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  1. I dunno how unpopular an opinion this is, but I think the straight man in any comedy scene is 100x funnier if he just doesn’t say anything.

    about 7 days ago from web
  2. My steam controllers came in. One of the 2 boxes was all banged up and had repair-tape of the sender all over it. DoA, that story is going to be long, rough, and unpleasant.

    Spend a bit of time on my working steam controller, and it is actually a nice thing. I poked a bit around on my Steam to area's where I do not go pretty often, being greeted with all sorts of soundbytes from GTA VC when I put on the music player on.

    Say Goodnight Mr Diaz !

    But I can see this being a real nice doohickey. Probably going to spend at least some time familiarizing myself with the device, and then if my 2nd one ever gets whole again probably load it up with all sorts of weird stuff. I already know where to begin actually.

    http://rainbowdash.net/url/875362

    Now the question if it will EVER work well on the Nintendo Switch. Hah, never. the actual buttons and stick are way too LDOS/RDOS to make it halfway comfortable for gaming sessions of over 5 minutes.

    about 6 days ago from web
  3. GLS is the worst packet delivery service. I was at home and they didn't bother to ring the bell and they went straight to leave a note in my mail box to pick up the packet in the middle of nowhere at a kiosk.

    about 6 days ago from web
  4. Omg sat in a Winky's doing trigonometry like what even was the point of aging twenty years???

    about 8 days ago from web
    • I find it absolutely amazing, that after the years I have been on chatting sites, the one of the FIRST ones I've joined on EVER years ago. Is still active and functioning. This is incredible.

      about 9 days ago from web
    • Quick, how do I un-lik something ?

      about 9 days ago from web
    • I wonder how long until they come looking for the body

      about 10 days ago from web
      • I see so many repair and product review videos on youtube and I wonder if someone attempted to reconstruct fingerprints from these videos. I mean that the videos are so close to the fingers that you can see almost every detail in 1080p/2160p so it could be feasible to do that.

        about 10 days ago from web
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        • @adiwan Yes, it can be done though 4K footage, however you need to go through it frame by frame and you need someone to make best guesses as this someone scetches the fingerprint.

          The real problem begins once we get 8K, people at Defcon estimate that is when you can get bots to scrouge entire video's en-masse looking for fingerprints, Kinda like how face-recognision software works in current era.

          about 10 days ago in context
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      • Welp, I own a VR headset now.

        about 11 days ago from web
      • Never ever I'll buy a SanDisk USB stick again. They get so uncomfortably hot that I'm not trusting its reliability over a longer time. I bought a cheaper stick and it barely heats up sitting idle in the USB port. The SanDisk one could be used to boil water, metaphorically speaking. I have two SanDisk sticks and this sample size gives me confidence to make this judgement not to buy anything from SanDisk ever again.

        about 11 days ago from web
      • You know the scene in racing movies where you're coming in to the finish line, and you get a flat tire, then you spin out and hit the wall and get airborne and land on your nose and spin a couple times, finally ending up facing the wrong way on the infield? Yeah, my # project did that to me at 40,000.

        about 11 days ago from web
      • I'm done. I've read about 6650 pages (average of 350 pages per book) within two weeks.

        about 11 days ago from web
      • I think I was just offered faction guarantee in a commercial about gloves. Now that does that mean ?

        about 13 days ago from web
      • I have a coworker whose name sounds like Scooby Doo trying to pronounce lady parts.

        about 14 days ago from web
      • Usually I put a book series in the shelf from right to left in ascending order. However these double-volume books have the annoying thing that the two volume numbers are side by side. So Right now the shelf looks like this: 7 + 8, 5 + 6, 3 + 4, 2 + 1. I think I'm the only one (member of the left-to-right-reading society) putting books in "reverse" order.

        about 15 days ago from web
      • 6 books (or 12 because one book consists of two volumes) to go and I'm done with the Ranma ½ manga and then get it out of my system. No more obsession about "what happens next".

        about 14 days ago from web
      • I just saw the price of the AMD Ryzen 9 3950x and I'm speechless. Almost 1000€ (with taxes) is too much for me.

        about 14 days ago from web
      • I think it's now the time AMD swims in money and Intel in their own fear sweat.

        about 14 days ago from web
      • I just read that the 3950x orders excel 16 times the available stock. (German) https://www.computerbase.de/2019-11/ryzen-9-3950x-tr-3970x-3960x-verfuegbarkeit/
        Yowsa! That's a lot, even at that high price!

        about 14 days ago from web
      • I just wait a little bit longer upgrading my PC. I bet the price will be slashed soon to make it less painful.

        about 14 days ago from web
      • Alcohol infused hot take :

        Well if the Washington Post now openly calls Obama a Conservative, think of what that means for a second. It means that the best stabled horse in the DNC is way too far to the right of what the DNC wants themselves.

