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TV starts acting funny

My Toshiba TV screen becomes darker and one moment later brighter.   It happens with other channels too.     That reminds me when my monitor had the same thing before it dies years ago.   Probably I will buy a new tv set one day.

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Google Stadia: more I know, more I shouldn't bother with it.

Unlike other consoles, Google Stadia is a console where it can play games from cloud, not from hard disk, sd or other devices.   The problem with it, if Google decides to terminate its console, we would get an orphaned console without games because Stadia only plays cloud games.   If Atari 2600 was a cloud console instead cartridges, nobody would play it today.   What a shame.    

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Over pricing video games since 1985.

I just checked my old catalogues and I noted console games are higher than pre-NES.   Before NES, console games are around $10- $40. Computer games are around $30-$60.   With NES and other consoles starts having games the same price than computers, around $40-$90. Commodore 64 has lower price games.   Only Atari 2600 has decent prices around $20-$35 until 1992.   $ = Canadian dollar.

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YouTube new policies

From now, YouTube users need to tell if their videos are made for children or not. https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9527654?hl=en   Myself, I can't tell if some of my videos are for kids.    I make them for everybody, not just for kids.

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Rules to buy a new video game system

I follow my rules when it's time to buy a new video game system.   1 - The system must be good and available in almost stores.   2 - The games I want so hard to play it.   3 - The games must be physical, not digital.     I bought Atari Lynx just to play Ms Pac-Man. The Gameboy version was not available yet.   Luckily, I also bought later, S.T.U.N. Runner, Steel Talons and Lemmings. They are all great on the Lynx.   In 2018, I bough

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I thought they are banned

I'm surprised to find Popeye candy stick.     I read in the internet these candies like this are banned because they look likes cigarettes.

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Names from Conquest of the New World

I always wonder if the names from Conquest of the new world are real.     After a little researches from wikipedia, few names are from military.   Don George: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom_George_Franck   Lady Marsha: from a recent actress?  http:// https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsha_Fitzalan   Lord William: http:// https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_William_Bentinck   Sir Gregory: http:// https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Greg

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Insering a miniSD card .... Not in good way

I inserted a miniSD card in my mp3 player.   Then I tried to play new songs. The mp3 player does not reconise the sd card.   I checked and I noted the sd card is not inserted.   I took a look at the desk and the floor. Nothing.     Weeks later, the mp3 player makes noises when I shake it.   I realised the SD card must be inside it somehow.   I can't find a way to retrieve it without ruining my mp3 player.   Instead,

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Strange error.

I worked on my colecovision game when I get this message:     I'm not really sure 'Evelyn the modified dog' means but I guess my one of my game turned into a monster.   I'm not sure 'Conditional flow changed by optimizer' either.    I will work on m game if this message keeps showing. If it the case, I might ask for help.     Alright. It's late. I'm going to sleep.   See you another day. Bye.

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Classic music

I like listening classic music from time in time but I won't spend all day listening to them.   Most radio stations play any kind of songs except classic music.   For some reason, listening classic music for me is more like listening silent movies even if classic music is more older than movies.     My favourites are: Chopin, Mozart, Tchaïkovski, Strauss and others.

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Challenging Google

Albert, the owner of Atariage, said Google (and other search sites) could show screenshots from my club.     Yeah! Google found a picture from "the official Robin Gravel's club".   Actually, it's a banner from the main club page where everybody can see anyway.   But can Google find my pictures from my topics/blogs inside my club?   Only the time will tell.

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Grizeline gave birth.

I just discovered my cat gave birth.      I can't tell when Grizeline gave birth.   Mom knows where to hide her kitties.   I think it's three kitties from the picture.   How cute. 😍   But we have to deal with these new cats too.

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What happened to my new 3ds?

I was playing on my New 3DS when my hands were stained of paint.   After further inspection, my handheld game started losing paint.     I guess newest consoles are made of cheap materials.   My original Gameboy still has great shapes, no losing paint and made in Japan.

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Confusing new forum options

I had problem with uploading pictures yesterday.   So I make some tests here.       Ok. I get it. I need to choose 'choose files' option to upload pictures.    Not use 'feature photo' option to upload pictures.       The 'feature photo' is more catching and bigger than 'choose a files' option.     That's why I have trouble with the new design.   The new forum is so confusing    

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USB 3.0 4 Port Hub Adapter USB-C just arrived

I got my USB 3.0 4 Port Hub Adapter USB-C by mail. I thought it would be bigger but that's fine. Now I can play games using external keyboard, mouse and external DVD drive. No more bother which USB device needs to be removed to connect another one.

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Minecraft New 3DS Edition breaks a new record

Minecraft New 3DS edition crashed six times yesterday at the same spot. There were at least 8 ghasts or more around the corner that makes the game to crash. If you don't know about ghasts, here the link: https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Ghast Even if Mojang dropped New 3DS edition, I still enjoy it to play.

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Quake 3 Arena is still cool on windows 10

Quake 3 Arena won't install on windows 10. I think the installer is 16 bit instead 32 bit. Fortunely I managed to install the game and run. All I need is to copy the whole game to the computer and start it. Quake 3 Arena still needs the cd to run.

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