Gmlb256 wrote on 2023-10-06, 15:07:
I have stopped following this thread when it degraded days ago. 😜
Sorry about that. But it's not to late to go back on track, isn't it? 🙂
Edit: How about sharing a few personal stories about how the C64 affected our lifes in a positive way?
It would shed some light into the question why the C64 has passionate fans.
As for me, I got my latest C64 by a good friend who was an elderly ham and absolute loved that C64 of his.
He gave it to me to take care for it, just a few weeks before he passed.
That's why I keep it as a memento of him, even fixed it.
A few pages earlier I wrote about the ham hobby a litte bit, also.
The C128D was part of my childhood/youth, too, which both my father and me were interested in.
Because, it built a bridge between two worlds (6502/6510 and Z80).
Gmlb256 wrote on 2023-10-06, 15:07:
Went from the OP talking about why C64 fans were more passionate around real hardware, then about hardware specs between platforms (which is fine when it isn't very long and boring, I'm being guilty of barely participating with two posts) and now with politics being dragged into the discussion which IMHO feels detracting in general.
To be fair, we're at page 14 now and no tragedy had happened yet.
Other Commodore threads rarely keep going so well for so long, don't they? 🤷♂️
The politics thing situation isn't wrong, but in real life, there's always politics.
Man is an political being all the time (according to Aristotle).
Even if it's not about political parties, but other things.
Vegetarian life style vs meat eaters, alcoholic vs non-alcoholic, Chivalry yes/no, type of confession, the way someone talks (accent),
type of smartphone (Android vs iOS) or operating system (Win vs Lin vs Mac)..
It does not take much to "trigger" people these days, sadly. It's the profane things that will do easily.
Edit: You can't even carelessly type in English without accidentally triggering people.
I can be wrong, but I think there's sort of an argument about the use of "a" vs "an".
As in "an user" vs "a user". In English class, we had been teached to use "an" if an audible a/e/i/o/u is being followed.
On the internet, however, quite a few people don't like "an" to be used? 🤷♂️
Back in school, not so long ago, we're being constantly bothered with that "political-correctnes" nonse.
It wasn't just about ordinary politeness, like greeting the teacher and not talking when not beeing asked.
For example, one of my teachers once made a big fuss, because I was unpolite.
I said something like "Me and my grandma once visited a zoo and.." - "IMPOLITE!!"
What did I do wrong? I said things in wrong order. I should have said "My grandma and me once visited a zoo." according to her.
Because, I should always be humble and mention others first..
Anyway, I had no bad intentions in first place.
Other things were the upcoming gender things (in language) back then.
We had to start to differentiate between waiter/waitress or actor/actress or policeman/policewoman and so on.
Before that time, the male form was always the generic form, as well, which was also including females.
The female form was usually used to differentiate.
Many female authors even supported that, because they wanted to be equal to their male colleagues.
They wanted to be authors, not "authresses" (=Autor vs Autorin).
Unfortunately, the new gendering is now being forced on to the population (not by officials, but schools do it anyway).
So if you're not complying, you're either a sexist, an eternal backward person or I don't know what.
Ironically, a large percentage of population (male/female/..) seems to be annoyed by the topic, also.
So yeah, it's a bad time to learn German right now.
We're going the opposite way to English language. Rather than unifying for equality (say, omitting actress), we're separating.
You now have to say both "waiter/waitress" each times. Or "waiter (m/w/d)" .
(m/w/d) meaning man/woman/diverse.
Anyway, I don't mean to go off-topic again, start a fire or go any further or make things any worse. So please don't mind or respond, please read and ignore, if possible.
I'm just trying to explain myself here, no more no less.
For someone born in 20th century/Europe, it's hard to adapt right now considering all the circumstances..
Or to not to loose mind. Everything you had been teached is now either upside-down or obsolete.
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