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by bear
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS : Acorn Desktop C
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: FS : Acorn Desktop C

I'm interested, in the event you'd be willing to ship it to me in the USA.
by bear
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Jessop Ralph Turtle
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Jessop Ralph Turtle

I have a JR turtle with no control box and would love to have enough documentation to re-create one. So I shall be following this thread with interest.
by bear
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: PayPal fees on tax collected by eBay
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: PayPal fees on tax collected by eBay

"They" are required to, as several US states recently changed tax laws to cover internet purchases. Previously the interstate commerce clauses prevented tax collection unless buyer and seller were in the same state. I'm probably grossly oversimplifying that, but the short is, collecting taxes for so...
by bear
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft BCPL, MicroPROLOG manuals?
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Re: Acornsoft BCPL, MicroPROLOG manuals?

hey, thanks!
by bear
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Short and sweet prime numbers in Basic
Replies: 24
Views: 1324

Re: Short and sweet prime numbers in Basic

This is the BBC BASIC version I used in my primes-by-trial-division benchmark project. Its apparent lack of sophistication is more to do with trying to keep the overall amount of work in line with all the other microcomputer BASICs (where, in some cases for example, DIM isn't allowed to reference a ...
by bear
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2963
Views: 294629

Re: LOLPRICE

re - the LISP cartridge auction As I said on FB - I don't think I'd ever seen that "BBC Master" release of it - so that really is rare. The elk one was pretty common back in the day. Not as common as view/viewsheet, but pretty common as it was being sold for pennies. Who knows though, perhaps it isn...
by bear
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Vintage Collections
Replies: 57
Views: 3507

Re: Vintage Collections

I have (am slooooowwwwwly building... I feel like I should have more progress to show for the 15+ years I've been at it) a virtual museum for my collection (>20 years in the making).

I don't know if it'll make 1024MAK feel better or worse, but: http://www.typewritten.org/Systems
by bear
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BCPL examples
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: BCPL examples

About a year ago I started a project to do a simple benchmark that pretty much any '80s home micro could participate in. This took the form of a BASIC program to calculate prime numbers by trial division. I decided I was interested in comparing the performance of BASIC to APL on my IBM 5100, wrote ...
by bear
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2801
Views: 290018

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Does this ZIP file help with the Podule Manager module? I cannot find a PodZap in the archives I have. Thanks for the thought, but... not for my purposes. I had done some experimentation extracting the Podule Manager module from Arthur 1.20 and loading it on Arthur 0.30, but though it appeared to w...
by bear
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2801
Views: 290018

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

steve3000 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:16 pm
bear wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:50 pm
They're 0277,020 and 0276,020. The seller also agreed to ship to me in the US. So I guess all I have to do now is win.
... And did you?

I'm also very interested to know if that disc really is the long list original welcome disc. :)
I did. I'll post a follow-up if it is.
by bear
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2801
Views: 290018

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Why not ask the vendor for the part number? I have an identical looking disc which came with my Brother's Archimedes A310 (I think he got it for Christmas in 1987). The part number on it is 0277,020. Well... I did. They're 0277,020 and 0276,020. The seller also agreed to ship to me in the US. So I ...
by bear
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2801
Views: 290018

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

I have an identical looking disc which came with my Brother's Archimedes A310 (I think he got it for Christmas in 1987). The part number on it is 0277,020. Without the Archimedes logo? I have a couple copies of the Arthur 1.20 Welcome Disc, all 0277,020 with the Archimedes logo. I'm not exactly cou...
by bear
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2801
Views: 290018

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archimedes-A310/202360094696 I don't need another A310 but I'd consider bidding quite a bit on this one to have a closer look at that Welcome Disc at the bottom of the last photo. I have a hunch it could be the Arthur 0.30 Welcome Disc (with the Podule Manager module...
by bear
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5714
Views: 492614

Re: Today I received.....

