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Vega+ Shipping Dates

  • End of September 2016
  • October 2016
  • In time for Xmas 2016
  • February 2017
  • A "few weeks" from March 10th 2017
  • Summer 2017
  • 8 weeks from August 9th (October 4th, 2017)
  • Mid October 2017
  • April 2018
  • May 8th - 12th 2018
  • May 12th 2018
  • May 31st 2018 (Indiegogo deadline)
  • June 15th 2018
  • July 6th 2018

World of Spectrum

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Wednesday 14th November, 2018

Adrian Cheok and David Levy's ACE 2018 conference has been shut down. The ACE 2018 website now shows an image of Nazi soldiers burning flags and a rant about a supposed anti-free speech mob.

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Saturday 17th November, 2018

Jonathan Cauldwell deletes a tweet where he claims in court he will say "M'lud, just send him down for as long as you can.":

Cauldwell in court deleted tweet

Jonathan also tweeted that he will not be requesting the money he is owed by RCL for now:

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Friday 23rd November, 2018

After posting about the imminent arrests of various trolls, Jonathan Cauldwell tweets claiming to have secret information that he cannot post about in public for the time being:

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Sunday 2nd December, 2018

Daniel Ibbertson aka DJ slope releases KickScammers: The VEGA+ Scandal on YouTube.

Daniel Ibbertson follows up the announcement video with various messages in the facebook group:

Thanks for sharing mate, already had some rather interesting responses from this. #WatchTheVideoWhilstYouCan

Basically for people interested I have been sent the following email from YouTube...

Dear Daniel Ibbertson,

This is to notify you that we have received a privacy complaint from an individual regarding your content:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLBh8rSDPgk

The information reported as violating privacy is at 8_43, 12_49, 23_42

The rest of the email is standard fair, saying I have 48 hours to rectify this before YouTube themselves look into it. Obviously the email does not say who made the complaint. but I have a hunch looking at the time stamps

never had anything like this before. all i know is its a "privacy complaint" https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7671399

— Daniel Ibbertson DJ Slope

The timestamps mentioned in the privacy violation notice Daniel provided all reference Lee Fogarty.

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Monday 3rd December, 2018

DJ Slope tweets that due to the privacy complaint sent by Lee Fogarty, the video will be deleted at midday on Tuesday the 4th December:

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Tuesday 4th December, 2018

Jonathan Cauldwell deletes his twitter account @ZXSpectrumDev.

Daniel Ibbertson takes down the Vega+ video due to Lee Fogarty's privacy complaint. A note is posted on his YouTube community channel stating that the video will be edited and re-uploaded under Larry Bundy Jr's account within a few days.

Hello all.

Firstly, I just want to say a massive thanks to everyone that has shared the VEGA+ video. It's done better than I expected and I have had almost nothing but positive feedback from you all :)

Kieren (Lairds Lair) and I have made something extra special here. It's such an awesome feeling, again, a big thank you.

So, why am I deleting it? Well, a video like this was always gonna cause a little controversy and about 30 minutes after it went live I got a privacy complaint from an unknown individual. The time stamps given all show the same person and I was asked to fix it within 48 hours or YouTube will step in to asses the situation.

This wound me up because even if I did blur out this persons face, it would had still been pretty obvious who it was. In my opinion the whole thing was a scare tactic in hope that the video will be removed from my (almost) 100,000 subscriber Channel...

...And I'm gonna do just that! Remove it from a 100K channel and re-upload it onto a channel 3x my size :P "Hello You"

I need to make a small edit (as I forgot to give credit to ThatRetroVideoGamer) and it will then be re-uploaded.

Again, a big thank you all for your support, when you see the video pop up again (probably within the next day or 2) please continue being awesome and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE.

Mucho Love

— Daniel Ibbertson DJ Slope

Steve Bannon's debate at the University of Montana is cancelled, leaving David Levy and Adrian Cheok's sex robot conferences in tatters.

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Saturday 8th December, 2018

The Vega+ KickScammers video has been re-uploaded to YouTube after the privacy violation complaint from Lee Fogarty caused the original to be removed after 48 hours. The new video has some minor changes compared to the original.

Steve Bannon's cancelled appearance at David Levy and Adrian Cheok's conferences "Advancement of Computer Entertainment (ACE)" and the "Congress on Love and Sex with Robots" are mocked on popular US TV show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In a segment starting at 1 minute and 4 seconds called "I did not see that coming", Stephen Colbert pokes fun at Steve Bannon's cancelled speech at both events at the University of Montana.

Latest Funky Spectrum RCL Videos

The drama continues as season 2 begins with the dramatic installation of two new directors. Rumours persist that the drama may be renewed for season 3.
(09/11/2018)

More terrible press for the much maligned console and to make matters worse, Sky have now insisted that the company no longer use the Sinclair name and its related trademarks.
(02/08/2018)

Indiegogo Campaign

"Our Indiegogo campaign is to raise funds to manufacture the first 2,500 or more units of the Vega+ in the UK, and to prepare us for the second production run."

— RCL (15/02/2016)

Vega+ Status

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  • Prototypes made: ~100-200