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  1. ah shit nothing worse for a maths boner than the MoD and I mean that really fucking literally too.

    This is only a foretaste of what is to come and only the shadow of what is going to be

    RIP. A living god - chastised by powerful white men who cared where his dick had been. I will NEVER forgive it. We would be great beyond measure as a global society if it were not for that fucking human ignorance. He was a King.

  2. 9 hours ago, Murr said:

    Writing for a site elsewhere went well for a while, but bills resulted in knuckling down hard career wise. So Analytics and Statistics is my bag now. I still dip my toes into GSRR but, kid and career sadly (weird way to look at it) came first. 

    Yeah I kinda expected as much on that.

    You analytics and statistics definitely tickles my dick tho(and you'll have just been invited into my top sekrit sekrit binary society elsewhere) - what sorta shit do you do??

  3. 9 hours ago, Murr said:

    Legitimate question, probably more so aimed at Off Topic than gaming side. Can threads be created for new events happening in the world? Reason I ask is newsworthy things seem to be missing in off topic (unless there’s posts in a master thread I’ve missed). Example being Kyle Rittenhouse (unless that’s not worthy of an official thread here which i’d not disagree with whatsoever, but it’s kinda a bit of a conversational piece globally at the moment)

    Absolutely and always. I need to earn my bread as a mod afterall! Anything beyond the mark can be dealt with as it comes - I don't think proscription has ever been our major style nor are any of us heavily against speech just because it offends sensibilities - everyone has different views on politics, religion, and ofc most important of all - Video Games on the internet.

  4. Tbh given some of the last discussion in this thread(tho tbh they came to mind anyway) I would probs tag @Goafer and @Happenstance for two with opinions - not sure how much Happs does macwise but I know that I can barely close a window on ' my mum's ' macbook pro or some shit(my dad is a tech idiot taken on board with the apple thing as work uses iphones and ipads, so he bought it 'for' my mum...but she probs uses it the least our of me my dad and my brother. Me and my brother dont even live there).

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  5. lol, you could just reached out to Ashley or Me(who would've just reached out to Ashley or Cube) and seen if you coulda get a reset :p

    I presumed you were just one of the some who slowly drifted/moved away from the place - and iirc you had started writing on your site elsewhere and I presumed that just took your gaming focus alongside life and the family!

    Big up to your dad tings tho - I was actually thinking about MadDog recently and maybe getting another(and i wont lie maybe last) proper meetup sorted - but like in advance of NOW for next year cos we're all supposedly proper adults now(not me ive been outta work since before covid and had an annoying run of health so im a bum now lol).


  6. Here's me never even realising it saw the light if day anyway! What went so wrong with it?


    13 minutes ago, Vileplume2000 said:

    So, the plug got pulled and it's a flatline for Dr. Mario World, which is quite ironic considering he is a doctor. Not even Dr. Goomba Tower could save this!

    I can see why as it didn't generate the revenue Nintendo may have expected, but I wonder if it is really that expensive to keep a server in the air for it? I can imagine them stopping putting in new content, but for players who are playing this still and may not have finished it it is quite sour. I really wonder what the upkeep of a game like this is.

    Here's me never even realising it saw the light if day anyway! What went so wrong with it? Re: servers it annoys me in the modern age(and especially with Nintendo for how they've failed to care or to plan for them sustainably) - I completely do agree/wonder how nuch REALLY is it to upkeep these things? I never understood why they had to kill SMB35 for example(where as with Wii stuff done thru GameSpot servers was it I can understand - Nintendo really should aim for some server longevity imo).

  7. Tl; dr.


    18 hours ago, Cube said:

    If a developer thinks that their game may be viewed as too short, they may look at ways to artificially lengthen the game, creating content that reuses assets, completing fairly dull tasks or even just forcing the player to replay stuff

    an unfortunate story i read in the opposite as a result of blanket policies, blanket thinking, and innate human nature of squeezing personal worth;

    (r/hobbydrama) [Video Games] The Story of “Summer of 58”: that time an indie game developer went on hiatus after multiple people bought their game, played it, beat it in less than 2 hours and then refunded it

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  8. Ah, I see how close I was to this thread whilst posting in the other -.-

    I'm reading the court document atm because I'm weird like that, but can anyone who knows kinda explain what this means?



