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  1. ____ reaction to ____ videos.  Just stop it.

    1. GoldLeader


      Vocal Coach reacts to Iron Maiden Videos.

    2. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      STOP reaction to YOUTUBE videos

  2. %$^&^*#@#.  I think our furnace is about to die.  Guess I know what I'm buying for Christmas.  Whee.


    Edit for clarity-

    No, I am not hinting for donations of any kind.  Just pissed off and ranting!

    1. masschamber


      look on the bright side, your heating bill should end up lower

    2. thanatos


      Probably not much, sadly.  The heating bill in winter is half what the AC summer cost is.  But maybe this will help with that too.

    3. desiv


      Ours would just randomly lock up from time to time.  Needed a reset.  Had it repaired a few times, but it never fixed it.  Was just old.  We did the reset method for years.. ;-)   Finally replaced it last year...  The newer ones are much more efficient, so that is nice.  But of course, it will take ages to offset the cost of a new one.  But that wasn't the driver to replace it, just a nice benefit.  Good luck!

  3. A friend of mine wants to donate some older games (Wii, PS2) to charity and make sure needy kids actually get them, any suggestions?
    I mentioned how Goodwill cherry picks and just puts the good ones on their auction site.

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    2. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      That's a dilemma I face as well, as I have some old board games I'd like to give away in the same way, but just HOW do you find actual kids that would love to have them? A couple of options I've considered but haven't tried, 1) talk to some local  churches, they may have a good handle on some families that would appreciate such a gesture,2) local boys/girls club?


      Do not give them away to Goodwill, or Salvation Army type of store, unless you don't care what happens to them. 

    3. thanatos


      Had what might be a good idea, calling the local children's hospital.  They probably have some sort of gaming setups.

    4. Tempest


      Please keep things civil people.

  4. According to chemistry, alcohol is a solution.

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    2. Rogerpoco


      OK, @BydoEmpire -

      That was likely where I initially heard it, probably in and around when I was studying mixtures in nursing school, realized that it was , in fact, "correct", tho a "silly".

      Ozzy has all the answers.

    3. atari2600land


      "to alcohol, the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." -Homer Simpson

  5. After bluejay's updates, I'm thinking I should go back to that electronics store and buy out the rest of the DB19 connectors.  They close for good tomorrow.  There were about 5 M/F pairs in the bin.

    I might be able to retire!

  6. Anybody want a Rainbow Brite mini arcade for $35?  I got a helluva deal for you.

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    2. CPUWIZ


      Shatner disagrees.

    3. Flojomojo


      I hear it comes with a Media Male

    4. dj_convoy


      Can I get a whole case of 'em shipped to me in a ridiculous way? I have very specific needs

  7. Anyone here an expert on IIS SSL bindings?  Google has been useless for my issue.

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    2. Reaperman


      Actually maybe. Though I broadened out of the specialty in 2013, it's still in my general area. What's wrong with the binding?

    3. thanatos


      PM sent!  Though in 2013, you might not have even run into this issue yet.

    4. x=usr(1536)


      Shoot me a PM.  I'm no longer in tech, but may something useful that can be dredged out of my brain.

  8. At the art dealer I learned that people into Baroque were out of Monet.

    1. Rhomaios


      7800Knight posted that joke yesterday, too.

    2. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      A joke so nice, it has to be told twice!

    3. digdugnate


      If it's not Baroque, don't fix it.

  9. Can someone tell me why Doom 64 (N64 version) is suddenly trending for PC gaming and on Steam?  Was it that good?

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    2. Flojomojo


      If it's like the Doom Classic remakes, they redid it on all platforms with the same codebase. I'm not going to double-dip for the Steam version, but I've put it in my wishlist, so thanks for the tip!

    3. RealRetroism
    4. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      Yeah, has the gamma been fixed up on the remaster?

  10. Club forums?  Where did these come from?  Suddenly they are at the bottom of the main page for me, I never knew any of these existed.



    1. doctorclu


      I never could get into those.   Interesting idea though.

  11. Coworkers:  I don't care if you believe your email is of high importance.  I removed that column from my view.

    1. Flojomojo


      I had a co-worker who would send things with "read receipt" on them, then IMMEDIATELY RING MY PHONE upon seeing that I opened the message. No more read receipts from me!

    2. thanatos


      Hah, oh yeah those are blocked too.

    3. dj_convoy
  12. Dear Micro Center, can you stop emailing me about writing a product review?  I only bought a friggen SD card.

    1. jgkspsx


      Oh man, I had the same experience. However, their solid state memory devices ARE pretty awesome...

  13. Don't forget to reserve your World of Warcraft Classic names tonight!

  14. Ever need a 'Come to Jesus meeting' of plastic lids to matching containers because half of each are missing?  Yeah, first world problems.


    I just wanted to put some leftovers in the fridge and it took 3 tries.

    1. GoldLeader


      Hehaa!  All the time!     Seems like something that would be easy huh?

    2. carlsson


      Ah, the story about how Jesus fed 5000 people with five loafs of bread and two fishes, and had plastic containers ready to put away the leftovers.

  15. FedEx delivered my wife's Christmas present to the wrong place.  Tracking says "Left at leasing office".  We live in a house.

