Today I received.....

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by steve3000 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:21 am

IanS wrote:Ok, it wasn't the toughest quiz. It's since been populated. It's an ICS clone, so it works with ZIDEFS. It can also be fitted directly into the motherboard, so no backplane required, I'm quite chuffed, 11 days from start to finish, half of that waiting for the PCB to arrive.
:shock: :D =D>
Well done! Will you be posting up any details of this, I'm really interested to read how you've done this... :)

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Post by daveejhitchins » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:33 pm

These :D

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Post by cmorley » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:19 am

Recent buy it now from eBay.

Haul (were some PSUs and a tape deck too):
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My first Elk:
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Amiga fans will know the significance:
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Post by crj » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:27 pm

Nicely done!

(I assume you actually want the C64 rather than just having to buy it as part of the set?)

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Post by cmorley » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:03 pm

I bought the lot for the rare early Amiga 500. The Elk was a bonus. I'm not fussed about the C64 or the STe to be honest.

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Post by Commie_User » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:51 pm

Someone's going to be bothered about the STe. You sell it!

I'd make an offer myself if I had some lolly.

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:54 pm

I would as well but divorce may follow. :roll:

Apparently you can have too much retro stuff. :!:
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Post by 1024MAK » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:34 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:I would as well but divorce may follow. :roll:

Apparently you can have too much retro stuff. :!:
Nah, you just have to buy a bigger house, so you have a bigger loft...

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Post by martinw » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:34 pm

A couple of Iomega Zip drives from Mr. Boffin (parallel and SCSI), thank you =D>
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If anybody has a USB version for sale please let me know.

Also if anybody has any advise on hooking this parallel one up to my A3000, please feel free to chime in :D

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Post by daveejhitchins » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:04 pm

martinw wrote:Also if anybody has any advise on hooking this parallel one up to my A3000, please feel free to chime in :D
I believe the A3000 doesn't have a bidirectional printer port - so that may be an issue for you!

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Post by martinw » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:13 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
martinw wrote:Also if anybody has any advise on hooking this parallel one up to my A3000, please feel free to chime in :D
I believe the A3000 doesn't have a bidirectional printer port - so that may be an issue for you!

Dave H :D
Bugger :( :lol:

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Post by martinw » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:28 pm

Slight change of plan ... A4000 with a Zip drive anybody :?:
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Post by lcww1 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:02 pm

martinw wrote:Slight change of plan ... A4000 with a Zip drive anybody :?:
Oh yes! Works nicely - see:
http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... ip+drivers

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Post by martinw » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:15 pm

lcww1 wrote:
martinw wrote:Slight change of plan ... A4000 with a Zip drive anybody :?:
Oh yes! Works nicely - see:
http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... ip+drivers
Cheers =D>

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Post by z0m8ied0g » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:23 pm

martinw wrote:If anybody has a USB version for sale please let me know
I spotted this one on ebay yesterday. (Nothing to do with me, can't actually remember why I was looking at it).

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Iomega-Exter ... SwdHtasCXd
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Post by martinw » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:14 am

Cheers zombiedog :D

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Post by richardtoohey » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:06 am

A Pi 3B+ :D ... that doesn't seem work with the official PSU :( ... so investigating that. No amazing projects planned, just like seeing what the wee beasties can do. When I can get them to power up, of course! :roll:

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Post by 1024MAK » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:13 pm

How many Pi does one need to have before one is considered to be a pudding? :?:
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Post by vanpeebles » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:31 pm

richardtoohey wrote:A Pi 3B+ :D ... that doesn't seem work with the official PSU :( ... so investigating that. No amazing projects planned, just like seeing what the wee beasties can do. When I can get them to power up, of course! :roll:
I read somewhere that the new one draws more power, and needs a beefier PSU :)

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Post by crj » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:54 pm

They say it can require up to about 2.5A. Presumably that's if you plug stuff in, though. And I'd hope the official power supply would cope!

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Post by vanekp » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:04 pm

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and seems to run fine on a 2A PSU and from what I read it uses less power than the older models, and its the peripherals that use more power and the Pi can only supply up to 2A.
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Post by richardtoohey » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:12 am

Thanks, guys. Definitely the official power supply. From what I'm reading it seems to be some sort of missing files/partition on the SSD (but that doesn't make a lot of sense because I thought this was a from-scratch Raspbian, and I did every upgrade in a 3B before transferring to the 3B+). No additional load on the machine, just the 3B+. Will try another SD card and see how I go!

EDIT: seems to be very common; new SD card + latest Raspbian and we're all good. Seems a bit misleading - visual clue about power issues, and actually something completely different. :-k But we're all good now. :D

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by JudgeBeeb » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:35 pm

There is so much wonder in the universe; why should you want to imagine that there is more?

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Post by danielj » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:40 pm

Big congrats Rob :)

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:36 pm

Now I can’t get the song ‘I am the law’ by Anthrax out of my head. :D

Respect his badge - he earned it with his blood
Fear his gun - his sentence may be death because
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Post by jonb » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:53 pm

Well I read up on it but I'm none the wiser.

https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/about-the- ... /recorder/

Some sort of assistant judge?

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Post by JudgeBeeb » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:09 pm

It's a part-time Crown Court judge. The key points to understand is that everyone now needs to refer to my as 'Your Honour' and I have the power to sentence people to very long prison terms.

Anyone coming to ABUG South; you have been warned. :twisted:
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Post by danielj » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:35 pm

Excellent. Wigs at all meets from now on. Wiggy wiggy wig wig :)

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Post by crj » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:46 pm

If he tries anything, remember we can appeal.

Unless we use GOTO, of course. It's summary execution for that.

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Post by jonb » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:18 am

I used to watch "Crown Court" when I was a lad. Didn't understand a word of it, it was very very boring, but had a catchy theme tune.

..M'lud..

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