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Topic: Kongregate / Learn to Fly 2 badges -- now taking suggestions

Easy badge: When You Can’t Start a Fire…

 
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Topic: Off-topic / 230 8-11

Originally posted by JohnRulz:

the website says:

It is time for 230. Or 230 is the time.


Talk about it tomorrow.

The website displayed that yesterday too, so if:

a) You actually care what the website tells you to do, you talk about it today and tomorrow.

b) You don’t care what the website tells you to do, you talk about it whenever you want to.

Maybe it’s a menticide program used to get people to only talk about the website, and it will display the message over and over, forcing people to talk about it every day. Maybe.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / 230 8-11

I’m sure many of you have seen the recent ad campaign, which is a video that only displays “230 8-11” with the “0” being a socket for a plug. If not, here is a video with the commercial in it:

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RiEs570CmB8&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" height="340" width="560"></embed>

This enigmatic campaign is driving tons of people crazy, and nobody can say for sure what it is for.

The purpose behind it is supposed to be revealed on August 11th; however, on the East Coast, it is August 11th, and there has been no new information as of yet.

I’m wondering about last minute predictions. Many believe it has to do with GM’s future car, the Chevy Volt.

I personally believe it is not the case. On http://www.230811.com, the tab says “We Are Not GM.” While I believe that GM could certainly lie to you (and it wouldn’t be the first time), I don’t think they’d have any reason to turn down the possibility of being behind the 230811 project than to ignore the accusations. For this reason, I believe there will not be a GM product revealed.

That isn’t to say that I don’t think GM is behind this. It seems to me that GM may be trying to rebrand their company through this campaign.

The evidence towards GM’s involvement is overwhelming, or is great misdirection. If GM is behind this, I think they have something bigger to announce than a new car. After all, the campaign is huge.

Also, if this is not GM’s work, it is possible that this is an advertisement for another company’s hybrid car. It would suck for them, though, because the Chevy Volt has been getting a lot of buzz lately. It would be a counterproductive campaign.

Of course, I could be very wrong. In reality, this is a mystery – and it is one that will be unraveled soon.

What do you guys think about the campaign? What is it trying to say to us?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Free SWF Creator/Editor - Today Only! [Expired]

For those looking for tutorials for the program, go here.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Free SWF Creator/Editor - Today Only! [Expired]

Today, on the popular website Giveaway Of The Day, SoThink is giving away a free SWF Editor.

It appears to be very functional, and even if it isn’t as good as the Adobe Flash Editors (which may or may not be the case – I haven’t played around with it too much), it may be perfect for the perfect for beginner/amateur/hobbyist who wants a fairly functional SWF Editor without a big ticket price.

Here is a link to the download page: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/sothink-swf-quicker/

For more information: http://www.sothink.com/product/swfquicker/index.htm

Have a good time with it!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How Seriously Should this Video be Taken?

Originally posted by johnrulz:

Terror! Terror! Terror! Gay marriage! The world is crashing down around us! Help!

Anyway, anybody who does not like our government is now a terrorist?

No.

Anybody who falls under the definition of a terrorist is a terrorist.

Somebody can say “Oh, I hate the United States government,” and chances are, not too many people will care.

On the other hand, somebody can go out of their way to steal a replica of the Statue of Liberty, completely destroy it (with special emphasis on the head), and post the video of doing so on the Fourth of July, right when the Statue of Liberty’s crown was being reopened. That’s a bit more extreme, and is sure to induce some fearful reactions.

That is what makes the difference.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How Seriously Should this Video be Taken?

Originally posted by johnrulz:

I do not feel intimidated. If this was before 9/11 people would be laughing at that video.

True, it may have been funny earlier, but the reality is, The United States is currently in a “War on Terror.”

Attempting to terrorize people during a “War on Terror” automatically assumes one as an enemy of those who are fighting the terror.

This person can now be classified as an enemy of The United States.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How Seriously Should this Video be Taken?

Originally posted by johnrulz:

I do not think that a full criminal investigation should be done, it would be a large waste of money. This is protected by the 1st amendment. People are too paranoid.

Actually, under Section 802 of the PATRIOT Act, the government defines Domestic Terrorism as “activities that appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population.”

By simply noting the reactions of the people who viewed this video, it is obvious that there is some intimidation, and the video itself definitely appears to be intimidating.

Because this is domestic terrorism, counterterrorist measures are permitted to be used, which can involve investigation and persecution.

People need to understand that newer laws are now restricting the First Amendment, and that, while it is the basis of many freedoms we have in the United States, this most sacred, well known Amendment is not authoritative.

