There's a Swiss guy who's made a name for himself by producing working
replicas of classic HP calculators. See https://www.swissmicros.com/. I
recently discovered his post on Youtube a video showing off an enhanced
replica of my favorite HP calculator, the HP42s. This one is called the
DM42. Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LK7JotR728
dave at 661.org
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I have an instrument that has an intel motherboard with 400 MHz FSB PCI (not PCI-e). It has a 100 mbps Ethernet card and it would be very useful to get faster networking. The chassis of this instrument is such that I cannot fit a traditional PCI 1GB Ethernet card (I've tried). So I will have to go wifi (which I can make fit because I can remotely locate the wifi antenna). I have 802.11ac both 2.4 and 5 GHz available. While it certainly won't get as good a throughput as a dedicate GB Ethernet card, this is my only option.
The question is, whether you think I would be better off using PCI wifi card or a USB-wifi adapter. I should mention the USB on this instrument is USB 2.0, the spec for which claims up to 480 Mbps. Anyone have an opinion which might get me better results? The wifi infrastructure is one constant in this scenario, just looking to see pci- or usb-based wifi card.
Since this is wildly off topic, please respond to me directly so as not to bother everyone else :)
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I thought the Vintage Computer festival west link might have recommended hotels but I couldn't find anything for you.
I did a similar trip but needed to be quite a few hours south for my actual destination. I didn't find a very cheap hotel either, and the under $100 one I did find near long Beach was quite underwhelming. The type my wife wouldn't have let us stay at.
What I did find more useful was a super small rental car for $98 that did give me much more freedom to get around a few sites (and Weird Stuff). ?It was highly recommended not to sleep in the car though so best luck.
I explored airbnb but it seems to mirror closely to hotel prices and a surprisingly large amount want a 2 day stay.
But CHM is definitely a fun trip. I have a quite large collection for home computing so I wasn't sure how long I'd stay occupied but between the demos and tours and just perusing I definitely could have enjoyed more than the afternoon I spent.
Best recommendations were ubering or rental car then get a hotel in your price range but don't worry as much about location. Or get one near the train.
-------- Original message --------From: Christian Corti via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> Date: 3/29/17 3:29 AM (GMT-06:00) To: Evan Koblentz <cctalk at snarc.net>
>On Tue, 28 Mar 2017, Evan Koblentz wrote:
>> "What do an Apple 1, Commodore 65, >>Enigma Machine, and the inventor of C++
>> all have in common?"
>They're just overestimated pieces of junk ;-)?>(and C++, not its inventor)
Said to most of us about our hobby and collections?
We're supposed to be challenging that battle, mate. Not feeding it ;-)