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Forum: Amiga scene 25 March 2020, 22:00
Replies: 164
Views: 11,344
Posted By E-Penguin
Eeeek what a car crash. AmigaKit are right,...

Eeeek what a car crash.

AmigaKit are right, that they must defend a trademark or else risk losing it, especially in the same business sector. They sort-of didn't have a choice in that regard.
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Forum: OT - General 20 March 2020, 23:36
Replies: 237
Views: 6,546
Posted By E-Penguin
It'll be fine. There's 7.3 billion humans,...

It'll be fine.

There's 7.3 billion humans, we're hardly an endangered species. Unlike the poor pangolins, from whom we got the virus.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 March 2020, 23:37
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By E-Penguin
If you're happy with cooperative multi tasking or...

If you're happy with cooperative multi tasking or real-time style execution slots, you can knock up a task-based pseudo threading system pretty simply and use an interrupt to switch between tasks or...
Forum: News 18 March 2020, 19:07
Replies: 24
Views: 2,503
Posted By E-Penguin
Looks amazing - is it possible to make the...

Looks amazing - is it possible to make the distance more visible? some of the scenery appears to pop into existence out of nowhere rather quickly. I realise there's a performance penalty for showing...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 March 2020, 23:43
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By E-Penguin
You're probably best off putting a little update...

You're probably best off putting a little update routine on the vblank interrupt. I don't think Blitz supports actual multi threading
Forum: Amiga scene 11 March 2020, 07:57
Replies: 164
Views: 11,344
Posted By E-Penguin
I've never had a problem with the service or the...

I've never had a problem with the service or the responsiveness of AmigaKit. Satisfied customer here.

But piggybacking on the good will that AmigaPassion has built up for himself is a low blow.
Forum: OT - General 09 March 2020, 22:15
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By E-Penguin
There's definitely something in the air (other...

There's definitely something in the air (other than covid-19). Today I cycled into a bollard and broke my toe.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 March 2020, 09:14
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By E-Penguin
Use a serial cable and the AmigaExplorer software...

Use a serial cable and the AmigaExplorer software to transfer the image file to the amiga and write it onto a disk from there.
Forum: News 02 March 2020, 14:48
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By E-Penguin
I definitely need a solution for the blasted...

I definitely need a solution for the blasted plastic clips on the back. Could I use the this somehow?
Forum: support.Hardware 02 March 2020, 11:07
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By E-Penguin
Jens isn't a big fan of meanwell power supplies;...

Jens isn't a big fan of meanwell power supplies; try an original PSU if you've got one
Forum: support.Hardware 02 March 2020, 11:05
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By E-Penguin
Probably an autoconfig issue; I've had all sorts...

Probably an autoconfig issue; I've had all sorts of trouble with things sitting on the CPU slot and things on the expansion slot. It seems to be one or the other.
Forum: OT - General 27 February 2020, 20:40
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By E-Penguin
Have you tried Steve on Facebook? He's usually...

Have you tried Steve on Facebook? He's usually pretty prompt.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 February 2020, 20:34
Replies: 61
Views: 4,521
Posted By E-Penguin
I guess that doesn't account for people who...

I guess that doesn't account for people who bought a vamp from kipper2k back when he was making them. Probably a few hundred more there (including mine)
Forum: News 24 February 2020, 18:09
Replies: 37
Views: 3,499
Posted By E-Penguin
I just bought it, figured it was worth it, what...

I just bought it, figured it was worth it, what with amissl 4.4 integration and such
Forum: OT - General 21 February 2020, 13:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Penguin
Sigh, I wish I hadn't looked now, I've made more...

Sigh, I wish I hadn't looked now, I've made more work for myself. Ignorance is bliss... ;)
Forum: OT - General 20 February 2020, 23:18
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Penguin
We certainly have less dense chips, although we...

We certainly have less dense chips, although we are getting towards early-2010s capacities in some cases. We have solid state memories with capacity close to 1TiB (SDRAM), which is actively...
Forum: OT - General 19 February 2020, 20:59
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Penguin
I certainly learnt a lot from kerbal space...

I certainly learnt a lot from kerbal space program, about orbits and stuff (that's not my area so I found it enlightening). I don't often get time to play games at the moment but I have a soft spot...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2020, 08:47
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By E-Penguin
You can do the same to them - get them to build...

You can do the same to them - get them to build you a guard hut and fully staff it for you. I also do it with warehouses to nick their stuff.
Forum: OT - General 10 February 2020, 17:57
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Penguin
We're in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace! I've just...

We're in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace! I've just sent my first commands to it in flight. Very pleased with how it's all going. Did anybody watch the launch on the news?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 09 February 2020, 16:52
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By E-Penguin
Can you mix Screen with Display?

Can you mix Screen with Display?
Forum: OT - General 09 February 2020, 16:40
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Penguin
Today is the big day. I go on shift a few hours...

