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  1. Facebook is good for something after all. It sure lets you know the general IQ of your friends, relatives, co-workers based on the bull s--t they post, like, comment about, etc.. 

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    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      Wait a damned minute. That response was supposed to go HERE:

      https://atariage.com/forums/profile/47183-slidellman/?status=89452&type=status

       

      To the status update above this one! About the Amiga..

    3. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      Despite having grown to dislike the platform in the late 80's. So was I. It was part of the many inflection points in the evolution of computers. Both as an example of what and what not to do.

    4. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      Keatah, your response is sort of applicable to Facebook -- well except the bit about the 1980s. lol. I think Zuck was still creaming his shorts over the gals of Saved By the Bell in 1989. :)

  2. Archaeologists have discovered the first ever what they are calling motion video/graphics. It dates from ancient Greece and is sort of like the Antikythera Mechanism. It is a complex geared device with a space for these sort of key like things that are separate from the device itself. The device is connected to a large abacus like thing with hundreds of beads connected to the device via levers. They put one of the key things into the device (fit precisely) and cranked it, and the abacus thing showed an animal running. This is the first storage media we know of. One of the other key cylinders produced a graphic of a well endowed woman with obvious breasts bouncing up and down. This is being called potentially the first ever porn movie in existence. Most baffling is the phrase "Please be kind, Rewind" that is written in ancient Greek on each of the cylinders. 

    1. Rhomaios

      Rhomaios

      You're a few months late!

    2. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      Update: the Department of Computer Science/EE/Computer Engineering of the University of Arizona at Phoenix is attempting to install Debian Linux on it.

  3. What's with all these amped up Price is Right contestants in this era of pandemic? I think they're all idle SAG performers or something. They come out of a door dancing and doing cart wheels and such on their way to bid, and do the same as they win the bid and are approaching the game they're about to play. Idled Cirque De Soleil performers be up in that mofo. 

     

     

  4. All 5 Phantasm movies are on Tubi now, so if y'all wanna have a Phantasm movie marathon this weekend, go for it. GF and I watched the original last night (it's remastered -- beautiful video/audio). GF had never seen any of the Phantasm films. We're watching Phantasm II tonight. 

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      AWESOME!   Love'em!!!!

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      A few years back...Post #8152 ;)

       

       

    4. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      I remember renting Ravager from Google Play when it first came out. My beloved wife was still alive. Happy times. She watched half of it before going to bed to read.

  5. Cedar Point theme park here in Ohio has had to close a few days in the week due to not having enough employees. Even though they are paying $20 an hour. So come to Ohio if you want to make about $40k/year making overpriced munchies for families or tearing tickets at the roller coaster. Not making light of their work, I am sure it's hard, as most jobs are. Rent is cheap in Ohio. $700-$800 a month in most areas will get you a nice apartment with a pool, gym, etc..

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    2. Zoyous

      Zoyous

      Cedar Point has some of the biggest and baddest roller coasters in the world! But personally my favorite is the Raptor, not the tallest or fastest but just super fun hanging coaster with lots of twists and turns.

    3. IntelliMission

      IntelliMission

      If they accept teleworking from Spain, I'm in.

    4. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      Allan, my older cousin bought a brand new 1981 Firebird T/A in 1981. It was silver with the grey/black eagle on the hood. I think it had the Pontiac 301 ci turbo V8. It was beautiful inside and out. I still remember that new car smell.

  6. Nicolas Cage only winning one Oscar is tantamount to the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame snubs like Blue Oyster Cult, ELP, Duran Duran, Iron Maiden, etc..

  7. Went for a vision test for the first time in 5 years. My near vision's been getting bad the last couple years (I will be 49 this year). My regular prescription (nearsighted, astigmatism) hasn't changed much -- just the near vision. 

     

    I don't want bifocals, so I asked for 2 scripts -- one for regular and one for reading, so I will be switching glasses back and forth. Are bifocals that bad? Or do you get used to them? Maybe I will get a pair to see (pardon the pun) if they work.

    1. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      I got used to bifocals pretty quickly, they really aren't that bad.  Mine seem to be "far" and "medium" though. I often look under my glasses to read or see things close up.  It's way easier than having two sets of glasses, imho.  Worth a try, imho, I like them.

