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Hard Core Rikki

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  1. MAMEdev have specifically targetted MESSUI and MAMEUI in an effort to stamp them out legally.

     

    Isnt upstream MAME going properly opensource actually a good thing? Downstream recipients could simply relicence or work around this change. At worst, stick to the last non-FOSS release during the transition.

  2. Better live within your means, build a safety cushion than falling for the credit mermaids for non-essential/luxury and perishable goods.

    Contagion was inevitable. All oil exporters' currencies got hammered and will keep doing so until the correction is over, and that's before accounting for the dollar's rising value and the coming TPP.

  3. Dedicaced gaming machines are not much safer. I attribute the poor state of a lot of releases to the fact games can be updated with patches, and console makers do nothing to deter what I call "gigantopatches" that literally switch the game's code with a modified near-complete version.

    It's also used as a soft piracy deterrence system, where existing leaked versions either contain antipiracy tripwires or are similarly crashy (an issue regular customers wouldnt have if they update).

  4. 'Mobile' is the natural evolution of emulation, and would expand both reach and audience. 'Homebrew' on the other hand cant expand similarly (console-specific releases are locked to those specific devices, instead of more accessible, durable platforms like Android - just like PC itself as a platform was)

  5. Their closure is actually a good thing when you think about it. 'Incriminating' tracks disappear, and replication/link rotation is encouraged, especially to private lockers and torrents.

    It's even profitable for lockers to close, since they get rid of a lot of maintainance burden and can restart again under other brands (not necessarily only one) with very little overhead and a much higher concentration of paid accounts.

  6. May as well ask -- Anybody here know if there are any emulators for the XBOX 360 or PS3 in development? I wonder....

    PS3: rpcs3 (boots games, shows graphics)

    Xbox360: Xenia

    3DS: Citra (runs some games)

     

    All opensource, very active.

    Thing is emusites stopped being a viable center of development, so folks are taking it to their own sites to accomodate their needs much better (including those of monetization, like with ads whose gain flows to support development).

     

    Regarding mobile, maybe a (public?) master list of hardware ownership in any form could help along another for new purchases, in case discussions or testing need to be focused on specific hardware (you cant ask everyone every time who's got a specific model of tablet and expect timely positive responses too).

  7. Sharing' tends to be a good activity initiator, since the barrier to entry doesn't rise across time.

    People could engage in a lot more mobile discussion, notably mobile emulation on Android/iOS/etc... It's a way to keep around people who otherwise grew out of emulation/gaming, and expand reach (comparatively few follow emulation, far more use smartphones/tablets, and those devices accompany them everywhere).

     

    There's also too much general talk IMO (news seem to difficultly start discussion). Probably because the most active appear to be longtimers that may have grown out of emulation as young adults. Emulation should be discussed in a ratio of at least 50/50, to keep focus. Thoughts on ongoing development discussions (say to keep up with developments for specific projects, like dolphin/rpcs3/citra)? Project-specific perpetual threads tend to get their followers surfacing and contributing more specific, higher quality activity.

     

    Too bad no one ever got netplay to work on any nes or snes emulators, that would be a cool time

    I thought it worked fine on RetroArch ?
  8. The maps' BS, whole world is.

    Unlike in the dark ages, planes take people everywhere quickly, and each infected people are liable to contaminate thousands before they even show symptoms.

     

    Stop all air transport, lock the borders for a couple weeks (except to those seriously checked and with reasons to travel, like businessmen), and spam the media with campaign to get people checked and quarantined to not infect their families and neighbours. Without that, a quarantine cannot be efficient.

  9. The lack of sandboxing makes systems with FF more susceptible to infections today, but this shouldn't be source of worry if you browse safely.

     

    Even Internet Explorer is sandboxed nowadays, so you couldnt go wrong sticking with its latest versions nowadays unless you need specific addons or features available only for other browsers.

  10. I don't even understand why they made 32 bit versions of Windows 7 and 8 in the first place, there are no 32bit hardware setups that are even capable of running either one efficiently.

    The last pure 32bit processor was a 3.6Ghz D0 stepping Prescott...being stuck with under 3.5GB of RAM and that, on 7/8 would not be quick.

    Cheap cr@ptops with little RAM work more smoothly on a 32bit OS than 64. It's also a way to price-discriminate and keep upselling opportunities available for Starter and Home Basic editions.

  11. 'Normalize' your mood through interaction with other people.

    Contribute to the building of positive circumstances for interaction rather than passively absorb others' (noone enjoys the companionship of the depressive, opposite goes for cheerful people fun to hang and chat with, even if forced)

    Leaving negative or deep thoughts in the backburner by engaging in activities whose finaility doesnt force you back to negativity (going out for sport, socialization, getting back in touch with people...)

     

    Companionship in realworld rather than online favorizes exteriorization and spontaneity, the latter introversion (Facebook and now smartphones exacerbated this phenomenon).

     

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