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The 8-bit guy blows up IBM 7496 prototype(?)

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No, the tomy tutor is almost a clone of the 99/4A

 

The expansion port is missing some important signals, and the cart port is wired differently.

 

Recent disassembly work of the Tutor's bios, indicates it is based on the TI source code for the 99/4A.  It uses the same CPU, VDP, and sound chip.

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5 hours ago, Keatah said:

Atari VCS cartridges plug into the Apple II slots.

Yeah, I figured that out myself a while ago. Activision carts work best, it seems.

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20 hours ago, InsaneMultitasker said:

Not that I miss crawling around/under desks and teller lines and throughout god-forsaken wiring cubby holes filled with type2 cabling and dusty MAUs hunting for the one poorly inserted connection that was causing the whole floor to beacon at a site with no connection maps, hoping my white shirt and tie survived the days' ordeal. Nope, not one bit.

 

My tech skills are certainly not at the same level as yours, but my very first Summer job out of High School was installing network cabling. It also involved much crawling through dusty spaces and testing connections.  I remember that it paid like 2x minimum wage, so I was happy. 

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On 10/1/2020 at 3:28 PM, OLD CS1 said:

Ugh.  What is it with "YouTubers" and these long ass response and rebuttal videos?

Yeah, he rambles on..no doubt. But all said I think David is a pretty good guy and I've actually enjoyed some of his videos and I am pretty certain he meant no malice. I have royally f**ked up things in the past either not thinking it through or rushing...smacked myself and was completely ashamed to the fact that I would just not let anyone know what I did. At least this guy records his F ups and publishes them. There have been a few videos of his in the past in which he used some chemical in cleaning or did something that warned me that this is what happens...and I am not going to go that route.

 

And, when there's controversy to this level regarding some guy farting around with old computer shit on youtube....man...we've all really gone pandemic bat-shit, now haven't we?

 

Well, that all I gotta say about that. My beer is getting warm :)

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On 11/6/2020 at 12:24 AM, eightbit said:

David is a pretty good guy

Agree. Actually, he’s a great guy and his channel is one of my favorites. If you don’t like his very few mistakes then your choice is to not watch or to make better videos yourselves. I’d watch your channels and probably talk shit about how you all fall short of the 8-bit guy. Seriously, if you can do better let’s see you do it. 

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I do not keep an immaculately clean workspace, so no, I wont be doing that.

Also, I dont have a lot of disposable income to be obtaining old treasures with, nor the storage to hold onto them after getting them working again.

 

 

If he lived close by, I would be more than happy to help him out if he wanted though. 

 

If somebody wants to send me some old treasure for restoration, I would happily do it though. Just send return shipping in an envelope or something.  That offer is available for 8-bit guy as well.  I would happily repair his antique IBM workstations for him.

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Yeah, I wouldn't call him evil for accidentally blowing up a rare computer. He didn't do it on purpose. As we've all concluded, the video was simply rushed beyond belief and he didn't have time to properly research anything.

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On 11/12/2020 at 2:13 AM, wierd_w said:

I do not keep an immaculately clean workspace, so no, I wont be doing that.

Also, I dont have a lot of disposable income to be obtaining old treasures with, nor the storage to hold onto them after getting them working again.

 

 

If he lived close by, I would be more than happy to help him out if he wanted though. 

 

If somebody wants to send me some old treasure for restoration, I would happily do it though. Just send return shipping in an envelope or something.  That offer is available for 8-bit guy as well.  I would happily repair his antique IBM workstations for him.

Ha, I've kind of thought of doing videos as well, but my workspace looks like like someone dumped random computer parts everywhere... well okay, my house kind of looks that way at the moment...

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22 minutes ago, leech said:

Ha, I've kind of thought of doing videos as well, but my workspace looks like like someone dumped random computer parts everywhere... well okay, my house kind of looks that way at the moment...

This works just fine for AvE.

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On 11/12/2020 at 2:13 AM, wierd_w said:

I do not keep an immaculately clean workspace, so no, I wont be doing that.

Also, I dont have a lot of disposable income to be obtaining old treasures with, nor the storage to hold onto them after getting them working again.

Two excuses which I’m going to call you out on:

 

1. It doesn’t take a clean workspace to put yourself out there in video format online. It takes hard work and balls. Anyone can clean up their workshop but not everyone has the balls required to post videos. Your clean workspace excuse is an obvious example of a self-defeating attitude.

 

2. I’m familiar with the 8-bit guy’s hometown of Kennedale, TX. I assure you it’s not an exclusive area. It’s a nice place full of friendly humble people. If you watched his videos you would see that he cleverly turned a series of tech support jobs into an online career. He’s got over 1million followers because he’s worked his ass off for many years and he’s excellent at his craft. His success is not rooted in money.

 

You won’t be starting a channel like his because you’re too busy criticizing successful people and making lame excuses.

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