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  1. The Moon Patrol demo, quality vids, and communications have been outstanding - definitely going pick one up to incorporate into family game night.
  2. I'm feeling pretty enthused about Amico after the Moon Patrol demo and the videos, awesome stuff!
  3. Gotcha, thank you for the insight. You know what? I learned something today!
  4. x100 this. It really bugs me to think about how the intellectually and developmentally challenged folks that are behaving in such a trusting matter are going to be emotionally impacted. I understand that business is business and anyone is welcome to order, but actively leading people on with disabilities with comments like "thanks @usernameofperson - we sure do love your support", and encouraging them with little social media "fan badges" screams to me that there is a lack of both corporate and personal ethics at play, and it is a real bummer.
  5. A HeathKit style product to build a 2600 clone with new components would actually be really fun, probably wouldn't move many units, but it would be fun.
  6. We had our event on October 9 (https://securitycon.unc.edu) and it went really well. We had a little vintage computing lineup with some TRS-80s (Model 1, CoCo 1 & 2), and of course the TIPI connected TI-99. We used 99ml pages as an analog for the dark web and made one of the flags for the hacking competition a file on the TIPI web interface to illustrate how old systems can be serving up data you don't really realize and creating exposure. The faculty and staff were more into the vintage computing than the students at the event, but the students from our office and the ones that did interact with it were having a blast playing with old hardware. Thanks for all the support here on the forums, I suspect the interns that haven't graduated by next year's event will want to do something again
  7. The supporter group's whiplash from this morning's revelations probably went something like: "we got an update!" to "hey, a new article about the system!" to "oh crap..." and it is going to call for some serious Advil. We know you're not supposed to take it on an empty stomach...soooooo....send them tacos?
  8. Gotcha, that’s what I was after, thanks!
  9. Silly question here - how do you power the little monitor?
  10. I agree, I don't see how they hit their dates. I just hope that they are able to pull their heads (hands?) from their butts and realize that the sooner they get out ahead of the delays and announce "sorry guys, its gonna be delayed again" the better it would be for their customers. Managing expectations doesn't seem to be their strong suit though, so I doubt it. Who knows, maybe the short run prototype board is the distraction they will use to "soften" the delay message, and thats the reason it was included.
  11. But is it still...coming soon? I am legitimately happy for those that backed early about the fact that they get to see something. Now about those launch dates...maybe Atari will see how much activity kicks off when they say something besides "pre-order now! what games do you play? pre-order now!" and think to update on shipping (even if it's bad news).
  12. Well, there it is - as of today nothing is in production. Screen grab from the “official” reddit.
  13. The other day I started a chat about peripherals over on the regular reddit sub I’m allowed in, it was pretty good to hear different perspectives. Some folks thought I might be a corporate plant, that was genuinely funny. Moral of this story? It got me thinking about taco peripherals, so tonight I added some beans and rice to our taco dinner. Whats your favorite taco side?
  14. Welp - got my first Reddit ban. All because I said that I like tacos...shame. I fancied myself one of the skeptical optimist non-backers that they should be trying to pull in. No r/official_secret_double_topsecret_tacobox for me I guess.
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