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SNESPi - 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Mini SNES(s)

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Last year I built a mini NES console using a Raspberry Pi, an NFC reader and a 3D-printed case.
An obvious follow-up project would be to make a mini SNES with the Raspberry Pi.



I probably have more childhood fondness for the Super Nintendo than I do the original NES.
Some of my best gaming memories are playing co-op Turtles in Time and Diddy's Kong Quest with my brother.

*Big Apple, 3AM*
I grew-up with the Super Famicom-style European SNES and only learned about the markedly different North American model as an adult much later...

I actually grew to quite like the hideous North American SNES after a while ;)
This fascinated me, there's such a contrast between the two styles. I wanted to make a mini version of both.

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It's like a half-solved cryptogram where the solution is a piece of FORTH code written by someone who doesn't know FORTH.
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majuje19
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Que lo mire alguien que no sea el Cuco
hansschmucker
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Why do I see many colleagues (past and present) in this picture πŸ˜†
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It's like a half-solved cryptogram where the solution is a piece of FORTH code written by someone who doesn't know FORTH.
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So it's securely obscured?
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Brstrk
199 days ago
It was until the new hire pushed the keys to their branch.

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For his Gamembient mix, German producer Basco pulls together tracks from fifteen different video game scores to create a wistful, melancholic soundtrack to your day.

Tracklist:
  1. Martin Stig Andersen – "Menu" (Limbo)
  2. Akira Yamaoka – "White Noiz" (Silent Hill 2)
  3. Floex – "The Mezzanine" (Machinarium)
  4. Ben Prunty – "Cosmos (Explore)" (FTL: Faster Than Light)
  5. Chris Zabriskie – "CGI Snake" (Her Story)
  6. Ben Benjamin – "Air Parsing" (Hohokum)
  7. Disasterpeace – "Formations" & "Memory" (Fez)
  8. Dual Ryan – "Va" (The Beginner's Guide)
  9. Chris Remo – "Calm After The Storm" (Firewatch)
  10. Chris Remo – "A Very Long Phase" (Gone Home)
  11. Disasterpeace – "Wisdom's Tragedy" (Hyper Light Drifter)
  12. Michiru Ōshima & Kōichi Yamazaki – "Impression" (Ico)
  13. Austin Wintory – "The Call" & "First Confluence" (Journey)
  14. Heathered Pearls – "Raising Our Ashes" (Hohokum)
  15. C418 – "Subwoofer Lullaby" (Minecraft)
  16. Jim Guthrie – "The Cloud" (Sword & Sworcery EP)
  17. Dual Ryan – "D.S. Al Coda" (The Beginner's Guide)
(Found via FACT's "ten best mixes of 2016") (Dubbel Dutch's Rare Earth Tones mix is also pretty great.)
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Star Trek Mad Science

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prokopetz: Random Headcanon:

That Federation vessels in Star Trek seem to experience bizarre malfunctions with such overwhelming frequency isn't just an artefact of the television serial format. Rather, it's because the Federation as a culture are a bunch of deranged hyper-neophiles, tooling around in ships packed full of beyond-cutting-edge tech they don't really understand. Endlessly frustrating if you have to fight them, because they can pull an effectively unlimited number of bullshit space-magic countermeasures out of their arses - but they're as likely as not to give themselves a lethal five-dimensional wedgie in the process. All those rampant holograms and warp core malfunctions and accidentally-traveling-back-in-time incidents? That doesn't actually happen to anyone else; it's literally just Federation vessels that go off the rails like that. And they do so on a fairly regular basis.

Getting a link to a whole thread on Tumblr seems to be an impossibility, but these are some amusing replies:

So to everyone else in the galaxy, all humans are basically Doc Brown.

Aliens who have seen the Back to the Future movies literally don't realise that Doc Brown is meant to be funny. They're just like "yes, that is exactly what all human scientists are like in my experience".

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Vulcan Science Academy: Why do you need another warp core

Humans: We're going to plug two of them together and see if we go twice as fast

VSA: Last time we gave you a warp core you threw it into a sun to see if the sun would go twice as fast

Humans: Hahaha yeah

Humans: It did tho

VSA: IT EXPLODED

Humans: It exploded twice as fast

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Klingons: Okay we don't get it

Vulcan Science Academy: Get what

Klingons: You Vulcans are a bunch of stuffy prisses but you're also tougher, stronger, and smarter than Humans in every single way

Klingons: Why do you let them run your Federation

Vulcan Science Academy: Look

Vulcan Science Academy: This is a species where if you give them two warp cores they don't do experiments on one and save the other for if the first one blows up

Vulcan Science Academy: This is a species where if you give them two warp cores, they will ask for a third one, immediately plug all three into each other, punch a hole into an alternate universe where humans subscribe to an even more destructive ideological system, fight everyone in it because they're offended by that, steal their warp cores, plug those together, punch their way back here, then try to turn a nearby sun into a torus because that was what their initial scientific experiment was for and they didn't want to waste a trip.

