Spectrums, Ultrix, feeling old :)

From: Adrian Graham <agraham_at_ccat.co.uk>
Date: Tue Jan 30 09:57:22 2001

> From: Alex Holden <alex_at_linuxhacker.org>
> Subject: Re: Machines I'm looking for...
> (Speccy +2A)
> Oh, the first machine I bought was one of those (before that I used my
> brother's VIC 20). It had the ROMs from a +3 (which had a
> disk drive) but
> the hardware of a +2 (which had a tape drive).

That was the +2B wasn't it? I know my +2B does things my +2A doesn't, like
have a RAM drive and the like.

> I still have a +3 in a drawer somewhere, but absolutely no
> disks for it...

Would you like a Vic-20 to play with again then? :)


> Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 22:02:57 +0000 (GMT)
> From: ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell)
> Subject: Re: Machines I'm looking for...
> I can see the point in having one of each type of machine,
> having spares,
> having examples of all the major revisions, etc. But there has to be
> _some_ difference between them in general.

*grin*. My ZX81 stack wins on this point because they're all in different
packaging, except the 2 kits! Can't say the same for Spectrums though, but
when someone's got a mint boxed one for a fiver I can never say no! Plus
they're good for trades.

> But in my case the first disk-based micro I ever used was an
> RML380Z at
> school. So when I saw such a machine at a radio rally, I bought it,
> partly for nostalgic reasons.

Heh. Me too, which makes you the same age as me. I hope you don't *feel* as
old as me though :o)


> Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 10:23:17 -0500 (EST)
> From: Lincoln Fessenden <linc.fessenden_at_juno.com>
> Subject: DecStation Help please!
> boot 3/rz6/vmunix
> both without luck.. After each command the response is
> identical. The
> cdrom spins up for a minute and then stops. No further
> prompts, action,
> etc..
> Anyone have any suggestions?

You need to put it in quotes - "3/rz6/vmunix" as it's uppercasing it for


> Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 11:37:49 -0500
> From: Tony Eros <tony.eros_at_machm.org>
> Subject: RE: Collecting and taxes
> Interesting question though -- "should the tax people visit
> my site they
> might think I'm making a living from buying and selling
> machines" -- what
> if the "site" in question is a web site? Can the revenooers
> use what they
> see on a web site against the owner? :-)

It was the website I meant actually - they'll see a list of the collection
and also some machines for sale or trade and think 'aha'.....


Adrian Graham MCSE/ASE/MCP
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