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Comment: Commodore history of a name (Score 5, Informative) 343

by basotl (#39439557) Attached to: Amiga Returns With Lackluster Linux-Powered Mini PC
Commodore International went bancrupt in 1994. It was bought by Escom which also went bankrupt in 1996. In September 1997, the Commodore brand name was acquired by Dutch computer maker Tulip Computers NV. In late 2004, Tulip sold the Commodore name to Yeahronimo Media Ventures. Yeahronimo Media Ventures soon renamed itself to Commodore International Corporation. On June 24, 2009, CIC renamed itself to Reunite Investments. CIC's founder, Ben van Wijhe, bought a Hong Kong-based company called Asiarim, and Asiarim purchased the Commodore brand from Reunite. Asiarim then changed its name to Commodore Holdings Corporation.

Ownership of the Amiga line passed through a few companies, from Escom of Germany in 1995, and then to U.S. PC clone maker Gateway in 1997, before an exclusive lifetime license was made to Amiga, Inc. in 2000. On March 15, 2004, Amiga, Inc. announced that on April 23, 2003 it had transferred its rights over Amiga OS to Itec, LLC, later acquired by KMOS, Inc. On March 16, 2005, KMOS, Inc. announced it's change of corporate name to Amiga, Inc.

Commodore USA, LLC was founded in April 2010. Commodore USA licensed the Commodore brand from Commodore Licensing BV on August 25, 2010 and the Amiga brand from Amiga, Inc. on August 31, 2010.

TL;DR This is not the Commodore International you knew and loved.

Comment: Is Lyonnaise de Garantie an escroc? (Score 1) 343

by basotl (#38621814) Attached to: French Court Frowns On Autocomplete, Tells Google To Remove Searches
We all don't know whether or not Lyonnaise de Garantie are crooks but we do know that they tried to censor the web to remove any connection between lyonnaise-de-garantie.com and crooks or escroc. We assume Lyonnaise de Garantie are not crooks, although we haven't yet seen proof that they aren't. Some people say that the cover-up effort was successful.

Comment: Re:Nook Color running CyanogenMod? (Score 1) 138

by basotl (#37958606) Attached to: B&N Nook Tablet vs. Amazon Kindle Fire
I'm a current NC w/ CM7 owner myself. I currently use my device while deployed in Afganistan. While I obviously get some net access it is infrequent enough to make cloud centric devices useless to me. If I can install CM7 on the new NC and it has that much expanded storage... well I would find it tempting to upgrade.

Comment: Re:Kid Friendly? (Score 1) 295

by basotl (#36872252) Attached to: Review: Captain America
I would place it even with Raiders of the Lost Ark for violence. Examples include people getting shot or stabbed with little blood to total body vaporization weapons. The bloodiest scene is from the goon going through the propeller but you see it more as before and after.

As far as profanity there are uses of hell and damn but I believe that is par for the course depicting who they were.

Sexiness rating is some cleavage and two kisses. Ultra mild in that area.

Comment: Re:Agreed (Score 5, Informative) 295

by basotl (#36871988) Attached to: Review: Captain America
The quotes that stick out to me were more for displaying the depth of Steve Rogers character.
Jumps on a grenade and then realizes it doesn't go off:
Captain America/Steve Rogers: Is this a test?

Steve Rogers: "Why me?"
Dr. Abraham Erskine: "...because a weak man knows the value of strength, the value of power..."

Red Skull: What makes you so special?
Steve Rogers / Captain America: Nothing. I'm just a kid from Brooklyn.

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