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Random Terrain last won the day on March 16 2016

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About Random Terrain

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  • Birthday 04/30/1965

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  1. News from 2008: Portals Connect Earth to the Sun


    A flux transfer event occurs when a magnetic portal opens in the Earth's magnetosphere through which high-energy particles flow from the Sun.



  2. Take a look at this: https://www.randomterrain.com/atari-2600-memories-batari-basic-commands.html#akmme_multikernel_frameworks
  3. But how do I fly it in space and kill aliens with it?
  4. If 'feckless' means 'inept,' does 'feck' mean 'competent?' Example: "Damn, that's good fecking work, man."

    1. Flojomojo


      A truly feckful comment from a ruthless commenter. That RT has no ruth. 

    2. jd_1138


      You did a fecking great job!  Yeah, Feck is an old Scottish term meaning "value", "return", etc..

    3. GoldLeader
  5. PROTIP: If you wear blue sunglasses and look up, you'll be able to see UFOs, alien creatures, portals, and cracks that lead to other dimensions!

    1. GoldLeader


      Beware!      They Live!!

  6. Maybe someone who knows about the guts of the DPC+ kernel can figure it out when they're not busy.
  7. "'shakescreen' is an interesting little feature that batari seems to have snuck into the standard kernel . . ."
  8. Unbelievable Lost Ancient Ruins Found Hidden Beneath the Waves:




    1. Show previous comments  1 more
    2. save2600


      Waiting for the day that the mainstream wakes up and realizes/remembers that "great", highly technological civilizations have come and gone for tens of thousands of years. Millions even. By all counts, we're still living in the dark ages.   ;)

    3. BydoEmpire


      Well, at least ~12,000 years (Gobekli Tepei).  Hard to confirm prior to that.  Not saying there haven't been older civilizations, just haven't seen tons of proof.  I find it quite fascinating to think about.

    4. BydoEmpire


      FWIW, the Graham Hancock book talks about the site off the cost of India. I *think* it's the same one as in the video, but not sure without checking.

  9. That's one of my favorite Atari 2600 games, but the original version hurts my eyes since the screen flashes red every time an enemy is shot, so I play the hacked version of Beamrider that gets rid of the flashing screen: https://www.randomterrain.com/atari-2600-memories-favorite-games.html#beamrider
  10. If enough people buy Gyvolver, it will pay for my AtariAge subscription:




    My two year subscription expired on December 1, 2019.

    1. Serguei2


      Running out of money?

    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Seaweed Assault has been paying for my AtariAge subscriptions, but it has pretty much run out of steam. Now it's time for Gyvolver to be the hero.

    3. GoldLeader


      Sounds like money well spent to me :) ...Of course I'm so broke this month I can barely pay attention ;)

  11. Gyvolver is now in the AtariAge store: https://atariage.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1207
  12. Can you describe what you're doing with VbB? If we solve your problem, it might help others in the future. First, are you using Build 568 and the latest version of bB?
  13. America lied! Wandering around in the desert is not a cure for amnesia!




    1. Atarian7


      But it did feel good to get out of the rain.

    2. jd_1138
    3. Zoyous


      Hey, at least there ain't no one for to give you no pain.

  14. Civilization Revolution (Xbox 360) Sim City (SNES) Sim City 2000 (SNES) Theme Park (3DO or PS1) [Don't remember which version was better.] RollerCoaster Tycoon (Xbox) Acclaim Othello (NES) Tengen Ms. Pac-Man (NES) [Has many options, including Pac Booster.] E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Atari 2600) Star Control II (3DO) No Man's Sky (PS4) [I haven't played it yet, but there are more planets to visit than you have days left in your life.] "The most impressive simulation of an entire universe has now been created by a small team of 15 indie developers. The game "No Man's Sky" is probably the most complex and the largest game world ever created and it fits on a single DVD. Every player starts exploring on a randomly chosen planet in the games' universe. The player's starting coordinates are the variable that is put into the games' sophisticated, but still simple formulas. The result creates the whole visible game world in real time. It would be impossible to store all of the details using traditional methods. You would need entire data centers to store the data of the roughly 18 QUINTILLION true-to-scale planets, together with their unique ecosystems. It doesn't matter if it is a whole planet, a space ship, a tree, a rock or a single blade of grass--every detail is the fractal result of a mathematical formula. So, one of the most realistic and complex simulations of our cosmos emerges from nothing but mere mathematics!"
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