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From 1909 through 1961, U.S. copyright was pub+28 renewable to pub+56, putting expiry at 1959 even if renewed. Copyright in Satie's works expired in 1976 in life+50 countries. [[wikipedia:Japanese copyright law#Length of protection|Japan is life+50]], except for pub+70 in the case of motion pictures published before 1953 and a 10-year extension for pre-WWII works by French or other Allied authors. This puts 1986 as my best guess for the expiration date in Japan. --[[User:Tepples|Tepples]] 14:55, 1 November 2010 (MST)
 
From 1909 through 1961, U.S. copyright was pub+28 renewable to pub+56, putting expiry at 1959 even if renewed. Copyright in Satie's works expired in 1976 in life+50 countries. [[wikipedia:Japanese copyright law#Length of protection|Japan is life+50]], except for pub+70 in the case of motion pictures published before 1953 and a 10-year extension for pre-WWII works by French or other Allied authors. This puts 1986 as my best guess for the expiration date in Japan. --[[User:Tepples|Tepples]] 14:55, 1 November 2010 (MST)
 
:I admit I was being a little lazy - I could have figured out on my own the copyright status in the US, but I forgot to consider Japan, and I panicked when I saw ''Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique'' mentioned in the Wikipedia article.
 
:I admit I was being a little lazy - I could have figured out on my own the copyright status in the US, but I forgot to consider Japan, and I panicked when I saw ''Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique'' mentioned in the Wikipedia article.
:I have [http://pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=User:Eighty5cacao/TODO&diff=1650&oldid=1648 edited] the entry to express better my original intentions. [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 16:49, 1 November 2010 (MST)
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:I have [//pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=User:Eighty5cacao/TODO&diff=1650&oldid=1648 edited] the entry to express better my original intentions. [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 16:49, 1 November 2010 (MST)
 
::My best guess is that the game's music director saw "Satie died in 1925", noticed that the calendar had ticked past 1976, and forgot to consider the extension of Allied copyrights. As long as nobody noticed, ''[[wikipedia:List of Latin phrases (U)|ubi non accusator ibi non iudex]]''. SACEM is probably just as powerful or as powerless as [[wikipedia:PRS for Music|PRS for Music]]. You might want to bring up the issue on [[wikipedia:Talk:Binary Land]]. --[[User:Tepples|Tepples]] 17:45, 1 November 2010 (MST)
 
::My best guess is that the game's music director saw "Satie died in 1925", noticed that the calendar had ticked past 1976, and forgot to consider the extension of Allied copyrights. As long as nobody noticed, ''[[wikipedia:List of Latin phrases (U)|ubi non accusator ibi non iudex]]''. SACEM is probably just as powerful or as powerless as [[wikipedia:PRS for Music|PRS for Music]]. You might want to bring up the issue on [[wikipedia:Talk:Binary Land]]. --[[User:Tepples|Tepples]] 17:45, 1 November 2010 (MST)
  
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<s>For the record, the word "all" in "Talk (all)" signifies that the potential scope of the section includes all positive odd-numbered namespaces, not just namespace 1 (which is the usual meaning of "Talk" by itself, as in the MediaWiki search interface). [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 23:51, 28 December 2010 (MST)</s>
 
<s>For the record, the word "all" in "Talk (all)" signifies that the potential scope of the section includes all positive odd-numbered namespaces, not just namespace 1 (which is the usual meaning of "Talk" by itself, as in the MediaWiki search interface). [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 23:51, 28 December 2010 (MST)</s>
:Obsoleted by [http://pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=User:Eighty5cacao/TODO&diff=2182&oldid=2121 this edit]. [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 11:01, 29 December 2010 (MST)
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:Obsoleted by [//pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=User:Eighty5cacao/TODO&diff=2182&oldid=2121 this edit]. [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 11:01, 29 December 2010 (MST)
  
 
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== Kotaku Australia ==
 
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Do [http://pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=Songs_that_sound_alike_(video_games)&diff=prev&oldid=3128 these] [http://pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=User:Eighty5cacao/TODO&diff=prev&oldid=3129 edits] sound reasonable? [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 10:55, 5 April 2011 (MST)
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Do [//pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=Songs_that_sound_alike_(video_games)&diff=prev&oldid=3128 these] [//pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=User:Eighty5cacao/TODO&diff=prev&oldid=3129 edits] sound reasonable? [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 10:55, 5 April 2011 (MST)
 
