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Unirse Started by u/TIfanx1999 • September 13, 2021, 03:35:59 AM

Infinity:Game Boy Color RPG by TI community members release!

Some of you old timers will probably remember this project. Infinity was a Game Boy Color RPG that was created by former TI community members from around 1999-2001. The game never saw a realease as the Game Boy Advance was coming out soon. An incomplete build was released some years back. It appears that the project has been revived and is getting an official cartridge and digital release. Many of the original programmers have even been recruited to help finish it. Here's the kickstarter page: h...
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Unirse Started by u/Araidia • December 16, 2015, 04:24:24 PM

What headphones/earphones do you own?

Ditto to the title.I have a pair of V-Moda Crossfade LP2(Over-ear) headphones. The sound is great and the durability is on a whole other level(I feel like it can stop a bullet, but I won't test it). And the price was amazing($130)!
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Unirse Started by u/Charlieperson • July 09, 2021, 11:44:48 AM

Unable To Edit Word Documents

Hello Friends. This is my first post in this forum. Recently I am suffering from an issue with my computer. Yesterday I saved some word documents from the office on my home computer by pen drive and I can't edit or modify them in any way. I don't understand why this is happening, and how this problem can be solved. Can anyone help me with this?
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Unirse Started by u/Sylvester • September 01, 2020, 11:25:34 AM

Windows Update Causes Black Screen

Hello Friends, I recently updated Windows and it is causing black screen. I found found this solution online should I go ahead with it? Has anyone faced similar issue before?
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Unirse Started by u/xMarminq_ • December 16, 2016, 06:23:48 PM
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Unirse Started by u/CKH4 • January 18, 2015, 03:36:37 PM

What's your computer specs? (+what electronics do you have)

What does your computer run? What electronics do you have?Desktop 1Processor: AMD Athlon X2 2 core 2.8GHZ (I think) Ram: 4GB ddr2 (don't know the speed) Graphics card: Nvidia GT 650 (silent cooled) OS: Windows vista, Ubuntu 12.04Desktop 2 (buying parts)Processor: AMD Fx 8350 8 core 4.0ghzCPU cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU CoolerMotherboard: MSI 970 gamingRam: 16GB DDR3 1866HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPMSSD: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GBGraphics card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • November 24, 2016, 01:14:31 AM

Old Android devices

When you look at Android websites, they often talk about new devices coming out but once they're out,it's no longer being mentioned ever again.Feeling sorry for my old devices, i started to put custom ROMs on them.Thanks a lot to the XDA community for keeping those devices alive !They really brings some life to otherwise useless junk.Today, i'm taking a look at the LG Optimus L3 E400. Read my blog post about it for th...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • June 04, 2018, 02:29:36 AM

Apparently Microsoft is acquiring Github

;px=Microsoft-GitHub-Reported-Deal Github, the biggest open-source development platform, is apparently being bought by Microsoft.Neither Microsoft or Github have confirmed this but it does seem to look likely...This still raises a bunch more questions :Github was not that harsh as far DMCA claims are concerned, even keepîng a Halo's mod source code because ...
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Unirse Started by u/_iPhoenix_ • June 16, 2018, 07:00:48 PM

OEIS golfing!

Inspired by this , and highly inspired by the Programming Puzzles and Code Golf (PPCG) stack exchange. If there are any doubts with the rules, default to their rules.You must take a sequence in the OEIS (it must be known that it has infinite terms), and write a program taking a input, n, (somehow. If your language doesn't support taking input, editing the source code to insert a decimal number is allowed) and outputting, in base 10 plain text th...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • June 08, 2018, 09:02:13 PM

Huawei no longer allows unlocking the bootloader

Huawei stopped allowing unlocking the bootloader for devices released after May 24. As for devices before that date, well they'll stop unlocking the bootloader 60 days after May 24.It's unknown why Huawei would decide to do this, as devices like the Honor 10 were constantly advertised and recommended on XDA as Custom ROM friendly devices.Looks like i...
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Unirse Started by u/Yuki • June 15, 2018, 01:55:44 AM

The Recamán Sequence (Code Golf)

The Recamán Sequence is probably one of the most fascinating sequences in maths. It looks good, it sounds good too. Full explanation in the video below. image featured in this video in particular, it looks pretty cool so I reproduced it in about 335 277 274 bytes. <svg xmlns=" ;><path id="p" stroke="#000" fill="none"/><script>/*<! ;a="M2,325";for(s=i=0;i<65;)c=s-++i<=0||!!~q.indexOf(s-i),q.p...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • June 07, 2018, 02:31:00 PM

Mediatek claims to own copyright on the Linux Kernel

Look at what i've found : Someone from Mediatek issued a DMCA claim to some github repositories. They claim in the DMCA latter this : Is the work licensed under an open source license?... Are the allegedly infringing files being used under the open source license, or are they in violation of the license? Mediatek : No, all are Mediatek'...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • May 22, 2018, 08:37:32 PM

