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  1. Today I realized that if I had an HDMI to component adaptor I could record my computer on my VCR.  Thus I could record a Vtuber livestream on VHS.

     

    Such a thing would almost certainly be one of a kind and thus in ten years would be worth either a fair amount... or absolutely nothing.

    1. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Probably depends on the Vtuber, too. If somehow she gets popular in another context in the future then it might be worth a decent amount.

    2. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Here are the factors which would maximize value:

       

      -Retro and/or Synthwave themed Vtuber

      -Unarchived stream

      -Vtuber not popular now, but gets popular in the future, thus making the recording the only copy of the stream (this would be the hardest to game obviously)

    3. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Depending on how many tapes you have you could just scour the 2views list on Twitch and record one stream each to widen your net as much as possible. Could probably make a net profit on it ten or so years down the line.

  2. "We have not yet received your documents" is bureaucracy speak for "yeah, we don't feel like processing that request, what are you going to do about it?"

  3. Apparently GOG Galaxy broke when it comes to fetching games.  I'm using the old version, though I wouldn't be surprised if this happened in the new version.

     

    I discovered this when I decided to reinstall TIE Fighter only for it not to show up, despite me knowing for a fact I had purchased it and previously played it.  But it doesn't show up at all in searches of the library in Galaxy.  On the website it does show up, and when checking this out I noticed that I had literally one hundred more games listed on the website compared to Galaxy.

     

    I'm 90% sure I've found the issue.  Anything sold in a bundle will not show up on Galaxy.  So TIE Fighter didn't show up because GOG actually bundles the original game, the CD rerelease, and the 1998 "special edition" remake using the X-Wing vs. TIE fighter engine.  Similarly none of my Space Quest games show up since they are sold in a 1-3 bundle and a 4-6 bundle.  Anything with more than one entry to the store purchase won't show up.

     

    It had to have happened recently, since I successfully installed SWAT 2 about a month ago and that comes in a bundle with SWAT 1 (and neither game shows up in my galaxy library at the moment.)  DOOM and DOOM II even vanished from the galaxy version of the library due to the enhanced editions of those games being given to people who had previously purchased them.

    1. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Sounds like a bundle of fun! Ha ha ha.

  4. Work that made people a furry by decade:

     

    20s: BNA, Helluva Boss

    10s: Zootopia, Pokemon (there were Pokewaifus before but it hit a critical mass here.)

    00s: Star Fox Assault, Digmon Tamers, Sonic Adventure 2

    90s: A lot of stuff, but most likely Space Jam or The Lion King.  I guess Rescue Rangers goes here too since it debuted right before the 90s.  SWAT Kats for kids who got in before Turner canceled it.  Hell I could probably add five or six more things; any kid growing up in this decade was doomed.

    80s: Fairly safe decade; only real Furry Bait was the Catillac section of Heathcliff and Gadget right at the end.  Lots of female animal characters, but I don't consider that inherently furbait.

    70s: Disney's Robin Hood.  Not much else, but it was enough.

    60s: Everything here is either "female animal with slight human attributes" or "female cartoon character with almost no sexual appeal."  These things only appeal to people who are actually furries, so it was a safe decade.

    50s and Earlier: There's some pretty weird blatant furbait stuff, the most famous of which probably being that "leg of lamb" joke in that Droopy cartoon.  But the stuff that would show up on TV was always isolated and unlikely to cause any real damage.

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    2. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      On reflection, there were some important omissions:

       

      1960s: That squirrel from Sword in the Stone was pretty damn blatant.  I mean I guess she's still in the category of "animal with slight human attributes" but when she's hitting on the main character you can't ignore it.

      1970s: As a side note this is when the Fritz the Cat movies came out, i.e. the first mainstream-ish adult furry movies.  But no way any kid was getting within a mile of that so it doesn't affect this list.  A real omissions is that lion chick from the Star Trek cartoon show.  I guess you might throw the Rescuers in here because throwing Eva Gabor's voice on top of a mouse is just asking for trouble.

      1980s: I don't know how many people actually saw Animalympics back in the day, but it certainly fits here.  The Great Mouse Detective should also be included for that burlesque scene.  The dogs in Oliver and Company are kind of borderline; I mean yeah furries like them but I don't know if they would have caused confused feelings in children.

