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I finally have an Amiga 1200! This one needs a bit of tidying up, but it's running with the original hard drive and warranty sticker still intact.
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If you want the VGA model, be careful which one you select. Some seem to have SD and USB and no VGA, others VGA bit no SD or USB. The VGA is a small s-video like DIN socket on the back of the unit that takes a supplied VGA-DIN adapter cable. The same socket or used for component. If there's no DIN socket on the back it has no VGA or component input.
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I have invitations to buy the +OnePlus One 64GB version which expire in 4 days. Note that they don't ship to New Zealand. Who's keen?
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That's quick! I hope you enjoy it :)
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After delivering a really interesting talk at KiwiCon, Jim and Paul have launched in Kickstarter to build OneRNG, a cheap hardware source of quality entropy for generating randomness. If you need good crypto on commodity PCs, this could be your answer.
 
OneRNG is now live on Kickstarter ...
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/moonbaseotago/onerng-an-open-source-entropy-generator
Get over there and secure your system with an Open Hardware, Open Source, verifiable entropy generator!
Paul Campbell - Moonbase Otago is raising funds for OneRNG - an open source entropy generator on Kickstarter! OneRNG generates random numbers that your system can use for cryptography - it's completely open source, secure but hackable
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Film on the History of the BRITISH VIDEO GAMES Industry OUT NOW! www.frombedroomstobillions.com
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Noooooooooooo!

Photonicinduction - the mad man who blew up a 21" speaker with 2000 watts - is back to surprise and astonish us all by not destroying himself and everyone near him.
 
Photonicinduction is back! The Brit famous for not setting his attic on fire has built a 20,000 Watt power supply. It connects directly to England’s national grid with huge connectors. Impeccable fabrication and triple servo controlled variacs, and…
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This is pretty cool: some old photos of Commodore's Hong Kong production line!
Good friends of mine from Hong Kong recently started a  company. It turned out that next to their new office, there was a former Commodore production line. They got their hands on a CD with some old photos from December 1992. The photos were taken by Robert Baker who was in production engineering at Commodore in West Chester, PA and who had been in Hong Kong for a pilot production run of the Amiga 600. Luckily I also got my hands on...
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This thing sounds like a bit of a disaster. While the review uses a generally (though not completely) positive tone, the actual descriptions of using the iWatch are much worse than my experience with my LG G Watch R. Many of the improvements wished for by the author are provided out of the box by Android Wear.
 
We wore an Apple Watch for a week to answer the question: should you buy one?
The Apple Watch is Apple’s first entirely-new product in five years. I’ve been wearing one non-stop for a week trying to answer the question: is it worth buying?
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Apple Watch indeed :)
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New Zealand vintage computer enthusiast  +Terry Stewart is interviewed on Randy Kindig's Floppy Days podcast.
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Do you run Debian Squeeze?
 
bash exploit update

If you are running Debian squeeze you may not get the updated bash version from security. You may need to add in the squeeze-lts repository in order to get the updated bash package:

if [ -e /etc/apt/sources.list ] && grep -qai '^deb.*squeeze' /etc/apt/sources.list && ! grep -qai squeeze-lts /etc/apt/sources.list; then echo "
deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ squeeze-lts main contrib non-free
deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian/ squeeze-lts main contrib non-free
" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
fi
After upgrading bash, rerun the vulnerability check:
env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo if it says vulnerable above, you are vulnerable.  If it says something about 'error importing function' you are patched"
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I am absolutely thrilled with my new Spigen Neo Hybrid case and Nillkin Nano Glass screen protector.

And my new warranty replacement Nexus 5 for that matter.

http://www.spigen.com/nexus-5-case-neo-hybrid.html


http://www.nillkin.com/english/proshow.asp?mid=2&sid=0&tid=0&cid=1&scid=13&id=3702&page=1

The Neo Hybrid is form fitted for the best protection, the Neo Hybrid Nexus 5 case blends protection with in a sleek Nexus 5 case.
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I'm a featured collector on the +Play It Again Project web site. Have look to see how I got into collecting.
[ By Andrew Stephen on September 8, 2014 | Filed under: Blog | Tagged with: collector, hardware, Museum, New Zealand ] [ No comments yet ]. What got you started collecting on/around the area of games? I was lead into collecting by nothing more than misty-eyed nostalgia.
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Dunedin, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand
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Collector of Classic Computers, Purveyor of Prattle and Unrepentant Alliterator.
Introduction
I like old computers.  Not the "My-dad-has-an-old-Pentium-he-doesn't-use-anymore" old but more of an "Oh-my-goodness-I-haven't-seen-one-of-those-since-I-was-a-kid" kind of old.

The earliest commercially sold home computer was released in 1971*, the same year as the first microprocessor. Over the next two decades the personal computer industry grew, flourished and withered leaving the bland, undifferentiated market we have today.

My self-assigned mission is to preserve as much of the computers and culture of this era as I reasonably can, with the ultimate goal of exhibiting these in some public forum.

* Actually, the first home computer is a matter of regular and heated debate.  I picked the Kenback-1 in 1971 because a lot of good things happened in 1971.

My interests are:
- Vintage computers and computing history (Specialist topic "The Personal Computer Revolution")
- GNU/Linux, Free and Open source software - with a more recent interest in these on non-Intel architectures, particularly ARM (Specialist Topic: "How cool it was to have an almost entirely open source smartphone, and why it was doomed not to be")
- Info Sec (Specialist topic: "Damn we're all bad at security and risk decisions, and some humble suggestions that might help")
Motorcycles (Specialist topic: "What a drama it was owning an Italian motorcycle, what a relief it was to get rid of it, and why I got another one 5 years later anyway."
Bragging rights
One bike, two kids and over 180 vintage computer and games consoles.
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Vintage Computing, Information Security and Occasional Public Speaker
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lizardb0y