Reply 60 of 72, by ZellSF
Bruninho wrote on 2020-02-11, 19:52:
https://1389blog.com/pix/clapping-emoticon-medium-size.gif I'm sorry, I hope this is small enough for you. […]ZellSF wrote on 2020-02-11, 09:21:
You were just complaining about kids and their damn phones and now you're posting full size gifs as replies to conversations. You should decide if you want to sound like a 15 year old or a 75 year old.
I'm sorry, I hope this is small enough for you.
Apparently you did not understood what I was complaining about. Posting a meme or using gifs to reply a conversation is not a problem. The problem starts when "smartphone generation" does not want to be smart enough to do the job, tasks or play a game (now there's talk about putting some helper in the games so they can finish a stage/phase... Jesus), the problem is when the "smatphone generation" does not want to put down their phones when walking or driving on the street, or in a lunch with their friends and do some real talking. The problem is when the "smartphone generation" needs to have an emulator, a gold treasure of the early PC days, "dumbed down" so they can play some games and learn s**t nothing about computing and how the things worked in the past to be able to play these games. These things are needed for them to learn and understand how the things are as they are today to let them play these silly games such as "Fortnite".
A gif/meme on WhatsApp or a forum is the smallest of the problems.
Protip: Every single generation before you have made similar statements. They've all been wrong. They've just been more consistent. Complaining about kids these days and embracing part of their culture is just weird.
Plus when most people complain about kids these days or generations, they complain about something that's specific to that group. Everyone does what you describe. It's not specific to any generation.
Bruninho wrote on 2020-02-11, 20:08:wrote:
Frontends just add a layer of complexity. Unless you have someone else set them up for you, but then DOSBox is pretty easy to use too.
There's already DOSBox game bundles floating around, but they present a lot of problems. I don't think it's a good solution.
Here you contradict yourself. How in Earth is a frontend more complex than using vanilla DOSBox? First you defended some way to make DOSBox easier for the "smartphone generation", when here you are saying that DOSBox "is pretty easy to use". Hell, if it's easy, you don't need a frontend, right? RIGHT?
Nothing contradictory about anything I wrote.
Frontends attempts to simplify yes, but in a lot of scenarios they can have the opposite effect. You really can't imagine a single scenario in which a frontend could make things more complicated? Let's go with a simple one: A game doesn't work, you Google "Game X doesn't work", you find instructions to make it work by editing dosbox.conf... However, the frontend you're using doesn't use dosbox.conf, so you can't follow those instructions and make the game work.
I did say that DOSBox is pretty easy to use, doesn't mean it can't be easier.
I never said DOSBox needed a frontend so I'm not sure how that's pointing out a contradiction.
Bruninho wrote on 2020-02-11, 20:08:
I prefer to keep DOSBox as it is, not only for nostalgic reasons, but also for people to learn something about what they are using now (smartphones/tablets/computers) and how we came to such technology of today.
You want PCem, not DOSBox.
DOSBox is a terrible learning tool anyway, it's a tool meant for playing games. That's what it is so far and IMO what it should continue to be.
PCem isn't a learning tool either btw, it's just more complicated to use. You're more likely to learn something from it, but you're still better off reading a book.