:I guess so. --[[User:Tepples|Tepples]] 11:06, 5 April 2011 (MST)
 
:I guess so. --[[User:Tepples|Tepples]] 11:06, 5 April 2011 (MST)
  
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I had earlier adopted attribute!character notation in [[Costume blazons#Conventions]]. I agree that this should be moved to the site-wide MOS once we put one together. --[[User:Tepples|Tepples]] 18:50, 7 August 2011 (MST)
 
I had earlier adopted attribute!character notation in [[Costume blazons#Conventions]]. I agree that this should be moved to the site-wide MOS once we put one together. --[[User:Tepples|Tepples]] 18:50, 7 August 2011 (MST)
:For the record, I also used such notation [http://pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=User:Eighty5cacao/misc/Eloi_physiology_%28fanon%29&diff=3874&oldid=3873 here]; my idea was that there should be a glossary of some sort, though I'm not sure whether that's purely MOS material; and [[Pin Eight:Links]] should perhaps be moved to ''Pin Eight:Manual of Style (links)'' once the rest of the MoS is finished. [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 19:54, 7 August 2011 (MST)
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:For the record, I also used such notation [//pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=User:Eighty5cacao/misc/Eloi_physiology_%28fanon%29&diff=3874&oldid=3873 here]; my idea was that there should be a glossary of some sort, though I'm not sure whether that's purely MOS material; and [[Pin Eight:Links]] should perhaps be moved to ''Pin Eight:Manual of Style (links)'' once the rest of the MoS is finished. [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 19:54, 7 August 2011 (MST)
 
=== UUCP ===
 
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== Why I was wordy in explaining 009 Sound System ==
 
== Why I was wordy in explaining 009 Sound System ==
  
Just to clarify, my original wording [http://pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=User:Eighty5cacao/TODO&diff=5716&oldid=5712 here] was a lame attempt at parallelism with "an individual recording artist (not a band)" at [[User:Eighty5cacao/Manual of Style (songs that sound alike)#How]]. I now see that this twisted sense of "parallelism" is a weaker argument than conciseness, and I am no longer disputing anything. [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 10:03, 29 March 2012 (MST)
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Just to clarify, my original wording [//pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=User:Eighty5cacao/TODO&diff=5716&oldid=5712 here] was a lame attempt at parallelism with "an individual recording artist (not a band)" at [[User:Eighty5cacao/Manual of Style (songs that sound alike)#How]]. I now see that this twisted sense of "parallelism" is a weaker argument than conciseness, and I am no longer disputing anything. [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 10:03, 29 March 2012 (MST)
  
 
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:Of all the emulators that failed (or at least Nestopia), I'm pretty sure the reason was absence of NTSC filter. I mention Nestopia in particular because I suspect "overlay H" is a platform-specific frontend that lacks support for the filter. [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 21:28, 15 May 2012 (MST)
 
:Of all the emulators that failed (or at least Nestopia), I'm pretty sure the reason was absence of NTSC filter. I mention Nestopia in particular because I suspect "overlay H" is a platform-specific frontend that lacks support for the filter. [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 21:28, 15 May 2012 (MST)
 
::In a video format that computes PAR from DAR, setting a DAR of 4:3 on NTSC video at the [[wikipedia:TMS9918|TMS9918]] dot rate (ColecoVision, MSX, NES, SMS, MD in 256px mode, SNES) is just fine as long as you pad the video with borders to 280x240 first. The Genesis also has a 320px mode, which is clocked 25% faster than TMS9918 video. In this mode, 350x240 is exact, and the commonly seen 352x240 (NTSC [[wikipedia:Source Input Format|Source Input Format]]) is acceptable. Are you active on the forum there? --[[User:Tepples|Tepples]] 04:59, 16 May 2012 (MST)
 
