RCR Episode 150

Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Michael Mulhern, and Jack Nutting

Host’s Topic: Spring cleaning

Do you remove the accumulated goop? How do you remove the accumulated goop?

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RCR Episode 149

Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Earl Evans, Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting

Host’s Topic: Still Going Strong

Adobe Illustrator recently turned 30 years old. AutoCAD is 34, Microsoft Word and Excel are both over 30, and Mathematica is 28. Even the IBM PC emulator DOSBox is itself now almost 15 years old. What new versions of old applications do you still regularly use today?

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RCR Episode 148

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, and Carrington Vanston)

Host’s Topic: Venturing down the retro upgrade path

How far should we go down the upgrade path toward modernity? If you have a, say, 68030 Mac, would you want to put a third-party 68040 accelerator in it? You would have in 1993. But what is the point today?

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RCR Episode 147

Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Michael Mulhern, and Carrington Vanston)

Host’s Topic: Big collections

Big collections — what are the implications? Saving systems from oblivion? Or, perhaps, removing them from the hands of enthusiasts who might happily use them? How to enjoy a large collection — viewing, using, showcasing?

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RCR Episode 146

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting) and Carrington Vanston (not hosting)

Host’s Topic: The next new old thing

So, we’re kind of experts on something. Or we’re familiar with something. But part of the fun of the hobby is seeing what else there was that we never got involved in. Now that we have our new modern brains, what old things are you interested in going back and learning? (Forth? Cobol? Inform? Mainframes? Alternative platform?) Is our modern brain going to make it easier?

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RCR Episode 145

Panelists: Ken Gagne (hosting), Earl Evans, Paul Hagstrom, and Carrington Vanston

Host’s Topic: What’s your favorite retrogaming input device?

What’s your preference for retrogaming? On original hardware, on new hardware?

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RCR Episode 144

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Michael Mulhern, and Carrington Vanston

Host’s Topic: The new retro

The calendar has flipped over again, to 2017. How does that affect what we consider to be “retro”?

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RCR Episode 143

Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, and Carrington Vanston

Host’s Topic: Acquisitions of 2016

Acquisitions of 2016 – What were your favourite finds for the 2016? Any surprises, good or bad? Are you looking for anything in particular for 2017?

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    RCR Episode 142

    Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Michael Mulhern, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston

    Host’s Topic: Replica replica

    Replicas, precise or otherwise. What do you think about (near-)perfect replicas? Is our nostalgia for using a new-looking object, or for using an object that was actually produced in the past? Should we worry about replicas getting passed on to people who don’t know them as replicas?

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    RCR Episode 141

    Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, John Linville, and Jack Nutting

    Host’s Topic: RetroChallenge 2016/10

    Both Michael and John were first time RC judges – How did it go?

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    Source:: RCR Episode 141