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  1. The ending theme to 'Spaceballs' has been stuck in my head all morning.

    1. Keatah


      Not as bad as having The Carpenters sing in my head for one straight week!

    2. joeatari1


      And now it's stuck in mine.  Thanks.

  2. I prefer Gaplus to Galaga.

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    2. GoldLeader


      Also,  I'm reminded of...This...



    3. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      Galaxian 1, Galaga 2, GALPLUS 3... all the same game in a series, names are transferred from 1 game to the next... so GALPLUS is GALAGA is Galaxian

    4. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      Gaplus & Galaga 3 are the same game.
      Gaplus released first and no one knew it was part of the Galaga universe, the arcade earnings were poor. The game was too hard after parsect-sector 9. They release an "update" kit to with a few roms changing the title screen to read Galaga 3 along with a replacement marquee.

  3. Would Kee Games have bought Atari with the profits from the sale of hot tubs and weed to Nolan Bushnell?

    1. GoldLeader


      There was a time not long ago, where I just wanted to jump into certain threads and say, "Christ!  This thread's STILL going???" 




      Not giving away too much but key words, Bushnell, Jaguar CD, 7800 3D... (Heh)

  4. "Burn it down down, burn down Hot Topic

    "Don't let it steal your soul away."

    1. Trinity


      Doo, Doo Doo Doo! I'm big Texas Butters! And this is my partner Toast! 

    2. GoldLeader


      How can we ground that which is ungroundable?

  5. Ah, full moon in two days.  Perhaps that explains the uptick in the number of cases of ass being experienced on the forum.

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    2. Razzie.P


      More "ass' than the usual politics, religion, and Amico?   

    3. x=usr(1536)


      Oh yes.  Politics, religion, and Amico are just the generic background buzz of ass.  These ones are more noisome.

    4. joeatari1


      I thought the Amico consisted of both politics and religion.


      Anyway, back on topic.  Yes, I generally see an uptick of the ass at the parts counter during a full moon, and unfortunately I work tomorrow.

  6. Damned if I know what exactly it was that I did, but that client now has VPN access to their network.

    1. digdugnate


      VPN issues are THE WORST sometimes to troubleshoot, ugh.

    2. x=usr(1536)


      This was a weird one.  The VPN connection would establish 100% of the time, but DNS wasn't working.  I also couldn't reach any internal hosts, but it would ping straight out to the Internet over the tunnel and return results.


      I eventually ended up (mostly) duplicating the VPN config from a working machine and everything was hunky-dory after that.  No firewall, routing, etc. changes were made. 🤷‍♂️

  7. The larch.

    1. atari2600land


      And now...#1...the larch.

    2. cybercylon


      I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay. I sleep all night and work all day....

  8. Will cleaning the condenser make the Jeep's A/C good enough to not need a recharge this summer?  Probably not, but, screw it, let's do it anyway!

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    2. GoldLeader


      A guy I work with has a Jeep and No AC,  but he can take the top off...In fact he forgot, went home, and left the hard top outside one day.  We freaked him out as we moved it to our back room so it wouldn't get stolen or used for nefarious purposes by the nearby homeless peeps under the bridge.  He breathed a sigh of relief seeing it in our back room when he came in.

    3. GoldLeader


      Now...How's that ad go?    JEEP!  It's what's fer dinner!     Oh wait...

    4. x=usr(1536)


      Jeep - Just Empty Every Pocket :-D


      Conversation with a neighbour last Summer:


      "Did you ever get around to fixing the A/C in that Peugeot?"


      "Well, why not?  You've only had it for like four years!"

      "Yeah, but we also own a Jeep."


      (The neighbour in question is a coot in the best sense of the term, and a serious car guy, especially '50s Mopars.  He and his wife are probably the best neighbours we've ever had.)




    1. CyranoJ


      I like cheeseypeas.

    2. x=usr(1536)


      Now available in strawberry!

  10. Unexpected side effect of the loosening of COVID restrictions: I am now free to make my annual pilgrimage to the gas station nacho bar, which inevitably results in a year of reinforcement as to why I don't do this more often.

    1. John Stamos Mullet

      John Stamos Mullet

      I hear the side effects are brutal.

  11. Chicken tikka masala and saffron rice topped with kimchi: even more tasty than I thought it might be.

    1. Rogerpoco


      Googled it. I'm not into food much, but looks good!

  12. Dear eBay sellers: that RARE and VINTAGE light gun for the Atari 2600 you're all selling for stupid amounts of money?  Yeah, those came bundled with swap-meet Famiclones.  And they're complete and utter garbage.


    Happy to be of assistance!

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    2. GoldLeader


      That "Polluting the Search Results" reminds me of some years back when I bought a Sega CDX.  I was on eBay and some fools were putting the term "CDX" into their stock Sega Genesis auctions.  It was so bad that for every actual CDX there'd be 3 or 4 Genesis auctions.  Myself and some other unknown cohorts began bombarding them with questions like where do the CDs go? and so on.   Eventually some of them pulled their auctions (and a few may have pulled their heads out).  I don't think they knew any better,  it was just,  they saw someone else had done it, so...

    3. x=usr(1536)


      Yup!  One of those Famiclone light gun auctions even says, 'I don't know if this is really for an Atari 2600 - I'm just going by what everyone else is posting in their auction description'.



