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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3880 on: June 28, 2017, 03:47:53 PM »
Also I think it's silly that Nintendo wants to focus solely on newer products when they could milk the retro for easy money.  The retail cost of an NES classic was roughly the same price as a single new game for a new console.  I don't think a prolonged production of the NES classic would have necessarily detracted too much from sales of new games.  Near everyone seemed to go nuts over the new Zelda anyway.  I myself would love to have it but I'm not gonna buy a new console just for one game.

Nintendo always under produces.

yeah they always do this, and it's one of the reasons why i dislike nintendo. there's actually a term for it - artificial scarcity.

basically they're trying to create demand for their products by making them rare.

it's stupid because the demand is already there. just make more of your damn things, Nintendo!

it's almost like they hate money.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3881 on: June 28, 2017, 03:51:42 PM »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3882 on: June 28, 2017, 04:45:07 PM »
Also I think it's silly that Nintendo wants to focus solely on newer products when they could milk the retro for easy money.  The retail cost of an NES classic was roughly the same price as a single new game for a new console.  I don't think a prolonged production of the NES classic would have necessarily detracted too much from sales of new games.  Near everyone seemed to go nuts over the new Zelda anyway.  I myself would love to have it but I'm not gonna buy a new console just for one game.

Nintendo always under produces.

yeah they always do this, and it's one of the reasons why i dislike nintendo. there's actually a term for it - artificial scarcity.

basically they're trying to create demand for their products by making them rare.

it's stupid because the demand is already there. just make more of your damn things, Nintendo!

it's almost like they hate money.

Nintendo has always done weird stuff but I imagine after the Wii U flopped they were hesitant to mass produce.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3883 on: June 29, 2017, 11:41:28 AM »
How do I insert a gif in a comment or on a post, on this here waygook.org, without it being the size of .. well the size of something really really big  :-[
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3884 on: June 29, 2017, 11:50:48 AM »
I saw a great rear-window decal on a car today.

It was an anthropomorphized apple, bowing with the word "Sorry" on it.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3885 on: June 29, 2017, 12:20:26 PM »
http://inspirobot.me/

this is the first one it gave me.  perfect for waygook  :laugh:



This, in my opinion, is a close second. Especially for those good folk messing about in the political threads.  :smiley:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3886 on: June 29, 2017, 12:21:35 PM »
This, in my opinion, is a close second. Especially for those good folk messing about in the political threads.  :smiley:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3887 on: June 29, 2017, 12:28:31 PM »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3888 on: June 30, 2017, 09:16:49 AM »
Enter the teachers' office and the art teacher is standing stock still by the door, staring intently at the ground.  A student approaches the door to exit. 

Dramatically, she points and utters a single word, "모기!"

The student pauses, spies the mosquito, then grabs it out of the air in a single swipe.  He turns to bow, bid farewell, and departs. 

Like a boss. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3889 on: July 03, 2017, 11:56:54 AM »
I saw a great rear-window decal on a car today.

It was an anthropomorphized apple, bowing with the word "Sorry" on it.

At the risk of sounding like a know-it-all nerdbaby, this is probably because (for some reason, I don't know) 사과 is obviously apple, but also something you can say to say sorry. And sometimes people give apples when they want to apologize. It's not super common. But it's a thing.

사과 means apple and apology. I'll give you an apple, also means I'll apologize to you. It's punny.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3890 on: July 03, 2017, 02:04:22 PM »
I saw a great rear-window decal on a car today.

It was an anthropomorphized apple, bowing with the word "Sorry" on it.

At the risk of sounding like a know-it-all nerdbaby, this is probably because (for some reason, I don't know) 사과 is obviously apple, but also something you can say to say sorry. And sometimes people give apples when they want to apologize. It's not super common. But it's a thing.

사과 means apple and apology. I'll give you an apple, also means I'll apologize to you. It's punny.

I saw the same sticker on a different car yesterday, but it had the "Novice Driver" Korean text on it.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3891 on: July 03, 2017, 02:54:50 PM »
I saw a great rear-window decal on a car today.

