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(Some Guy)   In the beginning there was boop...beepboop. And it was good   ( techswitch.cf) divider line
    More: Interesting, Bushnell, Alcorn, Dabney, Computer Space, game, Nolan Bushnell, Atari, Alcorn's Ampex  
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2017-11-07 09:22:53 AM  
Pong is another classic example of the unwashed masses consuming simplistic garbage.

Try Computer Space, or if you have administrator access at a local university, go boot SpaceWar! onto one of the mainframes.  You'll be absolutely blown away by the graphics.
 
2017-11-07 09:24:10 AM  
Oh.  I see like the first three paragraphs covered this.

Whatever, you're all still noobs.
 
2017-11-07 11:02:02 AM  
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RIP BEEPBOOP

 
2017-11-07 11:08:20 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Pong is another classic example of the unwashed masses consuming simplistic garbage.

Try Computer Space, or if you have administrator access at a local university, go boot SpaceWar! onto one of the mainframes.  You'll be absolutely blown away by the graphics.


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Ooh, look at Mister fancy Computer Space with his fibreglass cabinet and his fancy PDP-1! I only play Tennis for Two on an oscilloscope like a normal person.
 
2017-11-07 11:13:33 AM  
It's time to blow this scene. Get everybody and their stuff together.
 
2017-11-07 11:19:10 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Mike_LowELL: Pong is another classic example of the unwashed masses consuming simplistic garbage.

Try Computer Space, or if you have administrator access at a local university, go boot SpaceWar! onto one of the mainframes.  You'll be absolutely blown away by the graphics.

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Ooh, look at Mister fancy Computer Space with his fibreglass cabinet and his fancy PDP-1! I only play Tennis for Two on an oscilloscope like a normal person.


This is a quality post that most likely time-traveled from 1971.
 
2017-11-07 11:23:22 AM  

sxacho: It's time to blow this scene. Get everybody and their stuff together.


3, 2, 1, Let's Jam!
 
2017-11-07 11:25:17 AM  

The Martian Manhandler: [vignette.wikia.nocookie.net image 200x277]
RIP BEEPBOOP


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2017-11-07 11:39:22 AM  
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2017-11-07 11:40:49 AM  
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beep boop boop beep
 
2017-11-07 11:50:47 AM  
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2017-11-07 12:06:37 PM  
I love me some Bebop

Cowboy Bebop intro-Tank
Youtube qqvsUs-iQvg
 
2017-11-07 12:09:23 PM  
(ctrl-f "magnavox")

Oh, I see they cover it.  Let that be a lesson to anyone who complains about the lack of creativity in the video game industry: it's literally as old as the industry itself.  The first commercially successful video game was a goddamn ripoff.
 
2017-11-07 12:16:58 PM  
Everybody boops.
 
2017-11-07 12:18:55 PM  
Cyndi Lauper - She Bop
Youtube KFq4E9XTueY
 
2017-11-07 12:29:14 PM  
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2017-11-07 12:32:48 PM  

Polish Hussar: I love me some Bebop

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shame there hasn't been any good anime since then
 
2017-11-07 12:33:23 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: sxacho: It's time to blow this scene. Get everybody and their stuff together.

3, 2, 1, Let's Jam!


Nice.jpg
 
2017-11-07 01:07:11 PM  
Laptop science? No laptop in this machine? What language was this badly translated back from?
 
2017-11-07 01:16:50 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: (ctrl-f "magnavox")

Oh, I see they cover it.  Let that be a lesson to anyone who complains about the lack of creativity in the video game industry: it's literally as old as the industry itself.  The first commercially successful video game was a goddamn ripoff.


Then they get sold to Warner and reverse course and try to shut down anyone making a game that remotely resembles an Atari classic.  http://www.trs-80.org/atari-anti-pira​cy-advertisement/
/also called the guys who designed games out of silicon and assembly "towel designers"
//but somehow everybody *had* to copy those cames (plus a few from Namco, Midway, etc)
///the real success was from the marketing and management geniuses behind E.T. and manufacturing so many cartridges
/V Atari is one of the reasons I only fanboy bankrupt/dead corporations
 
2017-11-07 01:18:17 PM  
Okay, I can't be the only one having a hard time with the writing style of this.
And it's an excerpt from a book? No way I could read a whole book written like that.
 
2017-11-07 01:24:49 PM  

DMDmarty: Okay, I can't be the only one having a hard time with the writing style of this.
And it's an excerpt from a book? No way I could read a whole book written like that.


Had to be translated from another language.
 
2017-11-07 01:25:11 PM  

wildcardjack: Laptop science? No laptop in this machine? What language was this badly translated back from?


Yeah, TFA was written like shiat. Jesus, that was hard to follow. And "The 2 males"? WTF?

It's actually an excerpt from a book, it turns out., A book written by someone with no skills in writing, it would appear.

