Sunday
Sep182016

RCR Episode 137

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

Host's Topic: Mandatory downgrade

If you had to use a legacy operating system as your daily driver, which one would you pick and why?

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RCR Episode 137: September 18, 2016

Sunday
Sep042016

RCR Episode 136

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

Host's Topic: Old computers de-composing

Dr. Peter Thorne stopped by TNMOC and talked about CSIRAC, Australia's oldest computer, and indeed the world's oldest existing computer—and also explained that it will almost certainly not be restored, but kept instead in original, but non-working, condition. Discuss.

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RCR Episode 136: September 4, 2016

Sunday
Aug212016

RCR Episode 135

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

Host's Topic: 35 years since there wasn't yet an IBM PC

The IBM PC launched into a world of many personal computer brands, types, operating systems, and eventually took the label and became the ubiquitous and standard PC (and PC-compatible), leaving most other systems fallen by the wayside.

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RCR Episode 135: August 21, 2016

Sunday
Aug142016

RCR Episode 134

Panelists: The regular "How To Retro History of Open Chicken Missile Antics Roundtable" crew.

Host's Topic: Chicken Missile?

At KansasFest 2016, on July 22, 2016, a crowd of retrocomputing podcasters sat around a table in a room and spoke about KansasFest itself and about our computing histories.

There was one microphone in a big room, so the audio is less refined than it is in our usual episodes, but it should be still comprehensible.

Clockwise, from Ken, the participants were:

This "megapodcast" recording has appeared at least on the Open Apple feed as well, and might appear in other feeds. Wherever you hear it, it's the same, so if you've heard it before, feel free to skip ahead to RCR Episode 135.

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RCR Episode 134: August 14, 2016

Sunday
Aug072016

RCR Episode 133

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Ken Gagne, Michael Mulhern, and Carrington Vanston

Host's Topic: I've a feeling we're not in Missouri anymore

All of us are now back in our respective countries after KansasFest and.

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RCR Episode 133: August 7, 2016