karlos1507 blogged
Apr 9, 17 7:35am

Looking for a well-established Deck Heroes Account. Europe server, willing to pay upto £150/$200 for the right account. I won't waste your time, so please don't waste mine. Thanks
Captain blogged
Apr 7, 17 1:07pm

I've been pretty inactive all week which was partly by choice. You see, I've done some thinking.

I think I've covered my highs and lows enough here, but I think I'm wrong. I think I'm in a permanent low and my spurts of activity here are just a façade.

I've been thinking about my posting here and it really isn't that great. I looked at one thread in particular which was my "In Your Last Played Retro Game..." My idea was pretty original and could have been fun. What am I reduced to now? Reviving dead threads with one or two sentences that say "Oh, haven't played this one. Always liked it. Maybe I'll play it some day."

That's it.

So, I'm thinking I'm done. I don't have any more words to say about anything.

I'm also taking into account all the other things I've said in the past like how I never really felt accepted anywhere. I made a few good friends here and I'm thankful for them. Cheers guys. You made my last year or so better and gave me hope.

The truth is that I just don't wanna pretend any more. I don't wanna pretend liking people here that I don't like at all. I'm tired of the kumbaya feeling in some communities. I've just had it. The site isn't fun any more for me.

I feel like a lot of other people here feel similar about others. They only like them out of proxy. I don't care that it sounds mean or if I'm wrong. I just don't. These final few words are just my inner thoughts and they'd eat away at me if I didn't let em out.

If you are one of those few friends I made here, you already know where else you can find me. If you don't, I'm sorry and wish you the best of luck in the future.
EpicRaptorMan blogged
Apr 5, 17 3:38pm

Sharks have been around for millions and millions of years and they come in all different shapes and sizes. One prehistoric shark in particular can be instantly recognizable -- Stethacanthus.
It is famous for its unusually shaped dorsal fin, which resembles an anvil or ironing board. Small spikes, which were actually larger versions of placoid scales (or dermal denticles), covered the top of the dorsal fin and the top of the shark's head. Scientists are uncertain what these spikes were used for, but the dorsal fin was obviously used for display and perhaps intimidation. It is also worth noting that only the males had this unique feature.
Lastly, two long metapterygial structures trailed from behind the pectoral fins which were called fin whips. Perhaps these fin whips were used during mating, but we can't be certain...

Other Weird and Wonderful Creatures
Weird and Wonderful #1: Opabinia
Weird and Wonderful #2: Hallucigenia
Weird and Wonderful #3: Platybelodon
Weird and Wonderful #4: Yi
Weird and Wonderful #5: Nigersaurus
Weird and Wonderful #6: Pteraspis
tsujack blogged
Apr 4, 17 11:34pm

It will not be possible to eradicate the warrior instincts of a single generation.
People must continue to fight, but only to fight for what is worthwhile.
And these are not imaginary limits, racial prejudice, or enrichment,
Which embrace the flag of patriotism.
Our weapons, be weapons of the spirit, not tanks & bullets.
What a world we can build if we use the forces that unleash the war, for the construction.

Shiny Hunter X blogged
Apr 3, 17 8:48pm

Thanks to the amazing admin ar_cat my list is back in action.
Thank you mate!

I'm always looking to acquire new Shinies and Events if you have something you think might be of interest to me send me a PM.
This list is nearly always up to date.

Have a nice day and thanks for looking!
Last Updated! 28 0f 4 2017.

EpicRaptorMan blogged
Apr 1, 17 11:26am

Pteraspis lived during the early Devonian period and at only twenty centimeters long it is definitely one of the more bizarre creatures that prehistory has in store for us.
Pteraspis had a large 'shield' on the front of its body and despite its awkward appearance it was actually a pretty decent swimmer. Protrusions on the sides of its body 'shield' formed 'wings' which served the same purpose as pectoral fins; something Pteraspis lacked. The lower tail lobe was larger which allowed for upward lift. The large spine on the back not only offered protection but would have also acted like a dorsal fin. While the long rostrum would give Pteraspis a more streamlined build. Being a good swimmer as it was, Pteraspis could feed on small animals such as plankton in open waters.

Other Weird and Wonderful Creatures
Weird and Wonderful #1: Opabinia
Weird and Wonderful #2: Hallucigenia
Weird and Wonderful #3: Platybelodon
Weird and Wonderful #4: Yi
Weird and Wonderful #5: Nigersaurus
EpicRaptorMan blogged
Mar 30, 17 1:41pm

One of the biggest pet peeves of mine is when people use improper terms (especially when it comes to paleontology) and I often find myself correcting them... So here I am, informing you about two of the most common mistakes I run across quite frequently in my daily life.

1. 'Saber-toothed Tiger'
When you say 'Saber-toothed tiger' what you're referring to whether you realize it or not is Smilodon. And as a matter of fact, Smilodon aren't even in the same family as tigers. Tigers belong to the Pantherinae group while Smilodon and others belong to the Machairodontinae. So a more acceptable and generic name would be 'Saber-toothed cats.'