Vulcan Science Academy: They did that last week. We have the write-up right here. it's getting published in about six hundred scientific journals across two hundred different disciplines because of how many established theories their ridiculous little expedition has just called into question. Also, they did turn that sun into a torus, and no one actually knows how.

Vulcan Science Academy: This is why we let them do whatever the hell they want.

Klingons: .... Can we be a part of your Federation

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Let's talk about the USS Fucking Pegasus, testbed for the first Starfleet cloaking device. Here we have a handful of humans working in secret to develop a cloaking device in violation of a treaty with the Romulans. They're playing catchup trying to develop a technology other species have had for a century. And what do they do? Do they decide to duplicate a Romulan cloaking device precisely, just see if they can match what other species have? Nope. They decide, hey, while we're at it, while we're building our very first one of these things, just to find out if this is possible, let's see if we can make this thing phase us out of normal space so we can fly through planets while we're invisible.

"But why" said the one Vulcan in the room.

"Because that would fucking rule" said the Humans, high-fiving each other and slamming cans of 24th-century Red Bull.

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Humans get mildly offended by the way they are presented in non-human media.

Like: "Guys, we totally wouldn't do that!" But this always fails to get much traction, because the authors can always say: "You totally did."

"That was ONE TIME."

There's that movie where humans invented vaccines by just testing them on people. Or the one about those two humans who invented powered flight by crashing a bunch of prototypes. Or the one about electricity.

And human historians go, "Oh, uh, this is historically accurate, but also kind of boring."

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But when the Vulcans made first contact with Earth - "what the hell is that insane thing these aliens here have built, let's go look at it" - humans didn't look at them as an enemy or a resource or even an asset. No, the very first time humans met Vulcans, they tried to do the Vulcan hand thingy and they couldn't do it so they just offered a handshake, and then said "let's get drunk and party." THIS IS ACTUAL LITERAL CANON, REMEMBER.

Further in this vein:

I will never be over the fact that during first contact a human offered their hand to a vulcan and the vulcan was just like "wow humans are fucking wild" and took it

Note: Vulcan hand / finger touching is a sex thing.

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My headcanon for startrek is that humans look, to vulcans, like a dog frathouse. Like signing on to a human ship is exactly that thrillingly loud and frustrating and fast and stupid and fun. The humans are going to dash off to a new sector to see if there are friends there and then they will jump up and down with delight and stuff their faces up against their new friends' genital array. The humans are going to bark for ten minutes at a rock. The humans want to chase things they can't possibly catch just because they like running around. The humans are madly passionate about their arbitrary group identities. The humans can be divided into new arbitrary group identities which they will then be passionate about. The humans want to stick their heads out of the window of their starship and go 'wheee!'. If you step on a human's paw they will act like you just killed them for about thirty seconds and then want more headpats. The humans can be immediately distracted from crucial duties by the appearance of a small animal. If you howl all the humans in earshot will howl louder just to show off. A human just humped your leg. 'Don't make it weird bro' the human says. Later the human will dig a weird bug out of the ground and eat it.

Previously, previously, previously.

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JayM
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Awesome!
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skittone
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I absolutely love this. It makes me proud to be human. We'll get to the Star Trek future someday, despite this year's little blip of an extinction bust. We're gonna be okay, folks.
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lololol
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hansolosays
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ha soo good.
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satadru
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Comedy Gold-Pressed Latinum.
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Omg

enecoo: WHY

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enecoo:

WHY

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Browser-based Coding Playground

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Coding Ground is an amazingly comprehensive set of free online terminals and IDEs for about 100 different computing languages. The list includes Unix languages (bash, ksh, awk), cross-platform languages (Ruby, Python, Perl, Java, etc.), web languages (coffeescript, Go, Dart, jQuery) MS Windows-specific languages, markup languages (CSS3, HTML, Markdown), and even a bunch of esoteric languages (Malbolge, LOLCODE, Brainf**k, and Whitespace). These (appear to) run in fully sandboxed Docker-based containers.
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