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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Sep 17 13:53:40
@TristaBytes Wish I could, but I’m on call and saving my energies for the Retro Weekend next month instead.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Sep 17 11:11:23
@ZxSpectROM I like the beermat idea but I’m going to say Black Watch in an unexploded form.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Sep 17 07:55:38
@SWRetroComp @retrokatg @HereBeDragons3 @YourSinclair @spectrum48k @Withnailmarwood @billysastard1 @Devilish_Design @ColonelFalcon @gamesyouloved Obviously double the ZX81, then you can wedge TWO doors open.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Sep 17 07:52:01
Obviously today’s random pic has to be my ZX80. This isn’t the original machine that started me off, it was hidden in the bottom of a box I bought containing a QL and a couple of 48K Spectrums. #RIPSirClive
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Sep 17 07:48:02
@GreyHobbit 20 years ago I designed this to put on a tshirt. You can tell it’s old by the size of the jpeg.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Sep 17 07:45:10
@honestlygenz Hehe, it may not surprise you to learn that I’ve still got some from back then :)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Sep 16 20:26:56
@Mojave_Sean Given that people have done that forever, no. It's going to be interesting to see the effect his passing has on market prices though,
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Sep 16 20:09:20
@Mojave_Sean Thanks, but I feel I must point out he wasn't my actual Uncle. That's just what he was known as over here. I still owe my career to him though.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Sep 16 20:02:46
@johnnyeponymous Nice. I always wanted to meet him but at the same time kind of hoped I wouldn't. Same with Spike Milligan who is my all time comedy hero. I guess I've achieved both those aims now :/
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Sep 16 19:34:54
@daph2theb Half Man Half Biscuit wrote a song about it - 'The King of Hi-Vis'
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Sep 16 19:27:05
@blogmywiki 😕 Ack. Though I suppose if it was years and years ago we've all been there and done similarly daft things.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Sep 16 19:22:02
@blogmywiki Yep, 2001-8.
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HappyToast ? (Retweet)
Thu Sep 16 18:08:53
The home computer market is about to explode! RIP Sir Clive, I wouldn't be doing this today without your 48k #Spectrum
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Simon Butler (Retweet)
Thu Sep 16 19:10:12
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Sep 16 19:13:00
RIP Uncle Clive. I owe my entire career to you.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Sep 16 19:04:38
@Devilish_Design 😞
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Sep 16 18:59:17
Well that's just put a crimp on my evening 😕 #RIPUncleClive.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Sep 16 07:05:51
Today’s random pic is the first kit I ever put together, the Tandy/Radio Shack Crystal Radio. Not sure why I coloured the dial in. Need to find which box it’s in and have a listen.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Sep 15 19:24:42
@ViewdataUK Heh, you’re as bad as me for pricing stuff 😄 That’s fine, DM me your PayPal or summat and I’ll send funds over.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Sep 15 18:49:55
@ViewdataUK I'd never say no to some 2114s, how much?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Sep 15 17:49:55
@bulletford Surprisingly no, I don’t really know DOS people since we’re all a bit more esoteric than that. It’s one of those necessary evils I use when I have to. (Sirius has PASCAL and BASIC, wheeeee)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Sep 15 16:20:15
@ianparr Oh yes, it’s a monster :)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Sep 15 14:16:28
@HeyBirt It might be truly ultra rare in Magnolia, TX. Particularly if it’s the only one they’ve seen there, it’s UNIQUE. 🤣
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Sep 15 14:06:31
@bulletford Not under DOS, no. It’s the wrong TLA for me :)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Sep 15 13:35:40
@forelioned @applemuzeumpl @AltShatner My random pic the other day was my dead flesh keyboard next to my MPF. Awful thing to use 😆
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Sep 15 13:34:21
@48kRAM Thing with the Portfolio is it’s not Atari though, it’s a UK company called DIP with an Atari badge gaffa taped over the top.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Sep 15 11:52:34
@GigerPunk Aruba! Aruba! Underlay!
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Sep 15 11:17:32
@HereBeDragons3 @Devilish_Design @stefanobaron @DosFox1 @loudscotsbloke @JonnBlanchard The TK2000 is a clone of the MPF only in Portuguese. Mine is still on the ‘repair’ pile because its keyboard membrane utterly rotted.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Sep 15 09:50:03
@bulletford I’ve got the official transmit program, just haven’t tried running it yet.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Sep 15 07:54:39
Today’s random pic is preparing my Exidy Sorcerer to send floppy images over RS232 to an XP PC. There must be a similar means of doing this on an ACT Sirius1 but under DOS rather than CP/M.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Sep 14 20:46:33
@cyberat2600 I'm very pleased with my Pinecil, for the cost it can't be beat. Couple it with a PinePower PSU for extra usefulness and USB ports, all for around $70 I think?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Sep 14 18:42:23
@W1ngsD Excellent, you should set up a sideline making kits for folk like me who don’t have the energy 😄
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Sep 14 15:19:24
@therealjpster @AfRetro @computermuseum That’s ok then, I’ve already got one of those. Trouble is, it just takes up a load of room in storage because that box is huge.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Sep 14 13:02:36
@OneGeekArmy @Mac84tv Yep, real easy to work with and strip for the inevitable recapping. Which reminds me…
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Sep 14 08:42:20
@forelioned Wish I still had a couple of Systems&Options catalogues but it would’ve been Eye Wateringly Expensive. Particularly if you added a 3D option.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Sep 14 08:27:06
@AnotherHowie …and DEC would’ve leapt at the chance of filllng a lab with MIPS boxes just to get them off stock.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Sep 14 08:05:31
@drizzt__dourden Authentic 1990s dust too!
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Sep 14 08:02:16
Today’s random pic is the somewhat dusty internals of the mighty DECStation 5000/240 from around 1991. Powered by a MIPS R3000 CPU (left) with up to 480MB RAM, 3 TURBOchannel slots and no space for internal disks. They had to go in an SZ12 SCSI-1 expander.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Sep 14 07:35:21
@SWRetroComp @billysastard1 @HereBeDragons3 @ColonelFalcon @Devilish_Design @Retro_Computers @retrokatg Today for the 801st airing I shall hold them all up on high and say "HAIL THE UNDERDOGS." If nowt else the Aquarius' shape means it can be used to hold up furniture.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Sep 13 20:56:47
@mfitzp @ChinnyVision Chinusol?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Sep 13 20:25:58
@ianjeffray I should've realised as I was asking the question really, but brain fog got in the way.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Sep 13 20:08:04
@3rz_de Yes indeed, it was my A3020 that I'd had a battery panic over. Fortunately no damage as I'd stored it upside down.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Sep 13 20:03:05
@DosFox1 I just got rickrolled in the co-op a while back, grrrr.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Sep 13 16:32:05
@andytuk Oh hells, of course. That makes sense. I’d forgotten my 3020 had an etherLAN in it.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Sep 13 16:28:12
I feel this is a daft question but since I don’t know the answer (currently) and this pic is from 3.5 years ago can anyone ID this board? It’s running RiscOS3 and has an etherLAN card on it, but aside from that I’m stumped. I’d obviously just removed the battery…
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