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2004-12-31 09:29:45 AM
I miss the Lynx.. man that was a cool hand held.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2004-12-31 10:24:46 AM
The article I read about Colorado's imported lynxes last year said they could only eat snowshoe hares, and were starving to death in the midst of apparent plenty due to lack of suitable food. This one says if they are hungry enough some will eat other small mammals. The less picky eaters are surviving. I guess that's evolution doing its thing.
 
2004-12-31 10:27:16 AM
Oh great...It's mother was just killed by the boy with the poof-ball hat. Now the furry anti-christ is coming... oh wait it was a mountain lion...nevermind
 
2004-12-31 10:42:24 AM
Actually, the Lynx was a shiatty, shiatty handheld. If only because there weren't many good games for it.
 
2004-12-31 10:51:27 AM
36 newborns this year... see, this is exactly what happens when kitten killing gets out of hand
 
2004-12-31 10:51:31 AM
I'm going to have to keep my girlfriend away from that photo. She'll think their cute and want one.
This afternoon I've got to stop at the jewelry store and buy a ring she thought was cute.
 
2004-12-31 10:52:03 AM


Lynx? The text-based http client?
 
2004-12-31 10:53:37 AM
Awesome headline.

/because I'm a dork
 
2004-12-31 10:55:07 AM
solitary

I do not care if my fiancee wants a baby lynx. I just get nervous when she wants a baby human.
 
2004-12-31 10:58:24 AM
this guy I used to work with was all about the lynx browser. he really had no idea why you'd want to look at pictures on the web. he was pretty much trying to prove to no one in particular that he could do anything he wanted from a *nix prompt without using a window system.
 
2004-12-31 11:00:45 AM


Knees wayyy too sharp
 
2004-12-31 11:02:15 AM
LeroyB beat me to it.
 
2004-12-31 11:02:44 AM
Im glad im not the only one who though of this bit of junk.

 
2004-12-31 11:12:24 AM
I didn't even think of lynx browser. I've used it occasionally, but only to verify a page or server. I can't imagine using that full time. Besides, what good is [image]?

/submitter
 
2004-12-31 11:14:39 AM
way too hung over to even think about furry video games or outdated animals.
 
2004-12-31 11:17:29 AM
Looooove that headline!

I remember way back in the day when the Lynx was considered the top-of-the-line handheld game system... pretty much the same way people think of the PSP today.

JR
 
2004-12-31 11:17:53 AM
LeroyB: Lynx? The text-based http client?

solitary:I didn't even think of lynx browser. I've used it occasionally, but only to verify a page or server. I can't imagine using that full time. Besides, what good is [image]?

Lynx is worthless, without pics.
 
2004-12-31 11:19:11 AM
But where's the ugly-ass baby jaguar? Or the ugly-ass wonderswan? Or the ugly-ass ngage?
 
2004-12-31 11:25:58 AM
Proud former owner of the ORIGINAL Lynx, the brick-like one, reminiscent of a 1986-era handheld cell phone. Man, that thing was a beast.

It was a really fun system, but suffered from the same fate as the Sega Master System--that having the most superior hardware in your segment does NOT make up for a total lack of game variety. That's why Nintendo pwn3d everyone through the 80's, most of the 90's, and ultimately pummeled Sega--third party licensing.

(We're talking pre-Sony/Microsoft console days here, so I don't want any of you young whippersnappers to bring up the PS, PS2 or Xbox!)
 
2004-12-31 11:26:55 AM
Or the ugly ass Nomad? (crickets)

Any, good headline, suprisingly cute animals.
 
2004-12-31 11:30:32 AM
NikolaiFarkoff

Your point applies to other Atari systems, as well.

Nintendo is still learning this lesson. They seemed to have learned with the GameBoy line, although the DS is a cumbersome disappointment (IMHO).

Unfortunatley, both Atari and Nintendo seem to have lost the flip side of the point. Game variety does not make up for lousy hardware advances. There was no excuse for the GameCube to suck like it does beside the consoles that the whippersnappers aren't supposed to mention. But it does.
 
2004-12-31 11:40:10 AM
evilgreg: There was no excuse for the GameCube to suck like it does beside the consoles that the whippersnappers aren't supposed to mention. But it does.

Let's see...proprietary media? check. No backward compatibility? check. Lack of flagship game at launch? check.

How this equals a good idea, I will never understand. Notice also how they suddenly positioned it as the "discount system" after dismal initial sales numbers. I actually had a GC for about a week (it was natural, since I was a lifetime Nintendo guy). After a week, Mario froze up repeatedly and Nintendo support was no help. I'm not going back.

/enough hijacking...
 
2004-12-31 11:40:56 AM
clever clever headline.

/remember the lynx
 
2004-12-31 11:41:17 AM
Seems really simple to me. Nintendo knows now it has to get online. They do that, developers regain confidence, and they're back in the ballgame. (Microsoft, trading largely on graphics, will see that lead whittled away by advances industry-wide. While they may still technically have a big lead, a lot of gamers won't be able to tell. Those two factors are why I see Nintendo grabbing 2nd place in the next round. Sony increases their lead, as they already have a good game lead, and they'll get a boost in the graphics department.)
 
