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by lurkio
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World

RobC wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:30 pm
I loved the bit in the Carol Vorderman show where they do some linguistic analysis on the messages and on the book and find them to be extremely similar
What a remarkable coincidence. :-k

vanpeebles wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:59 am
Enjoy it [the book]?
It's full of remarkable coincidences!

:)
by lurkio
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: general
Topic: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World

vanpeebles wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:37 am
Have you read the book yet? :)
Yep!

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by lurkio
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: general
Topic: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World

Carol Vorderman lied when she said BBCs couldn't connect to a network Yes, although I think the point she was trying to make was that it was apparently impossible for the Beeb in Webster's house to have been receiving data (text) from another machine at a remote location. Then again, it didn't need...
by lurkio
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: general
Topic: Acorn machines in the movies / TV
Replies: 42
Views: 3771

Re: Acorn machines in the movies / TV

A haunted Beeb made several appearances on Out Of This World (BBC TV, 1996):
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by lurkio
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World

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Spooky message from the future

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Dr Wiseman isn't happy

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That's no way to treat a floppy

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Photo of Debbie from the book The Vertical Plane

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by lurkio
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World

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"Does anyone know what this thing is?"

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The most dramatic shot of a Beeb ever

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"We need to talk about Edword."

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"Oh, no! Someone's beaten my high score on Chuckie Egg."

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by lurkio
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World

In the 1980s, when schoolteacher Ken Webster was living in Dodleston, Cheshire, he would regularly borrow a BBC Micro and a 5.25-inch floppy disc drive from the school where he worked. The Beeb had the Edword ROM installed, and the machine would often be left unattended at his house, with the wordpr...
by lurkio
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Maze
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Acornsoft Maze

b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:06 am
Are there any other maze games worthy of note?
Don't know, but here's a list of hopefully all the 3D maze games on bbcmicro.co.uk:
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by lurkio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Search for the Lost Orb
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Search for the Lost Orb

Calling CASA...

Come in, CASA...

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by lurkio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Post Edits

danielj wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:18 pm
... when someone's entered a reason for the edit they've made.
How do you enter a Reason for an edit?

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by lurkio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Maze
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Acornsoft Maze

b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Ok will give it a go - Am using the disc image form this archive.

It's also on bbcmicro.co.uk:
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by lurkio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Post Edits

I only tend to "silently" edit if I'm fixing a typo, broken link or attachment. So do most of the users who preferred the old forum behaviour, I suspect. Other than for those reasons (and sometimes even for those), I put a reason for editing in the message because I think that, even if I could get ...
by lurkio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Post Edits

What we seem to have stumbled upon here is one of the secrets of Stardot's success: the hitherto unacknowledged value of being able to edit last-in-thread posts "silently". It's interesting to note that before the feature was lost nobody seemed to be calling for greater "transparency" about edits. T...
by lurkio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Cracking Apple II floppy copy-protection - 4am
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Cracking Apple II floppy copy-protection - 4am

Interesting interview with "4am", a prolific cracker of Apple II floppy disk copy-protection (of which there seems to have been a surprising variety of different methods):
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by lurkio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 690

Re: Post editing

On the 'Last edited by' footers, showing a count of edits will discourage me from fixing minor typos. I share the view that a short 'grace period' during which edits can be made invisibly should be allowed, if the forum software is capable of that. That might be a good compromise solution. But I ge...
by lurkio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 690

Re: Post editing

sydney wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:34 am
I can see it on the post and your quote.
I get this when I copy and paste the image URL:

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download/file.php?id=38408&mode=view

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by lurkio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 690

Re: Post editing

1024MAK wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:46 am
Here is a screenshot of me loading a saved draft:-
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Can't see the image.

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by lurkio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 690

Re: Post editing

OK - I've got you now properly - this seems to be a change in behaviour since phpbb3.1 - it's part of the core software. Either it shows edits like this, or not at all :( You recently did a major update to the forum software (including a privacy policy extension). Is that what you mean when you ref...
by lurkio
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 690

Re: Post editing

I agree.

:(
by lurkio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Acorn CP/M Formats
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Acorn CP/M Formats

Is the following post (and/or other posts in the same thread) of any help?:
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by lurkio
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: general
Topic: Acorn machines in the movies / TV
Replies: 42
Views: 3771

Re: Acorn machines in the movies / TV

The Adventure Game often used one for the "contestants", here Johnny Ball and I don't know the other two. Classic! Here's another nice use of the Beeb in The Adventure Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3FIUiPSHrQ&t=98 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3FIUiPSHrQ&t=16m41s Those videos have now b...
by lurkio
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Has Stardot been purged from Google search?
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Has Stardot been purged from Google search?

danielj wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:01 am
Working again. Google should be indexing (I hope) :)
Thanks. So the solution you implemented was to disable the privacy policy extension completely?

I'm probably missing something, but what was it about the extension that made Google delete all its previous Stardot indexes?

:?:
by lurkio
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Has Stardot been purged from Google search?
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Has Stardot been purged from Google search?

danielj wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:12 am
Nope. It hasn't!
I wonder what's going on then? Stardot convos used to be top hits for lots of different Acorn-related Google searches. But not any more..!

:(
by lurkio
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Has Stardot been purged from Google search?
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Has Stardot been purged from Google search?

Loads of links to Stardot conversation threads seem to have been removed from Google search results, possibly as a side-effect of the recent forum software update. For example, the following Google search now returns zero hits, when previously it returned links to multiple Stardot forum threads: sit...
by lurkio
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: The Adventure Game (BBC TV, 1980-86): Beebs on TV
Replies: 18
Views: 211

S4E6

Series 4, Episode 6 Contestants: Heather Couper, Keith Chegwin, Adam Gilbey vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h36m50s535.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h37m46s290.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h38m02s032.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h38m16s056.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h39m01s693.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h39m16s021.jpeg vl...
by lurkio
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: general
Topic: The Adventure Game (BBC TV, 1980-86): Beebs on TV
Replies: 18
Views: 211

S4E4 continued

Series 4, Episode 4, continued Contestants: Professor Heinz Wolff, Deborah Leigh Hall, Ruth Madoc vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h35m00s043.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h35m16s748.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h35m22s101.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h35m26s920.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h35m37s715.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-2...
by lurkio
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: general
Topic: The Adventure Game (BBC TV, 1980-86): Beebs on TV
Replies: 18
Views: 211

S4E4

Series 4, Episode 4 Contestants: Professor Heinz Wolff, Deborah Leigh Hall, Ruth Madoc vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h32m10s853.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h33m00s334.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h32m41s679.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h33m05s326.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h33m12s486.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h33m38s...
by lurkio
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: general
Topic: The Adventure Game (BBC TV, 1980-86): Beebs on TV
Replies: 18
Views: 211

S4E2

Series 4, Episode 2 Contestants: Johnny Ball, Barbara Lott, Liz Hobbs vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h26m33s691.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h26m44s522.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h26m56s173.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h27m13s011.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h27m21s932.jpeg vlcsnap-2017-08-20-21h27m45s550.jpeg vlcsnap-...
by lurkio
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: general
Topic: The Adventure Game (BBC TV, 1980-86): Beebs on TV
Replies: 18
Views: 211

S4E1 continued

Series 4, Episode 1, continued

Contestants: Sheelagh Gilbey, Roy Kane, Ian McNaught-Davis

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The Vortex sends another victim to MODE 2