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Title: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on February 08, 2012, 06:08:23 AM
Neo Geo = New World


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on February 08, 2012, 08:52:54 PM
In Super Street Fighter 4, Zangief cannot focus attack Blanka while he's doing electricity.  ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on February 10, 2012, 02:44:41 AM
I learned today that when a new Convenience Store opens they like to give out 2-ply toilet  paper (?) as a present.  :P


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on February 20, 2012, 09:17:02 AM
I learned that i really love potato wedges with sweet chilli sauce!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on February 20, 2012, 10:26:46 AM
I love my potato wedges with crazy salt nowadays...


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: hagai on February 21, 2012, 01:49:43 AM
i learned how to beat geese ass on capcom vs snk!!:D
and i had my new super famicom jr!!XD


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on February 21, 2012, 02:12:43 AM
i learned how to beat geese ass on capcom vs snk!!:D

I always just spam E. Honda's Hundred Hand Slap... just like when I fight actual opponents.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: hagai on February 21, 2012, 02:36:39 AM
i learned how to beat geese ass on capcom vs snk!!:D

I always just spam E. Honda's Hundred Hand Slap... just like when I fight actual opponents.

i always beat him with ken's shoryuken:D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on February 21, 2012, 09:44:06 PM
i learned how to beat geese ass on capcom vs snk!!:D

I always just spam E. Honda's Hundred Hand Slap... just like when I fight actual opponents.

i always beat him with ken's shoryuken:D

Shin Akuma on Capcom Vs. SNK 2 is so much worse, very difficult boss. It seems the only way to beat him is by using Bison's neutral jump roundhouse. His A.I. is just too good, counters every move you make..... except for Bison's neutral jump househouse....


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: hagai on February 22, 2012, 02:08:45 AM
i learned how to beat geese ass on capcom vs snk!!:D

I always just spam E. Honda's Hundred Hand Slap... just like when I fight actual opponents.

how about mortal kombat? even if i choose novice i still cant beat all of the opponents><

i always beat him with ken's shoryuken:D

Shin Akuma on Capcom Vs. SNK 2 is so much worse, very difficult boss. It seems the only way to beat him is by using Bison's neutral jump roundhouse. His A.I. is just too good, counters every move you make..... except for Bison's neutral jump househouse....


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Sajun on February 22, 2012, 02:18:24 AM
In keeping with the Street Fighter theme, today I learned that Arino Shinya is better at SF2 Turbo than I am. He managed to beat the game even, yet I can't manage getting past M. Bison on 2 stars... /facepalm


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on February 22, 2012, 03:20:18 AM
In keeping with the Street Fighter theme, today I learned that Arino Shinya is better at SF2 Turbo than I am. He managed to beat the game even, yet I can't manage getting past M. Bison on 2 stars... /facepalm

Eh, no reason to be down about that. I play SF competitively in local tournaments, as well as online play, and yet on the Arcade/story mode, I can barely beat it. It's because they purposely made the CPU counters everything you do, so players would feed more and more quarters into the machines hoping to beat it. Playing the CPU lacks the mind game element, which is perhaps the biggest part of Street Fighter. Take me for example. I main Honda, and I love nothing more than Hundred Hand Slapping opponents to death, when they think I'll go for it, they'll more than likely block in anticipation, and BAM I'll grab 'em with the Oicho Throw. They thought they'd get some chip damage... but they ended up tasting Edmond Honda's fat sweaty ass. The CPU, on the other hand? Will counter everything you do, no matter what.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on February 26, 2012, 01:21:39 PM
I learned today that old people on the streets can't be trusted.  :-[


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on February 26, 2012, 05:28:58 PM
I learned that I gotta play Nightstar on SF4 AE :)

Do you play on Xbox or PS3 at all?  We could play a laggy international match sometime!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on February 26, 2012, 10:16:30 PM
Are international connections still laggy in this day and age?  :o


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on February 28, 2012, 07:49:45 PM
I learned that I gotta play Nightstar on SF4 AE :)

Do you play on Xbox or PS3 at all?  We could play a laggy international match sometime!

XBOX, my friend. And yes, it will be laggy as hell. I have a comrade from the U.K. I play all the time, and there is like a 2-second input delay, it's absolutely dreadful. Oh well, we still have fun.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on March 01, 2012, 11:49:06 PM
I learned the computer my husband brought home from work last week may just be able to cope with skyrim!
 ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: jpx72 on March 02, 2012, 11:05:31 AM
I learned the computer my husband brought home from work last week may just be able to cope with skyrim!
Don't do that! If you start playing that, you won't be able to stop! (Own experience!!!) Beware! ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on March 02, 2012, 11:15:01 AM
Don't do that! If you start playing that, you won't be able to stop! (Own experience!!!) Beware! ;D

Being a mother when the kidlet is screaming his head off it triggers a physical response so i at least have to stop every now and then to attend to the little man's needs and i'm pretty sure he'd be chuffed to watch me play!

I have it installing now :D i'm so excited!!! :o :o :gamer:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Drakon on March 02, 2012, 07:10:04 PM
Today I learned the nes 2 audio circuit is very different from other models


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on March 03, 2012, 01:33:21 AM
Today  i learnt i need a new video card if i want to play skyrim  :'( i also learnt back pain is really crappy and the painkillers don't work anymore but heat packs and kitty cuddles help!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Drakon on March 03, 2012, 02:53:52 AM
Today  i learnt i need a new video card if i want to play skyrim  :'( i also learnt back pain is really crappy and the painkillers don't work anymore but heat packs and kitty cuddles help!

How about those awesome orthopedic pillows that keep your back in a perfect position?


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on March 05, 2012, 12:56:43 AM
My NES controller t-shirt -- a t-shirt approved by Nintendo -- has the labels for the A and B buttons swapped :(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Drakon on March 05, 2012, 02:26:36 AM
My NES controller t-shirt -- a t-shirt approved by Nintendo -- has the labels for the A and B buttons swapped :(

That's what happens when you create the artwork using a mirror.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Drakon on March 07, 2012, 11:08:19 AM
I did computer repair once for this really old dude who couldn't stop drooling from his mouth.  It was tought understanding what he was saying.  But I'll be damned this guy was the safest driver around.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on March 07, 2012, 01:05:46 PM
I think better when i'm naked. I swear i had the best idea's in the shower tonight!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: jpx72 on March 08, 2012, 06:35:37 AM
That the worst things happen when you want to do the best. It's not worth being honest. Not that I didn't knew this before, but I always forget that I shouldn't be nice to people I don't know.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on March 08, 2012, 09:56:23 AM
Thats sad man :( Being kind to strangers is how i've met some pretty awesome people!

My son learnt an important lesson about gravity today

I also learnt that my life is pretty boring!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Drakon on March 08, 2012, 12:16:39 PM
That the worst things happen when you want to do the best. It's not worth being honest. Not that I didn't knew this before, but I always forget that I shouldn't be nice to people I don't know.

on the contrary being nice to strangers helps you quickly learn if they're nice people or not.  I always put a little faith into new people and see what they do with it.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on March 09, 2012, 01:25:46 AM
I learned that my spine is bent just a tad the wrong way now i have to go get xrays and stuff done
Funtiems!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on March 11, 2012, 12:01:55 PM
I learned that my spine is bent just a tad the wrong way now i have to go get xrays and stuff done
Funtiems!

Go to a Chinese chiropractor. He'll bend you in shape. (Watch old Kung Fu movies and you'll see how it's done... ;D) It might hurt, though.  :crazy:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Drakon on March 11, 2012, 07:58:51 PM
Today I learned how to convert cheap street fighter 2 arcade pcbs into different versions.  I converted my sf2 turbo pcb into rainbow edition, it seems that champion edition, turbo, rainbow, and a couple of other hacks are easy to convert between.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on March 11, 2012, 11:57:21 PM

Go to a Chinese chiropractor. He'll bend you in shape. (Watch old Kung Fu movies and you'll see how it's done... ;D) It might hurt, though.  :crazy:

I used to go to the chinese massage place and have them sort my ouchies out but lately i haven't been able to because i've got the wiggly one and he won't stay still while i'm getting sorted out !!

I learnt today that i need to learn how circuits and all that stuff work


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on March 13, 2012, 12:21:41 AM
You can use "overflow: auto" on the containing element to clear floating elements!  How long has this been a thing!?


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on March 13, 2012, 12:28:45 AM
I learned yesterday when I did my taxes that the tax allowance for dependents under 16 (about $4600!!!) was canceled completely. And I'm pissed!  >:(
This is a huge tax increase! Politicians are all crooks! No exceptions!

Japan always complains about people not having children and then they raise taxes for people with children? WTF?!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Drakon on March 13, 2012, 04:03:21 AM
Today I learned that manuel has kid(s).


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on March 13, 2012, 05:10:48 AM
Yeah, Drakon, I have 4 year old son.  :)

I claimed as much as possible, even 1/4 of my apartment rent as "home office".
Still, removing that dependents' allowance is huge!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: petik1 on March 13, 2012, 11:30:31 PM
Wait, they tax you for having children? I think in America, you get tax write-offs for having kids.

That's the only reason my mother wanted custody of me  :-X


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on March 14, 2012, 12:19:34 AM
Wait, they tax you for having children? I think in America, you get tax write-offs for having kids.

Yes, indeed!
Until last year I could write off 380,000 Yen for my son.
And 380,000 Yen for my wife.
That's good.

This year I couldn't write off that amount for my son any more (and there are talks about nixing the write off for spouses in the coming years, too).
Not being able to write off 380,000 Yen means that my taxable income practically increased by 380,000 Yen, resulting in higher taxes (income tax, municipal tax, city tax), higher insurance payments, higher daycare payments (for my son).
Yet for people without kids nothing changed.
And that's the most stupid thing I have ever heard. I want to punch the responsible politicians somewhere...


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on March 14, 2012, 05:35:12 AM
That sucks Manuel it really does!!

I learnt that i cannot resist all things tekkaman blade related! I pre-ordered a new blade action figure i'm going to hug it and squeeze it and call it d boy!!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on March 15, 2012, 03:32:14 AM
I learned today that amazon isn't as fast as they used to be. I'm still waiting for my frequency splitter. (My new TV should be here any minute now...)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on March 15, 2012, 09:54:45 AM
I learnt that there is a wonderful feeling you get when you put your shapewear undies on and they are loose!!!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on March 15, 2012, 10:35:29 AM
I learned that catholic is an improper adjective (http://thesaurus.com/browse/catholic?s=t).

All this time! :o


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: nintendodork on March 16, 2012, 03:55:27 AM
TIL the origin of the term "getting the shaft" from my psychology teacher. Not nearly as perverse as me or any of my friends thought...


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on March 16, 2012, 06:21:57 AM
Care to explain?


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on March 22, 2012, 09:56:30 AM
Skype doesn't like the built in webcam on my laptop nor my fuji camera hooked up to the laptop as a webcam :(
I also learnt that my friend is much skinnier than i thought he was


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on March 22, 2012, 01:07:26 PM
Have you tried first uninstalling and then reinstalling skype and the camera drivers?

Usually skype isn't so picky. Until now it recognized every camera I tried.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on March 24, 2012, 02:00:59 PM
I indeed got it sorted by installing a new version of skype!
I also learned that the friend i was skyping with is deceptively hotsauce!!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Phosphora on April 15, 2012, 07:22:50 AM
Straight from the horse's mouth: You can tell the general age of a horse by it's teeth. Horse racing gamblers would inspect the horse's teeth to make sure that the age was accurately stated on the betting forms to investigate if the race was rigged.

A common related saying:
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth: Don't be ungrateful when you receive a gift. (The horse was free, so don't nitpick about the age)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on April 15, 2012, 11:10:14 AM
I knew that since I was a kid.  ;D It probably helped that we had horses.  :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: son_ov_hades on April 15, 2012, 05:49:40 PM
Straight from the horse's mouth: You can tell the general age of a horse by it's teeth. Horse racing gamblers would inspect the horse's teeth to make sure that the age was accurately stated on the betting forms to investigate if the race was rigged.

