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Ailing ZX Spectrum reboot firm Retro Computers Ltd has had its appeal against a county court judgment in Luton, UK rejected, with the judge telling chairman Dr David Levy that his no-show in the dock over troll fears was unfounded. In a ruling last week, Senior Circuit Judge Melissa Clarke refused permission for Levy, acting …

  1. SeanR

    Remember when RCL said

    "We'll shortly be publishing some images of all 10,000 sets of plastics in all their shiny loveliness."

    in an update TWENTY DAYS AGO?

    Well, the pattern is still:

    news story/court case = RCL update on IGG

    so here's hoping we see something in the next 24 hours.

  2. Stevie Silver badge

    so here's hoping

    Good luck. This has all the hallmarks of The Peachy Printer debacle and the Call of Cthulhu 7th Ed / Orient Express fiascoes.

    Watch for the claque of supporters calling the project developers by their first names and offering unconditional love their way while vilifying those who doubt in the comments. Like a dead canary or a blue flame in the trusty Davy Safety Lamp.

  3. werdsmith Silver badge

    There can only be 2 active people now still involved at RCL and their stalling tactics and playing for time is getting quite entertaining. I guess that they are hoping that if they drag things out long enough then it will blow over.

    I would also guess that the crowdfunded money raised from backers has been squandered on salaries and there is not and never will be enough money left to either start production or refund backers. If the pair have got their house in order (they've had enough time) then they will have protected their personal assets from any legal claim.

    This is just one of those crowdfunding campaigns where people took a punt and lost.

  4. The Nazz Silver badge

    Sorry, couldn't resist

    Guy goes to the Butcher's and asks for nine inch of salami.

    "Do you want it sliced?" asks the Butcher.

    "Certainly not, what do you think i am, a moneybox?"

    Right, i shall go and read the article now, what is it about?

  5. Bibbit

    Thank you.

    It has been ages since I've heard a new (to me) joke. Took me a minute to get it.

  6. Lee D Silver badge

    Yep.

    If you can't attend court because of a threat, inform the court. Get a crime reference number. Ask for protection or an escort.

    Don't just not-turn-up.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Yep:

    If you can't attend court because of a genuine, palpable threat, inform the court. Get a crime reference number. Ask for protection or an escort.

    Don't just not-turn-up.

    TFTFY.

  8. Duffaboy
    Facepalm

    Bit like the Vega then

    That never turned up either

  9. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge
    Happy

    Re: Bit like the Vega then

    That never turned up either

    Are you suggesting Levy also doesn't exist?

  10. m0rt Silver badge

    Re: Bit like the Vega then

    Would explain a lot.

  11. Velv Silver badge
    Coat

    If you have an Escort remember you're normally only paying for their time. Any other service they provide is purely consensual, and while protection may be quoted in their services, I doubt its the type you need to attend Court

  12. Lee D Silver badge

    Last time I had an Escort, it totally broke down on me in public.

  13. Kane Silver badge
    Alien

    Re: Bit like the Vega then

    "Are you suggesting Levy also doesn't exist?"

    Only for a short time, he'll be spending the next year or so being dead.

    Don't worry, I'm sure he'll be back soon.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: Bit like the Vega then

    "Only for a short time, he'll be spending the next year or so being dead.

    Don't worry, I'm sure he'll be back soon."

    Maybe he should visit St Julian and take up the other end of his Ecuadorian couch?

  15. Lee D Silver badge

    Have they filed their accounts yet?

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/08831435

    "Accounts overdue"

    Apparently not. Guys, maybe turn up to court and pay your accountant to file a return in the month it's due (rather than still-not-published two months later) and people might actually stop whinging at you. Even if you still can't ship a product you promised... when?

  16. Gene Cash Silver badge

    FTFY

    If you have threatened David Levy with cutting his cock off, please get in touch with us by clicking the author's name at the top of this article and sending us an email via the contact form. All information will be treated in confidence.

  17. Sir Runcible Spoon Silver badge

    Re: FTFY

    All information will be treated in confidence

    Unfortunately, in this day and age, that's not really a promise you are able to keep though is it?

    I know someone who is going to a counselor to deal with some gnarly family history, and they tell me that they are constantly having to be careful what they say because she believes the counselor will report her based on some of the things she thinks about (note - thinks about, not actually doing anything).

    When you can't trust a medical relationship to be confidential these days, and journalists appear to be fair game for snooping on, then we really have entered the realms of self-censorship and thought crime (not that there was any real doubt I suppose).

    Just my 2p.

  18. Gene Cash Silver badge

    Seriously though

    Is this the same David Levy that wrote a ton of Creative Computing articles back in the '80s?

  19. bobmajors

    Re: Seriously though

    It is indeed.

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: Seriously though

    >Is this the same David Levy that wrote a ton of Creative Computing articles back in the '80s?

    Seems to be more into creative accounting these days.

  21. AndersBreiner

    An argument against online threats

    If you're making hyperbolic online threats like this to deeply crooked people, you're not helping - they'll inevitably use those threats to their advantage.

  22. Horaced

    'Cock Chopped Doc Cops Dock-Dodging Knock.'

  23. Overflowing Stack

    If he's worried about his safety...

    Hire a chopper to go to court in!

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  25. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Interesting desicion

    For the information of a ... err.. similar Brirish company that recently pocketed 700k on a similar site and of course failed to deliver (the full boxed product) on time, people are still waiting.....

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