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Dude I know is making a new NES game--like in-cartridge, playable-in-console NES game. I don't think this is the first time it's ever been done since Nintendo stopped selling NESs but I still think it's a pretty cool project. The cartridge will also contain a second game that's playable on the PC and interacts with the NES game in various ways, which I thought was a neat idea.

The guy running it is a pretty cool fellow and is super passionate about the projects he does. Mostly he makes documentaries, and he's going to be making one about the making of the game. He already got backed by the guy who made King of Kong.

The team is pretty solid. The pixel art guy does some killer work.

I'm not on the team but I got my foot in the door a little late. I'll be doing little things here and there along the way (first task is to draw up a world-map for the instruction manual, for instance) and hoping to get a more substantial spot if the kickstarter really takes off.

Anyway ya'll should check it out.

General Disconation / Re: FSU bought by Koch brothers
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:34:09 PM »

lies terribly to cover their ass

In a strident display of bad taste, Urban Outfitters was selling a $130 "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt with fake blood splatter this weekend as an apparent homage to the 1970 shooting that left four dead. The sweatshirt is now listed as "sold out" in Urban Outfitter's online store. The shirt appears to have been a one-off sale, the site imploring customers, "We only have one, so get it or regret it!"

As People discovered, the shirt appears to have gone up for sale on eBay for $550—the auction ended earlier this morning with zero bids.

Urban Outfitters Sells "Vintage" Blood-Spattered Kent State Sweatshirt

Update, 10:21 a.m.: Urban Outfitters has issued the following statement, via their Twitter account:

    Urban Outfitters sincerely apologizes for any offense our Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt may have caused. It was never our intention to allude to the tragic events that took place at Kent State in 1970 and we are extremely saddened that this item was perceived as such. The one-of-a-kind item was purchased as part of our sun-faded vintage collection. There is no blood on this shirt nor has this item been altered in any way. The red stains are discoloration from the original shade of the shirt and the holes are from natural wear and fray. Again, we deeply regret that this item was perceived negatively and we have removed it immediately from our website to avoid further upset.

Update, 11:00 a.m.: Kent State has issued their own statement in response to the shirt:

    May 4, 1970, was a watershed moment for the country and especially the Kent State family. We lost four students that day while nine others were wounded and countless others were changed forever.

    We take great offense to a company using our pain for their publicity and profit. This item is beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life that still hurts the Kent State community today.

    We invite the leaders of this company as well as anyone who invested in this item to tour our May 4 Visitors Center, which opened two years ago, to gain perspective on what happened 44 years ago and apply its meaning to the future.

Not the most outrageously tasteless thing I've ever heard of being sold by a major retailer, it's just surprising to see this being sold by UO to hipsters rather than by Hot Topic to angsty mall goths or something. And also hilarious that they're claiming it was unintentional and the sweater is "unaltered"

Spamalot / Re: Cat ear hematoma
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:07:22 AM »
You own a cat, color me shocked.  Fuck you and your cat.
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General Disconation / Re: Adrian Peterson just stole Ray Rice's thunder
« on: September 14, 2014, 06:41:58 PM »
I'll buy that for a dollar.

General Disconation / Re: Adrian Peterson just stole Ray Rice's thunder
« on: September 14, 2014, 06:19:56 PM »
I wasn't really following the thread but the title sort of suggests that opinion.

General Disconation / Re: Adrian Peterson just stole Ray Rice's thunder
« on: September 14, 2014, 05:30:54 PM »
Corporal punishment for children is super fucked up and should be stopped in all its forms but I still sorta feel like taking a switch to your kid and leaving scratches accidentally (while I categorically condemn that sort of thing, to be clear) is less indicative of a pathological personality in desperate need of legal intervention than being a 6'-something athlete who decks his girlfriend in the jaw and knocks her out cold in an elevator.

