One of the items I pulled out of the Black Hole this weekend was a
Tektronix CT8500 terminal. It goes with their 85x0 microprocessor
development systems that we've talked about here over the past year.
I also snarfed the operator's manual for it, so that will appear on
bitsavers soon. Bitsavers has the user's guide for the CT8100
terminal which is really a 4023 as is blatantly obvious from reading
the manual. However, the operator's guide to the CT8500 doesn't make
mention of any other Tektronix terminal model.
On Wednesday, I'll open the cabinet and inspect the board set inside,
but until then I thought someone here might be able to shed more light
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On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 9:06 AM, TeoZ <teoz at neo.rr.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steven Hirsch" <snhirsch at gmail.com>
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
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> Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2012 5:35 PM
> Subject: Re: Anyone want some free EISA cards?
The challenge with EISA is finding the .CFG files that work with the
EISA Configuration Utility so you can get the mainboard to work with
The floppy-based sets I have come across are a superset of those
needed for a specific board so it is usually worth digging around in
manufacturer "driver"/mainboard diskettes to check if they also
shipped .CFG files for boards other than their own.
The .CFG files (they are text files sometimes with comments) can be a
useful source of information about what the board does and how it is
intended to work (like slot-specific assignment, IRQ conflicts etc).
At 12:00 -0500 9/28/12, Rob wrote:
>Many years ago, I actually had a microwave intermittently turn on by
>itself... We (usually) took to leaving a jug of water in it while
>quickly sourcing a replacement.
This may not be the best idea, unless your water is "dirty"
(in the sense of having something suspended that forms nucleation
sites for steam bubbles). Our water is "clean", and my wife once
decided to try to heat some up in our microwave. It superheated by a
noticeable amount, then finally boiled off catastrophically. Big
cloud of steam, microwave door blown open, loud noise, 100 C water
splashing around the kitchen. There was some damage apparent later in
the switch that should normally turn the thing off when the door is
open, which I eventually had to replace, but otherwise the microwave
itself was OK.
Maybe this is an unusual event and almost certainly it
depends on what container the water is in, but I'd use a little
caution with that approach given our experience.
Howzabout a pile of CD's or marshmallows or a crate of eggs
in there instead? ;-) OK seriously, wet towel or wheel of cheese in a
bowl or something that won't superheat and has not much mechanical
integrity? Physics majors, any good suggestions? Oatmeal in the water?
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> does anybody have bits for the TI 960B (not 960A) minicomputer, e.g.
> software, schematics etc. ?
I have some additional material on the 960 that isn't up yet on
bitsavers. The 960 and 980 share some peripheral interfaces.
Did you end up with the 990 system as well?
I don't have a MAX-80, but I'm hosting some MAX-80 info on my web site, here:
On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 11:54 PM, <cctech-request at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Message: 24
> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:19:15 -0500
> From: Garrett Meiers <gm10 at consulnix.com>
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: LOBO Systems MAX-80
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> I was curious if anyone had any information about (or experience with) LOBO
> Systems MAX-80's. I have four of these, and they came with no
> accessories, documentation, etc.
> I found an operations manual and a Technical Reference manual, but that's
> about it.
> My only testing so far was to connect them to an NTSC monitor, and all I
> get is some static-like display. Reading the operation manuals, it says
> something to the extent that it should display static if there are no disk
> drives attached. But another part of the manual says it should show some
> text on power-on.
> I am hoping to connect a floppy to one of these soon, and try to get it to
> do something useful -- but I wanted to ping the list to see if anybody has
> played with one of these, or might have additional documentation.
> Garrett Meiers
I've a HP 7580A A0 plotter which has to go, I need the space for a HP 1000
rack and it's to huge to put in the attic.
I'm open for offers, any reasonable offer will do, if no one wants it I'll
scrap it for parts.
This includes pens manuals and other add-ons.
I'm located in the Netherlands near Groningen.
I found some strange ICs from Monsanto. They are type MQL105, in
original Monsanto packaging. I can find no datasheets on the net (one
site mentions the chip, but says scans would be "difficult").
Oddly, the datecodes on the chips have been erased at the factory.