    4. Zoyous


      I encountered a seller who kept listing single games with the phrase "Lot's of Fun" in the title in order to get their listings included when you searched for lots. They were pretty rude to me when I wrote and asked them to knock it off... like they had a whole little smartass response already planned out. I then complained to eBay and fortunately their exploit ended soon after.

  13. Be confused by my status and wallaby uprisings in Sierra Leone will bring great fortune to the lingerie-industrial complex.

    1. GoldLeader


      I'm not sure why,...but you get a Thanks!

  14. Larsen's Biscuits.

    1. bluejay


      Peniston Oils. 

  15. @leech: didn't want to pollute the thread with this, so here's the playthrough of level 3 on R-Type.


    Spoiler: I die at about the point the level would have been finished, but it should be good enough to get the idea across.



  16. By the time that the 4th of July weekend rolls around, I will have driven 7,000-plus miles in a one-month period.


    It's been a long time since I've done this much driving.  I'm liking it.

    1. GoldLeader


      Is it for work?  On the road?  I do my mileage as local deliveries,  but it all adds up...

    2. x=usr(1536)


      Trip 1: obtain a rear windscreen for the car that got it knocked out in the hailstorm we had at the end of April.  It's a Peugeot, so options were slim.  2800-mile round trip.


      Trip 2: Go to Kansas to look at another car.  800-mile round trip.


      Trip 3: Go to Texas to look at another car.  400-mile round trip.  At least this one panned out.


      Trip 4: Collect new car from Texas, add another 400 to the clock.


      Trip 5 (upcoming): Deliver new car to owner.  2800-mile round trip.


      All of that is just point-to-point mileage without any running around factored in, so the total will probably be closer to 8000 when all is said and done.

  17. The status updates are not a clown car.  Full of clowns, sure, but not a clown car.

    1. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      Don't look at me, I'm a bearded lady.

  18. Let's say that a 5200 and a 7800 got really, Really, REALLY drunk one night and had a back-alley liaison that resulted in a single offspring being produced.


    Would the most logical name for said offspring be 13000 (5200 + 7800), or would it be 6500 ((5200 + 7800) / 2)?


    We need to figure this out, people.  It's important.

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    2. doctorclu


      Let's see, I like the 6500.   The numbers in the Atari line had 4 digits (2600, 5200, 7800) unless they were computers (400, 600, 800)


      I do notice that the console had even-ish numbers that you could divide by 2 and get a clean number (5200/2=2600.   7800/2=3900.


      6500/2 = 3950... kinda need that double zero at the end.


      So I would just make it 6600 /2=3300.


      People in the bible belt would go off on how it is too close to 666 and a "evil union of the 5200 and 7800", you get all that free publicity, sales soar, win win!  :D

    3. GoldLeader


      As much as I think there should be a 6900....Well, every time a new console is released, they just add 2600 to it (Like 5200 + 2600 = 7800)...So if this new console came out, it'd have to be a 10,400.   Just kinda rolls off the tongue, no?

    4. frankodragon


      You'd probably get something with extemely painline controllers which will bruise your fingers and a beer compartment because you spent money on something that will cause you to regret and the only way is to drown your sorrows. 


  20. Between COVID, bureaucracy, and other considerations, it took almost a year-and-a-half to get the license for the career I've been trying to move into since leaving tech...  But it finally arrived in the mail today.  I never thought I'd be so happy about the prospect of getting to see how badly I'm going to get nailed on liability insurance 😁

    1. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      Dildo manufacturing is a lucrative career, but the licensing fees are steep!

    2. x=usr(1536)


      True, but there's enough prior art that patent and copyright concerns just don't exist.  I'm telling you, it's pure money.  Pure, pure money.


  21. Even Rocky had a montage.

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    2. GoldLeader


      @ClassicGMR  I totally read that as mortgage too the first time!  I just thought OK I don't remember that in the movie but it's been a while...And I went on reading other Status Updates...Haaa!

    3. pacman000


      I'm fairly sure he got a mortgage in the 2nd movie; that's one reason he needed to start fighting again.

    4. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      Rocky didn't have a mortgage!  He rented, then he paid for his home in cash with his title bout winnings.

  22. Now that I look around a bit, there does seem to be a larger than usual case of The Ass going around the forums at present.

    1. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      I'm doing my part as best I can!

  23. By this time tomorrow, I will have driven close to 4000 miles in one week.  That's not my record, but it's a hell of a lot more than I've done in a long time.  A 1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser is starting to sound more and more appealing as a result.

    1. Cebus Capucinis
    2. Atariboy


      I've done just over 1,050 miles without sleeping once, with a NASCAR race breaking it up about halfway between the two segments. Makes for a long day and a half or so. :)



    3. Atarian7


      I drove about 20 hours straight one time.  When I got home I slept from 3pm Saturday to 3pm Sunday.   24 hours LOL   I didn't wake up once.

      It was like I was dead.

  24. Here's how to order!

    1. retrorussell


      With only 9 low, low payments of $49.95 each, send check or money order to..

    2. x=usr(1536)


      @retrorussell ah, but to which band should you send your money?

    3. CPUWIZ



  25. The KLF is gonna rock you.

    1. bubufubu


      I haven't listened to The White Room in close to fifteen years.

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