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by martinw
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Apple II Europlus
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Apple II Europlus

Lardo Boffin wrote:A candidate for lol price but relevant here:-

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Apple- ... 3440717934

Maybe it is really a signed Apple I? :D


Ouch! Someone’s put the decimal point in the wrong place :lol:
by martinw
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Apple II Europlus
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Apple II Europlus

Thank you for the feedback guys, I'm pretty handy with my pedestal drill and my soldering iron, so fingers crossed on that front, I'll let you know how I get on. Good to know how much they're potentially worth too, although they're staying with me for the foreseeable future. I just need to buy/make ...
by martinw
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Apple II Europlus
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Apple II Europlus

A very kind work colleague of mine, who used to work in a computer recycling company has given me a couple of Apple II Europlus and an Apple green screen monitor :D The monitor powered up first time and my Atom looks excellent on it =D> A7D4D481-3BE0-404E-93F4-95D3591EAD43.jpeg F66761F1-89DB-43B7-91...
by martinw
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Early 70s Calculators
Replies: 43
Views: 2406

Re: Early 70s Calculators

Sweet :D

Yup Rockwell, 22nd week of 1970 for the oldest, stoked 8)

http://www.chipsetc.com/sharp-electronics.html

Martin
by martinw
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Early 70s Calculators
Replies: 43
Views: 2406

Re: Early 70s Calculators

7022 - earlier than my previous earliest LSI IC, woohoo :D

Sharp Micro Compet - Working =D>

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Martin
by martinw
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: online study?
Replies: 25
Views: 734

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: 20
Views: 731

Re: Greetings!

Welcome Darren :D

Martin
by martinw
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: online study?
Replies: 25
Views: 734

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: 359

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

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

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Courtesy of AtoMMC

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Martin
by martinw
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: online study?
Replies: 25
Views: 734

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: 840

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: 840

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: 840

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: 840

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: 840

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: 545

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: 840

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: 840

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: 422

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: 4345
Views: 263817

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: 4345
Views: 263817

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:

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Martin
by martinw
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4345
Views: 263817

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: 4345
Views: 263817

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: 338

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: 345

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: 43
Views: 2406

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: 43
Views: 2406

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: 1961

Re: Beeb Spotting

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

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Martin

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