::In a video format that computes PAR from DAR, setting a DAR of 4:3 on NTSC video at the [[wikipedia:TMS9918|TMS9918]] dot rate (ColecoVision, MSX, NES, SMS, MD in 256px mode, SNES) is just fine as long as you pad the video with borders to 280x240 first. The Genesis also has a 320px mode, which is clocked 25% faster than TMS9918 video. In this mode, 350x240 is exact, and the commonly seen 352x240 (NTSC [[wikipedia:Source Input Format|Source Input Format]]) is acceptable. Are you active on the forum there? --[[User:Tepples|Tepples]] 04:59, 16 May 2012 (MST)
:::No; I thought [http://pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=User:Eighty5cacao/TODO&diff=5679&oldid=5675 this edit] should have made that clear. "I know I really should register..." meant that I am not already registered. [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 09:42, 16 May 2012 (MST)
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:::No; I thought [//pineight.com/mw/index.php?title=User:Eighty5cacao/TODO&diff=5679&oldid=5675 this edit] should have made that clear. "I know I really should register..." meant that I am not already registered. [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 09:42, 16 May 2012 (MST)
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::::''Continues at [[User talk:Eighty5cacao/misc/Random thoughts#tvpassfail without NTSC filter]]'' -- [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 10:56, 6 June 2012 (MST)
''Continues at [[User talk:Eighty5cacao/misc/Random thoughts#tvpassfail without NTSC filter]]'' -- [[User:Eighty5cacao|Eighty5cacao]] 10:56, 6 June 2012 (MST)
 
  
 
== Manual of Style: Em and en dashes ==
 
== Manual of Style: Em and en dashes ==

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Je te veux

As of today, "Je te veux" is PD in most developed countries other than Mexico. The song was published in 1902, and Satie died in 1925. All pre-1923 works are PD-US, and copyright expired in 1996 in EU member states and other life+70 countries. But I bet you were thinking about putting it on the PD VGM page, so you want the copyright status in 1983 when Binary Land was first published.

From 1909 through 1961, U.S. copyright was pub+28 renewable to pub+56, putting expiry at 1959 even if renewed. Copyright in Satie's works expired in 1976 in life+50 countries. Japan is life+50, except for pub+70 in the case of motion pictures published before 1953 and a 10-year extension for pre-WWII works by French or other Allied authors. This puts 1986 as my best guess for the expiration date in Japan. --Tepples 14:55, 1 November 2010 (MST)

I admit I was being a little lazy - I could have figured out on my own the copyright status in the US, but I forgot to consider Japan, and I panicked when I saw Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique mentioned in the Wikipedia article.
I have edited the entry to express better my original intentions. Eighty5cacao 16:49, 1 November 2010 (MST)
My best guess is that the game's music director saw "Satie died in 1925", noticed that the calendar had ticked past 1976, and forgot to consider the extension of Allied copyrights. As long as nobody noticed, ubi non accusator ibi non iudex. SACEM is probably just as powerful or as powerless as PRS for Music. You might want to bring up the issue on wikipedia:Talk:Binary Land. --Tepples 17:45, 1 November 2010 (MST)

Vocal pitch

Regarding Eloi language: Other WP articles mentioning voice pitch include wikipedia:Puberty#Voice change, wikipedia:Vocal range, and wikipedia:Voice type#Children's voices. --Tepples 18:00, 10 December 2010 (MST)

Okay, thank you. (I have some questions but I won't bother with them now.) Eighty5cacao 21:46, 10 December 2010 (MST)

Fictional characters that look alike

As for Fictional characters that look alike, I was thinking of making my own archive of SAB cases that aren't on flyingomelette.com; I just need a snappy name. Does TV Tropes have anything like this already? If I were to start a page, the rules for using pictures of non-free characters might be similar to what I've started in Men's gowns (and documented in Pin Eight:Copyrights) and what SAB appears to observe: one pic per character, unless the character has distinct appearances each of which matches a different character, and usually no bigger than QVGA. (In fact, the portraits on that page are HQVGA. The Costume blazons page is intended for "laundering" of character appearances through free descriptions of an iconic costume: enough to guise as a character on 31 October but hopefully not enough to infringe copyright. --Tepples 20:28, 18 December 2010 (MST)

