Are there any surviving Lockheed MAC-16 machines anywhere? And/or does
anyone have a good photo of the front? (All I've been able to find online
is the angled shot that's on the wikipedia page, plus a few grainy images
>from marketing info).
I rescued a couple of panels a little while ago, but all I have are the
PCB, switch and bulb-holder assemblies; it might be fun at some point to
mock up a surrounding bezel/overlay, but I'd need some good quality
reference material for that.
Maybe a long shot, but does anyone have a 3B2/1000 running SVR 3.2.3
that I could get an account on? Specifically, I need one with a compiler
installed. There's a publicly accessible one at the Living Computer
Museum, but unfortunately there are no compilers or assemblers installed
on it at all :(
I'm working on adding 3B2/1000 support to my 3B2 emulator, and need to
run some tests against a real one to be sure my behavior is correct.
All the best,
web at loomcom.com
Looking for an old midi sequencer called Voyetra Sequencer. The Gold
version for DOS is all over the internet, which was a later version.
I have a Yamaha C1 laptop now running after repairs, and from the demo
disk another collector published I have the MIDI driver for Voyetra
Sequencer Plus. But the driver I have from the demo disk is too old for
the Gold version of the software.
Looking for Voyetra Plus II or III. The increase in number matches the
increase in allowed number of channels.
Any leads appreciated.
: Ethan O'Toole
I'm curious if anyone recognizes the system this board went to.
Has an? E with a circle spot and a CM-8 badge on the carrier board.
A core board on the carrier is probably a 4k board made by Standard
Memories, Santa Ana, CA.
I put up photos of the board on my toy blog.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
*?More worrisome is that Murray is NOT A "NEWCOMER" who will be "scared off" *
*by corrections of his facts! This is not the first time that he has *
*needed to be admonished to be VERY specific about what was "FIRST" about *
*something. He wrote about the exact same event three weeks ago, on the *
*correct date, with much more accurate details, other than calling it "the *
*first inter-computer communication". Not sure where he got the November *
*21 date, nor the "SIXTY years ago" (probably a simple misteak)*
*He is quite capable of some fairly good writing. I don't remember any *
*prior time that he had to be reminded to "PICK A TOPIC!" rather than *
*string together eight unrelated concepts into four sentences.*
*On the other hand, if his confusion was recreational, that's OK, too.*
*Let's have a toast with him to the people who got the idea to work, *
*disunirregardless of who was "first".?*
Things we historians talk about are ?firsts? and ?facts?. If we go to
original source(s) maybe then we will get things right. I guess the best
that can be said is we agree to disagree. A sad commentary in this age of
what my ?facts? and your ?facts? are, are not the same but we historians
should do our best to state ?firsts? and ?facts? are indeed that to the
best of our knowledge. The 60 yrs. as noted was a math error and here I
spent years as a BASIC, C and C++ programmer as isn?t mathematics the basis
for all programming languages? Let's indeed toast to all micro-computing
progenitors for making our hobby possible.
I?ve been a hobbyist and experimenter since the 1970s though I worked on
mini-computers(PDP-8/11) in the 1960s. I got to work on them in high
school; I know we were rather privileged.
For microcomputers it began in April 1978 when I built the Heathkit
H8($2500 Cdn.) a computer based on the PDP-11 with 4K(B) of an 8K(B) card;
now $2500 will buy a truly powerful home computer with 16/32GB of memory.
My second, the Coleco ADAM, computer was Aug. 1984. A bit more powerful and
more useful to be sure. Finally in 1989 I moved into the IBM PC world ? the
Compaq Deskpro 386 which ran DOS, Lotus 1-2-3 and Windows 2 that could run
Word and Excel. Wow! Notebooks followed.
And now(well Aug. 2019 to be precise) I built my own custom Mini-ITX PC
>from parts sourced here and there for $750 Cdn. This makes me nostalgic for
the old days of computing we talk about on cctalk.
I've got these Nixdorf boards since recently. Does anyone know to what kind of machine this belongs? The word "Kernspeicher" clearly points to magnetic core memory. And when I look to the amount of power transistors it seems to be 12 bit. I really wonder from what kind of machine these were. The boards date from early seventies...
And I wonder if anyone could actually use them to repair such a machine.
Some pictures of the boards on VCFED:
I'm looking to pick up a set of at least some hand tools for wire wrap,
though I'm interested in wrap guns/bits as well.
I'm specifically looking for hand tools for 26awg wire, as well as 22
and 24awg. I already have a hand tool for 30awg. Mainly interested in
tools for .045" square posts rather than the .025" for those sizes of
wire. These tools were commonly used for telephony wire wrap.
I'm interested in those sizes for wrap guns as well, but additionally
would be interested in 30awg/.025" post bits as well.
I'm not entirely opposed to 26awg/.025" post, but that seems like a bit
thick of wire for that size post, IMO.
Feel free to contact me on or off list.