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#3601 acadiel ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2018 9:56 AM

 
I thought about that. Looking for geek street cred ;)


Ksarul has in his possession all the design documentation on the Triton Turbo XT sidecar as well as a prototype. I had DC Warren send him that, as I was overwhelmed with the GK scanning. He can probably let us know when he gets the final scans of the development notes and DC’s college project (for which he did this product) made available.

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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2018 5:00 PM

I have to finish the redactions and get the beautiful rice paper original schematic to scan properly.



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Posted Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:08 PM

There a PgGRAM+ up for grabs.   HERE



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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:39 AM

i thought this was kinda neat- a NIB Disk Controller card.

 

https://www.ebay.com...2UAAOSwvmNbC4Xl



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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:13 AM

i thought this was kinda neat- a NIB Disk Controller card.

 

 

Sometimes eBay is a nice place to get some free TI-99/4A related images.  Often the camera is tilted in at some weird angles, but with a little editing can be made useful.

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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:36 PM

Perhaps it's invitation only, but:

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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:32 PM

HEADS UP!.....  MYARC DDCC-1

 

If I didn't already have a TIPI in my P-Box, I'd be all over this like flies on you know what, but I'm sure SOMEONE here will want << THIS >>.

 

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As of the time I post this, it's currently at: $10.50 with two bids with $7.00 shipping.

 

Hoiy Cow! It's gone up $100.00 already!


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Posted Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:34 PM

Need a good laugh?  << CLICK HERE >>



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Posted Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:51 PM

Need a good laugh?  << CLICK HERE >>

Are these even the higher quality keyboards?

Costs more than the whole computer.


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Posted Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:44 PM

Are these even the higher quality keyboards?

Costs more than the whole computer.
 

 

Yeah, I figure this would make people laugh.  It looks like a Mitsumi keyboard, so there is a good chance if someone buys it, they will get a dud. 



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Posted Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:54 PM

Look at the last picture--it shows the bottom, along with the Mitsumi sticker. . .



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Posted Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:20 PM

I've posted this before, but what the heck... one more time... ;)

 



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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:30 PM

So it does not turn into a bidding war with a fellow AAer, I am decidedly after this eBay Auction -- Item Number: 183383059353



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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:39 PM

I always wait till the last 10 sec. and give it my highest bid!

I'm not bidding on this though. ;-)



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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:48 PM

<<  This Auction >> for a CorComp 512K Card is now starting to exceed the price of Ksarul's 1MB SAMS's card...

 

I cannot say that I know much about it, but I'm curious about the method to access the extended memory.  

 

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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:51 PM

So it does not turn into a bidding war with a fellow AAer, I am decidedly after this eBay Auction -- Item Number: 183383059353

 

I'm not sure, but didn't this support four drives?  If you try to access DSK4, could that create a TIPI issue?



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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:02 PM

<<  This Auction >> for a CorComp 512K Card is now starting to exceed the price of Ksarul's 1MB SAMS's card...

 

I cannot say that I know much about it, but I'm curious about the method to access the extended memory.  

 

 

 

If this is the one I have, it only offers 32k of CPU RAM, the rest is partitioned as a RAM disk (using DSK emulation) and a printer buffer, the size of each is configurable.  I like it, but it conflicts with (IIRC) my WHT SCSI and its unfinished DSK emulation.

 

 

I'm not sure, but didn't this support four drives?  If you try to access DSK4, could that create a TIPI issue?

 

Dunno, but I believe it does.  I am not using a TIPI so DSK4 conflicts are irrelevant to me.  My primary interest is the 80 track upgrade so I can run a 720k 3.5" drive.  There is currently no such upgrade available for my BwG.



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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:03 PM

<<  This Auction >> for a CorComp 512K Card is now starting to exceed the price of Ksarul's 1MB SAMS's card...

 

I cannot say that I know much about it, but I'm curious about the method to access the extended memory.  

 

 

 

If i recall correctly there was a specific power adapter that always had to be plugged into the card for it to keep the power.  So if you got a power outage and it was not connected to battery backup, then it was all gone.

 

I had one 20 years ago or so, but never used so I sold it. 



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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:05 PM

 

If i recall correctly there was a specific power adapter that always had to be plugged into the card for it to keep the power.  So if you got a power outage and it was not connected to battery backup, then it was all gone.

 

I had one 20 years ago or so, but never used so I sold it. 

 

I believe it came to my greedy clutches. 



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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:09 PM

I always wait till the last 10 sec. and give it my highest bid!

I'm not bidding on this though. ;-)

 

heheheh Yeah, I know that trick quite well.  Have lost many times to it.  But, to clarify, my intent was not to warn people off from the item because I am somehow entitled to it, but more to say that I really want this controller and anyone who wants it more than me will be dropping more coin than reasonable for it.  But, you know, things are worth what people are willing to pay and I do have my limit.



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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:47 PM

a good looking Horizon Ram Disk is up now.  HERE



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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:55 PM

<<  This Auction >> for a CorComp 512K Card is now starting to exceed the price of Ksarul's 1MB SAMS's card...
 
I cannot say that I know much about it, but I'm curious about the method to access the extended memory.  
 
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It's useless.

It is only a Ram disk with no persistence. if you turn off the power it's gone. If you look at it cross eyed it's corrupt or gone. I owned one in the 80s. No software uses the ram.

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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:05 PM

It's useless.


Good to know. Thanks!

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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:38 PM

It's useless.

It is only a Ram disk with no persistence. if you turn off the power it's gone. If you look at it cross eyed it's corrupt or gone. I owned one in the 80s. No software uses the ram.

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The only other person I knew who had one of these always complained that it got corrupted or needed to be reloaded. I used one for a short period and the only real uses I could find for it were as a volatile location for log files, crunching information, and archive file manipulation. Dealing with archives was for me its only positive function. There is no comparison between it and a Horizon RAMdisk.



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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:46 PM

I'm curious, is it my imagination, or are there a larger number of legacy cards being dumped lately?  Could it have anything to do with the TIPI already? 







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