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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #75 on: October 16, 2009, 06:08:00 PM »
I've seen piss-poor wording like this from genuine people before.

That would be me then :)

I'm thinking its SPAM to.
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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #76 on: October 16, 2009, 07:48:29 PM »
Get those *all* the time on Atari Forum - we've even added *@gmail.com to the ban list and they still get through (although nowhere near as much as they used to).  That measure and the first three posts need to be verified as genuine keeps a lot of the junk at bay.

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #77 on: October 16, 2009, 08:24:06 PM »
Get those *all* the time on Atari Forum - we've even added *@gmail.com to the ban list and they still get through (although nowhere near as much as they used to).  That measure and the first three posts need to be verified as genuine keeps a lot of the junk at bay.

What about genuine people with gmail accounts....like me? It's my main account since i closed my hotmail after it got hijacked.

I didn't think you could get gmail accounts any more - only googlemail now?

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #78 on: October 16, 2009, 08:54:06 PM »
Get those *all* the time on Atari Forum - we've even added *@gmail.com to the ban list and they still get through (although nowhere near as much as they used to).  That measure and the first three posts need to be verified as genuine keeps a lot of the junk at bay.

What about genuine people with gmail accounts....like me? It's my main account since i closed my hotmail after it got hijacked.

I didn't think you could get gmail accounts any more - only googlemail now?

C'est la vie .. unfortunately, gmail was the 'spammers choice' for a while so that means everyone suffers.  It's easier when it's known domains in China or Russia (where you know they're just spamming, or trying to sell you World of Yawncraft character upgrades) but it just got into a daily cycle of seeing all these new members, all with gmail accounts and 99.9% of them were spammers. 

The decision was made once before (pre the "3 posts check" introduction) and it helped a lot.  Then a member tried to change their main email address and couldn't - so we unbanned *@gmail.com .. and the floodgates opened again. 

A forum admin's lot is not always a happy one :)

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #79 on: November 03, 2009, 10:45:25 AM »
I may swap one of my machines for the RM Nimbus that I got working last night. Anyone interested in seeing it?

I will have Trains and Worm with me!  ;D

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #80 on: November 03, 2009, 11:07:50 AM »
I may swap one of my machines for the RM Nimbus that I got working last night. Anyone interested in seeing it?

I will have Trains and Worm with me!  ;D
Hell yeah!
I'll probably spend some time playing Trains and Worm. They're a blast from my childhood!

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #81 on: November 03, 2009, 02:04:12 PM »
Get those *all* the time on Atari Forum - we've even added *@gmail.com to the ban list and they still get through (although nowhere near as much as they used to).  That measure and the first three posts need to be verified as genuine keeps a lot of the junk at bay.

What about genuine people with gmail accounts....like me? It's my main account since i closed my hotmail after it got hijacked.

I didn't think you could get gmail accounts any more - only googlemail now?

Simple - you change your address to @googlemail.com instead of @gmail.com when signing up to forums that ban @gmail.com. Both work at pointing towards your google mail account.

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #82 on: November 09, 2009, 12:08:06 AM »
Look like my plan of bringing some unix gear isnt going to happen - ive just not had time to get anything decent ready. Dont think people would find a shell prompt interesting.

So, I have 2 'gaps' in the machines im bringing. Take a look at my list of equipment, and let me know what you would like to see! http://retrocomputers.wordpress.com/my-computers/

@woody - should still be able to take a look at your sun box for you....

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #83 on: November 09, 2009, 12:18:37 AM »
I vote for the Tatung Einstein TC-01. looks interesting.

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #84 on: November 09, 2009, 09:49:45 AM »
Take a look at my list of equipment, and let me know what you would like to see! http://retrocomputers.wordpress.com/my-computers/
I noticed Amstrad CPC464 (With 6 slot ROM board) on the list ..... what's the 6 slot ROM board and what ROMs you got in it?

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #85 on: November 09, 2009, 10:07:54 AM »
No ROMs in it at the moment. Did have the 6128 ROMs in once so you can have Basic 1.1. Sadly, this ROM board doesnt fit on the 6128 as the video cable is in the way.

If you see any ROMs out there you want to see, let me know!

Im sure there will be another 464 at the event, so instead of bringing mine, we could put it on that.

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #86 on: November 09, 2009, 10:09:51 AM »
Do you have the DK'Tronics Speech ROMs? (I think it was DK that done them)

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #87 on: November 09, 2009, 10:10:32 AM »
Will be bringing a copy of this game : http://orion.cpcscene.com/

Its in french, but it really pushes the CPC to its limit. It even runs off a 720k disk, with all 720k used. This is without an additional disk OS!

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #88 on: November 09, 2009, 10:11:20 AM »
Do you have the DK'Tronics Speech ROMs? (I think it was DK that done them)

I think the DK'Tronics expansion was more than just a ROM. Used a speech chip of some sort. I may be wrong...

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #89 on: November 09, 2009, 10:14:56 AM »
Will be bringing a copy of this game : http://orion.cpcscene.com/
Its in french, but it really pushes the CPC to its limit. It even runs off a 720k disk, with all 720k used. This is without an additional disk OS!
That looks superb. According to the site, 3" disk versions are also available :o :D