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Offline tonyvdb

How is this news??
« on: January 14, 2016, 06:06:12 PM »
"Apple IIGS boots up for the first time in 20 years"
http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/11/watch-an-apple-iigs-boot-over-20-years-after-it-was-last-turned-off/?utm_content=buffer27b1d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

My Amiga's boot up just fine every day and I dont see that being news worthy LOL
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Offline giZmo350

Re: How is this news??
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 06:17:20 PM »


I just booted my mint condish Apple IIC with it's little green screen monitor night before last! :)
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Offline motrucker

Re: How is this news??
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 06:57:57 PM »
Quote from: tonyvdb;802149
"Apple IIGS boots up for the first time in 20 years"
http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/11/watch-an-apple-iigs-boot-over-20-years-after-it-was-last-turned-off/?utm_content=buffer27b1d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

My Amiga's boot up just fine every day and I dont see that being news worthy LOL

I was given an Amiga 2000 last year that had not been used for about 20 years. It booted as soon as I got it home, with it's 2090 card and whopping 10Mb hard drive - So what is the big deal, anyway.
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Re: How is this news??
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 07:08:31 PM »
Hell, I booted an old 70meg hard drive (as opposed to a new 70meg hard drive :D) on my TRS-80 Model 4P a few months ago, after having sat for 25+ years.
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Offline tonyvdb

Re: How is this news??
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 07:12:53 PM »
and if you look closely, its not even an Apple IIGS its a IIC in the video.

I would love to get one of those IIGS's but they are really hard to find.
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Offline kreciu

Re: How is this news??
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 09:19:06 PM »
My 23 years old Color Classic (EVERYTHING original - except battery...) boots every single time without issues. I did not even re-cap this thing.

Next time I will start it, I will write it as a news.
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Offline -BobW-

Re: How is this news??
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 10:18:43 PM »
It's not news here because we are all insane.  For a normal person this is probably more WTF than news.  Most people would just say "why".
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Re: How is this news??
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2016, 10:51:40 PM »
It's on Tech Crunch.  Consider the source.
 

Offline tonyvdb

Re: How is this news??
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2016, 10:53:57 PM »
Its funny because it was trending on facebook's newsfeed LOL
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Re: How is this news??
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2016, 12:34:52 AM »
If TechCrunch like that, wait until they get a load of my '50s typewriter; Feeds paper, all keys still leave a good imprint, and the "ding" at the end of a line still works.
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Offline Robbie

Re: How is this news??
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2016, 01:48:39 PM »
Quote from: -BobW-;802165
It's not news here because we are all insane.  For a normal person this is probably more WTF than news.  Most people would just say "why".


ha! very true.
 

Offline SoftwareHutJoe

Re: How is this news??
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2016, 02:43:08 AM »
TechCrunch should write an article called ""Amiga hasn't shut off in 20 years, still spinning strong!"
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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: How is this news??
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2016, 02:56:35 AM »
Quote from: SoftwareHutJoe;802226
TechCrunch should write an article called ""Amiga hasn't shut off in 20 years, still spinning strong!"


Oh geeze. That one running the school's HVAC system got enough coverage for everyone. ;)
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Offline LoadWB

Re: How is this news??
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2016, 07:24:03 AM »
Quote from: tonyvdb;802149
"Apple IIGS boots up for the first time in 20 years"
http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/11/watch-an-apple-iigs-boot-over-20-years-after-it-was-last-turned-off/?utm_content=buffer27b1d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

My Amiga's boot up just fine every day and I dont see that being news worthy LOL


Seriously.  I guess I should have made an article about firing up my TI-99/4A that hasn't seen the light of day since 1987, and the NOS Peripheral Expansion Box (PEB) which I was the first person to un-box since it was built in 1982.

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