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by paulv
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Virgin TiVo PIN
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Virgin TiVo PIN

What's even more silly is that whilst you need a PIN to watch the Sky movie channels before 10pm, you don't have to enter one to watch Turner Classic Movies (TCM). I recently had my VM box swapped to one of their new V6 things. Utter garbage. It's really noisy and the software is atrocious. I'd ask...
by paulv
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 120
Views: 6310

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

...and if you're using the earlier machines you're likely to be introducing a podule that either has idefs or can have its podule rom manipulated? True but some of the benefit of being in ROM is lost if the module is loaded into RAM from the podule ROM. Also, some modules need to be in RAM because ...
by paulv
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro
Replies: 136
Views: 12098

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Hi Jon, They are still in demand and in production. The easiest way is via my web shop. http://www.sundby.com/index.php/product-category/bbc-micro/ If you have any problems please let me know. Kjell S. My Anti-virus (ESET NOD32) seems to think the site has malicious code on it :-/ Website blocked T...
by paulv
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Grump grump grump
Replies: 15
Views: 1150

Re: Grump grump grump

My condolences. Words never quite are enough in these situations :-(

Paul
by paulv
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2793
Views: 222210

Re: LOLPRICE

In the wake of the A300 series £150 keyboard.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archimedes-keyboard-from-a-Archimedes-410-but-may-work-with-others/282736438703 Yup, a slightly damaged A400 series keyboard for similar money :-o Mind you, this Amiga CDTV keyboard is way out there too :-o https://www...
by paulv
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 606
Views: 61148

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

danielj wrote:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152788962164

Working and untested! Superposition!

:)

d.
Didn't you know amongst the many Acorn first, the quantum SoC was one of them! :lol: :lol:

Paul
by paulv
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 10964

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

I'm particularly interested in how people found the two room setup. It would appear looking at the lists that I spent the entire day in the wrong room but I had a great time so it had zero effect on me. That being said, a venue where either it's a larger room to accommodate us all or rooms that wer...
by paulv
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 10964

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

I'd just like to day thanks to everyone today for helping me out when needed. I've enjoyed every minute of the day and will definitely be attending more in the future. I managed to get my BeebOPL made up finally and the headers on my two matchbox co-processors sorted so I can finally start listening...
by paulv
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 10964

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

Just loading up. Will definitely need help unloading when I get there :-o

Paul
by paulv
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 10964

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

lazarusr wrote:I’ve been here for hours now. Where is everyone?
Um, I'm tucked up in bed with my tablet, surfing the web, resting and planning what I'm bringing with me on Saturday....

Paul
by paulv
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 10964

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

IanS wrote:Anyone going at the weekend got a spare dram chip KM41C1000P-12 (1Mx1bit), or equivalent they can bring along for my A440/R140?

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14064
I may have some. I'll bring what I have.

Paul
by paulv
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 168
Views: 15244

Re: BeebSCSI mini

danielj wrote:Excellent news - if you do get any made pre-abug I'll be there so if you want to save on shipping I'm happy to have it placed directly into my grubby little paws :D

d.
That goes for me too if they're available by then. If not, no worries :D

Paul
by paulv
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2793
Views: 222210

Re: LOLPRICE

I know it's not a bad looking A300 series keyboard that probably just needs a good clean but....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archim ... 2971638895

I'm pretty sure I've seen entire systems sell for less than this keyboard alone :-o

Paul
by paulv
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For free: two boxes of Acorn mags
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: For free: two boxes of Acorn mags

daveejhitchins wrote:If there's any left after Paul's had a rummage . . . I'd like a few, please

Dave H :D
More than happy to share the loot! ;)

Paul
by paulv
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Trojan Room Coffee Pot
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Trojan Room Coffee Pot

Paul - are you looking at the scanner/digitiser or "video digitiser colour adapter"? Former = Scanlight Video256, latter might run with Hawk software from http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/32bit_UpgradesH2Z/WildVision_HawkV9MkII.html I was looking at the video digitiser colour adapter... I...
by paulv
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For free: two boxes of Acorn mags
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: For free: two boxes of Acorn mags

Hmmm that's tempting... I was too young to be bothered with buying magazines when the Beeb was around and by the time I was interested in buying mags, I'd moved over to the Amiga so getting these would be like discovering them for the first time... Now, do I have the space to take them??? I'm sure I...
by paulv
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Trojan Room Coffee Pot
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Trojan Room Coffee Pot

Has anyone ever had a go at recreating the Trojan Room Coffee Pot using original Arc hardware since the original was taken offline in 2001? I fancy having a crack at doing it after watching the Computerphile video about it earlier today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4PX8vksBFU We all know that u...
by paulv
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, I am a keen acorn owner and hope to take part in the forum.
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Re: Hello, I am a keen acorn owner and hope to take part in the forum.