Today is the big day. I go on shift a few hours before launch. The cataclysmic storm of Doom currently thrashing Germany is meant to peak just around lift-off. Should be dramatic! (weather in Florida...
Forum: OT - General 06 February 2020, 17:54
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Penguin
Halfway through the launch dress rehearsal. So...

Halfway through the launch dress rehearsal. So far, I've done a binary diff between software images and found exactly nothing interesting. Another 4 hours to go. Sometimes space isn't that glamorous...
Forum: OT - General 05 February 2020, 23:42
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Penguin
I'm lucky enough to get paid for doing something...

I'm lucky enough to get paid for doing something I really enjoy. :)
Forum: OT - General 05 February 2020, 23:12
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Penguin
There are several things to consider, mostly...

There are several things to consider, mostly significant are radiation and environmental extremes.

Radiation affects things either by flipping bits at random or basically shredding delicate...
Forum: News 05 February 2020, 21:21
Replies: 24
Views: 2,503
Posted By E-Penguin
I mean the whole 'flying down a canyon' thing....

I mean the whole 'flying down a canyon' thing. Mind you I was never really sure what was going on so I just blew planets up at random
Forum: OT - General 05 February 2020, 20:45
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Penguin
Why do we use old tech? Two reasons - it takes...

Why do we use old tech? Two reasons - it takes time to space-qualify hardware (materials act differently in space so special processes and materials need to be developed), and flight heritage. Nobody...
Forum: OT - General 05 February 2020, 17:03
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Penguin
Mars Express, my previous mission. That's the...

Mars Express, my previous mission. That's the HRSC camera, the first 3d camera on a Mars orbiter. The pictures look a bit computer-generated due to the processing they do but they are actually real....
Forum: support.Hardware 05 February 2020, 14:36
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By E-Penguin
Never bothered, because my old A500s seem to work...

Never bothered, because my old A500s seem to work fine and the general consensus is that they don't need doing (the problems are more with the surface-mount caps). Also I'm cheap.

I imagine it...
Forum: OT - General 05 February 2020, 14:34
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Penguin
Pics of it being hoisted on top of the rocket....

Pics of it being hoisted on top of the rocket. Tomorrow we have the "dress rehearsal" for launch, the last time we'll talk to the spacecraft before launch day.
...
Forum: OT - General 04 February 2020, 23:34
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Penguin
Platform processor is an ERC32, which is a space...

Platform processor is an ERC32, which is a space qualified SPARC V7 basically. The instruments have a variety of things but LEON IP cores running on FPGAs are the most common.

We use RTEMS as the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 04 February 2020, 22:38
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By E-Penguin
Shiny!

Shiny!
Forum: OT - General 04 February 2020, 22:04
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By E-Penguin
Let's go to space - less than a week until launch

As some of you already know, my day job is flying interplanetary spacecraft for the European Space Agency. Specifically at the moment, Solar Orbiter, which launches next Monday at 5am German time.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 February 2020, 21:02
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By E-Penguin
Exactly. And a mini USB cable and charger for...

Exactly. And a mini USB cable and charger for power, which you probably have lying around. I've seen mods which allow the reset of the amiga to also reset the arduino, which saves a bit of hitting...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 February 2020, 16:27
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By E-Penguin
They had high hopes for the HOMBRE chipset, which...

They had high hopes for the HOMBRE chipset, which could supposedly have taken the fight to the PC for a bit.

Ultimately the sheer economy of scale meant everything converged on PC hardware (even...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 February 2020, 08:25
Replies: 483
Views: 114,180
Posted By E-Penguin
It would be great if they offered AHI drivers for...

It would be great if they offered AHI drivers for it
Forum: News 31 January 2020, 16:30
Replies: 24
Views: 2,503
Posted By E-Penguin
It's quite "Captain Blood", isn't it

It's quite "Captain Blood", isn't it
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2020, 16:03
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By E-Penguin
The nano. I got this one: ...

The nano.

I got this one:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/plipbox-Adapterboard-Bausatz/352893137492?hash=item522a11f254:g:AVwAAOSw1jpb8bpx
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2020, 13:09
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By E-Penguin
https://lallafa.de/blog/amiga-projects/plipbox/ ...

https://lallafa.de/blog/amiga-projects/plipbox/

I built mine following the instructions here. A guy on ebay was selling the PCBs and I found a cheap source of parallel port connections there too
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2020, 10:54
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By E-Penguin
You can build yourself a plipbox for around €15,...

You can build yourself a plipbox for around €15, using Chinese knock-off arduinos and various bits scavenged from ebay.

The speed of the ACA500+ isn't the issue so much as the processor type;...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2020, 09:32
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By E-Penguin
I had a plipbox (parallel port) and it was...

I had a plipbox (parallel port) and it was alright, good enough for a bit of file transfer in the background. Now I've got an X-Surf 500, which is only really worth doing if you've got a 020+ card...
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