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Topic: Thorium - New Nuclear Fuel
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PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 5:29 am   Subject: Thorium - New Nuclear Fuel
not to burst your bubble, but thorium has always been a fuel for experimental reactors and nuclear criticality tests, pretty much since about ~1950 or so...


also uranium 233, and a few others are ...
Topic: Strange accelerator card-
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PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 4:29 am   Subject: Strange accelerator card-
well, it does run dos proggies really fast,
it's just like having a 386/16 dos computer in most reguards...
also it's nice and speedy on free space calculations on the dir command Rolling Eyes
Topic: Testing MB without power supply
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PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 2:49 am   Subject: Testing MB without power supply
As far as Antec's go, I dislike them since they made the truepower series and went to a Channel Well Tech psu design, as well as start using crummy electrolytic capacitors...

I've had so many of th ...
Topic: Testing MB without power supply
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PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 2:08 am   Subject: Testing MB without power supply
You have a PowMax PSU, one of the worse ones out there (at least for blowing up)
most times they just take themselves out, so I would think it would be an acceptible risk to try a new one on that sys ...
Topic: Strange accelerator card-
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PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 11:13 pm   Subject: Strange accelerator card-
got the thing booted, from what I gathered, the beast I own is called in it's full name, a "Intel Inboard 386/PC" which has 1MB ram onboard and as one of you said, will only run a special br ...
Topic: Clone 10MHz XT motherboards
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PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 8:05 pm   Subject: Clone 10MHz XT motherboards
I thought all model Ms can automatically translate XT scancodes. All of the model Ms I've tried on my XT seem to work
Just because I was a little skeptical of that, I tested 10 of my model M keyboard ...
Topic: Testing MB without power supply
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PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 7:57 pm   Subject: Testing MB without power supply
so no brand name on the psu? how heavy is it roughly?

the reason I ask these silly questions is that quite a few PSU's are known for blowing themselves out without taking the mobo, while others the ...
Topic: POLL: What was the greatest OS of the 20th Century?
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PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 6:11 pm   Subject: POLL: What was the greatest OS of the 20th Century?
a year late or so--

but my vote would be for VMS.
Topic: Testing MB without power supply
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PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 5:53 pm   Subject: Testing MB without power supply
Look for any blistered or melted chips/mofsets on the mobo (check your hard drive as well)

Well, you could get a replacement power supply, and if it blows return it =/

What kind of PSU was it? ( ...
Topic: Strange accelerator card-
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PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 5:09 pm   Subject: Strange accelerator card-
thanks for clarifying that...

all I know is that it sure weirded me out seeing that thing....

as soon as I find where the heck my XT keyboards are I will get back to you on what the hdd contains ...
Topic: Strange accelerator card-
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PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 4:51 am   Subject: Strange accelerator card-
I recently picked up another 5150 to play around with it, and it came with an interesting surprise-
A 386/16 accelerator card with 1mb of memory which sat in an ISA slot and conntected via a ribbon c ...
 

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