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  1. After many years I'm an Atari computer owner again! Got the 800 last week and picked up the 130XE earlier today. 🙂

    Both very clean and in great condition. No more after this though. 😛

    IMG_2494.thumb.jpg.2919000c740426e9b736b57115c7e4f8.jpg

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      Hah, I was never tops at Star Raiders either. But I get how you feel - I'm glad to be able to break out my gear and give the hits a spin. Such a great system. 👍

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  2. After many years I'm an Atari computer owner again! Got the 800 last week and picked up the 130XE earlier today. 🙂

    Both very clean and in great condition. No more after this though. 😛

    IMG_2494.thumb.jpg.2919000c740426e9b736b57115c7e4f8.jpg

  3. Real men pick their noses after eating a kebab doused in chilli sauce,

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      Real real men wear two eye patches.

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  4. Shrinkwrap is crushing some of my boxes. What to do???

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      Cut a small hole and stretch the plastic by blowing it up with a straw? :dunce:

      Or stick it in a vacuum chamber? :dunce: :dunce:

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  5. The list of Covid-19 symptoms grows yet again. This time it's swollen balls!

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      I must have had covid-19 as a teenage boy.

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  6. Please post all of your PMs here. Thank you.

  7. Mad Mike killed crash landing his home made rocket. It just had a certain sense of inevitability about it.

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      Oh dear. I'm sure the flat earthers will take this as a sign he was on to the truth, and needed to be silenced.

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  8. You are a bold and courageous person... afraid of nothing.

    High on a hilltop near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion.  Some say the place is haunted... but you don't believe in such myths.  One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the top most window in the tower of the old house....  You decide to investigate, and you never return.

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      I owned that vinyl as a kid, and wore it out. :)

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  9. I feel bad today because even all our efforts, doctor told me my wife has near to zero hopes because brain cancer advances, cannot receive more radiotheraphy, and the chemotheraphy only helps for the lung.

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      I'm very sorry to hear about your wife's struggle.

       

      Please check out Joe Tippen's protocol. The protocol sounds nuts, but his facebook support group has reported successes with various cancers. [edit - before you dismiss it, know that it started with a Merck researcher curing cancer in a mouse study, and later in herself, as a last ditch effort]

       

       

       

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  10. Going to the Operating Room at 8 PM ET!

     

  11. I _REALLY_ am tired of this elitist attitude that permeates the homebrew communities that implies that "I am so awesome, that releasing code would tarnish my awesomeness."

    Seriously, get the fuck over it. 

    You will not get rich selling homebrew games.

    What you WILL do, is continue to silo important knowledge that should be shared and improved upon, to the detriment of all.

    And no, don't bother replying with a defense, there is none; only a stark ugly revelation of character.

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      Yeah, releasing source code is the way you pay back for the free and open code, tools, and examples, that every community has.

       

      Having released much homebrew code, I appreciate there's certainly an amount of humility involved in releasing it. One often rushes through certain sections of code, and not everything is pristine or perfectly architected. This is made much worse when you're less familiar with the problem-space that you're working in. Also, tight 6502 code is always going to be a bit spaghetti.

       

      If the code works without bugs or performance issues, you don't bother going back. Or at least I don't bother going back. I consider my personal coding hours one of the system resources too, since I don't have an infinite supply.

       

      I just hope that people reading my source code do so with a bit of generosity of spirit. If in the end they think I'm a dummy, oh well. At least I know I'm not.

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  12. Daimler-Benz is stopping all R&D on internal combustion engines! How cool is that?

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      Finally! I've been a proponent of the external combustion engine for years!

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  13. When you search for Emacs and get links to potentially malware ridden X-rated sites with all the usual naughty keywords, you start to question your preferred choice of text editor...

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      Could be worse. You might have been using "ed" instead.

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  14. Realtime With Google Analytics. Might be my imagination, but it seems like my web site is getting more visitors since switching from http to https.

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      Likely. Google ranks http sites lower than https sites, as part of their war on http.

  15. Great! Google reads gmail and keeps a record of everything purchased. https://myaccount.google.com/purchases

     

    I mean, the completely horrible sort of great.

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      That's food for thought. I tend to use lineage os for mobile (an ungoogled android build) and a local mail app would work fine there. Back to local mail apps feels a bit retro to me. :P

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  16. Great! Google reads gmail and keeps a record of everything purchased. https://myaccount.google.com/purchases

     

    I mean, the completely horrible sort of great.

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      I've had my gmail for a bit over 15 years, but yeah, considering ditching it.

      I have a VPS, just need to grab a new domain and update postfix. The only thing I'll really miss is the slick web interface. The open source ones are a bit clunky.

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  17. Great! Google reads gmail and keeps a record of everything purchased. https://myaccount.google.com/purchases

     

    I mean, the completely horrible sort of great.

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      It's useful for sure, Wiz. Just wish it was opt-in. Or at least allow me to opt-out. I've been trying to limit my surface area to google, but gmail is a big hurdle in that.

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  18. Great! Google reads gmail and keeps a record of everything purchased. https://myaccount.google.com/purchases

     

    I mean, the completely horrible sort of great.

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      From that very same screen, you can click a button that deletes the receipt from your email. You can't turn it off. There's no way to delete trackings without losing receipts. So you need to manually back up each and every receipt email you want to save, and then delete it. I'd call all of that a dark pattern.

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  19. It seems the current internet trend is licking ice cream and putting it back.  nasty!   

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-KQWfpkExc

  20. Gotta love (hate really) the new SMR drives that CANNOT PHYSICALLY WRITE SEQUENTIALLY. They have to clear blocks just like in SSD, but only 140x slower.

     

    In fact, these drives have to be trimmed and optimized.

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      For sure. First thing I did about learning about these things was look up the details.

       

      I'm just going to avoid them for now. It seems they're more sensitive to vibration, and I don't trust that they'll have the same lifespan as more traditional drives. Maybe after some more years of other people testing them out for me, I'll take another look.

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  21. Gotta love (hate really) the new SMR drives that CANNOT PHYSICALLY WRITE SEQUENTIALLY. They have to clear blocks just like in SSD, but only 140x slower.

     

    In fact, these drives have to be trimmed and optimized.

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      Ugh, thanks for putting these on my radar. Apparently drive manufacturers are quietly substituting these in their consumer lines.

       

      I was wondering why some 8TB drives jumped down in price. Now I know.

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  22. Getting merch rung up at Sketchers. Lady just automatically tries to enroll me in the rewards program. I say "I'm opting out". Consent, it's what's for dinner.

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      My go-to is "no thanks, I don't want to be in your database."

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  23. I can't believe this: https://www.google.com/search?q="Hey+hey+hey!+Nerf+Basketball+is+here+to+stay!" Millions of Americans who lived in the 1970s are still alive, and I'm the only one who remembers that?

    1. RevEng

      RevEng

      It looks like it might be "Nerf Basketball is here to play", but all that I see online is some TV jingle facebook profile looking for it.

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