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by Ruptor
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Serial keyboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Serial keyboard?

Can the QL serial line handle a serial keyboard? I have a couple knocking around from the days before the PC XT came out when all keyboards were serial as were the terminals. I think the keyboards sent the serial data and the monitors displayed the received serial characters.
by Ruptor
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: a DIY home build project...
Replies: 51
Views: 10787

Re: a DIY home build project...

Thanks for the summary I am sure it will help other newbies to this site to understand the state of play. :) I tried reading all the threads but they were very long wish lists and I couldn't see final specifications it was just too complicated for my poor little brain. :?
by Ruptor
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: a DIY home build project...
Replies: 51
Views: 10787

Re: a DIY home build project...

The Q68 already available, this thread and the issue 8 are all the same thing aren't they or am I missing something? What has happened with this project?
by Ruptor
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Is QDOS relocatable
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Is QDOS relocatable

Video is one problem, but there is also keyboard access and stuff... of course there is the QDOS classic source code that could be changed for different I/O hardware if not aiming at register compatibility. Yes since the source is available I was thinking of hacking, I mean adapting it for a serial...
by Ruptor
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Is QDOS relocatable
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Is QDOS relocatable

Depends on why you ask. The code itself is probably pretty position independent, but some stuff like QL vectors have to be at certain positions by definition. I have some components lying around like a 68010 on a board with a couple of MMUs and other stuff so thinking about putting them all togethe...
by Ruptor
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Is QDOS relocatable
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Is QDOS relocatable

Can the ROM code be put anywhere in memory? My ROMs have addresses of 0000 and 8000 written on them implying the code is not relocatable but could it be made relocatable?
by Ruptor
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Life Saver
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Life Saver

We have "magnetic" therapy for all known disases and it also helps save fuelin your car too. (It doesn't - at least not according to actual experiments.) Here is a prime example of quackery being lumped in with real working technology. Great for the drug companies so the waters stay muddy...
by Ruptor
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Life Saver
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Life Saver

I often think of the human body like a finely tuned vehicle - it's all good to start with, but you start to get corrosion, rust and parts begin to wear. The interesting thing here is that the body does rebuild itself to a good extent - the number of friends who've had 'life changing' injuries on th...
by Ruptor
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Life Saver
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Life Saver

This is for all you old sick guys out there where I have been. I have been developing Electrotherapy devices for the last 10 years and it has been a real eye opener. The idea that old age brings sickness and pain is a myth that needs to be busted. Using electrotherapy devices I started out eliminati...
by Ruptor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RGB to VGA
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: RGB to VGA

Ok I will shut and go away. :lol: I did search but didn't see that thread. There were some recent discussions about old monitors going bust and not being able to use VGA hence my post when I came across the board. I suppose it is a lot cheaper now for a while until VGA starts going obsolete. :roll: