0296: "Tony Hawk"

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0296: "Tony Hawk"

Postby SaxIndustries » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:06 am UTC

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Alt Text: "Bad idea #271: Dropping into the half-pipe on a Segway."

http://xkcd.com/296/

I'd love to see somebody attempt this in real life. There would most surely be some injuries.

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Postby Tetelestia » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:08 am UTC

Crap, you win. :P

This comic remdinds me of going skeet shooting with my dad as a kid. When it was not my turn, I would play my skeet shoot handheld Tiger Electronics game. So dedicated.

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Postby AlphaPyro » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:16 am UTC

I once tried playing Mega Man ZX while trying to balance on a balance board, but it didn't work out too well. I can normally balance fine when I'm concentrating on it, but while playing a game I could neither balance nor play the game very well.

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Postby DJH47 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:23 am UTC

I may wait for the video game. :D
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Postby Herman » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:50 am UTC

I do the same thing, but with Grand Theft Auto.

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Postby redthegreat » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:58 am UTC

I have always wondered what serving in iraq and playing manhunt would be like. Bit like eating a chocolate sandwich, two bars of chocolate glued together with chocolate sauce.
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Postby joeframbach » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:59 am UTC

redthegreat wrote:like eating a chocolate sandwich, two bars of chocolate glued together with chocolate sauce.
I'm not sure if that is meant to be delicious or terrible. Chocolate is good, but that's a lot of chocolate.

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Postby japanese_jew » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:01 am UTC

Okay, here's the big question. What's he playing Tony Hawk with? I'm a die-hard nintendo fan, but the piece of nintendo hardware it looks closest to is the old-school GBA (none of them newfangled lights), and I'm dubious of whether or not it could support voices.

So . . . I'm going to have to go with the PSP. Maybe . . . THUG2?

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Postby Tetelestia » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:15 am UTC

GBA is capable of voice. I don't think he is implying that the game actually spoke the trick he did, it's more likely that he is showing that he did the same trick in game.

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Postby frezik » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:17 am UTC

This seems like a job for Mr. Skull Head.

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Postby __Kit » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:21 am UTC

Isn't 'skeet' slang for coitus interuptus?

I think hes playing on psp?

When I saw the first line (My Hobby) I was like - YUSSZORS!

I love thps!
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Postby ERTW » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:22 am UTC

The alt text got me thinking: How awesome would a Segway be on the ski hill?

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Postby mikesty » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:30 am UTC

Randall: Do you actually skate?

Skeet = Slang for ejaculate, or as a verb, to ejaculate. Often as "skeet skeet".

BTW, I couldn't stop laughing at the mental image I got from reading the alt-text.
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Postby ERTW » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:37 am UTC

mikesty wrote:BTW, I couldn't stop laughing at the mental image I got from reading the alt-text.


Upon further investigation, it appears that people have already tried something similar and posted it on YouTube.

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Postby OneLess » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:43 am UTC

I have a sneaking suspicion that the Japanese Air Force does this with the Ace Combat series...
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Postby Szczypior » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:06 am UTC

I tried this once. Not with any tricks, but I did play Tony Hawk on my PSP while skateboarding down an empty road. I might have had a few drinks at the time.
The crash that (inevitibly) happened at the end was not so bad, so I guess I was lucky.
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Postby voodooKobra » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:48 am UTC

Herman wrote:I do the same thing, but with Grand Theft Auto.

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Postby Lester :P » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:30 am UTC

This would be awesome to do withy X-men Legends.
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Postby Cctoide » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:59 am UTC

I play Mortal Kombat sound effects in my head when my friend Catherine succeeds in cleaning a table of anything that might have previously been found on it.

When she does this across several different pieces of furniture, it's a multikill. :)
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Postby tp » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:37 am UTC

GBA + Jurassic Park III

You can now quit the "this would be cool with..." posts.

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Re: "Tony Hawk" Discussion

Postby mikey » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:36 pm UTC

SaxIndustries wrote:Alt Text: "Bad idea #271: Dropping into the half-pipe on a Segway."

I'd love to see somebody attempt this in real life. There would most surely be some injuries.


It's been done (well without the "dropping into" part;) and yes, there were!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn2m9dbxy90

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Postby ehiunno » Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:33 pm UTC

oh man, if i were filthy rich, that would be awesome, but the prospects of breaking a $5k segway just to fuck around seems stupid. even though it would be amazing.

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Postby redthegreat » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:27 pm UTC

What you really need to do is attach a camera to your helmet and film yourself doing the trick in real life and film it on the psp aswell. Take the film and put it on your psp and watch the film and do the trick again, you could film it again if you wanted but that is obsessive.

I think it is a psp, I have had both psp and ds and I don't see how anyone can prefer the ds.
Please don't correct my spelling, I am lisdexic and know it is probably wrong.

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Postby hotaru » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:43 pm UTC

redthegreat wrote:I think it is a psp, I have had both psp and ds and I don't see how anyone can prefer the ds.

how does linux on the psp compare to linux on the ds?
i've used dslinux and it's pretty nifty.

