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  1. Gave myself food poisoning last night. 0/10: Would not recommend.

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    2. thanatos

      thanatos

      What did you eat?

    3. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      No clue, either it was some chicken or some canned soup, whatever it was kicked my ass.

    4. thanatos

      thanatos

      Ouch.  My guess would be the chicken - canned foods can go years past the expiration date unless they were compromised.

  2. Why must drive belts return to oil!? WHY!!!

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    2. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      For me, the belts go out in style, explosively, coating everything, and eventually myself.

    3. x=usr(1536)

      x=usr(1536)

      Circle of life, man.  Circle of life.

    4. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      That particular circle of life can go stick itself in a blender.

  3. Anybody else have the Zodiac Killer getting ID'd on their 2021 Bingo card?

    1. x=usr(1536)

      x=usr(1536)

      Seriously, just when I thought the last couple of years couldn't get much weirder.

       

       

    2. digdugnate

      digdugnate

      That was a pretty interesting read on the ciphers, I thought!  

  4. One thing I've concluded after watching way too much content across several genres of media: All most villains need is a social worker as a child or a good psychiatrist as an adult.

  5. Just got a HP Jordana Pocket PC. Gonna try to get doom on it!

    1. joeatari1

      joeatari1

      I don't see why not.  It's playable on a pregnancy test.

       

      https://www.pcmag.com/news/yes-doom-is-playable-on-a-pregnancy-test

       

    2. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      Problem is it's an old version of CE, 3.0.9348, and it doesn't look like there's a lot of surviving software for it let alone Doom ports. Most of what I find leads to dead webpages or forum threads from 2001.

  6. I am an unwilling passenger of my own legs.

  7. Snagged a couple of Realistic Minimus-7 speakers from a junk mall in Washington. I never though bookshelf speakers could sound so gorgeous!

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Raises beverage!  Here's to random goodness still weaving its way through our lives in this universe!

  8. It is hot, please send help.

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    1. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      It's 111 now in Salem, OR.

    2. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      Now it's 115.

    3. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      Closed all my windows by 9AM this morning after leaving them open all night.  Makes a HUGE difference!  Still not ideal but feels WAY better.  Gotta put off sealing my deck for another day though..

  9. Watched Star Trek: The Motion Picture yesterday and promptly passed out. I thought people were exaggerating. 

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    2. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      The comment about the Spock arc is so true.   From nearly purging himself of all emotions, to becoming more a balance of his vulcan and human self, and we saw in full swing in Unification (TNG) and the Kelvinverse movies.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      ^Well, he may only be half human,  but ya don't have to call him a spork!

    4. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      Well he multifaceted like a spoon and fork... and Vulcan and a human.   Perfect!  :)

       

      (Got that name edited.)

  10. Today I found out that whale songs are the scariest things on the planet.

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    2. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      @Rogerpoco Well, I am a shallow bastard, I'm judging the boy based purely on its looks.

      As someone who has clearly immersed themselves in the many legged world of the insect, what insect would find itself on the patent pending 'not-nice bug' list? Is it an obvious choice, like a venomous/poisonous, bug (Spider, scorpion, wasp), or something that's just a pain to keep alive due to specialized environments, I know insects are pretty hardy but there's sure to be a few diva's out there.

    3. Rogerpoco

      Rogerpoco

      Oh, Assassin bugs aren't hard to keep, but you do NOT wanna get bit by one!

      Centipedes-'pedes with a nasty bite can really hurt you, they are insanely fast, and they are a bit difficult to keep.

      Tarantulas are funny-there are mean ones, and nice ones, by species, and also dangerous and not dangerous ones, based on species(none actually lethal.)

      Most New Worlds are "nice", but the ones that aren't are especially ornery, big show of defense to scare you-but they can't much hurt you, mostly the bite itself, not the venom.

      Old Worlds, however, are mostly referred to as "ornamentals", i.e., don't ever mess with it, it'll hurt you.

      They mostly run and hide, they seem aware of their potent venom, but if it tags you, you'll likely go to the E.R., haha!!!

      Scorpions, not quite the same, but similar-you can handle "Joe" over here, who kinda looks the same as "Pat" over there, but Joe won't ever sting you, and Pat will kill you.

      :)

    4. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      So, much like any other pet/companion with the looks being generally off-putting to many. Now I'm wondering if there's anybody crazy enough to try and be a 'wasp-keeper'

  11. Just found a SMB3 cart on the side of the road. How odd.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Were you walking?   Driving?  How'd you happen to notice it?

    3. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      Walking the dog. Folks like to put stuff out on the side of the road so that anybody can take their pick before it gets hauled away, a pretty effective form of recycling if you ask me. It was shoved down the side of a box partially obscured by an old receipt printer of all things.

      Not a bad find considering how vigilant folks are about 'the good stuff' around here.

    4. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      @CPUWIZ do you still have that photoshopped Westboro sign? GOD HATES NES - NES FRIES GOD LAUGHS :lol:

  12. Your consistency is consistently inconsistent

    1. x=usr(1536)

      x=usr(1536)

      Much like every point-of-sale card reader currently in use!

  13. Smoke alarms started chirping at 2 this morning, no stores open until 7. No batteries in the apartment, no hope, no sleep.

