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One NG Bumper Sticker Arrived

4/5/13 by Cyberdevil

This just arrived, a brand new custom-made limited-edition exclusive ReNaeNae-financed bumper sticker! You can see it below, but the incredulous splendor of this supreme freebie can't be conveyed by picture alone. Nice. Now I just need to get a bumper to stick it on...

One NG Bumper Sticker Arrived


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Underwhelming.

4/9/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Underbar.


DevDev

4/8/13

Awesome! :O

4/9/13 Cyberdevil responds:

I know right! :D


Nah, I don't use the computer in the background.. but soon though. The foil is aimed at a window. At that distance, it needs to line of sight, and the wifi cards settings are good enough to tune it for long distances. The radio signal hits the front of the foil and down to the laptop (rather goddamn precisely I might add)... I sit above the signal, which makes easier to get, despite the obstructions. Radio waves move out and away from its source. Oh, the round black one is a clock, the square one is a coil thermometer and hydrometer, much better than digital.

Yea, know what you mean about burned discs losing their pigmentation and going bad :\ But for movies, I'll take a chance.

Btw, have you played this game... had to rip the author a new a-hole on moral grounds :) http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/614967

4/8/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Good knowing. Definitely; the great thing with analog is that it usually doesn't require any energy source. Less battery consumption; better control. Speaking of which, I'd like to see a computer frame with a built-in thermometer sometime.

Haha, I have now. It might be morally unjustifiable, but surprisingly fun to play...


I just have to burn some disks with what's left of my gear. Should really get a new DVD drive and flash card, to clear up the clutter. Haven't bought anything new since 2007 :\ The only way I can get internet, is thru an 11 y/o Dell laptop, with 512 MB of memory.

Why? The built in wifi G card is the only way I can get the signal from next door 300 feet/ 90+ meters away... and even then, I have a 1 meter piece of very wrinkled aluminum foil, shaped semi toroidaly, and placed directly behind the laptop, to capture and bounce the signal onto the motherboard itself (which I can't sit in front of)... and the LCD ballast is broke so image is half a meter way on a working monitor :|

Oh.. thought I got rid of this. New shape does way better, and the wrinkles really do a good job - no hot spots that way. http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/150003c4d4 256780ec9c35b8d4129fa6

4/8/13 (Updated 4/8/13) Cyberdevil responds:

At first I thought that was a cat perched upon the screen! The picture was playing tricks on my mind... so, I guess the laptop funnels all traffic through that other computer in the background? Or is the laptop directly plugged into screen/keyboard/etc? Really oldskool setup! I currently have a monitor with two different computers plugged into it, one 32-Bit Win XP and one 64-Bit Win 7. The former to play old games, the newer to do everything else. I haven't played any old games in months now, but... theoretically it's a useful solution. :)

It's really worth getting an external drive instead of burning DVDs btw. I used to store leftover content on CD/DVDs but I've been progressively transferring all the content back to external drives. I now have a bag full of maybe 2-300 burned DVDs I'm pondering throwing away, but that seems like such a waste. Some of the data had already started corrupting too, they aren't very reliable storage forms, not to mention low on memory. Don't know how pricing is in the US but here you'll get a 2TB HD for external storage at a price equal to 2350MB worth of DVD (500) storage. Considering the benefit of storing everything on the same place, accessing it at higher speeds, being able to modify contents and easily getting a backup drive the price is definitely worth the 350MB sacrifice.

Btw, are those two clock-like devices clocks?


Oh.... and the plant propagation algorithm, that was even further back. JakBaronKing might've turned me onto something over a year ago.. found this old crusty video.... AH.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCayOX-ZMMA part of a bigger series, from 1980 :) Watch from 7 minutes into it, and you'll avoid a minute or two of trippy fractals
I had an app to save videos from YouTube, and that was one I had gotten. Even though the size was very reasonable, my HD is limited.

