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Old 02 November 2017, 08:02   #1
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Another Amiga still running a school AC system

New article from today. Or is it the same school as last time? If so they are going to be able to afford a new system soon!

https://hothardware.com/news/30-year...-school-system
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Old 02 November 2017, 16:12   #2
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Right there at the top, it says:
"by Marco Chiappetta - Friday, June 12, 2015"
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Old 02 November 2017, 17:15   #3
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Read about this Amiga 2000 a few years back. I thought that if it was true and still there doing those jobs, awesome!

The article I read explained that it didn't just handle the heating and cooling system but also security too.

This is a classic case of "If it isn't broke, then don't fix it!" Why replace it if it is still doing the jobs perfectly?

If this computer did or still does exist and the story be true, then if that Amiga ever was to sell on eBay, the sale price would be astronomical !!
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if that Amiga ever was to sell on eBay, the sale price would be astronomical !!
Why? People value that much battered computers that have been on for decades?

Maybe I should put all my broken and ruined stuff on eBay and become a millionaire.
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Why? People value that much battered computers that have been on for decades?
If this story is true, then this is not just an ordinary Amiga 2000. It has character and cult interest. Just like for example a car used in a Movie, same as all the others but it brings a large asking price, because of what it was used for and what it did.

People get very excited for these sort of items and would pay incredible amounts of cash to own it. You got to remember, this is probably the last Amiga computer to be working in a commercial environment!! Almost 3 decades on. You don't see that every day, let alone be able to buy it!


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Maybe I should put all my broken and ruined stuff on eBay and become a millionaire.
If those said items are Amiga related, then do it, you'd be amazed at the gold mine you are sitting on.
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Maybe I should put all my broken and ruined stuff in a modern art museum and become a millionaire.
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Sort of a fun story, but not really an appropriate task for an A2000 though, is it.
I mean it's hardly a fate befitting a highly advanced pre emptive multitasking multimedia graphics workstation. Running the air con.
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Right there at the top, it says:
"by Marco Chiappetta - Friday, June 12, 2015"
Apologies, the article was fed to me in Flipboard which had yesterday's date. I've reported that to them. Still, seems to have been something some hadn't heard about here and sparked an interesting discussion.

I don't know about AC being too lowly for an A2000. I used my MacBook Pro and Galaxy Note 8 to control my Nest AC. Even they struggle sometimes. That said there are 4 camera feeds coming into the same app, but even the AC portion takes a while to load.

Maybe I should get an A2000.
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Check out "Other uses" at the bottom of http://flip.it/WVsOXC for other until-recent users of Amigas including NASA.
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This is a classic case of "If it isn't broke, then don't fix it!" Why replace it if it is still doing the jobs perfectly?
Because once it does break you are in deep shit.

Good luck figuring out how all of it works, what exactly it all does and re-implementing that with hot breath down your neck from critical systems not functioning.
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I guess if it breaks, it is about time to replace those AHUs, too.
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