As stated, I have nothing better than trope:Expy right now, but I'll get back to you if I see a more relevant page on TV Tropes. Eighty5cacao 21:15, 18 December 2010 (MST)
Also, you may wish to consider asking for help on trope:LostAndFound. Eighty5cacao 18:54, 23 December 2010 (MST)
Someone on LnF doubts that this phenomenon is even tropable, despite the existence of Name's The Same. I'll let it run a few more days and decide whether to float it on YKTTW in parallel to Name's The Same. --Tepples 12:18, 24 December 2010 (MST)

Clarification of section title

For the record, the word "all" in "Talk (all)" signifies that the potential scope of the section includes all positive odd-numbered namespaces, not just namespace 1 (which is the usual meaning of "Talk" by itself, as in the MediaWiki search interface). Eighty5cacao 23:51, 28 December 2010 (MST)

Obsoleted by this edit. Eighty5cacao 11:01, 29 December 2010 (MST)

Sloperama

Cloning

From cloning on Sloperama:

Q: What if the only thing I want to borrow is the gameplay - say, the idea of jumping on things and collecting coins?
A: Fine. Don't worry about it.

The Tetris Company would disagree. --Tepples 08:37, 28 February 2011 (MST)

Ok, but could you clarify what action you would like me to take? The only reason I categorized these links under "Unknown" is that I have no particular talkpage discussion or userspace draft in which to put them. Eighty5cacao 09:29, 28 February 2011 (MST)

Catch 23

From Catch 23.a:

See Stupid Wannabe Trick #14 and the "Realistic Targeting" barrier-busting tip.

From Barrier Busting:

Find out where the game companies are. If you live in a coldbed, start packing. Move.

Where does this leave someone who doesn't have family outside of coldbeds? --Tepples 08:37, 28 February 2011 (MST)

I'm not familiar with the term "coldbed" (and Wiktionary has nothing). Does it refer mainly to (physical) climate or to the activity level of the game-development industry? Eighty5cacao 09:29, 28 February 2011 (MST)
The latter. It appears to be the opposite of a "hotbed" (for which Wiktionary might have something). --Tepples 10:41, 28 February 2011 (MST)
To clarify, I am a native English speaker, and I recognized soon after I asked the question how it was unnecessary. Eighty5cacao 12:32, 28 February 2011 (MST)
Also, I intended to add Catch 23.b as a citation or external link to whichever mini-rant mentioned that console makers commit the genetic fallacy, but I'm having some trouble locating said article at present. Eighty5cacao 12:41, 28 February 2011 (MST)
Look in Single-screen multiplayer. --Tepples 15:55, 28 February 2011 (MST)

Belated reply: Ok. Had I not gotten caught up on the word "coldbed," I probably would have said that I'm too much of an Aspie to give suggestions on the family issue. Eighty5cacao 13:40, 6 May 2011 (MST)

Kotaku Australia

Do these edits sound reasonable? Eighty5cacao 10:55, 5 April 2011 (MST)

I guess so. --Tepples 11:06, 5 April 2011 (MST)

Content ID

About the Vocaloid cover issue: At this point, I think it most likely that music publishers participating in Content ID can manually mark works that they control. --Tepples 07:46, 17 April 2011 (MST)

Yes, I'm aware of the manual aspect of Content ID. Maybe I failed to make that clear enough. (Again, anything I write that is commented out should be assumed to be "sloppy.") I just started cooking up conspiracy theories about the Content ID bot getting smarter because I found the enforcement to be somewhat inconsistent. Which brings me to my original(?) question: Is there any way for a member of the general public to find out whether a Content ID tag was added manually or automatically? Eighty5cacao 10:23, 17 April 2011 (MST) (typo corrected 00:43, 18 April 2011 (MST))
I'm not aware of any such way. --Tepples 23:03, 17 April 2011 (MST)

Exclamation point notation

I had earlier adopted attribute!character notation in Costume blazons#Conventions. I agree that this should be moved to the site-wide MOS once we put one together. --Tepples 18:50, 7 August 2011 (MST)

