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Peteetion · Oxford University Press: Stap the Oxford Dictionary fae pittin in Scots wirds · Change.org

Thu, Mar 21st, 2019

Fur thae that dinna knaw, The Inglis Dictionar fae Oxford is pittin in 40 Scots intae it, an this is concernin me, cause A’m feart that this will lead tae thaim addin mair, an makkin Scots redundant or discredtit as a language. In yer concerned aboot this an aw, gie the peteetion linkit below an sign it! Spreid the wird!

Source: Petition · Oxford University Press: Stop the Oxford Dictionary from adding scots words · Change.org

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Goodbye Memrise, I’m leaving

Sat, Mar 16th, 2019

I agree with everything here. Except the Anki part, I hate Anki!

Luna's Language Learning Blog

What happened?

On February 20, 2019, many Memrise users received an email from Memrise’s CEO Ed Cooke, informing us about important changes to the service: The community-created courses would be removed from the Memrise website and app, and moved to a sister website called “Decks” in mid-March.

The forum announcement was immediately filled with angry users, mostly Memrise Pro customers. Many of us (including myself) are paying for the pro subscription to have offline access to the community courses in the app. By removing the community courses, Memrise is removing the reason why many people even pay for the subscription.

Memrise promised a follow-up and published a blog post on February 21st. This blog post made it clear that Memrise would hold on to their decision and was not interested in discussing it.

The decision in more detail: how Memrise treats its customers

It’s understandable that companies sometimes have…

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Ma 2018 Review

Mon, Dec 31st, 2018

This will juist be me ramblin on aboot whit A thocht aboot 2018, an recaain events that happened in the year.

The new year is aaweys depressin for iz, bein a fan o auld tech, acause that’s iverything a year aulder, an auld consoles an devices become iver so mair degraded an haurder tae sort oot gin thay break.

2018 haes been a mixed bag, in ma opeinion. A lot o guid things hiv happened, an a lot o bad things hiv an aa.

Tae git thaim oot o the wey, we saw Stephen Hawking, Stafan Karl, Barry Chuckle, an many ither famous fowk die. The stairt o the year saw iz losin some guid freends an aa. Thay didna die, but thay didna want tae be ma freend any mair… A did git back intae contact wi anither auld freend because ma brither wis datin his sister… smaw warld, huh? Read the rest of this entry »

The EU is About to Destroy The Internet #DeleteArt13

Tue, Jun 12th, 2018

This is of urgent importance! Basically, the EU are proposing a law where if you reference or link to anything, you have to pay an extortionate fee through the “link tax”.

I don’t need to say that this will destroy what we love about the internet, and chaos would surely ensue.

More information in the video below by “Computing Forever”:

via The EU is About to Destroy The Internet #DeleteArt13 – YouTube

Please do your part and visit https://saveyourinternet.eu/ and do everything on the site! We can’t let them go through with this!

As Gandhi once said: “First they ignore you, then they mock you, then they fight you, and then you’ll win.”

Then mainstream media have ignored us for so long, then a few years ago, they started to mock us.

Now they’re fighting us…

If we fight together, we will win!

Retro Diary #86

Sun, Apr 8th, 2018

On Thursday, a met up wi a freend take play some arcade femmes in Super Bario. A played Crazy Taxi, Tekken Tag Tournament and House of the Dead. I got the furthest I ever got in the latter game!


On Seturday, a went the GForce an got massel 2 gemme, Seg Extreme Sports for Dreamcast an Disney Sports: Skateboarding for the Gamecube.

Retro Diary #82.5

Sat, Jan 13th, 2018

I forgot that I even wrote this, so I’m going to give you the little I wrote here…


On Wednesday, I played some WWE 2k18 with my brother, and I lost all but one match…


On Friday, I went to the Irn-Bru carnival with some friends, and they had an Outrun 2 Arcade cabinet! I love Outrun 2! The arcade was terrible, though, the steering was bust… I accedently selected the wrong game mode, and I kept crashing into walls…

 

Retro Diary #79

Sun, Sep 3rd, 2017

Last Sunday, I watched The Cat Returns, on which I have shared my thoughts here.