    Creative mode allows players to create their own content in Fortnite.40 According to
    Epic Games’ website: “Included free with Battle Royale, Fortnite Creative puts you in charge of
    your own Island . . . . Creative is also a great place for just creating your own scenery. . . .”41
    Content generated in Creative mode can be more broadly shared by other Fortnite players.42
    With the aid of avatar Agent Peely, an anthropomorphic banana man,43 and Mr. Weissinger’s
    testimony, the Court was walked through different gaming and experiences islands within the
    Creative mode hub, including “Prison Breakout,” “Rockets vs. Cars,” “Cars Now With Snipers,”
    and “Creative Mayhem Regional Qualifier.”44

    43 With respect to the appropriateness of Peely’s “dress,” the Court understood Apple merely to be “dressing” Peely in a tuxedo for federal court, as jest to reflect the general solemnity of a federal court proceeding. As Mr. Weissinger later remarked, and with which the Court agrees, Peely is “just a banana man,” additional attire was not necessary but informative. Trial Tr. (Weissinger) 1443:17.

    From what I saw in a quick google it's a BananaMan in a suit - but I feel like the Apple reference in the footnote should refer to Epic? Ofc I do see the irony of a banana appearing for court in a suit...

  9. 3 hours ago, Dcubed said:

    Already discussing this in the lawsuit thread, but Apple get to keep that 30% commission; even if developers include links to outside payment methods (ALA Sponsored URLs).

    Ah yeah as I kept having it pop up I looked for threads and noticed we had about three knocking about a bit so I ended up hefe lol.


    From the article I saw that they were owed the money/30% of whatever epic circumvented i think due to a contract breach or so but after this ruling surely the 30% is not as bound now? Tho as I said I haven't looked at the actual court documents yet but it'll make a change to reading Trump cases lol and ill hopefully crack through it this week(strangely i like court documents). Btw poss makes sense to reply to me in more active thread if you think so and reply to this feel frer to tag me there.

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  10. i mean if you wanna get crazy how about systems on a go? obvs live usbs are always handy imo, but what about going mad to have a system with you? tbh i started this sitting here randomly wishing i had a wireless keyboard/mouse in one to cuss out ps4 noobs faster and then i thought - do they still do those hdmi systems on a stick? overkill on tech but a quick wireless keyboard and a whole OS you can stick into a hdmi port - well; tbh its more useful for social stuff than professional i guess(cos why would you use a system on a stick over classic hardware) but was just a random thing i remembered contemplating back in the day myself.

    also btw the actual idea of a tech pouch is something i never considered but might do myself. poss a number of usb cables of various types a liveusb a portable charger pack a mains to usb plug etcetc. my only really problem is i used my pockets as a bag mostly; and whilst i like the idea of it being handy prepped easy to transfer easy to go etc. i can totes see myself losing a tech pouch and crying at all my lost shit thats super useful

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  11. 11 hours ago, Nicktendo said:

    Ah yes, the same BBC the hid the Jimmy Saville crimes for decades and helped him evade justice,

    I'm gonna interrupt you here - you have argued in bad faith quite a few times here and you just buttload your posts with fallacies to avoid responses to how unjustified the things you slip in are. Scattergun approach and what I currently see a bit as arguments in bad faith.

    I won't argue points with you - but I will argue the meta of critical thinking as it's quite blatant how bad faith you are being sometimes. Let me explain the fallacy in the above - the BBC are guilty of one thing therefore they are quilty of 100% of things and can never ever be trusted with anything. An argument to the extreme loaded with a few other fallacies. It doesn't wash. Does this argument extent to suggest that any criminal convicted of a crime who serves their time are still a criminal and should be judged, even though society already once had? Please consider your rhetoric, your motivation, and how you want to make the points you are making.



    This whole topic is sensitive, bad faith arguments will get a harder look from me(no matter what point you are arguing) and there may be a few times where I remind folks to tone it down a bit - please do or I'll simply start excluding people from this thread. Remember the olden and golden rule - posting is a privilege, not a right. I always use it if I have to and I will here. Please carry on.

  12. 18 hours ago, Beast said:

    Yeah, I did read about that too. But I think my problem is the fear of the unknown. There's no possible way to know about future effects and that, for me, is something that genuinely concerns me a lot. Obviously the illness itself does too as does the side effects but what about the future and the impact it would have, the boosters for the new variants that would surely happen, etc.

