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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Jun 26 08:21:12
@UnobtainiumShop Cheers! I'm still annoyed that I didn't have the slo-mo camera ready in time because that would've been an awesome moment to capture!
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 25 22:36:37
@PeterMu22490448 @DosFox1 All sharp PSUs from that era have multiple RIFAs and one fuse per rail as well as a mains fuse. Great fun to clean up after a messy explosion. For added yuks the RIFAs are always hidden.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 25 22:34:13
@krypton7000 Same here actually. I saved some BA123 supplies from the skip several years ago so should really replace the smokebombs while I remember.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 25 21:30:15
@krypton7000 Yep, and in the BA123 PSUs there's 4 of them...
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 25 20:03:35
@DosFox1 You'll just have to keep an eye out for the next one :)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 25 19:56:38
@jcrowly Very much a 'tweets you can smell', that one. I tested it outside for that very reason but obviously cleaning it up in the workshop means it still smells faintly.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 25 19:50:56
@DextersTechLab I did deliberately set one up to film once, and it went off as predicted but the slo-no in my phone wasn't slo enough to see the full fun.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 25 19:49:47
@DosFox1 No pics? Bah! This was my previous best in my Sharp MZ80A.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 25 19:41:03
All cleaned up now.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 25 19:40:16
@DextersTechLab I was looking at the phone getting the camera ready for the inevitable so I didn’t really see it 😆 dammit.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 25 18:51:28
We have a new winner in the category of ‘post apocalyptic RIFA’ courtesy of this Astec AC9251 that I was just SECONDS away from filming when it went off. Total annihilation, best one I’ve ever seen. Ironically it wasn’t the one I was expecting to go 💥.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sat Jun 25 18:35:46
@Bhaal_Spawn 11pm I’ll be in my pit nearly asleep. Yay kidney disease! Pity, I bloody love that map. Me + sniper rifle = UNSTOPPABLE 😆 (against bots. Real humes will probs wipe the floor with me)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 24 19:39:13
@Gadgetoid 'kinell I did a double take there, your post was hidden behind a doc I'm working on so this is what I saw. I thought 'it me!'
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 24 19:27:04
@JohnKennedyEsq The story goes that Siralan saw the prototype Enterprise 64 with its coloured keys and thought 'I'm having that', hence the 464's colours. As Shaun says, if the EP64 had landed on time it'd have wiped the floor with the 464.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Jun 24 16:52:17
@Devilish_Design Yay! I had the PSU for mine just under the sofa for the entire 8.5 years I was in my previous house. Now I don't know where it is 😆 Didn't realise the machine was Kin-1 based though.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Jun 23 20:16:09
@CommodoreBlog particularly since it's 'ebay MINT'.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Jun 23 18:39:28
RasPi case question. I've made a Pi Zero W/TouchPHAT thing for more control of my house lights. Works well. However, the TouchPHAT LEDs are really bright so I'm looking for a case that will house the Pi and touchPHAT but also seal any extraneous light from escaping. Any ideas?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Jun 23 08:34:36
@scanlines80 I’ve tried giving it a Basil Fawlty style thrashing with a birch to no avail.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Jun 22 17:23:01
@MLE_Online Here in the uk it’s often said that estate agents have their own circle of hell along with solicitors so I’m guessing the US is worse?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Jun 22 14:25:43
@jcrowly Oh I don't mind cut'n'sleeve, I'd get a sticker printed up that says 'courtesy of Storm Bastardo' or whatever the recent one was that began with B :)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Jun 22 12:17:23
Went through this again recently, much fun. Happy Quakeday!
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Jun 22 08:00:01
@Mr_Lurch @sanxion True, any way of milking their victims further... :)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Jun 22 07:50:14
@Devilish_Design @RetroBC_Pete @HereBeDragons3 @JonnBlanchard @morefunmakingit @MarkFixesStuff @jcrowly "what missing traces?"
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Jun 22 07:49:52
@Mr_Lurch @sanxion How so, given that one of the first things you turn off in windows is 'personalised' ads?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Jun 22 07:48:22
@SWRetroComp @HereBeDragons3 @Devilish_Design @Retro_Computers @billysastard1 @retrokatg @ComputerHistory @LivingComputers Oh gods, I'll need to mute replies to this one before all the comedy apple haters wake up.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Jun 21 21:30:20
@amszmidt @MackJsy 😁
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Jun 21 20:30:51
@MackJsy @amszmidt No, it's about slap bang in the middle :/
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Jun 21 20:10:31
@Gadgetoid You are correct sir, have one internet point and my thanks :D
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Jun 21 20:09:56
@amszmidt While I like that idea my immediate thought is that if I'm going to sleeve it anyway I might as well cut it and take out the damage.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Jun 21 17:29:35
@sanxion I always tell people that Edge is the same as Chrome, but with the doogle evil removed and MS evil put in its place.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Jun 21 15:06:55
@Gadgetoid Ok ta, that’s entirely possible so I’ll check when I get home. It’s not a showstopper anyhoo, I was just curious.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Jun 21 11:08:26
Hey @Gadgetoid is it possible to lose a single key on a TouchPhat? I've not used mine for weeks and the Enter key has deceased. The others are fine.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 20 21:15:17
@hollowaymartin That's pretty much what I'm doing at present :)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 20 20:00:53
@therealjpster @OldTechAdverts @HereBeDragons3 Haha, what that ad doesn't tell you is that the colour graphics adapter cost the same as the machine did plus the cost of the monitor. The basic MBC55x could run off a composite monitor usually. These days the colour adapters are pretty mythical and mine has a RAM fault.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 20 19:16:20
@gatchers I've had it for 20 years, ISTR it was missing a component in one of the plastic housings and I didn't want to buy a load just to get a single one to replace it. Now I'm kind of hoping I have that part in stock :)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 20 17:54:40
@futurewas8bit @Devilish_Design @ExtElec I can’t remember the last time I had ketchup, always Hammond Chop Sauce FTW. May have to get a small bottle. I think I was put off by my sis putting ketchup on everything she ate, to the point I’d ask “would you like some food with your sauce?” 😆
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 20 17:51:42
@AmigaforMortals Yep, I feared I’d have to do that. Cheers!
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 20 17:50:06
@loudscotsbloke @AndyScholes1 Dammit I’ve just been to the shops too.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 20 17:48:52
@moonachris That’s the way I thought I’d have to go, ta for confirming! I’m now pondering if I COULD fill it with cement, the extra weight would stop the bloody thing blowing over again 😆
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 20 17:06:25
Engineering Twitter! My garden parasol pole was bent by an earlier storm which blew the whole table down Any idea how I can straighten it again? I’m guessing it’s aluminium.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 20 15:47:47
@hulkintosh @torbar Good grief, well spotted! I didn't know they'd done that.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Mon Jun 20 09:29:48
@Lord_Arse Is this like those Italian scamps but rehashing an idea from over a decade ago?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Jun 19 21:52:27
@krypton7000 @Devilish_Design Hopefully people will come and take stuff away.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Jun 19 21:50:55
@krypton7000 @mauvedeity @Devilish_Design There was a load of Sables going for free a few months ago, 6 I think? I hope they all got claimed. Incidentally, the Demi-Sable (2000) is why I still have a candle in my toolbox.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Jun 19 19:50:04
@mjtech01 @KevEdwardsRetro Yep, excellent looking machines. And the one in the museum is officially Bloody Heavy (tm).
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