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New computer rig

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:27 pm

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Picked it up for an unbelievable price of $3 at a yard sale. The Timex Sinclair ZX-81 (TS 1000 in the US)

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1k onboard memory, 15k expansion, and 3.5MHz of 8bit power backed by a 1024bit RAM chip.

Once I find myself a black and white UHF/VHF TV with a screw in antenna, I'm gonna be cruzin'.

They do plan on releasing an 8 bit version of SWTOR, right?
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Re: New computer rig

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:56 am

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Cool . . . . :eek:

That brings back memories, my first PC was a ZX Spectrum 48k (rubber keys and everything)

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Re: New computer rig

PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:52 am

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Gosh, I haven't seen such a thing in my entire life! How old is it?

Re: New computer rig

PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:28 am

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30 years old.... ZX-81 (1981) if I recall correctly.
Funnily enough its predecessor was the ZX-80 (1980).

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New computer rig

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:00 am

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I have one or two of those in my storage unit.
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Re: New computer rig

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:26 am

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Yep, 30yrs old or so. My history (approximately):

TRS-T70 (calculator with magnetic strips)
1980 - Sinclair ZX-80
1981 - Atari 400 (learned BASIC on this one)
1982 - Sinclair ZX-81
1983 - Atari 800
1984 - Macintosh
1987 - Amiga 500 (had to build that one)
1990 - Macintosh SE
1992 - Amiga 1200
Then a run of new Macs every 3 years or so to current.
"Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" George Bush, Jan. 11, 2000


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