Jack Hurlbut | 1 Jul 06:21 2010
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Re: eMate paraphernalia to give away

Scotty,
You can beam them to me if you still have them.

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Ticknor Scott <ticknor <at> me.com> wrote:

> I was packing up some stuff and came across this stuff, can't bring myself
> to toss it so it's free to any interested eMate enthusiast/collector:
>
> All items basically brand new condition...
>
> - Newton Works Graphing Calculator User's Manual - 37 page booklet 7.5" by
> 9"
> - QuickFigure Works User's Manual by PelicanWare - 41 page booklet 5.5" by
> 7"
> - Your New Apple Support Card from AppleAssurance w/ card still attached
> - eMate registration card
> - (2) Apple Computer Inc. Newton Software license booklets
>
> Thanks,
>
> Scotty Technoir
>
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James Fraser | 1 Jul 13:28 2010
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Re: eBay sale of Newton freeware

Hello,

--- On Tue, 6/29/10, L.W. Brown <lwb <at> mac.com> wrote:

>Agreed - whoever they are, and whatever their motive or knowledge, there 
>is /no/ reason to pay to download what can be legally downloaded for free!

If you'll pardon my saying so, that might only hold true if the buyer's time isn't worth anything. :)

Yes, if the seller is only offering the buyer a chance to download something that is readily available
elsewhere online, the value you and I might attach to what the seller is offering may not be very high.  

However, if a potential buyer is in a hurry to get whatever it is the seller is offering, they might deem it
acceptable to pay the asking price simply in the interests of obtaining it relatively quickly.  That way,
they can stop spending time looking for it and move on to something else.

That's a proposition that some folks might consider worth a few dollars, even if you and I do not.

There's also the possibility (just the possibility, mind) that the eBay seller is offering the purchaser a
chance to download the software from a really *fast* server somewhere as opposed to the buyer getting it
off, say, a hand-cranked server located in the Ukraine that allows downloads only at a near-glacial speed.

To be clear: I'm not saying that the seller in question is necessarily a great guy/gal for doing what they're
doing.  Only that declaring what they are doing to be entirely without value might be overstating things a
tad, that's all. [shrugs]  I can understand the ire that someone flogging freeware might rouse, sure, but I
can also understand why the seller might feel they are offering something that others might consider
worth money.

Best,

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Ryan | 1 Jul 13:44 2010

Re: eBay sale of Newton freeware

Hi:  

As far as I can tell, it's an electronic version of the software. If it's free, it should not be for sale.
Perhaps someone should contact the author of the software and let him handle it.

Thank you,

On 2010-07-01, at 4:28 AM, James Fraser <wheresthatistanbul-newtontalk <at> yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> --- On Tue, 6/29/10, L.W. Brown <lwb <at> mac.com> wrote:
> 
>> Agreed - whoever they are, and whatever their motive or knowledge, there 
>> is /no/ reason to pay to download what can be legally downloaded for free!
> 
> If you'll pardon my saying so, that might only hold true if the buyer's time isn't worth anything. :)
> 
> Yes, if the seller is only offering the buyer a chance to download something that is readily available
elsewhere online, the value you and I might attach to what the seller is offering may not be very high.  
> 
> However, if a potential buyer is in a hurry to get whatever it is the seller is offering, they might deem it
acceptable to pay the asking price simply in the interests of obtaining it relatively quickly.  That way,
they can stop spending time looking for it and move on to something else.
> 
> That's a proposition that some folks might consider worth a few dollars, even if you and I do not.
> 
> There's also the possibility (just the possibility, mind) that the eBay seller is offering the purchaser
a chance to download the software from a really *fast* server somewhere as opposed to the buyer getting it
off, say, a hand-cranked server located in the Ukraine that allows downloads only at a near-glacial speed.
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Simon Bell | 1 Jul 21:19 2010

NCX serial connection - was: 2010 issues


Just thought I ought to step in here and correct a few  
misunderstandings.

If you are using NCX to connect to your Newton via a serial  
connection, you need to specify the same serial speed at both ends.

On the Mac
----------
NCX has no UI for setting the serial speed. This is a deliberate  
omission, in an attempt to stop users inadvertently changing the speed  
and causing the kind of confusion we have here!

