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[#] Thu Oct 31 2013 06:46:32 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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in doubt diskless and root over NFS is the way to go...

and suddenly the noisy boxes are _so_ silent...



[#] Thu Oct 31 2013 13:28:28 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I tried with a 4 GB disk, which succeeded, except that it showed up as

a ~200 MB drive afterwards.

Sounds like either the hardware or software doesn't support Read16/Write16 SCSI commands, so you're stuck with the 2 TB limitation.

[#] Sat Nov 09 2013 10:58:42 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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1964 acustic modem connects to the internet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X9dpXHnJXaE

[#] Mon Nov 11 2013 02:11:01 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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Sounds like either the hardware or software doesn't support
Read16/Write16 SCSI commands, so you're stuck with the 2 TB limitation.


2 TB or 2 GB? heh.

There's a "better" SCSI controller for the machine but you can't IPL from it, so I'd have to have both it and the current SCSI controller installed and have the root volume group on the current SCSI controller.

A better solution is just to mount /opt and /home (actually I can't even remember right now if it uses /home or /usr/home or what, but whatever) ...over NFS. Probably.

[#] Tue Dec 03 2013 23:51:43 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Tue Dec 03 2013 11:42:24 PM EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

Who am I now:

http://bitcycle.org/retro/zx81/ula/ZX81_circuit_board.jpg



[#] Wed Dec 04 2013 00:30:02 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/9574086@N02/sets/72157601627816164/show/

Interesting design bits.  Mostly puke, but some bits worth viewing.



[#] Wed Dec 04 2013 00:50:27 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BaVhNypCUAAXm5F.jpg:large

So, who here can't say they don't have a wire shelf made up of either:

A. Computer stuff.

B. Computer parts and stuff to make stuff out of in the future :-0



[#] Wed Dec 04 2013 04:29:06 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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*pleads guilty*

The thing I regret the most is that somebody threw away our Met@box when I was sick and in hospital...

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabox Not gaming related, but interesting and rare enough to keep it.



[#] Wed Dec 04 2013 07:52:05 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Who am I now:

http://bitcycle.org/retro/zx81/ula/ZX81_circuit_board.jpg

Ok I'll bite ... what was done to that ZX81? The PQFP that was wired-on doesn't have any writing on it.

(And yes, I pronounce it properly, "Zed X 81" -- here in the US we tend to pronounce it improperly as "Timex Sinclair 1000")

[#] Thu Dec 05 2013 15:56:33 EST from vince-q @ Uncensored

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Dec 4 2013 12:50am from ax25 @uncnsrd
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BaVhNypCUAAXm5F.jpg:large

So, who here can't say they don't have a wire shelf made up of
either:

A. Computer stuff.

B. Computer parts and stuff to make stuff out of in the future :-0


Up until my retirement and move out here to California, I had ***rooms*** full of just what you describe, for just the reason you mentioned. That happens when you own/run a large ISP. Those were the days...

[#] Fri Dec 06 2013 00:52:28 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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http://bitcycle.org/retro/zx81/ula/

Some crazy guy trying to re-make the ULA chip in a ZX-81.  Mine are all TS-1000's from Monkey Wards (Montgomery Wards).



[#] Fri Dec 06 2013 00:55:19 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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That Metabox looks cool.  Did the keyboard really live inside that remote control looking thing?



[#] Fri Dec 06 2013 03:39:10 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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I actually opened the box only once, since I wanted to fool around with it when I find the time to make its internal modem hook up to our network/internal phone system or whatever. But iirc, our version had a slightly larger full qwertz keyboard. Larger than most mobile phone bluetooth keyboards, but smaller than your usual stand alone bluetooth keyboard, eg that from apple. It was black, too. I remember I was planning to connect it to my linux media pc.



[#] Tue Dec 24 2013 11:57:57 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I was busy with my C-64 back then, and never really thought much of the ZX-81.
I see some of the schematics say TS-1000 on them; are the TS-1000 and ZX-81 the exact same machine with different branding for US/UK ?

[#] Wed Dec 25 2013 23:59:10 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Pretty much.  The roms differed slightly, but not enough to bother with.  The first ZX-81 had 1K where the TS-1000 had a whopping 2K built in (you could even stack the ram chips (bend one pin up and route it to the lower chip select pin and get 4K built in on the TS-1000).  Never did make much money as a kid, so the TS-1000 and junk from neighbors working at the power company was where I sourced computing supplies back then. 



[#] Thu Dec 26 2013 01:38:32 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

Subject: The 2600 is still a viable gaming machine?

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If you have a 2600 system and $65 or so burning a hole in your pocket, you can add an SD adapter cartridge to the Atari 2600 and play a game released on 12/25/2013 (still demo).

Ref (Harmony Cartridge) - up to a 32GB SD card loaded on an Atari 2600 is not bad:
http://harmony.atariage.com/

The game (plays via the Stella Emulator as well):
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/220074-stay-frosty-2-demo-released/

The games that are played on the console are still limited to 32K (bank switched via a 4K window), but it seems like the total "in memory" allotment for at one time play (excluding the 128 bytes you can have on the cartridge itself) - har har.  This was posted to the programming room originally to the thread of this  date, but I decided to post it where it is more appropriate. 

The programming room was discussing the demo scene stuff and saying it was dead.  I would guess it would become dead when folks my age become either:

A. Dead (- i.e. not "feeling happy" - Monty Python reference )

or

B. Senile :-)



[#] Thu Dec 26 2013 13:14:52 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: The 2600 is still a viable gaming machine?

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lol, I guess the cartridge adapter has more computing power then the a2600



[#] Thu Dec 26 2013 18:51:14 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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I looked for an Atari Flashback, I thought the local Walgreen's had one but it must have sold. I am not sure I
would pay $49 for it, maybe $39, but $29. Actually I was getting the "What do you want for Christmas???????"
thing. I would have said one of those if it was available.

[#] Thu Dec 26 2013 21:46:20 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Normally it's 39.. They had it on sale at Rite Aid.

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