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Re: An idea to raise a few dollars

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@nikolaos

Ah,... so one of those who chose to be offended then?

Seeing as youre incapable of interpereting for yourself, let me do it for you (so sad that people are so stupid that they need basic logic explained to them).....


Phoenixkonsole is wasting his time here. Its blatantly obvious.

Who is more constructive, the person who continues to let someone waste their time, or the person who tells the time waster that nothing is coming of it.

Personally Id prefer to live in reality than let people continue with delusion.

Not all truth is easy to swallow, but its a damn site more constructive to point it out so the person can move on than it is to let the person continue with pointless delusions.

Lets come back to it in 12 months when its yet another failed attempt and discuss it.

Ever notice that the key players in AROS, those who have really influenced things and made things happen are always deadly quiet when it comes to these sorts of things? This isn't by coincidence. They just know that it's all delusion. Only difference between them and me in this regard is they have more tact, so simply remain quiet.

Also, why the heck would I want to do anything for a community that insults me for pointing out the obvious and offering advice? Screw that.

Posted on: 8/11 0:38
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Re: Developers

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Developers come and go.

Anyone who has followed AROS for a while knows how it goes.
There's absolutely no need to worry about these things.

Sure, it'd be nice to have more regular, staple developers, but it's just not the way things seem to work.

There's been plenty of times over the last 20 years or so that development drops to a crawl, with only a couple active devs, but then seemingly out of nowhere a handful of new, very active devs come along. At other times the slow paced development has continued for a while.

End of the day, you simply can't assume things are dwindling just because there's a relatively slow period. Its just not how things work.

Posted on: 8/11 0:23
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Re: An idea to raise a few dollars

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You do know this is the definition of insanity right?

Trying the same thing over and over and expecting different result.

This is your what no. attempt with cryptocurrency now?

At the risk of coming accross as a dick (not my intention, but at the same time I dont really care if someone chooses to be offended) I recommend you just give it up.
It's abundantly clear that no-one in the "Amiga-verse" is interested.
Surely you must realize this by now?
What else can pretty much zero responses over several years mean?

Far be it for me to tell you how to spend your time, but if you didn't realize yet it's wasted time when talking to amiga-oid fans about cryptocurrency.

Posted on: 8/9 2:56
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Re: Virtual Reality Question

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I make no apologies for being straightforward.
If you chose (which is what it was, a choice) to find an honest response hostile then that's your prerogative.

Simple fact of the matter is that if you try to suggest there's something special/interesting about yourself having a pretty typical setup, even for Amiga fans, then someone is going to correct you.

Im also freaking sick and tired of redundancy and people needing every single subtle nuance of computing explained every single time you try to enter a conversation.
What else could I have possibly meant by, "apart from what is obvious" ?
It's a computer enthusiast site. Unless people are being deliberately obtuse then there should be no need to explain things like resolution, framerates and how they influence things.

Posted on: 7/18 19:20
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Re: Virtual Reality Question

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@trekiej

He's one of the biggest nutjobs in the entire "amiga-noid" world. Listen to absolutely nothing he says.

Posted on: 7/18 19:02
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Re: Virtual Reality Question

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All of which would fall under, as I said, "apart from what is obvious". Additionally mainstream doesnt mean perfect, it means, funny enough, "mainstream".

Also, it's a little presumptuous, perhaps even arrogant to say things like, "I'm guessing people frequenting Amiga-like forum's are probably fine with 5 to 10 year old graphics quality".

What makes you think that just because someone enjoys retro they don't also enjoy new? Pretty much every man and his dog also has newer gear. You're no different than *ANYONE* else in regards to what they use outside of the Amiga-noid hobby.
That comment was as far from true as the assumption some have that AROS people use older gear exclusively. My AROS box is an i5@4.4ghz for example. Hardly cutting edge, but far from ppc levels of obsolete.

Posted on: 7/18 17:51
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Re: Virtual Reality Question

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Resolution makes very little difference other than what is obvious.
As for making it mainstream, we're pretty much there already. A cheap $100 tablet, some cardboard and some tape provides an ok experience already.

Posted on: 7/17 19:42
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Re: Just received dozens of fully AROS compatible Ion2 based systems

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Damn, what a frustrating, but ultimately kind of cool few hours that was.

When I very 1st tested one of these systems a few days ago I had an usb dvd drive connected. I'd turned it on, left the room and found AROS running when I returned.
All normal thus far. Then I turned it off and didnt touch them for a few days.

About 3 hours ago I decided I wanted to make the promised video.
Plugged everything in besides the dvd drive and turned it on.... system started up, the "no signal detected" message vanished from the screen and it went black..... but nothing else....
"hmm.." I thought, what the heck is happening here?
A bit of experimenting and it continued this exact behavior.
Tried a new power supply, same thing. Decided to plug the 4 pins from a "traditional" desktop power supply (in addition to the 12v dc power connector the board also has a 4 pin connector). When I did this there was a little bit of a spark because Id accidently left the 12v dc power supply as well.

Out of desperation I tried another board, and opened up another so-dimm. Exactly the same behavior. Then I decided to try a different monitor. Still same behavior.
By now I was getting frustrated and started dreading the worst and getting a bit negative. "Maybe it's a batch of dodgey boards and that's why it was so cheap" I considered. "But it worked like a charm 1st time a few days ago" I kept reminding myself, and it's all new, unopened and sealed gear, so I didnt see how that was the case.
I'd spent a few hours by this point and didnt want to have wasted my time, so I painstakingly recreated the scenario from a few days ago.....

Loooong story short, it turns out these machine have no post messages at all and things were behaving exactly as normal. With no post messages and no OS loaded it was simply booting up into a black screen. With an OS DVD in the drive at power on it simply booted into AROS.

Perhaps it's partially because of the time I wasted, but in the end I was, and am, quite pleased with the outcome.

Part of the reason I like using Raspberry Pi's for emulation is the fact the "post" screen doesnt look like a typical pc, which helps the illusion when booting straight into an emulator. These systems go one step further and show absolutely nothing until software has loaded from boot media.
The *very 1st* thing to appear onscreen when you turn it on is AROS.

It may just be a personal thing, but I really, really like that. So much so that I thought I'd share the fact with you all

Now, back to the machine and installing AROS

Posted on: 6/20 11:33
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Re: You know what I can deduce right now

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This is an open source operating system with a small user base.
You simply can't compare it to major commercial enterprises.
You also way over estimate MorphOS. Ive seen you refer to it a few times as some example to look up to. It's not. Theyre in the exact same boat as we are. Heck, they even use some AROS source code for their project.

It's much easier to be productive when you live in reality.

Do you really want AROS dictate by big, commercial entities anyway? If you're after that sort of ecosystem theres always Windows and Mac.
Even Linux doesnt have drivers directly from most hardware vendors.

It's also quite rude and naive to come in to a community, one that has been worked on and supported by many people for over a decade and think you can just say, "this is what's wrong, this is what we need to do".
I don't mean to be rude, but those that have been involved for over a decade know what needs to be done so, so, so much better than yourself.

Posted on: 6/19 20:42
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Re: Just received dozens of fully AROS compatible Ion2 based systems

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Hehe, not a problem. The VAT, etc. stuff is all relevant useful information. May not apply to everyone, but it's good to have it out there.

Posted on: 6/19 10:52
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