      1990s: Stuff I omitted: Tiny Toon Adventures, Samurai Pizza Cats, Road Rovers, SatAM Sonic the Hedgehot, Mirri n Magic the Gathering, Animaniacs (I don't know how much Minerva Mink actually made an impact considering how infrequently she appeared but man it doesn't get more blatant than this).  I guess we can throw Dragon Tales here as well, and to top things off this is where furry webcomics started to explode.  Kids were screwed.

    3. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      Listen, let's leave poor Mirri out of this

    4. Raison d'être
  5. One word: Pyrokinesis.  How would you like to have that super power? I mean, you could play around in the Himalayas for hours and be perfectly fine!

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    2. General DeGroot
    3. Rynjin

      Rynjin

      It's nowhere near the top of my list of superpowers but I'd never turn one down lol.

    4. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      Since my flames create heat without burning any fuel, I'd be a clean unlimited energy source! I could save the world!

       

      And then big oil would probably try to assassinate me, thus starting my villain arc. Sure would be a shame if all their tankers combusted at once...

  6. Every time I get dragged into a real life political conversation I have to cut myself off just before I start using various phrases favored by Terry Davis.

    1. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      Just use them anyway, the conversation will be cut off immediately

    2. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      It's probably okay to slip in "I like elephants and God likes elephants."

  7. Somedays I feel like changing my research focus to Geometric Function Theory, with a specialization in boundary values of continuous functions.

     

    If you catch my drift.

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    2. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Try "Boundary Functions and Sets of Curvilinear Convergence for Continuous Functions."

    3. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      Ah, I was more familiar with his other works, thanks

    4. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      Are you coming on to me?

  8. Played some TF2 for old times sake.

     

    Got some guy to key on me to the exclusion of all other players or goals by saying that gardevoir is a pleb tier pokemon.

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    2. hugthebed2

      hugthebed2

      La la la la

      La la la la

      Oh welcome to za Japari Park (Japari Park!)

    3. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      Did you educate him on the superiority of Vaporeon?

    4. General DeGroot

      General DeGroot

      >the superiority of Vaporeon
      Oh, no.

  9. In isolation DeepL will translate メスガキ as "female brat."

     

    But in the context of longer phrases I've seen it translate it to "little bitch," "meth head," "meshuggah" and in one particularly bizarre instance "anonymous scholarship system for orphans whose parents have been killed in traffic accidents."

     

    Have yet to see it use Pixiv's gloss of "sassy loli" though.

    1. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      anonymous scholarship system for orphans whose parents have been killed in traffic accidents  :anger: :anger: :anger:

    2. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      "what's that oji-san? djent isn't real metal? go back to your retirement home wwwww"

       

      The image set practically draws itself

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      While investigating this topic I discovered that the "gaki" is apparently written as 餓鬼, i.e. starving demon.  This in turn relates to the "hungry ghosts" or pretas in the six realms of the Buddhist cosmology, which are reincarnations of those with too much gluttonous karma.  It's kind of bizarre that that's the default term for "brat" though I guess historically it developed to specifically refer to a spoiled brat, i.e. one who is so gluttonous as to become a preta in the next life.

  10. MFW I switch my avatar to a furry to try to derail a conversation into further complaints about furries while claiming to want to get it back on track but it doesn't work because I'm posting on a website where everyone is too familiar with my shenanigans.

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    2. Moby

      Moby

      I knew it was a 2hoo just because of the hat, so I just thought it was just a regular avatar change.

    3. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      I legitimately just did not register the hat being ran's hat. Somehow. 

    4. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Animal women are hot and I'm tired of pretending they're not.

  11. The five words that stop a bureaucracy in its tracks:


    "Is that the official policy?"

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    2. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Interesting. Is that the official policy at your organization?

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      My official policy is: Kill all sons of bitches.

    4. Raison d'être
  12. And you don't seem to understand

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    2. hugthebed2

      hugthebed2

      will turn to whisper in your ear

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      And you know what they say might hurt you

    4. hugthebed2

      hugthebed2

      And you know that it means so much

  13. It's Tuesday night.

    I've got a can of Dr. Pepper in one hand and my flip phone in the other.

