Web Find of the Day


#563

Wow, I can buy bacon I could watch grow up from bacon bits for $3.99 a pound.


#564

I live in the Future!!!


#565

http://www.bloodwych.co.uk/

One of the older RPG games around… and multiplayer to boot.

An android version would be nice… but you can’t have everything, eh? For now DOSbox works.


#566

An Amiga classic too! (not that I got into it at the time).


#567

John Wick 2 … reshot with Nerf guns.


#568

Holy crap. That had to sting.

I wouldn’t expect anything else from one of those dudes, but still ouch.I knew some dudes from the 3rd. And the majority were goobers, but the guys doing the tomb duty were another critter entirely. For one thing, they tend to walk like that everywhere and you end up falling in step with them. And God forbid two of them walk together.


#569

After Dave’s broken leg 2 years ago, Foo Fighters have stepped up their efforts to develop backup band members.


#570

Remember Magnetic Scrolls?

They managed to resurrect the source code from tape archive, and remaster it for modern hardware, including Android.

The result :

Their website : https://strandgames.com/

Blog on data recovery from tape. Quite an interesting read. https://strandgames.com/blog/magnetic-scrolls-games-source-code-recovered


#571

DEC tape drives… Bloody hell. I remember seeing loads of TK50Zs in use, many years ago.


#572

No memory of Magnetic Scrolls: Looks like it was mainly an EU thing?

The stuff done to recover data from old tapes amazes me. I gave a couple bucks to the effort to recover and digitize Frank Zappa’s library of tapes, and I’m not even a Zappa fan, really. Just thought it deserved to be done. He was apparently fastidious about migrating content to new formats, but still had a lot of material in ‘dead’ formats.

I also liked hearing the trick for cleaning records is applying a layer of elmer’s glue which is peeled off, pulling dirt away with it.


#573

UK company in the 1985’s


#574

SlotDog.
You know you want one.

https://slotdog.com/


#575

I was tempted to max this buy out and get 21 pounds of candy corn for 36 bucks…

But I stopped at one.


#576

This amuses me greatly.


#577

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#578

Daffy Duck: Messerschmitts! A whole mass of Messerschmitts!


#579

This fits with a comment I saw somewhere recently…



#580

I’d take that meme more seriously if it didn’t use a communist symbol. Communism does not equal socialism, particularly democratic socialism, no matter how much the American right wishes people to believe otherwise.


#581

According to the people who pushed communism socialism is only functionality a transitional stage to communism.


#582

Lighten up. Photoshop it out if it makes you feel better. It is humorous.

Also, @Woodman’s point makes sense - USSR = Union of Soviet Socialist Republics