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Why is dukes of hazard a prototype???

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'll feel better when there's a geniue proto post that actually involves a proto and not just a bragging right to be the first to post. :D

 

I'd lay my near mint Combat Tempest would be the first to make proto related post here. :D

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well um why are dukes of hazard cartridges consider prototypes given the fact that they are roms and were actually in production mode?  

 

Well they're really not. Dukes of Hazzard is technically an unreleased production game. The same goes for Off Your Rocker (which was only released in small quantities after Pleasant Valley Video bought the carts from the label manufacturer).

 

Some day I'd like to hear the whole story on why Dukes was mass produced but not released. There are still alot of details that remain unknown.

 

Tempest

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Wow, the first post, and it's spam. Great job. :roll:

 

If there wasn't a legitimate question attached to it, it would have been quickly nuked.

 

..Al

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Wow, the first post, and it's spam. Great job. :roll:

 

If there wasn't a legitimate question attached to it, it would have been quickly nuked.

 

..Al

 

nuked...... :|

 

I had no idea you have that much power...

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I see nothing cool about having the first post in a new forum..especially if it's meant to be spam. Legitimate question or not.

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Ok, Kepone and you had the ask Dr Phil thread.

I did ask a serious question, I still don't really understand why a cart like air raid is not a prototype and a mass produced cartridge like Dukes of Hazard is a prototype. Also what exactly is spam, everyone throws around this word but no one ever tries to define it. I always thought spam was a comercial atempt to email a mass amount of people. If spam is a useless post then post I did was not useless. I will now edit the original post so that maybe this issue may be forgotten.

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Also what exactly is spam, everyone throws around this word but no one ever tries to define it.  I always thought spam was a comercial atempt to email  a mass amount of people.  If spam is a useless post then post I did was not useless.  I will now edit the original post so that maybe this issue may be forgotten.

 

There are many forms of spam:

 

spam    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (spm)

n.  

 

Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk e-mail.

tr.v. spammed, spam·ming, spams  

 

1. To send unsolicited e-mail to.

2. To send (a message) indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups.

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------

[From Spam(probably inspired by a comedy routine on the British television series Monty Python's Flying Circus, in which the word is repeated incessantly).]

[buy it]

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Spam    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (spm)

 

A trademark used for a canned meat product consisting primarily of chopped pork pressed into a loaf.

[buy it]

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

 

spam

 

n : (trademark) a tinned luncheon meat made largely from pork [syn: Spam]

 

Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University

 

spam

 

 

1. (From Hormel's Spiced Ham, via the Monty Python

"Spam" song) To post irrelevant or inappropriate messages to

one or more Usenet newsgroups, mailing lists, or other

messaging system in deliberate or accidental violation of

netiquette.

It is possible to spam a newsgroup with one well- (or ill-)

planned message, e.g. asking "What do you think of abortion?"

on soc.women. This can be done by cross-posting, e.g. any

message which is crossposted to alt.rush-limbaugh and

alt.politics.homosexuality will almost inevitably spam both

groups. (Compare troll and flame bait).

Posting a message to a significant proportion of all

newsgroups is a sure way to spam Usenet and become an object

of almost universal hatred. Canter and Siegel spammed the net

with their Green card post.

If you see an article which you think is a deliberate spam, DO

NOT post a follow-up - doing so will only contribute to the

general annoyance. Send a polite message to the poster by

private e-mail and CC it to "postmaster" at the same address.

Bear in mind that the posting's origin might have been forged

or the apparent sender's account might have been used by

someone else without his permission.

The word was coined as the winning entry in a 1937 competition

to choose a name for Hormel Foods Corporation's "spiced meat"

(now officially known as "SPAM luncheon meat"). Correspondant

Bob White claims the modern use of the term predates Monty

Python by at least ten years. He cites an editor for the

Dallas Times Herald describing Public Relations as "throwing a

can of spam into an electric fan just to see if any of it

would stick to the unwary passersby."

Usenet newsgroup: news:news.admin.net-abuse.

See also netiquette.

2. (A narrowing of sense 1, above) To indiscriminately send

large amounts of unsolicited e-mail meant to promote a

product or service. Spam in this sense is sort of like the

electronic equivalent of junk mail sent to "Occupant".

In the 1990s, with the rise in commercial awareness of the

net, there are actually scumbags who offer spamming as a

"service" to companies wishing to advertise on the net. They

do this by mailing to collections of e-mail addresses,

Usenet news, or mailing lists. Such practises have caused

outrage and aggressive reaction by many net users against the

individuals concerned.

3. (Apparently a generalisation of sense 2, above) To abuse

any network service or tool by for promotional purposes.

"AltaVista is an index, not a promotional tool. Attempts to

fill it with promotional material lower the value of the index

for everyone. [...] We will disallow URL submissions from

those who spam the index. In extreme cases, we will exclude

all their pages from the index." -- Altavista.

4. To crash a program by overrunning a

fixed-size buffer with excessively large input data.

See also buffer overflow, overrun screw, smash the stack.

5. (A narrowing of sense 1, above) To flood any

chat forum or Internet game with purposefully annoying

text or macros. Compare Scrolling.

(2003-09-21)

 

Source: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © 1993-2003 Denis Howe

 

spam

 

vt.,vi.,n. [from "Monty Python's Flying Circus"] 1. To

crash a program by overrunning a fixed-size buffer with excessively

large input data. See also buffer overflow, overrun screw,

smash the stack. 2. To cause a newsgroup to be flooded with

irrelevant or inappropriate messages. You can spam a newsgroup with

as little as one well- (or ill-) planned message (e.g. asking "What

do you think of abortion?" on soc.women). This is often done with

cross-posting (e.g. any message which is crossposted to

alt.rush-limbaugh and alt.politics.homosexuality will almost

inevitably spam both groups). This overlaps with troll behavior;

the latter more specific term has become more common. 3. To send many

identical or nearly-identical messages separately to a large number

of Usenet newsgroups. This is more specifically called `ECP',

Excessive Cross-Posting. This is one sure way to infuriate nearly

everyone on the Net. See also velveeta and jello. 4. To bombard

a newsgroup with multiple copies of a message. This is more

specifically called `EMP', Excessive Multi-Posting. 5. To

mass-mail unrequested identical or nearly-identical email messages,

particularly those containing advertising. Especially used when the

mail addresses have been culled from network traffic or databases

without the consent of the recipients. Synonyms include UCE,

UBE. 6. Any large, annoying, quantity of output. For instance,

someone on IRC who walks away from their screen and comes back to

find 200 lines of text might say "Oh no, spam".

The later definitions have become much more prevalent as the

Internet has opened up to non-techies, and to most people senses 3 4

and 5 are now primary. All three behaviors are considered abuse of

the net, and are almost universally grounds for termination of the

originator's email account or network connection. In these senses

the term `spam' has gone mainstream, though without its original

sense or folkloric freight - there is apparently a widespread myth

among lusers that "spamming" is what happens when you dump cans of

Spam into a revolving fan.

 

Source: Jargon File 4.2.0

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Nah. Please don't take me too seriously. You have a legitimate question.

 

:)

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Which Dukes are we talking about, the Stunt Cycle-esque one, or the one that is more like a car adventure game?

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Dukes of Hazzard is technically an unreleased production game.

 

Some day I'd like to hear the whole story on why Dukes was mass produced but not released.  There are still alot of details that remain unknown.

 

Heh... See my note in the Terminology thread...

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