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Anti-Matter

1UP_MARIO wrote:

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Free download on your phone or a pound to play in the arcades. Flappy bird and Crossy roads.

That machine also available on TimeZone Super Mall Surabaya, my hometown.

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bimmy-lee

I like cast iron pots and pans, and I use avocado or sometimes coconut oil. Those two are nice clean oils with a high burn/smoke temperature.

@RedderRugfish - Jeez, I take the kids to Chuck E. Cheese every once in a while, and it blows my mind that they actually put these mobile games in giant, ugly, plastic cabinets and charge money/credits to play them. Even my young kids would rather play some carnie game where you push a button and hope balls drop into holes ever so slightly smaller than the balls. This is part of the reason I’m excited for a legit arcade. As of right now, my kids would define an arcade as a place with tiny rides, tickets, and games of (no) chance. By the time this place is built, they’ll be the perfect ages to enjoy a real arcade.

@StableInvadeel - Seems like this has been a problem for you throughout the last week or so. Hope it’s ironed out soon. This has to be rough for someone who works from home.

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bimmy-lee

@1UP_MARIO - Those machines are even uglier in my parts. They’re often inside of giant, plastic moldings of the main character. It’s just cheap, silly looking garbage wrap around a cheap, garbage game. I just can’t believe there’s money in making these cabinets for mobile games, but clearly there is.

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ThanosReXXX

@Heavyarms55 I honestly have no idea how McDonald's cooks and recooks their fries. Usually, I just take a burger or two, sometimes with fries, sometimes without. And when I do, I try to pick the moment when they prepare a fresh batch, which is possible in the smaller establishments over here.

As for @Tyranexx's fries baking issue: sounds to me like your solution is just baking potatoes in a pan. Over here, if we want real fries, or french fries, we just put them in a deep fryer. Just a drizzle of oil in a cooking pan doesn't suffice for that. That's basically just baked potatoes.

Fries need to be swimming in hot oil. And if you use fresh potatoes to make them, then you need to pre-cook them for a couple of minutes (4-5) first, then let them cool off in a sif sat on some (kitchen) paper or tissue, so the excess oil can be drained and absorbed, and then after they've cooled off and have air-dried a bit, you put them in the deep fryer again, for about 4 to 5 minutes, and then you've got perfectly crispy, golden-brown fries.

I know of this method because my grandpa used to have his own snack truck, and he did not just make his own fries, he also made his own ice cream. The recipe for that has sadly been lost, though...

But definitely agreed on vegetable oil, so you might wanna give that a try, @Tyranexx.

@StableInvadeel Sorry to hear about your ongoing electricity problems. Hope they get fixed soon.

@ogo79 It's dangerous to go alone, take this:
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@TheAwesomeBowser That link doesn't work...

@1UP_MARIO Crossy Roads? That's just a cheap Frogger rip-off...
On a side note: these cheap mobile games seem to share a theme of only having two words in their title, and the first word needs to end in a 'y'.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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1UP_MARIO

@bimmy-lee I kinda felt sorry for the machines. They were looking fresh and new but no one seem to wanna exchange their money to play a free to play game on mobile @ThanosReXXX it is. I did have it on my phone but asking for a pound to play is a hard sale

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bimmy-lee

@1UP_MARIO - The machines in your picture actually do look pretty nice. They just need altered to have two players with joysticks and six buttons, and then unplug the phone inside and install whatever setup you want.

@ThanksReXXX - Remember back in the day when there would be at least one cabinet stuck in the corner of every gas station, pub, grocery store, bowling alley, etc? It’s getting to be that way with these mobile cabinets. Everything is a knockoff of a knockoff, and they’re just really gross.

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NEStalgia

@Heavyarms55 Oh it wasn't "young people" that started the problem. That was the boomers actually, that bought into that whole mess. The part I find dismal is that the younger people are entirely unaware of any world prior to their existence, and DEFEND that new world as though anything prior is irrelevant, rather than acknowledging it has to get back on track.

