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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: geids on October 24, 2011, 04:42:19 pm

Title: E Bay
Post by: geids on October 24, 2011, 04:42:19 pm
Has E Bay went belly-up, or is it just me?  {:-{
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Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on October 24, 2011, 04:47:56 pm

No problem my end.


ken

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Post by: Arrow5 on October 24, 2011, 04:57:23 pm
OK north of the border too. O0
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Post by: john s 2 on October 24, 2011, 05:02:14 pm
OK in Southend.John.
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Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on October 24, 2011, 05:04:11 pm

No harm in asking ..........  Try Ebay America

ken

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Post by: Patrick Henry on October 24, 2011, 07:17:22 pm
Works fine for me in Sussex...
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Post by: brianc on October 24, 2011, 07:47:12 pm
Works for me, bought a nice 1/48 scale Flower class Corvette hull today :-))
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Post by: RaaArtyGunner on October 24, 2011, 09:46:46 pm
Has E Bay went belly-up, or is it just me?  {:-{

One can only hope  %) %) %)
Title: Re: E Bay
Post by: geids on October 25, 2011, 09:04:55 am
Looks like it was Windows 7 that took a dislike to my shortcut to it.  :o
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Post by: derekwarner on October 25, 2011, 11:05:01 am
Hullo geids........  >>:-( Windows7 appears to be a very stable OS platform ...if you have issues [internet related or referenced] .....I would look toward the external elements .....Derek
Title: Re: E Bay
Post by: geids on October 25, 2011, 05:55:15 pm
Hi Derek,

I have checked the system, and it was Windows that used DEP to close down my access to Ebay via favourites that I have used for months.

John
Title: Re: E Bay
Post by: The long Build on October 25, 2011, 08:57:19 pm
I to have also started to have issues with an over zealous DEP where I have not had problems before.. >>:-(
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Post by: derekwarner on October 25, 2011, 09:40:18 pm
Guys......I understand this is not a computing WEB site nor this a computing string & I do not act for Bill Gates  %%

W7 as previously suggested is a stable OS platform....however I have some 60 updates.........DEP [Data Execution Prevention] may have been an influence  >>:-( or a change in an update .......there may be some DEP settings that are adjustable  :o .....Derek

Title: Re: E Bay
Post by: geids on October 25, 2011, 10:36:56 pm
Hi Derek,

There is, it appears you can it "on" or "off"


John
Title: Re: E Bay
Post by: The long Build on October 25, 2011, 10:59:37 pm
not wise to turn it off permanently, you can add programs for it to ignore..Apparently
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Post by: RaaArtyGunner on October 26, 2011, 12:53:39 am
not wise to turn it off permanently, you can add programs for it to ignore..Apparently
All greek to me still using XP :-)) :-))
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Post by: Artistmike on October 26, 2011, 10:23:28 am
All greek to me still using XP :-)) :-))

You youngsters with your modern systems.... now what's wrong with Windows 3.1 , that's what I want to know....    :D ......... {-) {-)

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Post by: RaaArtyGunner on October 26, 2011, 11:19:41 am
Now that's a blast from the past  O0  O0 {-) {-)
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Post by: geids on October 26, 2011, 11:45:39 am
I think I still have a set of DOS Disc's in a drawer somewhere. {-) {-)
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Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 26, 2011, 12:16:58 pm
I still have a Sinclair ZX81 lol
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Post by: irishcarguy on October 26, 2011, 11:43:18 pm
What ever has happened to those wonderful commodore 64's ? what, no one using them anymore. Mick B.
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Post by: Wetwater on October 27, 2011, 01:02:14 am
  A few 64's plus other oldie's,  accessory's,  games, etc tucked away at a mate's house.  He can't remember where
  he got them from, or what for, as he has no interest in computers etc. He's just a human magpie.
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Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 27, 2011, 06:27:23 am
we have one of these
http://www.amazon.com/Commodore-64-Games-Joystick-Electronic-Game/dp/B000701CSM

Who remembers the Sinclair QL?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_QL
Title: Re: E Bay
Post by: Ade the Blade on October 27, 2011, 08:31:04 pm
I remember two tin cans and a long bit of string who needs e mail ps it never crashed ever.
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Post by: The long Build on October 27, 2011, 09:21:44 pm
we have one of these
http://www.amazon.com/Commodore-64-Games-Joystick-Electronic-Game/dp/B000701CSM

Who remembers the Sinclair QL?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_QL

Only 2 well, Worked for Curry's at the time.. A dismal flop..  Personaly I had and still have 2 BBC's and an Acorn Electron.. :-))
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Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 28, 2011, 06:39:11 am
Only 2 well, Worked for Curry's at the time.. A dismal flop..  Personaly I had and still have 2 BBC's and an Acorn Electron.. :-))

And I bet you still play elite lol
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Post by: Klunk on October 28, 2011, 07:58:31 am
In my loft I have an unbuilt zx80, a built zx80, vic 20, dragon 32, c64 with 1541 disk drive, dot matrix printer, 200 games, tape drive. An Orion computer, Amiga a500, commodore pet, zx81, spectrum, Atari games console and a binatone console . To name a few!
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Post by: Circlip on October 28, 2011, 10:09:57 am
Quote
Who remembers the Sinclair QL?

