3 posts • joined 26 Nov 2007
I loved the BBC B.
It made me the geek I am today! .. I visited the Bletchley Park museum recently where they have such a beast.... I could not help but type 10 print "hello", 20 goto 10... ah that was the first "program" I ever wrote.. I got better fortunately!. - I only made "Deadly" on Elite... still trying to make it to "Elite" on my PDA though!
Another joy of Econet, as discovered in my college in the late 1980's.. was the ability to Remote other BBC's... you could remotely load a simple program toa bbc without going near it, we had a whole classroom with "singing snowmen" ringing their bells to the bleepy tune version of jingle bells. It was awesome at the time, honest... we got much grief though.
Ah.... takes me back... good Old BBC Basic (and learning Pascal).
Btw, whatever happened to "Mack" of the bbc live computer program.. and did anyone ever get the "program" played at the end of some of the shows to ever load on their bbc? - they did do that.. 5 minuts of tv's screaming in bleeps and groans that you could record and load on your bbc (or like me Acorn Electron) at home.
Que Sera, Sera
Whatever Will Bee, Will Bee.... the way Noob Labour runs our country you know!
ooh nit picky picky picky
I don't know any other 2.5" portable hard drive that can't be powered by USB alone, but maybe, just maybe they put that power connector on their for other uses of the hard drive, eg mp3 storage in a car attached to a car stereo.. that requires external power almost always!
I think someone is a little tired and cranky and needs to go for the afternoon nap!
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