Brackynews's forum posts

#1 Posted by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

@lexus2jz: Sounds like you don't have much to be concerned about then.

#2 Edited by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

I'm an RSS user so I never really care much about the player, but I will mention that within the past week, Youtube has been giving me issues with drops and pauses that need to be skipped over and restarted.

Sometimes these things are endemic to the internet itself and not about one site or its player code. If your argument is "my internet is blazing fast so it's not me" well no it's not you, but neither do you understand how the internet actually works, if you're blaming the other guy while also ignoring the tens of thousands of middlemen. If one packet route is taking an extra 50ms to reach you, eventually that's going to outstrip the buffer. You can increase your buffer to the memory limits of your player, or you can download the video first and avoid the issue.

@hedfone: @theunsavedhero: I had a thread on this a while back too. The new Low encoding has settings that completely choke with fast movement. I posted two Simcity screenshots for comparison. Since LowQ videos are what my "get everything" feeds are, I'd like it if it was better (read: like the old site), but honestly it doesn't matter that Jartime or Motorbike is hi-def. To me it's an unnecessarily large podcast. :)

@lexus2jz said:

Idk why they just don't embed the youtube player instead of trying to be slick and making their own.

Um. Like this?

#3 Posted by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

This is the right kind of mistake to make.

#4 Edited by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

@super2j said:

Are you telling me you... [snip]

That was quite well bespoke. Somewhere a social marketing consultant is pumping a fist in the air. :)

#5 Edited by Brackynews (4090 posts) -
@mento said:

It'd be nuts if Atlus got bought by Square-Enix. I can only imagine the JRPG power of that triumvirate.

Persona IV-2.

I can take it. :D

@pr1mus: We're calling the industry-norm practice of triple-A development the "Cliffy B mentality" now? Didn't that kind of dig become moot when he retired?

#6 Edited by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

Too Human, because then you have to play it and I have the choice not to watch it.

My vote is the 200th so that should count, like, way more.

Props for Ellison too.

#7 Posted by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

This is the Alec Guinness of staff tribute videos.

Genuine Class.

#8 Edited by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

@jjweatherman: While risking going off topic, it's a fair question and I fall to your side. Fundamentally it is something that more bad posters do than good posters, so it has a negative connotation. Some forum software does indeed have auto-locking based on age, and one assumes moderators get grumpy because their particular forum doesn't have that feature, otherwise they'd never need to worry about it and just devote all their time to locking duplicate threads. :) (teasing of course, that SL forum thread actually covers a lot of the arguments for and against having automated policies)

I've not seen a Usenet netiquette guide or Emily Postnews mention necroing, so I gather it's a recent webforum phenomenon given self-contained threads. Netiquette evolves over time.

#9 Edited by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

@natetodamax: I think we all deserve a cookie for putting up with it. ;D

Also WTF alias changing back again?? You can do that?

OT: Since I've blocked out most of my bad school memories, nothing is coming to mind (that I actually got caught for). In high school I gave one of my classmates a couple of cigars (yes, in the building) because he was a new dad. I probably asked my dad to get them for me...? This was back when parents would send their kids to buy smokes with a note. And vending machines.

For just being a dumb kid, I'll mention that I got suspended for a month from my favourite video game rental store: I phoned ahead to reserve Quackshot, and when I got there they didn't have it, and I threw a tantrum, kicking doors and everything. Soooooooo... feel free to guess how old I was in '91? (I'm not going to tell you.) I had video stores ask me to stop calling because I'd call every single day asking about new game releases. Now the worst thing in the world for me is pestering someone. :)

#10 Posted by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

Yet again for some bizzare site-revamp reason I am no longer following ZP. Oh well, 5 more to 85k!