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Inky

Eddie Lampert pillaged Sears, and now that he has what he wants, he's gone.
Today, 9:29 AM
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    Flojomojo
    Malls are an endangered species, boring 1980s style "anchor" stores doubly so. http://www.deadmalls.com
    Today, 10:15 AM
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    Inky
    That's true, but e.l. hastened the demise. Hell, he had every opportunity to right the ship, but his ego prevented him from listening to anyone.
    Today, 10:19 AM
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    deepthaw
    The mall our Sears anchored is nothing but medical offices and mallwalkers now.
    Today, 10:28 AM
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Inky

I've thought of starting Aari Party Midwest, but I haven't.
Oct 10 2018 3:10 PM
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    thanatos
    Chicago basement party?
    Oct 11 2018 8:02 AM
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    GoldLeader
    Just have Atari Agers meet for a beer and some Atari!
    Oct 11 2018 10:29 AM
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    GoldLeader
    I'm only 14 hours away!
    Oct 11 2018 10:32 AM
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Inky

I guess 7800 basic just isn't my thing. I'm having a very hard time grasping it. Damn ADD and being just generally stupid.
Oct 8 2018 8:43 PM
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    carlsson
    But if one intended to make a game for a specific console, learning a programming language for another environment will only help so much.
    Oct 9 2018 4:22 AM
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    BydoEmpire
    Take a programming course. For a lot of people, maybe all people, it's much easier to learn from someone else who can walk you through it, explain it, and answer questions than it is to just be thrown a manual and have at it. Once you learn programming in general 7800basic won't be too bad. Like anything, start small and build on that. Just get something up on screen. Get a tutorial program built and modify one thing at a time.
    Oct 9 2018 5:00 AM
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    Inky
    Thing is, I have self taught myself programming in the past. I've written games in Visual Basic (one with an access database,) SmartBasic on the ADAM, even the GameMaker language (which is based on Delphi,) and Python. I'm just thinking that I don't have the attention span to learn stuff like this anymore.
    Oct 9 2018 7:09 AM
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Inky

I hope the Rockies spank the drunkards. BAD.
Oct 3 2018 7:18 AM
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    Flojomojo
    I like beer. Do you like beer?
    Oct 3 2018 7:31 AM
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    GoldLeader
    I like beer...wait "like" is a little underpowered for this discussion...
    Oct 3 2018 12:59 PM
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    Spriggy
    A cold golden throat charmer? Yes please!
    Oct 3 2018 10:39 PM
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Inky

Unfortunately the Good Guys (Cubs) lost, so that means the drunkards win the NL Central.
Oct 1 2018 2:41 PM
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    Nathan Strum
    This is why I like the Mariners. I don't even have to worry about watching baseball past September.
    Oct 1 2018 5:39 PM
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    firebottle
    The Cubs will be lucky to make it to the NLDS and past it with all the injuries. Maybe just as well.
    Oct 1 2018 7:30 PM
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    adam242
    Tigers in 2019! lol
    Oct 1 2018 8:39 PM
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Inky

I'm seriously concerned about PacManPlus
Sep 27 2018 10:21 AM
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    Jin
    I don't know exactly what has been going on in his personal life, but it sure seems like he's been going through some kind of rough breakup this year and situations like that can really take a toll on a person. Just give him time and he'll be back if/when he feels up to it.
    Sep 27 2018 10:32 AM
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Inky

Ugh. Problems with my 7800. Video goes in and out, glitches out, and I think there's a short because after a while my game resets.
Sep 11 2018 9:47 AM
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Inky

Today is the 28th anniversary of the Plainfield IL F5 tornado. It destroyed the school I graduated from. It's the only F5 ever recorded in the Chicago area, and the only F5 recorded in the month of August.
Aug 28 2018 8:19 AM
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    moycon
    That blows.

    Aug 28 2018 8:42 AM
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    Keatah
    I remember that one.
    Aug 28 2018 10:09 AM
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Inky

"My Dad Wrote a Porno" is the single funniest podcast I've ever heard. New episode is out today. What does the future of Steele's Pots and Pans hold?
Aug 27 2018 1:42 PM
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Inky

Prometheus, and Omni, and Phoenix, oh my!
Aug 16 2018 7:12 AM
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Inky

Today my middle child starts her last first day of high school. :(
Aug 15 2018 7:06 AM
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    cybercylon
    If she can set herself up with that to be self sufficient and not depend on someone else (a boss) on having to give a paycheck, all the much better. My son is going into the trades with the intent of starting his own business.
    Aug 15 2018 1:07 PM
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    jd_1138
    ASL leads, I assume, to a career in schools teaching ASL to deaf and/or mute kids? May also wanna study Special Ed and get a teaching certificate also. Unless ASL already comes with that. It might.
    Aug 15 2018 5:06 PM
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    jd_1138
    Yeah the food industry and baking are a safe bet. People always need to eat. Nothing better than a great bakery. I wish there was one around here.
    Aug 15 2018 5:07 PM
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Inky

Several years ago, I won a Blaster prtottype in a contest. I'm looking for the userr that sent it to me, as I forgot who, and I don't have my PM's about this.
Aug 9 2018 10:10 AM
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Inky

If I had to rank my favorite classic consoles that I've owned in order, they would be 1) 7800 2) 2600 3)NES 4)Colecovision / ADAM 5) 5200. If you are counting the Atari computers, then the XE would be number 2. Note that I loved all these consoles.
Aug 6 2018 10:03 AM
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    Tickled_Pink
    I just don't like the 7800. I don't know why. I've had a couple but I've let them go. Looking at getting into Videopac (Oddyssey 2?) collecting. Seems to be one of the cheaper systems to collect for.

    Aug 6 2018 11:50 AM
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    GoldLeader
    I like your list! It's hard to make such a list...I end up thinking, Well I've got a 6 way tie!
    Aug 6 2018 12:17 PM
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    GoldLeader
    My faves are (Not necessarily in order), Atari 2600/7800, ColecoVision, NES, SNES, Genesis, and Turbograx, (And their Japanese counterparts)... :)
    Aug 6 2018 12:19 PM
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Inky

Yesterday was a good day.
Jul 31 2018 7:11 AM
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    Inky
    We'll see. So far, not bad.
    Jul 31 2018 8:12 AM
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    jd_1138
    In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey
    Butane in my veins so I'm out to cut the junkie
    With the plastic eyeballs, spray paint the vegetables
    Dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose
    Jul 31 2018 9:10 AM
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    atari2600land
    kill the headlights and put it neutral stock car flaming with the loser in the cruise control. baby's in Reno with the vitamin D, got a couple of couches sleep on the loveseat.
    Jul 31 2018 10:02 AM
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Inky

AtariAge IS the new Atari
Jul 18 2018 11:53 AM
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    MrMaddog
    Atari Community >> Atari Company
    Jul 18 2018 10:03 PM
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    DZ-Jay
    Except when it's Intellivision.
    Jul 19 2018 3:37 AM
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    GoldLeader
    I've always thought so...Or at very least it's where Atari fans of old congregate...
    Jul 19 2018 9:46 AM