Im cleaning out the shed. I got tons of tandy radio shack
documentation, Also got a Tandy 1400HD Laptop that wont power up,
Along with a Tandy 386 and a Tandy 486 that work perfect.
2 Huge boxes full of Micro80 Magazine, and Microcomputer magazine
Lots of Model 1, 3 and 4/4p Owners Manuals
Lots of software manuals..
If anyones interested in the lot I can get a listing. Id like to sell
this off in one lot to get my shed space back.
Im thinking $200 for it all, and theres enough to fill the back of a
car. Local Pickup is always welcome at my place in Flushing MI
There are no screws specific to keeping the back cover on. The only screw/s have to do with the orientation contraption. Do I remove that and use a case popper like a mac?
On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 3:04 PM EDT Tony Duell wrote:
>> Dropping them from a high place usually does the trick ;-)
>While this is probably a quicker way of gettign the casing off, the time
>taken to put it back on again is much longer than with the 'remove the
>screw' method. And I think it's the total repair time that's important.
> From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
> This may be a crazy idea, but...Why not do it with VMS?
Well, I have a real VAXstation here, with a tape interface that probably
and I probably still have ESDI drives with VMS on them. But....
> You can install simh on your Linux box, get VMS up and running in
> probably half an hour, complete with IP networking. Mount your tape
> images via simh and extract your savesets with the software that they
> were written to be extracted by. :)
I have great difficulty thinking it is that simple.
> I don't know your level of expertise with VMS or simh, so please don't
> take this the wrong way, but...if you want to do that and would like
> some help, I'd be happy to help you out. I can put together a "canned"
> simh VMS installation for something like this in a very short time.
I got simh to teach my kids some machine language programming on the PDP-11.
(We had a class last Sunday.)
I appreciate the offer, but this would be a last resort. I know VMS
darn well, I was
system manager and general developer on two VAX systems, and then on Alpha
systems for a number of years. I ran a MicroVAX (KA-630) in my home from
1986 to 2007 when the hard drive broke. I upgraded it over the years, wrote
my own driver for a 3rd party tape controller that never had a VMS driver,
wrote a driver and built an interface for a Jupiter 7 graphics system,
a bunch of home energy monitoring stuff to it. Also attached a VCB-02 color
graphics board set to it, which was never really supposed to work on a
KA-630, but it did. Just the console wouldn't work right through the
so sometimes I had to hook up a serial terminal.
But, although I REALLY liked VMS 20+ years ago, I have moved on, and
am now pretty comfortable in Linux. (Do miss the regularity of VMS, if you
know how to specify the options of one command, then all similar commands
will be the same.) The purpose of this exercise is to recover archival
before the tapes turn into dust.
If all else fails, I suppose I could go that way, but this vmsbackup program
seems to try to work, it probably needs a little tweak. It detects the
header records and stops. All the VMS Backup tapes I've checked so far
have two 80 byte headers, this program seems to want one 256-byte header.
At 21:43 -0500 4/2/12, Terry wrote:
>At least he IS doing something good with his money.
Well said. Hear, hear!
>Let's move on from the constant Microsoft bashing, please!
I do make a distinction between Gates bashing and Microsoft
bashing, and yet another distinction between unthinking Microsoft
bashing (not meritorious in its own right) and bashing of specific
destructive practices (somewhat meritorious in my view). And finally,
another distinction between that and making constructive suggestions
or contributions to correct damage done by destructive practices
(highly meritorious in my view). I applaud the suggestion to move
>from one end of that spectrum to the other.
But I think I merely elaborate what Terry said first and more
- Mark 210-379-4635
Large Asteroids headed toward planets
inhabited by beings that don't have
technology adequate to stop them:
Think of it as Evolution in Fast-Forward.
yesterday my wife and I emptied our garage(25 years of diverse things
stocked inside).I found again my hp1000,I saw a vax8200,a a lot of things
that suddenly made me rich :-))etc...and I
found something I had totally forgotten ,bought a long time ago as a part of
lot bought at the near army base:a Tektronix microprocessor emulation
system,made of two (big!!!) racks a 8510 and a 8310.I opened them just to
see ,and immediately I saw the two purple dec handles in the 8510....
A lsi 11/2 was here.I brought the rack inside ,removed the dust and spiders,
connected to the terminal line labeled 'auxilliary' a VT320 and powered it
up,after a few tests,I found the correct speed (2400 bauds) and got the odt,
using the run/halt switch of the front panel.
I has 32k of ram,the console is at correct place,but the fdc is not at
177170,so I doubt it can boot standart rt11.Unfortunately I found an error
in the memory:bit 9 of the first 16k bank is stucked to 1,it may be only a
ram chip (4116)to change,the 2nd bank is correct,a few test programs were
So if you see such a machine it can be useful.
I'd like to find maintenance informations about the Tektronix boards.
I'try to repair the mem board,and will continue to play with it.
Best regards to all.
492 all?e Montesquieu
33290 Le Pian Medoc
nierveze at radio-astronomie.comwww.radio-astronomie.com
I'll take them, u can ship them FedX Ground using my FedEx number
System Surety Group
14469 Manuella Rd
Los Altos CA 94022
Account # 104208657
You can take them to a FedEx Office store and have them pack them if u want.
They'll probably wind up at the Computer History Museum if they want them.
> Message: 27
> Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 18:33:47 -0700 (PDT)
> From: steven stengel <tosteve at yahoo.com>
> To: cctech at classiccmp.org
> Subject: FREE: "Electronics" magazines from 1973-1975
> <1333416827.82454.YahooMailClassic at web110610.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> About 2 dozen old "Electronics" magazines - see photos here:
> You pick-up or pay shipping from 92656 So Cal.
I have a big old Decision Data model 6606 line printer that is rusted,
busted, done and dusted. I am considering sending to the grinder,
because it would be a *lot* of work getting back and running. My mind
would be really put at ease if someone on the East coast had a nicer
DD 6606 that they would like to part with (which, when it comes to
floor standing line printers, is not too much to ask). Anyone?
In the UK thats not what they should teach. They are suppposed to teach
primes have two distinct factors, 1 and the prime. As for 1 these are both
the same number its not prime.
On 2 Apr 2012 07:34, "Eric Smith" <eric at brouhaha.com> wrote:
Derrik Walker wrote:
> Whats frakked up, is that they still teach one is a prime to this day.
I wonder how much progress Bill Gates has made on the mathematical problem
he pointed out in his book, of factoring very large prime numbers.
I acquired a little Epson HI-80 plotter the other day - for a
"consumer-grade" device with a small page size it looks to be quite a nice
little unit. Of course the pens are all but dried up (there's a little life
left in the red and blue, enough to see that the self-test is working).
So... has anyone tried adding fresh ink to these? I assume the pens
themselves haven't been sold in well over 20 years. It looks like it's
probably possible to open the pens up, but I assume that any replacement
ink needs to be just the right consistency for it to soak into the pen tips
properly but not end up all over the place.