4/8/13 Cyberdevil responds:

When the first equation popped up I didn't think I'd be getting much of what they were saying, but it was surprisingly understandable. Interesting. No time to watch through the whole clip right now but that's definitely an interesting chunk of knowledge. It's strange how all the solutions exist in nature, and still humans keep trying to pave their own way, make synthetic alternatives for substances that can be found in plants, create reactors to harvest energy even though nature already built the greatest one outside our planet, a few million miles away where it's not so potentially harmful. Nature is the greatest science of all, yet science keeps fighting nature, in traditional - modern medecine, diet... everything. :/

I used to save YT videos with the ANT Video Downloader plugin for FireFox, until I was made aware they actually harvested user data. Haven't needed to download anything lately but there are plenty of useful plugins like it... that don't harvest user data... I hope. :/ How limited HD do you have? No external drives?


O_O I saw that, like, just before Easter... was too many clicks ago, but I'll keep my eyes open.
In fact, right before last years redesign, I caught Tom commenting on some lowly users post, just before the lights went out

4/8/13 Cyberdevil responds:

You see a lot of interesting things! :O


\/ That's funny, because I caught Tom double posting on someones blog recently... he apologized and said the usual, "That's something we gotta fix!" His genuine devotion to this site is what got me to sign up.

4/8/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Indeed, this place thrives off both dedicated staff and users. Most of the staff is composed of dedicated users too so that's a working combo. ^ sounds like a screenshot worthy occasion! Post post link?


S3CS3C

4/7/13

technology still hasn't found a way to prevent double posting i see..

4/8/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Ironically, technology created the double posting error. :/


I couldn't find the very old SNL skit that preceded this one (which had a Ms. Pac-Man game with an electric shock that goes though the joystick) but this should pique your interest.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=112A8lSd0iM

Plant life gave us the info we needed to create compressed video... the best tech is right outside, we just need the right kind of eyes to see how we can use it.

4/8/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Ideogram addiction at it's prime. :) Looks like a YT channel full of old gems, thanks for that!

Plant life gave us the info we needed to create compressed video??


Imagine what the future will have in store in terms of technology.

4/7/13 Cyberdevil responds:

I'm imagining artificial lakes on Mars...


Imagine what the future will have in store in terms of technology.

4/7/13 Cyberdevil responds:

I'm imagining a camera for smells...


Wow, cool analog tones bro, thx! Yeah, it's an 18 year gap... I was the 'happy surprise', though everyone kinda freaked, because even then, women usually never had children, that late in life.

I'm constantly in future shock :P

4/7/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Sounds from ancient civilization. :) According to Google, childbirth late in life may result in a longer life. Hmm. My parents are both 70 y/o right now and in good health, seems to be working...

You've tried the new electronically shocking reaction games then? :P


Huh, all interesting things :) My bro and sis built a radio crystal set to listent ot he beeps from Sputnik... didn't stay in orbit long, and was easily visible (prolly due to a low orbit).

When my teacher mentioned it in 1981-2 or so, she mentioned there was issues with availability, where times for connections were scheduled. I wrote a story called Logon (had to ask her the term for starting a text to person conversation) that year... my character told someone that a bully was going to hurt this girl I liked for liking me. God, how weird is that to type... now.. in the 21st century?

4/7/13 (Updated 4/7/13) Cyberdevil responds:

That was a long time ago! Must be a big age difference between you and your siblings then, if you're 40 that's like... 20 years?! I thought the ten year gaps in my family were abnormally long.. guess not! Here's some Spitnik beeping btw: http://youtu.be/lPFKd5p_t0s

Sounds better than I thought it would, not at all as aggravatingly sharp as old modems. :)

I don't know, would it be weird? All communications seem distant nowadays, even the remote is close.


Monkey is right, I guess you could say that a really basic form of information sharing was in development when Sputnik was launched.

