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Developer at Insignia and Pretendo, BSc student

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Billy @billy.wales ·

My apologies, that was targeted more to the “best product nobody ever used.” Points seemed to be a curious resolution to a problem that didn’t exist? OG Live already had paying for DLC in set amounts at least, so Xbox Gamers probably weren’t a fan of the change. I wasn’t there though!

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TrueAchievements @trueachievements.com ·

With Fallout being everywhere we look right now, we thought it a good time to dive into Xbox achievement data and see how players behaved in Fallout 3...

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Fallout 3 Xbox achievements reveal that you're (mostly) all good Lone Wanderers at heart

With Fallout being everywhere we look right now, we thought it a good time to dive into Xbox achievement data and see how players behaved in Fallout 3...

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Billy @billy.wales ·

As someone who hasn't used a Zune but did use Xbox, I remember Microsoft Points being... very clunky to use :p

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Shelley Powers @burningbird.net ·

'The FDA has reported that the lead was likely added to the cinnamon to increase its weight and therefore its commercial value.'

Lead Poisoning in children linked to Cinnamon in Apple Sauce

www.marlerblog.com/case-news/le...

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Lead Poisoning in children linked to Cinnamon in Apple Sauce

The FDA has reported that the lead was likely added to the cinnamon to increase its weight and therefore its commercial value. The Centers for Disease

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Billy @billy.wales ·

oh /fun/

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Billy @billy.wales ·

Why do I have no desire to do any university work when it's all piling up :(

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Billy @billy.wales ·

STICKERS

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Billy @billy.wales ·

I’m still shocked you can *send picture messages* with it. To this day! (well, they’re broken right now, but the option is still present)

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Nintendeal @nintendeal.com ·

happy monday

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Gretchen Leigh @famiconsumer.com ·

The Family BASIC Keyboard came with some AMAZING stickers

A series of stickers depicting pixel art sprites from early Famicom games such as Mario Bros. and Binary Land.

Source: https://archive.org/details/family-basic-inserts-600dpi-ozidual/Family%20Basic%20Insert%200Sprite%20Codes%20Front.jpg

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Jeri Ellsworth @jeriellsworth.bsky.social ·

Now that's a hot looking computer. Executel upgraded to a Skype machine.

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Billy @billy.wales ·

VERY cute

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Paul "#1 NY Mets Fan" Frazee 🦋 @pfrazee.com ·

"Paying postage for email to stop spam" is an idea that's been around engineering circles forever, and I've never really understood the argument. Spammers have a specific revenue upside which is higher than the cost non-spammers would be willing to pay. This post is about email nothing else.

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Liam Robertson @liamrobertson.bsky.social ·

this is so fucking true

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Spotlight 🔜 FWA @snoot.pink ·

this comment made me put down my phone and actually go do stuff

A TikTok video involving a person walking on a sand dune. A comment reads: “Sometimes I forget the desert is real and it’s not just some default Windows wallpaper”

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Billy @billy.wales ·

Just to add to this, picture messages (using an Xbox Live Vision camera) can be sent but always show for the recipient as a voice message; trying to play them results in an error

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Technology Connections @techconnectify.bsky.social ·

I am militantly opposed to the acceptance and deployment of technology that gets between humans trying to help each other. Almost nobody is calling a customer service line for anything an automated system can competently do. Anything beyond a simple phone-tree sorting is user-hostile.

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Billy @billy.wales ·

As it should be

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Billy @billy.wales ·

I bet you do, Zach

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Billy @billy.wales ·

RIP Nintendo Network! Onto @pretendo.network

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Billy @billy.wales ·

Show-off, all the ones here are still broken USB-A ports (:

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Billy @billy.wales ·

REAL.

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Samuel 🦋 @samuel.bsky.team ·

Living out my childhood dream of unlimited screen time

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David Buchanan @retr0.id ·

computers are so silly. imagine being confounded by something as simple as a "halting problem"

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Billy @billy.wales ·

I can add my credit card for Xbox 360 Marketplace solely if I: - Use the X360 Marketplace website (not Microsoft Account Payment Methods), such as an Avatar Item page - .. on Edge - .. and it takes a few seconds but MS support told me "oh this is expected to not work on console"... gg?

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Billy @billy.wales ·

Good afternoon - as of today (this second), the previous error of "Your message could not be sent." has now returned. I can confirm it definitely was working and I was able to send and receive text messages earlier, though a friend noted a message I sent while she was offline never arrived.

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Billy @billy.wales ·

If it’s somewhere you’re always forwarding on, ssh config is your friend :)

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mary🐇 @mary.my.id ·

here you go

subway surfers on skeetdeck

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Billy @billy.wales ·

Xbox 360 games are still such a good price - Skyrim for £2.39!

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セガ公式アカウント @sega.jp ·

The cherry blossoms at Sega HQ are currently in full bloom.
セガ大崎本社前の桜が、見ごろを迎えています🌸
#桜 #cherryblossoms

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Billy @billy.wales ·

Wow, only a month away!

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Shaqsquatch @shaqsquatch.bsky.social ·

best package warning graphic i've ever seen 🪶

"warning: do not open outside" tag with birds attacking an open box on a box of mealworms

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Billy @billy.wales ·

Is this with the nice blanking covers from Ubiquiti?

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Ana Visneski @oceanbound.bsky.social ·

My office has a few Pokemon in it…

Z sitting on a spheal with a shelf of vaporeons behind her

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Billy @billy.wales ·

[apparently I upset the fraud gods and can't use my CC on my 360 yet!]

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Billy @billy.wales ·

MS Support actually fixing my account, let’s goooo

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Billy @billy.wales ·

I’d be ordering the air conditioner now!

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Ed Zitron @zitron.bsky.social ·

Our New Ass Can Shit More Than Ever

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Billy @billy.wales ·

@neonepiphany.com Good morning - is there a known issue with X360 Messaging? Able to send Friend Requests, but any and all “normal” messages with just text in immediately fail to friends. Tried from two separate 360 consoles with no joy. Many thanks! :)

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Billy @billy.wales ·

Oh THAT’S WHY THEY ASK?? wtf

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Micah @rincewind.run ·

the four year old, on his temper tantrum this morning: "I told my brain to stop screaming but it didn't listen and that made me frustrated" oh, buddy, I wish mornings were easier for you too

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Uai @why.bsky.team ·

Posting nudes

An nvidia L40s completely naked, baring everything shes got

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セガ公式アカウント @sega.jp ·

セガ大崎本社前の桜、一気に咲いてきました!🌸

セガ大崎本社前の桜

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Jen Gentleman @jenmsft.bsky.social ·

Not that you shouldn't question the things you read today (it's April first), but you should use critical thinking when reading things on the internet every day

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Billy @billy.wales ·

Sadly Fable II Pub Games is £6.75, but there is a free trial… You should definitely play it if you have a 360 (or One/Series) to hand!

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Billy @billy.wales ·

Pub Games? idk if it was free but I’m p sure that was for 2!

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Billy @billy.wales ·

It’s super fun, and the DLC is either free or super cheap (either 2 or 3’s is free now and I can’t remember which)

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Pretendo Network @pretendo.network ·

7 days until the Nintendo Network shutdown!

During these final moments, don't forget to submit some network dumps as you play! An updated spreadsheet noting which games we are missing dumps for can be found here:

docs.google.com/spreadsheets...

NEX Games - Google Drive

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Billy @billy.wales ·

🌳

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David Buchanan @retr0.id ·

"got your nose" haha very funny but can I please have it back now, I kinda need it

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