    What I'd like to ask you then - with so many other unknowns in your life that you risk every day why is this one so disturbing as a priority for you? I see many people(and I have here lol) argue this whole thing in extremes and false dichtomies - but you face unknowns every single damn day; yet this one is possible more documented or looked at than your life is(which contains the risk, but without a vaccine you can't avoid the risk of covid if that makes sense) so why feel so fearful of this one thing here, despite it being global? Yet at the same time you don't want to consider big data neccessarily, you also do not want to account for small data of the individuals in a risk category who can't vaccinate or aren't affected by the vaccine(ie no immunity develops) so you won't vaccine for them? This is a thing that confuses me - its neither big data nor small data that can convince folks in some of all this; so what WILL convince you? If anything?


    Note this isn't a judgemental or as pointed a post as it sounds, but I've come to this thread with bigger issues but we're both old school enough Dazz that I think you know I ain't hating on or attacking you here(and frankly the environment of such feeling being fostered in this thread is not useful nor conducive to the discussions or the forum, but that'll be gotten to later this post it just by me as a member in the thread)

  13. On 15/07/2021 at 8:55 PM, Kav said:

    It drifts most of the time but when you move it sharply it tends to settle until you make a small adjustment and it goes off again.

    Cant wait for my new controller to get here… it’s a long wait though.

    ah fair enough. ive had mild constant drift(can usually fix) but the actual trigger triggered drift was basically having off sights in every single shooter and id have to adjust a bit if it happened - luckily i dont play many precision shooters 😅

    also this is one remedy i havent tried but came across today apparently you can add a 3rd stick in certain cases? im sure this at least alleviates some of the frustration at the problem whilst asmittedly not completely fixing it;


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  14. On 05/07/2021 at 3:06 PM, Kav said:

    My right stick is drifting quite a bit these days… I’m glad I’ve bought a new pad, but gutted I’ll have to wait a while before it gets here.


    Just for my own curiousity(I've had so much varying stick drift issues lol) is this just a freely drifting stick all the time or does anything either trigger it absolutely or even conditionally? I know my maddest issue was I had stick drift but for whatever the hell reason it would ONLY trigger when I actually pressed....well, my right trigger. OFc in shooter's it's goddamn bastard annoying as you aim you aims then hit your fire but the aim drifts off...

  15. Bomp! Is there a term for Pi folks?? I have just received me a Raapberry Pi 400(integrated into keyboard) but I know little to nothing practically of the world of raspberry pi of today!

    What are some cool places to start?? Thinking I may get a few extra/smaller SD cards to run diff configs off(a handy gaming/entertaining install/setup on one for example; and maybe coding projects on another).

    What's some cool things to do first or places to get started?? Been a long time since I coded much but I've got basics in my head; this could be just the spur I need to get back into it!

  16. Ok so. I haven't played GTA since my cousin kept calling me up to go play games with him whilst I was in the middle of my usual gangster shit but what is it with GTAV that's got it still going? Was it all that amazing as a single player? Why is online so popular? Why am even *I* getting tempted by the ads I see to find out what it's all about??

    I'm sure I tried to play it on PS3 once anf it had like...different dudes and felt a bit too longtings until I felt I was doing much that was actually fun and productive so I kinda stopped? I think I was just turned into a rich dude running around my own mansion and whatever missions I had done seem completely unmemorable. I remember pissing about with outfits in the wardrobe and driving cars but nothing remarkable beyond. Tho maybe I didn't give it enough time to get going?

  17. On 11/05/2021 at 11:13 PM, bob said:

    My charging cable was similarly loose, so I got a needle and had a wiggle.

    Goodness me there was a lot of crud in there! No wonder the USB-c cable kept falling out.

    I'm not gonna lie still now I am amazed at how much grip has returned. I lived so much of my year as a fool -.-

  18. On 28/04/2021 at 9:31 AM, Ronnie said:

    Sold 0.2 million more than the PS4, totally insane! :eek:

    MOD NOTE(warning: its a bit long)

    Ok so. I have things going on at the moment but I saw this, I was informed of this, and I have let this play out a bit.

    It is a fact many in this community is tired of Ronnie. It is a fact by old rules he would have and should have been banned a long time ago from these forums.


    Traditionally(and this was before my time and I'll be honest SINCE my time I have had an issue with it) moderation has been somewhat opaque to the community at large - which is not a way I deal with conflict resolution(don't @ me literally I used to be paid to do a job which involved more conflict and resolution than most of the folks here can imagine - because of that I have always moderated confidently and stand by all my actions, trying to keep them transparent and thus questionable). I moderate transparently if and where I can.


    I was planning to ban Ronnie for 3 months from this specific thread because of the highlighted post and his exceptional record of previous. However I am currently acting without consulting anybody else of the mod/admin but in my own capacity as a moderator of these forums. This may cause me an issue later - again though I will be transparent.


