> Did you ever play Castle Wolfenstein on the 286? ;)
I played Castle Smurfenstein on my II+ (as well as Wolfenstein, and
Beyond Wolfenstein... but Smurfenstein was by far the best... for no
other reason then you get to shoot Smurfs)
>How many people on this list still have their 1st computer? second? third?
>every computer you ever used/owned?
1st Used: Dec-10, via modem from home (dad brought home terminal)
1st Owned: Hmmm, Dad brought home a TRS-80. He never used it. I did. It's gone.
dunno if that counts.
First one that *I* owned (after the TI-59, still have) was a
Mac 512k. I still have the original lower case, picture tube,
and keyboard. The rest, including upper case, motherboard, floppy,
power supply, etc. was swapped in upgrades. Still in use for games,
on rare occasions. Now it's a Mac Plus, after all the upgrades.
Second owned: Rainbow 100A, $25 surplus at Stanford. Still have it. Not in use,
except rarely, but several projects planned on it.
Third owned: NeXT 040 Cube, $850 from Whitelight systems, it's on
my desk at work, I use it all the time.
Prices, where given, do not include the (substantial) cost of upgrades,
Other used, not owned: CDC 7?00 and PDP-11/44 (?) at University of Texas,
Balcones Computer Co. CP/M machine same place,
NeXT Computer (030) at Stanford (*tried* to get that one, but no go),
Many PC's etc. in labs.
Big computers (forgot what kind - maybe IBM and Cyber?) at GSFC
Owned and sold/gave away:
2 of 4 AT&T Unix PC's in a haul from California. Still have 2. Now my
wife can't say I never gave anything away.
Misplaced printer for the TI-59 :-(.
Packrat genes definitely present.
I have a plotter witch should work with the HP7475 configuration,
the only problem is I can't find a driver for it.
All help with finding it will be gratefully accepted.
Thanks in advance
Internal affairs A.S.V. Archimedes
And thusly Jeffrey S. Sharp spake:
> printer. It came with DOS 3.3. Later, it was upgraded with a 286
> motherboard, more memory, a sound card, a 1200 baud modem, and a
Did you ever play Castle Wolfenstein on the 286? ;)
Does playing on an Atari 800XL count? There's a machine with 286 envy.
Did this joker susbscribe to the list, spam it and then un-sub?
On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Jonathan Willis wrote:
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> the sender of this email may be stopped at no cost to you by sending a
> Reply email with the words "Remove" written in the Subject line.
Which in turn will verify that your address is indeed valid and your
incoming spam rate will rise by at least 2 orders of magnitude after they
sell your address to a few thousand more spammers.
Also, how does one enforce a no-call list internationally? A lot of the spam
I get on Hotmail comes from non-US sources. BTW, I started getting spam on
Hotmail _before_ I had sent out any email -- just signed up for it and the
spam started coming the next day. And their filtering works for only 80%-90%
of the spam, as about 10% gets delivered to my inbox.
From: Robert Schaefer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 6:09 AM
Subject: Re: spam/avoidance of
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Hildebrand" <ghldbrd(a)ccp.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 05:07 AM
Subject: Re: spam/avoidance of
> I remember when Dalnet blacklisted AOL users for several months. Really
> put the dampers on my IRC activities, as one of my better friends was an
> AOL subscriber.
> What really is needed is stronger rules on unsolicited e-mails. Maybe
> something like a no-send list, like we have here in Missouri for
Ohhh, not such a good idea. A no-call list works with telemarketers because
ma bell _knows_ who's making the calls, and the 3733+3 phreaks who have the
skill to skip that little annoyance aren't the same as the ones who spam.
Spam mostly comes from computers with open relays-- the phone equivalent
would be telemarketers calling from phones people left sitting in the
windowsill or on the front porch when they're outta town. Spammers would
see the no-call list as the Holy Grail of verified email lists.
> Gary Hildebrand
> From: Tothwolf
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Andreas Freiherr wrote:
> > Yesterday evening, I dug out the microfiches, and, indeed, there is a
> > "VT100 Technical Manual", part no. EP-VT100-TM-001, dated "Sep 1980".
> > If anything out of these two fiches can help you, we'll need to find a
> > way of scanning them. Reduction ratio is 42:1.
> It's not possible to scan fiche directly (or so I've been told/shown). You
> first have to use a fiche printer (not cheap), then scan the paper copy. I
> may end up buying a fiche printer later this year if things work out. I
> had planned to buy one by mid this year, but looks like I won't be able
How about using something like a (photograph) slide scanner type
setup? I would say just try it. Maybe you would have to do a quick tweak in
PhotoShop, but that would probably be easier than printing first.
Unless, of course, you (or someone else) want the paper copy too.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tothwolf [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 29 January 2002 01:06
> To: classiccmp(a)classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: Your VIC-20 is worth $300!!! W@W!
> I've got one of these plotters in the original Styrofoam
> packing stored
> away somewhere. The outer box was gone when I got it, as was its power
> supply. Speaking of which, anyone have an extra wall wart (or
> brick?) for
> one of these that they'd be willing to part with?
I'm breaking a 1520 for spares since I've got a MIB one in the museum and
this other one has tatty polys and isn't in the best condition. I'll check,
but it'll be the 240V version.....
probably no use at all :)
>Paraphrasing slightly from Matthew Skala on alt.folklore.computers:
Thanks, Pete, that made my whole day!
Say, on another thread, has anybody noticed what a great match teergrube
software might be for classic hardware? Who was it that was looking for
productive employment for a classic-computing CPU farm a while back?
On January 31, Andreas Freiherr wrote:
> I think I also saw one a _couple_ of years ago that had dual floppy
> drives on top of the VT1xx box. Is it possible that there was something
> like a VT180? Or was it the "Robin"? - Too long ago. "Dave ... my mind
> is going ... I can feel it ..."
It was probably a VT180, also known as a Robin.
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