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Ewen understands satellite reception and
writes a regular article
on things you can do. Recently he has shared with us
several unorthodox methods of mounting a dish (including an upturned rotary
washing line!), hiding your dish (as a giant fake rock?), and
using a dish indoors. Contrary to popular belief, it is
possible to receive signals through a window!
I look forward to his
next articles, and I hope you do as well. Great things are promised,
including how to receive SkyDigital using only a ZX81 and two old
beer cans. Well, maybe not quite, but you never know!
doesn't like computers. In fact, with certain exceptions (such as
reliable car ignition and cash machines that work), she feels the
world would be better without all this gadgetry. Obviously, as
editor of Frobnicate, I disagree!
But I do understand
the problems of crowding a few hundred 'special' functions onto a
105 key keyboard, putting the Ctrl key where Caps
Lock used to (should?) be, and troublesome keypresses like
^A to select 'all' and the next keypress 'replaces
selection', meaning an entire document could turn into the
letter 't' by a simple mistype.
introduced us to the Lua language for issue 20. For those
unfamiliar, Lua is an interpreted scripting language
with the simplicity of BASIC and the power of C.
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