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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Jun 16 19:26:29
@TheRetroHQ My reliance on it for work grows less and less by the day, even though the day job is 80% azure cloud based these days.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Jun 16 18:33:25
@TheRetroHQ I must’ve been hallucinating when they said win10 was the last ‘version’ of Windows.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Jun 15 16:37:57
@syllopsium @SWRetroComp @ColonelFalcon @Withnailmarwood @retrokatg @RetroGamersClub @HereBeDragons3 @Devilish_Design @billysastard1 This ^^
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Jun 15 12:04:13
@ChinnyVision It’s not a PPC though, it’s much worse 😄
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Jun 15 11:56:41
@Sig2650 @DeadFleshRetro @ScottACoe @SWRetroComp @Devilish_Design @billysastard1 @Withnailmarwood @ColonelFalcon @retrokatg @HereBeDragons3 @GeekyZombieKing @Retro_Computers @ComputerHistory You must be the Derek who gave me some words for my own Database page? My Brain is telling me I should already know this.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 14 20:47:30
Aw no. 🤬 Sending internet weirdo (me) hugs to Bev and his family. I never met Kim but that’s not always important in this community. RIP mate.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 14 20:24:43
@IO83MZero @DosFox1 You could be right, it’s been a loooong time since I was inside any of my IIs.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 14 19:38:00
@DosFox1 Beware the soldered battery of doom…
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 14 19:36:20
@JohnKennedyMSFT Maybe they’re looking for probable caws to invade.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 14 19:10:18
@DosFox1 Oops.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 14 19:02:58
@DosFox1 Yeah. I’d have done that too for that money.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 14 18:42:15
@DTL @PunkHotelier I can toe-tally see what you did there.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 14 18:34:44
@DosFox1 I’ve never done that, but I HAVE pulled the battery-destroyed 68k socket out of an A2000 using my zhongdi and that wasn’t fun at all. How much is a new 68k cpu these days?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 14 18:24:40
@JohnKennedyMSFT It doesn’t have any crows in it?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 14 15:06:55
@PeterGordon68K @billysastard1 @derekpetrucelli @SWRetroComp @ColonelFalcon @Withnailmarwood @retrokatg @HereBeDragons3 @Devilish_Design @spectrum48k True, fixed the CIRCLE command so it actually drew one, addressed some cassette issues and broke a few things. Standard patch 😄
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 14 09:59:05
@derekpetrucelli @SWRetroComp @ColonelFalcon @Withnailmarwood @retrokatg @billysastard1 @HereBeDragons3 @Devilish_Design @spectrum48k Well, yes, it’s a standard 48k machine, just with a newer less rubbery coat on. This is like Oric saying the Atmos was compatible with the original 48k because it too was the same machine in a fancier jacket.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 14 07:43:24
@ryanteck Not everyone has an ISO of most windows flavours kicking around. I always keep ‘em and the service packs just in case.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Jun 13 14:42:41
@HereBeDragons3 @JonnBlanchard It was thee and me looking at a teardown of one ages ago wasn’t it, there’s nowt inside compared to what you’d expect.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Jun 13 14:09:22
@JonnBlanchard That’s the bonkers machine where the ‘screen’ isn’t. It still outputs to a tv. Wouldn’t say no though 😅
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Jun 13 12:42:41
@ZXGuesser That was a great read. I wonder if Colin can remember anything about his dealings with the SAA5070 LUCY chip because there are seemingly zero docs left out there apart from 2 pages in a Signetics databook.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Jun 13 08:56:29
@MOS_8502 Yup. Or when there’s a ‘guest’ who knows even less about the subject in hand than the presenter. Keep my mouth shut though, the inevitable response will be ‘start your own channel’
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Jun 13 08:44:13
@ConnorKrukosky @vcfederation Nice work on the PSU. I’ve got a MacXL with a 1.8A PSU that won’t power on but the PSUs have always been alien boxes to me so I’ve left it alone. One day...
