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GODDESS OF VENGEANCE Apr 14, 2008

  1. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    xray types A LOT!:bwah: :devilzide
     
  2. Cadi Con Carne

    Cadi Con Carne Kwitcherbitchin' Lady Devil

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    Call me a bitch for saying it, but I swear I saw one of those on Antiques Roadshow a couple weeks ago. Can't for the life of me remember the value they gave it.

    I'm not over 30, but I did grow up in the sticks, if that counts. Our only TV til I was in my teens was a gigantic console TV. It did have a remote, that was about the size of a VHS tape. The best thing about it was that in the top, it had an 8-track deck and a record player. The TV is long gone, but I still have, and will never part with, my old beat-ass vinyl copy of "A Night at the Opera". "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon", "The Prophet's Song", and "Bohemian Rhapsody" are almost worn smooth. Damn not given.

    I had a cheap-o Wal-mart bike...I remember it said BMX on the side, but yeah, it wasn't a BMX. White with lavender trim on it and the hard plastic seat that made me glad I didn't have testicles (or I would've been glad, I didn't know they existed back then). I remember we lived in a poor neighborhood for a couple months when we were waiting to move into another house...a kid down the street always wanted to borrow my bike, well one day I didn't put it up when we went out, and we came home to see him riding it through mudholes. I got a helluva spanking for that one. I also remember a girl I used to play with that had a bike, but it didn't have a seat. Didn't know anything about who had what back then, and I wish I still didn't.

    We got our first computer when I was in 5th grade, so that makes it 1990, I think. It was one that had been discarded at Dad's work. Don't remember the make, I just remember the monochrome monitor (orange and black), the "First Choice" OS that had a word processor, graph and spreadsheet, and a couple other options, and the massive dot matrix printer that'd wake the dead and that had *gasp* two font options...normal and serif. I got accused of cheating in school because I did my homework on it once.
     
  3. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    I contacted someone in the know about the old sets and I had told him I haven't plugged it in 'cause I was afraid it might 'explode'! He told me... 'You'd be surprised how many of these old sets still work!' And added that you should use a variable transformer to gradually bring up the power or you might see some smoke but no explosion. He included a page from a catalog showing the model#, year of manufacture and approximate value to collectors although he has seen them go for quite a bit less...


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  4. SoToo

    SoToo paranoid self-destroyer

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    Damn... you had it easy. I would've loved having a remote, even if it was the size of a VCR. I wasn't allowed to touch mom and dad's console stereo, but I did have one of those little portable record players. My first two bikes were hand-me-downs from my older sisters. One was red and had hard rubber tires, but the rear one was missing a large chunk... the other was a yellow "girl's" bike with a banana seat and sissy bar. Computers were a fantasy word and Govt. conspiracy until I was nearly out of high school. I didn't have my first one until I was well into my 20s.

    From what you're saying... that puts you somewhere close to being my daughter's age.
     
  5. archer-ca

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    Hey Clydetz!

    Be sure to let me know if you ever do turn it on. :devilroll: If I had one I'd definitley see how I would make it work again. I love old stuff.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Norman
     
  6. SoToo

    SoToo paranoid self-destroyer

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    Pull off the back and blow out the dust... then it shouldn't smoke on you. I assume it has tubes.... write down the numbers while you are in there. It is usually the tubes that go bad on old TVs, Radios, Amps.... a nice assortment of tubes can be had on eBay for relatively low cost. I have even seen some of the old tube testing machines and all old stock sold in single auctions.

    ...and that right there is another oldie... remember the tube testing units at the grocery stores, 5 & 10s, and such?
     
  7. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    Oh yeah! Used to take a handful of tubes over to the variety store to check 'em out everytime the TV (another RCA and a Dumont we had later on) went 'kaput' before calling a TV repairman.
     
  8. SoToo

    SoToo paranoid self-destroyer

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    When you get it working... hook it up to cable. It'll be the first time it ever got to see the History Channel. Maybe it'll find it's brother on the Antiques Roadshow like Cadi had mentioned. :cheesydevil:
     
  9. tony101664

    tony101664 Little member

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    so it would be classified as a car to avoid the much higher tarrifs on trucks
     
  10. texastonydobbs

    texastonydobbs Texas Tony

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    LOL , I agree bro...
    I don't think any of the Atari Games were beatable,they just went on & on..:wes:
    I'll hafta get mine out of the closet and try again... I am 36 my son 11 played the Atari 2600 last summer and called it crap,I'd kick his ass on any game he put in... graphic sucks ,which blinking thing am I again ... I told use your imagination .....this was the best thing out there when i was growing up ! he reply was BORING !!!!! :Devilroar:
     
