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by v12cat
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC
Replies: 36
Views: 10757

Re: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC

<t>ahmedfarazch said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think that the first priority as explained in the mandatory read-this-first is getting this type of device into the hands of needy children (though I have the right to my opinion that this is a total waste of time and effort as it further adds to the fragmen...
by v12cat
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 10987

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>scep said: <br/> <br/> And a brussel sprout once sold on eBay for £1550 in aid of charity. But this was not a good indication of what people were prepared to pay for sprouts in general, and certainly not a good reason to only sell organic sprouts in Tesco for a higher price than advertised in the...
by v12cat
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 10987

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>This whole subject is a ludicrous and completely unnecessary side track to the foundations very worthy aims. The original computer wave in the early 80's had nothing whatsoever to do with politics, man made boundaries or corporate greed, just young kids being enthused by a wonderfully interesting...
by v12cat
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Anyone else still got a Dragon?
Replies: 34
Views: 8930

Re: Anyone else still got a Dragon?

<t>TonyD said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Yeap, still got my Einstein and a couple of Dragon's I picked up a few years back. But agree with you about the Einstein being a cracking programming machine. But the Dragon had the best 8-bitter, the 6809 <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Think it was 1985 when I got the Einst...
by v12cat
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Board #10 finished
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Re: Board #10 finished

<t>lworbey said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I was just watching the first board finish and I have to be honest, that was the most boring end to an auction I have ever seen.<br/> <br/> The board was at £2,100 for ages and this morning it had gone back down to £1,900 and not a single person bid last minute lik...
by v12cat
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 430
Views: 160094

Re: What was your first computer?

<t>ZX81. 16K RAM pack (wobble wobble AAAARRRGGGGHHH!). Kayde internal graphics card (under 'keyboard').<br/> <br/> ZX Spectrum 48K. MicroPower I/O board add on with analogue joystick  .<br/> <br/> Tatung Einstein with twin 3" CF2's. Luxury!!   Xtal and BBC basic.<br/> <br/> ….and where my hands on p...
by v12cat
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Anyone else still got a Dragon?
Replies: 34
Views: 8930

Re: Anyone else still got a Dragon?

No Dragon, but I've still got my beloved Tatung Einstein. Two in fact. Cracking programming machine. XTal basic was good and there was BBC basic also available for it.
by v12cat
Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3544
Views: 113708

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Hi. I'm Alan, a mere farmer and contractor who was at just the right age for the first wave of computer technology. ZX81, Spectrum then Tatung Einstein (anyone remember them!). Wanted, but couldn't afford a BBC!!<br/> <br/> PC's revolutionised computers but seemed to draw the interest in hardware...

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