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2014-02-16 11:34:28 AM

PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 336x500]

Screenshot:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x479]

1964 Sylvania color:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Closeup:
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.


Actually watched TV on a round tube, black and white, when I was a kid.  As I remember it, the CRT was about 9 or 10 inches in diameter.  Watched Two Ton Baker, The Music Maker on it, because he had Popeye cartoons.  Maybe Krazy Kat, too. A little bit of the ultraviolence, none of this Sesame Street bullshiat.  Why yes, I'm old.  Very, very, old.
 
2014-02-16 11:38:51 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player

Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

[img1.targetimg1.com image 410x410]


My mom has one of those. Absolutely zero bass, so all of your records sound like you're playing them through a tin can.
 
2014-02-16 11:40:54 AM

zimbomba63: PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 336x500]

Screenshot:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x479]

1964 Sylvania color:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Closeup:
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.

Actually watched TV on a round tube, black and white, when I was a kid.  As I remember it, the CRT was about 9 or 10 inches in diameter.  Watched Two Ton Baker, The Music Maker on it, because he had Popeye cartoons.  Maybe Krazy Kat, too. A little bit of the ultraviolence, none of this Sesame Street bullshiat.  Why yes, I'm old.  Very, very, old.


I'm not yet into my third decade of life and I remember our first television as being a tiny black & white CRT. It was a shock when I finally got to see David The Gnome in color.
 
2014-02-16 11:41:51 AM

germ78: DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player

Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

[img1.targetimg1.com image 410x410]

My mom has one of those. Absolutely zero bass, so all of your records sound like you're playing them through a tin can.


Do your mother a favor, and take a baseball bat to that groove-destroying piece of crap.
 
2014-02-16 11:46:52 AM

abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?


My dumbass sister spent $450 on and iPad and $200 on a wireless printer (the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home) simply because Skype was so much more difficult for her than Facetime.  I kid you not.
 
2014-02-16 11:48:19 AM

abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?


OK. You build one.
 
2014-02-16 11:54:31 AM

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: zimbomba63: PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 336x500]

Screenshot:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x479]

1964 Sylvania color:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Closeup:
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.

Actually watched TV on a round tube, black and white, when I was a kid.  As I remember it, the CRT was about 9 or 10 inches in diameter.  Watched Two Ton Baker, The Music Maker on it, because he had Popeye cartoons.  Maybe Krazy Kat, too. A little bit of the ultraviolence, none of this Sesame Street bullshiat.  Why yes, I'm old.  Very, very, old.

I'm not yet into my third decade of life and I remember our first television as being a tiny black & white CRT. It was a shock when I finally got to see David The Gnome in color.


Third decade!  I only wish.  I'm talking the 1950's, so do the math.

/ If I only knew then, what I know now, I would make all kinds of different mistakes.
 
2014-02-16 11:56:26 AM

abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?


Why do you have a giant stick rammed up your ass?
 
2014-02-16 12:04:59 PM

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: germ78: DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player

Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

[img1.targetimg1.com image 410x410]

My mom has one of those. Absolutely zero bass, so all of your records sound like you're playing them through a tin can.

Do your mother a favor, and take a baseball bat to that groove-destroying piece of crap.


Yeah, but I don't have the $500 to get a decent Technics Turntable.
 
TWX
2014-02-16 12:09:03 PM
Don't knock the console TV!

When TVs had those heavy wooden consoles around them, especially in the 1980s, they could put very high quality speakers in them and build proper cabinets for decent sound.

Constrast to now, where the TV has to project sound backwards, against the wall, to attempt to bounce it to you. Because the TVs are so thin and borderless. Or you have to get a "Sound Bar" to make it sound good.

I'm very tempted to build an homage to the console TV. Take a normal flatscreen TV, built a face that looks like a console TV face but sized for the 16:9 screen, add grille for a center speaker underneath and for left and right speakers on either side. Make the unit about 6" thick, build proper boxes for the speakers to use for resonant chambers. Do it up in that medium-brown varnish that was common in the eighties. Hang it on the wall with isolating bushings.