    1. Nathan Strum

      Nathan Strum

      But they did deliver it. So... job done! Merry Christmas! :roll: 

    2. joeatari1


      Thanks for the panties.  I've needed some new ones for a while now.

    3. SoundGammon


      Had a lady tell me the other day that she stayed home from work to get a FedEx package that she missed the day before, note said they'd try the next day. She saw the FedEx truck pull up and the driver got out with NO package and slapped another note on the door and took off!

  16. FedEx woes continue.  Now they have my Tron Arcade1Up.  Says to be delivered today.  However this morning it left St. Paul, MN, which is two states away.  What?


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    2. digdugnate


      That's so infuriating when that happens.  Hopefully it gets there soon!

    3. Albert


      FedEx is my least favorite domestic carrier, especially FedEx Ground, which is how I assume your package was sent.  Hopefully you have your package soon!

    4. thanatos


      What's funny is that if it's FedEx ground, a friend of mine is the manager of all of the drivers of the local routes - so they'll get immediate feedback if I talk to him.


  17. Finally got through my post-30+ year playthrough of Zelda 2.  Only 2 games/1 retry.  (Don't ask how many savestates...)  :D

    Now deciding what's next.  Metroid, SM2/3?  Do I dare even try Ninja Gaiden, which I never managed to beat the final boss back then because the 2nd to last was so awful?

    1. wongojack


      From that list, I would pick Metroid.  It's much less annoying than the rest of your list.

    2. thanatos


      Thought of another one I had beaten - Kid Icarus, might do that next.   Metroid seems easy with maps.

    3. Razzie.P


      I've always felt Ninja Gaiden was always pretty easy up until that last bit.  Those bosses, yeah... those'll probably be a pain even with save states.   Maybe rewinds or something might help.   But yep, if you have a map, Metroid isn't hard at all

  18. First episode of Picard impressed me.

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    2. DoctorSpuds


      How much did they have to pay Spiner to get back in that makeup?

    3. WAVE 1 GAMES

      WAVE 1 GAMES

      They should have done Datas face in CGI. That would have retained his youth. He has aged a LOT and it's noticeable even through the makeup. Very minor gripe though. Show was amazing and can't wait for more

    4. deepthaw


      Data's face was touched up with CGI. I'm not sure they had the budget or time to do a 100% CGI rendition that looked better than what we got.

  19. Fresh Thyme Market's 2% milk has an orange cap and label.  Chaos, I say!

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    2. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      Is 1% green? I feel like my 1% has always been green.

    3. thanatos


      @Cebus Capucinis I've always thought it was light blue for 1%.  And I just discovered this handy chart via Google images, which seems to confirm my expectations, for me it has always gone red, blue, light blue, and pink.

      OC] What color are our milk caps? : r/dataisbeautiful 

    4. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      Checking my fridge now. That chart gives me Berenstain universe vibes, if ya know what I mean.

  20. Garfield sucks.  Heathcliff is way better.  See video.


    1. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      Is there not room in your heart for two orange tabbies? 😢


    2. Charlie Cat

      Charlie Cat

      @thanatos I like Heathcliff a lot. In fact, one of my favorite books of all time was a Christmas edition regarding him that I still treasure for years called, "Heathcliff's Night Before Christmas". :)

       Heathcliff's Night Before Christmas: 9780816715596: Amazon.com: Books

  21. Gave someone a Christmas miracle.  Found a drivers license on the ground at an ATM, and their address was only a mile away, so I hand delivered it.

    1. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      "SCORE! Now I can go buy booze with this ID!"


      ....then I remember I came of age to drink 16 years ago.

    2. thanatos


      I didn't even look at the birthdate.  It was a younger person, and it was pretty apparent the dad was the one answering the door.  Needless to say he was shocked and very thankful.

  22. Go BattleHawks!

    1. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Go Roughnecks

  23. Got my tetanus shot today.  Looking forward to being able to step on rusty nails again.

  24. Had a big-toe nail removed today because it was ingrown.  Just in case anyone is interested.  :D

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    2. Atarian7


      I had a big toe nail removed because it was ingrown on both sides.  But the doctor missed part of the root so it halfway grew back on one side.

    3. VectorGamer


      You don't have to have the whole nail removed. I had just the sides cut out where they chronically grow into the skin. Then had the chemical burns just to those spots so that part of the nail never grows back. I have not had any problems since I had the procedure.

    4. thanatos


      My doc recommended removal, cutting the bad part would probably have just let it do it over again later.


      And as for @CPUWIZ - I did take a picture, but no, not going to send that one to anybody.  :D

  25. Had no real intention or need to get a Flashback 9, but for $11 at Wal Mart, yeah what the hell.

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    2. GoldLeader


      Our Wal Mart never had the $11 deal, when I looked...So I offered $21 on eBay and got one....Haven't hooked it up yet...I need to so I can leave feedback.   Maybe tonight after work...

    3. GoldLeader


      Yeah I agree the earlier controllers were way better...Gonna have to try a better controller...My hand feels more cramped than...than Harry Potter's bedroom.

    4. frankodragon


      Walmart has secret clearance items.  I think I paid about the same amount for the Flashback Legends with 50 games.

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