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« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2011, 04:07:00 PM »

How did I miss this one until now?

Truly a great story and a perfectly creepy concept.

As a side note by way of nostalgia - my first computer was an Adam (which used actual audio cassettes and shared my name) and another later computer of mine had a Zip drive competitor - SuperDisk. Anyone remember those?

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« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2011, 09:50:30 AM »

Hey, what do you know...this came up in my playlist sooner than I thought! It was good to hear it. I caught several things that I missed in my initial reading...including LEMMINGS! Holy cow, I used to play that SO MANY TIMES!!!!

Huh. I'm more of a gaming geek than I thought.
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« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2011, 11:49:40 AM »

Hey, what do you know...this came up in my playlist sooner than I thought! It was good to hear it. I caught several things that I missed in my initial reading...including LEMMINGS! Holy cow, I used to play that SO MANY TIMES!!!!

Huh. I'm more of a gaming geek than I thought.

Great game, that was!  It probably will reflect badly on me if I admit that the best part was setting a whole clan to nuke themselves and then seeing the patterns they blast into the ground.
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« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2011, 01:08:55 PM »

Hey, what do you know...this came up in my playlist sooner than I thought! It was good to hear it. I caught several things that I missed in my initial reading...including LEMMINGS! Holy cow, I used to play that SO MANY TIMES!!!!

Huh. I'm more of a gaming geek than I thought.

Great game, that was!  It probably will reflect badly on me if I admit that the best part was setting a whole clan to nuke themselves and then seeing the patterns they blast into the ground.
Kinda funny but, today I was super-bored in class. Digging around my hard drive I found the old Lemmings Holiday Pack from 1994.
I spent a happy 2 hours with that Cheesy
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« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2011, 08:37:00 AM »

Kinda funny but, today I was super-bored in class. Digging around my hard drive I found the old Lemmings Holiday Pack from 1994.
I spent a happy 2 hours with that Cheesy

If anyone's got a Lemmings craving but doesn't have the game, Abandonia.com has 5 Lemmings games, including the Holiday pack:
http://www.abandonia.com/en/search_abandonia/lemmings
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« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2011, 09:24:05 AM »

Feedback segment of the "State Change" episode, waxing nostalgic about old tech, reminded me of the FSR's "Back in the Day":

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Coaxke:
Back in the day, System 7.5,
Had HyperCard stacks on my SyQuest drive,
Once I got a modem I was never fuckin' bored,
Always dialin' up a BBS to play me some LORD,
I stole my school's dial-up to get the internet,
Had a copy of Ircle and no regrets,
Chillin' in #macfilez, leechin' on bots,
It took nine years to get a download spot,
Hours and hours, makin' Marathon maps,
Always on the run 'cuz I set it to caps,
Eventually I got a brand new Power Mac,
So fuckin' fast, I almost had a heart attack,
Ran a Hotline server on my school's T1,
"Win Ben Stein's Warez" was the name of that one,
Quake 3 Test in the computer lab,
Never went to class 'cuz that shit was a drag.

All:
Back in the day, Shufflepuck Cafe,
Banner ads, gettin' paid, ICQ, gettin' laid,
Back in the day, we knew Sulu was gay,
Munchin' numbers, runnin' lodes, monochrome displays.

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« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2011, 09:27:38 AM »

Oh yeah, ICQ.  The "Uh oh!" notification still rings in my ears from time to time.  I know someone who has the "Uh oh!" sound as their text message notification, but they never used ICQ so it's rather lost on them.  My ear's still perk up whenever I hear it though.
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« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2011, 09:54:31 AM »

Oh yeah, ICQ.  The "Uh oh!" notification still rings in my ears from time to time.  I know someone who has the "Uh oh!" sound as their text message notification, but they never used ICQ so it's rather lost on them.  My ear's still perk up whenever I hear it though.


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« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2011, 10:34:12 AM »

Oh yeah, ICQ.  The "Uh oh!" notification still rings in my ears from time to time.  I know someone who has the "Uh oh!" sound as their text message notification, but they never used ICQ so it's rather lost on them.  My ear's still perk up whenever I hear it though.


I don't get the "munchin' numbers" reference, and never played Shufflepuck Cafe (or Wacky Wheels, another old game referenced in the song) but I remember Lode Runner well (spent some mad hours making my own maps in that one).
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« Reply #49 on: March 17, 2011, 11:18:32 AM »

Oh yeah, ICQ.  The "Uh oh!" notification still rings in my ears from time to time.  I know someone who has the "Uh oh!" sound as their text message notification, but they never used ICQ so it's rather lost on them.  My ear's still perk up whenever I hear it though.


I don't get the "munchin' numbers" reference, and never played Shufflepuck Cafe (or Wacky Wheels, another old game referenced in the song) but I remember Lode Runner well (spent some mad hours making my own maps in that one).

Ha, I didn't even notice the "munchin' numbers" reference on my read, but I'm certain that's referring to the edutainment game "Number Munchers".  It was very popular when I was in grade school, they had some available computers for games in study hall and that was one of the games.  You're a little green dude who has to walk around a grid and eat all the number that match the level's goal (all the factors of a particular number, or multiples of a particular number, etc...).  All this while avoiding the Troggles who would try to eat you.  Some time in the 90s they even had Super Munchers based on the same concept but you'd get the opporutunity to turn into Super Muncher, who wears a cape and can Troggle-bash.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_Munchers
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« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2011, 02:20:50 PM »

My geek-cred:  I have my first-initial-last-name@hotmail, yahoo, and gmail.  No extra numbers, letters, or garbage.  Was in the beta program for all 3.  I still remember the "WTF is a 'hotmail'" question.  I sold an invite to gmail for $10. 
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« Reply #51 on: March 21, 2011, 04:47:54 PM »

I sold an invite to gmail for $10. 

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