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Old 04-17-2018, 01:46 PM
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You simply removed the module.

That is the point,it wasn't sold with a color monitor.

In fact one could also use a separate module to run a color TV as a monitor.
But it wrecked your TV if you did. I know because I hooked up a Commodore 64 that way.

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Meh,I actually sold the things.
Did you warn your customers that using the shortcut they'd nuke their tube?

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But it wrecked your TV if you did. I know because I hooked up a Commodore 64 that way.



But it wrecked your TV if you did. I know because I hooked up a Commodore 64 that way.
The Commodore 64 has an inbuilt modulator that connected to a TV by an RF cable.

My square wee portable showed no effects of 5 years of lengthy C64 use, or 4 years of an Amiga with an external modulator.

I can't see really how hooking a C64 up to a TV would damage the TV, I knew dozens of people who had a C64, not one of them had a Commodore Monitor and I don't recall any incidents of TV's blowing up.

I'm loving that we are discussing C64's in relation to the Ripper case however, still two obsessions of mine!


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The only way Dixons would sell anything close to "Second Hand" would be a display model, and Mike seems to have paid full price for his, I think it was just another lie of Mike's to downplay his competence, spending this money on a WP in 1985 was a serious investment.

The Amstrad 8256, was a serious machine with a much higher spec than the CPC, 4 times the RAM for a kickoff, 256k in 1985? That was Huge!
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Interesting I too sold these things, I’d always been told it was a W/P.

But turns out it was a P/C according to the receipt.

It included, here in Aus at least, Locoscript (think that was the one) W/P software and ran its own propriety operating system.

It was at the time (again I can only speak for Aus) seen asa cheaper alternative to say a MS PC or something like an IBM or Olivetti W/P.
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It’s closest competitor would orabably have been the Tandy trash-80.
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I can't see really how hooking a C64 up to a TV would damage the TV, I knew dozens of people who had a C64, not one of them had a Commodore Monitor and I don't recall any incidents of TV's blowing up.
Hi Dave, it didn't blow up, it degraded the picture after about 6 months of use. It was a large color TV, American made. I was warned it could happen. And sure enough it did. In fact, everybody said "Whatever you do, don't hook up the Commodore 64 to your television, buy the monitor." But I did anyway. I cheaped out. So when DJA said that, it forced up from memory an episode seared in my brain for all time - I ruined my own TV. Now I have some point of reference to replace the blankness I experience when people go on talking about The Diary From Farm to Table.

But this obviously has no bearing on UK TVs and computers and Mike Barrett's did not cause his TV to blow up, as you have explained.

Wow wouldn't it be something if the author of the Diary blew up while writing it. I bet even Bruce didn't think of that one. By the way, does his book come with a CD of organ music? You know, the spooky kind.

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Standards must different around the country, and for different genders, I suppose.
Indeed so, David, although I'm not sure that was even a sentence.

I do know jealousy and mockery are not synonyms.

Don't you fvcking know anything??

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computer geeks. lol
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computer geeks. lol
This was Dixons in the mid-1980s, where geeks went bearing gift-vouchers.
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It might be helpful if I re-post the advert for the Amstrad 8256 from 1986:
So someone bought a word processor and immediately (cough cough) produced the thing he'd bought it for. Or waited about six years. All seems to tie together nicely and point towards the inevitable conclusion that Mike and Anne Barrett between them wrote the journal of James Maybrick which to this day cannot be disproven. One off instance excepted, of course, whilst we await the evidence that it was perfectly likely that James Maybrick wrote it or could have indeed written it.

Seriously. Word processors. Ink pots. Pens and pencils. Who cares?

Maybrick was your man.
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So someone bought a word processor and immediately (cough cough) produced the thing he'd bought it for. Or waited about six years. All seems to tie together nicely and point towards the inevitable conclusion that Mike and Anne Barrett between them wrote the journal of James Maybrick which to this day cannot be disproven.
That wasn't the purpose of this thread or of me posting the invoice and I certainly haven't stated that it is an inevitable conclusion as a result of the purchase that Mike and Anne Barrett between them wrote the diary. I was essentially wanting to establish whether or not Mike bought a second hand Amstrad (as had been stated) in order to establish, in turn, what he paid for his word processor. I've set this out at some length in #19 but perhaps you missed it.
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