Cleaned out the closet yesterday (so the HVAC guys could get into the
attic). Found the following:
AT&T 3B2 Computer -
UNIX System V Release 3
User's and System Administrator's
(in hardbound slipcase)
and (I thought I'd lost it - sold it to a list member a year or so ago, then
misplaced the disks and refunded their money)
AT&T UNIX System V/386
(complete distribution on 1.44M floppies, with development kit as well -
these were new in shrinkwrap when I got them)
Anybody have a need for any of the above? Will trade for other nifty things.
Any PHP g00r00s out there able to help with the ereg function in PHP?
No amount of searching the online docs or the web turns up a similar
problem as I am having (not properly parsing whitespace). It almost seems
like there's a problem with my PHP server code.
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>She's about 3 inches in diameter. Maybe not the biggest you've ever seen,
>but pretty much the biggest that's ever come out of my garage.
I get at least one that size a year in the fire stair well next to my
office (where I store most of my good computer parts... it pays to be
friends with the local fire inspector). Although the ones I get don't
look like that. Rather they are all black, with thinner legs (not quite
as menacing looking, mine look like over grown black house spiders).
But it was funny when the exterminator couldn't get one to die last year.
He sprayed and sprayed, and the thing just kept relocating. He claimed
the stuff should have killed it on contact (and it seemed to kill all
other insects on contact). After about 8 squirts he gave up and stepped
> From the Obsolete-At-Birth department: I've got this old Sony Electronic Book
> Player, aka Data Discman. Model # DD-8. Unlike all the others I've seen, it does
> not fold shut -- it's like an old Gameboy, only bigger. I think it may be a very
> old model, but I dunno.
Wow! I remember these, they've got to be close to 12-15 years old based on
where I remember seeing them. I thought they were really cool, but support
for them was way to limited, and they cost way to much for me to afford at
the time. Finally with my Sony Clie, I've got a usable electronic book (of
course it still cost to much).
> My brother has the exact same model, same vintage (we each got one as a gift 10
> years ago or whenever it was) and his apparently does the same thing. In both
> cases, the player was working fine, and it got put away on a closet shelf (no
> batteries) -- then a few months later, we go to use it and discover mysterious
> screen death. In other words, they weren't dropped or overheated or anything
> obvious like that, as far as we know.
I can't help, but I've seen almost the exact same problem with the original
Nintendo Gameboy's. I've had two of the originals, and in both cases, I put
them up without batteries, and when I went to use them the next time,
sizeable portions of the screen wouldn't display anything (entire vertical
I'm fairly certain this doesn't meet the 10-year rule, but since I don't
have any other good ideas of where to ask, I'll ask here.
I'm trying to find a source for some more memory for my IBM PC Power
Station 850, and was wondering if anyone has some available or new of a
cheap source. I'd prefer 16M or 32M sticks, but could deal with 8M
sticks, I just want to have a bit more than 32M of memory to try and run
on. I've found that kingston lists 16MB sticks for $39 or 32MB for $50,
but I'd prefer not to spend >$1/meg for it if possible. Used is ok, new
is better if possible, but I'm sure much more expensive. Worst case,
there's 4 sticks of 8M up on ebay for a decent price I might bid on, but
I'd really prefer bigger than 8MB sticks.
This was my birthday present, and a nice one indeed. It's so cool I
can't find it at all on Google. It's a little modular desktop, the CPU
unit & drive unit (5.25 floppy and 10M hard drive) are separate units,
latched together. Each has its own external PSU. The display looks
like a proprietary serial terminal, powered off the main unit on the
DB25 connector. The keyboard plugs into the display base.
On front it says "Series 186" on the system module and "Hard Drive" on
the drive unit. The stickers on bottom have Model numbers "CP-001/9 AA"
and "HD-002 AD" respectively. Both tags say "For use with N-GEN
It powers up, runs through a batch job that I don't recognise -
$JOB blah blah
$RUN blah blah
$RUN blah blah
and ends up at a login prompt that I can't go around. It claims to be a
"BaronData Transcription System" running (OS t1stndmp 9.7X) or OZ 4.1.
If I can find a v3 or v4 DOS disk, should this guy boot from it? I
want to preserve the OS on it, but I also want to log in.
Hello there, my name is Nathan, and I'm very interested in your books by
Michael Fischer "65816/65802 ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE PROGRAMMING" of course being
as if you haven't given it away or traded it away already.
If not, please respond soon. Though I've got nothing really to give you
(except the ultimate evil that is cash) we can hopefully work something out.
A new local bookstore here is selling brand new copies of Fire in the Valley second edition (soft cover) for $5. I purchased mine from Amazon awhile back along with the hardcover collector's edition with a CD. The lady said they may get the hardcover edition in and it would be about $10.
>From: "Erik S. Klein" <classiccmp(a)mail.vintage-computer.com>
>"That chip is apparently listed as having a value of $1,800
>on one collector's site."
>Wow. I had no idea that was the reason for the high bid.
>And to think, I've (theoretically) got $3,600 in two chips
>at home. . .
You realize that these need to be early C8080 and not
C8080A or i8080 anything like that.
I wonder if this might have something to do with
the NASA buys?