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  1. >horses

    about 4 days ago from web
  2. Because that's what the kids come to Rainbow Dash Dot Net for -- quasi-informed interstate commerce quips!!

    about 4 days ago from web
  3. Dammit. I got weak and bought a dental vacuum forming machine. I mean I do not intent using it for dental work but I want to use it to vacuform small objects. With it I can copy flat-ish small objects, either as is or I can use that as a mold.

    about 4 days ago from web
  4. I think "true" wireless earbuds are a scam with some extra steps. They are expensive, their batteries cannot (easily) be replaced, and they are easily lost, and need a bulky case to charge the earbuds that also adds its failure points and inconveniences to the mix (easy to be lost, battery replacement, hinge, contacts for charging...). A cable isn't perfect either but there are some models with replaceable cables, that don't make it all unusable once it eventually breaks. Tangling of the cable is annoying but it is the less bad than all the wireless earbuds will inflict once they start to misbehave or become obsolete. 3.5mm audio jacks are so "dumb" and simple that it's hard for them to fail.

    about 9 days ago from web
  5. I guess I waited for a PC upgrade so long that it's better to just wait for the next big thing, like when AMD releases a new CPU socket and supports DDR5.

    about 10 days ago from web
  6. They say one of the best way to make yourself miserable is to compare yourself to others. I get that, I get that, however, it also hold true that one of the best ways to make yourself happy is to do the same.

    about 12 days ago from web
  7. Anyway, on a brighter (and finally pony-relevant!) note, saw new MLP toys at the store. I was under the impression there had been some sort of reboot or relaunch, I think isn't it Pinkie-focused now? Anyway, was kinda surprised to see Twilight still as a princess, is all.

    about 21 days ago from web
    • @scribus There is a MLP series currently running called "Pony Life". It's the mane six in an Equestria with modern technology. The episodes are all 5 minutes long and the series' style is Teen-Titans-Go-ish. The story substance is very shallow as a result of this. Not horrifyingly bad, mostly meh.
      BTW: There is a G5 movie announced that will be released on Netflix. There are some character designs and screen shots released.

      about 21 days ago in context
    • @adiwan Ooh, I actually kind of liked TTG, that sounds a bit fun but yeah, not substantial.

      about 21 days ago in context
  8. Step 1: Create an open source library
    Step 2: Wait until the library is used in a bunch of projects
    Step 3: Update library to include telematics
    Step 4: Change the license to require for-profit companies to pay a royalty

    about 22 days ago from web
    • Well, looks like it's officially time for the family death wave, first Grandpa and now a great-uncle. That's the shame about having around a dozen family 80, 90+ years old.

      about a month ago from web
    • Aaannd I now own an 8mm camera from 1962. Just $70 for 3 minutes of black-and-white footage!

      about a month ago from web
    • I was going through my local listings browsing for comics. About 60% is Manga, 20% Disney, 10% Marvel/DC, the rest mostly Astérix, Lucky Luke, and then random others. And everything almost exclusively in German. I found only a couple offers with comics that are in English. Somehow I prefer reading fiction in English.

      about a month ago from web
    • App / Website Idea

      A friend finder???

      Step 1: Log in with Google, Facebook or Apple.
      Step 2: Select your privacy settings.
      Step 3: Add your personality defining likes. Interests, hobbies, ect.
      Step 4: Add things you explicitly don't like to do or talk about.
      Step 5: Get a list of people sorted by how a like they are to you and how close they are to you.

      about a month ago from web
    • It's shocking how hard it is to find a decent and respectable portrait image of a Lizardfolk person with a female appearance without huge mammaries (or chestbumps), and in a realistic art style, and sufficiently clothed. I don't mind a little wider breast but it gets out of hand in a lot of images.

      about a month ago from web
    • hiii everypony. it's nice to meet you all, I'll only be friends with you as long as your not creepy,perverted,or just weird. I'm 15! and I'm a guy ^^

      about 2 months ago from web
    • I've cut into my fingernail of my index finger and have split the damn thing in half. No major injury. Only the fingernail itself is affected. The lack of structural integrity there feels soo odd and annoying. Even with nail polish holding it together (borrowed a transparent nail polish from my mother) it turns out to be an annoyance. At least I'm not afraid anymore of the split going any further.

      about 2 months ago from web
    • Got my second Fauci ouchie, only feeling slightly apocalyptic about gathering, masked, in the husk of the old department store where I used to get my school clothes

      about 2 months ago from web
    • In German the word for queue is "Schlange". It's the same word for the word "snake". "In der Schlange stehen" means "standing in the queue". Translating it literally it means "standing in the snake". I'm happy that the snake population in Germany is low enough that this expression doesn't mean anything bad except for wasting time.

      about 2 months ago from web
    • I feel like I'm one of the last ones reading/watching pony content.

      about 2 months ago from web
    • Watching "Way of the House Husband". Its animation is as minimal as it gets. It's more motion comic than usual animation. I guess they are fixed on recreating the manga panels. There are a ton of static images with pans and simple mouth animations. Sometimes there is a ton of shaking implying intense action but it looks odd when everything shakes but nothing moves. It's fine I guess but I had different expectations. Also an episode is divided into several smaller episodes that also recreate each manga chapter as closely as it can get. The pacing feels a tad off as the story starts and stops every 3 minutes.

