They are just RS422 ports, not much in the way of cost. I'm sure it was more than made up for in the PR benefits, but its a shame it was never utilized. Sure there is Ethernec and other LAN solutions but it would've been a big plus to have been able to use an ST on a AppleTalk network and access Appleserver shares or even the possibility of printing to a Laserwiter... While Atari's have TCP/IP, doing something like having a Netbeui stack or to be able to access SMB protocols and access a Windows share from an ST would also be a big plus.
You can access samba shares from an ST. If you have lots of RAM and run mint you can also have nfs. I remember reading that it was possible to use the RS422 port as a serial port but nothing about Appletalk compatibility.
I find it absolutely incredible that somebody from Greece has the balls to preach about morality of socialized medicine, after the cluster*uck Greece threw upon European Union (that we're still paying for now, and for decades to come). I guess I've really seen it all now
But let's not bring politics into games...
For the record, I grew up in an actual socialist regime in the family of a doctor (with lots of first-hand unwanted (but ultimately unavoidable) experience). I've seen how people simply die while on the waiting list for MRI or chemotherapy, not to mention absolutely desperate people showing up at our doorstep, not knowing what to do, after they've been told that their spot in the waiting list should come up in 18 months. And about a thousand other instances that I overheard from next room.
Here in U.S., I've experienced myself, if I need MRI at 1 pm, I'll have one by 4pm. No waiting list, nothing. Show up, pay up, shut up. Done. If I want 3 independent opinions, I can have them usually within few weeks, even with specialist I never saw before. Good luck with that in socialist medicine ...
I find your naivety about the Greek crisis and its causes quite charming to be honest. You are right about the waiting list though. It was about 3 days for a non emergency MRI that cost me 35 euros (and 250 more for the state or something close to that anyway).
As for the game, I just bought it, so I will let you know.
That is quite possible. I ve done it with an Arduino and a Dual shock controller.
It is much easier than what you are thinking though for MD pads. You just need to map the C button pin to the pin 1 of the joystick port and unmap the pin that blocks the st keyboard. It is a simple electrical connection thing. I could look for more information if you'd like.
Only an idiot, or someone who has never needed it or known someone who did, would fight against that.
What CJ said. I would also add someone with a god complex, who can't inagine needing it and someone who doesn't want to live in a society that believes that everyone is important and deserves a chance at life.
I had a chance to play the ST version and it rocks! I ll buy it for my mste as a xmas present.
In all seriousness, the jaguar can probably do much more impressive effects than the neo geo due to sheer processing power. But the amount of graphics and data the neo geo could access are on a whole different level.