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by guesser
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Experiences with 4G broadband
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: Experiences with 4G broadband

Boydie wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Plus, as has been pointed out, I get a nice Dr Who-esque tupperware box on a pole to confuse/worry the neighbours! :D
Tell them it's a "5G" to turn the cows' milk sour and give them all cancer
by guesser
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: beeben save preferences
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: beeben save preferences

There's a DiscIms setting in the preferences.cfg but it seems like it gets ignored and reset to DiscIms. This seems like a bug to me.

Edit: found it, there's a single character typo in the source. I've raised an issue for it on github
by guesser
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: beeben save preferences
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: beeben save preferences

When you installed BeebEm did you create your user settings directory in a protected location (like under C:\Program Files etc)? This should be somewhere where you can modify files without elevation, usually your own user profile (i.e. below C:\users\<foo>\) You can change the user directory associa...
by guesser
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm teletext emulation
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: BeebEm teletext emulation

Now that chrisn has made a beta release of BeebEm containing my real-time teletext emulation code, I have got all my 'windows binary release' ducks in a row and written up a quick start guide: https://zxnet.co.uk/teletext/emulators/ I'm afraid it's slightly cumbersome in requiring the installation o...
by guesser
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: crude Beeb PSU question
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: crude Beeb PSU question

/\ it's called Rein interference, usually a old TV from 1960 in neighbours garage with no TV licence, so hard to find when walking about with an Ariel type device :lol: This was an old LCD computer monitor I believe. As well as REIN someone has coined "SHINE" to stand for 'Single Isolated Impulse N...
by guesser
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: crude Beeb PSU question
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: crude Beeb PSU question

(also to analogue TV but that’s not relevant anymore). One thing that wasn't around back then but is relevant now is ADSL. Your neighbours won't thank you for running SMPSUs with failed mains filters if you knock their broadband off multiple times a day. No longer a problem for me as the old lady c...
by guesser
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Beebem on Github
Replies: 125
Views: 10944

Re: Beebem on Github

I'd better get the server side of things tidied up and documented so people can easily run it now! :D
by guesser
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Emulation tests
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Emulation tests

tom_seddon wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:50 pm
I'm figuring that exactly nobody has a teletext adapter plugged in any more, so this will be safe even if run on real hardware.
I guess I won't be converting this test program to a telesoftware download then :wink:
by guesser
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.
Replies: 93
Views: 1449

Re: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.

1024MAK wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:54 pm
Ahh, not this again
:P
by guesser
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: general
Topic: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.
Replies: 93
Views: 1449

Re: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.

Elminster wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:13 am
Another can of worms.
Yup, that's why I carefully didn't mention it this forum thread :wink:

:D
by guesser
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: general
Topic: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.
Replies: 93
Views: 1449

Re: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.

We should be OK as long as no-one mentions any -IZE/ISE words like the RANDOMIZE token in Sinclair BASIC...
by guesser
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.
Replies: 93
Views: 1449

Re: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.

You can't accuse Amstrad of being consistent [-X Here's a selection of pages from a couple of +3 service manuals The +3 service manual: disk3.jpg disc2.jpg The +3B service manual: disk1.jpg disc.jpg disk2.jpg Then there's the labelling on the case... The printed aluminium plate on the top says "FLOP...
by guesser
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.
Replies: 93
Views: 1449

Re: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.

leenew wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:38 pm
I think the little blue square "floppy discs" should obviously be called "hard squares".
Or ‘save icons’ :wink:
by guesser
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: This but for Spectrum?
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: This but for Spectrum?

1024MAK wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:57 pm
A +2A with the actual +2A/+3 PCB (rather than the +2B PCB) in it is not very common... (Go to Guesser’s site for the Amstrad PCB part numbers...)
/me looks around nervously checking for caterpillars...
by guesser
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: This but for Spectrum?
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: This but for Spectrum?

There's WorldOfSpectrum and SpectrumComputing.
WoS has had something of a downfall for various reasons best not gone into. I wouldn't say it's up to Stardot's standard these days.

