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Posted on 02-Sep-2002 21:09 GMT by Gareth Knight5 comments
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The largest Amiga history site has received another massive update - over 15Mb of new material has been uploaded. The latest additions to the site include four German magazines, two prototypes, and the latest announcements from Amiga Inc. and Thendic France. More information on these, and other Amiga-related products can be found at http://amiga.emugaming.com

The largest Amiga history site has received another massive update - over 15Mb of new material has been uploaded. The latest additions to the site include: - Four magazines have received reviews - Amiga Fever, Amiga Magazin, Amiga Future and Amiga Plus. -14 new issues of Amiga Format have been catalogued. Relive the glory days of 1998 & 1999 in the world's biggest selling Amiga magazine. -Two new Amiga prototypes have been documented. The A690 is well known to many Amiga owners, but the news that an Amiga-based pinball machine existed will surprise diehard fans. -A new section on MorphOS-based systems has been created, documenting the Eclipsis handheld and various Thendic press releases. - Finally, the latest announcements from Amiga Inc. have been recorded. This covers the latest OS4 screenshots and the news of the o2 deal. More information on these, and other Amiga-related products can be found at http://amiga.emugaming.com

Amiga Interactive Guide, September 2002 update : Comment 1 of 5ANN.lu
Posted by Gareth Knight (213.106.99.174) on 02-Sep-2002 19:10 GMT
*sigh* The formatting looked good in the preview...
Amiga Interactive Guide, September 2002 update : Comment 2 of 5ANN.lu
Posted by Ole-Egil (195.1.135.34) on 03-Sep-2002 04:33 GMT
15Mb? Fifteen megabits? Wow. That's like, a full PC formatted HD floppy ;-)
Could be worse, I guess. I know people who download things on 2 milli bits per second lines costing hundreds of dollars a year.
Ole-Egil,
Captain, Ankh-Morpork Semantic Guard
:-)
Amiga Interactive Guide, September 2002 update : Comment 3 of 5ANN.lu
Posted by Lando (195.92.168.172) on 03-Sep-2002 17:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Ole-Egil):
I hate the term Megabits. Theres no such thing. Theres KiloBytes, MegaBytes and GigaBytes. Eight bits make a byte. Once you've got a collection of bits in groups of eight you stop counting the number of bits you count the number of bytes. You dont count your money like "Oh, I have 1000 pence in my bank" do you? No, you say "I've got ten pounds in my bank". Its the same thing.
When I see "MB", "Mb", "Meg", etc after a number it all means the same thing to me - Megabytes. The first time I saw the word "Megabits" was in a 2-page advertisement in C&VG for a car game (Chase HQ 2 maybe?) on the C64 GS console (this is going back a long time). I thought it was stupid and misleading then and I still do.
The ONLY reason they did it was because "Massive six meg* cartridge!" (with a bit of small print at the bottom of the advert explaining that "meg" in this context is only really 128k) sounds more impressive than "768k cartridge".
I hope whoever invented this megabits rubbish dies a horrible slow painful death.
Amiga Interactive Guide, September 2002 update : Comment 4 of 5ANN.lu
Posted by tinman (213.122.121.213) on 03-Sep-2002 18:25 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Lando):
Sadly it won't. It's been indoctrinated into the SI system (IIRC).
Also, Megabytes now means 1000000 bytes, not 1024*1024 bytes. That's got some stupid name like Mebabytes, or Megobytes or some silly variation of "Mega"
Gagh!
Amiga Interactive Guide, September 2002 update : Comment 5 of 5ANN.lu
Posted by reflect (194.236.28.191) on 03-Sep-2002 18:49 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (tinman):
yes, due to misunderstandings between different people, say IT-people and architects, they have decided to change what we call a MegaByte to MibiByte.
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