2. 'Pterodactyl'
Pterosaurs are flying reptiles, not dinosaurs, of the extinct clade Pterosauria. They existed from the late Triassic to the end of the Cretaceous. Perhaps the most commonly known one is 'Pterodactyl'. However, the term 'Pterodactyl' is merely a slang for Pterodactylus and does not represent any specific genus nor species.
Shiny Hunter X blogged
Mar 27, 17 7:46pm

Due to Problems with the profile spoilers breaking and not being able to contain the amount of shinies and events that i have i've decided to delete said spoiler from view, sorry for any inconvienience.
Grayson blogged
Mar 25, 17 5:54am

Not only can iron deficiency lead to anaemia (a condition in which your body lacks haemoglobin and red blood cells, leading to an insufficient amount of oxygen being carried in the blood), it can also lead to disorders such as ADHD and Restless Leg Syndrome, a disorder that gives you the unbearable urge to move your legs.
Boots-Faubert blogged
Mar 25, 17 8:38pm

Considering that I played all three of the BioShock games when they were released you might think that the release of the BioShock Collection for Xbox One would not be that big a deal, right? Except that the games are as much fun now (and maybe a little more fun) the second time around as they were the first! Really liking this.
Grayson blogged
Mar 23, 17 8:01am

Seeing as I have to catch up with a lot of work in my new Food Science course, I'll post some things I learn here as fun facts, so you and I can learn something new about food related things every day. :)
Captain blogged
Mar 16, 17 9:00am

Things have been kind of great lately for me. I've been in a pretty decent mood and haven't had any low moments in a while. I've actually been really into contributing lately which is what I wanted to do as my last year's goal.

I'm currently doing a NeoInterview for Books & Lit which should be up soonish I think. If you ever wanted to know more about me, I suppose that's the best place to find out for yourself. Writing in that interview got me thinking about C Falcon of the past and the conversations I had back then. Were they really as great as I thought they were?

I think I've been too critical about young me. I know I was a dummy loser spambot, but maybe I'm being too harsh. Yeah, it is easy to criticize what I used to do, but those were learning experiences. That doesn't stop them from being stupid, but maybe I should just leave it at that. I was dumb. Now I am less dumb.

I am just happy to be participating in things again. I'm happy to see Anomaly become a mod for Trio of Towns. He's always been a great guy to chat with in A Wonderful Life. Now we need sword_of_omens to mod something. Retro Gaming? Yes?

Neoseeker Concentration is going on now. I might kick Retro Gaming Concentration back up too, but it is hard to find older games with complicated titles. How do I make a cool word puzzle for something like Contra? Con (picture of a prisoner) + T (picture of a tea bag) + Ra (that god)? That's a pretty simple puzzle even though I made it sound kind of cool.

Anyway, I got a new name here: Captain. No more C Falcon, though I'm sure people will still think of me as C Falcon. That's not a problem.

I should actually become a captain of something one day. If I was any good at sports, I'd try to be a captain of a team. I suppose I could captain a boat like I'd want to, but first I'd need to learn how to swim. Maybe one day we'll have air ships and I can make mine look like Bowser's from Super Mario Bros 3 and be the captain of that.
Dynamite blogged
Mar 5, 17 5:32pm


Prior to March 2017, you used to be able to view Twitch streams directly from the Wii U browser by visiting the URL for the external pop-out player:

It was but a happy coincidence that this method even worked at all, as the Wii U browser isn't officially supported by the Twitch site.

At the beginning of March 2017, however, watching streams using this method stopped working entirely. Where you would previously get the video stream, all you'd see is a black screen instead. This problem was reported by several Wii U owners who used the console to watch Twitch over at reddit, with seemingly no-one coming up with a solution. It seems increasingly likely that this will never be fixed by Twitch themselves, so a work-around is in order to remove the necessity of the Wii U having to interact directly with the Twitch site at all.

This post presents said work-around to enable you to continue using your Wii U to watch Twitch streams on your TV using the Livestreamer stream extraction application from a secondary device, then playing it on your Wii U.


  • A secondary device, such as a PC, capable of running the Livestreamer application which is connected to the same network as your Wii U.
  • Livestreamer installed on your secondary device. It supports Windows, Linux and OSX.
  • A Twitch account.

Setting Up Livestreamer


First ensure you install Livestreamer on your secondary device. Check the installation instructions for your platform and download and install it as per those. If using Windows, for example, you should end up with a Livestreamer install in the default location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Livestreamer

Editing the http_server.py File

Unfortunately Livestreamer will identify the stream in a format unrecognizable by the WIi U by default. To correct this, we need to make a change to Livestreamer's source code. Thankfully this isn't as daunting as it first seems.

