Category: Thoughts and Rants

Feb 21 2018

March 2018 Xbox Live Games with Gold

Time to go over the March 2018 Xbox Live Games With Gold. This looks like it’s going to be a… fun.. month? Oh who am I kidding, this is one of the more strange ones. Let’s just get into it. Okay, for the Xbox One we have Trials of the Blood Dragon and Superhot. There.. …

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Feb 17 2018

Small YouTube Channels Didn’t Cause The Adpocalypse

We’re going to step back just a tad to 2017 and the event on YouTube known as the “Adpocalypse.” The Adpocalypse was a major slashing in income earned on YouTube from advertising, due to multiple factors, the greatest of which being ads simply not being run on certain videos deemed unsuitable, due to reasons we …

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Feb 13 2018

Angry Video Game Nerd Episode 32: Atari Porn – Episode Review

Well, I knew this one was coming. A relatively infamous episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd, this video focuses on several video games produced for the Atari 2600 that were of a less-than-proper nature, shall we say – the legendary “Atari Porn” games. Yes, seriously, video games for the Atari 2600 that were focused …

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Feb 12 2018

The Computer Chronicles – RAM Resident Software (1986)

We take for granted the fact that over the past 20+ years now we’ve been able to pretty much run whatever we want on our computer at whatever time we want – even at the same time. This seems normal to us, but it wasn’t always the case. In early computer systems,  either as a …

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Feb 10 2018

“Useful To Boot” – The Anthem For Obsolete Technology

A few months back while browsing YouTube, I found a video of a segment from the game “Sam & Max” where the two titular characters are in a support group style meeting for obsolete electronics. The group, known as the Computer Obsolescence Prevention Society, or C.O.P.S is a quirky little group, made up of an …

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Feb 08 2018

Introducing The Amazing Compact Disc (1982)

Today I present you with this rather simple 1982 clip from the Australian television program “Towards 2000” where they discuss the newest thing in music – the Compact Disc. Starting off covering a history of non-magnetic music recording mediums; Wax Cylinders, Edison Diamond Discs, Standard 78 RPM records, then finally the microgroove Long-Playing record, the …

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Feb 07 2018

The Loss Of The Falcon Heavy Core Booster Shouldn’t Be Ignored

The Falcon Heavy Test Flight yesterday was a near flawless success, well above the expectations of many people who really know rocketry, and many of those involved with the rocket itself, including Elon Musk. There was, however, one problem with the flight, and that was with the attempted recovery of the core booster. It isn’t …

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Feb 06 2018

The Falcon Heavy Takes Flight

It happened. Today was the day the Falcon Heavy, now the most powerful rocket system in operation, made its maiden flight. Many expected it to fail, even the man behind SpaceX, Elon Musk. Hell, in some ways I was more optimistic than others – including Musk – in feeling that the vehicle probably would launch …

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Feb 06 2018

A Feeling Of Freedom

So, as I write this, it’s 3AM. I really should be asleep, but let’s face it – with my work schedule being what it is an sleep issues, this isn’t anything normal. Right now I’ve got the Dido album “No Angel” laying. Haven’t listened to that in many years, and it’s just as good as …

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Feb 06 2018

What’s My Issue With SpaceX? – The Complete Story

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I don’t hide my opinions. Hell, that’s what this site is based upon heavily – my thoughts and opinions on a wide variety of subjects, both historic and topical. Something I have incredibly strong opinions about is the subject of space and rocketry, and of course a major player in the field, the company run …

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