I don’t believe in call out posts. I think they’re unnecessary and usually create a tidal wave of drama over a misunderstanding or an issue that might have been resolved with a simple click of ‘unfollow’ or block’.
This is one of those instances where it is necessary. Where the actions of one person are genuinely harmful and quite likely malicious and it’s actually impossible to know the extent of everything they have done.
Before I proceed, I want to make it clear that I do not condone sending this person hateful asks-or, indeed, any- asks about their behaviour. If you wish to unfollow or block them-or not- then that is your business. But I did not make this post to encourage spiteful behaviour.
I want to thank everyone who contributed to this post, whether it was sending me data, good vibes, proofing or just cheering up my cranky butt at varying points between now and April. Without further ado:-
This is a callout post for user Vallanoble, for actions spanning back to February of this year.
Tired of the drudgery of lugging out that three pound cookbook you bought for $2.50? The Late Retrofuture has you covered with this 100 pound Honeywell H316 kitchen computer.
For the paltry sum of $10,000 – close to $80,000 in 2017 dollars – you can have the Kitchen of the Future. Just take the two week course that teaches you how to input data using toggle switches – I’m not making this up – and you can kiss that cheap and practical cookbook goodbye.
How often does the game save to the cloud? Is there a way to do it manually?
Our upcoming story update will actually be changing the cloud save feature to manual save/load only. Automatic cloud save has unfortunately caused some players to lose coins, trinkets, or story progress. Manual cloud save should put an end to those mishaps while still allowing you to back up your coins/trinkets/progress if you’re switching between devices. (Note that cloud save uses your Google Play or iCloud account, so it does not allow you to switch data between Android and iOS devices.)
If I had to choose one Star Trek character to end up in Star Wars, and only one, I’d have to go with Data.
Sure, there are lots of other characters that would be great to see there (Deanna Troi having an aneurysm at the emotional state of the SW universe and weaponizing her empathy powers to therapist the hell out of everyone; Q messing shit up in the most brilliant way possible; Picard VS Dooku in “Lol you think you can break me, Count Dooku? You haven’t got a thing on the bloody Borg”; Scotty and B'Ellana and Geordi having a collective squee fit over the advanced SW technology; SW characters having a collective squee fit over things like transporter technology and the legendary holodeck and oh BTDUBS THESE PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO TRAVEL THROUGH TIME; Guinan vs Yoda????; Odo shapeshifting into all the cool things. The list goes on.
But I like the idea of Data the most, primarily because he’d give the most people a run for their money. Hey, Jedi Council, meet a guy whose dream is to feel emotion. Hey clones, meet a droid that looks like a person. Hey droids, meet a droid that looks like a person. Hey Sith, look at this stud’s golden eyes. Oh wow, did he just download all Jedi knowledge and now he’s weilding two lightsabers and kicking your ass? Threepio and Data becoming best friends? Data randomly switching to binary beeps when talking to Artoo?? Watch him punch through the wall with his super droid strength while looking totally unbothered about everything. Watch him adopt all the giant ferocious animals that evil vaguely resemble a cat.
I had a weird dream where at the end of the next Mystery Dungeon game, instead of like the hero or their partner disappearing they both just decide to go to the human world together. And the game just ends, every time you try to play more it pulls up a text screen and ports you back to before you fought the final boss.
And everyone lost their shit. Extension fanfics exploded into existence, critics drilled onto the game for not having post plot content, it was hilarious. Then someone actually tried resetting the game, and another text screen popped up saying, “If you reset the game now, (hero) and (partner) will never be able to meet again. Are you sure you want to erase all save data?” And then some data mining revealed that the Nintendo switch actually held on to your PMD save’s hero and partner data.
Then Game Freak announced the next main series title. And if you still had that data on your switch, the minute you booted up the new game you were greeted by your partner stating that they’ve been looking for you before being brought to the new game screen. And the game started pretty normally otherwise, until you get to the point where you choose your starter: a wild Pokemon, same species as your partner, comes up to you and the character actually says their name. And they become your starter. And for everyone who didn’t keep the save or didn’t play the PMD game, the game started like any other normal main series Pokemon game.
And now I want this to be a thing, so bad. I am sure like dozens of people have thought about this but getting to believe that it actually existed makes you want it even more… I really hope that someday we do get something like this.
i found some guy’s phone on the bus home last night so like, i posted in a lost and found in liverpool group about it and whatever, and i got a call from the guy’s mum who asked me to just hand it into the bus driver which was my Intention anyways, but god
i felt really bad the whole time
because i could see the guy’s data was still switched on
and i couldn’t unlock the phone to turn it off so it’s just gonna be on all night until he picks it up from the bus depot today
Friendly reminders I sometimes need so I’m making a list for all of you
When was the last time you ate? Should you eat something soon?
