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    socrates63 reacted to Marco1019 for a status update, The documentary Insert Coi n, in which Midway is the focus, premieres tomorrow (Novem   
    The documentary Insert Coin, in which Midway is the focus, premieres tomorrow (November 25) on-demand. Here's an article from Polygon, who will also host a special panel on November 29:
     
    https://www.polygon.com/2020/11/24/21611615/insert-coin-midway-documentary-how-to-watch-panel
     
    The special panel will feature Eugene Jarvis, Mark Turmell, Ernest Cline, and director Joshua Tsui.
     
    There's more info on the documentary website -- https://www.insertcoindoc.com/
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    socrates63 reacted to LeeJ07 for a status update, Managed to get one. My local Walmart had 7 in stock.   
    Managed to get one. My local Walmart had 7 in stock.

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    socrates63 got a reaction from HDN for a status update, Hope everyone's Friday was a good one today. Today was my last official work day for   
    Hope everyone's Friday was a good one today.
    Today was my last official work day for HBO. After nearly two weeks of mentally and emotionally tossing and turning after being given the pink slip early last week, the end has come, and I am peaceful and content. I feel I will face the new week with a fresh mind and new perspective. God is good.
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    socrates63 reacted to HDN for a status update, Guys, I did it. I GOT A JOB!!!   
    Guys, I did it. I GOT A JOB!!!
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    socrates63 got a reaction from RickR for a status update, Hope everyone's Friday was a good one today. Today was my last official work day for   
    Hope everyone's Friday was a good one today.
    Today was my last official work day for HBO. After nearly two weeks of mentally and emotionally tossing and turning after being given the pink slip early last week, the end has come, and I am peaceful and content. I feel I will face the new week with a fresh mind and new perspective. God is good.
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    socrates63 reacted to RickR for a status update, This analogy isn't too far off the mark. It can be the pits, but if you educate yours   
    This analogy isn't too far off the mark. It can be the pits, but if you educate yourself by reading the guidelines and follow some simple instructions, you'll do OK.

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    socrates63 reacted to Justin for a status update, 🥳 Thank you everybody for all the great birthday wishes!! 🎉   
    🥳 Thank you everybody for all the great birthday wishes!! 🎉
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    socrates63 reacted to HDN for a status update, Thank you all so much for 1,000+ reputation points! I am very grateful for your hospi   
    Thank you all so much for 1,000+ reputation points! I am very grateful for your hospitality to a noob like myself. 
    Another thing— my planned giveaway will have to be pushed back a little bit. Hope no one is too upset about that.
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    socrates63 reacted to MaximumRD for a status update, 😎 😛 Was just heading to bed when I looked over on my shelf and noticed my Dreamcast w   
    😎😛Was just heading to bed when I looked over on my shelf and noticed my Dreamcast with the weird custom lid and modem cover looks even weirder in the dim blue light emanating from the Christmas star decoration hanging in our living room.

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    socrates63 reacted to LeeJ07 for a status update, Planning to get that new Game & Watch Super Mario Bros with my birthday money, bu   
    Planning to get that new Game & Watch Super Mario Bros with my birthday money, but it looks like a repeat of the NES Classic from a couple years ago. Everyone is sold out. But, I will prevail. Just gotta wait till Walmart restocks...any day now.
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    socrates63 reacted to Gianna for a status update, 379 tickets! Can you guess what I was able to get with them? A small plastic shark th   
    379 tickets! Can you guess what I was able to get with them? A small plastic shark that lights up, except the light up part didn’t work, and a jolly rancher 😯  nonetheless I had fun in the Universal arcade! 


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    socrates63 reacted to Gianna for a status update, Heading to Orlando tonight for a weekend at Universal! 😁   
    Heading to Orlando tonight for a weekend at Universal! 😁
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    socrates63 reacted to RickR for a status update, My eBay purchase has arrived. A complete NES Everdrive!   
    My eBay purchase has arrived.  A complete NES Everdrive! 
     


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    socrates63 reacted to HDN for a status update, Thanks for the 7800 ROMs from the last few years worth of Squad Challenges, Justin! M   
    Thanks for the 7800 ROMs from the last few years worth of Squad Challenges, Justin! Mwa, ha, ha!
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    socrates63 reacted to HDN for a status update, WHO MAKES AN ODYSSEY 2 EMULATOR THAT ONLY SUPPORTS ONE CONTROLLER?!?!   
    WHO MAKES AN ODYSSEY 2 EMULATOR THAT ONLY SUPPORTS ONE CONTROLLER?!?!
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    socrates63 reacted to RickR for a status update, I got a pretty neat birthday gift from one of my kids. A new Timex Pac Man watch. I n   
    I got a pretty neat birthday gift from one of my kids.  A new Timex Pac Man watch. 
    I need to adjust the watch band to fit my noodle arm.  And maybe read the manual to learn if it has any special features. 


