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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 5417791 times)

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #145800 on: January 14, 2019, 11:05:51 am »

In an RPG/WTF crossover, I was informed that some Japanese lady said I should only own 30 books at most.

People are rules-lawyering as hard as they can by saying electronic versions of products don't count. One family went to GameStop and turned all of their console games into Steam cards. Yeah, sure. That's exactly the message you were trying to follow. Everything else this random lady that Netflix decided they liked is treated as gospel.
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« Reply #145801 on: January 14, 2019, 11:10:31 am »

Turning console games into Steam cards sounds like a great idea. Everyone should do it.

Only 30 books sounds like something a crazy person would say though. Counting digital, I have literally thousands.
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« Reply #145802 on: January 14, 2019, 11:20:50 am »

Turning console games into Steam cards sounds like a great idea. Everyone should do it.

Until you realize you're lugging several hundreds of $CURRENCY worth of console exclusives to GameStop and turning them into $A_YARD_AND_A_HALF of Steam monies.
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« Reply #145803 on: January 14, 2019, 11:25:08 am »

Also something-something DRM.

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« Reply #145804 on: January 14, 2019, 01:01:23 pm »

Not to mention that a great many console titles simply aren't available through Steam or any other (legal) service.

Yes, emulation exists, but not everything emulates equally. Better to stick with your consoles when practical.
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« Reply #145805 on: January 14, 2019, 01:12:46 pm »

Funny story: as a child I had a pirate clone of Nintendo which actually had Tengen tetris rather than Nintendo tetris. I only learned that Nintendo standard tetris was different (and inferior) recently
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #145806 on: January 14, 2019, 01:18:12 pm »

Turning console games into Steam cards sounds like a great idea. Everyone should do it.

Only 30 books sounds like something a crazy person would say though. Counting digital, I have literally thousands.
It's apparently a clutter reduction advice thing, on top of apparently being fairly misunderstood. It's less "no more than 30" and more "that's around an ideal point from a clutter standpoint, but can/should be reconsidered if books are seriously your shtick". Seems to be trying to recommend getting rid (with books, by donation or gifting or whatever) of stuff you're not actively involving yourself in.

It's also looks like it's fairly specific to physical junk, since it's about room space organization more than anything. Digital would largely, if not entirely, be irrelevant. Marie Kondo seems to be the person in question.

... incidentally, yeah, paring all your consoles down into digital would probably be less rules lawyering and more exactly on point. Console junk takes up a lot more space than your average digital game library, heh. The box, the wires, all the discs/cartridges/whatever... if you can get the same amount or near enough of enjoyment and only have the one computer to do it with, hey. There you go. Less clutter.
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« Reply #145807 on: January 14, 2019, 01:24:51 pm »


Entirely correct. But people who care that much about clutter are just adding to their digital clutter.
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« Reply #145808 on: January 14, 2019, 01:30:35 pm »

Digital clutter basically isn't a thing, though, outside of like the horrible messes I tend to make of my desktops after a while. Doesn't take up space, doesn't mess up a room, the most it might do is take up some mental attention and even that is far more easily dealt with. You just uninstall or hide whatever you're not actively playing around with. Particularly with stuff that comes pre-organized like with steam it's just... not the same sort of mess.
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« Reply #145809 on: January 14, 2019, 01:33:51 pm »

Or it's only an issue for nerds that hate clutter. I'm not one. Someone who hates clutter, that is. I'm a massive nerd. As the server hosting the meticulously-organized couple-hundred-GB ebook collection in my computer room attests.
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« Reply #145810 on: January 14, 2019, 02:47:04 pm »

There's a lot to enjoy here.

1. A ballet dancer complaining about gay people.

2. David LaChapelle

3. "Let's slap fat people when you see them."


I'm just waiting for someone to confirm that this is a parody news site rather than a real one. It's so hard to tell these days...

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« Reply #145811 on: January 14, 2019, 05:53:28 pm »

I really hope this hasn't been edited to mess with us.

But, after checking the history of the page, this is apparently a state-owned news channel (as in, it's being operated by the government, I think).
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« Reply #145812 on: January 14, 2019, 05:56:30 pm »

I really hope this hasn't been edited to mess with us.

But, after checking the history of the page, this is apparently a state-owned news channel (as in, it's being operated by the government, I think).
An English-language news service run by the French government? It's definitely trolling.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #145813 on: January 14, 2019, 06:36:27 pm »

I really hope this hasn't been edited to mess with us.

But, after checking the history of the page, this is apparently a state-owned news channel (as in, it's being operated by the government, I think).
An English-language news service run by the French government? It's definitely trolling.

Looks like it is, in fact, an actual website.

https://www.france24.com/en/
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« Reply #145814 on: January 14, 2019, 10:34:20 pm »

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Guess that means it's multilingual trolling. Since 2009, if Wikipedia is to be believed.
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