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  1. RIP - ANTHONY JAMES - He was awesome as a spooky chauffeur in Burnt Offerings (1976) ! Always a great as a menacing or sleazy character in movies and TV shows! One of those actors that just helped everyone else shine.ย 

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  2. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜›Careful what you wish for ! - Though I'd totally watch that! -
  3. Seen this today and it gave me a smile. Feel free to drop any image (within respectful boundaries obviously) that entertained you or made you smile.
  4. Whelp, time to dispose of the old VHS and tapes of old home movies! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    2. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      I think I will always keep 1 VCR, I don't know, I have this worry for some reason I will want to record on it specifically to create something with that VCR effect, though I plan to get rid of most tapes, which seems difficult here for some reason, I don't want to pay and I don't want to end up in landfill, not sure allowed to throw in garbage? Nobody seems to want to accept used recording tapes ๐Ÿ˜œBut anyway, as I was saying, yeah keep one VCR and oddly I have a few multi-packs of UNUSED and SEALED Fuji and Maxwell tapes because they were left downstairs (we have an "area" downstairs where fellow residents just leave things they think others might want) so if I DO want to record something on VHS I have nice unused tapes. I am always torn letting things go but also can never resist items that meet two criteria 1. Free 2. New.ย 

    3. RickR

      RickR

      I know those feelings so well!

      On the pre-recorded tapes, my local library took them to sell in their little store.ย  A thrift store took the sealed blank tapes.ย  And sadly, the tapes with my recordings on them all went in the trash (I did recycle the cardboard sleeves).ย 

      Funny story:ย  Just yesterday, my son was in a panic because the power cord to his laptop was broken.ย  No problem, I pulled out a shoebox full of power bricks and cords and found an exact match.ย  So it's good to keep some things sometimes, as long as there is room to store them.

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    4. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Yes! I LOVE that feeling, the SONY VAIO laptop I found, it is ancient and slow but beautiful, the only thing was, no PSU sitting in the electronics bin with it, no problem, I had one that I snagged ages ago, the exact spec model, I was pretty damn happy about that!ย 

  5. Just having fun here, ATARI was king back in the day, hell must have been a blast to work there in the early days (we've heard the stories) but commercials like THIS you'd likely never see today ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† I mean, I LOVE IT but the ending especially did kind of make me go WTF? ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜† Nothing was too insane or out there back in the day, would love to have been a fly on the wall during these marketing pitches! Bless'em, I MISS those days!
  6. It is funny though I do not watch many of my favorite TV shows I grew up with how hearing one of those opening intro themes one is instantly taken back! . A few immediately come to mind, my god within the first note or two I would instantly turn my head towards the TV ๐Ÿ˜† MASH Not often heard but WITH LYRICS ! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ All in the Family Frasier Cheers PLEASE POST YOUR FAVORITES ! PERHAPS SOMETHING LESSER KNOWN THAT YOU LOVED ! ๐Ÿป
  7. So THIS just popped up in my subscribed videos thread and honestly, I would actually consider getting this. At least it seems to know what it is and I would definitely choose it over the AtariVCS (To be clear I speak of the new modern AtariVCS offering we've yet to see anyone actually receive, you would have to pry any of my original Atari VCS consoles from my cold dead hands ! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜œ ). Hell, maybe just get the AtariVCS shell and stick THIS inside? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜œNew Micro Center Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming Kit with 100 Licensed ATARI Games!
    1. BlackCatz40

      BlackCatz40

      Too bad that he is gone. He lived a long life, though. Bummerโ€ฆ

    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Yea, it is sad he is gone.ย  Now when we get to the pearly gates we will hear, "You keep a knocking but you can't come in!"

    3. BlackCatz40

      BlackCatz40

      LOL! Yeah, right. :)

  8. RE: N64 ๐Ÿ˜Ž I am a huge Resident Evil games fan so of course even though my first experience of it was on Playstation I simply HAD to own a original N64 cart as shown. It's just loose cart and I have not played it in years (Hope it still saves?) but it is one of only a handful of original N64 carts I still own as I use my Everdrive mostly. Still, look forward to trying it out again soon, what they achieved on a N64 cart was impressive. ๐Ÿ˜

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    2. RickR

      RickR

      There is something very special about the N64, despite all the criticism.ย  Plugging in a cartridge and playing straight-away makes it a throwback to the oldest days of gaming.ย  Sweetness.

