>To go back to the hammer for a moment, if I go out and buy a hammer and
>bash somebody's head in with it, then I am guilty of murder. The company
>that made the hammer, and the shop that sold it to me, are not. And
>that's how it should be.
Scary thing is... here in the US, it doesn't seem to work that logically.
People have been sueing gun manufacturers off and on because they made
the gun that was used to kill someone.
I don't know if anyone has WON a suit, but I do know the suits have been
filed (and win or loose, you are costing the gun maker needless legal
Sueing people has become so much the norm here... that the government has
had to step in and offer insurance backing for the companies cleaning up
the world trade center... because the companies know ALREADY that there
will be lawsuits when they are done, and without insurance, they know
they will be sued into bankruptcy. AND, since it is such a known fact
that they will be sued... no insurance company was willing to insure
them, which meant they weren't willing to do the work... so the
government had to step in and offer backing.
Remember, this is the country that awarded 3 million dollars to a lady
because she put her hot coffee in her lap, and then spilled it... and was
able to sue McDonalds because the coffee was too hot and it burned her
(yes, there is more to that story, but the fact that she was even able to
get to trial is just f-ed up... where is the personal responsibility in
>Unfortunately, my MMJ to DB25 adapter is made in such a way that I can't
>see inside to tell which wires go to which pins. All I can do is assume
>that the wire colors are the "standard" colors, i.e. green/red in the
>center, black/yellow one pair out, etc.
You can do a lot better than assume: use a multimeter
and see what goes where! If you don't have a meter,
try a bulb, a battery and some wires :-)
Unless you enjoy guesswork, wiring details are to be
found in the OpenVMS FAQ
>I found a source to sell me an adapter to do exactly what I need (this
>adapter is what I thought I was getting in the first place, I didn't
>realize I was getting a "make it yourself kit"). So I figured I might as
>well order it and save myself a lot o f headaches. It should be here
But you are missing out on so much fun :-)
There was this computer Commodore was going to make and then pulled
out of the market. It was based on the 6509 CPU, I guess right before
the 6510 / C64. I thought then as now that the case was especially
nicely shaped (such beautiful round corners, reminescent of my 91
Chevy Caprice.) I still remember when all those boards came onto
the surplus market in a German electronics mail order catalog. When
Commodore pulled them all from the market. I actually bought one
back then, because I needed a replacement SID or something like that
(I don't remember.) So, now I was looking for something in my old
junk box and that board fell back into my hands. I think I don't
need it any more, may be there is some collector here who would
appreciate that board and bring it to life? Nothice that this is
not a running system. It's just a mother board and all ROMs are
pulled. The 6509 is on there and I'll be darned if it wasn't still
Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D. gschadow(a)regenstrief.org
Medical Information Scientist Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor Indiana University School of Medicine
Okay, How do I re-install the double LED power indicator? It doesn't
have a screw holding it, it doesn't seem to push into anything, and I
have a clear piece of plastic that I don't have a clue about.
How does this thing stay in place? When I took it apart I think it
pulled out of the top part of the case.
There are many things one can do with a non-functioning Next Cube. The
following URL was generated by someone who, a) apparently has found the
most obsessive ultimate activity, and, b) has way, way, way too much time
on his mind. IMHO, anyway...
Ya jus' cain't make this-here shit up, I'm a-tellin ya!
A little while ago I seem to remember someone in the UK saying they
needed a power adapter for one of the original HP calculators -
I have one if that person would contact me off list....
>From: "Pat Finnegan" <pat(a)purdueriots.com>
>On Thu, 30 May 2002, Glen Goodwin wrote:
>> > From: Pat Finnegan <pat(a)purdueriots.com>
>> > What I'm looking to do is provide a (small) SLIP or PPP based TCP/IP
>> > for a machine that will stay resident and can be used by CP/M 2.2 [or
>> > perhaps MP/M II] user programs.
>> Pat --
>> I would be extremely interested to learn of your progress in this area.
>> Please keep us posted, or contact me off-list.
>I'm starting to have some second thoughts about how I'm going to do this.
>I'm considering an external 'black box' that will connect to a PPP server
>on one end and have a RS-232 connection on the other that will provide
>something like a serialized verion of BSD's sockets. I'm also thinking
>about implementing a raw tcp port that would connect to an extra RS-232
>port [optionally password protected] that could be used to attach to the
>system's console, and replicate it on the other end of the network.
>Right now I'm looking at either a Z80 with 32k of ram, 16k of flash, a CTC
>and one or two DUARTS, or a uC that'll provide as much of that in hardware
>as possible. PICs are nice, but generally seem to have too little memory
>for TX/RX buffers, and Basic stamps are too slow. (and who wants to
>program in BASIC anyways?)
>Any suggestions on a good uC to use?
Although, I don't care for BASIC, there is a company that
is about to release a stamp like board with a BASIC that is
benching at 500 to 1500 times faster than the original PIC stamps.
It gets it's speed from having a better memory model. You
don't have to program in BASIC with it. In fact, the BASIC
is written in Forth that underlies the BASIC. From what I'm
told, you can access the Forth. If Forth isn't your cup of
tea, most all Forths have been able to access the raw assembly
level without using yet another tool. The processor is
based on the 8051 instruction set but it one or two clocks
per instruction instead of 12 to one. Of course, it runs
in the tens of megahertz. Mixed assembly and Forth often
makes a good optimization of speed and memeory size.
I devoted maybe four hours today and yesterday to reading more
about VMS, paks, UCX vs. TCPIP, DECNet plus and such stuff, and
I was finally able (after a two year hiatus) to install
the TCPIP product more or less correctly in my Vaxstation 4000/60.
It seems to work and I could finally ftp the complete hobbyst
paks to it (before I had to do each by hand). I get errors on
startup about some proxy database.
I think that I still have some configuration errors (especially
in the DECnet plus side, but then again, I won't be using it
to communicate with anything else DECnet), but the basic stuff
seems to run (telnet and ftp clients and servers).
Question: where can I get ssh for vax openvms 7.2?
Question: can somebody tell me what are the step by step
commands/dcl incantations to create a user with
reasonable privileges? (I don;t want to login remotely
to the system account). And, does the concept of
a user home directory exist in vms? Where does one
normally create user directories?
Carlos E. Murillo-Sanchez carlos_murillo(a)nospammers.ieee.org
> From: Feldman, Robert <Robert_Feldman(a)jdedwards.com>
> I was looking through the Alltronics listings and noticed a TTL-Composite
> video adaptor (http://www.alltronics.com/computer_miscellaneous.htm ,
> #92C024) that looks like the adaptor I have for my Osborne 1!
Please tell me more about this adapter. I like my Oz 1 but hate the
screen. Where does it connect to the Oz?