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@  Patch : (26 January 2021 - 06:44 PM)

Not any harder than anyone else with an accent.

@  Nevermore : (26 January 2021 - 12:47 PM)

Question to all the native English speakers: Those of you familiar with Australian singer Sia - how hard are her vocals for you to understand?

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 January 2021 - 04:44 AM)

Calm down, Dirge.

@  Paladin : (25 January 2021 - 09:44 PM)

death comes for us all. what difference does it make how?

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 January 2021 - 06:26 PM)

It's only murder and that is all, why should I feel the way I do...

@  Rufus : (25 January 2021 - 01:37 PM)

It's only murder if it comes from the Murder region of France, otherwise it's just suspiciously deceased.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 January 2021 - 09:17 AM)

It's only murder if they find the body, otherwise it's just a missing persons case.

@  Telly : (24 January 2021 - 02:31 AM)

so light yagami is a BAD role model? but ive already got a death note...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 11:43 PM)

Do you always model proper behavior after anime characters?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 January 2021 - 06:34 PM)

Don't forget Yu-Gi-Oh and the Millennium items.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 January 2021 - 02:51 PM)

There was a five season anime with wearing relics as the premise.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 01:16 PM)

You don't wear relics, you enshrine them.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 06:23 PM)

Wrong holey... and probably the wrong way to dress too.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2021 - 06:09 PM)

If your underwear is old and holy, it is considered a relic and should be protected with your life.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 02:04 PM)

That's the argument we keep making: but I still need to wait till feb 8th minimum to replace my holey underwear.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Personally I'm glad Ontario wasn't so misguided as to try to define what is or isn't "essential" for big box stores like Walmart to sell. If someone is stuck at home literally for weeks and unable to go out, who's to say a new TV or game console isn't essential (if only for one's sanity) if theirs breaks down?

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:55 PM)

Although fortunately, Ontario's daily cases and positivity rate has been on a steady decline for the past week or so; if they can get the vaccinations back on track, there is some hope.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:53 PM)

And as far as Canada's lockdowns go, I'm guessing none of them will end until late March, or perhaps the beginning of April. What small businesses that might be left at that point will be allowed to open for their going out of business sales.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:52 PM)

Unfortunately the CEO of Target Canada made more money by running the company into the ground than he ever would have had he made it a success, so there was zero incentive to succeed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Target made some serious mistakes when they came into Canada. They focused on opening like 150+ stores within a 2 year timeframe and had no online infrastructure whatsoever; their website literally only contained legal blurbs and a store locator... lacking even the ability to see what they sold in stores, or if it was in stock and, if so, where. They should have started with 1/3 the number of stores with a full online experience including online shopping and inventory checking

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:35 PM)

See; quebec is under a new lockdown, have been since the 26th. It's supposed to end the 8th of february, but probably won't. Stores are only supposed to sell necessities (in deference to the stores which are closed.), but the quebec government made no effort define what counts as a "necessity", only punished them for getting it wrong. So I can buy all the candy I want, but not underwear, boots, winterwear, small appliances. Hell, my brother had to explain why he wanted a FUSE when he needed to fix his stove shortly before new years.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:31 PM)

Targets don't exist in canada anymore. They lasted like 3 years before abandoning the market. But even if they WERE still here: they would be under the same poorly defined restrictions as walmart.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

Target's better-

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

HA! my walmarts can't even sell underwear. There's no clearances going on up here.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 January 2021 - 11:31 PM)

Check your Walmarts: Post-Christmas clearances are going on and I snagged Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered for Switch for only $5 (YMMV)

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 January 2021 - 03:15 PM)

*walks out on stage* Umm, I don't know how to tell everyone this, but Conway Twitty's been dead for nearly 30 years, now. So...*dances awkwardly as distraction*

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 10:47 AM)

uh oh we need a distraction, ladies and gentlemen Conway Twitty.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 10:20 AM)

*screaming internally*

@  -LittleAutob... : (21 January 2021 - 09:46 AM)

Everything is f i n e

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2021 - 08:30 AM)

Everything's okay until it isn't. That's life.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 08:12 AM)

Oh my god... I forgot entirely about yellowstone.

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Until the third civil war. Or yellowstone, whatever's good.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2021 - 06:01 PM)

That's not true. An adult man is in control of the White House now.

@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.


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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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Edited by TM2-Megatron, 19 November 2011 - 01:11 AM.


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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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