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Re: E Bay
« Reply #25 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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« Reply #26 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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Re: E Bay
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2011, 10:09:57 AM »

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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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« Reply #28 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
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« Reply #29 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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« Reply #30 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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Re: E Bay
« Reply #31 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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« Reply #32 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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Re: E Bay
« Reply #33 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 ?
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« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2011, 03:31:52 PM »

Fastest version of Chuckie Egg was on the Tatung Swinestien which had 128kB of ram. :-))

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Re: E Bay
« Reply #35 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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« Reply #36 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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« Reply #37 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..  %)
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« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2011, 07:34:59 PM »

Cheat Site .. easier  :} :}
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« Reply #39 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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Re: E Bay
« Reply #40 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,
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« Reply #41 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


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)


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.

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« Reply #42 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
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Re: E Bay
« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2011, 04:47:13 PM »

why can't i get ebay on my abacus?
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« Reply #44 on: October 31, 2011, 04:59:03 PM »

why can't i get ebay on my abacus?

Wrong colour spheres......   %%
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