My Grandson At 6 On Youtube

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  1. Tony Page

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    I am proud of my Grandson at 6 years old, with his mother filming made a video for YouTube. It's a gaming video, and he actually mentions names of people he plays with or against online.
    I don't understand much about the modern games, I had a difficult enough time with Space Invaders. I've include the link in case you're interested in seeing it. I just wanted to let everyone know how proud I am of Kenny.


     
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    That's pretty cute. And he sure knows how to express himself.

    But Space Invaders???? Man, I loved that game.
     
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    So did I and Missile Command and SARS Revenge and Pac-Man and asteroids I could go on.
     
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    I don't recall the first 2.

    I was never a Pac Man fan. But Asteroids was great!!!! I remember when it came out in color. Before then, it had the feel of "Pong." Sometimes the flying saucer would take you out with a single off-screen shot. So unfair...
     
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    First I forgot to thank you for watching my grandson video, he is an amazing 6 year old.
    I played asteroids my memory is a little vague however I loved Missile Command and I enjoyed Breakout. I'm with you I didn't like Pac-Man too much.
    I remember we had the adapter so you can play ColecoVision on your Nintendo. It was a wonderful enjoyable time, I even had the Radio Shack Color computer TRS-80 with Lots of games.
     
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    Your grandson sounds like a cutie, Tony. Very composed for his "very first video." :D
     
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    Tris-Dos for the win! (Tandy Radio Shack Disc Operating System.)

    I used to play those games at a hole-in-the-wall dive where I was on a dart team from the early 80s into the early 90s. I was also on a bowling team during that time. Anything that bad beer attached to it...

    Regarding your grandson...it amazes me to watch kids on some of that stuff. Conversely, when we were that age, we were fixing toasters and percolators. I guess only the targets of our attention really varies.
     
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    He really is and very bright, I think he has a photographic mind he reads at a level much higher than the grade he's in from what I'm told. He loves astronomy, to the point where if it kid in the class ask a question about the solar system, the galaxies, the planets, the Moon, whatever the subject about astronomy the teacher lets him answer it. He brought up some subjects with while we're having dinner but honestly I thought he was making them up I checked on the internet and they were spot on.
    I'm rambling again.
    Please do more music haha
     
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    You're right especially like taking things that were broke apart sometimes I fix them sometimes I made them worse I was always curious how things worked.
    I still consider myself an amateur inventor I always enjoyed tinkering.
     
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    You're not rambling. "Rambling" would be talking about your grandson then pumpkins then McRibs all in the same sentence. ;)

    I hope his desire for learning is life-long.
     
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    My hard water here trashed my Cusinart coffee machine. I brewed into a thermal carafe (no heating plate) that kept the coffee nice & hot to the last cup. I would brew the coffee and then take the pot out onto my deck at 4:30AM and just contemplate life. I took it apart and found the problem, but could not find the part anywhere. Cusinart said "Not user replaceable," even though I had the thing in my hand. No parts place could help.

    The one thing I could never put back together was watches.

    I think the greatest loss from the advancement of solid state stuff is the loss of electro-mechanical stuff. My last house (built in the 40s) had an oil-fired floor furnace. The ignition sensor was nothing more than a metal coil stuck in the exhaust stack. When the thing fired up, the coil would get hot and twist the shaft it was mounted on, which would break a set of contacts. If the contacts did not break within "x" seconds of the furnace igniting, the unit would shut down. So one day the coil plain fell apart, and they had to special order it...in the dead of winter. I worked installing security systems, so got some time delay relays from work, looked at the schematic on the unit, and wired things up so that when the thermostat kicked the unit on, the relays took the place of all the sensors. I would watch each relay laying on the floor, opening and closing in a specific timed sequence as the thing kicked on, heated my house, turned off the burner, then kept the fan going until the heat exchanger gave up all its heat.

    Back to the original topic: I bet Kenny could have figured that out in no time flat.
     
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    Pretty clever, there are some units that use light if the furnace doesn't ignite shut the system down.
    Coffee pots generally only have three components a heating element to boil the water, thermostat to shut it off when it reaches temperature, and warming element keep the coffee at temperature after it's been perked.
    I used to fix Farberware coffee pots back in the 70s.
    I took a Farberware warming element & made a strip heater with it. Used it's bend plastic, acrylic, lucite make picture frames out of it.
     
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    Farberware was the best!!! They perfected the art of percolated coffee without boiling the finished product. I think it was how fast they were able to complete a cycle.
     
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    I agree they have a high powered main heating element.
     
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