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@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.


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#61 LoomX

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:44 AM

Now I want some angry looking Celestia and Luna models for my desk.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:55 PM

i bet they are the real princesses just shrunk down
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:18 PM

my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Hooves: Seems Legit

If you can read this, you don't need glasses.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:30 PM

the hammer is in her mouth
the broom is clutched between both hooves and is lightweight
the hooves are in each handle of the accordion
the whip is wrapped around her hoof
her hoof is wrapped around the chess piece
the bowling ball is heavy and cannot be held like the broom as easily
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:26 AM

QUOTE(mariomarc @ Nov 17 2011, 09:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the hammer is in her mouth
the broom is clutched between both hooves and is lightweight
the hooves are in each handle of the accordion
the whip is wrapped around her hoof
her hoof is wrapped around the chess piece
the bowling ball is heavy and cannot be held like the broom as easily


Oh yeah? Explain the stool, smart guy!

#66 pao

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:59 AM

QUOTE(Kein @ Nov 18 2011, 01:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(that feel when people never learn the etiquette of thumbnails with click-trhu links)

I originally signed up on this forum so I wouldn't have to click on every single picture link to see what it was. Your thumbnails are so small I generally skip them because I can't tell what the image is. For what it's worth, I find the Imgur "large thumbnail" dimension to be pretty close to optimum. I think the max dimension on those is somewhere in the 600-800 px range.

#67 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:09 AM

Etiquette? Really, Kein?

Well, I can't complain. I do feel it's healthy to start every day with a hearty laugh, and that sure as hell did the trick today.

Anyway,


http://smittyg.devia...-Gang-269609130


http://askstalkerloo...551/class-photo

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 18 November 2011 - 07:24 AM.


#68 LoomX

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:43 AM

QUOTE(mariomarc @ Nov 17 2011, 11:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i bet they are the real princesses just shrunk down

Now I want them even more icon-fire.gif



Regarding image sizes, I personally prefer not having thumbnails that I have to click to see. It's just easier scrolling through a page and seeing the pictures in full view. Obviously for massive pictures a smaller version with a link works better but I agree that about 600-800px in width is about right for pictures on here.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:23 AM

If the site had pop-open spoilers instead of blacking out text, we'd be able to use that to hide the pictures, because it often tends to get very taxing trying to load a page that's full of large pictures. The spoiler thing won't alleviate the massive slow-down that comes with opening the pages, but it'll make scrolling through them easier.

#70 LoomX

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 01:43 PM

See now that's just far too big, not just for the message board but for most monitors as well (my main monitor is 1440 x 900). All I'm seeing as I scroll down is some horns, a wing and some fire.

The resolution is also high on it too at 300 pixels/inch. Most images on the net are only 72 pixels/inch which looks perfectly fine.

It's also nearly 18mb in size, which is just plain ridiculous for displaying on a message board. If it were a bitmap the size would be almost 100mb.

Resizing it to a more web-friendly size (800px wide at 72 pixels/inch) it comes out at 900kb, which is much kinder to your bandwidth.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 01:49 PM

As expected, there's two issues here.

When someone says bitmaps are large, they don't mean the dimensions. Bitmaps are the very definition of loss-less. They are a literal map from memory to screen. Bitmaps are the brute force and inefficient way to save a picture. One of the benefits of uncompressed pictures is they don't require any processing to calculate the colors. Bitmaps are loaded directly from memory and are ready to display, since each pixel of color is completely enumerated. Virtually all other picture file types use some optimization (knowledge about the nature of pictures) to cut down on size. Probably the only picture that bitmap would outperform anything else would be a perfectly uniform random distribution of every color in the spectrum. That is the most impossible picture to optimize.

As for incredibly large pictures, I find it annoying but at least most pictures posted are visible. No one is posting anything as large as what Kein just did.

#72 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:57 PM

QUOTE(Kein @ Nov 18 2011, 12:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was the reply to silly restrictions with particular filetypes. BMP may be usually large, because the format is virtually lossless, but other image filetypes can be large as well:


problem is not with BMP itself, problem with people who post large files -- any kind of files -- directly.


Like nuclearsuplex said, the problem with BMP is the size in terms of megabytes, not dimensions. The fact BMP is lossless isn't relevant as an argument for the format's use on the internet. PNG or TIFF are also lossless, but compressed instead of BMP's uncompressed nature. JPEG2000 also has a lossless implemention, as well as PGF. Just as there's no difference in audio quality between a *.wav and *.flac of the same song (regardless of a *.flac file often being ~55% of a *.wav's size), there'll be no quality difference between BMP and any compressed lossless image format like PNG. There's simply no reason to use an outdated format like BMP on the Internet when other formats can potentially give you the same quality at a smaller (much smaller, in some cases) size. That 17.3 MB PNG image you posted would be 95.8 MB as a BMP. Same quality.

As far as processing goes, I doubt there's any computer left in use on the planet that would have difficulty processing the compression on an MPEG-2 video with only its CPU (I still recall the days when there were separate MPEG-2 decoding cards that assisted inadequate CPUs at the beginning of the DVD era), to say nothing of the compression on a relatively simple PNG.

As far as dimensions go, I think anywhere from 800-1000 pixels in width is probably sufficient for forum use. Not everyone can have dual 1920 monitors, I guess. Length/height doesn't seem to be that much of an issue, especially in the case of some narrow but long comics for which a thumbnail would be so tiny as to tell you nothing at all about it.

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 18 November 2011 - 08:22 PM.


#73 Masked Toaster

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:25 PM

Yea, I can only dual 1600x900 and 1280x800.
When I connect to the tv to watch ponies, I can get the 1920, or when I'm on my desktop I don't really use for anything other than a DVR any more.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:05 AM


Source!

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:07 AM

My favourite BW character riding one of my favourite ponies?

I don't see what could go wrong with that.

Cutie Mark Crusader Skydivers GO!


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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:19 AM

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Nov 17 2011, 08:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I approve.

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Nov 18 2011, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As far as processing goes, I doubt there's any computer left in use on the planet that would have difficulty processing the compression on an MPEG-2 video with only its CPU (I still recall the days when there were separate MPEG-2 decoding cards that assisted inadequate CPUs at the beginning of the DVD era), to say nothing of the compression on a relatively simple PNG.

Ha! My computer is so old it freezes when I watch YouTube videos! That is MPEG-2, right?

#77 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:34 AM

Youtube videos are Flash, and thus most (if not all) of them are MPEG-4, the successor of MPEG-2. The flash video container supports some other, more primitive codecs, but MPEG-4 (usually Part 10, aka AVC/H.264) is by far the most-used today by pretty much anyone online.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:36 AM

Dinobot riding Nightmare Moon? Hell yes.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:37 AM


http://silvercyh.dev...e-one-269492326

QUOTE(Legion Maximus @ Nov 19 2011, 01:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dinobot riding Nightmare Moon? Hell yes.


Indeed. I'm kind of hoping we see a Transmetal 2 version of that.

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 19 November 2011 - 07:46 AM.


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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:12 AM

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