A common related saying:
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth: Don't be ungrateful when you receive a gift. (The horse was free, so don't nitpick about the age)

That's one of those idioms that doesn't make much sense if you don't know the story behind it. Case in point: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN8T7LXdBYU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN8T7LXdBYU)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Phosphora on April 17, 2012, 05:06:06 AM
Straight from the horse's mouth: You can tell the general age of a horse by it's teeth. Horse racing gamblers would inspect the horse's teeth to make sure that the age was accurately stated on the betting forms to investigate if the race was rigged.

A common related saying:
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth: Don't be ungrateful when you receive a gift. (The horse was free, so don't nitpick about the age)

That's one of those idioms that doesn't make much sense if you don't know the story behind it. Case in point: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN8T7LXdBYU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN8T7LXdBYU)

"I would look at the gift horse mouth, maybe... I just stay 5 meter away from the gift horse mouth".

LOL, too funny.

Post Merge: April 17, 2012, 05:15:21 AM
You may be kicking back a few beers with buddies and someone says "Bottoms Up"!
 We usually hold our drinks up and take a nice gulp. But where does this idiom come from?

In England in the 16th century sailors for the king's navy were recruited by bribing them to join up with a coin (a shilling). Once they accepted the coin, they were committed. Rather than leave it to chance the recruiters would buy the targeted man a glass of beer, and would drop the shilling into it before giving him the drink. Once he'd drunk the beer the shilling was his - and he'd joined the navy.

In order to avoid being duped in this way, the tavern's pewter tankards were made with a glass bottom. If a stranger stood you a drink you could see whether there was a shilling in it before you drank, simply by lifting the bottom of the glass up above your head. Being in the navy was not a pleasant way of life, so to reassure your drinking companion that you were genuine you'd invite him to raise his glass "bottom up".


Often the said drinkers that didn't notice the coin and passed out after drinking were dragged onto a sailboat and would awake to their new career. They would commonly proclaim that they were "shanghaied".

Shanghai:
1. To kidnap (a man) for compulsory service aboard a ship, especially after drugging him.
2. To induce or compel (someone) to do something, especially by fraud or force


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fredJ on April 25, 2012, 02:49:59 PM
If you press F5 too many times rapidly in gmail they suspend your account for one hour, or more.
This is so depressing.
As if the phone company would shut off my phone for calling too much.
How should I communicate with colleagues and customers now?

Edit:
Oh, already back up again. They only scared me by saying it would take an hour.  :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: nintendodork on April 25, 2012, 11:12:47 PM
If you press F5 too many times rapidly in gmail they suspend your account for one hour, or more.
Why would you do that in the first place? Gmail refreshes automatically every few minutes. No need to bash the F5 button.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on April 26, 2012, 03:12:05 AM
I almost never refresh gmail manually, because (as dork said) it refreshes automatically.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famiac on April 26, 2012, 05:00:02 AM
i learned that painting things is Noooooo fuunnnn...


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fredJ on April 26, 2012, 08:25:48 AM

Why would you do that in the first place? Gmail refreshes automatically every few minutes. No need to bash the F5 button.

Well I know that, haha.  :D
I thought I had lost internet connection when my computer was in standby-mode, and the page didn't seem to load....


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on May 01, 2012, 10:15:06 PM
I learned last night that i could trade pokemon from the japanese pokemon green to english pokemon red but missingo was a bad choice


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: nintendodork on May 02, 2012, 01:32:11 AM
...you can't though. The 1st generation games don't have the data for other languages programmed into them. It just results in an error in trading.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famiac on May 02, 2012, 04:03:28 AM
Yurp. Missingno doesn't even corrupt the game in any way.  Except for trainer backsprites... Watch out for other glitchmon though...


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on May 03, 2012, 11:09:21 PM
I'm going to give it a second shot later and possibly do a video of the whole thing just to see if it wasn't a fluke


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: nintendodork on May 03, 2012, 11:16:52 PM
I don't believe you that it happened in the first place. :P That sort of thing can't happen as a "fluke."


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on May 06, 2012, 07:11:23 AM
A simple, but clever (possibly destructive) prank (http://www.comicsbykyle.com/2012/01/how-to-piss-off-your-roommate/)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on May 08, 2012, 06:17:33 AM
Oh i love it and i know the husband is silly enough not to be able to figure it out but i won't till he does something horrendously stupid again!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Drakon on May 10, 2012, 01:19:28 AM
I learned that the very original model of the super famicom came with a video encoder that was later replaced by a newer video encoder by the time the sfc was released in other countries.  I have one of these ultra old sfcs and learned that the component video from that encoder is absolute garbage quality.  Luckily the component video from the later s-enc encoders is just fine which is something else I discovered today.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: 232stinger on May 11, 2012, 09:00:29 AM
45's sound really demonic when played as at 33 rpms.   (records, that is)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: son_ov_hades on May 11, 2012, 11:15:32 AM
Ever tried to play a 78 at 33? The results are hilarious.  ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Drakon on May 11, 2012, 11:33:41 AM
I learned that in certain older consoles voltage was wired into the rgb lines making the picture way more muddy.  Theoretically this was done to get the voltage high enough for old video encoders.  New video encoders don't need this sort of voltage so if you wire up a newer encoder you can disconnect the voltage and get a much higher quality image.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famifan on May 11, 2012, 02:04:07 PM
I learned that in certain older consoles voltage was wired into the rgb lines making the picture way more muddy.  Theoretically this was done to get the voltage high enough for old video encoders.  New video encoders don't need this sort of voltage so if you wire up a newer encoder you can disconnect the voltage and get a much higher quality image.
are you talking about the DC component? you can easily remove it by passing signal thru the capacitor


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: ramidavis on May 17, 2012, 03:31:50 AM
I learned that i have no idea what bit-shifting is, or how to use it, especially in C++.
I also learned that i pretty much fail C++, and that C++ is probably not going to be my preferred coding language.
You'll find a nice little rant on the whole situation in my thread "noob friendly programming language" ;)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Drakon on May 17, 2012, 01:03:02 PM
A few days ago I learned how to 95% get rid of all the video distortion in the s-video signal from my model 1 sega genesis (yay)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: petik1 on July 27, 2012, 07:44:13 PM
I learned that Miyamoto was a smoker and gambler  :o

Quote
I used to play pachinko many years ago, but that stopped when I started swimming. Simply swimming without thinking about anything except how demanding it was had a similar effect to the stress relief I got from pachinko, which enabled me to escape the cycle of worries I had. Another thing I managed after quitting pachinko, was to stop smoking which also lead to better fitness. To be completely honest though, I don't really like being thought of as such a serious person. I mean, I didn't drink in the first place, and on top of that, I managed to quit smoking and get actively involved in doing sports, so I must seem like some kind of a role model!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: petik1 on August 04, 2012, 12:26:14 AM
Double post! I found out that Goldeneye has a dual analog mode. It's glorious.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on August 12, 2012, 01:13:12 AM
The NES version of Rainbow Islands is only 1 player?! :o What the beans?


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Cheetahmen on August 12, 2012, 02:34:03 AM
The NES version of Rainbow Islands is only 1 player?! :o What the beans?
The European version has 2 player. ;)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on August 17, 2012, 01:28:15 PM
I learned today that my facebook was switched to timeline. Meh.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on August 19, 2012, 02:19:33 AM
Well it wasn't today but some time last week i learnt that one of my close friends had been married for the last 2 years and that his girlfriend found out and not one of his friends knew about him being married! Rather funny i thought but i feel sorry for the guy. 

Today i've learnt that if i'm going to fill up the washing machine with water,clothes and laundry powder i should turn the machine on


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on September 27, 2012, 04:38:57 PM
Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom was a prequel? :o

That means I saw the films in chronological order. ???


















I love it when that happens. :P


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on September 28, 2012, 02:15:08 PM
It was?
...
 :o

I guess I'll have to re-watch the trilogy. (Yes, trilogy, that's right.  :upsetroll: )


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Epic_Lotus on September 28, 2012, 02:55:11 PM
Holy crap, I had no idea about Temple of Doom being a prequel.  I think my whole reality has just been messed with   :o


I haven't rewatched Crystal Skull since I saw it in theaters.  I'm not sure if I'd still feel really disappointed in the ending or be able to take the movie at face value and have a bit of fun with it.  To be honest, I probably liked it about as much as Temple of Doom.  For me, at least, Raiders and Last Crusade are the highlights of the whole series (I actually like Last Crusade the best).


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: JohnnyBlaze on September 29, 2012, 05:41:48 AM
Never underestimate one person's stupidity.

Case in point, this gay dude came in to my friend's work today. He took a whole bunch of stuff into the bathroom with people watching him and in full view of security cameras and walked out with nothing. He was confronted and he accused the store of profiling him because he's gay. SMDH....


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on September 29, 2012, 07:21:35 AM
I just checked IMDB and it's true!
Raiders of the Lost Ark plays in 1936 and Temple of Doom is set in 1935.


Title: Re: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: GohanX on September 30, 2012, 07:42:06 PM
Mind blown!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: batlon13 on October 18, 2012, 05:49:35 AM
today i learned that something is better than nothing.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: JohnnyBlaze on October 18, 2012, 09:40:01 AM
No matter how many times you tell somebody that you cannot sell them something because they are on government assistance(i.e. trying to buy cigarettes with a Family First card), it's not because it's the LAW, it's because they are black and I'm a racist.

I'm racist for following the law and making sure my job is intact........


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on November 07, 2012, 06:35:52 AM
Skittles contains vitamin C. :diskkun:




Now I'm scared.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Epic_Lotus on November 07, 2012, 02:48:07 PM
Food only lasts for 4 hours in a fridge while its unplugged.  24 hours in a freezer (maybe).


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on February 20, 2013, 06:40:50 AM
Rogue received her flying ability/super strength by permanently absorbing it from Ms. Marvel. (& Ms. Marvel's memories)

I always wondered why she had 3 powers.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 06, 2013, 02:20:34 AM
I always figured that the main character in Ninja Kun and Ninja Jajamaru Kun was the same dude... as I found out today, in Jajamaru Kun, you actually control Ninja-Kun's younger brother.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on April 06, 2013, 01:22:40 PM
The weather in England is getting progressively worse each year.  Last 5 years gave us snow in March.
This year?  Make that snow in April.  I was shocked when I woke up and saw a sunny day today.

Damn that weather service not beng here yet.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Cheetahmen on April 06, 2013, 01:45:08 PM
The weather in England is getting progressively worse each year.  Last 5 years gave us snow in March.
This year?  Make that snow in April.  I was shocked when I woke up and saw a sunny day today.
I don't see any snow. ??? Then again, I'm glad that in recent years, the Summer's not boiling hot like it used to be.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on April 06, 2013, 03:10:47 PM
It snowed about a couple of days ago here in London.  Real snow too, not that dandruff pretense.  We had a cold spell over Easter in South England but right now it's sunny and hoping that's it.

This was Derbyshire a little while ago:
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/66776000/jpg/_66776489_dukeofyork2.jpg)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-22044883

Scotland's been even worse - animals kept outside have died from the cold.  It's supposed to be Spring dammit! :S


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famifan on April 06, 2013, 07:35:56 PM
my new moped top speed is really 45km/h just like it was advertised in owner's manual :-\


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on April 06, 2013, 11:23:35 PM
Aren't there ways to change that?


