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Comment: Classic Simpons Quote Is Appropriate (Score 1) 778

by TonyXL (#47501595) Attached to: States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

Homer: Not a bear in sight. The Bear Patrol must be working like a charm.
  Lisa: That's spacious reasoning, Dad.
Homer: Thank you, dear.
  Lisa: By your logic I could claim that this rock keeps tigers away.
Homer: Oh, how does it work?
  Lisa: It doesn't work.
Homer: Uh-huh.
  Lisa: It's just a stupid rock.
Homer: Uh-huh.
  Lisa: But I don't see any tigers around, do you?
Homer: Lisa, I want to buy your rock.

Comment: Where has the last 20 years gone!? (Score 1) 225

by TonyXL (#45661869) Attached to: Doom Is Twenty Years Old

It seems like it was just yesterday I was playing this game when it came out. Had a null modem cable to connect 2 PCs in adjacent rooms. Was too short to reach thru the hallway so we had to swing the cable window-to-window to connect. Endless battles between my brother and I. Creating custom levels using the free tools (DCK, I think?).

Comment: Ah, the memories (BBS, AOL, Trumpet Winsock) (Score 1) 410

by TonyXL (#44874437) Attached to: The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

Started with AOL. Still remember the tune of my local dial-in number (820-0480). At some point we switched to an ISP (good ole Trumpet Winsock) and used this thing called Netscape and all those other winsock apps (Usenet, IRC, FTP, etc). Also was lucky enough to live near enough to the Software Creations BBS (sysop Dan Linton) so that it was a local call. I remember experimenting with the download protocols (xmodem, ymodem, etc.) and determining Y-modem-g was the fastest.

Q: How many IBM CPU's does it take to execute a job? A: Four; three to hold it down, and one to rip its head off.

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