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by paul ron
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Sinclair Misc
Topic: Get a LIFE?
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

Re: Get a LIFE?

that's only the beginning. when I first got started with these computers back in the 80s, we played with them 24/7. news letters, books, designing hardware and trying to decypher the bios every chance we got. back then it was bulletin boards via slooooooowwwwwwwwwww modems. sharing programs via phon...
by paul ron
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Sinclair Misc
Topic: MEMOTECH
Replies: 15
Views: 3846

Re: MEMOTECH

it would be advisable to consult with a patent lawyer to investigate standing patents.

if so, then reproducing copies for sale would be illegal.

permission from the patent holders resulting in contract would be in your best interest.
by paul ron
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Welcome Area
Topic: Hi from southeast US
Replies: 5
Views: 2368

Re: Hi from southeast US

OMG so neat! Come and organize my basement please? Everything I touch is an avalanche of crap everywhere.

Im digging out my closets to find memories of the early ZX days as well as my PC adventures. Gotta say the archeological digs have been paying off.
by paul ron
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Sinclair Misc
Topic: John Olinger?
Replies: 0
Views: 1365

John Olinger?

do I have to say more?

anyone know where n what he is doing today?
by paul ron
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What is the going price to have EPROMs burnt?
Replies: 42
Views: 8729

Re: What is the going price to have EPROMs burnt?

omg that just may be exactly what I need. I have to check the model numbers I have.

now the other can of worms... I have to fire up my old 486 or my ancient xt sitting under my drill press for 35 years. think the full size hard drive will wind up?

thanks
by paul ron
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What is the going price to have EPROMs burnt?
Replies: 42
Views: 8729

Re: What is the going price to have EPROMs burnt?

Well diging some more has gifted me with these boards but no software...

2 EPROM burners and 2 8255 I/O boards for the PC... but more than likely from my XT days.

If anyone recognises these boards and happens to have software... Id be in your debt for life.
by paul ron
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What is the going price to have EPROMs burnt?
Replies: 42
Views: 8729

Re: What is the going price to have EPROMs burnt?

interesting idea.... I'll have to dig the rest of my closets to find my burners, and I'd have to fire up the old XT since my old burners were DOS based, providing I find the software with them. no (m not going in business. just curious what the cost of burning EPROM is. I once had a board I built fo...
by paul ron
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What is the going price to have EPROMs burnt?
Replies: 42
Views: 8729

What is the going price to have EPROMs burnt?

I was going through my closets and found a ton of EPROMs of all flavors.

So I wondered, what is the going price to have these chips burnt for custom ROMs and ZX upgrade ROMs... etc?
by paul ron
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Welcome Area
Topic: Hi from NYC, old time TX user n abuser
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Hi from NYC, old time TX user n abuser

I started using the TX computer when it first came out. Being involved in electronics Ive built and designed many peripherals and mods. There was a time when my best friend Cem and I would stay up till 5am programming some machine code only to have it crash when saving it to tape.... :evil: I was al...