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General Discussion / Re: Technology vs. Laziness
« on: October 22, 2015, 03:13:18 pm »
Interesting bit of trivia: It turns out that while part of my family is American (ie: Native), most of my family comes from the UK and Sweden. I mention this because I discovered these details only recently and am still fascinated by it. I find it cool that a lot of my ancestors were pagan as I never really identified with the Christian upbringing I had. It turns out to be a foreign religion.
Whoa cool. I also recently discovered I am part Austrian as well and part from France when I had absolutely no clue about that, so I understand how you feel.

Similarly, my state's culture goes way back, much of it going back to traditional East Anglian culture.

My state was founded (as a colony) long before the United States came to be for the purpose of religious freedom, and that is a value which I hold near and dear to my heart.
Oh, very cool indeed. I didn't know such a region existed really - in my view America's (the continent, not the country) discovery was old but it's settlement by european, africans and asian was recent.

General Discussion / Re: Technology vs. Laziness
« on: October 22, 2015, 09:58:18 am »
Let's just say that about 49% of Americans feel as though our gun laews should be similar to those of most of Europe and 49% feel as though carrying a gun is every American's constitutional right. The opinion of anyone who has any opinion on the matter is pretty much the most firm and stubborn opinion s/he has, and people spend countless hours on the internet attempting to convince the other 51% of the country that their position is the right one.

The other 2% of us avoid this discussion at all costs.
Oh, once again I had no idea the debate was that tense over there. I really and sincerely feel sorry for bringing that up, it might be seen as trolling but really that wasn't my intention.

I personally prefer to identify with the region that I am from rather than the country my region is in.
Yeah obviously, me too.

my ancestors are from New England
Come on you have to be kidding on this. The USA were created barely 200 years ago and the whole point of USA was to make a country for immigrants for all around the world, and it is habited by 99.9% of people who have absolutely no roots here.

Nevertheless if your family has been there for let's say 4 or 5 generations I fully understand you feel you're "from here" and that's normal - I'd feel the same.

General Discussion / Re: Technology vs. Laziness
« on: October 22, 2015, 08:56:02 am »
Oh I didn't realize the debate was that bad. I assumed it was considered normal there. Anyway if you're that unhappy about the situation you could always locate to another country (such as Canada for example).

Site Talk / Re: Other language translations
« on: October 22, 2015, 08:37:09 am »
Well I do not know about specific project or translator, but the Mega Man games definitely do not need to be translated in different languages, there is barely any dialogue at all. It's very likely this project was done from a beginner just for training, and that is why the translation is incomplete. Just a guess.

It appears that for other germanic languages (than english) translating robots master's name works because the -man ending is the same, however, if you'd do that in French or any other latin language you'd have to do it in an incredibly ridiculous way or leave it in English so that it sounds "cool".

General Discussion / Re: Technology vs. Laziness
« on: October 22, 2015, 06:14:59 am »
Beware, there may be other Americans here who would love to turn this statement into an excuse to go on an annoying, sanctimonius political rant about "liberty". I have chosen to keep my mouth shut on the subject for the time being, but just know that you are hereby inviting such foolishness and I'm sure you don't want to hear it.
No I don't - but anyway I'm smart enough to stop to read as soon as something is too annoying to me. I was just stating how things are, not arguing how they should be or whatever - because I know it's a lost battle and is pointless.

General Discussion / Re: Technology vs. Laziness
« on: October 22, 2015, 04:39:26 am »
I don't and have no interest in drinking alcohol (and it wouldn't be legal for me to even if I did want to, as I am under 21).
Ah, so American. Here in Europe it's common to drink at 14 and that's no big deal (even if it's legal to drink only at 16 nobody respects that law). However kids are not allowed to own guns and adults have to do a lot of paperwork before being able to own any, so it's much safer here and the probability to be assassinated is like 2000x lower.

Sure drunk teens are also annoying as hell - but that's the lesser of two evils. Nevertheless it's great that you don't drink alcohol and all.

General Discussion / Re: "Wednesday, October 21, 2015"
« on: October 21, 2015, 01:26:04 pm »
Humans are better at navigating manmade roads which have constant manmade changes to them all of the time (such as construction, for instance) than a robot is.
Huh, no. A computer can react in a couple of milisecond, and a FPGA even quicker when it realises there is an emergency and that it should break. An human it will take between 1 and 2 seconds before (s)he realises that there is a need for emergency breaking and move it's foot on the break pedal. And even then, without an automated ABS system your emergency break would be completely useless because it'd just make your car slip on the road instead of actually breaking.
I don't drive, but the number of times GPS essentially says "Turn right into brick wall" is astounding.
What is the difference between the cost of a GPS and the cost of a self-driving car ? This answers why the quality of the firmware is so different.

General Discussion / Re: "Wednesday, October 21, 2015"
« on: October 21, 2015, 08:38:42 am »
I doubt that we'd be able to do it safely.  Your average Joe is not responsible enough, and the consequences of a mid-air collision (or just a mid-air engine failure or mechanical problem) are simply too great.
What about self-driving vehicles ? I'm pretty confident a computer is much more competent in avoiding accidents than any human, even though accidents are unavoidable in the long run.

Some people feel otherwise, but personally I do not especially like driving and I'd be happy if a machine would drive my car and let me do whatever else I want to do in the car. Especially when there is one of the following :
  • Heavy trafic
  • Heavy rain
  • Dense fog
  • Ice
  • Snow

(In my country there is almost always the 1st and often at least one of the last 4.)

General Discussion / Re: "Wednesday, October 21, 2015"
« on: October 19, 2015, 04:09:14 pm »
Oh okay. I only watched the original "Back to the Future", and I found it extremely bland and unmemorable, and I didn't ever watch the sequels and am not likely to. Thanks for explaination anyway.