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on April 07, 2013, 11:51:41 AM
Yeah, everyone I know that had one derestricted their mopeds.  My brother's used to get to 70 mph with a bit of extra tuning.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famifan on April 08, 2013, 10:12:13 AM
it's only 50cc. I can exchange the dynamics for the top speed by replacing sprockets and possibly with the engine life decreasing. Not sure what i want : the dynamics or the top speed :-[


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: 80sFREAK on April 08, 2013, 10:25:35 AM
Aren't there ways to change that?
It depends. I don't watch speedo, just riding  8)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on April 08, 2013, 10:42:36 AM
Usually the restriction is in the exhaust - taking that out makes a big difference.  If you can get an induction kit, slot that in and lastly look to expand the barrel a little.  These three things got my brother's Aprilia 50cc scooter to a top speed of 65-70, but it was scary to ride because the wheels are small and you could feel the chassis flexing under full throttle.  What's more, drum brake on back and one disk on front wasn't up to the task of slowing it down quickly enough.

If it's a new scooter or something sporty - I'd recommend it but if it's just a run around or something older, check the exhaust and de-restrict only that.
They have to be limited to that speed over here at time of sale, but it's legal for any mechanic to do the quick steps I've outlined above.

Most of all ride safely  -  a minor accident on a scooter is a major one.  We need you around these boards, don't overdo it! :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: 80sFREAK on April 08, 2013, 11:39:52 AM
Pfff... once upon a time chinese 50cc folded under me  8) I'm still alive  ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famifan on April 09, 2013, 01:06:08 PM
according to the news 500 tons of international postal items got stuck at russian customs. No wondering why i didn't get jan-february items ;D

Post Merge: April 09, 2013, 01:38:21 PM
Most of all ride safely  -  a minor accident on a scooter is a major one.  We need you around these boards, don't overdo it! :D
absolutely. I'm escaping high traffic roads and prefer riding among the fields, forests, lakes :bub:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on April 09, 2013, 02:10:41 PM
The Roy Orbison song "Life Fades Away" was written by Glenn Danzig. 

To put it another way, the guy who sang "Pretty Woman" recorded a song written by the guy from The Misfits.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on April 10, 2013, 01:07:04 PM
according to the news 500 tons of international postal items got stuck at russian customs. No wondering why i didn't get jan-february items ;D

Holy cr*p! 500 tons!  :o
Maybe they needed fire material because it was so cold.  :P


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on April 12, 2013, 06:32:39 AM
I just found out about the dairy product, kumis. Now I wonder, where can I get some? ???


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on April 12, 2013, 06:36:36 AM
You should visit any import stores or stores that are specialized on foreign foods.

There's probably at least one in every major city around you.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 20, 2013, 09:39:17 PM
That Takahashi Meijin is the real life Kenshiro.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPaM49ZNBTk


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famifan on April 21, 2013, 03:17:34 PM
falling off a moped brings a bit more pain on the next day of falling  ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: 80sFREAK on April 22, 2013, 08:49:42 AM
falling off a moped brings a bit more pain on the next day of falling  ;D
Welcome to the club :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Epic_Lotus on April 22, 2013, 06:52:46 PM
I have a hole in one of my favorite shirts  :(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 24, 2013, 05:16:38 PM
That apparently Sega (much like myself) like  Rockin' Kats. Compare.

Rockin' Kats, 1991:
(http://i.imgur.com/2GvXXoS.png)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2, 1992:
(http://i.imgur.com/bWFeOP0.gif)

I know there's such a thing as coincidence, but man there are a lot of similarities there.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on April 26, 2013, 10:56:06 AM
That's really a nice "coincidence".  ;D

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/37315665.jpg)



Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 26, 2013, 09:05:37 PM
Tell me about it. It's a shame that I've actually heard people claiming that stage of Rockin' Kats to be a Sonic 2 ripoff, even though it was released earlier. Sigh. :(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 30, 2013, 07:38:51 PM
In Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 3, you have a spin attack which is activated by holding the B-button, and releasing. I honestly had no clue until today.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on May 02, 2013, 12:39:50 PM
I learned that a site called Magweasel (http://magweasel.com/) exists, is awesome, and is apparently updating again!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on May 02, 2013, 09:09:56 PM
And from the link UglyJoe posted I just learned that red and white was not chosen for the Famicom because they where the cheapest plastic (which they weren't) but because Mr. Yamauchi liked the dark red colour.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on May 07, 2013, 09:32:36 AM
That some people actually consider Shadow of the Ninja/Kage to be a Ninja Gaiden clone, which is absolutely absurd. I seriously can't even think of a single similarity between the games, other than the obvious fact that you play as a sword-wielding ninja in both of them. So are they implying that Tecmo invented ninjas? Hmm...


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on May 07, 2013, 10:02:04 AM
They both have similar running animations, sword powerups and the way you climb up to higher levels.  But yeah, to say they're a clone is daft.  Ninjas were everywhere in the 80s.  Kids born after may not realise just how much that was true.

It's probably because the development team later made NG games for Gameboy and SMS using a similar 'engine'.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on May 07, 2013, 10:14:58 AM
They both have a climbing mechanic, yes, but they're entirely different. Ninja Gaiden has wall bouncing, Shadow of the Ninja's wall climbing/hanging is utilized in a completely different way. Which Ninja Gaiden game featured sword powerups? I think the powerup system is vastly different between the games because in Ninja Gaiden (the installments I've played, anyway) you only get one main weapon, but a plethora of sub-weapons you can acquire. While in Shadow of the Ninja, there are two completely different main weapons, one which can be powered up many times (the sword), and less focus on subweapons, which aren't all that useful in Shadow of the Ninja. But I do see why someone might be reminded of Ninja Gaiden because of Shadow of the Ninja, but calling it a clone? I'd hardly even consider them to be similar. Two entirely different games with entirely different styles, particularly in the way that pitfalls are the number one hazard in NG, while pitfalls (and being knocked back by enemies in general) is hardly even an issue in most parts of SoTN, I'd say the main challenge in that game is fighting the enemies, and keeping your ninja powered up.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on May 07, 2013, 06:13:56 PM
Ninja Gaiden 3 has a sword power up that is very similar to the Shadow of the Ninja one. Also the game boy game Ninja Gaiden Shadow had a similar ceiling climbing feature. But still they are very different games that are both simply based on a Ninja theme. Sure they have similar animations and stuff but what kind of ninja game would it be if it didn't have a walking animation with that particular ninja way of running (with minimal movement of the upper body), or if the ninja couldn't even climb walls. Or throw shuriken and use ninjutsu.

People saying this and that is a rip off of that other game and so on, are just being ridiculous. Listening to them is a waste of time and energy.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on May 07, 2013, 06:28:14 PM
That's true, but Ninja Gaiden III was released a year after Shadow of the Ninja. And Ninja Gaiden Shadow for the Game Boy was originally developed as a Shadow of the Ninja sequel, but Tecmo bought the rights, and released it as a Ninja Gaiden game.

I'd say that Ninja Hattori Kun is perhaps the most un-ninja ninja game of all time. Not that I'm an expert or anything.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on May 08, 2013, 12:14:42 PM
If NG 3 was released after, that gives you the first two games quite a bit before,  so NG was pretty established by then.  I don't think Kage is a clone at all, but if it was they'd both be a clone of Shinobi in my view.  The game was the first massively popular ninja game from what I remember.  The Last Ninja series was popular as well but with a different crowd again and is a very different game.
There were tons of Ninja games, no-one seems to think these were a clone of Ninja Spirit though - I think it's just people pretending to know more than they do based on NG's popularity.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on May 08, 2013, 08:32:36 PM
You are absolutely right. If anything is a clone it is Ninja Gaiden that is a clone of Castlevania. Sharing the same special weapon system complete with floating power up containers (instead of candles).

That's true, but Ninja Gaiden III was released a year after Shadow of the Ninja. And Ninja Gaiden Shadow for the Game Boy was originally developed as a Shadow of the Ninja sequel, but Tecmo bought the rights, and released it as a Ninja Gaiden game.

I'd say that Ninja Hattori Kun is perhaps the most un-ninja ninja game of all time. Not that I'm an expert or anything.
Oh that explains a lot about Ninja Gaiden Shadow. No cut scenes between levels or anything.
Yeah Ninja Hattori-kun moves his upper body when running! lol But I think any Turtles game are the most un-ninja ninja games. :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on May 09, 2013, 02:09:37 AM
Yeah, Ninja Gaiden is similar to Castlevania in many ways. Also notable would be the similarities in their health/status bar displays.
I can't believe I forgot Shinobi, I agree that was probably the earliest ninja game to make it big, but Ninja Kun: Majou No Bouken is the earliest ninja game I can think of. I'm sure someone else can find an older one.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on May 11, 2013, 12:10:52 PM
My local udon restaurant is open until 10pm, I always thought they'd close much earlier.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: AnnieWills86 on May 31, 2013, 04:48:15 PM
A pretty cool thing that we can get gaming fonts http://www.fontsaddict.com/font/donkey-kong-world.html (http://www.fontsaddict.com/font/donkey-kong-world.html), i.e like fonts of our favorite games, mine is donkey kong...weird hey, but pretty cool for the creative people like me. I posted a link, hope it works for you all.
Annie


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on June 02, 2013, 10:06:52 AM
Nice first post Annie, thanks :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: AnnieWills86 on June 02, 2013, 03:25:20 PM
Thanks L_E_T, thought I would try and contribute something useful to the discussion.
:)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: tonev on June 16, 2013, 03:46:09 PM
wow a disk system logo font nice
http://www.fontsaddict.com/font/diskun.html


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Magicantian on June 16, 2013, 10:26:50 PM
Jackie Chan met Bruce Lee in a funny way: http://youtu.be/U8CtOqJy6xM


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on June 16, 2013, 10:50:12 PM
Jet Li was one of the younger extras too I believe.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on June 18, 2013, 02:01:00 AM
I learned today that some companies want their translations done within 24 hours, even when the character count is high, and the translation of every Excel cell has to adhere to a strict limitation of the number of characters (not words!), but they don't want to pay even only slightly above the normal rate. And the translation has to be perfect of course and if possible triple-checked, don't care if it's a rush job.

No thanks.  >:(

Meanwhile their executives get hundreds of thousands in bonuses for f*ing their secretaries. Blargh.
Sorry for the rant.  :bomb:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on June 18, 2013, 06:25:24 AM
I've heard something along the same lines from DarknessSavior (my other translator):

http://www.romhacking.net/community/884/

By the way, Manuel, do you have a LinkedIn account?


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on June 18, 2013, 08:12:44 AM
No, I'm not at LinkedIn.
I have a proz.com profile, that's a site for professional translators.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on June 18, 2013, 11:10:36 AM
Interesting choice of URL.  Over here that's slang for something else.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on June 18, 2013, 12:35:48 PM
Can you explain?
I'm interested.  :bub:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on July 06, 2013, 04:23:57 AM
Painting with matchbox cars with the kidlet is good fun!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on July 07, 2013, 01:30:36 AM
Painting with matchbox cars with the kidlet is good fun!

Coltin uses vehicles from Chuck and friends. He. Actually made a picture for my girlfriend Kyla and I a couple days ago that way. He loves it.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on July 07, 2013, 02:20:49 AM
Logan has a metric fucktonne of matchbox cars because everyone buys them for him even though sometimes he'd rather play with my dolls :P
I also learnt today that I shouldn't leave the kidlet unattended with popcorn! I now have popcorn all over the place now


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Cheetahmen on July 07, 2013, 09:24:20 AM
Well, more like something I learned on Monday but if you go to an arcade, expect Time Crisis. :P


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on July 07, 2013, 09:52:18 AM
Yes sir. At the arcade I go to, GameWorks, Time Crisis and other similar first-person shooters are pretty much the most popular machines there.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on July 08, 2013, 05:43:28 AM
Unless you've been beaten pretty badly and your ex is making direct threats and there is child custody involved the police won't do a fucking thing to help you keep them away.   


