RCR Episode 120

Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Ken Gagne, Paul Hagstrom, and Michael Mulhern

Host’s Topic: We Heart Retrocomputing

It’s Valentine’s Day! So, we heart retrocomputing? First love, current love, secret love? As a side note, does Carrington secretly long for a Commodore 64?
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RCR Episode 119

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston

Host’s Topic: Retrocomputing TMI

It seems like the retrocomputing hobby is gaining traction. Hooray! Except now it’s so easy to scan things, post things, take videos—information is coming in at a rate that’s too hard to manage. How do you keep up?

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RCR Episode 118

Panelists: Ken Gagne (hosting), Earl Evans, Paul Hagstrom, Michael Mulhern, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston

Host’s Topic: Are retrocomputing vendors held to different standards?

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RCR Episode 117

Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Ken Gagne, Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting

Host’s Topic: Would you make a irreversible upgrade/mod to one of your retro computers?

Anything from adding a 3.5mm audio jack, “dremeling” a hole or slot in the case to feed a cable through. Cutting a trace, or adding a jumper or any other change that although could be “reversed”, but not to original condition . . . . How far would you go upgrading a retro machine?

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RCR Episode 116

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, and Michael Mulhern

Host’s Topic: 2016, Here We Come

What are your big retro plans for 2016? Writing something, building something, fixing something, selling something?

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RCR Episode 115

Panelists: Jack Nutting (hosting), Earl Evans, Paul Hagstrom, and Michael Mulhern

Host’s Topic: The great acquisitions of 2015

Looking back on 2015, what was your favorite retrocomputing acquisition?

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RCR Episode 114

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting) and Jack Nutting (not hosting)

Host’s Topic: Internet of Dumb Things

Are our 8-bit programming skills going to be relevant again? In this upcoming Internet of Things world, underpowered is back. The IoT and the return of 8-bit computing

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RCR Episode 113

Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Ken Gagne, Paul Hagstrom, and Michael Mulhern

Host’s Topic: Let’s sum it up

Your non-retro enthusiast friend asks “why do you collect, play with or learn about old computers? Fifty words or less! Well, after that challenge, I’m sure we’ll find some more words. But can we give the “elevator speech” on what the hobby is about?

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RCR Episode 112

Panelists: David Greelish (hosting), Earl Evans, Paul Hagstrom, and Michael Mulhern

Host’s Topic: How has the retro scene changed in five years?

How have things changed for us personally, in the communities? What hasn’t changed? What should have changed?

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RCR Episode 111

Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Paul Hagstrom (vice hosting), and Charles Mangin (not hosting)

Host’s Topic: 3D Printing

Perhaps your keyboard broke, or you’re missing a drive door. Perhaps you have a Raspberry Pi without a retrocomputer-shaped enclosure. Is 3D printing the answer? If so, where do you start?

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