• Re: BOFH at The Register

    From Simon Clubley@21:1/5 to Oswald Knoppers on Fri May 24 12:19:04 2024
    On 2024-05-24, Oswald Knoppers <oswald.knoppers@gmail.com> wrote:
    https://www.theregister.com/2024/05/24/bofh_2024_episode_10/

    made me laugh...


    Was there even such a thing as a RAM expansion for the ZX Spectrum ?

    The last Sinclair RAM expansion I remember was the external RAM pack
    for the ZX81. Three magic words: "RAM pack wobble" :-) About as firmly
    anchored as a Blake's 7 set... :-)

    I liked the bit about the MicroVax running one of the few TCP/IP stacks
    that didn't crash the machine every week or two.

    Simon.

    --
    Simon Clubley, clubley@remove_me.eisner.decus.org-Earth.UFP
    Walking destinations on a map are further away than they appear.

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)
  • From John Dallman@21:1/5 to Simon Clubley on Fri May 24 19:13:00 2024
    In article <v2q0jo$2aork$1@dont-email.me>, clubley@remove_me.eisner.decus.org-Earth.UFP (Simon Clubley) wrote:

    Was there even such a thing as a RAM expansion for the ZX Spectrum ?

    In the early days of the Spectrum, there was a version sold with only
    16KB. I bet someone built an expansion pack for that. The whole Z80 bus
    was on the edge connector, so it would not be hard.


    John

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)