  11. GODDESS OF VENGEANCE

    GODDESS OF VENGEANCE Crazy Bitch Lady Devil Super Moderator

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    :bwah:he may type alot but, he stated alot of interesting facts!:girl_devil:that in todays society they wouldn't be able to handle it back when it was ole school...:ross:
    Kids today don't know how good they got it...and Atari is far from Bornin'...
    I put my daughter through a week of living in my past...she was hating life cause she didn't have her cell phone, puter,the freedom that I give her that I didn't have, etc....I tell ya what she hated it but, respected me for that...
    I told her to keep in mind how I grew up and my experiences and also keep in mind how you are growin up and your experiences and when your old enough to have kids and settle down, you will see how different life changes over the years and you will have something to look back on and to tell your kids one day....just as I have experienced!

    I tell ya I miss my childhood years cause they were the greatest times of all nothing compared to life now...Then you cherished everything and today they just take things for granted!:ross:
     
  12. texastonydobbs

    texastonydobbs Texas Tony

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    Good Call GOV , I remember going outside and not coming home until dinner time....what happend to those days....It is sad that kids today dont even care to venture outside & play in the creeks or mess around outdoors altogether, mine loves to play outside but a few hours here or there but then again different times and now as an adult/parent I realize stranger danger is every where...life is easier for kids today which in turn makes them more vunerable as well ...:ropeman:can not win for losing
     
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  13. Towelie

    Towelie The JD: Don't Forget To Bring A Towel Brigade Member

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    i think i am gonna sleep better tonight. this question has haunted me for years. thanks for the insight.


    ATARI still rules! Kids now a days would not be able to hang with us back in the day.
     
  14. mack1

    mack1 Resident Bastid

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    Stayin' outside all day, yeah, I did that. Just to get the fuck away from "home". Too much bad shit goin' on there.:pissedevil:
     
  15. tony101664

    tony101664 Little member

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    yeah they would pull all kinds of tricks back then to beat the tarrif like all the nissan trucks came over incomplete and had there final assembly done in long beach so they were'nt a truck built in japan
     
  16. JackBlades

    JackBlades former cerveca terminador

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    Shooting the shit about Win 3.1
     
  17. FLYBYU44

    FLYBYU44 Enormous member

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    I'm 28, but when I was a kid we lived in a pretty isolated town in British Columbia. My Dad had a huge antenna on the roof and all we got was CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) on our 13" B&W so I watched Tommy Hunter and The Nature of Things, one year they put Baywatch on and that was cutting edge entertainment :D. My cousins were spoiled little bastards and got the first computer in town, it had Oregon Trail on the huge floppy disks. My friend had a Nintendo with Duck Hunter, that was awesome back then. We moved to the city when I was 6 and I remember half way through Grade 4 our school managed to get mouses for the computers, but only 10 of the 20 computers had one, so we would all fight for the computer that had a mouse during our 1/2 hour computer class. I remember in the city my parents let me walk a mile or so to school every day, and after school I'd get home, do my chores and then take my bike to my friends house. We would screw around all over town on our bikes til dark and my parents never really worried about us. I feel sad that my little guy won't get to grow up like I did, it was a much better time back then for sure.
     
  18. xrayzebra

    xrayzebra whirling dervish

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    Yeah, I used to type a lot... Thanks for bumping that thread, ROnlad. I got some green for something I don't even remember typing. I just chanced to wander in tonight, after a day that started off getting up at 4 AM to catch a plane to Albany NY for the day, and a day's work, then a flight home, and doing some work until like 11 PM. I put in about a 19 hour day.

    I'm too fucking whipped on the in-between working days to even come play with my buds. I hope everybody's doing okay.
     
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  19. MiG Angel

    MiG Angel vodka + insane

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    I'm old enough to appreciate that. Damn KDON DJ fucked up all my mix tapes. How is that girl I had a crush on suppose to know how I feel about her when the damn DJ says "This is 'Beautiful Life' by Ace of Base"?

    That's fuckin' hilarious, but oh so sad.

    I live on cartoons and porn. Sometimes cartoon porn.
     
  20. Towelie

    Towelie The JD: Don't Forget To Bring A Towel Brigade Member

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    i had to bump this thread. i was having an indepth conversation with a highschool friend about some new Pandora portable videogame/pc that is coming out so we can grab all of our old atari games, as well as PS2, Nintendo and others, on it. i'm thinking about grabbing one of these. if it means i can play Atari's Raiders of the Lost Ark, then way cool. it comes with wifi and if you have an android you can always root it and use your 3g/4g signal that way if it means that much. it will definitely be a plus if i can download 4d boxing for it also.
     

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