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Status Updates posted by thanatos

  1. 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.

  2. Not well known, but the official active ingredient in Viagra is "Mycoxafloppin"

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    2. GoldLeader


      Besides, there's no law saying you can't retell a joke you found funny.

    3. Atarian7


      That reminds me of the suicide drug: "Effitol".

    4. Razzie.P


      I'm gonna retell this a few times and see if anyone accuses me of stealing it from thanatos

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Main PC crashed tonight.  I was ticked, that never happens!  Then I look at the uptime - 450 days.  Guess that's not too bad for Windows...

    That also tracks back to the day we had our breaker panel replaced so the power was off half the day!

    1. Charlie Cat

      Charlie Cat

      When my computer crashes, I always wanted to do what Garfield is doing bro. :D


      Garfield... Compute This! | Garfield cartoon, Garfield and odie, Garfield  cat

    2. ColecoGamer


      Unfortunately, Windows dislikes running for prolong periods of time (I’m talking from my own personal experiences here). 420 is a record! Lol I’m surprised your BillyBox didn’t sue you for excessive abuse! Lol

  6. High of 60 today.  Then tomorrow through Thursday night, up to 10 inches of snow and a low of 5.  Weather here is bipolar.

  7. Just realized Kenny Rogers was a Nintendo fan vs. the other handhelds.  From The Gambler: "If you're gonna play the Game Boy, you gotta learn to play it right."

    1. doctorclu
    2. joeatari1


      I've thought of that for years, every time I hear the song.  I laughed out loud when I read this!🤣

  8. Holy cow - I have always had 18+ allowed on Steam and am no prude, but this year's discovery queue has some outright hardcore porno games.


    Game engines have probably just  made it easier for these accomplishments for smaller developers.

    Anyway, back to some demo videos...

    1. Frozone212


      Hardcore porn shouldn't even be ALLOWED on steam. I thought they had higher standards then this. How i miss 2004

    2. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      Which ones are your favorite so far? 

    3. thanatos


      @Rick Dangerous if you must know, the one that made me go "Holy crap!" for the fact it exists and is on Steam was "Operation Lovecraft: Fallen Doll"

      Beware to anyone easily offended!  This ain't no Custer's Revenge!

  9. 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

  10. 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...

  11. I have my cell phone number set to 867-5309 in the company directory for obvious reasons.  Someone just sent me a message saying "I tried to call you at 8675309 but didn't get and answer."   OMFG.

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    2. joeatari1


      Oh Jenny, you rascal!

    3. GoldLeader


      Now I wanna know more!  Are they a corporate type so into their work they didn't even notice?  At any rate you should send them a video of the song, With a note saying "Maybe this will help you memorize it"...

    4. frankodragon


      Whisper "Tommy Tutone" in their ear and they still probably wouldn't understand.

  12. I don't remember Zelda 2 being such a M$%^$%#@^&ing B*%^h back in the day.  I remember it being fun.

    My new playthough is becoming painful.  Thank the modern nerds for savestates!

    1. Frozone212


      Nostalgia can be used for good, or it can screw us up so badly that there's no point in reliving the past.


      In my case, Rebuying Goldeneye. Was hyped, so disappointed 

    2. Kiwi


      Select Cancel the first life/magic and go for the attack upgrade.  Those Bubble skulls are killable(Lots a stabbing) and worth 50 exp points.  Find exp bags.  Every 6th enemy you kill will drop a potion/exp bag. Once find a 1up on the overworld, don't collect and remember the location. You'll need it for the Great Palace. Remember where red potion in palace are, they respawn upon leaving/entering palace.  One town folks don't know which way is east or west telling you where Payapa Palace is.  I am not Error.

    3. Frozone212
  13. 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.


  14. 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!

  15. Just finished Legend of Zelda (1st quest) for the first time in 30+ years - buying the new Game and Watch gave me the urge to play it on an emulator all the way through.  How nostalgic!


    And of course I used all the online maps I could - I am not going to brute force all the secrets me and my friends forgot all those years ago! :)

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    2. Rogerpoco



      Been about ten years for me.

      Me and my then 4 y/o Grandson got mebbe a good 1/3 of the way thru, a couple of years ago.

      I had confidence that my(original)battery wouldn't fail, short test runs had worked out fine.

      That was a disappointing day, for sure...

      Even worse-I have an Everdrive, just wanted to do it on the real thing...


      I've changed/evolved my tastes recently, but SNES Zelda was my "favorite game ever" for a couple decades.

    3. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      That game and watch sure is tempting, it looks amazing.

    4. thanatos


      It's neat, super small, but playable.  Feels a bit light, they could have added some heavier materials to make it seem less cheaply made.

      Also for the price I would think they could have at least included some maps and instructions.  The only included instructions is how to plug it into the charger, and then 4 pages of legalese in multiple languages.  Nothing on how to use it at all.




  16. Spotted the new Zelda Game and Watch at Walmart today, so I picked one up.  My Amazon pre-order didn't even have a ship date yet, so that's kinda weird.  Guess I will have an extra one soon.


    Neat little gadget! (Didn't get the SMB one, so this is my first.)

    1. joeatari1


      I saw a whole rack of them at my local Wal*Mart.  I probably should have picked one up while I was there.

  17. Upgrading to a new phone tonight.  I know I'm going to hate it simply due to old man syndrome. Had the current one for 5 years, which is definitely a record.

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    2. jd_1138


      What kinda phone you going to? I usually keep a phone 2-3 years max. $200-$300 Android phones usually are only given security updates for a couple years and only get maybe 1 OS upgrade if you're lucky.


      I did have a Moto E ($120) for a year then upgraded to a Moto G ($200) and had it 2 years. Then I bought a refurb Google Pixel 2 that I thought I'd be able to use a couple years, but it was a lemon and had to return it. Then I went back to a Moto G for a year or so before getting this Nokia 4.2 2 years ago. It's on Android 10 and sadly last Security patch it got was 8 months ago. 


    3. thanatos


      I went from a Galaxy S7 to a Galaxy S20 FE.  

      I don't really worry about security update availability, because I don't install many apps, and don't go browsing unknown sites. 


      And yeah, I was heavily annoyed last night while in old man mode just due to all the notifications that started streaming in for all the apps I hadn't yet uninstalled or disabled.  And of course all the needless UX changes that aren't needed.  <shakes fist at cloud>

    4. GoldLeader


      I love my Samsung Galaxy (I'm too lazy to go look and tell ya which one) almost as well as my previous Samsung Galaxy.  I need a sticker for it that says, "Don't laugh.  It's paid for."  My goal is to hold onto it until the sun explodes.

  18. I spotted an albino Dalmation today.

    It was the least I could do for him.

    1. GoldLeader


       🤣 Awesome! 🤣

  19. 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.

  20. ____ 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

  21. 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.

  22. I asked a friend from England how his July 4th was today.  It was all in good fun of course.

    1. doctorclu


      Hey what was the most popular dance for Americans in 1776?



    2. Jamtex


      It was a normal sunday. How was 'George Washington Traitor' day for you? :P

  23. Should hold me over for the rest of the summer.


  24. 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&#39;s Night Before Christmas: 9780816715596: Amazon.com: Books

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