2004-12-31 11:41:33 AM
The problem with the Atari Lynx was that it required a butt load of batteris and only lasted like 2 hours. I think a crack habit was cheaper than owning an atari lynx.

/My two cents
 
2004-12-31 11:43:22 AM
Also, how COULD Nintendo be backwards compatible? They were switching from cartridges to disks so they COULD be backwards-compatible.
 
2004-12-31 11:47:40 AM
Wow, I once had a comadore 64... but I guess that is a little off topic... My question is why are they transplanting lynx? Was there a depletion of lynx in CO in the past? I think it's cool and all, just curious why it is being done? Is there a rabbit overpopulation?
 
2004-12-31 11:56:19 AM
Lynx, the color gameboy of 1990. Shoot, having a gameboy was enought to make people green with envy. I would've traded a few fingers and both big toes for a lynx back then.
 
2004-12-31 12:01:42 PM


How about an ugly-ass baby Jaguar?

/don't forget to flush
 
2004-12-31 12:01:49 PM
Also, how COULD Nintendo be backwards compatible? They were switching from cartridges to disks so they COULD be backwards-compatible.

Take a look at the GameBoy SP--it takes three generations of cartrisge games, something like 1,500 titles. My 5-y-o niece enjoys the 1989 stuff as much as the new SP-developed titles. I think this is one of the most genius things the company has ever done. Does the newest gameboy model take all 4 generations of carts?

I'm not a hardware developer, so this is probably just wishful thinking--but I wonder how much in additional sales Nintendo would have gotten on the GameCube if they had worked a cartridge slot into it, at least one that would accommodate N64 carts (or even more). Even at a $20 or $30 higher MSRP, I'm certain they would have sold an order of magnitude more systems. This kind of planned obsolescense--if that was their intent--can really alienate users. And since the firms make the overwhelmining bulk of $ from game sales (the old "razor&blade" strategy), it seems to be in their best interest to accommodate the widest variety possible. Just my $0.02.
 
2004-12-31 12:18:43 PM
I was always hoping there would be some easy way for the most powerful gaming system to emulate games from all previous formats --- off the shelf.
Yes, the GC would be really a catch if it could play N64 (and maybe even SNES) games.
Anyone remember the TurboGrafx-16 (sp)? I loved it when I was a kid. No one would buy it for me and it was only sold at Radio Shack. It really pissed me off, the guys at Radio Shack were real pricks about letting kids play the damn thing. I'm thinking that's why it never took off. Stupid adults.
 
2004-12-31 12:21:39 PM
NikolaiFarkoff

The Nintendo DS supports Game Boy Advance games, but nothing older. And, of course, it has its own new format for DS-only games.

I bought my GameCube for Zelda. And it was fun. I've played two other games on it, I think, but it's not even connected at the moment.
 
2004-12-31 12:22:00 PM
You all suck. Most of the posts here are about some lame ass mind sucking game. The article was about something quite cool. Shame on the headline writer, not very clever at all. And fcuk the rest of you for jumping on the disease du jour - too much wasted time spent with worthless mind-numbing appliances. Go out and get (pick one or more):
a) a job
b) an education
c) an appreciation for what lynx introduction is
d) a change in fcuking attitude.

/go fcuk yourselves raw with a joystick.
 
2004-12-31 12:24:31 PM
AmusingDumbass calm down. I didn't know everyone had to stay on topic.
 
2004-12-31 12:26:37 PM
AmusingDumbass

As one of the guilty parties, I admit that you are right about the thread-jacking. While the story was interesting, however, no one seemed interested in discussing it. Including you, apparently.

I have a job. And an MS degree. I am well aware of wildlife preservation efforts, especially in and around the US, and I disagree with many of their methods (as a side note).

And I like my fcuking attitude. Just go back to scuking sweat from dead men's balls, and let the rest of us talk.
 
2004-12-31 12:28:33 PM
Pumminsher.

OK. Deep breath taken. Of course I haven't ever been off topic meself ;-)

I'm a techie more than the rest of the posters here, but I get tired seeing how we're exciting a generation of newbie carjacking weasels with the video dribble we put out. Ya gotta admit I have a point that honoring the microchip above the vanishing of a species is a wee bit disconcerting.

Can anyone see the irony of most of these posts? Hellooooo.......???
 
2004-12-31 12:30:18 PM
AmusingDumbass

Based on your post to Pummisher, I'll apologize for the tone of my response if you'll apologize for the joystick rant. ;)
 
2004-12-31 12:31:59 PM
Go out and get (pick one or more):
a) a job I'm at work right now. In a bank. On salary. It's slow, nobody's here.

b) an education MBA in marketing. I find video games to be one of the most interesting areas of this discipline. I don't even play them anymore.

c) an appreciation for what lynx introduction is Hello, lynx, meet my coat-making machine. Now you two play nice!


