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2 hours ago, GDMike said:

Wait a second.. I hear ChatGPT is rearing to write that book.

yeah, these days i bet the AI can do it faster than me, just tell it to google 'garyopa' and write a story based on the 14,400 search results out there.

 

long time ago, back in the early '80s, i wonder if i still have it laying around someplace on cassette or old printout, i write a very simple (simple now, but back then complex) News-Generating-AI program for the TI99 in X/Basic, i filled it at the time with all the local and world events, and list of everything famous at the time, and it would randomly generated News Headlines in like stock ticker type printout along with weather and other tidbits on a screen that look very similar to a local community cable news channel, one of those just plain text with limited graphics layouts, no video, and then i hooked it up to powerful UHF transmitter in canada you could broadcast your own signal on any unused channel without a license as long as it was under a 1 mile radius, but i was of course living near the local CBC news station, they picked it up, and did a short community program about it, i wonder if its buried somewhere on old beta tape in the archives, anyway, long story short, it was very close at times in predicting real news events, coming up with random headlines that then happened! :)

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7 hours ago, Gary from OPA said:

yeah, these days i bet the AI can do it faster than me, just tell it to google 'garyopa' and write a story based on the 14,400 search results out there.

 

long time ago, back in the early '80s, i wonder if i still have it laying around someplace on cassette or old printout, i write a very simple (simple now, but back then complex) News-Generating-AI program for the TI99 in X/Basic, i filled it at the time with all the local and world events, and list of everything famous at the time, and it would randomly generated News Headlines in like stock ticker type printout along with weather and other tidbits on a screen that look very similar to a local community cable news channel, one of those just plain text with limited graphics layouts, no video, and then i hooked it up to powerful UHF transmitter in canada you could broadcast your own signal on any unused channel without a license as long as it was under a 1 mile radius, but i was of course living near the local CBC news station, they picked it up, and did a short community program about it, i wonder if its buried somewhere on old beta tape in the archives, anyway, long story short, it was very close at times in predicting real news events, coming up with random headlines that then happened! :)

Maybe with tipi and Stewart browser you might be able to do a ti-gpt.

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3 hours ago, GDMike said:

Maybe with tipi and Stewart browser you might be able to do a ti-gpt.

maybe -- one thing i want to try out once a secure my own place and move my things for storage into it. - i ordered a tipi and raspberry but never got even a chance to unbox it, its still waiting for me untouched in storage along with a few other cool new ti99 items.

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Just a quick update, I gotten setup a new twitter, so follow me on there if you are a TI99 on Twitter , and I also setup a small 'GoFundMe' for those willing to support me a bit to help secure a roof over my head, and I also setup a Patreon which once i am back on my feet, will be releasing various retro items on there on an ongoing basis, as i start to work on new projects. Almost a month of being a free man, its slow going, but things are coming together. Thanks everyone here for their kind words and welcome backs. :)

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A good article was published recently about my life history on TorrentFreak, check it out:

 

https://torrentfreak.com/gary-bowser-how-a-1980s-hacker-became-nintendos-nemesis-decades-later-230702/

 

And I also setup a discord for my future retro projects, you all welcome to join it: --> https://discord.gg/ca8wgG3scz

 

Thanks

 

-=(Gary)=-

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7 hours ago, Willsy said:

Gary Bowser was recently featured on the Darknet Diaries podcast. Very interesting. Episode 136. Search for it, or try the following link...

 

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vZGFya25ldGRpYXJpZXM/episode/NWYwNmYyYTAtMTkzNS0xMWVlLWFhZTctNmZjMjMwNGQ5NmIx?ep=14

it is on youtube, you can watch it here:

 

5 hours ago, dhe said:

Can an Admin change the Subject line to OPA Gary?

The subject line was my reaction when the news first broke, and I don't believe appropriate now.

 

love the new thread title. -- All tho I am still POOR, money wise, still trying to secure my own place, and get my life restarted, you can follow my recent progress on my Twitter and on my https://www.gofundme.com/f/garyopa-restarting-his-life and if you just bored and want to chit-chat, you can always find me hanging around my own discord server: https://discord.gg/ca8wgG3scz

 

BTW for those that love my interview with darknet, I also recently did a short one with cybercrime radio, you can listen to it here:

 

 

 

Enjoy, and hopefully once my gofundme reaches its final goal, its almost there, just a bit more to go, i going to secure my own place, buy a table, chair, desk, bed, and get back to doing some cool new things for TI99 and other retro computers. Stay tuned.

 

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Dropping in, I been busy promoting my X (Twitter) account: https://x.com/bowser_garyopa as I try to built up things in my life, enough to hopefully rent a place, and get to doing some cool work, and I been going 3 times a week to physiotherapy to get my left leg treated, and the local Ontario Govt. here since I am on welfare as put me back to school on every Thursday to better my skills to get myself a job, ugh, 54 years old and dealing with a bunch of twenty-somethings and learning things in school I already know like python which I can code in my sleep. So that leaves me basically, only Tuesday and my weekends to relax.

