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by paulv
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master screen interference PiTube direct
Replies: 51
Views: 922

Re: BBC Master screen interference PiTube direct

Replacing the original PSU with a Meanwell supply may give you the extra power and stability you need...

http://www.waitingforfriday.com/?p=794

Paul
by paulv
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 108
Views: 6098

Re: BeebSCSI mini

Mine too... header was a bit squished but it appears to be physically fine otherwise.. Wont be able to test it until the new year now though :-(

Paul
by paulv
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Image rotation

I realise the forum software hasn't been updated for a bit, but one of the reasons it wasn't updated for ages (and we got hacked) was because it's hard to do with lots of custom code bodged in. The main aim here is keeping things as vanilla as possible to ease updating (and also because in truth no...
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Image rotation

What's odd is that when phpBB serves the image directly, the browser auto-rotates the image to the correct orientation (latest Chrome on Windows 10) so the browser is capable of orienting the image correctly... However, the browsers don't yet honour the CSS required to make this work.... https://dev...
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 44
Views: 1749

Re: M3000 vs M5000

Well, it's Birthday and Christmas season now so all my machines barring my work laptop are put away for the next 3-4 weeks so I won't be doing anything for a while :-( Oh! . . . This is when I usually get mine out to play with . . . Mmmm! Actually, they never go away :- Dave H :-$ I know. This is m...
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Image rotation

Thanks. It's not an Apple product, it's a Samsung Galaxy S8. I did take the photo in what I thought appeared to be the correct phone orientation but it seems that's the forum thinks that's not the case :-(

Paul
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 44
Views: 1749

Re: M3000 vs M5000

Paul, I was shocked to hear of your cancer experience and it's great to hear you have recovered enough to have made it to ABUG. Thanks. It took two years to get to this point but it was really great to see everyone again. Regarding B-Em crashing, later on the thread Music 5000 in B-Em which you hav...
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Image rotation

by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4322
Views: 252944

Re: Today I received.....

Nothing.... Because of this...

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Two Amazon orders and a BeebSCSI are somewhat delayed :-o

Paul
by paulv
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 8253

Re: Acorn Art Thread

pixelblip wrote:Happy Christmas to all at Stardot from pixelblip


^^^^^^^^ I think for many, this image evokes memories of seeing their first computer. It certainly does for me :D

Merry Christmas!

Paul
by paulv
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 579
Views: 50114

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

This one had me in stitches! :lol: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hydra-Backplane-epic-computer-lab-kit-used-in-development-of-multi-core-CPUs/142616326628?hash=item21349871e4:g:ZJcAAOSwUchaHDIg LOL price too. :shock: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14093&p=187777 That's the or...
by paulv
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 108
Views: 6098

Re: BeebSCSI mini

Shipping! Thanks for everone's patience most of the first batch are out the door. There are some which are awaiting the 1MHz bus connector to be soldered on (I ran out of stock) and they will go out in the next day or two. Yay :D =D> =D> =D> I know how much time assembly takes and it can be very mo...
by paulv
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New Aneng AN8000 Digital multimeter £10 posted UK
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: New Aneng AN8000 Digital multimeter £10 posted UK

I'll take it off your hands...

Paul
by paulv
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Would like to borrow: Hydra controller card
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Re: Would like to borrow: Hydra controller card

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142603847393

Really? :shock: Really? :roll:

That's not even LOL price... That's just depressingly unrealistic.

Paul
by paulv
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 44
Views: 1749

Re: M3000 vs M5000

hoglet wrote:It looks like Studio3.ssd contains a copy of the extensions to support the Music 3000.

Checking the other disks, this seems to be the only version of M.M5 that uses both addresses.


Excellent :D That's great news.