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Postby redthegreat » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:58 pm UTC

Well, were moving a bit off topic, but I think linux can only be installed on psp's with firmware 1.0 or something, and you need firmware 3.5 and below for that. And I don't see why you would want to be linux on a psp to be honest for anything more than proof of concept. You can already watch loads of videos, you can already go on the internet and do lots of stuff. Although if you want handheld linux buy a GP2x

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP2X
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Postby ArmonSore » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:16 pm UTC

DJH47 wrote:I may wait for the video game. :D


A video game where you play someone skateboarding while he plays a video game of someone skateboarding (while he plays a video game of someone skateboarding, while he...)?
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Postby hotaru » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:20 pm UTC

redthegreat wrote:Well, were moving a bit off topic, but I think linux can only be installed on psp's with firmware 1.0 or something, and you need firmware 3.5 and below for that. And I don't see why you would want to be linux on a psp to be honest for anything more than proof of concept. You can already watch loads of videos, you can already go on the internet and do lots of stuff.

can you use perl without linux?
can you use ssh and sftp without linux?
is there a way to download files over http and ftp without linux?

redthegreat wrote:Although if you want handheld linux buy a GP2x

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP2X

no wifi on the GP2X.
handheld linux + wifi = awesomeness

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Postby zerowind » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:00 pm UTC

hotaru wrote:no wifi on the GP2X.
handheld linux + wifi = awesomeness


if that's what you're looking for, try this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_770

cheapest I found is here
http://www.buy.com/prod/nokia-770-inter ... 81472.html

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Postby redthegreat » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:00 pm UTC

hotaru wrote:
redthegreat wrote:Well, were moving a bit off topic, but I think linux can only be installed on psp's with firmware 1.0 or something, and you need firmware 3.5 and below for that. And I don't see why you would want to be linux on a psp to be honest for anything more than proof of concept. You can already watch loads of videos, you can already go on the internet and do lots of stuff.

can you use perl without linux?
can you use ssh and sftp without linux?
is there a way to download files over http and ftp without linux?

redthegreat wrote:Although if you want handheld linux buy a GP2x

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP2X

no wifi on the GP2X.
handheld linux + wifi = awesomeness


My laptop is for mobile computing, my psp is for my games.

I think the psp would suck with linux to be honest.
Please don't correct my spelling, I am lisdexic and know it is probably wrong.

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Postby TheTankengine » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:29 pm UTC

zerowind wrote:
hotaru wrote:no wifi on the GP2X.
handheld linux + wifi = awesomeness


if that's what you're looking for, try this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_770

cheapest I found is here
http://www.buy.com/prod/nokia-770-inter ... 81472.html


http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?t=7490
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Postby wes » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:33 pm UTC

Tetelestia wrote:This comic remdinds me of going skeet shooting with my dad as a kid. When it was not my turn, I would play my skeet shoot handheld Tiger Electronics game. So dedicated.
__Kit wrote:Isn't 'skeet' slang for coitus interuptus?
mikesty wrote:Skeet = Slang for ejaculate, or as a verb, to ejaculate. Often as "skeet skeet".

Slang, yes, but it is officially defined as well.

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Postby Devilsaur » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:35 pm UTC

You know, I'm actually curious as to how the segway/halfpipe would actually play out. Typical case?
Best case? :lol:

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Postby arbivark » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:37 pm UTC

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Postby DaveRhodes » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:30 pm UTC

hotaru wrote:can you use perl without linux?
can you use ssh and sftp without linux?
is there a way to download files over http and ftp without linux?

The PSP's built-in OS is robust enough to not require a port of Linux. Ports of Linux have been attempted, but there's not much interest, since anyone wanting to write a PSP homebrew program found it easier to write it and compile it with PSPSDK.
The PSPSDK toolchain is fundamentally a patched GCC for cross-compiling onto the PSP.

as per your requests:
PSPSSH
PSPFTP
And HTTP uploading and downloading can be done with the built-in Netfront browser.

There are no PSP programs that I can find to interpret Perl or use SFTP. If you want that functionality, you can most likely port one very easily.

Another nice thing about PSP homebrew is that the community is a lot more centralized, so it's a lot easier to find what you're looking for. I use homebrew on both my PSP and DS, and though I use both as often as I can, I tend to prefer the PSP.

I may be biased. My PSP has a 4GB Memory Stick, but my DS homebrew is all on a 64 MB CF card. Also, the GBAMP version of DSLinux doesn't seem to be as robust as the Wiki professes it should be. I only really use it as a terminal for my linux server at home, and it's a pain to have to reconfigure everything each time. PSPSSH is much easier to use, the screen's bigger, and I have a full IR keyboard. The PSP's wireless config is also accessible at any time, not just within a Wifi-enabled game.

I guess, bottom line, the PSP has a big hardware advantage over the DS, and while the DS has some great homebrew titles (DSLemmings ftw), PSP homebrew tends to outshine it in my opinion.



Oh yeah, and great comic!

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Postby Ghona » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:19 pm UTC

joeframbach wrote:
redthegreat wrote:like eating a chocolate sandwich, two bars of chocolate glued together with chocolate sauce.
I'm not sure if that is meant to be delicious or terrible. Chocolate is good, but that's a lot of chocolate.

What if it was white chocolate on the top, with a filling of dark chocolate on top of a piece of milk chocolate on the bottom?
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Postby awa64 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:29 pm UTC

To heck with a segway. I want to try that with a pallet jack.

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Postby Chainsaw Fencing Champ » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:34 pm UTC

Whenever I play Tony Hawk games the same phrase runs through my head over and over: "Screw you, Newton."

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Re: "Tony Hawk" Discussion

Postby caliman83 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:09 am UTC

SaxIndustries wrote: There would most surely be some injuries.

and alot of broken psps

I have always wondered what serving in iraq and playing manhunt would be like

I played GTA wile I was in iraq...I always thought it was odd to be simulating killing and distruction wile people are trying to blow eachother up all around me.
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Postby redthegreat » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:49 am UTC

What were you doing playing video games? I thought it was all sleep deprivation and horror show stuff.
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Postby Vaniver » Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:03 am UTC

redthegreat wrote:What were you doing playing video games? I thought it was all sleep deprivation and horror show stuff.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess he was relaxing, or at least trying to.
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