I could even build-in a Blu-ray player and a small computer, there'd be room. The whole thing could be self-contained fairly easily.
 
2014-02-16 12:09:42 PM

Aquapope: abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?

My dumbass sister spent $450 on and iPad and $200 on a wireless printer (the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home) simply because Skype was so much more difficult for her than Facetime.  I kid you not.


the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home

I haven't looked myself but I officially guarantee you that someone out there has a solution to this
 
2014-02-16 12:11:56 PM

Ooba Tooba: 1905s televisions are extremely difficult to find. I can see why hipsters covet them so.


Well, they're more popular than the 1905c, because it's of that cool fingerprint sensor, and the metal finish is so #swag.

The plastic 1905c televisions just scream "I'm cheap and tacky!"
 
2014-02-16 12:12:50 PM

TWX: Don't knock the console TV!

When TVs had those heavy wooden consoles around them, especially in the 1980s, they could put very high quality speakers in them and build proper cabinets for decent sound.

Constrast to now, where the TV has to project sound backwards, against the wall, to attempt to bounce it to you. Because the TVs are so thin and borderless. Or you have to get a "Sound Bar" to make it sound good.

I'm very tempted to build an homage to the console TV. Take a normal flatscreen TV, built a face that looks like a console TV face but sized for the 16:9 screen, add grille for a center speaker underneath and for left and right speakers on either side. Make the unit about 6" thick, build proper boxes for the speakers to use for resonant chambers. Do it up in that medium-brown varnish that was common in the eighties. Hang it on the wall with isolating bushings.

I could even build-in a Blu-ray player and a small computer, there'd be room. The whole thing could be self-contained fairly easily.


i.walmartimages.com
mikeshouts.com

 
2014-02-16 12:16:52 PM

germ78: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: germ78: DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player

Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

[img1.targetimg1.com image 410x410]

My mom has one of those. Absolutely zero bass, so all of your records sound like you're playing them through a tin can.

Do your mother a favor, and take a baseball bat to that groove-destroying piece of crap.

Yeah, but I don't have the $500 to get a decent Technics Turntable.


I wish Sony would have kept that brand alive.
 
2014-02-16 12:20:07 PM

ransack.: Aquapope: abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?

My dumbass sister spent $450 on and iPad and $200 on a wireless printer (the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home) simply because Skype was so much more difficult for her than Facetime.  I kid you not.

the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home

I haven't looked myself but I officially guarantee you that someone out there has a solution to this


There may be, but she didn't know of it or only listened to an applejunkie when she decided.  I just did a quick look on the googles and it looks like she's right.
 
2014-02-16 12:33:58 PM

Aquapope: ransack.: Aquapope: abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?

My dumbass sister spent $450 on and iPad and $200 on a wireless printer (the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home) simply because Skype was so much more difficult for her than Facetime.  I kid you not.

the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home

I haven't looked myself but I officially guarantee you that someone out there has a solution to this

There may be, but she didn't know of it or only listened to an applejunkie when she decided.  I just did a quick look on the googles and it looks like she's right.


Many people (maybe most people) buy a new $1000 computer every 2 years because the old one "gets too slow" and buying a new one is easier than figuring out how to keep one clean of crap and spyware.

It's how they've learned to cope and it works for them.
 
2014-02-16 12:36:55 PM

Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...


img.fark.net

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).
 
2014-02-16 12:38:17 PM

Astorix: I'm dyslexic myself. If it weren't for spellcheck I would type like most people butt dial.


At inappropriate times and without even knowing it?
 
2014-02-16 12:39:05 PM

TWX: I'm very tempted to build an homage to the console TV. Take a normal flatscreen TV, built a face that looks like a console TV face but sized for the 16:9 screen, add grille for a center speaker underneath and for left and right speakers on either side. Make the unit about 6" thick, build proper boxes for the speakers to use for resonant chambers. Do it up in that medium-brown varnish that was common in the eighties. Hang it on the wall with isolating bushings.

I could even build-in a Blu-ray player and a small computer, there'd be room. The whole thing could be self-contained fairly easily.