      Enjoy that game and let us know how it goes.ย 

    3. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      The N64 was the last of the cartridge systems.ย  I have to admit that I admire that console.ย  It has some great games both 1st and 3rd party.ย  Midway supported it very well as did Rare. I have a lot of good memories on the console with the RUSH series and the Rare platformer/adventure games (Gemini, Conker, Banjo, Perfect Dark, etc.).ย  I could listen to the Cruis' N World theme all day long and not get tired of it.ย  The only aspect of the N64 I had issues with were with the controllers.ย  I would wear out the thumbsticks in about three months.ย  And it was hard for me to find aftermarket controllers that were comfortable.ย  It's just a neat and unique system to own with fun choices of colors, only cartridge system to make use of an expansion port (for something other than a CD-ROM), and is overall pleasing to use.ย  The controllers are surprisingly comfortable and easy to use and they don't cause cramps.

      I've never played RE on the N64, only on PS.ย  I'd like to know how it stands up today.ย  Oh...F-Zero on the N64 is a no-brainer.ย  That's a must-own N64 title!ย 

    4. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‰Now, I typically use my Everdrive but I have a pretty small but ok collection of original carts. I think I got most in a lot some time back, Ogre Battle 64 was sent to me from a fellow youtuber who said it was a good one. I would definitely play most of these happily though Quest 64 I have heard is not so great? Also, I am not much of a Pokemon fan in any capacity but I think it requires a separate accessory pak which I have but it is missing the Mic that plugs into it. Anyone know if I can plug any mic with a plug that fits? Maybe the mic from my Dreamcast vmu for playing Seaman? That would be a funny alternative. Of course Shadows of the Empire, Resident Evil 2 and Goldeneye are my favorites, of the rest does anyone have a favorite or even one you cannot stand? Thanks.image.jpeg.3fadf1188e2d9ccdac5568e9312c9467.jpeg

  9. Show recommendation - GANGS OF LONDON -ย IF you guys can "obtain" the first episode of this somewhere do it. A LOT of action, after the big bar fight scene I was surprised to see pretty much Daredevil type fighting action which is proven even further in a later scene fighting a huge thug with a Machete, this series is going to be crazy. Each episode between 53-93 minutes. This series is as one person described, utter carnage.

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    1. Justin

      Justin

      ๐Ÿ™Œย Thanks for the recommendation Rob! This looks excellent! Seems like you and Melissa have been checking out some cool stuff recently. Great post, thanks for sharing cool stuff like this@!

  10. With a few older laptops I have found over the years, honestly I have had no issue running Windows 10 on anything that came with Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 8. Meaning installed fine and stable, for sure where possible if I have some spare parts I upgrade with a trickle down affect on other machines, I like to take it up to 8 GB memory and replace the hard drive, especially a slow 5400 rpm with just about any sized SSD at least to boot off of. Not always possible of course depending on what I have spare but yeah this Sony Vaio with just 4 gb and 5400 rpm Hard drive definitely does the job in pinch. Admittedly I DO tweak and customize a lot, suppress telemetry and disable Cortana etc, these are my default actions I have always done on Windows kicking useless start up programs and background tasks to the curb to save every precious resource. In daily serious use I prefer not to use a Windows machine with less than 8 gb ram and at least an i5 CPU (Or AMD equivalent) but the old nerd in me gets pleasure seeing just how far I can push these old machines while gaining some use out of them, especially these old tank built laptops that others have discarded without thought. ๐Ÿ˜€
  11. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‰I like using one machine to opt-in for Windows Insider Preview Evaluation builds of Windows, WHICH machine do I use for this? Well, certainly not our main desktop (THE HUB OF MY WORLD ๐Ÿ˜œ) and certainly not our main Laptop which is a 17' Dell that Melissa currently uses as her daily driver working from home. Our third best machine / second best laptop is the HP Pavilion I found with just an AMD A6 with 8gb ram (I upgraded from 4) is pretty much MY go to when not on desktop so that leaves another machine I found, the beautiful but very slow Sony Vaio Laptop. This machine with just 4gb ram - 5400 rpm Hardrive and sluggish CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8400 @ 2.26GHz, originally came with Windows VISTA ๐Ÿ˜’ but I removed that for a basic install of Windows 10 Home which considering the hardware runs "well enough" in that it is stable if a tad slow and unresponsive. Yep THIS machine was the one I choose to evaluate the latest preview builds Of Windows 10. ๐Ÿ˜‚Because in the end it is my last choice normally to use Windows on anyways and if it crashes or becomes unstable it will hardly be a setback or cause any issues. BUT THAT SAID the latest Insider's Preview Build seems to be running just as well and stable as the basic retail build I was previously running. If it runs good on THIS hardware that bodes well for anything newer. Between the customizing and settings I always change or restrict on any Win 10 OS I run, I really cannot notice or tell you about any differences without looking up specific details. Other than a nicer looking icon for some of Windows 10 default tools / apps (Camera / Calculator / Defender ) I cannot tell much difference, so I will keep this machine on the FAST RING opt-in for Preview Builds just for testing and giving me an excuses to boot up this old Sony Vaio more often. Oh, and all this while dual booting Linux Ubuntu on the same machine has caused no issues. ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  12. Just a lazy day today so....it's just a sit on my butt with a laptop day........I took this with the crappy camera on the low end HP Pavilion (It's good enough for browsing and Youtubeย ๐Ÿ˜ย ) I ain't fixing my hair or putting on pants today..... because I am not stepping out or expecting company. ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. RickR