      about 2 months ago from web
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      • @scribus I've never seen any movie he created (directed or produced). The closest would have been the Toxic Avenger cartoon. Maybe I've seen the first Toxic Avenger but I have seen so many clips of the movie my memory isn't sure about watching it at all. All assimilated by popculture osmosis.

        about 2 months ago in context
      • @adiwan It be that way, sometimes

        about 2 months ago in context
      • @adiwan But Troma have managed to make feature films for a half-million dollar budget pretty reliably all the while, not inflation adjusted - $500,000 in 80s money for 80s movies, and still $500k in 2010s money for 2010s movies. And that has included some endearing jank, like a car flip/explosion they've used constantly since 1991 or so.

        about 2 months ago in context
    • It's half your age, plus seven, people! I know it's math, but it isn't hard math.

      about 2 months ago from web
    • Binged through the whole series of "My Name Is Earl". I can somewhat understand why they pulled the cord and cancelled the series at the end of season 4. While fun it was kind of repetitive or insane and thus alienating any new watchers. Also it got increasingly serialized despite of its episodic nature at the beginning.

      about 2 months ago from web
      • @adiwan Officially, the cancelation happened because of financial issues over at NBC from the then-recent recession. They had been given the go-ahead to start writing for a fifth season, which is why the fourth one ends on a cliffhanger.

        about 2 months ago in context
      • @zeldatra Sure. I have also read that. But when I look at the viewership numbers they were decreasing rapidly towards the end. I don't know what happened in April of 2009 but they might have spooked some people in the upper management in addition to the financial crisis. They could have at least resolve the cliffhanger and do a somewhat proper ending to the series.

        about 2 months ago in context
      • @adiwan TV Tropes mentions an official "What if" ending, per the creator. Earl struggles with completing an entry, and happens to meet someone from his past who had wronged him. The guy had heard about Earl, and was inspired to do his own list. Earl realized he's finally had a truly positive influence on the world, and goes on with his life. I like knowing that, even if they didn't get to film it.

        about 2 months ago in context
    • Aaaand it's snowing on Easter.

      about 2 months ago from web
    • April Fool's Day is exhausting. I don't even bother clicking on an obvious case from any of my Youtube subscriptions. I know they put a lot of work into but they aren't that funny.

      about 2 months ago from web
    • I started binge-watching "My Name is Earl". Wholesome dumb stuff.

      about 2 months ago from web
    • So you know how they've got those nigh-pornographic art models with the poseable skeletons and all that jazz? Do they make them in non-human? Looking for a mouse or a rat... uh, also non-lewd. I don't need a sexy mouse. Not yet....

      about 3 months ago from web
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      • @adiwan I dunno, lol. This is really probably just Perfectionism stepping on Productivity's toes. Mostly I just was looking for a reliable way to check if something I would write would be physically plausible. But I've already taken pages of notes on "The Secret of NIMH" and other cartoons and actual live animal footage, so I probably don't *need* anything at all.

        about 2 months ago in context
      • @thelastgherkin Dude I've seen that before! And it is a good idea... um, in the context of trying to make an anatomical/biomechanical model. heh

        about 2 months ago in context
      • @scribus I think it's cheaper to buy a real mouse and not bother trying to replicate the skeleton in order to see if a pose is even possible. Yeah... It'd bite back but still cheaper time-wise and financially. I don't think pet shops allow anybody willy-nilly to grab a mouse and contort it.

        about 2 months ago in context
    • Buying a new car, even a cheaper new car, is still a huge thing to put money into. That huge purchase makes all the little things look insignificant. "4€ for a bread, it's nothing, doesn't cost as much a car."

      about 3 months ago from web
    • When I break it down I could buy about 3400 comics instead of a car.

      about 3 months ago from web
    • I bought a damn new car. It hurts my wallet but at least it's a more sane purchase than I did for many other things. About 13000€ for a Fiat Tipo Station Wagon.

      about 3 months ago from web
    • Who asked for a 4K release of the Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movies

      about 3 months ago from web
    • Learned that the pharmacist at my store got yelled at by my boss because he gave me the covid vaccine that made me so sick I had to call out. Oops?

      about 3 months ago from web
      • @mrmattimation Your boss is just plain stupid. Any vaccine can provoke lessened symptoms of the disease, making one feel sick, although the strength of them can vary much.. For example the annual flu vaccine can do that as well. It's not an unusual or unheard side-effect of vaccines. Also, just from the cost-benefit side, he could have a bigger loss of productivity if you caught the real thing later. Also as an employer he has to be aware that anyone can sick at any time. It sucks but that's the job of an employer or manager to deal with sudden sick days.

        about 3 months ago in context
      • @adiwan I think the issue was more that it was completely unscheduled and out of nowhere so they didn’t have time to replace me when I was suddenly too ill to work the next day. In retrospect it was probably irresponsible of me to have taken it when I knew I had work the next day but like, hey, the vial was gonna go to waste otherwise.

        about 3 months ago in context