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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:51 pm

remove jumps entierly
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:22 pm

DaikatunaRevengeance wrote:
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remove jumps entierly
Checks out; the Captain Toad levels in Super Mario 3D World were some of the game's best.
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Pocket (?) » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:37 pm

Being able to correct mid-jump, or even just choose between second-jumping at the apex or lowest allowable point to maximize height or distance respectively, is what makes double-jumps worth having. Otherwise you might as well just do what Super Mario's done from the beginning and make it so you can jump higher by holding the button down.

The worst is when "double jump" just means you get one jump you can use at any point when you're in mid-air, so you have to account for people just doing a little hop at the last second to negate fall damage. TF2's Scout has this problem; that's why they have to build hard kill triggers into bottomless pits.

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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by RIP Syndrome (?) » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:51 am

double jumps are inherently more satisfying and thus own
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Post by RIP Syndrome (?) » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:52 am

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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:39 pm

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:42 am

18 is a really good age for a cat. Longcat had a long (heh) life.

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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Pocket (?) » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:18 pm

There really needs to be a word for "meme templates" that just get used as an excuse to post literally any picture and pretend it's a meme. The "Therapist: X isn't real" meme is maybe the worst offender.

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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:09 am

As I see it, the worst one is the "Nobody: [thing]:" template. It only serves to drag the joke out, which is something you absolutely do not want when you're trying to post something funny. There's even a subreddit for making memes funnier by cutting out parts of them and they have a rule specifically forbidding edits removing that due to it being such an easy, low-effort fix.
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Deffon (?) » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:52 am

The "Nobody: [thing]:" used to be pretty funny I think, but then it got misused.

Like it used to be about people annoyingly saying/doing weird stuff to others unprompted.
Then it became more about the person being unique and quirky, which is fine, but I think it would work better with "me irl" or no template at all.
It doesn't help that the format doesn't make grammatical sense (if the outburst was unprompted then everyone should be silent. If nobody was silent then someone said something).

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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Soft Snow (?) » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:51 am

I missed a trunk coming to work. The same route I took hundreds of times coming to work. I had to turn around. Am I dying?
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Soft Snow (?) » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:24 pm

I have the flu and went to the doctor's to get a note to excuse me from work. They have me three days off and a covid test.
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Post by Soft Snow (?) » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:50 pm

There was like 50 geese in this field and I was about to take a picture of it and some lady's dog chased them away before I could. -.-
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Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:29 pm

My fortune cookie has no fortune. :ponder:
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Post by Orange Fluffy Sheep (?) » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:31 pm

Mechanical Ape wrote:
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My fortune cookie has no fortune. :ponder:
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Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:01 am

My last fortune cookie said, "☺ You are working hard. ☺"

A weird fortune to get on my week off.

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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:17 pm

You have voted.

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Post by Orange Fluffy Sheep (?) » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:15 pm

speaking of having voted, is there a way to tell ad services that I have voted and thus campaign ads are now actively useless?

Specifically youtube. Showing me some extreme amy or ditch mitch thing will do nothing. It's too late.
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:02 pm

Orange Fluffy Sheep wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:15 pm
speaking of having voted, is there a way to tell ad services that I have voted and thus campaign ads are now actively useless?

Specifically youtube. Showing me some extreme amy or ditch mitch thing will do nothing. It's too late.
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:43 am

You voted, but maybe the ads could get you to regret your vote and think that you need to tell all your friends who didn't vote early to go vote for the other guy! So warm up those eyeballs, citizen, as you've still got weeks of campaigning to endure! :ohboy:
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Post by Pocket (?) » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:33 am

Anyone else remember those fake cardboard computers that office-furniture stores used to put on their display models? I haven't thought about them in ages, but it popped into my head just now. I wonder if anyone ever saved any of those, and if it's possible to get ahold of them. A quick search for "cardboard display computer" yielded nothing relevant. Might be a good topic to write in to LGR about.

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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Soft Snow (?) » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:19 pm

I drinking last night and it made me like super tired. Like I fell asleep around 10 and sleep for over twelve hours. Phew.
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Scuderia (?) » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:18 pm

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Anyone else remember those fake cardboard computers that office-furniture stores used to put on their display models? I haven't thought about them in ages, but it popped into my head just now. I wonder if anyone ever saved any of those, and if it's possible to get ahold of them. A quick search for "cardboard display computer" yielded nothing relevant. Might be a good topic to write in to LGR about.
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Post by Madeline (?) » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:22 pm

this is exactly what I needed to see today :yay:

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Post by Pocket (?) » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:44 am

I've seen people use vinyl records to store data before, using the same method as a data cassette. :ponder: If you wrote a program for an '80s computer that just plays chiptune music, I wonder if you can achieve the same runtime as if the album had just held a recording of the music, and if so, how complex it can be before you can't anymore.

Specifically talking about vinyl here, since I figure you'd have to use a lower bitrate or add generous parity checking or something to compensate for the inevitability of nicks and pops on the groove.

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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Sage (?) » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:23 pm

Cyberpunk 2077 coming out AND news about Dragon Age 4, all in the same few days?? I must be dreaming.

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Post by Adiwan (?) » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:47 pm

That's too normal. It's a dream when "Beyond Good & Evil 2" has been released. I'm waiting for that game for 17 years.
It's my personal "Duke Nukem Forever" or "Half-Life 3".

Or... It'd be the trippiest dream if there would be a new sequel to my most beloved game series "Simon The Sorcerer" (which bombed haaaard transitioning to 3D and the sequels after that were so-so).
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:01 pm

Chip Cheezum randomly mentioned during his FF7R LP that he's working on a new Saints Row, which I guess they announced by posting once about it on Twitter a while ago.

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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Pocket (?) » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:14 pm

"Homage" is kind of a weird word. The original French pronunciation and the anglicized version are both perfectly cromulent words in the English-speaking world, and they tend to have similar but slightly distinct meanings, leaning more towards "reference" and "tribute" respectively.

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Post by Adiwan (?) » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:50 am

In French it's written "hommage". I translated it to German and used its slightly different meanings to translate further to English and found those two alternatives: "obeisance" or "reverence". They don't sound as nice and noble as "homage".

It's also funny that the fantasy word "cromulent", that was introduced in a Simpsons episode, is now used as a real English word.
"Embiggen" is also used throughout the media, especially in the Ms Marvel comics.
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