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I have "Progressives" (like bifocals whereby one lens fades to the next...)  They seem to be great for looking forward or into the distance (Driving for instance,  which I do for a living),  but up close reading I do have to tilt my head back just a tiny bit more than I'd like...I did get used to them pretty quickly though.  Maybe I should try reading glasses sometimes and see if it's easier...

  8. Don't you love it when you call out an inconsiderate arsewhole for their crappy behavior, and then they try to turn it around onto you. "Now you made me feel bad", he said instead of a simple "sorry". Um, you should feel bad or better yet don't be an arse in the first place.

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    2. bubufubu

      bubufubu

      Welcome to the age of zero accountability.  There's no common sense.  No scruples.  No right or wrong.  Thus, no closure.  It's 100% perspective.  It's baffling and unbelievably discouraging to know that there are those who find this to be progression when, in fact, it's the complete fucking opposite.  I genuinely hate people like this.  You try to call them out and they retaliate against you.  Selfish, infantile folks whose behavior is detrimental to society.

    3. KaeruYojimbo

      KaeruYojimbo

      I call it "Everyone's An A**hole But Me" Syndrome.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Sure,...Make me look up the word "contrition." 

       

       

       

       

       

      Cuz that's what I want to do now that I'm old enough not to be in school....Learn stuff!

  9. Watching the local news, I see that 2 local Mensa members broke into a popular local Italian deli with no masks on in this era of mask use (even a basic blue mask conceals most of one's features). Now their ugly stupid faces are plastered on the news. They will be caught quickly hopefully. They stole some beverages and a gift basket. I sorta know the owners -- nice family. I hope those few bottles of Snapple were worth it. :) They do have nice gift baskets there -- imported cured meats, pricey imported pasta, marinara sauce, Italian espresso pot, etc. -- stuff like that.

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    2. joeatari1

      joeatari1

      Damn.  I knew I didn't join MENSA for some reason.  I knew those guys were up to no good!

    3. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      And the police caught 'em........................

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Awesome!!!   Hey,  Thanks for the Update!!!

  10. I had my 2nd shot of Covid-19 vaccine yesterday (Moderna). I didn't turn green or sprout gills. I heard there can be a severe immune response, but I didn't get that fortunately unless it kicks in today.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I wanted the Moderna (I'm a shareholder), but they didn't have it so I went with Pfizer; 1 shot so far,  a bit tired for 2 days... then I got kidney stones Again!  But I don't think this is related to the vaccine,  Very likely just a coincidence.

    3. Zoyous

      Zoyous

      I've got my second Moderna shot scheduled for May 7. The first one, I had the typical sore arm with a mild, dull headache the first night, and I just felt a bit tired.

    4. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      I got the shakes with mine, like 12 hours later.  I thought it was hypothermia since it was raining cats and dogs and it soaked through my jacket.  But I guess a lot of other folks got it from the vaccine.

  11. More online idiocy: last night it was me and 1 dude left on our team. I ended up with an A+ rating (18 points, 22 rebounds, 5 blocks, 5 assists) and my teammate had an A+ rating (more points than me, but way less everything else). We ended up winning against the other team by 4 points even though they had 4 humans left on their team. Instead of saying "good game", he sent me 4 messages saying how much I suck. Granted I did have 5 turnovers (he had 3), but I was playing as 7'3" Boban Marjanovich of the Dallas Mavericks. Dude's like a black hole for rebounding as he grabs many boards, but he's kinda slow and ungainly. The anonymous people on console online gaming are largely soulless, humorless trolls.
  12. When life throws you lemons, make lemonade. If life throws you lemonade, make a lemonade stand. When life throws you lemonade stands, duck, or you will get hurt.

  13. Hmmm, I never saw that version. I only thought this version was made. When I first got into the retro gaming hobby in early 2000s, I bought a complete one like below sans box for $20 at a yard sale. I thought wow finally I can buy all these awesome systems my family was too poor to buy when I was a kid. I guess there was also a basic system without the keyboard and gun. I love car the cartridge slot is angled and the 80s pastel colors. Sadly and stupidly I sold it a few years later.
  14. I am starting to doubt my doggo's grasp on the English language. She thinks "DQ" means she's getting a small dish of vanilla ice cream from the DQ. Sure, we've playfully told her we are going for ice cream, a treat, etc. from DQ, and she now thinks DQ automatically means ice cream and she starts to get excited and wags her tail. What if we meant some other DQ? As in disqualification? 

