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Retro computing tensions

Postby markdryan » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:42 am

Hi,

I'm Mark, and due to space limitations, my recently acquired retro computer obsession is causing tension in my small London household. I'd forgotten how big some of these computers were!

In good working order I have a strong ARM RiscPC, a beautiful BBC Master with a DataCentre and a 2k Acorn Atom. I also own an A7000, A3000 and a second BBC master, but these are all in need of some repair. I'm looking forward to restoring, upgrading and programming these beautiful machines. Hopefully, I'll find the time to squeeze in a few games of Arcadians as well.

Mark

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby Multiwizard » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:00 am

Hi Mark,

welcome to this great Forum... :D

Oh an Atom, the nicest horse of the stable... :mrgreen:


Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim... :-)

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby DutchAcorn » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:06 am

Welcome Mark! These retro computers have the annoying tendency of multiplying :D

Good luck with the repairs, we always like following those, especially with plenty of pictures!

For the RiscOS computers there is some urgency in removing leaking cmos batteries, they can cause a lot of damage.
Paul

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby danielj » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:07 am

Welcome :D

You see, the simple solution to that is to move out of London and get a bigger house ;) Priorities and all..


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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby davidb » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:04 am

Welcome! :D

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby tricky » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:19 pm

Welcome.
DutchAcorn wrote:Welcome Mark! These retro computers have the annoying tendency of multiplying :D...
too slowly :lol:
If you haven't been arround much latly, you may have missed some of the more recent releases.

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby martinw » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:25 pm

Welcome Mark :)

Martin

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby markdryan » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:00 pm

If you haven't been arround much latly, you may have missed some of the more recent releases.


Thanks for the link. I'd missed all of these apart from the Darkness of Ravenwood, which I've only played a little but which looks amazing. Really looking forward to giving the others a try.

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby CMcDougall » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:42 pm

welcome Mark :)

funny how the 1981 Atom still works, and those inferior M128 etc crap after 1986 are, well, .... :lol:
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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby flaxcottage » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:27 pm

Welcome, Mark. :D

Despite what another may say the Master is a wonderful machine, especially with a datacentre. :lol:
- 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-58c, TI-59 and printer, HP-16C programmer's calculator

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby helpful » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:02 pm

Welcome from your friendly local user group :)

You've just missed the ROUGOL meeting last night, but do come along to the next one on Monday 18th September.

Bryan.
RISC OS User Group Of London - http://www.rougol.jellybaby.net/
RISC OS London Show - http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby markdryan » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:38 pm

You've just missed the ROUGOL meeting last night, but do come along to the next one on Monday 18th September.


Thanks for the invite. Pretty sure I'll be able to make it. See you there.

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby tricky » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:48 am

flaxcottage wrote:...the Master is a wonderful machine...

Well, it is a bit new fangled, you don't even need to remove the keyboard to access the sideways ROMs, it might as well be a PC :lol:

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby sfdNut » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:05 am

Welcome Mark :)
I would suggest some off-site storage containers...for those pesky sofas, dining tables, and beds that keep getting in the way :wink: :wink:

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby helpful » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:58 pm

markdryan wrote:
You've just missed the ROUGOL meeting last night, but do come along to the next one

Thanks for the invite. Pretty sure I'll be able to make it. See you there.

Good to meet you on Monday, hope you enjoyed yourself and everyone made you feel welcome. Sorry I didn't have more time to chat myself, always get wrapped up in checking everything is ok with the speaker!

Hopefully see you again next month, Monday 16th October, when we will have lots on disc recovery from David Ruck.

Bryan.
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RISC OS London Show - http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby markdryan » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:38 pm

Good to meet you on Monday, hope you enjoyed yourself and everyone made you feel welcome.


Yes thanks. I had a really nice time. It was great to meet everyone in person. See you all again next month.

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Re: Retro computing tensions

Postby martinw » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:55 am

Welcome Mark :)

Martin


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