You're likely to find that IPA will wipe the data off along with the dirt.
by bear
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 106
Views: 8079

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

danielj, I saw in the other thread that there will be no more minis, so it looks like I missed out on that. A full size would do me fine as well; last status I spotted on this thread is there are still 6 up to claim? If that's still true (and if you're ok to mail it to me in the States), put me down...
by bear
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 168
Views: 21025

Re: BeebSCSI mini

I'd love to get on the list for one, or possibly two, as well. Thanks!
by bear
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BCPL examples
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: BCPL examples

Thinking of features of the language I was looking at the results for more modern hardware in the10,000 prime test and was puzzled to see the GNU Ada compiler beating gcc (the C compiler). It looks like this is an interaction of language features and the test program because Ada gets you to declare...
by bear
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BCPL examples
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: BCPL examples

Interesting that it's I/O bound it's an I/O test as well as a computation test... Yeah, it's deliberately simplistic in this regard. A fast machine with slow console performance will get a slow result... mainly because the project started as a benchmark for '80s home micros, where a lot of the time...
by bear
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Screenshot accessory for Arthur desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 1716

Re: Screenshot accessory for Arthur desktop

I (perhaps pointlessly) created a github repo for this 50-line, one-BASIC-source-file project.

https://github.com/strickra/ArthurCam
by bear
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Opus disc drive help
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Opus disc drive help

I'm not sure you'd get juddering with a 40t vs. 80t mismatch. I think it just seeks the wrong track and the read fails. I'll have to check it out tonight. But since I did just go through something like this a couple days ago... I was trying to replace some broken Teac FD-55FVs (unknown faults) in a ...
by bear
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ColourCard (Gold) on the Archimedes
Replies: 28
Views: 2715

Re: ColourCard (Gold) on the Archimedes

I haven't had any luck with the passthrough on mine (in an A5000). My LCD works fine on the onboard video in the normal modes, and fine on the ColorCard Gold output, in the ColorCard Gold modes, but not on the ColorCard Gold output in the normal modes with a passthrough cable connected. I am not sur...
by bear
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Superbrain #1 : The ratty one
Replies: 92
Views: 5787

Re: Superbrain #1 : The ratty one

hoglet wrote: I think it's much more likely to be a tantalum capacitor (if there are any) than the DRAM.
+1 for that
by bear
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic
Replies: 129
Views: 38459

Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Added myself. I pinned my nearby Ivar's.
by bear
Tue May 30, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BCPL examples
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: BCPL examples

About a year ago I started a project to do a simple benchmark that pretty much any '80s home micro could participate in. This took the form of a BASIC program to calculate prime numbers by trial division. I decided I was interested in comparing the performance of BASIC to APL on my IBM 5100, wrote a...
by bear
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Show us your retro computers
Replies: 103
Views: 9595

Re: Show us your retro computers

Egad. My collection is not photographable. Here is a photo of some of it, in the process of being moved to a new location for the second to last time.
IMG_0527.JPG
And here is one of my R260, which I recently had out for a project.
Acorn-R260-mandark.png
by bear
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BBC Rover / Logo bot
Replies: 30
Views: 2682

Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

I have one without the "little box" and have been meaning to ask the forum if anybody has one either to sell me or to send me good photos of the insides of so I can get a decent idea of how to replicate it. I guess now's as good a time as any. (@;
by bear
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2963
Views: 294629

Re: LOLPRICE

Given that it appears to be more or less a clone of the Ohio Scientific C1P / OSI600 Superboard II and what I've seen those selling for lately on US eBay... it's probably not far off the mark.
by bear
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft BCPL, MicroPROLOG manuals?
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Acornsoft BCPL, MicroPROLOG manuals?

Folks;

I spent a little time searching the web for scanned copies of the Acornsoft BCPL or MicroPROLOG manuals. Didn't come up with anything. Is either out there and I just failed to search correctly?

Thanks!
by bear
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2801
Views: 290018

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

anyone heard of the LOBO MAX-80 computer? Yeah. You might think of it as a TRS-80 on steroids, or what the TRS-80 might have become if Tandy had fired all the accountants and let the engineers run amok. I have one, but no software, and it hasn't got any kind of ROM BASIC so for the moment... it sit...
by bear
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Screenshot accessory for Arthur desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 1716

Re: Screenshot accessory for Arthur desktop

Here is the text of the accompanying readme file, plus the sample screenshots. ArthurCam v1.0 - 20161226 r.stricklin <bear@typewritten.org> ArthurCam is a simple screenshot utility for the Arthur desktop. When the camera icon in the task bar is clicked, the Arthur desktop is captured and written to ...