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    socrates63 got a reaction from DegasElite for a status update, I got laid off today, the first time in my career. When AT&T merged a bunch of co   
    I got laid off today, the first time in my career. When AT&T merged a bunch of companies (HBO, Turner, etc.) under the former Time Warner corp umbrella into a single entity WarnerMedia, we knew the new company would look to consolidate. It was a bit of a surprise given where I was situated organizationally, but a bunch of us were given pink slips. Because I got rolled up in a broad organizational move, it’s easy not to take this personally, so I’m glad for that. I had seen some friends struggle emotionally before. 
    My wife recently got a new job, and she’s still within the new employee benefits enrollment window, so at least I don’t have to worry about getting a new job quickly for health insurance reasons. For the first time, I won’t be the primary coverage member 🙂 Lots of new firsts.
    Before folks feel too sorry for me, I am in a good position. First, I am grateful for an extremely stable career experience so far. I’ve experienced my share of company re-org and changes and always landed into a great place. The fact that this is my first involuntary job change is quite the feat in a 23 year career. Second, I’m also grateful that we will be given a nice severance package to ease the transition into the next gig. Third, I’m in an industry that is very robust and still hiring. And lastly and most importantly, God is good, and He is the Shepherd of my life. In Him, I find peace and rest.
    I share this news here because I like the I/O community and wanted to open up more on a personal level to foster better relationships. Also, I’ll have more time to spend on the monthly challenge, so you have been warned 🕹🕹🤣🤣
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    socrates63 got a reaction from MaximumRD for a status update, I got laid off today, the first time in my career. When AT&T merged a bunch of co   
    I got laid off today, the first time in my career. When AT&T merged a bunch of companies (HBO, Turner, etc.) under the former Time Warner corp umbrella into a single entity WarnerMedia, we knew the new company would look to consolidate. It was a bit of a surprise given where I was situated organizationally, but a bunch of us were given pink slips. Because I got rolled up in a broad organizational move, it’s easy not to take this personally, so I’m glad for that. I had seen some friends struggle emotionally before. 
    My wife recently got a new job, and she’s still within the new employee benefits enrollment window, so at least I don’t have to worry about getting a new job quickly for health insurance reasons. For the first time, I won’t be the primary coverage member 🙂 Lots of new firsts.
    Before folks feel too sorry for me, I am in a good position. First, I am grateful for an extremely stable career experience so far. I’ve experienced my share of company re-org and changes and always landed into a great place. The fact that this is my first involuntary job change is quite the feat in a 23 year career. Second, I’m also grateful that we will be given a nice severance package to ease the transition into the next gig. Third, I’m in an industry that is very robust and still hiring. And lastly and most importantly, God is good, and He is the Shepherd of my life. In Him, I find peace and rest.
    I share this news here because I like the I/O community and wanted to open up more on a personal level to foster better relationships. Also, I’ll have more time to spend on the monthly challenge, so you have been warned 🕹🕹🤣🤣
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    socrates63 got a reaction from Sabertooth for a status update, I got laid off today, the first time in my career. When AT&T merged a bunch of co   
    I got laid off today, the first time in my career. When AT&T merged a bunch of companies (HBO, Turner, etc.) under the former Time Warner corp umbrella into a single entity WarnerMedia, we knew the new company would look to consolidate. It was a bit of a surprise given where I was situated organizationally, but a bunch of us were given pink slips. Because I got rolled up in a broad organizational move, it’s easy not to take this personally, so I’m glad for that. I had seen some friends struggle emotionally before. 
    My wife recently got a new job, and she’s still within the new employee benefits enrollment window, so at least I don’t have to worry about getting a new job quickly for health insurance reasons. For the first time, I won’t be the primary coverage member 🙂 Lots of new firsts.
    Before folks feel too sorry for me, I am in a good position. First, I am grateful for an extremely stable career experience so far. I’ve experienced my share of company re-org and changes and always landed into a great place. The fact that this is my first involuntary job change is quite the feat in a 23 year career. Second, I’m also grateful that we will be given a nice severance package to ease the transition into the next gig. Third, I’m in an industry that is very robust and still hiring. And lastly and most importantly, God is good, and He is the Shepherd of my life. In Him, I find peace and rest.
    I share this news here because I like the I/O community and wanted to open up more on a personal level to foster better relationships. Also, I’ll have more time to spend on the monthly challenge, so you have been warned 🕹🕹🤣🤣
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    socrates63 got a reaction from Gianna for a status update, I got laid off today, the first time in my career. When AT&T merged a bunch of co   
    I got laid off today, the first time in my career. When AT&T merged a bunch of companies (HBO, Turner, etc.) under the former Time Warner corp umbrella into a single entity WarnerMedia, we knew the new company would look to consolidate. It was a bit of a surprise given where I was situated organizationally, but a bunch of us were given pink slips. Because I got rolled up in a broad organizational move, it’s easy not to take this personally, so I’m glad for that. I had seen some friends struggle emotionally before. 