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on July 27, 2013, 10:06:11 AM
Never underestimate children!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on July 28, 2013, 03:49:43 PM
I learned that there was another game made by the Strider director, and it is seriously awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKZulh9qpew


This is everything that I look for in arcade games!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on July 31, 2013, 01:35:24 AM
I learned that a system card for the Famicom TV-Net will not fit into the Famicom Network System.  The card fits right into the slot, but there is a plastic tab inside the network system that keeps the card from going in all of the way.  Oh well.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on July 31, 2013, 03:48:05 PM
I learned that Ugly Joe read and was intrigued by the same 3DS cover I was today.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on July 31, 2013, 06:20:47 PM
I have birds nesting in my tree that  usually is where my frogs hang out. Also birds are nesting a few months earlier than they normally would which is slightly concerning


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famifan on August 03, 2013, 08:53:43 PM
not today, but some days ago i'd learned how to take off the bra. It was really simpler than i thought :-[ But i failed at the first attempt :'(

it is fun to recall this first try ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on August 03, 2013, 09:57:15 PM
Famifan, you're either very clever for smeone so young, or just very clever straight up.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on August 03, 2013, 10:16:24 PM
not today, but some days ago i'd learned how to take off the bra. It was really simpler than i thought :-[ But i failed at the first attempt :'(

it is fun to recall this first try ;D ;D ;D

Pfffft I learnt that skill when I was 10 :P I can take off a bra one handed without taking my top off :P



Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famifan on August 05, 2013, 06:48:43 AM
not today, but some days ago i'd learned how to take off the bra. It was really simpler than i thought :-[ But i failed at the first attempt :'(

it is fun to recall this first try ;D ;D ;D

Pfffft I learnt that skill when I was 10 :P I can take off a bra one handed without taking my top off :P


it doesn't count because you has the boobs tooare a girl ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on August 05, 2013, 08:36:46 AM
it doesn't count because you has the boobs tooare a girl ;D

Correction I am a Woman :P there is a difference


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famifan on August 05, 2013, 10:34:28 AM
hehe, your nickname ends with '16' that's why i thought you're 16
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d5/Pedobear.png)

So i learnt today security16 is a woman


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: wholesalewatch648 on August 05, 2013, 07:38:11 PM
i learned walmart sells bottled drinks for $0.33..but of course with tax + crv the total is $0.46


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on August 05, 2013, 10:27:37 PM
hehe, your nickname ends with '16' that's why i thought you're 16
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d5/Pedobear.png)

So i learnt today security16 is a woman

16 was my assigned call sign back when I did security hence the security part. MYSTERIES UNRAVELLED!
I learnt today many Doctor who fans are butthurt over the new Doctor because he's not shit hot like the last 3. Also one of my nerdy friends insists on ruining it for me by taking the magic out of it by telling me there will only be one more doctor -_- 


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Cheetahmen on August 05, 2013, 10:51:16 PM
Technically learned this on Sunday, but I learned that there's a sequel to Kid Klown (http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/562803-the-bombing-islands). :o

I picked it up at a car boot sale along with a PS1 and some other games. (Mostly got it for the PS1 itself and Anastasia, one of those terrible Dingo Pictures films) :P


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Nightstar699 on August 06, 2013, 03:43:31 AM
I learned that Jiku Mammoth, the boss of Area E in Choujin Sentai Jetman, has a ground wave attack (I believe it's his level 3 special attack) which hits low, and can not be blocked. I'd guess you have to time a nice jump over it, I'll go into Battle Mode to find out.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on August 06, 2013, 10:06:13 AM
David Tennants daughter was born exactly a year after my son :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famifan on August 06, 2013, 12:32:28 PM
not to use of EMS in russia (sort of expensive and express post)

as it accidentally takes 75 days for delivering ;D EE592126153CN


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on August 11, 2013, 09:17:39 AM
Spending time with my family makes me very very tired. They just don't get how Logan is -_-


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: nintendodork on October 08, 2013, 03:44:00 PM
Today in my French class, we watched a French interview with Bradley Cooper, and in the background, I noticed a movie poster that said "Very Bad Trip 2" and had a picture of Zach Galifianakis.  In France, the movie entitled "The Hangover" was called "Very Bad Trip" because there is no equivalent French word for "hangover."


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on October 09, 2013, 09:37:36 AM
How to spin wool on a spinning wheel :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on October 17, 2013, 10:46:58 AM
I'm learning about discrimination in the workplace for my business diploma and guess what I'VE EXPERIENCED JUST ABOUT EVERY FORM OF DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE IN THE CHAPTER!
Male dominated sectors suck arse but still I'm a sadist who feels the need to be the woman in a mans world apparently out of place. Once the business diploma is done I will be moving onto game development  :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on October 19, 2013, 09:36:19 AM
Are you sure?  Game development is a scary place!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on October 20, 2013, 03:19:01 AM
Can't be much scarier than most of my life :P I can only give it a shot


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: o.pwuaioc on October 30, 2013, 09:37:40 AM
I'm learning about discrimination in the workplace for my business diploma and guess what I'VE EXPERIENCED JUST ABOUT EVERY FORM OF DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE IN THE CHAPTER!
Male dominated sectors suck arse but still I'm a sadist who feels the need to be the woman in a mans world apparently out of place. Once the business diploma is done I will be moving onto game development  :D
Hey, good on you. Numbers actually show women game programmers make more money than their male counterparts on average, I believe, perhaps because it is such a male-dominated field that only the best women usually breakthrough. So, good luck! Anyone helping to smooth over this insane gender divide is more than welcome, imo.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on October 31, 2013, 10:00:52 AM
 ;D I could do with lots of money!!
I learned that when the doctor says not to give your 3 year old who is sick anything but small amounts of fluids and dry biscuits and you give him ice cream you will end up cleaning up a lot of vomit
 


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on October 31, 2013, 05:06:59 PM
How some countries have different shapes...

http://damnxd.org/view.php?fid=15350 (http://damnxd.org/view.php?fid=15350)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on December 05, 2013, 06:05:38 PM
First off I'll start by saying my gf is 5 months pregnant.

Today I learned we are having identical twins; two boys.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on December 05, 2013, 07:49:16 PM
 :link: Glad to be the first to say CONGLATULATION!  Now stop with all the boozing :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on December 05, 2013, 08:17:44 PM
Thanks. And indeed. I won't have the time or the money to booze it up after the boys arrive.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on December 06, 2013, 09:06:42 AM
Double trouble! Good luck with the kidlets and I hope it all goes well for you both  :-*


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on December 06, 2013, 11:27:31 AM
Thanks.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on December 06, 2013, 11:59:10 AM
Congratulation! :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on December 07, 2013, 03:25:49 PM
Congrats my friend!!!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on December 09, 2013, 12:18:12 PM
Thanks everyone!

Today I learned that a package I've been waiting for just got to Canada. :) should be here in a day or 2 max.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on December 09, 2013, 04:09:57 PM
Today I learned that Mini SD cards are oddly hard to come by.  Micro SD? Not a problem.  Regualr SD? Not a problem.  Mini SD? Hardly anyone sells them...


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on December 22, 2013, 09:59:40 AM
My dog killed neighbour's cat and soil the facade of my house with blood... i'm thinking what should i do with him? Should i take it to asylum or to vet to put him asleep!
He absolutely deserved some punishment 
>:(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on January 27, 2014, 12:58:11 PM
MobyGames (http://www.mobygames.com/) is no longer owned by GameFly and their positively awful site redesign has been rolled back!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on January 27, 2014, 01:19:33 PM
Damn, smeghead, I realize that your post is old, but I definitely wouldn't have wanted to be in that situation.  I guess the common answer is to put down dogs like that, but at the same time, I personally don't feel it is right to decide to kill other animals like that.  Ugh.

What did I learn today?  Well I learned that one of my sources for games didn't have anything, after making a trip out there tonight and coming back empty handed  :(   >:(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: nintendodork on February 03, 2014, 07:33:40 AM
I still maintain a daily post count of 3+ even though I post here no more than twice a month.  :-[


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on February 03, 2014, 11:19:04 AM
Haha, that says it all :)  Mine's around 2.

Today I learned that there was an official handbill for Gimmick! AND Trip World!  Pics to come soon!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on February 07, 2014, 05:29:14 PM
Today I learned that this morning would be my last time to the fitness room until I return home from vacation. :( 


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on February 27, 2014, 03:01:20 AM
Today I learned the package I've been waiting for from you (fcgamer) will probably be here tomorrow. I'm pretty excited about it.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on March 03, 2014, 07:45:53 PM
About the possible war in Ukraine  :(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on March 03, 2014, 07:47:28 PM
I really can't believe what's happening in the Ukraine, what the hell is Putin thinking??!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on March 04, 2014, 01:55:56 PM
Windows Explorer has been sorting files incorrectly since Windows XP!

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-numerical-file-name-sorting-and-enable-classic-literal-sorting-in-windows-xp-vista-and-7-explorer/ (http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-numerical-file-name-sorting-and-enable-classic-literal-sorting-in-windows-xp-vista-and-7-explorer/)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on March 04, 2014, 11:27:52 PM
I actually find that 'the wrong way' way makes more sense..


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on March 05, 2014, 09:16:06 AM
But things get freakin' goofy when you have leading zeros:

(http://i.imgur.com/mIoUlBy.png)

"0e" comes before "02", but "2" comes before "e"?  It's not consistent.  (I know why it's doing this, but it's mixing 'literal' and 'intuitive' sorting with unhelpful results).

And if you want a list of all the files that begin with a zero? Good luck with that, since it'll scatter them all over the place:

(http://i.imgur.com/fgGXCEV.png)

And, as was my case yesterday, when you have a bunch of files with names that are MD5 hashes, the results look pretty much random (although they're not).

The most annoying part is that you can't turn this off without using the group policies manager or a registry hack.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on March 27, 2014, 08:13:48 PM
I learned, just now, that one of my favourite 8-bit musicians, that popped up on my Youtube feed, is none other than Jedi Questmaster!  I should have recognised the avatar but I honestly thought that was hair :S

I can't tell you how many times I've listened to this - needs a Smash Bros Brawl style extended version!
http://youtu.be/W6gKXMUtCEs

Thanks for all your uploads...


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Russam5354 on March 27, 2014, 08:16:05 PM
I learned that the S&W 500 (firearm) is awesome.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on March 31, 2014, 05:04:06 AM
I learned that my twin boys are going to be born any day now, maybeee even tonight.  I am just at the hospital right now.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on March 31, 2014, 11:38:17 AM
Hope everything goes well- keep us posted, hope you can share pics that's great news  :mario:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on April 01, 2014, 10:48:41 AM
Tavin (Baby A) 6lbs3oz born 5:25am April 1
Blayne (Baby B) 6lbs12oz born 5:30am April 1

I'll upload a picture of the little guys later.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on April 01, 2014, 11:08:22 AM
Congratulations!!   Great news hope Mom is doing ok too :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on April 01, 2014, 12:14:42 PM
Congrats on the twins!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on April 01, 2014, 12:20:52 PM
April fools!

Post Merge: April 01, 2014, 12:21:18 PM
Haha jk I did have twins. :) pics coming soon!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on April 01, 2014, 12:24:02 PM
Haha, I was half-expecting you to post some joke picture :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on April 01, 2014, 02:24:36 PM
Haha I was like "no way did you plan this just to fool us on April 1st?".

Anyway congratulations! :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: nurd on April 01, 2014, 04:50:55 PM
i came back on here to be done with collecting games only to start buying even more  :'(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: DDCecil on April 01, 2014, 06:11:56 PM
That our names are AWAAAAA!!!  ;D

But hey... I like a Week of Garfield  >:(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Russam5354 on April 01, 2014, 07:31:47 PM
I learned that the Commies have a Unicode character. ☭


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on April 01, 2014, 07:34:13 PM
Unicode isn't ASCII ;)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on April 02, 2014, 07:51:52 PM
But hey... I like a Week of Garfield  >:(
I'm sorry but I'm not really into guys.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: DDCecil on April 02, 2014, 09:25:59 PM
But hey... I like a Week of Garfield  >:(
I'm sorry but I'm not really into guys.

