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  1. 32c3 Talk. Need a bit of support

    Only mention Craig in a negative sense. And impress upon the audience that the Pyra is going to succeed (As would any other project) due to his absence.   D.  
  2. Destroy him my robots!

    I'm ashamed to say that I have no idea what the hell I'm supposed to do   D.  
  3. Pyra-tan?

      1. Yes they did, that's why we're having this discussion. 2. It is sordid. There's only one possible reason for drawing little girls in sexually mature clothing, or with adult proportions. 3. Pyra-tan is being proposed for the same reasons that Pandora-tan was. I agree with intent, but "the road to hell" and all that.   D.  
  4. Pyra-tan?

      That was the most extreme, but neither of the images posted so far are acceptable as the face of the Pyra (nor were they acceptable for the Pandora) for the reasons I stated. You might like to look at those sorts of images. There's nothing wrong with that, what goes on in the privacy of your own head is your affair. There were many, many others in the original GP2X forum that were as bad.   I suspect that the "Amen" was agreeing with my reasoning. By creating and distributing these images you're promoting the idea that females are here to serve and pleasure males. And that is wrong.   D.
  5. Pyra-tan?

    I'm fairly certain that I recall one pandora-tan which, in an effort to add a keyboard to her (as that is a distinguishing feature of the pandora) the author added breasts - one for each key on the keyboard. Can't find the original thread, but it really was pathetic.   And if that's not sexually orientated, I don't know what is.   Sexism and the objectification of women is unacceptable, not because it's wrong in and of itself, but because it teaches males that women are there for their use and gratification. A woman may act like a total slut when in private with a man that she has chosen to be with, but that's her choice - the male does not dictate how she should dress or behave. By removing the onslaught of media-based and societal sexism, we can start to teach young males that women may choose to do whatever they want, and they will grow up to be responsible adults that are not a threat to females.    By creating images of women in clothing of dubious utility, with unrealistic proportions and attitudes that are plainly there to serve men, we're sending the wrong message and preventing women from taking their place in society as our equals. They've been fighting for this for many decades now, and it's time we started to support them rather than view them merely as things to take pleasure in.   D.  
  6. Pyra-tan?

    I've argued this point before on these boards on a number of occasions - these images do nothing for the community or the image of geeks worldwide. Why do they have to be women? Why do they have such immature or unrealistic bodies? Why are their clothes either overtly "schoolgirl" or overtly sexual?   It really speaks volumes about the men that want this kind of thing. And even worse, they want to turn a piece of tech into something underage that they can shag. That's really worrying.   D.  
  7. Forum software switch...

    Yeah, the lack of BBCode is worrying. I tried to post with image tags, but had to resort to attaching the image instead. Other than that, I think the editor appears (so far) to be better than the last one.   Still not a patch on old-style forums (I quite like SimpleMachines atm, and my own SpecBAS forum runs on PhpBB). Why do they insist that it needs to be a miniature social network? All we need is somewhere to post messages in groups with occasional pm facilities.    D.  
  8. Forum software switch...

      Oh, that's just perfect - ta!   D.  
  9. Forum software switch...

      Hey, no problem. As I said, I actually quite like this new version (in as much as it's the best you're gonna get - there's really no way back to the old software, is there?) so no rush.   D.  
  10. Forum software switch...

      No, that's not the same thing at all. "Unread content" lists posts with previews which takes up a huge amount of room, and also lists all unread posts, not just the ones made since my last visit. As such there's pages and pages of it. I much prefer my custom stream - just need a way to get to it that doesn't involve navigating a menu or setting a bookmark.   D.  
  11. Forum software switch...

    Sure!       You can see the "Past Hour" and "Today" markers - totally unnecessary, as are the icons to the left which denote the type of entry (though they're unobtrusive and don't get in the way, so it's probably not worth it to remove them).    I actually really like this new upgrade, but there's one thing missing - I have to go to "activity", then "My activity streams" and then click on my "New content" stream to get an updated list of new posts. The old forum had a single button at the top of the page which did the same job. Unfortunately, with the new streams setup, you can't really have one generic "new content" button, as each user's preference might be different to mine.   Overall though, this is vastly improved. You could certainly teach WorldOfSpectrum.org a thing or two about how to choose a forum that's easy to use and nicer to read with this layout...   D.  
  12. Forum software switch...

    I finally managed to make a stream that works like the old "New content" page. Still have those annoying date splits though, can't seem to get rid of them.    Show Me: Content Items only Content Types: All content Read status: Content I haven't read Ownership: Everything Follow Status: Everything Time Period: Since my last visit   Seems to work well, just those annoying date splitters to get rid of. Might have to adblock those.   D.  
  13. Mandelbrot Lazarus sample

    Yep, that's pretty much what I would have done. Though it will lose accuracy and cause detail loss in deep zooms, but you can't really help that if you're going to use the ARM's floating point unit, and a software solution would be agonisingly slow on the Pandora.   D.  
  14. A Spectrum of Pyra Renders

    Love the dark, dark blue with black controls.  But why no ZXSpectrum render? Black with the rainbow flash at the bottom-right. Would look the dog's danglies. Dark cyan keys would also not go amiss.   D.  
  15. A date with the Pyra

      "Sod the elephants, we're going over that damned mountain."