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Re: Today I received.....

Post by pau1ie » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:10 am

I had to sign for a parcel. After waiting in the queue at the post office for 20 minutes (The sign in the car park says you can park for 20 minutes!) and listening to the staff complaining about how busy they are and how poor the management are, I finally got the parcel. I opened it...

This looks familiar...
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And Here is what I am doing with it.
I'm working on http://bbcmicro.co.uk

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:10 am

This is a well travelled book! But then to be fair had I lost the auction I would have bought the copy from Australia which would have been able to play the distance top trump.
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by jonb » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:48 am

Hey, is that a Stuka on the front cover? :lol:

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Post by martinw » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:25 pm

A RadioEar 830 with three Raytheon 785 “baby blue” transistors in it :D to go with my Zenith (containing small tube valves).
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It works too =D>

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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:53 pm

Nice. :D
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Post by martinw » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:18 pm

flaxcottage wrote:Nice. :D
Cheers John 8)
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Post by jonb » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:09 am

Comparing it with an orchid is novel, if a rather spurious, though - although talking about "its basic adequacy" isn't really bigging it up much.

Nice gadget!

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Post by martinw » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:38 am

Thanks Jon, yeah, I guess in 50s America the advertising industry was a bit different to today, check out Madmen for a few more examples of that :D

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Men

This is on the back of that advert too ... different times :lol:
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Post by flaxcottage » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:59 am

I'm just comparing this with my mother's hearing aid. :lol:

First of all is the size difference - her aid is about 10mm x 5mm x 5mm. It includes space for a miniature battery too! The aid can also be programmed using a laptop so that it compensates exactly for my mother's hearing loss. Each ear can be programmed separately. It is an awesome piece of kit.
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Post by martinw » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:11 am

flaxcottage wrote:I'm just comparing this with my mother's hearing aid. :lol:

First of all is the size difference - her aid is about 10mm x 5mm x 5mm. It includes space for a miniature battery too! The aid can also be programmed using a laptop so that it compensates exactly for my mother's hearing loss. Each ear can be programmed separately. It is an awesome piece of kit.
Incredible, imagine if you'd described that to the engineers working on this back in the 1950s, they'd have put you in the loony bin tout suite :lol:

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Post by myelin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:39 am

Not so much "received" as "mostly soldered", but...
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From left to right:

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- Updateable Master MegaROM board, that'll let me reflash my MOS ROM without taking it out of my Master
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Post by trixster » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:13 pm

One of the bad boys for the Amiga
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Post by flaxcottage » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:26 pm

The TI-Graph Link system for which I had been searching for ages. I finally tracked one down in the USA for a reasonable price :D but then postage was added and the dreaded import duties and VAT. :? :(
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Anyway it works perfectly with my TI-85 on a Windows 3.11 machine. Yes, I still have one of those. It is a 486DX-75 with 12Mb of RAM and a 512Mb HDD. The PC is really old-school with a real FDD, real serial port and a real printer port. :lol: 8)

I have already archived the software and posted it here:- http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... nk#p185264 if anyone else needs it. There are two DOS format images and one Apple 1.44Mb HD HFS format disk.
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Post by Arcadian » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:30 pm

150-odd inlays for the BBC Micro and Master Compact versions of White Light by Sarah Walker.

Ok it was actually Monday afternoon when I collected these but hey ...

These will be packaged in lovely new black vinyl wallets, similar to the ones Acornsoft used to use for their disc releases... !
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Post by jonb » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:00 am

A new toy to spend my precious time and money on..
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1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 130/5

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Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:56 am

Jon . . .

You'll have to be careful of low bridges! E.g. big lorries :lol:

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Post by vanpeebles » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:10 am

Oh wow, now that IS lovely! 8)

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Post by 1024MAK » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:21 am

jonb wrote:A new toy to spend my precious time and money on..
Not much boot space to fit many of the larger 1980's computers and monitors in :shock:

But agree, it's a good looking car 8)

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Post by vanpeebles » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:30 am

Just needs Emma Peel to go with it! :mrgreen:

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:03 pm

Well I was quite happy with this lot until I saw that car...

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I miss my Jaaag XK8. :cry:

Needs a clean but the toastrack works. Now to test the games...
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Post by vanpeebles » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:10 pm

Good work on the toastrack, some canny games there too!

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:25 pm

This booklet also came with it, not sure why...

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If anyone collects / has an interest in these pm me and i will stick it in an envelope and send on. I think I can stump up the price of a stamp for this! :D
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Post by vanpeebles » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:36 pm

That looks like it belongs with the Foil Silver cover Atari 2600 or Intellivision games by Imagic.

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:47 pm

vanpeebles wrote:That looks like it belongs with the Foil Silver cover Atari 2600 or Intellivision games by Imagic.
Looks like it!
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Post by jonb » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:41 am

vanpeebles wrote:Just needs Emma Peel to go with it! :mrgreen:
Emma's Elan was a convertible. Much smaller and basic interior. The Plus 2 was Lotus's first foray into "luxury" cars, and it shows. Ironically, though, the small Elans go for much more money. The Plus 2 is still a "sleeper", but prices are rising rapidly.

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Post by trixster » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:11 am

That lotus looks fantastic!

I miss my lotus :(
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Post by jonb » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:48 pm

Which one, trixster? Elise, I'll wager. Well, I miss mine too, but the Elan Plus 2 is not a substitute. It's a solid car but needs "stuff" doing to it so that it doesn't feel fragile.

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Post by Multiwizard » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:16 pm

Hi,

today I received a very generous early Christmas present, many many thanks... :D =D>

The overall picture is not what it appears to be... :shock:

One item has a big surprise hidden somewhere... :D

The Issue 4 Atom already works again, all the keys are working too... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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Post by DutchAcorn » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:34 pm

Nice haul Wim!
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Post by RobGT » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:42 pm

What a find, Wim
Enjoy

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