Paul
by paulv
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 44
Views: 1749

Re: M3000 vs M5000

So, I took my Hybrid discs to the ABug meet in Leicester and left them in the capable hands of our very own DanielJ who has Kryofluxed the discs and converted them all to SSD's too. Going through the discs, it seems I have a couple of discs with different versions of the M5 module on and one of the ...
by paulv
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Music 5000 in B-Em
Replies: 193
Views: 7176

Re: Music 5000 in B-Em

We could make a Midi Keyboard emulate that :D Definitely the way to go I think. Trying to get MIDI in working would require a lot of work to build a ROM to monitor the 1MHz bus for MIDI in traffic and convert it to signals to control the 5000. There'd be a lot of work to deal with voice selection t...
by paulv
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Music 5000 in B-Em
Replies: 193
Views: 7176

Re: Music 5000 in B-Em

Hi there. I was wondering do you think it's possible or within the realms of possibility to add midi input to the emulation of Music 5000? I guess you would need the source code? Music 4000s are hard to come by now. It would be great to see some new music coming out and I'd love to have a bash but ...
by paulv
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Virgin TiVo PIN
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Virgin TiVo PIN

What's even more silly is that whilst you need a PIN to watch the Sky movie channels before 10pm, you don't have to enter one to watch Turner Classic Movies (TCM). I recently had my VM box swapped to one of their new V6 things. Utter garbage. It's really noisy and the software is atrocious. I'd ask...
by paulv
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 119
Views: 2994

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

...and if you're using the earlier machines you're likely to be introducing a podule that either has idefs or can have its podule rom manipulated? True but some of the benefit of being in ROM is lost if the module is loaded into RAM from the podule ROM. Also, some modules need to be in RAM because ...
by paulv
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro
Replies: 104
Views: 7218

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Hi Jon, They are still in demand and in production. The easiest way is via my web shop. http://www.sundby.com/index.php/product-category/bbc-micro/ If you have any problems please let me know. Kjell S. My Anti-virus (ESET NOD32) seems to think the site has malicious code on it :-/ Website blocked T...
by paulv
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Grump grump grump
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: Grump grump grump

My condolences. Words never quite are enough in these situations :-(

Paul
by paulv
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2681
Views: 187272

Re: LOLPRICE

In the wake of the A300 series £150 keyboard.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archimedes-keyboard-from-a-Archimedes-410-but-may-work-with-others/282736438703 Yup, a slightly damaged A400 series keyboard for similar money :-o Mind you, this Amiga CDTV keyboard is way out there too :-o https://www...
by paulv
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 579
Views: 50114

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

danielj wrote:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152788962164

Working and untested! Superposition!

:)

d.


Didn't you know amongst the many Acorn first, the quantum SoC was one of them! :lol: :lol:

Paul
by paulv
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5688

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

I'm particularly interested in how people found the two room setup. It would appear looking at the lists that I spent the entire day in the wrong room but I had a great time so it had zero effect on me. That being said, a venue where either it's a larger room to accommodate us all or rooms that wer...
by paulv
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5688

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

I'd just like to day thanks to everyone today for helping me out when needed. I've enjoyed every minute of the day and will definitely be attending more in the future. I managed to get my BeebOPL made up finally and the headers on my two matchbox co-processors sorted so I can finally start listening...
by paulv
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5688

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

lazarusr wrote:I’ve been here for hours now. Where is everyone?


Um, I'm tucked up in bed with my tablet, surfing the web, resting and planning what I'm bringing with me on Saturday....

Paul
by paulv
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5688

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

IanS wrote:Anyone going at the weekend got a spare dram chip KM41C1000P-12 (1Mx1bit), or equivalent they can bring along for my A440/R140?

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14064


I may have some. I'll bring what I have.

Paul
by paulv
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 108
Views: 6098

Re: BeebSCSI mini

danielj wrote:Excellent news - if you do get any made pre-abug I'll be there so if you want to save on shipping I'm happy to have it placed directly into my grubby little paws :D

d.


That goes for me too if they're available by then. If not, no worries :D

Paul

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