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Adrian Caspersz

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Jan 24, 2024, 6:30:18 AMJan 24
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I don't post here much but but give TNMOC some love folks ...

I was in the UK's National Museum of Computing (Bletchley Park)
yesterday, with a friend doing the guided tour. There was just 6 of us
in the tour - they could do with some more folks on that? Or just walk
around yourself.

https://www.tnmoc.org

Saw an interesting tape drive there, the tape was 35mm film stock as
used by the cinema industry, but instead of photographic emulsion the
full width tape coat was magnetic for 8 tracks of data. The drive itself
being a modified cinema transport - was much cheaper then than tape
drives from the computer industry.

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Adrian C

D

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Jan 24, 2024, 10:06:22 AMJan 24
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Is it easy to get to from London? I might have to go to London for a
business trip in 2024, and since I love these types of museums maybe it
could be a good idea to extend my trip over the weekend to go for a visit!

Best regards,
Daniel

Sn!pe

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Jan 24, 2024, 10:13:07 AMJan 24
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D <nos...@example.net> wrote:

> Daniel

Bob Eager

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Jan 24, 2024, 1:23:47 PMJan 24
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Train from Euston, and it's very near the station. When they decided on
Bletchley Park in WWII, communications were key, especially getting 4,000
workers per shift in and out. It's literally across the road from the
station.

Be careful not to pay for Bletchley Park entry if you just want TNMoC, as
they are both on the site.



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Use the BIG mirror service in the UK:
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Charlie Gibbs

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Jan 24, 2024, 10:57:07 PMJan 24
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On 2024-01-24, Adrian Caspersz <em...@here.invalid> wrote:

> I don't post here much but but give TNMOC some love folks ...
>
> I was in the UK's National Museum of Computing (Bletchley Park)
> yesterday, with a friend doing the guided tour. There was just 6 of us
> in the tour - they could do with some more folks on that? Or just walk
> around yourself.
>
> https://www.tnmoc.org

Sounds like an interesting place. Too bad it's an ocean away...

> Saw an interesting tape drive there, the tape was 35mm film stock as
> used by the cinema industry, but instead of photographic emulsion the
> full width tape coat was magnetic for 8 tracks of data. The drive itself
> being a modified cinema transport - was much cheaper then than tape
> drives from the computer industry.

I once saw a vinyl album which claimed to have been mastered on
such stock.

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Kerr-Mudd, John

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Jan 25, 2024, 4:07:43 AMJan 25
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On Wed, 24 Jan 2024 15:13:02 +0000
snip...@gmail.com (Sn!pe) wrote:

> D <nos...@example.net> wrote:
>
> > Daniel
>
I see the legs of a Sn!pe are very long, ideal for stalking.


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D

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Jan 25, 2024, 5:10:27 AMJan 25
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Great! Euston I've passed through on my trips. Thank you very much for the
tip, I hope I'll get the chance some time this year! =)

Sn!pe

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Jan 25, 2024, 6:49:03 AMJan 25
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Kerr-Mudd, John <ad...@127.0.0.1> wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Jan 2024 15:13:02 +0000
> snip...@gmail.com (Sn!pe) wrote:
>
> > D <nos...@example.net> wrote:
> >
> > > Daniel
>
> I see the legs of a Sn!pe are very long, ideal for stalking.

Hardly stalking, I've been here for years.

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D

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Jan 25, 2024, 8:51:04 AMJan 25
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On Thu, 25 Jan 2024, Sn!pe wrote:

> Kerr-Mudd, John <ad...@127.0.0.1> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 24 Jan 2024 15:13:02 +0000
>> snip...@gmail.com (Sn!pe) wrote:
>>
>>> D <nos...@example.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Daniel
>>
>> I see the legs of a Sn!pe are very long, ideal for stalking.
>
> Hardly stalking, I've been here for years.
>
>

Great minds think alike, isn't that the saying? Or perhaps the usenet is
so small, that it comes down to us three? ;)

Best regards,
Daniel

Thomas Prufer

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Jan 26, 2024, 11:24:59 AMJan 26
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On Thu, 25 Jan 2024 03:57:04 GMT, Charlie Gibbs <cgi...@kltpzyxm.invalid> wrote:

>On 2024-01-24, Adrian Caspersz <em...@here.invalid> wrote:
>
>> I don't post here much but but give TNMOC some love folks ...
>>
>> I was in the UK's National Museum of Computing (Bletchley Park)
>> yesterday, with a friend doing the guided tour. There was just 6 of us
>> in the tour - they could do with some more folks on that? Or just walk
>> around yourself.
>>
>> https://www.tnmoc.org
>
>Sounds like an interesting place. Too bad it's an ocean away...
>
>> Saw an interesting tape drive there, the tape was 35mm film stock as
>> used by the cinema industry, but instead of photographic emulsion the
>> full width tape coat was magnetic for 8 tracks of data. The drive itself
>> being a modified cinema transport - was much cheaper then than tape
>> drives from the computer industry.
>
>I once saw a vinyl album which claimed to have been mastered on
>such stock.

"roentgenizdat"

from soviet bootleg "vinyl" recordings duplicated (cut? pressed?) into used
X-ray film.

Thomas Prufer

Charlie Gibbs

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Jan 26, 2024, 3:21:04 PMJan 26
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The recording I heard was of Virgil Fox playing the John Wanamaker organ
in Philadelphia. His rendition of "Pomp and Cirumstance" was thrilling.
A quick web search confirms the 35mm mastering.
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