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CaptainBreakout

So I broke up a pair of large Sony monitor headphones, and hot glued them under the hood of my 6-switch... Now my AtariVox has dedicated speakers! Sweet hearing the thing talk.
Jan 7 2019 11:48 PM
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CaptainBreakout

Trying to find a location for an unexpected new old console.
Jan 3 2019 1:26 AM
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    CaptainBreakout
    Thanks for the suggestions. Suddenly it was so obvious... on top of the scuba gear below the baby incubator.
    Jan 3 2019 11:31 AM
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    GoldLeader
    That's what I was thinking! Just move the jock strap collection to the left...
    Jan 3 2019 12:32 PM
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    CaptainBreakout
    Yep. It's nice being organized.
    Jan 3 2019 1:22 PM
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CaptainBreakout

The Charlie Brown Christmas theme is playing in my head. Things are calm and Christmasy. Very nice.
Dec 23 2018 12:13 AM
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CaptainBreakout

If you have a CD-i, you owe it to yourself to play Christmas Crisis within the next 10 days. Especially if you have little kids.
Dec 15 2018 1:31 PM
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    CaptainBreakout
    That's a good one. If you want to go real obscure there's Ho! Ho! Ho! on the Apple ][ / C64.
    Dec 15 2018 7:33 PM
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    Wyluli Wolf
    Blast, I went with the 3DO instead of the CDI :)

    Dec 15 2018 8:40 PM
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    DZ-Jay
    Check out also Christmas Carol for the Intellivision. ;)
    Dec 16 2018 5:32 AM
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CaptainBreakout

I have the periscope/marquee of a Battlezone arcade game in the trunk of my car. Its in good shape and large. Not sure what to do with it at this point.
Nov 29 2018 12:09 AM
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    GoldLeader
    Realistically if it's big and pointless on its own, If you don't need/want it, you might sell it to a Battlezone owner, but they'd have to need it as an upgrade to the one they have...
    Nov 29 2018 2:05 PM
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    GoldLeader
    I have friends who would probably do something weird and artistic with such a thing...
    Nov 29 2018 2:06 PM
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    CaptainBreakout
    The idea I like the best so far is to make an Ipod dock out of it.
    @DrSpuds: Vacuum Formed ABS and Acrylic ... yum?
    Nov 29 2018 6:09 PM
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CaptainBreakout

Ok... Free night tomorrow. Wife, kids and houseguest all vacate... (for 24hr). What geekery shall I undertake, mmm?
Nov 25 2018 11:56 PM
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    Spriggy
    Lights out ... 2600 Haunted House ... beer .. and no pants. Ahhh!
    Nov 26 2018 7:06 AM
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    travistouchdown
    Sounds like a dream. Wish I could get the house to myself for a few hours let alone 24!
    Nov 26 2018 1:53 PM
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    cvga
    Sounds like there's time for Breakout!
    Nov 26 2018 3:05 PM
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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.
Nov 17 2018 12:09 AM
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    retrorandy
    TRON is such an amazing movie & I love the whole nostalgia of the arcade games in it. It's a shame Disney isn't continuing with this awesome franchise. On a random note I really dug TRON Uprising and was sad when it didn't get a 2nd season. On another random note not sure if everyone saw that the director of TRON Legacy is at the helm of Top Gun II which really could have it's own thread on here.
    Nov 17 2018 12:32 PM
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    MrMaddog
    Wow, we had TRON while kids have The Emoji Movie...

    (BTW, did you watch Wreck-It-Ralph with them?)
    Nov 17 2018 12:45 PM
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    jaybird3rd
    Tron is a great movie for kids, especially kids who already like computers. It's very spiritual and mind-expanding in its own way, and of course there has never been another movie since which looked quite like it.
    Nov 17 2018 1:35 PM
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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