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by Steph
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Comments and suggestions
Topic: IMPORTANT MAACA UPGRADE NEEDED *please read*
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: IMPORTANT MAACA UPGRADE NEEDED *please read*

This reminds me that it's time to make another donation to the site.
(... hint hint all you MAACA Wacko's ! ;-)

Steph
by Steph
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Bonne Fete
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Bonne Fete

My wife turns 50 today ( Patricia , ... born on St-Patricks day... ) I had a huge surprise party planned for her. I had been planning this for months, had almost 60 people coming. Friends she hadn't seen in decades...etc... ...all for nothing ! I had to cancel everything this week-end because of the...
by Steph
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: wtb pin 2k mother board
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: wtb pin 2k mother board

Are you looking for the PC CPU MoBo, or just the PRISM card ?

I might have the PRISM card if that's all you need.

LMK,
Steph
by Steph
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Arcade Parts for Sale / Pièces machines Arcades à vendre
Topic: For Sale : Various 19" CRT Monitors (G07, WG, etc..)
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: For Sale : Various 19" CRT Monitors (G07, WG, etc..)

Why are they "assumed likely not working"? Because I never bothered to test them and didn't want to set any expectations. If you describe them as non-working, people can't come back and complain. ... and if they happen to work, then everyone is happy. But it's a moot point now because the...
by Steph
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Places to play
Topic: Tailgators in Ottawa
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Tailgators in Ottawa

Wow... a Robotron in the "wild" ?

I haven't seen that since 1988!!!

And I can't believe TailGators is still open... I use to go there 20 years ago !

Time for another visit I reckon' !


Steph
by Steph
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Marco Specialties shipping ... WTF????
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Marco Specialties shipping ... WTF????

Wait, what ...? $ 145 for shipping ?!?!?!?!

Was Marco flying down personally on his private jet to hand-deliver the stuff to you on a silver platter ???

Were you able to cancel the order ????

That's just stupid...
by Steph
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Don't Need That Much Info [kijiji ad]
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: Don't Need That Much Info [kijiji ad]

Kind of off-topic, ... but is anyone else having problems accessing Kijiji ? I tried to click on the link above and Kijiji gives me the "broken"/empty page. In fact, ANY Kijiji page give me the same thing. I can access the site, but the page is blank with nothing to view. I happens regardl...
by Steph
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Halloween 1er Novembre !
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Halloween 1er Novembre !

Yes but it wasn't that generations that changed it - it was the people in power (our generation). SAD but TRUE. Exactly ... it's "our" generation's fault (Gen X'ers) for turning our kids into snow-flakes. Millennials are tech-saavy but have poor social skills and no tolerance for adversit...
by Steph
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Arcade Parts for Sale / Pièces machines Arcades à vendre
Topic: For Sale : Various 19" CRT Monitors (G07, WG, etc..)
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: For Sale : Various 19" CRT Monitors (G07, WG, etc..)

Here are pics of the corresponding chassis... If you can identify them, please let me know Chassis-1 (Type ? ) Chassis1.JPG Chassis-2 (WG 19K4675 ? ) Chassis2.JPG Chassis-4 (Type ? ) Chassis4.JPG Chassis-5 (G07) Chassis5.JPG Chassis-6 (G07) Chassis6.JPG Chassis-7 (WG 19K4615 ? ) Chassis7.JPG
by Steph
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Arcade Parts for Sale / Pièces machines Arcades à vendre
Topic: For Sale : Various 19" CRT Monitors (G07, WG, etc..)
Replies: 5
Views: 269

For Sale : Various 19" CRT Monitors (G07, WG, etc..)

I have 5 or 6 19' CRT monitors for sale. Mixed bag of G07 , WG's and a few others. All complete, but not tested and assumed likely not working. They've been in my garage for 5+ yrs so they are a little dusty. (...but never stored in below 0C weather... ) Some with burn, some without. No sure what to...
by Steph
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Arcade Parts for Sale / Pièces machines Arcades à vendre
Topic: FS : 虫姫さま PCB (mushihimesama) SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: FS : 虫姫さま PCB (mushihimesama)

'Barnak... Un osti de jeux de fou!!! C malade lol. I don't get it... You get swarmed by pink balloon that don't do anything while shooting beams that cover the entire screen ... Doesn't seem like much of a challenge to me.... Gimme Robotron anyday.... ;-) [ Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it's a very ...
by Steph
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: WAY OT : Well Water Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 565

Re: WAY OT : Well Water Issues

Water softeners harbour sulfa bacteria. They need to be cleaned on a regular basis. You likely have a biofilm problem. You don't need a new softener, but you do need a thorough disinfection. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to solve it: https://www.hunker.com/12132838/how-to-get-rid-of-rotten-eg...
by Steph
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: WAY OT : Well Water Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 565

Re: WAY OT : Well Water Issues

Guard wrote:
Guard wrote:Water softener then?? Since, like me, I'd assume your outside taps don't go through it.