 

But, when I heard the news that Atari bought AtariAge, I thought I would come over here and make sure everything is still running ok as this is were basically all the 99'ers are, hopefully nothing will change.

 

Anyway, here a shameless-plug for X (Twitter), since I am now a 'blue checkmark' account, I decided to startup a community on there for TI99 stuff, since there was none, check it out:

 

https://twitter.com/i/communities/1699227713251197153

 

Nothing much there yet, but I will be slowly filling it up with content, and if you happen to have a X (Twitter) account, please join it, and share when you bored and not always logged on here.

 

Thanks again, every for all your love & support, and I pray by November I should be finally back on my feet, its now been 3 months and 2 weeks since I became a freeman and back in Canada.

 

-=(Gary)=-

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1 hour ago, Retrospect said:

Hi @Gary from OPA , I joined the X TI99 site.  What do we do there?  If it's sharing content , I've made a few games in my time.  I could share videos, I'm not sure if X lets us upload files , as in game files?  

Yes, you can share your videos, and a link to the game files. you can't upload them (at least not yet on X), and videos are limited in length as well, but you can link to youtube ones if they are longer. Anything TI99 related you can share. Looking forward to seeing you post your work. Thanks.

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44 minutes ago, Gary from OPA said:

Anything TI99 related you can share

Yeah i can certainly do that.  I have things like work-in-progress, released games, and some that never came to be.  I'd be more than happy to share videos and also I could probably link to threads on here for the released games.  

 

You now have a video of Avaris II, played very badly by me :)

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Crazy Canadian #Thanksgiving weekend here. For me, I am glamping as they call it. Toronto Hydro turned off the electricity at the place I have been crashing at since gaining my freedom at the end of May. So now, I am living and working via my CyberPower UPS with a USB Led Lantern and two Power Banks and my RCA Viking Tablet that got returned recently from my #SeaTac prison property. Other bad news is the actual tenant is being evicted on October 23rd, so I am in very urgent need to secure my own bachelor apartment before then or I will look like a Google Campus Employee living in a tent packed with technology. So everyone please remember this thanksgiving about my #GoFundMe https://gofund.me/26046b13 all your help is much appreciated and let's pray my next update will be photos of my own little private pad and not a tent in Allan Gardens like all the #homeless here. At least no matter what I have my freedom & health and even more recently I have been able to reconnect with my ex-wife and our son. So lots to be thankful for this long weekend, all I want now is some #PumpkinPie to enjoy this Sunday for dinner.

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On 10/7/2023 at 3:31 AM, Gary from OPA said:
Other bad news is the actual tenant is being evicted on October 23rd, so I am in very urgent need to secure my own bachelor apartment before then

 

As a sub-tenant, you would not have standing (since I assume that your name is not on the head lease) to do this, but you can strongly encourage the "actual" tenant to bring an action before the Landlord and Tenant Board.

 

This may (will very probably) be unsuccessful, but it can delay the eviction until the matter is heard by the Board -- probably several months at least. Of course that will not impact Ontario Hydro's decision to terminate service. 

 

Note that I am not a member of the Law Society of Ontario and this is not legal advice.  

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10 hours ago, jhd said:

 

As a sub-tenant, you would not have standing (since I assume that your name is not on the head lease) to do this, but you can strongly encourage the "actual" tenant to bring an action before the Landlord and Tenant Board.

 

This may (will very probably) be unsuccessful, but it can delay the eviction until the matter is heard by the Board -- probably several months at least. Of course that will not impact Ontario Hydro's decision to terminate service. 

 

Note that I am not a member of the Law Society of Ontario and this is not legal advice.  

[Wait times for tenants at Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board have continued to grow, with the latest open data showing that cases are taking more than a year on average to be resolved. These figures have come to light at the same time as a new report from the Ontario Ombudsman criticizing the tribunal for “fundamentally failing in its role of providing swift justice.”]

Landlord and Tenant Board Wait Times Continue to Grow | The Local

 

Perhaps this would give time to find something. 

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On 10/10/2023 at 9:53 AM, jhd said:

 

As a sub-tenant, you would not have standing (since I assume that your name is not on the head lease) to do this, but you can strongly encourage the "actual" tenant to bring an action before the Landlord and Tenant Board.

 

This may (will very probably) be unsuccessful, but it can delay the eviction until the matter is heard by the Board -- probably several months at least. Of course that will not impact Ontario Hydro's decision to terminate service. 

 

Note that I am not a member of the Law Society of Ontario and this is not legal advice.  