  As in Quite Lousey?

  Tape drive burners

  Sir Clive and Sir Allan did for electronics what Ratners did for jewelry. RIP. %)

  Regards  Ian.
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Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 28, 2011, 10:25:58 am
  As in Quite Lousey?

  Tape drive burners

  Sir Clive and Sir Allan did for electronics what Ratners did for jewelry. RIP. %)

  Regards  Ian.

QL was actually Quantum Leap lol
Technically the processor was very good for its time but the operating system didnt fully utilise it and the packaging (keyboard ports etc) were hopeless
Title: Re: E Bay
Post by: malcolmfrary on October 28, 2011, 11:00:56 am
I remember using the commercial (!) version of the QL, amusingly called the "Tonto".  In some ways it was way in advance of its time, but way, way off to one side of where the mainstream was going to go.  A good (for the time) office suite, but awkward and messy to use, no wonder BT only used them in house, I doubt that they managed to sell any. 
I think I still have a Video Genie hiding in the loft somewhere, probably next to the PCW8512 that would probably work if the drives were given new elastic bands.
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Post by: Norseman on October 28, 2011, 11:20:58 am
 I loved my little Amiga and my betamax. I was quite fond of the wife and kids too :}
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Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 28, 2011, 11:34:59 am
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INTELLIVISION-CONSOLE-10-GAMES-/110764063389?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item19ca0d7a9d

I had one of these as well.... so tempting to buy it now as its got my 2 favorite games at the time sub hund and dungeons and dragons.... must resist..... must resist
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Post by: The long Build on October 28, 2011, 12:32:59 pm
And I bet you still play elite lol

Oh Yes  & Chuckie Egg and Exile, also Repton until I found that Superior Software had re written it for the PC so have them as well.. :-))

My Uncle in the states had a c64  and jokingly offered it to the  Smithsonian and they accepted it .. %% 

He Should have put it on Ebay..
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Post by: The long Build on October 28, 2011, 12:34:35 pm
In my loft I have an unbuilt zx80, a built zx80, vic 20, dragon 32, c64 with 1541 disk drive, dot matrix printer, 200 games, tape drive. An Orion computer, Amiga a500, commodore pet, zx81, spectrum, Atari games console and a binatone console . To name a few!

Oric Atmos ?
Title: Re: E Bay
Post by: Circlip on October 28, 2011, 03:31:52 pm
Fastest version of Chuckie Egg was on the Tatung Swinestien which had 128kB of ram. :-))

   Regards  Ian.
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Post by: Klunk on October 28, 2011, 04:58:42 pm
spent hours playing forbidden forest on c64.........and the zork trilogies............and I lost weeks to Elite as well!
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Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 28, 2011, 05:18:57 pm
spent hours playing forbidden forest on c64.........and the zork trilogies............and I lost weeks to Elite as well!

I lost an entire 6 week summer holiday on elite lol
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Post by: Artistmike on October 28, 2011, 07:23:25 pm
I lost an entire 6 week summer holiday on elite lol

Elite, and the other one of course was Sphinx, I spend weeks mapping that..  %)
Title: Re: E Bay
Post by: The long Build on October 28, 2011, 07:34:59 pm
Cheat Site .. easier  :} :}
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Post by: Klunk on October 28, 2011, 08:12:21 pm
Lords of midnight, used grapph paper to map it, ended up 8 ft square!
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Post by: wullie/mk2 on October 29, 2011, 09:49:31 am
My first proper PC, I bought at a household goods auction,cost me 20 but I could never get it to work properly, ...as it had the "Doss" operating system,which I found to be very difficult to get up and running,
Title: Re: E Bay
Post by: richald on October 31, 2011, 09:16:36 am
Please excuse the smug expression here %) but I reckon I had one of the earliest computers here.

June 1979 - Compukit UK-101

(http://s3.postimage.org/p4f7ct0fj/UK101_Back.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/p4f7ct0fj/)
It came as a kit - you had to solder all the components, keys etc onto the 12" x 16" mainboard
then you had to sort out your own case ! (probably where I learnt a lot of boat building skills)

(http://s3.postimage.org/i2lv4cm7j/UK101.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/i2lv4cm7j/)
the 51/4" floppy disks held a whole 100k of data

Ahh - those were the days!

After the Compukit, I had a BBC Micro, and an Atari ST before starting with IBM PC Compatibles...

The home computing did gave me an entry into working in computing full time, which
served me well for the rest of my working life.

Richard

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Post by: Artistmike on October 31, 2011, 04:37:14 pm
Please excuse the smug expression here %) but I reckon I had one of the earliest computers here.  Richard 

That's pretty impressive !  ;)   Mind you I was using some in the military before that, does that count......   :-X
Title: Re: E Bay
Post by: garston1 on October 31, 2011, 04:47:13 pm
why can't i get ebay on my abacus?
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Post by: Artistmike on October 31, 2011, 04:59:03 pm
why can't i get ebay on my abacus?

Wrong colour spheres......   %%