On Mon, August 28, 2006 3:27 pm, William Donzelli wrote:
> As for Ebay - I tried selling some packet stuff over the past few
> months, and buyers were not much around.
What a coincidence - this morning I started looking into what I'd need to get
into packet radio. There's a couple of hams here who'll help me out, I have
no license, equipment, or anything (except computers). What packet stuff do
you have available ? (reply via email, as I suspect this is OT)
On-topic, though, is that I wanted to use some of my vintage computing gear to
do packet radio (too bad I missed those c64 carts - that'd be a hoot!). I was
trying to think of what to do with an old machine that would be productive,
and packet radio popped in my head. I have an old Sun 3/80 or a Sparcstation
10 I could set up. Is there any packet software for old 68k macs (I have a
clean mac II that's begging to be used for something).
> Actually, one reason I've never got into packet radio is a lack of
> information one the internals of the TNC. I've not found an
> 'open' one --
> as in published schematics and ROM source listings.
try www.tapr.org TNC1 comes with rom listings and schematics. Maybe it is missing something...
> > > > mercury cells. Today, since they're illegal in the US from what I
> > > > understand,
> > > Are they? Anybody know for sure? I know they were hard to find last
> > > time I looked (over a decade ago) but there were some out there...
> > In 1995, I was unable to buy mercury cells for my Konica 35mm SLR. I
> > _was_ able to find a set at a store in Christchurch, NZ. Dunno if they are
> > still legal there or not.
> Yes, according to Camera & Camera (big local camera store in Auckland)
> they're still legal and available here (NZ).
They can no longer be sold in the US because of their mercury content. However, when I was
investigating some time ago if there were any compatible substitutes for the mercury cell used in
the metering system of an old Yashicamat 124 medium format camera I owned, the use of type AC675E
zinc-air cells was recommended. Someone made an adapter/holder for these modern cells which was
the same form factor as the old mercury cells and intended for camera owners in this situation.
This might give you a lead on where to look.
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Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 20:27:47 +0200
From: "Hans Franke" <Hans.Franke at siemens.com>
Subject: A tree to grow (Was: Statement & apology (was Re: 10 Year
what I found was a small group of rather unique and mature people.
People that did have a real life, quite a difference to some tight bean
counters often found. This rich vault of knowledge not only includes
profound computer knowledge, but was eualy visible when the topics
discussed went astray.
And even the most firce discusion about weapons or cars came in a
natural way all back sooner or later to our core topic.
Well, as is usually the case, some of the people who later join a list are
not always as serious or mature as the founders...
So, if I understand you, you're saying that discussions about weapons,
cars, etc. are OK on this list and will eventually die on their own, but we
definitely need a "RULE" to make sure that none of this "vault of knowledge"
is made available to someone with a computer manufactured after August
1996? You're not worried that allowing discussions of the relative merits
of a Luger vs. a Glock will turn this list into a weapons forum, as some
people are about new-ish computers?
Hans, I respect you enormously, but this is just silly. And as far as
Jay being some kind of autocratic czar, _obviously_ from time to time
this list needs someone with some authority and control to step in and
get things back on track (unfortunately).
If we need a rule (for what they're worth) I think the only relevant one is that
discussions here have something to do with *COMPUTERS*!
Considering the disdain prevailing here for users of PCs and anything from
Seattle, I'd think that anyone asking how to install XP Home on his Athlon
will either be ignored or quickly taken off-list; what are you guys getting so
exercised and anal about?
"Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule." (Unknown)
Paul Thompson wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, J Blaser wrote:
>> At this point the system just hangs right there. I never get any
>> kind of login prompt or any other messages. Looks like it's really
>> wanting some NFS volumes that no longer are available.
> I suggest booting single user mode. You look to be 99% booted and
> perhaps someone doesn't have a getty turned on the console.
> I have a mips ultrix machine so my console doesn't work the same, but
> google around some. It would be BOOT/R5:00000001 DKAxxx or something
> similar. I have a boot manual around somewhere if google isn't
I'll give that a try. I don't have any information on the various boot
options/parameters, and am just winging this as I go. I'll try your
command for kicks, as well as google around some before I pester you for
the boot manual info. Thanks.
Also, your reference to a MIPS ULTRIX machine is of interest, since
another system I have that is in sequence for investigation is a
DECsystem 5400 with an RF215(IIRC right now) expansion box. I sadly see
that NetBSD is not available for this machine, but if I can recover
Ultrix from it safely, then I might have some joy.
I am engaged in a Personal IRIS troubleshooting attempt with a gentleman from B.C. (via the Internet)
and he happened to drop that he had a A/UX tape that he could not read as his tape drive had "gone goo"
It turns out to be A/UX 1.1 (!) Does anyone here nearish to BC have a working QIC-80 so we can get this thing
backed up? Barring that, how about dimensions on roller tyres?