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  1. Finally getting to use my AC that's been in for three weeks. Welcome to summer, New England!

  2. Last Wed: Almost 60 degrees. Tuesday: Blizzard with 1-2 FEET of snow expected. Ah, only in New England in March!

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    2. SoulBlazer


      I'll be at a hotel overnight, paid for by the company. :)

    3. Atarian7


      I'm in MD. I knew we would get cold and snow in March after having a warm February.

    4. ClassicGMR


      I'm also working that day in Newport. I'll be staying on the island at the company's expense if they want me to come in.

  3. To hell with turning 40 today -- I'm 25 and holding!

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    2. BurritoBeans
    3. Mord


      Congratz on your 15th 25th birthday!

    4. DZ-Jay


      Congratulations! With merely 15 years of experience at 25, you're just a teenager. My 25 years are about to reach drinking age next December. Woo-hoo!

  4. Random fact of the day: according to USA Today, if you wanted to buy one of everything that Amazon sells new and directly from them, it would cost you $12.8 billion!

    1. BillyHW


      So does that qualify for free super saver shipping?

    2. Atarian7
    3. Nutsy Doodleheimer

      Nutsy Doodleheimer

      You're gonna need one big ass cart!

  5. (sniff) I de bink I gat a colde....a rally bed one abso!

    1. Tickled_Pink


      Anything with the word 'bink' in it will get you an instant and total internet ban.

  6. Is anyone else having any issues connecting to the Playstation Network? I'm trying to access the store from my PS TV, it worked fine yesterday, but now it just sits on the Please Wait screen, and I confirmed my network is fine.

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    2. CyranoJ


      Who lives in a power-cut free zone for 20 years?


    3. CPUWIZ


      That was my first question.

    4. atarian63


      interesting if true, old stuff was so much better/simpler/reliable


  7. Huh, looks like a whole thread got deleated....crazy things going on here at Christmas time! :)

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    2. Trinity


      Pfft, all that is nothing compared to the JDB Hutch debate on BMX museum... LOL

    3. SiLic0ne t0aD

      SiLic0ne t0aD

      ahh.. love me some 80's BMX :)

    4. some_canuck


      thanks al, don't mean to cause any trouble

  8. Steam Winter Sale has started....good thing I had the $40 in gift cards from my Secret Santa on here, that's exactly how much the 5 games I wanted cost! ;) Merry Christmas to me.

  9. Just got a new Android based cell and I formated the SD card, but for some reason on this phone I can't download any MP3's onto the SD card directly....I gotta do it to the PC and then copy it over. Manual doesn't have any ideas. I can see the phone and the card fine and it's not protected. Any ideas?

    1. xucaen


      Android now prevents certain apps from writing to the SD card. They claim for "security reasons"

    2. Keatah


      Security reasons my ass! Pressure from the music industry.

    3. SoulBlazer


      Well, I'm trying to download freakin podcasts, not music! It's just they are in MP3 format. I'll see what I can do with the security settings.

  10. So I just got a notice in the mail today -- I've been selected for Jury Duty! I have to report on the morning of Wed 10-28. I realize that the number of people who are selected to sit is pretty small, but they said it's still going to require two days to get that point. I'm both looking forward and dreading it at the same time. If I do make the cut and it's a interesting case it could be well worth it -- I've had some friends who have had some expeirences like that...

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    2. Papa


      Time for permanent pinkeye.

    3. BydoEmpire


      I got chosen for my first trial a few months back - it was a 3 day trial and actually pretty interesting. If I was hourly and getting reimbursed $20/day I'd probably feel differently, but I didn't mind serving. Trial by jury is better than any alternative system I can think of.

    4. frankodragon


      Tell them Perry Mason and Matlock are real lawyers.

  11. Really enjoying all the retro podcasts showing up these days. The more there are, the more my workday is filled with something to listen to. :)

  12. Holy hell, the RVGS thread has exploded. I haven't seen anything this big on AA for years! It's too bad, also, cause I like Mike and have supported his past stuff. I just think in the end he got in over his head.

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    2. CPUWIZ


      What hate?




    3. AtariNerd





    4. JamesD


      I couldn't care less about whether people support the system or not but the thread has over 70,000 views. Are you kidding me?


  13. It's been a good day. Got some praise at work for handling a tricky problem, received a surprise Steam game from a friend, saw a asshole who cut me off on the way home from work pulled over soon after in a speed trap, and the judge tossed that fucking suspension of Brady out. And Sat starts a four day weekend for me. Smiles all around!

