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  1. R.I.P. Nobiko (Longcat.)

    1. adam242


      My condolences. Coming up on the 4-year anniversary of losing one of mine.

    2. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      @adam242 Longcat is not mine.  She is all of ours.  https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/longcat


      Now, that said, I lost my boy Hermes about eight years ago to hepatic lymphoma. We fought it for two and a-half years with regular chemo and daily pills before he finally succumbed. I promised I would fight as long as he would fight. His loss has been one of the hardest in my life, and it took me many years before I could sleep well again.


      I know your pain and I hope you are well.  This is one of my best and favorite photos of my puppy cat.


    3. adam242


      Hermes was a very handsome boy! I am so sorry for your loss. It never goes away.


      Annie was a rescue, 7 years old. We had almost five good years together. She went less than a month after being diagnosed with an abdominal tumor.



  2. This NSFW picture sums up how I used to feel about Sun and Solaris.



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    2. GoldLeader


      Then think if they got that computer.

    3. ventrra


      @OLD CS1 I had wondered. The only Sun computer I've seen in person was an old SpacStation which looked a lot like a beige pizza box.

    4. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      @ventrra Yup.  I have seen and used many of those, myself. Rather un-stylish :)  I still have a SparcStation 20 sitting around here, and an IPX.  Funny little machines.

  3. Turning dilemmas into dilemmonade, using the unexpected outage of both VDSL lines to test out the LTE fail-over. No hurricane needed.

  4. The landlord sent out a crew to repaint the house. They have a sprayer which sounds like someone holding down the fire button on Parsec but the damned thing will not explode. Which is what I want it to do at 0800 on a friggen Saturday.

  5. "Interesting side note: as a head without a body, I envy the dead."

    1. ClassicGMR


      With its patented design, the fat drains directly into my mouth.

    2. digdugnate


      "Rich Little here, impersonating Howard Cosell."

  6. I am in a very depressing situation.  I found out my dog has been humping other peoples' legs.

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    2. joeatari1


      Don'tcha hate it when your dog cheats on you?

    3. digdugnate


      when our kids were little we called them 'special hugs'.  :)

    4. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      Just throw a little peanut butter on your balls; he'll come back around. 

  7. Being "trapped" in the house due to snapped garage door springs is an interesting experience.

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    2. Osgeld


      yea if you have much more than a single car garage, GFL lifting it without the ballast springs and or tearing something up

    3. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      The busted spring can be seen here, but I only noticed afterward. You can see the pulley track shift, hear all the stress on the door track and the opener motor.  The opener automatically tries to open again after closing from a failed open.

    4. Osgeld


      yea don't do that much more it will twist the panels and your in a world of money 

  8. "We appreciate your patience.  Someone will be with you momentarily."  Yeah, well I do not appreciate your assumptions about my patience.

    1. save2600


      "assumptions are the mother of all f#ckups"!

    2. MrMaddog


      One good thing about the pandemic, I get quicker call backs from customer support people working from home than I did when they worked in the office...

  9. Does replacing old Atari 2600 cartridge labels with new, quality reproductions substantially alter any value they have?  Bear in mind I am not banking on my 250-some carts for my retirement, I just want them to look nice.

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    2. GoldLeader


      I'd basically agree that you leave Rare ones alone, and only replace the more common ones;  But also if it's something you plan on keeping;  Then make it look the way You want it to look...Just know it could be worth less if you decide to sell.

    3. sirlynxalot


      Agree with others, from a collector standpoint, if its a rare expensive game, I think sticking on replacement labels could even devalue it compared to leaving the ripped or missing original labels.  On the other hand, if its like a $5 game, then I don't think replacing the label will impact the $5 people will pay for it one way or the other. 

    4. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      Bunch of really thoughtful answers.  Thank you!

    1. save2600


      Excellent read, loved it! Will contribute my first experience with the Amiga in that thread before too long.  :)

  10. An open request to sellers about floppy disks: DSDD disks are neither impossible nor expensive.  There is no reason to use HD disks for Commodore, Atari ST, Amiga, or other computers with DD disk drives.  You are doing a great disservice to your customers by selling them disks which have a higher probability of failure.

  11. Am I the only one bothered by how "classic" or "retro" computers and systems, which you can get your hands on today, are spoken of in the past tense?

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    2. jaybird3rd


      I'm not sure why, but I'm reminded of an interview I once saw with a young game designer who wished he could "play video games with a real joystick, just to see what that was like."  I wanted to say, "You know, you can still do that ..."  It's as if he was wishing for the experience of riding a horse-driven Hansom cab in nineteenth-century London.

    3. digdugnate


      my poor attempt at humor aside, im like @GoldLeader- I guess I never thought about it!   ..but now that you've made the observation, i'm going to notice this all the time now.  GEE THANKS CS1

    4. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      @digdugnate Glad to be of service!

  12. Sadly becoming more and more difficult to maintain software for the Solaris 8 installation on my AMD K6-III+ server. That and it takes up so much space and puts out more heat than I like. This has been a tough little box and refuses to die, but time to replace with a Solaris 11 VM.

  13. I will never receive my order of new Commodore 64 key caps :(

  14. Living in a 2.4GHz world, and I am a 5GHz boy...

    1. bluejay


      And I'm still stuck at 1Mhz...

    2. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      @bluejay  I feel ya at 1.02MHz.  Though, I tend to move between 1.02MHz, 2MHz, 3.3MHz, and 50MHz. :D

    3. bluejay


      @OLD CS1 Actually, I'm at 0.984MHz with my Motorola 6809 in my CoCo2...

  15. Under what condition will:

    • Your nails not break
    • Your toes not stub
    • You never get a fever
    1. Atarian7


      hypothermia?  death?

  16. "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie.

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    2. 8_is_enuff


      "Halloween" is a.... uh..... never mind.

    3. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      So is Lethal Weapon, Rocky IV, and The Karate Kid

    4. Wally1


      They just gave the Karate Kid on TV the other day.


      Me and my brother and 2 cousins saw it in Canada

      when it first came out.  Happy days.


  17. My apologies to everyone who has sold me stuff in the Marketplace: I have not been putting in user feedback. I am going back through everything to make sure I can give everyone their due feedback.

  18. Bah weep graaagnah wheep ni ni bong.

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    2. ClassicGMR


      The only Transformers movie worth watching btw.

    3. dj_convoy


      Of course. They've conned me into buying it at least four separate times, and I'm sure I'll probably buy it again sometime down the road. 

    4. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Hits from the bong.... can I get, a    hitttt

  19. If you want people to pay attention to important announcements, bum it down to two short sentenences and super-impose onto a photo of a cat.

  20. Bummed that my beloved SonyEricsson C905a succumbed to the GPSpocalypse. I guess SE did not consider any fools using the phone 10 years later.

    1. Keatah



    2. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      The GPS 1024 week roll-over.

    3. xucaen


      They might have a firmware update...

  21. Coming to the TI World Faire in November? Check out our day-before event, too! https://locu.li/CTIFriday

  22. Canadian lips must not touch the Cup!!

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    2. Joe C.
    3. wongojack


      But aren't like 50% of all the dudes on every team Canadian?

    4. ls650


      The percentage of NHL players who are from Canada has fallen to 46.1%, according to data collected by QuantHockey.com. Meanwhile, the percentage of US-born players in the NHL is up to 25.7%, its highest level ever.

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