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Amiga in continued use for 30 years [message #292291] Sun, 14 June 2015 03:59 Go to next message
Clocky is currently offline  Clocky
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Running heating and A/C in 19 US public schools.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a1 6010/30-year-old-computer-runs-school-heat/
Re: Amiga in continued use for 30 years [message #292310 is a reply to message #292291] Sun, 14 June 2015 17:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anton Treuenfels is currently offline  Anton Treuenfels
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"Clocky" <notgonna@happen.com> wrote in message
news:557d346b$0$2867$c3e8da3$76491128@news.astraweb.com...
> Running heating and A/C in 19 US public schools.
>
> http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a1 6010/30-year-old-computer-runs-school-heat/
>

I like the part where the article says it will cost $2 million to replace
it. Who says computing power gets cheaper over time?
Re: Amiga in continued use for 30 years [message #292311 is a reply to message #292310] Sun, 14 June 2015 18:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Martin Wohlauer is currently offline  Martin Wohlauer
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Am 14.06.2015 um 23:09 schrieb Anton Treuenfels:
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> "Clocky" <notgonna@happen.com> wrote in message
> news:557d346b$0$2867$c3e8da3$76491128@news.astraweb.com...
>> Running heating and A/C in 19 US public schools.
>>
>> http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a1 6010/30-year-old-computer-runs-school-heat/
>>
>
> I like the part where the article says it will cost $2 million to replace
> it. Who says computing power gets cheaper over time?

What I don't understand: Have they ever had a look at ebay or something?
2 mio. for a C64 and a suitable modem, I don't think that's right. ;-)

Greetings,

Martin.
Re: Amiga in continued use for 30 years [message #292317 is a reply to message #292291] Sun, 14 June 2015 19:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andreas Kohlbach is currently offline  Andreas Kohlbach
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Clocky wrote on 14. June 2015:
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> Running heating and A/C in 19 US public schools.
>
> http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a1 6010/30-year-old-computer-runs-school-heat/

Nice.

That should also proves that the Y2K bug wasn't an issue for the Amiga.

I agree to others here that "1.5 to 2 million" is just stupid. There are
enough Amigas in working conditions out there. But even if they think a
PC would be suited better (which is not) it can't be that expensive to
get about the same functions with it on Windows, Linux or Mac.
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as I have to reboot my computer.
Re: Amiga in continued use for 30 years [message #292339 is a reply to message #292317] Mon, 15 June 2015 03:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 15/06/2015 7:05 AM, Andreas Kohlbach wrote:
> Clocky wrote on 14. June 2015:
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>> Running heating and A/C in 19 US public schools.
>>
>> http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a1 6010/30-year-old-computer-runs-school-heat/
>
> Nice.
>
> That should also proves that the Y2K bug wasn't an issue for the Amiga.
>
> I agree to others here that "1.5 to 2 million" is just stupid. There are
> enough Amigas in working conditions out there. But even if they think a
> PC would be suited better (which is not) it can't be that expensive to
> get about the same functions with it on Windows, Linux or Mac.
>

I think the shortwave radio link to the schools interfering with radio
transmissions means they want to change the whole system.

Still, 2 million? Nice work if you can get it...
Re: Amiga in continued use for 30 years [message #292377 is a reply to message #292310] Mon, 15 June 2015 12:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Amiga in continued use for 30 years [message #292424 is a reply to message #292339] Mon, 15 June 2015 17:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andreas Kohlbach is currently offline  Andreas Kohlbach
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Clocky wrote on 15. June 2015:
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> On 15/06/2015 7:05 AM, Andreas Kohlbach wrote:
>> Clocky wrote on 14. June 2015:
>>>
>>> Running heating and A/C in 19 US public schools.
>>>
>>> http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a1 6010/30-year-old-computer-runs-school-heat/
>>
>> Nice.
>>
>> That should also proves that the Y2K bug wasn't an issue for the Amiga.
>>
>> I agree to others here that "1.5 to 2 million" is just stupid. There are
>> enough Amigas in working conditions out there. But even if they think a
>> PC would be suited better (which is not) it can't be that expensive to
>> get about the same functions with it on Windows, Linux or Mac.
>>
>
> I think the shortwave radio link to the schools interfering with radio
> transmissions means they want to change the whole system.

Yeah. Although why not replacing the radio with plain old analog modems
via phone link? *g*

No, seriously, that should solve the frequency problem. Since the rest of
the hardware, like sensors and controller, still seem to work, why
replace all?

> Still, 2 million? Nice work if you can get it...

If you're a school you might just get this easily.
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Andreas

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as I have to reboot my computer.
Re: Amiga in continued use for 30 years [message #294627 is a reply to message #292311] Mon, 29 June 2015 17:14 Go to previous message
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In article <mlkti7$jfv$1@dont-email.me>, Martin Wohlauer
<mwohlauer@yahoo.de> wrote:
> Am 14.06.2015 um 23:09 schrieb Anton Treuenfels:
>> "Clocky" <notgonna@happen.com> wrote in message
>> news:557d346b$0$2867$c3e8da3$76491128@news.astraweb.com...
>>> Running heating and A/C in 19 US public schools.
>>>
>>> http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a1 6010/30-year-ol
>>> d-computer-runs-school-heat/
>>
>> I like the part where the article says it will cost $2 million to replace
>> it. Who says computing power gets cheaper over time?
>
> What I don't understand: Have they ever had a look at ebay or something?
> 2 mio. for a C64 and a suitable modem, I don't think that's right. ;-)

Nope, the C64 and modem is only a few hundred. The rest is the tech
support fee to install it. ;-)

The Auckland City Council here in New Zealand is having an all-new IT
system put in which is costing millions of dollars and keeps
increasing. One part of the council decided to instead use the old
system which was FAR FAR cheaper to have transferred over.
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