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  1. I just got done hosting a retro game party for our university's new Computer Science Club!  The systems (all from my collection) were: 2600 and 5200, Intellivision, Odyssey2, Jaguar, NES (a RetroUSB AVS, actually), SMS, and LOTS of original games and peripherals.  I think everybody had fun, but it was exhausting hauling in all that stuff and packing it up afterward!

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      Oh wow! Cool! You know, it's been a couple years since I've fired Castle Crisis up. I need to get some friends together.

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  2. It only JUST occurred to me. All my life I've been saying "Zed-80" and "6502", whereas probably most Americans say "Zee-80". Never thought about it before... how weird... "zee 80" WTF is that?

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      Yeah, but Zed sounds wrong here too. 😆 Imagine another letter, like calling D Ded or T Ted.

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  3. It only JUST occurred to me. All my life I've been saying "Zed-80" and "6502", whereas probably most Americans say "Zee-80". Never thought about it before... how weird... "zee 80" WTF is that?

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      I was probably in my 30s before I heard that Z was called zed in other places. And we do already have too many other letter names that end in a long E sound (B,C,D,E,G,P,T,V).

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  4. It only JUST occurred to me. All my life I've been saying "Zed-80" and "6502", whereas probably most Americans say "Zee-80". Never thought about it before... how weird... "zee 80" WTF is that?

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      Yeah, it was always ZEE EIGHTY to me.

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  5. 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!

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

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

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  6. A quick Jr. Pac-Man question: I've noticed significant differences between the sound effects on the 800 and 5200 versions of Jr. Pac-Man (the 5200 version sounds much better). Is the 800 version that's been floating around broken? I'd love to find one that matches the 5200 sound effects.

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      Usually, 5200 ports with bad sound means Pokey isn't properly initialized. Sticking a register wipe in the startup fixes it.

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  7. I just found out I have the ability to wiggle my left ear. It's like a super power or something. For some reason, I can't wiggle the right one.

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      His buddy Joel West is threatening to unleash a horde of lawyers on everyone because "he's looked Billy in the eye."

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  8. That weird feeling you get when someone refers to a feeling without saying anything else about it ...

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      Before I read this, I was feeling that strange way you feel beforehand.

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  9. For all you guys and gals who use blank 5.25" floppy disks with your classic computers, where do you buy them? Are there any companies still producing new floppy disks?

  10. Why did my poop time change from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM?

  11. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/police-respond-active-shooter-youtube-headquarters-san-bruno-california-n862541 holy shit guys, youtube finally pushed someone to far! YouTube shooting: Female suspect dead at firm's HQ in San Bruno, California The woman appeared to have killed herself and four patients were being treated for gunshot-related injuries, police said.
  12. Villanova defeated Michigan.

  13. Ataribox Taco: A joke now more tired than William Shatner

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      Someone needs to hack together an Ataribox ad with Shatner.

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  14. Arnold Schwarzenegger was rushed into the hospital this morning for emergency open heart surgery. http://amp.tmz.com/2018/03/30/arnold-schwarzenegger-open-heart-surgery-valve-replacement

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

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

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  15. What's worst than biting into an apple and finding a worm?

  16. You're supposed to know your stuff, not google it.

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      Alexa, what's a good response to Keatah's status update?

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  17. Mark Suckerberg is standing before Congress today. He has to explain why Facebook was collecting private data not related to his FB app. I bet he’s peeing his pants right now.

  18. Mark Suckerberg is standing before Congress today. He has to explain why Facebook was collecting private data not related to his FB app. I bet he’s peeing his pants right now.

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      The problem is always that FB is powerful and the people benefiting from their data are powerful. Add to that that most people don't seem to care, and it becomes a very difficult thing to prosecute.

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  19. Bad cover band covering U2. This is a lower circle of Hell isn't it?

  20. Bad cover band covering U2. This is a lower circle of Hell isn't it?

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      It's bad enough hearing U2 play U2 songs.

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  21. If potatoes had hands they would rule supreme!!

  22. Goodbye Toys -R- Us...

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      It seems to me that a brick and mortar store could compete with an online retailer in the same category, but when you've got one massive seller covering all categories and growing by the day, there's not much chance, especially for things that ship easily and you don't need instantly.

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