I've been called "ma'am" in a drive thru/on the phone a few times. :crazy:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on April 03, 2014, 06:59:16 AM
I see, maybe it could work out then. lol

Ah my name is back to normal.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on April 03, 2014, 07:03:06 AM
April fools!

Post Merge: April 01, 2014, 12:21:18 PM
Haha jk I did have twins. :) pics coming soon!

Congrats bro!!!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on April 04, 2014, 03:12:09 AM
These are 2 of my little guys (I also have a 3 year old)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img534/4641/o7rn.jpg)

the one in my right arm (left in picture) is not doing as good as he could be. I love all 3 of my boys a lot.

Post Merge: April 05, 2014, 05:04:08 PM
I learned that after a week, we are finally getting discharged from the hospital


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on April 06, 2014, 06:56:48 PM
Congratulations again Max!  Hope little Mario and Luigi are both doing well now :bub:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on April 07, 2014, 12:57:15 AM
Congratulations again Max!  Hope little Mario and Luigi are both doing well now :bub:

Yes, congrats a lot!

I've been thinking a lot about your little ones too, and really hope that the one on the right starts to do better as well.  Nothing more precious than a child, and nothing worse than a sick child.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on April 07, 2014, 01:57:27 AM
Thanks guys. Yeah he (blayne) is doing a lot better. He's still not perfect (hes perfect in my eyes) but getting there.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on April 07, 2014, 03:21:20 AM
Thanks guys. Yeah he (blayne) is doing a lot better. He's still not perfect (hes perfect in my eyes) but getting there.

That's certainly good news to hear, hopefully he will recover the rest of the way soon.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on April 07, 2014, 10:46:12 AM
Best wishes for babies, You're one lucky man, MaxX!!  :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on April 19, 2014, 06:48:38 AM
Oh my wordy word all three of you are adorable! Belated congratulations on the busted bellyninjas!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on April 19, 2014, 11:14:09 AM
All 3 eh? Haha can'tatell if you're referring to nerdy me or my 1st son Coltin, haha.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on April 21, 2014, 11:45:41 AM
The three pictured in the photo :P

I have learnt I have good dexterity in my hands but no strength in them.



Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on April 21, 2014, 12:50:55 PM
Oh, well thanky. :3

I have learned that sleep is a privilege,  not a right!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on April 22, 2014, 07:48:26 AM
Oh, well thanky. :3

I have learned that sleep is a privilege,  not a right!

Sleep is a distant memory :P

Post Merge: April 23, 2014, 06:07:53 AM
Today I learnt about Pegging and that one of my special man friends wants me to do it to him.   :gamer:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on April 28, 2014, 10:24:41 AM
Read and learned about guy who caught and ACCIDENTALLY ate rare shark  ;D how accidentally you can eat shark!?? lol


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on April 28, 2014, 11:43:28 AM
It is popular in Asian culture, unfortunately.  Hopefully it can be outlawed.  Japan have recently been banned for hunting whales as well.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on April 29, 2014, 07:54:36 PM
Today i learned that Fc Bayern is so lame and that microwave popcorns are dangerous for fertility !


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on April 30, 2014, 04:17:16 AM
Today i learned that Fc Bayern is so lame

 :'(
Actually it seems I don't care as much as I thought I would.
I was a huge supporter of Bayern as a child, but nowadays...
It's great when they win, but when I woke up today to read about that defeat my first reaction was "meh, what do I care." :P


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on April 30, 2014, 10:00:15 AM
I thought of going to put some money on Bayern... so glad i've changed my mind and didn't!

...
learned that on some Canadian island there are Whale leftovers which could explode! Max are You ok?   ;)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on May 01, 2014, 10:54:20 AM
Read and learned about guy who caught and ACCIDENTALLY ate rare shark  ;D how accidentally you can eat shark!?? lol
He probably didn't understand that it was a rare one. Not all sharks are threatened, but many are.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on May 01, 2014, 12:34:05 PM
Wow, he should be more careful next time, rare animals should be protected, not hunted!!  >:(

Today i've learned that people can poo silver excrement and that's a sign of bad gut health!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on May 01, 2014, 04:38:10 PM
Wow, he should be more careful next time, rare animals should be protected, not hunted!!  >:(
Yes I agree.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Russam5354 on May 01, 2014, 06:57:23 PM
So if your shit is silver, it's bad?


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on May 02, 2014, 01:25:23 AM
I learnt last night that my son is allergic to nitrous oxide :o that  was not a nice thing to see  :'(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on May 02, 2014, 02:18:01 AM
Yikes :o

Is your son okay?


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on May 04, 2014, 05:00:54 AM
Yeah after about 5 minutes he was back to his silly inquisitive self but it meant staying overnight in the hospital. 


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on May 06, 2014, 10:15:49 AM
Eating fish decreases the risk of depression for 25%


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on May 08, 2014, 08:21:09 AM
I learned next week I get to be a dominatrix for a guy who is absolutely huge in several ways and I'm kinda tiny so this should be really very interesting :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on May 08, 2014, 11:22:31 AM
That people should take a shower at least three times a week... what a baloney, i take shower two times a week and nobody complained about my smell and my hygiene is perfect!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on May 08, 2014, 12:36:49 PM
That people should take a shower at least three times a week... what a baloney, i take shower two times a week and nobody complained about my smell and my hygiene is perfect!

I take a shower every day, and sometimes twice a day...


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on May 08, 2014, 12:40:27 PM
It probably depends on where you live - but I can tell you if I don't shower once a day I feel grubby.  FCGamer lives in Taiwan, you can't shower twice a week there and small fine, no way..


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on May 08, 2014, 02:24:07 PM
It probably depends on where you live - but I can tell you if I don't shower once a day I feel grubby.  FCGamer lives in Taiwan, you can't shower twice a week there and small fine, no way..

Yes, I think the climate probably does play a role in this.  I think being Caucasian is problem for me.  My facial hair grows fast, so if I don't shower once a day, it also means that I don't shave for that day.  I instantly have stubble, and look like a hairy bum.  Only one weekend day I have to myself, and can get away with this, unfortunately.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on May 08, 2014, 03:57:12 PM
I shower every day as well. If I dont, I stink pretty bad.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Raingerred on May 09, 2014, 05:25:04 AM
I learned today hoe to be disciplined in real life.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on May 09, 2014, 09:20:57 AM
I have to shower every day too. It's not only that I smell a lot after a whole day it's also that my body and hair is totally smeared in with my own body grease after a full day.

When I was in Taiwan and Japan in summer I was constantly covered in sweat and all my clothes was always wet so I had often to shower twice a day and sometimes I changed shirts three times in a single day.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on May 09, 2014, 01:14:10 PM
So in Asia there is like air is different i mean it's different climate or maybe there are so much people that it become stuffy to live?  :mario:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on May 10, 2014, 09:00:12 AM
Well in Japan the humidity is very high which makes it feel hotter. It was the worst in Kyoto and Tokyo, since in big cities like Tokyo there are many tall buildings blocking the wind and all buildings are using air conditioners all the time which cools the air inside and blows hot air outside making the air outside even hotter. I had to walk a lot in cities and in the sun so it was unavoidable.

Also being Scandinavian my body is resistance to coldness but I'm probably sweating more than the Japanese when it's hot. I wasn't sweating as badly as some other Scandinavians though and overall I thought it was bearable as long as you have something to drink (wending machines with cold drinks are everywhere).


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on May 10, 2014, 09:07:07 AM
I would love to live somewhere in Scandinavia! heard there is good standard and people get large salaries, i don't care if its cold there, i imagine those countries have beautiful nature and lot of healthy food!!

and the girls are pretty   :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on May 10, 2014, 04:05:08 PM
I would love to live somewhere in Scandinavia! heard there is good standard and people get large salaries, i don't care if its cold there, i imagine those countries have beautiful nature and lot of healthy food!!

and the girls are pretty   :)

Yeah, I used to have some Danish lady friends, and they were all quite amazing.  But the women from your part of the world are also quite nice, Smeg.  ;)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on May 10, 2014, 05:24:55 PM
Croatian girls , i must agree  :P

top 10 our most attractive women!  :)

http://www.mojnet.com/video-top-10-najljepsih-hrvatica/c2a36843f438bb1fdbde (http://www.mojnet.com/video-top-10-najljepsih-hrvatica/c2a36843f438bb1fdbde)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on May 10, 2014, 07:09:25 PM
I would love to live somewhere in Scandinavia! heard there is good standard and people get large salaries, i don't care if its cold there, i imagine those countries have beautiful nature and lot of healthy food!!

and the girls are pretty   :)
Large salaries compared to some other countries but it's also much more expensive to live here compared to those countries. The economy is pretty stable though (for now at least). Even if it's cold outside at winter we have modern houses with central heating so it's constantly around 20C in most houses in winter. In fact Japanese and Englishmen coming to Sweden are often amazed that it's actually warmer indoors in Sweden than indoors in their home countries during the winter. My foreign friends mostly all agree that the biggest problem isn't the cold but the fact that it gets dark early in the winter. Also you might perceive Scandinavians as being cold and very bad at small talk. There certainly are some recent "cultural hiccups" (sorry I don't know what to call it) that annoys even me although I'm genuinely Swedish.

I don't know about healthy food. It's probably not worse than let's say Germany but it's not like East Asia or South Europe either. Traditionally we eat very simple food including meat, fish, shellfish, potatoes, root vegetables, lingonberry jam, dairy products and dark bread (both hard and soft types). Nowdays young people often eat pizza and kebab mainly served at food joints run by Middle Eastern foreigners (which we like other West European countries have a lot of recently).

I guess the girls holds an OK standard of cuteness, but they are not as lady like as they used to be and as girls from many other countries tend to be.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on May 20, 2014, 05:17:44 PM
There is a Rambo Apple. (https://www.google.com/search?q=rambo+apple&client=firefox-a&hs=Oy&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=2Zt7U7OCMdewoQS8yYDwAg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAA&biw=1280&bih=678&dpr=1)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on May 29, 2014, 02:41:51 AM
Hanjuku Hero has a sound test (http://i.imgur.com/SIYOKOt.png)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: manuel on May 29, 2014, 05:04:16 AM
Windows 8 isn't so bad if you learn how to avoid using Metro and all its apps.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on May 29, 2014, 06:24:10 AM
Getting an IUD is like a pap smear with teeth. It's also much like getting harpooned in your ladyparts! Thankfully now i'm good for 10 years!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on May 29, 2014, 08:28:28 AM
I learned that Peacocks can fly.  I guess it makes sense, but I've only seen them strut around.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on May 29, 2014, 10:23:48 AM
That blowing candles on birthday cake can be realy bad for health (because of bacteries that coming from our mouth) ! 


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on May 29, 2014, 11:22:10 AM
There is a Rambo Apple. (https://www.google.com/search?q=rambo+apple&client=firefox-a&hs=Oy&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=2Zt7U7OCMdewoQS8yYDwAg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAA&biw=1280&bih=678&dpr=1)

Oh, I know about the Summer Rambo.  I grew up in the country, apple orchards all around, so I've had a chance to eat these as well as many other kinds of apples.  As a result though, I hate eating apples that are not grown in Pennsylvania, which produces some of the best apples in the country.  Fuji apples of Japan, Washington apples, bleh 


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on May 29, 2014, 10:54:13 PM
That blowing candles on birthday cake can be realy bad for health (because of bacteries that coming from our mouth) ! 
I doubt that, unless you have a sickness that infects via air. Bacteries must be coming from your mouth all the time when you talk. If blowing candles would be unhealthy than other things like eating from the same plate would be super bad.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on May 31, 2014, 08:54:10 AM
That the pillow we sleep on is full of mites, dead skin cells, fungis, feccal matters and microbes, so it should be cleaned or changed sleeve every few days!!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on May 31, 2014, 11:16:24 AM
I learned that Smeghead is probably going to develop OCD hand washing behaviours soon


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on May 31, 2014, 02:19:15 PM
I learned that Smeghead is probably going to develop OCD hand washing behaviours soon

Hahaha, that is no joking matter.  My brother has those problems.