        I wonder what is next. Are they going to throw him out ? Or throw allegories at him as they chant "We know why you did not fix racism, You right wing asshole !" Obviously not, but just think for a second, how crazy is that, Obama a conservative...

        I sure hope he was not a conservative when going up against John McCain. I mean, what would he be by this measuring stick ? My money is somewhere in between a Inquisitor from the W40K universe and a big wooden T in someone's backyard, that might be on fire.

        I hope you all can get a chuckle out of this. Except that article, no, that article is real I'm afraid.

        about 16 days ago from web
      • "You're very lucky," says the man who just lost at chess. "No, I just play extremely well," answers the winner.

        about 16 days ago from web
        • These multiple-for-one dollar store horror flicks sure are cheap for some reason

          about 16 days ago from web
          • Heavy-handed foreshadowing, or overburdened red herring? It's my favorite slasher flick guessing game!!

            about 16 days ago from web
            • Let's re-dub some foreign public domain animation with batbanana original scripts

              about 16 days ago from web
            • I cannot be helped. I bought a giant Ranma ½ DVD box set. I tried to find a source for the episodes for *free* but I couldn't, only few episodes. The English dub is horrendous, even the German dub is a ton better, however only half the series was dubbed in German. I guess I'll hook up my soft-modded XBox to watch them in Japanese with English subtitles.

              about 16 days ago from web
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              • @adiwan There really is not a whole lot that sounds better when it is dubbed tho. Anime is no exception.

                Though I must say I have heard some good things about Full Metal Alchemist, Cowboy Bebop, InuYasha, Black Butler and SteinsGate.

                Then again I also heard about Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, and Neon Genesis Evangelion that nullify any good will I would ever have for dubs.

                Let me quickly check up on some anime I was into way back when ( before I realized it was pretty much the UC story being soft-rebooted in a different universe ) and so I watched http://rainbowdash.net/url/875336 for about a minute.

                Ohkay so I know this isn't the best scene in the whole anime, and I honestly have a hard time remembering the good bits let alone where they were and in what episode or I would probably go see the bit where Flay goes insane and tries to become boyfriends with Kira. But damn, this sounds SO bad.

                Oh it got so much worse with the techno babble and the "that is all there is ?!?" at 9M

                about 16 days ago in context
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            • Well Australia claims another victim on a species-wide scale https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2019/11/23/koalas-functionally-extinct-after-australia-bushfires-destroy-80-of-their-habitat/

              about 16 days ago from web
            • Tom Hanks is just so universally beloved that I suspect he may be the 1.5th coming of Jesus or a drop-by reincarnation of Buddha or something

              about 19 days ago from web
            • I am so excited about how my NaNo project is turning out

              about 19 days ago from web
              • Like 3 weeks ago the locking mechanism for my left joycon became so 'loose' that I am hesitant to use the switch just holding it with my left hand. So I ordered those metal replacement locking mechanisms after one of my friends made me aware of them

                Turns out My Mate VINCE needed them too about 2 years ago http://rainbowdash.net/url/875328 ( Near perfect amount of looseness between Vince's joycon and mine too )

                So I ordered some though Amazon ( only place I could find them really )

                So talking about the Switch as I did, I just checked on the delivery details of my order. Turns out I could see in real-time how they went from "being delivered in 1 mintue" to "Oh hey it is late, it was expected Thursday"

                As for the original plastic locking mechanism, I am not even sure if that is thanks to my roughness, thanks to where I work, or thanks to Nintendo. I think I heard some good things about the design being plastic from fanboys, but then explain the Switch Lite to me ?

                about 19 days ago from web
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                • @drinkingpony The first Japanese release had it implemented in hardware. Very quickly it went away by emulating that in software and then altogether. Also the flash card readers were gone faster than anyone noticed that it even existed. When I bought my used PS3 I tried to open the flap to the reader until I realized that the amount of force I put onto the plastic was unreasonable and figured out that it was removed after the first revisions.

                  about 19 days ago in context
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                • @scribus The Sega consoles are a minefield with that. IIRC the Genesis was called the Mega Drive outside of North America because it was being carried by a different company abroad. I believe it is called the Tec Toy in Brazil. In Korea by Samsung and it was called the Super Gameaboyo or something like that.

                  Then later with things like the Mega CD addon ( Sega CD in NA ) it got really confusing as some units were assembled in different area's than their intended audience that shipped together with controllers. Now for SOME reason the regional controlers were all different on the inside ( and I still have no idea why ) but I do know there is a real possibility that one of your controler has Samsung somewhere written on the circuit board, and the other reading Virgin Mastertronic or something. There is no doubt a bigger nerd than I am out there who knows that all by head.

                  about 19 days ago in context
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                • @adiwan Huh, weird. My PS3 does NOT look like what the model number says it should look like, As such I have no idea if it has full hardware, partial software, full software, or none when it comes to PS2 game support. I'll look into that later. Somewhere and when after I fixed my PC speakers and cleaned my room.

                  about 19 days ago in context
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