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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:56 pm 


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Log in to Netflix last night with the intention of finally watching the original 70s "Wicker Man" and it had just been removed.

GODDAMNIT!

Also, anyone who tells you adding espresso powder to chocolate chip cookie dough enhances the flavor is full of shit. The dough smells incredible but the cookies themselves wind up tasting like instant coffee and leave you jittery.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:19 pm 


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Mischief Maker wrote:
The dough smells incredible but the cookies themselves wind up tasting like instant coffee and leave you jittery.



Ironically, adding instant coffee powder to confections generally produces excellent results, but doesn't really smell much like coffee. One of my favorite cakes is angel food with coffee and crushed heath bar icing.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:36 pm 


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Mischief Maker wrote:
Log in to Netflix last night with the intention of finally watching the original 70s "Wicker Man" and it had just been removed.

GODDAMNIT!


I noticed half the stuff that used to be on Netflix is now on Amazon (or elsewhere with many companies doing their own streaming services). Barely any older shows on Netflix now.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:02 am 


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:19 pm 


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Goddamn, why are the theatrical (and SUPERIOR) cuts of Aliens and Terminator 2 so uncommon on the briney seas of the interwebs? Status quo for the last decade-plus. Always gotta go to some two-seed motherfucker with an 8gb rip, grumble grumble.

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EDIT2: tbf it's T2 whose DC material really stinks up the film. I keep meaning to edit it so it loses the retarded nuclear nightmare spoiler, and the soft porno Kyle Reese dream, and miscellaneous other shite, but keeps the chip scene, and the T-1000's endgame glitch. Nice magical realism in the fucker showing some signs of fatigue after absorbing that much abuse. Being frozen solid, exploded and melted in rapid succession can't be good for a phase-shifting machine! And he still beats the living dogshit out of Ahnuld, so it is not like it makes the situation any less dire!
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:01 pm 


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On a similar note, nobody ever has the 2006 theatrical versions of the Original Trilogy. It's always one of the recent Special Editions unless you specifically look for projects like the Team Negative One cut.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:55 am 


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I take back what I just said about Espresso powder.

I just tried it again, but this time mixed the powder with the flour and other dry ingredients instead of mixing it with the wet ones first.

Dunno why but the flavor is totally different with this batch.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:58 am 


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On a similar note, nobody ever has the 2006 theatrical versions of the Original Trilogy. It's always one of the recent Special Editions unless you specifically look for projects like the Team Negative One cut.


The one I've been keeping around is the Despecialized Editions.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:15 pm 


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Streamers who play FPS games on the PC with a controller.

Just... why?

A lot of streamers with preview keys totally suck at Serious Sam 4, btw. There's no cover-shooting in Serious Sam! Less bitching, more circle-strafing!
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:40 pm 


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Streamers who play FPS games on the PC with a controller.

Just... why?

A lot of streamers with preview keys totally suck at Serious Sam 4, btw. Less bitching, more circle-strafing!


I seriously think it's idiotic. No doubt. Input handicapping is just dumb.

FPS where always designed from the ground up to used with a mouse-keyboard. It's like playing breakout with arrow keys. WTF why would you do that?


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:54 pm 


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I know someone who streams over a wireless connection. Despite being perfectly capable of doing so with how his house is setup, he refuses to run a cable to get a wired connection, and occasionally complains about connection issues such as speed when he's streaming. It's obnoxious, frankly, when it happens and he suggests it's Twitch's fault when it could just as easily be network interference (streaming on a wireless connection when you can easily setup a reliable wired connection strikes me as insane).

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Streamers who play FPS games on the PC with a controller.

Just... why?


There's a few reasons I could see as justifiable. If you're talking someone with a physical handicap, might be easier to use a controller setup or something specially for that, or they're playing a game that they played originally on a console port and are trying to recreate that experience. I used to play Quake on DOS using only keyboard and had to get used to aiming that way before setting up permanent mouselook was a well-known thing.

Mouselook is definitely ideal for precise controls, especially in online VS deathmatch FPSes, so you are certainly taking a handicap by not using them. It'd be weird seeing someone do something like Fortnite with a controller.

I play Vanquish and Descent with a controller still; Vanquish was originally a console game and is designed as such (mouse controls actually make it too easy, the enemies are designed for the inherent imprecision in gamepads). Descent has way too many different buttons at once to use rapidly and I find it great as a twin stick FPS thanks to using JoyToKey to do some macro mapping like setting Strafe Up + Strafe Down to Afterburner. Same goes for Sublevel Zero, I had a really hard time when I tried playing it mouse and keyboard, but 6dof FPSes work really well with a controller.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:47 pm 


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Well I've allowed myself to totally get unadvisedly hyped for Serious Sam 4 to help distract from the horrors of politics these days and was watching all the Serious Sam 4 previews I could find. I came across this one guy called "Frame Rater" who has a ridiculous amount of videos doing super detailed analysis of Serious Sam. Like 10-minute long videos discussing the shotgun and the number of shots it takes against every single boss and enemy type. So today people have been given license to stream and I figured Frame Rater was gonna be the stream to watch.