For the record, I also used such notation here; my idea was that there should be a glossary of some sort, though I'm not sure whether that's purely MOS material; and Pin Eight:Links should perhaps be moved to Pin Eight:Manual of Style (links) once the rest of the MoS is finished. Eighty5cacao 19:54, 7 August 2011 (MST)

UUCP

I touched on UUCP bang paths in "Chester gets laid off". --Tepples 06:40, 27 August 2011 (MST)

After watching the video, I would still like some clarification on how this is relevant to my TODO entry and/or the MOS in general. It appears that the use of bang notation to describe character traits derived from the TMNT action figures, while the use to describe a character's setting derived from UUCP. Does this sound plausible? How much of this should be explained in the MOS? Eighty5cacao 11:41, 27 August 2011 (MST)
That's a plausible WMG. --Tepples 12:27, 27 August 2011 (MST)
So now I'd like some clarification on why you're calling it WMG. My understanding was that "Wild Mass Guessing" must have well-defined fictional story content. (Of course, WMG about a real person fits this definition as long as it creates a fiction of its own.) Is my original synthesis and/or unreliable sourcing the reason for such wording? Eighty5cacao 12:37, 27 August 2011 (MST) (last edit 13:19, 27 August 2011 (MST))
Yeah, I guess OR and WMG ultimately aren't that different, especially compared to how much contrast there is between TV Tropes and Wikipedia on original research. --Tepples 13:56, 27 August 2011 (MST)

There's no need to fear

"A verb 'to receive' may facilitate monovalent expression of sentences that use polyvalent verbs in English" -- Eighty5cacao (talk | contribs)

"It is also noted that human students tend to overuse the verb pattern 12u3o "undergo" as a quasi-accusative." -- frath:Iljena/Morphology

"There's no need to fear: 'undergo' is here." -- Some stand-up comedian satirizing bad iljena teachers who encourage trying to impose familiar European paradigms on a monovalent language, whose students end up speaking what amounts to Engrish. (The next routine about false friends would start with a Dutch word for lodging and mention a Sanskrit grammarian not being able to enjoy his toasted sub, but that's beside the point.)

There are plenty of cases that can be reworded as catch-all verbs: "causes" as a quasi-ergative, "undergoes" as an accusative or absolutive, "receives" as a dative, etc. But overusing one risks grammaticalizing it, and Kēleni grammarians postulate that this has already happened in iljena with its Semitic-on-steroids root-and-pattern verb morphology. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing; English "be", "have", and "do" have been grammaticalized yet keep their identity as verbs. I guess I'll have to prove whether or not such overuse is inevitable by rewording the Graded Sentences monovalently. --Tepples 16:07, 5 October 2011 (MST)

What action should I take on the TODO entry and/or the Eloi language article? Eighty5cacao 16:16, 5 October 2011 (MST)
Nothing yet; just food for thought that I felt like serving. --Tepples 20:15, 5 October 2011 (MST)
On second thought, I incorporated much of this into Valency#Verbs and cases. --Tepples 06:11, 31 October 2011 (MST)

MOS:STSA

"Independent musician": Wikipedia:Record label#Independent tries to define this as a recording artist not signed to a label controlled by EMI, Sony, Universal, or Warner. Commercially published material is indie if it's not through one of the big four labels.

Taking things from other sites: Feel free to post an entry if you haven't yet seen the pairing on one of the sites linked in ELs. Feel free to post an entry if you make your own demo. And feel free to post an entry if it's litigated; lawsuits are facts of public record. Otherwise, a mass import of examples from another site might bring in messy copyright issues that I don't want to deal with. --Tepples 12:56, 24 October 2011 (MST)

First of all, I obviously don't intend to do any kind of "mass import." Also, I was trying to express that in addition to the "commercially established" vs. "commercial indie" distinction, there is also "commercial indie" vs. "noncommercial indie" — what channels of release are considered valid commercial distribution, and what proportion of an artist's material has to be released commercially before it is reasonable to list entries for that artist?
The latter is the main thing I'm still working out. Sorry for not checking Wikipedia on the former, but then again, being the English Wikipedia it must have some systemic bias; we'd also need to consider counterparts to the Big Four in other countries. Eighty5cacao 15:07, 24 October 2011 (MST) (last edit Eighty5cacao 16:11, 24 October 2011 (MST))

