Quantum Computer Services started off Quantum Link from the old Commodore 64
Play-Net network and later developed Apple and PC link as those developed
(from the old Q-Link system) Quantum Computers changed their name to AOL and
later shut down the Commodore Q-Link service after leting it suffer a
slow-agonizing demise for a few years. Pitty, it was a good service.
There are still a bunch of Q-Link ideosyncracies in the system such as 10
character screen names. There is a web page out there that gives the whole
story, I came across it a while back in my surfing.
Hopefully Doug Coward will read this and fill us in better, as he was an
actual Q-Link employee for many years (read he actually worked there, not a
Q-Guide or some sub-op position).
Larry Anderson - Sysop of Silicon Realms BBS (300-2400bd) (209) 754-1363
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Hi every One
I found a web page that was helpfull when I was looking for drive specs
ect, it is:
It has links to a lot of interesting pages, including links to hard drive
manufactures and search for.
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Respond directly to the seller, not to me, if you want his Lisa 2. If it
turns out to be a Lisa 1, don't tell me about it :-)
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 1998 17:27:07 +0000
From: Rich Bull <rbull(a)post.cis.smu.edu>
Mine has a 5 or 10 meg hard drive....Its a completed system with mouse and
keyboard and is in exceptional condition...neat little machine...If your
interested I need $200.00 and you pay shipping...
Richard E. Bull email: rbull(a)mail.smu.edu
Information Technology Services voice: (214)768-3450
Southern Methodist University Fax: (214)768-9999
Dallas, Texas 75275-0262
So I bought two Apple IIcs last year, one from at the Capitola Swap
Meet for $8 with no power supply and a bad keyboard and the other at
a ham radio swap meet for $15 with the cute little monitor, stand,
power supply, TV adapter, printer and a bunch of other junk
[Printshop and... what a thrill- typing tutor!]
I bought the two machines some time apart from each other and was
moving about the time I picked up the second. So finally today I
found that the first one work while the complete system I bought is
Well... it's no problem since I can make one working model out of
two. Fortunately the first one also has a case with no yellowing
The moral of the story:
Never pass up a $8 retro-computer... even if it's broken and incomplete!
>The encoding scheme is quite simple, actually, and the answer is that >you
>can't make a 2 or a 3 from a 1 or a 0
>The explanation is as follows. There are 2 pegs at the sides of the >lamp
>cap, each with 2 edges (top and bottom). Each edge is either cut down >or not.
>An edge which isn't cut down closes a contact in the lampholder (there
>are 4 such contacts, of course). An edge which is cut down doesn't.
>One edge is always present (not cut down). This contact tells the drive
>that there is a cap fitted.
>The other 3 edges set the drive ID. One isn't used (it is on the RK07,
>etc). The other 2 form a binary code, with the contact closed = 1. So >you
>can change a '1' bit into a '0' bit by filing down the appropriate >edge.
>But you can't change a '0' into a '1'. And the latter is what you'd >need
>to do to make a 2 or a 3.
Just unloaded the 11/24 from the car and did take the number plugs out.
If the only problem is the edge, then applying a drop of 2 component
epoxy glue and file the excess away after hardening should then do the
trick, would is not?
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I was donated a XEROX 860 IPS. Portrait oriented Hi-Res display, 2 8"
floppies. Keyboard with a circular 'touch pad' on the right end (of the
The Problem? I was just getting to the point of trying to 'backup' the
software (disks), and look around in the system, and the 12v portion of
the power supply died. No 12v, no boot.
Anyone have any schematics for the power supply?
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Pete Turnbull wrote:
> On Jun 30, 18:04, Philip.Belben(a)powertech.co.uk wrote:
>> > Other people insist a microprocessor is one chip only.
>> So I notice. But by that definition _none_ of the micro PDPs were true
>> microprocessors, or at least none up until the 73. The Micro J-11
>> processor in the 73 was implemented as two chips on a large ceramic
>> carrier. Was this also the case with later J-11s?
> Yes, it is. But if you allow a J-11 as a microprocessor, you must also
> allow the F-11 (as in 11/23, 11/24) since it too has the complete CPU on
> one (40-pin) carrier. The other devices that make up the chipset are truly
> optional. You'd also need to allow the T-11 processor.
I must admit I'd not met the T-11. I stand corrected.
As for the F-11, hadn't I just agreed with Tony that a chipset like the
F-11 was a microprocessor?
On Jul 1, 17:41, Philip.Belben(a)powertech.co.uk wrote:
> As for the F-11, hadn't I just agreed with Tony that a chipset like the
> F-11 was a microprocessor?
Sorry, having rapidly skimmed a boxful of emails, i thought you were saying
something *slightly* different :-)
Pete Peter Turnbull
Dept. of Computer Science
University of York
<Yes, I agree with that one. Slight grey area here - things like the
<floating point unit in the LSI11 or the CIS in the KDF-11 - are they
<part of the microprocessor chipset or are they coprocessors?
Depends, For the KD11 it's additional microcode. For the KDF-11 it's
either more microcode(EIS/FIS chips) or a FPU (FPP-11 board).
<> Byt that definition, anything built out of TTL, 2900 series, 3000 serie
<> etc is _not_ a microprocessor. Those chips have uses other than for
What about the 29116? It falls right on the cusp I'd say.
<So I notice. But by that definition _none_ of the micro PDPs were true
<microprocessors, or at least none up until the 73. The Micro J-11
<processor in the 73 was implemented as two chips on a large ceramic
<carrier. Was this also the case with later J-11s?
You forget the T-11 which was a single die and a single 40 pin chip that
was used on the KXT-11 series boards (falcon etal).
Driver file? What driver file? You mean that's been my problem?
>720K drives will work fine on the original drive controller AFTER you load
>the driver file. I've done it dozens of times to connect my NEC
>Multi-Speed drives to the PC. The only problem is that you can't boot from
>them since the driver has to be loaded for them to work. I don't *think*
>the 1.44 Mb drives will work on the controller though.
>At 01:24 AM 6/27/98 +0100, you wrote:
>>> The 3.5" drive requires a special controller card that I find rare. Snag
>>My IBM XT is looking worried. It's been running fine for years with the
>>original IBM controller linked to 2 360K drives and 2 720K 3.5" drives.
>>And you're telling it it shouldn't work?
>>720K 3.5" drives work fine on the original IBM controller using a
>>suitable cable and not other mods. I believe drive A: should be a 360K
>>drive, but apart from that there's no real problem.