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#1751 Mitkraft OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:03 AM

I've bought many DVD's on eBay, yesterday I received my first counterfeit/bootleg copy... it kind of ticked me off.    No security seals, a couple of small glitches during play and my computer tells me it's a ripped copy.  Oh well, now I know why they were selling for only $7.99!  Being so cheap it was not worth the hassle of messing with, but I took the courtesy anyway of informing the seller in case he was unaware.

 

What happened next surprised me, no questions asked, he cancelled the order and refunded my money.  Hmm, that's suspicious...  so I checked his feedback, apparently other people have noted that they have received bootlegged copies as well.  

 

Don't think for one second that those people don't know good and well they are selling bootlegged copies.  That's why they refunded your money so fast.  I recently bought a new version of Quicken off eBay that was listed as brand new.  Although stated that it didn't come with a box I assumed it would at least be a legit CD.  What I got was a home burned CD with a printed label and some "receipt" from quicken that mentioned volume license except referred to TurboTax and not Quicken.  I told the seller in no uncertain terms that there was no way I was trusting my financial data with a copy of quicken who's pedigree I couldn't verify.  He insisted it was legit and I told him that unless he could provide me with a CD from Intuit or a link to download the copy from them then I wanted a refund.  He said he'd give me one but when he didn't after a few days I filed an "item not as described".  I also reported it to Quicken via a form on their website.



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Posted Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:54 PM

Start packing in a few hours - It's off to X-Day XX - http://www.subgenius...ay/20X-Day.html

I never did get to refine my Musick program for this but that no longer matters. Hope to get some recordings and video of the "show" including my TI console plugged in to some effect pedals. 
Accompanying me will be the speech synth and FR99 - not bringing my moded so CRT it is.

 

If all fails miserably (again) I'll be back in action around July8th. TTFN! else, THE WORLD ENDS TOMORROW AND YOU MAY DIE!

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#1753 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:38 PM

Sub-Genii Unite!



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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:39 PM

Using the off-topic thread to wish Canadian forum folk a Happy Canada Day (eh), American forum folk a Happy July 4th, and get a jump on our euro-french friends by wishing them une bonne fête nationale a couple weeks in advance (which I should have wished our québécois friends last week - although I was there wishing everyone the same in person.)

 

Sorry if I missed anyone, but if we all celebrated our national holidays on May 1st like most of the world, it would make it easier for my feeble geriatric brain to keep track! Or maybe not.


Edited by PeBo, Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:41 PM.


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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:31 PM

Using the off-topic thread to wish Canadian forum folk a Happy Canada Day (eh), American forum folk a Happy July 4th, and get a jump on our euro-french friends by wishing them une bonne fête nationale a couple weeks in advance (which I should have wished our québécois friends last week - although I was there wishing everyone the same in person.)

 

Sorry if I missed anyone, but if we all celebrated our national holidays on May 1st like most of the world, it would make it easier for my feeble geriatric brain to keep track! Or maybe not.

We're mostly making it a quiet weekend here in the Ozarks- the company I work for doesn't have the 3rd as a holiday and I didn't feel the need to burn a vacation day for it.  :)

 

I'm doing steaks tonight, but the biggest plans we have are to go on our bi-weekly grocery shopping trip and do housecleaning.  I also told my wife that I was going to start an Excel spreadsheet with my cartridge catalog- this will help me determine what carts i need to start looking for.  mwhahaha



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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:08 PM

Grocery Shopping got done this morning. Promises were also made that windows and kitchen floors would be addressed.

 

Unfortunately I turned on the 4A, so a promises were rescheduled until tomorrow (btw if you havent tried Paul Pichette's "TAFARA" give it a try....an exceptional centipede clone that kept me going until my hand could take no more.

 

Now though, it's an evening with Vin as we microwave up some popcorn for The Fate of the Furious (I will undoubtedly hear about the state of the floor throughout the popcorn preparation)



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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:08 PM

We're mostly making it a quiet weekend here in the Ozarks- the company I work for doesn't have the 3rd as a holiday and I didn't feel the need to burn a vacation day for it.  :)
 
I'm doing steaks tonight, but the biggest plans we have are to go on our bi-weekly grocery shopping trip and do housecleaning.  I also told my wife that I was going to start an Excel spreadsheet with my cartridge catalog- this will help me determine what carts i need to start looking for.  mwhahaha


We are in the same boat with the 4th a holiday and the 3rd not. I have every other Friday off and last Friday was an off day so I'm taking vacation on Monday and making a 5 day weekend out of it.

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Posted Sat Jul 8, 2017 7:25 AM

Start packing in a few hours - It's off to X-Day XX - http://www.subgenius...ay/20X-Day.html

I never did get to refine my Musick program for this but that no longer matters. Hope to get some recordings and video of the "show" including my TI console plugged in to some effect pedals. 
Accompanying me will be the speech synth and FR99 - not bringing my moded so CRT it is.

 

If all fails miserably (again) I'll be back in action around July8th. TTFN! else, THE WORLD ENDS TOMORROW AND YOU MAY DIE!

:)
 

 

 

Well I survived X-day 20 and have returned home drying out camping gear and sorting everything to pack away until next time. The TI held up nicely, decided to bring the nanoPEB as well. Which was a good thing. I never did get a photo of the setup but my MUSICK program and a speech script I wrote while there served as great background noise with the other performances. 

