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by topcat96
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Anyone else suffer from bent finger(s)?
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Anyone else suffer from bent finger(s)?

Judging by the description you have given, you could be experiencing Dupuytren's Contracture. My granddad had similar happen to the little finger in his left hand after he reached his 60's. If you find yourself saying, I can’t straighten my fingers – Dupuytren’s (dew-pa-trans) Contracture may be the...
by topcat96
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Bedfordshire
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Hello from Bedfordshire

Blimey, we could be neighbours lol
arakeen wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:09 pm
From the Bedford/Milton Keynes end, so not too far from your neck of the woods :)
by topcat96
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: TurboMMC not working, single beep
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: TurboMMC not working, single beep

Reformat the SD card and copy over the BEEB.MMB file again.

See if that helps.
by topcat96
Fri May 22, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Birth date of your favorite game disc?
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Birth date of your favorite game disc?

Diminished wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:06 am
I wonder what happened to all the duplicating machines ...
The same place where all the calculators go when they die ... Silicon Heaven
by topcat96
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Magic smoke escapee
Replies: 12
Views: 1030

Re: Magic smoke escapee

I feel your pain after recently experiencing a visit from the magic smoke fairy myself. She tapped her wand on my BBC Model B, invoked the spirits then promptly disappeared as the room filled with the smell of burnt electronics ... her maniacal laughter ringing in my ears.
by topcat96
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: E-Bay Complaint
Replies: 17
Views: 1187

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: 2055

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: 5903
Views: 555685

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: 2055

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: 2055

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: 20
Views: 1508

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: 20
Views: 1508

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: 1660

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: 744

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: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 30
Views: 2001

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 hardware, software and languages
Topic: How to...on a Commodore 64
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

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 hardware, software and languages
Topic: How to...on a Commodore 64
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

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 11:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Fife
Replies: 19
Views: 1323

Re: Greetings from Fife

\:D/ Fantastic! \:D/

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by topcat96
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hoi from Nottingham!
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Hoi from Nottingham!

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by topcat96
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Joysticks
Replies: 22
Views: 952

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 11:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Joysticks
Replies: 22
Views: 952

Re: Joysticks

Keyboard for most but joystick for shoot-em up's
by topcat96
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD: BBC Model B
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: For Sale: BBC Model B

MrDo wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Thanks Guys

PM backatya TC.
SOLD
by topcat96
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD: BBC Model B
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

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 11:28 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2858
Views: 319449

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 2:04 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD: BBC Model B
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

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 9:45 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD: BBC Model B
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: For Sale: BBC model B

New price.
0xC0DE wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:18 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 11:08 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD: BBC Model B
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: For Sale: BBC Model B

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by topcat96
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.
Replies: 93
Views: 4052

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 8:19 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD: BBC Model B
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

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...

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