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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby poink » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:17 pm

JonTr7 wrote:Did you buy it.

No; this was long enough ago that schools still had their Beebs. If I'd had the benefit of hindsight though!

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Prime » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:23 pm

roland wrote:Amazing ... it went to £87.00 :shock:

Yep I bought it.....

As said before, the case is *MUCH* better than the one on one of my Atoms (people who where at the Atom meet in Bolton can attest to this), so will replace that one.

Machine will be used as an on the bench machine with a separate keyboard, also considering the prices I've seen some of them go for.....

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby paulv » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:55 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-A3010-Arm-3-25mhz-4MB-64MB-HDD-very-rare-due-to-Arm3-/262057074295?

The title of the thing may well be correct but that's not the A3010 you will be getting. The photo used is my A3010 which most definitely is not an ARM3 A3010 as it's got an ARM250 fitted...

They've stolen my photo from here :twisted: :---) [-X :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

EDIT:

Seller has been approached and asked to change the image or re-list the item with a proper photo.

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

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Postby paulv » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:18 am

danielj wrote:32bit C64 anyone?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252092363512

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What type of hair is that coming out of the keyboard? :-& :roll: :lol:

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby danielj » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:20 am

paulv wrote:
What type of hair is that coming out of the keyboard? :-& :roll: :lol:


I hadn't zoomed in, now I wish I hadn't...

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Prime » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:53 am

danielj wrote:
paulv wrote:
What type of hair is that coming out of the keyboard? :-& :roll: :lol:


I hadn't zoomed in, now I wish I hadn't...

LOL yeah I see what you mean :) :) :)

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby roland » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:08 pm

It's probably also the only C64 in the world with an Amiga and A1200 logo on it :shock:
256K + 6502 Inside
MAN WOMAN :shock:

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Zarchos » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:29 pm

roland wrote:It's probably also the only C64 in the world with an Amiga and A1200 logo on it :shock:


So I'm right thinking owning an Amiga never helped improve one's intelligence.
:shock:

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby vanpeebles » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:01 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-VINTAGE- ... 5b19acd6b2

Anyone know what this is? :) Looks interesting.

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby danielj » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:06 am

Looks to me like a teletext viewing/editing terminal!

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby lazarusr » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:48 am

I suspect it is a Prestel terminal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prestel). Viewdata (see label on the back) was the generic name and Prestel was the GPO/BT branded version.Given the 'green dot' label on the back, it was clearly 'approved' for use on BT networks. It doesn't look like it was designed for home use (given the general 'industrial' style). I suspect it was for use on some of the private parts of Prestel, perhaps by travel agents.

I can't imagine what anyone would want or do with it. The keyboard has a pretty cool retro look and maybe could be used in some sort of retro build and there may be some rare components inside it. But a £100 starting bid?

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Zarchos » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:25 am

A very quiet LOL because, yes, reading the title, I hoped the seller had not forgotten a zero ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-A500/17 ... 1682644494

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Wookie » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:36 pm

^^^^ Yeah I spotted that on ebay a couple of days ago and for a second thought "Oooh!" and then thought I bet it's just a typo and they actually mean an A5000, unfortunatly I was right :(
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Prime » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:38 am

This doesn't look like a laser printer to me.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131629210071

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Multiwizard » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:57 am

Prime wrote:This doesn't look like a laser printer to me.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131629210071

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Perhaps it's a special edition... LOL


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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby steve3000 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:22 pm

SCSI card for the electron? Really???

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321962979331

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Prime » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:24 pm

steve3000 wrote:SCSI card for the electron? Really???

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321962979331


Though I dare say it should be possible to make a podule -> plus 1 interface......maybe a project for davehitchens......

Cheers.

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby JonC » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:24 pm

steve3000 wrote:SCSI card for the electron? Really???

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321962979331



You can always tell the ebay newbies, low feedback and poor research! :lol:
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby daveejhitchins » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:47 pm

Prime wrote:Though I dare say it should be possible to make a podule -> plus 1 interface......maybe a project for davehitchens......
on it now :^o :lol:

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby davidb » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:36 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
Prime wrote:Though I dare say it should be possible to make a podule -> plus 1 interface......maybe a project for davehitchens......
on it now :^o :lol:

I have thought that a Plus 1 cartridge slot test harness might be an interesting project. Something USB-based perhaps? :)

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby poink » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:13 am

davidb wrote:I have thought that a Plus 1 cartridge slot test harness might be an interesting project. Something USB-based perhaps? :)

If not rigged up dev board (Arduino/STM Discovery etc.,) then one fairly easy way, at least hardware-wise, is a Cypress FX2, which is essentially an 8051 with a USB interface. They're 5V tolerant, and you can upload code to them over USB. From memory, one of these is essentially the hardware used in a lot of 'affordable' logic analysers, particularily clones of the Saleae Logic one. Downside, of course, is that the process is the somewhat arcane 8051.

