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Postby mjforbes » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:51 am

Slightly harder that their 5.25 inch friends....
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Postby Prime » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:56 am

mjforbes wrote:Slightly harder that their 5.25 inch friends....


Ahh but the disks are just as flexable even if the cases are harder....

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Postby irrelevant » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:57 am

I take it none of you have played with 8" discs - now those were floppy!!

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Postby mjforbes » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:07 am

irrelevant wrote:I take it none of you have played with 8" discs - now those were floppy!!


Oh I did - had a fortnight's work experience with a rather huge company, sort of half-way between Winchester and Romsey (three letters to the title).

8" discs were utilised heavily, despite the poor capacity - and there were thise archaic tape drives...

My little brother is working there now, and those old machines are still in place, and functioning! Next time I'm up that way, I'll try and get a few pictures.

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Postby andyt31 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:38 am

Don't have a digital camera - no problem! Use a scanner...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Original-JOYSTICK ... 500wt_1182
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Postby Prime » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:23 am

andyt31 wrote:Don't have a digital camera - no problem! Use a scanner...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Original-JOYSTICK ... 500wt_1182


That would have been ok for something like a motherboard......

Yeah and it's an SJS1 which is just about the crappyest joystick ever :)

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Postby ukretrogamer » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:33 pm

...And while I'm at it, I always thought "Solid-State" meant NO MOVING PARTS?

Maybe it's been Retro-Fittted with Flash Memory to replace the MOVING drive mechanism?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Commodore-1541-Disk-Drive-/230509785314?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL

Is it just perspective or does the disk he's "throwing in" look a tad small to fit the drive?

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Postby retroclinic » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:35 pm

Yes, lolpostage too. I had a DFDC board and SWR board from that seller, who descirbed them as simply "untested" - no mention of the fact all the pins on both boards were mangled, and he flew off the handle at me for leaving him a neutral, it was my mistake, should've been negative. I don't mind receiving stuff that doesn't work if described as untested, but clear damage like that is left out of the description on purpose to up the sale, and isn't on - you can only hide behind that magic word for so much.

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby guddler » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:53 am

Presumably solid state as in digital components (ICs etc) and not analogue valves etc. I somehow doubt it's even been opened though!

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby station240 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:28 pm

guddler wrote:Presumably solid state as in digital components (ICs etc) and not analogue valves etc. I somehow doubt it's even been opened though!


From what I've read online, there are two 6502s inside that C64 disk drive. No wonder the thing is so heavy and expensive.

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Postby Prime » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:22 pm

guddler wrote:Presumably solid state as in digital components (ICs etc) and not analogue valves etc. I somehow doubt it's even been opened though!


I'm not sure you meant analog, as it's quite possible to have solid state analog....

But yeah I guess they mean solid state as opposed to valves which I believe contain a gas at low pressure and work by controling 'beams' of electrons....

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Postby Prime » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:25 pm

station240 wrote:From what I've read online, there are two 6502s inside that C64 disk drive. No wonder the thing is so heavy and expensive.


Not sure it's two 6502s, but IIRC they do have a 6502 and at least one 6522 (maybe more).

The're also slow as hell, mind compared to Vic/C64 tape :)

Though to be fair as the 'dos' is on the drive, you can write a program on one type of commodore, and load it on a different one, plus it will works as long as you don't use any machine specific stuff.....

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Postby TopBanana » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:38 pm

station240 wrote:From what I've read online, there are two 6502s inside that C64 disk drive. No wonder the thing is so heavy and expensive.


Only one 6502 .

The original DOS was very slow, but there were many fastloaders both software and hardware, and you could play music on the actual drive too :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gnMgmlKi_o

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Postby darren.au » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:38 am

This item is listed only under one category on ebay (Video Games > Vintage & Retro Gaming > BBC Micro > Accessories) and surprisingly already has 6 bids. I guess there is a link between retro-BBC video games and perfume (oops I mean parfum).

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/chanel-chance-100ml-gorgeous-parfum-/120610965303?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL
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Postby ukretrogamer » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:52 am

I guess they like to keep their customers guessing. Other scents they are selling are listed under what could only be described as "random" categories.

Antiques/Asian/Oriental Antiques/Chinese/Chests

Antiques/Antique Clocks/Bracket Clocks/Post-1900

Antiques/Asian/Oriental Antiques/Chinese/Buddhas

"Buddah" daft, if you ask me!

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby ukretrogamer » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:18 pm

Didn't know wether to list this in LOLPRICE or LOL DESCRIPTION

Quite expensive for an incomplete micro, huh?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Original-Acorn-Electron-Computer-16kb-Ram-circa-1981-/320583866093?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL

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Postby mjforbes » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:55 pm

16k? Have I missed something here?


Hmmmm.....
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Postby retroclinic » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:27 pm

Good for a chortle...Beebmaster, is this one of yours :?:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0692362020

UNTESTED

LIGHTS UP AS NORMAL

orly? :lol:
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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby Prime » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:57 pm

retroclinic wrote:Good for a chortle...Beebmaster, is this one of yours :?:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0692362020

UNTESTED

LIGHTS UP AS NORMAL

orly? :lol:


Humm hopefully it's ok, as I've just purchased one from this seller....well, I'll give it a good visual check before connecting it to a beeb, and will of course change the X2s.....

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Postby BeebMaster » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:39 am

I must admit, even I've never had a PSU that lights up!

I did have a strange flashing symbol on the Domesday Machine yesterday, looked a bit like the flashing seatbelt sign on an aeroplane. Maybe when the disc spins up to 1500rpm it's gonna take off....
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Postby Prime » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:06 am

BeebMaster wrote:I must admit, even I've never had a PSU that lights up!

I did have a strange flashing symbol on the Domesday Machine yesterday, looked a bit like the flashing seatbelt sign on an aeroplane. Maybe when the disc spins up to 1500rpm it's gonna take off....


What size is the disk again ? I seem to remember calculating the outside edge of a 5.25" hard disk travels at something like 90mph :)

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby station240 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:01 pm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Acorn-Risc-PC-box-/320589782662?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4aa4a3de86

Acorn Risc PC box

Acorn Risc PC box - at the moment the box includes a broken risc pc which is sutiable for parts (it was a single tier 610 series I think) ... this will all be included with the box.


Yup you are reading that right, buy the cardboard box, get the broken computer free. What a strange way to sell something. I'll bet the first question asked will be, what's wrong with the computer inside ?

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Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Postby iomanoid » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:13 pm

It's "broken" :o
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Postby darren.au » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:48 am

Maybe the cardboard box is *that* good, or the broken PC is *that* bad.
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Postby LeeB » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:45 pm

what the heck?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pair-Acorn-Computers-Econet-Bridges-BBC-Cheese-Wedge-/260667863729

The black mess that is on the casing seems to be coming from the feet on the cases - the plastic/rubber appears to be dissolving.


But... but the "black mess" is on top of the case...

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Postby mjforbes » Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:37 pm

Presumably, they were stacked one on top of another for x-years, which might explain it ...
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Postby retroclinic » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:59 pm

:roll:

I'd hate to see the sate of some of these poeples houses - is it beyond them to even "attempt" to give them a clean....
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