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About almightytodd

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  1. Is it possible to buy shares of Atari stock in the U.S.? I don't expect them to ever be worth anything, but with a share price consistently less than a dollar, it might be fun... ...as a novelty... ...for entertainment purposes only... Apologies if this question has already been answered; I tried a search here and through Google and didn't find anything.
  2. Have you looked here yet? https://archive.org/details/internetarcade This might also be useful: https://www.arcade-museum.com/
  3. Most (if not all) of the early video games used integrated circuits but not microprocessors. Computer Space used the 7400-series Transistor-transistor Logic (TTL) chips. These chips were capable of generating results of the most rudimentary Boolean logic functions (and, or, exclusive or, not-and (NAND) not or (NOR). Microprocessors such as the Intel 8080, the Zilog Z-80, and the MOS 6502 were not cost-effective until the mid-1970s.
  4. @bennybingo Congrats on making the first post of the year! Happy New Year everyone!
  5. I don’t really have anything relevant to add to this discussion, but I want it (and that “other” VCS thread) to come up in my, “content I posted in” stream...
  6. A new console with the Atari brand name that somehow recaptured the magic of the original VCS would be a welcome new option for retro-fans and modern casual gamers alike.
  7. I believe that parody, even of copyrighted materials, is considered free speech protected by the first amendment. That seems to be the opinion of "Fair Use" for this parody piece:
  8. I hope I make it onto page 1000... ...next milestone... ...the traditional New Year's Day postings...
  9. ...and then there's that whole thing about Galaga being a portrait-orientation game... ...can you reprogram your game with the screen turned sideways?
  10. Hey! Maybe Disney will buy out Atari. They pretty much own everything else...
  11. So far as a "new" retro/home/simplified computer goes, the 8 - bit guy is working on a project that is probably as close as we'll ever get... ...and as close as we really need to.
  12. The Stella emulator will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world... ...oh wait, I think that's Disneyland...
  13. Since Spielberg directed, he should have insisted on there being an E.T. cart in there...
  14. So a stick PC for $170 you say? For that amount I think you could get one of these with a two-year extended warranty. But yes, it does take up a lot more space...
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