For me, I don't worry about it, I am more like my dad.  Growing up in the country, we do all sorts of dirty stuff, eating food from the floor, not washing our hands properly, etc.  So if I haven't died from it by now, no use getting so worried about it these days.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on May 31, 2014, 03:07:31 PM
I totally stand by the 5 second rule lol


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on May 31, 2014, 05:21:08 PM
I also learned that cramps are caused by lack of salt ... but i thought it was from lack of proteins ? ?         :feeling stupid:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on May 31, 2014, 07:22:56 PM
You can get gas cramps as well. At least I do.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famifan on June 02, 2014, 02:19:39 PM
I don't know how long i will stay here :'(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: NintendoKing on June 02, 2014, 02:22:19 PM
The answer is obvious, for however long you wish to.  ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on June 02, 2014, 03:54:40 PM
Is 'here' FamicomWorld or somewhere in Russia?  Hope you're ok in either case.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famifan on June 03, 2014, 12:33:56 PM
The answer is obvious, for however long you wish to.  ;D
well, there is a non-zero chance to introduce russia styled http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwangmyong_%28network%29 in the near future. At least newly approved directives and laws drive the situation towards it. :-X


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on June 03, 2014, 04:41:22 PM
Yikes, I hope that doesn't happen.  Putin isn't the hero everyone makes him out to be either - he has a very clear agenda and it isn't all good for Russia.  Not to introduce politics and discussions around that, but I hope it works out.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on June 03, 2014, 09:05:24 PM
Ouch! I too really hope that doesn't happen!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on June 04, 2014, 09:42:15 PM
I don't like that idea either!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on June 09, 2014, 03:28:50 PM
(http://bufferblog.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/brain.png)

but i don't know what is the meaning of change of colors (i think something good)  :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on June 09, 2014, 03:54:24 PM
Colours changing means firing synapses.  More going on and more is thought about when your'e outside.  Humans aren't designed to sit indoors all the time, but I like it too much so there.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on June 13, 2014, 11:04:29 AM
I don't want to start new topic just 'cuz one dumb question...
So, how to change background color of the desktop in Windows 7 (i don't want to be black)  :-[

Post Merge: June 13, 2014, 04:57:58 PM
I've found out... nvm.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on June 17, 2014, 04:06:57 AM
Not completely unexpected but my son is mildly autistic


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on June 17, 2014, 02:54:26 PM
Not completely unexpected but my son is mildly autistic

My brother is autistic as well, just found out a few years back.  There are definitely some roadblocks for him (such as social activities - so no girlfriend, not really capable of getting a job), but on the other hand, he does have two or three university degrees, and stuff like that. 


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on June 18, 2014, 01:50:43 AM
My son is reasonably social but inappropriate with it. Picked it up early and managed properly he won't be too much different socially from the other kids and academically he will be way ahead  ;D Sadly the most difficult thing to deal with is his father who is in complete denial or thinks i'm a complete idiot ???
I'm about to go get into some learning about recruitment and induction policies and procedures


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: senseiman on June 20, 2014, 11:43:52 PM
Just found out I am (or more accurately my wife is) going to have a baby boy  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smileyman8b on June 21, 2014, 12:21:57 AM
Congrats!!! :pow: :pow: :pow: :star: :pow: :pow:  :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on June 21, 2014, 01:07:59 AM
Hey, congrats! :star:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: senseiman on June 21, 2014, 02:39:47 AM
Thanks Smileyman8b and Ugly Joe!  This is our first so I`m super excited  ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on June 21, 2014, 04:50:27 AM
Haha you're all having kiddies! I'm kinda thinking I want another one but NO!!!!!

(https://i.imgur.com/MHuW96t.gif)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: nabbeth on June 21, 2014, 06:29:45 AM
Congratulations, Senseiman. That's great!  :D

Back on topic:
I've learned that there's crappy "Legend of Kay" port for NDS. That's bad, because i loved that game on PS2.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on June 22, 2014, 09:43:22 PM
Yeah congratulations Senseiman! :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on June 24, 2014, 10:00:16 AM
I found out - electronic joint (e-joint) , they say... it's completely harmless, does not contain potentially harmful substances such as nicotine, tobacco or THC. The smoke is obtained through the vaporization of
glycerin, propylene glycol and one of six "biological" flavor, reminiscent of the fruit.
this could be interesting  ;D

(http://static.evertiq.com/news_images/Image_Library/Fun-General/2014/e-njoint_e-joint.jpg)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on June 24, 2014, 04:02:41 PM
Do you smoke, Smeghead?  I mean cigarettes, pot, anything?  What my Croatian buddy told me is that it is really common to smoke over there, but I have never visited first hand to know.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on June 24, 2014, 05:23:52 PM
I don't smoke anymore, but i smoked cigarettes from when i was 14 y. old and quit smoking at my 24, i stopped because i felt it's doing bad for my health...
about pot... i used it too much and i wish i never even tried and liked it, had to be in hospital for few weeks on detoxification but that was before like 7 years...
now i'm clean and i guess i don't have any consequences! but also here marijuana is still illegal and i don't think about using it again at all.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on June 25, 2014, 01:19:13 PM
here marijuana is still illegal
"still" heh.

Even if it's free from all harmfull substances, just the act of smoking still produces some harmfull substances so it can't be completely harmless or so I heard. Also it apparently contains cannabis oil. I don't know if that's harmfull or not but it makes it illegal here in Sweden.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on June 29, 2014, 02:11:31 AM
I should not drink alone EVER!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on July 02, 2014, 05:14:29 PM
Alcohol consumption was responsible for 3.3 million deaths worldwide in 2012., according to a report by the World Health Organization.  :mario:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on July 06, 2014, 08:24:12 AM
I am fine if I have company when I drink and I also don't get totally wasted and a lot of people choose to not control themselves with alcohol or societal pressures make them feel they need to drink to be socially accepted. I also learned couldn't stay awake during the hobbit movies nor keep my hands to myself whilst watching them with my boyfriend :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on July 06, 2014, 10:42:34 AM
I know how to waste a day!  Spent the afternoon drinking beer, then took a nice long nap.  Woke up for dinner, and now I am set for a healthy week to begin (gonna go for a 10k run in a few hours, as soon as my dinner has digested).

Never did get to write about some of my gaming stuff, maybe I can still squeeze that in tonight somehow.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on July 06, 2014, 06:38:22 PM
I learned that you shouldn't take a bunch of straight shots of absinthe after already having had around 6 beers. I already knew it wasn't the best idea, but now I can say so having first hand experience.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on July 06, 2014, 07:15:01 PM
i remember absinthe, wow that was when i was 17y.o. on an excursion in Prague, i drunk some of that green alc. drink (it was green?) and it was very unpleasant experience, but i was also drinking beer and other strong alc. drinks... all i can say i felt sick for a few days after that !


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on July 07, 2014, 11:46:18 AM
So much for dry july on this board  ;) I'm starting to think we're all becoming alcoholics

I learned today that my cat is an asshole for not coming home still.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on July 07, 2014, 01:14:37 PM
I learned that you shouldn't take a bunch of straight shots of absinthe after already having had around 6 beers. I already knew it wasn't the best idea, but now I can say so having first hand experience.

I wanna try absinthe, but I am still doing the research to try to find which are the authentic brands, and then see which of those I can get here in Taiwan. 


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on July 07, 2014, 02:08:28 PM
Does anybody really like absinthe?  There's a reason some drinks fall out of fashion and/or are made illegal.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on July 07, 2014, 02:25:59 PM
It's one of those drinks that has merit on its strength alone - it's not a mature drink let's be honest :D

I've had some before and was fine, but it knocked me back a but for sure.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on July 07, 2014, 03:48:59 PM
The only absinthe you can buy where I live is 55% alc with 10mg wormwood per 1litre of absinthe. I like it.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on July 07, 2014, 04:46:33 PM
Today I learned that my one student's mother wants to cheat on her husband with an Aussie she met over the internet.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on July 08, 2014, 07:21:36 AM
Ewww - sounds like an uncomfortable convo.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on July 08, 2014, 08:15:39 AM
Ewww - sounds like an uncomfortable convo.

Believe me, it was.  The only thing that made it somewhat more bearable was that the woman (she is from Indonesia)'s English was not so good, so she couldn't tell me as many details as she had wanted.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on July 08, 2014, 07:57:55 PM
something i learned tonight...

Deutschland, Deutschland Łber alles...
 ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on July 09, 2014, 01:39:08 AM
Most aussie guys are dicks -_- They really really are but there are a few good ones in there  ;D The whole leaving the husband for some guy in another country is risky at best.  Just leaving a husband is a pain in the arse enough. CRAZY I SAY!
Back to the learning I learnt that one of my former fuck buddies is a ridiculously arrogant pig under the whol i'm really a good guy act  >:(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on July 09, 2014, 06:08:58 PM
Most aussie guys are dicks -_- They really really are but there are a few good ones in there  ;D The whole leaving the husband for some guy in another country is risky at best.  Just leaving a husband is a pain in the arse enough. CRAZY I SAY!
Back to the learning I learnt that one of my former fuck buddies is a ridiculously arrogant pig under the whol i'm really a good guy act  >:(

I just love the Aussie accent.  ;)  It sounds so ridiculous, but awesome at the same time.  My favorite English accents are Aussie and South African, and I hate the American and UK accents.  Sorry L__E__T and everyone else ;)

Most guys are pigs, hate to say it.  We are all good actors, and cowards as well...but at the end of the day, our true colors will show, in an imperative situation. 


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on July 09, 2014, 06:15:12 PM
It's ok haha, I actually really cannot stand the SA accent or an Aussie accent.  Ironically, Zim and Kiwi accents don't bother me.

Thing is, there is no such thing as a UK accent, that's lumping a scottish, Northern Irish, Geordie, Brummy, Liverpudlian, Manc, Yorkshire, West Country, Cockney, Essex and many others all into one name - they are very, very different, not like a Canadian and New Jersey different more like a French and Italian different.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Bob-Bob on July 15, 2014, 04:17:58 AM
Same thing with American. In America we have Dixie, Floridian, Miami, Appalachian (aka "Hillybilly"), Texan, Cajun, Yat, Mid-Atlantic, Urban, "Noo Yawk", "Da Bronx", Prep, Puerto Rican, Jewish, Down East, Vermon', "Bahston", Philly, "Bawlmore", Midwestern, Chicago, Minnesota, Cowboy, Californian, Valley Girl, Surfer Dude, Latino, Hawaiian, Military and a whole bunch of other minor ones in between.  :P

You can't possibly hate all of these accents, can you fcgamer?


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on July 22, 2014, 03:25:25 PM
I learned that is easier to run when it's raining  :-[  (today is one of those rare rainy Summer days)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: tappybot on July 22, 2014, 10:01:30 PM
I learned that when you're dealing with those locking screws, never screw the actual screw in too tightly, or the head will be below the locking mechanism, and then when you think you've locked them, you finish the whole shelf, then realize after you're nailed it all together that the boards aren't locked together.

