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  1. 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

      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

      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!

  2. In from July to August, according to BLS, Americans not participating in the labor force climbed from 89,957,000 to 90,473,000, pushing past 90,000,000 for the first time, with a one month increase of 516,000. In September, it climbed again to 90,609,000, an increase of 136,000 during the month. In January 2009, when President Barack Obama took office, there were 80,507,000 Americans not in the labor force. Thus, the number of Americans not in the labor force has increased by 10,102,000 dur...

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    2. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      The sad thing that too many stalwart Republicans, particularly those in charge of the party and their advisers, refuse to admit is that it was Bush and his Republican hoard who not only set the foundation for the Democrats (starting with the take-over in 2006) and Obama, but also gave birth to the Tea Party. We have paid for far too much bullshit during the 2000s up to present -- hence, Taxed Enough Already (T.E.A.) Irrespective on your views of social welfare or national defense, the botto...

    3. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      @Atarifever: When the president has two-thirds of the government in his party, he becomes the leader of the government. The leader of any club, be it political party or sports team, sets the tone of execution entirely. Unfortunately, we have come to a point in our politics where party is first. And that sounds eerily similar to regimes of the past. BOTH parties demonstrate this: starting backward from the recent Florida congressional race in which the NRCC threatened to pull support of Da...

    4. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      @Hatta: Third party only ensures that the rabble gains and maintains control, because at heart, Conservative and Libertarians have much in common and should band together. Not a third party, but a truly revitalized Republican Party which, at one time in its history, stood for our beliefs. Splintered and fragmented parties now are akin to disjoint and small groups of revolutionaries fighting to retake a country from dictatorship: the smaller and more disjoint they are, the easier they are to...

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

     

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Then think if they got that computer.

    3. ventrra

      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.

  4. Thanks to Windows 10, a computer's sole purpose for existence is to update itself.

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    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      It's just a sampling of a realtime cloud OS.

       

      And people love it! They are clamoring for more. And they're all jumping in to win10!

       

      Happy to be rid of the old Windows 7 and crap hardware! Kid you not!

    3. MrMaddog

      MrMaddog

      'Member when updates meant something gets "improved" instead of gettting slower...

    4. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      @MrMaddog: Not really. I remember back in the Win95 days getting updates that screwed your machine up. (IE4 and Active Desktop, I'm looking at you!)

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

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    2. Osgeld

      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

      Osgeld

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

  6. "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie.

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    2. 8_is_enuff

      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

      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.

       

  7. 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

      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

      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!

  8. I'm on plane... 36,000 feet above New Mexico with yet another half-hour to go. And the second flight doesn't have Internet, so I might actually get a nap or have to *gasp* read something.

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    2. Video_Invader

      Video_Invader

      wont catch me on a plane. Anyone remember 9/11??

    3. frankodragon

      frankodragon

      By law, there has to be a screaming kid in every section of the plane.

    4. BigO

      BigO

      Ya gotta go where the work takes you. Personally, I dislike business travel, but I like getting a paycheck.

  9. Don't worry, Canada. We'll take care of the Cup for another year.

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    2. cybercylon

      cybercylon

      Pulling for Tampa Bay if for no other reason other than to have the Capitals crap themselves in the playoffs.

    3. NE146

      NE146

      Is it an athletic cup?

    4. Atarian7

      Atarian7

      I'm a Capitals fan or should I say Chokeitals.

  10. 8.6 lbs, 21 inches!

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    2. moodorf

      moodorf

      but how many Courics?

    3. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      ..John Holmes?

       

      ..Just kidding, congrats :)

    4. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      It's a healthy grandbaby boy :) A big fish, indeed!

  11. This space intentionally blank.

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    2. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      Cue Match Game "think" music..

    3. BillyHW

      BillyHW

      It isn't blank anymore now.

    4. BillyHW

      BillyHW

      It isn't blank anymore now.

  12. Tea mixed with lemonade is called an "Arnold Palmer." I call an unsweet tea mixed with sugar a "Caitlyn Jenner." If you enjoy sweet tea, I think you understand.

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    2. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      @Osgeld: Yeah, I am not a big pop-culture fiend. You might say I live under a rock since I do not watch TV or listen to the radio, nor participate in social media. Plus, when I came up with that today at the office I decided to run it through a Google search to make sure someone else had no claim it, and lo! Seven months (apparently) and no one had posted anything that Google picked up. Well, since Google knows all and sees all, I assumed it is a fairly original way to describe trying...

    3. ls650

      ls650

      Huh? I don't get it either.

    4. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      Have no fear... I shall blog about it sometime this weekend.

  13. If you want to buy something from me, don't ask me to evade your country's customs.

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    2. CyranoJ

      CyranoJ

      In Russia, Customs evade YOU!

    3. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      You guys are damn refreshing... take an aggravating post and make me chuckle. Awesome.

    4. digdugnate

      digdugnate

      in Mypos....