I mean even if we suppose there's a line before which it's acceptable to strike one's child, this guy definitely crossed it, and I don't believe such a line exists. But at least there's some (albeit vestigial) cultural perception that the line might be there that we can suppose he was trying to skirt and maybe even suppose he feels bad about having crossed. There's no ambiguity about the wrongness of punching a woman in the face so hard you knock her out and then dragging her body away hoping no one saw anything.

General Disconation / Re: 9/11... Anyone tired of hearing about it?
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:07:41 PM »
I honestly wouldn't have noticed 9/11 passing without this thread. There were one or two vague allusions to it in my news feed but I didn't even realize what they were alluding to until I saw this thread.

I would kill to see the northern lights. I don't understand how someone could fail to appreciate them even seeing them fairly frequently. The sun sets every day but we still admire it when it sets prettily, ya know?

Spamalot / Re: Unofficial garage box thread
« on: September 13, 2014, 11:57:37 AM »
I've thought about it but I'm too busy and too prone to addiction.

Spamalot / Unofficial garage box thread
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:32:33 PM »

Spamalot / Re: the "silver bullet" series of coors light commercials
« on: September 10, 2014, 06:44:02 PM »
ITT: beer hipsters

Spamalot / Re: the "silver bullet" series of coors light commercials
« on: September 10, 2014, 06:15:43 PM »
I've had one good dogfish head and several bad ones--I don't remember which is which and they're all pricey so I don't buy them anymore

General Disconation / Re: What is congress suing Obama over.
« on: September 10, 2014, 04:19:50 PM »

do we even understand how we move through time now? anyone got any recs. for reading something that will blow my mind with math and space and time but be something i can undertsand?

it's a flat circle

Spamalot / Re: Advances in technology that I refuse to accept
« on: September 10, 2014, 10:37:16 AM »
agree w/ Agrul on that

my iphone served one purpose in my 6 years of working in a high-tech fast-paced industry: providing me with unnecessary stress

there was no reason for me to have email alerts from work (constant) on my phone when i already had this on my work PC, work laptop, and home PC. if anything, I needed less of that shit. I had some coworker friends who lugged around their ipads everywhere but I'm 99% sure it was to look cool rather than to serve any useful function.

I fucking hated email on my phone fucker would buzz and I would cringe sometimes. I hate people that carry ipads this lobbyist i knew carried his around the Indiana capital like a little teachers pet. I always wanted to flick it out of his hands and watch it fly haha.
I just browse my email through my browser.

 The mistake people make is putting a bunch of shit on their phone that beeps at them or puts little annoying indicators on their screen so that they check shit constantly and compulsively

Spamalot / Re: Lux (diet question)
« on: September 10, 2014, 10:35:16 AM »
conjecture is necessary as a first step

and selection processes like the one you just posed are often discussed

i think it seems reasonable

maybe in amateur hour :dorkgrin:

the pros just know stuff and then do experiments until they've proven it

that's why they make the big bucks :dorkgrin:

Or they could just have access to it. Millions of people use technology that they would not have any hope of piecing together themselves.

One something is made it can be easily copied. Even a backwards country like North Korea can create functional (sort of..they explode at any rate) nuclear weapons by copying the designs of others.

yeah, but nuclear weapons aren't that technically difficult to make IIRC. it's more the original research into the concept of fission that was the limitation, not the technical skill required to build such a thing. it's why they can't make a rocket worth a damn.


no reason to think it'd be any different with time machines

also the moving planet thing doesn't bother me. No reason to think we wouldn't build time machines that account for it. It's easy to handwave details of a technology you're not even sure can exist at all. Better than trying to explain it away and doing a poor job

also re: "smart enough not to use it": personally I have no faith in the intelligencia's exercise of restraint when it comes to using technology just because it's there. Eventually some mega nerd is gonna make some shit that's gonna doom us all just to see if he can, and we'll be lucky if it's just a Fucking Massive BombTM and not something more sinister.

