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by ScutBoy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz

Too bad - I just sold a nice one with your specs for $50.
by ScutBoy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30603

Re: your latest purchase

No, I didn't build it myself. Besides having a lack of faith in my out-of-practice soldering skills, I don't really have a great place in my apartment to do it. Cost a little more money, but worth it. On the topic of the PiDP-8: I've emailed him my interest in reserving a one but never heard back. ...
by ScutBoy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30603

Re: your latest purchase

This is an " Altairduino ". It's an MITS Altair 8800 simulator that runs on an Arduino Due. Certainly the closest I'll get to owning an Altair any time soon, and easier to keep maintained. It's slightly smaller than a real Altair front panel, and has both USB and Serial ports. My only com...
by ScutBoy
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 107
Views: 4605

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

thunderbird32 wrote:Here's a list of machines I've had an eye out for, for a long time:

Motorola Powerstack


Like so?

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by ScutBoy
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30603

Re: your latest purchase

I hope "decently equipped" included a SCSI card and drives. The IDE interface on the U10 and U5 were pretty bad.
by ScutBoy
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30603

Re: your latest purchase

Sorry - it's the Ultra Enterprise 250, the "little brother" to the Ultra Enterprise 450 (E450) that's at the bottom of the stack in the picture.
by ScutBoy
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30603

Re: your latest purchase

Some paid, some free.

Also brought home an E250, a TRS-80 Model 4P, and a Compaq luggable

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by ScutBoy
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [eBay] Cray J90 (not mine...I wish)
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: [eBay] Cray J90 (not mine...I wish)

I'm curious why it's in it's own wired up trailer. A "portable" J90? Questions, questions...
by ScutBoy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Installing on a PA-RISC D350
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Installing on a PA-RISC D350

Wow - nothing like throwing your FAILURE right in your face :-)
by ScutBoy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Indigo Fresh Install Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 825

Re: Indigo Fresh Install Problems

The jumpers to set the block size on the XM-xxxx drives are pads on the circuit board that you can cut with an X-Acto knife. You normally cut the outermost pad (see http://rainbow.ldeo.columbia.edu/documentation/sgi-faq/hardware/40.html). Yes - this. I have at least one Toshiba drive where I had to...
by ScutBoy
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30603

Re: your latest purchase

Couldn't help it - it was too clean and too cheap.

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by ScutBoy
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival Zurich: 18-19 Nov 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Vintage Computer Festival Zurich: 18-19 Nov 2017

Will the PiDP-11 make an appearance?

Just waiting for the kits to be ready :-)
by ScutBoy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30603

Re: your latest purchase

Latest purchase and assembly project. Next I need the "coming soon" PiDP-11 and I'll have a nice set!

https://www.altairduino.com/

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by ScutBoy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30603

Re: your latest purchase

The PiDP-8 kit was so much fun, I had to order this guy.

Soldering iron is ready as soon as the box comes in...

https://www.altairduino.com/product/alt ... lator-kit/

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