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  1. and I can tell just by looking at the

    and I can tell just by looking at the <part number><name><date> format of the filename that it came from bitsavers
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    yes, they are on bitsavers under bits/mindset ...

    yes, they are on bitsavers under bits/mindset

    there is some simple copy protection on some (a few sectors written on track 41 of 40)
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    the rgb sync is weird. try it with an original...

    the rgb sync is weird. try it with an original NEC multisync if you have one

    I still have the cable on the monitor, i'll draw out the pinout tomorrow
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    Try resoldering the crystal and the caps. I had...

    Try resoldering the crystal and the caps. I had this happen on one of the machines I was using.
    It has no effect on the machine booting, you just won't get any sound.

    If you were expecting some...
  5. And inside, the bubble wrap was that special oily...

    And inside, the bubble wrap was that special oily kind that comes from China that reeks of VOHs
  6. "a plastic shipping bag" I've gotten two...

    "a plastic shipping bag"

    I've gotten two things in the past week where eBay cheapskates took six Priority Mail bags and some Fedex Plastic bags
    and packed one inside of another, and wrapped it in...
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    a confusing aspect of the Model 1 is it is more...

    a confusing aspect of the Model 1 is it is more similar to the Model 70 than the Models 2,3 or 4
    and was released after them in 1970

    you might look at the documentation on...
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    Odd thing is the address is 90 and the use of a...

    Odd thing is the address is 90 and the use of a diamond character, which rules out anything made by DEC or CDC which used octal
    Maybe for the IBM 2250 or 1130, but they didn't normally have a...
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    I'd be interested in knowing if they are...

    I'd be interested in knowing if they are different from what I have at http://bitsavers.org/bits/MicroCraft
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    There was a customized version of VM/CMS that...

    There was a customized version of VM/CMS that works with it, called VM/PC.
    Good luck getting any other version of software running if it doesn't know about the way the AT-370's I/O works through...
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    a big clue would be the handwritten label, which...

    a big clue would be the handwritten label, which you didn't bother to send pictures of
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    I'm going to throw it on bitsavers today. I've...

    I'm going to throw it on bitsavers today. I've got a few tools for merging roms. 1,3 and 2,4 are 16-bit pairs

    Power is always supplied to the keyboard, that is why they warn you in the manual to...
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    it is a video titler cartridge B:TEXTFILE.TXT...

    it is a video titler cartridge

    B:TEXTFILE.TXT
    SORRY..I CANNOT DO THAT...
    I CANNOT OPEN THE FILE
    I CANNOT READ THE FILE
    ENTER THE SEQUENCE NAME TO SAVE
    THE DISK IS FULL, TRY ANOTHER
    DO YOU...
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    I have an IBM Displaywriter that I had been...

    I have an IBM Displaywriter that I had been putting together to finish documenting the hardware so it can be properly emulated in MAME
    They know damn well it is 'collectable', and butcher them with...
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    57153 note it is only using the backplane for...

    57153

    note it is only using the backplane for power
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    Look on eBay for pictures of the boards. They are...

    Look on eBay for pictures of the boards. They are quad width and that backplane is likely to be very custom, just by how the visible traces are routed.
    A normal DEC backplane have mostly parallel...
  17. and it looks like the fluxengine guy is about to...

    and it looks like the fluxengine guy is about to abandon what he's been doing
    https://github.com/keirf/Greaseweazle/issues/3

    the re-invention wheel keeps-a-spinnin'
  18. from another list, he is in Novato, CA based on...

    from another list, he is in Novato, CA based on the area code and exchange
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    They have a VGA connector on the video card ...

    They have a VGA connector on the video card

    There was just a post about replacing the screen, but no details if it was a different type of panel or they managed to get a working one out of China
    ...
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    Would be interesting to know who this was. There...

    Would be interesting to know who this was.
    There must be a Don Maslin / San Diego Computer Society connection there.
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    Upload it to the Internet Archive If I can get...

    Upload it to the Internet Archive
    If I can get it to a sane size I'll add it to bitsavers
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    Look on bitsavers.org before duplicating work...

    Look on bitsavers.org before duplicating work
    Don't create scans of bi-tonal documents in JPEG. I can see compression artifacts all over your 11/34 print set (which has already been scanned)
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    https://hbr.org/2019/01/the-era-of-move-fast-and-b...

    https://hbr.org/2019/01/the-era-of-move-fast-and-break-things-is-over

    not a minute too soon
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    https://www.c4isrnet.com/air/2019/10/17/the-us-nuc...

    https://www.c4isrnet.com/air/2019/10/17/the-us-nuclear-forces-dr-strangelove-era-messaging-system-finally-got-rid-of-its-floppy-disks/

    The REALLY scary sentence in that article is:

    "While...
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    yup, on Univac systems you would get the not so...

    yup, on Univac systems you would get the not so friendly message

    WAIT LAST INPUT IGNORED

    other systems would lock out the keyboard or light a BUSY light
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