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GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / More junk for the museum.
« on: June 29, 2009, 02:23:41 PM »
Hi all. Shame I couldn't make the meet up, hopefully I'll be there in November, weather permitting.

I've sent off a calculator, that I promised last year, but I held onto it to use in my GCSE Astronomy exams. LOL  ;D
And another one, an American Rockwell.

These are winging their way to RCM now, I'm just off to the post box.

And in November, I'll bring up Rambos old telly :D,
just checked with Andy on facebook chat, to see if he wanted it.

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Another donation for the RCM collection.
« on: December 15, 2008, 02:01:38 PM »
Just got this from the junk shop 8), will post it sometime when I get round to it.  :)

I am using a ZX Spectrum emulator.

I've very, very rusty on BASIC, but I am going to use it to do my GCSE Astronomy coursework, and hope that it comes back to me as I go along.

This program below seems to work if I type 5, but not if I type 1. Can anyone see the fault. Can anyone suggest ways to improve it? How can I make the planets move around, but delete the previous plottings? And how do I draw an ellipse on a Speccy?

11 REM
25 DATA 19,36,50,76,3,13,24,48,75
30 BRIGHT 1: DIM b$(24)
40 LET h=83: LET g=171
50 DIM a(9): FOR f=1 TO 9: READ a(f): NEXT f: RESTORE
59 REM
60 PRINT "Jupiter - Neptune=5"
70 PRINT "mERCURY - Mars=1"
71 REM
80 INPUT "select 1 OR 5",b: IF b<>1 AND b<>5 THEN GO TO 80
90 PRINT AT b/5+1,0;b$
100 PRINT AT 10,0;"1st point"'"OF ARIES <";TAB 21;"*"
110 PLOT g-5,h: DRAW -90,0
120 FOR n=1*b TO b+4
130 CIRCLE g,h,a(n): NEXT n
140 PRINT AT 12,21;("s m v e m" AND b=1)+("ej s u n" AND b=5)
144 REM
146 REM
150 FOR d=1 TO 400 STEP 50/b
170 PRINT FLASH 1;AT 8,0;"week ";INT (1+d/50*B^2.7)
180 FOR n=1*b TO b+4
190 LET v=1/a(n)^1.4*100
200 LET e=d/400*v*PI
210 LET c=g+a(n)*COS e
220 LET s=h+a(n)*SIN e
230 CIRCLE INT c,INT s,1.5
240 NEXT n: NEXT d: STOP
9900 REM

OFF TOPIC / Hello. My xbox 360 avatar is a self portrait.
« on: November 20, 2008, 11:28:54 PM »

RCM GAMING EVENT - OPEN DAY 2008 / photos from Sunday 16th Nov.
« on: November 17, 2008, 12:43:32 PM »

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / This is what my house used to look like.
« on: October 17, 2008, 05:21:04 AM »
I sold all of my collection. Started sellling it off the summer of 2005. Bought a brand new motorbike in August 2005. Deal was, when we got married 1999 and sold my 250 twin, I'd make do without a bike whilst we made mortgage payments, but she'd married a biker, and a biker I would stay. There is now virtually nothing left of this collection, but there is a f$%! off great big bike parked outside, so....

there are more but you get the picture. That is our lounge btw.

I didn't take pictures of my BBC room. My spare room was given over to acorn/bbc computers. I do still have an Acorn, and I love it. I'll always be into retro, and will continue to salvage it, just don't want to fill my terrace house up again.

FOR SALE / WANTED / WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck
« on: September 26, 2008, 08:24:02 PM »
I have an Electron, PSU, rf leads and manuals. I have no software, and want to write some progs, but have no way of saving them at the moment.

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / I emptied my loft today....
« on: September 22, 2008, 11:32:01 PM »
I emptied the loft today of everything. I had an early 1960's music centre up there too heavy to get out, and a sofa bed, and boxes of junk.

I put the sofa bed on the floor, put the ladder on the sofa, climbed into the attic, pulled the ladder up behind me, kicked the muisc centre out of the loft onto the sofa, and hoped for the best.

Plugged it in just now, and it still works.   :o  Original plug, original valves, kicked out the loft with my size 11 boot, and it's still going. LOL

I'll probably throw it away though.

My dad is compiling a family tree, and has gone back a long way. He's working to a deadline now, to get something ready for his sisters 70th birthday.

I need photos of 2 addresses, both in the same street. A photo of a chapel  and a a quick looksee at the graveyard.

I can pay a tenner for your trouble.

It'd cost me over £15 in petrol on my bike, and I don't really wanna go there anyway.

GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / I got pissed today. Some ramblings.
« on: August 06, 2008, 11:36:58 PM »
nothing odd there, I generally do have a skinfull once a week, mid-week suits me, as I do motorbike stuff a weekends.

how is this relevant?

Well, I drink in "The Three Cups" it's one of the last proper pubs, as long as you are presentable, and respectful, you can get drunk as a skunk and they will still serve you, or you can pop in with your parents for a decent meal.

Anyway, I was getting quickly wasted in the beer garden, and feeding my hound crisps, when I earwigged two old men talking about computers... old computers...  ;D

So, I still had the business card I got given at retro fusion, and just barged right in, and gave them the card, and then talked about old computers for 10 minutes.

So, a) my head will hurt a bit in the morning, b) any chance of a few more of those cards to hand out to selected strangers?
c) did that parcel ever arrive?

« on: August 01, 2008, 09:24:50 PM »

found it in the loft yesterday when i retrieved the portable air conditioner.

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