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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 12:57:12
@bulletford Innit, but at least I can tell prospective buyers what’s wrong with it. I’ve taken the glass fuse out so they can’t accidentally let the smoke escape.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 12:09:05
@HereBeDragons3 Well if it’s there it must be FACT 😄 That’s Gerald’s writeup so we can trust it. Red/grey it is.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 12:04:08
@HereBeDragons3 It was orange/silver wasn’t it?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 11:56:36
@Devilish_Design Bet THAT wasn’t in the auction description! “NEW! Now with many varied faults!”
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 11:49:49
@HereBeDragons3 That’s awesome!
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Here Be Dragons (Retweet)
Sat Jul 24 11:31:14
In an alternative universe, far from here, a different company wins the lucrative BBC contract ... (awesome renders from Mat Recardo -
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 11:24:34
@Devilish_Design I’m spotting many similarities…
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 10:33:22
@forelioned @timbucus Both types of Fuller, here’s the earlier one with yet another issue2 Speccy in. The ‘81 case was the same, just with different cutouts on the side instead of the back.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 10:08:16
@IO83MZero Yeah. Not rare enough for me to want to track down either a flyback or spare monitor that MAY have a worker. I’ll make it safe and put the whole thing on eBay for someone else to fix.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 09:47:03
@MrLeeFriend Like this one :)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 09:31:32
@timbucus Hahaha yes 😆 It perfectly encapsulates my writing style back then and looking at it now it’s cringe inducing.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 09:30:16
Remember the Amstrad CTM644 saga from a few weeks ago? I finally heard back from
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 09:26:18
@timbucus The adventure was called ‘It Always Happens on a Tuesday Morning…’ and was about waking up in a village that was ruthlessly controlled by evil overlord Hertz van Rental. You had to off him to save the villagers from a life of misery. It was awful.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 08:37:12
Carrying on with the Spectrum keyboards for today’s random pic, this is my dual booting Speccy RAM test machine in a Fuller FDS keyboard loading up @timbucus’ The Quill after I found the tape containing an adventure I’d written BITD.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jul 24 07:53:53
@SharpworksMZ @SuperRetroid Ditto. I think it was either Riley or Gid on 6Music that put me right on that one.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 22:44:22
@jtinmouth @ChinnyVision Yep, the MP2 as used for the CPC6128. You’ve just saved me a job testing tomorrow 🤣
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 22:12:34
@jtinmouth @ChinnyVision You’ve just given me something to test tomorrow.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 22:10:55
@GeezerD205 Haha! 😆
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 22:04:18
@ChinnyVision Aye, ended up costing Hitachi fahsands to keep Siralan suppled. Can’t deny good business acumen there.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 22:03:06
@ChinnyVision I’ve got a couple of MP1s and an MP2, they work surprisingly well and are staggeringly similar to the external modulators used in the SAM Coupé.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 21:22:29
@srgarland Here’s the interior, in this case with an issue 2 Speccy 48K speccy with the timing transistor fix. Note the extension board for Interface 1 and Microdrive cables.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 21:20:40
Some DK’Tronics keyboards, earlier. The subject of this morning’s random pic is the bottom one. Middle one has a 16K ZX81 in it.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 21:13:40
@HereBeDragons3 @loudscotsbloke My Friday night just keeps getting better.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 21:12:12
@PeterGordon68K @JohnKennedyMSFT Smalltalk on mobile, that’s what we need.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 20:54:17
@PeterGordon68K @JohnKennedyMSFT My work phone is a Samsung thing and the Android UI sucks big sucky things compared to iOS. I've tried to like it but just can't. And before anyone jumps on me for being an Apple snob my first 2 smartphones were Android ones.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 20:51:36
@Crashedfiesta Pi Arm(iga) Squared?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 19:11:07
@thilographie_de @rube @DanielBogdanoff 🤣
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 17:56:45
@Gizmo_MS @CommodoreBlog @thilographie_de A few years ago I had reason to reanimate an old Compaq 7000, its pre-boot environment listed Vines along with Netware and Wollogong Pathways. Such nostalgia for networking products I never experienced since I was all DEC related back then.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 17:48:45
@DanielBogdanoff @thilographie_de Back in the 80s I had that quote nailed over my desk at work, next to “There are lies, damned lies, and users’ complaints.”
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 17:43:24
@rachel8973 @ZxSpectROM Ah. Yeah, that would do it 😄
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 17:03:22
@rachel8973 @ZxSpectROM Bah, did Jason never explain himself?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 13:48:51
@Gadgetoid @AnkerOfficial Nice, but SIX AMPS?! Lorra wigglies there.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 12:46:53
@daph2theb “And we tories destroyed it all to profit.”
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 12:44:57
@AnnieRat1 Back when I was booting off someone said that to me the usual response was ‘this is a muddy field in Dunston mate, stick it on eBay and see where you go. I’ll give you a tenner and take it away today.’ Usually worked.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 11:46:01
@AnnieRat1 I suspect they’ve just looked at past auctions and not completed listings. Or stuck a finger airwards.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 11:32:26
@AnnieRat1 They’ve got an untested Speccy+ for £200 so we know they’re not serious, also the matching tape deck for the Sord at £165 bahahaha. Still, someone will probs buy it 🙄
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 10:10:04
@srgarland They were pretty good. Screw posts for everything so the board and PSU were de-cased then went inside and were bolted down. I’ll take the lid off this one later.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 09:55:09
@JohnVenessUK Not for these ones. Fuller keyboards had embossed keys but the likes of the DK’Tronics and SAGA Emperor needed stickies since they were multi-purpose.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 09:37:31
@JohnVenessUK Hardcore 😀 Play ‘guess the key to enter each line of a program’.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 08:29:15
@loudscotsbloke That might explain the terminators in my garden.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 08:12:39
@KushikatsuKushi They used decent key switches too.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 08:11:29
@loudscotsbloke I’ve got 3 of these, 1 non-spacebar with a 16k ‘81 in and 2 with spacebars. This is making me wonder what’s in the 2nd one.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 07:57:39
@ZxSpectROM
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 07:54:54
Today’s random pic is the DK’Tronics of Saffron Walden keyboard for the ZX Spectrum. Needs a bit of a dust. 2 models were available IIRC, one with a single row of holes for a Speccy, the 2nd with an extra row for Speccy+Interface 1.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jul 23 07:51:04
@Devilish_Design @SWRetroComp @billysastard1 @HereBeDragons3 @Handheld_Museum @forgottencmptrs This.
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