Yes, it does take a while, but this action has been ongoing for over a year with actual tenant, i didn't find out until recently when they came to the door with the final notice of order to remove, before that actual tenant was lying to me and keeping me in the dark, that he owed over $19k in rent, of course I knew things were going wrong when Toronto Hydro turned off the power back on September 25th, and would not turn it back on telling me he owes almost $2200 in hydro, which again like over a year of non-payments, so I been looking for a place non-stop since the power outage, hopefully something comes together soon for me, i went to see a place yesterday, but it turned out to be shit hole, could not believe they wanted $1300 per month for place that was not even possible to be rented legally. The Toronto market is horrible with people renting out half a bedroom, or living room with no private space, or even worse a hallway or closet, its crazy here.

On 10/10/2023 at 8:14 PM, TheBF said:

[Wait times for tenants at Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board have continued to grow, with the latest open data showing that cases are taking more than a year on average to be resolved. These figures have come to light at the same time as a new report from the Ontario Ombudsman criticizing the tribunal for “fundamentally failing in its role of providing swift justice.”]

Landlord and Tenant Board Wait Times Continue to Grow | The Local

 

Perhaps this would give time to find something. 

Yes, like I mention it does take a while, they have over 38k cases backlogged, but this one been going thru the courts for a while, the only blessing is that actual tenant just happens to be now in israel and is one of canadians stuck over there due to the war, so he trying to remotely ask for extension to give him time to get back, but since the Canadian Armed Forces is planning to do an airlift by the end of week and Air Canada planning on flying the canadians home from greece soon afterwards, does not look like he be stuck there pass the deadline of 23rd.

 

Anyway, just have to tick along and keep on searching for good place. everything will work out in the long run.

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Step 1 is now completed.

As many of you know I have been in urgent need for a proper permanent roof over my head since my return to land of freedom on May 25th.

Lucky, since then until today, I was able to crash at my friend's place as he was away in Israel but recently the electricity was turned off at his Toronto apartment where I was, but no big deal, I was surviving thru that as you have seen from my previous posts.

But as you are all very aware there is now the ongoing horrible Israel Gaza War and my friend was one of the lucky ones to be able to get airlifted out by the Canada Military this weekend, and he is now on an Air Canada flight back to Toronto from Greece so of course he needs his apartment back.

Which brings me to tonight, I am now staying at this nice airbnb in Richmond Hill, thanks in part to everyone that has recently donated to my gofundme

After I recouped this weekend as it was a crazy jammed pack with a lot of other good things happening, I will fill you all in soon on Step 2 which will be occurring after my short stay is over here at this airbnb which lasts for 8 nights.

And it's more exciting great news. It's taken a lot of work, but staying positive each day and surviving thru it everything is allowing it to finally come together slowly.

Thanks again, for those that have been helping its much appreciated.

 

I posted this yesterday, i going to be writing up step 2 later on this week, still getting things sorted out, but all great news, its coming together slowly.

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16 hours ago, Gary from OPA said:

But as you are all very aware there is now the ongoing horrible Israel Gaza War

Those two have been at various stages of war since 1948, the Media recently turned it's attention to a particular event and shone the spotlight on it.  Now it's trending all over the place.  People in general think this shit's only just kicked off?  Atrocities have been committed from both sides for donkey's years.  

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11 minutes ago, Retrospect said:

Those two have been at various stages of war since 1948, the Media recently turned it's attention to a particular event and shone the spotlight on it.  Now it's trending all over the place.  People in general think this shit's only just kicked off?  Atrocities have been committed from both sides for donkey's years.  

Yes, its always been problems over there, just more recently now we have social media to help fuel the flames of war, before we had to wait until the 6pm evening newscast, and even then only had the people in the household to argue and discuss about it, now the smallest event is discussed by billion or more people at once on twitter and other platforms with alot of events twisted out of reality. I am glad at least my friend was able to get airlifted out by Canadian Armed Forces, but he was one of lucky ones, there still many other Canadians stuck over there some in Gaza itself, and no way to get home.

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8 minutes ago, Retrospect said:

Those two have been at various stages of war since 1948...

It's been even longer than that since the name Palestine is Anglicized pronunciation of Palestina which is what the Romans call the place where the Philistines lived.  

So we can go all the way back to David and Goliath... :( 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Retrospect said:

Those two have been at various stages of war since 1948, the Media recently turned it's attention to a particular event and shone the spotlight on it.  Now it's trending all over the place.  People in general think this shit's only just kicked off?  Atrocities have been committed from both sides for donkey's years.  

This is true, but it has been a decade or two since things have been this hot.

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3 hours ago, TheBF said:

It's been even longer than that since the name Palestine is Anglicized pronunciation of Palestina which is what the Romans call the place where the Philistines lived.  

So we can go all the way back to David and Goliath... :( 

 

 

 

Hmm historically we can go back to 8000 BC for Mesopotamia.

After all of these people in those lands were part of Mesopotamian and all the tales told were ripped off from them, including the king of the gods named Anu the sky god.

Noah, Sampson, Moses, Job, David vs Goliath, and many others  are all tales orginally from Mesopotamia stories told thousands of years before the first Jew was ever born.

Which is odd considering all those people were from the same tribes later who are now fighting today.

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