Whilst I agree with your sentiments do you think you could lay off the childish "pigs" comments please?
148 posts • joined 8 Jun 2007
Since when have Commodore or Amiga ever made good business decisions ?
btw.. AmigaOS is still alive and very much in development
If a laptop/tot was released with Os4.1 > I'd be first in line to buy it.
Ps.. Paris.. Coz I reckon she's got better business sense than C= A.Inc Combined
Someone is finally starting to "Get it"
Shame its the bloody tories !!
So whats the "Get it?"
How many computers are in the civil service ?
They all require licensing every year.
I bet that money could build, staff & run a super hospital every year.
Coding houses would change priorities in the bat of an eyelid with the fresh opportunities.
It would work a damn sight better than the current systems regardless of inevitable glitches.
As an Amigan I remember my A1200 being spread all over the table..
ie: Cdrom ( naturally scsi)
and a whopping 170mb HD
So do we take it that if this design sells well then Jay got it right all those years ago ?
Also when using my A1200 I made damn sure liquids never went ANYWHERE near it. ( The 060 accelerator cost £600 alone)
btw.. Would anyone actually admit to being an ex ST'er ?
I like it... Its an improvement on how it appears on my screen anyway...
Here's how it currently looks....
I did fill in their questionnaire and asked for them to centralise it so maybe they have..
Now if we can just get them to give unbiased news coverage on the fuel protests today !! ( No government spin added)
Brake fade was a serious everyday problem above 40MPH. Stopping down hill from 70 usually involved a lot of engine braking and a short lift off the pedal to allow the drums to cool off!
Thats probably the best way to make people drive more carefully !!
Remove the safety designed into new(ish) vehicles.
I bet people would use their common considerably more.
And those that don't ?
... Well... Darwinism can be a good thing sometimes !! [/sarcasm]
( Of course, thats not so great for the unfortunate buggers they take out with them)
15mpg for a wagon is pretty good. DAMN good if its a LARGE lorry as earlier described.
My wagon is a 560 Scania (V8)
and gets about 8mpg average running with a reefer @ 44 tonnes gross.
As for fitting tacos to cars....
hmmm ...tasty. but surely the year new vehicles spend leagured in a field before distribution would put those tacos past their "best before" date ? Still, a fur encrusted taco sounds........ different..... shame about the smell.
I think you mean Tacho(graph)
And iirc... Cars fitted with tacho's ARE being trialled.
I think the future world is going to be an UGLY restrictive place.
You wait, it wont be long before you have a dual credit card slot on your dashboard.
One for your credit card and t'other for your license. GPS speed tracking with "auto billing" for your speeding offence (0.1 mph for 1 second over the limit - It's digital.. your guilty or you aint !!).
Naturally GPS speed limiters wont be introduced as that would circumvent any possibility of revenue raising.
Y'know... I'm a Night Trunk trucker (Liverpool tonight) but I've got just 4 years left on my mortgage.... I guess I'm wishing my life away coz I can't wait to come off the road.
I've started Pushbiking to work as well but Peterborough is blessed with good cycleways... No way your'll catch me cycling on the road... To many demon Truckers/car drivers around !!
When Jo/ann Punter gets their O/s-less system home from PC's R Us and they switch it on... They get greeted by an animated "insert Boot disk" screen similar to the old Amiga boot screen.
They then look in the box for the Destructions and find a Disk named (surprisingly) BOOT Disk with some written destructions.
1: switch on Computer (after you connect all the bits)
2: insert Boot disk
3: Press Ctrl -Alt Del simultaneously (reboot)
4: Requester pops up ... Install popular distro's.. And name a few or have an advanced option for Uber Geeks
4: You have selected to install Windows Turbo looney please insert your credit card details. "You have been charged ... X amount.. Would you like a free re-infection with this install ?"
5: You have selected Linux, Propellor head version ... Cursor blinks... & blinks .... & blinks ....
6: You have selected Ubuntu ..Chillout and your system will be installed pronto (don't install the 64 bit version though - They are still coding for a "last millennium 32 bit system - HINT HINT!!)
7: You have selected Amiga Os4 ... Please wait "Just two more weeks" (tm)
Easy Peasy... Job sorted.
"NEXT - Splendid !!"
Furthermore you expect there to be a nice little wing shaped gouge through the building leaving a cross shaped entry point? Anyone who's flown has seen how flexible aircraft wings are as they bend - they're not super strong rigid lumps of pure titanium.
Shame about the TWO SIX TONNE engines bolted onto those foldable wings.
Do you reckon they used Gzip or Lha on those engines ?
Aaah.. the days of the Amiga.....
Buy XcopyPro (with the hardware bit) and make a perfect mirror copy of whatever copyprotected disk.
It even copied Pc formatted disks.
I'm surprised no enterprising fellow/s haven't released something of the ilk for CD/DVD's.
To the peeps that have never heard of Xcopy (n00bs)... It basically synchronised floppy drives to each other and copied the whole disk as a mirror image. So you got a perfect recreation of original including the copy protection, but it didn't matter if you stuffed a disk up then.
I even backed up my DV-in enabler disk for my Vx9000 using my A1200 !!
Dave Evans spaketh ..
<quote> but then I've lived in Peterborough and Salford, so I know what a real sh*thole looks like. </quote>
Aaaah.. I guess that means you were ... "just passing through" then .. (Think about it)
You didn't have a "run in" with the Friels perchance did you ?
Oh... I know html aint allowed, but my <quote> helps define the quoted text </quote>
Shame no one bothers to do a "wx widget free" PPC client that WOULD be used by AmigaOS4 users
A thousand of us would immediately switch over from DnetC to WCG.
And (hopefully) that userbase is soon to (dramatically) grow.
Women aint as thick as your implying.
We dual boot Debian 64 & XP on The wifes PC ( I use an AmigaONE) Grub is set to boot Debian first.
The wife happily rattles around on Debian.
The XP side only ever gets used for NLE and as I've only got one more wedding to film before giving em up...........
Even the BBC news vids now work on Debian 64
Now if we could just get Adobe to pull their finger out with 64 bit flash support.
Is this why Amiga Inc are now gunning so hard for Os4 ?
To those that are unaware, Amiga's new Os was supposed to be based on Tao's Intent. Amiga was uninterested in improving it's own "Workbench" Os and basically cast if off to a third party developer who then improved it considerably.
Now Amiga wants it back
I wonder why?
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