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    Happy birthday Beeb :)

    Probably my favourite computer along with the Acorn RISC PC

    BBC News - The BBC Microcomputer and me, 30 years down the line


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    Right with you on that one, although writing programs (they werent called apps then :-) was a nightmare! Ive still got my programmers reference manual somewhere, four volumes each 40mm thick!

    Loved assembler on the beeb, but preferred to program z80 assembler - it had so many more commands!

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    Still using and loving my Beebs. I run an after-school club with some interested pupils using BBCs to learn about hardware and programming. Should anyone want to donate any surplus-to-requirements BBC-related equipment or manuals, please do let me know!

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    Elite, how i lost so many hours to you. You were ace.

    And i can't remember how, but i wrote a program in BASIC to solve simultaneous equations.

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    Still using and loving my Beebs. I run an after-school club with some interested pupils using BBCs to learn about hardware and programming
    I'd enjoy doing that
    Elite, how i lost so many hours to you. You were ace.
    One of the top computer games of all time

    I couldn't afford a Model B so I bought a Model A and bought the parts to upgrade it myself. I still remember the day I bought a floppy drive - it was one of the most impressive performance upgrades I've experienced!

    Si

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdc View Post
    Still using and loving my Beebs. I run an after-school club with some interested pupils using BBCs to learn about hardware and programming. Should anyone want to donate any surplus-to-requirements BBC-related equipment or manuals, please do let me know!
    Wish I would've known about you a few years back, managed to save some kit (including a rather funky Cub IR touchscreen) but I've seen a couple go that I couldn't find space for

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    For those interested, you can still buy BBCs reconditioned, complete with a number of extras, including USB, 2GB internal flash drives, sideways RAM and a host of other goodies, from RetroClinic - keep an eye out on eBay. Here's a link to a recently-completed sale... (scroll down the page for the details of what's crammed into the case!)

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260894133700
    Last edited by sdc; 1st December 2011 at 02:03 PM.

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    Fans of Elite should be able to download Elite - The New Kind from somewhere on the net. It's a complete rebuild of the game for the PC, and it also includes a copy of The Dark Wheel, the novella which came in the box.

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    I used a BBC at Bletchley Park, pics to follow

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    I used a BBC at Bletchley Park, pics to follow

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    Beeb@30, Sun 25 Mar 2012, Cambridge!

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