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CaptainBreakout

Just watched the first 29 minutes of Tron with my two very young kids. It was so much fun and a major cerebral exercise describing to them what was going on.
Today, 12:09 AM
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    Keatah
    Cool.
    Today, 3:54 AM
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    DZ-Jay
    Was it very hard to describe what an "Arcade" was? :)

    Today, 4:32 AM
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CaptainBreakout

If I read enough vintage computing magazines can I go back to 1984? Would I want to?
Oct 7 2018 11:03 PM
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    retrorandy
    I wouldn't mind... 1984 was a fun year. :)
    Oct 8 2018 12:47 PM
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    carlsson
    Try to find a book with all sports results from 1984 to today, and give it to your old self so you can bet on the right results and become filthy rich by now...
    Oct 8 2018 3:26 PM
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    frankodragon
    You probably could perform Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" by three years.
    Oct 8 2018 8:18 PM
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CaptainBreakout

I spent an evening burning through a cabinet to add a high security cam locks to one of my arcade things. I like how I have a key to my arcade stuff, and no one would probably ever break in but it is MY key cause I spent the time grinding so haha.
Sep 1 2018 1:20 AM
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    Random Terrain
    Which is better, bumping or grinding? And how do they differ from twerking?
    Sep 1 2018 2:50 AM
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    GoldLeader
    Wendy O Williams can tell you...
    Sep 1 2018 4:26 PM
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CaptainBreakout

Got a slot machine I can now call my own
Aug 27 2018 10:35 PM
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    DZ-Jay
    Will you rig it to pay out chocolate bon-bons instead of coins? That would be sweet!
    Aug 28 2018 5:11 AM
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    carlsson
    A friend of mine a couple of years ago bought a Space Invaders arcade. It was remarkably heavy. Once in place, his small children started to poke into the coin slot and somehow pulled out coin after coin. He opened the coin department and easily found $100 worth of coins the previous owner never had collected!
    Aug 28 2018 6:39 AM
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CaptainBreakout

Witness the power of my neutrino cannon!
Aug 5 2018 12:07 PM
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    Nathan Strum
    Looks kinda... small.
    Aug 5 2018 5:55 PM
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    Jin
    Astrophysics was my major in college and I still remember a good bit of what I learned. ^_^
    Aug 5 2018 6:36 PM
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    CaptainBreakout
    It's not small! Just... Um.. Compact! And anyway the nutrinos are REALLY BIG, trust me!
    Aug 5 2018 9:43 PM
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CaptainBreakout

is haunted by the Fruit of the Loom cornucopia.
Jul 15 2018 5:01 PM
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    atari2600land
    You mean it doesn't anymore?
    Jul 15 2018 7:40 PM
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    CaptainBreakout
    It... Never... Existed! *Dramatic Organ Chord*
    Jul 15 2018 8:12 PM
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    Flojomojo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKeQpeDkoGc
    Jul 16 2018 9:29 AM
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CaptainBreakout

Installing an air conditioner in one's game room takes time, care, and a while lot of sweat if ya wait until July 1st!
Jul 1 2018 10:57 PM
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    xucaen
    Yes. I put mine in in May and take it out in November. ;)
    Jul 2 2018 9:21 AM
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    CaptainBreakout
    Yeah for sure. I'm kinda surprised my carts haven't melted together into one big uncollectable wad.
    Jul 2 2018 1:57 PM
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    Tombstone
    well, it is more of a dry heat...

    Jul 2 2018 3:28 PM
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CaptainBreakout

I am a man trapped in a man's body.
Jun 24 2018 9:53 AM
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    retrorussell
    In a man's man's man's world!
    Jun 24 2018 12:15 PM
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    DZ-Jay
    So... perhaps smear a bit more KY the next time and you won't get trapped.
    Jun 24 2018 2:37 PM
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    Flojomojo
    A frothy mix of
    Oh never mind
    Jun 24 2018 3:55 PM
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    jd_1138
    did ya forget your helmet?
    Jun 13 2018 2:51 PM
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CaptainBreakout

"Journey Escape: The Game: The Movie: The Game"
Jun 12 2018 9:31 AM
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    CaptainBreakout
    ... hold on to that flamethrower..err ...err
    Jun 12 2018 10:59 AM
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    Nathan Strum
    Heralding the return of Data Age, as a third-party developer for the Ataribox.
    Jun 12 2018 11:19 AM
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    zylon
    the vertical hold on the screen keeps on flipping. don't know if I'll play tomorrooooow-oh!
    Jun 12 2018 1:47 PM
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CaptainBreakout

Old electronics projects. What if it's genetic?
Apr 30 2018 1:26 AM
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    Keatah
    I like the pretty colors of the parts.
    Apr 30 2018 2:09 AM
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    CaptainBreakout
    The glowing bits must have been nice in the vacuum tube days... Not as showu as the LEDs, but warmer. (I just wonder seriously of it got onto my grandpas' genome.)
    Apr 30 2018 2:19 AM
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    Keatah
    I used to think tubes were under pressure and always ready to explode!
    Apr 30 2018 10:33 AM
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CaptainBreakout

Been overhearing a ton of conversations from random strangers about Atari and Sega NES arcade etc experiences from childhood in public places. It really feels like a phenomenon.
Mar 31 2018 4:52 PM
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    GoldLeader
    The Hell you say! We had that conversation tonight at work...First time! (I'm fairly new to the job, though).
    Apr 1 2018 2:47 AM
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CaptainBreakout

Watched most of Land Before Time with my very young kids. It's a whole different movie 30 years later.
Mar 20 2018 10:00 PM
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    GoldLeader
    Due to similar names, in my brain, for some reason, I always have to remember which one is the cute little dinosaurs, and which one is this...
    Mar 21 2018 2:39 AM
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    GoldLeader
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0K97czqecQ
    Mar 21 2018 2:39 AM
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    CaptainBreakout
    @Jin dude it IS scary and stressful! Bluth could sure make a frantic chase scene, with debris exploding all over wild camera pans, but the feeling of the movie is mostly downright hostile and sad!
    Mar 21 2018 10:11 AM
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CaptainBreakout

Rewiring a DB9 y-cable to add Genesis gamepad support to my original Spy Hunter, Stargate and Solaris carts. (Hooray for beer, solder and stress relief.)
Mar 19 2018 10:41 PM
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CaptainBreakout

When I get sick, it always seems like it's on my days off. Grumpy.
Mar 17 2018 11:54 AM
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    Trip2018
    For me It seems to happen on school days.
    Mar 17 2018 1:41 PM
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    Keatah
    Aaaand you just start feeling better the morning you leave for work. All spry and jumpy.
    Mar 17 2018 1:42 PM
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    CaptainBreakout
    Thanks for the laughs and sentiment all... Seems to be helping cure my grumpiness at least.
    Mar 17 2018 5:31 PM