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  1. For 1987, the only "Jet" color printer I can...

    For 1987, the only "Jet" color printer I can think of is the HP Paintjet. Canon had the BubbleJet lineup with related color copiers but their first color printer was 1992 according to the Canon...
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    462k seems quite low. I would expect in excess of...

    462k seems quite low. I would expect in excess of 600k if DOS is loaded high and only minimal drivers are loaded. Disk compression and SHARE wouldn't account for all the memory in use.

    Could you...
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    How much conventional memory do you have after...

    How much conventional memory do you have after loading? Note that some programs complain if there is too much free memory because of poor coding.

    Why are you loading share?
  4. https://archive.org/details/PCMagazineDOSPowerTool...

    https://archive.org/details/PCMagazineDOSPowerTools1988_1 has what you want.
  5. One example was reprinted in a blog about 10...

    One example was reprinted in a blog about 10 years ago, see http://blog.modernmechanix.com/morse-code-typewriter/ A bit lacking in information and while Willard Guthoerl is mentioned in a lot of...
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    MSG = Maintenance and Service Guide Compaq-speak...

    MSG = Maintenance and Service Guide Compaq-speak for what IBM called Technical References

    Many of these are still available within the HP website but an outside search engine is needed to actually...
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    I think processing through the entire command...

    I think processing through the entire command line is prudent. Leading spaces causing the program to fail are embarrassing. Also makes it easier to add support for switches or multiple files.
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    If you want a complete primer on command line...

    If you want a complete primer on command line parsing, look at http://www.plantation-productions.com/Webster/www.artofasm.com/DOS/ch13/CH13-9.html
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    You could try removing the /Z switch from a copy....

    You could try removing the /Z switch from a copy. The overhead in tracking the state of each file being transferred can result in extreme loss of performance.

    For all transfers of large numbers...
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    The Canon Video Disk was attached to computers...

    The Canon Video Disk was attached to computers through the FV-540. That is a SCSI device so a SCSI controller would be needed. A marketing brochure can be seen at...
  11. Getting 3 of the same card out of a draw of 11...

    Getting 3 of the same card out of a draw of 11 will happen about 40% of the time. About 4% of the time will yield 4 of the same card. Probabilities are tricky.

    Now, if you are getting multiple 4...
  12. Everything tape related especially if made of...

    Everything tape related especially if made of rubber. All that wonderful goo. There are a lot of messy plastic and rubber bits that need to be cleaned up and sometimes replaced before the machine can...
  13. 1/1/80 files would have been created on a system...

    1/1/80 files would have been created on a system without a clock so those can be ignored.

    https://sites.google.com/site/pcdosretro/disklistings shows 8/14/84 dates for DOS 3.0 files.
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    There is an internal buffer in earlier versions...

    There is an internal buffer in earlier versions of DOS. http://www.patersontech.com/dos/byte%E2%80%93inside-look3.aspx is Tim Paterson's explanation of how the sector buffer handles reads and writes....
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    Double check the first SIMM is correctly...

    Double check the first SIMM is correctly inserted. Then try the memory test. HMM* recommends the memory test but it won't get far if the socket isn't working correctly.

    IIRC, 201 is memory error...
  16. Which tablet? Most of them have soldered in place...

    Which tablet? Most of them have soldered in place surface mount RAM so, in theory, the old RAM could be unsoldered and new RAM soldered. Lots of work to get at it, no documentation as to what RAM the...
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    The 30-pin SIMMs for the PS/2 line were...

    The 30-pin SIMMs for the PS/2 line were unconventional as well. There are web pages out there that purport to show how to adapt standard SIMMs into IBM special SIMMs.
  18. PC accelerators only survived as long as they did...

    PC accelerators only survived as long as they did because of busted corporate purchase approval processes. A new computer would require going through layers of bureaucracy while an expansion board...
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    That design lacks all the vertical options that...

    That design lacks all the vertical options that could be stacked with a PC Jr. Where are the hard drive and floppy units that can be placed on top on the Jr in addition to the IBM hat? Equally...
  20. It doesn't have to be IBM PC compatible. SB-86...

    It doesn't have to be IBM PC compatible. SB-86 was the name for MS-DOS customized for Compupro use. There were a number of other S100 serial port variations on MS-DOS. Vendors were more likely to...
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    Does it even work with that many?

    Does it even work with that many?
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    Anyone with the time to restructure a formula...

    Anyone with the time to restructure a formula into RPN order has the time to add parentheses for an algebraic expression.
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    I was taught the implied multiplication for terms...

    I was taught the implied multiplication for terms in the divisor. Want to make (2+2) part of the numerator; write it before the division marker.
  24. Not 52! but 104!. Spider solitaire is a double...

    Not 52! but 104!. Spider solitaire is a double deck solitaire game. However, if using the single suit option, there will be 8 identical cards that could be in each position so many similar decks will...
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    But the quote was "refused to license it for use...

    But the quote was "refused to license it for use in their servers" which in the case of Tandy is correct since the 5000MC was not a server. A mistake by Tandy since it wouldn't have been hard to make...
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