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Old 04 March 2009, 21:28   #41
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My fave quote so far on the project, from Reddit:

"Good god! The internet rules."

Exactly,
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Old 04 March 2009, 21:43   #42
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I'm very proud of this achievement, by the Amiga community.
Congratulations for all involved for the effort of discovery and for Merlin for putting an excellent wiki!

I've followed the thread here but honestly didn't understood much of it, besides the end result. Now I must say I do!

Amiga is on the front pages again!

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Old 04 March 2009, 21:52   #43
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"Only Amiga, makes it happen....."

Just keep Doomy out of this link, OK?

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Old 04 March 2009, 22:15   #44
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HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!

We made it into The Guardian online!!!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...mar/04/gadgets
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Old 04 March 2009, 22:16   #45
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"Some Germans, a few Brits and the odd Brazilian..."

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Old 04 March 2009, 22:21   #46
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Fu*cking Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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"This was a fascinating project to work on," wrote Watts. "Science isn't always seen as a sexy subject, but this project actually had a goal that the retro forums could relate to."

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I just had to correct The Guardian on the surname issue, otherwise Harrison is gonna get swamped...
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"Some Germans, a few Brits and the odd Brazilian..."

'At least, that's the recipe a gang of hackers discovered...' scary
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Old 04 March 2009, 23:05   #50
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HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!

We made it into The Guardian online!!!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...mar/04/gadgets

My Hat off to you well done my good friend

Well done everyone

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Old 04 March 2009, 23:36   #51
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Here are some classic soundbites from blogs and forums about it.

From The Null Device....

With the unabashedly 133t name of "Retr0brite" (or perhaps "Retr0bright".....)

From Reddit....

I wonder if it works on Grandmas?
The yellow staining on your Grandmother has little to do with the existence of plastic, but more to do with the lack of it.

From Cracked.com....

Hah! Now I can pawn my old computers off as new!

From Gamesforum.ca.....

Think of it as "designer chemistry"

From Blog.makezine.com.....

Commodore restoration! I bow.

From Hackaday.com.....

I can’t tell you how eternally useful this will be, I’ve wanted to restore that snes for years, and no site has offered anything short of destroying the plastic..

This is like something off an Anarchy BBS from the 80’s. Or the scene in the motel in Terminator when they start making pipe bombs.

I am pissing myself laughing here.....
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This is brilliant, I could spend all night doing this.....

From Neogaf.com....

Haha.. Now they just need to make a TV-shop commercial for this.

From Racketboy.com.....

NON BELIEVERS, BEHOLD!!!
(This was a quote from Eastside that did the SNES in The Gallery)
wow...Win !!

From Macresource.com....

It's a bunch of old computer nerds who just happen to be chemical engineers. I'm going to have the brightest Laserwriter on the block!

From rllmukforum.com.....

Yeah its cool that there's people out there who give enough of a shit to put the time and effort into researching a solution to a fairly trivial problem huh. Its class that it can be reversed.

I second that thought from the last poster.
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Fantastic comments! I can just see Merlin in his Judge Dredd outfit doing a comercial on the shopping channels!
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I can see it now, with the old Lawgiver pointed at the screen....

/Stallone voice on

"I know you are gonna buy this...."

/Stallone voice off

Who needs Billy Mays or Barry Scott?

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Excellent. The Guardian, eh? And they got something wrong? I don't believe it... Still, at least they managed to spell Dave correctly . And retr0bright, unlike me :red:
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@ Chiark

Don't worry about the spelling of it, even Zetr0 and I couldn't agree about that when we put the Wiki together!!
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Author of the Retr0brite Wiki: http://www.retr0bright.wikispaces.com
I see what you mean Merlin
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Oops!

/me goes off to fix it....
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LMAO...

now that confusion was totaly my fault LOL!!
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I think this says how we all feel right now.....
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