RE: [midatlanticretro] Please no political threads
I think a lot of it depends on what any of uses to respond to posts, too. For instance, I’m typically in Outlook, and this is how I (and others who use it, particularly in corporate settings) use it. Certainly the interface is different if you don’t treat this as e-mail and do it from Yahoo or Google Groups, or a particular e-mail program with its own set of quirks.
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"Bill Loguidice" <bill@...> writes:
>I always found the top posting versus bottom posting debate silly. I alwayspoint,
>prefer top posting since my thinking is I can write (or read) the new
>and, only if necessary, the reader can refer to the bottom text forstrongly either
>"background" information. That fact though that people feel
>way and that there's some supposed etiquette to it all is amazing. We canWell, you're wrong! :P :)
>all be very nitpicky when it comes to our own preferences. Frankly, there
>are lots of things I'd love to change, but I'm realistic in knowing they're
>not going to happen and I should let them be.
Happily, you posted text that can actually be read in 80 columns or less
and that's always a positive.
These aren't my rules but it is a generally accepted list of "netiquette"
that has worked for 20 years!
Considering that this *IS* a group of retro-hobbyists, I'd think you'd all
have some basis in or familiarity with usenet or mailing lists as they were
before the Yahoo-degeneration or, at least, an appreciation for how it was.
I'm not a fan of top-posting and don't wish to open up a top/bottom posting
religious debate but I will state that the HTMLized and base64 encoded posts
here are ridiculously unreadable and require extra work to read. Netiquette
rulez! Borrowing from the C64/Amiga mantra recently posted.
- B Degnan <billdeg@...> writes:
>Last night I picked up a PDP 11/34 with Rack and twin RL01 drivesNice... needs some real TLC to clean it up but still nice.
>It's going to be a while before this thing is ready to run, but here are
>the "before" pictures, before restoration that is.
What was this running, if you know? RT? RSTS? RSX?
- system@... wrote:
Unknown OS. There are no disks, unless they were left in the drives. My goal here is to take 3 hours to clean and put it back together carefully, and then to research the the cards. Once I have all of that, test the power supply and determine if any cables are missing. It's going to be a while before I hook the thing up to a terminal. If I can at least get the front panel working I will be happy. I have a known working RL02 drive that I can use, and plenty of RL02 RT11 era stuff.
B Degnan <billdeg@...> writes:
Last night I picked up a PDP 11/34 with Rack and twin RL01 drives It's going to be a while before this thing is ready to run, but here are the "before" pictures, before restoration that is. http://vintagecomputer.net/digital/pdp11-34a/before/
Nice... needs some real TLC to clean it up but still nice. What was this running, if you know? RT? RSTS? RSX?
- Thanks for the Dynabyte disks, I can now resume restoration of MARCH's
Dynabyte S-100 system. It's a late S-100 era CP/M system with a twin 8"
I must apologize, I cannot find who sent me the disks! To whom do I
send my thanks? Maybe you can tell us all the history of this machine,
I know nothing about how MARCH got it.
On 10/28/2010 10:04 AM, B Degnan wrote:SYS 64738
Christian Liendo wrote:Please discontinue this discussion.
MSX rocks them both!!! ;) --- On Thu, 10/28/10, Gene Buckle <geneb@...> wrote:
Commodore Rules, Atari Drools!
- -------- Original Message --------
> From: "Bryan Pope" <bryan.pope@...>DISCONTINUE THIS THREAD
> Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:59 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Please no political threads - PLEASE
> On 10/28/2010 10:04 AM, B Degnan wrote:
> > Christian Liendo wrote:
> >> MSX rocks them both!!! ;)
> >> --- On Thu, 10/28/10, Gene Buckle<geneb@...> wrote:
> >>> Commodore Rules, Atari Drools!
> > Please discontinue this discussion.
> SYS 64738