Alas Facebook has eaten a lot of the activity from forums in general :(
by guesser
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.
Replies: 93
Views: 1449

Re: DFSBuster

#-o
by guesser
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Query about buying a BBC
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Query about buying a BBC

rharper wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:15 am
The most difficult part is getting the PSU board out of its housing!
That and unplugging/plugging the DC cables on the motherboard without the tabs snapping or breaking the track :evil:
by guesser
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Query about buying a BBC
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Query about buying a BBC

1024MAK wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:03 am
There are many other faults...
Corroded or otherwise bad connection on the keyboard ribbon seems to be the favourite with my beebs :(
by guesser
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Toshiba TV Haunted!
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Toshiba TV Haunted!

The control panel on the side will most likely just unplug from the main board. Whether that disables the buttons or just makes it go even more haywire from un-terminated inputs is another matter :)
by guesser
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: British Garden Birds
Replies: 28
Views: 662

Re: British Garden Birds

BeebMaster wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:41 pm
Well, I've got them all, but there aren't any pictures like that!
It's by JellicaJake :)
https://twitter.com/JellicaJake/status/ ... 6177379328
by guesser
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 886
Views: 60382

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Yeh that worked well but the flames underneath the rocket were a little underwhelming! :lol: I love Movie Maker but as a teletext editor you have to use the cursor keys and draw every dot by hand. It takes ages to do basic stuff! I can't remember if I announced my editor's block copy/paste feature ...
by guesser
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What has happened to Firefox add-ons?
Replies: 31
Views: 1135

Re: What has happened to Firefox add-ons?

The important thing if you install two copies of firefox is to make a copy your profile into a new one to use with the new install you're trying. If you once run a session of your original profile with a new version it will upgrade things and may no longer work properly in the older version. (Hopefu...
by guesser
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 886
Views: 60382

Re: Acorn Art Thread

That's brilliant guesser......let's hope teletext makes a return. It's interesting to see Discord on it! I really wish edit tf or zxnet had a line and shapes tool.It would make life so much easier.......here's hoping one day fingers crosssed xx It is on the list, but a long way down for once I run ...
by guesser
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 886
Views: 60382

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Ooh, I forgot to post a bit of teletext art related news here: For those who don't read the Digitiser2000 letters page, the "ChunkyText" service for Chunky Fringe and Digitiser Live is live! https://temp.zxnet.co.uk/teletext-viewer/cf.html Online editors where you can upload your work directly to th...
by guesser
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Property to let in Sheffield
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Property to let in Sheffield

Perfect for angle enthusiasts. Some of those flat photos make my head hurt trying to project the 2d photo back to a 3d solid in my mind :D
by guesser
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Very noisy picture from UHF
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Very noisy picture from UHF

It's not a problem I've seen on other machines with the same modulator though. The speccy's output is terrible for a number of reasons but smearing everything across the screen isn't one of them in my experience. Edit: I'm only commenting about the smearing issue. In the photo there's obviously a tu...
by guesser
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Very noisy picture from UHF
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Very noisy picture from UHF

The video circuitry for the UHF output of the Beeb is apparently prone to this streaking issue. I've seen it a few times before, in person and in photographs. Whether it's down to an age related component failure, or being generally rubbish to begin with I don't know. Having the RGB or composite mon...
by guesser
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: The other day I received a ransom eMail
Replies: 20
Views: 759

Re: The other day I received a ransome eMail

Firefox possibly encrypts the passwords when you set a master password but I don't think it does. This means it's only as secure as any other file on your computer, any third party code you run under your computer login could exfiltrate them. Up to you to decide how likely an attack vector that is. ...
by guesser
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Pile of bits I went through today
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Pile of bits I went through today

wonder what's on the teletext discs... might be telesoftware downloads... :D
by guesser
Fri May 31, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: Composite video from the BBC

In which case you'll have to go to the one in Massachusetts and ask someone to sodder it instead :D