Leave them a little raised so the locking device can grab it.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on July 23, 2014, 07:38:50 PM
Square Enix apparently owns the rights to the Daikatana franchise.  They must have picked it up when they bought Eidos, who I didn't realize had published the game.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on July 27, 2014, 02:36:39 AM
Picked up hard cover editions of the first three Hitchhiker's Guide books at a yard sale ($1 a piece!).  I thought they might have been first editions, but they are apparently "book club" editions, which isn't something I knew anything about until I looked it up a few minutes ago ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on July 27, 2014, 08:56:07 AM
Square Enix apparently owns the rights to the Daikatana franchise.  They must have picked it up when they bought Eidos, who I didn't realize had published the game.

They don't own the rights to the cool GBC version though :(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on July 29, 2014, 01:14:50 PM
In Japan one girl killed her girl friend and cut her head  :( :-X :'( >:( :(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on July 29, 2014, 01:31:48 PM
^^^  yeah I saw that as well on the news.  Still Japan is one of the safest countries in the world.

A few months back some crazy Taiwanese dude killed some folks on the subway here in Taiwan.  The reason these things make the big news is that it is so shocking to hear about violent crimes in these countries.  Had this happened in America, for example, I don't think it would even be big news.  Well, the head cutting part, maybe, but the murder--not really.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on July 31, 2014, 11:04:18 AM
TIL Super Famicom Jr. controllers are different from Super Famicom and Super Nintendo controllers.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on August 02, 2014, 10:40:00 AM
That I'm not made for dating and that I should just stick to having fuck buddies


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on August 02, 2014, 01:45:37 PM
Heard about explosion somewhere in Taiwan, seen some photos too, it looks very disturbing.. fcgamer hang in there ! !  :mario:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on August 02, 2014, 04:22:25 PM
That I'm not made for dating and that I should just stick to having fuck buddies


Sometimes I just....errr I just don't know about dating.  I enjoy being social, when I want to, but I hate when I am dating someone and we are on different wave lengths, and then she wants to be with me all the time...just drives me crazy!!!  And those times just make be to begin to wonder, is it that all the good folks are taken, I just haven't met the right person, or am I not cut out for this stuff?



Post Merge: August 02, 2014, 04:25:48 PM
Heard about explosion somewhere in Taiwan, seen some photos too, it looks very disturbing.. fcgamer hang in there ! !  :mario:

Thanks for the thoughts!  Luckily, I live in the central part of the island, and with the even happening over 4 hours away, it really has caused me little trouble.  It has been a rough year here in Taiwan though:  There was the crazy knife killer on the subway, then a plane recently crashed because of a typhoon, and now the gas explosion in Kaohsiung (large port city in the south).  I think the USA goes overboard with safety restrictions and the like, but lately I feel as though some of these incidents are occuring because Taiwan's safety rules are almost too lax at times.  I honestly hope nothing else tragic here happens this year.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on September 07, 2014, 07:01:47 PM
TIL that if you hold down the Z button on all 4 GCN controllers, you get an alternate (alternate) boot up sound - try it!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on September 26, 2014, 12:17:47 AM
TIL that if you hold down the Z button on all 4 GCN controllers, you get an alternate (alternate) boot up sound - try it!
That's old news! 8)

Speaking of old news, I just realized Super Monkey Ball's initials are SMB. Coincidence? ??? [/jesseventura]


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on September 26, 2014, 06:49:15 AM
TIL that if you hold down the Z button on all 4 GCN controllers, you get an alternate (alternate) boot up sound - try it!

That's old news! 8)


No Jedi, I'm talking about a third, alternate alternate boot up sound!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on September 26, 2014, 08:11:25 AM
I know. I heard about this five years ago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctYQ08gxkqA).

Unless you're talking the emulator version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xriM56eRRZg ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on September 26, 2014, 09:23:06 AM
Fair enough, I always knew about the second one, but the third was new to me :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on October 07, 2014, 05:09:37 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27dato_crash-au-jolly-rally-valle-d-aosta-2014_auto?start=9 (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27dato_crash-au-jolly-rally-valle-d-aosta-2014_auto?start=9)

That nobody was injured here.  :o


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on October 08, 2014, 01:09:47 PM
Gah I couldn't get past the advert - "your video will play in22 seconds"?!  Aint nobody got time for that.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on October 08, 2014, 02:47:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIFZs0zeGL0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIFZs0zeGL0)



Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on October 09, 2014, 07:26:44 AM
Spring makes me itchy


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on October 09, 2014, 10:55:02 AM
Hahah i wish Spring is where i live, here is Autumn and it's unusual warm weather for that part of year, i don't like it!  :-[


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on November 21, 2014, 12:57:30 PM
http://imgur.com/a/iWDcd (http://imgur.com/a/iWDcd)

this is unusual.  :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on November 21, 2014, 01:19:03 PM
http://imgur.com/a/iWDcd (http://imgur.com/a/iWDcd)

this is unusual.  :D

Hahaha, thanks for the laugh :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: charliesnike on November 25, 2014, 05:17:05 AM
I learned that the S&W 500 (firearm) is awesome.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on November 25, 2014, 10:25:54 AM
Hmmm, not convinced that any guns are awesome TBH.

TIL I learned that the Japanese Sonic 1 is improved on from the EU & US versions.  Only small differences, that I had noticed before, but had no idea they didn't make it to the EU & US.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on November 25, 2014, 11:37:36 AM
I learned that my colleague hated teaching science class and was going to complain to the manager.  I hope that I don't end up getting stuck teaching it, instead of some class I like.  Getting a new schedule is always a bitch, where I work, nothing good ever comes of it  >:(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on December 01, 2014, 08:06:48 PM
i didn't learned...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkaIoH6Um60 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkaIoH6Um60)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on December 01, 2014, 09:12:05 PM
Haha 3 seconds ebifry.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: JessicaWolf on December 01, 2014, 11:08:55 PM
Today I learned I am probably going to fail 2 out of 3 of my college courses this semester because I am not at all good with trig/math in general and my database teacher is a massive twat, plus I can't program to save my life.

-sighs and goes back into depression-


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: zmaster18 on December 03, 2014, 08:47:57 AM
I've majorly messed up my college, so you aren't the only one. School is not a race, you can only finish it when you're ready. Don't worry  ;)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on December 03, 2014, 01:38:15 PM
I've majorly messed up my college, so you aren't the only one. School is not a race, you can only finish it when you're ready. Don't worry  ;)

I took 6 years to finish university and get a Bachelor's Degree.  I started out with a major in Computer Science, and I sucked in that field, and finally switched to MIS after wasting a year and a half in CS.  Then I was going to get an MIS degree, but during a study abroad to Germany (to fulfill the courses for my German minor), I had an epiphany, that I hated MIS too, and really wanted to study languages.  So I returned home, switched to English (I would have switched to German but they didn't offer it as a major subject) and spent the next few years kicking ass, finishing up an English degree.  I then graduated after six years, with a major in English, and minors in German, Business, and Computer Science, due to the classes I had taken ;)

The best part for me was that at the end of my studies (when I studied English) my outlook had changed so much from going in (from high school), and I was a much better student later.  I would write papers and my professors would always tell me that my papers were grad student quality, and my classmates' papers were often just in a totally different league, well a worse league.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on December 04, 2014, 02:25:45 AM
Operating a right-side driving vehicle isn't so hard. 8)

I still can't back up worth shit, though. :(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: number47 on December 14, 2014, 04:56:30 PM
How to make FOG Project Multicast mode imaging happen in Debian Linux.
Yeah.. it took some 4-5 days, but now I know.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on December 16, 2014, 10:33:08 AM
I learned that soon we'll be able to buy alcohol powder (palcohol) in stores!  ;D

http://uk.eonline.com/news/534387/everything-you-need-to-know-about-powdered-alcohol-the-newest-and-possibly-the-worst-way-to-get-drunk (http://uk.eonline.com/news/534387/everything-you-need-to-know-about-powdered-alcohol-the-newest-and-possibly-the-worst-way-to-get-drunk)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: number47 on December 16, 2014, 02:09:48 PM
No supprise. For centuries you have had a possibility to consume liquid bread - if you know what I mean  ;)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: smeghead on January 17, 2015, 11:13:26 AM
I learned this.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10006986_289348857897573_8843370347249394565_n.jpg?oh=8a32efa70d1e6b744447939da46a1adc&oe=55360E4A&__gda__=1432351171_5099603ce351f0d9a9765ec515a0f345)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Mo-hd on January 17, 2015, 12:09:58 PM
I learned this.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10006986_289348857897573_8843370347249394565_n.jpg?oh=8a32efa70d1e6b744447939da46a1adc&oe=55360E4A&__gda__=1432351171_5099603ce351f0d9a9765ec515a0f345)

Hi.  ;D

On the scarf it say Miss Morals. it's not a beauty contest. Quotation ( This one is all about "inner beauty," pun intended. This young women were judged based on their achievements in school, home, social events, community service as well as religious duties ).  :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on January 17, 2015, 01:22:58 PM
Haha burn!  Nice come back Mo :)  Now if only Saudi women can be treated as humans somewhat on the same level as men, like this image would like to suggest.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on February 18, 2015, 01:15:13 PM
AV Famicom was packaged without an AC adapter and AV cables.  Thanks, Famicom Dojo :D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famiac on February 22, 2015, 04:58:12 AM
I learned this.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10006986_289348857897573_8843370347249394565_n.jpg?oh=8a32efa70d1e6b744447939da46a1adc&oe=55360E4A&__gda__=1432351171_5099603ce351f0d9a9765ec515a0f345)

Hi.  ;D

On the scarf it say Miss Morals. it's not a beauty contest. Quotation ( This one is all about "inner beauty," pun intended. This young women were judged based on their achievements in school, home, social events, community service as well as religious duties ).  :D


Hah, malaket jamal al akhlaq. That's really interesting. If only women's rights in saudi/middle east in general were more advanced.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Mo-hd on February 28, 2015, 06:21:23 AM
A Man Changes His Name To Playstation 2 !! :bomb:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_1844000/1844194.stm



Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: zmaster18 on March 01, 2015, 02:24:47 AM
I learned that learning 6502 assembly isn't as hard as I initially thought. I'm starting to get the hang of it and would love to pursue developing games.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on July 08, 2015, 01:24:35 AM
I learned that those multi-purpose scanner / printer all-in-1 devices are mostly designed NOT to work if the ink cartridge is low, even if you are just using the scanner portion.  It seems to me, that is a great way to force people into purchasing overpriced ink cartridges, even if they rarely print and just want to scan documents.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on July 08, 2015, 01:28:00 AM
Printers in general are such a scam.  I remember the first printer my family had (around '94) would try to print even if you didn't have a cartridge in there.  You'd get a warning, but it would try anyway if you wanted it to.  Now you get stuck with printers that swear they can't print because they're out or low on some ink color (often, in my experience, when there is actually ink left in the cartridges!).  Total scam.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on July 08, 2015, 08:07:49 AM
I have a Cannon all-in-one MP560, and while it warns you that the head can be damaged if you keep printing when the ink is low (which I doubt it can, plus the head is replaceable) it's fully possible to force it to print anyway (just requires an extra button press). I keep printing until the print outs come out bad as a result of insufficient ink.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on July 08, 2015, 03:44:08 PM
I have a Canon also, although mine is a MP287 or something like that.  Like yours, mine let's you override the default programming and print / scan against the machine's wishes, if you press the button.  It took me the better part of last night to figure that out though...

Some of you guys may remember that a few months back I had said my scanner had stopped working, and I thought it was due to my cat somehow screwing it up (hey, this all happened around the time I got my cat...)  Well, the scanner is working again, it must have just been a problem due to the ink level.  So I am glad my scanner is working again, sad that I accused my cat, and angry at the manufacturer for acting like a bunch of shady jerks and doing stuff like this, to confuse consumers.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on July 09, 2015, 02:49:47 PM
Well that's a first. So you mean the scanner part doesn't work when it's low on ink?


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: fcgamer on July 09, 2015, 03:11:02 PM
Well that's a first. So you mean the scanner part doesn't work when it's low on ink?