That's actually a very cool idea. We have a very nice 42" Gateway plasma tv that's begging for this solution. It's all brushed steel and glass...very modern looking, but clashes with the rest of our home's 1980's medium dark wood look. My business has an 8'x4'x2' 3-axis CNC. I could whip up some plans in SW...thanks! :^)
 
2014-02-16 12:47:07 PM

trappedspirit: Astorix: I'm dyslexic myself. If it weren't for spellcheck I would type like most people butt dial.

At inappropriate times and without even knowing it?




Yes. I have ruined many good jokes this way. Didn't realize it until somebody pointed it out to me. Many a misplaced if instead of of.
 
2014-02-16 12:53:32 PM

LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...



I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).


Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.
 
2014-02-16 01:04:20 PM
 / If I only knew then, what I know now, I would make all kinds of different mistakes.


Turned 50 the other day - feel your pain.
 
2014-02-16 01:05:27 PM

ransack.: LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.


I am an unapologetic pirate, when it comes to arcade machines.

My PCs, however, are scrupulously legit, including my 375+ game Steam library (my youngest comes in at about 350 games in his steam library), my development tools, and whatnot... I also have quite a large legit music and video library.

My library of pirated arcade machine ROMs, however, will not have the SWAT team knocking down my door any time soon.They also aren't causing the developers of those games to lose money (SEGA and ATARI has my money for their classics several times over, as do many other arcade manufacturers who sold consumer versions of their games).

Go troll somewhere else.
 
2014-02-16 01:07:48 PM
Would dig something like this for a 32" tv or monitor. Except made out of hardwood, not ply. I kind of miss when the tv was a nice looking piece of furniture.

But I see the thread is full of jerkoffs with huge "OMG I GET TO shiat ON HIPSTERS THREAD"

ie: imaginary group of people basement trolls on fark pretend they are better than.
 
2014-02-16 01:15:18 PM
Case mods are nerdy or geeky, but they're not for hipsters. A true hipster wouldn't own an iPad for any reason. The only worthwhile tablets are made of stone, you philistines.
 
2014-02-16 01:16:29 PM

rebelyell2006: shanrick: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

1905s. I guess it's plural.

1905 BCE and 1905 CE? So the Egyptians had televisions long before they had electricity and steel? I wonder what King Tut's favorite show was.


"Everybody Loves Ammit"
 
2014-02-16 01:19:48 PM

LesserEvil: ransack.: LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.

I am an unapologetic pirate, when it comes to arcade machines.

My PCs, however, are scrupulously legit, including my 375+ game Steam library (my youngest comes in at about 350 games in his steam library), my development tools, and whatnot... I also have quite a large legit music and video library.

My library of pirated arcade machine ROMs, however, will not have the SWAT team knocking down my door any time soon.They also aren't causing the developers of those games to lose money (SEGA and ATARI has my money for their classics several times over, as do many other arcade manufacturers who sold consumer versions of their games).

Go troll somewhere else.


My grandfather programmed Neo-Geo arcade games and died penniless
 
2014-02-16 01:27:22 PM

ransack.: LesserEvil: ransack.: LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.

I am an unapologetic pirate, when it comes to arcade machines.

My PCs, however, are scrupulously legit, including my 375+ game Steam library (my youngest comes in at about 350 games in his steam library), my development tools, and whatnot... I also have quite a large legit music and video library.

My library of pirated arcade machine ROMs, however, will not have the SWAT team knocking down my door any time soon.They also aren't causing the developers of those games to lose money (SEGA and ATARI has my money for their classics several times over, as do many other arcade manufacturers who sold consumer versions of their games).

Go troll somewhere else.

My grandfather programmed Neo-Geo arcade games and died penniless


That's a shame. He should have negotiated a better contract.

I own a Neo Geo console and a pretty complete library of games for it, shame he didn't get any money for that from the company that sold it - but pirates had nothing to do with that.
 
2014-02-16 01:27:28 PM
The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly. For more information on how he created the case, visit the Bit-Tech forums to view the project work log.

No.
 
