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Date: 2004-08 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
*ANNC* retro computing community links page  
 
1.  *ProteanThread*  
 More options Aug 1 2004, 8:10 am
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From: "*ProteanThread*" <sysop at village council dot net> -
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 17:10:53 -0600
Local: Sun, Aug 1 2004 8:10 am
Subject: *ANNC* retro computing community links page
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did i miss any that are still active ?

--
Woodzy

  (alt OS for games based on the classics)
  (rtdos message boards)


 
 
2.  Sander Zuidema  
 More options Aug 3 2004, 9:45 am
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From: Sander Zuidema <s@msx.org> -
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 02:45:01 +0200
Local: Tues, Aug 3 2004 9:45 am
Subject: Re: *ANNC* retro computing community links page
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>

> did i miss any that are still active ?

Uhm, you're kidding, right? There are only 31 links on that page. My bet
is that you haven't even got 1 percent of the active retro computing
community websites at the moment. So, yup, I think you did miss quite a
few that are still active.

How about adding ? Lotsa news, active forum, MSX
only. You're welcome ;)

Greetings,

Sander


 
 
3.  *ProteanThread*  
 More options Aug 4 2004, 1:09 pm
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From: "*ProteanThread*" <sysop at village council dot net> -
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 22:09:04 -0600
Local: Wed, Aug 4 2004 1:09 pm
Subject: Re: *ANNC* retro computing community links page
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I had a nearl complete list at one time when I had my groups on yahoo...but
lost my account on yahoo and lost that list...was hoping someone who may
have been a member of one of my yahoo groups can fill in the gaps ?  ;-)

"Sander Zuidema" <s@msx.org> wrote in message

...


 
 
4.  Sander Zuidema  
 More options Aug 3 2004, 9:46 am
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From: Sander Zuidema <s@msx.org> -
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 02:46:12 +0200
Local: Tues, Aug 3 2004 9:46 am
Subject: Re: *ANNC* retro computing community links page
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>

> did i miss any that are still active ?

Uhm, you're kidding, right? There are only 31 links on that page. My bet
is that you haven't even got 1 percent of the active retro computing
community websites at the moment. So, yup, I think you did miss quite a
few that are still active.

How about adding ? Lotsa news, active forum, a bunch
of freeware downloads, 250 links to other active websites, MSX only.
You're welcome ;)

Greetings,

Sander


 
The Sinclair Spectrum is the King of 8 Bit computers !  
 
1.  usao  
 More options Aug 2 2004, 9:44 am
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From: r@argus.lpl.arizona.edu (usao) -
Date: 1 Aug 2004 17:44:16 -0700
Local: Mon, Aug 2 2004 9:44 am
Subject: Re: The Sinclair Spectrum is the King of 8 Bit computers !
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If anyone is interested, I have a copy of Don Lancasters TV Typewriter
Cookbook for sale on ebay.

 
 
2.  Dr. Bruce R. McFarling  
 More options Aug 2 2004, 4:52 pm
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From: agil@netscape.net (Dr. Bruce R. McFarling) -
Date: 2 Aug 2004 00:52:52 -0700
Local: Mon, Aug 2 2004 4:52 pm
Subject: Re: The Sinclair Spectrum is the King of 8 Bit computers !
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Tarquin Mills <a@nojunkmail.com> wrote in message <>...
> Even though the ZX81 family of computers, which the TS1000 is a part
> predates the Spectrum, it is still better than C=64, as of course are the
> Spectrum, SAM Coupe and other Sinclair (and related) computers are.

Well, of course it depends on what you want to use it for, but
the TS1000 was the first almost completely closet compatible
computer.  It was certainly more closet compatible than a C64,
which would be far more likely to be dragged out of the closet
to play games if not for use as a home computer.  But after
using the TS1000 to learn a little bit of Basic programming ...
into the closet, no muss, no fuss, no bother.

> The fact you all bought the TS1000, shows how popular it was. The TS1000
> can use normal printers to, and if the ZX printer was so bad why was
> an interface made so that the C64 could use it. On sunday I gave my local
> computer club a crossword, one of the clues involved the C64 most members
> had not heard of it. Instead of getting the C64 you should have upgraded to
> a TS1500 (like the TS1000 but better) or TS2068 (a speccy clone).