What about something relatively healthy? Fruit? Veggies? Protein?
When was the last time you drank some water? Go drink some water, hydrate yourself
If you’re physically able, when was the last time you got some exercise? How about you just walk around your house or something, maybe like five jumping jacks, I dunno
Sit up straight and take some deep breaths, stretch. Take care of the flesh prison you pilot through your life, you’ve probably only got one but I don’t know your life
Have you taken the medication you need to take? When was the last time you did? Was it recently enough?
Assuming you’re around your parents (and don’t have an abusive relationship that would get you punished) have you hugged them recently? Told them you loved them? How about you do that (if you can), I’m sure they’d appreciate it
Talk to your siblings. I know they’re annoying sometimes but chances are good they at least kinda tolerate you. Just say “hey, sibling, love you” or however you say I love you in your family (in mine, your bring each other food and then leave without saying anything. I recommend it)
Have you spoken out loud to someone recently? Friend? Family member? When was the last time you had a conversation? Talking with people can be nice, even if you’re super introverted like me
If you can’t speak out loud to someone, what about a text? Online friend? Try having a conversation with someone
Have you brushed your hair recently? Have you brushed your teeth recently?
When was the last time you showered?
Go to the bathroom. It’ll probably take like five minutes at most, stop holding it
Are you in a place you can listen to music? Listen to some music. Play your favorite song. Maybe sing along, it’s fun (dance child, you know you want too) (okay that was creepy)
When was the last time you slept? How long did you sleep? Do you need a nap?
Do your goddamn motherfucking piece of shit homework. I know you don’t want too, but you’ve got too. I know you want to fight the man and don’t do what the teachers say because fuck society but seriously. There are better ways to rebel
Look around your room, where you presumably have been in bed reading for a lot of the day. Do you need to tidy up, even a little bit? How about you pick up like, five nearby things and put them where they need to be
Throw out the trash around your room you heathens
Are you sitting in the dark? You probably forgot to turn your lamp on, didn’t you? Do that, sitting in the dark staring at a screen isn’t good for your eyes
Check if you’re on Wifi or if you’re on data and switch back
Is your phone plugged in? Does it need to be charged?
You. Yeah, you. You’ve got a cute face. Good face. Good job. Look at yourself, beautiful creature. What a fantastic fucking thing you are. Go you.
When was the last time you laughed at anything, or smiled? Google Loca the pug and watch the video about how they can’t run. Trust me. And here, a picture of my dog, who loves you
I wrote this when Phil made his ‘My Secret Files’ video and totally forgot about it until I was moving stuff over from my old hard drive and figured posting it is better than just having it exist but not be anywhere so I hope you enjoy lmao
Summary: Phil is sorting out his old computer and he finds an accidental sex tape of his and Dan’s.
Warnings: idk slight sexy times(ahaha I cant write smut lol) sad break up times and a little bit fluffy
Sora Harukawa-CV: Kazutomi Yamamoto He has a bright personality and tends to work with his own pace. He acts with his feelings and senses, which causes him to have of trouble with communication. He has synesthesia, which allows him to sense colors through sounds and odours. He respects and idolizes Natsume and Tsumugi. He is a member of the unit “Switch”.
Data: Unit: Switch Club: Game Research Club Height/Weight: 163cm/50 kg Blood Type: B Birthday: July 1st Likes: Online games Dislikes: Dark places Family: Parents, younger sister Hobbies: Music appreciation, rhythm games Special Skills: Parkour
Is it possible to get hold of a video call that's already in progress from a computer/account not directly involved with the call, interrupt it so the only thing they can see is you, and prevent the participants from hanging up/closing the convo?
Three step problem here.
Step one: intercept video call. This is fairly easy for your hacker character, and could be accomplished with a virus on the target computer that shares the screen, or transmits the same video data twice (once to intended recipient and once to the attacker). It could also be accomplished with a piece of hardware on the same network using a ‘listener’ program, depending on whether the video call software encrypts their data or not, and even then it’s typically breakable.
Step two: interrupt video call. This one is a bit more tricky, as it involves either disrupting or diverting the data stream and replacing it with your character’s. On the plus side, however, your character only needs to attack one side of the connection for this to work (unless it’s a multiple user call, in which case you’ll have to hit a few more). For this, the easiest way would probably be to have that sneaky little virus that was on the target computer grab both the incoming and outgoing data stream and switch it with the cat videos that your attacker obviously wants to show their victims.
