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@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:30 PM)

Well, my main point is that it will speed up the system migration so I have A) less system downtime because there are fewer files to transfer before the new system can be up and running and B) it reduces the risk of something going wrong during the system migration.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 May 2020 - 06:19 AM)

If your primary is getting cleaned up anyway cause you were backing stuff up, then yeah, no reason not to. But largely, it's not a necessary step.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 AM)

It's like you find out that there's a fire going to break out in the house you live in soon, so you find a new place, get your entire Transformers collection into safe storage, and now all that's left are the empty cabinets which you intend to move over to your new place soon. If the fire breaks out before then, sure, you'd need to get new cabinets, but your toys are already out of the danger zone.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:27 AM)

At this point, I'm in a "if the old system crashed before the new drive arrives, it will be slightly annoying, not a complete disaster" mood.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I've mostly just backed up my personal files and stuff on the external hard drive. The existing Windows installment is supposed to be directly cloned to the new drive once it arrives.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 May 2020 - 01:44 AM)

Who else has ever been so out of it that you've gotten into the shower with your glasses on?

@  Echowarrior : (20 May 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Nope. We've been forced to go with Eclipse. It sucks, and I will continue to call the people in charge of the website fascists until they give me reason to do otherwise.

@  CORVUS : (20 May 2020 - 10:20 PM)

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the new layout either. Fortunately you can stay with the old one though.

@  Liege : (20 May 2020 - 08:57 PM)

So now it matches 90% of the content.

@  Trpodeca : (20 May 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Wow the new Deviantart layout is terrible.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 May 2020 - 10:39 AM)

Are you referring to cloning your drive to install into your computer as the replacement, or are you creating an image to restore from should something unforseen occur?

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2020 - 06:36 AM)

Backing up the data not necessary for running Windows on an external drive for safekeeping, trimming down the old drive to a bare minimum, then migrating the old drive to the new one.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2020 - 06:35 AM)

Yes, but it will make direct migration faster, no?


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#1 MrBlud

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:35 PM

Feel free to post/request all you Pony gifs/macros here.

The episode discussion thread is for discussing the episode while the "old" Pony thread is for anything not covered by the two new threads.usoPreviewPopup

Edited by Copper Bezel, 01 April 2011 - 07:28 PM.

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#2 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:30 PM

Would non-macro images/graphics and fanart also be in this thread, or is that best left to the general Pony thread?

Anyway, a new Spike GIF for the archive. I don't see it in there, anyway, and I just made it myself tonight; and haven't seen one made from this scene before anywhere else (surprisingly).


Edited by TM2-Megatron, 20 February 2011 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:33 PM



Edited by Masked Toaster, 20 February 2011 - 10:08 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:39 PM

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Would non-macro images/graphics and fanart also be in this thread, or is that best left to the general Pony thread?


Any and all MLP related pictures should go here.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:42 PM

In that case, here's a cool Rainbow image that I found the vectors for, and did some tweaking. The cutie mark initially wasn't right (just a weird, jagged triangular version of the rainbow lightning without a cloud), but I imported her actual cutie mark from elsewhere and replaced it, and I extended the length of her flight trail (and of course it can be extended indefinitely at this point, depending on the desired use. I'll link as opposed to posting the image, in the interest of reducing screenrape.

http://img526.images...5493/dash01.png

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 20 February 2011 - 09:43 PM.


#6 Copper Bezel

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:00 PM

Oh wow, that's totally getting saved and probably layered onto my desktop in the near future. Nice! = )
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:41 PM

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Feb 20 2011, 08:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In that case, here's a cool Rainbow image that I found the vectors for, and did some tweaking.


Excellent! I was looking to play with the original rasterized version of that last night, but I couldn't make it anything but ugly. Can you link to the vector sources as well for arbitrary resizing/recoloring action?

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:50 PM

Well, the original source is a PDF that I imported into Illustrator and then isolated Dash. Here's the *.ai I created from it. If you can figure out how to un-transparify her vapor trail thing and make it solid throughout (as I did in the PNG posted above, after it was rasterized), I'd appreciate it if you could let me know. I haven't done much work with vectors so far, and with all the masking layers and whatnot (though I tried alternately hiding and showing virtually every one in this file) don't make it easy.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MCA9AVPQ

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 11:02 PM

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Feb 20 2011, 09:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you can figure out how to un-transparify her vapor trail thing and make it solid throughout (as I did in the PNG posted above, after it was rasterized), I'd appreciate it if you could let me know.


Unfortunately, as I don't have Illustrator handy, and Inkscape doesn't like the rainbow trail, probably because of the gradient (it shows it on the import dialog but disappears when it's opened for editing), I won't be much help on that. But maybe someone else can pitch in. Thanks for posting it, though! UPDATE: Actually, the paths are there and selectable with the edit tool, but they won't take a fill color. Still working on it. UPDATE 2: I had to manually remove the mask attribute from upstream in the SVG using the XML editor in Inkscape, but now I've got it. This Inkscape SVG file has two layers; scale the group object in the top "Rainbow Trail" layer to adjust as needed; you can fade it or use a clipping path above that as desired.

Edited by pao, 20 February 2011 - 11:43 PM.


#10 Masked Toaster

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 11:40 PM

Go into the groups and just pull-out the mask that matters and the color block.
It's somehow melded into the top section of each group.

Just pull out the group at the bottom, then delete the original group with the dashed underline.

Edited by Masked Toaster, 20 February 2011 - 11:44 PM.


#11 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 11:46 PM

Ah, that's much better; thanks. I never considered that the effect was somehow integrated into the main group of which everything else was a subgroup.

#12 pao

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:11 AM

So with the vectors that's a world of infinite possibilities, but here's some inspiration for people running dark themes. (Image links to 1200x800 version which fits my desktop.)


#13 Masked Toaster

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:15 AM

I found this the other day.
There was a black version of it, but it wasn't as appealing.


Apparently short of the original source, no one wants to host it full-size.

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#14 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:30 AM

^ Yeah, that one has the original, weird cutie mark. Dunno why they'd use that instead of the original.

#15 Copper Bezel

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:42 AM

Well, in that case, it does work with the minimalism, but it also seems pretty unnecessary.

I'm suddenly compelled to learn how to make Inkscape go. = ) I think I'll be playing with that.

In any case, excellent wallpapers, both of you. = ) I'm nabbing pao's.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:51 AM

It's almost too basic, though... even for that. It doesn't seem quite so out of place in that version, but in the original graphic (which isn't nearly so minimalist) it comes across as laziness. I mean if it took me, with my lame skills, about 30 seconds to replace it, surely someone who knows what they're doing wouldn't even have to think about it.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 01:17 AM

I did make a PSD file of this image, as well as all other pictures gained from the PDFs some time ago. They are not as hi-res as this, but you can find them here if you need them.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 01:24 AM






Edited by Waspinator, 21 February 2011 - 02:12 AM.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 02:18 AM

Yikes; date rape.



Poor Fluttershy. As a struggling student in a European exchange program, she developed a taste for high-end fashion that her meager income just couldn't satisfy.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 02:28 AM

Ok, just did a pretty big update of my image folders. Cross-posting the links here, since they're relevant to this thread:

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