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by stephen_usher
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched
Replies: 34
Views: 2334

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

vanpeebles wrote:Are we getting chips too? :lol:


Only micro ones. :-)
by stephen_usher
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched
Replies: 34
Views: 2334

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

I cancelled the funding, due having to over 10 months after paying for the computer. Not a good way to do business. Ah, well, that's the point, you're not "buying" the computer, you are investing in a proposal for a project with the contracted reward for the investment at the end of its t...
by stephen_usher
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched
Replies: 34
Views: 2334

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

When I get mine I'll try to do a review of it running the QL core, if it's of interest to anyone. It's not due til August 2021, so don't hold your breaths though :) (and KS1 had loads of delays, so who knows when KS2 will actually deliver) Most of those delays were design problems with the keyboard...
by stephen_usher
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: ARTice: Did anyone ever pay for the floppy modified version?
Replies: 3
Views: 255

ARTice: Did anyone ever pay for the floppy modified version?

At the end of the ARTice MANUAL_doc it says: Converting to floppy disc use. The simplest method ia to use the toolkit command FLP_USE MDV to emulate microdrives or to use a convert utility which converts every occurrence of MDV to FLP etc. A conversion to flp or fdk on 3.5 in disc will be available ...
by stephen_usher
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Power supply

It probably just overclocked the CPU a bit.
by stephen_usher
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Power supply

Indeed, you can never rely upon the mains frequency, which is at best approximate, so no-one does.
by stephen_usher
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The curious case of the SuperBASIC speed difference.
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: The curious case of the SuperBASIC speed difference.

Ah, I didn't realise that above 128K it was uncontended, I thought that it was all compromised by video access.
by stephen_usher
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The curious case of the SuperBASIC speed difference.
Replies: 3
Views: 384

The curious case of the SuperBASIC speed difference.

I made a bit of a personal discovery last night whilst just writing a test program when mucking about with the B&W telly. The same QL with a Trump Card is faster. I wrote a little program: 10 CLS 20 SDATE 2020,7,22,0,0,0 30 PRINT DATE$ 40 FOR x=0 TO 10000 50 AT 1,0 60 PRINT x 70 NEXT x 80 PRINT ...
by stephen_usher
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 272
Views: 31744

Re: Today I Received...

OK, not quite today but a few days ago... I got a replacement B&W TV/Radio for the one my Dad got rid of during one of his "clear outs" in the mid-1990s, The same model as we used to have. I've spent the last couple of days cleaning it inside and out, removing 30 year old smoker's tar...
by stephen_usher
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 272
Views: 31744

Re: Today I Received...

OK, not quite today but a few days ago... I got a replacement B&W TV/Radio for the one my Dad got rid of during one of his "clear outs" in the mid-1990s, The same model as we used to have. I've spent the last couple of days cleaning it inside and out, removing 30 year old smoker's tar...