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Internet News   Internet News : C64 is alive
   posted by djnick on 25-Feb-2004 10:47:19 (2640 reads)
Believe it or not, Commodore 64 is still being used for commercial purposes. Analogik has discovered this truly rare occurrence at MYER Centre main bus station terminal - Brisbane, Australia.

Someone must have reset the computer and at our shocking surprise a familiar blue screen appeared on the display. In commodore 64 days blue screen used to be a good sign, not a sign of dead Windows 98/2K. How reliable C64 is proves the fact that it is still being used to inform travelling people of 21st century.

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tomazkid 
Re: C64 is alive
Posted on 25-Feb-2004 20:13:53
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And proving the fact that one doesn't need several ghz to run information to a TV-screen.


All the C64.

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Gopal 
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Posted on 25-Feb-2004 20:22:33
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I just love it

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Rudei 
Re: C64 is alive
Posted on 25-Feb-2004 21:15:51
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That just fab!

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The_Editor 
Re: C64 is alive
Posted on 25-Feb-2004 22:13:07
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Yeah, I think so too.

was it CloadM ?

been so long I can't remember.

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Anonymous 
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Posted on 25-Feb-2004 23:30:59
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Last time I was at the railroad station in Odense, Denmark, there was still a breadbox serving as a phone for the hearing impaired. I also know of a fairly high-tech company here, who use a heavily modified C=64 with custom programs and hardware for keeping track of inventory.

 
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ZanT 
Re: C64 is alive
Posted on 26-Feb-2004 0:00:38
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hi alls!
c=64 still alive! HELL YEA..my best mate works at a sheet metal factory and they use a C=64 for basic CAD design !!! its a pretty sweet sight to behold....now all they need to do is upgrade to an a1..

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pegasos 
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Posted on 26-Feb-2004 4:45:45
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Hi all,

That's one cool page


Check out the groovey light beside the monitor! :lol

I'd love to see what the display normally looks like (when displaying the info)


Now, most important is this: DID ANY BODY NOTICE THE "BASIC BYTES FREE" MESSAGE?

Does that machine contain a cartridge, or is the memory failing, or what ????


(for those who dont know: it usually reads 38911 basic bytes free - the display in those pics shows '30719' )

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DawnBringer 
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Posted on 26-Feb-2004 5:14:57
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Brings a tear to my eye........

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miksuh 
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Posted on 26-Feb-2004 7:49:22
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Well I know one movie theater here in Finland which still seems to use C64 to control their info screen.

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csirac 
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Posted on 26-Feb-2004 9:46:28
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Hah! this is amazing!

1) I'm involved with Analogik via an electronics project (these guys are pretty cool!)

2) I've seen these particualr C64 terminals (I live in Brisbane) in all thier glory

Basically, they (used to) scroll various info like the current time, and also show about four different bus route/departure times that would rotate on the screen (I think it was white text with colour coded background for each route).

... but sorry guys.. I was told by a friend a few months ago that these terminals have been replaced (these things were occasionally a conversation topic). I have yet to go there and check it out myself (I rarely go to the CBD).

- Paul

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Bodie_CI5 
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Mad stuff! Gotta lurve the 64

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Joe_Slap 
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Posted on 26-Feb-2004 11:26:32
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OMG that just rawks!!!!

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Vir 
A bit surprising
Posted on 26-Feb-2004 15:38:00
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The bus informaion screens in my city also shows blue screens from time to time. Of course, that's the Windows blue screen of death.
And then there's the odd "document does not exist" screen (when Internet Explorer can't find the bus schedule).

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HMK 
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Quote:
Now, most important is this: DID ANY BODY NOTICE THE "BASIC BYTES FREE" MESSAGE?


I remember when using a Comal 80 cartridge in my old C64, it had that amount of memory free, plus the title screen was as here written in lower case.

"Use Turtle".... ahh.... brings a tear to my eye.

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