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General Discussion / Re: GCL APPRECIATION THREAD
« on: February 14, 2020, 09:49:38 pm »
Yeah nah mate it's a bit alright hey
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Forum Games / Re: Word Association Game
« on: January 28, 2020, 04:16:59 am »
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Forum Games / Re: Word Association Game
« on: December 29, 2019, 07:00:03 am »
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As for why they're doing all this, well, it's probably because of this, and them only having 12% market share this quarter. They're panicking and trying to throw ideas out there without the comfort of making sure they make sense first. Normal people like us might think they're doing fine, but I suspect it's what the shareholders are yelling right now. Probably shouting "do something! Whatever you're doing isn't working! Make something different!" and this is what they came up with on the spot.

Maybe. I'm not that much of a speculator.

Will it work? Maybe. No matter what happens, the media and some YouTube channels will slurp it all up and go "yes no holes this is so exciting" and do Apple's marketing department's job for them, repeating the same bullshit. But there's only so much bullshit Apple can do before it starts alienating everyday consumers who actually buy things. Sure, a lot of people are clueless and don't know what's best for them, but like… fucking with charging, though?

Casual phone users seem to care a lot about charging their phones. I can kinda see someone at an event just running out of battery and being like "whoops! I can't even ask if anyone has a charger because it requires a weird wireless thing!", this basically screws with the whole idea of portable chargers and charging ports on other devices that people are already used to.

And more importantly, that Android (unless Samsung is also trying to pull some bullshit) allows users to do just fine. Locking users down like this and trying to force them into proprietary solutions and telling them how and when they can use their device only really works if you're the market leader, or otherwise have an effective monopoly. I feel like it's not gonna work if people can just buy an Android phone instead and save themselves the trouble… but then, I don't really have faith in the general public's ability to make informed decisions anymore.
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General Discussion / Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
« on: August 31, 2019, 03:32:09 am »
...Yeah nah like hang on mate. I think I'm gonna need the steps of how to break the game explained here. I have a moral obligation to break the game. Well, if you could call it a game.
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General Discussion / Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
« on: August 31, 2019, 02:59:46 am »
...Wait, what?

The game's exploited just like that? Just by… entering text? Surely I'm missing something here…

Edit: Decided to try whatever this nonsense is.

Well, it lets me enter my most favourite thing to do as homosexuality and my least favourite thing to do as capitalism, so there's that. However, I have no idea where or how those two fields are actually used at all other than just for the novelty of entering them into an organizer. Like, I can't even see it displayed anywhere, so even if I hit my head and got amnesia and I was like "oh no I forgot what my favourite thing is" I couldn't boot up the ET Digital Companion to find out.

Not entirely sure of the benefits over Mary-Kate and Ashley: Pocket Planner.
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Forum Games / Re: Press Ctrl+V or Cmd+V or whatever and post
« on: July 01, 2019, 11:55:03 pm »
def sanitize_name(s, supersafe=False):
   #These must never be filenames or folder names!  Badbadbad!
   if not s:
      return 'Nothing'

   s = s.replace('/', '-')
   s = s.replace('\x00', ' ')

   if supersafe:
      #ext4 will be fine without this, FAT32 will not
      #So I guess other filesystems you wanna be safe too
      s = s.replace('"', '\'')
      s = s.replace('*', '-')
      s = s.replace(':', '-')
      s = s.replace('<', '-')
      s = s.replace('>', '-')
      s = s.replace('?', '-')
      s = s.replace('\\', '-')
      s = s.replace('|', '-')

      if len(s) > 200:
         s = s[:199] + '…'

      if s == 'NUL':
         return 'null'

   if s == '.':
      return 'dot'
   if s == '..':
      return 'dotdot'
   return s

def sanitize_path(path, supersafe=False):
   parts = pathlib.Path(path).parts
   if not parts:
      return None #hmm
   has_slash = False
   if parts[0] == '/':
      has_slash = True
      parts = parts[1:]

   sanitized_parts = [sanitize_name(path_part, supersafe) for path_part in parts]
   if has_slash:
      sanitized_parts = ['/'] + sanitized_parts
   return os.path.join(*sanitized_parts)
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Yeah but uhhhhhhhhhh the case