Whether or not counterterrorist measures will end up as a waste of money is a completely different story. It all depends on how serious the threat was. Besides, it could make a good example not to mess with the United States Government.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How Seriously Should this Video be Taken?

Well, the news article here said the statue was stolen.

Yes, the message of the video is vague, but it is extremely negative, and if we were confident that this was coming from a known terrorist organisation, people would be going crazy over it.

Also, in my opinion, it seems like nothing more than a publicity stunt, but I’m not in any way qualified to make that decision.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How Seriously Should this Video be Taken?

A video was recently uploaded onto YouTube by the user Poxvop (An acronym of the Latin term “Vox Pop,” meaning in English, “Voice of the people.” “Vox Pop” also is the name of the coffee shop it was stolen from). The video displays a stolen Statue of Liberty replica model being mutilated and destroyed, along with cruel messages briefly flashing up. It could be taken as terroristic, especially considering the recent reopening of The Statue of Liberty’s head; however, free speech can come into play, and after all, it could just be a kid’s immature way of having fun.

Despite the many doubts, I think some investigation should be done. Despite it being just a short video, things simply cannot be dismissed as insignificant anymore, especially if they involve the safety of the United States. The video may or may not be a terroristic threat, and if it is, it may turn out to be only that – a threat with no action – but the amount of fear that is engendered into the hearts of Americans by terrorism like this is a facet of the controversy that is necessary to consider. It’s a shame that people feel compelled to post threats like this. I can only hope that something is done about it.

The video:

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/MfDZWMByAU0&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" height="340" width="560"></embed>

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Project Natal

What do you guys think of the “Project Natal” that Microsoft revealed at E3? Think it’s going to be a piece of crap like an EyeToy, or will it revolutionize the gaming industry like the Wii?

My guess is the latter. If Microsoft can sufficiently back the product with decent games and the Xbox Live network, I could see it taking off very quickly.

More information: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/projectnatal/

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Beta testers needed for Battalion: Arena (edit: first 77 pages given access)

I’d like to try it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Help test and name Hero's Arms badges!

It’s great that this game got badges. Thank God that 10 hours of playing the game wasn’t thrown away with the addition of badges, too, seeing that save data is sometimes reset. I was actually pretty worried about that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] Beta Testers Needed for Remnants of Skystone

I’d like to try it out.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Music Catch 2: A Guide to Using Music on Newgrounds

When you finally unlock the ability to use any song URL on the internet, I’m sure you are immediately excited by this pleasant surprise; however, you soon will find that it is a more difficult task than you initially had thought. For this reason, I put together this simple guide to help you use mp3 files from one of the internet’s largest databases of free music, the Newgrounds Audio Portal. While all steps are shown in Google Chrome, this should be possible in any internet browser.

Just follow these simple steps, and you’ll be playing in a matter of seconds (Please excuse the large pictures):

1. Go to the page of the song you would like to use.

2. Right-click towards the outside of the page, and click “View Source”

3. Now, use the search function (Ctrl + F) and search for “mp3”

4. The first instance found should be the URL for the song’s mp3 file, copy this URL (ignoring all text after the .mp3)

5. Paste this URL into the prompt on Music Catch 2

6. Enjoy your ability to play

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Zening] Alpha Testers Wanted

I’ll join too. The game definitely looks interesting.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Google Chrome

While I don’t think it’s an alternative to Firefox yet, I think it is a nice, lightweight browser. It is pretty impressive for the first release.

Also, I think that once Google perfects their Gears API, they’ll allow development for the browser.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Google Chrome

What is the Acid2 test?

It tests for proper page rendering, mostly with HTML and CSS.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Google Chrome

Google Chrome passes the Acid2 Test, unlike FireFox. Also, I found another cool feature. You can expand a text box. Look at the lower right hand corner of the box when posting a post.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Google Chrome

I just tried again, it works now.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Google Chrome

Jon0513: Go to the link that someone posted earlier

Hmm… it’s not working for me. I’ll figure it out soon enough.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Google Chrome

Is the download working for anybody yet? It isn’t for me, but I’m not sure if it’s on my end or theirs.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Google Chrome

You edited your post.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Google Chrome

The fact that it has something as cool as incongnito mode makes it the best. I don’t know what that mode is but with a name like “incognito mode” it has to be awesome.

It allows you to browse the web without tracking your history, so people who use the same computer can’t see what web pages you went on.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Google Chrome

I might use it over FireFox because it is google.

Yeah, it’s hard to imagine that google does something wrong. I just worry that the fact that it doesn’t have years upon years of development behind it will set it back.