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Bryan

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  1. Anyone in Poland willing to help me buy something off Allegro?

  2. Hey everyone! I'm finally finished with the remodel and sale of my house and I'm in the process of moving and setting up a new electronics lab. Sorry I've been away so long!

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    2. Bryan

      Bryan

      No, I'm staying nearby. We've got my wife's elderly parents to look after.

    3. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      Welcome back Bryan, you were missed!

    4. Stephen

      Stephen

      Great to hear you survived the move!  We kept the lights on here for you.

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    2. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      I loved the cover art of Synapse titles. It had this eiree/cool look to it that just drew you in.

    3. Bryan

      Bryan

      I talked to Tim Boxell a few years ago about possibly creating some posters from the originals. We kinda lost touch.

    4. jaybird3rd

      jaybird3rd

      I'd love to see some Synapse posters, even if it's a compilation of all the boxes in one poster. Very nice artwork.

  3. I've started warming my fish with a hairdryer at work.

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    2. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      hey, anyone know what you call a fish with no eyes?

       

    3. Flojomojo
    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      OK, Pull your pants up and step away from that dryer!

  4. Neat HAM radio interface on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/173175565736

    1. save2600

      save2600

      That seller has a lot of neat stuff for sale!

    2. ValkerieSilk

      ValkerieSilk

      You had me @ Ham...

  5. Wife and I just had a debate about washing things that go in the recycling. I'm not sure why I should use water to clean the garbage.

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    2. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      We wash all our recyclable containers, if for no other reason than the sake of the people who have to work with the recycling.

    3. Eltigro

      Eltigro

      Do you want ants? Because that's how you get ants. (By not washing the food off the recycling.)

    4. save2600
  6. How did I get sucked into reading about Todd Rogers all day?

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    2. Bryan

      Bryan

      Something to do with "the human element."

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I kinda fell into that whole thing too...I prolly read about 4 pages total as I felt like skipping ahead.

    4. Bryan

      Bryan

      There's some good nuggets of investigation in that giant TG thread. One of the best is the proof his 5.51 certificate is fake. I now think that Activision was naively publishing scores with little supporting evidence which led to three people submitting 5.51, and Todd's stories of proving the score to them are false. If you had access to an Atari A8, you could easily draw a convincing Dragster screen and take a pic of it.

  7. Ebay's front page says, "Love what you own, Sell what you don't." To me, this implies "Sell what you don't own" since Sell positionally replaces Love.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Maybe they should say Love what you sell, own what you don't.

    3. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      That could be the worst slogan since "You've Got A Friend In Pennsylvania," but I don't see it on Ebay's site anywhere?

    4. jaybird3rd

      jaybird3rd

      Yeah, it's an awkward construction. "Keep what you love, sell what you don't" would be better.

  8. Somebody toucha my spaget!

  9. Anyone need a box of 1050 mechs? https://www.ebay.com/itm/222780056631

    1. jaybird3rd

      jaybird3rd

      Thanks very much! I've got four 1050s which could use new mechs. Keeping an eye on it ...

  10. I imagine Intel is pretty freaked right now, but when I first heard about the bug affecting just about everything they've made for 10 years, my first thought was how clever it is that we all need to go out and buy new systems.

  11. Two feelings I miss from childhood (in case anyone's working on designer drugs out there): 1. The feeling of being so excited Christmas eve that you can't sleep. 2. The feeling of being totally immersed in a crude 8-bit game world, even something as simple as a text adventure.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      2 Great feelings to be sure! I remember Christmas (of '79) getting lots of Micronauts and thinking that was pretty rad as well.

    3. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      Imagination is key here. Think back... what had you seen up to the 8-bit games? 2600 games. Forget the rest, be blown away with 48K and 64K games compared to those measely 4K games. ;)

    4. Clint Thompson

      Clint Thompson

      Exactly DocClu! Midnight Magic is the jam!

  12. It's funny when you go to the Post Office and the pen on the counter is one you accidentally left there weeks ago.

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    2. cybercylon

      cybercylon

      How many chew and bite marks were put on it?

