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Woz Downplays the Significance of Apple's Startup Garage

KatchooNJ Re:Spirit (77 comments)

Thanks for the clarification, Woz. Someone mod the man up! (No points here today.)

~Kat ^_^

about two weeks ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

KatchooNJ One thing... sugar tastes better than HFCS (422 comments)

I know one thing for sure... HFCS doesn't taste exactly the same as regular cane sugar. It was the mid-80s when most of the major sodas converted to using HFCS and those of us who lived through that remember that it tasted different. In fact, I have recently discovered Mexican Coca-Cola (in glass bottles!) made with cane sugar instead of HFCS and it has totally won me over. I feel like I am drinking a soda again from 1984. Unless there is more going on in that formula in Mexico, it shows me that sugar tastes better than HFCS... no doubt about it.

about 2 months ago
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Hacking Charisma

KatchooNJ Big Bang Theory (242 comments)

Didn't this not work for Sheldon?

about 9 months ago
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Animal Drug Investigation Reveals Pet Medication Often Doesn't Work

KatchooNJ Kitty Thyroid medicine (279 comments)

Thankfully, I am 100% confident that my kitty's thyroid medicine does work; she has hyperthyroidism from a benign tumor on her thyroid. It was VERY obvious that it was having a positive effect when the vet put her on it and I saw her plump up and feel tons better. Vomiting was another symptom... and that ceased. Another symptom was that she was dropping weight, which was scary because she was always hungry despite getting skinnier and skinnier. In fact, once she was on the medicine, she got a bit chubby and we ended up having to lower her dosage. She then trimmed down to normal weight and we keep her on a managed dose; she needs to be on it forever. No doubt at all that this particular med works. Forget the name offhand, though.

about a year ago
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IBM's PC Junior Turns 30, Too

KatchooNJ Re:Collecovision (178 comments)

You are right about the C-64 power supplies. I went through a few of them, myself. I remember ultimately getting a 3rd party model that was advertised in Compute or Compute's Gazette back in the day. They touted that it was far more reliable. I think it was pricey... I have a weird memory of it costing $35 back in the 80s. (My grandmother was kind enough to spring for it.) I still have it to this day and it still works like a charm, so I guess it was worth the money. :-) Solid and sturdy... unlike the stock ones that came with the system.

On the other hand, you won't get me to easily praise much about the ADAM. heh I remember the commercials for it made it look great, though. Dragon's Lair looked quite good on it for the time! And it did play Colecovision game cartridges, so that was always a good thing. :-)

about a year ago
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IBM's PC Junior Turns 30, Too

KatchooNJ ADAM! (178 comments)

But it all comes in one box!

about a year ago
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Apple Macintosh Turns 30

KatchooNJ Hipster alert! (154 comments)

That video from the link in the post is like a cavalcade of hipsters!

about a year ago
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200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove

KatchooNJ So long... (628 comments)

So long and thanks for all the..... GURGLE

about 10 months ago
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Kim Dotcom Just Launched His New Music Service With His Own Album

KatchooNJ "Fortunately there's a thing called Auto-Tune" (69 comments)

"Fortunately there's a thing called Auto-Tune..." Never thought I'd hear someone say that sentence without joking about it.

about a year ago
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After 22 Years, Walt Mossberg Writes Final WSJ Column

KatchooNJ Re:Doom (100 comments)

Space Invaders?

1 year,21 hours
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TxK, Tempest 2000 Remake for PS Vita Demoed

KatchooNJ Exciting news for me! Vita needs good games (41 comments)

Tempest 2000 and Aliens vs. Predator are the games worth having a Jaguar for. Tempest 2000 being THE better game of the two. Being a Vita owner, I am completely thrilled to hear this news. The Vita has some great titles, but MORE, MORE, MORE!

about a year ago
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Queen's WWIII Speech Revealed

KatchooNJ Keep Calm... (147 comments)

Keep Calm and Die A Slow Painful Death

about a year ago
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PC Sales See 'Longest Decline' In History

KatchooNJ I got yer fix! (385 comments)

Tablets now fall under the umbrella of being a PC. BAM! Problem fixed... no more PC sales decline.

about a year and a half ago
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Hands-On With Windows 8.1 Preview

KatchooNJ Re:the return of the Start button (505 comments)

Windows 180 would be a good title... to go along with their XBOX ONE EIGHTY! They spun quick on that DRM crap after the Internet bit their face off.

about a year and a half ago
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Pinball: a Resurgence In Retro Gaming From an Unlikely Place

KatchooNJ Re:Um...what's the "unlikely place"? (107 comments)

I think it is just worded wonky... I get the impression that they mean that PINBALL is the unlikely place in retro gaming that people would expect a resurgence.

about a year and a half ago
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Sony Reveals More PS4 and Dual Shock 4 Details

KatchooNJ Re:Analog face buttons? (242 comments)

Interesting. I guess I never realized that the PS3 controllers had this capability because I never played anything that apparently used this and also because there was no indication on the controller that they had analog button functions. I remember the old conrollers had that button that actually said, "ANALOG" on it, so there was no mistaking there.

about a year and a half ago
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Sony Reveals More PS4 and Dual Shock 4 Details

KatchooNJ Analog face buttons? (242 comments)

Yeah, I guess you can call them seldom used... I never even knew the PS3 had controllers with those buttons. My PS3 controllers never had them.

about a year and a half ago
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JMS and Wachowskis Teaming Up for New Netflix Funded Scifi Series

KatchooNJ Re:Uh oh... (268 comments)

In all fairness... most shows take a couple seasons to hit their stride. I still remember watching the first episode of Star Trek: TNG and thinking that it stunk and I completely gave up on the show at that point. I then rejoined the party in season 2 and ended up loving the series, for the most part.

Also, how many episodic things have the Wachowskis worked on? I can only think of the Matrix films. Maybe there are things out there I haven't seen yet.

about a year and a half ago

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Apple Deleted Users' Non-iTunes Music

KatchooNJ KatchooNJ writes  |  about two weeks ago

KatchooNJ (173554) writes "Engadget is reporting that Apple deleted users' non-iTunes music and didn't tell them about it. From the article:

Tell us if this sounds familiar: You grabbed Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster from Amazon MP3 in 2009, threw it in your iTunes library, went to sync your 160GB iPod classic and got an error message saying you needed to restore the device's factory settings. According to The Wall Street Journal, upon restoring, non-iTunes music would disappear. In the courtroom for the anti-trust case, prosecuting attorney Patrick Coughlin said that Apple directed the software to not tell users about their now-missing songs, too. Cupertino countered by saying that its actions were to thwart any attempts at hacking into iTunes and that users were kept in the dark for a reason. As security director Augustin Farrugia testified:

"We don't need to give users too much information... We don't want to confuse users.""

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Sony PlayStation Orbis Not Going To Allow Legacy Games

KatchooNJ KatchooNJ writes  |  more than 2 years ago

KatchooNJ writes "It appears that the Sony PlayStation Orbis is not going to be fitted to allow for legacy gaming. It seems that Sony has been slowly moving away from this for cost reasons, even with the PS3's ability to play PS1 and PS2 games. Is this the biggest news or is it that there is more talk about trying to elbow out the used game market? Will gamers revolt and boycott?"
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