2014-02-16 01:28:11 PM
Now, make one of these:
100pies.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-16 01:30:44 PM
In the fifties, one of my uncles had a 'daylight viewing'* TV, with a nine-inch screen, cleverly enlarged to seventeen inches by a huge oil-filled lens. It worked fine, as long as you were sitting directly in front of it.

*Instead of black and white, it had a slightly pinkish cast.
 
2014-02-16 01:32:02 PM

LesserEvil: ransack.: LesserEvil: ransack.: LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.

I am an unapologetic pirate, when it comes to arcade machines.

My PCs, however, are scrupulously legit, including my 375+ game Steam library (my youngest comes in at about 350 games in his steam library), my development tools, and whatnot... I also have quite a large legit music and video library.

My library of pirated arcade machine ROMs, however, will not have the SWAT team knocking down my door any time soon.They also aren't causing the developers of those games to lose money (SEGA and ATARI has my money for their classics several times over, as do many other arcade manufacturers who sold consumer versions of their games).

Go troll somewhere else.

My grandfather programmed Neo-Geo arcade games and died penniless

That's a shame. He should have negotiated a better contract.

I own a Neo Geo console and a pretty complete library of games for it, shame he didn't get any money for that from the company that sold it - but pirates had nothing to do with that.


Favorited as "sociopath, psychopath, intellectual property thief, buffalo juggalo"
 
2014-02-16 01:35:26 PM

Nefarious: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

Practically steampunk


Super hipsters are so far beyond regular hipsters that they only like things from alternative realities. For example, my favourite bird is the Norwegian Blue parrot, although they tend to pine for the fnords of Norway.
 
2014-02-16 01:38:35 PM

shanrick: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

1905s. I guess it's plural.


Of course, it is. I just said:  alternative realities. The 1905s are some of the best years. Just ask any conservative. There hasn't been a good years since the 1912s. Some of the hipster conservatives hate anything since Lincoln created the income tax in the 1863s. They often assassinated him for that, sometimes as early as the  1859s.
 
2014-02-16 01:39:05 PM

abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?


Because they have the notion that buying expensive, shiny things makes you appear brighter, more powerful and with a more compelling argument in your pants.

It's the whole basis for the "middle-aged purchase of a red sportscar".

1.bp.blogspot.com

Fissile: PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 336x500]

Screenshot:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x479]

1964 Sylvania color:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Closeup:
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.

That's great, but I have a couple old 60s TV set that need CRTs.  Where do you get a new or rebuilt CRT these days?


The side of the road at 6 pm on garbage night works.
 
2014-02-16 01:42:38 PM

Valiente: abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?

Because they have the notion that buying expensive, shiny things makes you appear brighter, more powerful and with a more compelling argument in your pants.

It's the whole basis for the "middle-aged purchase of a red sportscar".

Fissile: PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 336x500]

Screenshot:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x479]

1964 Sylvania color:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Closeup:
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.

That's great, but I have a couple old 60s TV set that need CRTs.  Where do you get a new or rebuilt CRT these days?

The side of the road at 6 pm on garbage night works.


2.bp.blogspot.com

 
2014-02-16 01:48:22 PM

ransack.: LesserEvil: ransack.: LesserEvil: ransack.: LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.

I am an unapologetic pirate, when it comes to arcade machines.

My PCs, however, are scrupulously legit, including my 375+ game Steam library (my youngest comes in at about 350 games in his steam library), my development tools, and whatnot... I also have quite a large legit music and video library.

My library of pirated arcade machine ROMs, however, will not have the SWAT team knocking down my door any time soon.They also aren't causing the developers of those games to lose money (SEGA and ATARI has my money for their classics several times over, as do many other arcade manufacturers who sold consumer versions of their games).

Go troll somewhere else.

My grandfather programmed Neo-Geo arcade games and died penniless

That's a shame. He should have negotiated a better contract.

I own a Neo Geo console and a pretty complete library of games for it, shame he didn't get any money for that from the company that sold it - but pirates had nothing to do with that.

