Problem with RF73 DSSI disk

tony duell ard at
Sat Sep 5 11:20:20 CDT 2015

> > As a bystander, I would much rather see silence than some forty or
> > fifty "sorry, don't know anything about that" responses flooding the
> > list after every request for help.
> I couldn't agree more, Mouse!  lol.


Me too


Nobody here knows everything, and for everyone (or even all the regulars) to
say 'I don't know' every time is going to make the list unusable fast.

> Holm, dude!   I'm not speaking for
> others, of course, but it is bothersome
> *to me* when someone posts to this list
> (or any other helpful list) with an air
> of entitlement and expectation that
> people are going to *immediately*
> provide *insane amounts* of spot-on
> support for whatever their problem is
> (no matter how esoteric), or even
> respond at all.      All responses are
> voluntary -- and we should all be
> gracious and thankful for *anything we
> get*.. and certainly not disparage the
> list if we get nothing.

There is one, and only one, way of ensuring I give a reply. And that is to 
pay my consultancy rates (which are not cheap!). I suspect the same applies
to others here.

If I agree to do a piece of work for you, and you pay me, then of course I will
do it to the best of my ability. That is what you are paying for. But note also
that I have to agree to do it. In this case I would not do so. Not for any
personal reasons but because I know nothing about DSSI disks or the RF73,
I have no manuals on them, I have no way of getting such manuals, My VAX
has an R80 drive, my PDP11s have RK05s, RK07s and RL's. Ask about those and 
I might be able to help.

> Nothing is OWED to ANYONE.

My experience of this list is that people will go out of their way to help each
other. But only if they can. 

I think a reasonable conclusion is that nobody has any service information on the
RF73. It's a pity, and I would love to be proved wrong, but...


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