Does this moron win a prize?!?! :mrgreen:



Absolutely !!!

... a tall cool glass of water, ... from the OUTSIDE tap !

;-)

Steph
by Steph
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: WAY OT : Well Water Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 565

Re: WAY OT : Well Water Issues

I think I found the source of the smell ! …. it’s the water softener (…as strange as that seems… ) I was puzzled by why the outdoor taps did not smell, but the indoor ones did. I also could not understand how the hot water tank could stink up the cold water (… that made no sense to me… ) . The only ...
by Steph
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: WAY OT : Well Water Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 565

Re: WAY OT : Well Water Issues

I'd suggest shocking the system again and running all the fixtures until you can smell the chlorine. leaving the chlorinated water in the pipe for "at least 12 hours". I did that 2 weeks ago... I Let the chlorinated water sit in the pipes (to every tap and toilet) for 24hrs. It helped for...
by Steph
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: WAY OT : Well Water Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 565

Re: WAY OT : Well Water Issues

Well, I just turned my hot water tank to 160F. (... gotta make sure to tell everyone to be careful.... ) We'll see how that works out... But the part that has me confused is that we smell the odor on the cold water taps as well... How can gases trapped in the hot water tank, escape via the cold wate...
by Steph
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: WAY OT : Well Water Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 565

Re: WAY OT : Well Water Issues

I had this problem a few years ago with an electric water tank. I turned up the temperature of the tank to maximum and within about two days the problem was solved permanently. After that I returned the temperature to normal. Interesting ... I'll have to try that out... I have my tank set very low ...
by Steph
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: WAY OT : Well Water Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 565

Re: WAY OT : Well Water Issues

How old is your tank? The tank is 6 yrs old. That's not "that" old, but the Anode rod was completely gone. I hear those last 2-3 yrs, tops. So my tank had no corrosion protection for 3-4 years. Also, I tried to drain the tank, but the drain valve (at the bottom) is plugged right-up with s...
by Steph
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: WAY OT : Well Water Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 565

WAY OT : Well Water Issues

I know this is way off-topic from arcade games, but I figured that with the wide cross-section of skills and knowledge in this group, perhaps there is an expert on well water.... ( ... one can always be hopeful... ) --- I've been on well water for 20+ years, and never had a problem ... until this sp...
by Steph
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Pinball Machines WANTED / Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: Pinball machine wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 856

Re: Pinball machine wanted

Welcome to the club ! (I'm also in Ottawa). I don't have any pins for sale, but I'm sure you will find people who do. If you're looking for your first pin, unless you have a specific yearning for an EM, I might suggest you look at Solid State pins instead. EM's were much simpler and tend to get bori...
by Steph
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Video games and consoles
Topic: Dual joysticks games ?
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Dual joysticks games ?

HPR Pinball wrote:Ok here's the place to make this list:
The ones that comes in my head right now are-
Rescue
Minefield
Tutankham
Robotron
Smash TV
Total Carnage
Crazy Climber
Black Widow



There is only one game that really matters....
.... and my avatar should be a pretty good clue !

;-)

Steph
by Steph
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: [The Hip] " ...they shot a movie once, ...in my home town.."
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: [The Hip] " ...they shot a movie once, ...in my home town.."

I'm reviving this 2+ yr old thread because the movie will FINALLY air on TV next week. I'm told the movie they shot at our house in Sept 2016 will air on BRAVO this coming Friday, Mar 1st , at 6am, 9am and Noon (...not exactly prime time, but we'll certainly be watching it ! ) Our house is featured ...
by Steph
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: OT: What would you do ? ( Car repair question)
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: OT: What would you do ? ( Car repair question)

I'd be up for buying used, but my wife has a beef against that. (...not sure why, but I think she doesn't like the idea having someone else's used goods... ) I found a new 2017 Caravan at the dealer for $27K. It's the loaded SVX+ model, with an MSRP of $43K discounted by $16K. Tempting..., but I'm a...
by Steph
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: OT: What would you do ? ( Car repair question)
Replies: 11
Views: 277

OT: What would you do ? ( Car repair question)

I have a 14 yr old Honda Pilot (2005) , which needs about $3500-$4000 worth of repair to do. (cracked cylinder head) . I've been putting a lot of money for repairs lately ( $500 starter, $600 radiator, $500 alternator, brakes, new battery, etc.. ) , ... it's been a great car and we love it (...right...
by Steph
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: FREE Eproms & Programming for OPGS !
Replies: 2
Views: 235

FREE Eproms & Programming for OPGS !

In an effort to push donations a bit higher on the GoFundMe effort for OPGS https://www.maaca.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24742 I will offer FREE eprom programming services in exchange for donations to the GoFundme effort. Here is what I propose : Anyone who might have considered upgrading or fixing...

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