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Aug 15 2017

First Thoughts On Sonic Mania

I’m a huge fan of the Classic Sonic the Hedgehog games, so Sonic Mania was a game I just had to play day 1, and play I did. I actually played for quite a few hours today a somewhat rare thing for me to do, and I had a hell of a good time. That …

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Aug 14 2017

SpaceX CRS-12 Successfully Launches To The International Space Station

Today marked another Falcon 9 launch, carrying a Dragon cargo spacecraft on a resupply mission to the International, Space Station. As usual, it was a nominal launch with a successful first stage landing, and successful insertion into orbit of the Dragon spacecraft which should be getting to the Space Station about the time I publish …

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Aug 12 2017

The WatchMojo Public Relations Fail Explained – By Top Hat Gaming Man

Continuing with the WatchMojo Public Relations nightmare of the past few days, we have Top Hat Gaming Man back with another video explaining this situation with a little more nuance, and a little more detail and focus on the issue at hand: The hostile elements of the “apology” that was sent to Larry Bundy jr, …

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Aug 11 2017

WatchMojo Responds To Top Hat Gaming Man’s Video

In the previous article, I shared a video from Top Hat Gaming Man regarding the issue WatchMojo stealing research from GuruLarry regarding video game consoles which failed to sell. Not just that, alone, but also the quite rude email they sent to Larry regarding this after they had taken the video down – this itself …

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Aug 11 2017

WatchMojo Steals Research From YouTuber Guru Larry

Ah, another day, another batch of insanity on the internet. Today, we have an event that happened yesterday and I just now got to writing about: WatchMojo, you know, the YouTube channel that does nonstop top 10 lists? Yeah, apparently they stole the research that YouTube content creator Guru Larry had done for his “Worst …

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Aug 08 2017

We Return To Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

Oh, hi! It’s been a little while, hasn’t it? Yeah, it has – About 4 or 5 days that I just decided to go do something else for a while? Why? Well, the opportunity came up, so I decided “let’s do it!” Some time away with minimal network connectivity. Yeah, I could well have written …

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Jul 31 2017

What’s Coming For August 2017 On Xadara

Well, my plans for July 2017 were barely accomplished to any real degree! The whole month was filled with far more activity than I was expecting, and not of the kind that I was wanting to cover – between absolute stupidity here in Memphis (read here and here) , a flurry of SpaceX related news …

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Jul 29 2017

Photobucket: It’s Not That You’re Charging, But How Much You’re Charging

As the Photobucket drama continues, we’re starting to more often see tweets and other such content criticizing those complaining about the changes Photobucket made last month. They virtually always seem to follow this same pattern of insulting those complaining, followed up by making the claim that the reason for the hatred is that people just …

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Jul 29 2017

The Computer Chronicles – Web Plugins (1998)

With the death of Flash coming in a few years, it only felt right to share (as I did in the previous article) this episode of the Computer Chronicles from 1998 discussing web plugins – after all, that’s how Flash got started, as a web browser plugin. Oh, those were the days. Granted to a …

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Jul 28 2017

Update On The Melcor 390 Calculator

So, you may recall a few days ago in my thrifting adventures I snagged an old 70’s calculator that, after working for a few minutes failed in a flurry of smoke and heat. If not, the previous article will be shared below. http://www.xadara.com/i-got-a-vintage-70s-calculator-and-then-it-blew-up/ Well, I mentioned I would ask on the eevblog forums about what …

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