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  • ...at 5:28 AM, Dave McGuire Mcguire@^$1 [midatlanticretro] < midatlanticretro@^$2 > wrote: On 01/12/2015 07:47 PM, William Donzelli wdonzelli@^$3 [midatlanticretro] wrote: > Sounds right. > > No, I do not need it anymore. Probably never did. It is pretty trashed, > and...
    William Donzelli Jan 13
  • > >> If MARCH makes promises to very generous donors, then they really should keep them. > > Nobody said we wouldn't. > > > If not done soon, I will bulk erase them. > > How and when the erasing happens is up to us. Wow, this is really irresponsible behavior. It has been at least a couple of years since the donation occurred. Remember where she lives - I bet she knows lots of...
    William Donzelli Jan 12
  • > Just so everyone is clear on this (I know you know this, Will) > bulk-erasing RL01/RL02 disk packs will PERMANENTLY RENDER THEM USELESS. > These drives use embedded servo signals on the packs, which cannot be > rewritten. Yeah, that is the point. If MARCH makes promises to very generous donors, then they really should keep them. -- Will, who has a VERY BIG bulk eraser
    William Donzelli Jan 12
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  • > Is there anything on them that should be preserved? I normally dump all > media I get before erasing. If you are talking about the RL packs that came with the small PDP-11 from Rockland county - THEY NEED TO BE WIPED. The system packs are exempt from this, but the donation agreement says that the data packs need to be completely wiped of data. If not done soon, I will bulk erase...
    William Donzelli Jan 12
  • ...at 7:44 PM, Dave McGuire Mcguire@^$1 [midatlanticretro] < midatlanticretro@^$2 > wrote: On 01/12/2015 07:42 PM, William Donzelli wdonzelli@^$3 [midatlanticretro] wrote: > All the Teks were pretty destroyed from humidity. The only one I still > have is the real oddball...
    William Donzelli Jan 12
  • The PDP-8 was out of the barn before I was cleaning up. The scope is probably one I pulled out during the cleanup and junked. All the Teks were pretty destroyed from humidity. The only one I still have is the real oddball model with the built in Nixie tube meters (used for margin testing, I think). -- Will On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 7:35 PM, Evan Koblentz evan@^$1 [midatlanticretro...
    William Donzelli Jan 12
  • > I still need to come up with the 2D21 Thyratron driver tubes, How many hundred do you need? -- Will
    William Donzelli Jan 12
  • Now, with revisions: > Claude offered it to us at one point, but MARCH was much smaller back > then and we didn't have the resources to get it. (Today, if someone > offered us a B-205, I'd be on the phone with the truck rental company > faster than you can say "electron tube".) > > Then he offered it to CHM. Unfortunately the barn burned before they > could get it. Claude offered...
    William Donzelli Jan 12
  • > From sales volumes they look similar. The wikipedia > pages says about 10,00 1130's were sold starting in 1965 with last new > model introduced in 1972. Keep in mind that if you are going to include all PDP-8 models, you also have to include everything in the 1130 family, including 1800s, and (possibly, depending on how IBM counts) 1500s and higher end 2250s. -- Will
    William Donzelli Dec 29, 2014
  • ...at 10:42 AM, David Gesswein djg@^$1 [midatlanticretro] wrote: > > > On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 12:56:36AM -0500, William Donzelli > wdonzelli@^$2 [midatlanticretro] wrote: >> >> And the IBM 1130. Keep in ming that the IBM's 1130 family kicked DEC's >> minicomputer ass...
    William Donzelli Dec 29, 2014