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  Reply # 1959633 17-Feb-2018 16:20
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zxspectrum:

 

You remember when parallel ports were cool;

 

 

I never found those nasty Centronics cool. wink





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  Reply # 1959645 17-Feb-2018 16:47
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But you could program the data lines.

 

 





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  Reply # 1959647 17-Feb-2018 17:01
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Rikkitic:

 

But you could program the data lines.

 

 

For that purpose I used IMS C011 or IMS C012 link adaptors. wink





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  Reply # 1959725 17-Feb-2018 21:07
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people you know start to die





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  Reply # 1959729 17-Feb-2018 21:17
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You get your 10 year badge on geekzone.....


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  Reply # 1959734 17-Feb-2018 21:23
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When you ask whats the latest tablet, and the sales guy/gal asks whats the chisel for?


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SepticSceptic:

 

You cant let loose a bush oyster without worrying that ya falsies will rapidly follow suit.

 

 

 

Yes, there are a couple of definitions of bush oyster - so it's not the bush oyster that is gently simmered in a garlic sauce.

 

Dude, which is it?!


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  Reply # 1959742 17-Feb-2018 22:24
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tdgeek:

 

When you ask whats the latest tablet, and the sales guy/gal asks whats the chisel for?

 

 

When you ask whats the latest tablet, and the sales guy/gal is a doctor/pharmacist.




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  Reply # 1959750 17-Feb-2018 23:04
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When you grimace at even the suggestion of flying in the cheap seats to save money and immediately consider whether staying at home might not be preferable after all...






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  Reply # 1960156 19-Feb-2018 09:34
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zxspectrum:

 

You remember when parallel ports were cool;

 

 

Ptooie, IEEE-488 (GPIB) were the bee-knees ...





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  Reply # 1960176 19-Feb-2018 09:57
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Ptooie to USB/RS-232 connverters. You're only old if you also have a drawer full of null-modem cables, 9-25 adapters and RS-232 breakout boxes.

 

 


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  Reply # 1960183 19-Feb-2018 10:06
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Rikkitic:

 

But you could program the data lines.

 

 

You could also do useful things with the CD and a few other lines on the RS-232 port. And they could supply enough juice to use as a 12V power supply for LCD shutter glasses.

 

And, on my first computer, it produced sound via the serial port.

 

 


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  Reply # 1960187 19-Feb-2018 10:08
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frankv:

 

You're only old if you also have a drawer full of null-modem cables, 9-25 adapters and RS-232 breakout boxes.

 

 

Yes, yes and yes. I still have them all!

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1960198 19-Feb-2018 10:18
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Rikkitic:

 

frankv:

 

You're only old if you also have a drawer full of null-modem cables, 9-25 adapters and RS-232 breakout boxes.

 

 

Yes, yes and yes. I still have them all!

 

 

Me too! (Bugger, I''m old!)


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  Reply # 1960210 19-Feb-2018 10:47
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msukiwi:

 

Rikkitic:

 

frankv:

 

You're only old if you also have a drawer full of null-modem cables, 9-25 adapters and RS-232 breakout boxes.

 

 

Yes, yes and yes. I still have them all!

 

 

Me too! (Bugger, I''m old!)

 

 

Ditto, and Parallel port I/O boards.

 

I even built (on veroboard) a speech synthesiser using the SP0256-AL2 + its associated allophone controller chip, connected to a parallel port interface.

 

 





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