8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                      From: E4N (Rik Page) Subject: Poem - "I'm Tired" Yes I'm tired. For years I've been blaming it on middle age, poor blood,lack of vitamins, air pollution, saccharin, obesity, dieting, B.O, and a dozen other maladies that make you wonder whether life is really worth living. But I've found it isn't that! I'm tired because i'm overworked. The population of this country is 51 million 21 million are retired That leaves 30 million to do the work 19 million are at school That leaves 11 milion to do the work 2 million unemployed 4 million are employed by the Government That leaves 5 million to do the work 1 million are in the armed forces Only leaves 4 million to do the work. 3 million are employed by Councils 1 million left to do the work 620,000 are in hospital 379,998 are in prison That leaves TWO to do the work You and me! And you are sat on your arse reading this. NO WONDER I'M SO BLOODY TIRED !!!!!  To: 999 (all members) From: E4W (CRISPIN BOYLAN) Subject: Games Hi I have played most games on the beeb, and welcome any queries and requests about them! I would also like to hear what members favourite games are, and high scores they have achieved! My favorite games are Citadel, Galaforce, and of Course ELITE! but I have loads of others I play regularly! I also have a website dedicated to the BBC Games, and those of you with access to the internet could head to: http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~viewtroni x/beeb/ Please note that the ~ sign is the squiggle thing not a division sign.  To: 999 (all members) From: E4N (Rik Page) Subject: shop - more details Further to my report about a shop in Gainsborough, I can now give you a bit more information after visiting it this weekend. Not only does he sell and repair all sorts of computer bits and pieces, he also does tv/video sales and repairs. The gentleman in charge, "Ron" is very helpful and will also do part exchanges providing he has enough interest for bits you want to exchange. If you don't see what you require please ask as his stock changes regularly and he also services most items before putting them in the shop. If he hasn't got what you require, he will make a note of your details and try to locate it for you. Prices are reasonable, and I'm sure you could get a better price if you ask. Needless to say, I came away with a Model B, Twin Viglen 40/80 drive, Color CUB monitor, and a box full of books, games etc for around 70 pounds. He even provided me with a screwdriver to enable me to see what extra firmware or boards had been fitted. 10 out of 10 for service. I shall definately use this shop regularly even though it is a 40 mile round trip. WELL WORTH A LOOK IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA !!!!! TRENT VALLEY ELECTRONICS 19 TRINITY ST GAINSBOROUGH LINCS DN21 2HS TEL 01427 679678  To: 999 (all members) From: 3WU (Fred Price) Subject: Fuel Consumption Bug The Oct 90 Beebug Disc carried a Fuel Consumption Calculator programme which is very good and very accurate in use with mileage in Galls and Ltrs running over the last 1000 Mls as well as the overall MPG as well, The programme also asks you the date as well the Day / Month / Year unfortunaly in the year part it's down as 19 and if you go to Line 2390 in either FConB or FconM and change the 19 to 20 in December 1999 you will have corrected it for the Years 2000. The one question that makes you stop and think about is will we have any Petrol / Diesel or any cars by then?.                    