Where could you possibly buy any of those machines, unless you
wanted to jump in a jet and go off to pommie-land to pick one
up in a rummage sale?

 
 
3.  Dunny  
 More options Aug 2 2004, 7:11 pm
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From: "Dunny" <paul.du@ntlworld.com> -
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 11:11:37 +0100
Local: Mon, Aug 2 2004 7:11 pm
Subject: Re: The Sinclair Spectrum is the King of 8 Bit computers !
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In ,
Dr. Bruce R. McFarling <agil@netscape.net> typed:

> Tarquin Mills <a@nojunkmail.com> wrote in message
> <>...

>> Even though the ZX81 family of computers, which the TS1000 is a part
>> predates the Spectrum, it is still better than C=64, as of course
>> are the
>> Spectrum, SAM Coupe and other Sinclair (and related) computers are.

> Well, of course it depends on what you want to use it for, but
> the TS1000 was the first almost completely closet compatible
> computer.  It was certainly more closet compatible than a C64,
> which would be far more likely to be dragged out of the closet
> to play games if not for use as a home computer.  But after
> using the TS1000 to learn a little bit of Basic programming ...
> into the closet, no muss, no fuss, no bother.

Christ, there's no wonder nobody takes you seriously.

D.


 
 
4.  Sam Gillett  
 More options Aug 3 2004, 7:53 am
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From: "Sam Gillett" <samgillettnos@diespammermsn.com> -
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 22:53:35 GMT
Local: Tues, Aug 3 2004 7:53 am
Subject: Re: The Sinclair Spectrum is the King of 8 Bit computers !
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"Dr. Bruce R. McFarling" <agil@netscape.net> wrote ...

> Tarquin Mills <a@nojunkmail.com> wrote in message

<>...

> > Even though the ZX81 family of computers, which the TS1000 is a part
> > predates the Spectrum, it is still better than C=64, as of course are the
> > Spectrum, SAM Coupe and other Sinclair (and related) computers are.

> Well, of course it depends on what you want to use it for, but
> the TS1000 was the first almost completely closet compatible
> computer.  It was certainly more closet compatible than a C64,
> which would be far more likely to be dragged out of the closet
> to play games if not for use as a home computer.  But after
> using the TS1000 to learn a little bit of Basic programming ...
> into the closet, no muss, no fuss, no bother.

I would like to take this opportunity to point out the the TS1000 was also
landfill compatible.

It could also be used as a doorstop.  It wasn't heavy enough to make a good
doorstop, unless you kicked it a few times to wedge it firmly under the
door... which made it FUN to use as a doorstop!    ;-)

--
Best regards,

Sam Gillett

I saw Elvis making crop circles.


 
 
5.  Dr. Bruce R. McFarling  
 More options Aug 3 2004, 3:25 pm
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From: agil@netscape.net (Dr. Bruce R. McFarling) -
Date: 2 Aug 2004 23:25:56 -0700
Local: Tues, Aug 3 2004 3:25 pm
Subject: Re: The Sinclair Spectrum is the King of 8 Bit computers !
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"Sam Gillett" <samgillettnos@diespammermsn.com> wrote in message <>...
> "Dr. Bruce R. McFarling" <agil@netscape.net> wrote ...
> > Well, of course it depends on what you want to use it for, but
> > the TS1000 was the first almost completely closet compatible
> > computer.  It was certainly more closet compatible than a C64,
> > which would be far more likely to be dragged out of the closet
> > to play games if not for use as a home computer.  But after
> > using the TS1000 to learn a little bit of Basic programming ...
> > into the closet, no muss, no fuss, no bother.
> I would like to take this opportunity to point out the the TS1000 was also
> landfill compatible.
> It could also be used as a doorstop.  It wasn't heavy enough to make a good
> doorstop, unless you kicked it a few times to wedge it firmly under the
> door... which made it FUN to use as a doorstop!    ;-)

The thing is that someone might be tempted to slip it between the door
and the door jamb to use as a door stop, and then it would fail, when
it snapped in two.