Twitter is giving the death sentence to third party clients

So a month ago, Twitter had announced that they are going to require devs to use the new APIfor third party clients.The problem is that it is fairly limited and also very expensive... (over 16$ a month to break even, assuming you have 250 users)Here's a website talking about it : .And corebird's dev opinion on it : In short, Twitter is clos...
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Unirse Started by u/VMike • November 07, 2017, 04:18:59 PM

Photoshop Oil Paint Filter

Hello again!About a year ago we had a topic about Waifu2x in real time. Now I am wondering if someone is interested in something that is probably way easier. And this will be good for those who likes the look of Waifu2x. These images are made from Retroarch shaders in real time then extra filtered with Photoshops Oil Paint filter. So I wonder if someone has the code for the oil paint filter or could make it? It would then be quite easy to port to Retroarch. ...
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • October 13, 2017, 01:38:12 AM

Achievement unlocked: 48h w/o internet, PC, video games, cellphone & music

My last two days in a nutshell. (long story)Good luck trying it. Especially if you have ASD. But yeah, I'm back now.
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Unirse Started by u/Araidia • September 13, 2017, 05:42:57 AM

iPhone X

So yeah, Apple Keynote happened, and the iPhone X was revealed. Looks cool, but look at that price tag!$999 for 3gb of ram and 64 gb of storage$1,149 for 3gb of ram and 256gb of storageIn comparison, a OnePlus 5 with 8 gb of ram and 128gb of storage is only $539.Yeah, maybe you want that cool screen or Face ID or Animojis, but even then, is it worth 1k? Especially when smartphones half the cost(and even less) can do the job of a smartphone perfectly?
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • September 04, 2017, 06:47:19 AM

Bitchin' Fast 3D 2000

In the year 2000, Video loca releases the Bitchin' Fast 3D 2000.It featured 5 of the best graphics card that were currently on the market and all of them on a single, gigantic graphics card.Someone actually owns a copy of this thing ! It scores 425 BongholioMarks ! WOW !
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • August 10, 2017, 09:46:56 PM

How to add programs to Windows 10 start menu without having to re-install

Is there an easy way to add programs to Windows 10 start menu manually, as in without having to install nor uninstall->install again said program? If you try to drag and drop shortcuts manually in the Start folder it gives an error saying you are not allowed to do that.What I am trying to do right now is fixing my Starcraft shortcut, because it points to the old installed copy I got (which I installed in C:\\Starcraft\ by accident in 2010) instead of the 2017 install. Windows 7 or below allowed ...
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Unirse Started by u/kotu • April 13, 2017, 06:10:12 PM

Do you have x86 or x64 hardware? [2017 POLL]

This poll will run for 90 days.
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • June 11, 2017, 10:34:14 AM

Android-x86 - My experience with it so far

Android-x86 is a project that intended to port Android to the intel/amd x86/amd64 architecture. (most android devices are using ARM)Before even Android-x86, Google had released an Android emulator that's actually running x86 binaries for performance reasons.However, the emulator was pretty slow at the time and it did not support 3D hardware acceleration, only a software renderer.Originally, Android-x86 only targeted a few select hardware like the EeePC but over time, as Android became more stand...
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Unirse Started by u/kotu • April 05, 2017, 02:41:32 AM

What OS do you use?? (poll)

Just wondering what OSes people on here use.You are allowed up to 2 votes each.
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • May 25, 2017, 05:49:21 AM

OSSv4 with Ubuntu

OSS or Open Sound System is the first sound API that was supported in Linux.Forks of OSS are also used by the BSDs and Solaris.It was eventually replaced by ALSA due to the main developer making some modifications proprietary,leading Linux to switch to ALSA.However, 4Front Technologies eventually made it open-source again.Some were dissatisfied with ALSA and were complaining about the noticeable drop in sound quality.This eventually led me to install OSS and stick with it.The first time i reboot...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • May 02, 2017, 10:26:34 AM

Most secure/ideal Internet forum software ?

So now that my quest for blog software is over (spoiler: the winner was Jekyll), i would like to open a forum on my website as well.However, i'm not much a fan of phpbb : it already has suffered security issues in the past and since it is popular, most spammers/hackers love to target it.Simple Machines Forum is also out of question, i mean just look at this website...I have never seen you guys not complaining about SMF (=_=)I found about Discourse, which looks pretty cool and it was used in the ...
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Unirse Started by u/Alvajoy123 • April 13, 2017, 04:21:36 PM

Pocketchip

look at the Pocketchip ;t=316stell what you think about it  Page website:
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • May 01, 2017, 07:30:41 PM

Alternative to Wordpress, Bludit ?

