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DutchAcorn
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby DutchAcorn » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:53 am

Boxed, unused Sinclair C5! I usually advocate the use of (retro) technology as opposed to shelving it, but there are exceptions. 8)
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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby danielj » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:56 am

Balls to that Paul :D - buy it and pimp it and terrorise the bike lanes of the Netherlands! :D

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby flaxcottage » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:26 pm

danielj wrote:Balls to that Paul :D - buy it and pimp it and terrorise the bike lanes of the Netherlands! :D

d.


Quite so Paul. Upgrade the battery to a Lion type, say 24v 500W, have the CPU re-mapped to take the extra power, install an audio amp playing a track of a formula 1 car and fit disk brakes all round. :twisted:
- John

Currently running Level 4 Econet with BBC B, BBC B+ 128K, Master 128K, 4Mb A3000, 4Mb A3020, 4Mb A4000, 4Mb A5000 dual FDD; UK101; HP41CX setup; Psion 3a, 3mx and 5mx; Z88; TI-59 and printer

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby jonb » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:28 am

I realise this is a bit of a joke, but you really can soup it up.

For example: http://www.c5owners.com/sinclair-c5-pro ... ouchscreen

Whether or not it is safe to do so is another matter. My recollection of owning one is the chassis flexes most alarmingly when you apply the rear brake, because it is only on the right hand wheel (power goes to the left hand wheel). If you go down a steep hill, the speed it can reach will quickly outstrip its ability to slow down quickly. In the case of the linked-to mod, it does not look as if the owner has uprated the brakes. Dangerous..

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby VincentVega » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:12 pm


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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby danielj » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:29 pm

VincentVega wrote:Some Acorn Filestore units:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Filesto ... Sw3h1ZXlcQ


Oooh, this'll be interesting. Those are unobtanium! *grabs popcorn*

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby flaxcottage » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:54 pm

Yes, they are a tempting proposition. :mrgreen:

However, they are really noisy in use and have a limited capacity. :?

I reckon I'll have to fold when the bidding goes over £1000. :lol:
- John

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:32 am

Yes, I noticed that the first bid (by me) did not last long before being outbid :lol:

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby danielj » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:44 am

How did you manage to bid the second it was listed? :D!

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby 1024MAK » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:22 pm

danielj wrote:
VincentVega wrote:Some Acorn Filestore units:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Filesto ... Sw3h1ZXlcQ


Oooh, this'll be interesting. Those are unobtanium! *grabs popcorn*

d.

£1650.78 Buys a hell of a lot of popcorn :shock: :lol:

Went just slightly over my bid :^o

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby danielj » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:23 pm

Seriously. They're not even that good.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby paulv » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:46 pm

First servers I ever hacked. There were so many way to do it :lol: :lol: :lol: Brute force was fun because it made the drives work hard and caused them to make a pretty terrible grinding noise :-o

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby vanpeebles » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:52 am

I bet there is an old cupboard in a college or school somewhere full of those old servers.

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Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Postby atcurtis » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:15 am

vanpeebles wrote:I bet there is an old cupboard in a college or school somewhere full of those old servers.

Probably sealed behind drywall and everyone had forgotten that there was ever a cupboard there.


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