And he's TERRIBLE at the game! Granted he's playing on serious difficulty, co-op mode alone, which is as hard as the game can get. But at one point he just stopped playing at a lull in the action, muted the game, then started ranting about how 90s FPS throwbacks are getting too intense and he likes casual gaming. What? Dude, you're playing Serious Sam at maximum difficulty and you've done dozens of videos about it, what did you even expect? I mean I'm replaying Serious Sam: First Encounter right now, and what I saw on his stream didn't seem any more crazy than the original.

How did he get so obsessed with Serious Sam if he can't even play? The plot? Weird!
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:09 pm 


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People are allowed to use the control method they're comfortable with. Genuinely no idea why it seems to bother people so much that someone might want to use a gamepad instead of mouse/keyboard. They don't owe anyone an explanation either.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:21 pm 


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I hear that professional call of duty players are moving towards playing on pc, but they banned kb+m.

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People are allowed to use the control method they're comfortable with. Genuinely no idea why it seems to bother people so much that someone might want to use a gamepad instead of mouse/keyboard. They don't owe anyone an explanation either.


You can use whatever you want but they ain't equal. Trying to play FPS competitively on a controller is like showing up to the Tour de France on a tricycle.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:55 pm 


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Yeah and if you're an average person rocking up to a professional touring car race in a Formula One car, you'll still get your arse handed to you.

Virtual no-one is playing at a professional level. Average Joe streaming shouldn't be shamed for "handicapping" himself.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:21 pm 


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The last time I tried playing KOF98 in Fightcade, I was completely floored by a Yuri player.


Yuri is F-tier in KOF98.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:39 pm 


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TransatlanticFoe wrote:
They don't owe anyone an explanation either.


I don't think anyone wants one, I certainly didn't ask for one.

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People are allowed to use the control method they're comfortable with.


I couldn't agree more. The general explanation for controllers in COD is akin to putting glass in your shoes to prove you're serious ("Wise Blood" reference). To me, that's not about comfort at all. However, if you want to "compete" in COD, you're using a controller.

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I hear that professional call of duty players are moving towards playing on pc, but they banned kb+m.


And that's where the elitism is. That's why "average joe" feels like he has to play with a controller.

Community pressure ≠ comfort.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:02 pm 


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But you said it was idiotic and dumb, then posed (albeit as a rhetorical question) why they do it.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:52 pm 


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The COD elitist crowd openly profess their reasons for using controllers. If they didn't, the PC m+kb crowd wouldn't be defensive about it.

I'm not heavily enough into the existing debate to feel victimized by the attitude though. For me, it's less of a online-wide situation, and more of a personal one. One of my close friends was a COD enthusiast, and it was a very deep argument between us right up until he got shot in the gut and bled out. (bizarre accidental shooting) I suppose there's something in that conversation that was never finished.

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IAC, you are totally correct in that I am shitty and wrong for saying it's "dumb." That was reactionary. I shoulda said something like, "it's dumb that people feel like they have to use a controller to play 'correctly' when they would feel more comfortable with m+kb."

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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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i played tf2 with an xbox 360 controller and was pretty consistently a top medic that got a lot of compliments. i could kill people with the syringe gun better than a lot of people with kbm (by no means an easy feat). it's 100% a disadvantage, but it's just what makes me comfortable - i don't like playing with keyboard and mouse and think that PC in general kind of gears people to what is Most Optimal versus what is enjoyable/accessible/etc. on more than just controllers. this also starts going for FOV, framerate, etc. before long the game is this totally uncanny bizarre perspective as butter-smooth as life so that you have the most premium advantage. looks weird. feels weird. at some point you've got to start questioning why the game even has graphics that aren't perfectly representational hitboxing and start doing stuff like wondering why you need a visible weapon blocking valuable screen visibility, too. call me crazy, but i often prefer 30fps for 3D games (if it's built for 60+, i'll play 60, but i'd rather it not be) because it looks more cinematic, as well.
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I just learned that if you buy an original Xbox game on Microsoft's new storefront on microsoft.com instead of the old one on xbox.com, you don't get a license to play it on the Xbox 360, only the Xbox One. But if you buy it on the old storefront, you get both. What a load of crap. Now I'm sitting here waiting for a refund that I'm not even sure will go through. Argh.


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How did he get so obsessed [...] if he can't even play? The plot? Weird!


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at some point you've got to start questioning why the game even has graphics that aren't perfectly representational hitboxing and start doing stuff like wondering why you need a visible weapon blocking valuable screen visibility, too.

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The last time I tried playing KOF98 in Fightcade, I was completely floored by a Yuri player.
Yuri is F-tier in KOF98.


hahah. F..

Tiers are less applicable the further you get from top level surely. He was probs just a really good player.
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The last time I tried playing KOF98 in Fightcade, I was completely floored by a Yuri player.
Yuri is F-tier in KOF98.


hahah. F..

Tiers are less applicable the further you get from top level surely. He was probs just a really good player.

To be fair, the KOF98 tier list is mostly "can you do anything against a good Iori/Daimon/Chizuru/Chris player?" from what I've seen.

As an aside, I'm reminded of my most painful Fightcade memory, getting turbo murdered by a Mai player. Can't remember the other characters on the team, because I never fought them.
Genuinely was the worst loss I've ever experienced in any video game ever. Three flawless triple-perfect rounds. Relentless pressure.
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As an aside, I'm reminded of my most painful Fightcade memory, getting turbo murdered by a Mai player. Can't remember the other characters on the team, because I never fought them.
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