Sunday
Jun212015

RCR Episode 103

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

Host's Topic: Surprises!

I’m sure we’ve all bought retro machines where we’ve found a little something extra. An unlisted interface card, extra RAM, Floppy in the drive... A mummified mouse hiding behind a power supply!

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RCR Episode 103: June 21, 2015

Sunday
Jun072015

RCR Episode 102

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

Host's Topic: Bugs

Bugs. You’ve seen ‘em. You’ve complained about ‘em. Maybe you’ve even created some yourself. The bugs we encounter on retro systems can seem like a different beast than on modern systems. On the one hand, we typically have no manufacturer offering support for buggy old hardware and software, but on the other hand, the inherently simpler design of older systems gives us a great chance of being able to track down and even fix bugs ourselves.

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RCR Episode 102: June 7, 2015

Sunday
May242015

RCR Episode 101

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Lori Emerson, and Jack Nutting

Host's Topic: Media Archaeology

Lori Emerson, founder of the Media Archaeology Lab, talks with us about the MAL, the history, goals, progress, and current happenings.

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RCR Episode 101: May 24, 2015

Sunday
May102015

RCR Episode 100

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

Host's Topic: Let’s Kickstart Something

There are plenty of modern-day add ons for our beloved retro computers. Virtual disk drives tend to top the list, followed by network devices. But what’s missing? Namely, what modern-day add on do you wish was out there for your favorite micro, but isn’t?

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RCR Episode 100: May 10, 2015

Sunday
Apr262015

RCR Episode 99

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

Host's Topic: Choices of a New Generation

Host’s Topic: There has been much discussion lately among retro enthusiasts about introducing the “next generation” (i.e. our kids) to the computers and software of our youth. If the machines we love are going to live on after we die, it will have to be in the hands of people who never had them growing up, and therefore have no real nostalgia for them. My question is this: What were your parents nostalgic for, that they tried to instill in you a nostalgia for? Did it work?

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RCR Episode 99: April 26, 2015