Category Archives: TECH

AtGames Pinball Micro: Small table – Big fun…


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Date: January 24, 2023

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“I’ve always wanted a pinball table – but needed to wait for them to shrink first. Well that happened – so let me tell you what I think of the Atgames Legends Pinball Micro. Is it enough to fulfil my ‘pinball dreams’?

00:00 Insert Credit
00:20 Exposition
04:37 PINBALL!
18:45 Chatty bit
22:17 Suggested YT channels for better info
22:54 Final thoughts
25:04 Patreon Credits”

Never a huge fan of pinball machines…but this looks awesome…

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Testing Shoes That Make You Walk 250% Faster…


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Date: December 29, 2022

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“What if you could walk way faster without trying any harder? Moonwalkers basically put an electric moving sidewalk right under your feet. WIRED’s Brent Rose has some questions: Are they real? Are they safe? Are they actually any good? Brent goes inside Shift Robotics’s research and development lab to get some answers.”

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The Computer Science Wizard Book…

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Date: November 29, 2022

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“This is the legendary “Wizard Book”. It is dedicated to the spirit which lives inside the computer. This book covers the fundamentals of computer programming using Scheme which is a dialect of Lisp. One of the coolest things about this book is that there are lectures online you can watch that follow the book. The lectures are given by the authors themselves and they are from the 1980’s.
The book is called Structure and Intepretation of Computer Programs and it was written by Harold Abelson, Gerald Sussman, with Julie Sussman

The Wizard Book: https://www.amazon.com/Structure-Interpretation-Computer-Programs-Engineering/dp/0262510871
The Lectures: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE18841CABEA24090
Installing LISP on Windows: http://www.iqool.de/lispstick.html

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14 BANNED GADGETS YOU STILL CAN BUY ON AMAZON…


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Date: November 27, 2022

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“00:00 – Destruct USB Device
01:06 – RFID-NFC Skimmer
01:58 – WiPhone
02:52 – Multipick® Kronos
03:47 – Flipper Zero
04:41 – GSM Jammer
05:27 – DSTIKE Deauther Watch
06:22 – MidZoo spy Glasses
07:12 – Lawmate CM-TC10
07:59 – SWNN High-Power Blue Pointer
08:48 – Electromagnet with remote control
09:33 – Licence Plate Hider
10:05 – Emergency Strobe Lights
10:50 – PocketChip”

…”Banned”, huh?…All of them?

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Thunderbolt’s next spec triples bandwidth to 120Gbps – with a catch…


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Date: October 20, 2022

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“Intel announced further details about the next generation of Thunderbolt today. The company wouldn’t commit to a name for the upcoming specification or a release date for what we hope will be called, simply, Thunderbolt 5. However, we do know that the next Thunderbolt will support up to 80Gbps bidirectional bandwidth and be able to transmit data at up to 120Gbps.”

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The Virus that F***ed us all – Nostalgia Nerd…


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Date: October 19, 2022

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“Malware, computer viruses and computer worms are rife. They’re so rife that antivirus software is now standard on Windows operating systems, and we’re routinely advised to upgrade to something more “secure”. But the origin of the computer virus, of computer worms may surprise you, because it wasn’t actually from a malevolent desire at all. It was in fact born out of intrigue and the desire to actually help productivity, rather than destroy it. In this episode I’m exploring the Creeper Worm; created by Bob Thomas and Ray Tomlinson back in the 70s. But alongside Creeper, I’m also looking at Reaper, and a slew of other computer worms that were created by Xerox in the early 80s. Because without Creeper, Reaper and Xerox, our computing landscape would look very different today.

⌚️Timeline⌚️
0:00-02:04 Introduction to Computer Viruses
02:04-03:17 Surfshark
03:17-04:23 CoreWar
04:23-06:37 ARPANET
06:37-09:20 Creeper
09:20-12:30 Reaper
12:30-15:29 Worm Origins
15:29-17:10 Xerox Problems
17:10-18:58 Viruses Everywhere
18:58-20:50 Closing
20:50-21:50 Credits”

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Before The GBA SP There Was This! What Is It And Can I Fix It?…


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Date: October 03, 2022

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“Before The GBA SP There Was THIS! What Is It And Can I Fix It? | PC Engine LT

Today we’re going to take a look at the PC Engine LT. A very obscure semi-portable console with a clamshell design much like the beloved Nintendo GBA SP. Not only is this a fully operational PC Engine Console (TurboGrafx-16) it also has a few really neat tricks up its sleeve. Plus, the one that I bought for this video is broken, I’m hoping I’ll able to fix it. Watch to find out!”

I’d never be able to do this type of work…My hands are not steady…So much so, that I don’t even like opening up my PCs to replace basic components anymore.

The PC Engine has always intrigued me…But it’s a Japanese system that had limited exposure and success here in the U.S…So, it’s a lot like the Atari Jaguar…Would I mind owning one?…Not at all…but does it have enough of a usable and interesting game collection, to justify the grossly inflated purchase price on an antiquated system?…I think not.

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Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 2022 – VCFMW17…

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Date: September 28, 2022

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“When I said goodbye to my friends after the 2019 Vintage Computer Festival Midwest, I had no idea that I wouldn’t be seeing them again for THREE YEARS. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 show was cancelled outright, and ongoing travel restrictions made my attendance in 2021 unfeasible. So it was with great excitement I returned for the 2022 show, which in one form or another has been an annual highlight for me since 1998. Join me as I take a tour around the show, meet some old and new friends, including some faces that will be familiar to many of you.”

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