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Comment: Re:Best DOS game... (Score 1) 133

by jshackney (#47356305) Attached to: FreeDOS Is 20 Years Old

Doom, that's awesome. That's pretty much when I started getting bored with games and the race for frame rates.

That was a fun game, though. Flight sims were more my thing. I enjoyed the heck out of F-19 Stealth Fighter (yeah, C64) and FPS:Football. Wish I could find a working copy of the latter. Also, been looking for a flight sim I had purchased, but never got to install (would like to see what I missed) as hardware evolved too rapidly and backward compatibility was super sketchy at that time. Wish I could remember the name of that sim.

Comment: Only if . . . (Score 1) 427

by jshackney (#47320729) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

I'd get one if it could do all of these things:
1) Tell time in at least three time zones at one glance (local, UTC, home)
2) Must be solar powered (those kinetic watches are crazy pricey) -- My last trip to a jeweler for a battery change was wasted with a 45 minute sales pitch for Melaleuca. No thank you!
3) Must NOT be crazy pricey (I'd rather spend $100 for a GOOD watch)
4) Must, absolutely must be light and comfortable (ideally of a size that would be considered large for a ladies' watch, yet smallish for a mens' watch)

I'd be flexible on these:
1) Be able to tell the time of sunset, sunrise, civil twilight, and anything else interesting as far as sunset/sunrise is concerned, but must be able to give LOCAL times without me resetting the location manually each time.
2) Exercise tracking ability (obviously GPS/calculator/etc/)
3) USB/Bluetooth/IR connectivity

Things I really DO NOT need:
1) An E-6B built-in to the face.
2) Fancy/flashy face and/or band

Comment: Re:Is the gold rush over? (Score 1) 768

by jshackney (#36438686) Attached to: Ask Amir Taaki About Bitcoin

$35 (1968) is roughly equivalent to $73.80 to $107.00 (1980) using various indices

or, going the other way:

$850 (1980) is roughly equivalent to $277 to $403 (1968).

The value of gold was not allowed to inflate for several years (fixed at $35/oz. in 1934). John Seabrook wrote an article in 1989, Invisible Gold that briefly touched on the value of gold from the Gold Standard through the 1980s.

Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature. -- Rich Kulawiec