I'm looking for something like Wordpress or Bludit that plays nice with restrictive Content Security Policy rules.That is : No unsafe-inlining No eval No links to other websites (other than my own) Unfortunately, no alternatives i found (except maybe Jekyll) play nice with restrictive CSP rules.I was using a patched out Nibbleblog for CSP, except that one day it broke X_X.Plus, it was still not playing very nice before it broke.I thought Bludit would fare bett...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • September 09, 2016, 02:05:54 AM

Scaling algorithms

Everyone knows scaling algorithms such as linear, cubic or lanczos or even specific ones like hqx or xBRZ.But i thought i would talk about some of the lesser known scaling algorithms i think are pretty interesting.Let's start with Waifu2x first.Waifu2x is an upscaling algorithm for anime-style art that was developped at a chinese university in Hong Kong, inspired by SRCNN.(That's probably the only good thing China has done, read on)It also supports noise cancellation but a picture with li...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • April 09, 2017, 06:14:49 PM

960i possible on the Gamecube/Wii ?

A year ago, the Dolphin team had announced that they even support 960i as an internal resolution, though they mentioned thatonly a few homebrew supports it. It went almost unnoticed until someone on reddit asked the question if this was actually true, sinceit was known that the highest resolution possible on the GC/Wii is 576p on a P...
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • June 24, 2016, 07:30:08 AM

Windows jokes

Judging by how Quora forces everyone to register, validate and login in order to view answers to questions, if Quora owned Microsoft, then this is what the Windows 10 upgrade nag screen would look like: (poking fun at forced sign-ups, forced upgrades, upgrade nags and such crap here)
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • April 06, 2017, 01:12:39 PM

Ubuntu Dropping Ubuntu Touch, Unity 8 and (Presumably) Mir

I did not expect that : ;px=Ubuntu-Dropping-Unity Even though i did not use Unity in a long time, it's still surprising they dropped Unity 8 after working on it for more than 5 years.Ultimately, they finally realized Convergence was dead duck. (Microsoft learned it the hard way)They also announced that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will use Gnome (god no), rather than Unity 8 or even Uni...
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Unirse Started by u/p2 • March 07, 2017, 07:17:37 PM

Wonderful Software Bugs

Let's start a collection of the most beautiful (and unexplainable) bugs we ever encountered  I go first:I use a Windows7 x64 SP1 (This time it's not even pirated!!) in a virtualBox on MacOS X Sierra and have the ethernet adapter set to my mac's adapter so the virtual machine got internet. Now every time I change the wifi, the Windows7 starts to enforce IPv6 everywhere. For example in CMD doing ping google.com results in a response from 2a00:1450:4016:803::2003: instead of a regular...
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Unirse Started by u/c4ooo • February 22, 2017, 08:49:29 PM

Ryzen is out!

Well what do you guys think about it? Seems to be much higher performance for same cost. What i wonder is if intel prices will drop.
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • July 16, 2016, 06:09:26 AM

Videoway device

So not many people might know this, but from 1989 to 2006 there used to be a service and device in Quebec, Canada, called Videoway. It served as TV channel decoder, interactive TV, news, astrology, stock exchange, classifields and had a lot of video games playable on it. It was pretty much the ancestor of Internet in Quebec province. It was discontinued in 2000 and the service remained online until 2006. However, since it was shut down, all games that used to be playable on it disappeared perman...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • December 10, 2016, 07:47:04 PM

Pebble is Dead

Pebble, known for its Pebble smartwatches, had announced Wednesday they got bought by Fitbit (a competitor).They will stop developing new hardware and they will no longer cover warranties.While Pebble smartwatches will continue to work for the time being, it's not guaranteed they will in the future should Google or Apple release a new update.Pebble was most likely the first company to introduce the concept of smartwatches to the public (widely).Previous attempts like the first two Sony Smartwatc...
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • January 11, 2017, 05:12:04 AM

Alexa web tools now a paid-only service

Well, it looks like Alexa decided to follow the same route as Imageshack and become greedy: They ditched their free website rank tools and became a paid service only. You used to be able to check a website rank (even though the rank itself was reportedly innacurate) and a few other SEO-related info (such as keywords) for free and be able to unlock extra features with a premium paid account, but now you are not only forced to login, but you are offered to choose a plan, and if you decide to not c...
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • August 26, 2016, 02:57:10 AM

Post your internets speed

I am surprised we don't have a topic like this yet: I have the same internet plan since half a decade I think
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Unirse Started by u/novenary • December 25, 2016, 04:56:29 PM

D1cks out for CyanogenMod

dead in name I hope. Rest in peace CM, long live LOS (that name is stupid though).Edit: even their site is kill, sad. Here's an archive.org link.
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Unirse Started by u/kotu • December 25, 2016, 07:16:28 PM

Who likes Han?

