On Mon, 30 Jul 2001 18:55:39 -0700 (PDT) "Fred Cisin (XenoSoft)"
> It lasted 50K +/- 5K miles beautifully. Then it wore through the
> coating of the cylinder walls, and in the space of another few feet of
> driving, the pistons ate the aluminum block.
Hey! I seen that happen once! A vega engine running on only
*three* intact pistons definitely exemplifies the term 'klunker'.
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Well, since I got a nice rack mounted 11/34 with RL01 drives, I'm getting
rid of my original 11/34. If you want it, you have to pick it up about 25
miles north of Fort Worth, Texas. It includes:
(2) RK05J Drives (I never tested these)
Several Packs (These probably are bad, some of them are marked "BAD")
Power Control Unit
The packs are marked RSTS/E, but I seriously doubt that they work anymore.
As far as I know, the CPU should work, although I never did get the register
printout. If you're interested, email me, and I'll give you more
information, then you can make me an offer.
Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman(a)theestopinalgroup.com> said:
> > Vintage geek clothing contest.
> heh. the winner should be someone who manages to find a way
> to wear both a t-sheet and a pocket protector...
This just got me to thinking....
How did pocket protectors become associated with 'computer
And how many here have wore a pocket protector on a regular
basis in the past?
I remember there was a time in school when I always wore
my metal Pickett in it's leather scabbard hanging from my
belt, but I never wore a pocket protector. I carried my
pens in my pants pockets.
My father wore a pocket protector all the time even when
he was not in uniform. In the 60's he managed gas stations.
Uniform shirts were expensive and the pocket protectors
were handed out for free by parts, tool, and oil distributors.
In the pocket protector he always carried - a tire gauge,
two pens (for filling out credit card slips), and a small
I just never associated pocket protectors with anything
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On 28 Jul, R. D. Davis wrote:
> Something I forgot to ask... is the db-15 connector on the VAXstation
> 2000 the same pinout as that of the DECstation 3100?
DECstation 3100 cable, or rather the cable BC23J
1 - red
2 - ground
10 - green
11 - blue
VAXstation 2000, or rather the cable BC18P
The following taken from ringing out a cable some time back. At the
time I did not know the actual pin numbers of the connectors, so I
just assigned them myself.
| o o o o |
k 1 2 3 4
m 7 6 5
o o o
m 1 o --- o 4
> o o <
m 2 3
1 - nc
2 - nc
3 - BNC shell
4 - m5
5 - m2
6 - m3
7 - k3
8 - k2
9 - video
10 - nc
11 - nc
12 - m1
13 - m4
14 - k1
15 - k4
And I think that somewhere around here is a couple spare BC18P cables.
>> I was just curious to know what was the oldest computer any of you
>> own. The oldest one I actually own is an apple II+ (1978?) and the
PDP-8/f manufacture date 1973
Other include an Altair, TRS80 (rev-A board)
Assuming the machine is complete it should be operable as I had two
(gave one away) and the one I still have still works quite fine.
From: Scott Glassburn <sglassburn(a)worldnet.att.net>
To: classiccmp(a)classiccmp.org <classiccmp(a)classiccmp.org>
Date: Monday, July 30, 2001 10:40 PM
Subject: California Computer Systems (S-100)
>I am a novice to this class of computer. I have been given a near mint
>condition business CCS system with dual eight inch floppies. I am
>for some vintage references to help me learn the basics and schematics
>these vintage bus types...
>I am well aware of the historical significance of these systems, but
>have seen or used one before...
>I am a certified PC technician, and have had much experience with PC's
>I am excited to get this machine and would like to preserve it. This
>includes manuals and schematics -- but I need an "S-100 for Dummies"
>reference to help me get started.
>I'd be glad to forward specifics if anyone has interest and patience....
>Any replies would be appreciated...
From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh(a)aracnet.com>
>I'm going to have to disagree with Allison on this one. I strongly
>that a VAXstation/MicroVAX 2000 is not a good system in this case.
>are two major problems that I see, both related to the disk interface.
>You're stuck with a MFM disk, all of which are getting very old, and you
>can't connect a CD-ROM. If you're only going to have one OpenVMS
>yourself a favor and get one with real SCSI!
I just put it out there. A 3100 is a better choice for more moden disks
also a faster machine but it's possible to set up a MV2000 easily enough.
There is a scsi interface on it and there are port patches and even rom
patches out there for it. What makes the MV2000 appealing is they are
often found for free!
>Also, why V5.4? The preferred landing zone for V5.x is V5.5-2.
Why 5.4... smaller footprint and a tiny bit more legacy support left in
V5.5 is a good version too, that one was simply overlooked.
> My 944 gets left at the stoplight all of the time by Detroit iron. But
> I'll catch them and pass them in any corner.
That's because your 944 is really an Audi...
If you don't believe that, I'll bet you it was
built in Ingolstadt...