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@  Plokatron : (06 February 2016 - 05:14 PM)

@Smokey Sorry to here that.

@  Smokey : (06 February 2016 - 02:42 PM)

I'd laugh more at cancer jokes if cancer hadn't killed my aunt six years ago.

@  Plokatron : (05 February 2016 - 11:46 PM)

@Dracula Hey the crab is cool too but this DNA monster is giving them both a bad name.

@  Plokatron : (05 February 2016 - 11:07 PM)

Got my copy of the Allspark Almanac. Time to go waste time some more! Hope my copy of HoS get here next week. Trainsformers! More steam to meet your eye!!! No no don't look directly into the cylinders!!!! You fool!!!

@  Paladin : (05 February 2016 - 04:58 PM)

today's time-waster https://frinkiac.com/?p=search

@  Dracula : (05 February 2016 - 08:47 AM)

I like Cancer in Masterforce. Otherwise it's the worst and I don't understand how it keeps getting cast in everything

@  Plokatron : (05 February 2016 - 02:34 AM)

No Cancer is Disgraceful, Disgusting and Despicable! Blasted genetic abnormality thinking it owns the place. I worry for any who have it this year. 2016 looks to be a bad year for cancer sufferers.

@  Smokey : (05 February 2016 - 01:34 AM)

You're dethhhhpicable, 2016.

@  Paladin : (04 February 2016 - 07:49 AM)

http://www.newsfromme.com/2016/02/03/joe-alaskey-r-p/?utm_content=buffere1d3c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer RIP Plucky. :(

@  Whirl Maximus : (04 February 2016 - 07:04 AM)

Aurora Borealis at this time of year, at this time of day, the phenomenon localized entirely in this comment.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 February 2016 - 02:11 AM)

l-lewd

@  Plokatron : (04 February 2016 - 01:44 AM)

Bang! Watch out for any unidentified P.O.K.E triggers.

@  Boomhauer : (03 February 2016 - 06:40 PM)

Aah, the universal greeting! Ooo Eee Ooo Aa Aa Ting Tang Wala Wala Bing!

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 February 2016 - 06:05 PM)

My mother's a what?! GET OUT!

@  Plokatron : (03 February 2016 - 04:44 PM)

goo goo ga ga bagah na slaguh

@  BillBarclay : (03 February 2016 - 12:41 PM)

in that case! it's a very good composition of comments.....coming from a 9 month old

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 February 2016 - 11:07 AM)

Wouldn't the day of conception have been nine months ago?

@  BillBarclay : (03 February 2016 - 10:34 AM)

oh......& happy day of conception

@  BillBarclay : (03 February 2016 - 10:33 AM)

-> -> -> -> -> -> ->

@  Plokatron : (03 February 2016 - 01:32 AM)

Can anyone point me to the wiki topic on what is under animated transformers helmets? I know I saw it a few weeks back. Also it is my birthday! So my wish for the forums is "Everyone take care and be safe" I think that's a reasonable request em?

@  Plokatron : (02 February 2016 - 06:12 PM)

Also I got my new Pc at last.

@  Plokatron : (02 February 2016 - 06:12 PM)

I still have it. Not letting it go.

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 February 2016 - 05:55 PM)

I had it at one point. Then I went to public school and it got misplaced.

@  LioConvoy : (02 February 2016 - 05:29 PM)

You can't ask what happened to something that never existed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 February 2016 - 03:05 PM)

Oh, so that's what happened to my faith in humanity.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 February 2016 - 12:53 PM)

I'm always dealing with stuff that stinks and is past the end of its life

@  lastmaximal : (02 February 2016 - 08:28 AM)

"Boy, glad I'm not him!" does sound like a familiar refrain for the workplace.

@  Paladin : (02 February 2016 - 07:48 AM)

nothing sets the tone for a work day like driving past a dead skunk at 7am...

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 06:07 PM)

Anyway I just ordered a copy of Allspark Almanac and the HoS graphic novel. Can't wait to see da trainsformers!