However, the 16K RAM which would crash the machine on a whim or a car
pulling out of the house next door always made a good paperweight.  It
definitely worked better as a paperweight than as a ram expansion.

Needless to say, my dad bought me the TS1000, I then bought the Ram
expansion, since 2K RAM seemed a bit confining, and my experience with
that and with tape as storage led me to buy the machine with a disk
drive and the most possible RAM included that I could afford ... which
was a Commodore 64 / 1541 combo.  I bought it from a place that
advertised it as something like a "84K Home Computer".  You see, 64K
RAM, plus 8K kernal makes 72K, plus 8K Basic makes 80K, and then I
think the character roms are where they get the rest.

I guess they would have been proud of me a couple of years later when
I got a WarpSpeed cartridge to make it workable as a word processor
together with The Write Stuff and a daisywheel printer, which would
have pushed it up over 90K.


 
 
6.  Tarquin Mills  
 More options Aug 10 2004, 10:36 pm
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From: Tarquin Mills <a@nojunkmail.com> -
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 13:36:26 GMT
Local: Tues, Aug 10 2004 10:36 pm
Subject: Re: The Sinclair Spectrum is the King of 8 Bit computers !
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> Sam Gillet wrote:
> > "Dr. Bruce R. McFarling" wrote ...
> > > Well, of course it depends on what you want to use it for, but
> > > the TS1000 was the first almost completely closet compatible
> > > computer.  It was certainly more closet compatible than a C64,
> > > which would be far more likely to be dragged out of the closet
> > > to play games if not for use as a home computer.  But after
> > > using the TS1000 to learn a little bit of Basic programming ...
> > > into the closet, no muss, no fuss, no bother.

The C=64 and Atari could not afford to be put into the closet as they
cost to much, not to use, so users had to keep using them like it or
not.

> > I would like to take this opportunity to point out the the TS1000 was
> > also landfill compatible.

I knew it, the ZX81 is better for the environment (less landfill per unit).

(Dr. Bruce R. McFarling) wrote:

> Needless to say, my dad bought me the TS1000, I then bought the Ram
> expansion, since 2K RAM seemed a bit confining, and my experience with
> that and with tape as storage led me to buy the machine with a disk
> drive and the most possible RAM included that I could afford ... which
> was a Commodore 64 / 1541 combo.  I bought it from a place that
> advertised it as something like a "84K Home Computer".  You see, 64K
> RAM, plus 8K kernal makes 72K, plus 8K Basic makes 80K, and then I
> think the character roms are where they get the rest.

> I guess they would have been proud of me a couple of years later when
> I got a WarpSpeed cartridge to make it workable as a word processor
> together with The Write Stuff and a daisywheel printer, which would
> have pushed it up over 90K.

TS1000 = 2KB RAM & 8KB ROM + 64 KB (e.g. Memotech) memory interface +
         Quicksilva Hi-Res Board 6KB RAM & 2KB ROM + back plane (or pass
         through connector)
       = 82KB

  or  

TS1500 = 16KB RAM & 8KB ROM + 64 KB Audio Computers memory pack +
         Dk'tronics Graphics 4KB ROM & 4KB EPROM/RAM (fitted internally)
       = 96KB

or as this CSS

1984 QL= 128KB RAM + 48 KB ROM
       = 176KB  

The ZX printer could produce graphics unlike a daisywheel while floppy
drive interfaces were also available for the TS1000

> Where could you possibly buy any of those [Zeddy Family] machines,
> unless you wanted to jump in a jet and go off to pommie-land to pick one
> up in a rummage sale?

Have you tried mail order, theres eBay and a number of Retro traders.
Zebra System in the USA and their distributes worldwide e.g. "ZX81 Kits"
sell them new. Or put a wanted ad on CSS. While a ZX81 clone was made
in the Far East.

--
                       Tarquin Mills
Norwich Sinclair and Clones Show (ORSAM 2004)

(Bring Back YS)


 

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