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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-21 19:49:37 Reply

My weekend will consist of some heavy drinking tomorrow

Me too. It's no one's B-day. I live in wine country, and it's the bloody weekend. Kiss your Pinots goodbye.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-21 19:49:40 Reply

At 8/21/09 06:59 PM, CybexALT wrote: yeah same, but as long as its the real Office, and not that American rip off.

What's wrong with the American version? Not only does it use a lot of the same jokes, it has great actors and actually good sound and video quality. It's not a rip-off it's a remake, to make it more for what American viewers are used to.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-21 19:56:00 Reply

At 8/21/09 07:49 PM, chickendance333 wrote: It's not a rip-off it's a remake, to make it more for what American viewers are used to.

A shameless remake at that. The Office is meant to be a documentary, not a sitcom.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-21 20:04:31 Reply

I prefer the US version of The Office, mostly because it's so hard to hear what they're saying in the UK one :(

Also, the US version have brighter colors, yay!
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-21 20:09:23 Reply

True dat, it needs subtitles or something...


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-21 20:12:31 Reply

At 8/21/09 06:33 PM, Blackfang wrote: NO LIFE

I've been sitting on my couch watching episodes of The Office since 10:30 this morning.

Don't worry - I spent a whole day watching Skins ;)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-21 20:17:07 Reply

About game depth, Heavy Rain looks to be the deepest game ever made >:3 I still have a huge boner over that game.

About weekends, no I have nothing planned but the coming week is gonna be fun. I'm in middlesbrough atm (I had an exam yesterday so I had to come to uni for that), going back to Leeds early next week, my mates birthday Wednesday and then Leeds festival on the weekend :) Shall be awesome.

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My friend is doing a programming degree of which the entire first year used C++ - he did (and passed) 2 assessments where he had to use C++ (firstly in a connect four game, secondly in an image editing application).. and I asked him to write a simple hello world program in C++, and he failed miserably. It's embarrassing - he wants to be a games programmer when he leaves uni and yet he can't pick up the basics of a programming language in a year. It also says a lot about the education system, I suppose. For those who have no idea what a C++ hello world program would look like:

#include <iostream>

int main() {
std::cout<<"Hello World!";
return 0;
}

I understand its incredibly difficult, but after a year you'd think that wouldn't be too hard.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-21 20:41:28 Reply

At 8/21/09 07:44 PM, Kirk-Cocaine wrote: My weekend will consist of some heavy drinking tomorrow (it's a mate's birthday) then watching Spurs (hopefully) thrash West Ham on the Sunday.

That was such a testosterone-filled sentence. If you had mentioned guns it may have caused a pregnancy.

Weekend

Couple of parties + drinking + pic nics :D

I've been on holiday so long that days merge together and weekends aren't special any more which is both awesome and sad at the same time.

Also: thursday = GCSE results and Reading festival :D :D :D :D :D

Office Ripoff

UK > US, other than quantity.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-21 21:41:58 Reply

The Office
Americans like the US version, Brits like the UK version. Am I right?

I just prefer the american one :D

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 02:22:34 Reply

Completely Un-motivated
As usual.

I wanna make a platformer. I can code it, I can draw it. I just cant be arsed.

I might just make it a really slow project...

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 04:54:23 Reply

At 8/21/09 07:49 PM, chickendance333 wrote:
At 8/21/09 06:59 PM, CybexALT wrote: yeah same, but as long as its the real Office, and not that American rip off.
What's wrong with the American version? Not only does it use a lot of the same jokes, it has great actors and actually good sound and video quality. It's not a rip-off it's a remake, to make it more for what American viewers are used to.

Thats exactly whats wrong with it. They use the same jokes, but execute them badly. As kirk said, they totally miss the point of what the office is meant to be about. The video and sound quality isn't meant to be good. It's meant to be equivalent to the video and sound quality of filming a documentary in an office.

They've just totally americanised it and ruined it. They've probably even smothered it with background music to try and 'set the mood' like they did with american idol and the american version of dragons den.

I've heard later series are actually quite funny, and they've stopped ripping off the original, but I just wish they called it something else because it really isn't the office.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 07:45:53 Reply

I found Ive completely lost any lack of motivation for making games now. I remember when I first started making games I had to force myself to sit down and finish things, probably one of the reasons penguinz took so long in the end.

You just have to keep yourself inspired, fill the time youre not working with art and conversation and youll never wanna stop.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 08:21:45 Reply

I just got myself back into animating, I would feel bad if I stopped and left the shitty animations I've already done on NG. So I'm going to start small with collab parts then work my way back up to full animations.

Here is what I have so far for the Tenacios D collab, it's just jack black's head..