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 06:06 PM)

Very true.

@  Smokey : (01 February 2016 - 06:06 PM)

Also rat slime.

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 06:06 PM)

Yes but not Ghost slime. Just human and Bug slime.

@  Smokey : (01 February 2016 - 06:03 PM)

It doesn't matter what color slime NYC has, it's still been covered in slime for its entire existence.

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 03:05 PM)

Not to mention the series is getting a reboot this year. In July so none of that junk counts.

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 02:32 PM)

Not that kind of slime!!! Has New York ever been pink?! No that city has so much brown that it makes COD look bright and colorful.

@  Smokey : (01 February 2016 - 02:27 PM)

New York's ALWAYS been covered with slime.

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 02:21 PM)

Also since New York wasn't covered in slime back in 89 it's quite moot isn't it?

@  Plokatron : (01 February 2016 - 02:15 PM)

Stupid ideas that I can't understand why we keep bring it up. Are we humans just that desperate to panic ourselves?

@  Smokey : (01 February 2016 - 12:51 PM)

Gamera is really neat! Gamera is filled with meat! We'll be eating Gamera!

@  BillBarclay : (01 February 2016 - 11:28 AM)

mind you that Lego Firehouse looks awesome

@  bigbot69 : (01 February 2016 - 10:50 AM)

Someone's gotta go down there

@  DeltaSeeker : (01 February 2016 - 09:56 AM)

Valentines Day. Bummer.

@  BillBarclay : (01 February 2016 - 09:45 AM)

i do.....Vigo! you are like the buzzing of flies to him!

@  wonko the sane? : (01 February 2016 - 09:44 AM)

Nope! But in fairness, I was pretty drunk at the time.

@  Paladin : (01 February 2016 - 09:44 AM)

...does NOBODY remember "Ghostbusters 2?!"

@  wonko the sane? : (01 February 2016 - 09:42 AM)

Oh, yeah, the primaries. Yup, that's a thing that's happening. But it won't end the world till new shmuck is elected, and even then it depends on who.

@  Touch My Thighs : (01 February 2016 - 09:41 AM)

Looks like that American preliminary election thing is happening. I don't really get it, something about Iowa and Couscous.

@  MEDdMI : (01 February 2016 - 08:07 AM)

what, again?

@  Paladin : (01 February 2016 - 07:57 AM)

only 13 days left before the world ends...

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 February 2016 - 02:47 AM)

It gets ten thousand hours to the soul.


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#1 1stStageMidboss

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:45 AM

I'm (hopefully) going away to university soon, and I'd like to take a home console with me but I don't want to have to pay for a TV license on top of everything else. I'm going to get a laptop, because I'll need a computer - is there any way that I could play my PS2 (or a Wii or Gamecube) using one instead of a TV?

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:48 AM

Laptops do not accept video input, but are capable of video output. IF a TV is not an option there are external computer monitors that can be used for both a ps2 and a laptop.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:17 PM

Could one not use a cheap USB video capture dongle ?

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:08 PM

Something similar to this is what I use: http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Not that exact model though. Make sure it's an ATI or your going to have lag to hell and back.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:55 PM

You need to pay a liscence for a TV?

Christ, I thought canada was bad. At least I can score TV's in the trash...

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 10:57 PM

Your best bet is a computer monitor, possibly with an adapter box that can convert composite cables to VGA.

You *could* use a tuner card to play on a laptop, but the input lag would make anything more complex than a turn-based strategy game unplayable.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:24 PM

And you are wrong.. I use one similar to what I posted all the time.


But of course... no one ever listens to me... so why should I expect this time to be any different.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 01:03 AM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Aug 6 2010, 12:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And you are wrong.. I use one similar to what I posted all the time.


But of course... no one ever listens to me... so why should I expect this time to be any different.