Step three: preventing any participants from hanging up/closing the call. That one is a doozy, as nothing can prevent the attacked character from simply closing their laptop/disconnecting the power to their computer. However assuming that they don’t do that, all your character’s sneaky little virus would have to do is forbid incoming information from the keyboard, mouse, touchscreen, and any other input devices. Educational Institutions use things like this all the time in anti-cheating software, so it’s completely feasible. Only issue is getting your character’s super sneaky virus on the target computer. However, in order to prevent all participants from ending the call, the worm would have to be on all targeted computers.
In summary: infect all target computers with the Super Sneaky™ virus, which has the capabilities to: 1) transmit the normal feed to your hacker character 2) switch which data streams are sent/received by the video call program upon receiving a signal from your hacker character 3) block input devices upon that same signal 4) cat videos schemes
Nothing will stop your attacked characters from solving the problem like this, tho.
“We should really get D20 fixed,” Bacta said. He reached out to brush a bit off dust off the top of D20’s dome. Scorch lines still covered the droid’s chassis. Brushing off a bit of dust hardly made a difference.
“Don’t they fix themselves?” Leenik asked.
“I don’t really know.”
“What a surprise,” Tryst said. “Bacta doesn’t know anything about healing droids.”
“I am not a mechanic. I do not know why you are suggesting I would know anything about droid repair.”
“There, there, little buddy,” Leenik said as he tapped the droid’s dome. “We’ll get you fixed… at some point.”
Lyn scraped the business cards away looking for something, anything, useful. So far all she’d found beneath the business cards were cans of paint and ratty wigs. Whoever owned this ship was not equipped for survival here on Myrkyr or really on any planet that wasn’t urbanized. Their kitchen was stocked with powdered eggs and not much else Lyn cared to eat. She contemplated the logistics of cooking fish over a business card fire as she continued to search.
She reached out for another armful and struck her elbow on something metal. Biting a curse, she pulled her arm back to massage her elbow. Whatever it was hadn’t torn through her sleeve, but she’d probably have a bruise.
Carefully, Lyn cleared away the business cards around the object. It was an R2 unit that had seen better days. She’d hit her elbow on one of the attachments still extended from its body. Someone had switched it off, or it was so badly broken that it might as well have been. It looked like all of the parts were intact, but that it had suffered a fire or electrical surge.
Lyn stood back and considered the droid.
Even a badly broken droid had its uses.
Bacta and Tryst walked the streets looking for the contraband district.
“Ten thousand droid repair shops when all you need is a shady gun store,” Tryst sulked.
“Yeah, if we needed a droid repaired, this would be great,” Bacta said.
The warning message that the memory chip in his data pad was full had thrown Neemo into a frenzy. He wasn’t accustomed to a life on the run where one couldn’t just go down to the corner store for a spare data chip.
He turned the kitchen junk drawer over on the table and pawed through it, searching for a spare.
The junk drawer had a wide assortment of junk, some of which he couldn’t even identify. In the pile he found a mini data pad that wouldn’t switch on, but still had a data chip inside. Neemo plugged the data chip into his own data pad and scrolled through the data pad looking for things he could delete. Near the bottom of the list was a copy of R2 Series Unit Repair for Dummies.
Neemo wondered for a moment who on the Mynock would have ever wanted to read it before he deleted the book to free up space.
Lyn found Tamlin and Tony sitting in the cargo area, staring at the droid. Usually they were both much more interested in the lizards and plants just on the other side of the cargo area. As much as he grumped about the lizard blanket, Tamlin was good about tending to the ysalamiri. He changed their water and checked the temperature of their habitat without being prompted. Tony would often accompany him, though he spent most of his time rolling in piles of business cards.
To see them both captivated by the droid was odd. At this point, the inoperative droid melted into the background of the Mynock for her, as it probably did for most of the crew. It was a fleeting reminder when she saw it, but she hardly ever noticed anymore.
“What’re you up to?” Lyn asked.
“Thinking,” Tamlin said.
“About being switched off,” Tamlin said. “Do you think it’s like being dead?”
Tony chuffed in agreement, as though he too had been contemplating mortality.
“I don’t know. Maybe. Perhaps not. Anything that is turned off can be turned on again. People… do not have the same luxury.”
Lyn made a mental note to get the droid fixed. The sooner, the better.