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  • Brian Schenkenberger, VAXman-
    ... No but I do have a number of DECtalk units, so synthesizing Stephen Hawking speaking is doable. -- VAXman- A Bored Certified VMS Kernel Mode Hacker
    Message 1 of 20 , May 31, 2013
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      Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> writes:

      >On 05/30/2013 09:51 PM, Brian Schenkenberger, VAXman- wrote:
      >>>>> - IMSAI = real, although somewhat anachronistic for a teen's
      >>>>> bedroom in 1983
      >>>>
      >>>> Honestly, I don't think so. The IMSAI would have been kind of old at
      >>>> that point, sure - but the character of David Lightman was a hacker.
      >>>> The set is put together well - even including a rack of little clear
      >>>> plastic parts drawers, and the IMSAI has no top cover. By 1983, S100
      >>>> hardware would have been relatively inexpensive and available used -
      >>>> he could have put the system together far more cheaply than, say, a
      >>>> new Apple or something. I think it was very believable from that
      >>>> standpoint. I.e. - that a hobbyist would be running an S100 system in
      >>>> an IMSAI chassis in 1983.
      >>>
      >>> I was, and we were fairly poor. (not DIRT poor, but we didn't have
      >>> much spending money)
      >>>
      >>> And happily I still have that IMSAI chassis (loaded with non-IMSAI
      >>> boards), and I just dusted it off a few days ago. I'll be building it
      >>> up anew soon! Shortly it'll have Forth in ROM and some IDE drives.
      >>
      >> How about a nice game of chess? :)
      >
      > I do have a Votrax Type-n-Talk box, and a Digitalker S-100 board. :-)

      No but I do have a number of DECtalk units, so synthesizing Stephen Hawking
      speaking is doable.

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