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breakpoint 2008

category: general [glöplog]
what about the prizegiving ceremony video? or at least the closing words? with actual size on the screen and stuff? :) that was too hilarious :D



Commodore International is close to folding. The Dutch company that owns the brand was declared bankrupt this week, but a spokesman said it will appeal the court order.

The original Commodore International, an American company best known for the legendary Commodore 64 computer in the 1980s, declared bankruptcy in 1994. However, the brand refused to die.

German retailer Escom paid $14m for Commodore International and the brand was then taken over by Tulip Computers in the Netherlands. In 2004, Tulip sold the Commodore name to another Dutch firm, Yeahronimo. In the past three years the company has tried to capitalise on the Commodore brand with new products such as joysticks, gaming and video players.

While Commodore is listed on the US over-the-counter market, most operations are carried out from the Netherlands. After disappointing sales of its ambitious Gravel line of personal media players, the firm shed many employees in recent months.

Unsurprisingly, Commodore expects its figures for FY 2007 to be substantially lower than previously estimated. Commodore is expected to announce a €10m loss at a shareholders’ meeting in Amsterdam next Friday.

More trouble lies ahead. Former employees have threatened Commodore with a lawsuit to secure back-payments. And last month Commodore lost a court case against a former partner called Phillar. That company, which was to develop a navigation tool with Commodore, was poorly paid and says it will now seek €9m in damages.

At least three Dutch creditors are demanding an undisclosed sum from Commodore. They went to the bankruptcy court this week in an effort to recoup the debt. Commodore says it wasn’t consulted when bankruptcy was filed and will seek a solution. Official receiver JJ Dingemans told The Register that if Commodore can pay its creditors, he will advise the court to lift Commodore’s litigation.

Commodore claims its daily operations are not affected by the legal battle. Its branding company has no personnel. Other activities, such as gaming PCs, are run from different companies.

Tomorrow, a Commodore Day is held in the Netherlands, but to remember Commodore’s golden past, not its recent demise. ®

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added on the 2008-04-20 01:14:57 by dalezr dalezr
any chance that wayfinder's seminar will be upped soon?
if you don't have any video at all for wayfinder'seminar, you could still upload the audio as a "podcast", as linux.conf.au used to do it.

To be honest, I often "watch" seminar videos with the video window fully or partly covered by other windows. In my opinion, audio is more important than video (of course there are exceptions). If there are no live demos, audio+slides is equally good to video :)

added on the 2008-04-29 19:36:59 by mihi mihi
my trial version of the intel compiler+vtune is about to expire, so will intel get off their asses with the full version licenses or will i have to scour the internet for a pirated copy? :/
added on the 2008-04-30 11:58:59 by mentor mentor
mihi: we have the video but significant dropouts in the audio. there were ideas how to fix that, no idea how much progress has been made.

mentor: sorry, we still haven't heard from them.
added on the 2008-04-30 12:05:19 by ryg ryg
... i thought germans dubbed everything anyway..
added on the 2008-04-30 12:18:00 by leijaa leijaa
germans even dub themselves; or rather, those who come from the linguistically challenged parts from germany. =)
added on the 2008-04-30 12:30:25 by dalezr dalezr
I just saw a video of Reyn Ouwenhand's concert from BP08.
I tried to make a list of the C64 songs that he did there.
Some of the tunes are very familiar, but I just can't remember the names of all the games. Please fullfill the list if you wish.

1. ??
2. Ghost'n Goblins
3. ??
4. ??
5. ??
6. ??
7. ??
8. Commando
9. The Last Ninja - Level 1
10. Bubble Bobble
11. ??
12. That's the way it is.
13. Cybernoid 2
14. Iball?
Green Beret! :)
sorry, we still haven't heard from them.

...that's awkward.
added on the 2008-05-01 15:07:36 by Gargaj Gargaj
I'm not exactly happy how Intel is non-handling this either...
added on the 2008-05-01 23:34:11 by scamp scamp
ouwenhand list update:

1. ?? høres kjent ut men greier allikevel ikke huske hvilket spill.
2. Ghost'n Goblins (enkelt å huske)
3. ??
4. ??
5. ??
6. ??
7. Green Beret
8. Commando
9. The Last Ninja - Level 1
10. Bubble Bobble
11. Wizball
12. That's the way it is.
13. Cybernoid
14. Iball?
bah. forgot to remove the comments. just disregard the comments.
any chance that Wayfinder's seminar will ever be uploaded?
any news on the intel licenses? (i'm sure the coders among the winners will be really interested on that matter =)
added on the 2008-05-18 01:36:12 by dalezr dalezr
i assume they wouldve posted it already - which makes it kinda weird, basically two months after the party...
added on the 2008-05-18 02:17:24 by Gargaj Gargaj
we will something as soon as we hear from intel on the issue.

so far, we still haven't.
added on the 2008-05-18 02:29:40 by ryg ryg
Did the police or whoever was in charge of finding it found the person that broke the windshields?
added on the 2008-05-18 02:40:48 by xernobyl xernobyl
Did the car burgelars get caught btw. ?
added on the 2008-05-18 02:59:17 by magic magic
i believe thats what xrl asked just a few minutes ago magic
added on the 2008-05-18 03:18:11 by psenough psenough
i already love the timestamps on the bbs :D
added on the 2008-05-18 03:24:33 by Gargaj Gargaj
ps, I didnt know about 'broken windshields' are related to the car burgelars.. in anyway thanx for clearifying..
added on the 2008-05-18 03:51:29 by magic magic
It was a demoparty, the burglars faked the radio IDs from the car keys to rob them...
added on the 2008-05-18 03:57:02 by xernobyl xernobyl


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