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Post by BeebMan2018 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:23 pm

Thats Hello in Binary for those that arn't in the know ;)

Thought I would introduce myself. I live in the poor part of the country, Scotland and remember using the BBC at School. Our primary was where i first saw one and got to use it the most. When i goto high school things changed and we didn't have the same freedom to play or use it. I should have used a gosub command instead. The computer teacher was more structured :) Anyway I never got a beeb or an electron but some of my mates had one or the other and id go round to there house for a shot on there's. Fast forward some 30 years and guess whats happened ? EBAY !!!! Yay. And guess what muggles has just gone and bought a second hand Acorn electron on EBay :) That's right you guessed it. Its me. Top Marks to that man. A brand NEW Acorn Electron User has joined the fold. Let the roasting begin. So lets recap. I'm from Scotland, Obviously have an odd sense of humor, as I'm from Scotland I'm also kinda a tight git, but that's a given right :) psychologists mutter about pandering to stereotypical cultural values. Erm where was I ? Oh yes Recapping :) Where did i put that soldering iron. 0_0 I'm also on the lookout for Electron stuff. Books, A User Manual would be really nice and a Welcome Pack, Software, A few games and maybe some other useful stuff , no idea what I'm talking about I'm afraid ! oh and some Hardware like a tape recorder and leads with the power pack if at all possible. Some very unscrupulous sellers on E-Bay these days selling of random parts and even splitting up leccy's, that's scot's lingo for elks, not to be confused with leccy which is Scots lingo for electricity. Anyway if you can help me out it would be much appreciated. Or i can swap you some leccy stuff for a sheep. There's some across in a field over the road. Cant get you any leccy as the Sherrif already has an order against me for tapping into the grid. :) Well I hope I've given you all a good first impression ;)

8 Bit Heros Unite :)

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Post by davidb » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:43 pm

Welcome from a fellow Electron user! :D

It's probably a good time to jump aboard the Electron bandwagon. I've noticed a few collectors proudly showing off their new Electrons on YouTube, so maybe others will get the urge to complete their 8-bit Acorn collections and push the prices way up. :roll:

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Post by Elminster » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:55 pm

Welcome to the Forum.

Luckily for you the Electron rarely need to be atacked with a red hotter pocker, unlike the other acorn machines.

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Post by marcusjambler » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:36 pm

Welcome to the Forum....
Down here in the North of England we also like to hang on to our brass :lol:

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Post by Multiwizard » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:45 pm

Hi,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim... :-)

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Post by RichardP » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:13 pm

Greetings and welcome!

My binary nerd was running in overdrive... 6 Binary values and 'Hello' is only 5 characters :lol: :lol:

Hello! to you too! :D

Richard

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Post by CMcDougall » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:06 pm

welcome :)

poor part of Scotland? where are you, am from Edinburgh suburbs, & have lots of oil in my cars! :lol:
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Post by daveejhitchins » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:14 pm

Welcome to the Forum, BeebMan2018 . . . Enjoy . . .

Re your Electron - I wouldn't bother re-capping, I've not known one to behave differently when recapped! And not known one to fail for lack of it!!

But do enjoy your Elk . . . They're brilliant :D

Dave H :D
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Products: ARA II, ARA III, ABR, ATI, AP6, MGC, AP5 . . .
For a price list, contact me at: Retro Hardware AT dave ej hitchins DOT plus DOT com

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Post by tricky » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:38 pm

Hello,
I have never used one, but take a look at the MGC (Mega Games Cartridge).
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8246&hilit=mgc long thread!

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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:50 pm

Welcome. :D Enjoy your machine.

I just re-joined the Electron club last week. Managed to bag a Plus 1 too and fit an SD card storage solution (all the parts were in my junk box so it cost me nowt).

A riddle for you; who likes spending money the least, a Scotsman or a Yorkshire man? My vote's for the latter. I read in the Dalesman the other week of the collective noun for a group of Yorkshire men - a 'How much!' of Yorkshire men. :D
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Post by 6502 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:55 pm

BeebMan2018 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:23 pm
Thats Hello in Binary for those that arn't in the know ;)
01011001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 01100111 01101111 01110100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101110 01110101 01101100 01101100 00100000 01100010 01111001 01110100 01100101 00101110 00000000
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Post by SimonSideburns » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:53 pm

RichardP wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:13 pm
Greetings and welcome!

