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@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".


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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!

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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.

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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?

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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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