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Re: Virtual Reality Question

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@MartinW

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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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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Re: Just received dozens of fully AROS compatible Ion2 based systems

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I completely understand your reluctance to replace one machine for another that is similar if there's cost involved. Well priced or not it could seem a waste of money.
Going by what you've suggested it sounds as though you'll mostly just gain some gpu power.

When I post some videos you'll have a better understanding whether it's for you I guess.

Please don't judge this as me being a salesman by the way
I simply had some good fortune in acquiring these machines so cheaply and thought Id offer to pass that fortune on to anyone in the community who is interested


p.s. Not aimed at yourself, but I just had the idea to try and organize some cheap "package deals" with a machine and software.
Now if I could just find some time to go along with cheap hardware.......

Posted on: 6/19 9:37
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Re: Just received dozens of fully AROS compatible Ion2 based systems

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For no reason other than I want to, I've decided to drop the price to $40 AUD, just for AROS users.

Please don't mistake this as some sort of attempt to "get rid of" them. I'm shifting them surprisingly quickly at $75 AUD elsewhere.

Additionally, in light of things like VAT (Im completely ignorant to these things to be honest), and having given some postage costs, could anyone who is interested please contact me again.
Sorry if this means repeating the same, or similar messages to me, Im just a bit unclear who is still after one.

Thanks.

Posted on: 6/19 9:32
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Re: Anyway thank you kalamatee for all you have done!

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Just curious, but are you aware of the fact it was *you* that escalated the bad energy in this thread, or are you completely oblivious?

Also, do you see the irony in this, a quote by yourself:

"Be quite: taking a looking at the already written messages there was already a lot of time wasted in pointless discussions. So, don't try to diverge the discussion using this excuse: it doesn't work.
I don't like the rude way that you use when someone looks to be against you (in YOUR eyes), but I'm not the one which is scared of this attitude and certainly I'll not shut my mouth for this reason. Understood? Be polite, like everybody here wer with you."

Your holier-than-thou attitude is both tiring, and unproductive.
It's actually *you* that misinterpreted things, and then just ran with it, and didnt relent.
DO you *really* think that the technical matters at hand aren't understood by Kalamatee and Mschulz? As Kal said repeatedly before you started acting like a dick (still uncertain if youre oblivious to this or if its intentional) they've been discussed behind the scenes. There happens to be *zero* point in re-iterating them to an audience that for the most point doesnt understand.
Enough was said to explain the fact that certain extensions are required. Beyond that it *is* fruitless and simply not necessary to elaborate. People can apply thought and insight to things without the need to explain in fine detail how they work. Anyone who doesnt understand this is, quite frankly a moron.

You may have technical knowledge, but damn, your lack of insight in some regards is baffling. I must ask, are you actually a robot? It's something I've wondered for a while......

.....queue long winded response that over-explains while also completely missing the mark/point.

Posted on: 6/19 3:32
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