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Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [message #414919] Thu, 30 June 2022 14:37 Go to next message
Peter Flass is currently offline  Peter Flass
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I guess this can be considered computer folklore. Wow, fifty years! Pong
was my first video game.

https://www.atari.com/games/50th-celebration/

https://news.yahoo.com/atari-50-the-anniversary-collection-a nnounced-161306163.html


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Re: Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [message #414922 is a reply to message #414919] Thu, 30 June 2022 18:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: A.T. Murray

On Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:37:08 AM UTC-7, Peter Flass wrote:
> I guess this can be considered computer folklore. Wow, fifty years! Pong
> was my first video game.
>
> https://www.atari.com/games/50th-celebration/
>
> https://news.yahoo.com/atari-50-the-anniversary-collection-a nnounced-161306163.html
>
>
> --
> Pete

Mentifex qua student was attending the University of Goettingen in Germany.
Back home, some burglars broke into the Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C.
When presidential candidate George Wallace got shot, I cried on the streets.
It was raining, so I figured no one would notice my tears for my homeland.

http://mind.sourceforge.net/theory1.html -- resumption of my AI work in USA.

https://ai.neocities.org/eBay.html -- culmination of my AI work in America.
Re: Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [message #414966 is a reply to message #414919] Mon, 04 July 2022 20:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Roger Blake is currently offline  Roger Blake
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On 2022-06-30, Peter Flass <peter_flass@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I guess this can be considered computer folklore. Wow, fifty years! Pong
> was my first video game.

I still have my original home Pong game along with the box. It's the Atari
branded console that came out in 1976, not the earlier Sears "Tele-Games"
unit sold for Christmas 1975. It runs on D-cell batteries and has control
knobs built into the console along with a small speaker for the beeps. It
still works.

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/userdata/images/large/45/ 85/product-74585.jpg

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/userdata/images/large/49/ 85/product-104985.jpg

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Covid vaccines: experimental biology -- https://tinyurl.com/57mncfm5
The fraud of "Climate Change" -- https://RealClimateScience.com
There is no "climate crisis" -- https://climatedepot.com
Don't talk to cops! -- https://DontTalkToCops.com
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Re: Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [message #414971 is a reply to message #414966] Tue, 05 July 2022 05:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Harry Vaderchi is currently offline  Harry Vaderchi
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On Tue, 5 Jul 2022 00:19:25 -0000 (UTC)
Roger Blake <rogblake@iname.invalid> wrote:

> On 2022-06-30, Peter Flass <peter_flass@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I guess this can be considered computer folklore. Wow, fifty years! Pong
>> was my first video game.
>
> I still have my original home Pong game along with the box. It's the Atari
> branded console that came out in 1976, not the earlier Sears "Tele-Games"
> unit sold for Christmas 1975. It runs on D-cell batteries and has control
> knobs built into the console along with a small speaker for the beeps. It
> still works.
>
> http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/userdata/images/large/45/ 85/product-74585.jpg
>
> http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/userdata/images/large/49/ 85/product-104985.jpg
>

Pong can be coded in <256 bytes of x86 asm.

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> ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------
> 18 Reasons I won't be vaccinated -- https://tinyurl.com/ebty2dx3
> Covid vaccines: experimental biology -- https://tinyurl.com/57mncfm5
> The fraud of "Climate Change" -- https://RealClimateScience.com
> There is no "climate crisis" -- https://climatedepot.com
> Don't talk to cops! -- https://DontTalkToCops.com
> ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------

Oh dear. But at least you don't mention guns. Or Jesus.

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Re: Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [message #414972 is a reply to message #414971] Tue, 05 July 2022 05:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ahem A Rivet's Shot is currently offline  Ahem A Rivet's Shot
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On Tue, 5 Jul 2022 10:14:31 +0100
"Kerr-Mudd, John" <admin@127.0.0.1> wrote:

> Pong can be coded in <256 bytes of x86 asm.

The original arcade Pong was hardware - circuit diagram here:

https://i.redd.it/kxks306cu9y81.jpg

The home versions were based on the AY-3-8500.

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Re: Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [message #414985 is a reply to message #414971] Wed, 06 July 2022 15:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2022-07-05, Kerr-Mudd, John <admin@127.0.0.1> wrote:
> Oh dear. But at least you don't mention guns. Or Jesus.

Feel free to lick the boots of your masters.

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18 Reasons I won't be vaccinated -- https://tinyurl.com/ebty2dx3
Covid vaccines: experimental biology -- https://tinyurl.com/57mncfm5
The fraud of "Climate Change" -- https://RealClimateScience.com
There is no "climate crisis" -- https://climatedepot.com
Don't talk to cops! -- https://DontTalkToCops.com
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Re: Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [message #414986 is a reply to message #414985] Wed, 06 July 2022 16:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Quadibloc is currently offline  Quadibloc
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On Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 1:38:07 PM UTC-6, Roger Blake wrote:

> Feel free to lick the boots of your masters.

