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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:45 pm 


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Yeah as someone that has had many well loved cats and dogs over the years, it seems like a subject best avoided especially with a stranger. One of my friends recently had to deal with the passing of their long time family dog. It was obvious the dog was struggling, but I only talked about it when he brought it up first.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:02 pm 


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People making small talk about my dog getting old and dying.


My feeling is that this comes from people's own fear of death.
I think it makes people feel uncomfortable to see animals get old because it makes them think about it happening to people (and to themselves).
Those people, the ones who are saying rude shit to you about your dog, are probably really out of touch with themselves and their own feelings of mortality.

With death especially, there is a fundamental fear that lurks in all of us that we must choose to either confront or ignore. Experience tells us that ignoring our
subconscious tends to lead to odd behavior quirks. Like saying rude shit about people's aging pets.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:21 pm 


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How the XBox 360 is designed to handle and store software updates for games. Instead of game updates overwriting the base files of the game, or being applied as separate patch files visible in each game's file listing which games are programmed to check for on startup (tied to the console, purchaser account, etc), all updates for games are stored in a nebulous "cache".

This becomes a major issue if anything goes wrong as several troubleshooting guides for issues recommend clearing the system cache as one of the steps, which means all your games lose their update patches. My account current will not sign in to XBox Live correctly aside from getting an error code, one that none of the troubleshooting guides I've followed to try and fix it have resolved. I now have a console that's lost all of its updates, and still can't sign in to get future updates or access XBox Live correctly. My only hope now is to try and get a phone call from Microsoft directly, as I suspect the issue is tied to some back-end issue with my profile such as corruption or something I can't resolve myself by simply changing my password or sign-in security.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:53 pm 


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BareKnuckleRoo wrote:
How the XBox 360 is designed to handle and store software updates for games. Instead of game updates overwriting the base files of the game, or being applied as separate patch files visible in each game's file listing which games are programmed to check for on startup (tied to the console, purchaser account, etc), all updates for games are stored in a nebulous "cache".


This is how all consoles work with updates and DLC. Only PCs overwrite the base files.

You should see how comically over-engineered the PS3's updates are. lol


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:36 am 


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Udderdude wrote:
BareKnuckleRoo wrote:
How the XBox 360 is designed to handle and store software updates for games. Instead of game updates overwriting the base files of the game, or being applied as separate patch files visible in each game's file listing which games are programmed to check for on startup (tied to the console, purchaser account, etc), all updates for games are stored in a nebulous "cache".


This is how all consoles work with updates and DLC. Only PCs overwrite the base files.


Not sure about PS3, but PS4, Switch, 3DS, and WiiU don't have a limited update cache like 360. Not sure how XB1 handles updates, but I can't think of any recent system that deletes update files after a small number of updates, regardless of how much storage space is left.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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BareKnuckleRoo wrote:
How the XBox 360 is designed to handle and store software updates for games. Instead of game updates overwriting the base files of the game, or being applied as separate patch files visible in each game's file listing which games are programmed to check for on startup (tied to the console, purchaser account, etc), all updates for games are stored in a nebulous "cache".

At least X360 patches rarely take up more than a few megabytes. Compared to the same patch for the same game on the contemporary PS3 taking up several gigabytes, due to their horrible system requiring basically every game file to be replaced >_>


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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people that think shmups are boring and "un-engaging" "all you do is fly around and shoot stuff! they are all the same!"

this same person claims that Deep Blue is an "interesting" game :oops:


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people that think shmups are boring and "un-engaging" "all you do is fly around and shoot stuff! they are all the same!"

this same person claims that Deep Blue is an "interesting" game :oops:


Honestly some people are just not worth continuing relationships with. :twisted:
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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I hate narrators in movies and television.

It's a moving image, not a radio serial. Use the media properly!

Don't tell me, show me.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:31 am 


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I hate narrators in movies and television.


I can definitely think of *many* tv/movie narration that is annoying AF, but I think can be done right.

Like the narration of the different characters in "Chungking Express." It's all tied together so beautifully and synchronized with montage in a way that evokes poetry.

It's very hard to use well though. Should be saved for those with advanced technique.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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I like William Conrad's narration, especially on Rocky & Bullwinkle. Ted Knight's narration is entertaining in a so bad it's good kind of way. It's hard to take seriously when it sounds so much like his bumbling newscaster, Ted Baxter, on the Mary Tyler Moore Show.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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Fuckin Michael Imperioli not dyeing his hair, making me feel MEZZOMORTE, OLDER THAN A MUHFUCKA Image

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Well no I don't blame him, I don't plan on doing that either. MUH BRAIN is too important to ongoing research in dick vaccines.
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https://raw.githubusercontent.com/TechieAndroid/sm64redrawn/master/screenshot.png

I'm triggered.