  14. Just picked up the Star Wars Audio bundle on Humble Bundle. $15 gets you the Oriignal Triliogy radio dramas -- which I've never heard -- the Dark Forces triliogy ones, and some bonus ones. Good listening for work this week!

  15. Been playing original Fallout with some mods applied -- better resolution, better AI for your companions, combat tactics. Still a great game. Going to see if I can get through this and Fallout 2 before Fallout 4 comes out this fall.

    1. Atarian7


      No Fallout 3?

    2. SoulBlazer


      I did Fallout 3 and New Vegas within the last couple of years. Fallout 1 and 2 I haven't played in a good 10 years.

  16. It's really hard to believe that 10 years ago my brand new 486SX-66 with a half gig HD was a very good system. Now I have no problem filling up my HD's with almost 2 tetrabytes of data.

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    2. xucaen


      I built my first 486DX-2 66mhz back in 1993 ... or was it 1994.. dang, it has been a long time!

    3. jaybird3rd


      I remember the 486 era very well. The machines often cost $1000+, and the trend was to build them yourself inside GIGANTIC beige towers that had enough 5.25" bays for every type of storage media you could imagine.


      Those DIYers, transplanted into 2015, would have found today's tablets and all-in-one computers terribly impersonal and constricting, and to an extent, I do too.

    4. Tickled_Pink


      My first was a 486DX-33. Beat your SX as I had to have the one with the built-in Maths Co-Processor :P Could overclock that bitch to 50Mhz as well.

  17. Just did some testing and I'm stumped....I have two HD's installed on my PC, one with Windows (C:) and one backup (D:) They are connected the same way. Why does accesing pictures on the C drive faster then the D drive?

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    2. amiman99


      Maybe your C: drive is indexed and D: is not?

    3. Keatah


      Could even be directory optimization or cache configuration. Indexing, dma/pio settings. Lots of things.


    4. Keatah


      For all I know, the drives are different models!


      Or maybe there is some sort of software that watches the D: drive for some reason?


  18. New PC is up and running, and what a improvement! Went from 2.4 to 3.8 Ghz processor, 8 to 16 Gig of RAM, and Windows 8.1 over Windows 7 (but upgrading to Win 10 when it comes out.)

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    2. TheObscureGamer


      Is Thursday Windows 10 or something?


    3. SSG


      lol Classic shell is a life saver.


    4. SoulBlazer


      Yeah, Thursday is when Windows 10 comes out and I've got my downloadable upgrade ready to go.

  19. Super Pac-Man is one weird, corny, strange game.

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    2. retrorussell


      If your reaction time to turning corners quickly with the speed button is good, you can get a VERY high score on this game.

    3. Nutsy Doodleheimer

      Nutsy Doodleheimer

      Love the 5200 version of it!!

    4. SoulBlazer


      It's growing on me the more I play it, but I'd still rather play Ms. Pac Man. My high score so far is 90,000 and Stage 12.

  20. For anyone who has been enjoying my SNES Podcast, I am going to be involved with another one real soon, also retro gaming themed. And man, I can't wait to talk about it! :)

  21. Well, my paycheck was in my account for less then 6 hours before it all got spent. $600 on grocery shopping, car and rental insurance, time for the phone, medical bill, and a few odds and ends. A week to earn it, a minute to spend it. :)

    1. Gabriel


      It lasted that long for you?

  22. I never realized how much work went into a podcast until I started doing one on a regular basis. Hats off to my fellow podcasters!

    1. Austin


      Yep.... it's work.

    2. MegaManFan


      It's not easy being podcasteezy.

    3. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      You could make YouTube videos instead. All you need to do is point a crappy webcam at your face and drone on for hours about nothing. No work required! :D

  23. I'm on vcation next week and got my first day off today on a strong start with major progress on Harvest Moon SNES. Next up is L.A. Noire, final edition.

    1. ferghead


      You'd better brush up on Phoenix and Vanguard too!


    2. SoulBlazer


      I'm familiar with the arcade games, at least. :)

  24. Alright, Bethesda, you just gave me a reason to get a XBox One/PS4 since I want to go console as opposed to PC -- Fallout 4 has been announced and is taking place in my backyard of Boston! F-ing yeah!

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    2. Atari_Bill


      Same here. I've resisted any of the next gen consoles but now I'll have to do it since I can't live without my Fallout.

    3. SoulBlazer


      I already had been considering it for the new Dragon Age game, but this pushes me over the edge. :)

    4. DoctorTom


      You mean Bloodborne.

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