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by pacman000
November 6th, 2017, 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: 747's Being Retired
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: 747's Being Retired

This is probably dumb, but these news stories mad me think of this little kids book: http://www.artietheairplane.com/paint.htm
by pacman000
November 6th, 2017, 1:07 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Beware of Cuphead physical, it is a code, not a disc!
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Beware of Cuphead physical, it is a code, not a disc!

If we simply refuse to buy these games publishers will say the physical releases don't sell. We need to buy them, then return them to send a signal that 1) we want physical releases of games, and 2) a download code does not count. Even better: call customer service and ask what happened to the disk....
by pacman000
November 6th, 2017, 9:52 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: 747's Being Retired
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: 747's Being Retired

Ah! But it didn't have to be that way. The earliest versions of the 747 had a lounge. They were designed to carry more people more comfortably than contemporary airliners. https://www.ausbt.com.au/the-fabulous-bars-lounges-and-restaurants-of-the-boeing-747 I wish they still ah a few like these. The ...
by pacman000
November 6th, 2017, 8:29 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: 747's Being Retired
Replies: 5
Views: 183

747's Being Retired

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-747-fl ... he-sunset/

Newer airplanes are more fuel efficient. 747s may still be used as cargo planes.
by pacman000
November 2nd, 2017, 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Digital Lifespan
Replies: 12
Views: 463

Re: Digital Lifespan

Indeed. Acetate film can suffer from vinegar syndrome. It shrinks, becomes brittle, and begins to smell like vinegar. Properly stored it can last about 100 years, from what I've heard. Nitrate film was worse; it could explode! Some have suggested man-made polymers might be a better choice for film s...
by pacman000
November 2nd, 2017, 9:29 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Digital Lifespan
Replies: 12
Views: 463

Digital Lifespan

Thought this was kinda important: https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/digital_resource_lifespan.png "I spent a long time thinking about how to design a system for long-term organization and storage of subject-specific informational resources without needing ongoing work from the experts who created th...
by pacman000
October 31st, 2017, 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Happy Halloween!
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Happy Halloween!

Eat lots of candy!
by pacman000
October 31st, 2017, 7:33 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Call of Duty: WWII needs day 1 update to play campaign WTH!
Replies: 26
Views: 938

Re: Call of Duty: WWII needs day 1 update to play campaign WTH!

Simple: buy the game, then return it.
by pacman000
October 31st, 2017, 1:27 pm
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: RCA Studio II (1977) - console and games review - 40th Birthday Bonanza
Replies: 18
Views: 1160

Re: RCA Studio II (1977) - console and games review - 40th Birthday Bonanza

https://www.fastcodesign.com/90147592/rediscovering-historys-lost-first-female-video-game-designer An interview with Joyce Weisbecker, the daughter of the Studio II's designer, Joseph Weisbecker. She programed games for it and RCA's earlier COSMAC computer. Apparently the Studio II was meant as a st...
by pacman000
October 30th, 2017, 4:35 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: What is your Holy Grail?
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: What is your Holy Grail?

It might be nice to find a copy of Dragon Hopper for the Virtual Boy. (Understatement.) Folks have already found Face Ball and Bound High. Face Ball: http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=4778&viewmode=flat&order=ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0 Bound High: http://...

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