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by martinw
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: WTB: 5.25" Floppies
Replies: 15
Views: 198

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: 4270
Views: 236260

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: 4270
Views: 236260

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: 4270
Views: 236260

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: 4270
Views: 236260

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: 198

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: 194

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: 1940

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: 1940

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: 1722

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: 645

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: 330

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: 1940

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 2:58 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Acorn Atom not working
Replies: 45
Views: 822

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
by martinw
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Early 70s Calculators
Replies: 38
Views: 1940

Re: Early 70s Calculators

Cheers John :D

Yes the display tubes on these early calculators are very cool 8)

Martin
by martinw
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Early 70s Calculators
Replies: 38
Views: 1940

Re: Early 70s Calculators

A Busicom Junior (version 1), wouldn’t want to try to lift the senior version, this is heavy enough :lol: CEFC9BD1-F70F-4C0F-90C7-49A3133D2584.jpeg IMG_5740.JPG IMG_5730.JPG IMG_5728.JPG Anybody any idea on the IC date codes, should be 1970 or before ... Here's the calculator doing 22 divided by 7, ...
by martinw
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games

dominicbeesley wrote:Thanks for sharing

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+1
by martinw
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 128
Views: 5271

Re: NuLA demos

Excited, excited :D
by martinw
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 128
Views: 5271

Re: NuLA demos

sbadger wrote:
Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:
sbadger wrote:Yeah, without giving too much away i'm working on a native 16 colour version of Galaforce as we speak....

I think you just gave everything away! :lol:

doh! #-o

it's pretty close. will show it soon...


Can't wait =D>
by martinw
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 128
Views: 5271

Re: NuLA demos

You don't actually need to change any code in a game to get it to work. All you do is program the palette before loading the game and the colours will be changed. I was thinking more of modifying an existing game to make use of NuLA as it transitions levels, or making use of the extra palette entri...
by martinw
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 128
Views: 5271

Re: NuLA demos

Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:
sbadger wrote:Yeah, without giving too much away i'm working on a native 16 colour version of Galaforce as we speak....

I think you just gave everything away! :lol:


:lol:
by martinw
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New member from Corby, Northants
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: New member from Corby, Northants

Welcome Simon :)

Martin
by martinw
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Retro computing tensions
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: Retro computing tensions

Welcome Mark :)

Martin
by martinw
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: My First BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 2625

Re: My First BBC

Anyway, I have told my poor wife that the collection is now complete! Ahh .. that old chestnut :wink: Most of all, I like that I am preserving a piece of history. Commendable, I have a similar feeling with my stuff, it'll probably end up in the skip when I pop my clogs though :lol: If you're intere...
by martinw
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: general
Topic: Post pictures of your beeb setup
Replies: 205
Views: 18301

Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Apologies for the poor picture quality and mess of wires which I'll have to do something about. beebsetup.jpg On the right we have a magnificient BBC master with an internal datacentre and external PI zero co-processor. On the left, and connected to the monitor, is an A3000 with RO 3.11 and 2MB (ho...
by martinw
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Computer Shops From Back In The Day
Replies: 59
Views: 5199

Re: Computer Shops From Back In The Day

I was just doing a bit of reminiscing with Rich. at Classic Acorn via e-mail and it occured to me there must be quite a few of us that crossed paths but never met each other in the old computer shops where we got our weekly 8 bit "fix". My 8 bit journey started off in Leeds where my fathe...
by martinw
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2474
Views: 173935

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

JimQ wrote:Oh well, they've lost the fees they would have got on it.


I'm not sure they would notice ... https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/19/ebay- ... s-results/ :shock:

Martin

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