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2mg70a8&
s=3

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JIMP LETS MAKE A GAME TOGETHER :D

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 08:46:15 Reply

On the subject of American remakes, apparently the Oldboy remake is back in progress. With Will Smith :/

They're trying to justify it by saying 'it's based on the manga not the film', despite the fact that the people behind the manga are taking legal action after the film's producers sold the rights without their permission :s


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 10:46:02 Reply

Sadly, I saw that someone is attempting a remake of Dario Argento's 'Suspiria', and Cronenberg's 'Videodrome'. Both are movies that do not need a remake. To even propose it is sacrilege. But hey, what do you expect from the same studio twits that decided Logan's Run needed to be re-made. Fuck's sake.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 12:40:05 Reply

I've heard that the Americans are re-making peep show too!!! Cyanide at the ready!!!

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 12:56:58 Reply

At 8/22/09 12:40 PM, CybexALT wrote: I've heard that the Americans are re-making peep show too!!! Cyanide at the ready!!!

You are seriously joking, right? How the hell is that going to work? Mitchell and Webb carry it as it is, but even disregarding that I can't see how America is going to keep all of the dark, edgy humour that make it brilliant :/


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 13:02:35 Reply

At 8/22/09 12:56 PM, Paranoia wrote:
At 8/22/09 12:40 PM, CybexALT wrote: I've heard that the Americans are re-making peep show too!!! Cyanide at the ready!!!
You are seriously joking, right? How the hell is that going to work? Mitchell and Webb carry it as it is, but even disregarding that I can't see how America is going to keep all of the dark, edgy humour that make it brilliant :/

Thats what I heard, not sure if its true or not. I imagine what they would do, is keep the same jokes, add a dramatic sound track, some canned laughter and over dramatic actors and then make about 200 episodes of it.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 14:34:06 Reply

Omg american's suck so bad at the entertainments. freal.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 15:01:22 Reply

Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

America knows how to do edgy.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 15:16:38 Reply

At 8/22/09 03:01 PM, ImpendingRiot wrote: America knows how to do edgy.

When was the last American comedy to feature someone being raped by a lesbian while thinking about his mother?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 15:25:09 Reply

At 8/22/09 03:16 PM, Paranoia wrote:
At 8/22/09 03:01 PM, ImpendingRiot wrote: America knows how to do edgy.
When was the last American comedy to feature someone being raped by a lesbian while thinking about his mother?

I see your lesbian rape and raise you a musical number with Danny Devito http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ8G2s--1 zA

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 16:44:12 Reply

Arrested Development, that's a show I like

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 18:11:29 Reply

More incentive to come to PAX

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 18:35:39 Reply

Oh lord, quit your belly-achin', brits :P I love UK humour as much as the next guy, but they've leveraged a popular name and created something new with it that honestly turned out hilarious. The problem is that people are attempting to view each one as an international duplicate of the other, character for character, but that's not the case. People are almost *always* going to gravitate towards whichever one they got used to first. As such, I greatly prefer the American one, but I'm not going to say it's 'better'.

However, the American remake of Oldboy IS going to be an abomination that the creators should die for. Will Smith. That's all I need to know. Will Smith.

More incentive to come to PAX

'Nother reason not to go, as if I needed one, more liek

fanfellatio alternative -

Oh, that's great, but I'm not really into Pokemon.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 19:56:23 Reply

At 8/22/09 06:35 PM, NegativeONE wrote: However, the American remake of Oldboy IS going to be an abomination that the creators should die for. Will Smith. That's all I need to know. Will Smith.

It gets worse. Word is they're planning a remake of Joint Security Area. On the US-Mexican border. Because, you know, the DMZ between North and South Korea is analogous in every possible way to the US-Mexican border :/

Park Chan-Wook has all the luck

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 20:41:46 Reply

At 8/22/09 07:56 PM, Paranoia wrote:
Park Chan-Wook has all the luck

I presume he's to be played by Samuel L Jackson in this one? Le sigh.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 21:19:53 Reply

I ran 11.5 miles yesterday after getting lost on a University of California campus. I'm tired :(.

Female counterpart had her Bachelorette Party last night instead of running with me. She has survived the night and made it the bridal shower, which was full of bakeware. So much bakeware.

Have a good evening :)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 21:22:54 Reply

Recreating Images with Evolutionary Algorithms

Sorry for the assholery of that title, I couldn't think of writing it another way.

I made a pointless little flash which recreates an image by adding a randomly coloured, positioned and sized box onto a bitmap data. If this box means that the bitmap looks more like the picture its meant to, it's kept. If it looks less like what it's meant to, it's reverted to what it was originally.

At the moment the boxes are random between 0-20 pixels wide/long. Bigger boxes = less accurate but quicker.

Pointless, but quite fun to make :D

Gunna leave it over night to see what it'll look like in the morning.
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-22 22:54:43 Reply

At 8/22/09 09:22 PM, trig1 wrote:
Gunna leave it over night to see what it'll look like in the morning.

why don't you check 100 boxes per frame instead of 1 then?