      RickR

      I've been working on laptops today too!ย  In the garage.ย  Watching a movie and running virus scans/driver updates, etc on three laptops.ย 

    2. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Heh I love doing updates and backups.......

  13. Hey! What's everyone up to? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    2. Justin

      Justin

      What shows are you and Melissa enjoying this weekend?ย ๐Ÿ“บ

    3. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Oh, we watch a variety, many are UK based, detective shows, things like that. I think one is based in Finland calledย Arctic Circle (aka Ivalo) It is mostly English with subtitles when needed.ย  - summary "Arctic Circle (aka Ivalo) is set in the unforgiving polar region, amidst the icy landscapes of Finnish Lapland. After Nina Kautsalo, a Finnish police officer, finds a dying prostitute in an old cabin in the wilderness, the ensuing criminal investigation takes a surprise twist when a deadly virus is discovered in the prostitute's blood. However, when Thomas Lorenz, a German virologist, travels to Lapland to investigate the virus, he and Nina suddenly find themselves in the middle of an exceedingly unusual criminal investigation."ย  - HONESTLY most of the shows and series, even various talk shows and comedy specials etc, I would say the majority of what we watch are based outside of USA / Hollywood etc.

      Nordic Noir is quite interesting as well ๐Ÿ˜Ž Every so often a new "network" or american show or series catches our eye, we cannot resist checking it out but usually we are reminded how drawn out and overly dramatic that stuff is especially once you have experienced shows outside of Hollywood / USA. Typically american series, say a TV crime drama for example that run 23 episodes in a season gets like half that in a UK series, just needlessly drawn out. That said, we still watch specific Hollywood films and even more specific TV series and shows, there is so much variety of what to watch now that we tend to be pickier than ever because there is always a backlog of shows. We STREAM a LOT as well, off various, let's just say hosting sites that one would be wise to use Ad Blockers on ๐Ÿ˜› Not a problem ๐Ÿฆœ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธFor some time we have a nice setup, the main desktop GPU hooked up to the main desktop monitor as well our SHARP 43' 4k Roku TV, for streaming full screen, even Melissa has gotten into Youtube big time, it is AMAZING the content you can find from those foreign shows I mentioned to stuff she watches for her gardening tips to highlights of talent shows etc.

      Endless content. There is always something playing / streaming on the big TV, often I am half watching whatever she is watching while simultaneously I am multitasking sitting in front of the desktop monitor with a earbud on one ear as I also still browsing forums, Facebook and sites ๐Ÿ˜†There are very few shows where I will "unplug" and give it my full undecided attention. So much to watch and so little time I have even found myself dropping shows and series I had been watching religiously for years because again, it's just the same thing over and over and over. Instead, enjoy checking out new shows and series I'd have never considered or even known about before stumbling onto streaming and hosting sites. Sometimes it can be tricky finding roper subtitles for a show that looks promising but the majority of the time, mostly because I am a persistent and stubborn SOB I find it. Then on top of all that, I have a folder full of movies ready to pick from whenever we want a break from shows. IT IS AMAZING how much our habits and viewing has changed even in the past 10 years. Back in the day I had a library of VHS, THAN DVD's and skipped the whole BluRay going straight to streaming, DOWNLOADING - AHEM - and now everything is viewed either off a streaming site or off the hard drive and I still have literally binders of movies / tv shows on DVD copies I will likely dispose of at some point, never envisioned that.ย 

    4. Justin

      Justin

      WOW that's a lot of interesting stuff to watch! Sounds very interesting and High I.Q.. Foreign shows and British documentaries are always interesting to me. I'll have to check Ivalo out, thanks for the recommendationย ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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