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by martinw
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: online study?
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: online study?

I actually found distance learning a lot easier than the real thing so to speak.

I think it was because a lot of the coursework was visual, not just text.

It wasn't exactly like this, but something similar (see link).

http://williamson-labs.com/

Martin
by martinw
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: Greetings!

Welcome Darren :D

Martin
by martinw
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: online study?
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: online study?

I did an MSc in Computer Science (distance learning from America and then the UK) at the University of Hertfordshire I have a BSc in Computing Mathematics from there, though it was Hatfield Polytechnic when I started. I thought it was a nice place, I only visited once to show them my final year pro...
by martinw
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Saving Programmes on ATOM - current thinking - AtoMMC?
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Saving Programmes on ATOM - current thinking - AtoMMC?

A couple of the best things I've seen on my Atom :)

Atom MMC.jpg


Courtesy of AtoMMC

Atom RAM ROM.jpg


Martin
by martinw
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: online study?
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: online study?

I did an MSc in Computer Science (distance learning from America and then the UK) at the University of Hertfordshire, it was very good :)

Martin
by martinw
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: general
Topic: Cars and Organs
Replies: 33
Views: 686

Re: Cars and Organs

Sorry to hear about the leathers. That’s the thing with bikes I suppose, unlike cars where you can adjust the seat. I think I might be a good bike shape, short legs and long body. My wife is 5ft 6, I’m 5ft 10 and we have the same length legs :lol: I did a bit of green laning in my youth in the Malto...
by martinw
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: general
Topic: Cars and Organs
Replies: 33
Views: 686

Re: Cars and Organs

It's not a Panamera, it's a Macan (GTS, 3.0 litre V6 twin turbo, 360HP), so it's even less of a Porsche than the classic 911, 924, 944, Boxter, Cayman etc. but it is relatively practical for me (I live up a track near where the Queen lives when she's in Scotland) and tons (literally :wink:) of fun :...
by martinw
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Cars and Organs
Replies: 33
Views: 686

Re: Today I received.....

With all this talk of cars here's my new baby :D The Baron.jpg Martin Here is my old baby before I had a baby... IMG_0152.jpg Lovely to drive but I worked out that in the time I owned it I could have got taxis everywhere I went in it and would have saved money... :shock: Sweet; nothing beats the fe...
by martinw
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: general
Topic: Cars and Organs
Replies: 33
Views: 686

Re: Today I received.....

lazarusr wrote:Here's a picture of one of my organs.

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8)
by martinw
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Cars and Organs
Replies: 33
Views: 686

Re: Today I received.....

Multiwizard wrote:Hi,

The left one we bought for 250 Euros we had it for about 7 years without any problems... :D

Greetings, Wim... :-)


Now that is cost effective motoring 8)

Martin
by martinw
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Reorganising the Attic a bit...
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Reorganising the Attic a bit...

Multiwizard wrote:Hi,

like the title said, I did reorganise my Attic a bit, see before and after pics... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)


Nice =D>

Martin
by martinw
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Cars and Organs
Replies: 33
Views: 686

Re: Today I received.....

Lardo Boffin wrote:Nice car! Clearly I have the wrong job.


Thanks, practical, good looking and fun, a bit like me, well two out of three ain't bad :D
by martinw
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Cars and Organs
Replies: 33
Views: 686

Re: Today I received.....

With all this talk of cars here's my new baby :D

The Baron.jpg


Martin
by martinw
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: WTB: 5.25" Floppies
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: WTB: 5.25" Floppies

Mark at Retroclinic sold me some, a while back now ....

https://en-gb.facebook.com/RetroClinic/

Martin
by martinw
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4317
Views: 251479

Re: Today I received.....

I'm just comparing this with my mother's hearing aid. :lol: First of all is the size difference - her aid is about 10mm x 5mm x 5mm. It includes space for a miniature battery too! The aid can also be programmed using a laptop so that it compensates exactly for my mother's hearing loss. Each ear can...
by martinw
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4317
Views: 251479

Re: Today I received.....

Thanks Jon, yeah, I guess in 50s America the advertising industry was a bit different to today, check out Madmen for a few more examples of that :D

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Men

This is on the back of that advert too ... different times :lol:

IMG_5879.JPG


Martin
by martinw
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4317
Views: 251479

Re: Today I received.....

flaxcottage wrote:Nice. :D


Cheers John 8)

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Martin
by martinw
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4317
Views: 251479

Re: Today I received.....

A RadioEar 830 with three Raytheon 785 “baby blue” transistors in it :D to go with my Zenith (containing small tube valves). 7C2A8326-E1F5-49FB-8F94-D5F8F9E5EB91.jpeg 2CE227DF-717E-41BC-924E-5A182FE64CDC.jpeg 1A14A0E8-5696-4845-BC23-B0535953D81B.jpeg 0D13BA7D-A468-4C57-B9DF-8B4523521FC9.jpeg 3EC1461...
by martinw
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: 30 Years On...
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: 30 Years On...

Welcome Andrew :)

Martin
by martinw
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Just an Intro
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Just an Intro

Welcome Paul :)

Martin
by martinw
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Early 70s Calculators
Replies: 38
Views: 2142

Re: Early 70s Calculators

Cheers BigEd, it was working perfectly, but the longer it was turned on it started to display strange numbers on the Nixie tubes. Not sure if it’s the drivers of the tubes or the tubes themselves. The right numbers are in there, they’re just covered with other numbers. Still a nice piece of kit thou...
by martinw
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Early 70s Calculators
Replies: 38
Views: 2142

Re: Early 70s Calculators

Not strictly early 70s, more late 60s, introduced around the year I was born, 1967 and made in Rome, a place I love to visit. An IME 26 :!: It’s full of PCBs, which are full of transistors. An excellent example of the way ICs revolutionised electronic equipment :shock: I can only just lift it :!: 1C...
by martinw
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 22
Views: 1840

Re: Beeb Spotting

BBC Micro at the Design Museum, London, on the Apprentice :D

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Martin
by martinw
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: first post / introduction
Replies: 27
Views: 827

Re: first post / introduction

Welcome Bob :)

I've just gone 50 too and grew up around that neck of the woods (ish).

Check this thread out :wink:

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... ops#p97028

Martin
by martinw
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi All.!
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Hi All.!

Welcome S :)

Real hardware rules 8)

Martin
by martinw
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Early 70s Calculators
Replies: 38
Views: 2142

Re: Early 70s Calculators

1024MAK wrote:Browsing eBay, as you do, somehow I found myself looking at calculators (I blame this thread).


Charming :shock: :lol:
by martinw
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Acorn Atom not working
Replies: 45
Views: 1133

Re: Acorn Atom not working

by martinw
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Acorn Atom not working
Replies: 45
Views: 1133

Re: Acorn Atom not working

Welcome John :)

Might be worth a read ...

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=13531

... I was in a similar position not so long ago.

Martin

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