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[#] Wed Jan 20 2016 08:41:31 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Tue Jan 19 2016 11:27:13 EST from zooer @ Uncensored Subject: Re: Just a thought

Isn't Tesla using ancient electric car technology?



Yea, first electric car was in the 1940'ies afair?



[#] Wed Jan 20 2016 09:19:22 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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Wed Jan 20 2016 08:41:31 AM EST from dothebart @ Uncensored Subject: Re: Just a thought

 Yea, first electric car was in the 1940'ies afair?



 

I was asking "hubertus" a rhetorical question in his question about citadel being old technology.



[#] Thu Jan 21 2016 10:40:30 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It would have been interesting if the "MSX" architecture had taken hold globally.  It was popular in Asia but not really much elsewhere.  MSX was an early attempt at an open standard microcomputer architecture, and it was built around the Z-80 processor.  Lots of manufacturers made computers that used the standard.

Yes, Microsoft was involved on the software side, but I would imagine the whole industry would have taken a very different path if IBM had not been involved.



[#] Fri Jan 22 2016 10:32:41 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I'm not sure if anyone pointed this out, but Chuck Forsberg, the author of ZMODEM, died last September.

[ http://tinyurl.com/pdkc676 ]

To have been a pioneer...

[#] Tue Jan 26 2016 13:45:06 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I recall seeing that.

Although I don't recall if I pointed it out. Man, that was the way to transfer files over a phone's modem.

[#] Wed Jan 27 2016 19:00:45 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Only for the amateurs.  Those with real computers used UUCP  :)



[#] Thu Jan 28 2016 09:34:07 EST from vince-q @ Uncensored

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2016-01-27 19:00 from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd
Only for the amateurs.  Those with real computers used UUCP  :)


Ah.... for the days of UUCICO.... <evil grin>

[#] Tue Feb 09 2016 23:50:37 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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I was more of a YAPP man myself.  But then, I am just an amateur.



[#] Tue Feb 23 2016 00:04:49 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Right ... well ... I didn't have an antenna but I had a phone line.



[#] Tue Feb 23 2016 01:55:28 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Having both in the early days of BBS / dial-up Inet was fun.  I remember downloading a picture of someones baby via TCP/IP over packet at 9600 baud when the dial up ISP was not working from our house.  Fun stuff.  Stared the download and went to bed.  By morning, voila, baby picture.

I had also run xclock over a remote X session from a friends house at 9600 baud on packet.  Somehow I thought the second hand would sweep nicely.  I was quite wrong about that :-)  Needs a bit more bandwidth to do a remote X session.  I did find that any curses program would work well though.  The local library had a curses interface that worked quite well (even on 1200 baud packet radio).



[#] Tue Mar 22 2016 09:58:24 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Heh.  I did occasionally think about getting into packet because I thought at the time it would be the only way I'd ever be able to tie in to the Internet from home.  Here we are 20 years later and I have fiber optic cable in my house.



[#] Tue Mar 22 2016 22:56:17 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Well, you can still have both, ya know, for when the fiber goes dark.



[#] Fri Mar 25 2016 11:04:08 EDT from vince-q @ Uncensored

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...or for TEOTWAWKI.... <evil grin>

[#] Mon May 30 2016 10:55:37 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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...or to piss off the people next door by putting up a gigantic radio tower.

[#] Tue Jun 07 2016 01:12:05 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Stop by and ask questions.  You might be able to put up some radiation unit yourself from the back corner of your parcel of land to the tall tower and have a shack yourself.  It is a good way to get away / and or share when the urchins are old enough.  RF can be fun.  Even part 15 devices when put in proper enclosures and up a tower can extend your fun.

I learned most of my ancient computing from those that had learned before me.  It never hurts to ask, even if they turn out to be younger, they might know something you don't, or you could end up elmering them in some knowledge that you have a bit more of.



[#] Wed Jul 06 2016 21:40:09 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I had also run xclock over a remote X session from a friends house at 9600 baud on packet.  Somehow I thought the second hand would sweep nicely.  I was quite wrong about that :-)  Needs a bit more bandwidth to do a remote X session.

When I first had access to X, in the early 1990's before the Linux desktop was nice and polished, xclock made me feel nostalgic because it reminded me of a full-screen analog clock program that I had played with on an Apple II years beforehand.  Those 280x192 "hi res" screens were something else  :)



[#] Mon Jul 11 2016 23:07:46 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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I still like to fire up the "Apple II" X Screensaver.

Just did a search and turned up this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNXbtDJz6f8

Shell using the Apple II screensaver module....  I figure most of you have already found that.

Great fun for short output.  I think it is my new shell for keeping an eye on long running processes.  Uptime was fun.  dmesg was painful.

 



[#] Fri Jul 22 2016 11:01:46 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I'd like to find a old broken Apple II computer, completely gut it, and put my Raspberry Pi rig inside it. Unfortunately old Apples are now "vintage" enough that even the broken ones cost a fortune on ebay. So if I do the project I'll probably have to end up custom-building a case out of wood or something.
I want the old style from the 8-bit era with the keyboard built into the case and the monitor sitting on top.

[#] Thu Jul 28 2016 10:52:39 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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I have one of those. You may NOT disassmble it.

But they aren't that hard to find on ebay etc...

[#] Thu Jul 28 2016 10:54:34 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Actually - I think we both know someone who's home we could raid to get all soerts of old PCs.. We would have to get past the barbed wire, landmines, gun turrets, machine gun nests, mortar range and rabid guard dog to get inside.

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