I feel free *not* to die on a ventilator thanks to getting vaccinated.

Denying science is like denying the evidence of your own senses;
it means you're crazy.

John Savard
Re: Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [message #414987 is a reply to message #414986] Wed, 06 July 2022 18:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Johnny Billquist

On 2022-07-06 22:26, Quadibloc wrote:
> On Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 1:38:07 PM UTC-6, Roger Blake wrote:
>
>> Feel free to lick the boots of your masters.
>
> I feel free *not* to die on a ventilator thanks to getting vaccinated.
>
> Denying science is like denying the evidence of your own senses;
> it means you're crazy.

Sadly there is very little science going on here. But what does that
have to do with a.f.c?

Johnny
Re: Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [message #415000 is a reply to message #414986] Thu, 07 July 2022 11:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
D.J. is currently offline  D.J.
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On Wed, 6 Jul 2022 13:26:27 -0700 (PDT), Quadibloc <jsavard@ecn.ab.ca>
wrote:
> On Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 1:38:07 PM UTC-6, Roger Blake wrote:
>
>> Feel free to lick the boots of your masters.
>
> I feel free *not* to die on a ventilator thanks to getting vaccinated.
>
> Denying science is like denying the evidence of your own senses;
> it means you're crazy.
>
> John Savard

I fully agree. But the naysayers are asking for the vaccine just
before intubing. And are told then it is too late. I'm to the point of
no sympathy for those who deny reality.
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Re: Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [message #415001 is a reply to message #415000] Thu, 07 July 2022 18:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ahem A Rivet's Shot is currently offline  Ahem A Rivet's Shot
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On Thu, 07 Jul 2022 10:39:31 -0500
D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com> wrote:

> no sympathy for those who deny reality.

Reality has been defined as that which does not go away when you
ignore it.

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Re: Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [message #415003 is a reply to message #415000] Fri, 08 July 2022 01:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Quadibloc is currently offline  Quadibloc
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On Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 9:39:34 AM UTC-6, D.J. wrote:

> I fully agree. But the naysayers are asking for the vaccine just
> before intubing. And are told then it is too late. I'm to the point of
> no sympathy for those who deny reality.

They're victims. I'm angry at the liars who fooled them.

Of course, the purpose of those liars is not to kill a few people in
hospital beds. No, their purpose is to manipulate people... into voting
Republican, basically. Even when it's against their own interests.

John Savard
Re: Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [message #415012 is a reply to message #415003] Fri, 08 July 2022 12:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Thu, 7 Jul 2022 22:09:30 -0700 (PDT), Quadibloc <jsavard@ecn.ab.ca>
wrote:
> On Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 9:39:34 AM UTC-6, D.J. wrote:
>
>> I fully agree. But the naysayers are asking for the vaccine just
>> before intubing. And are told then it is too late. I'm to the point of
>> no sympathy for those who deny reality.
>
> They're victims. I'm angry at the liars who fooled them.
>
> Of course, the purpose of those liars is not to kill a few people in
> hospital beds. No, their purpose is to manipulate people... into voting
> Republican, basically. Even when it's against their own interests.

Well, they agree with the rest of what the talking heads on those
fringe channels say, so they apparently think the nonsense about
science is also true. But it isn't of course.
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Re: Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [message #415016 is a reply to message #415001] Fri, 08 July 2022 19:12 Go to previous message
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On 2022-07-07, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> wrote:
> Reality has been defined as that which does not go away when you
> ignore it.

The Covid-19 vaccines are garbage. They don't prevent anyone from getting or
spreading disease. They're maybe 30% effective in lessening the severity
of symptoms. They are also the most deadly medications ever permitted
to stay on the market. That is the reality.

No thanks. I had the Red China virus sans vaccination and it was like having
a bad cold for a few days. In fact I've had colds that were worse. They
can keep their clot shots.

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------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------
18 Reasons I won't be vaccinated -- https://tinyurl.com/ebty2dx3
Covid vaccines: experimental biology -- https://tinyurl.com/57mncfm5
The fraud of "Climate Change" -- https://RealClimateScience.com
There is no "climate crisis" -- https://climatedepot.com
Don't talk to cops! -- https://DontTalkToCops.com
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18 Reasons I won't be vaccinated -- https://tinyurl.com/ebty2dx3
Covid vaccines: experimental biology -- https://tinyurl.com/57mncfm5
The fraud of "Climate Change" -- https://RealClimateScience.com
There is no "climate crisis" -- https://climatedepot.com
Don't talk to cops! -- https://DontTalkToCops.com
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