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by vanpeebles
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: general
Topic: Bad news: water damage at CCH
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Bad news: water damage at CCH

They tried to get an estimate for the roof repair, but the figures didn't add up.
by vanpeebles
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: Bad news: water damage at CCH
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Bad news: water damage at CCH

BeebMaster wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:06 pm
Crumbs...last time I was there, it was raining in over the antique calculators.
I was waiting for the punchline there :)
by vanpeebles
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: eBay : A 1MB A3020 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: eBay : A 1MB A3020 ?

That wouldn't account for the joystick ports. They're only present on the A3010. That's a 3010 with the keyboard and top lid from a 3020. Seems like someone combined two machines to make one working one. It's a a3010 with what would of had a german keyboard, not an a3020 :lol: I found where I read ...
by vanpeebles
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: eBay : A 1MB A3020 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: eBay : A 1MB A3020 ?

I'm sure I read that these were late models intended for the German market, then bought here and the keyboard swapped ower?
by vanpeebles
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 96
Views: 12701

Re: Beeb Spotting

That's the one! I do like a bit of Minder, class show.
by vanpeebles
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 96
Views: 12701

Re: Beeb Spotting

On Minder this morning, Ray had a three box Archimedes on his desk in Arthur's lock up. It was the Arthur is retiring episode. He put a cup of tea on the monitor, much to Ray's disgust :lol:
by vanpeebles
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: general
Topic: ARM sold to Nvidia (by Softbank)
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: ARM sold to Nvidia (by Softbank)

Yes, the hoss bolted years ago, the stable has been long demolished, and the hoss died years ago anarl.
by vanpeebles
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3010 worthwhile/worthy?
Replies: 36
Views: 1355

Re: A3010 worthwhile/worthy?

I love my A3010, owned it since I was a kid. It started out with 2mb and ended up with 4mb and a hccs mini ide podule. Only thing I missed out on was a turbo ram :( I even had a parallel cd rom drive, although the fuse used to trip in it.
by vanpeebles
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: general
Topic: When to recognise you have a problem
Replies: 20
Views: 1170

Re: When to recognise you have a problem

Needs proper racking for vertical storage, so much wasted :lol:
by vanpeebles
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: PunyInform and Ozmoo
Replies: 331
Views: 13339

Re: PunyInform

I have some proper infocom games for the Tatung and they do hammer the disc drive a lot. I was surprised at first!
by vanpeebles
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Tatung Einstien..
Replies: 69
Views: 11347

Re: Tatung Einstien..

Yes the search goes on, I dumped a load of rare stuff recently. I think it’s filtering through. I’ll be buying a setup on payday! Are they cheaper outside of ebay? :D
by vanpeebles
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Tatung Einstien..
Replies: 69
Views: 11347

Re: Tatung Einstien..

The two machines using different drives is a pain I had when trying to get some working drives. I was looking at your replacement system for the 256, is it easy to use and fit? Do you just dump the files on or does it require more tweaking than that?
by vanpeebles
Thu May 28, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the North East
Replies: 32
Views: 1633

Re: Hello from the North East

Hoo Colin!
by vanpeebles
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: general
Topic: Acorn Communicators on TV… in 1996
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Acorn Communicators on TV… in 1996

Those Bull Electrical ads used to awesome! :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 442
Views: 47391

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

I wanted to keep to multiples of 24MHz. I would guess that if a 48MHz crystal was 9.64 Mips then a 50MHz one would pretty well hit it. (Doing the calculation, it should be a 49.793MHz oscillator, but they don't exist.) I like the idea of a mild overclock, I loved my A3010 when I was a teen, althoug...
by vanpeebles
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 442
Views: 47391

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

What about for just over 10 mips?
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 442
Views: 47391

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

An old post by someone on the iconbar stated "Right, here we go. The 'Turbo RAM' upgrade was a 4MB upgrade that used some stupidly-fast 40-50ns 4Mbit FPM memory (8x 1Mx4). Usually, upgrades at the time used 70/80ns. The upgrade also replaced the memory system clock of the ARM250 to clock the memory...
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 442
Views: 47391

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

I know I've asked this before, but what differences did the Simtek Turbo ram have? I'm guessing it was user fit, and didn't needed soldered oscillators to be replaced? Would it be possible to re manufacture the turbo ram?
by vanpeebles
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 442
Views: 47391

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Double the MIPS does seem a like a fierce overclock. I hope you boys won't ride the tail off these old A3010s.
by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 442
Views: 47391

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

What would be a nice overclock of say around 10 to 11 mips?
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 442
Views: 47391

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Grumble! :lol:
by vanpeebles
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 442
Views: 47391

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

:o Can I haz one?
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Cheltenham uk
Replies: 13
Views: 856

Re: Hi from Cheltenham uk

Hi all, Wanted a bbc as a kid. What I actually had was a Vic 20. I loved it and learnt to code using it. But, was always jealous of my friends with BBCs, and even the Electron. Anyway, I have a couple of amigas and a nice C64 but the need to have a beeb hasn’t gone away, so here I am. Ready to do s...
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 442
Views: 47391

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Is it overclocked? :)
by vanpeebles
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Connecting a viewdata terminal to a wifi modem?
Replies: 19
Views: 2375

Re: Connecting a viewdata terminal to a wifi modem?

manov wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:07 pm
Hi,

I'm posting this a bit late but you might be monitoring this...

I worked at Tandata in the 80s and used to write the firmware to the Tandata TDxxxx viewdata terminals so can give you some information about the serial interface and other things too...
I have a Tandata QL Modem stack! :)
by vanpeebles
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6016
Views: 618714

Re: Today I received.....

I didn't understand any of it, I thought he had been haxxored :lol:
by vanpeebles
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Tatuing Einstein 256 Power without Monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Tatuing Einstein 256 Power without Monitor

With that cable, I use a molex power adapter, I use the same one on my Amstrad 6128. I'm trying to remember the brand name, it was a decent quality one for around £30.
by vanpeebles
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Tatuing Einstein 256 Power without Monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Tatuing Einstein 256 Power without Monitor

Yes, that's the cable I got, it works well enough for the moment. Hoping to get a proper rgb/scart one at some point.

Please visit us at the Tatung forum!

https://www.robheaton.co.uk/tatung/
by vanpeebles
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BBC Micro (non working), other kit and mags, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2339

Re: BBC Micro (non working), other kit and mags, etc.

Floppy drive arrived, £10 donation made to BHF. Thank you to Mel_P for donating the goodies, and Markjw for sorting it out :)

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