Maintenance note: User talk:Tepples

Why was this edit necessary? It has nothing to do with the move from User talk:Tepples to User talk:Tepples/Archive 3 because the revision ids should be sufficient to specify which page is wanted. The problem is that revision 1193 doesn't seem to exist anymore, and I can't figure out why, since it shouldn't have been deleted in a spam cleanup if it was done correctly. Eighty5cacao 12:41, 11 January 2012 (MST)

Successive edits by one user within an hour may have been confused with serial tweaks to fix typos. --Tepples 17:19, 11 January 2012 (MST)

Great minds think alike

The first time I saw the MineShaft type of game was the one with the frog. I used to own that unit, and I was addicted to that game for a while. But these games have probably been cloned on every platform, be it Flash, JavaScript, graphing calculators, you name it. The lawnmower games in particular are probably just a logical progression from Pac-Man anyway. Currently I own a Senario 101-in-1, and its lawnmower game looks like the one shown in the video. I've found that in general, the control feel of the games on the Senario is nowhere near as polished as what the homebrew community is putting out lately. --Tepples 20:12, 18 February 2012 (MST)

Again, this was not really a proper TODO, which is why I need to create User:Eighty5cacao/misc/Random thoughts. There was a reason I put scare quotes around "great" — that refers to the pirates. I did not mean to insult Shiru or Nioreh in any way. Even then, I was giving the pirates too much credit because it's hard to judge control responsiveness from YouTube videos of devices I don't own. Just think of this as another branch of our copyright discussions.
What is Lawn Mower's maintenance status? Is Shiru still taking feature requests? Eighty5cacao 21:34, 18 February 2012 (MST)
Lawn Mower was unmaintained as soon as Shiru released it, apart from three one-line technical fixes that I requested so that it'd fit better into a multicart: 1. don't overwrite CHR RAM when clearing the nametables at reset, 2. move it from $8000-$BFFF to $C000-$FFFF (back when I was still planning on using mapper 180 flip-UNROM instead of the current engine that uses BNROM), and 3. move the "out of fuel" graphic out of $FFF0-$FFF9 so that the reset stub can fit. The PRG ROM was so full that #3 took a while to get right. --Tepples 07:10, 19 February 2012 (MST)
Yeah, I just about guessed that, to the point where I almost redacted that part of my inquiry. Sorry for being too lazy/busy to hack at the code myself. Eighty5cacao 10:51, 19 February 2012 (MST)

Why I was wordy in explaining 009 Sound System

Just to clarify, my original wording here was a lame attempt at parallelism with "an individual recording artist (not a band)" at User:Eighty5cacao/Manual of Style (songs that sound alike)#How. I now see that this twisted sense of "parallelism" is a weaker argument than conciseness, and I am no longer disputing anything. Eighty5cacao 10:03, 29 March 2012 (MST)

IW link to whom?

"we need to write a Manual of Style entry to explain when Wikipedia vs. TV Tropes links are preferred."

Prefer a TV Tropes link for a trope, even if it's on trope:WeAreNotAloneIndex. Prefer a Wikipedia link for the title of a notable work. That's one reason why I haven't rushed to add an interwiki for support TV Tropes namespaces outside of Main. --Tepples 09:55, 14 April 2012 (MST)

Yeah, I knew that was somewhat ill-conceived. You may have noticed the lack of a specific "sloppy" warning on this point. I hastily threw in the MoS bit to make the TV Tropes policy change sound more applicable to this wiki. Eighty5cacao 10:03, 14 April 2012 (MST)
Technically, the strictest interpretation of the "Pedo gushing" and "Fanfic Recs for underage sex" items in the no lewdness policy as of right now would rule out any work with a prominent animal character that isn't a funny animal or higher on the scale. Most animals have a life cycle much shorter than that of H. sapiens, and most animal characters from civilized on down would be the result of sex before 16 years of age. If TV Tropes wants to regulate itself into irrelevance, let it. --Tepples 10:18, 14 April 2012 (MST)
"Ill-conceived" referred to the part of my edit that you quoted above. However, I agree that the "no lewdness" policy needs tweaking. Eighty5cacao 10:39, 14 April 2012 (MST)

