
  10. That is fantastic! So this is completely...

    That is fantastic! So this is completely homebrew and not from the 2650 'mini' plans published in Electronics Australia?

    Can't wait to read/see more! Love completely homebrew stuff!!
  11. Samsung Note 10+ slow file transfer speeds over wifi

    So I've been doing my filming with my Samsung Note 10+. When I'm done a sequence, I use ES File Explorer to send it across to my PC. This was a major irritant for me for quite a while as I could...
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    Thanks Chuck.. so in that video where you see...

    Thanks Chuck.. so in that video where you see LEDs and nothing changes visibly/moves until he clocks it in, although that looks static to our eyes, that data is being continuously recirculated into...
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    Understanding shift registers

    So I am working on a video of the TV Typewriter, which was the original video I wanted to do but wanted to get some practice first before doing.

    I'm trying to understand this in the context of a...
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    It's just so unreal. Literally he tweets and...

    It's just so unreal. Literally he tweets and then a few weeks later he's gone. That's the weird thing with Twitter/social media. It almost makes you think the person will be back at any moment. ...
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    For the record, I have 10 Pro (64 bit). And I do...

    For the record, I have 10 Pro (64 bit). And I do appreciate the need for updates. I just don't appreciate, in my specific situation, being overridden in my efforts to control when these things...
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    I guess I've never really understood sound...

    I guess I've never really understood sound recording and what different mics can achieve. In my mind if you are using it for voice recording there's only so much it can capture, right?

    I'm going...
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    Many thanks. Yeah ive tried sort of suspending...

    Many thanks. Yeah ive tried sort of suspending the Snowball above but wasn't liking the results. I'm not sure I could pick up much difference between the three settings it has. That's funny you...
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    Some random YouTube questions

    For those more experienced than me:

    I'm looking for recommendations regarding lab or shotgun mic. Which tends to be better for 'adlib' shooting? My cam for now is my Note 10+. I was looking at...
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    Same -- well, I found out about it a few years...

    Same -- well, I found out about it a few years ago - I was trying to find out who the biggest collectors in Canada were. PCMuseum claimed to have the largest collection in Canada, although I was...
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    PC Museum (canada)

    On a side note - I saw on reddit a mention that the pcmuseum.ca website, for the former PC Museum in Brantford, was now gone. The wiki for the museum says something to the effect that the collection...
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    Yeah I'm pretty sure when I was playing with my...

    Yeah I'm pretty sure when I was playing with my Osborne it had some format/copy progress bars. But that was on disks that were made in the early 80s.. I don't know if the original CP/M did that.
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    Definitive way to stop MS Updates?

    I'm pretty experienced in this stuff - I locked down all the services, made registry changes, group policy changes... the whole nine yards. And yet again, this morning I wake up to find Microsoft...
  23. I believe Norm from Cheers' Vera was never seen...

    I believe Norm from Cheers' Vera was never seen either.
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    First progress bar used in computing

    Went down a rabbithole on this one. I'm trying to determine when the first use of a progress bar of any kind were used - or at least, how far back they theoretically go (including mainframes/etc). ...
  25. When I took apart my low serial Osborne 1 and...

    When I took apart my low serial Osborne 1 and discovered that it had a pre-production motherboard in it. I pulled it out and noticed it didn't look like the standard Osborne board. I emailed Lee...
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