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Everything posted by GlowingGhoul

  1. Get all the assistance you can as early as possible. Speak to a social worker to find out all the resources that are available. If, as so many unexpectedly find themselves, you are in a position of dealing with this for years, without help it will sap the life from you before you know it and may leave you embittered.
  2. If the discs can truly be read once, before exhibiting errors, that increase with every read, then isn't the most likely cause of damage the head?
  3. Again with eBay whining? Guess what, don't like the price, don't buy it. Don't like that someone bought it and is offering it for a higher price? Too bad. You can always tell who's conducted real world business transactions, and who lives in a fantasyland where they think prices should be 'fair', according to their standard. If the seller has overpriced an item, only they will suffer, no one else, when it doesn't sell. If someone buys it, it wasn't overpriced.
  4. I don't trust cracked RPGs. I don't want to invest dozens of hours into a game to find the game impossible to finish.
  5. http://kboohk.com/cart/index.php?route=product/category&path=59
  6. With all due respect, you don't have the slightest clue as to how markets work. At the end of the day, these goods are worth what people are willing to pay. If the sellers ask too much, they won't sell. If they were being valued objectively, they'd be worthless. It's easy to see with reasoning like this why there are people who think the government should just step in and dictate prices to make them 'fair'. As far as the epi-pen goes, pharma research is extremely risky, and most results in lost money, often to the tune of tens of millions of dollars. However, miraculous drugs have come as a result of all this speculation and risk taking, and the only way to encourage that, for the good of all, it to reward success if it's achieved. I don't see you willing to step in and cover the losses of failed projects. Unless of course your preferred Soviet style command economy can just "order" its scientists to make a breakthrough...
  7. 600XL with one of the 'good' keyboards is my favorite machine.
  8. Consider it hearsay. I also seem to recall that at the 1983 CES Datamost had some seriously scantily clad booth babes and a lecherous Captain Sticky character. The HR director was arrested for pandering!
  9. It was an homage to Star Wars, which began with "Episode IV" in 1977.
  10. In my alternate universe, the 130XE came with a keypad!
  11. None of those devices support protected images. The point is to be able to use the original program, without relying on cracked versions.
  12. Ultrasatan successor is what it's called by the person who designed both.
  13. Limited run of CosmosEx available, better than ultrasatan IMO. http://atari.sk/cosmosex-3-0/
  14. The biggest issue I have with this project is the exclusive focus on emulation. Recreating copy protected physical disks that work from this archive, is, for all intents and purposes, so difficult and unreliable as to be effectively impossible. The new Applesauce flux imaging board is supposed to be 100% effective at writing out working images, unlike the Kryoflux, and uses common and cheap Apple II drives. Despite the obvious focus on Apple, the makers made a point of testing the new system with Atari disks, and have been reporting excellent results in comparison to Kryoflux. The software for Applesauce is only available for Mac right now. Hopefully, there will be a way to convert ATX's into Applesauce's format, but I doubt it.
  15. I'm sure our helmeted hero is distracted by the underboob and holding up that 600 pound Forth sculpture.
  16. LOL, did they repurpose that cover art from Heavy Metal magazine? Did they want to make sure only adults (with ID) could program in Forth? No really, zoom into that picture!
  17. OK, back to the original claim. The VIC-20 wasn't first, by any objective measure. This is unambiguous, and simply a false claim. Which on was first is up to debate, which is why there's so much confusion, but the VIC-20 is not in the running.
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