The only file we need to edit is http_server.py which is responsible for making the stream available over your network. Unfortunately the one installed by the installation process on Windows is in a bytecode compiled format so cannot be edited directly. We will need to acquire the raw .py text file in order to change it.

The easiest way to do this is to browse to this location. This should open the code file in your web browser. Right click this page and select "Save Page As..." and save it as http_server.py to your Desktop:

Open the http_server.py file that you've just saved on your Desktop in a text editor such as Wordpad. Note: I specifically recommend Wordpad over Notepad as Notepad will not display the carriage returns correctly and it will be much harder to read. You should see something like this:

Find the following line of code:
conn.send(b"Content-Type: video/unknown\r\n")

Change it to:
conn.send(b"Content-Type: video/mp4\r\n")

Save and close the file. Note: Ensure you do not add or remove any spaces from the beginning of the line when you are replacing it. The Python programming language uses spaces to delimit code blocks and altering the spacing will cause errors in the module, so take extra care if copy/pasting.

Replacing the Old HTTP Server

On Windows, open the following location in Explorer:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Livestreamer\livestreamer-1.12.2-py2.7.egg\livestreamer_cli\utils

Find the http_server.pyc file in that directory and rename it to http_server.pyc.old (or simply delete it) and then move the http_server.py file that you edited from your Desktop into this directory.

The final contents of this directory should look like this:

Authorizing Livestreamer and Acquiring Twitch OAuth Token

In order to use Livestreamer with Twitch, you'll need to authorize it to access your Twitch account and acquire a special authentication token. We can do this using Livestreamer itself. Before doing this, however, you should ensure that you're signed in on the Twitch site.

Since Livestreamer is a command-line application, we can't just open it like a normal Windows application. We must use the command prompt to start and interact with it. Start by opening a command prompt by going to your start screen and searching for "Command Prompt", then opening it:

Another way of opening a command prompt window is by holding the Windows key on your keyboard, pressing R and typing cmd into the Run dialog then pressing Enter. You should see the command prompt dialog box:

Type the following into the command prompt window and hit enter. It should open a web page in your browser asking you to authorize Livestreamer to use your Twitch account:
livestreamer --twitch-oauth-authenticate

Note: After authorizing, it will take you to a "Page Not Found" error. This is perfectly fine, but don't close this window yet! We need one more thing, the oauth token, which is actually contained in the URL of the error page. The URL should look something like this:

We are interested in the "access token" part of the URL:

Carefully copy the string of letters and numbers after the = sign and before the & sign at the end. In this example, the code we're interested in is:

Keep this safe somewhere for now. Open a Notepad window and paste it there. Note: Never give this token out to anybody as it could be used to access your Twitch account. The one shown here is obviously just an example and not functional.

Using Livestreamer to Serve Streams to Your Wii U

Now you've authorized Livestreamer to access Twitch and have your access token, it can now be used to serve streams over your network to your Wii U. The simplest way to do this would be to use the following command at your command prompt:
livestreamer --player-external-http --twitch-oauth-token=zz341i4kdn4m5qftrewwqd3mfktwal https://www.twitch.tv/blizzheroes source

Note the inclusion of the access token we acquired previously and the URL of the stream at the end. It's important the access token is correct, otherwise you will see an error message like this when executing this command:
error: Unable to open URL: https://api.twitch.tv/kraken/user.json (400 Client Error: Bad Request)

You will need to re-check the authentication section above if you do get this to ensure you completed it correctly and copied the correct access token.

The "source" at the end of the command specifies the quality of the stream. If the streamer has a transcoder, you may replace this with values such as "low", "medium" or "high" if desired. A list of supported quality options can be seen by running the command omitting the quality option entirely, upon which Livestreamer will reply with something like:
Available streams: audio, high, low, medium, mobile (worst), source (best)

After executing this command, you should see something similar to this in your command prompt window:

This tells us the Livestreamer authentication has been successful and it is presently making your chosen stream available over your network. You may get a prompt from your firewall at this point requesting to authorize Livestreamer to access the network which you should permit.

You should now be able to open your Wii U browser to the stream's internal URL. This is the 2nd one displayed in your command prompt; you should ignore the one beginning with 127.x. In this case I'd type the following in my Wii U browser address bar:

You should see attempts by your Wii U browser to connect to the server in your command prompt window:
[cli][info] Got HTTP request from Mozilla/5.0 (Nintendo WiiU) AppleWebKit/536.30
 (KHTML, like Gecko) NX/ NintendoBrowser/

By this point, your chosen stream should be displaying as it used to on your Wii U and TV and you can do this for whatever stream you wish to broadcast to your TV via your Wii U.

Optionally, you can specify a static port number in your command by including the following:

This will stop the port randomizing and allow you to set a bookmark on your Wii U to always point to your PC running Livestreamer if you also assign it a static internal LAN IP address.

Happy viewing.


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