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RCR Episode 248: So long, 2021

January 19, 2022 Retro Computing Roundtable

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, and Carrington Vanston Topic: So long, 2021 At the tail end of 2021, we talk about our retrocomputing-based adventures during the year, with a little bit of a look ahead at what might come after. Topic/Feedback links: Drop /// Inches, episode #11 (re: …

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RCR Episode 247: Computing 24/7

January 13, 2022 Retro Computing Roundtable

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, and Blake Patterson Topic: Computing 24/7 In honor of episode 247, we talk about stuff vaguely related to “all the time.” Mostly we wound up talking about whether we turned our computers off or not. Topic/Feedback links: RetroMagazineWorld #11 The World of Commodore …

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RCR Episode 246: Data hoards, musician chords

December 15, 2021 Retro Computing Roundtable

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Data hoards and privacy Retrocomputing collectors often collect retrocomputers, which often have disks or hard drives, which might contain private data. Particularly as computers get recent enough to have hard drives. Particularly particularly in the future when retrocomputers might contain …

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RCR Episode 245: End of line

December 10, 2021 Retro Computing Roundtable

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, Michael Mulhern, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston Topic: End of line To the extent that you have physical objects, intellectual properties, accounts that host archives, what kind of plans do you have for when you are (possibly unexpectedly) no longer around? Or, what kind …

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RCR Episode 244: Lacking Future Relevance

December 9, 2021 Retro Computing Roundtable

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Lacking future relevance Sunk time – times you’ve spent learning (or learning how to do) something that has no future relevance. What did you do, what were you THINKING? Topic/Feedback links: Foone Turing explores the updated Twitter image posting/processing …

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RCR Episode 243: Networking keeps us all connec

November 2, 2021 Retro Computing Roundtable

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Ian Baronofsky, and Earl Evans Topic: Networking keeps us all connec We continue to talk about networking in the context of old computers, in the days before everything was TCP/IP, when certain things were case-sensitive. Retro Computing News: A SAM Coupé spotted in the wild …

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RCR Episode 242: Retro networking, episode 1

October 23, 2021 Retro Computing Roundtable

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Ian Baronofsky, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Retro networking, episode 1 We talk about things the word “networking” evokes in the context of old computers. Transferring files between computers, reaching (sort of) the modern internet, networking socially, etc. Retro Computing News: Sir Clive Sinclair …

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RCR Episode 241: Every Septandy is Like the First Septandy

September 17, 2021 Retro Computing Roundtable

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, Earl Evans, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Every Septandy is Like the First Septandy We rediscover the Tandy enthusiasts event, talk about simulators and emulators, wind-up computers, and board games. Retro Computing News: Septandy Virtual Data Center, IBM 1401 Tiny load card assembler in …

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RCR Episode 241: Every Septandy is Like the First Septandy

September 17, 2021 Retro Computing Roundtable

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, Earl Evans, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Every Septandy is Like the First Septandy We rediscover the Tandy enthusiasts event, talk about simulators and emulators, wind-up computers, and board games. Retro Computing News: Septandy Virtual Data Center, IBM 1401 Tiny load card assembler in …

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RCR Episode 240: A Flock of Toasters

August 30, 2021 Retro Computing Roundtable

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Screensavers Avoid burn-in, and sometimes end relationships, with the help of flying toasters, fireworks, and 3D pipes. Topic/Feedback Links: MiniPET 40/80 kit build and review MiniPET 40/80 kit Strange Commodore replacement keyboard? Emulating IBM PC on an ESP32 …