Spamalot / Re: Advances in technology that I refuse to accept
« on: September 09, 2014, 08:32:10 PM »
I feel like you'd use it for mindless browsing more than mindless posting, AD

Not you specifically ofc but the universal you

Probs. Even mindless browsing is more hassle than it's worth to me, but pretty clearly that's not the norm, especially for people just a few years younger than us who grew up with high speed internet and shit.

Spamalot / Re: Advances in technology that I refuse to accept
« on: September 09, 2014, 07:34:58 PM »,36890/

Tim Cook announced Tuesday the release of Apple’s long-rumored watch, the latest in wearable technology. Here are some features of the new device:

    13-megapixel camera enables users to take crystal-clear pictures of wrist
    Allows wearers to start and stop the flow of time
    Discreet, but not so discreet that anyone would mistake it for a regular watch
    Comes in a variety of colors and styles to express your personal submission to the planet’s dominant tech company
    Adjustable ticking volume
    All the convenience of a traditional watch that needs to be charged every 12 hours
    Built-in thinkpiece regarding the increased connectivity yet simultaneous isolation of the millennial generation
    Small size and intricate circuitry able to drive twice as many Chinese workers to suicide as iPhone
    Makes it easier for muggers to see whether or not you’re carrying an expensive electronic device
    Another screen to throw into your current rotation of things you look at

Spamalot / Re: Advances in technology that I refuse to accept
« on: September 09, 2014, 07:17:16 PM »
I have never had a game on my phone

and I only very infrequently use it to check TZT or veg out on facebook--it's just not worth the trouble of trying to type any meaningful response even on the Galaxy 3's fairly-sizeable touch screen.

primarily I use it for the GPS and to look up shit real fast when I'm out and about

Spamalot / Re: I cannot stop listening to Starcadian
« on: September 08, 2014, 09:38:15 PM »
I listened to a bunch of Starcadian today because of this thread

Spamalot / Re: Teens React to: NES (guest starring Arya)
« on: September 08, 2014, 10:06:46 AM »
There's an SNES in my apartment. I live with two 23 year old girls and both of them thought it was an N64. In fact at least a dozen people have walked into the apartment and made some comment on "the N64 in the living room." I feel like I'm in one of those youtube videos where they take an unfunny sitcom and remove the laugh track

Spamalot / Re: the "silver bullet" series of coors light commercials
« on: September 08, 2014, 09:58:36 AM »

Coors is brewed in Colorado so there are signs for it everywhere here and some people actually drink it

Spamalot / Re: Burning Man
« on: September 08, 2014, 09:55:29 AM »

Spamalot / Re: Burning Man
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:34:16 PM »
I've never been and I didn't read the thing you posted but a lot of my friends have gone and it definitely sounds pretty amazing to me.

It's kinda whatever you make it, I think. It's not one big rave, but it has lots of little raves. It's not one big psychedelic party but it has lots of psychedelics and partying. People spend small fortunes and huge chunks of their year putting together art projects--from huge monuments to goofy performance art to god knows what--to expo for the week. They cart out tens of thousands of dollars worth of food for their camps and put together ad-hoc communal kitchens. They pretty much build a whole little practically-lawless world and celebrate life being awesome for a week. Then they clean everything up.

Idk, it could be overblown (and I hear it's getting over-run by rich bros who just wanna come out and do lotsa molly or w/e) but it seems like a pretty unique/special thing.

Oh, the Places You'll Go at Burning Man!

Spamalot / Re: OH GOD AGELESS
« on: September 06, 2014, 08:04:47 PM »
Oh I didn't know Lake Buena Vista was the name of that area--I figured they were talking about a different HOB 'c;use it usually just says Orlando

just take your badge to the concert and flash it at a scalper

General Disconation / Re: Work Schedule Preference
« on: September 06, 2014, 11:05:31 AM »
Damn, 14 months since the last Gunnar post and almost a year again before that.

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