    1. CPUWIZ

      CPUWIZ

      Is that a Damned Quiz?

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I asked my dog what's on top of the house...And he said ROOF!

       

       

       

      (He was right)

  15. I play a lot of NBA 2k21 on my Xbox One S. It's utterly annoying to start a game with 10 different players (each playing a different player/position), and usually after 3 minutes half the players quit. Usually it's a 6-0 score or something, and 2 or 3 players on the 0 scoring team drop out. The game is in its infancy. It can go either way at 6 vs 0 points, but definitely after losing most of its human players the 0 scoring team is doomed so then after a little more time, there's 1 person left on the team. I wish the gaming servers would categorize these early quitters and put them all together on the same teams against each other. Then a group with people who stick it out the entire game, and then a middle group for those who sometimes quit. Also, the ball hogs are ridiculous. I usually play as the center/power forward, and I work hard to get open under the basket, and nothing. Maybe 1 out of 10 teammates will pass me the ball. They usually fart around on the outside, get the ball stolen, or miss the 3 pointer. Luckily we players who care about rebounding are there to grab the missed shots. Rant over. Feel free to chime in with what pisses you off about online gamers.
  16. Ohio has opened up Covid vaccine to 40 and up folks. I tried the chain pharmacies, and their systems were broken (no appt's within 20 miles or 5 days) with no option to expand the search. Went to the OH health website instead and was able to schedule an appointment for a "jab" in a few days.  Though to be fair, perhaps if I spoke to someone directly at the pharmacies then perhaps I could've gotten an appt? But they probably would've just said "go onto the website/app".

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    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      That's right. I would have done similar had I been in charge.

       

      Personally I would have liked to seen essential workers and emergency personnel get it first. Then free for all.

       

      Instead we got some states prioritizing down to the nearest 10 year group like 60-50, then 50-40, 40-30, 30-20..

       

      Cinema workers getting preferred over orchestra conductors. Farmers producing crop X first, then crop Y second, and Z third.

       

      Far too many tedious prioritizations. How can that be enforced? It can't. And its not like any of the vaccine sign-up sites are working right.

       

      I know seniors that can't navigate them anyways.

    3. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      I think all medical and emergency personnel like EMT/paramedic/firefighter/police, etc. were already given first dibs after the very frail and elderly. It's a shame there are wasted doses. I heard that it was a problem that some a-holes were booking multiple appt's in order to give themselves flexibility and then only showing up for one "jab", so there was too much vaccine at some sites that had to be tossed.

       

       

    4. zylon

      zylon

      Around here, I can see that happening... Up in TN, any left at end of day's appointments that show, go to those waiting outside, so they aren't going to waste at least. I got mine that way.

  17. I've been playing a lot of NBA 2K20. I used to play mostly team control, but now I prefer player control where it's you against 9 people over the internet. It feels pretty cool to be in charge of one player as a team. Need teamwork to win. I prefer playing the Center position because I like to bang in the post, grab rebounds, blocking shots. Scoring is very secondary -- plenty of ball hogs so that's not a problem. I've been playing as Boban Marjanovic (Dallas) who's 7'4". In real life, he only plays like 1/4 of the game because his body can't take the whole game, but in the game there's no fatigue so he's great. Rebounding and block party monster though he is kinda slow.
  18. I had to work last night -- sorta an emergency/called in by the boss. Thankfully I have an AWD Honda CRV SUV, because the nearly foot of snow wasn't plowed yet. There were some high drifts around the facility. The Honda went through it easily. 

     

    Merry Christmas! 

     

     

  19. Shameless plug for a friend's YouTube channel. 

     

    Tauntingbatmanv1's PS4 channel

  20. Prayers and love sent and am pulling for you to get better.
  21. It works most of the time, but sometimes it starts repeating "mic is off". I bought a new one that came with a smart LED light bulb, so if you want this one it's yours. It's the chalk color and is slightly dirty. Works with a standard micro USB cable (not included). I will pay s/h to USA/Canada.
  22. PPE is for closers!

  23. I just thought of a clothing piece -- a one piece jumpsuit that looks like you're wearing dress slacks and a button down shirt. It's all built together, so no messing with belts and suspenders. It can even have a simulated belt. Step into it and do up the buttons on the shirt part.

     

    A onesie for lazy office workers.  

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      What if ya just screen printed all of it on the suit so you didn't have to worry about uncomfortable buttons or collars?

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