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by mechamind
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: Best and Worst Internet Service Providers
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: Best and Worst Internet Service Providers

Canadian ISP Bell might not be quite as big, but it still makes Comcast look good.
by mechamind
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: What Happens if Net Neutrality Ends
Replies: 44
Views: 2597

Re: What Happens if Net Neutrality Ends

Microsoft, Apple, and Google all need to protect Net Neutrality if they want their operating systems and software to remain as reliable as they are now (or even improve). A lack of Net Neutrality will break their auto-update features. I've had that happen to me three times due to internet difficulti...
by mechamind
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: Do you have any superstitions or beliefs?
Replies: 12
Views: 969

Re: Do you have any superstitions or beliefs?

I have this feeling about spiders. It's hard to explain except that it requires the spider to be left alive.
by mechamind
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: Who is the biggest Youtuber that play SMBX?
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: Who is the biggest Youtuber that play SMBX?

Between Raocow and Bossedit, people caught onto raocow earlier, but Bossedit is much more notable for SMBX. Bossedit was also the first of both to reach 500,000 views on a single video, and is coming close to 1,000,000 views on two videos, the first for any SMBX uploader.
by mechamind
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Super Mario Run: Apology Gift
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Super Mario Run: Apology Gift

It's best to play it safe no matter what. Maybe they planned it in advance in case something did go wrong. Even if it looks weird, it's better than it would be to have something go wrong but not give out "apology gifts" at all.
by mechamind
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Ranking the Super Mario 64 Levels
Replies: 26
Views: 4047

Re: Ranking the Super Mario 64 Levels

Okay, time for an update: I'm going to add the other bonus levels to the list. 24. Wing Mario Over the Rainbow (The only level I'd rather avoid.) 23. Red Switch Tower (Much better, but short and you only get one shot at the red coins unless you start over.) 22. Whomp's Fortress (A playable level, bu...
by mechamind
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: The Emoji Movie
Replies: 197
Views: 15033

Re: The Emoji Movie

I guess we don't have to worry about accidentally giving The Emoji Movie free publicity anymore. :P
by mechamind
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: The Emoji Movie
Replies: 197
Views: 15033

Re: The Emoji Movie

The movie has now fallen below the $1,000,000 a day mark on Box Office Mojo. My guess is that its worldwide total will be only about $120 million. Its production budget was only $50 million, but I still don't know how much was spent on advertising.
by mechamind
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: The Emoji Movie
Replies: 197
Views: 15033

Re: The Emoji Movie

mechamind wrote:After sitting through the whole 12-minute Mojicons video, "THIS ABOMINATION" feels like it could have easily been done by the makers of Futurama.
DJFMHD wrote:^
What's wrong with Futurama
Nothing. Futurama is excellent. It feels like the emoji craze is something they would have made jokes about.
by mechamind
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: The Emoji Movie
Replies: 197
Views: 15033

Re: The Emoji Movie

After sitting through the whole 12-minute Mojicons video, "THIS ABOMINATION" feels like it could have easily been done by the makers of Futurama. I can't help but suspect the video had a secret hint about stingray surveillance, but maybe I'm overthinking it. However, the last minute of the video hin...
by mechamind
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: The Emoji Movie
Replies: 197
Views: 15033

Re: The Emoji Movie

I just looked at Rotten Tomatoes. At this point, there are a few critics that have given the movie a positive rating... ...but maybe that's not too bad. Someone suggested to my brother that the rating of any bad movie should be just low enough. If it's too low, more people will watch just because th...
by mechamind
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: R.I.P. Microsoft Paint
Replies: 36
Views: 2407

R.I.P. Microsoft Paint

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40705466

The classic Paint graphics editor will be going away soon. 32 years...what a journey it has been.

...

(However, another program called Paint 3D will be taking over.)
by mechamind
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video Games Are Not Art
Replies: 38
Views: 3169

Re: Video Games Are Not Art

https://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/8k-crysis-downsize-640x353.jpg http://answers.unity3d.com/storage/temp/39604-screenshot-2015-01-24-13-48-57.png So the former isn't art since it isn't retro but the latter is? (Although honestly why wouldn't you agree) I guess it's not just abo...
by mechamind
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video Games Are Not Art
Replies: 38
Views: 3169

Re: Video Games Are Not Art

If the game is trying to look more realistic (like no special styles, and the game uses actual human characters with all the facial details and stuff), I'm less likely to acknowledge it as art. But then outside of video gaming, there are other works that I am expected to acknowledge as art, and they...
by mechamind
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: What Do You Suck At?
Replies: 133
Views: 8973

Re: What Do You Suck At?

I can at least get through a Super Smash Bros. game on my own, but competitive multiplayer is where I go downhill.

If a game requires you to be sneaky, I can't do that very well either.
by mechamind
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: YOU KNOW WHAT PISSES ME OFF?
Replies: 1787
Views: 149293

Re: YOU KNOW WHAT PISSES ME OFF?

Would you even want to read that aloud?

* * * * *

A month and a half, and my Wi-Fi connection still can't keep up. I have a less than 50% chance of successfully downloading anything larger than 50 MB, unless it allows you to resume downloading like the Steam application.
by mechamind
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: I have a confession to the Mods...
Replies: 24
Views: 2257

Re: I have a confession to the Mods...

It is possible to be too lenient or too strict. But I think the mods here provide a very good balance.
by mechamind
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: Movies So Bad There Funny.
Replies: 21
Views: 1961

Re: Movies So Bad There Funny.

I didn't see The Last Airbender all the way through (I only saw the first half of it during a movie night), but I think I saw enough of it to mention it here.
by mechamind
Fri May 26, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: [Poll] General Political Thread.
Replies: 661
Views: 70564

Re: [POLL] General Political Thread.

Very well, then.
by mechamind
Fri May 26, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: [Poll] General Political Thread.
Replies: 661
Views: 70564

Re: [POLL] General Political Thread.

We may now have a hint to how the Green Party would really govern. While it was not within the US, Jill Stein still posted this on her Facebook page , so she's clearly willing to associate with the party. In British Columbia, the Green Party has led the province to a minority government. Within the ...

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