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Comment: Re:In other words (Score 1) 192

by NJRoadfan (#47500359) Attached to: The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000
That is basically what I landed up doing. I got one that was free of battery acid, but badly needed a recap (had weak audio output).

Initial delivery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

All fixed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

It took a while for the right machine to come up for sale, but it was worth it. I have been wanting a Video Toaster setup for a good 15 years at that point! One thing potential buyers should be mindful of, get the machine with a mouse and keyboard! Both sell for quite a bit more than the average PS/2 equivalent and the adapters to use USB or PS/2 devices aren't much cheaper.

Comment: Re:Amiga 2000's are plagued with battery leakage (Score 1) 192

by NJRoadfan (#47500111) Attached to: The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000
The A2000 was built to be an upgradable platform in Commodore's eyes. It was pretty clear that their R&D was limited, so they created an expandable base machine that could be kept on the market for a long time (1987 to at least 1991ish). Hence the creation of the Amiga 2500 (A2000 with CPU cards) late in the machine's life.

Comment: Re:Amiga 2000's are plagued with battery leakage (Score 1) 192

by NJRoadfan (#47500007) Attached to: The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

The A3000 came another ~2 years later -- was a little late to the party -- and delivered in a number of areas, but perhaps tellingly, many professionals would stick with the A2000 + 68030 accelerator boards. Accelerators from the leading company GVP were stable and much faster than initial A3000s, beyond which many video/CGI orientated cards would not initially fit in the A3000. That people moved the A3000 hardware to third-party cases is perhaps saying a lot about expandibility vs sexy cases.

Newtek didn't seem to ship any turnkey Toaster workstations based on the Amiga 3000. They kept building systems based on A2500 machines until the Toaster 4000 card was released. The lack of slots in the 3000 was a problem, since they were usually crammed full of TBC cards. There was nothing great about the A3000 case, but it was way nicer than the joke of a case that the Amiga 4000 desktop came in. Taking that thing apart is.... ugh.

Comment: Re:Population Proximity, Travel Hub, Central Locat (Score 1) 98

by NJRoadfan (#47313793) Attached to: George Lucas Selects Chicago For the Star Wars Museum

Having the ability to ride the nations' only electric interstate train all the way from South Bend, Indiana to Millennium Station in the heart of downtown Chicago for $22 round trip - I can't wait for the museum to open!

There are other electric interstate trains in the US.

Comment: Re:Legacy file systems should be illegal (Score 1) 396

by NJRoadfan (#47236877) Attached to: One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+
NTFS has received a few non-backward compatible revisions over the years. The last big update was with Windows 2000. What was evil about it was Win2k would silently upgrade the file system on mounted drives, rendering them unreadable on machines running older versions of Windows NT (NT4 SP4 was the first to add NTFS5 read/write support).

Comment: Re:Legacy file systems should be illegal (Score 2) 396

by NJRoadfan (#47236847) Attached to: One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+
Think of HFS+ as the equivalent of FAT32 for Macs. Its basically the old file system with support for larger drives and files. Apple latter tacked on journaling in OS X 10.3. I'm surprised Apple didn't push for a replacement file system after the switchover to Intel CPUs.

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