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Messages - KaioShin

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Sega embraces game modding.
« on: April 22, 2016, 04:23:35 pm »
zonk continues to proclaim random hunches based on hearsay and more than sketchy anectdotal evidence and baseless assumptions as facts.  ::) Just stop talking man.

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The US has a 2 party system, folks.  Simply getting the most votes isn't enough -- you need >50% of them.

So, why not do it via coalitions? Is the US process forbidding these somehow? In countries with many parties you also need >50% to form a government, but you do it by combining the votes of multiple parties that share a common interest.

We could easily end up with a Germany-like situation with a far right party, a centrist party, and a liberal party.

This isn't, and never was in the last 150 years how the political party situation is in Germany. Last election the center right party got 41%, center left got 25%. far left got 8, green party got 8, liberals got less than 5 (which means their votes are lost and void, they get no representation), far right got less than 5 (Pirate party got 2%).
The liberal party hasn't gotten even into double digits for a long time and no far right party has crossed over the 5% threshold since I live. It's not even clear which more centered party you could mean with "centrist party".

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No one mentioned one of the best Metroidvanias on PC: Valdis Story: Abyssal City.
It's available on Steam.

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General Discussion / Re: PSA: Back up your PC
« on: April 15, 2016, 03:58:23 am »
CDs/DVDs are also pretty bad media for long term backup, since they degrade over time and will be unreliable when you most need them.

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General Discussion / Re: PSA: Back up your PC
« on: April 14, 2016, 04:51:42 pm »
Raid1 and raid 10 keep complete copies of your drive and raid array respectively. Raid3,4,5, and 6 can all have at least one drive die and not lose any data, possibly more drives depending on the type of array and number of drives in the raid array.

so yeah. Raid is backup in a big way. Raid1 is useless though. never under any circumstances use it unless you then build a raid 10.

No RAID, is NOT a backup.

A backup protects your data from being lost in accidents. Raids only cover one specific cause of data loss, a dying HDD. There are tons of possibly accidents where a raid is completely useless.

- Accidentally deleting data yourself
- Physical damage to the computer (being dropped during transport, power surges, etc) will very likely destroy more than just one HDD
- Home fires
- Theft of the computer
- Ransomware infection

The only way to really backup data is to make regular copies to an external source and storing it in a safe place away from the computer. Put a physical device into a safe for example, or use online services (if you trust them). Raids only offer the illusion of security. They have their uses of course. Raids are for availability, not data security.

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The FAQ and Getting Started sections have Links to specific Utilities. You can consider These the site's recommendations. WE can ofc Discus updating those  :)

(Sry for ehe spelling, typing from phone with Auto correct lang set to German....)

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ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Making hacking easier
« on: April 10, 2016, 04:40:37 pm »
zonk, people would be much more sympathetic to your ideas if you'd stop making completely unsubstantiated claims with no basis in reality. You simply don't know what you are talking about most of the time. Which would be fine if you'd accept that and asked instead of proclaiming your made up versions of reality simply as fact. In this thread and the other once there are dozens of things you said that are quite simply hogwash. You do not know how to use debugging tools properly. What you want are workarounds for your gaps in understanding and experience on how to debug. What's needed against that isn't different tools, it's better documentation and tutorials.

And going ad hominem ("global warming deniers") isn't going to help your case either.

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General Discussion / Re: AshQuest for firered.
« on: April 10, 2016, 06:57:35 am »
You picked "xyz" as filename instead of "xyz.gba". Just rename the file via windows exxplorer.

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General Discussion / Re: AshQuest for firered.
« on: April 10, 2016, 06:07:31 am »
Yes. Or better, save a new copy instead of overwriting the old ROM so you have both.

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Konami doesn't want to make any more games for their franchises, but they still love milking money out of them.

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(after a Rock Band overdose on PS3 - btw I need a replacement, any sug's?)

Trash the plastic garbage, get a real guitar and play Rocksmith. You can find used guitars for the price of a new game, so it's not overly expensive an option either.

