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Offline CritAnime

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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2011, 12:33:44 AM »
lol. I had just got back from Germany when the strikes were on. No issues getting through though which was a bonus.

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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2011, 12:40:02 AM »
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lol. I had just got back from Germany when the strikes were on. No issues getting through though which was a bonus.


British customs always seems to be non-existant.  I arrived week last Friday and apart from a friendly "hello" when I showed my passport, the customs area of Heathrow didn't seem to have anyone working in it and it was the same last April.

When I fly back to Houston I'll be lucky if they don't give me an anal probe!
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2011, 12:49:28 AM »
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British customs always seems to be non-existant.  I arrived week last Friday and apart from a friendly "hello" when I showed my passport, the customs area of Heathrow didn't seem to have anyone working in it and it was the same last April.

When I fly back to Houston I'll be lucky if they don't give me an anal probe!

They said hello?  You're lucky...they must have really liked you!
 

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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2011, 12:51:44 AM »
@Darrin

In Europe you must be very unlucky to be stopped at customs. They do monitor people though and if you act suspiciously you will be called in.
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2011, 01:41:02 AM »
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They had some things that were under a NDA so I didn't ask to take any snaps in case I cought something I shouldn't...

:)  I always ask Matthew's permission before I take photos of the place.

Anyways, here's my report (the latter half of the article) of AmigaKit from 2008.

http://www.commodore.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1356

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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2011, 09:21:06 AM »
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 Now piss off and go and play with some semtex.

Any particular reason for insulting the entire population of N.Ireland with that remark?
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2011, 09:35:26 AM »
Yes I do support Amigakit

With my latest order due to be dispatched shortly I added

3*x 4GB CF IDE HARD DISK for A4000

and

1*x 4GB CF IDE HARD DISK for A1200 for good measure

simply for good measure, not sure when I'll actually install them... one day though, keeps the business ticking over in a little way...

and an X1000 Darren? How extraordinary :-)
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2011, 09:39:12 AM »
I support Amigakit yes

With my latest order due to be dispatched shortly I added

3 x 4GB CF IDE HARD DISK for A4000 and
1 x 4GB CF IDE HARD DISK for A1200 for good measure

not sure when I'll actually utilise them, one day perhaps, keeps the business ticking over in a little way

and an X1000 Darren? How extraordinary :)
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2011, 10:25:06 AM »
just received my delivery from them. Must send them a mail to say how happy I am with the stuff. :D

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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2011, 11:49:00 AM »
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It was some old project by a now dead company.  They just happened to stumble across one or two.

Before the days of WinUAE, it would have been a great bit of hardware to stick in a PC's 5.25" bay (especially using something like Siamese).  Today it would make a great mobo to use with a DIY Amiga laptop project.


I remember being on their mailing list since I was _very_ interested in getting one. It went quiet for a while then they announced that they had cancelled the project. This would have been close to 15 years ago if I remember rightly. I was very bummed about it being cancelled.

I had completely forgotten about the project until seeing it mentioned here.
 

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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2011, 12:47:05 PM »
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Strikes? You mean the "Public sector's extra day off to go Christmas shopping?" :D
 
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Wish I knew you were there, we could have met up for a drink as I went to the pub next to the Cardiff Stadium for a late lunch after my visit.
 
I'm going to the Wales v Australia and Cardiff v Birmingham matches on the weekend too. Are you attending either?

 
I could have got free tickets to the egg chasing through work, as we sposnor the welsh team.  But its my teams xmas pi55up this afternoon/evening and figured I wouldnt  be in any fit state to do anyhting tomoz.
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2011, 02:58:53 PM »
Going back to Jeremy Clarkson's comments once again and the strikes again, this is purely my opinion of course, but the following group of workers in the public sector are ALL overpaid from what I see.

* Teachers, great pay, great pension, great hours, nice long holiday in the summer - DESERVE PAYCUTS, long overdue
* Nurses and Doctors, great pay, long hours, no holidays - LESS DESERVING OF A PAYCUT
* Police - great pay, great pension, long unsocial working hours at times, unless your a pen pusher, holidays like the rest of us - LESS DESERVING OF A PAYCUT
* Fireman - great pay, great pension, they hardly do any real work sat all day in the station, DESERVE PAYCUTS more then all the above
* Politicians - great pay, great benefits and allowances, great pension, they hardly do any real work, they have a massive summer holiday - DESERVE A BIG PAYCUT
* Higher tiers of council, management positions - great pay, job for life, great benefits, possibily pension plans, mostly paper work/bureaucracy, holidays - DESERVE A BIG PAYCUT

In short vast swathes of the public sector need reforming to bring salaries in-line with the private sector.
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Offline persia

Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2011, 03:19:28 PM »
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When I fly back to Houston I'll be lucky if they don't give me an anal probe!


That's a quaint way to say hello.  But I guess it is Texas....
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Offline Tension

Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2011, 03:22:21 PM »
Quote from: djrikki;669880
Going back to Jeremy Clarkson's comments once again and the strikes again, this is purely my opinion of course, but the following group of workers in the public sector are ALL overpaid from what I see.

* Teachers, great pay, great pension, great hours, nice long holiday in the summer - DESERVE PAYCUTS, long overdue
* Nurses and Doctors, great pay, long hours, no holidays - LESS DESERVING OF A PAYCUT
* Police - great pay, great pension, long unsocial working hours at times, unless your a pen pusher, holidays like the rest of us - LESS DESERVING OF A PAYCUT
* Fireman - great pay, great pension, they hardly do any real work sat all day in the station, DESERVE PAYCUTS more then all the above
* Politicians - great pay, great benefits and allowances, great pension, they hardly do any real work, they have a massive summer holiday - DESERVE A BIG PAYCUT
* Higher tiers of council, management positions - great pay, job for life, great benefits, possibily pension plans, mostly paper work/bureaucracy, holidays - DESERVE A BIG PAYCUT

In short vast swathes of the public sector need reforming to bring salaries in-line with the private sector.


Let's step outside (to teh coffeehouse)

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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2011, 04:06:28 PM »
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That link goes back to the main menu.


Yeah, the Amiga Hardware site uses frames which makes it terribly difficult to bookmark or share links. Old school ;)

Great report, good to hear they're doing well! I've only ever bought smaller stuff from them, but have always had a good experience in my dealings with them...
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