As for how to get products back to the way they were, sadly, the companies are only offering what sells, and people seem to actually have learned to like what sells. If the consumer dollar went to the product promising the highest durability, the multi-nats would be falling over themselves to advertise the first revolutionary washing machine that never needs repair (** Study performed in closed test environment over a 36 hour period. Actual results may vary.) Sure it's bad for business compared to the current, but if the consumer dollar went that way, they'd follow.

The problem is the consumer dollar right now goes wherever they tell it to go and everyone just says "no point doing anything else, it can't be changed, we can't just stop buying stuff!" That's in fact not how free market works. That's how Fascism works though. So which do we have?

The small company making repairable products wouldn't be doomed if consumers actually preferred that product. They'd have to charge more, but offer more value over the long term. And could advertise as such. The big companies would have to adopt their same practices or be replaced, or buy out those smaller companies to get a piece of the pie. But that's not what consumers want. They want cheap, not value. At least in the US. That's been well known. The sticker price matters more than TCO. The $399 product that lasts 8 months will outsell the $1199 product that lasts 10 years, every single time.

It's not the fault of "the corporations" - the problem actually is the public. The corporations give them exactly what they want for exactly what they want to pay.

Then we'll hear about "save the climate" and all the waste, and how you should wash your food containers to recycle them. Meanwhile another 90,000 plastic washing machines go in a landfill this week, and another 100,000 will be manufactured in a smog-town in PRC, loaded on a barge, and shipped to San Fran where 200,000 glossy PVC posters will advertise them in retail stores across the nation.

I think at this point if we're not going to address the elephant in the room that is the disposable consumer economy, we should at least permanently shut up about "the environment" and just burn as much plastic as possible until the world burns. Can't have it both ways. Anything else is just an illusion.

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Anti-Matter

Speaking about arcade machine...
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I have played DDR X3 Arcade just now. 😀

My Top 10 villagers on ACNH:
1. Rooney
2. Raymond
3. Sterling
4. Wolfgang
5. Apollo
6. Sherb
7. Marshal
8. Curt
9. Jay
10. Tybalt

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ThanosReXXX

@bimmy-lee ThanksReXXX?
But yeah, I remember those days. Over here, they were also often found in pubs, snack bars and even discos.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia @StableInvadeel You guys should start a comedy club. So hilarious...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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bimmy-lee

@ThanosReXXX - Again! My autocorrect is officially corrupted. It’s reply button only from this point forward. Sorry about that GesundheitReXXX.

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Eel

@bimmy-lee about working from home, thankfully all the blackouts for the last month have been happening after my shift

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Bloop.

My dead channel.

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NEStalgia

So I got an email from Microsoft titled "IT Chapter 2: The terrifying tale comes to an end."

When you see that in your inbox from Microsoft it has a different connotation than if it came from, say, Netflix.

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NEStalgia

Eel

Microsoft is just a huge Stephen King fan.

He has all the funkos.

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Bloop.

My dead channel.

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Tyranexx

HilarieXXX!

There haven't been any arcades around here for years. The closest thing that would sort of qualify is a Dave & Buster's a couple of hours from here.

The occasional arcade machine or two exists at a lone establishment here, but they aren't as plentiful as they used to be. Most of those spots are now taken up by rigged crane machines and photo booths.

Anywho, glad that it's Hump Day! I'll have to work a bit late, but I'll be participating in some of Raid Hour in PoGo this evening.

@Heavyarms55 Excellent! Another use for some cheese I have sitting around.

@ThanosReXXX Also worth a shot. Thanks for sharing!

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NEStalgia

@1UP_MARIO I've seen those cabinets. They keep them up front near Skee Ball be and the spinning tables you push a button to knock Pokemon cards and Hannah Montana keychains into the redemption bin. I just shrug as i pass it on my way to SFIV, Time Crisis, and the row of Mario Kart 8 machines

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Heavyarms55

@NEStalgia I'm going to cut off our conversation here. I can see we have very different world views, life experiences and strong opinions on these topics. I seriously doubt that either of us is going to say anything we haven't heard elsewhere or change the other's position on them.

@Tyranexx Cheese always has a use!

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I just want to say that (is it a trend yet?) this thing with demos that have transferable progress to the main game should you buy - is a heck of a great idea and I love it! I really hope this becomes standard and more and more companies do this!

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