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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1250 on: 14:22, 10 December 13 »
Issue 1 Speccy for sale
[ebay]111235406266[/ebay]

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1251 on: 14:29, 10 December 13 »
I like the way the PCB tracks look hand drawn! :) I obviously knew about the "dead cockroach" before, but I'd never seen a photo of the rest of the PCB...

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1252 on: 16:58, 10 December 13 »
Had to look the "dead cockroach" up. Heh... :D

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1253 on: 18:18, 10 December 13 »
I like the way the PCB tracks look hand drawn! :) I obviously knew about the "dead cockroach" before, but I'd never seen a photo of the rest of the PCB...


They probably were hand drawn or at least the original mask was. Had to do similar in college after stepping up from wire wrapping - what a pain in the ass...

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1254 on: 22:52, 10 December 13 »
Boards were all done like that back then. I spent my college days with a stencil in my hand, although I preferred straight uniform lines than long curves, but we were taught to use long smooth curves?? Maybe they thought the electrons wouldn't manage the sharp corners and fly out the side :D

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1255 on: 23:04, 10 December 13 »
That actually can happen if you increase frequency high enough.  8)
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1256 on: 23:13, 10 December 13 »
Sharp corners and high frequencies don't mix well, although can't have been much of a problem back in the Spectrum days. N64 has got some nice curved routing on it as well. 


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1257 on: 23:35, 10 December 13 »
Sharp corners are only a problem on high frequencies if they happen to form an antenna out of the track. Electrons tend travel at the same speed no matter what frequency they happen to be switching at, so it's not like they are missing the bend just because the frequency was increased. :D

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1258 on: 23:51, 10 December 13 »
so it's not like they are missing the bend just because the frequency was increased. :D



Also know as the Scaletrix theory  :D


Thankfully never had to route any complicated stuff myself but remember our SI and analog guys bitching alot about trace routing when 1Ghz clocks started ticking.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1259 on: 00:07, 11 December 13 »
Most modern routers calculate the correct track length / meandering automatically if it's set up properly. It's annoying, but at least you don't have to calculate it yourself.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1260 on: 04:02, 11 December 13 »
Sharp corners are only a problem on high frequencies if they happen to form an antenna out of the track. Electrons tend travel at the same speed no matter what frequency they happen to be switching at, so it's not like they are missing the bend just because the frequency was increased. :D

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Oh well, in the pub two blocks down (I moved recently) there are a couple of Electrons who barely make it around the first corner. And their frequency is not the highest ;-)
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1261 on: 21:51, 12 December 13 »
A copy of The Mystery of Arkham Manor sold on eBay for £51.00! :o

The Mystery of Arkham Manor Amstrad CPC Game - Melbourne House (DCC) SEALED |

I've also seen another copy sell for around £18 a few weeks ago.

Why is it selling for so much? It's not that rare! What really annoys me is that I my own copy of this game was sold on eBay for only £2.99 two years ago! >:(

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1262 on: 23:29, 12 December 13 »
Collectors seem to go more and more crazy!  :o
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1263 on: 16:47, 14 December 13 »
French MINT +2 Grey
[ebay]111238566453[/ebay]

MINT Toastrack
[ebay]111238532596[/ebay]

MINT 48k+
[ebay]111238577290[/ebay]


All sold now
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1264 on: 10:14, 16 December 13 »
Issue 1 Speccy for sale
[ebay]111235406266[/ebay]
Last day!

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1265 on: 16:08, 17 December 13 »
A copy of The Mystery of Arkham Manor sold on eBay for £51.00! :o

The Mystery of Arkham Manor Amstrad CPC Game - Melbourne House (DCC) SEALED |

I've also seen another copy sell for around £18 a few weeks ago.

Why is it selling for so much? It's not that rare! What really annoys me is that I my own copy of this game was sold on eBay for only £2.99 two years ago! >:(

What can I say. Ebay is an absolutely crazy place. It just takes 2 people to really, really want it at the same time and that mad eye twitch kicks in as each is determined they'll win "No matter what the cost!" :laugh:


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1266 on: 00:05, 21 December 13 »
By accident I found this:

New Symbos by Paperback Book English Free Shipping 5512531689 | eBay


Looked like a coincidence, but no...

SymbOS: Amazon.co.uk: Ronald Cohn Jesse Russell: Books


Does Prodatron know about it?
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1267 on: 11:28, 21 December 13 »
By accident I found this:

New Symbos by Paperback Book English Free Shipping 5512531689 | eBay

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!

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Looked like a coincidence, but no...

SymbOS: Amazon.co.uk: Ronald Cohn Jesse Russell: Books


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1268 on: 09:54, 22 December 13 »
Wtf... nice find! Is it even legal?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1269 on: 13:24, 26 December 13 »
Here we have a lovelingly modded 6128 sporting an internal HxC:
Amstrad Schneider CPC 6128 mit internem HxC Floppy-Emulator | eBay


And a nice 464 expanded to 512KB (Vortex?):
Schneider Amstrad CPC 464 mit 512K Erweiterung, funktionsfähig | eBay

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1270 on: 16:45, 26 December 13 »
Here we have a lovelingly modded 6128 sporting an internal HxC:
Amstrad Schneider CPC 6128 mit internem HxC Floppy-Emulator | eBay

I wonder how he got "Kaiser" working on a CPC 6128? As the Kaiser codes are for 464 only.
Did he downgrade it to BASIC and OS 1.0?

Edit: Saw it: He uses the crappy 19k BASIC only version of Kaiser...
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1271 on: 00:38, 28 December 13 »
What's about a rewrite of Kaiser for 128 KB? Would be nice IMHO.


Meanwhile some chicken are flattering...


Cyber-Chicken für Schneider / Amstrad CPC, Release 2013! NEU, Limitiert | eBay



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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1272 on: 21:04, 31 December 13 »
Who's Cologne-1974 then? :)

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1273 on: 14:14, 01 January 14 »
Not, me... 5 years too young :(

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1274 on: 21:58, 10 January 14 »