    3. Eltigro

      Eltigro

      Had someone laughing at me the other day. They asked if I had a pen and I pulled like five pens and a sharpie out of my pocket. I tend to set them down and walk off and then I need one and don't have it, so I carry several so I'm less likely to be without.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      By the time I left that job, everyone carried their own rather than leave one at each station...

  13. PM me if you can loan me a 7800 Commando and Ballblazer for a couple weeks.

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    2. Bryan

      Bryan

      No, it just needs to work like the original.

    3. CPUWIZ

      CPUWIZ

      I have plenty of real Ballblazer's and I can make a Commando with my own board.

    4. Bryan
  14. I know several people are waiting for a PM reply from me. I have a very time sensitive job I'm working on this week, but UAV boards have arrived and things will get back to normal starting next Tuesday.

    1. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      I'm still waiting on those nude photos of you riding a goat that is standing on the back of a large turtle.

    2. ClassicGMR

      ClassicGMR

      I got mine RT... doesn't live up to the hype though.

  15. Is there a jumpscare game that competes with that unexpected video ad in one of your browser tabs?

    1. save2600

      save2600

      Haha, I hate those! lol

    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      I've never seen one of those. Maybe it's because I use Adblock Plus and NoScript?

  16. It was essential that I subscribe because I can't seem to post anything without making a typo.

    1. jaybird3rd

      jaybird3rd

      I'm the same way. I think I edit every post at least three times, not so much to fix typos as to improve grammar and syntax and to develop my ideas further.

    2. Bryan

      Bryan

      I'm sure my condition has a name. I see what I meant to type instead of what's there until I go away and come back.

    3. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      I'm the exact same way. I've renewed my subscription many times to both support the site and be able to fix embarrassing typos.

  17. http://www.ebay.com/itm/332407203811 Is this cool? Yes. Is it $50K cool? Probably not.
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    2. CPUWIZ

      CPUWIZ

      At least 10%.

    3. Bryan

      Bryan

      Awesome. I'll put it toward that sweet Andersen Windows printing block.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      We should Flood him with $10 offers!

  18. If I ever hit Lotto, I'll probably be crushed by all the unnecessary stuff I'll buy on ebay.

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    2. carlsson

      carlsson

      Depending on how much you won on Lotto, you could buy a bigger house before filling it with junk.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      It's a problem I'd like to have :)

    4. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Nothing is ever unnecessary.

  19. My wife does transcription, and it seems like Canadians are fond of referring to the '20' part of the year as '2'. So, 2012 becomes 'two-twelve'. Is that a thing up there?

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    2. icemanxp300

      icemanxp300

      Sounds like someone has a case of the Monday's

    3. BigO

      BigO

      I could maybe buy someone saying two oh twelve.

    4. BassGuitari

      BassGuitari

      I'm just glad saying "twenty-" is finally catching on here. "Two-thousand-" drove me nuts; after all, we never said "One-thousand nine hundred-" to describe years in the 20th century. "I was born in one-thousand nine-hundred eighty-five!" NO, [email protected]#$er.

  20. Listed something on CL and got a text wanting to know if I'd take a cashier's check for more than the amount and he'd get the item once it cleared.

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    2. Bryan

      Bryan

      Yeah, the first text to me included the entirety of my listing title which no one would type out when texting, so pretty sure it was generated by some system.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Tell them to stop by the bank and give you more CASH than you're asking!

    4. CPUWIZ

      CPUWIZ

      Seems legit.

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    2. BassGuitari

      BassGuitari

      To be fair, it's a pretty nice looking repro. But $50 seems high even with a box, and I don't care for the cut of his jib; while not stating that it's original, he really seems to want you to think that.

    3. MegaManFan

      MegaManFan

      Another one for Pat's SCUMBAG SELLER OF THE WEEK (WEEK, Week, week...)

    4. RamrodHare

      RamrodHare

      It's been removed. Yay!

  21. Crazy video from the FL keys:

    1. CPUWIZ

      CPUWIZ

      Why do people always put boats on the road?

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Damn!! That crab toward the end was walking around a neighborhood, looking like he was saying, Hey Buddy! Which way to the ocean?

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