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Old 02 September 2004, 08:53   #1
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Military spec Amiga 500

Anyone have a military spec Amiga 500 please?

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Old 02 September 2004, 10:27   #2
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Old 02 September 2004, 11:42   #3
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Old 02 September 2004, 12:10   #4
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Old 02 September 2004, 12:53   #5
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Am I missing something here or is this an in-joke?
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Old 02 September 2004, 15:30   #6
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This guys got one:

http://www.amiga.org/modules/myalbum...lid=1841&cid=7

Yeah!
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Old 02 September 2004, 15:33   #7
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... i thought u'll show me some a500 connected to a rocket launcher or something...
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Old 02 September 2004, 15:36   #8
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Well it's got armoured plating n wires n stuff. And a military 68000. Apparently. So is it hack proof? EM shielded? What?

I have no idea either.
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Old 02 September 2004, 16:18   #9
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Well it's got armoured plating n wires n stuff. And a military 68000. Apparently. So is it hack proof? EM shielded? What?
Something to do with some sort of coating on the 68K chip. It's supposed to filter out more electromagnetic radiation. Calling it "military spec", as though the US Marines run onto the field wielding A500s, is of course utter nonsense, and it's this sort of crap that convinced me that:

a) Reading Amiga.org is a complete waste of time;
b) Head-in-the-sand Amiga owners who make up this rubbish really do deserve the
reputation they have earned.
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... then he goes on to say he wants to swap it for an Atari STE!
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thats the most pointless A500 I've EVER seen!

so this machine fully upgraded is as good as an A500plus? duuhhh no hard drive, no cd... duuuhhhhh! just get an A500plus if you want that duuuhhh

Seems like everyones only impressed with the military chip - come on , what does it do!? totally agree with ant512 and most people here ;-)
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Ok, since some of you don't go to Amiga.org (bless you), I guess it needs a little explaining.

There's a guy called DoomMaster there who's quite the know-it-all, often sprouting misinformation (acting like it's the 100% undisputable truth) and refusing to be corrected when he's mistaken.

"You do NOT know what you're talking about"

He insists that all ceramic chips are mil spec (and you know there's many chips with a ceramic casing), and it's pretty much a running gag now at Amiga.org..

That A500T the link was for is what he reckons the only right way to tower an A500, it doesn't really have all that many upgrades to it.. I guess it's got potential for the future, but it isn't exactly the beefiest A500 out there. :-)

But well.. If you don't know, don't worry. You haven't missed all that much. :-)

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Why do people spend so much time towering an A500 when you can just get an A2000 and be done with it?

I can see towering an A1200 because the A4000T are rare and expensive, but the 500/2000 are both cheap.

Another point is if you are going to tower a 500 I assume you want to add cdrom/HD and other equipment, if not why take the 500 out of its nice case to begin with?
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I prefer to use WinUAE instead of putting my 500s into ugly towers.

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Calling it "military spec", as though the US Marines run onto the field wielding A500s,
Amigas aren't the only place 68k chips were used but I highly doubt military used them. After all, 68000 is a "budget" cpu for home users no matter where they were used in.
 
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Part of that was description was "Linux users used to display symptoms very frequently before Linux started winning"

Winning??? See how many Linux machines are used in a typical home versus Macs. I live in New York and know tons of people. Never seen a single Linux box. Seen hundreds of Macs. More so than PC's.
Maybe in corprate and other important servers, an amoung geeks, Linux reigns. But.."winning???"
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There are "abnormal" amount of Macs in New York as far as I heard from a mate of mine.
 
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There are "abnormal" amount of Macs in New York as far as I heard from a mate of mine.
NYC is a fasion/publishing/music/videa mecca so they have used more macs then pcs in those industries.

I also think people notice the macs when they are encountered because PCs are all over the place and common.


As far as linux on the desktop goes, they don't have the marketshare of even Apple. Winning is subjective, if Linux wants to win any race they should enter the special Olympics and train real hard.
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NYC is a fasion/publishing/music/videa mecca so they have used more macs then pcs in those industries.

I also think people notice the macs when they are encountered because PCs are all over the place and common.
My explanation is that new yorkers don't care the price difference and buy macs because they look more appealing from the outside. (GUI is included in this definition) My friend is an MA student at School of Visual arts and had to buy a mac because they didn't use any PCs at the school. I know for sure that he could live with a PC, paying half the price and having several times more compatibility. (games)

An example to strenghten my point: He is billed 20000$ to have his appendix removed.

What do you do for a living Fred?!?!
 
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