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RE: [VIDEO] A Podcast of Unnecessary Detail (FOTSN)



Ingenuity, Doom, Archimedes

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[VIDEO] RE:Living on Youtube

Some Lockdown Spin Doctors?






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RE: [VIDEO] Huge Blaze at Grenfell towers in West London

This seems tragically familiar.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-68374811



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RE: Putin completely innocent of poisoning another opponent

If the aim is to change a repressive regime, sometimes self-sacrifice is called for to inspire the people. Just meekly going into exile never works, and given Putin's propensity to have opponents assassinated regardless of where they are, makes no difference.

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison, and wound up president of South Africa...

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RE: [VIDEO] Windows 11

Even still, with Win 10 falling out of support next year, it looks like Micro$oft is going all out to create an epic e-waste mountain. 
If Windoze does go to a subscription model, I’ll have to finally bite the bullet and learn Linux for my next machine.

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[VIDEO] RE: Windows 11

If you bypassed the incompatibility check to get Win 11 working on older hardware, then some older processors that could spoof the check to get it working, will no longer work for the next update.

Details in this vid




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RE: [VIDEO] My (very) old, newest pickup

The most niche edition of Sesame Street's "One of These Things" ever!

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RE: [VIDEO] My (very) old, newest pickup

The things you can do with a Speccy these days...

https://www.pcgamer.com/ray-tracing-made-possible-on-42-year-old-zx-spectrum-reasonably-fast-if-you-consider-17-hours-per-frame-to-be-reasonably-fast/


Can't wait for a ray-traced Hungry Horace!

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[VIDEO] Twisters

Pointless remake?





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[VIDEO] RE: My (very) old, newest pickup

Five new-ish games to try...



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[VIDEO] RE:Living on Youtube

Fascinating!

Technology Connections and Slowmo Guys team up to look at how vintage flashbulbs (single use) work.



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RE: My (very) old, newest pickup

Are you hearing no sound at all, or do you hear tape loading audio but no game music?

Try the BEEP command in Speccy basic

BEEP 2,8

If you hear that and the tape loading screeches, but no game music, then you have one of those Plus 2’s that has unbalanced audio between the AY chip output and the Speccy beeper audio. If you turn your telly audio to the max, you might hear the Speccy audio really quiet like.

That can be fixed by someone with a soldering iron and more knowledge than I.

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This item was edited on Saturday, 3rd February 2024, 11:06

RE: My (very) old, newest pickup

Is there audio coming out of the sound jack next to the aerial socket?
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RE: [VIDEO] The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare

A fun action movie not based on a comic book?

I’m in!

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RE: [VIDEO] Ghostbusters 2024

Did you watch Ghostbusters Afterlife?

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[VIDEO] Ghostbusters 2024

Step forward my favourite movie of the year!



Melnitz!

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RE: [VIDEO] The All New Doctor Who Thread...

It's not as if single-season companions are rare... Martha, Donna, Bill Potts, John Bishop's character. As long as she gets a good story arc and doesn't oustay her narrative (Clara Oswald)...

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RE: My (very) old, newest pickup

If you’re connecting to an old CRT, then look for a simple aerial cable. The TV side one will look like a normal aerial plug, the Speccy side one will have a pin coming out of the middle.

RGB is more complicated as there are two plus 2s, the +2 and the +2A. The latter will have +3 Basic listed in the Start Up Menu. They both use different wiring for their RGB connections.

More detail here.

https://oldcrap.org/2017/10/19/zx-spectrum-plus-2/

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RE: My (very) old, newest pickup

I think everyone had a Quickshot II

I used a RAM Turbo, which didn't add RAM, and didn't speed anything up, but it did have a reset button, which was useful on the old rubber keys. and it did have a cartridge slot, for the ten cartridges that were released, but more importantly, it gave you the gamut of joystick interface options, Kempston, Protek, Cursor, and Sinclair.



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RE: My (very) old, newest pickup

That sort of thing, yes, although I don't see any joystick ports on it, which would be of use on games which aren't compatible with Plus 2's internal ports, and I also don't see a pass through connector for other interface devices, which could also help, if you want to do more than just gaming.

