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  • Frank's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM · 43 replies and 931 views.
    Ah! The ZX81 <sigh> I remember t'auld days when we'd all crowd round t'computer. We 'ad ta make own entertainment. Type in by 'and. All t' classics like "Bomber", "Wall", an' kingdom games an' all.
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    Today, 7:44 AM · 43 replies and 931 views.
    <stares disbelievingly at all the hyperbolics> Right! When I were a lad... t'space were black and white. We didn't haave none o' that fancy landing on moons and 'aving fun driving about and all that. I 'ad t'Kempston joystick which were bitsa spring steel to give ya four digital inputs and a single fire button. If ye'weren't careful and tugged too 'ard on yer stick yer joystick interface'd wobble on yer expansion slot... an' coz the whole universe t'crash. I were one of the lucky ones what had t'tape machine. In t'morning ahd press "play" on machine. Then go ahff t'pits. Sixteen 'ours later ahd come back t'Spectrum, and it'd be almost loaded by then. T'telly would be filled wi' funny black blocks ahnd I'd 'av t'stick this funny plastic lens thing on my eyes t'see anti-piracy code. Well, m'eyes wert blurry from t'pits. Ahd answer wi wrong code an' an electric shock would frazzle me fingers an' t'Spectrum reset and I'ahd t'wait til tomorrow t'try again.
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    Yesterday, 7:11 PM · 356 replies and 35670 views.
    if anyone wants to join us then friend either me or daryth
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    Yesterday, 6:42 PM · 868 replies and 15561 views.
    I live in Scotland. I'm sorry if you thought otherwise. It is difficult to know where people come from when you just know them from the internet. There's a woman I follow on Twitter who is scared witless by this change in healthcare. She suffers from MCTD and there's a good chance she is going to lose the money for her treatment.
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    Yesterday, 6:19 PM · 15 replies and 381 views.
    Frank replied to a thread PSVR? in PlayStation 4
    I had a DK2 as well. I can remember the massive jump in quality when I squeezed a GTX980 videocard into my computer. The VR experience relies heavily on the quality of the graphics fed to it. I know that David Braben will try his darndest to get VR to run on the PS4 version, and I hope he succeeds. But if it turns out too impossible a task, I hope that he gets VR in there somehow, even if it's just flying about in Arena.
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    Yesterday, 6:03 PM · 868 replies and 15561 views.
    The reason why I care is that it sets a bad precedence. If the Conservatives see the way the American voters are happy to give up on a public health service then they might dismantle our National Health Service quicker than they currently are. Maybe you are a unique individual who's completely invulnerable, but I reckon that after a few decades have past, there may be a chance that I could die. That death could require some time in a hospital.
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    Yesterday, 3:30 PM · 9 replies and 225 views.
    Frank replied to a thread Just starting out in Newcomers Forum
    Exploring isn't exactly the greatest paying profession out there, but you can get quite a pleasant surprise when you cash in your cartographic data, especially if you've been out in the black for a week or two. If you are hell-bent on the idea of digging rocks where no man has dug before, I'd suggest that you move your slider all the way up to "full" when plotting your course. You don't want to find you've made a jump to a part of space which you can no longer traverse back from, because of the extra weight of rocks in your hold.
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    Yesterday, 7:45 AM · 356 replies and 35670 views.
    It's hard enough getting folks together just for the standard stock Sidewinders. Bring your Iron-Bottomed Sidewinder. We'd love to see it. I'd be happy to pit my stock Sidewinder against your suped-up one just to see what happens, but not for the ladder... The Fighter Club List Currently :- MYV.HS STITCH DAYRTH FRANK HAL- 9000 ZANTOR NOOBDELUX
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  1. You are welcome, GIR_mk_2. I'm glad to see you're settling in so quickly as well!
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    Hey Garthyre, nice bar you opened up recently found my way there 6 days ago and it feels like home already
  3. I was hoping people would still be visiting after the game was released, but I'll take credit for prescience!
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    Thanks for the rep! Rather presciently your opening post in the thread refers to 13 months too...
  5. Visitors! I encourage you to say hello, sign the visitor's book and look around.
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    Glad you like the selection! In my post, I mentioned four Ketty Jay novels - the fourth gets released later this year. I was tempted to add Jack Vance's Tales of the Dying Earth to the list, but it already seemed like there was enough to be getting on with.

    Another series I wanted to add was Julian May's Rampart Worlds, as it fits quite nicely with the Elite universe, but I didn't want to ruin the rozkoz prize I once gave by including its source as fiction within the Elite universe.
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    your thread is a very popular thread, made a new banner for the first page, probably worth updating it, I can show you how to install it if you want.
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    Frank is your Average Joe Shmoe. I guess this will be a busy time for you. Your icon shouldn't be you reading a book. It should be writing one.

    I'll keep an eye on the bar for you.
  9. Hey Andrew - took me a moment to twig bbwonder was you!
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    Paula? Hey! its Andrew Winter here, great to see you in the forum =)
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