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derFunkenstein

I'm free! Free! I've scheduled my Facebook account for permanent deletion, since they wait 30 days before actually deleting it.
May 15 2019 7:24 PM
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    ls650
    So lie. Make stuff up and wreck their data trending.
    May 16 2019 10:45 AM
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    Flojomojo
    I've turned off my FB notifications and stuck the app in a folder on my phone.

    I won't quit because I do like keeping up with faraway friends.

    Plus I have it tied to a bunch of video games. :-P
    May 16 2019 12:51 PM
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    BydoEmpire
    Congrats! Enjoy your freedom and peace of mind.
    May 16 2019 2:13 PM
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derFunkenstein

"You're supposed to be dumpster-diving for ham scraps, you six-piece Chicken McNobody!" - I love Space Ghost. https://twitter.com/PTSDGuts/status/1120760436968673280
Apr 23 2019 4:30 PM
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    GoldLeader
    I used to watch the original cartoon as a kiddo (Space Ghost/Frankenstein Jr.)...Coast to Coast was Awesome too!
    Apr 23 2019 8:23 PM
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    Jin
    Man, Space Ghost Coast to Coast was my favorite late night show growing up. That and Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell probably had a lot to do with making me the night owl I am today.
    Apr 23 2019 9:46 PM
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    Flojomojo
    Zorak was the best.
    Apr 24 2019 7:55 AM
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derFunkenstein

Still on the fence about the Mega Sg? I wrote around 8,000 words for The Tech Report, published this morning. https://techreport.com/review/34540/analogue-mega-sg-reviewed-cloning-a-sega-genesis-with-fpga-power
Apr 15 2019 12:00 PM
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    Jin
    Oh, one quick correction! In the Renegade section you mention the Mega EverDrive X7 being able to play Genesis, Master System, and Game Gear games but the Mega EverDrive doesn't do Game Gear. It does do 32X games though, provided you've got the mushroom to stick it in. =)
    Apr 15 2019 9:30 PM
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    derFunkenstein
    @Jin thank you, that was supposed to say SG-1000. Elsewhere, it mentions that the Genesis couldn't play GG games because of the color palette, not sure why I got it wrong in that spot.
    Apr 15 2019 10:02 PM
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    Jin
    It's no worries, glad to be of help! I've watched and read a lot of reviews of the Mega Sg already and yours was the straw that broke the camel's back so to speak on convincing me I gotta get one. It'll be a couple months before I can budget for it, but in the meantime I did preemptively order two Retro-Bit 6-button Genesis controllers for it tonight.
    Apr 15 2019 10:48 PM
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derFunkenstein

NOT AN APRIL FOOL'S JOKE I SWEAR: Smokemonster has released the Mega Sg jailbreak. https://github.com/SmokeMonsterPacks/Mega-Sg-Jailbreak
Apr 1 2019 2:38 PM
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    Flojomojo
    Other Features

    Sega CD BIOS loading ColecoVision Super Game Module and Super Banking And much more
    Apr 1 2019 6:49 PM
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    youxia
    Scalpers, rejoice!
    Apr 1 2019 9:15 PM
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    derFunkenstein
    no RAM cart support, even if you load a BIOS manually. Oh well. Maybe a future update will do it. Is there a ROM dump of the cart? That might trick the system into thinking there is one.
    Apr 1 2019 9:20 PM
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derFunkenstein

I can't believe that AtGames purchased emulation house M2 over the weekend!
Apr 1 2019 5:59 AM
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derFunkenstein

Saw a CIB Cool Spot for Genesis today for $7 and I'm kicking myself for not buying it. Also, unpopular opinion: I'd rather play on a VA7 model 1 than a VA2 model 1 due to the 2's totally unlistenable distortion on several games (including SoR2)
Mar 16 2019 12:13 PM
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    GoldLeader
    Hey, that was back when 7-Up was the bomb too! It was SOOOO MUCH BETTER before they changed it into "all natural" 7-Up which all but ruined it. I mean if I wanted crap, I'd drink a Sprite right?
    Mar 17 2019 12:33 AM
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    DragonGrafx-16
    Find some Mexican 7-Up then... it's just the way it was back then.
    Mar 17 2019 1:01 AM
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    GoldLeader
    ^Whoa! Is this true? I don't mean sugar...I think the chemicals (prolly mostly preservatives, no big deal) gave it its crisp aftertaste which left a subtle taste on your tongue, and that Entirely went away when they did "all natural"..It really was different afterwards.
    Mar 17 2019 1:07 PM
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derFunkenstein

I was thinking about how I'd like to have less hardware from work in my home office and the Latitude E5570 that is my primary workstation crapped the bed. Maybe I need to think about rolling around in a big pile of money...
Feb 25 2019 10:06 AM
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derFunkenstein

