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S1500 last won the day on April 14 2011

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About S1500

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    River Patroller
  • Birthday 01/27/1976

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Twin Cities
  • Interests
    car restoration, chicks in stirrup pants, pinball, and Fairuza Balk's status at any given time.

    I also praise or bash any and all retro video game podcasts.
  • Currently Playing
    Lego Hobbit

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  1. Nielen ratings: Hey, our methods of acquiring data haven't changed since 1977, why change now? The Atari of ratings. 

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    2. Zoyous

      Zoyous

      We've also been a "Nielsen family" at times... and it's true, they do bundle cash into the envelopes they send out. Anywhere from $1 to $20 from what I've received. It's kind of crazy.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I've also filled out the booklets 3 times or so, but the latest for me was just a quick survey.  You're completely right though, they'd need to change their methods to really keep up with the times, including time shifts (DVR Records), streaming, and live TV, plus whether or not one Fast Forwards through commercials, etc.,...Seems to me I've read about them doing new things, but I'm not sure how their methodology has changed.

    4. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      Sounds like they still use the "diary" but it's not the only method of measurement. Like I said above, I believe there's still some value in the self-report, especially if there's variance from the electronic snooping they also do. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nielsen_ratings

  2. There's this new guy at work. Never seen him before. Kind of awkward. He's a bit of a slob too. His uniform doesn't fit, and there's holes in it with little bits of blood around the holes. They'll hire anybody, won't they? 

    1. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      New mirror?

  3. S1500

    S1500

  4. Date a guy with Aspberger's, he won't give you flowers or jewelry. He'll give you a toolkit you're gonna use. That's how they say they care. 

    1. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      He might learn to give you flowers, jewelry, bubble bath, lingerie.  :)  But a Harbor Freight 25 inch breaker bar with a 3/4 impact deep socket is more useful if you have a flat.  

  5. Huh, had no idea prior to Broad City, they did retro gaming vids on YouTube. 

  6. Is there a way to switch back to the classic forum skin? This new one I feel like was made for people with severe vision problems. 

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I generally hate change, but I confess I like the new look...I wish Status Updates were the same as before, but you can get used to things pretty quickly.

    3. Kiwi

      Kiwi

      Hold ctrl and - to reduce the size of everything on firefox.  I had to use that on another forums to reduce the font size.

    4. S1500

      S1500

      The updates used to specify the user's status update. Now it's just "a status update". A little bit of a downgrade. 

  7. Where's the "My content" forum link? That's like the only one I use on here to use the forums. 

    1. jaybird3rd

      jaybird3rd

      In the "My Activity Streams" menu at the top, Albert added a few links which perform the job that "My Content" used to; the closest one would probably be "Content I Posted In."  The forums are still rebuilding, however, so the results you see there will be incomplete until that process is finished.

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      That is also what I miss the most...(But Jaybird is right,  that's similar)...

    3. save2600

      save2600

      Change. It's what's for breakfast!

  8. Getting merch rung up at Sketchers. Lady just automatically tries to enroll me in the rewards program. I say "I'm opting out". Consent, it's what's for dinner.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      @Eltigro King Sooper's? (Possibly called Kroger's). I do that one too...

    3. Eltigro

      Eltigro

      @GoldLeader Nope, but I used to have a Kroger card. This is for Brookshire's. According to Wikipedia, they're just in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      ^Cool...Interesting are the parallels...Save on gas & groceries, nicer than WalMart...

  9. My quick workaround was just to plug it in through the voice module(whether the game supports it or not).
  10. Parallel universe news: Alex Winter will star in Cyberpunk 2077

  11. Are you proposing what I'm thinking? We're going to break INTO the prison?

  12. 15 years from now, AtGames will release a SD card compilation featuring the personalities of your favorite AtariAge personalities.

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    2. DragonGrafx-16

      DragonGrafx-16

      I mean I do have horns so me? lol

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Mine will be the ROM that doesn't work.

    4. Inky

      Inky

      Whew. Dodged a bullet there.

  13. Deactivated my Twitter account. It's nothing but male bashing, hair splitting and saying the N word 300 times a day.

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    2. S1500

      S1500

      I try to be selective in who I follow, but it always ends up with mudslinging on my feed(even if I'm on their side). Then you get twitter users who like some of the dumbest posts ever, and you can't filter likes. You can filter retweets, but not likes. So it shows tweets I wouldn't be interested in seeing anyway.

       

      The Ben & Jerry's twitter feed is awfully political for ice cream.

    3. thanatos

      thanatos

      David Hasselhoff follows my account for some reason.

    4. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      Bubsy traffic on twitter is fun and civil for the most part.

  14. After 2 failed swapmeets + Facebook marketplace, I did the right thing with the Retro Gamer magazine collection: threw them in the trash

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    2. thanatos

      thanatos

      Doh! I even saw people here selling them for good amounts! :(

    3. S1500

      S1500

      $1 an issue, nobody even asked me. I didn't even have a sign.

    4. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      Welcome to the digital age.

  15. (watches Black Mirror) aand I never want to play a fighting game ever again.

    1. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      I only saw the first episode and it crushed my dreams of becoming the PM of Great Britain. I just don't feel that way about swine.

    2. Eltigro

      Eltigro

      I've never seen Black Mirror and I already never wanted to play a fighting game again... am I ahead of the curve? lol

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