June 27th, 2016

marcus 2013


Just bought a couple of Airport Extreme cards from a US vendor on eBay. Needless to say the final price worked out about 10% higher than it would have been this time last week.
marcus 2013

Looking for a Superboy story

In one of the 1960s - or possibly 1950s - Superboy comics (sorry, I'm not sure which issue) Superboy is challenged to perform several feats to demonstrate his powers. For the last of them he simply stands on his head for a while; when watchers complain he tells them to turn their photos of this feat upside down and check with astronomers, who tell them that Earth has been moved sufficiently out of its orbit to be detectable by instruments of the period.

Can anyone give me the date and issue number and title of the story?

It isn't this one, incidentally:

Anyone have any idea?
marcus 2013

Yesterday's eBay bargain...

...was another 17" iMac G4, which I somehow got for £15 - largely, I suspect, because it was collection only, and has the old black Apple Pro keyboard and mouse. Picked it up tonight and it's in VERY good condition, possibly the best I've ever seen as regards scuffs etc., and turns out to already have an Airport Extreme card - so I needn't have bought more this morning. They'll probably be useful if I keep on refurbishing these machines, so never mind. So far the only problem I've found is that the DVD drive doesn't appear to read DVDs - this is a common problem, I've had to replace drives in most of them. I already have memory, a much bigger hard drive, and the correct white keyboard (which by an odd coincidence I picked up at a car boot sale yesterday) and Magic Mouse so hopefully this will be a nice fast little earner - the only things I'll need to get are the plastic globe speakers and a replacement DVD drive. VERY pleased.