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yet another Canadian …

Post by scruss » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:22 pm

Checking in from Toronto on this brutally hot 🇨🇦 day! (31°C, Humidex: 42 — translation: armpit city)

Local friend of waltermixxx. Never actually owned an Acorn machine, but learned BBC BASIC at school from a small white-and-blue booklet in Scotland.

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Re: yet another Canadian …

Post by Elminster » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:48 pm

Welcome. It is even reasonably warm in UK today, at least in my corner.

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Post by CMcDougall » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:11 pm

welcome S :)

bloody roasting in Scotland too, 37oC per car wing mirror sensor!
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Re: yet another Canadian …

Post by Multiwizard » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:19 pm

Hi,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


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

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Post by davidb » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:31 pm

Welcome! :D

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Post by 1024MAK » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:17 pm

Welcome on board!

:D :D :D

Enjoy the forum :D

Put yourself and your bit of Canada on the map by sticking a pin in it at this link :P
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Do you have any plans to buy a real Acorn machine, or are you enjoying emulation?

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Post by daveejhitchins » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:09 pm

Welcome to the Forum, scruss . . . Enjoy . . .

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Re: yet another Canadian …

Post by scruss » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:40 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:17 pm
Do you have any plans to buy a real Acorn machine, or are you enjoying emulation?
I think I'll stick with emulation for now, thanks. b-em works quite well, and I have so many Raspberry Pis around the place that emulation just seems to happen. I wouldn't turn one down if one were to come my way, though …

I do have a bunch of old/homebrew hardware knocking around:
  • Apple IIgs with loads of memory and a hard disk. It's a very strange computer: amazingly slow at some things, yet very accomplished in others. Nice sound system, though.
  • ZX Spectrum 48 with composite out and the Retroleum Smart Card interface. Small and beepy.
  • Commodore SX-64 luggable. Oh dear me it's heavy.
  • A Spanish language Spectrum +2 I found on someone's lawn in Toronto
  • numerous 68k Macs
  • Zeta V2 homebrew Z80 machine which mostly runs BBC BASIC under CP/M
  • 6502 40th Anniversary Computer Badge
  • the all-nixies and magnetic core Sharp Compet 361 Desk Calculator. Doubles as an attractive paperweight.
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Post by Elminster » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:02 pm

The emulators are a bit slower on the raspberry pi. I think at the last count I had 15 pi’s but don’t run the emulator on them, it is painful. Less so on 3b+ but still not great.

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Re: yet another Canadian …

Post by tricky » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:48 pm

Welcome, enjoy your visits.
B-em is also great and jsbeeb via bbcmico.co.uk

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Post by danielj » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:53 pm

Hullo there :)

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Re: yet another Canadian …

Post by helpful » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:36 pm

scruss wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:40 pm
1024MAK wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:17 pm
Do you have any plans to buy a real Acorn machine, or are you enjoying emulation?
I think I'll stick with emulation for now, thanks. b-em works quite well, and I have so many Raspberry Pis around the place that emulation just seems to happen.
I hope you have RISC OS (Pico or full blown) on at least one of those Pi's :-) It's close to being a real Acorn machine!
Elminster wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:02 pm
The emulators are a bit slower on the raspberry pi. I think at the last count I had 15 pi’s but don’t run the emulator on them, it is painful. Less so on 3b+ but still not great.
And running BeebIt on RISC OS is easily fast enough on a Pi :D

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Re: yet another Canadian …

Post by Elminster » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:41 pm

helpful wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:36 pm
Elminster wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:02 pm
The emulators are a bit slower on the raspberry pi. I think at the last count I had 15 pi’s but don’t run the emulator on them, it is painful. Less so on 3b+ but still not great.
And running BeebIt on RISC OS is easily fast enough on a Pi :D

Bryan.
Sounds a bit to modern for me. Not that we were talking about me.

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Re: yet another Canadian …

Post by scruss » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:07 am

helpful wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:36 pm
I hope you have RISC OS (Pico or full blown) on at least one of those Pi's :-) It's close to being a real Acorn machine!
Sorry, no: I've tried to like RISC OS, but its UX seems unbelievably awkward to me. Even if I do appreciate the nice touches, like typography by the great Rosemary Sassoon, it needs to be running as a VM under Linux for it to be useful. Also, no wifi means no use to me.

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Re: yet another Canadian …

Post by Kazzie » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:27 pm

scruss wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:22 pm
Checking in from Toronto on this brutally hot 🇨🇦 day! (31°C, Humidex: 42 — translation: armpit city)

Local friend of waltermixxx. Never actually owned an Acorn machine, but learned BBC BASIC at school from a small white-and-blue booklet in Scotland.
Welcome from an honorary Torontonian, but on the other side of the pond! (I've family in the GTA, and holidayed there many times during my youth.)
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Post by flaxcottage » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:11 pm

Welcome. :D
- John

Why do I keep collecting Acorn gear? I'm going to need a considerably bigger man-cave. :?

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Re: yet another Canadian …

Post by oss003 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:50 am

Welcome,

And enjoy the forum .......

Greetings
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