  14. Supporting QuickBooks can be like drinking a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, but without the fun...

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    2. jaybird3rd

      jaybird3rd

      I feel your pain. I maintained a QuickBooks server for a few years at a previous job. The accountants and bookkeepers who spend all day in it seem to love it, but what a miserable program.

    3. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      All accounting software is miserable. You should give SAGE a whirl. Then you'd wish QuickBooks was all there was.

    4. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      I did write a cmd script to set Windows firewall for QB which has made my life easier. Oh, trust me, I also support PeachTree (now Sage.) Both definitely have their own, um, quirks even though they run the same database back-end (Pervasive.)

  15. Way back when, I got banned from an Amiga IRC channel for emulating. Now I catch hell from some for NOT emulating. :)

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    2. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      Like for Xucaen.

    3. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      Like for Xucaen.

    4. MrMaddog

      MrMaddog

      Yeah, I caught holy hell for being pro-emulation on #atarist 20 years ago. Now those same people are running FreeMiNT on Macs and even demo crews use laptops at their parties. To me the OS is more important than what brand is on the hardware that the software runs on.

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

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    2. joeatari1

      joeatari1

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

    3. digdugnate

      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. 

  17. I would rather my kids watch hard-core porn at six years-old than watch anything other than the original three "Star Wars."

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    2. Bakasama

      Bakasama

      So you would deny ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, or even The Neverending Story to your kids?

    3. sramirez2008

      sramirez2008

      I made sure to indoctrinate my kids on the original Star Wars trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. and the 1st season (love the pilot episode) of Battlestar Galactica.

    4. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      @Bakasama: in the context of the entire "Star Wars" franchise. Oh, and the last "Raiders" movie is off-limits, too. I'm still waffling on "Neverending Story 2."

  18. For Halloween I dressed up like an IT guy. Fooled everyone.

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    2. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      That's a great way to skim passwords

    3. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      @atari2600land: Well played! In particular since I tend to be pedantic over acronyms, but sometimes I give into popular culture and leave out the periods.

    4. TheTIGuy

      TheTIGuy

      [email protected]: Hey boss my computer is broken

      BOSS: Well Give it to the IT guy

      [email protected]: *Throws IBM PC-XT in sewer*

      Well, good luck!

  19. In what has to be my best performance, I just told one of those car warranty robo-callers that I was feeling like I can't live anymore. He hung up.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I'd like to thank The Academy...LOL!

    3. zylon

      zylon

      When I renewed registration on my Chrysler 300, it must have triggered those warranty places to call me. They get mighty nippy when they find they've wasted time getting info on a 1966 300, lol

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Wow! I didn't know you'd warranty a car that's 53 years old! *click*

  20. That sadness when your formerly-cherry condition Peripheral Expansion Box is scratched to hell and back while installing new hardware :(

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    2. digdugnate

      digdugnate

      it gives it character!

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      It's just some battle scars...

    4. BuckoBrand

      BuckoBrand

      Battle scars that it earned rightfully after doing many things for the benefit of other people. :)

  21. Still riding high on Amiga 30!

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    2. save2600

      save2600

      Awesome! You help back the Viva Amiga movie too? Can't wait for it to be released...

    3. xucaen

      xucaen

      Fak, 30 years since 1985?? o_O I don't feel so good..

    4. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      @save2600, nah, I found out about it after it was already funded. But we got a preview at Amiga 30 and it looks bad-ass!

  22. "If anyone says hey, you should have brain surgery, it's totally fun! It's all lies and totally not fun!"

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    2. Master Phruby

      Master Phruby

      I hear Tahiti is a magical place.

    3. nanochess

      nanochess

      I've hear it's easier to do brain surgery with a spoon

    4. Jess Ragan

      Jess Ragan

      There was this boring guy who left a sponge in my skull. Now I keep hearing the F-U-N song and it's driving me insane!

  23. Bah weep graaagnah wheep ni ni bong.

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    2. ClassicGMR

      ClassicGMR

      The only Transformers movie worth watching btw.

    3. dj_convoy

      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

  24. Think what you will, but stumbling across Burt Reynold's "Playgirl" spread helps make me feel better about my own physique.

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    2. Spriggy

      Spriggy

      Pass. I'll take your word for it!

    3. Atarian7
    4. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      He was a handsome man for sure. Too bad he couldn't let himself age naturally ... http://topcelebritysurgery.com/burt-reynolds-plastic-surgery/

  25. I cannot believe I am only just now discovering the incredible power of "mailutil"

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    2. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      No no, from the imap c-client toolkit. Old but still incredibly useful.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Just a joke ;) I figured Mail Utility might be the full portmanteau...

    4. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      For real, though. I feel like less of a *nix admin for never having exploited this little program's potential. It's like that little tool you have sitting there on the bench, never really needing it until one day you pick it up and realize how awesome it is and how much easier it could have made chores past.

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