What should I be looking for in that pic that stands out or is out of place?
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Trees made of Yoshi Bollocks? >_>
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Specineff wrote:
Steamflogger Boss wrote:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/TechieAndroid/sm64redrawn/master/screenshot.png

I'm triggered.


What should I be looking for in that pic that stands out or is out of place?


BIL understands me. :lol:

The trees.
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Burinju would you say that From Soft games have a negative emotional aura?
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Savages who eat pizza with their hands, instead of using fork and knife as civilized people do. Appalling!
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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Savages who eat pizza with their hands, instead of using fork and knife as civilized people do. Appalling!

I have only one thing to say in response to that. :P

On-topic, folks around here have heard me gripe plenty about the Randian hellscape Steam has become, but the cherry on top of the proverbial sundae are the developers who not only clog the store with self-evident zero-effort garbage, but have the gall to rattle off pretentious lists of "influences" that their turd was supposedly "inspired by".

Look at this piece of shit and tell me that "film noir and art deco architecture" were anywhere on the developer's mind anytime within the process except the "time to come up with something that sounds impressive in hopes of getting a few sales off of the pitiably gullible" phase at the very end. :lol:

And don't forget to sign up for updates about the upcoming sequel, which will presumably be a Dadaist retelling of Candide vis-a-vis William Gibson. :lol:
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Savages who eat pizza with their hands, instead of using fork and knife as civilized people do. Appalling!


Cutting up pizza into utensil-sized pieces would ruin the texture. It's like sushi, meant to be eaten by-hand and whole if possible.


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I have only one thing to say in response to that. :P


That diner brings back memories. My uncle lived around the corner from there.


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BulletMagnet wrote:

On-topic, folks around here have heard me gripe plenty about the Randian hellscape Steam has become, but the cherry on top of the proverbial sundae are the developers who not only clog the store with self-evident zero-effort garbage, but have the gall to rattle off pretentious lists of "influences" that their turd was supposedly "inspired by".

Look at this piece of shit and tell me that "film noir and art deco architecture" were anywhere on the developer's mind anytime within the process except the "time to come up with something that sounds impressive in hopes of getting a few sales off of the pitiably gullible" phase at the very end. :lol:

And don't forget to sign up for updates about the upcoming sequel, which will presumably be a Dadaist retelling of Candide vis-a-vis William Gibson. :lol:


Wow. I see the dev also has an RPG. The art assets are embarrassing.

In that one, the dev mixes GPU particles and lighting with the poorly drawn and animated sprites. It's absolutely ghastly.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/926610/Superior_Wizards/

If you want to charm people with low rent assets, you need creative and funny ideas to sell the stylized environment. The gamer should laugh with you, not at you. :)
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Is it really that hard to find and hire a decent pixel artist, at least for the characters?
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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HDMI ARC. What a temperamental piece of shit. Want to use another input on your soundbar? Good luck. Priority is given to the ARC input and auto switches to it even if you try and override it with the remote. LGs solution, go through a bunch of menus and turn shit off to get it to behave, then do the same in reverse when you want to actually use it.

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Wow. I see the dev also has an RPG.

Another telltale sign of a dev operating in good faith and the brilliance of Steam's "what me worry" business model: a game supposedly planning to take "several weeks to a few months" in Early Access...which has been there for nearly two years. And it's far from the worst offender you can find. :lol:

At least it doesn't claim to have been inspired by Peter Bruegel the Elder.
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I don't browse Steam so I was not aware of these, errr, gems.

The second one linked to has 4 reviews, all positive. Friends of the creator perhaps? It looks dire.
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Wow. I see the dev also has an RPG.

Another telltale sign of a dev operating in good faith and the brilliance of Steam's "what me worry" business model


Wonder if we'll see Icy's UberGame there someday.
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This curator keeps track of Early Access abandonware.
https://store.steampowered.com/curator/ ... s-Watcher/

In most cases Early Access, seems like a place to dump an unfinished project when burn out sets in, get some coin, and drop out. In my experience, burn out on a project can last for years. Some devs may honestly believe they will feel motivated again next week, but it doesn't work that way.
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In my experience, burn out on a project can last for years. Some devs may honestly believe they will feel motivated again next week, but it doesn't work that way.


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This curator keeps track of Early Access abandonware.
https://store.steampowered.com/curator/ ... s-Watcher/

I hope someone pays him for it, that's a full time job. :lol:

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Wonder if we'll see Icy's UberGame there someday.

I'd bet it's already floating around the dregs of itch.io somewhere. :lol:
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