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by Dave
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Computer/shipping/work woes...
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Computer/shipping/work woes...

Tomorrow's the big day to work on getting back up and running! *fingers crossed* PJW: The MBP isn't susceptible to this type of infection due to Apple's very specific UEFI. If it was that and you had this type of malicious code on your system the OS wouldn't launch. MBPs with i7s have always been th...
by Dave
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Computer/shipping/work woes...
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Computer/shipping/work woes...

My CPU fan started running more, and my kill-a-watt (power consumption monitor that you put between a device and the wall socket) showed power consumption jumped from averaging 115W at idle to 195-200W at "idle". The task utility showed a very low load and low temps, but the EFI/BIOS hardw...
by Dave
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Computer/shipping/work woes...
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Computer/shipping/work woes...

USPS 6x4" labels with the CN22 built in, the FROM: address is tiny, the TO: address is prominent. They did just start allowing recipient phone numbers, and to tariffed countries require it. The label was printed the day before the tariffs came into effect. As for the CPU/motherboard: from packe...
by Dave
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Computer/shipping/work woes...
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Computer/shipping/work woes...

Got a windows virus that altered my EFI and actually edited the CPU's microcode. Left me with an i7-6700K and Skylake motherboard I can't trust. Been out of action for a while now, with just a smartphone to see the world. Got my retired macbook pro up and running, so I am good for now, and ordered a...
by Dave
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Mini US 2018 QLer meetings
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Mini US 2018 QLer meetings

I might be in that area next week.
by Dave
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New QL backplane.
Replies: 52
Views: 7276

Re: New QL backplane.

2- or 3-way?

Including shipping, 2-way is £30 and 3-way is £33.

Ready to ship today.
by Dave
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: World Cup 2018 Including Patio Chair Sweepstakes
Replies: 66
Views: 2279

Re: World Cup 2018 Including Patio Chair Sweepstakes

Now that Germany and Argentina have lost big time, the biggest, they should just cancel the whole event.

Otherwise the Irish or Scottish may win.

That wouldn't be good at all.
by Dave
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Unique original firmware from the Sinclair Archives
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Unique original firmware from the Sinclair Archives

Two thumbs up! Would crash again!
by Dave
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 21
Views: 1254

Re: Today I Received...

Today I received: someone else's PCBs from Seeed.

Thank you Seeed for being honest that you had a problem and many of your shipments that day were labeled off by one. Where are my PCBs?
by Dave
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.
Replies: 205
Views: 16577

Re: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.

Following my tracking and the PCBs will be here in just a couple more days. WOO! Meanwhile, over the last few days I have been trying to reverse engineer the 8302/8049 combo to produce a replacement. I have a primitive AVR keyboard matrix system running, but don't really know how the keyboard buffer...

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