Favorited as "sociopath, psychopath, intellectual property thief, buffalo juggalo"


I wasn't trying to be apathetic to your Grandfather's situation, I'm a developer myself. Piracy didn't cause him to die penniless, corporate greed did. You should be angry at the right people. I've written a LOT of code that is still used worldwide. I got paid what I expected and moved on. I can't worry about piracy, either... people who won't pay for my goods aren't my customers. All I can do is make the best product I can for the ones that pay.

As for the charge of being a juggalo, I really take offense at that, though my oldest does have a stupid juggalo tattoo and listens to that crap, but doesn't live with us and as an adult, can make his own bad decisions. There is no Faygo in our house and I am at least 40 miles from the nearest ICP member, assuming they live in suburban Metro Detroit. I also know how magnets work.
 
2014-02-16 01:48:52 PM
cdn.ubergizmo.com
 
2014-02-16 01:49:04 PM
Real fact: (as opposed to all the made-up facts you get from other people):  the first six television sets were sold in 1929. This was years before the first commercial television broadcast.

Who bought them? Very optimistic early adopters, aka electric gadget hipsters.

We may joke about hipsters, but people of their type have always been with us, spending way too much money to buy things we will only think of buying when they start to work and the price comes down.

I bought a TV yesterday after being without for months. I have 12 over-the-air stations, all in beautiful full-colour high-definition. It is OK for hipsters to own TVs now because they have turned into giant computer monitors.

When I was a kid we had 2.5 stations in B&W (counting PBS from Maine which was really snowy and only came in half the time). Floor model colour TVs were over $1,500 in current dollars. Today you can get a 30 inch screen from a big brand name company and 12 stations for a bit less than $400. Now that's progress.

I still prefer shows in B&W naturally. They look more real.
 
2014-02-16 01:53:15 PM

Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

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Yes, that's awesome.  But the TV case is just farking stupid.
 
2014-02-16 01:55:47 PM

As a place to hold your iPad and a jawbone, say for playing tunes at a party, it's really not that bad a thing.


/ducks

//not a hipster

///and Windows on my desktop

 
2014-02-16 01:57:54 PM

zimbomba63: shanrick: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

1905s. I guess it's plural.

They hadn't perfected calendars yet, so there were a couple of them.  Don't even ask about the 1800's, that century seemed to go on forever.


Subby might mean just the 1900's.

I think the fives are so you can get up while watching and no one can take your seat.
 
2014-02-16 01:59:00 PM

www.tvhistory.tv


A 1929 TV. Nobody ever saw anything on this screen.

They just imagined it. It was literally "radio with pictures".

Pictures in your mind.


Here's proof that the TV evolved from the Franklin stove:

img.fark.net


Mug included to show that it could warm a pot of coffee or tea.

Later TVs were much larger and could cook TV dinners as swiftly as a Pontiac.

They could also sterilize young boys from up to six feet away.


This jpg has the longest name in the history of the world. I think it may be malware or created by a hipster.
 
2014-02-16 02:06:00 PM
Every possible sitcom plot was invented by two shows: I love Lucy and The Honeymooners. By the time of The Flintstones in 1960, they were all being reused by every sitcom on TV. The Flintstones was the first show to show a man and wife sleeping in the same bed rather than twin beds. That was when pornography began to replace TV.

I like my own version of reality better than the false consensual reality you get from Fox News and CNN.
 
2014-02-16 02:11:48 PM

brantgoose: Real fact: (as opposed to all the made-up facts you get from other people):  the first six television sets were sold in 1929. This was years before the first commercial television broadcast.

Who bought them? Very optimistic early adopters, aka electric gadget hipsters.

We may joke about hipsters, but people of their type have always been with us, spending way too much money to buy things we will only think of buying when they start to work and the price comes down.

I bought a TV yesterday after being without for months. I have 12 over-the-air stations, all in beautiful full-colour high-definition. It is OK for hipsters to own TVs now because they have turned into giant computer monitors.

When I was a kid we had 2.5 stations in B&W (counting PBS from Maine which was really snowy and only came in half the time). Floor model colour TVs were over $1,500 in current dollars. Today you can get a 30 inch screen from a big brand name company and 12 stations for a bit less than $400. Now that's progress.

