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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Flash Player EOL Final Minutes (12am GMT, Dec 31st 2020)

Goodbye Flash...

 


Since 1996, Flash has been integral to many parts of the web, and you have definitely used it at least once, whether you know it or not, sadly, this means losing most of internet history.


There is hope however, people like Newgrounds and Flashpoint have made Flash Player emulation plugins to allow you to interact with Flash media past the end-of-life deadline, Ruffle is an excellent project which doesn’t support all versions of Flash yet, but is in constant development in the hobbyist dev community.


My plan is to try my best to be playing Flash games right up until the plug-in cuts out at midnight.


It’s a shame Flash had to die unnecessarily, it has served us well...


There is a live countdown timer on my website at: https://nostalgia-planet.neocities.org


Thank you.


Joe. H

Friday, December 25, 2020

Applause to Channel 4 for the Queen's Speech parody!

 It's Christmas 2020 and today at 3pm, Channel 4, here in the UK, aired this hilarious deepfake parody of the Queen's regular Christmas speech! (The real one was aired as planned on ITV and BBC channels).

It showed the Queen doing TikTok dances, discussing the Prince Andrew/Epstein sex scandal and much, much more.

Some viewers enjoyed it! Taking to Twitter to express their opinions, unfortunately, some people took the joke the wrong way and decided it was offensive (which it wasn't).

Personally, I always thought they should show Die Hard 2 instead, but maybe I'm just insensitive.


But probably not.


You can find it here: (9) Deepfake Queen: 2020 Alternative Christmas Message - YouTube


Joe. H

Sunday, December 13, 2020

'The $40bn US-based games giant EA has ignited a bidding war for Britain's Codemasters'

 Dear EA,


LEAVE BRITAIN'S ONLY DECENT MAINSTREAM GAMES COMPANY ALONE!!!


I don't want DIRT and F1 to be riddled with bleeding microtransactions, unless you're going to make a microtransaction-free remaster of Colin McRae Rally for the PS1...


Joe. H

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

James O’ Brien slaying anti-vaxxer is hilarious

 Saw this clip with my favourite radio host James O’ Brien from British political discussion show LBC. In this clip, he hilariously shoots down deluded anti-vaxxer who is appalled when he finds out he can’t go to the bar/pub without a vaccine with his wicked sense of humour - enjoy!!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3l46EjQYyGE

Side note: When did the British people figure out how to defy Darwin? Probably 2016 with the Brexit vote but that’s a rant for another day...


Joe. H

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Marc Mero's powerful Mother's Day story has a powerful message that needs to be shared

Judging by how many people my age aren’t respectful towards their parents and don’t tell them they love them, I feel they need to hear this.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WI0Twlt1aek

Please, share this with the people you love, with teenagers, with anyone who needs to show some respect or needs to hear it, I only ask when doing this you link back to my blog - some more site traffic would be much appreciated. You can do this via the share buttons at the bottom, you can share on Facebook, Twitter or via an email or link.


Joe. H

The U.K. Government COVID vote...

 Tonight, as of time of writing, England’s second National lockdown ends at midnight, and we might get a strict tier system back (which, let’s face it, will probably be broken) and people will follow the rules and we might get out of this god-forsaken lockdown, but that probably won’t happen.


Joe. H

Monday, November 30, 2020

Santa’s Grottos can stay open?!

 For some reason the corrupt U.K. Tory Government has decided that we can only meet a certain number of people in the house at Christmas, but Santa’s Grottos can stay open and Father Christmas is exempt from wearing a mask, I understand that Father Christmases are great people that have kids sit on their knees day in day out on the run up to Christmas, and that meeting Father Christmas is a magical experience for young kids, but in all fairness this is really pushing it and logically it doesn’t add up.


Joe. H

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Hideki Kamiya does get on my nerves

 I understand that game developer Hideki Kamiya likes to block people that annoy him which is all well and good but what really irks me is that he literally just denies any tweets made in foreign languages, which he is free to do obviously but I think it’s just narrow-minded and childish, and then he decides to write the post telling people not to IN ENGLISH!!!



Is he aware that not everybody on the face of this reasonably small planet drifting through space knows how to speak Japanese?! Any fans of Hideki’s work who speak anything other than Japanese might as well not follow him because all it will cause you is disappointment.

Oh, and if anybody does want to send this to him on Twitter please do and tell me, there are Share on Twitter and Facebook buttons on the bottom, luckily I’m not on Twitter so he can’t block me!

Also, if he complains about me possibly being insulting, he’s called most speakers of foreign languages ‘brainless insects’ on his posts so I’d deem a complaint like that hypocritical even though I’ve been reasonably measured compared to some people.


Joe. H

Really annoyed with reality TV stars

 Really annoyed with reality television lately, it just ruins the whole concept of good entertainment and brainwashes the younger generation into being mindless, insecure Instagram roving zombies who THINK they should have a fluorescent orange skin tone.

I’d tell you to search them up but we shouldn’t be giving these jokers any attention or publicity, and you’d probably be horrified at how they earn money for doing nothing but post pictures of themselves on the Internet.


Joe. H

An Idea: Wolfenstein 64

 Greetings Net Travellers!


