Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 19:51 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Very sad news indeed. Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore International and the man behind Atari, has passed away this past weekend. At 83, he passed away, surrounded by family and friends. People like this don't come in dozens, so we lost one of the great men of computing.
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RE[5]: Old pc`s..
by ParadoxUncreated on Fri 13th Apr 2012 14:54 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Old pc`s.."
ParadoxUncreated
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2009-12-05

They still have that onebutton joystick leetness?
Combine that with tac-2 that inflicts physical pain each time you push the button, and you have the greatest gaming experience.

http://pressthebuttons.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/09/...

Edited 2012-04-13 14:55 UTC

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RE[6]: Old pc`s..
by ParadoxUncreated on Fri 13th Apr 2012 15:23 in reply to "RE[5]: Old pc`s.."
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2009-12-05

One could point out a lot of stuff that is clearly not innovation. Even on the c64, one button was retarded.

And on OS`s, Ken Sakamura made this in 1984 (!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRON_Project

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RE[7]: Old pc`s..
by ParadoxUncreated on Fri 13th Apr 2012 17:24 in reply to "RE[6]: Old pc`s.."
ParadoxUncreated Member since:
2009-12-05

The falcon sounded nice. I should have bought that instead of my h/w sampler ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGn3XcITpSQ&feature=youtu.be

Was it really that noisy? Sounds like monitor hum there among other things.
They should have implemented DSP to lessen it, limiter etc, or maybe balanced outs.
Still would have been cooler than a lot of h/w at the time, and the file could have been written digitally.

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