...Kinda wish you could buy Mac cases separately, and also that they made the translucent coloured plastic type cases like with the Power Mac G3/G4 and such; but that's not how Apple works

I think they'll still have a market for the support? Been a while since I used OS X but I don't think the OS is a selling point anymore
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- The ol' Pokemon Crystal save battery deatharoo. Dunno if it's worth going through the trouble to replace it.
- Still have Yellow, but it's very finicky and sometimes boots to a corrupted Nintendo logo, so I guess the cartridge connectors are on their way out or something.
- I've had Pokemon Pinball freeze randomly on me.
- Super Mario Galaxy disc scratched. Now there's one where I will not be buying another disc.
- Bought a really cheap GBA cart on eBay (Enchanted, I think it was) once, it was a fake, so I decided to dismantle it. I'm not really the best at dismantling, so it's not going back together again. That counts as broken, right?
-Depends on how well you can take things apart and not break them.
-Or the MBC is. That happened to me on a Silver cart.
-no comment
-just hack your Wii and use a USB loader with a rip of a disc you can buy. or pirate it, either works lol
-pics? also strike the self-fixing of the cart from point 1 i guess

- Not very well, see also: The last point
- The cart boots fine eventually, it's just a gremlin and likes to misbehave
- Well I mean like… I'm gonna; I just wish I didn't rip it as .gcz back in the day like a dumbarse
- Don't remember where I put it, I think I might have thrown away the pieces
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Debate Wars / Re: Political Viewpoints
« on: June 28, 2019, 08:01:51 pm »
The poll question is interesting: it refers to USA political viewpoints specifically. I've always thought that the political climate over there is a lot different, to the point where the conservative party here are probably considered left-leaning from a USA perspective, and the fringe racist parties are probably considered centrist. But anyway!

I actually don't have that much consistent political views, mainly because there's still a lot of stuff I don't know about. But I'll always believe things among the lines of this:
- People deserve a "fair go", for lack of a better term; deserve basic human rights and s**t, also education and not being shot and things like that
- People with disabilities and chronic illnesses etc deserve dignity and respect (I actually might be inclined to think disability pensions etc should be part of the healthcare system, and not the welfare system)
- Essential services (healthcare, energy, water, etc) shouldn't be sold off for profit, and are better off being managed by some organization who doesn't have profit as a motive (perhaps a government would be suitable for that)
- Hate speech doesn't need to be protected, and we can go without it
- Consumers deserve rights over large corporations

That's not necessarily the only things in politics I agree with, it's just all I can really think of right now. Sometimes I'm like "oh yeah that sounds agreeable for sure" but those ones are just what I find myself fighting for.

The weird thing is I get considered an "extremist leftist" or whatever, especially the first two things. It's kind of odd to me, because I don't explicitly consider myself a communist or socialist for believing in those things - I've never actually read up on communist/socialist/etc literature, after all. But if people want to say "You're a communist because you believe that", I'm just like s**t okay I guess I'm a communist then, if that's indeed what that term is used to mean, and nothing else. Just kind of weird, because I don't really know what my political orientation is exactly, the labels get shifted around so much.
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- The ol' Pokemon Crystal save battery deatharoo. Dunno if it's worth going through the trouble to replace it.
- Still have Yellow, but it's very finicky and sometimes boots to a corrupted Nintendo logo, so I guess the cartridge connectors are on their way out or something.
- I've had Pokemon Pinball freeze randomly on me.
- Super Mario Galaxy disc scratched. Now there's one where I will not be buying another disc.
- Bought a really cheap GBA cart on eBay (Enchanted, I think it was) once, it was a fake, so I decided to dismantle it. I'm not really the best at dismantling, so it's not going back together again. That counts as broken, right?
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