L.W. Brown | 1 Oct 01:13 2005
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Re: OT powerbook drives

I have one w/ a (very full) 30GB drive, and am chafing at the slowness 
- you tempt me to upgrade the drive instead of moving up to a new 17" 
as originally planned!
If you're interested, I have the code to allow a software switch to 
533MHz/133MHz-bus. It's just a series of commands I found by Googling, 
to enter after booting into the rom itself. I've been running with it 
up-switched for a couple of years and have never regretted it.
Another upgrade you might want to consider is the CD drive. I can now 
burn DVDs - although I cannot burn anything through the finder (despite 
locating - after some trouble - and applying a software patch that 
claimed to permit such), I have no trouble at all using the NTI Dragon 
Burn software bundled with the drive. I even installed it myself - 
 >nowhere< >near< as frustrating as trying to upgrade the hard-drive in 
my wife's iBook (which I gave up on), although not _quite_ as simple as 
the included instructions had implied (as they say, YMMV)...

On 30. Sep, 2005, at 4:57, DJ Vollkasko wrote:

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>> On Sep 28, 2005, at 1:58 PM, William Pociengel wrote:
>>>
>>> has anyone tried any of the 7200 rpm drives in a poerbook or ibook?
>>> i'm
>>> looking at upgrading and need some feedback.
>>
>> I have one in my powerbook and it is great. It improved performance
>> overall as much (if not more in some cases) than extra RAM did. They
>> just released 80 and 100gb sizes as well... I'd say go for it.
>
> I got myself a nicely and slightly worn Titanium PowerBook 500 MHZ last
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John Hay | 1 Oct 03:52 2005
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Re(2): Original HW recognition from Russia?

Turns out this HWR topic has been extensively discussed many times over
on this List, so it's really non-productive for me [us] to speculate and
comment, not that this thread is very interesting and informative to
some of the newer List members.  I have not had time to look but I
believe there are extensive archives on the subject. If you find any can
you simply post the URL's ? 
This would be great, TIA, John.  

9/30/05  Andrei Chichak issued the following and I have taken literary
license to pass it along on a "Need to Know Basis"  . . .  ?

>As I remember, the 2x00 recognizer is not from the ParaGraph code base. The
>1x0 series used an early version of ParaGraphs code. Apple's code does not
>include ParaGraphs other recognizers, where you could enter 2+2=3D and it
>would reply 4.

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Woody Smith | 1 Oct 04:01 2005
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Re: Re(2): Original HW recognition from Russia?

Search Google 'HWR Newtontalk' and get 2,160 hits
see <http://www.chuma.org/newton/ntalk-archive/sept2000/0152.html>

for one example

Woody

On Sep 30, 2005, at 8:52 PM, John Hay wrote:

> Turns out this HWR topic has been extensively discussed many times  
> over
> on this List, so it's really non-productive for me [us] to  
> speculate and
> comment, not that this thread is very interesting and informative to
> some of the newer List members.  I have not had time to look but I
> believe there are extensive archives on the subject. If you find  
> any can
> you simply post the URL's ?
> This would be great, TIA, John.
>

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W L | 1 Oct 06:24 2005
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[NTLK]Newton user in Portland needs help...

Victoria, a Newton MP2100 user would like to meet other Newton users in Portland near the airport, Woo is
willing to forward phone calls and numbers to her.  Saturday night would be the best timing, near the
airport, please call Woo at 562  254  8087 and/or email me at 'vitcitylb at earthlink dot net' .  She would like
to add software and discuss hardware abilities.
Thank you all.
Keep it green.  :-)
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Martin Joseph | 1 Oct 07:14 2005

Re: [NTLK]Newton user in Portland needs help...


On Sep 30, 2005, at 9:24 PM, W L wrote:

> Victoria, a Newton MP2100 user would like to meet other Newton users 
> in Portland near the airport, Woo is willing to forward phone calls 
> and numbers to her.  Saturday night would be the best timing, near the 
> airport, please call Woo at 562  254  8087 and/or email me at 
> 'vitcitylb at earthlink dot net' .  She would like to add software and 
> discuss hardware abilities.
> Thank you all.
> Keep it green.  :-)
I recommend any Portland area users who can make the time to meet with 
Victoria do so.  My wife and I met with her here in Seattle about a 
year ago, and she is very gracious and good company.