I was sitting around the other day, doing the normal routine (nothing) and I was looking at 'The C64 Maxi'

And I had a brainwave

Would it be possible to port Wolfenstein 3D to the Commodore 64? I've seen a playable version of DOOM ported to the VIC-20, so what about Wolf3D?

I'm pretty sure it would be but I'm more adverse with the C64 than British computers such as the ZX81 and BBC Micro etc.

If you would like to share your opinion please do so in the comments

Thanks for reading,

Joe. H

(NOTE: Logo made by me!)



Alternative Solutions - A lack of them!

 Greetings Net Travellers!


I was recently trying to install EDuke32 and Duke Nukem 3D on the Raspberry Pi (Model 3 B+) and noticed something, every source and method I used...

Didn't work

This is because every article from small sites, to forums, to even Techradar!

Used the same method from a clunky old forum posts with a multitude of broken links!

So, my plea is this...

News sites - When you supply these methods, please add a few easy to follow/clear alternatives if one fails in the future. I know some people will tell me this is nigh-on impossible to maintain and I get that but, at the time of writing that tutorial, it is simple, and will help so many people in the future, and if all of them break over time? Well... that's to be expected!

Not everything on the Internet lasts forever, at least not on the surface web, or in the conventional sense. But people will come up with new methods over time.

It's just a simple task of adding alternatives!

If someone from a news site (big or small) is reading this, then please run this by your bosses (unless you are the boss!) Anyhow please think about this and it's importance, not just for game installation but for other things.

Happy surfing!

Joe. H



Dear Republicans, 4 Years Ago we were told to get over it, now it's your turn...

 Hello everyone,


Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 4 years, you'll know that the US has been helmed by none other than an certified idiot - who is also a liar and danger to society.

Here is his face:


I mean, just look at this wallybrain! You couldn't ask for a worse person to act as president!

So how did he rise to power? Well, he did what a lot of people in Western politics are doing right now, he tricked people into a false sense of patriotism and lied to them, blatantly.

He claimed that he was, and I quote a Republican here: "Making jobs for minorities." Whilst he also refused to condemn white suprmacy. Furthermore, he decided it was a good idea to let COVID-19 (the current virus threat at the time of writing) run rampant over the country he was meant to protected, inciting widespread anger and divide.

He also heigtened North Korea's threat level after his botched negotiations where he agitated the equally dangerous Kim Jong-Un.

The worst thing of all though, was what his so-called 'supporters' told us Demcorats to do - to get over it.

Well, just surveying the current situation using TV interviews, social media posts and comments and vlogs, we can see that, 4 years later, the Republicans aren't following their own orders, bit stupid innit?!

So what I'd say now to Republicans is:

Stop making yourself an embarassment to the rest of the world, because that's how you look, and considering sending this video to your 'President' for me...


Thanks for reading everyone! Sorry it's so short, but I just wanted to deliver some enjoyable content for you whilst I think up (and find the time) to develop some much more in depth posts.

Joe. H

Extreme Feminism is getting to dangerous levels now...

 Hello everyone,


I think we can all agree that feminism is great idea that has done so much good for uniting two genders equally. (e.g. the women's sufferage movement) But unfortunately, there are some who take it to extreme levels of stupidity which cause serious danger to the public.

Take one instance a couple of years ago, where a woman on the tube (subway) decided to pour a chemical stronger than bleach into the laps of male commuters for the way they were sitting! This method of sitting has been pathetically called 'manspreading'.

An example of 'manspreading':


The thing is, there is actually a scientific reason for why men, including myself, sit like this, excluding the fact we don't want our crown jewels in a vice grip:

Here's what happens when someone like me sits with my knees close together: The round ball at the top of the femur will pinch against the outside edge of the acetabulum (the hip socket), straining the labrum that lines the socket. To get into that position, I have to activate the adductor muscles on my inner thighs. That automatically triggers resistance from the abductor muscles on my outer thighs, creating tension that can reach all the way up into the lower back. The second I release the contraction, my thighs spring apart, leaving a gap of about 15 inches from the center of each kneecap, more than three-quarters of the distance to a proper manspread.

Women, on the other hand, have a wider pelvis and thighbones that more naturally angle in toward the body's midline, rather than away from it. Sitting with the knees close together is a stress-free position most of the time, although that changes during pregnancy, when the weight of the belly pushes the knees out.

— Lou Schuler

See?! Not only that, but there is now talk of BANNING a perfectly valid way of sitting on forms of public transport, it has already happened in Madrid! Isn't that a step closer to, oh, I don't know... A LITTLE BIT OF A POLICE STATE! Over the way some bloke sits because it is scientifically proven to be more comfortable and healthy for members of the opposite sex.

So, males, next time an extreme feminist bugs you over the way you sit, claiming it is a sign of 'the patriarchy', move away and tell them what they need to hear. I would even go as far to suggest, if it is a recurring problem, using a car or bicycle!

Anyway, thanks so much for reading, if you aren't a part of this site's community and would be interested in joining, please do! Just follow the general site ettiquette and you'll fit right in!


Thanks,

Joe. H





Nice to see Biden fixing America...

 Great to see Joe Biden fixing up the USA after the horror of The Fat Sociopath, to be fair, hopefully the USA will become less of a threat ...