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Thorsten Günther

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  1. July salary was booked on my giro account today and includes the vcation allowance, totalling €2,371.36. Should I spend the allowance for Atari stuff or invest it...?

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      Thorsten Günther

      I only said I will not invest in Atari SA - well, investing the 36 cents into that penny stock wouldn't hurt, but any real money?

       

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  2. July salary was booked on my giro account today and includes the vcation allowance, totalling €2,371.36. Should I spend the allowance for Atari stuff or invest it...?

    1. Thorsten Günther

      Thorsten Günther

      I'd rather invest in a legit business (last year I bough a 1,000 Euro share of reverse convertible bonds on Commerzbank at a 7% interest, paid out some weeks ago).

       

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  3. It's always shocking to me when people say HYTH instead of HYTE when pronouncing the word 'height.' They never end words such as fight, might, night, or sight with the TH sound, so why does the word 'height' give them such a problem? I blame that horrid word 'width.' It's a bad influence, like that nasty cousin you had when you were a kid that smoked and stirred Kool-Aid with his or her arm.

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      Thorsten Günther

      As my mother tongue is German: explain, why though, through, thorough, and tough are pronounced as they are. You simply cannot guess the correct pronunciation of English words by looking at them.

       

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  4. There's a Dreamcast that needs some games poped in it, can't decide what to get. Any suggestions?

  5. The word of the day is hellgrammite. Hellgrammite. H-e-l-l-g-r-a-m-m-i-t-e.

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      Thorsten Günther

      Wasn't he one of the villains accepting Neron's "gift" in Underworld Unleashed?

       

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  6. I need my bike back soon!

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      Thorsten Günther

      Wait - you only got one? I got two KTM Veneto 11 trekking bikes (bought a used one for the winter) and a Brompton H6RD folding bike. Oh, I got no car though.

       

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  7. Anybody willing to repair Atari 1050 floppy drives? I've got a stack of four of them (mostly Tandons) which aren't functional, and I'd love to get at least one or two working.

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      Thorsten Günther

      Here in Germany, we have the Floppy Doc, aka Erhard Pütz, who weaves his magic to repair any 1050, 810 or XF551. If shipping weren't prohibitive...

       

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  8. I have to choose one car under $12,000 dollars, and must be within ten miles of Slidell, Louisiana.

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      Thorsten Günther

      Here in Europe, I'd aim for a Dacia Dokker, but I suppose they are not sold on your side of the pond, or are they?

       

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  9. What's your Favorite Song right now? Please list song/artist ... No Judgement ... GO!

    1. Thorsten Günther

      Thorsten Günther

      Nintendo has been promoting violence against turtles since the 1980s, and noone protested against them - so there!

       

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  10. Spring?

    1. Thorsten Günther

      Thorsten Günther

      Andrew Davie would disagree with you. He is likely to think it's gonna be autumn soon - weird!

       

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  11. Going to upgrade Ballblazer from 4K to 16K. What was that 'Bankswitching' thing? :D

  12. Those idiots are calling again. "Your Microsoft license has expired ..."

    1. Thorsten Günther

      Thorsten Günther

      My sister's s.o. managed to elongate the phone call for quite some time, behaving as if he were stupid. Finally, he told them it said "Ubuntu" on screen - I wonder why they hung up?

       

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  13. Vote for me: I dislike bad things, and promise more good things

    1. Thorsten Günther

      Thorsten Günther

      And you will ban the sale of pre-shredded cheese to make America grate again.

       

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  14. I honestly think that Darth Maul's return from the dead would have made more sense if the Sith went and cloned him successfully from his bone&flesh remains at the bottom of the Naboo pit rather than "Sith hate" and "DA FORCE!"

    1. Thorsten Günther

      Thorsten Günther

      Darth Maul being cool? Really? I always considered Han Solo, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Bossk to be

      cool.

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  15. God dammit Nintendo, did you seriously dump the Sony Playstation for the Philips CD-i? WTF is wrong with you?

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      Thorsten Günther

      The "PlayStation" only was a CD-ROm foor the SNES at that time. Only after the deal was cancelled Sony started developing a game console of its own.

       

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  16. LOL Mariah Carey f**ked up her new years eve performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so5kC0lG_cc

    1. Thorsten Günther

      Thorsten Günther

      Man, this is nearly as bad as the Shania Twain performance in the Superbowl half time show (with the following acts Gwen Stefani and Sting actually singing, forming a stark contrast to her performance).

       

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  17. The German postal service issued a 145 cent honorary stamp for the Sci-Fi series "Raumpatrouille" https://www.efiliale.de/briefmarke-nassklebend-raumpatrouille-orion-145-ct-10er-bogen

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      Thorsten Günther

      I've read on amazon.co.uk that only the 2003 movie version - re-cut for a cinematic run - does have English subtitles, while the far superior TV series does not have. According to some Americans, this is entirely their fault ("If it wasn't for us, you'd all be speaking German!")

       

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  18. Terror of Mechagodzilla, then sleep

    1. Thorsten Günther

      Thorsten Günther

      I am one DVD short of a complete Godzilla collection (three of the four Australian release DVD boxes did help a lot, but they lack three Showa (Godzilla Raids Again, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster) and two Heisei (The Return of Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Biollante) era movies, which I had to buy separately. The Heisei movies were available as German DVD releases, but are OOP, and so far I was only able to acquire the first one.

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  19. This really should solve a lot of issues curtrently plaguing us: http://cogink.com/cleese/

    1. Thorsten Günther

      Thorsten Günther

      Personally, I admired the announced permit to carry a vegetable peeler the most.

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  20. On the German language Wikipedia, Trump's victory has been put in line with other major historical events taking place on 11/9: the 1872 fire in Boston, the 1913 Great Lakes storm, the 1963 explostion in Omuta/Japan.

  21. If you could buy a car from Amazon, they'd send you e-mails about buying other cars instead of trying to sell you related products that you might need for your new car.

  22. Why can't I find standard jewel cases for my PS1 games anymore at Target or other stores?

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      Thorsten Günther

      As European PS1 games often came in specially molded cases (due to the need to cope with multi-language manuals), the situation ehre is even worse. I bought several bundles of NOS crap titles (by Phoenix Gam,es mostly), but now I am also running out of new cases.

       

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  23. GB says "Goodbye EU", EU says "Goodbye UK".

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