* Posts by Mr Hubris

3 posts • joined 12 Jul 2012

Ten classic electronic calculators from the 1970s and 1980s

Mr Hubris

I had one of these in about 1976 - (Prinztronic - i.e. Dixons)

http://www.vintagecalculators.com/html/mini_scientific.html

We were poor. But it got me through my A-Levels.

Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

Mr Hubris

Tarkovsky

<i>Solaris</i>, absolutely. But my God, not the remake. Tarkovsky is <b>way</b> better. And while we're thinking of the genius of the man, <i>Stalker</i> should also be in this list. In fact, remove everything from the list as it is, and just slot all of his films in there, 'Sci-Fi' or not. That's all that sentient fans need.

Move over Raspberry Pi, give kids a Radio Ham Pi - minister

Mr Hubris

'Scuse me, that's my lawn...

I was given a Philips electronics kit when I was 10 (1970-ish), and spent the next 5 or 6 years totally engrossed in radio and electronics. Devoured 'Everyday Electronics', 'Wireless World', 'Short Wave Magazine', 'Elektor'... all of them. Built receivers, transmitters, transceivers, bugs, everything... absolutely invaluable foundation for later life.

Erm... I'm now a potter... erm...

Oh...

Mr H.

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