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    2. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      They're hooked up to the mains as well, we took the batteries out and they still kept beeping. And beeping, and beeping, and beeping.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      If they beep without the batteries,    Umm ...  Then why do they even need batteries?

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I know,  I know..In case fire knocks the power out.

  14. Screw it!

    I'm takin' a nap!

    1. CPUWIZ

      CPUWIZ

      Who's?

    2. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      Nap's cancelled, I couldn't find one.

    3. Kiwi

      Kiwi

      Yeah, naps are hard to find.

  15. According to the Internet, Mario dies today.

     

    https://tinyurl.com/mario-is-dead-bro

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    3. carlsson

      carlsson

      If that is Japanese time, they're already into morning hours of April 1 which means he's dead now.

    4. Serguei2

      Serguei2

      I smell April Fools.

  16. I bricked my RetroN 5. Wow, that was easy, apparently my Virtua Racer cartridge is cursed.

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    2. RockyRaccoon

      RockyRaccoon

      Virtua Racer probably isn't gonna work on anything short of official hardware due to the special chips in it. It doesn't even work on the Genesis III that was made by Majesco, officially with a license even!

    3. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      All I have left for racing games is Hard Drivin' 2 on DOS, you wouldn't wish such a horrible fate upon me, would you?

    4. zylon

      zylon

      could try the Saturn port, if you have one. I have a Gen 3, and one of the clone versions. Neither will run that game

  17. What do Rob Zombie, the B52's, and Britney Spears have in common?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8Upzye9Ctw

     

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Now,  That's quite the Mashup!

    2. thanatos

      thanatos

      Hah, I played this, and 30 seconds later my wife ran downstairs "Why are you playing Britney Spears?".  And she loved the mashup!

       

  18. Raise your hand if you woke up this morning.

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    2. zylon

      zylon

      woke up this morning, and the sun was gone. Turned on some music to start my day....

    3. McCallister

      McCallister

      Pics or it didn't happen.

    4. DoctorSpuds
  19. This Beat Service...

    It's quite special, isn't it?

    1. x=usr(1536)

      x=usr(1536)

      https://111kuroyanagi1.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/1991-honda-beat-9-6k-pp1-sale-japan.jpg

       

      Right name, right colours 😉

  20. Hangdog: A word that exists.

    1. pacman000

      pacman000

      It means sad, dejected; imagine a dog walking along the road with its head held low.  First written in the 1600's.

       

      https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hangdog

    2. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      Look, some days you just gotta let it fly free....oh. HangDOG. No second N. Uhhhh disregard.

  21. It seems I have inexplicably developed a mild Brooklyn accent exclusively for words ending in 'OG'

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    2. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      Dog is dawg

      Bog is bawg

      but...

      Precognizant is prec-ah-gnizant

      and Predognizant is pred-aw-gnizant.

      what the hell is this?

    3. Wally1

      Wally1

      Maybe it's a trip you once took.

       

      Or a TV show you saw.

       

    4. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      It's a mystery.

  22. Ah crap! Stretched my neck wrong and now I can't turn my head to the left. I have a good feeling about today.

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    2. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      Just got back from work and nah, she ain't feelin' better. What a time to realize I ain't got any Tylenol at my apartment.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Go buy some Ibuprofen!    (It's $1 at the Dollar store.)

    4. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      You think I got Ibuprofen money?

  23. So it is true. Portland does just shut down when even a bit of snow falls. Looks like I'm not going in to work today.

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    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      We've only got an inch but it's very frigid (-1 realfeel -11) and due to a COVID Test (already negative; Yay!), I'm gonna let one of the other drivers get some extra hours, so I'm Off Tonight Too!  YAY!!!!    Off yesterday, and now a 3 day Weekend!! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo!

    3. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      In their defense, PGE is reporting 200k people without power.

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I didn't know that Portland game show had no power!

  24. First migraine of the year! I am so very blessed. Time to go dunk my head in molten lead because that would be more comfortable.

    1. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      I get mine in my right eye. That's always lovely.

    2. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      I have some pretty good drugs for my migraines. One is called  Relpax but it's kind of expensive so I use that sparingly, and the other is Sumatriptan which is really cheap, but I have to cut the pill in half because while it removes the migraine it also gives me anxiety in too high a dose. The Relpax makes me very tired also, but both of them work wonders on severe headaches.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Late to this but thought I'd mention:  Bananas help some people out.  Something about a perfect mix of Potassium and Magnesium.    Also, a lady I worked with suffered migraines almost every day, then one day drank a Gatorade, and NO MIGRAINE!  So she drank one Every day and they went away!

  25. Did anybody else just not use Dolby when listening to cassettes?

    1. joeatari1

      joeatari1

      I used to buy the better "metal" cassettes back then so I didn't need it.  They reduced hiss to almost nothing.  If I did use Dolby with them it seriously impaired the high frequency output in the music.  Cymbals would sound very attenuated.

    2. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      It makes the music sound squashed.

    3. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      Yep; NEVER Use B or C, i think they make the tape sound worse.  I typically stick to 70eq as well and rarely use 120.  The only Dolby NR i like the sound of is HX/HX-Pro and it's not really traditional NR like B and C and S are; it's only applied while recording.  Sounds great on Sony Decks but i mostly use my two Nak's. 

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