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  1. Wondering if there are any fellow bronies/MLP fans in Montreal, since I can't travel out of Montreal.

    about 7 hours ago from web
  2. We Baby Bears is a bit disappointing and I cannot point out why. I only watched two episodes so far. During that time I haven't felt the special laid-back appeal of We Bare Bears (even the baby bears episodes). We Baby Bears are using a very imaginative plot device having the bears using a box transporting the bears to fantasy worlds. Also the animation style seems to give some off vibes as well as the fact that Ice Bear speaks. The show is not bad but it doesn't connect with me as well as the old show did.

    about 4 days ago from web
    • I've plowed through, what feels like, 9000 lines of code and did some reformatting and minor improvements. So like there were some parts where a list of data was filtered and then the first element was selected but it could be improved using the same filter function and abort it at the first element. There were also plenty of code paths that could have been potentially crash-worthy where a uninitialized object could slip through and cause an exception and crash. The next step is to analyze the whole code base and make some abstractions and refactor the code for better readability. It's truly a mess, as if it were written by a novice or someone who gives a cherry.

      about 6 days ago from web
      • Hm... Microsoft bought Activision for almost $69 billion dollars. I hope that the working conditions for the programmers improve a lot.

        about 8 days ago from web
        • I’m thinking about these things because I’m about to get stranded at work because of a snowstorm so I’m gonna have a lot of time to myself.

          about 10 days ago from web
        • "The House" on Netflix was an interesting watch. Watch it only if you are in the mood for something depressing. It's an anthology containing 3 stories around a house but these stories aren't connected beyond the appearance of that house. Plot-wise it's a little shallow whereas it banks on mood and emotions and being allegorical in nature. The stopmotion animation and miniature work was nonetheless very good. I'd rate it a 6/10 with a stronger emphasis on the looks than on the rest. Depending on how you can connect with the stories it might be more a 7.5/10.

          about 11 days ago from web
          • I think I have a relatively clean English pronunciation. I hate when the speech recognition thinks I meant "13 minutes" instead of said "30 minutes". Better this way than the other way around but still it's a bother.

            about 11 days ago from web
            • The Eternals movie was a dud. The actors were all good but the plot and direction were my main issues. Good that I didn't waste my money going to the cinema for that.

              about 13 days ago from web
            • I have been reminded that Beyond Good & Evil 2 still hasn't got finished. It'll going to be my Duke Nukem Forever.

              about 15 days ago from web
              • Suddenly curious how many people who were perfectly into "everypony" can't handle "they/them"

                about 17 days ago from web
              • Going to England in the spring, maybe.

                about 18 days ago from web
              • Update: he threatened to beat me up, what a stand-up guy you are

                about 22 days ago from web
              • Senator Kaine lives in Richmond and takes I-95 to work. Took him 26 hours to get to the Capitol building. Richmond to DC is ordinarily a 3 hour drive, it’s a drive I make constantly. 26 hours.

                about 22 days ago from web
              • Third time in a row that Amazon just cancelled a pre-order for a book. I pre-ordered some books half a year ago and right on the day the book should have been delivered it's cancelled out of nowhere with the claim that Amazon cannot get the books. I had to order these from the comic shop for about a 5€ higher price. I like to support my comic shops and I order tons of comics there but man I want also save some money fueling my comic addiction.

                about 22 days ago from web
                • Just had a snowstorm so I showed up to work at a nearly empty store….. except some crazy guy screaming at the few people who are here about how they’re all complicit in a conspiracy to keep Americans masked forever.

                  about 23 days ago from web
                • I tasted wine and it gave me the impression of vinegar.
                  I tasted champagne and it gave me the impression of very stingy vinegar.
                  I tasted beer and it gave me the impression of half-digested and thrown-up bread.
                  I tasted mead and it gave me the impression of acetone.
                  I tasted vodka and it gave me the sensation of a burning esophagus.
                  I think alcohol will never be a thing I can enjoy like any normal person. I am not sad about it. I'm just curious why it is as it is.

                  about 22 days ago from web
                • Is next year A New Hope or Rogue One?

