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Hey all, happy to announce that NODE Vol 02 is out featuring 180 pages of articles and interviews about P2P and open hardware projects, with an updated Open Source Directory and new Meshnet Atlas! Download a digital version for free or preorder a hard copy n-o-d-e.net/zine/index.html

This will get a much longer writeup but I've been fixing up a broken PXL-2000 that records video to cassette tape. RF output didn't work so I performed a composite video mod. Then the lens assembly was wonky so I modified that. Soon I'll add some RCA connectors and clean heads.

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Someone needs to start a patreon where they work through a '90s VR book like Garage Virtual Reality or Virtual Reality Homebrewer's Handbook and hack a bunch of old HMDs and devices like the Power Glove as outlined in the book while working with software like REND386 in DOSBox.

Got some VictorMaxx StuntMaster headsets from the '90s and they're fairly easy to hook up to power, composite video, and audio when you don't have original cables. They are definitely just cheap HMDs, but they have novelty.

Upgraded my with an mod and a multi-region mod. I learned that I am much better at through-hole soldering than surface, but everything seems secure (except those kynar leads that I later removed) and in working order. The video looks excellent through an OSSC!

Thought I shared this already, but I have assembled a collection of awesome GDR/Soviet clones to use in my

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Found this youtu.be/n0OwGSX2IiQ

A remix of the BBS documentary. Looking forward to watching the rest of it.

An interview I did with R.U. Sirius a few years back was linked to from HN and upon further investigation I found this was because someone posted The Guy I Almost Was (1998). It's a great comic and worth a read (or reread) if you've never seen it, electricsheepcomix.com/almostg

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hello everynyan!!

New XBAND news! Last time I announced anything, it was just that I had gotten a Genesis game playing over a local phone setup.
Today I'm announcing a public XBAND server that anyone can connect to. Gameplay over the internet is still laggy, but most of the other features are available for use.

If you aren't familiar with XBAND, it was an early network multiplayer service for the Genesis and Super Nintendo, letting you play in real-time with players across the country, all through a 2400 baud modem. It also had two newspapers, a way to exchange mail, a friends list, player rankings, and a few other community features.

Launched in 1994, it was completely reliant on servers that were shut down in 1997, but are now revived for 2020 and beyond. Since landlines are almost completely gone these days, we've come up with a few alternate ways you can use to connect, if you have an XBAND modem. We'd love to see you on the network!

Info on the Retrocomputing.Network site: https://retrocomputing.network
Announcement video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl1WqCEwpMU

These screenshots generated via the newspaper functionality in the XBAND OS.

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It took me three years of off-and-on assembly and troubleshooting but today my RC2014 boots!

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There's booting from a floppy and then there's booting from vinyl

So we know it's possible to build records from the pre-microprocessor days so if at any point distributing software for something like #CollapseOS (or maybe the OS itself) becomes an issue, it's possible to cover some bases with a 45 RPM 10" record

I'm sure the EPROM can be replaced with hardwired functionality

This specific example has a #FreeDOS kernel
boginjr.com/it/sw/dev/vinyl-bo

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The Matrix would have been 100% successful if it had used cows instead of humans

Is there a cli application on Linux that displays realtime election results? You know, something that I can display on a terminal. It would be nicer than loading a webpage.

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