4/7/13 Cyberdevil responds:

October 4, 1957? That's got to be something radio-based. :/


S3CS3C

4/7/13

nah, the internet was public in the early 80s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_protocol _suite). In fact it's not like it was hidden since its inception either, it was just mainly used for government and computer science purposes.

4/7/13 Cyberdevil responds:

It seems like it wasn't made accessible to the larger public until 1989 though, when the TCP/IP protocol was implemented in Unix. I recall reading somewhere that it was mainly used by the US military before that, but maybe that was misleading info. :/


Getting back to an earlier question.. Yeah, the internet wasn't publicly accessible until the late 1980's, however, in the 6th grade, our Chinese teacher, who made sure we had some early TRS-80's to futz around on, mentioned in very hushed tones, that there was this network of computers linked over phone lines, " Darpa Net" was one of the names I remember. Hope she wasn't a spy, but her and her husband, saw the writing on the wall back then.

Here it is... almost thought I was going Ice King crazy there for a moment http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darpanet Oh, and I ran into this guy http://hamnisu.newgrounds.com/ in the Portal.

4/7/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Hmm, that makes me think of the Darma Initiative in Lost. Completely irrelevant. Hey, a Swede the same age, thanks for the notice! :)


Monkey :3

4/7/13 Cyberdevil responds:

: 3


S3CS3C

4/6/13

Damnit! Foiled by the blasted submit button.

4/7/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Hmm, since you didn't post 8 comments in a row it's gotta be unintentional. ;)


S3CS3C

4/6/13

Nice! You should put it on your room. Or something.

4/7/13 Cyberdevil responds:

I will :D


S3CS3C

4/6/13

Nice! You should put it on your room. Or something.

4/7/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Haha


jaxxDSjaxxDS

4/6/13

Now I want one of those O_O

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

They're all... gone! :O Unless Nae designs a new batch...

She could probably start selling this. Hmm *profitable idea pops up*


Too many of them. Stupid submit button hahaha

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

No worries, it's only 8. :P


SaminatSaminat

4/6/13

The most epic of multiposts ever!!! Heheh, I'm looking for a suitable place to put mine as well!

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Nice, put it up in your room or something. ;)


Nice, put it up in your room or something.

4/6/13 (Updated 4/6/13) Cyberdevil responds:

Will do. Thanks for the comments. :P


Nice, put it up in your room or something.

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Something


Nice, put it up in your room or something.

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Only if my room is a van...


Nice, put it up in your room or something.

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

A vehicle would be better!


Nice, put it up in your room or something.

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

I should get a car.


Nice, put it up in your room or something.

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Maybe on a bumper :P


Nice, put it up in your room or something.

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

How about a bumper?


Nice, put it up in your room or something.

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Thanks


Wait...what? So it's red now, and next week green? Why? What an odd cult... I know her (if she is a her), but as of late... I really don't know her.

I'll hold off on the tall tales then... I accumulated too many, and airing them out feels good.

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Vnzi started the red spectacle spectacle, then Emma rebelled and started the blue blues, and she'll be going green next week. I've always liked green. :)

Hearing them out feels good too. :P


Oh dear, not you too ._. Well at least those vnzi sunglasses look good on you, lol.

Read it in school as part of a comprehension test, made up by my rather caviler English teacher. The author... no clue, just know it was published in 'The Age Science Fiction and Fantasy' magazine or something like that. Upscale publication... I've got one floating around here someplace, but it doesn't have that story in it.

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Gotta follow the flow. If Emma stays on schedule I'll switch to green next week. :)

Ah, the more mysterious, the more intriguing the story! I doubt I'll ever stumble upon it, so it'll be like one of those tall tales scaling to higher heights in my binding mind unwinding time.


Carbonfiber, internet.. all of it (and its potential) was science fiction in the 1980's. I shit you not, I read a short fictional story (in the early 80's) about a guy from Ireland who washed ashore in America in a small boat, and was rescued by a single father. The setting was a few years off from now, but it is all happening! To pay his way, the Irishman makes videos for the internet, to support himself and the family he's staying with (creating fishing boats).

