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  1. Alan Hale Jr. is on The Andy Griffith Show right now, and his character calls Barney "Little Buddy".  I wonder if that was an ad lib which he later used on Gilligan's Island in his role as Skipper.  Both shows were on CBS, so it might've been a writer(s) responsible for the line.

    1. GarrettCRW


      According to Wikipedia, the writers of that episode never wrote for Gilligan's Island, so maybe it was Alan Hale, Jr. remembering that character and incorporating it into the Skipper?

  2. I am glad the Model 3 has been a great experience. Plus the long term reliability and ROI should be high since it's a lot simpler of a vehicle than an ICE with thousands of moving parts, and with its superior energy costs as compared to buying gas. I was listening to a tech podcast -- All About Android, and they were talking about Android Auto that people use on their smart phones while driving. And they were talking about it being illegal to interact with a phone more than 2 button presses (California). Then one of them said and I am summarizing here: "What about Teslas? The entire car is ran off a touchscreen, and they get to push it all they want? That's not fair." The other 2 agreed. You'd think of all people, people who cover tech for a living would realize that the screen in a Tesla is a large purpose built interface that is right in the middle of the dash, shows up nice and big, specifically designed UI for driving, etc.. And because of the screen, they don't have to remember where all the little buttons and controls are like on a regular car (scattered about everywhere). Whereas a phone is a tiny device that is harder to interact with (and unnecessary to mess with while driving). I am starting to see more and more Teslas (Model 3's) around here -- even in the armpit of Ohio. I see some S models too but mostly Model 3's.
  3. I bought a small Wii lot off ebay -- console, aftermarket controller, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort.  Said it worked great in the listing.  Gets here loose in a box with no padding whatsoever, and neither discs work (scratched to hell and back).  I ran them through my Monoprice repair/cleaning machine and no luck.  I told the guy to just refund me half of the purchase and s/h price ($41 total so refund me $20 (he can keep the 50 cents)).  What does he do?  Sends me a message saying he'll gladly refund me $10 which he promptly did.  :) I guess reading comprehension isn't his strong suit.  Try to be fair with these dirt bags, and they walk all over you.

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    2. jd_1138


      You have cool parents -- they actually have a console.  :) My mom plays Candy Crush on her Amazon Fire tablet; does that count?

    3. DragonGrafx-16


      Actually, my sister is the only one that really plays it. Lol

    4. GoldLeader


      I was thinking hard on it and I think Wii Bowling may be the Only must-play Completely Awesome sports game in this entire world (for me anyway)... 🌚

  4. This is John Wick -- spokesman for the SPCA reminding you to spay/neuter your pets.

    1. GoldLeader
    2. frankodragon


      Carey, you're fired.

  5. Gotta love it when you buy a "manufacturer refurbished" tablet off ebay from a large co., and it arrives with 3 screen defects, wonky wi-fi, and Netflix keeps crashing (even when it's updated in the Play Store). What a waste of time, so I am sending it back, where I am sure it will go back into their stock.

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    2. GoldLeader


      I know right? I've seen so many things on ebay that are just "Pre-Owned" or "Used", or even "Open Box" but Refurbished is supposed to mean it's been gone through and fixed and put back into working order, ideally with a warranty to go with it. Ebay should come down on them hard (but they won't)...I wish ebay would qualify the use of the term "Refurbished".

    3. jd_1138


      Yeah, it pisses me off. ebay doesn't care, as these shysters are paying ebay fees. Heck if they are going to list an item as refurbished, at least turn it on and test it out for 2 minutes to make sure the screen is OK and that it works. I guess the seller likes to pay a lot of unnecessary return shipping costs. When I triggered the return, it gave me a pre-paid shipping label. They like to throw money away.

    4. jd_1138


      After I sent them a message about it, and then asked for a refund, they finally gave me a refund, then I left negative feedback. Now, the co. finally got back to me to apologize after already wasting my time -- wanting me to reverse the negative feedback and that they could refund the money. Um, they didn't even bother to check if they had already issued the refund. Idiots. Only gave a damn after I left negative feedback.

  6. I was over at a friend's house fixing his wi-fi last night, and I was perusing the photos on the wall. There's a shot of him in 1984 the year he graduated from HS, and he's wearing an ugly sweater with a polo shirt collar sticking out. And his hair is parted exactly in the middle of his head, and he has a grimace on his face. I wanted to snap a pic of the pic, but that might be rude? :)

    1. jd_1138


      It is such a stereotypically bad school photo that it ceases being bad and becomes hyper cool. Like a big middle finger to the popular kids and the establishment.

    2. GoldLeader


      Pretty sure my friends would have taken a pic, laughed at how bad it was, then sent it to all my friends,...then told me about it.

    3. Swami


      I think all that was popular then. Although, somehow sweater and polo shirt now seems incongruous with badass face.

  7. Did the Love Boat ever dock at Fantasy Island? Da Boat, Da Boat. Shut up mini me and go order a Chrysler LeBaron with Corinthian Leather.

