In Super Mario Odyssey, the Metro Kingdom is filled with NPCs that are only visible from far away, but dissolve and finally unload when he gets closer to conserve resources. Sometimes they are grouped with regular NPCs, resulting in scenarios like the one in the image below.

When opening the data of Super Mario Bros. 2 in a hex editor, the word "ZELDA" can be found in plain text due to some code being copied and pasted from The Legend of Zelda. This is both the earliest and the most obscure Zelda series reference in a Mario game.

In Mario Party, if computer-controlled characters have 99 Stars (usually requiring cheats) and visit Boo, they will attempt to steal another Star, but that option will be greyed out. Despite this, the character will fruitlessly attempt to select it forever, softlocking the game.

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the 2010s have been a great decade for throwing "crypto" in front of a bunch of fucking words

ahh time to log on to mastodon for the first time in two days, i wonder what's


@dragon yeeeah

i've used it before and didn't really like it but it does seem to do what you want, the only similar thing i can think of is keybase but that's not p2p

or maybe cjdns?? idk but that's more of an underlying tech rather than an app to install and use easily

i rebooted my server and (eventually) noticed that's webUI was returning 404 on everything

from that, i found out that my ruby installation was rather catastrophically broken and was only working through chance, with several hundreds of obscure bundler errors about mismatched gem versions

none of that was even the issue though, the issue was just that something else was using the port that mastodon-web wanted :blobcatgoogly:

@lynnesbian I can't help imagining a BTRFS dev and an NTFS dev:
"So what paradigm does your filesystem rely on?"
"Binary trees. Yours?"
"Obviously, but which one?"
"The NEW one!"

this is what it feels like to come across a debian wiki page saying something like "TODO: as of debian etch this no longer works, needs an update"

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@snailerotica yeah i think the only practical way to go about this is a decentralised approach

trying to store an index of The Whole Internet on one server doesn't sound possible to anyone besides the five companies that currently do it

@carbontwelve a search engine that only searches the content you provide it is something that's done before i think

but something that replaces google/ddg/bing and indexes the "whole" internet is much, much harder to do

i've been looking for self-hosted search engines, because i think the way searx works is definitely not the way to go about "replacing google"

so far i've found
- a centralised engine written in C and C++ that has an open source version that hasn't been updated in 3 years, while a closed version is still being developed - gigablast
- a P2P based project that has existed for over a decade but currently barely works because not enough people are using it - yacy
- a blockchain based distributed search engine where you use eurolight tokens to talk to god's brain to let she hear you and answer your requests with IPFS hash codes that sometimes don't work - cyber

i... guess gigablast is the most promising?

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