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby davidb » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:15 am

poink wrote:
davidb wrote:I have thought that a Plus 1 cartridge slot test harness might be an interesting project. Something USB-based perhaps? :)

If not rigged up dev board (Arduino/STM Discovery etc.,) then one fairly easy way, at least hardware-wise, is a Cypress FX2, which is essentially an 8051 with a USB interface. They're 5V tolerant, and you can upload code to them over USB. From memory, one of these is essentially the hardware used in a lot of 'affordable' logic analysers, particularily clones of the Saleae Logic one. Downside, of course, is that the process is the somewhat arcane 8051.

Thanks for the hardware link - that's an interesting piece of kit. I'd probably think about the Arduino route to begin with. :)

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby daveejhitchins » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:12 pm

Talking about Plus 1 Testing reminds me of when we took over the production of the Plus 1, from Acorn. We were given some test equipment that consisted of a rack, for up to about 10 Plus 1s - I can't remember the exact number, however, it also had an Electron with a Plus 1 and test cartridge. We couldn't get the rig to run so it abandoned it and just used conventional testing . . .took a lot longer :? We were told that the initial production run used the set-up . . .

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby 1024MAK » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:41 am

You should have asked Acorn for a tester to test the test rig with :mrgreen:

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Postby daveejhitchins » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:39 am

1024MAK wrote:You should have asked Acorn for a tester to test the test rig with :mrgreen:
There were several Plus 1s in various states of repair . . . All of which we fettled-up and kept as test units. I think there were a few Elks too, but memory gets a bit fuzzy here :?

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Zarchos » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:24 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SINCLAIR-QL-G ... SwFqJWmo8V

Come on ! This ain't no Amiga ...

Poor Sir Clive ...

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Prime » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:44 am

Zarchos wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SINCLAIR-QL-GAMES-CONSOLE-KEYBOARD-/252253560732?hash=item3abb7bdf9c:g:pAcAAOSwFqJWmo8V

Come on ! This ain't no Amiga ...

Poor Sir Clive ...

Although to be fair to the seller the only software he has with it are games......

But yes Sinclair marketed it as a serious computer, there where a fair few games for it not as many as the spectrum mind, but probably more than say the Jupiter Ace......

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby poink » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:11 am

Zarchos wrote:Come on ! This ain't no Amiga ...

It's got an 68000 and pre-emptive multitasking, so it's basically an Amiga, right? :lol:

Prime wrote:But yes Sinclair marketed it as a serious computer, there where a fair few games for it not as many as the spectrum mind, but probably more than say the Jupiter Ace......

The QL has more than a number of dedicated consoles eg., Amstrad GX4000, Nintendo Virtual Boy, Apple/Bandai Pippin.

The reason the seller is calling it a console is more likely either that it plugs into the TV (and computers haven't for about 20 years now) and/or, that it's "a flat surface that contains the controls for a machine, for a piece of electrical equipment, etc."

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Zarchos » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:31 am

poink wrote:
Zarchos wrote:Come on ! This ain't no Amiga ...

It's got an 68000 and pre-emptive multitasking, so it's basically an Amiga, right? :lol:

Prime wrote:But yes Sinclair marketed it as a serious computer, there where a fair few games for it not as many as the spectrum mind, but probably more than say the Jupiter Ace......

The QL has more than a number of dedicated consoles eg., Amstrad GX4000, Nintendo Virtual Boy, Apple/Bandai Pippin.

The reason the seller is calling it a console is more likely either that it plugs into the TV (and computers haven't for about 20 years now) and/or, that it's "a flat surface that contains the controls for a machine, for a piece of electrical equipment, etc."


Mmhhh he names it a 'games console' not a 'console' ... :wink: and unfortunately it's a 68008 not a 68000 ... ok I'm annoying to say the least so I'm heading for the door right now :lol:
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