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On the world record. it would be worth finding out if it was on the old ROMs or the new ones. The old ones had a bug on the maze with the hand that turns off the reactor. In the old ROMS, you turn off the hand, set off the reactor, and as you are running out of the maze, you turn the hand back on, and exit before the hand hits the reactor. The result is that the wave ends, but the hand shuts off the reactor, so the game thinks you are still on the same level. Anything you killed with shields (or died on) stays dead, so you can, with shields, clear the maze. Then, you can play this wave over and over to earn multiple lives and lots of points. The new ROMs close the door when the had is activated, so you cannot leave if you do that trick.
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Thanks for these comments. I had a great time when it came to adding details to the character. You missed one though. Leave him standing on the top of a wall (a straight up segment) and he will start to lose his balance. I wanted to make him fall, but we felt that would be unfair. 
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Very nicely done. Even I have not seen them that close up!
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This is priceless. Thank you
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This is really funny.  I hadn't realized just how many steps back the new laptop is taking, all to look tiny and weigh nothing.
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See this for more on this song and what it was al about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisencolinensinainciusol
And this is a YouTube version supposedly with subtitles
Prisencolinensinainciusol with English subtitles
But I don't believe them. 
This is the best reference:
http://nowiknow.com/prisencolinensinainciusol/
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I was not happy with the upgrade kit either. There are two things that make the upgrade Tempest not work as well. One is the spinner, which, at times, could be spun too fast and you miss some of the data. And the system is a bit slower, so the game plays slightly slower too, and it changes the timing. The second issue you can get used to. But playing with the roller is SOOOO much better for the game. 
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Very cool. We used to make music by putting an AM radio on top of an IBM 1620 computer. By writing code that did different sets of instructions and memory moves, you could play notes. Then, we programmed the impact printers to play percussion. So I have seen this thing done a few different ways.  (Here is a similar idea on a different IBM computer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPk8MVEmiTI
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Thank you. A great laugh. Now I want a a Benedict Cumberbatitainian metal case!!! 
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Too long and not funny at the end. Sorry, fail.
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I have heard some very funny safety announcements on SWA, but this is one of the best yet.
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They are not words. It was made up sounds to sound like an english song. The way I understand it, seems the artist said all American songs sounded the same, so he proved it by making up an "American song" that did not really have words.
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One of the first programmers at Atari. Designed games for 13 years. Apple for 7 years helping build all kinds of cool stuff. Pacific Bell, creating the first true Broadband networks in the US. Digital TV & Broadband research at Interval for Paul Allen. Way too many start ups that didn't start! Trying to start another. Just keep on trying until I get it right!
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Among the first to design video games. Created bootable CD. Among the first to design and deploy broadband and digital TV.
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  • University of California, Berkeley
    EECS, 1976
TWO Comcast reps on the phone gave me this address to drop off equipment. But it has been closed for more than a year. Typical bad service from Comcast. And then, over 30 minute wait at the new store because it is understaffed.
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