                  about a month ago from web
                • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade Windows Edition is making me think about how much better Kingdom Hearts could be. The character switching mechanic in particular would make battles feel a lot less like you’re just mashing A for twenty minutes, and it’d be especially fitting post-III where there are now two trios of Keyblade wielders (plus Kairi)

                  about a month ago from web
                • Last year was 2020 Episode 2 - The Variant Wars

                  about a month ago from web
                  • 2020 Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sniff

                    about a month ago from web
                    • Damn found out on my bro's discord server that my hs gf's husband and son both have breakthrough covid infections

                      about a month ago from web
                      • @scribus I may or may not have had COVID over Christmas, couldn’t get tested though because no appointments were open. Whatever I did have is gone now so I guess it’s moot now, but I’m one of the only people at work who didn’t get a booster shot and the other one who didn’t was out sick before and after me, so it’s an easy conclusion to come to.

                        about a month ago in context
                      • @zeldatra Ex GF reports 65% of people at her Xmas are now infected, with the boosted faring the best so far. Shame is, it's a total bone trying to get the booster. My grandma was told by her doctor that the earliest appointment was February; then, at Walgreen's, the guy in line behind her asked the cashier about boosters and she jumped in on the spot, no waiting! I got mine, no appointment, from the CVS in Target, but my brother went to (a different) Walgreen's even with no line, and was told to make an appointment.

                        about a month ago in context
                    • Nowadays I'm pretty much # on twitter http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/763113

                      Friday, 06-Jun-14 06:58:51 UTC from web
                    • i have never seen people so willing to suck off the Mouse

                      about a month ago from web
                    • oh boy hey guys seriously don’t ever say anything bad about Disney films

                      about a month ago from web
                      • @zeldatra You can get away with some smacktalk to the Mouse in Anaheim, a lot of residents are pretty burned by DLand

                        about a month ago in context
                      • @scribus I am actually, no joke, getting accusations of racism thrown at me because I think Disney’s movies are all stylistically samey now, which really says a lot at how starved for representation we, as Latinos, are, that we feel obligated to FrankerZiate a less than perfect film with Latinos in it because we think it’s the best we’re ever gonna get.

                        about a month ago in context
                      • @zeldatra Man, that's exactly what They're hoping for, for everyone "else" to be content with scraps and crumbs, why give it to them on a digital blue platter? ugh

                        about a month ago in context
                    • Disney always make films that are perfect. Like Song of the South, Black Cauldron, The Wild, Planes, Chicken Little, and Home on the Range, and many more.

                      about a month ago from web
                      • got a speed run world record and I’m not proud of the category: The Sims 2 social worker%

                        about a month ago from web
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                        • @scribus If you have the discs, yes. If not, there are no legal ways to get it digitally at ALL anymore. EA took it off of Origin because they were no longer supporting it and only previous owners can download it. For a while there was a product code you could put in to trigger a download but I think k it’s been taken off now.

                          about a month ago in context
                        • @zeldatra Damn. It seems that if I can source a pre-2012 disc for Sims 3 (2009 release) I can play without Origin, but I don't know if the expansions will just put me back in the same place :-/

                          about a month ago in context
                        • @scribus I have the Steam version of The Sims 3 with all the expansions that didn’t require Origin. Ben a while since I’ve played it though so I dunno if they changed the requirements.

                          about a month ago in context
                      • Petition to classify vaporware as a cryptid

                        about a month ago from web
                        • @scribus I'd imagine more a creature that affects people/corporations to become greedy with ambitions that results in vaporware. I imagine a millipede and snake hybrid (tail end rattle snake, body millipede, head snake with fangs) with large bug antennae with floofy balls at the ends. The cryptid uses the floofy balls to distract the victim and hide its hideous body and then bits the victim at the back of the head. The fangs inject some kind of venom that causes the feature creep/greed, which itself causes headaches and frustration. That is the nourishment it needs to asexually reproduce itself and affect others in the company.

                          about a month ago in context
                        • @adiwan That's pretty brutal

                          about a month ago in context
                        • @scribus As any good cryptid should be. A hideous creepy crawler that "explains" a bad thing in life and that multiplies itself by inflicting more of the bad thing.

                          about a month ago in context
                      • Detective Cthulhu: Cluethulhu

                        about a month ago from web
                        • just found a metric kiwi ton of alt-right memes featuring the character "columbo"

                          about a month ago from web
                        • I'm surprised Equestria Daily is still kicking after all these years

                          about a month ago from web