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Site Talk / Re: Feature Request: Hiding Threads?
« on: March 31, 2016, 03:45:08 pm »
It's simple trolling while staying on the safe side of the rules. But I'm sure they'd call it clever commentary on the quality of other general discussion threads (and I'd tend to agree).


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Gaming Discussion / Re: Recommend me a PCIe GPU?
« on: March 31, 2016, 02:10:30 pm »
It's too bad you need a new card right now, since it's currently a really shitty time to buy a new GPU. The current architectures are 2-3 years old and a new one by both major players is expected for summer/autumn.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Favorite Roguelikes/Dungeon Crawlers
« on: March 30, 2016, 02:29:08 pm »
Persona Q
Etrian Odyssey 4
Legend of Grimrock

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General Discussion / Re: Progressive Rock
« on: March 28, 2016, 02:52:14 pm »
It's called progressive because instead of just looping through a chorus bridge verse pattern like a pop song, you take a musical idea and take it apart from every angle you can think of throughout the composition. It's a journey and while you can end up where you began, you might as well end up somewhere completely different.

I love progressive rock and I must say my favourite band is also Yes. They have a lot of brilliant albums. And unlike Genesis they don't just have 1 or 2 strong songs per album, but are pretty strong throughout the entire things. (well, that kind of comes with the territory if you have albums with 3 songs and each is 15 minutes +). My favourite album is ofc Close to the Edge, but my favourite songs are Starship Trooper (best solo ever) and Does it Really Happen? (from the underappreciated album Drama, their last good one before they entered the stadion rock shitphase that almost all classic prog bands went through).

Other favourite bands of mine in the genre are Marillion, Magma (if we don't put them into their own genre for simplicities sake), Focus and, for something current, Spock's Beard. I don't know if many people nowadays know this, but Italy also had a really strong prog scene. I'd especially recommend interested parties to check out Banco del Mutuo Soccorso.

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General Discussion / Re: What's the deal with super big tellies?
« on: March 27, 2016, 02:16:21 pm »
That Wiki statement is retarded because it all depends on the viewing context. Close to a several meter long display pixels will be extremely visible even at 8k. It all depends on the viewing distance. Far enough away, 320x240 is also perfect to the human eye.

That aside, I doubt there is a market push for 8k displays. It's the first I heard of it. Apple has one 5k display on the market IIRC, but that's it. The next big thing the TV industry wants to sell you is OLED, they are happy to do that at 4k. I just bought a 4k TV btw, so I'd say they have become affordable. That doesn't change that source material at that resolution is still hard to come by. The only steady source I know of is Amazon Instant Video streaming, and that's only for their self-produced stuff. Even a high-end PC will struggle to run games at 4k with playable framerates too. Let's ignore the pathetic rumors that there'll be a 4k Playstation, that's technology wise simply bullshit currently. So there is no way they'll be actively pushing 8k, it doesn't make sense and there is simply no source tech for it. (I didn't buy that TV for 4k btw, it's just what current models have and I didn't want a 3 year old model). What is already gone from most current TV models is 3D. Thank god.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Recommendations for non-RPG PS1 games?
« on: March 24, 2016, 03:35:07 pm »
You guys all realize IST was looking for 3D games to test the new features of ePSXe, right?


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General Discussion / Re: What's the deal with super big tellies?
« on: March 23, 2016, 05:00:52 pm »
*whew* mys secret cloning project that produced both SGP and Tharthan is still a secret...
That was close!

Do I dare ask what the original source material for the clones was?

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But top 100 lists... always struck me as a silly idea in general.  I mean, you're just comparing games of totally different genres, which appeal to totally different people.  Can you really say that 'The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time is better than Super Mario Galaxy and Call of Duty 4 because this and that reason'?

Much better to list the top games of a certain genre or maybe theme.  Top 100 platformers might be a bit more meaningful than top 100 games, and the same goes for top 100 FPS games, top 100 fighting games, top 100 shoot em ups, etc.

Exactly. Mixed genre lists essentially rate genres against each other. That doesn't make any sense and is just completely arbitrary.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Recommendations for non-RPG PS1 games?
« on: March 21, 2016, 05:04:08 pm »
Ape Escape

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