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    Virtual file system library for retro filesystems?

    Not really. Have you ever looked at the code?
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    Alpha Micro AM-100/L and related boards

    not shure how I missed this, yes I'm still looking though it has been pushed way down the project stack
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    Where are all the SCSI2SD devices? Is this because of the chip shortage?

    It is a truly awful design. I left their discord after they clearly care about 'cheap' and not 'works'
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    They may have found (most of) the Apple 1 Prototype Board

    my pet theory.. it was done by someone that is left-handed. the cut was done with a hacksaw from the back, they sawed through a bit of the ceramic cap if that is true, the way the cut was made would have made sense for someone holding the saw in their left hand
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    AT&T UNIX PC enthusiasts out there?

    one can only hope they kept a copy of the sources
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    They may have found (most of) the Apple 1 Prototype Board

    an analysis of how the board was broken on twitter
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    They may have found (most of) the Apple 1 Prototype Board

    MIT CADRs are probably up there as well. I don't know of any having sold recently though. Just a CADR keyboard is probably in the top 10. A Twiggy Mac would may bump the Lisa out of third place. Twiggy Mac drives are impossible to find (they aren't the same as a Lisa Twiggy)
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    They may have found (most of) the Apple 1 Prototype Board

    A Xerox Alto, if you are talking about a personal computer. Twiggy Lisas are third, with prices in the low five-figures. I can't think of anything outside of the insane home video game collector space where things are six figures or up.
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    They may have found (most of) the Apple 1 Prototype Board

    "advances were being measured in months or even weeks" fast forward 50 years, and thanks to the web that has been cut down to literally minutes worldwide. I was there then, and maybe if you were in the Valley or Boston, word of mouth spread in days, but turn around time was literally waiting for...
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    Dumping magnetic tapes?

    "3D printer with the bed set to 40c" will not do a damn bit of good without air circulation other than warping the reel
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    Dumping magnetic tapes?

    > A tape glued itself to the head I hope there is nothing on the tapes that matters I've been doing this for decades, and it really annoys me when amateurs make the same mistakes. Google "cyclomethicone"
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    Dumping magnetic tapes?

    https://github.com/brouhaha/tapeutils/ just beware that SCSI tape drives do not recover the data inside of a bad block use the smallest blocking factor you can to avoid good physical blocks getting lost if one block is bad
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    Oldest still-in-use bus?

    Prolog STD 56-pin? Don't know if cards are still made, though.
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    PDP11 H785 Regulator Drawings ??? (Part of H765)

    http://bitsavers.org/pdf/dec/powerSupply/MP00272_H785_Field_Maint_Printset_197612.pdf
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