>elisa? that program that asks you the same open ended question? i may have
>similar program if there really is an interest.
Yep, that one. It is a BIG interest. It's probably classic content as the
older versions go back to Turing's Law. I've found a Java applet that
simulates the Turing machine.
Tim D. Hotze
Off-topic part of post, please ignore.
Here's the way I remember these things:
BeeGee = 70's pop music group memeber
GeeBee = 30's racing aircraft
Meantime, back to the computers;
1) I vote strongly in favor of keeping the 10-year rule. It's simple, it's
hard to start an argument over, and it has worked wonderfully so far. It is
a "moving window", but that's appropriate. Time is moving on...
2) On whether to mothball or use a system: if it's your second one,
mothball. If it's your first one of that type, follow Tony's good
suggestions regarding PS testing and then *use it*. Keep the packing
material, keep the manuals pristine, but get some time on it. Why? Nobody
is going to get passionate about a box in the closet. Five years from now
when the rest of your family needs more room in the closet, that box will
hit the streets or the dumpster if it's just a box. ("But you *never use
it!*") Worse, 5 years from now Tony may have been hit by a truck (er...
lorry. and no offense intended, Tony!) and no one will be able to help you
debug the power supply if you decide to fire it up and it fails its test.
On the other hand, if it's the system you spend your nights hacking
on to try to port Mosaic or bring up a Mandelbrot-set displayer on, it's
*safe*. Your family will hit the streets instead :-). And if it's got an
infant-mortality problem, better to flush it out while this group is around
to help you.
Just my humble opnion. I play Tetris on my Rainbow and am planning to (real
soon now (TM) ) write a Mandelbrot set program on it. I use my Mac Plus for
the family finances and all sorts of games (it's getting flaky though.
needs work.). My NeXT is at my office and web-surfs and runs Mathematica
analyses for my job, in exchange for its IP address. (urk! wasn't I just
advocating the 10-year rule? Sorry. We'll be there soon!)
>i need some help with an applecolor rgb monitor if anyone can.
>does anyone know any way of testing this monitor? i have one in the
>silver-gray colour that matches my mac IIcx yet, i cannot seem to get any
>video on it.
This really sounds like the monitor for an Apple IIgs. I have three
such monitors. (One isn't in very good shape and the other two are
in use.) I think there are some Macs that can use this monitor, but I'm
not positive. Make sure you are using analog RGB, not digital.
What pinout is on the end of the cable? (I think it's supposed to be
DB-25, if I have the number right, but I'm using the monitor to type
this message and thus can't check right now. :))
Andy Brobston brobstona(a)wartburg.edu ***NEW URL BELOW***
My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wartburg College
as a whole.
I have a query about the operation of a KSR 33 TTY when reading paper
tape : does the TTY blindly send the characters read from the tape at 10
cps or is the tape advance and read triggered by a signal from whatever
th TTY is connected to.
Hans B. Pufal : <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Comprehensive Computer Catalogue : <http://www.digiweb.com/~hansp/ccc/>
Neil McNeight wrote:
>On Fri, 28 Nov 1997, Sergio Izquierdo Garcia wrote:
>> I've obtained one streamer tape drive, Wangtek Model 5099EN24.
>> I have read that Linux can support it directly.
> It's a SCSI device (at least the ones I've seen are). As long as you have
> a SCSI card to plug it in to and the drivers for that, you shouldn't need
> anything else. But then, I've never used one under DOS or Windows either.
The EN drives are _not_ SCSI drives. You will need a controller card for them.
Would you like to have another IR keyboard?
Also, do you need any C64 stuff? I've been trying to get rid of it for a
while now (You name it, I have it, except the C64 and all kinds of expansion
At 09:37 PM 11/28/97 -0800, you wrote:
>was an Atari 130XE, the case is like my 520ST, but I'm possitive this is an
It's an 8-bit atari (ala 800) but from later on at the very end of the 8-bit
line. Be very careful about plugging an ST ps in, I don't htink they're the
>It has a cartridge port that looks like it will take the cartridges that go
>in the Atari 800 I've got (it's also missing a power supply).
>One major plus is it had the necessary cable to connect the computer to the
>floppy drive I picked up a month or so ago. Although the cable seems to be
>intended to go to this real cool looking little box, an "Atari 850
>Interface Module", which is complete with a power supply, and a operaters
That connector/cable is used for a lot of things. It's mainly(?) for the
disk drives, but hooking up to the 850 gives you standard RS-232, multiple
atari SIO(is that what it was called?) ports and possibly a parallel printer
port? There were cables that had built-in adapters to go from the sio to
parallel printers as well as ones for RS-232. Also, there were modems that
used that interface rather than a standard RS-232 and printers too.
Sorry if that's not clear but it's late and I'm still working...
>What was probably the biggest find was a Macintosh Colour Classic minus
>keyboard and mouse for $5.00, only has 4Mb of memory, but it just might end
>up replacing my SE/30 as my Word Processor. I just wish it could handle
>32Mb of RAM like the SE/30, instead of a measly 10Mb (OK, I admit, that's
>more than I need for what I'm threating).
D*mn! Why can I find bargains like that! The Mac colour (or color for our
us friends) classic is a heck of a nice machine. Still very useable in the
clsaaroom and elsewhere. P.S., there is a classic macs mailing list for
them what use <'040 macs. email me for more info...
Uncle Roger "There is pleasure pure in being mad
roger(a)sinasohn.com that none but madmen know."
Roger Louis Sinasohn & Associates
San Francisco, California http://www.crl.com/~sinasohn/
>I have one, complete and working, color monitor, printer, >word perfect,
>symphone, and ALL documentation. It's available!
Isn't that the infamous computer that couldn't format disks? If not, what
was? I am not interested in acquiring this machine, but I would be interested
in the general specs
A bit area-specific but with the plethora of west-coast posters
aargh-ingly having access to so many old machines ; some parity.
Does anyone on this list know of any T.O. computer museums
in this area ? Not the Science Center , it has interactive displays
etc. but no real museum, and they know of none in the area. I know
Charley Fox is trying to set one up in the Windsor area and I've
heard of another chap in the K-W area but none locally. Any info
or interest, please E-mail me.