Now is definitely a great time to get into the PS3. My local Disc Replay is doing buy five get five free. I got like 40 games yesterday for $100, including a bunch of classics.
Feb 18 2019 11:03 AM
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    ClassicGMR
    I got 40 games yesterday for $100, including a bunch of, like, classics.
    Feb 18 2019 12:47 PM
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    jd_1138
    PS3 is a great system and can double as a Blu-ray player. Those 40 games cost like 2200 when new.
    Feb 18 2019 12:53 PM
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    derFunkenstein
    They have just walls of Xbox 360 and PS3 games, and so much of what I got was marked at $5 or less. I think I paid $7.99 for two of them, and even some of the ones I paid for were only $0.99. I'm replacing some games I own digitally with physical copies to guard against the PSN store one day going down. Infamous, Uncharted, Disgaea, BioShock...I got a bunch of whole series in that.
    Feb 18 2019 1:01 PM
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derFunkenstein

Played about 90 minutes on Beyond Oasis last night. Got the first two spirits, did some other stuff, and quit. Turned it on today, dead battery. /sadTrombone
Feb 12 2019 4:01 PM
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    DragonGrafx-16
    Always make sure to replace the battery if it still has the original one. I lost my progress twice when playing ALTTP before I learned that lesson. It's cheap and easy to do with even the most basic soldering skills to replace it.
    Feb 12 2019 5:55 PM
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    derFunkenstein
    I used my last one to replace the battery after work. It's all better now. https://twitter.com/TVsBen/status/1095456585743323141
    Feb 12 2019 7:38 PM
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    retrorussell
    Aww.. good game though.
    Feb 13 2019 1:31 PM
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derFunkenstein

The real fun is starting - I got callbacks on three of my interviews to do a technical assessment. Fortunately all 3 want me to use ASP.NET MVC5 so I only have to bone up on one technology.
Jan 31 2019 10:07 AM
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    GoldenWheels
    Bone that technology!
    Jan 31 2019 11:37 AM
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    malrak
    I didn't know Marvel vs Capcom was up to 5 already. Cool stuff!
    Jan 31 2019 12:45 PM
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    GoldLeader
    Good Luck!
    Jan 31 2019 1:54 PM
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derFunkenstein

Broke my glasses just by pushing them up on my face. Fortunately I found my exact frames online with overnight delivery. Too bad I ordered too late for tomorrow.
Jan 30 2019 4:25 PM
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    Gray Defender
    I don't know if they break that easy maybe you should get a better frame :)
    Jan 30 2019 8:41 PM
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    derFunkenstein
    Well, they're about 8-9 months old. When my insurance will pay for new glasses again in May I'll do better.
    Jan 30 2019 8:49 PM
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    carlsson
    Do you become green when you bite your lip?
    Jan 31 2019 1:05 AM
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    travistouchdown
    Love it! haha
    Jan 28 2019 9:52 AM
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    high voltage
    Monday is my Sunday, I had a great day today arranging my Atari Lynx collection
    Jan 28 2019 10:42 AM
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    GoldLeader
    I'm off Sunday/Monday too! Still off!! WooHoooo! Back to work tomorrow...
    Jan 28 2019 8:25 PM
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derFunkenstein

Discovered the hard way that the RetroTink 2x's component inputs are spaced too tightly to connect HDRetrovision YPbPr cables without stressing the input jacks. Ugh.
Jan 27 2019 3:17 PM
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    derFunkenstein
    Yeah, and I have some ordered from Amazon. Regular cables fit fine. I bought their male-to-male cable for my YPbPr switch to go in my office and was just bummed. Wanted to make sure other folks who want the same can plan ahead.
    Jan 27 2019 6:38 PM
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    derFunkenstein
    BTW this affects the red/white audio ports, too. So if you do get adapters get 5. 3x of these. https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Gold-Plated-Copper-Female-Stereo/dp/B07CMW6Q1B
    Jan 27 2019 6:40 PM
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    Punisher5.0
    That sucks. Thanks for sharing because I was thinking about getting one.
    Jan 28 2019 9:01 AM
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derFunkenstein

Today is my third job interview in 3 days. Two more scheduled next week. Wish me luck, or don't. I don't mind. :)
Jan 25 2019 8:41 AM
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    derFunkenstein
    @jd_1138 that's super advice, and it's worked for my in the past.

    @Jinks The nice thing is that I already have a full-time job that I like well enough, so I'm definitely interviewing them as much as they interview me. If something smells off, I'm out. So far so good, and I'm limiting my search to companies where I know somebody or they have a rep for being a good employer. If I was out of work I'd have to be much less picky.
    Jan 25 2019 10:51 AM
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    GoldLeader
    Best of Luck!
    Jan 25 2019 1:40 PM
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    ghost1313
    Hi,

    Good luck.
    Jan 25 2019 2:39 PM