Can anyone please tell me the diameter of the centre pin on a 1050 disk drive please? I've bought a couple of new 3a 9v AC transformers and the plugs supplied are slightly too small and i'd like to see if I can get a small adapter for the plugs instead of cutting them off and soldering on new one's
You have a 1050, so you can see it's approximate size. I would guess 1 mm. I don't have a micrometer to measure it with.
Cutting off a 1050 AC adapter plug would be straightforward. You don't have a stock1050 power adapter to get the plug from.
Wait.. you have a busted 1050 power supply, Using that would be easier than getting an exact plug.
As mentioned earlier, the version of BASIC for Atari's eight-bit computers has no built-in statement designed specifically to retrieve a single keypress. However, you can achieve the same effect by first opening a channel to the keyboard device with the statement OPEN #1, 4, 0, "K:", then using GET#1 to retrieve character values. (Any unused file number in the range 17 can be substituted for the 1 in these statements). The main difference between the Atari's GET#, and the INPUT$ and GET commands described above, is that GET# returns character code values rather than string characters, so GET# must always be followed by a numeric variable. If characters are desired, the CHR$ function can be used. Also, note that GET# waits for a key to be pressed.
To modify the first example program segment in this article for eight-bit Ataris, you must first add lines to open the channel for input and set up the testing variable:
100 OPEN #1, 4, 0, "K"
110 DIM K$(1)
This needs to be done only once in the program, but it must be done before the first GET# command. Then replace line 210 with:
210 GET #1, K : K$ = CHR$(K)
You may find it easier to simply check for character code values rather than characters. Refer to your BASIC manual for a complete list of Atari ASCII codes. For example, you could test for a RETURN keypress with
300 PRINT "PRESS RETURN TO CONTINUE."
310 GET#1, R:IF R< >155 THEN 310
line 100 needs a colon in the quotes OPEN #1,4,0,"K:"
devices for OPEN are:
D(n): disk drive
E: screen editor
K: key press
R(n): serial port
S: screen (how?) you can only output to the screen
I think E: and K: do the same thing.
no E: can only 8, output,
12 keyboard input & screen output
13 screen input & output (from Poole and McNiff 'Your Atari Computer"
BAD NEWS: I am forgetting things. Today, i didnt know my Facebook pasword nor my e-mail pasword, while I use the pasword every day more than 5 years. Also sometimes when I went to the toilet and then go back to my computer, 5 minutes later i cant remember if i actually went to the toilet. sometimes i dont remember words for ordinary things like a basket or newspaper. Korsakov / Dementia ? I might even forget my family and friends... but do my my dear friends and family remember me ?
SLECHT NIEUWS : Het gaat niet zo goed met mij. Ik vergeet veel dingen. Ik wist vandaag niet eens mijn wachtwoord meer voor e-mail en faceboek, terwijl ik dat elke dag al meer dan 5 jaar gebruik... Ik heb ook regelmatig dat ik naar de WC ben geweest en dan ga computeren en 5 minuten later niet eens meer weet of ik uberhaupt naar de WC ben geweest. Soms weet ik woorden niet meer voor alledaagse zaken. Zoals het woord "vensterbank", "asbak" enzo... dat is foute boel. Korsakov / Dementie ? Dadelijk vergeet ik mijn geliefden ook. Of zijn ze mij ondertussen al vergeten ?
I will talk with my doctor about having a memory test in the hospital. I also have headaches since 3 months. I fear the bad things. Wish me luck.
I can't remember my facebook password, or just about any passwords. I have a five page spreadsheet with 137 usr and pswds. Speedcalc, MS Excel are good spreadsheet programs.
An LFSR maybe? Might make sense for a simple dongle, as it's easy to simulate in software (clock in a few random bits, check the output against the software version) but still reasonably non-trivial to replace for a prospective copier. Probably about as good hardware protection as you can get on an 6502. These boxes certainly won't be doing RSA.
here's the inside of mine. I doubt it still works.
It's not the link, it's the attachment below it that has the 8-bit ATR's for the 6 issues of Start.
I do not have a list of the the exact issues and programs that are missing. I just know some of them are missing. The early issues might have one or two of the games in the issue but other stuff is missing. For example, they did programs in other languages like LOGO and PILOT and those are not on those disks usually.
Complete list of Antic Magazines
Antic began publication 4/82, Volume 1, Issue 1.
They were bi-monthly for the first Volume, six issues.
Starting 4/83 (Vol. 2:1), Antic became monthly.
They published monthly until 9/89, missing only one month
(5/84), making the volume year end with April issue instead
of March issue. That's 65 consecutive monthly issues from
2:1 to 8:5.
Starting 10-11/89, Antic became bi-monthly again (issue
8:6), and were bi-monthly for only 5 issues. Volume 8 only
had 8 issues. 10-11/89 (8:6), 12-1/89-90 (8:7), 2-3/90
(8: 8 ), 4-5/90 (9:1) and 6-7/90 (9:2), <-- the last issue of
a separate Antic. There was no 8-9/90 Antic. Then Antic was
put as a section of STart magazine for 4 issues (10, 11, 12,
1/90-91). Then STart, still with an Antic 8-bit section,
went bi-monthly for the last 2 issues (2-3/91 and 4-5/91)
then STart folded and that was the end of Antic and STart.
List of Issues/Volumes:
Vol. 1 - Six issues (4-5/82, 1:1) to 2-3/83, 1:6)
Vol. 2 - 12 issues, all monthly
4/83, 2:1 to 3/84, 2:12
Vol. 3 - 12 issues, but no 5/84, so Volume year now ends
April instead of March.
4/84, 3:1, (no 5/84), 6/84, 3:2 to 4/85, 3:12.
Vol. 4 - 12 issues, 5/85, 4:1 to 4/86, 4:12.
Vol. 5 - 12 issues, 5/86, 5:1 to 4/87, 5:12.
Vol. 6 - 12 issues, 5/87, 6:1 to 4/88, 6:12.
Vol. 7 - 12 issues, 5/88, 7:1 to 4/89, 7:12.
Vol. 8 - 8 issues.
5/89 (8:1), 6/89 (8:2), 7/89 (8:3), 8/89 (8:4),
9/89 (8:5), then bi-monthly 10-11/89 (8:6),
12-1/89-90 (8:7), 2-3/90 (8: 8 ).
Vol. 9 - 2 issues.
4-5/90 (9:1), 6-7/90 (9:2) <-- Last issue of
separate Antic. No 8-9/90 Antic.
Then Antic was put as section of STart magazine for 4
monthly issues (10, 11, 12, 1/90-91). Then STart went
bi-monthly (2-3/91 and 4-5/91) <-- Last issue of STart with
That's 94 issues total, including issues in STart, 88