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  1. Don't forget the metabolic urine analyzer with MIDI output for playing music to metabolic profile... Cool stuff!
  2. Thanks Claus, I still have my ZX80 and ZX81.
  3. Probably my favorite period t-shirt was my Elephant Memory Systems shirt. This is around 1980 or so...
  4. Had a similar issue when pulling my 800 out of mothballs.... I re-seated all the ICs that were socketed and it's been fine since. Kind if a pain to tear it down that far but it did work for me.. Good luck.
  5. Has anyone else seen this? https://twitter.com/KevinSavetz/status/654837470157139968?s=04 (my apologies if this is old news)
  6. Thank you! Will try this today.
  7. No... The discussion is about the sio2sd.xex on-screen loader. This feature does not appear to work on the 800 as stated in the thread you mentioned (which is also the thread I posted above).. However, the SIO2SD unit itself works just fine as a drive emulator if the image is selected from the SIO2SD buttons first.
  8. Ran into this same problem: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/230538-sio2sd-with-atari-800/?do=findComment&comment=3087209 Whatever the reason, it doesn't work on the 800 but works on my 800XL. As stated, it's probably some incompatibility with the 800 OS.
  9. Nice try but I think that distinction goes to Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). The Xerox Alto GUI in 1973 (followed by the the "STAR" workstation GUI in 1981) "inspired" Apple and Sun to do their own GUI which ultimately inspired Microsoft to do Windows. Many people assume Apple invented the windows type GUI but that's not the case. Indeed, many of Apple's great "innovations" were bought, borrowed or stolen from somewhere else.
  10. I dunno Claus.. You steered me to Atari. After that, CHAOS and MC2 did a pretty good job of turning people on to Atari as well.
  11. OMG!!! As your "cohort", I remember this! We snickered over this for days...
  12. That was about 30 years ago? I remember a few things. I remember being amazed at how ledgible a 4 pixel wide character set could be. I remember burning EPROMs and assembling cartridges. I remember choosing a company name that started with the letter 'A' so we would be listed first in any new product or company listings in the magazines (it worked!).. My best memories are of forging a life-long friendship and working relationship with Claus who I still think is a flat-out genious with computers and digital electronics.
  13. I struggled with this too before buying. What's your time worth to make up an enclosure and fit it all together? I wound up buying the cased version and am very happy with it. The fit and finish is spot on and it does indeed look professionally manufactured as a consumer product. If the case color matched the console, even Atari would have been proud to call this their own. Well worth the extra $$ IMHO..
  14. I would say that it doesn't matter. The wires simply go to the transformer's primary winding. The secondary winding is isolated and there is no common earth ground connection so a ground fault isn't really possible.
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