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Has anyone one else had a problem printing this file? I'm pulling my hair out! I tried to print it, but only 1/3 of the first page came out, now all I get is error code 0x97 on my printer and NOTHING prints, it spits out a blank page and demands to be shut off. It's like a paper weight.

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Enjoyed the read. I, too, enjoyed its retro look and "blast from the past" focus. Reprinting old material is fine by me. I've almost certainly missed something (even though I will stroll through past newsletters on whtech). I love history and reviews of products maybe I missed "the first time around."

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Has anyone one else had a problem printing this file? I'm pulling my hair out! I tried to print it, but only 1/3 of the first page came out, now all I get is error code 0x97 on my printer and NOTHING prints, it spits out a blank page and demands to be shut off. It's like a paper weight.

It printed fine for me (Chrome on Win10), but I did find myself wishing that it would print out a lot noisier than it did. :-) I do occasionally have trouble similar to what you describe on one machine at home (Firefox on XP), but, oddly, if I open the saved pdf directly from Acrobat Reader, I seemed to have better luck.

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Yup, add me to the list of people that loves the retro styling, reminds me of the local user group's magazines here in Belgium (forget the name) I used to read as a kid.

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Interesting bit on the last page about a 99105 accelerator card which fits in the console and supposedly needs no soldering. I wonder how they achieved that. And how it communicates with a 16-bit RAM card in the PEB when the PEB cable is only 8 bit ...?

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Interesting bit on the last page about a 99105 accelerator card which fits in the console and supposedly needs no soldering. I wonder how they achieved that. And how it communicates with a 16-bit RAM card in the PEB when the PEB cable is only 8 bit ...?

I don't know about that, but I was there at one of the fairs, either Chicago or Lima, and he was describing it. The main thing that I remember is that at the time he was having signal issues(the traces were not close enough together or something to that effect). I had been excitingly waiting for them to be produced, but had to quit the TI scene shortly afterward.

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Interesting bit on the last page about a 99105 accelerator card which fits in the console and supposedly needs no soldering. I wonder how they achieved that. And how it communicates with a 16-bit RAM card in the PEB when the PEB cable is only 8 bit ...?

 

The SGCPU also allowed for connecting the HRD16 card via a 16-bit bus inside the PEB. The trick was to connect the HRD16 to the SGCPU via a separate bus cable with the remaining 8 bits. So one half of the data bus went through the box, and the other half through that cable.

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The retro look was added automatically by the Panasonic dot matrix printer and a weak printer ribbon. That newsletter is actually composed of 10 Page Pro pages.

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Omega, I'm glad you like them. I get a great deal of pleasure in putting them together and hope I am selecting stuff that fellow TI'ers find interesting and maybe in some cases informative. I get such a kick out this that I've had the July issue done for 2 weeks. The August issue was put to bed a week ago and I'm working on September.

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Omega, I'm glad you like them. I get a great deal of pleasure in putting them together and hope I am selecting stuff that fellow TI'ers find interesting and maybe in some cases informative. I get such a kick out this that I've had the July issue done for 2 weeks. The August issue was put to bed a week ago and I'm working on September.

 

Not just like, I love em!

 

Ya know... uh, er... if you really get THAT much pleasure out of making them... you could change the dates on the last two and make Yesterday's News a bi-monthly endeavor. :evil: Just an idea.....

(ducking and running for cover)

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Not just like, I love em!

 

Ya know... uh, er... if you really get THAT much pleasure out of making them... you could change the dates on the last two and make Yesterday's News a bi-monthly endeavor. :evil: Just an idea.....

(ducking and running for cover)

 

How is once every two months better than once a month?

 

...lee

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