The TI also played a major part in Subgenius  Lore evolution. With new puzzling evidence introduced during this past X-Day I used the TI to disseminate all the new data and included it into the current mysteries that have developed. I don't want to give up too much info here and now. I'll wait for Rev. Ivan Stang to edit and put together an official report. It seemed a great way to expose the TI to a generation of SubGeeze as I announced I had to go back to a 1980s era computer made it Texas (Birthplace of the Church of the Subgenius) to decipher data from 1998 (prophesied year for the end of the world) in 2017 (year of X-day 20). My breaking news story may actually appear in a documentary that was being filmed at the time for inclusion in the Sundance film festival.

Have to go and sort all my camping gear now. But I'm back. And will be pretty busy sorting my basement and getting ready for a Big party at my house in August. so may not be working on any projects for a bit. We shall see how that goes as my project anxiety slowly creeps in..... 

 

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EDIT : on a side note, the TI wasn't the only old computer to show up at X-day - 

 

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Edited by Sinphaltimus, Sat Jul 8, 2017 7:34 AM.


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Posted Sun Jul 9, 2017 8:46 PM

Coming October 2017!



#1760 Sinphaltimus OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:23 PM

 

 

Well I survived X-day 20 and have returned home drying out camping gear and sorting everything to pack away until next time. The TI held up nicely, decided to bring the nanoPEB as well. Which was a good thing. I never did get a photo of the setup but my MUSICK program and a speech script I wrote while there served as great background noise with the other performances. 

The TI also played a major part in Subgenius  Lore evolution. With new puzzling evidence introduced during this past X-Day I used the TI to disseminate all the new data and included it into the current mysteries that have developed. I don't want to give up too much info here and now. I'll wait for Rev. Ivan Stang to edit and put together an official report. It seemed a great way to expose the TI to a generation of SubGeeze as I announced I had to go back to a 1980s era computer made it Texas (Birthplace of the Church of the Subgenius) to decipher data from 1998 (prophesied year for the end of the world) in 2017 (year of X-day 20). My breaking news story may actually appear in a documentary that was being filmed at the time for inclusion in the Sundance film festival.

Have to go and sort all my camping gear now. But I'm back. And will be pretty busy sorting my basement and getting ready for a Big party at my house in August. so may not be working on any projects for a bit. We shall see how that goes as my project anxiety slowly creeps in..... 

 

 

 

EDIT : on a side note, the TI wasn't the only old computer to show up at X-day - 

 

 

 

 

I kid you not - http://hourofslack.l...ird-emaculation



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Posted Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:06 PM

Well, I got my A500+ vampire installed with ApolloOS and could not be happier with my little Amiga. It's the only thing powerful enough to pull me away from the finalGrom99 at the moment. No worries, I can share my time. Any of you have the Apollo Vampire card? Are you as excited over this thing as I am? never imagined my meager little A500 beiul enough to do all the things on it I wish i could have back in the day.



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Posted Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:15 PM

Is it just my connection or is AtariAge very slow and unresponsive today?



#1763 Sinphaltimus OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:56 PM

Is it just my connection or is AtariAge very slow and unresponsive today?

I had it timeout on me about 30 minutes ago.



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Posted Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:08 AM

Some interesting reading from the guy who wrote R-Type for the ZX Spectrum:

http://bizzley.imbahost.com/index.html



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Posted Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:25 PM

Some interesting reading from the guy who wrote R-Type for the ZX Spectrum:

http://bizzley.imbahost.com/index.html

 

I have that book printed out, it was a nice read ;)



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Posted Tue Aug 1, 2017 9:06 AM

Sometimes Amazon.com REALLY SUX...

 

I mean really, why wait so long before sending it?  I could have walked to Seattle by now and picked the bloody thing up.

 

 

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Posted Tue Aug 1, 2017 2:18 PM

 

I have that book printed out, it was a nice read ;)

 

I have to yet to understand the finer details on page 53-54. Very interesting for a scrolling fanatic like me.



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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 5:13 PM

WHAT!!   :-o     For $9,000.00 I would expect a freakin' coffee cup holder!

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...or at least a USB charger built in!



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Posted Fri Aug 4, 2017 8:12 AM

for $9k i would expect plumbing.  ;-)



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Posted Fri Aug 4, 2017 9:06 AM

For 9K it should have a built-in beer keg. . .



#1771 Sinphaltimus OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 4, 2017 3:09 PM

For 9k they can keep it.

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Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 4:53 PM

Just for your information, I'll be away from keyboard until Aug 25 for a trip to Mongolia.

 

They said there is no guarantee for Internet access in the Ger camps ... so this is going to be like the good old vacations where you probably considered writing post cards. If you found some time, that is.



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Posted Tue Aug 8, 2017 7:42 AM

Can't find this outside of facebook - 

https://www.facebook...-SPCbW5ueHxw5IA



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Posted Tue Aug 8, 2017 11:59 AM

that's a pretty slick version of Adventure!



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Posted Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:15 PM

THis HAS to be a mistake... right?  Has the price of the 32K sidecar actually DOUBLED in price!?!  My video, which is being used on the site mentions the price as $35.00 plus the cost of shipping.

 

 

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