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@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?


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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.

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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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