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Posted on 15th Sep at 6:19 PM, with 29 notes
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The Kaypro Robie, released in January of 1984, was Kaypro’s only CP/M-based desktop computer. It is a non-portable rendition of the Kaypro 4, which is an upgraded version of the Kaypro II line, which used a 4MHz Z80 CPU and featured a built-in 300 baud modem. The floppy drives are on top of the monitor, which is an unusual and somewhat fugly configuration. It was nicknamed “Darth Vader’s Lunchbox”, because it kind of looks like a helmet with the positioning of the floppy drives.
But what made the Robie special was the floppy drives. And not in a good way. The high density (2.6MB!) drives have a habit of eating floppy disks, literally. The drive heads would scrape the media off the disk substrate, leaving you with a worthless plastic circle. The reason for this, according to someone that worked at Kaypro at the time, was that diamond dust was contaminating the drive heads during the polishing step of manufacturing. This gave the drive heads diamond teeth to chew up disks.
Combine this with the fact that people weren’t interested in CP/M machines anymore, and it was no wonder the Robie didn’t perform very well. Though, it did get some exposure in the media; Bruce Willis used one as a desktop computer in the ABC show Moonlighting.
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tumblokami:

The Kaypro Robie, released in January of 1984, was Kaypro’s only CP/M-based desktop computer. It is a non-portable rendition of the Kaypro 4, which is an upgraded version of the Kaypro II line, which used a 4MHz Z80 CPU and featured a built-in 300 baud modem. The floppy drives are on top of the monitor, which is an unusual and somewhat fugly configuration. It was nicknamed “Darth Vader’s Lunchbox”, because it kind of looks like a helmet with the positioning of the floppy drives.

But what made the Robie special was the floppy drives. And not in a good way. The high density (2.6MB!) drives have a habit of eating floppy disks, literally. The drive heads would scrape the media off the disk substrate, leaving you with a worthless plastic circle. The reason for this, according to someone that worked at Kaypro at the time, was that diamond dust was contaminating the drive heads during the polishing step of manufacturing. This gave the drive heads diamond teeth to chew up disks.

Combine this with the fact that people weren’t interested in CP/M machines anymore, and it was no wonder the Robie didn’t perform very well. Though, it did get some exposure in the media; Bruce Willis used one as a desktop computer in the ABC show Moonlighting.

Posted on 15th Sep at 6:18 PM, with 514 notes
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なんてこったNEXT
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なんてこったNEXT

Posted on 15th Sep at 6:16 PM, with 26,320 notes

gaydicks420:

the sims 4 announcements are so bleak and depressing out of context 

Posted on 15th Sep at 6:12 PM, with 986 notes

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Lathe turning cast iron

this is extremely satisfying to watch

Posted on 14th Sep at 11:57 PM, with 249,284 notes

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officialunitedstates:

I want to be the first person on the moon to shoot a sniper rifle at earth and hit a wasp nest.  my whole life so far is leading up to that moment

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