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Comment Re:Funny thing is (Score 1) 120

Do you know what that kind of seller follow up reminds me of? Homer Simpson's everything is OK alarm. Instead of the normal and rational method of having the customer contact the seller in the event that there is a problem (normal alarm that sounds when something is wrong), the seller continuously harasses the customer to check if everything is OK (everything is OK alarm).

Comment Re: Fans want Sonic to be different things (Score 1) 45

There is one awesome rail shooter FMV game that came out on the PC in 1994 called Novastorm.

Unlike most other FMV games, Novastorm's prerendered environment could actually damage your ship by scraping against it or crashing into it. The gameplay has some similarities with Gradius with the power up system. The visuals are really good for the time but the music is utterly fantastic and worth playing the game for. It's a shame that there isn't a CD quality version available because I'd pay for a clean, lossless copy of the soundtrack.

There was a later PlayStation version (maybe other systems too), but it had horrible music.

Comment Re:comparison (Score 1) 135

This is specifically for compressing JPEG (lossy) with an extra layer of lossless compression to bring file sizes down further. It would only be useful if you have a large collection of JPEG images to archive and not enough disk space. In my own quickie test:

Source image was 2560x1440 TGA at 32MB

PNG (lossless, level 9) took that down to 6,912KB
WebP (lossless) took it down to 5,868KB
JPEG (lossy, quality 100) took it down to 3,402KB
JPEG (lossy, quality 95) took it down to 1,995KB

They are claiming a 22% further reduction in file size on JPEG, so it should be roughly reductions to 2,654KB and 1,557KB for the above two JPEGs respectively. Not a whole lot individually, but it can add up if you're storing a lot of JPEG images.

Still, it's based on a lossy compression method so I don't have any real interest in it. WebP lossless (and PNG when absolutely needed for compatibility) is my preferred format.

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