/doesn't normally dignify trolls with a trollish response
 
2004-12-31 12:33:04 PM
Soory but the talk of atari seemed more interesting than the animal. Strange.
Also, I don't like new video games and systems. The last one I loved was the Dreamcast. All others after that seemed to pump out crap. Actually, I suck at new 3-D type games - no time to practice. I miss being a kid - to a degree.
 
2004-12-31 12:34:40 PM
I'll pick "D", It's my day off.
 
2004-12-31 12:35:58 PM
evilgreg:

I appreciated the one about the knees being too sharp. That was funny. And I would have laughed about them being so ugly that they were safe kittens, whatever.

Most of the threads on Fark are jacked. That's fine. And I
did at least mention the reintroduction effort, and the whole point of my post was that something cool and important was being blown off for the sake a piss-wars on how much people got a woody over some lame ass video can opener.

I'll leave the rest alone, 'cept to say that your post and
mine combined have more references to the actual living/
breathing lynx than 90% - that's not thread jacking, that's
thread hacking.

And licking dead guys balls is apparently more tasty if
you don't like animal reintroduction. I dunno.

Ya gotta ask yourself. Who is the virus, and who is the host? Can't we humans be guilty of bad shti? I think so.
Can't make things better until we admit it (or else we're
just too arrogant, e.g. "Man shall have domain over all..."
and all that bullcrap).
 
2004-12-31 12:36:00 PM
I'll also add that while the article was interesting, it was pretty esoteric. The actual threadjack occurred in the headline.

Contrivance: When a fark headline is approved simply because of the inclusion of a cliche.
 
2004-12-31 12:38:13 PM
evilgreg:

AmusingDumbass:

Based on your post to Pummisher, I'll apologize for the tone of my response if you'll apologize for the joystick rant. ;)

OK, I suppose what i meant to say was "get highly eroticized to your own degree of self pleasure with a joystick". ;-)
 
2004-12-31 12:39:58 PM
I <3 Lynx. Second favorite animal~
 
2004-12-31 12:40:00 PM
pummisher

Hey, it's nice to hear that lynx are reproducing. I think they're pretty cool. It does seem, however, that they're doing quite well in Quebec and not so well in Colorado. For that reason, I believe they should leave them in Quebec.

I have been playing console games since Pong. Really. I wish I had more time to play the current games, because some of them are really cool. Unfortunately, work and life do require a lot of time.

The Dreamcast was awesome in its time. The first Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver was awesome! I like the sequels, too.
 
2004-12-31 12:44:09 PM
AmusingDumbass

Hey, I admit I love video games. Just not "that way". Besides, have you seen recent controllers? That would be a whole new kind of pain.

As far as the lynx story, my last post summarizes my position on that activity. Taking animals from an area where they are living successfully to an area where many of them die is an arrogant, selfish act on the part of the humans. In my opinion, they are not interested in the health and well-being of the animals; they just want lynx in Colorado.
 
2004-12-31 12:44:43 PM
2004-12-31 12:31:59 PM NikolaiFarkoff

Go out and get (pick one or more):
a) a job I'm at work right now. In a bank. On salary. It's slow, nobody's here.

... I work enough at a somewhat better job so I don't have
to go in this time of year. Big farkin' deal about either.
Hope you enjoy talking to old ladies and security guards this time of year. I'll be out where I can see a lynx this week.

b) an education MBA in marketing. I find video games to be one of the most interesting areas of this discipline. I don't even play them anymore.

.... Don't care about your marketing degree. I'm not a bimbo in a bar.

c) an appreciation for what lynx introduction is Hello, lynx, meet my coat-making machine. Now you two play nice!

... Hello MBA. Meet my unemployment line. Starts over there under the bridge. MBA means absolutely nothing, except that you had the funds to complete it. I could have multiple letters to my name for all you know, but they are
irrelevant to this conversation. A little wisdom, with or
without letter can see how cruel and adolescent this particular part of your post is. You obviously have not
seen enough cute and cuddly Disney movies.

/doesn't normally dignify trolls with a trollish response

... but you did my friend, you did....
 
2004-12-31 12:47:03 PM
evilgreg:

Yes, of course the modern joystick would be unpleasurable.
Besides, it's probably hard to control the action while squatting;-)

Colorado/Coloradans do not wish the lynx for lynx sake. They were here first and we drove them out. This is a RE-introduction effort, not an INTRODUCTION effort.

Big difference.
 
2004-12-31 12:54:27 PM
AmusingDumbass

I know that the reintroduction effort is intended to put lynx back into an environment in which they previously lived. I didn't mean to imply that the biologists were just bringing them to an entirely new area and expecting them to thrive.

But I stand by my previous point. The lynx seem to be doing well in Quebec. They are not doing well in Colorado (almost 50% death rate within 5 years and just too many deaths starvation).

It sucks that humans drove them from their habitat. But I see no point, other human arrogance and a collective guilty conscience, to relocate lynx that were doing well where they were.
 
2004-12-31 12:56:03 PM
Those kittens are far from ugly!!!
 
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