The serial speed is actually an NCX preference, but with no UI to  
change it you need to use the Terminal app. The command is:

defaults write com.newton.connection BaudRate -int 115200

This tells the 'defaults' system to 'write' a preference for the  
'com.newton.connection' app, specifically the 'BaudRate' item which is  
an '-int' (integer) with the value '115200'.

Obviously you could specify any number for the value. The Newton‘s  
default serial speed is 38400, should you need to reset that. To reset  
all NCX’s preferences to defaults, delete the ~/Library/Preferences/ 
com.newton.connection.plist file.

On the Newton
-------------
In the Connection app, you need to 'Connect via' serial at the same  
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Forrest Buffenmyer | 1 Jul 21:48 2010

Re: NCX serial connection - was: 2010 issues

Simon:

Thanks for stepping in and saying that a lot better than I tried to!

--Forrest

On Jul 01, 2010, at 12:19 PM, Simon Bell <simonbell <at> me.com> wrote:

The key things to remember are:
o You must explicitly tell both Mac and Newton (NCX and Connection 
apps) to use the same serial speed.
o The default serial speed (built in to the Newton’s Connection app) 
is 38400.

I hope this information gets you connected successfully!

Simon

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Dan | 3 Jul 02:09 2010

Nokia Data Card

Greetings Newton Users!

I'm new to the community, and was wondering if someone could answer a question about an odd little PCMCIA
card that I found which seems to work with my Newton (at least, the Newton says a communication card is
inserted..), but also requires a old mobile phone.

Problem is I'm not sure what kind of phone would work with this..

Take a look at the pictures in the Phone folder:

http://public.me.com/tsurasa

Thanks for any thoughts!

 - Dan

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Dennis B. Swaney | 3 Jul 03:37 2010
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Re: Nokia Data Card

On 02/07/10 17:09PDT, Dan wrote:
> Greetings Newton Users!
>
> I'm new to the community, and was wondering if someone could answer a question about an odd little PCMCIA
card that I found which seems to work with my Newton (at least, the Newton says a communication card is
inserted..), but also requires a old mobile phone.
>
> Problem is I'm not sure what kind of phone would work with this..
>
> Take a look at the pictures in the Phone folder:
>
> http://public.me.com/tsurasa
>
> Thanks for any thoughts!
>

I'd say it was for an old Nokia-made analog cell phone. IIRC, that plug 
looks like it would have connected to my fist cell phone which was an 
AT&T model made by Nokia.

Of course all the analog cell networks have been disassembled for years now.
--

-- 
Sincerely,
Dennis B. Swaney

Newton MP 2100
iPhone 3GS
iPad

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sdenis | 4 Jul 02:14 2010
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Can Einstein do Network? Do I need ne2000.pkg? where is?

I am trying to run the new Einstein build < june 2010 >
Does someone have a reliable vector to get me -> ne2000.pkg ...

ALSO while I might run that build on my intel IMAC ... does someone
have the pre 2010 csv sources yhat I can compile for my G5 mac ?

TX in ADVANCE --- sylvain

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sir izaac | 4 Jul 11:57 2010
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The Stanford Newton User Group

Note: New Meeting Location opposite the Apple Store
The Stanford Newton User Group will hold its July meeting on the 6th at 7 PM before the iPhone User Group.

courtyard café at Borders Books
456 University Avenue
Palo Alto‎

For more information, go to the Stanford Newton User Group home page, http://pobox.com/~snug

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Matthias Melcher | 4 Jul 12:57 2010

Re: Can Einstein do Network? Do I need ne2000.pkg? where is?


On 04.07.2010, at 02:14, sdenis <at> vcn.bc.ca wrote:

> I am trying to run the new Einstein build < june 2010 >
> Does someone have a reliable vector to get me -> ne2000.pkg ...

There is a link in the README file. For simplicity, I also uploaded it to Google Code. I have no way to test the
upload right now, so please let me know if the file is correct.

> ALSO while I might run that build on my intel IMAC ... does someone
> have the pre 2010 csv sources yhat I can compile for my G5 mac ?

Just use CVS to check out an earlier version. You can use CVS View to find the best one for you. I think we tagged
the releases, too. I took the ARM support out because the emulation speed was unbearably low.

 - Matthias

PS: I saw that the app was downloaded 20 times, but I received zero feedback. Is that because nobody got the
software to run? I am a bit puzzled here.

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