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    2. GoldLeader


      Oh yeah, Jr. High...Saturday Night, I used to love kickin back, watching Love Boat followed by Fantasy Island...

    3. Keatah


      I was rock'n multi-monitor setups back then. Love Boat on one, Apple II BASIC programming on the other.

    4. save2600


      Love Boat reruns play here on the weekends. Sadly, no Fantasy Island though. Sad to think Tattoo took his own life years later in '93. :-(

  8. Had an appt last night at 6 for some mouth breather to meet me at the local DD to buy a laptop for $50. The laptop has distinctive stickers on the lid, and I said I had the original box for it, so I am waiting in there with the laptop open, reading the news on their wi-fi. Dude finally comes in at 6:30 and said he was walking around out front for 30 minutes trying to find me. I replied "if I were going to meet you outside, I would've told you my make and color of my car. Why di...

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    2. Nathan Strum

      Nathan Strum

      Why would you expect better from a "goofy, mouth-breathing, idiot moron"? Seems like that's pretty-much what I'd expect if I was selling a laptop to one.

    3. Trip2018


      U should see r\choosingbeggars

    4. jd_1138


      That choosing beggars reddit was a fun read. Boggles the mind how some people are.

  9. I had a 12" Lenovo laptop listed for sale on OfferUp. Some lady wanted it, so I set up a time to meet her at the local McDonald's. She gets there and says "I thought it was bigger". Um, no, lady it's 12 inches like the ad SAID. I felt like yelling at her for wasting my time. At least have enough manners to apologize for wasting someone's time over your own mistake.

    1. KaeruYojimbo


      I bet the Amazon reviews she writes giving products 1 star because they didn't do something the description explicitly says they won't do are fun to read.

    2. save2600


      Re: the dingbat who didn't understand what 12" was, feel sorry for her mate - probably doesn't measure up! lol

    3. GoldLeader
  10. I was watching a 3 Stooges episode from the 1940's -- one of the later ones. They are hitchhiking alongside a nice modern concrete road, and a 1940's Buick or Oldsmobile splatters water from a puddle onto them. Curly says "modern people these days are so rude. I long for the old days!" People from all eras long for the "old days" -- the theoretically better old days. Swap the 1940's car for a new Toyota Camry, and it'd be the same situation today. And the...

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    2. jd_1138


      simbalion, yep the road they are on is very nice looking with thick crisp curbs, nice sidewalks (perfectly even), and the grass looks nice. It was in front of some sort of park that was probably paved over in the 1970's for cheap apartments.

    3. PlaysWithWolves


      IIRC, the 1961 Twilight Zone "Once Upon a Time", starring Buster Keaton, deals with idyllic views of both the past and future.

    4. Flojomojo


      I've got to find that TZ ep...my kid is into that show now so the timing is right and I might actually get to see it.


      Pessimist's Archive is full of these "good old days" things, very much fun:


  11. Can't you see me standing here, I got my back against the Galaga machine, I have the highest score you've ever seen, can't you see what I mean?

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    2. retrorussell


      I wonder if "Jump" has ever been played on a suicide prevention hotline.

    3. save2600


      Might as well!

    4. GoldLeader


      Oh Christ! That's funny!

  12. Instead of a wine and paint class, I am starting a class with a lab component -- lots of dangerous chemicals, high voltages, beakers, pipettes, graduated cylinders, bunsen burners, and a keg of beer.

    1. GoldLeader


      Sounds like college for me...Except that I was, at a certain point, no longer allowed to have dangerous chemicals or livestock in my dorm room.

  13. Why do they keep feeding morons to Judge Judy? And why does my wife like that show? It's almost as bad as Jerry Springer. Typical court case is of some idiot who pays $3,000 for a 15 year old used car with 200k miles, then they sue the seller when it blows up 2 months later. Feeding idiots to Judge Judy to yell at is good for ratings, I guess.

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    2. RJ


      ^^^What save2600 said. The only morons involved are those wasting their time watching

    3. GoldLeader


      That and the Crypt Keeper's a little more pleasant.

    4. jd_1138


      She is taking on a reptilian appearance. But she serves a purpose. We all have to put up with morons everyday, so it's entertainment to see 'em kicked around a little by an old mean person like Judy.

  14. Why do people buy Pepperidge Farms Goldfish when Cheese-its taste way better? Goldfish taste like oyster crackers with some cheese dust on them. What is your favorite snack?

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    2. DoctorSpuds


      Goldfish are my favorite snack, I sleep with a 2 pound bag next to my bed every night. I'm totally offended by your differing opinion but shall do nothing about it because I couldn't care less.

    3. slab0meat


      "Hot" flavor potato chips

    4. Flojomojo


      Maui sweet onion potato chips, please.

  15. A Google search shows that Q Cells is one of their major supplier OEM's. The ones made in California are probably relegated to the west coast? Q Cells is building a factory in Georgia, USA according to the article. https://www.pv-tech.org/editors-blog/teslas-solar-panel-suppliers-have-changed-rapidly
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