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Comment: HP Laserjet 1100 (Score 1) 310 310

Bought a HP Laserjet 1100 When I entered college back in 1998. The thing is still kicking today (even though I had to buy a parallel port card for my newest MB). I've printed out thousands and thousands of pages, and replaced the toner cartridges ...twice? maybe three times? What it cost me up front has MORE than made up for the costs of the toner compared to an inkjet.

Comment: As long as other games are accepted too (Score 1) 300 300

I'm a geek, work as a computer engineer, minored in math, blah blah blah. I don't like chess. I never cared to learn the tricks, patterns, the playstyle, or anything else related to the game. Do I know the game and can play by the rules? Sure, but I think that other games need to be included as well.

Comment: Re:Went to the movies last night (Score 1) 381 381

The Alamo Drafthouse (San Antonio/Austin areas) has been doing his for years. They don't have the over 21 thing, but they have the eating, dining, beer, and even when me and my wife went to watch Toy Story 3, the kids were well behaved because the parents wanted this atmosphere too!

Comment: Re:wireless (Score 1) 164 164

And they did come out with a wireless unit later, the NES Satellite Takes six C batteries :) (or was it D?...) Parents still have one. Works great. Just don't walk in front of it when my dad is trying to get that L block into place.

Comment: Re:The mark of good games... (Score 2, Insightful) 164 164

I sense exaggeration. There are what, perhaps 20-25 games that could still be considered just as good today (if that many)? There were what, just under 800 games published in the US for the NES? Small sample selection. Same thing goes for the Xbox, PS2, SNES, etc. Huge libraries, few games that will last and last and last.

Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves. -- Lazarus Long