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DegasElite

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    DegasElite reacted to RickR in 🤔 I wonder if kids 30 years from now will collect fidget spinners?   
    Makes you wonder, that's for sure.
     
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    DegasElite reacted to Justin in How many AV switches are in your original hardware setup? I have three: 5-in/2-out S-   
    On my 1998 CRT Sony Trinitron I have one coaxial input and one Stereo RCA AV input, which I have connected to an external switch box that accepts 4 additional Stereo RCA inputs.
    On my Sony HDTV I have 4 HDMI inputs, one component input, 5 RCA AV inputs, two coaxial inputs, and one optical audio input. It still doesn't like my Atari 2600.
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    DegasElite got a reaction from Video 61 in I'm working on converting old family 8mm film movies to a distal format. It is slow g   
    How much did your film scanner cost you? I wouldn't mind doing something like that myself. Someday, anyway.
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    DegasElite reacted to RickR in I'm working on converting old family 8mm film movies to a distal format. It is slow g   
    The movie/film scanners aren't cheap.  New, they are about $300.  Used, well $200 is the most you should pay IMO.  This one was less, but had missing parts.
    Most of the conversion companies charge by the foot of film.  That makes it hard to estimate.  Plus shipping film back and forth both ways. 
     
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    DegasElite reacted to RickR in I'm working on converting old family 8mm film movies to a distal format. It is slow g   
    If you guys need any advice converting your analog videos into digital, let me know. I've done that before too.  There are many ways to do it, but I found the easiest for me was to feed the 8mm or VHS output to a MiniDV camcorder.  Record onto MiniDV tape, and then transfer from MiniDV to a computer over firewire.  The quality doing it this way is excellent, but it is time consuming. 
    What's cool is that once you get it onto a computer, it's easy enough to edit, chop it up how you like, or add music and star wipes. 
     
     
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    DegasElite reacted to MaximumRD in I'm working on converting old family 8mm film movies to a distal format. It is slow g   
    So awesome Rick! Great idea that I am sure will give you great satisfaction on completing. And Justin, man I envy that you recorded all that awesome nostalgic stuff back in the day. I did have several hours of VHS I recorded back in the day as an older teen and young adult mostly, I was into video stuff and did the best with what I had at the time but without any foresight most of it is either stupid, embarrassing or downright drunk nonsense 😜it’s pretty sad quality but who knows, I might share specific bits, like the Beastie Boys Fight for your right to party video we lip synced and made a video for, you won’t believe how skinny I was or the literal Afro head of hair I had, I have tried to laugh at myself more these days after all 🤷😆
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    DegasElite reacted to Justin in I'm working on converting old family 8mm film movies to a distal format. It is slow g   
    Rick, I've been thinking of doing the same thing, except with 8mm home video cassettes. I have so many home movies from the late 80s and early 90s that I would like to preserve, some of which is Atari related and would be fun to share here.

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    DegasElite reacted to MaximumRD in Tues night on the old 2011 Macbbok now running ZorinOS currently , I love PopOS! the   
    I like it fine so far for the couple hours I've tinkered. Interestingly there are "paid" options, obviously I am not using that. Paid gives you things like more customization options and themes etc. As is though there is enough to set it to look like typical Linux or more Windows or more Mac like depending what one is use to so that is nice. Placement of start, menus, app display to mimic those other Operating systems. Normal Linux storefront to download more software for free from the Linux repositories. 
    I will likely keep it on for some time, cannot say I like as much or better than PopOS! (that would be surprising) but I tend to keep it on for a while and use over time, it's like a third machine after my main PC and desktop so I don't spend much time with it in the grand scheme of things.
    Here you can see a quick video with a nice visual tour of what to expect in the latest core edition (what I have installed)
     
    Now this one is slightly older but longer and descriptive, I watch this guy for Linux content. Worth the watch imho. 
     
     
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    DegasElite reacted to RickR in 🤔 Is there any notable difference between Star Trek's "Q" and Samantha Stephens?   
    Yeah. She ain't an @ss.    
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    DegasElite reacted to Justin in 🤔 Is there any notable difference between Star Trek's "Q" and Samantha Stephens?   
    Oh touché, mon capitan! haha great point
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    DegasElite reacted to MaximumRD in 🤔 Is there any notable difference between Star Trek's "Q" and Samantha Stephens?   
    Heh, Sam is much cuter 🥰 :

    plus......
    She was on The Twilight Zone:

     
    She played her own mischievous sister SABRINA:

     
    Did I mention she was cuter? :

     
    And if you cannot tell already I am a Elizabeth Montgomery fan, early crush. MERRY CHRISTMAS 😝

     
     
     
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    DegasElite reacted to RickR in 🤔 Is there any notable difference between Star Trek's "Q" and Samantha Stephens?   
    Samantha Stephens?  Oh please. 


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    DegasElite got a reaction from MaximumRD in A.I. is weird, here is a couple generated results from a recent selfie post I made 🤔   
    That isn't bad for AI. Cool! :)
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    DegasElite got a reaction from Justin in 🕹 ❄️ ☃️ Ready for Black Friday?   
    You too, Justin. Thanks. :O)
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    DegasElite reacted to RickR in VCS games sales are live now. This is a great chance to pick these titles up at a dis   
    Aha, I found this.  Yes!  I'm buying Atari Mana too.
     
     
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    DegasElite reacted to RickR in VCS games sales are live now. This is a great chance to pick these titles up at a dis   
    OK, I've purchased BPM Boy, Atari Mania, and Missile Command Recharged. 
    Thank you for the heads up.
     
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    DegasElite reacted to Sabertooth in VCS games sales are live now. This is a great chance to pick these titles up at a dis   
    We might do a BPM Boy challenge in the future. Not sure if you've grabbed that yet but it's definitely an awesome game!
    And Mockduck's Atari Mania review is pretty spot on.
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    DegasElite reacted to Justin in 🕹 ❄️ ☃️ Ready for Black Friday?   
    @DegasElite It's just a reference to the image I posted which is supposed to look like something from the Sears Catalog in the early '80s. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving 😀
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    DegasElite got a reaction from Justin in 🕹 ❄️ ☃️ Ready for Black Friday?   
    I won't be shopping Black Friday, but I have a lot of Christmas shopping done already. So, it isn't a big thing anyway. Besides, there are too many people at once on that day shopping anyway. Thanks.
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    DegasElite got a reaction from Justin in 🥳 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the legendary @RickR !   
    Happy Belated B-Day, RickR! :O)
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    DegasElite got a reaction from RickR in 🥳 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the legendary @RickR !   
    Happy Belated B-Day, RickR! :O)
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    DegasElite reacted to Marco1019 in This week's show, originally postponed one day, has been postponed until next week. M   
    Thank you 🙂 We're keeping our fingers crossed
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    DegasElite got a reaction from RickR in This week's show, originally postponed one day, has been postponed until next week. M   
    That COVID is nasty. I have had it once, and it lasted two weeks. Mild symptoms, but it still happened. Hopefully, she recovers quickly. :O)
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    DegasElite got a reaction from Marco1019 in This week's show, originally postponed one day, has been postponed until next week. M   
    That COVID is nasty. I have had it once, and it lasted two weeks. Mild symptoms, but it still happened. Hopefully, she recovers quickly. :O)
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    DegasElite reacted to Atari 5200 Guy in Anyone know if JUSTIN our site / community creator is OK? Concerned with the chaos of   
    That was suppose to say without much damage.  Stupid tablet.
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