I appreciate it. Thanks.
Richard A. Cini, Jr.
Wachovia Capital Finance
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org]
On Behalf Of David Betz
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 1:44 PM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: BYTE Magazines available
The magazines are gone. Thanks for all of the interest!
On May 31, 2005, at 11:13 AM, David Betz wrote:
> I have the following issues of BYTE Magazine available:
> 1976: 3-12
> 1977: 2-12
> 1978: 1-12
> 1979: 1-2,4-7,9-12
> 1980: 1-7,9-12
> 1981: 1-7,9-12
> 1982: 1-7,9-12
> 1983: 1-12
> 1984: 1-12
> 1985: 1-2,5-11
> 1986: 1-12
> 1987: 1-4,6-12
> 1988: 1,3-10,12
> 1989: 1-9
> 1991: 2-9
> In addition, I have a number of special issues like the IBM special
> I have no idea what if anything these are worth. Mostly, I'm just
> trying to avoid throwing them in the trash. Of course, I'd love to
> trade them for interesting stuff. What would I like? I'm mostly
> interested in a working SBC6120 system (front panel not necessary).
> Another thing I've been looking for is a copy of the Bliss-32
> reference manual. I used Bliss when I worked for DEC and liked some
> aspects of it but haven't been able to find a manual.
> They are located in southern New Hampshire.
I tried replacing the dead National Semoconductor MM5740AAE/N keyboard
encoder chip on this Datanetics keyboard with an MM5740AAC/N thinking the
C might just be some minor revision or whatnot and shouldn't make a
difference. Well, I'm not sure if there is some greater thing wrong with
this computer, but the keys don't map properly:
Key => 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 : -
Chr -> R F ^ A I U Y M C O S K
D'oh! I can't find any data for this chip. Does anyone know if in fact
the AAC is different from the AAN? Anyone got data?
Anyone got a spare MM5740AAE/N?
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a few choice quotes from the article:
"disks were coated with magnetic iron oxide paint, similar to that on
the Golden Gate Bridge."
Ah.. now I know where to get the stuff to fix the head crashes on my
"Before the advent of magnetic disk storage, computers stored their
information on rolls of magnetic tape or coded punch cards. Retrieving
information could take hours or days."
Or magnetic drums, which did NOT have the access time problems of tape
or cards (but, unfortunately weren't an IBM invention)
" he has been pushing to create a museum at 99 Notre Dame Ave. He may
get his wish. The San Jose City Council recently passed a resolution
promising to begin discussions around the idea."
You can look at the success and speed the "little city that could" has
had with doing anything with the
PERHAM and CHAC collections for what is going to happen with this idea.
I am looking out for a couple of keyboards for project
systems I am assembling. I need a VT102 keyboard (the
original DEC one), plus an HPIL keyboard for a
9000/300. I think the HP keyboard carries the
If anyone has either of these items they'd be willing
to part with please let me know.
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I noticed an RM03 in a ebay posting, so I asked if it was for sale.
Here's the reply. Obviously this will only be of interest in pickup
range. If someone is serious about this, I'll forward you his email
"are you going to be selling the CDC 9762 that the generator is sitting on?"
Boy... you've opened a can of worms. If you will send me your email address then
I will send pictures of my 1st home computer... PDP-11/23 with 9 track tape..
Qbus to Unibus converter to drive the disk as an RM-03 etc... My daughter has it
posted on the local BB at her company and I've given them until next Friday to
respond. Then the whole ball-of-PDP wax is going to go on ebay.. If you are
interested in all or just the disk drive we can discuss it by private email
since its not been comitted to ebay yet... Best regards
> These items can be duplicated without any destruction of the originals.
This may or may not be true depending on the condition of the media.
Floppies suffer the same 'sticky shed' problems that magnetic tape does.
Depending on the condition of the binder, I have seen floppies stripped to
the clear mylar in little concentric rings when they were tried.
Now that those of us in the UK are forced to use the new google groups
interface to their archive...
1) How do I see how active a group is or what groups exist in a
particular hierarchy? (e.g. I used to be able to stick "comp.sys.sun"
into the search field and it'd show me both that hierarchy and group
activity, which was handy when deciding where to post)
2) Are full email addresses available to view by registered users? It
used to handy being able to try and contact someone from x years ago who
had knowledge of something I wanted details on. Now Google seem to be
masking them all though...
I'll send these two to Google themselves of course, but as you US guys
have been stuck with the new interface for months maybe you already have
3) Is anyone else archiving usenet or do Google have sole control?
I'm (far too) slowly clearing through umpteen years of
accumulated quality second user parts getting ready to
While sorting through one box I found one of my first
completed projects, a neon heads/tails unit. I don't
remember where I got the circuit from, I do remember
building and testing it on my bed before I re-built
it into it's box. Sometimes I'm suprised I survived
those early experiments.
For anyone interested it's written up here ..
.. remember, don't try this at home.
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I have now found and successfully copied the 'Demo/Diagnostic' disk for the
NorthStar Advantage. This is a hard sector floppy, so consequentially I
don't know how to back it up to a PC and e-mail it. If anyone wants a copy
and can provide a blank hard sector floppy (5.25" 10 sector) please e-mail
for address details.
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