    I haven't moderated much since forum upgrades etc. and Invision is rather different to what I used to know. I AM going to discuss this with the moderation team to double check whether I can do thread bans and if so I will go with my original plan of banning Ronnie from this thread for 6 months - it will not be the forumwide ban but this specific thread. This is not a promise nor a guarantee - it is an intention but I will see how my discussions go.


    However it seems thread bans are not inherent in Invision I think it needs a plugin and I don't think we have it but I could be wrong(ie a permission on backend I don't have). Regardless I am tired of the toxic effect Ronnie has on this forum, and it was clearly expressed by members within this thread for a comment and this is added upon all previous by him in my consideration. I have thought upon this for a few days now.


    As of immediate effect, because it is what I think is my only available option without consulting with others and waiting and ultimately letting no action take place - I am banning Ronnie from the entirety of the forums now for 2 weeks. People seem to think they can act with impunity and troll and not apologise and just ignore things when they have. Ronnie, for reasons beyong my understanding, has been given leniency I have never seen before on these forums with anyone ever. As far as I am concerned when we banned Wii Ronnie should have been banned also - and Ronnie has passed the criteria that Wii based that resulted in his ban.


    I won't get into back end politics, but I'm taking this action NOW and will be consulting with the mod team immediately afterwards regarding it. It may cost me modship or even my membership of this community - but the latter part is mine and I share it with every single other member here. As a member and not a mod I am tired of it being toxic because of one person(and this is consistently evidenced, and no shock to anybody). As a mod I have wanted said toxic element removed for years but I do not enact unilateral justice in terms of permanent bans usually as I think it is an extreme/last resort.


    Today I decide to act. Nobody has for years - but we all know the elephant in the room. I will not enact the permaban without the consultation of other moderators and admins - but as of now Ronnie is restricted form posting any content on these forums for 2 weeks from today at my sole decision.

    For anyone wishing to discuss this topic - as I said I will enact justice publicly so I encourage the discusssions on my visitor wall. For those who wish to discuss privately, I can be PM'd in confidence and will respect this confidence. As I have always said - discussion around this moderation decision is NOT to be continued in this thread where it will derail. If the options of posting on my visitor wall or PMing me seem insufficient for the community I can explore this further later.


    This is not to be discussed further in any currently existing threads ANYWHERE on the forum by ANYBODY. If I see or find such - your posts will be deleted. Keep it to MY visitor wall or my PMs. @Ronnie you can PM me, or as I suspect, again ignore me and run to others. I would suggest it is in your interest to actually cc me into ANY communications you have with others and I will likely see them later anyway - but your choices are yours. As are* the consquences of such choices. This ban is a consequence of your actions. I have sent you this exact same forum post in a PM - if you want to know the 'reason' its your obvious baiting and trolling.


    EDIT:*i made a typo soz.

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  19. I'll reply another thing after this - @MindFreak i think we have a different market nuance here; see follpwing;


    but I want to make this point - definitrly see brokers(yes plural see at least three and NOT just one) who give no obligation. Most estate agents have them but ensure it's maybe a bit of an IFA leased rather than in house(ofc its a money business so...y'know) - mortgage brokering is a weird middle market but it exists and there are many ways you can explain why - it is weirdly mostly of benefit to everyone tho. Having said that my broker couldn't beat my own efforts and I did my own mortage but he was a decent enough guy and I let him run my life insurances/assurances for his kickback - also cos the mortage and the way i did my shiz wasnt fair for what he'd usually charge he waived and altered and said I could walk away and do everything myself - never pressured me so I let him have the insurance kickbacks. He was an IFA but was in house for my local Robinson Jacksons. It's a middle market but its a market nonetheless - access and use it for free if you can. Mortgages incur big costs on tiny percentages long term - it can matter a lot.

  20. Anyone following AEW? I don't; but I caught Tyson's appearance the other day. Tyson is, as mad as it sounds saying this, a still very underrated fellow. He's often been thuggish; but he's got quite a good mind and a lot of hearty respect for power/strength in the old school warrior creed senses - and he had a respect for the 'art' of pro-wrestling. I'd love to see them get a boxer who take a few pulled but slightly stiff/shoot standup punches with Tyson into a big of a boxing setup turned wrestling madness match(you'd have inner circle and is it the pinnacle involved too ofc? it wont end as a 1 vs 1 clean that wont work a good story for Tyson or the firm cos if his legendary prowesss as an actual killer boxer).