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@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2020 - 08:42 AM)

It is. Thankfully, we don't use the thing too often. It was purchased to help take down one tree and spends about 362 days a year sitting in the shop.

@  Darkstream : (08 April 2020 - 08:23 AM)

Sounds tedious

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 06:25 PM)

grinding wheel on a dremel and a lot of patience.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 06:11 PM)

What do you use to sharpen it? I was debating buying one of those kits on Amazon

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 11:49 AM)

Wasn't the first time. I probably did it one of the times the chain jumped the blade, or when I was cleaning it or sharpening it.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 11:38 AM)

Sounds like something I'd do. I always install things backwards first.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus


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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



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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?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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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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