Posted on r/Philippines: How did the MRT's old stored value tickets work?
Haven't ridden the MRT regularly for a long while, I assume these were phased out since may Beep card na.
Specifically, where did they store value? I remember parang thin magnetic (?) card lang sya na parang wala namang chip. And if writeable sya, wouldn't that be insecure, i.e. people might figure out how to change the value of the card.
If there's some kind of centralized database, wouldn't that introduce some kind of network delay for example when the ticket is processed as you leave the station? Mabilis lang maprocess yung ticket e (otherwise, it's a problem during rush hour)
Lol sorry if it's a weird question, baka sakali lang may nakakaalam dito; I remember thinking about this when they were first introduced and I never did get an answer.
Posted on r/Philippines: Around 800k votes was enough to get 2% in the party list elections. There are 859k members of r/Philippines. We should run a party-list in 2025.
Actually, the threshold of votes needed should be quite a bit lower, since very few parties got 2%, so I believe they will proportionally parcel out slots to the lower ranked parties.
If everyone on the sub voted for our party list (unlikely), we wouldn't even have to campaign!
Don't ask me what our party-list agenda should be. But I believe marginalized sector naman ang r/PH redditors lol
Posted on r/StreetFighter: SFV: Any way to export my fighter profile data?
There's a whole bunch of stats there in the fighter profile I'd like to be able to export to my PC (any parseable format is fine), likes win rates, per character usage rates, etc. Anyone know if there's any way to extract or export that data? I have both PS4 and Steam accounts, so if possible I'd like to be able to export data for both profiles.
Posted on r/Philippines: I'm looking for an old Pugad Baboy strip
Baka merong may copy. In the strip, Patrolman Durugas has stopped Mang Dagul for a traffic violation, tapos pinilisopo sya ni Dagul, so binigyan sya ng ticket, nakasulat "violation: pilosopo"
I would guess it's from the early books, kasi I remember medyo raw pa yung art style. Probably somewhere in books 1-3, kasi I have book 4 here, parang mas polished na yung art.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
(Bakit walang flair na "Question"? Sige na nga, "Culture" na lang)
Posted on r/applehelp: 2017 Macbook Air has trouble charging
I have a 2017 Macbook Air. This one still has the Magsafe charger. My problem with it is that connecting the charger to the device via the Magsafe port is super finicky, most of the time if I just plug it in straight, the device won't charge (the battery status indicator will have the lightning bolt symbol, but if you click on it, the dropdown will say "not charging") and the magsafe connector won't light up (if it's charging it will light up either red or green).
Eventually I'm usually able to get it to charge. But it takes me some number of tries disconnecting and reconnecting the charger, turning the wire or the connector every which way trying to find the proper angle where it will charge. Sometimes it takes me hours or even days to be able to get it to charge again. Obviously not very practical.
I don't think it's a problem with the charger itself; I've tried borrowing another working magsafe charger from someone else and the same problems arise. I've tried blowing into the connector ports or using toothpicks to clean out any dust, and still the situation persists.
Anyone else encountered this kind of issue? Any advice?
Posted on r/GlobalTalk: [Question] What are the police like in your country?
If you've been following recent events in the US (disclaimer: I'm not an American), police brutality is a big, controversial topic over there, leading to protests and calls to defund the police and such, popularizing the phrase ACAB (meaning "all cops are bastards")
In my own country (the Philippines), cops don't have a very good reputation either; they are often seen as corrupt extortionists and some may be complicit in extrajudicial killings in Duterte's drug war; recently they have done some bad moves such as attempting to interfere with community pantries that popped up to help the poor during the pandemic.
So that left me wondering what police are like in other countries. Are there countries where the police have a generally good reputation (maybe my country or the US can learn something from those places)? Or are they generally just tools for enforcing the (often unequal) status quo?
Posted on r/magicTCG: Android/iOS versions not available in Southeast Asia?
Has anyone in SEA been able to get the mobile versions? I'm from the Philippines, me and my friend in Singapore both can't find the app on the stores. Even when using a direct link, the stores will just say Arena isn't available in the country/region. Any others from SEA countries have any luck?
Have they released any official word on this? Or is there any WOTC staff here who can shed some light on why it's not available in SEA?
So annoyed that the MTG twitter accounts have the audacity to claim Arena is now available "everywhere" on mobile when it's definitely not.
Posted on r/StreetFighter: SF5 - is it expected to be so hard to find a match?
Filthy casual here. I haven't booted up the game in a while, I play on Steam (though I also have the PS4 copy... somewhere). Tried to find a match (ranked) last night, around 10pm. My settings are connection 4-5, platform any. Waited for 10 mins, couldn't find a match. Not sure if it's because I'm low ranked (ultra bronze i think) while everyone's already silver and up or something? Or are there so few people playing nowadays that it's difficult to find matches. Or is it because I'm in southeast asia? Is it harder to find matches here? Or is my connection terrible? Or should I try various times of the day?
