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by Sparrowhawk
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 375
Views: 47650

Re: Today I Received...

This arrived today:

pc-four-dos.jpg


Must. Stop. Looking. At. Ebay.
by Sparrowhawk
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Greetings from Wales
Replies: 12
Views: 1200

Re: Greetings from Wales

I have considered it - I've got as far as a few sketches of locations and puzzles a couple of years back, but not much more than that. So... "maybe" I guess. ;) My sister is a novelist (we laugh that she's a best seller, as technically she was, briefly, in Canada). Again, a few years back,...
by Sparrowhawk
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QReview Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: QReview Magazine

Thanks Dilwyn, Rich and Bruce. :)

I have my original paper copies but they are in the loft behind a wall of assorted "stuff" so nice to have access to these digitally.
by Sparrowhawk
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Hello!

Welcome. I am sure that you will enjoy the QL. So... 21 Spectrums?!!! Ye gods. I've got 4 and thought I was addicted, but... :D And - Leeds 1992? I studied in Leeds but left in '91, but if you were there before 92 too possibly our paths crossed - probably when trying to get a beer at the Old Bar ;)
by Sparrowhawk
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Prospective Members
Topic: Is QUANTA stil alive / accepting members?
Replies: 21
Views: 3705

Re: Is QUANTA stil alive / accepting members?

OK, thanks everyone. I was wondering whether a reply had been missed in the spam folder or something.
by Sparrowhawk
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Prospective Members
Topic: Is QUANTA stil alive / accepting members?
Replies: 21
Views: 3705

Re: Is QUANTA stil alive / accepting members?

Did anyone ever hear back from Quanta?
by Sparrowhawk
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: There's a pre-production model on eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: There's a pre-production model on eBay

Maybe M.O.D. stands for "my overpriced deals".

:D
by Sparrowhawk
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: There's a pre-production model on eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 401

There's a pre-production model on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Sinclair-QL-Rare-Collectors-early-pre-production-model-number-976/133643544714 What does pre-production mean exactly in this case? Small batch run ? Interesting that it was used at the MOD, I had no idea UK gov used Sinclair machines for anything (other than in edu...
by Sparrowhawk
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Additional emoji request
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Additional emoji request

Dear admins,

Any chance of a thumbs up and thumbs down brace of emojis, to quickly show appreciation or otherwise?

Just a thought, if others don't like the idea... they can use the, err... that emoji which... um...

:D
by Sparrowhawk
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 375
Views: 47650

Re: Today I Received...

mk79 wrote:OK, ordered :-) Expensive shipping, but my young one is driving me insane with horse-based card games, it's worth a try...

:D

How would you decide which trumped which: Z80A, 6502... Holy wars have been fought over less.

Didn't realise that the Altair 8080 shipped with a mere 256bytes of RAM!