DMDmarty: Okay, I can't be the only one having a hard time with the writing style of this.
And it's an excerpt from a book? No way I could read a whole book written like that.


I see this has been covered. I'll see myself out.
 
2017-11-07 01:27:53 PM  

DMDmarty: Okay, I can't be the only one having a hard time with the writing style of this.
And it's an excerpt from a book? No way I could read a whole book written like that.


It was poorly written, that's for sure.
 
2017-11-07 01:37:17 PM  

DMDmarty: Okay, I can't be the only one having a hard time with the writing style of this.
And it's an excerpt from a book? No way I could read a whole book written like that.


TFA used to be a Wired link, with far better English.  That page is down now, so they went with the Google Translate edition.
 
2017-11-07 01:44:33 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: DMDmarty: Okay, I can't be the only one having a hard time with the writing style of this.
And it's an excerpt from a book? No way I could read a whole book written like that.

TFA used to be a Wired link, with far better English.  That page is down now, so they went with the Google Translate edition.


Probably written by the same guy that did this:
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2017-11-07 01:57:42 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Pong is another classic example of the unwashed masses consuming simplistic garbage.

Try Computer Space, or if you have administrator access at a local university, go boot SpaceWar! onto one of the mainframes.  You'll be absolutely blown away by the graphics.


Yea.  That's the entire problem isn't it?  To play computer games at the time required access to a university or corporation with millions of dollars in computer hardware that you were willing to steal from.

/Pong was the first video game system our family owned
 
2017-11-07 01:59:17 PM  

RabidRythmDivas: Olympic Trolling Judge: DMDmarty: Okay, I can't be the only one having a hard time with the writing style of this.
And it's an excerpt from a book? No way I could read a whole book written like that.

TFA used to be a Wired link, with far better English.  That page is down now, so they went with the Google Translate edition.

Probably written by the same guy that did this:
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I wonder how the eels in his hovercraft are doing.
 
2017-11-07 03:31:32 PM  
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2017-11-07 04:20:03 PM  
"El Camino Actual" - Uh you mean "El Camino Real"?
 
2017-11-07 04:38:39 PM  

Klom Dark: "El Camino Actual" - Uh you mean "El Camino Real"?


No, that's what they call the commandante of El Camino when not addressing El Camino in general.
 
2017-11-07 05:07:31 PM  
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2017-11-07 05:44:06 PM  
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2017-11-07 05:51:06 PM  

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beep boop boop beep


pleasantly surprised to see two KLF references in one day! I wil take it as a sign that i need to crank White Room and Chill Out.
 
2017-11-07 06:46:32 PM  

Gnaglor: [img00.deviantart.net image 850x425]


Means I love you!

/George plays a mean set of drums
 
2017-11-07 07:20:50 PM  
But who put the ram in the ramalamadingdong?
 
2017-11-07 07:53:19 PM  
Wow SpaceWar again. That was such a huge deal. I was fortunate enough to play that game in a number of arcades back in the day. I had no idea it was older than me. 1963. Wow!

/ Really quite the achievement for some bored engineers. There would be no video games without SpaceWar.
// 1963!!!
 
2017-11-07 08:11:09 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: DMDmarty: Okay, I can't be the only one having a hard time with the writing style of this.
And it's an excerpt from a book? No way I could read a whole book written like that.

TFA used to be a Wired link, with far better English.  That page is down now, so they went with the Google Translate edition.


I'll be damned. So they did.  Huh.

/subby
 
2017-11-07 08:25:52 PM  

Interceptor1: DMDmarty: Okay, I can't be the only one having a hard time with the writing style of this.
And it's an excerpt from a book? No way I could read a whole book written like that.

It was poorly written, that's for sure.


"One thing else have to be controlling the patterns and motion on the display screen. Alcorn wished to know what."

"Bushnell and Dabney had tweaked the devoted logic circuits inside the wiring of the tv in order that they may produce the identical results because the time-sharing laptop within the authentic Spacewar! sport. "

WTF am I reading.   Seriously, how can someone publish such unintelligible drivel?  I know "editor" is a long-lost term but this is ridiculous.
 
2017-11-07 09:13:56 PM  
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2017-11-07 09:43:18 PM  
George Braith BOOP BOP BING BASH
Youtube 8AZlPY61IKA
 
2017-11-07 09:48:55 PM  
Louis Prima - Beep! Beep!
Louis Prima - Beep! Beep! [1958]
Youtube eiwpMjVxt7s
 
2017-11-07 10:06:50 PM  
The Group Therapy Group | The Venture Bros. | Adult Swim
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2017-11-07 10:23:22 PM  
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2017-11-07 10:55:59 PM  
Was the article written by a robot?
 
2017-11-08 01:25:41 AM  

wildcardjack: Laptop science? No laptop in this machine? What language was this badly translated back from?


I'm guessing French, since the linked article as a TLD of .cf, Central African Republic.  A former French colony.
 
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