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RE: My (very) old, newest pickup

I would use this

https://archive.org/details/zx_spectrum_tosec_set_september_2023

Basically everything Spectrum which isn't copyright blocked is packaged to download. When I downloaded the 2017 collection, it was just under 3GB. It looks a fair bit larger now, but you get multiple versions of various software.

If you want a curated experience to browse through, there is World of Spectrum,

https://worldofspectrum.org/

or Spectrum Computing

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php

Plenty of 48k and 128k sized chunks of data to download and stick onto an SD card... or try in an emulator like Fuse if you're that way inclined.

That is my Speccy experience these days. I feel I daren't try my toastrack. It's been decades since I last put power to it, and the capacitors have probably melted, and the keyboard membrane will be goo at this point.



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RE: My (very) old, newest pickup

SD card solution for Spectrum software storage. Plugs into the interface slot, and stick all your Tap and Z80 files onto an SD card, stick into the interface and get instaload. No more worrying about getting the volume right on the tape deck, or dodgy disk drive heads after 35 years.

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This item was edited on Friday, 19th January 2024, 16:23

RE: Any home insurance recommendations?

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"Eek, mine went from £153 to £202!"

And mine went from £156 to £209! Although I did my usual thing of checking the price comparisons and armed with the cheaper quotes managed to wangle a discount... of about £8


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RE: Any 3D Printer experts here??

It looks like the Airfix Tardii are all sold out, so…

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[VIDEO] RE:Living on Youtube

If Zack Snyder directed Star Wars?



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RE: Electric vehicles

Apropos of nothing…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-67944657
Holy Burning Buses Batman!

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RE: Mr Bates vs The Post Office

Sunak announces law to overturn convictions in Post Office scandal

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-67926661

After 25 years, it takes a TV drama!

Could ITV commission a TV drama about Grenfell, about the govt giving billions to their best friends for worthless PPE, about the Rwanda scheme?


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RE: [VIDEO] The All New Doctor Who Thread...

Blitzed my way through the Hartnell episodes, and I wasn't really impressed. It was the case of the monsters and the companions being more interesting than title character, and the stories following a formula of characters being captured and escaping several times during a story.

But now I'm watching the Patrick Troughton stories and he is brilliant, actually recognisable as the Doctor as we know them now. A far better actor than Hartnell, he delivers a complex, multi-faceted character that owns the screen, and the stories really do live up to that quality. I can understand now why so many people cite Troughton as their favourite Doctor. It's also a crime that so many of the second Doctor stories got wiped by the BBC.

Just saw, and loved The Enemy of the World, where he has a double role as a Mexican dictator (the accent is wholly believable), and am now working my way through The Web of Fear, which was my favourite Target novelisation as a kid.

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RE: Windows 12

I thought I had future-proofed when I bought my Windows 10 laptop a few years ago, but it turns out that I got one of those processors that isn't supported for an upgrade. I could force it, I guess, otherwise I'm screwed along with 60% of the PC owning planet when MS stops supporting Win 10 with security updates in 2025.

Incoming mountain of e-waste to help fight climate change!

So there's no guarantee that a Win 11 machine will be compatible with a later upgrade to 12. A quick Duck Duck Go tells me that Win 12 is due for release in late 2024, so you'll probably get the few months of consumer feedback before Win 10 is dumped, so it might be worth waiting.

EDIT: And remember when Micro$soft said Windows 10 would be the last Windows ever!? I guess they realised afterwards that they can make more by putting Windows on the cloud, loading it with ads, and charging an annual subscription for it!
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This item was edited on Tuesday, 9th January 2024, 16:21

The film Jerry Lewis didn’t want you to see…

The Day the Clown Cried is legendary at this point; a 1972 film made by and starring Jerry Lewis about a clown that mocks Hitler, and is punished by being sent to a concentration camp to entertain and lure children to their deaths.

Varying accounts from Lewis suggest that it was either so bad, or the production was so painfully fraught, that he refused to let anyone but close friends see it. Eventually he relented, and said that it could be screened 7 years after his death. 

Well it’s 2024, and The Day The Clown Cried finally gets a screening.

https://www.thenationalnews.com/arts-culture/2024/01/05/jerry-lewis/

I guess we finally get to know if there is something you can’t make a joke about…

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This item was edited on Sunday, 7th January 2024, 12:15