It was an anthropomorphized apple, bowing with the word "Sorry" on it.

At the risk of sounding like a know-it-all nerdbaby, this is probably because (for some reason, I don't know) 사과 is obviously apple, but also something you can say to say sorry. And sometimes people give apples when they want to apologize. It's not super common. But it's a thing.

사과 means apple and apology. I'll give you an apple, also means I'll apologize to you. It's punny.

I saw the same sticker on a different car yesterday, but it had the "Novice Driver" Korean text on it.



So, sorry for being a novice driver?

I see those new drivers stickers all the time these days, I think people really dont care.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3892 on: July 03, 2017, 03:03:20 PM »
Decided I'm gonna check out Nagasaki and Gunkanjima this next trip in Japan.  And Yufuin for a scenic train ride and to see the bakery from Kiki's Delivery Service  :laugh:

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/04/18/visit-kikis-bakery-at-a-unique-fairytale-village-in-japan/

Gonna investigate one of the cat islands too and another isle that has a petting zoo with rabbits and miscellany.  Okunoshima/rabbit island is on the list for a future trip (whenever I hit up Hiroshima/Kyoto/Osaka). 

This time is all about northern Kyushu!  Also, I'm seriously thinking about just chilling in Fukuoka/Japan for a month after I finish up my time in Korea-- there are some Airbnb options that would make it super affordable!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3893 on: July 03, 2017, 04:25:43 PM »

This time is all about northern Kyushu!  Also, I'm seriously thinking about just chilling in Fukuoka/Japan for a month after I finish up my time in Korea-- there are some Airbnb options that would make it super (read: kind of) affordable!


Super affordable for Japan.  :wink:  And comparable to rent prices back home depending on where you're from.

There are rooms for around $15 a night and most places have discounts if you stay a week or longer.  If you're chill with having a private room with the rest of the house being communal. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3894 on: July 03, 2017, 08:08:47 PM »
I laughed at Final Fantasy 2, but 15!?

Seriously?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3895 on: July 04, 2017, 09:12:58 AM »
I laughed at Final Fantasy 2, but 15!?

Seriously?

More like the never ending saga, hahaha.  Much like Mario and Pokemon, I'm sure it will go on forevermore.

Def. not complaining about several of the installments though.  Love me some 4, 6, & 7.

I also just laugh every time Miyazaki declares he's "retiring."  Taking a hiatus would be more accurate. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3896 on: July 04, 2017, 10:17:08 AM »
Having a really, really hard time focusing today, and I've got so much work to do. Coffee isn't working, either.

Wish I could hit the gym right now, shower, and return. Would really help to get me back into my headgame.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3897 on: July 04, 2017, 03:01:39 PM »
How do I insert a gif in a comment or on a post, on this here waygook.org, without it being the size of .. well the size of something really really big  :-[

like this:

[img width=500]"image url goes here"[ / img]

you can increase or decrease the number from 500 to make the image bigger or smaller.

also, in the second part, type /img like that in the brackets without the spaces. i had to put spaces in because it was doing funny things originally without the spaces, since it was expecting an image.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3898 on: July 04, 2017, 03:03:49 PM »
How do I insert a gif in a comment or on a post, on this here waygook.org, without it being the size of .. well the size of something really really big  :-[

like this:

[img width=500]"image url goes here"[ / img]

you can increase or decrease the number from 500 to make the image bigger or smaller.

also, in the second part, type /img like that in the brackets without the spaces. i had to put spaces in because it was doing funny things originally without the spaces, since it was expecting an image.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3899 on: July 05, 2017, 12:52:43 PM »
what about a video? every time i tried the only thing that showed up was the link
I don't think it's possible to resize a video using Simple Machines (the platform this site is built on) because they're embedded values that you're linking to.

If anybody can prove me wrong I will write a 750 word essay on how awesome you are.  :smiley:

Anyway, if I really want a small sized video, I cheat by just linking an image file of the video that is hyper-linked to the youtube video.
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