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1  Retro Computing / News and Events / Re: Commodore Computer Club U.K. Meeting - March on: February 10, 2010, 10:10:08 AM
     It hurts that I can't make it to your meetings, Pete.  I just hope that I can make it to one when I'm back in England in 2011.
                 
You'll have to let us know when you're over here and we'll arrange a meeting to suit you.

Pete.
2  Retro Computing / News and Events / Commodore Computer Club U.K. Meeting - March on: February 09, 2010, 02:04:15 PM
Hi All,

Any UK Commodore fans might be interested in the following:-

March Meeting - Durham.

Dates are Fri 12th to Sun 14th inclusive, with the main meeting / show being held in The Lambton Hounds pub, Pity Me, Durham on Sat 13th.

We have Shaun Bebbington, Nigel Parker (Commodore Free Magazine), Chris Syntichakis and myself confirmed with Chris Snowden and Allan Bairstow as possibles.

I can accommodate 2 people at my place (on a 1st come, 1st served basis), with rooms being available at The Lambton Hounds (http://lambtonhounds.webeden.co.uk/), which is only 5 mins walk from my place.

See the forums for further information.

Cheers,

Pete.

www.commodorecomputerclub.co.uk
3  Retro Culture / Retro TV / Re: On the wish list on: February 06, 2010, 01:13:27 PM
Allo Allo is an absolute must  Wink

Pete.
4  Retro Computing / Commodore 64 General Topics / Re: A puzzle for ya (UK) on: November 16, 2009, 02:37:18 AM
I could understand that with 1 monitor, but all 3? Possible I suppose.

These things are sent to vex us  Wink

Pete.
5  Retro Computing / Commodore 64 General Topics / Re: A puzzle for ya (UK) on: November 15, 2009, 02:50:37 PM
That's what I thought, but there's 3 different monitors. Also, the RGB connector works fine on my A1200.

Pete.
6  General Category / Off Topic / Re: Just upgraded from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate on: November 14, 2009, 08:43:07 PM
I was using the evaluation version, downloaded from M$. I wanted to see how it compared to Vista and I was very impressed. Faster, less intrusive and what Vista should have been had they finished it before release.

The main reason I switched to Ubuntu on my laptop (my main machine is an iMac) is the constant AV updates, security scans, spyware software etc. etc. I just like to switch my computer on and use it. That'll be why I still use my C64 and Amiga  Grin

Pete.
7  General Category / Off Topic / Re: Just upgraded from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate on: November 14, 2009, 06:05:50 PM
I've just upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 Ultimate to Ubuntu 9.10. Much better  Cheesy

Will be putting 3.1 ROMs into my A1200 at the weekend and installing a hard drive, so will be upgrading that to 3.1 lol

Pete.
8  Retro Computing / Commodore 64 General Topics / Re: A puzzle for ya (UK) on: November 14, 2009, 05:31:43 PM
Well, I've used 2 different C64 supplies, the original wedge shaped one and a black, ribbed brick. Also the new custom one I got made by Doc of Desire.

Also, I get picture just fine on the TV using the SCART cable.

It is indeed a puzzle  Grin

Pete.
9  Retro Computing / Commodore 64 General Topics / A puzzle for ya (UK) on: November 12, 2009, 10:54:41 PM
I was using my C64 (breadbin) with an LCA cable and a 1084S monitor. I then switched to a C64C using the same cable and monitor. No problems.

Then one day I turned on the monitor and there was no picture. I tried another LCA cable. No picture. I tried another monitor. No picture.

I tried 2 other C64s, no picture.

I've just received another 1084S, and still no picture. So, that's 3 C64s (2 x breadbin, 1 x C64C), 2 cables and 3 monitors. No picture when before all was working great.

I also have a SCART cable, and that works fine on all machines.

The only difference between the LCA cables and the SCART is the DIN plug. The SCART cable has 5 pins, the LCA cables are fully pinned, so I can't test them on the VIC-20.

Over to you guys  Wink

Pete.
10  Retro Culture / Retro Fashion / Re: Retro watches on: October 25, 2009, 12:47:33 AM
My everyday watch is the black plastic version of the Casio.

I used to have a calculator watch, but don't recall the make of it.

I also sent away for the James Bond watch that was released through Monster Munch crisps (I think.) The alarm was the Bond Theme. Had 5 of them and there was always something that didn't work on them  Sad

Ah well.
11  Retro Culture / Retro Movies / Re: Best movies from the 80's? on: October 24, 2009, 10:08:01 PM
As you said, the Back to the Future trilogy.

Then there's Tom Hanks in Big, love that film. Ghostbusters, Goonies, Gremlins (not so keen on Gremlins 2 though), Karate Kid, Short Circuit. I can go on and on. WarGames!! totally hooked on that film as a kid, and still watch it at least once a month  Cheesy

Pete.
12  Retro Culture / Retro TV / Re: Box sets on: October 24, 2009, 09:57:45 PM
Erm... Well let me see.

The A-Team
Battle of the Planets
Ulyses 31
Terrahawks

I need to get out more  Grin

Truth be told, I never left the 80s.

Pete.
13  Retro Computing / Emulation / Re: Recommendation for a Commodore/VIC emulator on: August 17, 2009, 06:54:47 AM
I use VICE on the Mac, currently using the X11 version as it's complete, but there is a native Cocoa version in the works.

Pete.
14  Retro Computing / Buy, Sell and Trade / Wanted: 128 PSU in UK on: July 17, 2009, 02:01:39 AM
Hi,

I've just got myself a mint C128 (flat model) minus a power supply.

Does anyone in the UK have one spare or know where I might be able to acquire one?

Cheers,

Pete.
15  Retro Computing / Vic 20 Hardware / Re: Denial Mega-Cart on: June 21, 2009, 12:18:52 PM
I found the demo Robotic Liberation to be amazing, considering it's running on an unexpanded VIC!!
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