Yes, precisely.  I thought it (the scanner) was broken until reading online and seeing that if I wanted to scan (and the printer was low on ink), I would have to press the override button..


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on July 09, 2015, 10:54:46 PM
That's ridiculous. It sounds like a ploy to trick unsuspecting customers in to buying more hardware.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on September 06, 2015, 11:38:10 PM
I never played Hatris, and didn't know it was about hats.

So whenever I saw the name, I pronounced as "hate-tris" in my head... now this game looks disappointing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOP98HsGHf8). :(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Mo-hd on October 25, 2015, 05:15:58 AM
This!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSHfAxAU8AAnVUp.jpg)

Was published in Weekly World News, July 30th, 1996


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on October 25, 2015, 02:13:25 PM
What the hell ha-ha. Only in the states could you do something like this. (No offense to anyone in the states)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: famifan on December 14, 2015, 02:45:15 PM
fake CREE LEDs were caught in the wild http://budgetlightforum.com/node/41084?page=10  :'(


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Sarahconner on October 10, 2016, 07:41:04 PM
I learned that I do not how to translate 'animal data' or 'andat' into Japanese.  Can anyone help, please.  Also, is there a general thread or will I start one, for non-English language and specifically Japanese? 

I find dobutsu no deta.  Via Google, however that means 'came out of animals,' which is not the exact meaning.  'Animal Data' is a compound noun meaning 'info viewed from observing animals,' which I think is a crucially different. 

Thank you in advance  8) :star:


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on October 10, 2016, 09:35:16 PM
Google translate is good for aproximating a translation of a text, but it's a poor Japanese teacher.

I'd just say 動物のデータ (doubutsu no deeta). It grammatically means data with animals as an attribute, so in other words "animal data" in English. I'ts not a compound noun in Japanese but it's really the same meaning as close as it gets. If you really want a compound noun you can just remove the "no" part and ta-da! instant compound word ("doubutsudeeta" one word)! Japanese is very flexible this way.

There is a thread somewhere where people ask about Japanese in games, and at least one thread discussing studying of the Japanese language. You can ask in that thread maybe, or make a new one more specified at asking for help with Japanese.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Sarahconner on October 11, 2016, 10:53:35 PM
Yes!  Thank you, I can learn this way.  Much appreciated
https://translate.google.com/#ja/en/%E5%8B%95%E7%89%A9%E3%81%AE%E3%83%87%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BF
...I would've never come to this conclusion.  Whereas the ground I had covered led me to a translation of 'Animal made of.'


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on October 12, 2016, 04:57:45 PM
Yeah you just gotta get used to Japanese grammar.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on October 24, 2016, 11:50:56 AM
Someone figured out how to turn the old psx clip gameshark cartridges in to mod chip with a homebrew bios called unirom v6.

http://www.psxdev.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=722

I actually just got one of these gamesharks 2 days ago and am waiting on the psx. And then I read about this! GOLDEN!



Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on October 21, 2018, 04:53:26 AM
I learned how to read electronics schematics so now I actually know how they work and what it all means.  :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on October 31, 2018, 04:02:50 PM
I learned that Iím at 3000 posts. Now to repost this in the post count milestone thread.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: maxellnormalbias on January 02, 2019, 05:51:04 PM
I learned that my old posts on here were a bit more transparently immature than I remember them.

I also learned that, growing up, there's no need to have a reservation about liking something weird. Like video games, old video games, old foreign video games...

When I signed up to this forum, I was literally eleven. I'll be seventeen by the end of this year, and despite losing interest in owning the official hardware (as schoolwork goes up, free time goes down, and emulation just seems that much more enticing,) I still have a deep sentimental connection to the old video games that I played through. But back then, I always thought people would judge me? I always tried to justify it - "oh, I can afford way more games this way," "oh, emulation has glitches and it's hard to configure," "oh, yeah, I'm weird and I'm a bad person for being weird."

But as much as I anticipated people would judge me, nobody actually did. I had a conversation with my school guidance counsellor last month - he offhandedly mentioned retro video games as one of his hobbies. We immediately shot into a conversation about Nintendo and old import games, and this coming Monday, there's going to be a video game night at my school with a few students. :)

Another thing I learned was that, out of every community that I've been in, video game communities - specifically Nintendo ones, etc - have been the most respectful and understanding. FW is a great example, but I was kind of a hyperactive child the last time I was on here. I was just on a Nintendo Switch discord and posted something that would usually get a response in the form of some kind of greentext as to why I'm not doing it right and I'm some kind of laughing stock. But instead I got helped by somebody!

For anyone interested, I was disassembling the code that runs on the little microcontroller in the Switch's TV dock. I used arm-elf-objdump to list the functions inside the compiled program. This was my first time doing that kind of thing, so I didn't know about anything like the reset vector (the actual point in the file where the code starts), thumb mode (16 bit instruction mode for ARM processors), or any of the necessary information to get me anywhere other than garbage data. But someone who probably had better things to do helped me out and explained some very advanced stuff. I later found out the person who helped me had given talks at a bunch of defcon-esque conferences about the Switch. Amazing how someone in that position can take the time out of their day to help some rando like me.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on January 02, 2019, 10:57:40 PM
I've never really shied away from my retro-gaming fandom, but I'm also twice your age so that probably makes a difference ;D

Now anime fandom, that's something I tend to keep to myself.

That's cool that you got some advanced help with the Switch hacking.  My experience with technical forums, as both someone who asks for help and also gives help, is that if you prove you are capable of learning and have made a good-faith effort to figure things out yourself, you will often receive help.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: maxellnormalbias on January 03, 2019, 12:04:36 AM
Anime fandom is pretty mainstream now. There was probably a period in my life where I'd be more likely to say that I watched Evangelion than to talk about my fami collection.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on January 03, 2019, 02:01:38 AM
I've never really shied away from my retro-gaming fandom, but I'm also twice your age so that probably makes a difference ;D

Now anime fandom, that's something I tend to keep to myself.

That's cool that you got some advanced help with the Switch hacking.  My experience with technical forums, as both someone who asks for help and also gives help, is that if you prove you are capable of learning and have made a good-faith effort to figure things out yourself, you will often receive help.

I never hid the fact that I like Watching Dragon Ball and such haha.

I also really liked Elfen Leid and Gungrave. Some really messed up stuff there.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on January 12, 2019, 03:48:50 PM
I learned that if you create a Japanese Nintendo account, you can add it to the US switch and download the Family Computer app from the Japanese store.  So now my Switch Online account gets me NES games *and* Famicom games ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on January 15, 2019, 02:11:05 PM
Yeah that's what I've been trying to say! You can only play them with an account that is subscribing to the online service, but you can download both apps for free without subscribing from their respective eShop. Both are then playable from the same account as long as it subscribes.

Notice that the Famicom app gets the FDS versions of games and in the case of Lolo it's a completely different title from the NES app's Lolo. The Famicom app gets Japanese Lolo 2 as there is no Japanese Lolo 1.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on January 15, 2019, 02:24:45 PM
 
 
 
 
I read that Nintendo may close this loop hole at some point so I was quick to grab both back when it was discovered.  Now if only they sold the Famicom controllers in the west to replace my NES ones!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on January 15, 2019, 03:48:48 PM
Notice that the Famicom app gets the FDS versions of games and in the case of Lolo it's a completely different title from the NES app's Lolo. The Famicom app gets Japanese Lolo 2 as there is no Japanese Lolo 1.

I read that the next batch of games includes Joy Mecha Fight -- but only for Japan region.  That's why I decided to finally set it up.

Now if only they sold the Famicom controllers in the west to replace my NES ones!

Seriously.  I checked for the FC controllers on eBay but the markup there is insane.  I haven't bit the bullet on the NES controllers yet ($60!), but a co-worker has them and says they're awesome, so I'm getting more tempted to do so.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on January 17, 2019, 08:21:12 AM
Yeah I usually grab everything free in the eShop as soon as possible in case I'll need it later.

Nintendo says the controllers are not a limited offer so hopefully one can wait for prices to cool down a bit.


BTW the loophole is just that Switch games are region-free and Nintendo doesn't disallow access to eShops of multiple regions using multiple accounts. It's the same on Playstation 4.
But yeah there is no telling when they change their mind and stop allowing it.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on January 25, 2019, 04:30:46 AM
I just found out about this release: https://www.amazon.com/Zillion-Complete-Blu-ray-Kazuhiko-Inoue/dp/B07FPYV36Z

Anybody a Zillion fan? All I know is what I've seen from the Sega Master System games, and I love the main themes (Pure Stone / Push!) I'd like to give this series a watch.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on January 25, 2019, 01:57:17 PM
I just found out about this release: https://www.amazon.com/Zillion-Complete-Blu-ray-Kazuhiko-Inoue/dp/B07FPYV36Z

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The packing resembles a worn VHS/VCR rental cassette

Nice ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on January 28, 2019, 03:46:57 PM
 
 
 
 
One of my friends became Mayor of his city!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/hG4DZEz2noAtW/200.gif)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on January 29, 2019, 10:55:03 PM
How cool! Does he go and beat up troublesome gangs as well? :)


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on February 13, 2019, 02:24:25 AM
I learned it's common to have recurring dreams about being back in college and not realizing you were registered for a class the entire semester only for you to have to take the final exam that day! :o Thought I was alone in this. Very weird. ???


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: security16 on May 03, 2019, 01:30:08 PM
I learned today that amtech flux is magical and that jolly ranchers taste nasty. Blue raspberry ones taste like urinal cakes


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: pxlbluejay on July 25, 2019, 03:37:50 AM
I learned to never use superglue to fix a Famicom controller.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: FamicomFreak on July 26, 2019, 12:41:02 AM
accepted that I have a mental illness and that I need help with it . Iíll be getting it soon enough !


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on July 26, 2019, 10:21:17 AM
 
 
 
 
Glad to hear you are being open and taking best steps.  Is it anything to do with hoarding?  I only ask because I have been told I have telltale traits of a hoarder, and I might look into it more, as I saw it's considered an illness.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: FamicomFreak on July 27, 2019, 01:28:07 AM

 
 
 
Glad to hear you are being open and taking best steps.  Is it anything to do with hoarding?  I only ask because I have been told I have telltale traits of a hoarder, and I might look into it more, as I saw it's considered an illness.

We havenít really touched to that although it might be a side effect to what is going on with me. We shall see


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: L___E___T on July 27, 2019, 10:30:00 AM
 
 
 
 
OK hope you don't mind me asking, and wishing you all the best with all of this.  You know you've got friends here if you need any support buddy.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: MaxXimus on July 27, 2019, 12:40:51 PM
The thing about mental illness, is that it makes you uniquely you. It doesn't have to be a label though. Acceptance is a great start in your journey. :)

I'm pretty open about my mental illness. If you ever need someone to chat with, just send me a PM!


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on July 28, 2019, 03:19:51 AM
I didn't know Sharp copyrighted 'ファミコン' before Nintendo :P: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/07/how_sharp_accidentally_copyright_trolled_nintendo_almost_40_years_ago


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: UglyJoe on July 28, 2019, 05:43:02 PM
I didn't know Sharp copyrighted 'ファミコン' before Nintendo :P: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/07/how_sharp_accidentally_copyright_trolled_nintendo_almost_40_years_ago

That's pretty crazy ;D


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: P on July 29, 2019, 08:01:07 AM
In interviews before they said the reason was because he asked his boss Hiroshi Yamauchi to just call it the Famicom but Yamauchi dismissed the idea and said that he doesn't know what Famicom means but there's no doubt what Family Computer means. Looks like that explanation was not the full story.

This also explains why Sharp changed the FDS BIOS in the Twin so that it has a Famicom logo.


Title: Re: Something You Learned Today
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on August 17, 2019, 04:43:00 AM
In Double Dragon III you can kick projectile knives. :o