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February Banter 2021


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1 hour ago, losetoa6 said:

Atari 2600 ( space invaders and pong ) my 1st games I played 

My 1st time playing Galaga at the local Arcade in 1983 at 8 I was hooked . 

I can remember the B&W PONG game hooked up to the TV we had as kids, that was the ONLY game and we played for hours lol, guess we were easily entertained......

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4 hours ago, IUsedToHateCold said:

This discussion brings back memories of using Netscape navigator in the high school library in 1998. One webpage took 2 minutes to load and it was just text.

There was no Google. The existing search at the time was really terrible and you couldn’t find anything. You would search for something school related and get search results for viagra.

Google was really amazing when it first started 

 


 

I Honestly remember using a unix prompt to surf the web without and graphics back in college.   I want to megadeth.com and they had characters spelling the name out as the text was loading. 

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6 hours ago, losetoa6 said:

Not really imo.  My brother 73' me 75' We had the pleasure of all the great toys from the 80s( 1st generation Transformers, Star wars , GiJoe) MTV , Basic cable , Atari 2600, My older brother and I being dropped off at Arcades at 8-10 years old lol. Tape cassettes, The Walkman, recording TV and movies on 2  VCR's . Some of the best movies of all time came out in the 80s . Ofc ...the music . Orioles 83' World Series win. Jean jackets , BMX trick and jump biking , Blizzard of 83' , Hurricane Gloria and the list goes on :popcorn:

And Big Wheels:thumbsup: ...I almost forgot 

Do you remember that #1 North used to be called Lippy's.  It was like your old corner store with a meat counter and all.  I played a ton of Ms. Pac Man there and used to buy packs of baseball/football cards when they were 25 cents and had a stick of gum.    There was also a gas station (now some sort of sap) next to millers where they had BattleTank. 

 

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3 hours ago, vastateofmind said:

That choco-rasp sounds absolutely amazing...and I'm not surprised it would sell out that quickly. Almost beer o'clock here, and here's what's on deck first today from two of my favorite breweries:

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Love Biggie Smores.

Love Southern Tier too.  Have you tried their Hot Cocoa Stout?  Excellent.

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4 minutes ago, EastCoast NPZ said:

Love Biggie Smores.

Love Southern Tier too.  Have you tried their Hot Cocoa Stout?  Excellent.

Have NOT tried ST's Hot Cocoa Stout, though I have no doubt it is excellent -- it is one of the few breweries whose mothership HQ I wish was closer than western NY, so we could try more of their awesome beers on draft as opposed to bottles/cans purchased at Wegmans.  :) 

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Speaking of the past, I had one of these when I was a kid!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_U-238_Atomic_Energy_Laboratory

I also had the Gilbert spinthariscope.  It was a cardboard tube with one end painted with radium "undark" paint and had a small aspheric lens on the other side.  At night, looking through the lens one could see all the scintillation activity which was essentially alpha particles striking the zinc sulfide scintillating agent.  Looked like lightning in a bottle.  And to my disappointment holding this little miracle near an AM radio yielded no "sferic" noise.  Little did I know such a disc was quite dangerous and easily clocking 50+ mrem/hr gamma!  But it was sure fun to keep under a blanket like a night light that never needed batteries...

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8 hours ago, nw baltimore wx said:

Our first color television was a Sony trinitron in 1972 just in time for the Olympics, the massacre, Olga Korbut, and Mark Spitz.

Haha!  I actually vaguely recall some about the 1972 Olympics and Mark Spitz's amazing run of gold medals (I was like 6 at the time!).  My older brother had this bean bag fish, and after those Olympics he took a black magic marker and drew a big mustache on it.  He dubbed it "Mark Fish" (in honor of Spitz)!!

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Oh my the family said I hit it out of the park with this dinner. Cilantro Lime Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potato Salad. The chicken thigh fell off the bone and the hint of lime and cilantro put it over the top!

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https://www.themediterraneandish.com/cilantro-lime-chicken-thighs-recipe/

https://www.averiecooks.com/roasted-sweet-potato-salad/

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6 minutes ago, Mrs.J said:

Oh my the family said I hit it out of the park with this dinner. Cilantro Lime Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potato Salad. The chicken thigh fell off the bone and the hint of lime and cilantro put it over the top!

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https://www.themediterraneandish.com/cilantro-lime-chicken-thighs-recipe/

https://www.averiecooks.com/roasted-sweet-potato-salad/

I'm hoping to see some cicada recipes from you in the other thread!!  :)

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39 minutes ago, nj2va said:

Huuuuge. Bigly win. 

Was just thinking about how different the caps will be 5 years or so down the road. The Ovechkin Era has been around for 15 years now and eventually it will end.  Saw a  framed pic of Ovi and Backstrom sitting on the bench side by side and it made me start thinking about the caps after OVI. Very veteran team currently.  Thinking they might be pretty bad  for a few years  eventually. I've probably taken there consistency for granted. ( You know your teams been really good when your disappointed they don't make a deep playoff push). Being a WFT  fan also it jubilation just to make the damn playoffs.

I believe OVI is a free agent after this year. Im assuming and hoping they resign him.. I can't imagine him wearing another uniform. Hopefully him and Nick can when another cup and retire as life long caps.

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