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  1. @scribus Does this thing count http://rainbowdash.net/url/874315 ( Wikipedia photo )

    about 9 hours ago from web in context
  2. @bellelovespike Welcome to the dashiest place on the web. I see your @ [name] thingie and that is adorable.

    about 9 hours ago from web in context
  3. @adiwan Well, they are not the only ones on my long short-list of bad companies that I wish death upon.

    Bethesda, Activision-Blizzard, Sony, Pachinkonami, Take-Two Interactive.

    Most surprisingly is that Epic games is not on that list, but mostly because I have no idea what the long term effects will be on the digital game-storefronts.

    Steam does not seem to care that Epic seems to lure developers away with no tact to it whatsoever. If the store wants to take off it should lure customers and not developers in my honest opinion. And then people like Randy Pitchford goes on a Tweet-Rampage on how developers will choose the future of gaming and not the customers.

    I mean...aaaaaah... I am so close to a rant of proportion that makes Jason Shreier's article on why Anthem failed look like a tabloid article by comparison

    Wheeze, wheeze, wheeze

    But please for the love of all things tasty, if things do not work any way preferable, let those games be the most pirated thing on the web.

    about 9 hours ago from web in context
  4. @drinkingpony Let EA Die

    about 19 hours ago from web in context
  5. Snippet of a conversation with a friend :

    "No, I do not really think that walking around with a red trucker hat with the inscription Make Anthem Great Again is a good idea"

    about a day ago from web in context
  6. Today I was informed that the Adventure Time comic series of its "11th season" was cancelled and the 6th issue is its last. I was hoping that it would last at least 2 years. I hope that the series changes from single issues to straight to tradepaperbacks like Avatar the Last Airbender did straight away.

    about 2 days ago from web
  7. @scribus Look up "eigenfaces". It's an application of "eigenimages" that use principal component analysis to pictures of human faces. In the process it generates an image that is an "average" image when each image of the set contributes the same amount to the final image. That can be used to recognize faces or morph faces.
    The quality depends solely on the image set. The more faces are not aligned the "blurrier" it is and the more nightmarish it becomes.
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/67/Eigenfaces.png

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  8. @scribus Wetware ? Is that the thingie somewhere between shovel-ware and innate-shower-thoughts ?

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  9. Alright, I need a better way to store the offline backups. The external hard drives I have are fine and dandy, however now it is getting quite troublesome to get the correct adapter and not-USB to USB cable.

    Cus this mess right here is a Mess

    about 2 days ago from web
  10. @scribus I never quite trusted soft hardware. It is an abomination, I mean what is next ? hard software ?

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  11. So one of my friends recently got a parrot right?

    Turns out that the quickest word they learn to 'speak' is the one that the owner uses the most, right?

    Long story short, this parrot now finishes the sentances of people with the word "right", crazy, right?

    about 3 days ago from web
  12. @drinkingpony Haha. Once at work I wanted to compute the shadow maps and ambient occlusion of a larger scene in Unity at the end of my work day. But then Windows decided to install an update and restart it during the process. So I had to do it again the next day.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  13. @adiwan Ah, yeah, me too. I probably have a PS2, N64, NES hiding around somewhere. Also a PSP, 3DS and for some reason an OG GameBoy within reach-length if I can remember what pile they rest in.

    But what I really hate are updates, maybe especially so on Windows 10. If I want my system to go into hibernation at the end of the day ( because face it, sometimes I do not want to restart all of the stuff I was busy with ) and see there is an update queued, I might as well do a cointoss on whether or not the system will restart itself in the middle of the night and once done actually reboot untill the last YouTube thing I was busy with starts blaring though my speakers in the darkest hours of the night.

    Quickest way to fix that is probably to switch browsers.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  14. @drinkingpony Well... I have my PS3, XBox360, and Wii U in my network. I like to have my updates but I like them fast and done once, unlike a typical Windows update that shows more Updates after installing the currently installed (especially when setting up a new Windows installation).

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  15. @adiwan One of the reasons why I usually get my consoles after they left primary circulation. Then I proceed to use them offline in one fashion or the other.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  16. @scribus Gimmie ! It is like 20 KB Broforce ! On the NES !

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  17. Me: Let's shove in a game disc into that console!
    Modern consoles: Wait a minute! I have an update!
    Me: OK. Just this update.
    Modern consoles: Update finished!
    Me: Yeah!
    Modern consoles: Wait! I have another update!

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  18. @drinkingpony Pretty much.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  19. @adiwan Ohh, well do I feel foolish. Quick ! Here is a comic I read about this subject many many moons ago http://rainbowdash.net/url/874307

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  20. @drinkingpony It's the profanity filter that changes the explicit form of poo to apple

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  21. @adiwan Pretty sure Apple had their own version of Mario Maker ripoff, I can not remember the name of that. But I could find the Steam ripper-offer of Mario Maker. http://rainbowdash.net/url/874306

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  22. @scribus Had to tripple take on that... I thought it was "3-year-old".

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  23. @scribus Well, they did eventually leave, but I REALLY doubt it was because of the paper planes

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  24. @scribus So it is either "Worry and be safe from agression" or "don't sweat and rest assured there is violence of some caliber lying in your future" ?

    Well, if you want to know what I would say. "Living in fear that something will happen is almost always worse than the thing happening". Especially when it gets in the way of you doing things you would like to do.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  25. Super Mario Maker: All community levels are apple

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  26. What do you do about a small group of loud talking people at 03:00 near an apartment complex in a very sleepy town ? Well my neighbour thought it would be a good idea to throw paper airplanes at them since he could not sleep thanks to them.

    Paper airplanes EVERYWHERE !

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  27. I finished The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. Good game with some questionable design decisions. However I enjoyed the game as a whole. Exploring was kind of fun, mostly because of the environmental puzzles. The side quests I ignored for the most part because they ended up being fetch quests for the most part. Building up a village was somewhat unfulfilling because grinding for wood and finding persons was annoying. I liked the shrine puzzles, except for the battle ones. But I kind of get it why they exist: to prepare for the final battle and the Blight fights. I wished the slow-down upon perfect dodging was not so prominent. Speaking of dodging: A slightly bigger window would have been nice because it was hard to hit it even when I knew when to react. Due to a lot of preparation (tons of potions and food) I beat Gannon on my first try. Thunderblight Gannon was my hardest fight in the whole game where I struggled the most.

    about 5 days ago from web
  28. @scribus Oh but I love the snark. Especially the kind of snark that people like Totalbiscuit, Tyrion Lannister, Dr House & Jon Stewart do/could/should provide.

    Also whatever this is, http://rainbowdash.net/url/874300 , I mean that is not really snark is it ?

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  29. @mrmattimation The only time when it would have been good for the Democrats to get rid of Trump would be January of 2016.

    Each month after that it would be exponentially harder for them to get rid of Trump while saving face to the party.

    But I am sure there are more than enough people who would tell you in your face that the short-goal immediate solutions outweigh the long-term ramifications.

    It are those sorts of people who did not have to endure being around R.R.Martin long enough.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  30. @nerthos Ohh. Yeah that makes sense.

    We are probably going to disagree on what is exactly basic though. I mean do we lump in the ability to bake bread from nothing but nature into the same camp as baking bricks ? Or in the same camp as being able to make a steel forge ?

    about 6 days ago from web in context