*shrug* I'm just going based on my own personal experiences with the matter--I had an PCI ATI tuner card in a desktop system for a while, and the lag was too bad to be able to play Tony Hawk on. I figured that even a modern USB device wouldn't be an improvement from that, considering USB 2.0 is still slower than PCI, but if the bottleneck causing the input lag was video processing time (slow processor) rather than data transfer speed, I suppose it could work. I guess I'll take your word for it, but I'm still skeptical.

#9 1stStageMidboss

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 03:55 AM

QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Aug 6 2010, 01:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You need to pay a liscence for a TV?

Christ, I thought canada was bad. At least I can score TV's in the trash...


Yeah, but we get good public service TV out of it. I don't watch much that isn't on the BBC, so it'll worth paying to support it when I do get a TV license.

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Aug 6 2010, 01:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Something similar to this is what I use: http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Not that exact model though. Make sure it's an ATI or your going to have lag to hell and back.


After having a glance around, these things tend to be fairly expensive, as are Scart to VGA adaptors - on top of a laptop and probably an external hard drive, it'll probably be too much for me. Oh well, I'll have my DS and emulation.
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#10 Kevin S

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:27 AM

Various companies used to make small LCD screens that you could mount on your PS2, to make them semi-portable. Maybe you can find something like that cheap?

I found this controller screen thing on eBay, selling as a Buy-it-Now for $40.

$43 for a Buy-It-Now 5" portable screen here.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE(Kevin S @ Aug 6 2010, 06:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Various companies used to make small LCD screens that you could mount on your PS2, to make them semi-portable. Maybe you can find something like that cheap?

I found this controller screen thing on eBay, selling as a Buy-it-Now for $40.

$43 for a Buy-It-Now 5" portable screen here.

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This is exactly what I was gonna say. Get one of these and have a ball.


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Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(Amadeus Windfall @ Aug 6 2010, 04:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Aug 6 2010, 01:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You need to pay a liscence for a TV?

Christ, I thought canada was bad. At least I can score TV's in the trash...


Yeah, but we get good public service TV out of it. I don't watch much that isn't on the BBC, so it'll worth paying to support it when I do get a TV license.

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Aug 6 2010, 01:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Something similar to this is what I use: http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Not that exact model though. Make sure it's an ATI or your going to have lag to hell and back.


After having a glance around, these things tend to be fairly expensive, as are Scart to VGA adaptors - on top of a laptop and probably an external hard drive, it'll probably be too much for me. Oh well, I'll have my DS and emulation.


It's been a while since I've done research on it, but I don't think emulation for ps2 on pc works all that great yet.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE(Glenn @ Aug 6 2010, 05:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's been a while since I've done research on it, but I don't think emulation for ps2 on pc works all that great yet.


Yeah, I was thinking older consoles - I'm not spending the huge amount of money it would take to get a laptop that could emulate the PS2 well.

QUOTE(Kevin S @ Aug 6 2010, 11:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Various companies used to make small LCD screens that you could mount on your PS2, to make them semi-portable. Maybe you can find something like that cheap?

I found this controller screen thing on eBay, selling as a Buy-it-Now for $40.

$43 for a Buy-It-Now 5" portable screen here.

Kevin


Oh, good idea! I'll have to keep an eye out for one at a good price.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 12:52 PM

...I thought you only had to pay for a TV license if you hooked it up to an antenna or cable in Great Britain. I'd read about people arguing that before.

Edit: Of course, I've also read about people trying to get out of paying US taxes and obeying US laws by claiming they're Sovereign Citizens before, too.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:50 PM

I knew germany had the *scrubbed* TV tax, didnt know it was in other countries as well. hugged up.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:01 PM

I bought a TV tuner for my PC from amazon, within a week of receiving it TV Licencing wrote to me asking to either get a Licence (which i already had for my house) or to purchase one. So a TV tuner for your laptop will be no good if youre looking to save on that cost.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:53 PM

Just remove the aerial and you'll be fine.

I did this in uni (just used my tv for dvds and games) and I never had any trouble.
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