Who likes Han I love him. here he is, and he's gorgeous! (not gay)
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Unirse Started by u/kotu • December 10, 2016, 04:23:38 PM

What amp do you own?

Cambridge Audio Azur 351A (Silver)
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Unirse Started by u/kotu • August 16, 2016, 05:41:54 AM

Touchscreen Phones - who hates them?

I hate touchscreen phonesI want buttons on my phone which I can pressDoes anyone else on here hate touchscreen phones?
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • November 28, 2016, 11:41:52 PM

E-whoring on Hackforums.net

Does anyone know hackforums.net ?It's a board where some hackers/crackers/script kiddies... talk about hacking, computers and security in general.It needs to mentioned but the website itself is an impenetrable fortress.Even if you do not use a proxy, your ip was most likely used at some point by the previous owners and banned.Hackforums do not lift bans on ip addresses and even entire countries are banned from using hackforums.Visitors also cannot read topics... they must register for that.I eve...
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Unirse Started by u/Hayleia • November 09, 2016, 11:01:40 AM

A graph problem (not necessarily math-heavy)

Well, I have a graph problem. Yeah, that's the title.Basically, imagine nodes in a plane (well, they'll be in space but let's say plane to keep things simple), without any edge for now, because the problem is exactly to find out where to put the edges. And where do we want edges? We want edges between neighbour nodes, meaning that a node will have an edge with all the closest nodes. What does that mean "closest"? There is a difference between "the 5 closest" and "the 20 closest", so yeah, my def...
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Unirse Started by u/gameblabla • November 08, 2016, 09:06:10 PM

ToaruOS - Unix-like "hobby" operating system

I just discovered this operating system thanks to Phoronix, who reported it was still alive and kicking. Juju , that's your stuff, bring the condoms and some anime geurls !ToaruOS is a unix-like operating system with its own kernel and mostly it's own userspace.Right now, it supports only the framebuffer, the AC97, ext2, the RTL9138 and i think that's it.Despite being in a very alpha form, it looks surprisingly good. https...
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • March 15, 2016, 11:21:51 PM

Weird decisions you have taken during game programming

I forgot if we had a topic about this but I couldn't find one that wasn't specific to Mana Force, so here is a more general one.We all know that some commercial games had weird things in them that made us think "What were they thinking?". But I'm sure this happened at least once to all of you during game development, such as weird decisions that you would have not taken if you had made the game many years later or absolutely strange oddities in some of your game releases. I thought it would be f...
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Unirse Started by u/DarkestEx • September 18, 2016, 12:33:16 PM

DarkestEx' Tech-Blog

Hello!I have now finally started writing posts for my blog: focus primarily on Technology but I will surely post the one or other different thing.I have started with a series on the HP 100-LX: hope you will find it interesting
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Unirse Started by u/xMarminq_ • October 07, 2016, 02:30:22 AM

Did anyone create a video player for TI-84 Plus CE?

Is there anything that has been done or in development?If there isn't, m idea would be there being a video to image converter, then a resolution converter and then making a program that would link them together (Non-Calc), and then a program on the calc to run it. Make it 30 fps or more if the calc can handle it. I've seen the TI-84 Plus version on Cemetech.Thanks for reading and/or helping!
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • July 27, 2016, 04:05:55 PM

Windows 10

So I upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday. It said the system requirements are identical as Vista so I figured I would be fine, since my PC could run Windows 7 more than well. After several hours the upgrade was done. To my surprise, Starcraft: Brood War actually ran on Windows 10, sort-of, and it did not have the color bug from Windows 7 that caused colors to look funny. Of course Battle.net no longer works and I get memory violation errors upon exiting, but I guess there are fixes for that anyway....
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • July 12, 2016, 06:24:30 AM

The Great Firewall of Quebec (a.k.a Bill 74)

Well, it seems like the province of Quebec is now like China in terms of Internet freedom of speech. According to juju, they now passed a bill that allows the government to block any website that competes with Loto-Québec. ébec is the state-ran lottery company and Quebec laws make it illegal to compete against it unless a certain portion of the revenues are shared with L...
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • July 05, 2016, 11:14:58 AM

Hologram Entertainment Center

Woah, is that real? it's in Australia and opened on June 4th. It reminds me of virtual reality but with holograms.I am skeptical though because the video author disabled ratings and comments.
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • June 09, 2016, 01:15:38 PM

An USB cable that costs $1459.99

;skuId=4022646I wonder what's so special about it (assuming it's not human error) but I'm surprised by the price since it's almost as high as what Apple would have charged
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Unirse Started by u/Dream of Omnimaga • June 17, 2016, 05:37:31 AM

Windows 10 upgrade nag pop-up

will totally convince people to upgrade
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