Spot the Oric ..

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Spot the Oric ..

Post by ibisum » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:19 pm

BBC asks: "How much is a retro-computer worth?"

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31188257

Did you see the Oric? ;)

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Post by Chema » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:52 pm

Nope. Where is it?

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Post by dave3622 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:39 pm

I could be mistaken but about 23 seconds in there is what looks like an Oric-1 on the shelf to the right of the screen, bottom left hand side.
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Post by iss » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:57 pm

I watched 3 times and didn't saw it.
Thanks to dave3622 - I think he is right. (click on picture to zoom it)
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Post by Chema » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:31 pm

Wow! That could be indeed an Oric 1... Seems so :) nice find!

And incredible sight, I wouldn't have seen it without the red arrow!

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Post by peacer » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:23 am

I even hardly noticed the red arrow, then the Oric 1 :) Impressive !

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Post by ibisum » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:22 pm

I confess - I didn't actually spot one, I wanted you guys to do it. I just knew there was one in there somewhere .. ;)

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Post by coco.oric » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:40 pm

what an eye,
i don't see it at the video so i looked at the solution on the pic.

yes, may be.
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Post by Vyper68 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:00 am

Never would have spotted that in a month of Sunday's :D
Bazinga!

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Post by Steve M » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:59 pm

Bletchly Park houses a great collection of computers which I've visited. I was going to go with Twi but he was ill that day. He did go to a performance by Jim Cuomo there some years ago.
The computers on the wire racks are just on display. Round the side they have a number of working computers which you can have a go on.
Oric gets a fair mention on the big printed boards you can see.

It's well worth a visit to this place which also houses the enigma machines and the decoding engines, called bombes.
Interest in the site is growing with the knowledge of how it was the birthplace of computer and the programmes and films about Alan Turing.
http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/

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Post by ibisum » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:42 am

We (my Austrian family and I) recently watched the Imitation Game about Turing and co., and it was really fun to hear the reaction of my folks who had no idea that such things were going on, had no idea who Turing was and why he was important, and so on .. a great history lesson indeed, and I'm really happy to hear that Bletchley park has gotten the attention it deserves lately. If only they'd wire up a few Oric's for playing with though! :)

(Its on one of my places to visit when I get to the UK some time..)

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Post by Godzil » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:47 am

Steve M wrote:Bletchly Park houses a great collection of computers which I've visited. I was going to go with Twi but he was ill that day. He did go to a performance by Jim Cuomo there some years ago.
The computers on the wire racks are just on display. Round the side they have a number of working computers which you can have a go on.
Oric gets a fair mention on the big printed boards you can see.

It's well worth a visit to this place which also houses the enigma machines and the decoding engines, called bombes.
Interest in the site is growing with the knowledge of how it was the birthplace of computer and the programmes and films about Alan Turing.
http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/
Oh it is at Bletchley Park? :)

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Post by Steve M » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:47 pm

If you go, they do a guided tour which is well worth going on as they explain things a lot better then if you wonder around yourself.
When I went round there was a lady in our group who used to work there, which made it all a lot more real.

Some of the buildings are still as they were since they were closed off after the war. It can have quite an atmosphere. My cousin was involved in a project that captured sound and photos of the buildings before renovation.
http://www.mkgallery.org/education/proj ... station_x/

https://documentingstationx.wordpress.c ... on-keynes/

It gets very busy now with all the recent attention.

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