My binary nerd was running in overdrive... 6 Binary values and 'Hello' is only 5 characters :lol: :lol:

Hello! to you too! :D

Richard
I picked up on that one too. Worked out (without looking it up) that the final character was an exclamation mark.
I'm writing a game where you can change your character from a Wizard to a monkey to a cat.

Well, Imogen that!

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Post by RichardP » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:14 pm

6502 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:55 pm
BeebMan2018 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:23 pm
Thats Hello in Binary for those that arn't in the know ;)
01011001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 01100111 01101111 01110100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101110 01110101 01101100 01101100 00100000 01100010 01111001 01110100 01100101 00101110 00000000
Nice touch... the NULL TERMINATOR.. father of THE TERMINATOR.

(okay.. I'll stop with the dad-jokes)

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Post by BeebMan2018 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:12 pm

CMcDougall wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:06 pm
welcome :)

poor part of Scotland? where are you, am from Edinburgh suburbs, & have lots of oil in my cars! :lol:
Am In da Far North ! Weel past Invershneckie were we used to byd in roond hoosies. I tryed te make coin fae e black stuff but i dinae hae the magic papers that allow you to sit on ymy backside in a seat that flys ye oot tae e rigs. Paid fae it x2 but still nae joy so tae 'expletive' wee the dark waters and the dark stuff. Im no payin fae it again, nae 'expletive' way.

Subsequently im as skint as a sheered sheep.

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Post by CMcDougall » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:30 pm

BeebMan2018 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:12 pm
Am In da Far North ! Weel past Invershneckie were we used to byd in roond hoosies
:lol: =D>
oww I , thee inverness, I selt ma sheep fir camels, nooo have loadsa oil :wink:
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Post by BeebMan2018 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:33 pm

CMcDougall wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:30 pm
BeebMan2018 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:12 pm
Am In da Far North ! Weel past Invershneckie were we used to byd in roond hoosies
:lol: =D>
oww I , thee inverness, I selt ma sheep fir camels, nooo have loadsa oil :wink:
Ach ye beeg bawbag ye. Dinnae be thinkin yer some shiek now. Tell ye what though if ye can ge me a job ' remembers spuds interview' :D i'll no pok yer ey oot we a sherp stick :)

Seriously though I'm a Mechie Fitter Fabricator by Trade and a fairly good machinist, and welder though I'm not coded. If you have some info on how to get my foot in the door as it were please PM me ! I've been bustin my hump round Aberdeen with no luck at all. Mostly been jobbin via agencys so treated like scum by the lads on the books and treated like disposable toiletry's by the company's. The middle men, the agency's, once they get there fee don't give a rats. Could do with a stint in the sun, even if it was just a short trip. I'm always looking for work but there's bugger all doin up here !

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Post by CMcDougall » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:40 pm

^keep the helll away from agency's , they are compulsive liars, "we have this new job".. err applied for that last week in paper ya rocket. They just want folk on books and annoy you to with email's & utter pish :twisted:

I still get jobs thrown at me, but been doing something completely different for 4yr :roll:

Chin up mate, jobs are like buses, none for ages then all at once #-o
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Post by BeebMan2018 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:30 am

Ach its all right ye ken. I've time to potter about the house and do my own stuff. Searching ebay for leccy deals :) My problem is that when your in work, its like you say, you get plenty of work thrown your way ! But you can only do 1 job at a time and all the job offers don't make up for the lost revenue from when you should have been working ! Hell I'm not even getting dole money,housing benefit or my stamp paid. Ach i'm going to leave it there before i start rantin about Tory governments... Halloween. How did it go ? Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. Times like these I wonder what the world would be like if he had succeeded or if the bonnie prince hadnae turned back. We will never know but .. I'm tired. I should be in my bed. Gnite everyone.

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Post by BeebMan2018 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:38 am

Elminster wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:55 pm
Welcome to the Forum.

Luckily for you the Electron rarely need to be atacked with a red hotter pocker, unlike the other acorn machines.
Elminster, Im hoping you have some or all of that small list stored digitally ?

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