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AuthorRe: Music on DSi (MP3/AAC etc.)
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12,326. Posted:

Sinclair+User wrote:

The fickle market, huh? Same reason why VHS video tapes beat the Betamax format, eventhough Betamax had the superior quality.

pretty much. anyway, i looked it up again, and apparently it's that multiple organizations claim to hold patents to MP3 decoding and encoding in different parts of the world, and there's been all kinds of lawsuits and confusion over licensing rights and patent infringements. in contrast, there's one big license agreement for all patent-holders to AAC technology (they all worked together to develop it), and all the fees for codec developers/sellers are laid out on their website if you're curious. :3

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AuthorRe: dsi sound & using headphones...
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12,327. Posted:

have you tried any other headphones with your DSi? those 'starter kits' looked pretty cheap, it could just be a crap pair.

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AuthorRe: Frustrated with other's attitudes towards the Wii
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12,328. Posted:

^^^ that macro made me laugh so hard :D

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Vending Machine!
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12,329. Posted:

you got: a Nintendo USB Wi-Fi Connector! Good luck getting it to work if you're running Linux. :3
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12,330. Posted:

Sean+Aaron wrote:

You won't be laughing when you get an invoice with a fee for every topic you start...

I suppose it's a good thing Danny August got out when he did, then, but it sounds like SSBFan1999 and SuperSonic1990 are pretty screwed there. :P

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AuthorRe: Tons of Pirated DS Games on Ebay
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12,331. Posted:

BellGoRiiing wrote:

Ebay is evil, only time I buy stuff on there is when my dad is around, since he knows Ebay very well. But yeah if I bought a game online it would be from Amazon.

beware of resellers on Amazon, they can be just as shady as auctioners on eBay. :3

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AuthorRe: What are your religious views?
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12,332. Posted:

@Nathan: i do not believe the hypothetical native would have reacted in the same manner you think he would have, and i do not believe that his own beliefs that he came up with all on his own were/are any less important or socially valid than the ones you and others like you hold today. as there is nothing you or anyone else can say to change my mind, and nothing i have said has similarly impacted you, any further discussion here is time i could be better spending leveling my party, getting to Monstro Town, past the Troopa wall and the Smilax, and then climbing those stupid spring-looking vine-things up into Nimbus Land. :3

i've said my peace, and i won't be returning to this discussion. I also will not be bringing any of this up in other threads, and i'm cool with everyone who has posted here in this one, including you. enjoy your night. :)

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Vending Machine!
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12,333. Posted:

you get: a Crop Stomp trading card! its value: exactly one (1) turnip.
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AuthorRe: What's your earliest gaming memory?
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12,334. Posted:

WhoKnew wrote:

Chuck E. Cheese! (Im not that old lol.)

is it sad that i went there and played back when it was Showbiz Pizza, and Chuck E. Cheese was just a character there? i mean, i was little, but i was old enough to remember it. D:

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AuthorRe: Ocarina of Time remake for DS
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12,335. Posted:

the big thing about RPG remakes for the DS has been added cutscenes (though that aspect is only huge for Chrono Trigger if you never played FFChronicles for the PSX, where those animated scenes were first added), touch-screen controls, which I don't use when buttons are available to me (omg Phantom Hourglass killed my hands; i know it wasn't a remake but i was still wishing so hard for the option to use buttons D: ), and added content... between OoT and OoT: Master Quest (which was already released for GC), other than some updated textures (a la Mario 64 DS) and unfuzzed details (seriously, go from playing TP to OoT on the VC, holy crap is OoT fuzzy! D: ), i honestly wouldn't want to see anything changed or 'remade' about the game, and so a remake of OoT for DS would hold little appeal to me.

in short, I like OoT just the way it is, and there would have to be something absolutely freaking awesome about any remake for me to bother with it.

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AuthorRe: What's your earliest gaming memory?
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12,336. Posted:

Pong and Breakout. I remember i liked playing with the controllers even when the game wasn't on. Those were simpler times... lol

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AuthorRe: How long is your...?
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12,337. Posted:

Wiiloveit wrote:

sorry, ladies, this is one thread that you're just gonna have to watch from the sidelines rather than joining in...

oh, i dunno... i could say something like 'my ... is so long, it reaches down to mid-thigh' and i would be being completely honest. we are just discussing '...'s and not anything more specific than that, right? ;)

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12,338. Posted:

@Daedalein: would probably be the best gag-gift ever :P

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Vending Machine!
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12,339. Posted:

you got: Cook Kirby's cook-pot! what will you find inside today... a waddle dee? a blade knight? Knuckle Joe?
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AuthorRe: Music on DSi (MP3/AAC etc.)
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12,340. Posted:

IIRC, there's a licensing issue re: MP3 format where makers of MP3 players and decoders have to pay some kind of huge fee to those who own the MP3 patent. AAC format was created by a group of interested parties so that there would be a license-free option for makers of music players, but by that time MP3s were already popular thanks to Napster and the like, so that's why the format didn't really catch on with the people.

