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Old books - free to good home

Post by ed » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:48 pm

I've been having a ruthless clearout of old books, most of which will be considered history. They are en route to the Oxfam shop but before they go I thought I'd post here in case there was some interest. They are all free(obviously) but for the postage...

DOS programmers reference(3rd ed) - Dettman and Johnson
LAN times : guide to interoperability - Sheldon et al
Object oriented modelling and design - Rumbaugh et al
How to set up a website(2nd ed) - Stein
programmers guide to IBM PC & PS2 - Norton
Just Java - van der Linden
Electrical and electronic principals - John Bird
Acoustics - Heinrich Kuttruff
High performance audio power amplifiers - Duncan
Programming the 8088/8086 - Coffron
Mastering CP/M - Miller
Borland C++(4th ed)
Peter Nortons Assembly language for the IBM PC - Norton and Socha
SSADM a practical approach - Ashworth and Goodland
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Post by pre65 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:19 pm

I'd like to read this one Ed,

High performance audio power amplifiers - Duncan

BUT, did you realise they are advertised between £40 - £70 for used copies on Ebay ?
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Post by little eddy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:18 pm

Blast - beat me to it.

I think I might have used Electrical and electronic principals - John Bird at Uni?
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Post by ed » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:52 am

revised list, much as expected:

DOS programmers reference(3rd ed) - Dettman and Johnson
LAN times : guide to interoperability - Sheldon et al
Object oriented modelling and design - Rumbaugh et al
How to set up a website(2nd ed) - Stein
programmers guide to IBM PC & PS2 - Norton
Just Java - van der Linden
Programming the 8088/8086 - Coffron
Mastering CP/M - Miller
Borland C++(4th ed)
Peter Nortons Assembly language for the IBM PC - Norton and Socha
SSADM a practical approach - Ashworth and Goodland
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Post by jack » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:06 pm

I just threw out (to recycling) about 100kg of old cpm/dos/Windows NT/windows 95/MFC/ATL/DCOM/LDAP/X.400/VMS Internals/whatever books plus all my old copies of the C++ Users Journal, Microsoft Windows Developer's Journal, DEC Technical Journal etc ...

Still got a crate of all my VMS backups on 600, 1200 and 2400 ft tapes... Oh, and a shoebox of DAT cartridges...

Obviously no way of reading them now...

Whole bootloader of a Volvo estate...

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Post by IslandPink » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:29 pm

Now here's a thing... it just triggered a memory I have a of a guy I used to discuss astronomy with. He was a teacher, lived just down the road. This is early 90's I think , he had shelves full of Radio 3concerts he'd recorded onto DAT tape. It was quite a thing at the time, but short-lived. Does anybody know off-had what the quality level ( kHz/bit-rate) was, for the music DAT format ?
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Post by jack » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:06 pm

ISTR it's the same as a CD as you can lossless copy a CD to DAT and vice versa...

But the one DAT drive I kept is a SCSI data one (an HP), and I really don't know if it still works - not used it for at least 10 years.

Still have the Adaptec 2940UW SCSI card for it though

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Post by ed » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:22 pm

44.1
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Post by IslandPink » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:18 am

Aha, righto. But I suspect quite a bit of storage per tape ?
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Post by Nick » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:04 pm

ed wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:22 pm
44.1
I seem to remember early ones working at 48 kHz as well.
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Post by Tony Moore » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:42 pm

Yes, 44.1 & 48Khz selectable on record. I still have a Sony DT60ES unit in the loft somewhere. :shock:

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Post by ed » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:37 pm

Nick wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:04 pm
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Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:22 pm
44.1
I seem to remember early ones working at 48 kHz as well.
memory is not firing on all cylinders but I seem to recall the consumer stuff was mainly at 44.1 but the pro versions saw a lot of ADAT which was dat format onto bigger tapes(vhs tape) which could all run at x2, i.e 88.2k and 96k. The latter were mainly multi track machines I believe. It's still in use so there are machines to be had if interested.

I never got to use one but instead I had an 8 track minidisc machine which was much more practical at the time.
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Post by Max N » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:15 pm

I once had a high-end(dish) Phillips VHS recorder which had a hifi audio record/playback mode - using the high speed helical heads for audio. Can't remember if I ever got round to trying it out.........maybe it was ADAT?

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Post by Dave the bass » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:30 pm

I'd guess at NICAM if the stereo audio was recorded and played back by the helical scanning head.

Regular audio using the fixed audio tracking head was fairly pants IME.
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