    My wife recently got a new job, and she’s still within the new employee benefits enrollment window, so at least I don’t have to worry about getting a new job quickly for health insurance reasons. For the first time, I won’t be the primary coverage member 🙂 Lots of new firsts.
    Before folks feel too sorry for me, I am in a good position. First, I am grateful for an extremely stable career experience so far. I’ve experienced my share of company re-org and changes and always landed into a great place. The fact that this is my first involuntary job change is quite the feat in a 23 year career. Second, I’m also grateful that we will be given a nice severance package to ease the transition into the next gig. Third, I’m in an industry that is very robust and still hiring. And lastly and most importantly, God is good, and He is the Shepherd of my life. In Him, I find peace and rest.
    I share this news here because I like the I/O community and wanted to open up more on a personal level to foster better relationships. Also, I’ll have more time to spend on the monthly challenge, so you have been warned 🕹🕹🤣🤣
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    socrates63 got a reaction from HDN for a status update, I got laid off today, the first time in my career. When AT&T merged a bunch of co   
    I got laid off today, the first time in my career. When AT&T merged a bunch of companies (HBO, Turner, etc.) under the former Time Warner corp umbrella into a single entity WarnerMedia, we knew the new company would look to consolidate. It was a bit of a surprise given where I was situated organizationally, but a bunch of us were given pink slips. Because I got rolled up in a broad organizational move, it’s easy not to take this personally, so I’m glad for that. I had seen some friends struggle emotionally before. 
    My wife recently got a new job, and she’s still within the new employee benefits enrollment window, so at least I don’t have to worry about getting a new job quickly for health insurance reasons. For the first time, I won’t be the primary coverage member 🙂 Lots of new firsts.
    Before folks feel too sorry for me, I am in a good position. First, I am grateful for an extremely stable career experience so far. I’ve experienced my share of company re-org and changes and always landed into a great place. The fact that this is my first involuntary job change is quite the feat in a 23 year career. Second, I’m also grateful that we will be given a nice severance package to ease the transition into the next gig. Third, I’m in an industry that is very robust and still hiring. And lastly and most importantly, God is good, and He is the Shepherd of my life. In Him, I find peace and rest.
    I share this news here because I like the I/O community and wanted to open up more on a personal level to foster better relationships. Also, I’ll have more time to spend on the monthly challenge, so you have been warned 🕹🕹🤣🤣
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    socrates63 got a reaction from RickR for a status update, I got laid off today, the first time in my career. When AT&T merged a bunch of co   
    I got laid off today, the first time in my career. When AT&T merged a bunch of companies (HBO, Turner, etc.) under the former Time Warner corp umbrella into a single entity WarnerMedia, we knew the new company would look to consolidate. It was a bit of a surprise given where I was situated organizationally, but a bunch of us were given pink slips. Because I got rolled up in a broad organizational move, it’s easy not to take this personally, so I’m glad for that. I had seen some friends struggle emotionally before. 
    My wife recently got a new job, and she’s still within the new employee benefits enrollment window, so at least I don’t have to worry about getting a new job quickly for health insurance reasons. For the first time, I won’t be the primary coverage member 🙂 Lots of new firsts.
    Before folks feel too sorry for me, I am in a good position. First, I am grateful for an extremely stable career experience so far. I’ve experienced my share of company re-org and changes and always landed into a great place. The fact that this is my first involuntary job change is quite the feat in a 23 year career. Second, I’m also grateful that we will be given a nice severance package to ease the transition into the next gig. Third, I’m in an industry that is very robust and still hiring. And lastly and most importantly, God is good, and He is the Shepherd of my life. In Him, I find peace and rest.
    I share this news here because I like the I/O community and wanted to open up more on a personal level to foster better relationships. Also, I’ll have more time to spend on the monthly challenge, so you have been warned 🕹🕹🤣🤣
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    socrates63 reacted to Atari 5200 Guy for a status update, R.I.P. Jeopardy host Alex Trebek.   
    R.I.P. Jeopardy host Alex Trebek.
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    socrates63 reacted to HDN for a status update, A very happy birthday to @RickR , and a happy belated birthday to @LeeJ07 ! Best wish   
    A very happy birthday to @RickR, and a happy belated birthday to @LeeJ07! Best wishes.
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    socrates63 reacted to RickR for a status update, I purchased a Mattel Electronics Battlestar Galactica Space Alert on eBay. It's dirty   
    I purchased a Mattel Electronics Battlestar Galactica Space Alert on eBay. It's dirty, but it works! I'm very excited to have it, as this is one I remember so fondly from my childhood. I do need some help, though. There's no way I'm getting that tape off the back without ruining the instructions sticker. Does anyone know where to find a scan of that sticker? My hope is to print it on my inkjet printer and glue it on. Also in need of a 3D printed battery cover if anyone knows a source for those. THANKS!

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