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Jun 13 08:37:42
@SWRetroComp @Devilish_Design @HereBeDragons3 @billysastard1 @ColonelFalcon @Withnailmarwood @retrokatg @0xC0DE6502 @EverythingC64 Very full bin today. Oh ok. Keep C16 and give it a new PSU and 64k upgrade. Assuming its TED hasn’t blown chunks of course. Add an SDcard to the Elk and give it away, chuck 600xl.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 12 16:39:06
@arturo182 Depends on what you’re stripping. I’ve got similar ones to the greens there (RS, acquired from a sparky) for mains and chonky wire, down to proper multi-gauge types for 20-28AWG. All the other budget types have been next to useless.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 12 16:32:39
@GarethOHare3 @SWRetroComp @ColonelFalcon @Withnailmarwood @retrokatg @billysastard1 @HereBeDragons3 @Devilish_Design @spectrum48k I did wonder 😊
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 12 10:50:46
@SWRetroComp @ColonelFalcon @Withnailmarwood @retrokatg @billysastard1 @HereBeDragons3 @Devilish_Design @spectrum48k Shoite. Awful plastic crap and an effort I couldn’t appreciate because I had a SAGA1 on my Speccy at the time.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 12 08:29:24
@gedgehead Same for me too, even back in my website days doing something entirely from new was always a challenge.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 12 07:40:10
@_gazmarshall Happy h2g2+1 😄🐟
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 12 06:37:42
@loudscotsbloke Sweet! Yet again something on my loooong todo list. What’s the specs? I’ve been keeping the PSU from a Cisco 850 router for just this kind of thing.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 20:05:28
@daph2theb @CommodoreBlog Just realised I’ve not seen Shuttleworth for 10 years. He threw quavers at us.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 19:50:53
@daph2theb @CommodoreBlog So is my taste in music 👍🏻
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 19:43:00
@daph2theb @CommodoreBlog *snort* 😆
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 19:38:18
@susan_witts @futurewas8bit For a late 90s ISO inspection I was tasked with labelling ‘working’ and ‘nonworking’ hardware. I did, then the doors, door handles and stairwell, toilet fittings. I was asked ‘not to take the piss’ but insisted the inspector wouldn’t know if the toilet was working or not 🤣
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 17:54:41
@futurewas8bit I approve of the ‘look around you’ item labelling.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 17:22:12
@Gadgetoid Both of mine were in Ely, no probs at all.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 17:07:03
@SX64man I do this all the time too, the only extra thing to beware of is that if the chips are badly silkscreened enough then that may come off, so if your machine is sufficiently rare for there to not be schematics or BOMs available take pics of the chips.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 13:31:59
@Devilish_Design @HereBeDragons @loudscotsbloke @SharpworksMZ @SWRetroComp @johnblanchard @KevEdwardsRetro @shieladixon @theory_retro @AfRetro @DosFox1 @JohnKennedyMSFT @CommodoreBlog @BreakIntoProg @electron_greg I’m still miffed I gave away my GRiDCASE2 just because the psu kept crowbarring. Reasoning at the time was ‘I’ll never have the skills to troubleshoot that’ 🙄 (This was 11 years ago)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 12:06:38
@Devilish_Design @HereBeDragons @loudscotsbloke @SharpworksMZ @SWRetroComp @johnblanchard @KevEdwardsRetro @shieladixon @theory_retro @AfRetro @DosFox1 @JohnKennedyMSFT @CommodoreBlog @BreakIntoProg @electron_greg Awesome! Cheers mate 🎉🍻
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ChinnyVision (Retweet)
Thu Jun 10 16:05:51
Anyone else would have been asking for a Kickstarter 2 years before delivery (if ever). Future Was 8 Bit put their money where their mouth is, funded it themselves and launched the product without fuss.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 11:54:35
@Withnailmarwood Once seen, never forgotten
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 10:30:06
@CommodoreBlog Reminds me of one of the funniest things I’ve heard James Acaster say “Part man part machine part bird part drum, it’s Robobongocuckoocop”
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 10:08:34
@SharpworksMZ @loudscotsbloke @6502nerd @0xC0DE6502 @HereBeDragons3 @KevEdwardsRetro @BreakIntoProg @JoachimFroholt @jimblimey @JonnBlanchard @JAMOGRAD @electron_greg Cheers mate! That’s brightened my morning immeasurably 🥳
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 08:30:50
@andytuk Waka waka waka
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 08:08:57
@Gadgetoid “Someone” being greedy corporate landlords? Of course!
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 11 08:00:58
@SWRetroComp @billysastard1 @Handheld_Museum @forgottencmptrs @HereBeDragons3 @Devilish_Design @ComputerHistory Keep the DIP since it’s the only ‘proper’ DOS machine of the 3, the other 2 can fight it out in a bucket of meh. Mine needs to be out more:
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