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Offline Rukia

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Everyone stay healthy!
« on: March 18, 2020, 02:26:44 PM »
Hey everyone!
With this corona virus going around, I just wanted to say that I hope that no one in our group has tested positive for the virus.  If you do, please do what you can to minimize contamination of anyone else.  You know what, minimize contamination (or re-contamination) anyway! 
Stay healthy everyone!
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Re: Everyone stay healthy!
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 12:38:50 PM »
Howdy.  Long time since I stopped by here.

For some reason nobody created this topic over at Pinball Nirvana, and I hesitated to be the one.  Mostly I've been helping Jon with reorganising certain sections of the site since the big upgrade to XenForo two months ago.

Anyway, yeap... this situation is pretty cray-cray.  Quarantining isn't totally unusual to me due to a long-term illness, but at least I used to get out once a day for small errands and such.

In the past couple weeks I've gone out twice on a couple of supply runs with my 'granny stroller' (personal shopping trolley), and wasn't too impressed by how careless people around me seemed to be.  Like, zoiks.

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Re: Everyone stay healthy!
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2020, 09:06:55 AM »
It's a very special feeling....we can spend many hours in front of our computer without leaving home, but now that we can stay, it seems hard to stay inside....
It's what we certainly call Liberty...

But Stay home, and be patient....summer is coming.

cheers

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Re: Everyone stay healthy!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2020, 01:04:44 PM »
Good to see you Ike! On the positive side, more time for vp! I finally upgraded my cab to vpx. I've gotten over 200 vpx tables setup in the last 10 days. I might build my mame cab, but some other things need to happen before that, one of which being a new job lol.  :Hi (2):
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Re: Everyone stay healthy!
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2020, 04:55:20 AM »
Good to see you Ike! On the positive side, more time for vp! I finally upgraded my cab to vpx. I've gotten over 200 vpx tables setup in the last 10 days. I might build my mame cab, but some other things need to happen before that, one of which being a new job lol.  :Hi (2):
200 VPX tables in 10 days?!  Yeah, that sounds about right for you!  (I still remember you talking about your rocket-fueled VP learning curve, one particular time)

Congrats on the cab.  Do you have some helpful motion sensors on that?  Motion sensors and side-mounted buttons are the main reasons I still feel like doing a cab one day, even if it's mostly jury-rigged.  Otherwise I'm totally spoiled by my wall projector.

But... yeah.  Maybe I could build a cab around my physical self so I could go out in the square and safely walk around.  The cab-suit would let me loiter as long as I liked wherever I went, and whenever I got bored, I could just fire up a MAME or VP game on the interior portion.

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2020, 09:36:13 AM »
Yeah, what I'm doing when I get them is a uniform angle for each, and a nice ball image (my eyes aren't great). I had about 840 vp9's, so I made a diff file to see what I had in vpx vs vp9. In the past I had downloaded and saved the vpx's that came out, but didn't have time to set them up. Also my rig wasn't up to vpx at the time. But I built a new rig specifically for the cab (this computer used to run as a computer and the cab) so it should run vpx ok now.

My cab isn't terribly complex, I don't need all the bells and whistles (unlike my car) just to play. All you really need is a computer, monitors, a box to put them in, wires and buttons. My plunger is an old flightstick hooked to linkage to the plunger. The computer sees that as a 1 axis mouse. Then I have a KL25z for nudging, and that's it.

Conversely, my car is more advanced than my cab lol. If you remember my duplicate car, I now have a touchscreen with gps, wifi, keyless entry, pushbutton start, backup camera, and it is now considered an antique (25 years old).
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2020, 05:15:45 PM »
Cool beans, man!  I'm a big fan of DIY, but not overly stressing on how it gets done.  Not that it's exactly the same thing, but stuff like this kinda takes me back to when  I was much younger and loved to cruise around suburban areas on trash pickup day.  (the right dumpsters could be minor gold mines, too)  Perfectly good stuff was regularly thrown away that only needed some light repair, like furniture, PC equipment, etc.  Fortunately my young, dumb ass was never unlucky enough to accidentally carry in bedbugs or the like from the furniture.

Btw, when you get a chance, maybe you can stop by PN and make sure I have your VP creations labelled correctly.  I found a bunch that weren't properly attributed to you, and fixed that, as well as maybe some missing info, like screenshots.  If you find any issues, give us a shout in this thread, if you please.

Btw, are you using breathing equipment when you go out?  I'm rarely going out at the moment, and when I do, using a construction worker's mask ATM.  But I really need to order something better, fast.  N95-type mask, I guess?  Definitely need to research this shizzle, stat...!

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Re: Everyone stay healthy!
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2020, 11:52:37 PM »
Done. My wife has something like a painter's mask and rubber gloves when she goes out, I haven't been wearing anything. Since I was laid off we go to the grocery store for ourselves and a couple of elderly residents in our building. I worry much more about my wife as she's diabetic. But this is not "Night of the Living Dead" if you go outside you're done. This is be careful, don't do anything stupid, and you're probably fine. I'm just West of Chicago BTW. I'm more worried about my wife than I am about myself. Alcohol kills viruses, at least I hope so lol.

My wife's Aunt is 95 in Assisted Living and she's fine despite 7 cases in her complex. Then again I have a theory she's a vampire lol. She's had several falls, broken bones, blood loss due to the leg bones coming through the skin. Yet she's somehow fine. I think she'll still be ok.
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Re: Everyone stay healthy!
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2020, 03:21:07 PM »
Hah!  Fireball was one of those that was too sweet and cinnamon-y for me, even though I like cinnamon.  Regardless, I'm glad I don't have any booze stashed around here!  Being quarantined has in fact been a nice vacation from booze, and I notice my energy has picked up without it.  For someone with CFS, that's been a very welcome thing.

In terms of Covid-19, aside from how it can be transmitted, it sounds like a good portion of one's ability to fight it off simply comes down to genetics.  I.e., one can be rosy with youth and health, and still get taken out shockingly fast.  But one other thing I gotta give thanks to is garlic-- I've been eating it for years, and very rarely get the flu, or even colds.

The one thing that did kind of fluff me up semi-permanently was a trip to S.America about a decade ago, in which I met a previously unencountered germ, which gave me a high fever and tore up my stomach.  Some moments I was screaming in to my pillow, and others, I was calmly, lucidly making out my living will.  In the end I did make it out okay, but have had to take strong antacids ever since, maybe because my gut biome got seriously rearranged.  But I digress. :S

The thing about Covid-19 that worries me the most is not being taken out (we all gotta go sometime), but acquiring permanent or semi-permanent lung and/or heart damage due to it.  I don't need any new problems like that, dammit!

Boy, this is a cheery topic. :/