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I once paid a small fortune to a solicitor in a legal case. She got lost on the way to court, turned up late with the wrong papers and started an argument with the judge, who told her to "shut up, for the love of God". A stunning investment.

Thanks to golddust for the suggestion

(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 12:45)
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I'm in danger of falling into the trap in 2 hours 26 minutes time
There's a pristine BBC Master 128 with a disc drive and games on eBay, a decent price (so far) and a chunk of my past nostalgia waiiting to be rediscovered. Only problem is, I've got a fully working free Beeb emulator and almost every game I ever played when I was young tucked away in a few megabytes on my laptop. So why do I need the bulky hardware?

I don't know. I just WANT.
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 18:08, 21 replies)
So you can lick it in a post retro way...

I offer cheese as an exchange for my financially cheat youth!
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 18:18, closed)
Emulating is cheating a tad...
...I know you can simulate a 48k speccy in Flash, but it isn't the same as sitting in front of a fuzzy tv and waiting 10mins to play Manic Miner.

(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 18:26, closed)
Manic Miner FT*MF*W!

*Cracks open dark recesses of loft to find BBC*
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 18:58, closed)
manic miner is purest joy

(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 19:12, closed)
Repton 3 for me, I lurved that game!

(, Fri 1 Oct 2010, 0:13, closed)
Meet your heroes.
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 18:52, closed)

(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 20:29, closed)
I succumbed to that several years ago. I think Pentium 2s or 3s were all the rage at the time. I found a guy selling a pristine Commodore 64 with disk drive, printer and a bucketload of non-pirated games.

I bought it, spending about $300, had some nostalgia for a couple of days then it sat in the cupboard for a few months before I gave it away.
(, Fri 1 Oct 2010, 1:57, closed)
Nostalgia just isn't what it used to be. I wish they'd come out with IK+ on the PC though.
(, Fri 1 Oct 2010, 5:10, closed)
This is a good statement
I'd love to meet Neil Peart from Rush but from what I divine, he is not a people person. I don't want my hero-myths to be destroyed by having him stamp them into the ground, so I will stay the hell away....and revel in the fantasy.
(, Fri 1 Oct 2010, 2:44, closed)

(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 19:51, closed)
Nowt wrong with that
I have UAE (Amiga Emulator) and a folder full of ADFs but still have my old A500 and A1200 rigged up in the loft for the 'real deal'.

Never had a BBC, used one at School for 'Computer Studies' (or trying to write 'FUCK' on the screen with LOGO).

I was a Spectrum kid, we fought with the C64 kids. IIRC the BBC kid and the Oric-1 girl used to sit in the corner and eat boogers.
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 20:09, closed)
it is a heavy burden
being the computer of choice for schools. You are never going to be cool after it's become officially endorsed by the government...
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 20:46, closed)
spectrum pfft
commie rules
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 21:14, closed)
Jupiter Ace
My first computer.. a sodding Jupiter Ace... although things did pick up with the Acorn Electron that followed!! (why has Elite never been re released for the modern machines??)
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 20:38, closed)
(kind of) google oolite
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 21:16, closed)
There's also glfrontier
available from tom.noflag.org.uk/glfrontier.html.

It is currently eating my life in HUGE chunks, and remains as fun the day I first launched from Lave back in 1985.
(, Fri 1 Oct 2010, 11:57, closed)
I didn't get it. When you come close to £90 inc p+p you really have to ask yourself.....and someone else wanted it badder than me :-)

Anyway, there's always Next Time.....mua ha ha ha ha!
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 20:44, closed)
Well done, Rotating Wobbly Hat.

(, Fri 1 Oct 2010, 8:58, closed)
NEWSFLASH 2 : Oddly enough the seller contacted me almost immediately
With a 'second chance' proposition. Turns out he had an identical one just waiting...sniff sniff? Smells like BULLSHIT! I think he shill outbid me on a false 'protected identity' auction and is trying to backpedal.
(, Fri 1 Oct 2010, 9:44, closed)
A few years back a mate picked up an Anstrad 464 at a boot sale...
...complete with the obligatroy monitor, a box full of decent original games on cassette and a microswitch joystick.

He paid £12.
(, Fri 1 Oct 2010, 11:14, closed)

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