Hi Derek, I was diagnosed with Cancer in April 2015 and ended up having 6 cycles of chemo followed by a resection of my left pelvis leaving me officially disabled, having to use crutches to get around. One of the things that kept me sane throughout it all was to be able to get away from everything, ...
by paulv
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: retro-kit.co.uk has gone SSL
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: retro-kit.co.uk has gone SSL

sweh wrote:unfortunately none of them are set for retro-kit.co.uk
Should be an A now... I need to go through an make sure I've not broken anything now :shock: :lol:

Paul
by paulv
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: retro-kit.co.uk has gone SSL
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: retro-kit.co.uk has gone SSL

For people going down the TLS path, there's a good test site at https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest which can validate your config is strong, and you're not running broken TLS setups. retro-kit.co.uk scores an A grade; not quite an A+ but still very good! Yes, it's not too shabby for a $15 SSL cert and...
by paulv
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Windy Island by Michael Harbour
Replies: 0
Views: 380

Windy Island by Michael Harbour

It's a Hybrid Music System disc which contains tracks specifically for the Music 3000 Expander. It was reviewed in Amplinex 18 and is referenced for sale on the Hybrid Pricelists but I've not seen any mention of it in any disc collections. Has anyone seen this in the wild or even better owns a worki...
by paulv
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Setting up PANOS!
Replies: 47
Views: 3326

Re: Setting up PANOS!

stevei2791 wrote:Hi Rob,

I would love an image but can't PM yet. If you PM me your email address I can contact you off the board.

thanks
4 more posts to the board or a friendly admin enabling the feature will do it... whichever comes first ;)

Paul
by paulv
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: retro-kit.co.uk has gone SSL
Replies: 8
Views: 646

retro-kit.co.uk has gone SSL

With Google Chrome and all the other browsers moving towards the target of forcing all sites to have some form of SSL on them even if it's just got a simple contact form on it, I've upgraded my site to SSL. I've put a couple of URL re-write rules into place so all non-SSL links should still work but...
by paulv
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: tape-deaf Acorn Electron
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: tape-deaf Acorn Electron

crj wrote:Then hope the two halves of the metal shell haven't been soldered together.
I've never come across this and it's never occurred to me to do it (although I can understand why someone might do it.... but.... doing that is a special kind of evil :twisted: :twisted:

Paul
by paulv
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Issue 1 BBC, how to tell ?
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: Issue 1 BBC, how to tell ?

I only know of two issue 2 Beebs in the wild and no issue 1s. The first widely available beeb was issue 3. The "linear" PSU is usually black with a circle in the middle. http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=10849&p=134414&hilit=linear#p134558 I have an Issue 2 Beeb . Are you counting t...
by paulv
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Issue 1 BBC, how to tell ?
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: Issue 1 BBC, how to tell ?

Issue 1 usually refers to the BBC B+ Issue 1 motherboard.

I believe the first production release of the BBC B was the Issue 2 board....

Paul
by paulv
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Test ROM
Replies: 60
Views: 1732

Re: Test ROM

Just a feeling based on the symptoms but I'd swap the two 6522's over to see what happens.

Paul
by paulv
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Arduino Filestore
Replies: 39
Views: 2483

Re: Arduino Filestore

This looks very neat :D =D>

Paul
by paulv
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 93
Views: 4199

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

It's very relevant. Putting a black sheet between the page you're scanning and the next page stops the light passing through which when it does you end up with the text on the back of the page or the subsequent page showing through on the scan... The background colour on the back of the lid is only ...
by paulv
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 93
Views: 4199

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

To improve scanning I always find that having a thick black sheet of paper behind the page to be scanned improves the quality of the scan. It seems to improve the contrast of the page greatly. Some scanners these days ship with black background on the inside of the lid rather than the shiny white ba...