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Ahh.. yes I remember chips & dips.
I can't think of any other site that I've visited literally daily for that long of a period of time,
barring vacations and other RL reasons for AFK.
Uh.. have you ever seen a Fiero in a major accident? The bodies shatter into little peices. And also, I recall
the suspension in those things were derived from the Chevy Chevette.. I could be wrong..
I've been in those cars doing 120+.. I would take my chances on a BMW or Mercedes over the Fiero any day.
Make sure it doesn't swallow an entire lake:
Funny this story came out today. I just put a new hard drive in my desktop today and installed Windows 7 on it. I have
been using XP since beta. Now its going to be a bit of a pain to migrate my data over. There's no 1-step upgrade path
from XP to 7. Yes, I know about Windows Easy Transfer and will use it to copy the profiles over.
The primary, and just about sole reason for the new OS?
No XP / directx 9 support. It also supports Vista, but I tried it in the past and hated the performance.
I have a feeling there are going to be many more "no DX9" games soon, including M$'s own "Flight".
standard linux fresh-install login.
Rob, thank you for all you have done for the 'net and the
While I may not always login, I read
Congrats on a job well done, and good luck to whatever you do!
My GF constantly amazes people at her workplace with her amazing ALT-TAB method of quickly switching between programs...
I work with network engineers, some of which have been in the industry for 20+ years. They are amazed at my alt-tab
skills. They never knew it existed. On multiple OS's too. Oh and alt-enter to fullscreen a DoS window was a pretty big revelation to them as well.
Or possibly, Gem Plumbing
http://www.vpforums.org/ is the site you seek.
The original Black Knight was IMHO better. It was far more challenging and was around the time when
Williams used some cool-ass sounds. Of course that was back in the heyday where the arcade operators
were pinball fans and kept the tables in top shape.
The first High Speed ranks up at the top as well. Other Williams honorable mentions: PinBot, Adams Family,
Twighlight Zone. F14 was cool (I wonder how many flippers operators went thru with those extra strong kickbacks)
but way too easy in most arcades.
Bally favorites: 8Ball Deluxe, Silverball Mania, Space Invaders. Old-school Capn Fantastic and 8ball were a challenge too.
Gotleib: Hauted House was probably my fav. The 70's style mechanicals based on card games etc. were always fun.
Anyone remember Atari's oversized Hercules and Superman tables with the balls that must have weighed 10lbs each?
Ahh.. its a shame Bally and Williams moved on to the slot machine biz. But you can't blame them because there's
huge money in slots nowdays. They certainly seem to pour the creativity into them.
Glenn doesn't believe the general public realizes what's happening on the space front. "Going to Russia and being, in effect, under control of Russia for our space program just doesn't sit right with me and I don't think it sits well with the American people, or won't, either," said Glenn, a former U.S. senator who rode the shuttle into orbit in 1998 at age 77. He turns 89 next month. Glenn said little if any money will be saved by canceling the shuttle program, considering all the millions of dollars going to Russia for rocket rides. At least two shuttle flights a year could keep the station going and the work force employed, until something new comes along, he said. The former astronaut wonders what will happen if there's an accident and Soyuz rockets are grounded. He supposes the space station — a $100 billion investment — would have to be abandoned. He also worries scientific research at the station will take a hit if experiments have to be launched from Russia and have no way of getting back to Earth in bulk.