This was the reason I haven't played in a while anyway, I always find it difficult to find matches. The whole reason I booted up was I was tempted by the s5 character pass, since the idea of queueing with random select via Eleven was appealing to me. But if it's difficult to find matches, there's no point.
Posted on r/MagicArena: Foretell and Revealed Cards in Hand on Arena
I'm wondering how Arena will handle using Foretell when some of the cards in the opponent's hand are revealed to you, since the card you exile with foretell should be hidden information. i.e., if I thoughtseize you and you're holding 3 different foretell cards, then during your turn you pay 2 and exile one of them, the other 2 should no longer be revealed to me, since I would be able to deduce which card was exiled.
Have they made any statement about this? I'm not super confident they'd handle it well lol.
Posted on r/comicbooks: What is Miles' "new history" after they got merged into the 616?
Do Miles, Ganke, Miles' family etc remember the Ultimate universe? Or Ultimate Peter Parker dying? Or were their histories "re-written" and merged into the main universe?
I'm not up-to-date with the Miles comics, but I don't remember this being explained after Secret Wars
Posted on r/psych: Questions about S7/S8 Shawn and Juliet
So I binged the entire series recently. I had only seen a few episodes on and off before, so I hadn't really followed the whole Shawn and Juliet relationship before too closely. My question is about Jules and Shawn taking a break after Jules learns The Truth (TM) during Lassiter's wedding.
Basically, the show made a big deal of how Jules couldn't trust Shawn and even after Jules stops Shawn from confessing to the chief, she still says there's an issue of trust. Yet the very next episode, Shawn is sleeping at Jules' place again, and a couple of episodes later he just randomly tells Gus at the end of the episode that he and Jules are officially back together again, without giving us any indication of what happened in between for Shawn to earn back that trust.
It just feels totally unearned compared to the big deal Juliet made about it after the wedding. Did they just run out of episodes to resolve things (the season ends the episode after Shawn says they are back together). I was just wondering if it was just me, or did the community feel this way about it at the time?
I was also wondering if it had something to do with Roday and Lawson splitting up as a couple IRL sometime in 2013? It's noticeable that from that point onwards, the show places much less emphasis on them as a couple, did they decide to just quickly wrap up the focus on Shawn/Juliet because of their IRL status?
Am I overthinking this? Lol.
The year is 2034. Everybody has COVID19, toilet paper is but a distant memory. A young woman claims to be immune. Crowds flock around to watch her touch her own face.
Posted on r/humblebundles: Is there any way to sort/filter the Humble Store by price?
I have a $5 coupon that's expiring on the 3rd (from the BS region lock on Soul Calibur VI in the previous monthly) that I want to use, but I don't want to spend more than that (I'd rather not buy anything on the Humble Store if possible - Steam always gives me better regional pricing). The sort/filter options on the store make it tedious to find all games $5 or below
Posted on r/humblebundles: They need to handle region-locked games better in the humble monthly
So I was looking forward to playing Soul Calibur VI in the December early unlocks, but today I find out it's "unavailable in my region" and all I get is a $5 coupon for my trouble. =/ They could have indicated that in the promotional materials they kept sending me!
I wish they had an option for me to just gift the code to someone who is in the correct region (that way I can at least set up a trade maybe?). Instead I get a $5 coupon that IDK if I'll be able to use; I never purchase stuff from the Humble store because Steam gives me better regional pricing. It would be nice if I could apply the coupon to one of their other bundles instead.
So that this isn't just a rant, can I ask if purchases off the Humble store always give a Steam key?
Edit: I found out that Soul Calibur VI is actually purchasable for me on both Steam and the Humble Store, so IDK what's up with that "unavailable in my region" thing.
Posted on r/MagicArena: Settings aside the issues with wildcard pricing, what curated cards would you like to see enter the Historic format?
Of course the suggestions from Wotc twitter (Bob, Bolt and Wurmcoil) are a bit ridiculous. I imagine that a lower power level would be needed. Historic needs to differentiate itself from Standard but not be as ridiculous as modern, and build up slowly but surely. I would like to see cards that had their time in Standard but haven't really found a good place in Modern. I don't agree with those saying it should be Origins-forward though, I think that's unnecessarily restrictive.
Some of my initial ideas (the first 10 are color balanced, but the rest are not):
Knight of the White Orchid
Keiga, the Tide Star
Korlash, Heir to Blackblade
Pia and Kiran Nalaar
Wren's Run Packmaster
Demigod of Revenge
Huntmaster of the Fells
Kessig Wolf Run
Posted on r/coins: How to clean grimy and rusty coins?
I had a bunch of old coins from different countries and they were stored in a rusty metal container that was also exposed to water at some point. I checked it recently and many of the coins inside are covered in rust and grime and some of them are even stuck toģether. Any recommendations for cleaning them? Picture: https://photos.app.goo.gl/AVSQzxfTjYVjwSqM8