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RCR Episode 218: KansasFest 2020 Megapodcast

August 10, 2020 Retro Computing Roundtable

KansasFest 2020 Megapodcast Welcome to Retro Open Poly Roundtable Chicken Missile Lines Drop Museum Gruecast. The annual “megapodcast” from KansasFest, this time conducted virtually. Note: Reading the links below could be “spoilers” for the game. Participants: Quinn Dunki (Blondihacks, Open Apple, Retrocomputing Roundtable) Earl Evans (Retrocomputing Roundtable, Next Without …

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RCR Episode 217: Architecture shifts

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Architecture shifts Apple announced that it will be shifting its processor architecture from Intel to ARM. This has happened before, not just at Apple, but, well, mostly Apple or Apple-adjacent. We try to think of some other examples as well. …

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RCR Episode 216: Home v. Hobby

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Home v. Hobby How have you kept the home/hobby balance? What has allowed you to remain friends/married/peaceful? Boundaries? Shared interest? Topic/Feedback links: Byte Cellar panorama Stitching together with QuickTime VR Studio 1.0 QTVR file of the panorama Collapse …

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RCR Episode 215: On whether RealPlayer suuuuuuux

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston Topic: On whether RealPlayer suuuuuuux Computer video: What have been the most striking impacts computer video has had on you? Topic/Feedback links: My first taste of CGA composite color 1K colors on CGA: How it’s done Full Motion Video …

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RCR Episode 214: As Seen on TV

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Jack Nutting, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston Topic: As Seen on TV Retro computers, as featured in TV and movies. What shows at the time had computers in them? What shows of today has yesterday’s computers in them? Topic/Feedback links: Rebuilding James Bond’s Apple …

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RCR Episode 213: Things We Hate(d)

Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Things we (came to/no longer) hate Things we used to hate, but maybe no longer do. Or maybe still do. Or maybe didn’t used to hate, but now do. Topic/Feedback links: RetroMacCast interviews Rocky Bergen about papercraft creations …

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RCR Episode 212: Virtual Retro-gatherings

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Virtual Retro-gatherings Given that retrocomputing gatherings are going virtual, what aer ways that we can make this experience a good one? Topic/Feedback links: C64 guitar Compressorhead: Ace of Spades Computer Sport Athlete nMigen tutorial Retro Computing …

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RCR Episode 211: Coprocessors (Part 1)

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Coprocessors (Part 1) We all love coprocessors, but does anyone use them? Did you have any, did you use them? Do you have any, do you use them? What would you use them for now? Topic/Feedback links: Jif peanut …

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RCR Episode 210: Computer viruses

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Computer viruses What experiences did you have in the “retrocomputer era” with computer viruses or related malware? Which ones do you remember? Any that caused a memorable headache? Any that you wrote? Any that had interesting technology? …