>Okay, curiosity time. What happens to obselete ATMs?
>Anyone here collect them?
Due to security concerns - after all, you don't want anybody getting
their hands on those little printing presses inside that make $20's -
all ATM's are destroyed upon decomissioning :-).
More seriously, the things are probably melted down for scrap. The
ATM's that I've seen being serviced probably weigh as much as a
Many recent ATM's have PC-clone hardware in their "smarts". I've
seen several different ones in the process of "rebooting" and
displaying the OS/2 startup screen. I've seen out-of-commision
ATM's show the "General failure reading drive C:" message, as
Tim "Who is this General Failure, and why is he reading my drive C?" Shoppa
I was wondering through a trift store the other day and found a odd
keyboard. It's labeled "CompuNET 2000" and looks like a regular 101 key
keyboard for a PC but it has two extra cables with miniture phono plugs on
the ends. One with two contacts and the other with three. It also has two
phone jacks on the back of the keyboard. There are a couple of extra keys
on the board. One is marked PHONE and the other is marked LINE. Some of
the numeric key pad keys are marked REDIAL, MUTE, VOL, OPER, etc. anyone
know what this is for?
Someone wants to get rid of their Apple //e. That someone's message is
below. Please respond to the original poster:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 14:14:24 +0100
From: mememejstrebel <mememe(a)sirius.com>
Subject: Apple IIe
My parents have our first computer, an Apple IIe sitting in my old
bedroom, and I would love to find a new home for it that didn't involve
the dump. Can you help me?
Sellam Alternate e-mail: dastar(a)verio.com
Always being hassled by the man.
Coming in 1999: Vintage Computer Festival 3.0!
See http://www.vintage.org/vcf for details
[Last web page update: 09/28/98]
While I'm asking, does anyone know where I can find some software to use
with a HP C1710A optical jukebox? Preferrably for the solaris platform,
linux or windows (NT) will be acceptable if there isn't anything else.
Since my name has been invoked, I thought I'd jump in here.
Please don't think I ever pointed anyone to www.warez.com, an extremely
icky site with pictures of genitals and zillions of popup consoles that
attack you as soon as you get there.
The useful site for low-level disk manipulation programs that I pointed
Larry to is www.diskwarez.com.
Also, I'm not working on TRS-80 Model II emulation -- I'm just thinking
about doing that in the future. I'm hardly an expert on the Model II. At
Galactic Software I worked in the same room as one, but I did all my
work on the Model I and III.
I would be very interested in getting a copy of the technical manual for
the Model II or 12, though!
Tim Mann <mann(a)pa.dec.com>, Compaq Systems Research Center
< So that the connector would actually fit on the handle or bracket of
< cards mounted on tight spacing. F connectors are huge.
We talking about the same connector? F is the same one used to TV RF.
Likely that's why they didn't use it (confuse 'net with video). However
both are about the same size (give or take a few thousanths). The F
connector uses solid conductor wire. That may have been the reason
there too, solid center is less flexible..
Kenneth Miller <khmiller(a)yahoo.com> has a
TI 700 mobile Terminal for sale - maybe some
of you remember this nice pice off portable
Hardware (Termoprinter TTY with 300 Bd acoustic
couppler). Please contact him directly when
Silent 700 Electronic Data Terminal Model 745.
This is a real relic from the early 1980's.
Does it work? I don't know, I haven't tried
it. It includes a built in 300 baud modem with
acoustic coupler and a thermal printer with a
partial roll of paper. The unit is self contained
but the cover is not shown in the picture. The
shipping weight will be 16 pounds.
Ich denke, also bin ich, also gut
VCF II pix now available on my web pages. The direct URL for those who
don't want to wander thru the menus:
They are not all captioned yet, so anyone who would like to throw in IDs
on some of the pix missing captions are welcome.
The Computer Garage - http://www.rdrop.com/~jimw
Computer Garage Fax - (503) 646-0174
At 01:27 PM 10/30/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Is there a friendly collector in Maryland who'd be willing to help me pick
>up and ship about 100 lbs of goodies to California? I'd compensate you
>for your trouble, and offer to return the favor next time you hear of some
>goodies available in computer-rich Silicon Valley.
What, when, and where in MD is your goodie pile?
Is it one item at 100# or several smaller items that total 100#?
I'd have to work it in around the family schedule, etc....
David E. Ward Jr.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Building 220 Room B-113
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-0001
Tel: (301) 975-3209
Fax: (301) 975-5360