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

I thought the Internet didn't even exist, publicly, until the late 1980s? Was it actually called the Internet in that story? Must've been written by a real seer.


VnziVnzi

4/5/13

hello there bob.

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

hello there vnzi.


CahzmanaCahzmana

4/5/13

is it waterproof?
i know its a silly question when its a bumper-sticker,
but i havent seen the question being asked...
so is it actually waterproof?

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

I don't think I'll test before actually sticking it to a bumper, but yes, it should be. :)


WavepadWavepad

4/5/13

dats hawt.

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

word.


Ah, you mean carbotanium? I saw one car with a recycled newspaper dash (recent Top Gear UK version) :P Those Paganni supercars have the best interiors...
I bought 6 NG stickers, gave the free one away... I'd like to put them somewhere conspicuous, like on a sign near the local high school. Luis is a creature unto himself... doubt you could convince him to have a meet up by you... could always make a thread, do your own meet. But it'd probably turn out creepy.

4/6/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Carbotanium huh, so it actually exists! Those Zonda R and Huayra supercars must be pretty durable.

That's a place as good as any. :) Yeah, Sweden isn't the biggest of countries, but then again who wouldn't want to have a vacation here? I know a few Swedes on the site too, so... maybe some day.


Same engine, very different chassis. Same plasticy interior too, but at least the outside is steel and not cheap fiberglass.
:\ Been meaning to snap a picture of my old PC case, which is bedecked with a cornucopia of stickers, both old and new, shiny and matte finished, several layers deep.. was thing up cutting up one of NG stickers for it... expanding it like venetian blinds, maybe cut in strips, on an angle hmmmm

4/5/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Hmm, titanium alloy would be much nicer spiffening than modern plastic.

To think I don't have a single sticker on my PC! I've been posting NG stickers everywhere else though: nightstand, closet, CD cases, I think there's one on the desk too... oh, suitcases also. Still haven't bumped into any fellow NG travelers though.


Should I get them?

4/5/13 (Updated 4/5/13) Cyberdevil responds:

Why not. :) The sticker above isn't officially available though, but the official ones are definitely worth getting. If you like/use/want stickers... that is.


:) commnet too shorts

4/5/13 Cyberdevil responds:

???


n****rs will love you

4/5/13 Cyberdevil responds:

At least it doesn't say NGER. :)


Custom bumper sticker for less than 5 bucks, not bad! I need one that says, "Drive closer: Exhaust contains regular unleaded :|" Yeah the Corvette engine isn't that efficient, and thanks to a massive exhaust system, waaay too quiet. For that kinda fuel consumption, I need to shake some windows and scare animals away

4/5/13 Cyberdevil responds:

It was the first alternative Google provided so there may be even more lucrative deals if you're really considering designing something. I thought you needed an NG sticker! ;)

Same V8 you mentioned from the truck? So it's a... Corvette truck? I didn't know such vehicles existed. :O


Now that is something that should be in the NG store 0_0
Foo. Can't believe I missed nae's post... Worse case scenario: print, then use clear tape over it to simulate a sticker :P

4/5/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Definitely! The original NG stickers seem pretty durable too, but they're probably not as permanent as this. Better case scenario: www.zazzle.com/custom/bumperstick ers

:P


Why stickers?

4/5/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Why not?


ClatformClatform

4/5/13

I had 161 2 days ago. wtf

4/5/13 Cyberdevil responds:

It's gotta be that Pico's School 2 submission. :)


mandogmandog

4/5/13

I think I bought a bunch of stickers on an alt before, I don't remember.

4/5/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Why would you buy stickers through an ALT? :P


ClatformClatform

4/5/13

I have to check if mine arrived, lol

4/5/13 Cyberdevil responds:

Oh, you too! :D

Btw, just noticed we both have 183 fans right now. O_o