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RickR

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    RickR got a reaction from MaximumRD in Happily Running Win 10 Insiders Preview on old hardware   
    I've got a very old single core laptop that runs Windows 7 just fine, but Win10 won't install due to a missing driver for some motherboard component.  It's a really nice PC because the form factor is tiny and it has a really great keyboard.  But it's getting pretty slow, and I think it's mostly that single core CPU.  I've pretty much retired that one to the attic.  It has no value, so no use trying to sell it.
    Anything dual core will do Win10 just fine and adding memory does help it run faster IMO.  I've got a Core 2 Duo laptop that's very old but works great.  SSD and 4GB of memory have kept it going, and I use that one a lot. 
     
     
     
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    RickR got a reaction from MaximumRD in Hair grooming during self isolation.   
    My story:  I was lucky enough to get a haircut right before this mess happened in very early Feb.  For whatever reason, I asked the lady for a "2" instead of my normal "3" (which is shorter).  So far, I'm in decent shape.  But I think when this is over, I'll be sporting a "Gaston".  Everything pulled back into a pony of some kind.  My hair tends to grown out sideways....like Krusty the Clown. 

    But I have had to trim my wife's bangs once so far.  God help me, it's a lot of pressure.  I think I did ok, and she says so too. 
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    RickR got a reaction from TrekMD in Hair grooming during self isolation.   
    My story:  I was lucky enough to get a haircut right before this mess happened in very early Feb.  For whatever reason, I asked the lady for a "2" instead of my normal "3" (which is shorter).  So far, I'm in decent shape.  But I think when this is over, I'll be sporting a "Gaston".  Everything pulled back into a pony of some kind.  My hair tends to grown out sideways....like Krusty the Clown. 

    But I have had to trim my wife's bangs once so far.  God help me, it's a lot of pressure.  I think I did ok, and she says so too. 
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    RickR reacted to TrekMD in Hair grooming during self isolation.   
    Oh, I expect to have an early 80's look by the time I can get a haircut!  LOL  A mullet!
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Been a little sick (don't worry!)   
    I'm glad you are feeling better and able to clear out those sinuses.  It could just be seasonal allergies, but you are wise to take it seriously and be careful. 
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    RickR got a reaction from MaximumRD in Been a little sick (don't worry!)   
    I'm glad you are feeling better and able to clear out those sinuses.  It could just be seasonal allergies, but you are wise to take it seriously and be careful. 
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in RE: My Tragic C64 incident   
    I think that sad story has been repeated millions of times by other kids in every place on Earth.  It's called the "stupid tax".  The price we pay for the stupid things we do.  Hopefully, we all learn from these mistakes the first time they happen!
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    RickR got a reaction from MaximumRD in RE: My Tragic C64 incident   
    I think that sad story has been repeated millions of times by other kids in every place on Earth.  It's called the "stupid tax".  The price we pay for the stupid things we do.  Hopefully, we all learn from these mistakes the first time they happen!
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in You are ALL my children now!!!   
    That thing turned out AWESOME.  Nice work. 
     
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    RickR reacted to RetroGameBoyz in Annex 001 - Robotron 2084 Controller for Atari 7800   
    Wow thank you! I really don't now what else to say. I greatly appreciate your review and thoroughness. 
    I am working on a new variant with a micro-switch that will allow you to switch button modes - so both buttons when pressed will act like port 2 button fire 1 - so you can use it to play spy hunter,  star gate and raiders of the lost ark - etc. there is an updated video here to show the example:
    Thanks again
     
     
     
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    RickR got a reaction from StormSurge in Auntie Em! Auntie Em!   
    Now THAT'S an aura of foreboding. 
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Atari 7800 - Top 10 Games   
    Your list is great.  I'd put "Centipede" a bit higher for one reason:  the two player co-op mode.  Asteroids has this same feature, and it makes an awesome game even better.  
    Another of my favorite 7800 games is the Dr J/Larry Bird One on One.  I absolutely LOVED this game on the Atari 8-bit computers and played it to death.  It's amazing the control the designers gave each player using only a stick and one button -- spins, dunks, jumpers, steals, jumps, checks.  The 7800 version plays exactly the same, but has much better graphics.  From your list, it's hard to find any game I'd replace with One on One, but I'd probably choose Choplifter.  Just because the 7800 Choplifter is worse than some of the earlier versions.  
    I really love Food Fight, and the 7800 version is absolutely the best home version of that great game.  
    I'd say the games that really show off the ability of the 7800 to move LOTS of sprites quickly are Asteroids and Food Fight.
    Great post, K -- I really enjoyed reading your thoughts.  Thanks!
     
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in The Terminators .45 Long Slide With Laser Sighting.   
    Awesome re-creation!  And I agree with you on T1 being the best of the series by far. 
     
     
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    RickR got a reaction from Atari Creep in The Terminators .45 Long Slide With Laser Sighting.   
    Awesome re-creation!  And I agree with you on T1 being the best of the series by far. 
     
     
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Auntie Em! Auntie Em!   
    World of Motion!

    It made me think of the building in Los Angeles built to look like a stack of records. 
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Auntie Em! Auntie Em!   
    Now THAT'S an aura of foreboding. 
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    RickR reacted to Justin in Auntie Em! Auntie Em!   
    Here's a nice storm we had roll in off the water in November. It was afternoon with a bit of lightning but it sure looked ominous. Photo taken with Huji.

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    RickR got a reaction from Sabertooth in Atari 7800 - Top 10 Games   
    Your list is great.  I'd put "Centipede" a bit higher for one reason:  the two player co-op mode.  Asteroids has this same feature, and it makes an awesome game even better.  
    Another of my favorite 7800 games is the Dr J/Larry Bird One on One.  I absolutely LOVED this game on the Atari 8-bit computers and played it to death.  It's amazing the control the designers gave each player using only a stick and one button -- spins, dunks, jumpers, steals, jumps, checks.  The 7800 version plays exactly the same, but has much better graphics.  From your list, it's hard to find any game I'd replace with One on One, but I'd probably choose Choplifter.  Just because the 7800 Choplifter is worse than some of the earlier versions.  
    I really love Food Fight, and the 7800 version is absolutely the best home version of that great game.  
    I'd say the games that really show off the ability of the 7800 to move LOTS of sprites quickly are Asteroids and Food Fight.
    Great post, K -- I really enjoyed reading your thoughts.  Thanks!
     
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    RickR got a reaction from StormSurge in Auntie Em! Auntie Em!   
    World of Motion!

    It made me think of the building in Los Angeles built to look like a stack of records. 
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    RickR got a reaction from StormSurge in Auntie Em! Auntie Em!   
    Wow!  The fury of nature is incredible. 
     
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Before & After   
    The trees here tell their own story.  Some grew, some are gone.  So much to see in these two pictures. 
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    RickR got a reaction from StormSurge in Before & After   
    The trees here tell their own story.  Some grew, some are gone.  So much to see in these two pictures. 
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    RickR got a reaction from StormSurge in Before & After   
    I love this.  I agree with @Justin, this blog is one of the best I've seen in a long time. 
     
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Before & After   
    I love this.  I agree with @Justin, this blog is one of the best I've seen in a long time. 
     
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    RickR got a reaction from StormSurge in Fire Call!   
    Very nice video.  PS - your desk is NOT messy! 
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