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12,341. Posted:

I have an Acekard 2i, and with the update i downloaded from the Acekard website after I received it in the mail, it works just fine on my DSi. w00t for my little DS tablet. :3

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AuthorRe: Should I acquire a SNES?
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12,342. Posted:

Star Fox and Yoshi's Island were both birthday presents the years they came out... no way i'd want to not be able to play 'em on an SNES i bought, lol.

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AuthorRe: Should I acquire a SNES?
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12,343. Posted:

yeah, Star Fox would be a deal-breaker for me too. Super Mario RPG and Yoshi's Island would be too much to lose as well. :(

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AuthorRe: Should I acquire a SNES?
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12,344. Posted:

there's a list toward the bottom of this page of the SNES games that use enhancement chips, if you're interested in seeing what you wouldn't be able to play on that clone.

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AuthorRe: What are your religious views?
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12,345. Posted:

Nathan wrote:

No, murder was sin beforehand too, and they may have had their consciences pricked even before knowing about Jesus, but they then realised more of the enormity of sin when they did.

killing in that fashion may have been justified by their prior system of morals and beliefs. call it sin all you like, but what is sin to you may not have been sin to them before they were converted.

Nathan wrote:

Yeah, defense is not murder though. And the people who know were the people who were there and had it documented, if you want to believe even that.

but who were those doing the documenting? biased missionaries? scientists believing they were doing a favor to the poor misguided peoples of the wilderness by bringing them civilization?

Nathan wrote:

Sorry, but the 'system' is not mine. I don't want anyone to follow me. I would just direct their thoughts to their Maker first.

I meant 'your' system in the sense of the system you follow. I did not mean it to say that you were the focus of what you believe. Between this example and the frog/child one, I'm starting to get tired of the hair-splitting.

Nathan wrote:

True. They could still look at a reflection of themselves in water and realise that everything around them had been there before they were, and know that no human or themselves made it or them. And so he can cry out in his heart, "I know I didn't make myself, and I know that nobody here made the things around me... I don't know where you are, or who you are.. but... help me!" And God will respond.

... and how do you know that a native didn't do just that, and that an entire panthenon of gods weren't built from that one experience? You are trying to say that ultimately an isolated group of humans in the jungles of wherever would be suddenly struck by the revelation that Jesus is their savior (as opposed to some native entity/entities), when in reality there is no telling how such an encounter would be interpreted or what would come of it afterward. While it is great that you hold such strong beliefs, I do not echo them.

Nathan wrote:

Interesting thing to say, since the disciples of Jesus were very few in number, had no temporal, worldly power, and yet Jesus' message which they bore spread all over the empire and throughout the world.

but the message does not control the world or how the world works. you may believe it to be so, and i will admit that certain aspects of society have been influenced by christian beliefs, but society is not dominated nor its rules dictated by christianity alone, and society (western society, anyway; i can't really speak for eastern, i suppose) is still changing even now to accept things that go against certain strong christian beliefs (homosexuality, for one, though there are people who call themselves christians and support it, and i've heard christian arguments both for and against accepting it, so your mileage may vary on that one).

also, @J-Man, i think i posted my myspace in the 'contact info' thread. just so you know, though, I'm married, lol.

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AuthorRe: Should I acquire a SNES?
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12,346. Posted:

there are a lot of good games that were released for the SNES. if you're feeling the retro itch, and your wallet can handle it, i say go for it if that's what you want.

you'll probably want to consider the fact that many games with battery save features may not reach you in full saving order. here's a YouTube video of a dude showing you how to replace a SNES cartridge's game-save battery. it's dry and boring, but it's a pretty informative video, and he provides links to where you can get the stuff you'll need.

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AuthorRe: What game are you currently playing?
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12,347. Posted:

Super Mario RPG. I just got the star from Star Hill and I'm about to head over to Seaside Town and the Sunken Ship, lol.

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12,348. Posted:

my husband and I both did the trade-in thing. we didn't have many GBA games anyway, i can barely stand Guitar Hero on the Wii by myself (it's much more fun to play with friends IMO), and Pokemon hasn't been attractive as a game to me since the days of Blue/Red/Yellow (though Heart Gold and Soul Silver are interesting and I may pick one of those up when they're released stateside). :3

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12,349. Posted:

@J-Man: as for some of us who don't believe in a higher being that intervenes into or interferes with our daily lives, we may believe that we are constantly learning as we grow through childhood and into adulthood, that we as a species are flexible enough to adapt to this Earth with the help of our intelligence and the skills we've picked up and refined over the years, and that most of us have the sense to make our own decisions without outside help. I don't need someone to tell me to pick up my trash or to wash my dishes, for example; I'm a big girl and I can decide to do these things on my own. Even Christianity has the concept of free will, if that's the religion you follow (and if not, the same concept is discussed within other faiths on that same page). :)

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12,350. Posted:

@Josh: dude, that was either some cheap vodka or you got your money's worth outta that gamecube, lol

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