chenmel at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 3 16:50:05 CST 2005
On Sun, 4 Dec 2005 04:18:33 +1300
Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/3/05, Tony Duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> >  Does a USB-GPIB interface exist? I assume it must do, but
> > I've not seen one (I've not seriously looked either, my GPIB
> > stuff is generally controller by HP hosts )
> I think I've seen one - not cheap, but neither are PCI GPIB
> cards - if you need one, you *need* one and will pay.
> I've had the good fortune to rescue a couple of ISA GPIB cards,
> and one NuBus GPIB card. Never gotten a PCI GPIB for free,
> though. :-(
I have an old Mac II (the big case, the huge number of NuBus
slots, etc.) that has a GPIB card in it. Actually it has two
National Instruments cards in it and Labview on the hard drive.
Very early Labview. I got it at a University Auction a few years
ago and realized it was a complete system set up for Data
Acquisition, and saved it as a unit.
Went to the IUPUI Auction this morning, came home with a lot of
modern junk, a pile of Sun Pizzaboxes, a Mac IIci, and a nice Mac
SE. Up until now the only 'compact Macs' I have had are SE/30's
and a Plus. I am going to have to dig around to see if I can find
a MacOS version on 800K disks, as the SE is one that only has an
800K floppy (according to the label on the back). Is it possible
to swap in a newer Superdrive? I have piles and piles of those.
Not sure if I want to, though, it 'spoils the patina' on the SE to
start yanking out parts and changing it.
Note- Pentium III machines have finally become 'old' enough that
you can get a whole pile of them really cheap in a bulk bid at an
auction, after everybody has picked over and got their single
systems out of the group up for auction. And to think I consider
a Pentium III system to be an 'up to date' system. . .
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