I have been watching a lot of videos about the rise of the Simpsons and how it’s become the zombie like state it is today, and it’s gotten me back into the series, and have decided to watch season 1-8 (Season 9 is said to be when it started to really go downhill), and I’m going to try and get the DVDs for each season when I can!


 

My thoughts on WATCH_DOGS 2

Fri, Sep 1st, 2017

I just finished WATCH_DOGS 2, so I decided, while it was fresh on my mind, to share my thoughts on the game and how it compares to the first game.

I want to get something off my chest first: Fuck you Ubisoft for making the PC version so difficult to find! The only way I could get this game physically on PC was if I bought the big San Francisco edition, which were hard to come by, and the prices kept fluctuating from expensive, to bank breaking!
I managed to get myself a copy in the end, though. Here is my copy!

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Also, for some strange reason, it’s on 4 discs, but only uses 3 of them when installing…

Anyway, how is the game itself? Well, to me, it’s the same gameplay as the first game, only the car physics are better (seeing that reflections worked on them, you’d hope so!) and it relies more heavily on RC devices such as drones, because they’re all the rage these days…

The story seems more bland and generic this time. Say what you want about Aiden Pearce, but at least his character has depth, he had another thing that is driving him forward, that is to revenge his neice’s death.

This new guy? He has nothing, just “Hey! Let’s hack CtOS!”, and the other characters are like “Yeah! Let’s!”, and that’s that.

All of the good guys seem to be there just to make sure that Ubisoft doesn’t offend anybody, and seemingly with the exception of one, doesn’t bother making them interesting characters with real backstories.

You have: Black man, White man, Woman, Black man with dreads, and Autistic.

The Autistic guy is the only one with a personal reason to do what he does, CtOS has been fucking around with his social support and whatnot.

So it’s for these reasons, I prefer the first game, I prefer there to be a real story. I have no reason to root for the good guys. They have no real motive to do what they do, other than to just do it for the sake of doing it!

However, from what I hear, this was the reason people prefer the second game, they wanted more focus on gameplay… fair enough I guess.

There are some really enjoyable missions in the game, others less so, and some side missions covering topics I find very disturbing.

Over time, though, they just started to feel a little samey, even the stealth sections, which is what I loved about the first game, eventually got boring for me. Only towards the end do you really get the interesting missions, but for the most part, the game’s missions and story are pretty forgettable in my opinion.

I’m also going to point out that the puzzle sections where you have to make sure there’s a connection from start to end, you know the ones, are ruined in the second game! Instead of simply rotating the camera in a otherwise empty area, you have to look for all the connections in the room you’re in, walking about and such, and it was just frustrating!

Overall, I enjoyed this game, but I don’t think I’d play the game again. I’d definitely play the first game, but not the second, I don’t think…

Retro Diary #75 – Off to Italy!

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2017

On Thursday, my brother and I were packing our PS1 to bring to Italy with us and we’re packing the Crash Bandicoot games I have, Wipeout 3, The Tony Hawk games, Parappa the Rapper and some others.

I also decided to dig out my Gameboy Color, as I decided to bring that, and played some Pokémon Pinball, and I forgot how addicting that game was! It took me back to when I played it in high-school, and everyone gathered around me to watch me play it, even though it was old-tech even then!

I’m done… After my current games are finished, I’m going to distance myself from the games industry for good.

Mon, Jul 10th, 2017

Gamerstorm Developers Blog

Hey, Cobra! here

I didn’t want to make such a post, nor do I think I would ever in my life be saying what I’m about to say in this article, but it’s gotten to the point where I just can’t take things anymore.

After my current projects are done, that is Tengist GD, Rossies 3D/Classic and Camerageddon, I’m going to stop associating myself with video games. I have no desire to go on.

I am so sick of the way games are handled and made nowadays. I’m sick of the video games themselves, I’m sick of the gamers, and I’m sick of the community as a whole and everything that is associated with modern gaming.

Games are no longer an art form, but simply a business. It’s not about creating an enjoyable experience that will stick in the minds of those who play them, but simply a game, in…

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