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by topcat96
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: E-Bay Complaint
Replies: 17
Views: 549

Re: E-Bay Complaint

There is a sneaky workaround for sending links via Ebay messages ... send the link as a picture :mrgreen:

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by topcat96
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Why Is E-Bay Showing Me Other People's Recently Viewed Items?
Replies: 26
Views: 874

Re: Why Is E-Bay Showing Me Other People's Recently Viewed Items?

BeebMaster wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Oh that's interesting, I have heard of that but I thought it was just for knitting and teapots and what-not.
See my "Today I received" post :)

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by topcat96
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5495
Views: 443877

Re: Today I received.....

A very nice collection of retro inspired 3D printed fridge magnets from ReadyPlayerTwo over on Etsy ... https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ReadyPlayerTwo https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/e1/16/Qyd6oKlc_t.jpg https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/45/5f/LivYij52_t.jpg https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/ce/60/gD43iyS7_t.jpg https://...
by topcat96
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Why Is E-Bay Showing Me Other People's Recently Viewed Items?
Replies: 26
Views: 874

Re: Why Is E-Bay Showing Me Other People's Recently Viewed Items?

@Beebmaster Personally, I prefer no adverts hence the little URL trick I posted earlier ... I can put up with what others have viewed if it means Ebay can't waste my time and valuable internet with their intrusive adverts and other general rubbish. Get onto Ebay, do the deal, get on with life ... jo...
by topcat96
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Why Is E-Bay Showing Me Other People's Recently Viewed Items?
Replies: 26
Views: 874

Re: Why Is E-Bay Showing Me Other People's Recently Viewed Items?

A couple of weeks back, Ebay decided it wanted to push more advertising to their punters so came up with this new scheme that if you used an adblocker then you would either be forced to a part of Ebay where it kept asking for verification ad infinitum or it just showed what everyone else was watchin...
by topcat96
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Repair of Panasonic Microwave Oven & Dell Laptop
Replies: 19
Views: 681

Re: Panasonic Microwave Oven

If there is a news report of a mushroom cloud north of the border, then we will know what's happened ... too much power applied to the emitter circuits :lol:
by topcat96
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Repair of Panasonic Microwave Oven & Dell Laptop
Replies: 19
Views: 681

Re: Panasonic Microwave Oven

Sometimes a man just has to know his limits, trudge off to the store and go buy a new microwave ...

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by topcat96
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Toshiba TV Haunted!
Replies: 21
Views: 988

Re: Toshiba TV Haunted!

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by topcat96
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: general
Topic: On This Day
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: On This Day

August 1984, a second hand 'bread bin' Commodore 64 and selection of games for £50. Money borrowed from my Dad until my first pay packet arrived.

Still have it to this day and 35 yeas later, it's in perfect working order.
by topcat96
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 30
Views: 858

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

Any good for you?

1024 x 992 @ 8bit

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Tried to sharpen it some more but it went all blurry. if you look closely at the radar tracks, you can see faint lines beginning to appear either side. Should be quite easy to edit them out if you have the time.
by topcat96
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: How to...on a Commodore 64
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: How to...on a Commodore 64

@Danielj

Not my screen or listing ... I use the real hardware, no emulation here :)
by topcat96
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: How to...on a Commodore 64
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: How to...on a Commodore 64

Try this ... 5 REM COLOR BARS PROGRAM 10 PRINT CHR$(147);:DIM CO(17):C=1 20 READ CO(C):IF CO(C)>0 THEN C=C+1:GOTO 20 25 SP$=" ":H=22:C=C-1:REM SP$=5 SPACES 30 FOR R=1 TO C STEP INT(C/2) 40 FOR H=1 TO 10 50 FOR B=R TO (R+INT(C/2))-1 60 PRINT CHR$(18);CHR$(CO(B));SP$; 70 NEXT B 75 REM CHECK IF PALETTE...
by topcat96
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Fife
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Greetings from Fife

\:D/ Fantastic! \:D/

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by topcat96
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hoi from Nottingham!
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Hoi from Nottingham!

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by topcat96
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Joysticks
Replies: 22
Views: 459

Re: Joysticks

Yes, that adapter (ATARI 9 way D-connector to Acorn 15 pin D-connector for the analogue port) is suitable. There is also a smaller version that may still be available from a seller on this forum. Try searching in the for sale section. Mark That might be me :D https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic...
by topcat96
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Joysticks
Replies: 22
Views: 459

Re: Joysticks

Keyboard for most but joystick for shoot-em up's
by topcat96
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD: BBC Model B
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: For Sale: BBC Model B

MrDo wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Thanks Guys

PM backatya TC.
SOLD
by topcat96
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD: BBC Model B
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: For Sale: BBC Model B

I'll enable PMs for you. :) Cheers Daniel :D Hi there, I'm new on the forum - but, as I mentioned in my introduction post, I'm keen to get myself a BBC (model B). I don't have the permissions to PM yet, but rather than brazenly SPAM every discussion thread (I'm on tea making duty this evening and h...
by topcat96
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2794
Views: 273848

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Somebody in the retro community will figure out who this fixitOS character is eventually. Unless he is trading as a company, Paypal should also have his name which is usually displayed in any transactions ... Anyone with a spare couple of quid want to make a test purchase and see what info you can g...
by topcat96
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD: BBC Model B
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: For Sale: BBC Model B

Amended postage costs due to finding a cheaper option but with same levels of insurance.
by topcat96
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD: BBC Model B
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: For Sale: BBC model B

New price.
0xC0DE wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:18 pm
You will easily sell this on eBay for that amount and more
Not interested in selling on Ebay. Would rather this goes to a forum member instead.

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by topcat96
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD: BBC Model B
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: For Sale: BBC Model B

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by topcat96
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.
Replies: 93
Views: 1968

Re: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.

It's DISC ... because the letter C is closer to S than K is on a standard QWERTY keyboard :lol:
by topcat96
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD: BBC Model B
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

SOLD: BBC Model B

For sale: BBC Model B 32k - Great condition and fully working. It's in a nice clean condition with the ashtray intact No ex-school markings of any kind Power Supply Capacitors have been recently replaced Acorn 1770 DFS interface fitted (MMFS ROM installed but 1770 chip supplied) Sound / Volume mod d...
by topcat96
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Electron Cumana Utilities disc
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Electron Cumana Utilities disc

CJEMicros has a copy for sale if you can't locate it anywhere else.

http://www.cjemicros.co.uk/micros/indiv ... =CUM-EUDSH
by topcat96
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: 3½ inch PC Floppy Drive (internal)
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: 3½ inch PC Floppy Drive (internal)

Sorry Gerald, all cinnamon rolls were claimed within a matter of seconds :lol:
by topcat96
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: 3½ inch PC Floppy Drive (internal)
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: 3½ inch PC Floppy Drive (internal)

I definitely found it ... IT department was scrapping some old PC's so I nabbed the floppy drive at the cost of a cinnamon roll from the local baker :)

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by topcat96
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: 3½ inch PC Floppy Drive (internal)
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: 3½ inch PC Floppy Drive (internal)

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by topcat96
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: 3½ inch PC Floppy Drive (internal)
Replies: 6
Views: 425

3½ inch PC Floppy Drive (internal)

As per the title, must be in good working order. Not bothered about the make, model or colour of the bezel.
by topcat96
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: Joysticks
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: FS: Joysticks

jbnbeeb wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Can I buy the remaining clear competition pro please
PM sent and joystick sold to jbnbeeb :)