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by Ruptor
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Broadband switchover
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: Broadband switchover

It's my printer and I'll decide how I use it and what inks I'll use, not HP. Things are getting ridiculous now. On one hand we are asked to be more green and make things last then on the other hand the manufacturers take away our rights to do it so they can make more money. Software upgrades are re...
by Ruptor
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: I hate BREXIT !
Replies: 41
Views: 1270

Re: I hate BREXIT !

dilwyn wrote:We ought to be issuing QLs to the population to encourage them to stay at home during lockdowns (there, back on topic).
:lol: I thought the topic was Brexit. :? As for the pasta it can get stuffed or should that be a turkey I am not much of a cook.
by Ruptor
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: I hate BREXIT !
Replies: 41
Views: 1270

Re: I hate BREXIT !

You had better see old friends sooner rather than later given the 5% Covid death rate for over 80s and the shorter life span for all due to Covid damage to the lungs etc. The EU needs to get jabbing faster.
by Ruptor
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Online Auctions
Topic: Sinclair QL2 Prototype replica on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Sinclair QL2 Prototype replica on eBay

the alignment and positioning of the 4 USB ports and the RJ45 scream Raspberry Pi ! The description says " The inside is powered by raspberry pi4 with a real Sinclair keyboard interface to usb linked to the raspberry pi. " Running an emulator and so which one? Any more information? No mic...
by Ruptor
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: I hate BREXIT !
Replies: 41
Views: 1270

Re: I hate BREXIT !

I'm an athiest too. Are you really? Honest to god, I am! ;) Exactly, an atheist requires a god to not believe in otherwise there would be no decision to make. :lol: Ying & Yang. Black & white. I don't believe in either big & small though because distance doesn't exist. A thought for the...
by Ruptor
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: I hate BREXIT !
Replies: 41
Views: 1270

Re: I hate BREXIT !

This thread gives the impression you are a bunch of white supremacists :shock: but I don't think so. :lol: To my mind, Brexit happened because of the ' yes/no' vote, which left no choice for middle-grounders ! A ' yes/renegotiate/no' choice would have avoided the present situation, but I blame the B...
by Ruptor
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Broadband switchover
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: Broadband switchover

When Virgin cable was put in they used a coax cable but offer fibre on it. Talk Talk offer fast fibre that uses the normal telephone line and all they were going to do was flick a switch since they already upgraded my router. I was getting 11 Mbs on basic TalkTalk that went up to 20+ Mbs with the ne...
by Ruptor
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: programming eprom with willem pcb5.0E2020
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: programming eprom with willem pcb5.0E2020

Sounds like a good start to the new year for you. Happy New Year! :D
by Ruptor
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: programming eprom with willem pcb5.0E2020
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: programming eprom with willem pcb5.0E2020

I've removed all printer software and anything I can think of that would touch the parallel port. Could the BIOS that usually has three parallel port settings make a difference? If it is passing parallel data it might be worth belling out the cable data lines. Do you know what is in the EPROM you a...
by Ruptor
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: programming eprom with willem pcb5.0E2020
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: programming eprom with willem pcb5.0E2020

However if I read a chip which should have the same on it i just get rubbish. I doubt it can read the standard QL ROM chips because they have odd select pins compared to normal ROMs. I've also tried erasing an eprom in a UV erasers (Z88 one actually), but the eprom programmer always thinks it is no...