I still prefer shows in B&W naturally. They look more real.


The problem is that Hipsters like to work backwards rather than forwards (unless it's a new iPhone or iPad, then Hipsters are all over that shait!) and only after the technology is way beyond just "priced cheaper", but instead to the point of "historic". Either that or they like to pretend and still act as if they're "alternative", such as with this guy and his spruced up iPod Mini case.
 
2014-02-16 02:19:33 PM
Never understood all of the hipster hate. They buy Apple products and act/dress douchey or obnoxious but they generally keep to themselves and don't bother anyone. It's not like they rape children or steal money from the gullible, that's what preachers, priests, and or football coaches do.
 
2014-02-16 02:36:01 PM

ransack.: the only way to print from an iPad if you have a Windows workgroup network at home

I haven't looked myself but I officially guarantee you that someone out there has a solution to this


I deal with this sort of thing regularly, and i've never, ever, seen this issue before.  If it exists, then I would imagine that it's printer specific.  And I've had iDevices printing wirelessly to HP, Brother, Canon, and Samsung printers.  Whatever mfr it is, their implementation of AirPrint blows.
 
2014-02-16 02:39:59 PM

ransack.: LesserEvil: Zombalupagus: Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

I have one of those... very slick, and very useful. Unlike this "TV Set" nonsense, the iCade actually had bluetooth-connected arcade controls. I can use it with our iPad or the HP Touchpad running Android (using MAME and hundreds of classic arcade games).

Wow, you own hundreds of original arcade cabinets? I'd love to see pictures of your collection.
You do own OEM hardware of those ROMs, right?
I mean, you wouldn't illegally steal the property that others have spent thousands of hours creating, just so you can claim to have "hundreds of classic arcade games", right?
Because that would be a retarded thing to do.
Almost as retarded as admitting it publicly.


Copying is not theft.
 
2014-02-16 02:52:51 PM

zimbomba63: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: zimbomba63: PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
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Screenshot:
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1964 Sylvania color:

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Closeup:
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Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.

Actually watched TV on a round tube, black and white, when I was a kid.  As I remember it, the CRT was about 9 or 10 inches in diameter.  Watched Two Ton Baker, The Music Maker on it, because he had Popeye cartoons.  Maybe Krazy Kat, too. A little bit of the ultraviolence, none of this Sesame Street bullshiat.  Why yes, I'm old.  Very, very, old.

I'm not yet into my third decade of life and I remember our first television as being a tiny black & white CRT. It was a shock when I finally got to see David The Gnome in color.

Third decade!  I only wish.  I'm talking the 1950's, so do the math.

/ If I only knew then, what I know now, I would make all kinds of different mistakes.


Back when a new TV was a neighborhood event and relatives would crawl out of the woodwork. Couldn't just buy stuff on "credit" like you can now, and people would save up for months and do things like only eat meat twice a week to budget the savings in. I remember a family reunion one year during the 60's; one distant cousin's family had never had any TV, but saved an additional six months to bypass B&W and move directly to color.  The whole family showed up and it was a houseful. Only problem was at the last minute Dad had discovered TI had just come out with an electric calculator and blew the whole wad on it. Took all of 5 minutes play with the 4 functions, (+,-,*,/) and see the printout on paper. There were slide rules that could do some real tricks by that time, so I remember most leaving that reunion pretty early. A house with no TV was exciting in those days - the folks couldn't just zone out when old family tension was brought up.
 
2014-02-16 03:18:45 PM

germ78: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: germ78: DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player

Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

[img1.targetimg1.com image 410x410]

My mom has one of those. Absolutely zero bass, so all of your records sound like you're playing them through a tin can.

Do your mother a favor, and take a baseball bat to that groove-destroying piece of crap.

Yeah, but I don't have the $500 to get a decent Technics Turntable.


You can find high-quality used decks for a third that price. Or, if you want to go full-on freak audiophile, you can build your own rig for a comparable price and scavenged parts from the Crosley POS.
 
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