The Newton was discussed (and demonstrated a bit), but wasn't critical 
to our enjoyment.

Hope someone is able to visit.

Marty

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Bryan Law | 1 Oct 04:44 2005
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Re: eMate on steroids!

Yep it's pretty awesome. Unfortunately they will not be available for  
individual sale. I know plenty of people in my area who need a low  
cost, fully functional, durable laptop(Including myself!). I think  
I'll make a petition...

On Sep 30, 2005, at 4:07 AM, Robert Masters wrote:

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> This appeared in the news (and /.) today:
> http://laptop.media.mit.edu/
>

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Robert Masters | 1 Oct 08:11 2005

Re: eMate on steroids!

On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 09:44:45PM -0500, Bryan Law wrote:
> Yep it's pretty awesome. Unfortunately they will not be available for  
> individual sale. I know plenty of people in my area who need a low  
> cost, fully functional, durable laptop(Including myself!). I think  
> I'll make a petition...
> On Sep 30, 2005, at 4:07 AM, Robert Masters wrote:
> > This appeared in the news (and /.) today:
> > http://laptop.media.mit.edu/

Actually, they intend to licence out the design, so that other
manufacturers can produce the same low-cost unit for private sale. The
idea is that by doing so they scuttle the grey market somewhat.

So, while we may have a little more of a wait, and have to spend a
little more, we will be able to get our greasy little paws on them!

-Rob

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Marcus Hammerschmitt | 1 Oct 09:20 2005
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Re: eMate on steroids!

At 04:44 01.10.2005, you wrote:
>Yep it's pretty awesome. Unfortunately they will not be available for  
>individual sale. I know plenty of people in my area who need a low  
>cost, fully functional, durable laptop(Including myself!). I think  
>I'll make a petition...

If this ever takes off (technically speaking), you'll see it pop up as the 
latest geek tool in your vicinity in no time. And no, it won't help the 
poor, because the poor's problem is not the lack of affordable 
computing power, but poverty. 

Best,

Marcus

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John Hay | 1 Oct 13:06 2005
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East Coast Newton User Meeting Dec '05

I am in the process of scheduling an East Coast Newton User Group
[ECNUG] meeting, get-together, mixing fun and a little business, this
December, 2005 at a **LOCATION** in either Manhattan, Princeton NJ, or
Marlton NJ. This will be the first meeting and depending upon the
response level I may schedule additional future quarterly or annual
meetings as long as the interest continues.

To get started, I have selected four tentative **DATES**, one of which
will be confirmed, depending on everyone's schedule. The tentative dates
are as follows: Wednesday December 28, Thursday December 29, Friday
December 30th, or Saturday December 31st.  

In the next several weeks I'll post the URL of the new ECNUG web pages,
as well as include an on-line "New User" registration page, a New User
Tentative location date and time questionnaire for the first meeting,
Calendar, and probably a BLOG, etc.  At this time you may register as a
new member, and if you think you may want to attend the first ECNUG
meeting in December check off the various days and locations which you
would prefer.  I"ll use the data to finalize one location and one
meeting date, to be determined in early December.

***** PLEASE DO NOT***** use NewtonTalk [this List] to respond to this
or any other ECNUG threads, discussions, or questions, as we do not want
to impact upon the NewtonTalk community or bandwidth.  It is possible
that at some time in the future, only with the express permission
granted from the powers that be on this List, if there is a need and an
interest for the new users of ECNUG to communicate on the NewtonTalk
List, that it would be appropriate for you to post to the List. For now
please do not. 

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Konstantinos Theofilis | 1 Oct 14:30 2005
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Re: [NTLK] Writing thesis on Newton (quite off-topic indeed)

Does anybody remembers the name of the LateX editor for Newton?

:-)

Kostas
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