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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 20:34:34
@silicongraphicc @computermuseum Indeed -
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 20:22:07
@LeftovrBeefcake @MindFlareRetro I like that design, pity shipping to the UK would make people (me) cry. Mind, I DO live 5 mins away from a tshirt printing company…
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 19:46:24
@arcadesy @Crashedfiesta Yes, for loading programs you put it in data mode which fixes the volume level, then you use whichever monitor mode you like to hear the data stream or not. Quietly.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 18:40:11
@AfRetro @computermuseum Left the HP on to keep the place warm over winter huh.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 17:49:27
@JonnBlanchard @Devilish_Design Sorry. I WILL get round to attempting to fix it one day.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 17:48:26
@HancocksHalf 50 pin ribbon that goes from the RS232 comms board in the MTX. That hits the backplane of the FDX module slots then the controller board, silicon RAM board and 80 col video board.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 17:04:50
@Crashedfiesta I think @GeezerD205 is right though, reading around I see a lot of mentions of azimuth and phase shift so it’s just an azimuth adjustment without getting the jeweller’s screwdrivers out. In this case anyhoo.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 16:42:57
@Crashedfiesta Found the book, it’s, er, ‘useful.’
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 15:33:41
@JudgeDrokk *waves at @bozimmerman*
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 13:38:48
@NewboldOne @SWRetroComp @Devilish_Design @billysastard1 @Withnailmarwood @ColonelFalcon @HereBeDragons3 @JonnBlanchard @Vixtwenty @retrokatg You could always build a Scopetrex for lols and pick up a 2nd hand analogue scope from somewhere.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 13:24:26
@MgS_2011 This was stab 2, all that stuff should’ve happened first time round. I wanted to be able to tell billg what I REALLY thought of WinME.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 13:21:50
@Devilish_Design Ebay mint! Mind, if that’s the condition you want one in then it’s perfect.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 13:17:08
Huzzah for 2nd stabbings. I expect to be able to see flavours by tomorrow, and to count to 12 in Czech.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 11:46:52
@Lord_Arse OH NO!
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 11:32:49
@geoff_suniga These days of course the ones you want are the absolutely untouched no-mods types. RARE!
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 11:12:55
@SamsterDave @ConradLongmore @computermuseum All the juicy details here:
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 10:37:14
@SWRetroComp @Devilish_Design @billysastard1 @Withnailmarwood @ColonelFalcon @HereBeDragons3 @JonnBlanchard @Vixtwenty @retrokatg Poor ol’ Vic. Laters!
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Lord Arse! ?? (Retweet)
Thu May 13 09:12:13
The retrogaming bubble defined in one image.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 08:45:50
@anachrocomputer It’s this machine, WOW Boxed etc. These pics are from 2002 so on my screen here they’re the size of stamps and perhaps I need to take new ones 😆
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 08:10:09
Today’s random pic is my Memotech RS128+FDX on show at the RetroFest 2018 in @computermuseum, a splendid weekend where we also had on display the world’s biggest collection of Grundy Newbrains (probably)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 08:05:14
Found the pic of the chonky PSU/floppy combo. Here it is next to an 8” full height floppy drive.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 08:01:07
@6502nerd @JohnKennedyMSFT I should’ve known, it was professional tinkerer and all-round CHM aficionado Curious Marc -
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 07:13:27
@JohnKennedyMSFT @6502nerd Someone has, a few weeks ago after one was posted on the ClassicCmp mailing list. I should still have a link somewhere which I'll repost in a bit.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu May 13 07:07:30
@Crashedfiesta I have one of those in its box with instructions but perhaps unsurprisingly, don't know where it is. The one in the kitchen however can have a scope put up it later to see if @GeezerD205 is right. Assuming you haven't got one yourself of course.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 21:07:21
@billysastard1 @tmcd677 @SWRetroComp @Devilish_Design @HereBeDragons3 @Withnailmarwood @ColonelFalcon @spectrum48k @amiga1200gamer 8086 commodity PCs, perhaps. The PPC was more akin to the PC1640 while the PC200 was purely a black cased version of the US model PC20 with a Sinclair name slapped on it for lols.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 20:30:05
@andytuk @geoff_suniga I think it’s a rite of passage that you must have at least one with the ashtray out, this generally means it was used in a school.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 20:26:15
@geoff_suniga That’s a great example, and the ashtray isn’t open either!
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 15:44:31
@CommodoreBlog That looks *disturbingly* well thumbed.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 15:14:07
@JohnKennedyMSFT 😍 Best OS ever.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 13:02:19
@backofficeshow You are indeed correct.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 10:29:00
@JonnBlanchard Bonus! Last time I saw one of those it had the whacking great ugly QD controller on it so that means it was a pic posted by @HereBeDragons3
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 10:24:09
@JonnBlanchard I’d forgotten about the M5 Pro even though I was only reading about it a couple of months ago and failed to win one on ebay.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 10:16:48
@JonnBlanchard 😳 Never thought I’d see one of THOSE that wasn’t in an advert!
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 10:15:52
@JonnBlanchard Oo, a not Sord M5. What’s the story on that one then?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 08:20:01
@DKittenbender @SWRetroComp @billysastard1 @Devilish_Design @HereBeDragons3 @Withnailmarwood @ColonelFalcon @spectrum48k @amiga1200gamer This is the thing, unless you’re a hardcore user the Falcon is just a ‘top end ST’ that I haven’t got. I’d like a TT303 as well but only because I don’t have one.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 07:30:04
@fuzzweed @gedgehead Nice. It was my Dad being a teacher that got me my first ZX80, yay for teachers!
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 07:06:43
@fuzzweed @gedgehead Too old to have had one at school, the RML380Z was still pretty new. I do think the ‘accidental’ black metal case looked much better than the later foam plastic one though.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 06:31:57
SFW random pic of the day is a nude Toastie, aka the ZX Spectrum 128K. I bought it to build but, y’know. *gestures at everything*
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed May 12 06:28:45
@chouqiu2017 6502 -
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue May 11 20:03:03
@mjtech01 Lamson tubes! Mrs Me was talking about these last week and couldn't remember what they were called even though I'd been all over (virtually) the Burlington Bunker in Corsham where they were installed for use in WWII.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue May 11 18:46:39
@DrScriptt Bloody pic posted portrait too for some reason. But yes, the AS4x00 “Dodge” series were pedestal or drawer units. The AlphaBIOS boot screen was a pair of cowboys on horseback.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue May 11 18:44:00
@SpinyUK @JudgeDrokk Doh, yes, you’re right.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue May 11 18:19:36
@JudgeDrokk And the longest you can do with your left hand is ‘stewardess’. Touch typists only.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue May 11 18:18:13
Not seen this before. A mate dropped off an Amscrap CPC464 for me to look over and the fuse in the monitor was obliterated. Looking around the board I see 3 resistors with a coke habit.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue May 11 18:12:34
@JonnBlanchard Well, it IS just an F1 in a case with an LCD panel nailed to it after all.
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