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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Aug 12 22:21:52
Well. TIL why a cup of coffee is known as a ‘cup o’joe’ thanks to @TechConnectify. This wasn’t the aim of the video but hey 😄
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Aug 12 08:45:34
@Mr_Lurch @makerboxall @Devilish_Design You’re only the third person I know who’s seen one, and I’m one of the three. @computermuseum have one and a manual but it’s probs only the user manual, not tech. Search for ‘Ferranti’ on their website and you’ll find the entry.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Aug 12 07:41:08
@Mr_Lurch @makerboxall @Devilish_Design Here's the PCN issue I featured on my Ferranti page -
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Binary Dinosaurs
Fri Aug 12 07:36:52
@Mr_Lurch @makerboxall @Devilish_Design Hehe, I might've known DSE would jump on it, though the beige colour is definitely interesting!
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Aug 11 21:12:18
@HereBeDragons3 @LOOKMUMNOCMPUTR @RetroBC_Pete @JonnBlanchard That looks perfectly normal to me.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Aug 11 21:06:44
@LOOKMUMNOCMPUTR @RetroBC_Pete @JonnBlanchard if there's one thing about this hobby it's that it doesn't involve sense 😄
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Aug 11 20:13:09
@BreakIntoProg That was me in the cabin around 4pm. Even my mouse was hot.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Aug 11 17:58:47
@Octav1usKing Here’s not my cat of old, aka Lord Boofington Mogsworth III, seen threatening to maul my toes. (He didn’t maul my toes)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Aug 11 16:09:53
@ukscone Ah it was just about his failing businesses, not the pres malarkey. Still, they got Capone on taxes, sooo…
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Aug 11 16:07:49
@ukscone Hahaha
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Aug 11 16:05:14
@ukscone Linky no worky in the uk.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Aug 11 10:13:02
@Mr_Lurch @Devilish_Design @gridrunners I can scan the pages of Personal Computer News that it was in, assuming they’re not already on
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Aug 11 09:51:36
@Devilish_Design @Mr_Lurch @gridrunners Ah, I was sure one of us had done it 😄 Yep, it’s an ASTEC as per System 5 and now my Genie III since it needed a decent PSU.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Aug 11 09:45:50
@Devilish_Design @Mr_Lurch @gridrunners I had no idea they were available in beige! Amazing, and actually looks a bit more professional I think. I’ll put a STOP! label on mine so I won’t get a 💥 next time I fire it up, though I’m thinking it’s the same PSU as an Acorn System 5 so I may have already declawed it.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Aug 11 09:25:54
@CommodoreBlog Morning, PET.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Thu Aug 11 07:42:23
@daph2theb It's a crap 8086 PC running DOS3 with an absolutely stupid expansion slot design which means that if you put a hardcard in there's no way to fix it so it can be wobbled, knocked and have $Beverage spilt in it. Ridiculous. It's also just an Amscrap PC20 in black.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Aug 10 22:15:07
@CommodoreBlog Dammit, I've got Dougie Fresh in my head now.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Aug 10 22:00:13
@Devilish_Design The sweet spot of moving to half height drives with 24v motors. They're the reason I now own a 24v psu :)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Aug 10 21:41:37
@Devilish_Design Lovely pair of Tandon TM848's too.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Aug 10 20:01:11
@daph2theb *fistbump*
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Aug 10 19:59:37
@PeterGordon68K That was well splendid, I think I need some more of that :D
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Aug 10 19:52:27
@daph2theb Kinell mate, it was scheduling like that which led to my first nervous breakdown in the 90s. You're clearly stronger than me.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Aug 10 19:36:22
@MLE_Online That's excellent, well old-skool. I love it.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Aug 10 19:22:35
@HereBeDragons3 Uh-oh 😆 I have visions of the last bungalow I rented which also had a loft. Just as I was locking the door for the final time on leaving (demolition next day) I looked up and saw the loft hatch 😱 Didn’t finish moving stuff until 3am.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Wed Aug 10 07:56:20
@HugoSuperfreak @greg_doucette
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Binary Dinosaurs
Tue Aug 09 21:33:29
@daph2theb Had a week in Dumfries once, installing a pair of DEC Alpha 4100s running as an ASE Unix cluster. By day 3 I passed as Scottish by the locals around the hotel 😆
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 21:37:11
@NotObsoleteKent This is what the extra socket will be for :)
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 21:36:26
@NotObsoleteKent @RetroBC_Pete This is what most of my repairs are like these days :D The Sirius PSU repair is paused while I wait for chopper transistors to come from Germany because I refuse to pay Littlediode's prices.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 21:28:52
@ChinnyHonk So far we've not found life on Mars, but what about Peckham?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 21:24:36
@Devilish_Design Holly sheet! The motherload 😮
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 21:21:34
@NotObsoleteKent @RetroBC_Pete Lower? Power! Bloody phone.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 21:12:06
@NotObsoleteKent @RetroBC_Pete Yep, that’s the plan. A one-shot socket with bendy legs so I can pull out 38 and 39 and feed a lower driven osc in instead of the onboard one. My analyser will hopefully be happy with that.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 21:09:47
@NotObsoleteKent No worries mate, it took all week for the TTL oscillator to arrive so I’m a bit behind. I realised after I’d bought it that you’d got a metric shitload of test gear in and would probs have a 4mhz function generator for external clockage. Never mind 😄
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 20:52:30
@MindFlareRetro I love my MOS one 😁 Still need to get the VIC20 one too but maybe after the car has finished emptying my wallet.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 19:06:53
@thilographie_de @morefunmakingit Indeed, yup.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 19:06:01
@morefunmakingit I’ll be all over Northumberland when I’m up there so don’t worry about that, but aye. If it goes it goes.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 19:01:51
@morefunmakingit Ask if they can wait till next month when I’m up visiting family, I can pick it all up for you.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 18:43:05
@morefunmakingit @thilographie_de I nearly used spare cabin logs 😁
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 18:40:17
@hjalfi True, I didn’t consider the part shortage, I’ve had my FE For years, ever since you helped me image my Brother FB100 floppies. It also helped me image all the Sorcerer disks I have so it’s just made of win. My GW helped me image my 8” ISIS-II disks so that’s made of win too.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 18:36:17
@morefunmakingit @thilographie_de 870mm was the beefiest legs I could get, also my two greatest workspaces have been countertops in kitchens. Might have to revisit that as I get older 😄
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 17:57:45
@morefunmakingit Kitchen counter height - 870mm. Proper standing workspace, and it explains why I used to have difficulty sometimes in the workshop at work - measured those countertops last week and they’re 830mm. Makes all the difference.
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 17:34:02
Ho yus. Thanks to maths, levers, fulcrums, dollies and pure brute strength I got that worktop out of the cabin, trimmed it down, fitted leg supports and got it nailed to the wall while still being level. Total cost: £32 for the legs. *dies* 🍻
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 17:12:11
@Devilish_Design I thought they’d stopped using AC8150s by the m3?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 17:09:50
Given how much it costs to build a fluxengine why haven’t you all got one?
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Binary Dinosaurs
Sun Aug 07 17:07:40
These tees are excellent quality, well worth a punt.
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