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  • Steve Elliott: Noo, but I was noseing around in Mum's attic and found 1.  I might use it for 1 of my retro computer systems.
    February 26, 2021, 11:57:35 PM
  • Steve Elliott: But seriously they've never appealed to me.
    February 26, 2021, 11:56:27 PM
  • Amon.: Wait, you still use CRT's?
    February 26, 2021, 11:55:52 PM
  • Steve Elliott: Yeah, it's a CRT lol.  ;)
    February 26, 2021, 11:55:35 PM
  • Amon.: Anybody here got a curved monitor? I got mine today and it's weird on my eyes.
    February 26, 2021, 11:48:53 PM
  • Steve Elliott: Had to laugh, the doggie tried to jump onto the bed and didn't get enough height - so bounced back off...Looked just like the death sequence from the Rick Dangerous game lol.
    February 26, 2021, 10:49:16 PM
  • Dabz: Qube: The Quest For Soya <--- Theres a game in there somewhere! :D
    February 26, 2021, 10:47:04 PM
  • Steve Elliott: lol Mr Dad joke has returned.
    February 26, 2021, 10:12:15 PM
  • GfK: Depression and suicide is common among vets.  They need to stop putting themselves down.
    February 26, 2021, 09:58:42 PM
  • Steve Elliott: Or not lol, somebody on the Spectrum next forum just told me they were still available - but it says out of stock there.
    February 26, 2021, 09:12:50 PM
  • Steve Elliott: [link]
    February 26, 2021, 09:11:34 PM
  • Steve Elliott: I think the N-GO board is available.
    February 26, 2021, 09:10:13 PM
  • dawlane: Shame that there are no new TBBlue boards going. I'd have just used the the Speccy board for parts and put a TBBlue board in the case.
    February 26, 2021, 09:01:32 PM
  • Steve Elliott: Sounds like a bit of a project then, good luck with it.
    February 26, 2021, 08:53:12 PM
  • dawlane: I suspect it's the coil as I'm not seeing any resistance readings. Though I probably need a new multi-meter. There could be other damage as a result, as I'm not seeing any resistance reading from the -5V on the lower ram. When I can finally get access to the others in storage and the service manual, then I can compare values and check out possible issues. The power supply looks OK as it's showing 12V with no load.
    February 26, 2021, 06:32:21 PM
  • Steve Elliott: Disaster.  Any thoughts on what the problem is?
    February 26, 2021, 06:15:01 PM
  • dawlane: Bugger. Looks like when I finally get the back bedroom converted into my workshop. I'll have a dead ZX Spectrum+ to fix.
    February 26, 2021, 05:05:56 PM
  • dawlane: It's not just the Tories. Other have used the word to mean virtually the same thing and these people have centre or left of centre views.
    February 26, 2021, 03:57:47 PM
  • Steve Elliott: I know where it originated, but the Tories are using it like we both seem to agree.  Like you said
     "The word now has now become to mean those with extremist left ideologies such as identity politics, cancel culture, race-baiting, extreme political correctness and virtue signalling."
    February 26, 2021, 03:38:28 PM
  • dawlane: A few silly cases! It's bloody rife on social media and has been for a while. And when you've got these extremist nut jobs winning, all it does is embolden them to go after others that haven't said a word, done what they wanted or made there opinions public. Christ they are even going after the people who are anti-racism and for social just change. All it's doing is blackening those true activists fighting for such causes. And woke it's not a Tory buzz word. It's a US term originating from African-Americans. And the US is where all this BS started from. The word now has now become to mean those with extremist left ideologies such as identity politics, cancel culture, race-baiting, extreme political correctness and virtue signalling.
    February 26, 2021, 03:34:25 PM
  • Steve Elliott: It's a bit like people who say I'm  not racist, then go on a racist rant. Thinking they're making a valid argument for their racism.
    February 26, 2021, 02:52:54 PM
  • Steve Elliott: Yes but you're not helping by throwing the latest Tory Buzzword about 'woke' every 5 minutes - devaluing anti racism and campaigning for social justice - because of a few silly cases.
    February 26, 2021, 02:51:03 PM
  • dawlane: There are true campaigners for social injustice and anti racism. And then you get the total arseholes who go after anybody because they have a different opinion, plus they have double standards and are hypocrites. You've got so called feminists, who are actually man haters. Complaining when a judge in a divorce case informs the woman that she has to pay maintenance to the man as she was the main bread winner. The last time I checked, a feminist was someone of either sex fighting for women to have the same rights and privileges and men. This means that they are subject to the same condition regardless.
    February 26, 2021, 02:45:55 PM
  • Qube: Racism is one of the most stupid things I’ve never understood. I could write a crap load about this subject but it’s way out the scope of the forum and just splendid for shoutbox venting :))
    February 26, 2021, 02:36:18 PM
  • GfK: It isn't a new thing.  Back in the days when I worked for a company... let's call them... oh I dunno... Iflippycon for argument's sake, somebody complained to THEM because I'd been involved in a discussion about racism on IRC.  Note: A discussion about racism - NOT a racist discussion!  Chasm of difference.  Yet still somebody decided to get out of their pram over it and complained to my boss.

    And that shit was twenty years ago!

    'Black' is not a dirty word.  Skin can be black.  Tyres are black.  Blackboards are fucking black!  If the merest mention of the word somehow magically offends you regardless of it's context  then you can get in the bin.

    Same with this LGBTQIA bollocks - any more letters you want to hijack there?

    People are just people.  Stop inventing little pigeonholes to stuff yourselves into.
    February 26, 2021, 02:18:28 PM
  • Steve Elliott: Believing in anti racism and complaining against homophobia is not woke, it's common decency. Some just want to lump common decency complaints as snowflake or woke.  But their just assholes.
    February 26, 2021, 01:58:03 PM
  • Steve Elliott: It's an attack on anybody that believes in social justice. So basically the right are throwing about the word woke to try to undermine any rightful complaints by putting in the same category with nonsense like Mr Potato head which it's not.
    February 26, 2021, 01:44:13 PM
  • Qube: Long live the old set in their ways old farts \o/
    February 26, 2021, 01:42:46 PM
  • Qube: @Dabz How very dare you! I’m a vegan and love living off plant shit ;D * noms into a ham sandwich *

    @GfK I managed to get around to improving the shoutbox input box thing \o/

    The world is gone mad with all this gender crap and enforced diversity no matter what. Can’t we just go back to having the best person for the job?

    We now have a black lesbian Batwoman, pregnant people ( can’t say woman ), female Thor, potatoe head, sacked panellist on tv to be replaced with a more diverse selection and whatever they can screw up next.

    Too old for this snowflake generation.. Mind you, I do identify as a buggy piece of source code. Which allows me to be normal & then be totally erratic and fuck everything up :))
    February 26, 2021, 01:39:01 PM
  • dawlane: Wikipedia on WOKE. [link]
    February 26, 2021, 12:47:31 PM

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