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    What was the first game you ever played?

    Late to the party again! First electronic game was in 1974 - tic-tac-toe on a machine in the Technological Museum , which later moved and was renamed The Powerhouse Museum. Then a generic tv game machine with pong etc, then a Vic-20 and so much more.
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    Did something just happen?

    Heya Ben Flouncy~ Did you notice how the price of the Aeron chairs have dropped? Aeron at Amazon! Although they seem to have been supplanted by another Herman Miller design, the Embody Chair! Embody at Amazon Time for an upgrade?
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    Some great reads

    Just finished Robin by Dave Itzkoff, re-read Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari , Reading Larry Niven's Fleet of Worlds series and just finished re-reading The Long Earth series by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. Just started the Venus Prime series by Paul Preuss from original work by Arthur C. Clarke (modern retellings).
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    So - who's around these days?

    Punches through roof of finest cardboard coffin. Digs slowly up through poorly compressed loam. Damages fingers on thick layer of concrete. Buggah.
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    Are we ready for war?

    Global war? Maybe. End of pax americana, sure. Global awfulness, almost certainly. The rise and rise of the extreme right and plain idiocy worldwide is a horrifying reality that we're kinda missing. While the ideologues act and we just complain, it'll only get worse. We stopped listening to each other a ways back and echo-chamber social media etc. are making it worse.
  6. And vehicles that won't release you in a jam because safety!
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    The most special people

    Congratulations one and all! ?
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    New forum issues/features here (Atomic πi)

    It's SOOO PRETTY!!
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    Poverty PC 'upgrade'

    Great! Thanks everyone. Just found a pair of Kingston kvr1333d3n9/4g that I swapped out of someone's machine, so they'll be going in shortly! Is there any real difference between an ASUS Phoenix 1050 Ti and an Inno3D card? Yes, I'm looking at PCCaseGear, I've had good experience with them over the last decade or so for other people's PCs, and the current components in my box. Boot drive is a Seagate Barracuda, ST2000DM001, still reasonable for a physical drive but I guess a bottleneck for long-load time games. With the savings above, I could drop in a lovely Samsung 850 EVO 1TB, particularly if I can get it for less than $390! Yes, I'd love to get the Pro version, but $$$$. I just built a Sabre laptop with the Samsung 512GB 960 Pro NVMe and 1TB 850 Pro SSD. Wonderful stuff, but I could not keep them :(
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    Poverty PC 'upgrade'

    Thanks Rybags. My thinking re: RAM is the age of the system, and the difficulty finding NOS DDR3-1333 (667 MHz). I thought simpler/safer to just replace it. The eBay CPU was used but owner had box and original, unused cooler. Did the Buy/Sell page disappear? [edit] aha! there's trademart!
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    revisiting peltiers

    I don't think peltiers have anywhere near the efficiency needed in current systems. iirc, they produce about 3x the amount of heat they remove (could be way off).
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    Woo! Star trek Discovery! (spoilers, probably)

    Wow! That was a hell of a ride. I'm just talking about reading this thread, the series was simply excellent. The Klingons - iirc, there is a plague that requires genetic tinkering and massively reduces the population before the Original Series. So changes.
  13. My well designed but aging system is reducing my ability to play newer game titles. It's based on an MSI B85-G43 (MS-7816) mobo (LGA1150).There is no way I can approach anything like a current build, so I'm thinking of the following replacements. Am I missing a trick anywhere? Please remember funds are VERY limited. CURRENT IMAGINED G Skill Value F3-10666CL9-8GBNT 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M2A1600C9 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 - $199Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Inno3D GeForce GTX 1060 X2 6GB - $459Intel Core i5-4430, 3200 MHz Can't find current suppliers for LGA 1150 Socket CPU, eBay is about $250 for Intel Core i7-4970K - ~$250
  14. Thanks for all the replies! Drive imaged and restored onto sexy Samsung, no issues. HDD replaced with sexy Samsung SSD. Client happy as, so am I. SUffering hardware envy, as usual. @Roscosity - Client is an author/editor, thus the large screen requirement. Connects to a lovely 27" Acer IPS pivotting monitor in the office but spends a lot of time travelling. Thanks for the offer of assistance!
  15. Alright youngun's, gather round. In the before times, Atomicans came from all kinds of different places in their lives and interests, gathered around the Atomic flame. Magic happened. That magic still binds some of us together even now in the OMGISTHATTHETIME!? Sometimes we would have a gathering, to share space and brews in the reelworld. Some folks would come from faraway, others from downthestreet. Some would arrive the day before, to share special time with special friends. Others would arise early on THE DAY and meet in smaller mobs to do geek in their own peciliar ways. Most would just hope there would be somewhere to sit when they got to the watering hole we'd fooled into giving us access for the night. Why don't we see if we can bring back something of that spirit, and that magic?