I missed the other page that explains the policy change: Administrivia/TheSecondGoogleIncident. In summary, the change was a response to a sanction imposed legitimately by AdSense. The deletions are not necessarily indefinite and are subject to review. Eighty5cacao 16:21, 14 April 2012 (MST)

Good news: I brought up the issue of non-human biology on the forum, and the reply was "This is why we have a council. To determine exceptions to the policy like those." --Tepples 18:41, 14 April 2012 (MST)
I know it's a little late for this, but: As I see it, legal age is only applicable to creatures who qualify for legal status as an individual person, which requires some minimum level of cognition. As for physiological age, that is to be judged on species-specific norms.
Your point is about legal age, though. If a work had only one character and never referenced his/her/its family in any way, it might pass your test. But ... yeah, I'm digressing. I agree that it's good news for this issue to be within the council's scope. I will look over the forum thread shortly. Eighty5cacao 23:20, 14 April 2012 (MST)

tvpassfail without NTSC filter

You say TASVideos "SHOULD NOT be running [tvpassfail] until they routinely encode video files that contain the NTSC filter." In my opinion, emulators without an NTSC filter (or with the NTSC filter turned off) are emulating a PlayChoice with no hint screen set to free play. The RGB signal from its PPU has the same 8:7 pixel aspect ratio as the composite output of the Famicom and NTSC NES. This makes the aspect ratio test valid for emulators without an NTSC filter even if the "OMG seizure" screen after it isn't. --Tepples 12:48, 15 May 2012 (MST)

Acknowledged — with the usual "sloppy" warning in mind, is there anything about my logic bad enough that it needs to be reverted? For one thing, I probably shouldn't have used an RFC 2119 term without a realistic expectation that my prescription would be heeded.
The issue is, I recall Bisqwit's sample video for tvpassfail (linked on aforementioned page) not having the right aspect ratio, implying that it is mainly intended for the NTSC filter. Besides, TASVideos often just sets a 4:3 aspect ratio flag in its publication videos rather than accurately calculating the frame aspect ratio from 8:7 (or other console's) PAR.
Of all the emulators that failed (or at least Nestopia), I'm pretty sure the reason was absence of NTSC filter. I mention Nestopia in particular because I suspect "overlay H" is a platform-specific frontend that lacks support for the filter. Eighty5cacao 21:28, 15 May 2012 (MST)
In a video format that computes PAR from DAR, setting a DAR of 4:3 on NTSC video at the TMS9918 dot rate (ColecoVision, MSX, NES, SMS, MD in 256px mode, SNES) is just fine as long as you pad the video with borders to 280x240 first. The Genesis also has a 320px mode, which is clocked 25% faster than TMS9918 video. In this mode, 350x240 is exact, and the commonly seen 352x240 (NTSC Source Input Format) is acceptable. Are you active on the forum there? --Tepples 04:59, 16 May 2012 (MST)
No; I thought this edit should have made that clear. "I know I really should register..." meant that I am not already registered. Eighty5cacao 09:42, 16 May 2012 (MST)
Continues at User talk:Eighty5cacao/misc/Random thoughts#tvpassfail without NTSC filter -- Eighty5cacao 10:56, 6 June 2012 (MST)

Manual of Style: Em and en dashes

According to documentation for a user script wikipedia:User:Cameltrader/Advisor, if spaces are present around an em or en dash (which is discouraged anyway), they must be non-breaking spaces. (Note: not RFC 2119 compliant yet) Eighty5cacao 09:48, 19 August 2012 (MST)

More specifically, wikipedia:User:Cameltrader/Advisor#Features says that em and en dashes must be preceded by a non-breaking space; it says nothing about what must follow. --Eighty5cacao 21:25, 21 October 2012 (MST)

Meat eating and evolution of human brains (temp)

I couldn't manage to find on short notice the section where I previously discussed this, so dumping a LiveScience article here --Eighty5cacao 11:30, 11 October 2012 (MST)