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  1. Bye Fry's. :(

    1. doctorclu


      Come share some memories!


  2. My CD drive won't open, & my PC won't read the Cd that's in it. :(

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    2. Keatah


      Take a stiff clip and firm push to get it open. Once you do open up a thread and we can discuss fixing it permanently.


    3. bluejay


       Aw, what are you gonna put your morning coffee on now?

    4. MrMaddog


      That's why I hate CD drives & players, too many moving parts that get broken.

  3. There were still about 100 Bed Franklins left last year. The company went bankrupt in the mid-90's, but most of their stores were franchises, so a lot of them remained open & have gradually faded away as time went on. I think the name was recently bought by a small Hawaiian company which owns a few Ben Franklin's franchises, & some Ace Hardware stores.
  4. Found a promo video for Visi On: Thought this might be a good opportunity to talk about old GUIs. Any memories?
  5. “I feel beat & I’m not even part of that generation.”

    First to guess where this is from gets a “like.”

    1. Wally1


      Jack Kerouac?



    2. CPUWIZ


      First one that sends me $5.00 via PayPal, gets 10 likes.  Normally costs $6.50!

  6. Sounds like an automated rseponse.
  7. I'd argue that the irrational collector mindset is driving demand to the point where it outstrips supply. When these folks realize that the games can't increase in price forever, we'll have a crash. You'd think Pokémon fans would've learned that in 2000 or 2001 when their friends stopped buying trading cards; I remember near the end of the craze kids only collected Pokémon cards because they could resell them. A year or so after that I could buy as many cards as I liked, for $1 a page, or less. And I did.
  8. Supply & demand. Even if Pokemon games were printed in huge numbers, they’re incredible popular. You’ve got adults who threw away their copies in 2001, when they thought they outgrew the series, then you’ve got kids who want to experience the older games. I am a bit worried some of this is driven by a collector mindset, like comic books in the mid-90’s, & that the used game market will crash fairly soon. Games & toys are not investments; I’m afraid some people think they are.
  9. Inside my house it sounded like we were having a wind storm. Outside it’s perfectly calm. :?

    1. CPUWIZ
    2. pacman000


      Not that sort of wind. This went “wooooo” not “Pbbbbbbbbb!”

  10. Annoyance of the day: People who register cool domain names just so they can park & resell them.

    1. CPUWIZ


      That is so 90's, a buddy of mine bought a couple thousand domains and made a frigging killing, he sold more than one domain for $50K each.

    2. thanatos


      My personal record is $4000.

      Friend of mine owned geek.net.  He sold that one for something like 80k.  The buyer was anonymous, then when we discovered it was Slashdot, he probably realized he could have gotten even more.

  11. Did YouTube Mobile remove their pause button?

    1. x=usr(1536)


      Tap the video that's playing and it should either pause or pop up a pause icon which can then be tapped.  Is that not happening?

    2. pacman000


      No; it's not. :( 


      Edit: Now it is. :? Does Google just like to mess with us?

    3. MrMaddog


      Yeah, you have to tap the screen to get the pause icon to appear.  And also you 'have' to drag the red dot on the bottom of the video to fast forward & rewind, no more clicking on a section of the video like on a web browser.  (This is why I prefer using a streaming device or even a browser to watch YouTube)


      Honestly, I think Google just "invents" these useless features to give their code monkeys busy work.


  12. Happy Martin Luther King Day!

  13. It’s snowing!

    1. atari2600land


      I wish it could snow where I was.

    2. x=usr(1536)


      Send some our way!  We're just grey and hovering in the mid-20s.  I'd like a payoff for putting up with it :D

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