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  monkeyson2 (22:16 9/10/2009)
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Phil Mellor Message #111592, posted by monkeyson2 at 22:16, 9/10/2009
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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What, nobody has anything to say about it?
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Steve C Message #111593, posted by Steve at 22:24, 9/10/2009, in reply to message #111592
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I enjoyed it, although I'm not sure how many of the events were added to liven things up.

Um. Beyond that, my faculties aren't on top form this evening tongue
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Peter Naulls Message #111594, posted by pnaulls at 05:34, 10/10/2009, in reply to message #111592
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What, nobody has anything to say about it?
During the "Wednesday" scene, Roger appears to be typing in some kind of Algol 60, rather than as might be expected, BBC Basic.

Also, and if you understand the history of the RISC OS source, Roger was never known for well-formatted, nicely spaced code, as shown him typing on the TV set - look at old versions of ROOL's BBC Basic source for clues about this - and why would he possibly need help with a 5 line BBC Basic program?

The computer magazines that Clive is looking through are just a bit too worn to be convincing.

Ok, just naming problems. It was actually fantastic, especially having lived around many of the locations it was filmed in.
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Andrew Poole Message #111595, posted by andypoole at 09:54, 10/10/2009, in reply to message #111592

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Yeah, I thought it was quite good. Nice cameo by (the real) Sophie Wilson at the end, too.

I do have to wonder though if Clive Sinclair had the kind of temper he had in the film... I can see him going through a lot of telephones and windows if he has tongue

There was one point where a voiceover clip from a news programme labelled Acorn as the company that makes the Electron, then a few scenes later they were only starting to design the Electron...

But yeah, overll it was good smile

Andy.
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Mark Message #111596, posted by Mark76 at 12:34, 10/10/2009, in reply to message #111595
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I thought it was excellent.

Though Clive's concept drawing of the ZX80 was remarkably polished tongue
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James Lampard Message #111597, posted by Lampi at 13:43, 10/10/2009, in reply to message #111596
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Well if we're all going to be be pedantic:

I saw a brief shot of two Amstrad CPC464s' at the exhibition where the Atom is being launched.

But I agree it was very good.
For some reason I particularly liked the line "Have you ever tried Austrian wine Chris?"
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Mark Message #111599, posted by Mark76 at 17:15, 10/10/2009, in reply to message #111597
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Hermann had some great lines, didn't he? big big grin
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Martin Bazley Message #111613, posted by swirlythingy at 20:55, 13/10/2009, in reply to message #111592

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Just watched this program at last, on iPlayer (technophobic mother won't buy digital television unhappy ). Did it strike anyone else throughout that Martin Freeman played Chris Curry extraordinarily like Mr. Bean?

Other than that, a pretty good program all around. Disappointing not a word was mentioned about RISC OS, though - is mobile phones really what we've been reduced to? smile
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Mark Message #111614, posted by Mark76 at 20:58, 13/10/2009, in reply to message #111613
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No. But some people on another forum did point out that Sir Clive (as portrayed by Alexander Armstrong) did appear to be channeling Davros (the old series version).
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Martin Bazley Message #111615, posted by swirlythingy at 20:58, 13/10/2009, in reply to message #111593

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I enjoyed it, although I'm not sure how many of the events were added to liven things up.
Frankly, I did wonder about the scene where the BBC arrives to test the prototype! tongue
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Bryan Hogan Message #111626, posted by helpful at 12:44, 14/10/2009, in reply to message #111615
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I enjoyed it, although I'm not sure how many of the events were added to liven things up.
Frankly, I did wonder about the scene where the BBC arrives to test the prototype! tongue
Well come along to ROUGOL's 16th November meeting and you can ask someone who was there - Professor Steve Furber will be giving a presentation on the making of the BBC Micro and ARM chip.

While you are waiting eagerly for that, next Monday's meeting (19th Oct) has Matthew Phillips of Sine Nomine Software, who has come all the way down from Dundee to demonstrate the Impact database.

http://rougol.jellybaby.net/

Cue flibble to point out that I am now contractually obliged to mention ROUGOL in every post smile
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Jeffrey Lee Message #114146, posted by Phlamethrower at 08:01, 27/4/2010, in reply to message #111593
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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I enjoyed it, although I'm not sure how many of the events were added to liven things up.
Either the "Mensa groupies" scene was an accurate depiction of Clive's skill with the ladies, or he's just landed himself a gold digger.

http://kotaku.com/5525161/computer-tycoon-weds-former-lap-dancer
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Trevor Johnson Message #114147, posted by trevj at 09:39, 27/4/2010, in reply to message #114146
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Was Gold Digger released for the Spectrum too?
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VinceH Message #114153, posted by VincceH at 13:19, 27/4/2010, in reply to message #114146
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Lowering the tone since the dawn of time

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I enjoyed it, although I'm not sure how many of the events were added to liven things up.
Either the "Mensa groupies" scene was an accurate depiction of Clive's skill with the ladies, or he's just landed himself a gold digger.

http://kotaku.com/5525161/computer-tycoon-weds-former-lap-dancer
<looks at piggy bank and wonders if it'll contain enough money to attract a gold digger that looks like her when he's Clive's age> wink
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Trevor Johnson Message #116720, posted by trevj at 08:39, 25/2/2011, in reply to message #111592
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It was rebroadcast last night and will now be on iPlayer for a week. Does anyone have any comments regarding efficacy of tackling the DRM?
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Jason Togneri Message #116721, posted by filecore at 09:35, 25/2/2011, in reply to message #116720

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Does anyone have any comments regarding efficacy of tackling the DRM?
Yes; search for an alternative version. They do exist in DRM-free flavours. Legality may vary depending on your jurisdiction.
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Michael Emerton Message #116723, posted by MEmerton at 11:11, 25/2/2011, in reply to message #116720
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It was rebroadcast last night and will now be on iPlayer for a week. Does anyone have any comments regarding efficacy of tackling the DRM?
Is get_iPlayer still going?
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Trevor Johnson Message #116725, posted by trevj at 13:24, 25/2/2011, in reply to message #116723
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Is get_iPlayer still going?
Apparently so. Thanks - I'll try to have a look.
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Dave Lawton Message #116811, posted by justice at 12:54, 6/3/2011, in reply to message #116725
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Did you manage to sort yourself something to watch ?

[Edited by justice at 12:55, 6/3/2011]
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Trevor Johnson Message #116823, posted by trevj at 09:14, 7/3/2011, in reply to message #116811
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The iPlayer desktop download crashed, so I don't have a file to play with unhappy However, I did manage to watch it "live" within the 7-day period (and even persuaded my reluctant wife to watch it too). Thanks.
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Jason Togneri Message #116827, posted by filecore at 10:01, 7/3/2011, in reply to message #116823

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On a somewhat related note, I just found out (through a friend) about a free proxy app called Expat Shield that is apparently very good for watching the likes of iPlayer while not in the UK. Might come in handy for some. Does not run on RISC OS.
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Trevor Johnson Message #116833, posted by trevj at 11:56, 7/3/2011, in reply to message #116827
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Expat Shield
Thanks. Could be handy for me at the in-laws' twice a year.
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