    Chicken tendies warming in a microwave I got from a junkyard.

    I'm set to tuturu.

  14. Is it normal for there to be a guy handing out full crates of cookies for free when you leave the grocery store?

     

    And hypothetically speaking if I were to accept such a crate of free cookies, should I be worried about getting poisoned?

    1. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      No, and yes. But free cookies are worth it.

    2. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      I get free cookies all the time just visiting web sites so I dunno they're not so valuable they can't be given out for free. Just don't get a virus from them

    3. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      It's the holiday season!

      ...For some reason.

  15. It's really weird seeing people call him 2ManySnacks.  He'll always be 2Snacks.

     

    What's next, people start talking about that hot new video creator, Cyber's Hell?

    1. Moby

      Moby

      Its a bizarre case where a creator's alt/scraps channel becomes more popular than his main one.

    2. hugthebed2

      hugthebed2

      fuck you SEGA

  16. Isn't "early retirement" basically the same as "coming late to the NEET party"?

    1. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Technically, yes. But I think NEET has acquired a meaning beyond its literal definition, and that excludes people who've worked for long enough to retire early. They are NEET skinwalkers.

  17. Today marks three years.  Doesn't seem that long ago.

    1. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Another three years soon...

  18. Is a dragon a reptile, or is it really a bird?

     

    Now hear me out: I'm not just saying that because they fly.  A dragon is basically a dinosaur, and dinosaurs are supposedly more closely related to birds, right?  So wouldn't that make a dragon a bird, technically?

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    2. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Weeaboo counter argument: Japanese word for Dinosaur is 恐竜 meaning "scary dragon."  Ergo dinosaurs are dragons and thus dragons are dinosaurs.

    3. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      I think we can conclude that Eastern dragons are dinosaurs (birds), while Western dragons are the result of pterosaurs interbreeding with serpents (reptiles).

       

      Let's just ignore the fact that Eastern dragons tend to look way more serpent-like than Western ones.

    4. Expresate

      Expresate

      Apparently modern definitions class birds as reptiles, so... moot point.

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    2. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      I want you guys to know, if I'm ever found dead in my apartment and it's ruled as a suicide, it was probably a setup by the people who hate Candlejack memes. They've been after me ever since I

    3. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Candlejack isn't even fucking re

    4. General DeGroot

      General DeGroot

      oh i got a better one
      i have details that will lead to the arrest of hillar

  19. dR6NAxE.png

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    2. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      The PlayStation can produce mind-boggling effects.

    3. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      Very cool-looking

    4. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      It's chess.bmp from Windows 3.11 btw.

  20. Just accidentally deleted a book I've been writing for three months.

     

    Never been more glad in my life that I've backed something up.

    1. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      I hate most new software features, but Word autorecovering documents is nice.

    2. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      Microsoft Word loves to give me that little red dotted line with a suggestion for "conciseness." Can't they see I'm trying to pad my wordcount here?

  21. Sometimes when I see someone on another site post with a Ran or Erwin avatar I momentarily think I posted something and forgot.

    1. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      They're your clones that escaped the facility and are loose.

    2. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      The only solution is to draw your own avatars

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Can't draw, but can force AIs to interpolate drawings for me.

       

      Original avatar, do not steal.

  22. Error codes I have seen by simply repeatedly refreshing the main steam store page:

     

    1

    7

    105

    108

    118

    No error code but nothing loads but a black page

     

    1. Expresate

      Expresate

      This is the world we live in.

    2. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      "You are not logged on"

    3. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      I'm glad it's not just me. I swear they just randomly throw them out for fun

       

      Remember when there was a glitch that gave you a random account's account page instead of your own? classic

  23. I just now realized that "Joanna Dark" is a play on "Jeanne D'Arc".

     

    Only just over 20 years after Perfect Dark was released.

    1. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      How do you know it is?

    2. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      1.) It's so dead on the nose when you see it it really couldn't be an accident.

       

      2.) After digging I found this interview where it is confirmed that it was intentional.

  24. And now, upon retrospect, I ask why

    1. Raison d'être
    2. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      "Why ask why? Try Bud Dry."

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Fuck that shit.  PABST BLUE RIBBON!

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