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link3710

@Grumblevolcano Yeah, I was being facetious about just Peachette. If we get NSMB U DX icons, we'll certainly get a full set based on the official renders, and maybe even a set of all the Koopalings too.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Now, now, there, there. Let the children become prematurely deaf, if they absolutely must...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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AURIYATZ

Therad wrote:

TeeJay wrote:

There was no option for "maybe we should stop speculating about something we know next to nothing about and wait for Nintendo to say something" so I didn't vote.

It is about peoples beliefs, not the truth.
There was no option for "maybe we should stop speculating about something we know next to nothing about and wait for Nintendo to say something" so I didn't vote.

And why are you reading the NX-forum if you don't like speculation?

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Ralizah

@NEStalgia That's the thing, though: it's a Nintendo console, not a smartphone. I didn't expect it to have a setting like that. I don't recall settings like that existing on any of my other handhelds or home consoles.

Ralizah

link3710

@Ralizah Well, if I remember correctly the System Update version 3.0 added the ability to jack it up that high, and that message. Prior to that, the max volume was the limited version. I'd say it's probably a potential legal issue.

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX Remember, these are the kids that are supposedly smarter, more well educated, with fresher, newer ideas, and are more capable of working in the new global information economy than us.

And they have hunched backs, heart conditions, food allergies to all food, myopia, and deaf to frequencies over 800MHz like an 80 year old.

@Ralizah That's because most Nintendo handhelds (or all?) had analog volume controls and you cant put a limiter on that. Plus, they effectively no amplification at the out jack and fed raw output of the converter into out. On any full size headphone even at @32ohm you had to float it near max to get normal volume out of it. It didn't output enough voltage to warrant a limiter even if it could have had one. Switch, being an nVidia Android slate at its core has a little more sophisticated audio, and more importantly, digital volume controls that can actually be limited Plus the volume limiter standard hadn't really existed much in the wild back when 3DS debuted. It's a newer feature out there.

Switch can get reasonably loud even into some of my lower impedance full size phones. 3DS/Gamepad never could.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia You forgot shorter attention spans and an ever diminishing lack of real world social interactivity skills...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX Yeah, I don't get the connection that they seem to be ever "smarter" academically, and thus more revered, professionally, yet seem to be incapable of dealing with people entirely. Basically that means they're great at memorizing things. But isn't that what Google's for?

Medical is the worst place to see it in action. young doctors vs old doctors. Young doctors know all the latest studies, by heart. Can cite off the top of their head all the terms, names, associated cases, studies, researchers, timelines, technologies, and the littany of testing criteria in lockstep order. Much more academically gifted than the grizzled old timers with far more "knowledge" stored in their heads. The problem? They can't actually figure out if they need to apply any of that so they just apply all of it, always, when a cursory glance could tell them it was unnecessary. Society is far more educated, far more academically accomplished, and ultimately infinitely more incompetent. And then who will need anyone when robots take over? Memorization won't help much when your competitor is plugged into Google by default.

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link3710

@NEStalgia I'm sorry, but hasn't that always been the case? Of course a doctor fresh out of school isn't going to have much practical knowledge, and of course they'll have fresher textbook knowledge. That's not something that changes in society have caused.

link3710

Octane

@link3710 I'm pretty sure @NEStalgia has never been to a real hospital, either that, or he's watching too much House M.D.

Octane

NEStalgia

@link3710 It's not a matter of the usual expectations of experience versus inexperience. It's a whole difference in thought process. I just used medical as a stark example, but a way of thinking that is a complete lack of observational and deductive reasoning and instead a reliance on repeating a process and viewing the measured results as compared to a rubric. The frustrating part is that is now rewarded as it's been designed as a standard. Those who are good at analyzing, deconstructing, and adapting to any situation are given the sidelines in favor of this vaunted new method which is more an echo of automated approaches than actual human skill and aptitude. Not in all cases, but it's a sad overall societal trend. And one that will inherently implode at some point, as actual automation continues to replace pseudo-automaton humans.

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AlohaPizzaJack

That’s why it’s called a Medical Practice, not a Medical Perfection.

