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  1. Barcelona 2 - Bayern Munich 8. Yes. It's been that kind of year.

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    2. carlsson

      carlsson

      Supposedly the Barcelona coach has already been fired this night. Italian newspapers report that Messi's dad is a big fan of Milano and that Leo already has invested in real estate there so he might end up there next season, not sure if the connection is with Inter or Milan. If it is the second one, most likely Zlatan will leave for good as reports say he's still struggling about a contract extension and we know how the two didn't really function together back in Barcelona. Sure, both are much older now and in particular Zlatan is more or less expected to retire from playing any day now.

    3. Magmavision2000

      Magmavision2000

      How's Sport Boys doing?

    4. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      After that performance? I'd be surprised if they allowed the coach back into Spain.

  2. That moment when your mother shows you a bank book, opened more than 50 years ago in your name, that you'd never seen and you realise that the "organisational skills" gene skipped a generation.

    1. carlsson

      carlsson

      Does this mean you now have £50,000 extra on an account you were not aware of?

    2. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      I wish. Only £21 was paid in by the time the account stopped being used. Mind you, that's £350 in today's money. There will be interest but I'm not expecting it to rise above £100 - although there have been times when interest rates on savings were over 10%. But, who knows?

    3. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      And stapled into it were the £4 of Premium Bond vouchers they bought me when I was born. In 51 years, though, I haven't won a bloody penny out of them.

  3. Just spent almost £60 on an ASUS wifi card. Even with a mesh router outside my office, I'm getting drop outs and lag when gaming.

  4. Rearrange this headline so it makes sense: "Downfall: BP worker sacked after Hitler meme wins payout." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-53730847

    1. carlsson

      carlsson

      At least a comma after meme, possibly one after worker too.

    2. Magmavision2000

      Magmavision2000

      Downfall: Hitler Sacked After BP Worker Meme Wins Payout.

  5. Grandchild No. 3 popped out earlier this evening. Don't think daughter's done yet, though. Always said she wanted four.

    1. carlsson

      carlsson

      Congrats! I hope she's done for this time, or is she expecting more children to pop out right now?

    2. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      I don't think so. 😂

  6. Facebook just told me it's our friend's birthday today. 44. Shame she never got to see it.

  7. Looking for any links to technical information about the XL PBI bus and how to use it.

  8. Have you spent $20,000 of your parent's savings on Fortnite Twitch streamers today? If so, the media would like to talk to you.

  9. This is probably is. But I think everyone here is longing for the way things used to be, and most of us haven't gone completely nuts over the thought of the Atari logo appearing on another gaming product. So it has to be something just a little deeper. Something that Atari are very guilty of, and have been from day one, is overselling the product. That's caught at least a few people out who seem to think that it's as powerful as an Xbox One, judging by some conversations I've had with people who backed it. There are still people out there who still use Atari products exclusively or have PCs but don't understand a thing about them. Some of the backers are these people. I have no doubt the product will eventually ship. To do otherwise would land Atari in a whole heap of bother they could probably do without, despite all these weird licensing deals they're churning out. And I'm sure that there will be many people who will be happy with their product. But there will be some who bought into the lie about the machine's capabilities who are going to be mightily pissed off when they can't run the latest Forza Horizons on it.
  10. Probably being chased through the woods by "Atari's" lawyers for correctly predicting that they'd call it the VCS. There's probably a movie in there somewhere.
  11. It's that time of year, now that spring is in the air, when those two wet gits with the girly curly hair ...

  12. Never thought I'd hear something like the F35 being described as outdated.🙄

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    2. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      @simbalion - Disgruntled members of the RAF quoted in the media. Apparently, those in charge of procurement are considering the F35A, even though they can't operate from our new aircraft carriers. But to call the F35 "outdated"? I can only guess that they misspoke.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I saw one this morning...Air show tomorrow...

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Well today...(It's late)

  13. That I wrote? Nope. I remember one of the first (possibly THE first) listing I typed into a computer, though. Pretty sure it was in C&VG and it was Snake for the Spectrum. So, I'm one of the lucky few who know that Nokia didn't invent it. Edit: Actually, I think I do remember the first meaningful program I actually completed and used. It was a pixel plotter on the A8. I used it, with the help of graph paper, to methodically create, pixel by pixel, a recreation of a screenshot from Xenon and the title screen to Bubble Bobble. Might still have it on a disk somewhere. Really need to get my stuff set up again so I can go through all those lovely floppies.
  14. There ya go. Copyright infringement. They're trying to recapture Atari's past every way they can. To quote a Centari "As we are returning to the old ways, and copyright infringement lawsuits was always the weapon of choice in the old Atari..."
  15. Facebook is such a depressing place. Today, came across someone who bought an Atlantis II cart for $2 and someone who bought a ZX80 for $8. Why couldn't that be me??

    1. bluejay

      bluejay

      Well, maybe you don't buy every single Atlantis cart available for sale...

    2. pce_collector

      pce_collector

      I often feel the same way. I find nothing at thrifts and it's rarer than a blue moon when a friend or family member brings over the proverbial found games. But we always need to be on the hunt if we're going to find any treasures.

  16. Anyone know how to connect a wireless mouse over wifi? Virtually new, but cheap, wired mouse has gone bye-bye and my HP Spectre mouse has zero instructions ... ANYWHERE.

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    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      WiFi, really? Alright. That's got to be for the dongle then. I can't imagine a mouse going through a traditional router like for networks.

       

      There's got to be a manual or tutorial online. Lets look.

       

    3. Keatah

      Keatah

      The Antenna Symbol (for wifi) I think just means dongle radio link..

    4. Keatah

      Keatah

      check pm

       

  17. Anyone here tried running two broadband connections?

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I'm barely running one.

    3. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      1Gig down, 30 up  -  $51.00 USD all in. Followed up on it and it would seem bursts going to 55 up when using two ports, but still really 940 +-  constant down.  I'm not all that excited... could be much better... as the earlier provisioning proved.

    4. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      I'm currently paying £57. Close to $70 in real money.

  18. Oh, I think we could. Even the Chinese don't want to manufacture this turd.
  19. Whoever thought that putting almond flavouring into a latte was a good idea should be awarded a Nobel Prize.

    1. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      pecan, yum

  20. Been trying to use WUDSN for some 2600 coding and for some reason it's not picking up that it's a 2600 project and is instead launching Altirra instead of Stella. Any idea where I might be going wrong?
  21. Taking a break from work by watching UK League of Legends championship on BBC.

  22. Holy crap. Went outside to check on the wardrobe. Apart from a few staples come slightly loose, it's fine. They don't make them like they used to. How did MFI go bust when they created things that would withstand floods?

  23. This goddamn f***ing weather! Had a nice old plywood wardrobe in the garden that I was going to do a MAME cabinet conversion on. But since I put it outside, the weather's done a full 180 degrees. Wind's now tipped it over.

    1. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Global confusion

  24. Would this Atari still hold the rights to ET?
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