DESKTOP WALLPAPER A typical Thursday on the pirate island sees a big old scrap between the two inexplicably rivalling factions. Now you too can recreate the pointlessness of it all while you defrag your hard drive/ delete emails/ look at dancing cats with this deluxe, nay, BUMPER wallpaper.
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Random Tat - where the theme of the day is ‘other’.
ROGUE PROGRAMS ON PUBLIC COMPUTERS! Persons of a certain age may remember that LONG ago, in the age of the 8-bit home computer, many retail stores would have the machines on display. They were powered up and, well, not usually doing much; usually just sitting at a BASIC prompt awaiting some inquisitive 10 year old's efforts at programming. Oh, and program we did. My own forays into storefront coding amounted to little more than typing the following onto any Commodore machine: 1 PRINT "ZX Spectrums are skill" 2 GOTO 1 Not exactly mature or imaginative. However, I received an email from a reader (and therefore man of wealth and taste), Eli. It said..
A GUIDE TO CONVERSATIONAL BASIC I present this special one-off strip to address the small concern that some readers are experiencing; namely that it seems nigh-on impossible to figure out what BASIC is saying.
Well, help is at hand! Kinda.
Here, our hero, Wyndham, will attempt to explain the finer points of the language to a little girl who isn't listening. He is helped by a large robot who just wants to be elsewhere. Incidentally, canon freaks, this takes place after episode 5. New readers should definitely read that far before hitting this.
THE MAKING OF BASIC - BEHIND THE MAGIC Of course, it takes many years and hundreds of talented individuals to bring a Special FX heavy comic like BASIC to your screen. We thought it was time that they shared some of the limelight and so, as the grand story of Wyndham and BASIC unfolds, we will share with you some very rare and fascinating behind the scenes footage. Find out what makes the mighty Colossus robots move, discover the secrets of Wyndham's impossible metal friend, watch Miriam wear flat shoes, smoke Gitanes and look bored between takes. Welcome… behind the magic!