I agree about the life and social skills, but I equate that to folks never being faced with a real opportunity that forces them to develop it. I started working taxable jobs at 16, stocking a grocery store, cleaning college campuses, fast food, retail, mechanics, alarm systems, switchboarding. I picked up lots of stuff from everything. And being that well rounded trained me to think outside the box, not just be constrained by paper words. I think it’s like the difference between empathy and sympathy.

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PikPi

these gersh dang millenials! Get off my lawn!

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NEStalgia

@JackEatsSparrows That's kind of the point. It's now medical perfection. You perfectly follow the pre-perscribed steps, and it was therefore perfect even if it goes wrong It was the experts that got it wrong! Not the practitioners! (Note that those criticisms of medical don't apply to surgeons....that's the one branch of medical I have respect for still, and is made entirely of those that still can deduce rather than follow checklists, and have to think fast on their feet and apply a lot of risk based decisioning.)

Anyone else an Asimov fan? It always reminds me of Foundation, where the imperial princeling comes in lording it over the foundation people, and citing that true research no longer needs direct observation, when all the information to form opinions and analyses are already right in the library, already documented by the experts.

Reality doesn't work on textbook thinking, and the supposedly groomed people for most leadership roles know only texbook thinking and remain blissfully unaware they're not really the ones that make their disasters not collapse on them.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Looking at the reactions, you might have come up with a better example, but I think I know what you mean.
Personally, I find society becomes ever quicker and more flighty, and the attitude of the people goes toe to toe with it. But that's probably also what our grandparents and parents think about our generation. The only difference is that technology has taken far more leaps, and bigger leaps in a shorter time span than two generations ago, and perhaps we humans aren't really quite as equipped or capable as we think we are, to be able to deal with all that.

Might even be a good explanation for the increasing amount of burnouts, stress cases and what not.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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AlohaPizzaJack

Ya'll remember the Twilight Zone episode "The Obsolete Man"? Man, is that applicable for sure.

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX It's an unfortunate mix of a technological/industrial revolution and associated displacement, and socio-economic interests retooling younger minds (not just current kids but a good 25+ years of kids) while malleable to be more useful to those in control exploiting the maximum benefits of that and/or simply building their hubris riddled perfect society. But the pace of it is disastrous where one generation gets the seismic shift in culture between them that is usually split between 3-4 generations to the point of being fundamentally different societies. Every despot goes for the young minds. Once they shape the thinking of the young, they just have to wait for the old to die off and they have defacto engineered all of society. In the mean-time, one group gets screwed. For now its ours. I'm not certain it will remain that way though. Though it may remain that way for too long into our lives to turn it to an advantage.

Phrases like "the sharing economy" and "the gig economy" really say all there is to be said about the wherewithal of the resulting populace.

NEStalgia

ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Yep, and because all the millenials and younger people are too busy pimping their social media accounts and walking around the globe with their faces stuck to their smart phone screens, they'll only notice, once it is already too late, if they ever realize it in the first place.

A prime example of people thinking the world is accommodating them, when in fact something else entirely is happening, is the short sci-fi story called "Enchanted Village" by American writer A.E. van Vogt.

I'll put a link up for the curious and/or interested. It's only 13 pages, and for sci-fi fans, it's pretty much a must-read. You might like it as well, @JackEatsSparrows.

I'm interested to know if, when any of you read it, you get what happened there...

Here's a link to the pdf file of the story:
https://epdf.tips/the-enchanted-village.html
It's a free download, all you have to do, is tackle a CAPTCHA check.

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AlohaPizzaJack

@ThanosReXXX Thanks, I'll have to try and check it out, probably tomorrow evening.

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Therad

@NEStalgia I am quite sure surgery are the absolute most check list based of all of medical. Everything is marked and checked, they have clear procedures how to handle things if it goes south. Nothing is left to chance, since it is one of the most invasive things you can do.

The general practitioners are the ones that I am most impressed by. They do not have one specialisation, but they need to have knowledge in basically every field. Regardless whatever illness people have, whether physical or psychological, cancer or broken bones, they are the ones responsible to figure out your problem as fast as possible so you can get the help you need.

And while you rabble against millennials, remember that studies have shown it is older people that are mostly prone to believe everything they read on the net, they are the ones scammers steal from and fake news are targeting.

And it isn't millennials screwing you, it is wall street, plain and simple. The entire economy is geared towards never ending growth. If it isn't growing, politicians gladly throws money their way. How will the banks ever learn if we always bail them out?

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