Perhaps people will try and make virtual clothes which disappear when the electricity goes out, and people will just wear heating pads to keep themselves warm "under" those clothes.
So basically if there is a power shortage and you're in the cold, you're condamned to freeze ? Sounds terrible to me. That would also not help to solve the major electricity production issues we have where it's hard to follow the ever increasing demand.

General Discussion / Re: "Wednesday, October 21, 2015"
« on: October 19, 2015, 03:45:39 pm »
I do not understand. What is so special about the Wendesday to come ?

So good news guys, it seems doing this is technically possible ! (It might seems obvious but actually wasn't, considering FF6 leaves much fewer RAM unused as FF4 and FF5).

The frame rate will unfortunately continue to drop in some cases, like when calling Flare or Holy for example, however it will reduce less often than in the original GBA version, as the sound engine will be faster (but not as fast as FF5 - do to the requirement to use slow WRAM instead of fast IRAM).

Actually the hum is greatly reduced when I turn the 2 significant pots to their maximum. For whathever reason if I reduce any of them the hum becomes very audible. I'm 99% confident that the last 2 pots are internally unconnected.

About fingers, it seems the trick is to put them at the fret and not in the middle between frets, so that less pressure is needed. I'm confident I'll become used to it - I played hours yesterday and now it hurts less.

My bass and amp are of brand "Vision", extremely cheap made in china, and will probably break down in one year or so given the price. If I ever become skilled within that lap of time I'll buy a better instrument at that time made by a recognized manufacturer :)

I'd say these days you have a 50/50 chance of getting an instrument that isn't set up properly due to everything being made in China these days
Not everything, but everything cheap. I had the choice of a 160.- new made in China or a 560.- used made in Germany, I picked up the first because I'm between jobs right now, but had the circumstances been different I would most certainly have picked up the second one :)

I cannot word how much I hate low priced Chinese crap (in general - not just for instruments), I feel remorse for buying that :/

So I received my guitar ! It's a very cool instrument indeed, I can see why so much people like guitars.

The major problem is : It HURTS LEFT FINGERS ! OUCH ! I can barely type on the keyboard right now ! Are you supposed to play with hand armour ?

Another problem I have is that there is 4 potentiometers on the bass itself and I do not know what they do or whathever - there is no indications on them. Two of them seem to affect the sound, and two of them seems to not have any effect. I have a manual for the amp, but not for the bass itself, so I have absolutely no idea what they do.

Finally my last problem is that there is a very hearable 50 Hz hum. I guess it's why the instrument is so cheap... If I am loud enough it becomes more shaded in the overall noise, however, it is still noticeable when I stop playing. It's not the amp because when I use my keyboard as an amp there's the same problem - so it's either the cable or the guitar itself.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Touhou: Wandering Souls
« on: October 14, 2015, 04:45:11 am »
Button mashing will not cut it in this game.  You definitely need to know what's going on
Oh really ? I don't see much alternatives, of course I try to protect (with DOWN) when a wave of bullets is coming at me, and button mash otherwise. With all those stuff all over the screen it's really hard to have a clue what's going on.

I'll try to restart a game with a harder difficulty setting to see how that makes a difference.

EDIT : Oh I picked the "lunatic" mode and my prediction was exact, I just get game over again and again on stage 1.... at least I could beat the tutorial. I'll try "hard" just to see...

I'm not into bullet hell at all.  I've played a few and the only one I had any interest in was Recca -- but that was mostly because I was fascinated with it on a technical level.
OK, point taken. It's true that bullet hell on NES where normally drawing sprites is the slowest part of the game is technically impressive.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Touhou: Wandering Souls
« on: October 13, 2015, 05:02:11 pm »
OK; I played some more and honestly it's pretty boring. Most of the time I have no clue what's going on and just button mash. I should try an harder mode like you say, but then the difference is that probably I'll have no clue what's going on and see the game over screen ;)

I know you're in bullet hell (you were fan of Recca Carnival or something if I remember well) but honestly I'm not too much into that.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Touhou: Wandering Souls
« on: October 13, 2015, 04:21:37 pm »
I play the normal mode. I don't like game with difficulty select, as it is a sign the developers were too lazy to balance the difficulty by themselves - however when there is a difficulty select I always pick "normal".

Gaming Discussion / Re: Touhou: Wandering Souls
« on: October 13, 2015, 02:59:52 pm »
So far (I did the first 2 stages) I'd say so far it is a good game, but nowhere near incredible as you described. I might be wrong though.

The weak point of the game is without any doubt the lack of variety in the backgrounds.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Touhou: Wandering Souls
« on: October 13, 2015, 01:05:42 pm »
- It's an RPG Maker game (ew)
- It's a beat-em-up (snore) mixed with bullet hell (blech!)
- It's all cutesy anime girls (groan)
I always liked mixes of beat-em-up and RPGs (River city ransdom for instance). I'm not into "makers", as those have both the disadvantage of making your own game (you don't have good levels ready for you) and of programming the game yourself (the game engine is not customised to your liking) - however since you say it is so awesome and I don't have anything particular better to do I'll give it a try.

Much unfortunately, most non-english translations of japanese only games are usually based on an english fan translation. The problem is that the quality of the final product is lower than what it would have been from a direct translation from japanese, however people who are really fluent in japanese aren't that numerous.

The same is also true for released versions of games - i.e. the companies translate the games in various western languages based from the english translation.

(This is not true for asian languages such as Chinese or Korean)

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Nes tile editor question
« on: October 12, 2015, 10:07:54 am »
CHR-ROM data is at the end only by iNES convention. Someone just decided that it was the case.

Some tile editors automatically detect iNES headers and teleport you to the start of the CHR-ROM when opening a .nes file, for instance YY-CHR does this.

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